The HSEA test is a computer based test which is state-of-the-art and affordable national high school equivalency assessment, accessible to approximately 40 million adults in the U.S. who have not graduated from high school or obtained an equivalency diploma.
The High School Equivalency Assessment (HSEA) is a product of DRC. The State of West Virginia implemented the HSEA (formerly TASC or GED) test to verify that examinees have knowledge in core content areas equivalent to that of graduating high school students. The test provides high school equivalency scores and assesses college and career readiness.
HSEA test is administered via the computer at the Mingo Extended Learning Center. The HSEA test has five subject areas: Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Reading. Test content is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (English/Language Arts and Mathematics), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. It measures examinees’ level of achievement and readiness for college and the workforce as outlined by the Common Core Standards. The test provides for accommodations and is available in English, Spanish, large print, Braille and audio versions. Special accomidations must be requested through the state prior to scheduling the test.
Individuals seeking a West Virginia high school equivalency diploma must attend an Adult Basic Education Center, take and pass a HSEA Readiness Test/ Practice test in order to sit for the Official HSEA test. Also, examinees must meet additional HSEA testing criteria that will be explained to examinees by an Adult Basic Education instructor or examiner.