Atlantic County has chosen to administer the TASC test, but only the computer version.
Where? At the One Stop Career Center. 2 S. Main Street, Pleasantville, 2nd Floor. 609- 813-3900. Hours are usually 8:30-4:30.
When? Registration is required before a test date can be issued. There is also an Information Session on the 1st and 3rd Wed of the month at 9:00 AM in Room 214. It is strongly recommended that you attend an information session before registering.
Registration for the TASC is held on the 1st and 3rdThursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd Floor of One Stop, beginning on June 5, 2014.
Cost? $92; How do you pay? With a blank money order for $92. Only money orders are accepted.
Do you need ID? Yes. When you register, you must bring three forms of ID, two primary and one secondary. Examples of primary forms include government-issued photo ID and a social security card. Examples of secondary ID include a utility bill or bank statement which includes a valid NJ address. Call 609-485-0052, ext. 4832, if you have questions about identification requirements.
Do you have to be a resident of NJ? Yes, to test in NJ, you must be a resident.
If you want to take the paper/pencil test option, you must go outside of Atlantic County. Cape May County Technical School District is offering the TASC in paper/pencil format. Register in person on Monday-Thursday from 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, one week prior to the test date. Cape May County Technical School District is located at 188 Crest Haven Road in Cape May Court House. Please visit capemaytech.com, or call 609-465-2161, ext. 648, to find out upcoming testing dates, ID requirements, etc. Cost is $92.00
How do I prepare for the test? The Atlantic City Free Public Library has books on preparing for the tests as well as an eResource called LearningExpress that has study guides and practice tests. LearningExpress can be found on our webpage acfpl.org by hovering over “Find” and clicking on “Premium eResources.” It is available to anyone, any time, as long as you have a library card. Stop by the Help Desk and a librarian will show you where these resources are. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 609-345-2269. Atlantic County One Stop offers preparatory classes. Please call 609-813-2363 for more information. Free GED evening preparation classes are being offered by the Atlantic City Parent Resource Center and classes are held at the Sovereign Ave. school; please call 609-344-8809, x. 5081 for more information.
Further questions should be directed to Ken Olivenbaum at 609-485-0052, ext. 4832; please leave him a voicemail if he doesn't answer. You can also visit One Stop's website at www.learntrainwork.com and click on "High School Equivalency" on the left hand side.
If you need to take the High School Equivalency Test in Spanish:
Learning Express: Improve your computer skills, and study for the TASC and GED tests with courses, study guides, practice tests and more.
Tutor.com: Tutoring is available for adults too! Live tutors are onine from 3 to 10 p.m. every day. Study guides are available at all times. Look in Test Prep Resources for guides to the: GED, standardized New Jersey school tests, ASVAB, Civil Service Exams, TOEFL, Nurse Entrance Test and more.
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ESL Classes are open to Library cardholders. Please register at the Help Desk and call 609-345-2269 beforehand to make sure class is being held. Classes are held in the Main Library meeting room (second floor).
Tuesdays from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.
Listen, read, practice conversation, learn writing techniques, new vocabulary, pronunciation, and proper grammar. This is an intermediate class but other levels of students may also attend.
ACFPL is partnering with Literacy Volunteers Association Cape Atlantic to offer a basic adult literacy class for those needing help with reading and writing skills (5th grade level). Also, starting April 18, we will offer another basic literacy class (first grade level), Both of these free classes are taught by literacy volunteers The new literacy class starts Monday April 18, from 10 AM-12 noon, and will be held on an ongoing basis.
Atlantic Cape.Community College provides proctoring services at all sites.
Students should call 463-3775 for the Atlantic City Campus; 343-5099 for the Main Campus, Mays Landing and 463-3775 for the Cape May Campus. This information was provided by Christine Gamboa, Director of Testing at ACCC.