New York State to Host Events to Supercharge Online High School Equivalency Testing with the TASC Test
Published August 22, 2014
Local Events to Help Increase Accessibility and Affordability for More Adult Learners
NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill CTB, the nation's leading provider of assessments for the adult education market, today announced that three testing centers across New York State will host a number of events throughout the month of August into September to promote online testing sessions for the TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ - the high school equivalency assessment test created by CTB. The online test sessions are designed to accommodate and supercharge the needs of working individuals who require conveniently located test centers with flexible testing hours. The test dates and sites hosting events are:
- Flushing Adult Learning Center (Aug. 11 – Sept. 12; 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, N.Y.)
- Long Island City Adult Learning Center (Aug. 11 – Sept. 12; 37-44 21st Street, Long Island City, N.Y.)
- Madison Oneida BOCES Rome ACCESS Site (Aug. 11 – Sept. 12; 266-268 West Dominick Street, Rome, N.Y.)
- Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES Site (Aug. 13 – Aug. 26; 4500 Crown Road, Liverpool, N.Y.)
Based on the state's grandfathering program, test takers who have completed only certain parts of the 2002 series GED® test are now eligible to earn their high school equivalency credential by taking the TASC test. This enables test takers to combine scores earned now with test results taken in the past to qualify to earn a diploma. In addition, the state also waived the 60-day retest rule in participating areas, enabling more test takers to earn their credential before the end of summer. Potential test takers who want to earn a high school equivalency diploma before the end of the summer are encouraged to sign up immediately, as space is limited.
"We are excited to see a growing number of test takers registering for the online TASC test, an accessible and affordable high school equivalency exam that is not only beneficial to adult learners, but also makes a positive impact to our national economy and global competitiveness," said Ellen Haley, president of McGraw-Hill CTB. "McGraw-Hill CTB has a long track record of measuring the educational achievements of adult learners and serving the needs of professionals dedicated to adult education. We look forward to working with New York State and other states across the country to promote and deliver the TASC test to make sure everyone who needs an alternative high school diploma has the opportunity to earn it."
The TASC test assesses English language arts (including Reading and Writing), Math, Science, and Social Studies. It is available in English and Spanish and in large print, Braille and audio versions. The test is offered as a paper-and-pencil exam as well as online, providing flexibility for test takers and allowing states to phase in computer-based testing at a pace that meets their students' needs. The TASC test also allows New York State to follow the same secure processes for administering the test that they already have in place.
More information on the TASC test can be found at TASCTest.com or on Twitter at @theTASCTest.
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