The Fast Forward materials provide great preparation for the GED®, HiSET®, or TASC tests.
High school equivalency certificates are issued by the states. Beginning in January 2014, test options changed – there are now three test options: the GED® test, HiSET, and TASC. If you are unsure about which test to take, check with your state’s department of education, a local adult education center, or local community college.
|California||GED®, HiSET®, TASC|
|Colorado||GED®, HiSET®, TASC|
|Illinois||GED®, HiSET®, TASC|
|Mississippi||GED®, HiSET®, TASC|
|Nevada||GED®, HiSET®, TASC|
|New Jersey||GED®, HiSET®, TASC|
|New Mexico||GED®, HiSET®|
|North Carolina||GED®, HiSET®, TASC|
|Oklahoma||GED®, HiSET®, TASC|
|South Carolina||GED®, TASC|
|Texas||GED®, HiSET®, TASC|
|Wyoming||GED®, HiSET®, TASC|
No, the official tests are administered only at official testing centers designated by each state.
If you took the GED® test before January 2014, those scores will not carry over and you will need to retake all subject areas to earn a GED® credential. Your pre-2014 GED® test scores may count toward a score on the HiSET. Check with your local testing center to find out the rule in your state.
If you prefer to go to a class, you should check in your community for an adult education center. If you would like to study on your own, Fast Forward has an online course to help you prepare.
FastForward consists of four online courses that cover math, language arts, science, and social studies. The cost for one course is $36. All four courses can be purchased for $129. Some states have purchased a statewide license to make the four-course package available at a lower price for its residents. Click here to see current pricing.
You may purchase access to FastForward for either 6 months or 12 months. These are self-paced courses so each learner’s experience will be different. The time it takes depends on your individual needs and how much time you can devote to study.
You can extend your course access at a reduced rate.
Yes, the online courses require you to be connected to the internet.
You can log in from anywhere you have internet access. Check with your local library, learning center, or community center to see if they have computers you could use. It’s a very portable system.
All text, videos, and quizzes in our courses work on all major mobile devices. Devices that do not support Adobe Flash (e.g. iPhone, Android) will not display some of the interactive features, but that will not limit your success in the course.
We suggest you pursue your studies in the following order: language arts, social studies, science, and math. For each subject, we recommend that you begin with the pretest. The results of your pretest will determine a study plan for you, available on the left sidebar anytime you’d like to see it.
No. Once you purchase FastForward, you have access to every lesson in all subject areas. You can try any lesson you’d like. However, we recommend starting with the pretest and following the study plan, or, if you plan to take all lessons in a course, starting with lesson 1.1 and working your way through in order.
Detailed instructions on how to do this and other administrative functions in FastForward are available in the Teacher Toolkit.
Yes. FastForward includes gradebooks and reports in each subject area. Instructions on how to access those are also available in the Teacher Toolkit.
Yes! Study plans can include lessons that are automatically assigned based on their pretests as well as lessons that are assigned by their teachers.
Teachers can choose to specify a subject or date ranges in the time on task report.
With a more rigorous GED® test and alternate tests now required for dropouts to prove high school equivalency proficiency, KET has created FastForward: College and Career Ready—an innovative, highly effective, multi-platform learning system to help students get ahead.
The FastForward system is produced by KET, Kentucky Educational Television. KET is the largest PBS member network in America, delivering both the PBS national schedule and our own wide range of local arts, cultural, documentary, and public affairs productions throughout Kentucky and into surrounding states.
KET is widely acknowledged as the premier producer of adult basic skills and workplace education programming, much of which is broadcast nationally on PBS and cable television stations.
Education gives us access to better jobs and higher earnings—even better health and happier, longer lives. Yet, 1 in 5 adults in America don’t have a high school diploma or a GED® credential.