The Department of Workforce Development and Indiana Adult Education is transitioning to a new high school equivalency test on July 1. The DWD says HiSET, which is used in more than 25 states and territories, will be another way for Hoosiers without a high school diploma to demonstrate their skills and knowledge.
The DWD says HiSET exam is consistent with the curricular emphasis found in today’s high schools, aligns with the College and Career Readiness Standards for adult education.
According to Marilyn Pitzulo, DWD’s associate chief workforce strategy and design, Indiana continues to be a leader nationally in adult education. “This opportunity will give Hoosiers an opportunity to demonstrate mastery and earn a state-issued HSE diploma,” she said.
While not every state offers the HiSET exam, the DWD says HSE credential is recognized by all states, the U.S. Department of Education, military, and federal programs. Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan currently offer the HiSET exam.
The seven hour exam covers five subject areas, including mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts. The HiSET test will be offered in English and Spanish, by paper and computer, and there is an option for examinees to take the exam from home.