Frequently Asked Questions
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You must be a Missouri resident, at least 17 years old, and have the ability to go into an onsite class to take the assessment tests. You must have a computer with internet access. Smart phones are not recommended for online studying.
Although MOLearns does not require you to be a computer expert, the class is ideally for people who have some computer experience. You should be able to search and browse the Internet comfortably. You should also have and email account and be comfortable receiving and sending emails.
MOLearns uses the Instructure Canvas classroom platform. In order to run Canvas, you just need a current web browser. You may be required to download additional updates to your computer for other programs to work properly. You must also have an email account.
Since we are funded completely through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), there is no cost to enroll. However, you do have to be a Missouri resident.
Please see the Intro to MOLearns to find out how to get started in class.
Our funding from DESE is based on the progress that our students make on their assessment tests. In order for the assessment tests to be valid, they must be proctored by an instructor, which means you must go to an onsite class to take them.
After you take the assessment tests in the onsite class, you or your instructor will mail/email/fax your scores to your MOLearns instructor. When those scores are received, you will be given assignments in the MOLearns classroom. When you complete those assignments, you may be asked to go back to the onsite class to take a post-test.
Yes, your username and password will only be assigned to you after you have submitted your assessment test scores.
The length of time it takes you to prepare depends upon how often you check into class, how much effort you put into your work, and at what level you need to start.
Both your online and onsite instructor will track your progress through your assessment test scores, assignments, and quizzes. They will let you know when they think you are ready for the test.
No, you can't actually take the high school equivalency online; you still have to go to your local testing center to take it. Please visit https://dese.mo.gov for more information regarding testing in Missouri.
Other high school equivalency questions? Go to https://hiset.ets.org