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High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing Program

Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs

The Massachusetts High School Equivalency Office and our two test vendors are committed to serving test takers with disabilities and health-related needs by providing accommodations that are appropriate given the purpose of the test and the diagnosed disabilities of the candidate. Disability categories include but are not limited to:

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Psychological or psychiatric disorders
  • Learning and other cognitive disabilities
  • Physical disorders/chronic health disabilities
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Hearing and visual impairment

Available accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Extended time
  • Private Room
  • Additional break time
  • Reader/recorded audio
  • Large print/screen magnification
  • Scribe/keyboard entry aid

The accommodations process varies slightly depending on whether you are intending to take the GED test or the HiSET.

For more information about accommodations on the GED test, including the application process and forms, available accommodations, and contact information for the GED Disabilities Department, go to the GED Testing website.

For more information about accommodations on the HiSET, including the application process and forms, available accommodations, and contact information for the ETS HiSET Disabilities Services, go to theHiSET website.



Last Updated: January 24, 2017
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