High School Equivalency Testing (also known as General Education Development)
If an individual comes to TAP and does not have a high school diploma or a GED, TAP offers courses that prepares participants to take and pass the High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing. Prior to 2014, this test was referred to as the General Education Development (GED) and in some states it is still referred to as such; however, in the state of Virginia, as of 2014, the test is referred to as the High School (HSE) Testing. For the clarity, the test will be referred to as HSE. The test has four parts that participants must pass in order to earn their HSE which are as follows: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. In preparing for the HSE (GED) tests, participants improve their abilities in Writing, Reading Comprehension, Mathematical Computations, and broaden their knowledge of Science and Social Studies. With a stronger skill set and broader knowledge base, participants are able to use these transferable skills and this knowledge to pursue further opportunities on their turnaround (TAP) journey. The HSE (GED) is important and a key component to individuals striving to improve their future because the HSE (GED) is often a requirement for employment , trade schools, and colleges.