The Test Assessing Secondary Completion®

The TASC® exam is composed of five sections, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. It measures levels of achievement and readiness for college and the workforce as outlined by the Common Core State Standards.

Reading

Text Types
Informational texts are categorized into these three categories for the purpose of this assessment:

  • History/Social Studies
  • Science/Technical
  • Literary Nonfiction

Practice

Reading Comprehension from Fiction – 8 questions

Reading Comprehension I – 20 questions
Reading Comprehension II – 8 questions

Mathematics

  • Numbers and Quantities
  • Algebra
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability

Practice

Exponents – 8 questions
Basic Math – 10 questions
Basic Math 2 – 10 questions
Word Problems Tutorial
Slope of a Line
Percent – 18 questions
Fractions, Percent and Decimals – 14 questions
Basic Geometry – 9 questions
Pythagorean Geometry
Properties of Triangles
Order of Operations – 6 questions

Mean, Mode and Median

Basic Probability
Basic Statistics

Algebra – 7 questions
Solving 1 variable equations

 

Science

Physical Science
Life Science and Earth
Space Science

Test Strategy

Winning Multiple Choice Strategy for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion exam

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Test Strategy

Winning Multiple Choice Strategy for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion exam

TASC Test Strategy Cover

Increase your score with winning multiple choice strategies from exam experts! Learn and practice practice powerful multiple choice strategies for reading comprehension, basic math, and word problems!

TASC Strategy!: Winning Multiple Choice Strategy for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion

Getting Started
The TASC® Exam 6
A Better Score Is Possible 7
Who does well on Multiple-Choice exams? 9

Types of Multiple-Choice
Multiple-Choice Quick Tips 13

Multiple-choice Step-by-Step

Multiple-choice Strategy Practice
Answer Key 39
Reading Comprehension Practice 52
Answer Key 66

Basic Math Multiple-Choice
Math Multiple-choice Strategy 76
Practice Questions 81
Answer Key 87
Fraction Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 93
Decimal Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 97
Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 98
Word Problem Multiple-choice Strategy
Types of Word problems 103
Practice Questions 113
Answer Key 116

How to Write an Essay
Common Essay Mistakes I 129
Common Essay Mistakes II 131
Writing Concisely 133
Avoiding Redundancy 135

How to Prepare for a Test
Mental Preparation 146

How to Take a Test
Reading the Instructions 148
How to Take a Test - The Basics 199
In the Test Room – What you MUST do! 154
Common Test-Taking Mistakes 161

Conclusion

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Date Published: Monday, December 15th, 2014
Date Modified: Sunday, September 15th, 2019

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