TASC Test Location RequirementsTASC test does not need to be administered in a special location; it can be taken anywhere states choose. TASC test can be offered either in paper-and-pencil format or online. This has been done to ensure that the test is available to as many people as possible without traveling long distances, or causing test centers to renovate in order to provide the online version of the test.
DRC has gone to great lengths to ensure the TASC test paper-and-pencil exams are comparable to online versions with respect to content coverage, rigor, passing requirements, and final scores. Both paper-and-pencil and online formats can be used at any state-approved location. DRC knows that some test centers may need additional time before they are able to offer computerized tests:
- Test centers that are still trying to fund adequate computer labs.
- Correctional facilities and similar locations, where the ability to administer online exams is limited. Rest assured, the online TASC test has an easy-to-understand interface that is simple for examinees to use. The online version primarily requires the student to understand how to navigate the screen using a mouse, the ability to use an online calculator, and the ability to type an essay in the allotted time.
The Computer-Based Test:
- Provides instant reports (except for tests requiring hand-scoring, (such as the writing test).
- Is fully secure—test items and student data are secured using the latest online security protocols.