According to Illinois School Code, the responsibility of overseeing the Illinois High School Equivalency Testing Program is entrusted to the Regional Superintendent's Office. Passing one of the IHSE test offerings entitles registrants (17 years of age or older without a high school diploma) to receive a high school equivalency certificate.
IHSE TESTING OFFERED IN ILLINOIS
|Joliet Junior College offers TASC computer based testing at all four of their testing sites, paper based HISET testing is offered at all four locations. Pearson-Vue is available at the Main Campus ONLY.|
|Computer based only||Paper/pencil & Computer||Paper/Pencil & computer|
|Language Arts||Social Studies||Social Studies|
|Social Studies||Language Arts Reading||Language Arts Reading|
|Language Arts Writing||Language Arts Writing|
|$120 whole battery||$90 for whole battery||$92 for whole battery|
|$30 per test||$18 per individual test||$18.40 per test|
|Passing Scores||Passing Scores||Passing Scores|
|Minimum passing score 145 on each subtest||Minimum score of 8 on each subtest. Minimum score 2 out of 8 on essay. Total standard score of at least 45 on all 5 subtests.||
Minimum passing score 500 in each subject need 2 out 8 on Esssay test 2500 total min. passing score.
Any verifications Pearson Vue requests at the time of the on-line application process ie. withdrawal/drop letter from high school or court order are to be sent to Caitlyn Barnes at ICCB in Springfield.
These verifications are to be faxed to (217)558-6700 or e-mailed to Caitlyn Barnes at Caitlyn.E.Barnes@illinois.gov. Caitlyn approves these verifications and then notifies Pearson-Vue to allow the person to finish their registration on line. The applicant will get an e-mail from Pearson-Vue when the verification has been approved.
The Regional Office of Education will continue to offer the Constitution Test. Please call Pam Stofko at (815) 740-8360 to schedule an appointment.
We are custodians of Illinois High School Equivalency records for individuals who tested in Will County as well as Joliet Job Corps and all Will County Correctional Centers.
To request a Illinois High School Equivalency transcript IHSE Transcript Form
**Effective July 1, 2016 Official transcript fee will be increasing to $6 per transcript through June 30, 2017.**