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High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing

High School Equivalency (HSE) testing: The GED and HiSET Exams.

Note: GED and HiSET test scores cannot be combined.

GED ExamHiSET Exam

The GED exam is available on computer only, and is administered at the CNM Workforce Training Center, Main Campus and Rio Rancho campuses. The exam is offered in both English and Spanish.

The HiSET exam is available in CBT (Computer-Based Testing) format at the Main , Montoya , Westside and Rio Rancho campuses. The exam is offered in both English and Spanish.

Content

The GED test is made up of four subtests:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts is 155 minutes and includes a 10 minute break.
  • Mathematical Reasoning is 120 minutes, which includes a calculator-prohibited and on-screen calculator-allowed section.
  • Science is 95 minutes.
  • Social Studies is 95 minutes. Types of questions include multiple choice, drag and drop, Hot spot, Fill in the blank, short answer and extended response.

The HiSET test is made up of five subtests:

  • Language Arts-Reading is 65 minutes with 40 multiple choice questions.
  • Language Arts-Writing has two parts: part 1 is 75 minutes with 50 multiple choice questions; part 2 is a 45 minute essay.
  • Mathematics is 90 minutes with 50 multiple choice questions.
  • Science is 80 minutes with 50 multiple choice questions.
  • Social Studies is 70 minutes with 50 multiple choice questions.

Cost and Retests

GED

The GED exam costs $20 per module x 4 modules = $80. The first two retakes are free (per subject).

After two retests, you must wait 60 days and the process repeats.
You have three years to complete and pass the test, after which your scores expire and are voided.

HiSET

The HiSET exam costs $10 per subject x 5 subjects = $50. Two free retakes per subject are included in the cost; only three tries per subject in a 12 month period.
You have three years to complete and pass the test, after which your scores expire and are voided.

Registration and Scheduling

Create your MyGED account at www.GED.com.

You will have access to information about test availability, preparation, scheduling, scoring, and college and career opportunities.

We recommend NOT scheduling all four tests in one day.

You can also register for the exam by calling (877) EXAM-GED or (877) 394-6433, or by coming in person to the CNM Main, or Rio Rancho campuses.

A credit or debit card is required for scheduling.

Create your My HiSET account at www.HISET.ETS.org.

You will have access to information about test availability, preparation, scheduling, scoring, and college and career opportunities.

You can also register for the exam by calling (855) My HiSET or (855) 694-4738, or in person at the CNM Main , Montoya , Westside or Rio Rancho campuses.

A credit or debit card, eCheck or PayPal account is required for scheduling. Alternative cash options can be found at http://hiset.ets.org/take/fees

Cancellations and Rescheduling

Appointments can be canceled and rescheduled at your www.GED.com homepage or by calling (877) EXAM-GED. Appointments can be canceled or rescheduled at your www.HISET.ETS.org homepage or by calling (855) My HiSET.

16 and 17 Year Olds

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you will be prompted to complete and submit an Underage Verification Form (UVF) in order to complete your on-line registration.

Fax, e-mail or drop-off the completed form at the CNM Workforce Training Center at room 127, fax # (505) 224-5269 or one of the CNM Assessment Centers after you've completed your online registration process up to that point.

If you ever attended a NM public school, you will need your 9-digit NM ID number:

APS students may contact (505) 855-9042; Rio Rancho students may contact (505) 896-0667; for other school districts, contact your superintendent's office.

Home Schooled students will also require signatures from the parents and the home school operator, as well as the Home School Confirmation number.

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you will be prompted to complete and submit an Underage Verification Form (UVF) in order to complete your on-line registration.

Fax, e-mail or drop-off the completed form at the CNM Workforce Training Center at room 127, fax # (505) 224-5269 or one of the CNM Assessment Centers after you've completed your online registration process up to that point.

If you ever attended a NM public school, you will need your 9-digit NM ID number:

APS students may contact (505) 855-9042; Rio Rancho students may contact (505) 896-0667; for other school districts, contact your superintendent's office.

Home Schooled students will also require signatures from the parents and the home school operator, as well as the Home School Confirmation number.

Special Accommodations

Information about requesting special accommodations for GED testing is available at http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/computer-accommodations .

If you require special accommodations it is recommended that you meet with a counselor at the CNM Disability Resource Center (DRC) at the Main , Montoya orRio Ranchocampuses (505) 224-3259.

Information about requesting special accommodations for HiSET testing is available at http://hiset.ets.org/take/disabilities/.

If you require special accommodations it is recommended that you meet with a counselor at the CNM Disability Resource Center (DRC) at the Main, Montoya or Rio Ranchocampuses (505) 224-3259.

Test Results and Transcripts

A minimum passing score of 145 (on a scale of 100-200) must be achieved on each of the four tests in order to pass the GED exam.

Official scores will be available online at your MyGED account. Order your Official High School Equivalency (HSE) Transcript and Diploma from www.DiplomaSender.com

A minimum score of 8 (on a scale of 1-20) must be achieved on each sub test of the HiSET exam, plus a combined score of 45 or higher on all five tests, and a minimum score of 2 on the essay portion of the Writing test. All three criteria must be met to pass the HiSET exam.

Official test scores are available at your My HiSET home page. Order your Official High School Equivalency (HSE) Transcript and Diploma from www.DiplomaSender.com

Test Preparation

CNM's Adult Basic Education department at (505) 224-4282. The Official GED practice exam, the "GED Ready", and other test preparation materials are available in the "Study" section of your MyGED dashboard.

CNM's Adult Basic Education department at (505) 224-4282.

Test prep materials including free practice tests and video tutorials are available at http://hiset.ets.org/prepare/overview/

IDs Required on Test Day

A valid driver's license, passport, or other form of government issued identification that shows name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph are acceptable forms of identification.

Expired or photocopied identification will not be accepted. Your name on the ID must match the name you registered with at www.GED.com exactly.

A valid driver's license, passport, military ID, or other form of government issued identification that shows name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph are acceptable forms of identification.

Expired or photocopied identification will not be accepted. Your name on the ID must match the name you registered with at www.HiSET.ETS.org exactly.