HSED for English Learners

What is the HSED for English learners?

Literacy Services of Wisconsin’s High School Equivalency Diploma for English Learners (HSED-EL) is an innovative approach to meeting the needs of adult English language learners in today’s world. Designed specifically for English learners of any language background, it provides a pathway for those in need of a high school (U.S. grades 9-12) credential to gain academic, workforce readiness, and English language skills all in one place. The state-approved PI 5.09 program is based on the Common Core State Standards and the CSSO English Language Proficiency Standards, incorporating best practices for content-based instruction in language learning environments. The program emphasizes essential English language skills such as speaking, reading, and writing in preparation for post-secondary education and the workplace. Learners are assessed on classroom-based projects-- not standardized tests-- and are provided a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to learning that equips them with the skills needed to further their education and excel in the workforce. 

Earn Your HSED this Spring while advancing your English language skills!
Spring 2022
May 2nd - August 25th
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Online and in-person!



  • Strong Computer Skills Experience browsing the internet, basic typing, creating documents, responding to emails, and using other online apps as needed.
  • Wisconsin Resident Must be 18.5 years or older.
  • Difficulty Testing Or unable to pass the GED exam.
  • Test Level Students will be tested as part of the enrollment process. Students must achieve an NRS 4 on a Level 3 TABE CLAS-E English Reading and Writing test.
  • Language Proficiency Expectations Students who wish to enroll should feel comfortable holding at least a short conversation in English. This means being able to listen and respond appropriately.

Apply by March 4th!

Do you have questions or are you interested in enrolling? Email us!

Caitlin Petersen caitlin@literacyservices.org
Patrice Vnuk - patrice@literacyservices.org 

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