The New Jersey State Department of Education (NJDOE) privatized the High School Equivalency exam (HSE) and has changed the testing requirements for a state issued high school diploma. Formerly the “GED,” the testing now needed to assess High School level skills in New Jersey is the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). Initiated to meet the new High School Core Curriculum Standards, TASC assesses five subject areas including Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Administered at the Atlantic and Cape May County One Stop Career Centers, the cost for the initial exam is $92.00, which includes two subject re-tests at $10.00 each. Test takers may prepare for the test, at no cost, by visiting their local One Stop Career Centers or using physical and digital materials and online resources provided by the Atlantic County Library System like Learning Express.