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Prep classes...
What is the HiSET® Test? Where do I take the test?
HiSET® test. GED® test. By passing either test, you earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) Certificate. Whereas our school is a test center for both the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) and the GED (General Educational Development), we offer prep classes only for the HiSET. In the fall and spring semesters, morning and evening classes are available for preparation for the HiSET. During summer session, there are limited prep options. In our classes you will become acquainted with the subject matter on the HiSET, as well as with test-taking skills.
The HiSET® measures high-school-level knowledge and skills. The HiSET, which is taken on computer in our on-campus comuter test center, consists of 5 subject areas: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
How ready are you right now for the HiSET?
By taking each subtest of the Official HiSET Practice Test, created by the HiSET publishers, you can get an idea of how ready you are right no for the real test. Click on a subtest link below to download that subtest. At the end of the test questions, there's an answer key.
After you score your test, be sure to click below on the link just below the orange "Readiness Chart; that chart will tell you how prepared you are for that subtest of the HiSET, based on the number of questions you answered correctly on the Practice Test.
Free! Official HiSET Practice Tests
Latest: Released Sept 2017 Latest: Released Sept 2016 Released Sept 2015 Released early 2015
Reading (version FPT7) Reading (version FPT6) Reading (version FPT3) Reading (version FPT2)
Writing (version FPT7) Writing (version FPT6) Writing (version FPT3) Writing (version FPT2)
Math (version FPT7) Math (version FPT6) Math (version FPT3) Math (version FPT2)
Science (version FPT7) Science (version FPT6)   Science (version FPT2)
Social Studies (version FPT7) Social Studies (version FPT6)   Social Studies (version FPT2)
Readiness Chart
Chart: Are You Ready to Take the HiSET Exam?
Math blank answer sheet Sci, SS, Read blank answer sheet Writing blank answer sheet
Prep options info on High School Equivalency: HiSET® / GED®
We offer prep classes for the HiSET test, and we do testing for the HiSET. If you need additional information about Prep classes, please contact coordinator Bette Empol, 805-497-2761 x1102 or BetteE@ConejoAdultEd.org. To discuss math options that are best for you, please feel free to make an appointment with the counselor, Mr. Kane, by coming to the main office or by phoning 818-203-0826.
What if I want to study for the HiSET on my own?
The Official Guide to the HiSET Exam, as well as other prep books, are available through Amazon.com, BN.com and other sources.

Click here or on picture to go to Amazon.com
Taking the HiSET test at our school
Click here for information about taking the HiSET test at Conejo Valley Adult School. We are an official testing site for the HiSET.
Do we also offer Prep & Testing for GED?
We do not have Prep Classes for the GED but we do offer the GED Test itself. Click here for information on the GED Test.
High School Diploma vs. High School Equivalency Certificate
Which route should you pursue—High School Diploma or High school Equivalency Certificate?
What are the requirements to earn each?
Who accepts each—Community college? Vocational programs? Employers?
Click here for a comparison chart
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The federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits our school personnel from sharing information about any student who is 18 years of age or older with the parent / guardian / relative of that individual without the student's express written permission. This prohibition includes progress reports, participation, attendance, and enrollment status. Only general information may be shared; e.g., courses offered, meeting dates, diploma or equivalency requirements.
Need math prep? Which class is right for you?
Basic Math HSE / HiSET* Prep Math
Conejo Valley Adult School offers two levels of mathematics: Basic Math; and HSE/HiSET Prep Math. Diagnostic math testing will help determine your placement. Contact counselor Sam Kane at 818-203-0826 or SamK@ConejoAdultEd.org to set up an appointment for diagnostic testing or for further information.

