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GED (TASC) Prep

Get your GED and get ahead! If you left high school without graduating and your high school class has graduated, you are probably eligible to take the GED tests. Click here for details on eligibility.

Since January, 2014 the GED exam has been replaced by the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) exam. Over 14 million adults have earned the ged diploma in recent years including some of the most successful people in the country. These include: super model Raquel Zimmerman (one of Dr. Donnelly's students!), Olympic gold medallist Mary Lou Retton, former New Jersey Governor James Florio, and Wendy's founder Dave Thomas.

Don't let the lack of a diploma hold you back from achieving your goals and dreams.

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Private GED (TASC) lessons with Dr. Donnelly are available either online via Skype for those students living outside of the New York City area or in-person at our office located at 1460 Broadway, Suite 15017 for those students living here in Manhattan.

Dr. Donnelly is very proud that every single one of his GED students has passed the GED exam on his or her very first attempt!

Below we have summarized the main details for you below:

Recent GED students' testimonials


5 star review - Marie M., Manhattan, NY

"Dr. Donnelly's way of teaching is very calm and effective. By teaching math in the simplest ways possible he managed to make it interesting and challenging at the same time. I am happy to report that I recently passed my exam with a score of 90 percent."

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5 star review - Lauren Mariani, Manhattan, NY

"I went up over 100 points in the math section alone! Thank you very much for your help!"

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4 star review - James R., Manhattan, NY

"Dr. Donnelly taught me clearly in a very short time. It was very effective just before my exam, and the results turned out to be great! He was nice and encouraging, and I enjoyed his lessons."

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5 star review - E. H. Clements, Head of Mathematics, French International School, Hong Kong

"Dr. Donnelly has shown himself sensitive to the needs of his students, responding to their questions, offering reassurances, when necessary, and challenging pupils to consider the subject matter in depth. I recommend him to you without hesitation."

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Overview of the GED (TASC)

An Overview of the GED (TASC)

WHY TAKE THE GED (TASC)?

The GED (TASC) testing program offers you an opportunity to earn a GED (TASC) high school diploma. In fact, the American Council on Education reports that 95% of employees in the nation employ G.E.D. graduates and offers them the same salaries as high school graduates.

WHEN IS THE GED?

The GED (TASC) exam is given several times per month throughout New York City
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REGISTERING FOR THE GED TASC)?

Go to the NY State Education Department listings of New York test centers and test dates and follow the instructions there for mailing in your application. In New York City, you can also go to a public library to pick up an application, or you can call the Literacy Referral Hotline at 212.803.3333 to request an application.

HOW LONG IS THE GED (TASC)?

Approximately 9 hours in total

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE GED TEST?

On the days of the test, you must bring:

  • Your Admission Notice if you applied by mail
  • Two proofs of identity. One must be a picture identification with your signature: driver’s license, passport, military identification, or a non-driver’s ID card issued through any NYS Department of Motor Vehicles Office. The second proof can be a library card, credit card, birth certificate, social security card, etc. If you are not able to present positive proof of your identity, you will not be admitted to take the tests.
  • Two No. 2 pencils
  • A ballpoint pen.

Do not bring calculators, arithmetic tables, rulers, cell phones, pagers, “Walkman,” or computers of any kind. The calculator you must use on one section of the math test will be provided to you at the test center.

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G.E.D. (TASC) - section by section

GED (TASC) - SECTION BY SECTION
MATH

90 minutes long and split in 2 sections:

Section 1: Calculator allowed - 25 questions

Section 2: Calculator not allowed - 25 questions

Emphasis on topics includes:

  • Measurement & Geometry (20-30%)
  • Number Operations & Number Sense (20-30%)
  • Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability (20-30%)
  • Algebra, Functions & Patterns (20-30%)
Science

80 minutes long with 50 questions:

Emphasis on topics includes:

  • Life Science (45%)
  • Earth & Space Science (20%)
  • Physics & Chemistry (35%)
Social Studies

80 minutes long with 50 questions:

Emphasis on topics includes:

  • World History (15%)
  • U.S. History (15%)
  • Civics & Government (25%)
  • Economics (20%)
  • Geography (15%)
Language Arts, Writing

75 minutes long with 50 questions:

Section 1: Editing (65%)

Section 2: Essay (35%)

Emphasis on topics includes:

  • Organization (15%)
  • Sentence Structure (30%)
  • Usage (30%)
  • Mechanics (25%)
Language Arts, Reading

65 minutes long with 40 questions:

Section 1: Literary Text (75%)

  • Poetry (15%)
  • Drama (15%)
  • Fiction (45%)

Section 2: Non Fiction Prose (25%)

  • Informational Text
  • Literary Nonfiction
  • Viewing Component
  • Business Component

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GED TASC Exam Dates & Registration

Dates, Eligibility & Registration for the GED

WHEN IS THE GED?

The GED exam is given several times per month throughout New York City
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ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER FOR THE GED?

If you are at least 19

Persons 19 years of age and older must:

  • Submit a completed application
  • Not have graduated from high school or already earned the NYS High School Equivalency Diploma
  • Be a resident of New York State for at least one month prior to the day of testing
  • Wait two months before retesting and take a different form of the test each time

If you are 17 or 18

Persons 17 and 18 years of age must meet all of the above conditions and, in addition, must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an approved Alternative High School Equivalency Preparation Program OR
  • Not have attended a regular, full-time high school for one full year or more and have written verification from the school last attended showing the last date of attendance, dismissal, or discharge. This documentation must be submitted with the GED Exam Application OR
  • Be a member of a class that has already graduated and have written verification of that fact OR
  • Be accepted into the U.S. military OR
  • Be accepted into college OR
  • Be a resident in a hospital or treatment facility or detention facility OR
  • Be a member of the Job Corps

 

REGISTERING FOR THE GED?

Go to the NY State Education Department listings of New York test centers and test dates and follow the instructions there for mailing in your application. In New York City, you can also go to a public library to pick up an application, or you can call the Literacy Referral Hotline at 212.803.3333 to request an application.

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