HSE

New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) Office

 Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™)         

ANNOUNCEMENT:

TASC Coordinators and Examiners who were unable to attend or wish to review the January 22, 2015 CTB/McGraw-Hill Webinex on the new TASC Registration and Scheduling System may view this recording: TASC Test Administration Registration Webinexexit site  For requently asked questions about TASC test administration, click here.

You may also view the TASC Paper based test administrationexit site training, TASC Computer based test administrationexit site, TASC Test Accommodations Processexit site, or Managing the Return of TASC Test Materialsexit site training.

For TASC Test Administration training dates for TASC Coordinators and examiners, click here.

New York State has selected a new high school equivalency test called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™) to replace the General Educational Development (GED®) as the primary pathway to a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma effective January 2, 2014. The TASC™ is a secure, reliable and valid instrument that is used to verify that examinees have knowledge in core content areas equivalent to that of graduating high school seniors.  For more information Click Here (PDF File 134 KB). For information on the implementation of the TASC™, click here.

For brochure Click Here (PDF File 532 KB) For brochure with Spanish translation Click Here (PDF File 235 KB) For an accessible version of the brochure Click Here

TASC™ test results will be distributed approximately five to six weeks from the date of testing. Some results may take longer due to errors requiring manual reconciliation of records to insure accuracy.

Guidance Counselor Fact Sheet on TASC™ (PDF File 115 KB)

Grandfathering GED® test scores: A candidate may use up to four (4) passing GED® sub-tests (score of 410 or above) taken between 2002-2013 to count towards earning a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma. The use of these scores will be  allowed for two years (2014 and 2015). Each TASC™ sub-test that the candidate passes will be posted on the candidate's transcript. If the candidate does not pass the TASC™ sub-test but passed the same GED® sub-test, the GED® score will be accepted as a passing score. If a candidate has already passed all five (5) GED® sub-tests but did not attain the minimum total score of 2250, such candidate must pass at least one of the TASC™ sub-tests to obtain a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma.

TASC™ Testing with Accommodations in 2014

New York State high school equivalency candidates seeking accommodations for TASC™ testing in 2014 must apply for accommodations at:  www.tasctest.comexit site.  Please visit the TASC website for general information, directions and application forms.  Applicants will need to select and work with an official test center in their community to complete the application.  A directory of official public test centers in New York State can be found at www.acces.nysed.gov/hse/nys_map/counties.html  

The New York State HSE - High School Equivalency Office of the New York State Education Department coordinates TASC™ test administration throughout New York State. The Office is responsible for all aspects of HSE - High School Equivalency GED®/TASC™ testing, including:     

Please Note: The TASC™ tests are only given at official TASC™ testing centers approved by the New York State Education Department. 

GED® and the GED® Testing Service are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education® and may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education®. 

The TASC™ testing program is jointly administered by CTB McGraw Hill and the New York State Education Department.

CTB HelpDesk info :

TASC Test Customer Support
Toll-free telephone: 888.282.0589
Toll-free FAX: 877.800.9389
Email: TASCtest_helpdesk@ctb.com

Last Updated: February 26, 2015