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The High School Equivalency Program (HSEP) or In-School GED Option Program is designed to provide an alternative for high school students, age 16 and over, who are at risk of not graduating from high school and earning a high school diploma.

Districts with a HSEP see Announcements on the left hand menu for the latest information and tracking sheets for the 2013-2014 school year.

2014 CBT (Computer Based Testing) Procedures for HSEP students

  1. After the student has registered to test at
    1. Ensure they have marked they are still in High School and are in a GED Option Program (HSEP)
  2. Complete the Authorization Form and submit it back to TEA or email @
  3. TEA – HSEP will log into GED Manager and approve your student to test
    1. Typically this is done on a daily basis
    2. You can send a reminder email to approve your student for testing at
  4. Once approved, the student can then schedule to test.

Note: HSEP students do not need the parent / guardian underage form.

Reporting Information:

HSEP Forms - Information and how to request

PEIMS Reporting  - ADA Funding for HSEP Students

Annual Reporting for American Council on Education, GED Testing Service

End of Course Assessment Testing and HSEP Students requirements for testing

Program Authorization

Texas Education Code - Chapter §29.087

Commissioner's Rules - Chapter 89, Subchapter DD

Additional Information:

GED Testing Home Page

American Council on Education - GED Testing Service (GEDTS)

GED Test Center Locator

For More information Contact:


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Commissioner Williams to appoint Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

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April 11, 2014

Proclamation 2016 to include ethnic studies materials

 The State Board of Education Friday broadened its call for new textbooks for Special Topics in Social Studies to include but not be limited to, Mexican American Studies, African American Studies, Native American Studies and Asian American Studies.

April 10, 2014

2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles now available on TEA website

 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced that the 2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles is available on the Texas Education Agency website.