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High School Equivalency Testing Center

The Testing Center

PCTI will offer The High School Equivalency Tests supplied by ETS-HiSET as a paper-pen and as a computerized test. The tests will be given once a month on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings for full tests and/or make-ups. The High School Equivalency Test Center is wheelchair accessible with provisions for Special Accommodations for individuals with learning disabilities and health-related needs.

Tests are available in English and in Spanish; but, the English and Spanish Scores cannot be combined.

Test takers may choose to register for either paper-based or computer-based test. And, the battery of tests does not have to be completed in one specific test format.

Registration is a two-part process:

Part 1

  • Registration is to be completed online at http://hiset.ets.org (follow the link For Test Takers) or by phone 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738) where you will pay a $50.00 ETS fee using a credit/debit card or electronic check.

Part 2

  • Registration is to be finalized in person at PCTI, Room N116, 45 Reinhardt Road, Wayne, NJ 07470 where you will pay a $40 administrative fee using a money order or bank check. Personal checks or cash will not be accepted at this location. Part I must be completed before you can come into the testing center to complete the second part of registration.

Fees:

Initial testing full battery – for all 5 tests:

  • $50 battery of 5 tests, ETS fee
  • $40 PCTI Test Center fee
  • Two additional retests opportunities are offered at no additional charge

Initial testing per subtest:

  • $15 per subtest, ETS fee
  • $10 PCTI Test Center fee

Retesting:

  • No fee paid to ETS, only $10 fee paid to PCTI Test Center if entire battery of tests is not paid at initial registration.
  • $15 per test paid to ETS, and $10 fee paid to PCTI Test Center if entire battery of tests are not paid at initial registration.

Requirements

Requirements described in detail for the New Jersey HiSET® Requirements at
http://hiset.ets.org/requirements/nj

Accommodations

For detailed information on accommodations visit: http://hiset.ets.org/take/disabilities/

Scoring System Details

  • High School Equivalency: minimum scaled score 9 of 20 on each subtest and combined scaled score of 45 on entire battery
  • College and Career Readiness: minimum of scaled score 15 of 20 on each subtest
  • Highest Possible Scores: 20 on each subtest which gives a total score of 100 for the entire battery

Preparation

    • ETS Hi-Set has free:
      • official overview video for test takers
      • scheduled webinars
      • sample questions and practice tests
      • ETS Hi-SET offers extra practice tests complete with formative assessment for only $7.50 per practice test

Additional information about preparation can be found at: http://hiset.ets.org/prepare/overview

Questions:

Please contact Customer Service at HiSET via phone (1-855-MyHiSET – 1-855-694-4738) via email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or checking out their website (HiSET.ets.org). Or contact Josephine Bono, Chief Examiner at PCTI via phone (973-389-4388) via email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or checking out our website (http://www.pcti.tec.nj.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=128)

Registration and Testing Schedule

 Date  Day  Time  Activity
 Sept 15  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Sept 22  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Sept 23  Tuesday  3:45pm - 8:15pm  Testing
 Sept 25  Thursday  3:45pm - 8:15pm  Testing
 Sept 27  Saturday  8:30am - 1:00pm  Testing 
 Sept 29  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Oct 6  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Oct 20  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Oct 21  Tuesday  3:45pm - 6:00pm  Testing
 Oct 23  Thursday  3:45pm - 6:00pm  Testing
 Oct 24  Friday  3:45pm - 6:00pm  Testing
 Oct 25  Saturday  8:30am - 1:30pm  Testing 
 Oct 27  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Nov 3  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Nov 10  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Nov 17  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Nov 18  Tuesday  3:45pm - 6:00pm  Testing
 Nov 19  Wednesday  3:45pm - 6:00pm  Testing 
 Nov 21  Friday  3:45pm - 6:00pm  Testing
 Nov 22  Saturday  8:30am - 1:00pm  Testing 
 Nov 24  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Dec 1  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Dec 8  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Dec 15  Monday  4:00pm - 6:30pm  Registration 
 Dec 16  Tuesday  3:45pm - 6:00pm  Testing
 Dec 17  Wednesday  3:45pm - 6:00pm  Testing 
 Dec 18  Thursday  3:45pm - 6:00pm  Testing
 Dec 20  Saturday  8:30am - 1:00pm  Testing