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High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing Program


Welcome to the Massachusetts State High School Equivalency Testing Program

The High School Equivalency Testing Program (formerly the GED®) in Massachusetts is overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's High School Equivalency (HSE) Office. Official test centers operate state-wide to serve the needs of the adult population in need of a high school credential. Test centers are located throughout the state. They are responsible for administering the tests in their area.

Educational Testing Service (ETS) is responsible for developing the new tests called HiSET™ including the norming and validating of the tests and setting the minimum scoring requirements. In addition, ETS through HiSET™ establishes required test procedures and requirements for administering the tests. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, in concert with these ETS policies monitors and oversees the daily operation and activities of the test centers. It also recommends and sets state policies and procedures for the test centers as needed and required.



Last Updated: February 6, 2015
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