Frequently Asked Questions About the TASC Exam

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Similarly to the GED and HiSET exams, the TASC exam (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), is a high school equivalency test.

In the vast majority of cases, students should pursue a high school diploma; earning a diploma typically results in higher wages as an adult and lets employers know that the worker can overcome a challenge. However, for teenagers who are at least 16 years of age, not currently enrolled in any high school, and do not have a high school diploma, the TASC may be available.

Frequently Asked Questions About the TASC Exam pWhat is similar about the TASC compared to the GED and HiSET?

Like other high school equivalency tests, students who take the TASC are allowed two retests per year. Some states allow students to take the exam up to three times annually. These tests also enable students to attend colleges or obtain jobs that require a high school diploma.

What is different about the TASC compared to the GED and HiSET?

One way that the TASC exam is different from other equivalency exams is that it is available in additional locations other than testing centers. State-approved testing centers may include other local schools and even correctional facilities. You can see a full list of states that accept the TASC below. TASC offers a helpful comparison chart between the TASC Test, the GED, and the HiSET.

What kinds of accommodations are available with the TASC?

The TASC is considered more accommodating to English-Language Learner (ELL) and special needs adults. They will provide exams online, in regular or large print, audio, and braille, as well as in English and Spanish.

Do I qualify to take the TASC?

You may qualify to take the TASC if you are at least 16 years of age, not currently enrolled in any high school, do not have a high school diploma, and are a legal resident of a state in which the TASC exam is offered. The age requirements may vary from state to state.

What states accept or provide the TASC?

As of June 2019, states that accept the TASC test are California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia.

Which subjects does the TASC exam cover?

The TASC exam is comprised of five sections:

  • Reading (variety of literature),
  • Writing (mechanics)
  • Math (algebra/geometry)
  • Science
  • Social Studies

These do not have to be taken all at once, but it is highly recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions About the TASC Exam iDoes Enlightium Academy offer preparatory courses for the TASC?

Enlightium Academy does not currently offer preparatory courses for the TASC.

Are there test preparation materials available for the TASC?

Yes. Official preparation materials are available in both English and Spanish for approximately $22. There are also printable practice tests available.

How much does the TASC exam cost?

According to the TASC website, exam costs vary state to state and also depend on testing centers. You will be able to see accurate pricing after creating an account through TASC and registering for an exam.  


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