Test Information At A Glance

Current providers of the high school equivalency tests in Texas include the GED test through GED Testing Service, LLC; the HiSET exam through Educational Testing Service (ETS); and the TASC test through Data Recognition Corporation (DRC|CTB). Upon the successful completion of a single provider’s exams, the test taker will be issued a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.

Test Takers  Educators  
Testing Start DatesPublisher Information
Register to testEducator Services  
Registration InstructionsVouchers  
Test Center LocatorTechnical Manual  
Number of tests  
Delivery  Method    
Combine Delivery Methods?           Test Center Staff   
Language OptionsAbout the test
Combine Languages?Policies & Procedures Manuals
Accommodations Available?   Customer Service
Preparation Resources            
Customer Service 
Test Fees per BatteryAdditional Resources  
Test Fees per SubjectFrequently Asked Questions
Retest Fees and Rules  Test Taker Eligibility
Score RequirementsCertificate Search Information


Test Takers

 

GED test

HiSET exam

TASC test

Testing Start Dates  OngoingOngoingTo Be Determined

 Register to test

www.ged.com or  877-392-6433

www.hiset.ets.org
855-694-4738

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Test Center Locator

GED Locator

HiSET Locator

TASC Locator

Registration InstructionsGED Registration InstructionsHiSET Registration InstructionsTASC Registration Instructions
Payment Method
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • ACH (electronic check)
  • Voucher 
 
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • e-check
  • Voucher  
 
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
 

Number of tests in Battery

4

5

5

Test Subjects

•Reasoning through Language Arts
•Mathematics
•Science
•Social Studies

•Language Arts – Reading
•Language Arts – Writing
•Mathematics
•Science
•Social Studies

•Language Arts – Reading
•Language Arts – Writing
•Mathematics
•Science
•Social Studies

Delivery Method

Computer

Computer and Paper

Computer and Paper

Combine Delivery Methods?

N/A

Yes

Yes

Language Options

English and Spanish

English and Spanish

English and Spanish

Combine Languages?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Accommodations Available?

Yes.  GED Accommodations

Yes.  HiSET Accommodations

Yes.  TASC Accommodations

Customer Service for test takers  

877-392-6433  

 

 855-694-4738
 

888-282-0589

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 Test Fees per Battery

 

GED test  

HiSET exam  

TASC test*  

Vendor Fee

$80

$50

$52

State Administrative Fee

$25

$25

$25

Test Center Fee

$40

$50**

$45

Total Fee per Battery

$145

$125**

$122

*through 2016 
**Test Center may charge additional fees 

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Test Fees per Subject

 

GED test
(4 tests in battery)

HiSET exam
(5 tests in battery)

TASC test*
(5 tests in battery)

Individual Test Fee

$20

$10

$10.40

State Administrative Fee (per test)

$6.25

$5

$5

Test Center Fee

$10

$10**

$9

Total per subject

$36.25

$25**

$24.40

* through 2016 
**Test Center may charge additional fees 

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Retest Fees & Retest Rules

 

GED test

HiSET exam

TASC test

Vendor Fee  

2 free tests per subject within 12 months of failed test

2 free tests per subject within 12 months of failed test

2 free tests per subject within 12 months of failed test

State Administrative Fee

$6.25

$5

$5

Test Center Fee

$10

$10**

$9

Total Retest Fee per Subject
$16.25$15**$14
 Retest Policy          After the first three attempts, 60 day wait period required between subsequent retakes. Maximum 3 attempts per calendar year.After the first three attempts, 60 day wait period required between subsequent retakes.

**Test Center may charge additional fees

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Score Requirements

Subject

GED test
(Score Range 100-200)

HiSET exam
(Score Range 1-20)

TASC test
(Score Range 300-800)

Language Arts-Reading

N/A

8

500

Language Arts-Writing

N/A

8
(and 2 or above on the essay)

500
(and 2 out of 8 on the essay)

Reasoning through Language Arts

145

N/A

N/A

Mathematics

145

8

500

Science

145

8

500

Social Studies

145

8

500

Total Required Score

N/A

45

N/A

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Educators

 

GED test

HiSET exam

TASC test

Publisher   Information

GED Preparation

HiSET Preparation

TASC Preparation

Educator Services

GED Educators

HiSET Educators

TASC Educators

Vouchers

GED Vouchers  

HiSET Vouchers  

N/A

Technical Manual

GED Technical Manual  

HiSET Technical Manual

TASC Technical Manual

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Test Center Staff

 

GED test

HiSET exam

TASC test

About the Test

GED Staff Information

HiSET Staff Information

TASC Staff Information

Policies & Procedures Manuals

GED test P & P Manual

HiSET exam P & P Manual

TASC test P & P Manual

Customer Service for test center staff  

866-389-3665

800-257-5123

888-282-0589

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Additional Resources

TxCHSE Frequently Asked Questions
Test Taker Eligibility
Certificate Search Information

Content Updated 1/30/2017