High School Equivalency Test Going High-Tech

(Las Vegas, NV) – The  State Board of Education has approved three new high school equivalency assessments that will be used throughout Nevada starting January 1, 2014.

The new tests will provide the basis for awarding a Nevada Certificate of High School Equivalency by the Nevada Department of Education, otherwise known as the GED diploma.

The Board voted to approve a new computer-based GED® test as well as two alternative assessments as Nevada’s official High School Equivalency (HSE) tests. The two new alternative tests approved by the Board, the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET™) and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), will allow for either computer- or paper-based testing.

The new GED® test will be offered only via computer, outside of correctional facilities.

All three assessments cover the same content areas and allow test-takers to demonstrate proficiency in the academic skills expected by employers and postsecondary institutions.

Nevada is the first state in the nation to approve multiple HSE assessments for use in awarding a state-issued Certificate of High School Equivalency.

For more information on the new GED programs, click here.


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