HiSET Testing
HiSET Preparation and Testing (Formerly GED) General Information Massachusetts has replaced the GED with the HiSET, a test designed by the Educational Testing Service. This new test measures the academic knowledge and proficiency equivalent to those of a high school graduate and provides students the opportunity to earn a high school credential. This credential is recognized as key to employment opportunities, career advancement, and further education.  The test consists of five timed tests: Language Arts - Reading, Language Arts - Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Keefe Technical School is a state-approved test center and will be offering both the Computer-Based (CBT) and Paper-Based (PBT) format for test takers. Testing takes place monthly, usually during the first full week of the month. Paper-Based Testing takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays. Computer-Based Testing takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Visit the HiSET® website for registration information and Keefe’s testing schedule
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PREPARING FOR THE TEST You may prepare for the test with Keefe at Night Continuing Education. We offer preparation classes beginning in September and February each year. Classes are 8 weeks and are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 -9:00pm. You may register for these classes at: http://keefeatnight.org/ or call 508-935-0202 for more information on preparation classes. ETS also offers free practice exams on their website. To view sample test questions or to take a free practice test, visit the HiSET website: www.hiset.ets.org


There are three steps to follow in order to register for the test:
1. Meet the following requirements: Massachusetts High School Equivalency Credential Requirements.
Age You must be 18 or older to be eligible to take the HiSET® test in Massachusetts with no qualifications; however, if 16 or 17, you must bring the official letter of withdrawal from your last school of attendance to the test center. Failure to provide documentation will prohibit you from taking the test. School Enrollment Status You must NOT be enrolled in any secondary school program and must not have received a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential. Residency You must be a resident of Massachusetts, living at a Massachusetts address. You will be required to complete the Eligibility Form verifying your information and bring it to the test center. http://www.doe.mass.edu/hse/verify/eligibility.pdf
2. Create an account on the HiSET® website: locate our test center, and schedule your test.
Go to www.hiset.ets.org to schedule your test. Scheduling is not done at Keefe Technical School.
Note: You must contact ETS/HiSET® Disability to schedule your appointment if you have a disability or health-related need and require testing accommodations. For information please go toHiSET® Disability Accommodations web page or call ETS/HiSET® Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738). 3. Pay for your test while you are registering:

HiSET® Fees There are two payment options: Option 1: Full Battery Purchase (all five tests) Initial Battery - $100  You are charged $64 when you schedule your first test; remaining $36.00 will be charged when you schedule the four remaining tests at $9 per test. You are encouraged to schedule all five tests at the time of registration; however you have the option to schedule from one to five tests at one time.  Retests - $9 per retest  Up to two retests in each subtest  Must be taken within one year of your initial registration 

Option 2: Individual Test Purchase  Individual Test Purchase (one test at a time) First Single Test Initial Purchase $29  Each Subsequent Test including any retests $24. If you have questions about HiSET® testing at Keefe Technical School, please call 508-416-2271. For HiSET® customer service, please call 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738).


Arrive at the testing center: at least 15 minutes before the time of your scheduled appointment, but not any earlier. You are not able to enter our building early. Testing is held in room 317, which is on our second floor. Please enter the building through the main entrance closest to the flagpole, and use the stairwell on your right. At the top of the stairs go right and room 317 will be on your left.

You must present proper identification for each test session. Outdated or expired identification will not be accepted. Failure to provide identification will prohibit you from taking the test.  
The approved identification includes: A valid Passport A valid driver's license from any state A state-issued ID card National ID card Military ID card


If Keefe Technical School is closed during the day for weather, the HiSET Exam will not be given. No school announcements are made on WBZ TV, Channel 4 and 1030AM Radio. If your test is cancelled due to weather, it will be rescheduled and you will be contacted by ETS.

Please do not call Keefe Technical School to reschedule. Thank you.