Do you want to earn a high school equivalency diploma in New York?
Study to pass the NEW high school equivalency exam in 2014!
What is the new high school equivalency test called?
The new test is called the TASC test. TASC stands for Test Assessing Secondary Completion. The TASC test replaces the G.E.D. exam.
What do I need to know to pass the test?
The TASC test requires you to be a strong reader, writer and critical thinker. It has five sections: math, science, social studies, reading and writing.
What is the test format?
The TASC test has a multiple choice format, with some questions that require you to fill in numbers on a grid. It also has an essay section. You will take the test with pencil and paper, not on a computer.
What about my old G.E.D. scores? I passed some sections of the old test already.
You will be able to use the passing scores from up to four sections of the old G.E.D. test, but you will have to take every section of the new exam. You will need to provide your G.E.D. transcript. To order a copy of your transcript visit: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/duplicate_diploma.html
How can I apply to take the TASC test?
Visit http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/app_process.html to print a test application. LaGuardia has test dates available throughout 2014. Updates about testing are available at the NY State testing website: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/.
How can I prepare to take the TASC test?
LaGuardia offers free and tuition based courses to help you prepare. Daytime, evening and Saturday classes are available. For information about free classes call (718) 482 5385. For information about tuition courses call (718) 482 5744.
For information about classes for people 19 and younger, call (718) 482 5340. For information about classes for people who are deaf or hearing impaired, call (866) 553-3609 (VP/Voice) Visit http://laguardia.edu/uploadedFiles/ACE/pdf/HSE_Summer2014.pdf
When do classes begin?
LaGuardia’s high school equivalency prep classes are offered four times per year: winter, spring, summer and fall.
Is the test free?
The TASC test is free to anyone in New York State. You should never pay to take the test. IMPORTANT NOTE: You should never pay to take the test or for a high school equivalency diploma. To make sure you make an informed decision about test preparation, visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/adulted/downloads/pdf/know_before_you_enroll_english.pdf
Is the test available in more than one language?
The TASC test is available in English and Spanish.
Are there accommodations available for test takers with special needs?
TASC test takers are eligible for accommodations, provided they complete a special application process. To learn more about accommodations visit: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/accomodations.html
I earned a high school diploma in my home country. Do I need to take the TASC test to enroll in college?
You may be able to apply a high school diploma from another country for enrollment into college. To learn more, visit: http://www.cuny.edu/admissions/undergraduate/afteryouapply/outside/ss-credentials.html or call (212) 997-CUNY.
How can I learn more about the new test?
How can I prepare for next steps in my education or career?
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