TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™/High School Equivalency (TASC/HSE) for School-Aged Students

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Program Overview

  • The Monroe One BOCES TASC/High School Equivalency preparation program is a New York State approved program. This program prepares students who will not graduate with their class because of credit deficiency, but are otherwise capable of completing graduation requirements, to achieve their high school equivalency diploma. Students attend class from 8:20 a.m.–11:20 a.m., Monday–Friday. They work independently on an individualized plan, as well as in groups, to prepare for the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion™). 

    The length of the program varies according to the student’s age, academic ability, and work ethic. Once the student achieves appropriate cut scores on the Official Readiness Assessment, s/he will be recommended to sit for the TASC.

Eligibility

  • The student must:

    • be between ages 16*–20
      *16 year-olds who have not completed the school year in which they turn 16 will be required to meet the NYSED minimum attendance requirement of 27.5 hours per week by participating in a vocational experience
    • have not graduated from high school, have not accumulated adequate Regents credits, and/or is at risk of dropping out of school
    • score a minimum of 9.0 in reading and math on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) which is administered prior to an intake meeting

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