Congratulations on taking the first step to a better future!
Preparing for and earning the high school equivalency diploma is one of the most important journeys of your life! West Virginia currently uses the TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ (TASC) to demonstrate the attainment of skills equivalent to those at the high school completion level. Many people just like you have taken the TASC™ Tests to get a better job, continue their education, or prove to themselves they can accomplish dreams they once thought were impossible. This website will give you an insight to the TASC™ and assist you with locating a WVAdultEd classroom, which will be your first step toward preparing for and earning this valuable credential. The West Virginia Department of Education provides the state TASC™ policy. Questions about the TASC™ tests or any of its policies or procedures should be addressed to the WV State TASC™Administrator™, Ellen Killion, 304-558-6315, 800-642-2670.
Info You Should Know
1. The TASC™ test measures many of the U.S. Labor Department’s necessary workplace skills that are valued by employers.
2. More than 90 percent of employers consider those with a TASC test credential the same as traditional high school graduates with regard to hiring, salary, and opportunity for advancement. (Society for Human Resource Management, 2002)
3. The TASC test credential is accepted by 97 percent of colleges and universities. (College Board, 2001)
4. Each year, one of every 20 college freshmen holds a TASC test credential. (National Center for Education Statistics, 1996)
5. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who have a high school diploma, including a TASC test credential earn $7,400 more than those who did not graduate from high school. This difference represents a 35 percent increase in median annual earnings.