Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
Official announcement from the Department of Workforce Development
The current version of the GED® test is expired in 2013. Indiana is debuting its new high school equivalency test in 2014 - Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). It will be aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards over the next few years and will gradually increase in rigor to better meet industry demand. Hoosier test takers will also pay considerably less for the TASC than the GED® exam, which is scheduled to double in price beginning in January.
An expert panel of representatives from the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC), the Indiana Department of Education (DOE) and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) were involved in evaluating all proposals offered, culminating in the selection of CTB/McGraw- Hill. In addition, Ivy Tech and the Indiana Association of Adult and Continuing Education provided expert analysis of the available testing options.
In order to maintain accessibility, the new exam is offered in both paper and computer-based formats, ensuring Indiana’s current network of providers, including correctional facilities, will not be disrupted. It is also available in English and Spanish, braille, and audio versions for the visually impaired.
The State Library is currently working with the DWD and its INSPIRE database vendors to prepare resources for Indiana libraries, which are often at the forefront of adult education in their communities. Additionally, Indiana libraries can begin building a TASC resource collection by pre-ordering TASC study guides.
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