(HSE) High School Equivalency Preparation

What is High School Equivalency?

 

A high school equivalency or HSE certificate is a recognized alternative to a high school diploma. ROE #33 Adult Education programs assist learners in the preparation for one of the following two HSE tests:

  • The General Educational Development (GED®) test
  • The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)

  Course Curricula

i-Pathways/Essential Education

A program designed to offer both online and offline learning options for individuals 17 and older seeking their high school equivalency certificate. This program is offered for night school students. Study areas include Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Basic Math, Mathematics, Basic Writing, and Consumer Education.

ABE-Adult Basic Education:

A Pre-Literacy course is an instructional based format for basic beginning level students with a 0-4th grade reading level which helps increase the very basics of reading, writing, speaking, and math skills to help move into the next level of ABE.  With an approved curriculum and courses through ICCB, this program assists clients from a grade 4 through eighth grade competency level as determined by standardized assessment. These students have instructional learning along with supportive computer-based programs to enhance their basic learning skills while developing to an Adult Secondary Education.

ASE-Adult Secondary Education:

ASE approved classes aid a student who has leveled up to a 9th-12th grade competency level which will result in the attainment of a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate and prepare them for the workforce, training, and/or post-secondary education through College and Career Readiness Standards. With an approved curriculum and courses through ICCB, this program assists clients from a 9th through 12th grade competency level as determined by standardized assessment. These students have modeled learning along with supportive computer-based programs to enhance their ASE learning skills while developing to secure employment opportunities or enroll in postsecondary education courses or certificates.

    HSE Testing Details


    To learn more about HSE testing details such as eligibility, cost and registration please go the one of the following testing site links:

     

    GED:  The General Educational Development (GED®) test

    Hi-Set : The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)

     

    Testing Sites

    ROE # 33 is an approved testing site for both GED and Hi-Set testing, however, all testing is scheduled through PEARSON VUE.  (See link above on the right)

     

    Constitution Tests 
    In order to earn an Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate, you must take and pass the Constitution test as required by Illinois Compiled Statutes - School Code (105 ILCS 5/27-3) in addition to passing a GED or Hi-Set test. Constitution tests are administered by ROE #33 by appointment only.  There is no fee to take the test.  For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Jodi Forrester at 309-715-7306 or by email jforrester@roe33.net.


    GED or Hi-Set Transcripts and Certificates

    To request your Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate and/or Official GED Transcript, you must contact the ROE #33 once you have completed your GED or Hi-Set testing. The fee to obtain a certificate is $10 and it is an additional $10 for an official transcript. Please do not send cash in the mail. If you have not yet taken the high school level Constitution Test, contact the ROE #33 for more information on where you can register to do so. Phone: 309-715-7306 or email  jforrester@roe33.net. (See link above for Transcript & Diploma Request Form).



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