Stay informed about Coronavirus — COVID-19. Learn more
Read the initial return-to-school guidance.

Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

HSE Monthly Update June 2020

To:Program Directors, and Adult Education Teachers in Community Adult Learning Centers and Correctional Institutions
From:Wyvonne Stevens-Carter, Adult Education State Director
Date:June 10, 2020

GED® and HiSET® intend to begin remote proctored testing. GED® has piloted the process in five states and will begin nationwide testing "before mid-June." HiSET has announced that it will launch its remote-proctored testing nationally "sometime before the end of June."

Both exams require desktop or laptop computers. Chromebooks are not suitable for this type of testing. All computers must have video and audio capabilities and must pass a system test before candidates will be allowed to register.

GED® will not have a Spanish language version and candidates must score 145 or better on the GED Ready (GED® Official Practice Test) as a prerequisite to registration. Testers will not be able to retest remotely.

HiSET® will have a Spanish language version, no pretest will be required, and remote retesting will be allowed (up to two retests per subtest in a calendar year).

Pricing and additional information will be found at GED® and The HiSET Exam.

Last Updated: June 10, 2020

Contact Us

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

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.