TASC Test Writing

In the Writing test, examinees will answer multiple-choice and technology-enhanced questions in which they must identify errors and make corrections in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and organization. Examinees will also write a text-based essay.

Argumentative Essay
The response is a well-developed essay that develops and supports an argument from both texts.
  • Effectively introduces a claim.
  • Uses an organizational strategy to present reasons and relevant evidence.
  • Acknowledges and counters opposing claims, as appropriate.
  • Uses precise and purposeful word choice.
  • Uses words, phrases, and/or clauses that effectively connect and show relationships among ideas.
  • Uses and maintains an appropriate tone.
  • Provides a strong concluding statement or section that logically follows from the ideas presented.
  • Has no errors in usage and conventions that interfere with meaning.
Informative Essay
  • The response is a well-developed essay that examines a topic and presents related information.
  • Effectively introduces the topic to be examined.
  • Uses specific facts, details, definitions, examples, and/or other information to develop topic fully.
  • Uses an organizational strategy to present information effectively.
  • Uses precise and purposeful word choice.
  • Uses words, phrases, and/or clauses that effectively connect and show relationships among ideas.
  • Uses and maintains an appropriate tone.
  • Provides a strong concluding statement or section that logically follows from the ideas presented.
  • Has no errors in usage and conventions that interfere with meaning.