The TASC™ exam is one of three High School Equivalency (HSE) tests that are used in America. When you’ve passed the TASC exam, you will receive the High School Equivalency Diploma or Certificate from your state.
The TASC exam (like the GED® test) is for people who did not complete their regular H.S. education and offers them another chance to get hold of a secondary education credential that’s the equivalency of a standard high school degree.
The TASC is a standardized diagnostic exam developed by McGraw-Hill Education and Data Recognition Corp. The exam includes five individual modules (subtests) that are offered both in a computerized format and in a paper-and-pencil version.
TASC stands for “Test Assessing Secondary Completion” and the exam was introduced in America as a more affordable alternative to the General Education (GED) exam that was becoming very expensive and only available in a computerized format.
There are five separate TASC subtests that address the academic subject fields of Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science.
Testing can be done in English and Spanish but you cannot switch languages. The five TASC modules may be taken one at a time.
The TASC is offered by these states: Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
The TASC exam is no longer available in Texas, Michigan, Illinois, and California.
To help you with your preparation for the TASC exam, we have prepared a set of free tools for optimal TASC preparation.
The TASC is a challenging exam that measures test-takers’ readiness for attending credit-bearing academic courses and success in the employment market.
Practically all positions in the contemporary job market require applicants to hold at least a high school or equivalent degree. So securing your state’s HSE (High School Equivalency) diploma is crucial for success in college and getting a rewarding career.
The TASC passing standard is set at such a level that some forty percent of all high school grads would not be able to pass all five TASC subtests at their first try.
BestGEDClasses offers you the proper tools to get perfectly prepared, not only for the GED test but also for the TASC exam. As said before, there’s no requirement to take the entire TASC battery in one session. The five subtests can be taken independently.
Be aware, though, that online learning requires you to be able to learn independently and that you are self-disciplined. One of the benefits of online learning is that you are able to study where and at the time that suits you well.
The five TASC subtests are measured on a scale that ranges from 300 to 800. For all subtests counts that the passing score is 500. This means your total score must be at least 2500 points across the board and your essay score must be at least a 2 out of 8. Except for the essay section, all questions on the TASC subtests are in the multiple-choice format.
Getting optimally prepared is the key to success on the TASC exam. A list of states that use the TASC exam for their high school equivalency testing program can be found here.
Many locations across those states provide prep classes, often at no cost. The best way to get optimally prepared for the five TASC modules is probably a combination of attending a physical classroom in combination with an online TASC prep course (such as offered on this website at no cost).
Last Updated on April 7, 2021.