IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™) was offered in the State of Illinois during 2016-2020. As of December 31, 2020, the TASC™ exam is no longer available in the State of Illinois.

If you are a TASC™ test taker who has completed and passed all sections of your TASC™ test, your scores remain valid. Please click here for information regarding ordering copies of your records.

If you are a TASC™ test taker who did not complete the TASC™ test by December 31, 2020, you would need to switch to an alternative exam (GED® or HiSET®). Scores from the TASC™ exam cannot be combined with scores from the GED® or HiSET® exam in Illinois. Therefore, candidates who did not complete their TASC™ exam would need to start over on the new exam of their choice (GED® or HiSET®).

If you have any questions regarding the discontinuation of the TASC™ test in Illinois, you may contact the Illinois Community College Board at hse@illinois.gov or the TASC Test Help Desk at TASCTestHelpdesk@datarecognitioncorp.com.

 

TEST CONTENTS

When offered in Illinois, the TASC exam consisted of five content areas:

  1. Language Arts – Reading
  2. Language Arts – Writing
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science
  5. Social Studies

Tests were administered in English and Spanish

 

CONSTITUTION TEST REQUIREMENT

In order to earn an Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate, all high school equivalency candidates must take and pass the Constitution test as required by Illinois Compiled Statutes – School Code (105 ILCS 5/27-3). There is no fee to take the Constitution exam and it may be taken at any time.

If you completed and passed all subjects of your TASC™ exam during 2016-2020 in the State of Illinois, but have not taken your Constitution test, you must complete the Constitution Test requirement to receive your Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate. Your TASC™ scores will remain valid, if you have completed and passed all subjects of your exam, until your Constitution Test is completed.

 

CONSTITUTION TEST PREPARATION

The Constitution Study Guide of the United States and State of Illinois can be downloaded here: CSG English or CSG Spanish

Students can purchase a single copy of a Constitution Study Guide by following the directions below:

  • Send a check or money order in the amount of $5.15 to: CPC, 1 University Circle, Horrabin Hall 71B, Macomb, IL 61455.
  • Include a note in the envelope indicating the preferred language of the study guide (Spanish or English) along with the address to which you would like the study guide sent.
  • Allow 10 days for delivery.
  • If you wish to use a debit/credit card, please call (309) 756-2194 ext. 2 to place your order and make payment.

Please contact your local Regional Office of Education* for more information about scheduling the Constitution exam.

*Cook County residents should contact the Cook County HSE Records Office at 312-814-4488 or by email at customerservice@cookcountyhse.org.

ORDERING TASCTRANSCRIPTS AND/OR HSE CERTIFICATES

 


Illinois HSE Administrator’s Office Contact Information
Telephone: 217-558-5668
Fax: 217-558-6700
Email: hse@illinois.gov