The TASC test covers five subjects – reading, writing, science, social studies and math. The test 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. If you passed any of your Regents Exams in high school, you can use those score to substitute for parts of the TASC test; more information is available here.
TASC classes are available throughout Westchester County. Most classes are free or low cost. Especially if you have been out of school for a while, a class can provide the needed structure to complete this goal. When you enroll in a TASC class, you will be given a test called the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) to assess your skills and level for the class. Use the practice tests at – Ready for the Test? – to become familiar with the exam TABE or TASC exams. You can also use the many resources on FirstFind.org to study on your own – go to the Skills Review page for study tools organized by subject.
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.
It is possible to apply for special testing accommodations, such as extended time, private testing, or frequent breaks. These are available to those who have a specific physical, psychological or learning disability. The test can also be provided in Braille and large-print editions. You will need to arrange for these accommodations with the test site you choose. Information on available accommodations and an application is available here.
The links you need to prepare for and register for the TASC test are here:
- TASC classes in Westchester County (Updated June 2020; includes classes offered in English and Spanish)
- TASC Test application (and eligibility requirements by age) If you are planning to only take specific subject tests, obtain copies of your transcripts to include with your application (see link below).
- HSE Status Report. Lookup where and when you last took the test (which you are asked on the application)
- Westchester test sites and test schedules NOTE: No tests are currently being offered; call testing sites for updates.
- Using Regents Exam passing scores
- GED/HSE transcript (or diploma) request, i.e., the record of subject tests you passed.
- TABE and TASC practice tests
- Before You Test: Tips for the Math and Online Test
Don’t get stuck! If you need help navigating the test application or 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.