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 the HiSET ® website.

 
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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

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