This page contains information about the TASC exam, the schedule and location of TASC exams during the current year, and information that gets you ready for the test.
The TASC exam covers five subjects – reading, writing, science, social studies and math. The exam is given a number of times each year at just a few locations in Westchester County. The exam takes roughly 9 hours to complete and is given over the course of 2-days. You can take the exam – for free – up to three times each year. Whatever part you pass, does not need to be taken again. This brochure from the NY State Department of Education and this FAQ provide more details.
SUGGESTION: If you are confident in your skills, register to take the exam – locations fill up, especially at the end of the calendar year. Pick a date, register, and make that your goal. Here are links to the application (and eligibility requirements by age)and Westchester test sites and schedules.
The links below will be helpful to review before you take the TASC exam.
- If you are considering taking the test online, look at this 12 minute video with important computer and navigation tips for the online test.
- TASC Math Formula Sheet
- How to Use a TI 30XII Calculator The TASC exam lets you use a calculator on part of the math test – a calculator available to you when you take the test. Here is a presentation about how to use that specific calculator.
- Explanation of Grids Used on the Math Test There are two types of grids that you will see when you take the math test. This site shows how to mark answers on the grids.
Don’t get stuck! If you are in a class and are having a challenge keeping up, you can walk-in and talk to a tutor at the Yonkers Public Library Resource Center or use the materials located on this site – Skills Review