Approved Language for HiSET® Marketing Communications

Use this approved language on your website, in your newsletters and emails, and in other marketing communications to explain to test takers the why and how of high school equivalency (HSE) testing and the HiSET® exam specifically. Which language you use will depend on whether the HiSET exam is the only HSE test offered in your state or one of multiple test options.

If the HiSET exam is the only HSE test offered in your state

You're considered a sole provider state, and you should use the following language:

The path to your high school equivalency credential starts with you and ends with a test

If you didn't finish high school, there is another way to demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate — through testing and earning your high school equivalency (HSE) credential.

What is a HSE credential?

If you left high school before graduation, you can demonstrate that you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate by taking a HSE test. Once you pass the test, your state or jurisdiction will issue you a HSE credential.

Why is a HSE credential important?

If you didn't finish high school, you know your opportunities are limited. But with a state-issued HSE credential, you'll qualify to take advantage of opportunities on the job, join the military, begin a training program or continue your education on the college level.

What is the difference between the GED® test and a HSE credential?

The GED® test is one of three tests used nationally to award a HSE credential. Until recently, it was the only test available. Today, there is also the HiSET® exam and the TASC test. The HiSET exam is the only test [STATE] uses to measure high school equivalency skills in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

How do I prepare for the HiSET exam?

Most test takers take adult education classes to prepare for the exam. In many states, these programs are at no cost — or very low cost to students. The HiSET program encourages you to explore adult education programs and also offers a variety of free and low-cost resources to help familiarize you with both the exam questions and the computer-delivered testing experience. The resources include a study companion (a guide with tips and strategies on how to prepare for the HiSET exam), practice tests and sample questions.

What happens after I pass the HiSET exam?

After you've passed the HiSET exam, your state or jurisdiction will issue your high school equivalency credential — and you can be confident that your skills and knowledge are on the same level as a traditional high school graduate.

Copyright © 2017 by Educational Testing Service. All rights reserved. ETS, the ETS logo, MEASURING THE POWER OF LEARNING and HISET are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion is a trademark of DRC|CTB. 36540

If the HiSET exam is one of multiple HSE tests offered in your state

You're considered a multiple-option state, and you should use the following language:

The path to your high school equivalency credential starts with you and ends with a test

If you didn't finish high school, there is another way to demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate — through testing and earning your high school equivalency (HSE) credential.

What is a HSE credential?

If you left high school before graduation, you can demonstrate that you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate by taking a HSE test. Once you pass the test, your state or jurisdiction will issue you a HSE credential.

Why is a HSE credential important?

If you didn't finish high school, you know your opportunities are limited. But with a state-issued HSE credential, you'll have the opportunity to advance your career, join the military, begin a training program or continue your education on the college level.

What is the difference between the GED® test and a HSE credential?

[For states that offer all three tests]

The GED® test is one of three tests used nationally to award a high school equivalency credential. Until recently, it was the only test available. Today, there are two other testing options available — the HiSET® exam and the TASC™ test. [STATE] uses all three tests to measure high school equivalency skills in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, and all three enable you to earn the same HSE credential.

[For states that offer HiSET and another option]

The GED® test is one of three tests used nationally to award a high school equivalency credential. Until recently, it was the only test available. Today there are two other testing options available — the HiSET exam and the TASC™ test. [STATE] uses the HiSET exam and the [INSERT TEST Name] to measure high school equivalency skills in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Both tests enable you to earn the same HSE credential.

How do I prepare for the HiSET exam?

Most test takers take adult education classes to prepare for the exam. In many states, these programs are at no cost — or very low cost to the students. The HiSET program encourages you to explore adult education programs and also offers a variety of free and low-cost resources to help familiarize you with both the exam questions and the computer-delivered testing experience. The resources include a study companion (a guide with tips and strategies on how to prepare for the HiSET exam), practice tests and sample questions.

What happens after I pass the HiSET exam?

After you've passed the HiSETexam, your state or jurisdiction will issue your high school equivalency credential — and you can be confident that your skills and knowledge are on the same level as a traditional high school graduate.

Copyright © 2017 by Educational Testing Service. All rights reserved. ETS, the ETS logo, MEASURING THE POWER OF LEARNING and HISET are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion is a trademark of DRC|CTB. 36540

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