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High School Equivalency Testing Program

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Colorado High School Equivalency Program

In April 2016, the Colorado Department of Education approved the use of three nationally recognized high school equivalency tests for students 17 years old and older, and 16 years old in some instances, in order to receive a Colorado high school equivalency diploma.

The three State Board of Education approved high school equivalency tests are: The General Educational Development (GED®) Test, provided by the GED Testing Service (GEDTS®); the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®), provided by Educational Testing Service (ETS); and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™), provided by CTB. 

Presentation of an official diploma or transcript received after passing one of these State-approved tests is considered equivalent to a high school diploma in order to obtain education or employment in Colorado.