The state of Oklahoma uses offers multiple tests for applicants wishing to acquire their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma. Not only welcomed Oklahoma the fully computer-formatted GED® exam, the state also embraced two alternative options, the HiSET and TASC exams for this purpose.
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). HiSET and TASC are cheaper.
All three 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, TASC, 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.
The TASC requires at least a score in the 500-800 range on each of the five subtests and at least a 2 for the essay section.
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 also a 2 or up (out of 8).
These alternatives are 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 all three options so please check with your nearest HSE testing center what they administer. All across Oklahoma, you can find numerous locations where GED, HiSET, or TASC 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 language reading and language writing into one Literacy subtest. So there now are four GED subtests (modules) in Literacy, Social Studies, Math, and Science.
The new GED test allows you to take these modules one (or more) at a time but you must have completed these modules within two years. This counts only for the GED exam. The TASC and HiSET have five non-modular tests 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 all three HSE tests cannot be taken online! When you see a website offering this, you can be sure this is fraudulent.
There is just NO online HSE exam. Keep also in mind that online-obtained “diplomas” are worthless and will never be accepted by employers or schools. Don’t waste your hard-earned money! To be able to take one of Oklahoma’s HSE tests, you need to report to a state-designated testing site and sit for the exam in person. GED, HiSET, and TASC contents are pretty similar, so if you choose a well-structured online GED prep course, you can also get well-prepared for one of the other options.