Indiana Transitions to a New High School Equivalency Exam

Indiana Transitions to a New High School Equivalency Exam

The Department of Workforce Development and Indiana Adult Education will transition to a new high school equivalency test on July 1, 2021. The new exam - HiSet - is used in more than twenty states and territories. It will become the state’s new high school equivalency credential and another way for Hoosiers to demonstrate their skills and knowledge without a high school diploma.

HiSet exam is consistent with the curricular emphasis found in today’s high schools, aligns with the College and Career Readiness Standards for adult education, and maintains rigor while providing another path to a new future .

The HiSet exam is seven hours in length and covers five subject areas: mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and writing. A transition period from the current TASC(Test Assessing Secondary Completion) exam will allow examinees to complete any unfinished sections of the test from July 1 through October 15, 2021.

In Indiana, new adult learners will take the HiSet exam from July 1 and after. The cost of the exam will remain at $115.