Note that a new High School Equivalency (HSE) Test called TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) will replace the GED® Test in the beginning of 2014. It is possible that technical and logistical issues may delay the delivery of the test. However, at this time we are planning on a January implementation date.
The NEW High School Equivalency test (TASC-Test Assessing Secondary Completion) in New York - For information Click Here
Guidance Counselor Fact Sheet on TASC ( 31.5 KB)
TASC - NYS Educator Information Sessions
TASC Overview Session II - 9.6.13
Please note the following application dates and deadlines for High School Equivalency testing with accommodations for 2013-14.
. GED® testing applications for accommodations received after this date will be returned to applicants with directions to re-submit their requests on TASC application forms for test dates in 2014. TASC application forms for accommodations will be available on the NYSED website beginning November 2013 with approved test dates to commence in 2014.
How to prepare for the GED (124kb)
For students who wish to take the GED® test in calendar year 2013, you may take the test four times regardless of how many times you took the test in 2012.
The New York State GED® Testing Office of the New York State Education Department coordinates GED® Test administration throughout New York State. The Office is responsible for all aspects of GED® Testing, including:Scoring of all GED® Test materials;
- Generation of New York State High School Equivalency Diplomas and/or transcripts;
- Training all Examiners who administer the GED® Tests; and
- Maintaining GED® Testing Records, which date back to the 1950’s.
Please Note: The GED® Tests are only given at official GED® Testing Centers approved by the New York State Education Department. There is no online
or computer-based GED® testing available at the present time.
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 GED® testing program is jointly administered by the GED® Testing Service (GEDTS) of the American Council on Education and by the New York State Department of Education