GED/HSED

The 2014 GED test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers.

The four subjects are:

  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematical Reasoning,
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts

Before you can begin testing you must attend a mandatory testing orientation.  After you pass the GED test, your diploma or credential will be issued by your state but you’ll receive a GED transcript to apply to college, start training, or get a better job.  Click here for more information or to setup a GED account.

To earn the HSED, a candidate must meet further requirements related to coursework in health, civics literacy and employability skills.


HSED Overview

The HSED credential includes all of the GED components and three additional requirements. The subject areas are:

  • Health – can be met through previous or current coursework or by passing a standardized test (test study guide)
  • Civics - can be met through previous or current coursework or by passing a standardized test (test study guide)
  • Employment Skills - can be met through previous or current coursework or by passing a standardized test (test study guide)

GED/HSED Classes

The Academic Support Division provides individualized and classroom instruction for individuals preparing to take the GED and for those completing the HSED. Day and evening classes are offered to potential GED examinees at sites throughout the district. There is no charge for these classes; however, a nominal material fee may be required.

High School Compulsory Attendance Program (Wisconsin Statute 118.15)

Students between the ages of 16 and 18 who are at risk of not graduating from their local high schools may attend BTC as an alternative. These students may either earn credits that will apply to their graduation requirements, or work toward their High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). It is necessary that the parent or guardian go through the high school to start the process. Once the student has been accepted, the high school contracts with BTC for instructional services.