GED, TASC, and HiSET classes are open to students who have dropped out of school and never got their high school diploma. These classes are meant to prepare students for taking the four GED tests (five at the HiSET and TASC) to earn their High School Equivalency credential.

The GED exam includes four tests on math, literacy, science, and social studies, whereas the HiSET and TASC have two separate tests for Literacy Writing and Literacy Reading, so five in total. The testing subject fields are subjects students regularly learn while attending the high school. The tests measure knowledge and skills at a level that may be expected of graduating high school seniors. Passing scores are set at such a level that 40 percent of high school graduated would not pass the tests at first try.  

You can find GED classes in every city, and these classes are often free of charge. Check where GED, TASC, or HiSET classes are available near you here:

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