The Texas State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency have made it official: GED will no longer be the only show in town for High-School Equivalency. The two tests that have been approved are the HiSET, produced by McGraw-Hill and the TASC, offered by ETS. Although, it may take some time for the HiSET and TASC to gain a foothold in Texas, it is still great news for the landscape of Texas literacy. Previously restricted by the limits of the GED, educators and students now have multiple options, with different testing methodology, formats, and pricing.
For more information here is the official press release by the TEA.
For comparison sake, here is a brief look at the different tests: