High-School Equivalency

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY EXAMS
1.  HiSET is a high-school Equivalency Tests.  Similar to that of the GED.  
2.  GED stands for General Educational Development.  It can also refer to the General Education Diploma.  This is for students who dropped out of school, who failed to earn their HS diploma but who come back years later and earn the equivalent of the diploma. More than 17 million people have received a GED Credential since the program began in 1943.  Only those who have not earned a high school diploma may take the GED test.  The GED Tests include 5 subject area tests: Language Arts/Writing, Language Arts/Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Math. In addition to English, the GED tests are available in Spanish, French, large print, audiocassette and Braille.  The GED credential itself is issued by the state, province or territory in which the test taker lives.  Many government institutions and universities regard the GED as the same as a high school diploma with respect to program eligibility and as a prerequisite for admissions.  
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