What are passing scores for tasc?



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TASC FAQ’s
What are passing scores for TASC?
The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) scores range from 300 – 800. The passing score for each subtest is 500. In order to pass the Writing subtest a student must score a 500 and pass the essay question. Students need to pass all five subtests, or have grandfathered GED® subtest scores in order to pass TASC and achieve a High School Equivalency Diploma.
How is the essay scored?
The essay (referred to as a “writing prompt” by CTB/McGraw Hill) will be scored by two readers at CTB. The two readers will each score the essay on a scale of 0-4. In order to pass the Writing subtest, the student must receive a total score of at least 2 out of a possible 8 points.
I passed some GED subtests, will those scores count?

A candidate may use up to four (4) passing GED® sub-tests (score of 410 or above) taken between 2002-2013 to count towards earning a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma. The use of these scores will be allowed for two years (2014 and 2015). Candidates taking TASC™ for the first time must take all five TASC™ sub-tests. 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 five (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.

If I take the TASC in Spanish, is there an ESL test I can take to get my diploma in English?



There is no ESL test. To get an HSE diploma in English, the TASC™ test must be taken in

English. When an examinee takes and passes the TASC™ test in Spanish. The HSE diploma will have a Spanish designation. No other languages are available.

When will I receive my scores?


If you tested in January, February, March, or April you will get your scores in late spring 2014. If you test after April your scores will be provided approximately six weeks from the date of testing.

Why is it taking so long to score my test?



The timeline for the reporting of scores for early 2014 testers has been set to allow time to review data to support the validity of the passing scores on the new TASC test for NYS examinees.

I would like to take the test on computer, where can I register for a computer based test?


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Where can I find prep materials?


You can find sample TASC questions on CTB’s website:

http://www.tasctest.com/sample-items-and-answer-keys-for-test-takers.html, and

http://www.tasctest.com/practice-items-for-test-takers.html

You can also find TASC test study guides at book stores or on-line. SED does not recommend products.
How do I apply for special accommodations?
For information about accommodations go tot http://www.tasctest.com/accommodations-for-disabilities-for-test-takers.html

Or call (888) 282-0589

Or email TASC_HELPDESK@CTB.com
Where can I find out more information about the test?
The New York State Education Department has a brochure:

http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/

TASC™ test is a national test. The test producer has a website with information. Go to: http://www.tasctest.com/
NYSED/ACCES

Computer Based TASC Testing Centers FY13/14

RAEN Region

Agency

Location

Phone #

Contact Person

NY City


Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center


163 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

212 – 961 - 6047

Tanya Brown

NYC Department of Education


Queens Adult Learning Center

27-35 Jackson Avenue

Long Island City, NY 11101


718-638-2635 x1021


Carlisa Vanable

Mid Manhattan Adult Learning Center

212 West 120th Street

New York, NY 10027


Bronx Adult Learning Center

East Tremont Avenue

Bronx, NY 10465


Brooklyn Adult Learning Center

475 Nostrand Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11216


Queens Educational Opportunity Center

Flushing Adult Learning Center

41-17 Main Street

Flushing, NY 11355


718-661-1241

Gary Beharry

LIC Adult Learning Center

37-44 21st Street

Long Island City, NY 11101


718-752-3723/3721


Nikeisha Smothers


Central Southern Tier

Broome Tioga BOCES

500 Main Street

Johnson City, NY 13790



607-763-3638

Joan Ross

Cayuga Onondaga BOCES


1879 West Genesee Street

Auburn, NY 13021



315-253-0361 ext 5130

Kristie Fitzgerald

Great Southern Tier BOCES


459 Philo Road

Elmira, NY 14903



607-739-7684

Sheryl Marsh

Madison Oneida BOCES


508 Second Street

Utica, NY 13501



315-738-7300

Ed Klesse

214 West Liberty Street

Rome, NY 13440



Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES


4500 Crown Road

Liverpool, NY 13090



315-453-4671


Kathy Kerwin
















RAEN Region

Agency

Location

Phone #

Contact Person

West

Buffalo City School District

389 Virginia Street

Buffalo, NY 14201



716-888-7088 x104 or 100

Mary Lou Borkowski

Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES


1825 Windfall Road

Olean, NY 14760



716-376-8211

Deb Monroe

Orleans Niagara BOCES

4124 Saunders Settlement Road

Sanborn, NY 14132



716-433-2205

Chuck Diemert

140 Pine Street

Lockport, NY 14094



215 Eagle Street

Medina, NY 14103



60th and Kies Avenue

Niagara Falls, NY 14304



















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