High School Equivalency Curriculum Framework

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The CUNY HSE Curriculum Framework assists adult education instructors in preparing students for their High School Equivalency Exam. The Framework integrates the College and Career Readiness Standards and provides guidance for teaching content and skills to HSE students in ELA/Social Studies, Science and Math.


  • Introduction

  • Social Studies: Integrating Reading & Writing

  • Science: Matter & Energy

  • Math: Problem-Solving in Functions & Algebra

  • Classroom Supports and Career Pathway Connections

  • Professional Development Recommendations

For information about the CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE Program, please contact CUNY’s HSE Professional Development Team at http://literacy.cuny.edu.

This project was made possible through WIA Incentive Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, with support from the New York State Department of Labor, Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions, in collaboration with the New York State Education Department, Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services.