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ALP Landing Page for: HiSET ELA

Instructor: Mary Jones

Meeting Times:

ELA HiSET 1: Evening

Tuesday 6:15 pm-8:45 pm

Thursday 6:15 pm-8:45 pm

Office Hours: 

By appointment

Please use the Zoom link below for appointments.

Phone: 417-413-4609





Class Notes:

HiSET is a class to get ready for taking the high school equivalency test.

Course Syllabus:


Weeks 1 – 4 (Unit 1)

Community: Who are we? Where do we come from? How can we become a community of learners? How do we establish habits that will lead to academic success?


Weeks 5 – 9 (Unit 2)

Power: How is power structured? Who has power? Who has been historically excluded from power? What are our

rights and responsibilities in a democracy?


Weeks 8 – 13 (Unit 3)

Culture and Traditions:

What do we value? How do we create legacies? How can we learn from the legacies of the past?


Weeks 14 – 18 (Unit 4)

Fears & Goals: What do we strive for? What do we fear? How will we overcome fears to reach goals?


Weeks 20 – 28 (Unit 5)

Overcoming: What lessons can we learn from those who fought for civil rights? How can we advocate for ourselves

(and others) in the present using lessons from the past?


How have women been represented and treated

in history? How have women overcome challenges? How do we overcome our own challenges?



Weeks 27 – 32 (Unit 6)

Truth: Who do we trust(and how do we know)? What makes something or someone credible? How do we find credible

information amid widespread misinformation/disinformation?


Weeks 34 – 40 (Unit 7)

Learning from the Past and Looking to the Future: How has industry

and technology changed our world from past to present? How do these changes impact me? What changes do we wish

to implement in our lives? What specific steps will we

take to implement those changes?



Weeks 1 – 4 (Unit 1)

Addition and Subtraction (Week 1)

Multiplication and Division (Week 2)

Multiplication Tables Review (Week 2)

Decimal Place Value (Week 3)

Rounding (Week 3)

Review/Word and HiSET Problems/Unit 1 Test (Week 4)

Unit Outcome:  Making sure that basic math skills are good


Weeks 5 – 9 (Unit 2)

Fractions/Reducing Fractions (Week 5 and 6)

Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions (Week 7)

Multiply and Dividing Fractions (Week 8)

Review/Word and HiSET Problems/Unit 2 Test (Week 9)

Unit Outcome:  Good understanding of fractions


Weeks 10 – 14 (Unit 3)

Converting Fractions to Decimals/Converting Decimals to Fractions/Decimals to Percent (Week 10)

Finding Part/Finding Whole (Week 11)

Box Method (Week 12)

Percent Change (Week 13)

Review/Word and HiSET Problems/Unit 3 Test (Week 14)

Unit Outcome:  Learning Percents



Weeks 15 – 18 (Unit 4)

Tables (Week 15)

Bar and Line Graphs (Week 16)

Circle Graph (Week 17)

Review/Word and HiSET Problems/Unit 4 Test  (Week 18)

Unit Outcome:  Knowing graphs and charts for HiSET testing



Weeks 19 – 22 (Unit 5)

Lines/Angles/Triangles (Week 19)

Pythagorean theorem(Weeks 20)

Perimeter/Area Circle, Square, and Triangle (Weeks 21)

Word and HiSET Problems/Review/Unit test 5 (Week 22)

Unit Outcome:  Basic geometry knowledge and definitions



Weeks 23 – 28 (Unit 6)

Exponent and Square Roots (Weeks 23)

Scientific Notation (Week 24)

Inequalities (Week 25)

Coefficient and variables/Distributive Property (Week 26)

Order of Operations (Week 27)

Solving One-Step Equations (Week 28 and 29)

Review/Word and HiSET Problems/Unit Test (Weeks 30)

Unit Outcome:  To know Algebra in order to work word problems



Weeks 29 – 31 (Unit 7)

Probability and Word Problems (Week 29 and 30)

Review/Word and HiSET Problems/Unit Test (Week 31)

Unit Outcome:  To know probability and be able to work word problems


Week 32-35 (Unit 8)

Word Problems

Unit Outcome:  Know how to use steps to make word problems like plug-in formula


Week 35–40 (Unit 9)

Word Problems

Review of Percent, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and HiSET Questions

Unit Outcome:  Basic review to get ready for HiSET Math test

Course Rubric:

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