• TASC Examination
    Taking the TASC Exam

    The TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) is a HSE (High School Equivalency) test, which replaced the GED® in New York State.
    The TASC measures readiness for college or workforce as outlined by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and relative to that of graduating high school seniors. When candidates pass the TASC they receive a diploma that is equivalent to a high school diploma.
    Employers, as well as admissions offices in colleges and universities accept the TASC certificate or diploma as they would a high school diploma.

    Examinee Cost - $0 in New York State

    TASC is a paper-and-pencil format in ENGLISH ONLY. To take the TASC in Spanish you will need to find an alternate test site. The TASC Tests are only given at official TASC Testing Centers (http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/nys_map/counties.html) approved by the New York State Education Department.

    What is covered on the TASC?
    The TASC test assesses five subject areas, which matches a high school curriculum including:
    – Language Arts: Reading- 70 minutes
    – Language Arts: Writing- 110 minutes* (For both parts)*
    – Mathematics- 90 minutes*
    – Science- 80 minutes
    – Social Studies- 70 minutes

    TASC Detailed Test Design
    *We will provide a calculator on the day of your exam; you may not use your own calculator. You will need to be familiar with the TI30XS Multi-view Scientific Calculator before you sit for the TASC exam.

    A Guidebook, for the TI-30XS Multi-view Scientific Calculator, can be found here: TI30XS Guide

    Taking the TASC with Special Accommodations
    Documentation guidelines and forms can be found by clicking here (http://www.tasctest.com/accommodations-for-disabilities.html).
    Allow six to nine months for processing and approval of special accommodation requests.

    What are the requirements to take the TASC Test?
    You must have 2 forms of identification to sit for the test!
     - Proof of New York State residency (utility bill, library card, credit card statement, etc.)
     - Examinees that do not appear for testing on their scheduled test date or arrive with unacceptable identification will forfeit their seat and not be rescheduled for testing.
     - Bring at least two pencils and a pen.
     - Examinees that do not appear for testing on their scheduled test date or arrive with unacceptable identification will forfeit their seat and not be rescheduled for testing.

    How do I register for a TASC Exam?
     - ALL Applicants must complete, sign & return the Standard TASC Application (attachment A) (2pages). All incomplete applications will be returned.
     - You must submit a copy of your government issued photo ID with your application (school ID will not be accepted).
     - Must complete a Standard TASC Application (attachment A); including items 13-17 plus enclose a copy of your most recent TASC/GED score report (do not mail your original score report). Continue reading for information on previous test scores.

    Mail your completed application to:
    Great Neck Adult Learning Center

    TASC Testing
    105 Clover Drive, Great Neck, NY 11021

    Incomplete applications will be returned.
    -Examinees will be scheduled for the first available test date.
    -Examinees that do not appear for testing on their scheduled test date will not be rescheduled for the exam.
    -Examinees that arrive late or with unacceptable identification will not be seated for the exam.

    What happens after I register for the exam?
    1. Once your application is received we will begin processing your application. Allow about 3 weeks for us to register you. Completed applications are processed in the order in which they are received.
    2. After you are successfully registered for the test, you will receive a confirmation in the mail. Confirmation letters are mailed to the address on your application, about one month prior to your registered exam date.
    3. BRING YOUR CONFIRMATION & YOUR TWO FORMS OF ID on the test dates. Arrive on time, with a pen and pencils.

    Are my GED® scores going to be grandfathered?

    YES. The New York State Education Department allowed passing GED test scores to be grandfathered.

    Candidates taking TASC for the first time must take all five TASC sub-tests.

    *Once you have taken the entire TASC exam your score report will combine both the TASC and GED® scores.
    A candidate may use up to 4 passing GED® sub-tests (score of 410 or above) and they will count towards earning a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma.
    Each TASC sub-test that the candidate passes will be posted on the candidate's transcript. If the candidate does not pass the TASC sub-test but passed the same GED® sub-test, the GED® score will be accepted as a passing score.
    If a candidate has already passed all 5 GED® sub-tests but did not attain the minimum total score of 2250, such candidate must pass at least one of the TASC sub-tests to obtain a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma.

    Prepare for the TASC exam
    The Great Neck Adult Learning Center offers High School Equivalency preparation classes days, evenings and weekends. For more information please call us at

    Additional TASC Resources
    Sample Questions (http://www.tasctest.com/sample-questions.html)
    Find a Prep Program (http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/nys_map/countiesprep.html)

    TASC Test Dates
    For information on alternative testing sites please click here(http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/nys_map/counties.html).

    Make sure the application is completely filled out and signed. Incomplete applications will be returned.
    The TASC is a 2-day test. Candidates that arrive late or without proper ID will not be seated for the exam. Candidates that violate cell phone restrictions, deface test booklets or exhibit inappropriate conduct risk having their scores invalidated and will not be permitted to test.

    We can only accept applications for one TASC exam per trimester. If you fail to show up for your scheduled TASC and you do not advise our office 10 days in advance, you will not be eligible to reschedule testing at the GNALC.

    Testing Schedule:
     - November 3 and 4
     - February 2 and 3
     - April 20 and 21

    Other Important Information:

    1. This is a 2-day test (All re-testers must show for the first day of testing).
    2. You may be denied admission if you are late or if your ID is not acceptable.
    3. Students that register and fail to show for their test date will be asked to find a different test location.
    There is no online or computer-based TASC testing available at the present time.
    4. You will get your scores directly from the New York State Education Department in approximately 6-8 weeks after your exam.
    5. You must wait 60 days before you may retest.
    6. The Great Neck Adult Learning Center does not mail your score report. You may request a transcript or check that status of your report by clicking HERE (http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/verify_status.html


    Link to TASC video (video created by Madison-Oneida BOCES)


    Please call 516.441.4958 for additional information