Test Score Requirements
Current and historical score requirements are for high school equivalency exams taken in Texas since 1942.
Minimum score requirements are determined by the test vendor. Scores from different test series or scores from a previous test series cannot be combined.
GED test - General Educational Development Test by GED Testing Service
Scores range from 100 to 200. A passing score requires a minimum of 145* on each of the four exams.
*During 2014 and 2015, the minimum score was 150. A retroactive score recalibration effective 12/31/2015 included 2014 and 2015 scores.
To earn a credential during a previous test series, requirements were determined by vendor and the date of the last exam taken.
HiSET exam - High School Equivalency Test by ETS (January 2017- August 2021)
Scores ranged from 1 to 20. A passing score required a minimum of 8 on each of the five exams, a combined score of 45, and a minimum score of 2 on the Language Arts-Writing essay.
TASC test - Test Assessing Secondary Completion by DRC (June 2017- August 2019)
Scores ranged from 300 to 800. A passing score required a minimum of 500 on each of the five exams and a minimum of 2 out of 8 points on the Writing essay.
2002 series scores ranged from 200 to 800. A passing score required a minimum of 410 on each of the five exams and a total score of 2250 (450 average). Scores from a previous test series could not be combined with these scores.
*A temporary waiver agreement allowed some 2002 series testing to continue through 12/31/2017.
A passing score required at least 40 on each of the five tests and an average of 45 (225 total).
*Spanish language testing in this series continued through 12/31/2002.
A passing score required at least 40 on each of the five tests or an average of 45 (225 total).
A passing score required a 35 or above on each of the five tests.
Content Updated 4/7/2023