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TASC Exam: The New GED

New York State has selected a new high school equivalency test called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) to replace the General Educational Development (GED). Students with disabilities may apply for alternate test formats and special testing accommodations that are granted on a case-by-case basis. Some are allowed without prior approval.

TYPES OF
ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE
ALLOWABLE ITEMS
(No prior notification needed)
ALTERNATE
FORMATS
  • ASL interpretation
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Screen reader
  • Assistive technology
  • Talking calculator
  • Scribe
  • Preferred seating/ separate location
  • Calculators
  • Audio examination
  • Breaks
  • Extra time
  • Others*
  • Highlighter
  • Magnifier
  • Noise reducer
  • Scratch paper
  • Cushion
  • Straight edge
  • Scientific calculator
  • Blank Place markers
  • Others*
  • Spanish
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio
  • Online

 

To register for the TASC, an applicant must:

  • Not be currently enrolled in high school
  • Not have graduated from high school
  • Be at least 16 years old

To download the form, Click Here, then select “Forms A-Z.”

Applicant will need to get an application form, fill it out, and return it in person or by mailing it to:
High School Equivalency Central Processing Unit
475 Nostrand Ave, Rm. 403
Brooklyn, NY 11216

You can call 718-638-2635 ext. 4030 for more information about the TASC.

Community Organizations provide TASC prep programs for free.
Contact our Resource Line at 212-677-4660 to locate a program near you.

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