[TAS] Fact Sheet 2020-2021
*statitics from test takers who took the exam in 2015
of Labor Force who did not receive a high school diploma were unemployed in 2014 comparing to average of 5%.
of Labor Force who received a high school diploma were employed in 2014.
The Median Weekly Earnings in America in 2014
The Median Weekly Earnings of people who receive less than a high school dipolma.
In America, adults don't have a high school diploma.
7,000 students a day dropouts
Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds..
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
"Teenagers who mastered higher-level math classes were far more likely to graduate from college..." (pg.70)
Learning language of logic — Math
"Math is a language of logic. It is a disciplined, organized way of thinking. There is a right answer; there are rules that must be followed. More than any other subject, math is rigor distilled. Mastering the language of logic helps to embed higher-order habits in kids' minds: the ability to reason, for example, to detect patterns and to make informed guesses. Those kinds of skills had rising value in a world in which information was cheap and messy."
Dropped out in grades 11 or 12
Report some high school as their highest level of education.
Average age of passing HiSET exam.
Completed the HiSET battery within a year.
of the test takers passed the HiSET exam.
Took classes or a prep course for HSE exam.
Why taking HSE Classes?
18.3% wanted to attend 4-year university.
18.1% wanted to attend a 2-year college.
14.1% were seeking admission to a technical school.
14.7% were looking for a job.
3% wanted to join the military.