Test Assessing Secondary Completion, or TASC, is the new high school equivalency exam given in the state of New York, replacing the more commonly know GED.

With the TASC test, a wide range of subjects and topics are covered to make sure a person who passes has the equivalent of a high school graduates knowledge. In order to pass the TASC and receive the New York State Equivalency Diploma all subjects must be passed. TASC is scored from 300-800n with a passing score of 500 for each sub-section and a passing essay score of 2 out of 8.

ReadingWritingMathSocial StudiesScience

85 Minutes:

50 Multiple-Choice Questions

1 Constructed-Response

65 Minutes:

50 Multiple-Choice Questions

45 Minutes: 

1 Writing Prompt based on

two passages

55 Minutes: No Calculator

50 Minutes: Calculator

45 Multiple-Choice Questions

12 Gridded-Response

1 Constructed-Response

75 Minutes:

49 Multiple-Choice Questions

2 Constructed-Response

75 Minutes:

50 Multiple-Choice Questions

1 Constructed-Response

Main Topics:

Reading Informational Texts

Reading Literature


Key Ideas and Details

Craft and Structure

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Main Topics:

Editing and Revising

Essay Writing


Grammar and Usage

Capitalization, Punctuation and Spelling

Knowledge of Language

Text Types and Purpose

Main Topics:

Numbers and Quantity




Statistics and Probability

Main Topics:

US History

World History

Civics and Government



Main Topics:

Earth and Space Science

Life Science

Physical Science