The state of Oklahoma uses two tests for applicants wishing to acquire their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, the fully computer-formatted GED® exam and the HiSET® exam which can be taken on-paper and on-computer.
Oklahoma High School Equivalency Testing Requirements
- In Oklahoma, the minimum age is 16. Applicants 16 and 17 years old must have parental consent and permission from their school district.
- Applicants must be Oklahoma residents.
- Applicants cannot already hold a high school diploma and not be signed up for another educational program.
- The Oklahoma GED fee is $136 for the complete exam (or $34 per subject test). The HiSET exam is cheaper.
Both available High School Equivalency tests are quite challenging, so be sure to get optimally prepared. All across Oklahoma, there are many facilities that will help you in your efforts to get all geared up for the GED or HiSET exam.
The GED passing score has been set at 145 for each subtest so your minimum overall score is 580. A score in the 145-164 range indicated HS equivalency, a 165-174 score means you’re college-ready, and a score in the 175-200 range additionally results in college credits.
On the HiSET, you must score at least an 8 out of 20 to pass each test and an overall score of no less than 45, while here the essay score must be a 2 or up (out of 6).
As said before, the HiSET is available both on a computer and in a paper-and-pencil format whereas the GED must be done exclusively on a computer.
Computer-based testing makes a lot of sense, actually, as there is hardly any employment to be found in the world that will not call for at least fundamental knowledge and skills of keyboarding and computer literacy.
Not all Oklahoma testing centers are offering both options so please check with your nearest HSE testing center what they administer. All across Oklahoma, you can find numerous locations where GED or HiSET prep classes are set up, and today, (often free) online programs also provide great learning help that is accessible at any time you like.
Your local library or local bookstore will also offer plenty of study material to get all geared up for the Oklahoma High School Equivalency Test.
The computerized GED test has combined the sections of language reading and language writing into one Language Arts subtest. So there now are four GED subtests (modules) in Literacy, Social Studies, Math, and Science.
The GED test allows you to take these modules one (or more) at a time and this also counts for the HiSET exam that has five subtests in Language Writing, Language Reading, Social Studies, Math, and Science.
Fortunately, nowadays there are also many well-structured HSE courses offered over the internet that are a great help for students that have no time to attend a physical classroom or who are living in remote areas. Please bear in mind that the GED and HiSET exams can now be taken online as well!
The contents of the GED and HiSET exams are pretty similar, so if you choose a well-structured online GED prep course, you can also get well-prepared for both options.