Readiness Assessment Timing

The table below indicates the number of test questions that comprise each Readiness Assessment subject area test as well as the maximum duration that examinees will be given to complete these questions

Alternate Scientific Calculators

Listed below are alternate scientific calculators that meet the approval criteria for use on the TASC test. Any of the devices below can be used instead of the TI-30XS Multview™ Calculator when approved by the state or regional authority.

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Casio FX-115ESPLUS
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Casio FX-115MSPlus
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Casio FX-300ESPlus
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Casio FX-260Solar
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HP 35S – Note this Requires RPN Familiarity
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What is the TASC Test?

The TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ is a state-of-the-art, affordable national high school equivalency assessment that assesses five subject areas including Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. It measures examinees’ levels of achievement relative to that of graduating high school seniors, and readiness for college and the workforce, as outlined by the Common Core State Standards.

At Chrome Institute we believe that everybody deserves a second chance. Graduates prove their academic skills and knowledge in the basic subject areas of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.



    Setting the TASC Test CutScores

    TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ cutscores were set for each of the five TASC test subject area tests (Language-Arts Reading, Language-Arts Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science). To pass the TASC test at the overall level an examinee must pass each subject area test. That is, there is no additional requirement to pass TASC test at the overall level—examinees must simply achieve at least the minimum passing requirements for each subject area test.

    Passing cut scores for each TASC test subject area were set using norm-referenced information from a nationally representative sample of high school seniors, and then validated using a variety of methods including the correspondence of cut scores to the 2002 GED® test series cut scores and data on the percentage of adult examinees expected to pass the TASC test (estimated from field test data).

    What are the Pass Scores for the TASC Test?

    The minimum passing score is 500 for Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The TASC Writing subtest has one additional requirement—the examinee must score at least 500 and achieve at least a two out of the eight possible points on the Writing essay.

    Sampling TASC Test

    To get an idea of what TASC test will ask you, look closely to the sample questions. You can find out what you should expect through these sample test problems:

    Mathematics [1.2MB PDF] >

    Reading [1.2MB PDF] >

    Science [1.4MB PDF] >

    Social Studies [1.7MB PDF] >

    Writing [1.1MB PDF] >

    Practice Items in English:

    TASC Test Practice Items Reading [476.6 KB PDF] >

    TASC Test Practice Items Math [514.8 KB PDF] >

    TASC Test Practice Items Science [567.2 KB PDF] >

    TASC Test Practice Items Social Studies [1 MB PDF] >

    TASC Test Practice Items Writing [467.3 KB PDF] >

    Practice Items in Spanish:

    Reading Spanish [476.6 KB PDF] >

    Math Spanish [514.8 KB PDF] >

    Science Spanish [567.2 KB PDF] >

    Social Studies Spanish [1 MB PDF] >

    Writing Spanish [467.3 KB PDF] >

    About the Subjects

    Math Fact Sheet [330.5KB PDF] >

    Reading Fact Sheet [312.6KB PDF] >

    Science Fact Sheet [309.4KB PDF] >

    Social Studies Fact Sheet [355.1KB PDF] >

    Writing Fact Sheet [321.4KB PDF] >

    Mathematics Reference Sheet [974.8KB PDF]