While I have done similar projects to this one, on a more limited scale, it's nice to see HiSET do some of the heavy lifting. Below you will find a new resource from HiSET copied from their website.
Academy Math Videos
In collaboration with Khan Academy, the HiSET® program has
identified videos and exercises that can assist you in preparing for the HiSET
Math test. These training videos can improve the fundamental skills in Numbers
and Operations, Geometry, Data Analysis and Algebra that you need to be
successful on the HiSET Math test. See the Khan
Academy Instructional Support Videos and Exercises (PDF) for more
Friday, October 30, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Starting in January 2016, HiSET is changing the Writing exam.
Switch Freely Between Parts
While the test is still 120 minutes total, they will now allow the student to switch back and forth between the multiple-choice part and the essay. For most test-takers this will allow more time for the essay because the majority of people finish the first part with time left over. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this extra time due to the other major change. . .
Essays in Context
The essay prompt is now in the context of two opposing-sides essays. The test-taker must read the two essays and write a persuasive essay defending their side while acknowledging the opposition and citing the original texts.
HiSET provides "Scored Sample Writing Responses" here.
If you want information on all of the tests for 2016, go to HiSET's 2016 Test at a Glance.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
LINCS https://community.lincs.ed.gov/ An excellent resource for connecting with other Adult Education folks across the country and finding tons of resources.
PHET https://phet.colorado.edu/ Online simulations of math and science concepts. These are very useful, engaging and fun. The HTML5 ones work the best.
Illuminations http://illuminations.nctm.org/Default.aspx These are lessons, games, activities from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
TEAL https://teal.ed.gov/sites/default/files/Teal_Math_Works_Guide_508.pdf Math works guide from TEAL (Teaching Excellence in Adult Education).