DRC Announces TASC™ Updates for January 2020

Thursday, November 21, 2019
News Description: 

The Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) - which is the corporation that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) contracts with to develop and score the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™) - has announced that the TASC™ subtest forms PQR, and Readiness Assessment 8/9, will be launched in January 2020.

This notice is to provide you with some preliminary information and important dates about the transition from TASC™ Test MNO to TASC™ Test PQR. DRC will be sending out additional information to Test Centers in the coming weeks but wanted to make you aware of the form changes now.

Important Transition Dates: 

  • January 17, 2020: LAST day TASC Test MNO will be scheduled for administration
  • January 15-17, 2020: Paper-based versions of TASC Test PQR English delivered
  • January 21, 2020: TASC Test PQR and Readiness 8/9 English available
  • February 12-14, 2020: Paper-based versions of TASC Test PQR Spanish delivered
  • February 18, 2020: TASC Test PQR and Readiness 8/9 Spanish available

Please take note: Spanish testing will not be available between January 18-February 17, 2020. 

Test Coordinator Kits will be delivered to Test Centers between January 8-10, 2020. The kits will contain administrative materials to be used in conjunction with TASC Test PQR as well as copies of the Test Administration Manual. 

The DRC Online Registration and Scheduling System will automatically handle the correct assignment of test forms. TASC Test MNO can be scheduled for test dates up to and including January 17; TASC Test PQR will be scheduled for test dates beginning January 21st or February 18th, depending on whether testing in English or Spanish. 

After the delivery of TASC Test PQR, Test Centers will need to inventory the print-based testing materials received against the TASC Test Security Checklist that will be included in the shipment. Please use the same boxes to return your old TASC Test MNO materials to DRC for secure destruction by February 21, 2020

For more information on the TASC Test and the TASC 8/9 Readiness Assessment, please visit TASC wesbsite.