The TASC Reading and Writing Exams are two of the five tests that comprise the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) series of tests. These exams are recognized alternatives in certain states. If you need help preparing for these tests, Varsity Tutors can refer you to a professional tutor who can assist with one or both of these exams.
The TASC Reading test contains passages split between informational texts (75%) and literary texts (25%), with multiple-choice questions about the following:
- Key Ideas (45%)
- Craft (35%)
- Integration of Knowledge (10%)
- Vocabulary Acquisition and Use (10%)
Meanwhile, the Writing exam contains multiple-choice questions on grammar followed by a writing prompt for an informational or argumentative essay. Here is the exam's rubric:
- Text Types and Purposes (20%)
- Grammar/Usage (40%)
- Capitalization/Punctuation/Spelling (25%)
- Knowledge of Language (15%)
Students have 85 minutes to answer 48 multiple-choice questions on the Reading test, while the Writing exam is broken into two parts. Part I contains 47 multiple-choice questions that students have 65 minutes to answer. After that, students have a separate block of 45 minutes to compose their essay.
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