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For more information about the Culver City Adult School High School Equivalency Tests, please call  (310) 842-4300.                                                                                        

The CA State Board of Education has approved the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test), the GED (General Education Development), and the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) as tests to be used to earn a California High School Equivalency Certificate.

Culver City Adult School offers classes for students who need to prepare for these tests. Learning can be achieved through teacher-directed classes, learning lab, online software, books, and pre/posttests evaluations.

Classes are open:

 Mondays through Thursdays

                               9 am to 1:30 pm                             

                                3:15 to 5:15 pm                              

  5:30 to 8:30 pm


The High School Equivalency Test (HISET) exam is the new alternative to the GED test; it can help you achieve the important state-issued high school equivalency credential.

Passing the HiSET exam shows that you have attained the academic knowledge and proficiency equivalent to those of a high school graduate. The HiSET exam has also been aligned to the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education that were released in April 2013. The HiSET diploma/certificate is accepted by employers and accredited colleges in all 50 of the United States.

And since the HiSET exam measures essential components of the CCR Standards for Adult Education and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it helps identify the areas where you are career and college ready. A score of 15 on each subtest demonstrates college and career readiness.

The HiSET exam includes five subtests and will be about 7 hours long with the timing for each subset as follows:

  • Language Arts - Reading (65 minutes)
  • Language Arts - Writing (120 minutes)
  • Mathematics (90 minutes)
  • Science (80 minutes)
  • Social Studies (70 minutes)

For more information on the HiSet, please visit     

This website has many resources for test takers. Be sure to check out the practice tests and study guides.



The General Educational Development (GED) Test is designed for people who, for various reasons, did not graduate from high school but want a certificate equivalent to the traditional high school diploma. The 2014 GED Test is administered on a computer at an authorized Pearson VUE Testing Center. The GED test will be about 7.5 hours long with the timing for each module as follows:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes; including a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Social Studies (90 minute) 
For more information on the GED, please visit                                       
This website has many resources for test takers. Be sure to check out the practice tests and study guides.



TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™  is a state-of-the-art and affordable national high school equivalency assessment that assesses five subject areas including Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. It measures examinees’ levels of achievement relative to that of graduating high school seniors, and career and college readiness, as outlined by the Common Core State Standards.

To pass TASC test, examinees must demonstrate a level of achievement that meets or surpasses approximately 40 percent of the nation’s graduating high school seniors. Approximately 60 percent of high school seniors would be expected to pass all five TASC test subject area tests.

For more information on TASC, please visit

This website has many resources for test takers.  Be sure to check out the practice tests and study guides.