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.
ROE26 Canton Business Office Testing
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
Testing takes place at SRC Outreach Center, 2500 E. Jackson Street, Macomb. You can schedule your test through the GED website.
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.
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.
Tues/Thur from 9am-Noon and 5pm-8pm; Mon/Wed from 9am-Noon
Tues/Thur from 8:30am-11:30am and 5pm-8pm
For more information, contact Melissa Koke at [email protected]/(309) 649-6229.
Classes scheduled throughout the year.
To learn more about the schedule, contact Janet Young at [email protected]/(309) 833-6017.
Individuals must create an account and register through the GED Testing Service website.
Individuals must have an email address and a credit or debit card because the fee must be paid at the time of registration.
If the standard score is not achieved on any portion of the GED Test, a retake of that subject portion will need to be completed. Each subject taken individually will cost $30.
- Download the MyGED "How to" Guide (PDF) to learn how to create an account, study for the GED test, pay for and take the practice test, and more.
You can find out more about the test and take practice GED tests. There are four subject tests on the GED Test:
- Language Arts reading and writing
- Social Studies
You will receive unofficial GED test scores at the time of completing the test, but to receive official scores or have scores sent to a college or place of employment, you must contact the ROE in the county you reside.
GED Transcript Request
To request copies of your GED transcript if you tested in Fulton, Hancock, McDonough, or Schuyler County, complete and submit this form:
Due to the COVID-19 virus and the limited access to testing, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) approved the suspension of the administration of the U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and the Flag Test (“Constitution Test”) through June 30, 2022. The ICCB awarded the Illinois High School Equivalency (HSE) Certification upon successful completion and passage of the GED® or HiSET® exam without completion of the Constitution requirement.
As of July 1, 2022, the Constitution requirement for awarding the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate returns. In order to complete the requirement, a test-taker will only need to complete the State of Illinois Constitution Module.
The new online Illinois Constitution Module (Constitution Module) has been developed to replace the former Constitution Test. The Constitution Module will be available beginning July 1 at https://www.ilconstitution.org/.
- It is estimated it will take two hours for a student to complete.
- It is available for HSE candidates to take independently and does not require proctoring at a testing center.
The Regional Office will no longer offer the Constitution Test. After completion of the Constitution Module, completers will be asked to provide information about themselves that will be used to match the completion with HSE records in the Illinois High School Equivalency Portal (Equivalency Portal). Completers will also be able to print or download a certificate showing the completion. It is recommended that completers not take the module until after completing one battery of HSE testing so they have a record in the portal.
The Spanish language translation remains in development and will be ready before October 1, 2022. The Constitution requirement for Spanish speaking test takers remains suspended until such time as it is completed and available online. When it is available, notification will be sent to the system and completion of the Constitution Module will be required. Regional Offices of Education will manually update the Constitution Module Date Completed on the high scores screen to indicate completion during this period.
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