HiSET Prep Math Course Descriptions
Basic Math

Focus in the semester-long Basic Math course is on adding, subtracting, multiplying & dividing, with whole numbers, fractions & decimals, as well as on percents. Includes real-life applications. Various other topics will be included, such as: place value; rounding and estimating; comparing numbers; prime numbers; prime and composite numbers; multiples; factoring whole numbers; exponents; measurement. Above listed topics subject to change. Qualification for this class is by placement test; please contact school counselor Sam Kane at Sam Kane at SamK@ConejoAdultEd.org or at 818-203-0826

HSE / HiSET Prep Math
HSE / HiSET Prep Math, a semester- to year-long course, includes various topics covered on the HSE/HiSET test: Review of basic skills; exponents and square roots; order of operations; proportions; fraction-decimal-percent conversion; perimeter and area of common polygons, circumference and area of circles; volume of solids; mean, median, mode; interpreting tables, charts and graphs; using number lines; integers and algebraic expressions; linear and quadratic equations; inequalities; graphing linear equations; applying formulas; converting measurements; special triangles; using proportion in geometry; one- and multi-step word problems.   Test-taking strategies and calculator use are included. Above listed topics subject to change. Qualification for this class is by placement test; please contact school counselor Sam Kane at Sam Kane at SamK@ConejoAdultEd.org or at 818-203-0826
What is a passing score on the HiSET®?
To pass the HiSET ® test you need a scaled score of 8 (out of 20) on each of the five tested subjects and a combined scaled score of 45. The maximum possible score for the entire five-subject test is 100, with each subject will have a score range of 1 to 20. In achieving the aforementioned scores, you will have met the requirements for earning a High School Equivalency Certificate.
About the HiSET Writing subtest score
The HiSET Writing subtest consists of 2 parts—one part with multiple-choice questions, the other consisting of an essay question. The maximum total score on the combined two parts of the Writing subtest is 20, with a minimum score of 8 needed to Pass this subtest. The essay counts for up to 6 of the 20 points, with a minimum of 2 required for passing the entire subtest. (The essay is scored by humans, not computers. Each reader awards a score of up to 6; if there is a discrepancy in their scores, a third person reads the essay, and the three readers determine the score.)

Example A:
You score 4 on the essay. So you need a minimum of 4 on the multiple choice in order to achieve the required 8 (out of 20) on the combined essay and multiple choice which comprise the Writing subtest.

Example B:
You score 1 on the essay. You cannot pass the Writing subtest, regardless of how you did on the multiple choice, since a minimum of 2 is required on the essay portion.
How long is the HiSET?
Not counting breaks, the time allotted for the HiSET test is 7 hours, 5 minutes. Here is the time breakdown of the sections:
Subtest Time (min.)
(calculator use allowed)
Reading 65
Writing—Part 1 75
Writing—Part 2 45
Science 80
Social Studies 70
How many questions are on the HiSET?
Here is the breakdown of the number of questions in the sections:
Subtest # questions

55 MC*
Reading 50 MC*
Writing—Part 1 60 MC*
Writing—Part 2 1 essay
Science 60 MC*
Social Studies 60 MC*
* MC = multiple choice
* Calculator use allowed for entire test
Details about calculator use
Details about overall test content
HiSET® Test Taker Bulletin
After I take the HiSET, where do I get the results,
and how long does it take?
You get your results by going to your online account—the account you established to enter your demographic information and to sign up for the test. It takes only a day to find out your HiSET test results, except for the Writing section, which can take 5 to 10 days (but often takes only about 3 days).
For more information regarding Adult Basic Education, HSE/HiSET Prep or Bridge, please call coordinator Bette Empol, 805-497-2761 x1101.
For info on math classes, phone counselor Sam Kane, 818-203-0826.
Office Hours
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Spring 2019 Program Dates

Classes begin Jan 14, 2019
& end on May 24, 2019
Registration is closed
for Spring semester.

Please inquire about no-school dates.
Fall 2019 Registration
Aug. 12 - 15, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 am & 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Registration must be in person.
Fall 2019 Program Dates
Aug. 19 - Dec. 13, 2019

For more information, please call 805-497-2761 ext. 1101 or 1102, or email Bette Empol at BetteE@ConejoAdultEd.org
For information about registering for the HiSET or GED test, contact test examiner Bonnie Kane at BonnieK@ConejoAdultEd.org
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