TASC Study Guide 2016

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  • A full review of what you need to know for the TASC exam

  • TASC practice questions for you to practice and improve and worked through practice problems with explanations

  • Test tips and strategies to help you score higher

  • Real world examples

Our TASC prep book covers all the material that will be on your exam, including:

  • Mathematics

  • Language Arts

  • Science

  • Social Studies

… and also comes with a FULL TASC practice test, so that you will be ready on test day.

But before you buy TASC Study Guide 2016, you may find yourself wondering, what is the TASC? What is on the TASC? How is the TASC scored? How is the TASC administered? We are the TASC experts, and we are happy to answer all your questions below!

Some Frequently Asked Questions about the TASC…

What is the TASC?

The Test Assessing Secondary Completion, or TASC, is a high school equivalency assessment. It measures whether test takers have a high-school-level understanding of five basic subjects: reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. In short, it tests everything taught in high school, so that if you didn’t earn a diploma, you can still prove you have the equivalent knowledge.

What is on the TASC?

The TASC test assesses your proficiency in high-school-level subject areas using multiple-choice, grid-in, and essay questions. You must pass each subtest in order to receive high school equivalency. Constructed-response questions are short open-ended questions that help scorers of your test to measure your skills in a way that cannot be determined by simple multiple-choice questions. There is only one open-ended question in each subtest of the TASC. When you take the computerized test, you will be expected to answer one technology-enhanced question on each subtest. This question is similar to multiple-choice questions, and may require that you drag and drop answer choices in order to select the correct answer or type to answer a question.

As a part of the writing subtest, you will need to answer one essay question. You will be tasked with writing either an informational or argumentative essay in response to a provided prompt and reading passage(s); the prompt will indicate if you are to write an informational or argumentative essay. The reading passage(s) supplements the prompt with the information necessary to construct your essay. Regardless of whether you are responding to an argumentative or informational essay prompt, the writing should discuss a clear topic and support it with relevant evidence from the provided text(s). The essay is scored by two graders who will assign a score of a number between 0 – 4 based on the answer’s adherence to the TASC scoring rubric. A score of a 4 is earned by a response that is well developed and incorporates relevant textual evidence. A complete essay that examines the prompt can earn a score of a 3, while a score of a 2 will be given to an answer that is oversimplified or incomplete. A response that serves as an attempt to examine the prompt will earn a 1, and a score of a 0 will be given to an irrelevant or incorrect response.

  • Mathematics:

    • Numbers and quantity (13%)

    • Algebra (26%)

    • Functions (26%)

    • Geometry (23%)

    • Statistics (12%)

  • Writing:

    • Writing (15%)

    • Capitalization/punctuation/spelling (25%)

    • Grammar/usage (30%)

    • Knowledge of language (30%)

  • Reading:

    • Informational texts (70%)

    • Literary texts (30%)

  • Science:

    • Physical sciences (36%)

    • Life sciences (36%)

    • Earth/space sciences (28%)

  • Social Studies:

    • U.S. history (25%)

    • World history (15%)

    • Civics/government (25%)

    • Geography (15%)

    • Economics (20%)

How is the TASC scored?

On the TASC, each subtest is scored separately. There is no penalty for guessing on TASC tests, so be sure to eliminate answer choices and answer every question. If you still do not know the answer, guess; you may get it right! The number of correctly answered questions counts as 1 point, and then scores are scaled to a number in the range 300-800, a passing score being 500. The essay is scored a number from 0 – 4 and then doubled to create your scaled score from 0 – 8. To pass the writing subtest of the TASC, you need a score of at least 500 on the multiple-choice and a 2 on the writing section. You must pass each subtest to pass the overall test. Please note that individual states may have different requirements for earning high school equivalency, so be sure to check your state’s score requirements.

Scores are reported up to ten days after your testing date. You can access your score on your online account. Score reports contain the overall scaled score, the passing status, and indices that pinpoint your performance on each content area of the test. You can use the indices to better understand your strengths and weaknesses in the material.

How is the TASC administered?

This test is administered as a paper-and-pencil test or as a computerized test. You are encouraged to take the version of the test that is most comfortable for you. There is no difference in difficulty between the two versions; both have the same time limit and cover the same content. The online test will have one less multiple-choice question that is replaced with a technology-enhanced question that may require that you drag and drop answer choices to select the correct answer or type to answer a question. The TASC website allows you to take a practice test to acclimate yourself to the computerized format if you choose to take this version. Be sure to check with your testing facility to see if they offer the version of the test that you’d like to take.

The TASC is administered at private testing facilities across the nation. (You can find a list of these locations on the TASC website.) Each location may administer the exam slightly differently, so ask at your particular location about the details of test administration. You’ll want to ask when the test begins, when breaks are offered, and what kind of materials you’re allowed to bring with you to the test.


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