HiSET® Testing

Intermediate Unit 1 is a registered HiSET® Test Center and offers the paper and pencil HiSET® test in Greene County on a monthly basis.

What is the HiSET® Test Like?

The HiSET® test measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.

  • Five parts:
    • Science (80 minutes)
    • Social Studies (70 minutes)
    • Language Arts - Reading (65 minutes)
    • Language Arts – Writing (120 minutes)
    • Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)

What is the passing score?

The HiSet test requires a minimum score of 8 points on each subtest, a combined score of 45 and a minimum score of 2 on the essay. HiSET® Practice Tests allow candidates to view sample content and item types and provide them with general information about their level of preparation for taking the actual test.   Students enrolled in classes will have the opportunity to take these assessments free of charge.

How do I register?

Registration is simple. Simply sign up for an account on HiSET.ETS.ORG and you will get information about local policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you'll be able to schedule right then. Your Intermediate Unit 1 Instructor will help you register for the test when you are ready.

When can I schedule?

Scheduling is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at HiSET.ETS.ORG  Login and click on “Schedule Test” on the top of the page. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.

Is there a fee to take the test?

You can pay as you go with the HiSET® test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. In Pennsylvania the fee per subject is $23.00. Payment vouchers may be available to enrolled Intermediate Unit 1 students.

Where are the HiSET® Test Centers?

Intermediate Unit 1 offers paper and pencil HiSET® testing at the Greene County CareerLink in Waynesburg, PA once a month.  Logon to HiSET.ETS.ORG to schedule for a test.

IU1 offers HiSET® preparation classes as part of its Adult Basic Literacy Education program.