High School Equivalency (HSE)

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The ACCES - HSE program oversees the administration of HSE tests (currently the Test Assessing Secondary Completion – TASC™), and the approval of 24 college credits for the issuance of the New York State High School Equivalency Diploma. 

        The office coordinates HSE test administration throughout New York State for approximately 50,000 testers per year and is responsible for the following aspects of HSE testing, including:

  • Approval of official HSE testing centers; 
  • Generation of New York State High School Equivalency diplomas and/or transcripts, including archival requests;
  • Training all examiners who administer the HSE tests; and
  • Maintaining HSE testing records (GED® and TASC™) dating back to the 1940’s.

 

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State Statute:             Education Law §317

State Regulation:      8NYCRR Part 100.7

 

FUNDING SOURCE(S):

State-                           81%

Federal-                      

Special Revenue-        19%

Total-                           $4.99m

 

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED: 37,000