Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™)
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 For brochure Click Here For brochure with Spanish translation Click Here
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). Candidates taking TASC™ for the first time must take all five TASC™ sub-tests. 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.com. 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:
- Generation of New York State High School Equivalency diplomas and/or transcripts;
- Training all Examiners who administer the TASC™ tests; and
- Maintaining GED® testing records, (which date back to the 1950’s) and TASC™ testing records
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.