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ctb knows testing
CTB Knows Testing
  • Paper and Pencil Testing
    • Scan more than 240 million sheets/4 million scan sheets processed per day at peak
    • 2 shifts of 700 handscorers each per day at peak at our primary scoring center/Complete 98 million reads of constructed-response/open-ended items annually
    • Over 27,000 Test items created annually
    • Design over 125,000 pages of test forms
    • Print 2.4 billion test booklet pages
    • Print 38 million pages of student reports
    • TABE published for last 50 years
  • Computer Based Testing
    • Score millions of online tests
    • Secure lock down browser supports Windows, Mac, Linux, and Thin Client systems;
    • Over 10,000 test centers using CTB’s Online Assessment System
    • More then 4 million computer-based tests delivered annually
what is the tasc
What is the TASC?
  • Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) :
    • secure, reliable and valid assessment
    • Assures test takers have knowledge in core content areas equivalent to that of graduating high school students.
  • TASC includes:
    • materials on consignment (no charge until scored)
    • three forms available in English and Spanish each year
    • paper / pencil and computer based options
    • support of accommodations (lrgeprint, Braille, audio, & online)
    • ability to utilize existing testing sites / regions
    • online registration website
    • online score reporting
    • readiness test that predicts to TASC
tasc readiness assessment
TASC Readiness Assessment
  • A complete “dress rehearsal” for the TASC
  • Practice Test – TASC Readiness Assessment
  • Paper and Computer Based
  • 1/2 the length of the TASC test
  • Predicted TASC Score plus diagnostic feedback

What is the price for the TASC Readiness Test?

  • TASC ONLINE Readiness Test
    • $10.00 per test
    • Sold in lots of 10
    • Includes all five subtests
  • TASC PRINT Readiness Tests
    • $10.00 per test
    • Sold in lots of 10
    • Includes all five subtests

How do Adult Education Centers order?

  • All orders can be made through Customer Service:
    • phone: 888.282.0589 / Option 4
    • e-mail:
    • fax: 877.800.9389


  • Existing customers
  • Order Form
  • PO, VISA, MC or AMEX
  • Orders for the Online Readiness Assessment must include:
  • amendment to TASC Subscriber Agreement

Ask Customer Service

  • New customers*
  • Order Form
  • Purchase Order (PO), VISA, MC or AMEX
  • Purchasing Qualifications Statement
  • Orders for the Online Readiness Assessment must include:
  • TASC Test Subscriber Agreement
tasc language arts reading
TASC Language Arts/Reading

The TASC emphasizes the Common Core State Standards for Reading for grades 9-12 that are the most relevant to College and Career Readiness.

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TASC Language Arts/Reading

Six texts representing a variety of genres, with an emphasis on

  • literary fiction and nonfiction
  • historical, scientific, and technical informational texts.

Texts require close, analytic reading, and associated test items focus on examinees’ use of evidence to support their analyses (claims, conclusions, inferences) about texts.

A portion of the Reading score points (10%-15%) are derived from items that assess language acquisition and use.

  • Vocabulary items assess the use of word analysis skills, use of reading closely, and using a variety of resources and analytic skills to determine meanings in context and interpret the author’s use of figurative language and literary devices.

TASC Language Arts/Reading

High Emphasis:

  • Informational Reading: Key Ideas and Details
  • Informational Reading: Craft and Structure
  • Literature Reading: Key Ideas and Details
  • Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
tasc language arts writing
TASC Language Arts /Writing

The TASC emphasizes the CCSS for Language (grades 7-12 accumulative) and Writing (grades 11-12) that are the most relevant to College and Career Readiness.

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TASC Language Arts /Writing

The primary claims for the Language Arts/Writing test can be used to make inferences about whether examinees have learned to:

  • read and interpret complex text
  • anchor their interpretations in text
  • use reading to interpret unfamiliar vocabulary
  • use information from what they have read to support the ideas in their writing
  • use skills and rules necessary for editing and revision of their writing
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4.20.2: TASC Language Arts /Writing

TASC: Two-Part Language Arts/Writing

Part 1: Multiple Choice

    • Editing/revision items assessing skills such as:
      • Revising text structure
      • Creating divisions to achieve more effective text organization that provides a more unified and clear meaning

Part 2: Writing

  • Students will write an evidence-based informative/explanatory or an argument/opinion essay that effectively uses source text to support claims
  • Source texts are between 600-800 word and focus on assessing writing standards 1 and 2
  • Examinees are permitted 50 minutes for this component
  • The essay is scored using the applicable 0-4 point holistic rubric with descriptors that focus on the expectations of the CCSS Writing standards
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TASC Language Arts /Writing

Language Emphasis

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
    • grammar usage
    • capitalization
    • punctuation
    • spelling
  • Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts to improve comprehension

Writing Emphasis

  • Write arguments/opinions to support claims


  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
tasc mathematics
TASC Mathematics
  • The TASC emphasizes the CCSS for mathematics that are the most relevant to College and Career Readiness.
  • The Standards for Mathematical Practice, as well as the High School Modeling domain are skills that are incorporated throughout the assessment of the content standards.
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TASC Mathematics
  • Items assess examinee ability to solve routine and non-routine mathematics problems using the application of conceptual and procedural knowledge
  • Mathematics test consists of a calculator section and a non-calculator section

Calculator: TI-30XS

tasc mathematics high emphasis
TASC Mathematics High Emphasis
  • Algebra: Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Expressions
  • Algebra: Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
  • Algebra: Creating Equations
  • Algebra: Seeing Structure in Expressions
  • Functions: Interpreting Functions
  • Functions: Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models
  • Geometry: Geometric Measurement with Dimension
  • Geometry: Modeling with Geometry
  • Number and Quantity: The Real Number System
tasc science
TASC Science

The TASC is designed to assess the performance expectations in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  


TASC Science

  • Assessment of conceptual knowledge of core ideas in the physical, life, and earth/space sciences
  • Assessment of the cross-cutting ideas such as cause and effect; scale, proportion, and quantity; systems and system models; energy and matter (flows, cycles, and conservation); structure and functions; stability and change
  • Assessment of engineering practices such as defining and delimiting a problem, designing solutions to a problem, and evaluating and optimizing design solutions
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TASC Science

Physical Sciences

  • Matter and Its Interactions
  • Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
  • Energy
  • Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

Life Sciences

  • From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
  • Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

Earth and Space Sciences

  • Earth’s Place in the Universe
  • Earth’s Systems
  • Earth and Human Activity
tasc social studies
TASC Social Studies

TASC will use national standards created by groups that specialize in the following domains: U.S. History, World History, Civics and Government, Geography, and Economics

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TASC Social Studies

CTB created the TASC Social Studies framework through analysis of standards and key concepts emphasized by the following national organizations/resources:

  • National Center for History in the School
  • National Standards for History
  • Center for Civic Education
  • National Standards for Civics and Government
  • Economics- Council for Economic Education, Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics
  • National Council for Social Studies
  • National Council for Geographic Education

CTB also analyzed several state frameworks to inform the creation of the TASC Social Studies framework

tasc social studies high emphasis
TASC Social Studies High Emphasis
  • U.S. History: Post-War United States (1945-1970s)
  • U.S. History: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
  • U.S. History: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
  • Civics and Government: U.S. Constitution: Embodies the Purpose, Values, and Principles of American Democracy
  • Civics and Government: Civic Life, Politics, and Government
  • Civics and Government: Foundations of the American Political System
  • Economics: Government and Economics
  • Economics: Microeconomics


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