KPS Now Offers HiSet Equivalency Test
HiSet Provides Alternative to GED
Kalamazoo Adult Education is now offering the HiSet test for high school equivalency as an alternative to the GED exam.
(Students should note these programs are NOT interchangeable. If a student has completed some of the GED tests and would like to switch, they must retake ALL subjects in the HiSet tests.)
The HiSet comprises five tests: language arts—reading (65 minutes); language arts—writing (120 minutes); mathematics (90 minutes); science (80 minutes); and social studies (70 minutes). Tests are available in Spanish.
The Kalamazoo Adult Education Testing Center currently offers only paper tests. Computer tests should be available by June 1. Paper testing is in two-hour blocks and any of the five tests can be scheduled during that time. Candidates must arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled test time. Late arrivals will not be allowed to test based on HiSet testing requirements.
All scheduling may be done through a HiSet account, which can be established at https://hiset.ets.org/https://hiset.ets.org/, or by calling (855) 694-4738. Tests must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. The Kalamazoo Adult Education Testing Center does not offer scheduling nor accept any payments.
The fees are as follows:
• Paper delivery —$53 for first test; $23 for each additional test.
• Computer delivery — $48.75 for first test; $18.75 each additional test.
• Retests — $8 each (two maximum per test subject — before waiting 90 days and starting over) The fees may be paid by credit card, debit card, or by PayPal. There is an additional $10 fee for scheduling by phone.
For general information on Adult Education call (269) 337-0422. For testing dates and to schedule tests call: (855) 694-4738.
Courtney Struble and Dominique Wilder, center and right, wait for their names to be called at the Adult Education Commencement 2018.