About the TASC
The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) is a high school equivalency test that measures test takers' readiness to attend college or excel in the 21st century workforce. This Common Core-aligned exam is the result of a partnership between Data Recognition Corporation and individual states. The test was developed using new education standards that ensure American students are competitive on a global scale in areas like science, computer literacy and mathematics.
The TASC is divided into five subtests: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Each subtest consists of multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response item and technology-enhanced item. The Reading subtest also consists of and up to 8 passages and lasts 85 minutes, while the Writing subtest lasts 105 minutes and includes 1 writing prompt. The Math subtest features gridded-response items and lasts 50 minutes for Section 1 and 55 minutes for Section 2. Both the Science and Social Studies subtests include stimuli and last 75 minutes and 85 minutes, respectively.
You are required to pass each subtest with a score of 500 to pass the TASC test. The Writing subtest also requires at least a 2 out of 8 on the writing prompt. By earning your passing score, you will have showcased knowledge and skills that meet or exceed those of approximately 60 percent of graduating high school seniors. The TASC is available at any state-approved testing site (including correctional facilities) in online and/or paper-and-pencil formats. In addition to English, tests are available in Spanish. To take the TASC test, you must be at least 16 years old, not be currently enrolled in and have not graduated from high school and meet other local or state requirements.
To get up to speed with concepts covered on each subtest of the TASC exam, explore test prep courses that include the following:
- TASC Mathematics: Prep and Practice
- TASC Reading: Prep and Practice
- TASC Science: Prep and Practice
- TASC Social Studies: Prep and Practice
- TASC Writing: Prep and Practice
About Study.com TASC Courses
Enjoy engaging overviews of concepts covered on each TASC subtest with help from our test prep courses. Our short video and text lessons allow you to delve into topics like grammar and usage, the American Civil War, human impacts on Earth systems, American drama and quadratic equations. Feel free to navigate these lessons in any order and visit as often as you'd like.
The courses are available 24 hours a day and can be accessed using any computer, smartphone or tablet with an Internet connection. This flexibility makes it easy to study whenever and wherever your schedule permits. If you develop content-specific questions while studying these courses, don't hesitate to submit them to our subject-matter experts. Use the dashboard to keep track of your activity and revisit specific portions of these courses any time.
As you progress through the courses, be sure to use our multiple-choice quizzes to gauge your understanding of key lesson concepts. Take our chapter exams and final course exams to get broader reviews of the lessons while familiarizing yourself with questions formatted similarly to those on the subtests.
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