If you have not graduated from high school, the Jefferson County Adult Learning Center offers an option for you to earn your high school equivalency diploma. The TASC test (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), formerly known as the GED, is a college and career level comprehensive exam. Registering and preparing for the exam can take months. Most students require study time in Math; the Math section of the TASC exam contains geometry, algebra, functions and other high level Math concepts. With the encouragement of JCALC instructors, you will access educational services that include academic assessment and instruction, TASC test preparation, and assistance registering for the test.
Student registration requires 3 days/12 hours of attendance to complete paperwork, preliminary testing and study plan Few students are ready to take the test at registration. Step 1: Paperwork, locator assessment (where are you in Math and Language skills) Step 2. TABE; 2 1/2 hour specific assessment of Math and Language skills. Study in weak areas (days, weeks, months) Step 3. TRA Pass the 5 TRA's tests (Math Reading, Language, Science, Social Studies) that simulate the TASC (5 hours) Step 4 TASC test The TASC exam is offered once a month. Note: 12 hours attendance is required to test.
DON'T Drop Out Drop In: Considering withdrawing from High School. Request a Tuesday afternoon appointment (under the registration tab) with staff at the Adult Learning Center to learn more and explore your options before making that career/life decision.
Is Now the Time?
To help you decide if you are ready to sign up for registration, please visit the following websites: TASC (Homepage/General Info) TASC test practice and study resources (For Students/Test Takers)
If you are registered student ready to take the TASC or your have completed the program and need records visit the following websites: