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TASC High School Equivalency Test

Computer-Based Testing (English Only) & Paper-Pencil Test (Spanish Only)

Tuesday & Thursdays

  • January 26 & January 28, 2016 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • February 23 & February 25, 2016 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • March 22 & March 24, 2016 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • April 26 & April 28, 2016 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • May 24 & May 26, 2016 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • July 26 & July 28, 2016 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • August 23 & August 25, 2016 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • September 27 & September 29, 2016 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • October 25 & October 27, 2016 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • November 15 & November 17, 2016 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • December 13 & December 15, 2016 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Subject Areas for the TASC Tests

Language Arts: Writing

The Writing Skills test consists of two parts. The score for this test is a combination of both scores.

Part I Multiple Choice (Time Limit-75 minutes) (50 items)

It is a multiple-choice test of the ability to edit and correct problems in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and organization.

  • Sentence Structure 30%
  • Organization 15%
  • Usage 30%
  • Mechanics (capitalization, and punctuation) 25%

Part II The Essay (Time Limit-45 minutes) (1 essay)

The test-taker must respond to an essay question in writing. The essay questions present an issue or situation with which the test taker is familiar. Two trained readers according to a method called “holistic scoring” score the essay section of the Writing Skills Test independently.

Social Studies (Time Limit-70 minutes) (50 items)

The Social Studies Test measures the ability to comprehend and use information in the content areas of history, economics, civics, government, geography, and world history. The focus of this test is assessing the test-taker’s ability to use concepts and information to solve problems or answer problems.

  • U.S. History 25%
  • Civics and Government 25%
  • Economics 20%
  • World History 15%
  • Geography 15%

Science (Time Limit-80 minutes) (50 items)

The Science Test measures the ability to comprehend and use information in the content areas of life science, the physical sciences, earth science, and space science.

  • Life Science (Biology) 45%
  • Earth and Space Science 20%
  • Physical Science-Chemistry and Physics 35%

Language Arts: Reading (Time Limit – 65 minutes) (40 items)

This Language Arts Reading Test measures the ability to comprehend and answer questions about literacy selections from popular literature and nonfiction prose, such as business documents.

  • Literary Text 75%
  • Nonfiction Prose 25%

Mathematics

Part I Calculator Usage (Time Limit-45 minutes) (25 items)

Part II No Calculator (Time Limit-45 minutes) (25 items)

The Mathematics Test measures problem-solving skills in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data, statistics, and probability. The focus is on the ability to solve problems in realistic contests. Item sets on the test may involve analyzing multiple pieces of information-charts, graphs, and tables.

  • Numbers, Number sense and Operations 25%
  • Measurement and Geometry 25%
  • Data, Statistics, and Probability 25%
  • Algebra, Functions, and Patterns 25%

Scores Needed to Pass

The test-taker must score at least 410 points on each individual sub-test out of 800 possible AND have at least 2250 total points to average 450 for all tests. A test-taker with the required average score will be eligible to receive a TASC High School Equivalency Diploma issued by the State of Indiana.

Retesting for the TASC

Retesting is allowed as many times as needed to pass. An individual may retest no more than 3 times in a calendar year.