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About TASC Test

TASC test is a state-of-the-art and affordable national high school equivalency assessment that assesses five subject areas including Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. It measures examinees’ levels of achievement relative to that of graduating high school seniors, and readiness for college and the workforce, as outlined by the Common Core State Standards.

A New Way of Looking at Education

These days everything changes including the way students learn and teachers teach. If you were in high school today, you would be in the middle of one of the greatest changes in education since the invention of the computer. It is all about a new way of looking at education, teaching “deep” instead of “wide.” Teaching deep means going into what something really means and being able to understand and analyze it. Teaching wide happens when many facts are covered and memorized so you can answer questions on a test. Going deep is all about learning to think about what you are studying, instead of memorizing or simply guessing the answers.

Teachers and others who create education policies developed this new approach called the Common Core State Standards. They believed that students in America were not receiving an education that was competitive with other students around the world.

The Common Core State Standards need to be relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that people need for success in college and careers.  In the states that are using the standards, students must be able to meet the goals set by the Common Core in all grades and all subjects. That means that the standards have changed for anyone graduating high school, so the exam for a high school equivalency needed to change as well.

To meet the new standards for a high school equivalency test, CTB/McGraw-Hill developed TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion, the test that examinees will be taking to get their high school equivalency.

 

Passing the TASC Test

Passing TASC test means you will need to show a level of knowledge and skill that meets or surpasses approximately 60 percent of graduating high school seniors. That means passing TASC test puts you in the same league as a 40 percent of the graduating high school seniors. And that is something to be proud of.

TASC test also measures your readiness for college and the 21st century workforce, in which new skills such as computer literacy, science and mathematics are more important than ever.

 

Here are some more things you need to know about TASC test:

• Three TASC test assessments are available each year in English and Spanish.

• There are accommodations if you have special needs including large print, Braille, and audio.

• The online platform used by TASC test is the same secure platform used by other programs with which you may be familiar – TABE® Online

• TASC test also offers an online registration website to make signing up as easy as 1-2-click.