During the month of December the New York State Education Department conducted regional professional development programs for test center coordinators and examiners regarding the transition from the GED® to CTB/McGraw Hill’s Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). The training for test center personnel augments the training and webinars provided to the field by SED and by the vendor, including an introductory webinar presented by CTB on September 3, 6, and 9; test administration webinars on October 7 and 10; and the accommodations webinar on November 15.
Information and webinars may be accessed on two websites:
- The SED website, http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/ includes general information about the TASC and as well as webinars and PowerPoint presentations containing overview and test administration information.
- The TASC website, http://www.tasctest.com/ includes information describing how the test will evolve over the course of the three-year contract, test structure (including sample questions), procedures related to accommodations for individuals with disabilities, and frequently asked questions.
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