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High-school equivalency test prep
Tony Clement Center for Education
395 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12206

(518) 475-6525

 

Not every student makes it through high school. And those who don’t have a high school degree often have a hard time getting a job and earn less money when they do.

 

That’s why the City School District of Albany has a free program to help students who didn’t finish high school prepare for the state’s high-school equivalency exam.

 

Test prep classes will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Tony Clement Center for Education, 395 Elk St. Classes begin Sept. 11, with ongoing enrollment throughout the school year.

 

Each student will receive personalized instruction that is tailored to meet his or her individual needs. Instruction is done by a certified teacher who works with students to overcome their challenges so they can successfully pass the exam and earn a high-school equivalency diploma.

 

Class size is limited to 15. You must take the test-prep class in order to take the test.  A student’s level of preparedness will determine when he or she can take the test.  Tentative exam dates are scheduled in December and June.

 

About the test

The exam, called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), replaced the GED in 2002 as the only free exam leading to a high school equivalency diploma from the state.

 

The exam tests student skills in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Click here for more information about TASC from the State Education Department.

 

Students who pass all sections of the test will earn a high school equivalency degree from New York State.

 

How do I sign up?

You will need to take a placement test before classes begin to determine your level of understanding in reading, writing, math, science and social studies.

 

You can sign up for the placement exam and get more information by contacting Tiffany Jones at (518) 475-6526 or tjones1@albany.k12.ny.us.

 

 

 

 

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