In Ohio, adults looking to earn their high school equivalency diplomas have two options, the GED® test and the HiSET® exam.
Both exams provide adults who could not finish their high school education with the opportunity to get hold of an equivalent educational degree.
GED testing includes taking four entirely computer-based subtests, whereas the HiSET exam has five subtests that can be taken on a computer or on paper.
Ohio Practice Test
Question 1 of 20.
Where can a description of U.S. citizens’ civil liberties be found?
- Pledge of Allegiance
- The preamble to the Constitution
- Declaration of Independence
- Bill of Rights
Why a GED practice test?
If you take a GED practice test, you’ll learn all about your weaker and stronger points. You will learn which subject fields you need to concentrate on to be successful when taking the GED exam.
If you’ll know which topics require your study time most, you won’t have to waste your time learning the things you already command. So your studying will become far more efficient.
More great advantages of taking GED practice tests are also that you’ll get accustomed to the computerized GED test format and what it takes to perform well under time pressure.
The four GED modules are timed exams and quite a few students have reported that they would surely have had higher scores if they would have been given more time. Learning how to take the test under time pressure will definitely help you attain better results!
What’s on the GED test?
The GED test comes with four separate and independent modules. The HiSET exam includes five independent modules as here, Language Arts has separate Reading and Writing subtests.
All GED and HiSET subtests are separate modules. You have the freedom to sit for the subtests one (or more) at a time.
Both exams are available in online proctored versions or can be taken at official, state-designated Ohio high school equivalency testing centers.
Candidates looking to sit for the online GED test must first attain “likely to pass” (green) scores on the GED Ready® test.
In Ohio, HSE (high school equivalency) candidates need to be at least 18 years old, though 16 or 17-year-old applicants may also qualify if they meet additional, strict requirements such as being officially withdrawn from their schools and have signed consent from a parent or guardian, or from a court official.
In Ohio, GED or HiSET testing is only open to state residents. Candidates are not required to attend a GED or HiSET prep course before taking the real test, nor do they have to take a qualification test first.
Test-takers cannot already hold a secondary education degree and cannot be registered for any other education program. Both exams are available in English and Spanish.
On the GED exam, testers need to reach at least 145 points and this counts for all subtests. Scoring takes place on a scale from 100 to 200. As there are four GED subtests, your overall score cannot be under 580 and averaging is not possible.
When taking the HiSET exam, candidates must reach a score of at least 8 (on a 0-20 scale) on each subtest. The total score must be at least 45 and additionally, the essay must at least have a 2-score out of 6.
The Ohio High School Equivalency credential is the equivalency of a conventional HS diploma. The diploma is all across North America accepted in lieu of a common HS diploma by government organizations, schools of post-secondary education, and employers.
Is the Ohio GED exam multiple-choice?
On the GED exam, there are not just multiple-choice questions. You’ll also find draggable, short-answer, or fill-in-the-blank formats. Then, you’ll also have to write a 5 or 6 paragraph essay, the GED Extended Response. This also counts for the HiSET exam.
What does the Ohio GED cost?
The Ohio GED exam will set you back $120 for the entire batter (or $30 per module). The Ohio HiSET exam costs $93.75 when taken on a computer or $115 when taken on paper. In Ohio, first-time test-takers pay considerably less. Please contact a test center near you.
As said before, if you want, you can register and pay for, and sit for the HiSET or GED subtests separately, one or more at a time.
Is the HiSET easier than the GED in Ohio?
That’s hard to say. Both the HiSET and GED measure skills and knowledge at levels that compare to what high school graduates are expected to know.
Both the HiSET and GED are very challenging assessments, though there are test-takers that feel that the HiSET Math subtest is a bit easier than what’s on the GED Math test.
Last Updated on June 12, 2022.