ETS High School Equivalency Test HiSET Language Math Sience Social Studies Test Format

ETS High School Equivalency Test HiSET

Language Arts – Reading

Test Time- 65 minutes
Number of Questions- 40
Format- Multiple-choice questions


Content

Application of concepts, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation involving:
I.  Literary Texts (60%)
II.  Informational Texts (40%)

Process Categories
A.  Comprehension
B.  Inference and Interpretation
C.  Analysis
D.  Synthesis and Generalization

Language Arts – Writing

Time -120 minutes
Number of Questions- 51
Format- Multiple-choice questions,Essay question

Content Categories – Part 1
I.  Organization of Ideas (22%)
II.  Language Facility (43%)
III.  Writing Conventions (35%)

Content Categories – Part 2
A.  Development of Ideas
B.  Organization of Ideas
C.  Language Facility
D.  Writing Conventions




Mathematics

Time= 90 minutes
Number of Questions= 50
Format =Multiple-choice questions
Calculator =Calculator neutral. Please refer to the state policies for
the state in which you are testing.


Content Categories (Approximate Percentage of Questions)
I.  Numbers and Operations on Numbers (19%)
II.  Measurement/Geometry (18%)
III.  Data Analysis/Probability/Statistics (18%)
IV.  Algebraic Concepts (45%)

Process Categories
A.  Understand Mathematical Concepts and Procedures
B.  Analyze and Interpret Information
C.  Synthesize Data and Solve Problems

Science

Time= 80 minutes
Number of Questions= 50
Format= Multiple-choice questions

Content Categories
I.  Life Science (49%)
II.  Physical Science (28%)
III.  Earth Science (23%)

Process Categories
A.  Interpret and Apply
B.  Analyze
C.  Evaluate and Generalize

Social Studies
 
Time =70 minutes
Number of Questions =50
Format= Multiple-choice questions

Content Categories
I.  History (35%)
II.  Civics/Government (35%)
III.  Economics (20%)
IV.  Geography (10%)

Process Categories
A.  Interpret and Apply
B.  Analyze
C.  Evaluate and Generalize

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