John Meixner, Regional Superintendent of Schools
Fulton | Hancock | McDonough | Schuyler

High School Equivalency Testing

The specific purpose of the High School Equivalency Test is to measure the educational development of adults who have not completed their formal high school education. Adults may earn a High School Equivalency Certificate and thus qualify for admission to colleges or other educational institutions, meet educational requirements for employment or promotion, satisfy educational qualifications for induction into armed services, fulfill requirements of local state licensing boards, or gain personal satisfaction.


  • 17 years of age or older
  • Is not a high school graduate or GED graduate*
  • Has maintained residence in the State of Illinois for thirty days.

NOTE: If an individual is of school age and has been enrolled in a public, private, or a home school setting in the last 12 months, they must present a withdrawal letter from the last school enrolled before taking the test.

ROE26 will only offer the GED option. Other ROEs may offer the HiSet. To find testing centers near you, please visit the ETS HiSET website.

Free GED Classes through Spoon River College

Spoon River College offers free classes to help individuals prepare to take the GED. Below are times and locations. Assistance may be available to help pay for the GED testing if all requirements are met.

SRC Canton
Tues/Thur from 9am-Noon and 5pm-8pm; Mon/Wed from 9am-Noon
SRC Havana
Tues/Thur from 8:30am-11:30am and 5pm-8pm
For more information, contact Melissa Koke at [email protected]/(309) 649-6229.

SRC Macomb
Classes scheduled throughout the year.
To learn more about the schedule, contact Janet Young at [email protected]/(309) 833-6017.

ROE26 Canton Business Office Testing Dates

GED Testing at our ROE26 Business Office in Canton, IL, generally can be done every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Our Canton address is 735 East Locust Street.

SRC Outreach Center Testing Dates

Testing takes place at SRC Outreach Center, 2500 E. Jackson Street, Macomb. You must register for the GED first. The following dates are subject to change without notice. 

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Adult Education Program

ROE 33 RAES is currently offering an Adult Education Program at their Carthage campus for non-traditional students to help them achieve their High School Equivalency certificate and beyond.

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