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.

What are educators saying about "Keys to the 3 HSE Tests"?

This course has been taught both as a blended workshop or online course since September 2017. What have other participants said after completing the course?

  • "I knew nothing about HSE: HiSET & TASC. I am now enough informed and equipped with links to do more research."
  • "All the resources to compare & contrast the assignments--love having access to the course online. Meagen's knowledge and experience were helpful, plus being able to discuss with colleagues. Thank you, Meagen! You are a great trainer!"
  • "Great info with TONS of resources. Thanks!"
  • "Presentation was very organized--thank you --appreciated the website info."
  • "Meagen is an awesome presenter. Thanks for your own thoughts and opinions on things."

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. To receive a certificate of completion, please watch and respond to all available sections, including the end-of-course evaluation.

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


This course was offered online with sponsorship by The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland starting on Wednesday June 7, 2018. All information is current as of that date. Please feel free to contact Meagen Farrell at meagenfarrell@gmail.com if you find broken links.

Websites and content are the property of their trademark owners. Inclusion in this course does not imply sponsorship or endorsement.

GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED Testing Service LLC under license.

TASC and Test Assessing Secondary Completion are trademarks of McGraw-Hill Education. Copyright © 2014 by CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC.

HiSET® is a registered trademark of Educational Testing Service (ETS). Edmentum products are not endorsed or approved by ETS.

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

Any content on this website is not endorsed or approved by these trademark holders.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland is sponsoring adult educators to take the course from June 7 to August 8, 2018. To secure your coupon to take the course for FREE, contact Christine Lee at clee@literacycooperative.org.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How do I earn a certificate of completion?
This online course is approved by The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland for two hours of professional development. After registration, you must watch and respond to all sections of the course, including the end-of-course evaluation. At that time, you can request your certificate, which will be sent to your email within 2 business days.
What if I have technical questions or concerns?
Please feel free to contact Meagen Farrell at meagenfarrell@gmail.com. Allow 2 business days for a response.
How do I request this as a LIVE webinar or in-person workshop?
I would love to meet you and your educators! I can facilitate any of the Mustard Seed Training courses as a webinar or a face-to-face workshop. Sessions must be scheduled at least 2 months in advance. Please contact Meagen Farrell at meagenfarrell@gmail.com.

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