Updated Aug. 2, 2016. Get ready for your GED® test, HiSET, or TASC exam by using these free, proven online classes on the four testing subject areas of the high school equivalency exam. All lessons have video and text.

The most important objective of the GED program, just like the now available two alternatives HiSET and TASC, is to offer men and women who did not complete their high school education an additional chance to earn a credential that is recognized and accepted as equivalency to a high school diploma by practically all educational institutions and employers. The GED, HiSET, and TASC exams are designed to determine the educational level of applicants at a level that compares to that of graduating high school seniors. Students who successfully complete the HSE examination will receive the HSE (high school equivalency) Diploma or Certificate.

Please notice that the GED tests (and also the TASC and HiSET exams) cannot be taken online, they must be taken at an official testing center. The GED exam consists of four tests on these subjectGED Learning areas: Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts – reading and writing combined), Science, Math (Mathematical Reasoning), and Social Studies. You will need a little over seven hours to complete the entire GED test battery, but you can take one test at a time within a 2-year time frame. The GED exam is offered in English and Spanish.

The TASC and HiSET tests have five tests. Here, the Language section contains two separate tests on writing and reading. The TASC and HiSET exams don’t have the same scoring table as the GED test. In the post on your state or city you can find details.

The GED exam has gone through its biggest renovation since it was introduced in 1942, and in order to remain a trustworthy option to determine a student’s capacities, the program standards have gone up. The latest version of the GED exam (introduced in January 2014) has become more difficult in general, and will demand an advanced level of math experience and skills. Therefore preparation is now so important. Our free GED online program includes lessons in all four testing subject fields and are followed by short GED practice tests. The GED online program has lessons that are divided into chapters, and at the end of each chapter there is a 20-45 questions practice test.

Keep in mind that, in order to get a positive GED® test score, you need to answer at least 65% of all questions in every subject area correctly. The 2014 Series of the GED exam includes four separate tests (modules) that are measured on a scale from 100 to 200. The passing score was 150-200 and has been adjusted to 145-200, and averaging is not an option, you need to score at least 145 points on each of the four tests, so at least 580 in total. Click here to learn more about the adjusted GED passing score.

The new changes to the GED exam will greatly benefit potential employers. There has always been the danger of getting employees who have academic certificates but who are unable to fit well in the work environment. The new GED® exam is set to address that weakness. A productive employee is one who is able to analyze situations and come up with appropriate solutions. Likewise, post-secondary educational institutions want to welcome students who have what it takes to appreciate more intricate matters and even do research.

What everyone needs to know is that some unscrupulous people might try to con candidates. So please be aware that you can only take the exam when you present yourself in person in an accredited examination center. Anyone purporting to offer the GED test, HiSET, or TASC test online is a con. Websites that offer the GED-TASC-HiSET examination (or the diploma) online are just trying to steal your money. GED-HiSET-TASC ‘diplomas’ or ‘certificates’ obtained over the internet have absolutely no value and will definitely not be accepted by schools or potential employers!

Preparation is important for every test, but now with the new GED test, HiSET, and TASC programs, the bar has been raised, and good preparation is more important than ever before. Please take advantage of our free HiSET-TASC-GED preparation program that’s available on our website and get properly prepared. When you think you are ready to take on one of the four GED tests, you really should take some GED practice tests to identify which areas you need to focus on most. Again, keep in mind: preparation is key and with our video program you can get ready for the GED test, HiSET, or TASC exam without stress.