About the TASC®

Successful completion of the TASC® exam earns a high school equivalency credential in several states, including:

California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia

The exam consists of five subtests that measure your knowledge in five core areas:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Social Studies

The passing score is 500 for each TASC test subject area with the additional requirement to score at least 2 out of 8 on the Writing prompt to pass Writing.  Students pass the TASC test overall when they have passed each of the 5 subject area tests.

To pass TASC test you need to be able to do the following:

  • Read long and short essays, and other written materials at a high school level
  • Compute mathematical equations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Explain what you read to show you understand the meaning of information
  • Express yourself in writing at the level of 40 percent of graduating seniors at a minimum

Facts

  • There are approximately 50,000 TASC exam attempts each year.  The completion rate for all test core areas is approximately 88%. (Source: TASC 2015 Annual Report)
  • Approximately 59% of those completing the TASC exam passed.  (Source: TASC 2015 Annual Report)
Quick Facts
Subject Areas Mathematics, Writing, Reading, Science, and Social Studies.
Total number of questions Approximately 256
Test Time Approximately 7 hours, 30 minutes Math Part 1 (With Calculator) – 55 minutes (43 Questions) Math Part 2 (Without Calculator – 50 minutes (11 Questions) Writing – 1 hour, 50 minutes (52 Questions and 1 Writing Prompt) Reading  -  1 hour, 25 minutes (50 Questions) Science – 1 hour, 15 minutes (50 Questions) Social Studies – 1 hour, 15 minutes (50 Questions)
Test Fee Varies by state. Check with your local testing center for pricing details.
Maximum Score 4000 (800 per subtest)

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