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.

NOTE: Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) has notified TEA and the state board of education that they will not administer the TASC test in Texas after 8/31/2019. All current and prospective TASC test-takers should plan to complete testing in Texas as soon as possible, but no later than 8/31/2019.  The last day to take a TASC test in Texas is 8/31/2019.

Test Takers  Educators  
Register to testPublisher Information 
Registration InstructionsEducator Services
Test Center LocatorVouchers
Number of testsTechnical Manual
Delivery  Method    
Combine Delivery Methods?           Test Center Staff   
Language OptionsAbout the test
Combine Languages?Policies & Procedures Manuals
Accommodations Available?   Customer Service
Preparation Resources           Calculators
Customer Service   
Test Fees per BatteryAdditional Resources
Test Fees per Subject Frequently Asked Questions 
Retest Fees and Rules  Test Taker Eligibility
 Score RequirementsCertificate Search Information 
 Steps to earn a Certificate of High School Equivalency  


Test Takers

 

GED test

HiSET exam

TASC test (available through 8/31/2019)

 Register to test

www.ged.com or  877-392-6433

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

https://texas.tasctest.com
  888-282-0589  

Test Center Locator

GED Locator

HiSET Locator

TASC Locator

Registration InstructionsGED Registration Instructions HiSET Registration InstructionsTASC Registration Instructions
Payment Method
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Bluebird 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

Other states using this testGED StatesHiSET StatesTASC States

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 (available through 8/31/2019)   

Vendor Fee

$80

$53.75 CBT
$60.00 PBT
($75.00 PBT effective 9/1/2019) 

$61.00 

 

State Administrative Fee

$25

$25

$25

Test Center Fee

$40

$50*

$45*

Total Fee per Battery

$145

$128.75* CBT 
$135.00* PBT
($150.00* effective 9/1/2019) 

$131.00*

*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 (available through 8/31/2019)
(5 tests in battery)

Individual Test Fee

$20

$10.75 CBT
$12.00 PBT
($15.00 PBT effective 9/1/2019)   

$12.20 

State Administrative Fee (per test)

$6.25

$5

$5

Test Center Fee

$10

$10*

$9*

Total per subject

$36.25

$25.75* CBT
$27.00* PBT
($30.00* PBT effective 9/1/2019)   

$26.20*

*Test Center may charge additional fees

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Retest Fees & Retest Rules

 

GED test

HiSET exam

TASC test (available through 8/31/2019)

Vendor Fee  

2 free retests per subject within 12 months of failed test

2 free retests per subject within 12 months of purchase

2 free retests 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 (available through 8/31/2019)
(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 (available through 8/31/2019)

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 (available through 8/31/2019)

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

Approved Calculators for testingFor Math, some Social Studies and some Science - TI-30XS is embedded in CBT; Student may bring their own hand-held TI-30XSEmbedded in Math CBT; Students cannot bring their own calculator; Test Center will provide a hand-held 4-function or scientific calculator for CBT and PBT (no graphing calculators allowed)
For Math (Part 1) and Science - a Scientific calculator is embedded in the CBT; a standard Scientific calculator (with no graphing functions or programming capability) is required for PBT – to be provided by test center or test taker

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Additional Resources

TxCHSE Frequently Asked Questions
Steps to earn a Certificate of High School Equivalency
Test Taker Eligibility
Certificate Search Information

Content Updated 5/9/2019