Reporting Student Data for TASC Subtest Exemptions during COVID-19

Date: 
Friday, June 5, 2020
News Description: 

The NYSED Board of Regents have adopted many regulatory changes to address educational challenges during COVID-19. For more information, please review the High School Equivalency (HSE) Guidance.

One regulatory change addresses students who were planning to take (canceled) TASC sub-tests and provides exemptions from TASC testing during COVID-19 if the following criteria are met:

  • Enrolled in an approved alternative High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation program or an adult education preparation program; and
  • Previously took and passed a combination of at least three Regents examinations and/or applicable TASC or GED subject sub-tests; and
  • For the remaining two sub-tests, the student achieves a passing grade in the corresponding preparation program coursework.

Reporting of student data to the NYSED HSE Office will be conducted by alternative education and adult education preparation program administrators and not by individual student applicants.   Students who believe they may be a candidate for this exemption, should work directly with their preparation program.  If HSE preparation programs have questions, please contact HSETC@nysed.gov.Thank you.