The Test Assessing Secondary Completion, abbreviated as the TASC, is one form of a national high school equivalency exam. Persons in search of post-secondary education or employment options certainly understand the importance of holding a high school diploma. However, many candidates do not hold one. Although an exam or certificate cannot replace a traditional education, completing a high school equivalency program and exam is the first big step in opening doors for a brighter future.
The TASC is offered in a variety of states as it must be designed to comply with individual state guidelines and regulations for education. An individual may take the TASC if they have not yet received a high school equivalency diploma, a high school diploma, and are not enrolled in high school. As an individual test taker, it is a candidate’s responsibility to verify their eligibility for the test and check if it meets necessary requirements for their ideal educational program or employment. After evaluating requirements and deciding that the TASC is the best option for your future, it is most important to understand the test breakdown.
Like most other high school equivalency tests, the TASC will test a candidate in four main subject areas critical to a traditional education: language arts, math, science, and social studies. Similar to other exams, the TASC also divides the language arts component into two official sections: one for reading and one for writing. The math section is divided into two sections to designate questions which a candidate can and cannot use a calculator. A formula sheet is provided.
The chart below provides an overview for the TASC breakdown.