A Message From the Exeter Adult Education Program



NEWS FLASH! The GED TEST will CHANGE at the END OF 2013.  Anyone who has not completed the current test will need to start all over in January 2014 with a brand new high school equivalency test.  The high school equivalency certificate issued by the NH Department of Education will be based on the HiSET exam rather than the GED beginning in 2014.

GED CLASSES AND TESTING
Morning and evening GED prep classes begin with registration on Monday, September 9th for day and Thursday, September 12th for evening classes.

 Exeter Adult Education offers the GED test on a monthly basis through December 2013.  Students must pass an official practice test and attend at least two test dates in order to complete the full battery.  Test dates can be found online at http://adulted.sau16.org.  The mandatory practice test is given by appointment only ($15).  Please call to schedule.  Advance registration is required.  A government issued picture ID and $65 is required at the time of registration.  For more information on the GED program, please call 775-8457.

NEW HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST: HiSET
Beginning in January 2014, the High School Equivalency Certificate issued by the NH Department of Education will be based on a new high school equivalency test, HiSET, rather than the GED®.  HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) is published by ETS (see http://hiset.ets.org).  Unlike GED 2014, the HiSET will allow test takers to choose between paper based or computer based testing and the cost will be $95.00.  Like other high school equivalency tests, the HiSET will transition to full alignment with Common Core Standards over the next three years.  

Exeter Adult Education will continue to offer high school equivalency instruction and testing as we have for many years with the GED.  We will provide training and information about the HiSET to school districts when possible.

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