Answering Your Top 10 FAQs About the TASC Test

December 12, 2014 thetasctest
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  1. How do I know if I passed?
Check with your testing center or State Department of Education to find out how to check the results of your TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion. Most states use an online portal to display the status of your high school equivalency exam. If the status of your test reads “Diploma” or “Passing Transcript,” you passed.   Your state is responsible for awarding you with your high school equivalency certificate if you’ve passed the TASC test and met any additional requirements.  
  1. When do I get my results? Can I see my scores online?
Each state has different policies and timelines for sharing score results with examinees. After McGraw-Hill Education CTB receives paper-and-pencil-based tests in the mail, it can take up to 10 business days for reports to load into the reporting system. If bubbling mistakes are made on the answer sheet, however, you can expect up to a 6-week delay before seeing your results. For computer-based tests, reports are added to the system within 24 hours.   You can obtain your results from your testing center. Typically, test centers forward results and issue diplomas within a day or two of obtaining the results from CTB. There is not yet a CTB-based online portal to check your scores or diploma status, so contact your test center for your full score report.   If you’re concerned with the whereabouts of your test results, contact your test center. You can request they provide you with a Candidate Report, which shows your preliminary results and scores on the subtests (except the Writing subtest). If your scores are not posted after 10 business days, you can call TASC test Customer Support at 888.282.0589 from 9 AM to 7 PM Eastern Time.  
  1. How does scoring work?
To pass the TASC test, you must score at least 500 out of 800 on each subject test, along with 2 out of 8 on the Writing prompt. If you don’t pass specific subject tests, you can retake those subject tests individually.   Passing scores for each TASC subject test were set using a nationally representative sample of high school seniors with norm-referenced information. The scores were validated through correspondence of cut scores to the 2002 GED® test series cut scores and the percentage of adult examinees expected to pass the TASC test, based on data from the field test.  
  1. How does the TASC test compare to the previous GED test?
CTB designed the TASC test after seeing a need for an affordable test that aligns to current educational standards. The previous GED test covered outdated content that didn’t align with the College and Career Readiness Standards. The TASC test gradually transitions examinees to the new national standards, focusing on preparing adults for careers or higher education rather than requiring them to memorize facts to pass a test.  
  1. What is on the Math subtest of the TASC test?
You should concentrate heavily on building your mathematical reasoning skills as you prepare to take the TASC Math subtest. Math has a reputation of overwhelming students, but any student can acquire the skills needed to pass the TASC test. You can learn to recognize and understand the building levels of mathematics – and that’s mathematical reasoning. Check out these resources as you prepare:
  1. What resources are available in Spanish?
There is a Spanish version of the TASC test, along with Spanish practice questions:
  1. Will you publish any additional preparation materials in the future (Spanish Readiness exam, additional readiness exam, Spanish version of the preparation book, etc.)?
Most study materials are published by organizations separate from CTB. Feel free to contact them with your questions as you search for the high school equivalency resources that are best for you.
  1. How do I find a TASC test center in my state?
If your state offers the TASC test, there are several testing centers you can access. Select your state to search for the center nearest you.
  1. What is the test schedule when the TASC test is taken over two days?
If your TASC test is scheduled over two days, your test center determines the order of the subject tests. Contact your center to find out the order so you can prepare for test day.
  1. Can homeschooled students take the TASC test to earn a diploma?
The TASC test was designed not only for adults who have not graduated from high school but also anyone 16 years of age or older who are not enrolled in a traditional school. Please note that the TASC test qualifies you for not a high school diploma but a high school equivalency, which is accepted as the equivalent to a high school diploma by most colleges and employers. Do you have any other questions about the TASC test? Explore our FAQs page, and contact us if there’s anything else you want to know.
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