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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. The High School will need to 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

End of Course Assessment Testing and HSEP Students requirements for testing

There will be no 2013-14 Annual Reporting for American Council on Education, GED Testing Service

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)

For More information Contact:


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Commissioner Williams seeks extension of ESEA waiver and extends teacher, principal evaluation and support systems pilot

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TEA launches federal grant flexibility initiative

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July 14, 2014

Commissioner Williams names Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

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TEA advises districts of Community and Student Engagement deadline

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