What is TASC? Find out about the TASC test

What is TASC

What is TASC? Learn everything you need to know about TASC.

What is TASC? TASC is a test of your understanding and knowledge. The name TASC is short for Test Assessing Secondary Completion™. Passing the TASC test shows you have the same knowledge and skills as a person who graduated from high school in the United States.

Why is it important?

Many Americans and refugees and immigrants were not able to finish high school. Without a high school diploma, it can be hard to get a good job and succeed in the United States. But if you pass the TASC test, you get a diploma (certificate) from your state. It is called a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, so you may sometimes see or hear your test referred to as an HSE test.

The TASC diploma says you have equivalent (the same) skills as someone who completed high school in the United States. This is a big accomplishment! Not only will you gain an education, but you will have better job choices.

What’s on the TASC test?

There are five subjects on the test: social studies, science, math, reading and writing. The RCO’s free online classes cover each subject on the tests. You can start a class whenever you are ready. Or you can learn more about what’s on the tests.

What shall I do now?

Does my state offer TASC?

You cannot take the TASC test in every state. Look at the table below to find out which test is offered in your state. If your state does not offer TASC, you can still get a diploma. Click one of these links to learn more about the test you can take in your state:

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