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How To Study For The TASCTM Test

In preparing to study for the high school equivalency test, you are taking a giant step forward to open the door for new opportunities. Depending on which state you live in, the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASCTM) test may be the primary option in your state.

The TASCTM test assesses an individual’s performance in five academic areas: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The TASCTM test is designed to measure level of achievement relative to graduating high school seniors in that state.

It can be tough to get started on studying for the TASCTM test, especially if it has been a long time since you were in school. Here are five tips to help study for the TASCTM test:

  1. Dedicate a specific amount of time each day to studying. This can be in the evenings after work or early in the morning — whatever works best for you.

  2. Divide your study time into 15-minute sections: some for reading the practice material, some for reviewing the material once you've read it, and another period for taking practice tests.

  3. Don’t try to cram the studying into one extended session. Studies show that a person's ability to focus lessens after 45 minutes, so it's important to break up study periods into manageable sections.

  4. Try to visualize real-world examples of the lessons in your studies. For example: If you are trying to remember a math equation and you have worked in retail or as a cashier in the past, think of a time when that equation would have applied to your position.

  5. Establish a support network of family and friends who are positive and support your success. Surrounding yourself with positive energy and cheerleaders is key to reaching your goal.

To get started, use the ZIP code finder above to find a local adult education center — they’ll help you every step of the way!

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