When asking why you should finish your diploma, the answer might simply be that it can be difficult to find a job without a high school diploma or equivalent. Depending on where you live, your state may offer the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASCTM) test as the main high school equivalency test. Millions of adults in the U.S. did not graduate from high school and are eligible to take the TASCTM test.
The TASCTM test first became available in 2014, and it is now offered in a number of states across the U.S. The format for the exam is designed to measure knowledge of Mathematics, Writing, Reading, Science, and Social Studies, and to determine how the test-taker compares with graduates of a high school program.
Individuals preparing to take the TASCTM test range in age from late teens to senior citizens, and they span a wide variety of backgrounds. Many participants learn English as a second language.
The TASCTM test may be relatively new, but many forms of testing assistance are available, from local adult education centers to printed resources that should be available at your library. In some cases, financial assistance can be made available if you’re taking the test. In most cases, two free retakes are offered if you do not pass the first time.
Your local adult education center can help you with the process and is the best place to get started with the TASCTM test. To get started, use the ZIP code finder above to find a center near you.