Keys to the 3 HSE Tests

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In August 2017, Ohio Department of Education approved all three national exams as official assessments to earn a High School Equivalency Credential:

GED® Test

TASC Test &

HiSET® Exam

What does this mean for adult educators and administrators?

This course curates and explains some of the best resources with links in one easy place.

Save yourself the time of searching, and spend it getting hands-on with the best resources to get you started with the new HSE exams.

By the end of this course, adult educators will:

1. Understand key differences between the exams

2. Compare writing prompts

3. Explore differences in math, science & social studies content

4. Access links for additional information on each exam

Because the state of Ohio is in initial stages of implementation, this 2-hour online course focuses on general information about all three exams.

But be warned: once you start clicking, you may end up exploring all day!

Online participants can post in the comments section of each lesson to share ideas. Live participants will take additional time to discuss new developments and network about shared solutions.

Together, we will learn how to navigate the landscape of adult education in a multiple-assessment world.

About the Author

Meagen Farrell has traveled the country since 2013 helping teachers adjust to the new HSE exams. She wrote "Teaching Adults: A 2014 GED Test Resource Book" for New Readers Press and was National Teacher Trainer for Essential Education. Meagen started in adult literacy as an AmeriCorps volunteer tutor at the West Side Catholic Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

She holds a BA in Religion from Oberlin College and an MA in Theology and Religious Studies from John Carroll University. Meagen currently serves as Director of Religious Education for Our Lady of Peace Parish in Ashtabula, Ohio.


This course was offered as a live training hosted by The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland on Friday, September 29, 2017. All information was current as of that date.

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Photo credits: "Keys" by flickr users teakwood and Tom Fogg. Used under Creative Commons license.

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Your Trainer

Meagen Farrell
Meagen Farrell

Meagen is a teacher, author, and trainer from Jefferson, Ohio. Connect with her on Twitter, LinkedIn, or WordPress.

She started as a volunteer adult literacy tutor in AmeriCorps and currently serves as Chief Learning Officer for Mustard Seed Training. Meagen has a B.A. in Religion from Oberlin College, Certificate in Distance Education from Penn State University, and an M.A. in Theology and Religious Studies from John Carroll University. She has worked extensively with adult literacy programs, founded NEO Literacy Corps (now NEO Skill Corps), published Teaching Adults: A GED® Test Resource Book for New Readers Press, and a variety of professional development resources for Essential Education.

When she is offline, Meagen enjoys running a backyard homestead with her husband, two children, ten chickens, six ducks, bees, garden, and more added each year. She is also infatuated with her local library, bicycle touring, and camping.

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