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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties
Course SummaryStudy short, engaging lessons to review science subjects such as inorganic chemistry, earth science, ecology and anatomy prior to taking the HiSET Science exam. This comprehensive study guide is designed to cover all of the topics you can expect to be tested on during the exam and help you prepare to earn the best score you can.
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About This Course
Getting ready for the HiSET Science exam can easily be accomplished by using our fun video lessons and brief quizzes. All of the topics included in this subtest are addressed in our course. You can brush up on cell biology, enzymatic biochemistry, genetic engineering, human body systems, ecosystems and the atmosphere. Subject-matter experts present the lessons in each chapter in a fun and interesting manner. If you complete the quiz that accompanies each chapter, you'll know whether there are any areas that require additional study.
About the HiSET
The HiSET is quickly catching on as an alternative to other high school equivalency testing. Many states already offer the exam, and more locations are adopting this test every day. The test is offered on scheduled dates throughout the year and is available in paper- and computer-delivery. Test-takers may choose to accomplish one subtest at a time, or complete the entire battery in one day. In addition to science, subtests measure proficiency and knowledge in language arts - reading, language arts - writing, math and social studies.
Questions on the science test are based on areas that include astronomy, physics, botany, chemistry, health and zoology, with a large percentage of the questions dealing with scientific investigations. Items might ask you to choose the most appropriate design for research questions, determine which conclusions might be inferred, or evaluate the procedures used.
HiSET Registration and Preparation
As the least expensive high school equivalency test available, the cost and registration requirements for the HiSET vary by state or jurisdiction. You may be able to register online, by phone or through the testing center. Make sure that the name under which you register exactly matches that on the form of ID you'll bring on test day.
By completing this prep course, you'll have access to all of the video lessons and quizzes to effectively prepare for the science subtest. Videos and text lessons can also help you learn testing strategies, and they offer practice with the very types of questions you might encounter on the exam.
HiSET Scoring and Score Reports
The science subtest is composed of 50 multiple-choice questions for which you'll have 80 minutes for completion. A minimum score of 8 out of 20 is required on this subtest. A total scaled score of at least 45 out of 100 is then required on the complete battery of five subtests. As a rule, you should be able to access your test results online in 3-5 business days for the multiple-choice subtests. If you don't meet the minimum score requirements, you can retake the test as many as two times in one calendar year.
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