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New Computer Based High School Equivalency Test

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. Informational sessions  are held at One Stop the first and third Wednesday of the month at 9 in room 214 on the second floor.

When? Registration is required before a test date can be issued.

Registration for the TASC is held on the1st 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, and computer testing. 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, 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 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  or call us at 609-345-2269. In addition, the One Stop Center has free adult education services; please call (609) 813-2363.


    TABE Study Materials

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    TABE Level D - Phyllis Dutwin and Richard Ku
    Test of adult basic education, the first step to lifelong success


    Premium eResources

    Learning Express: Improve your computer skills, study for the new 2014 GED test with courses & practice tests and more.  

    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, ASVAB, Civil Service Exams, TOEFL, Nurse Entrance Test and more.


    New 2014 GED Test Information


    GED Books, eBooks, and DVDs Not to Miss

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    How to Prepare for the GED Test (with CD-ROM) - Christopher Sharpe
    The most noticeable change is that the test is now computer based--a transition that requires test-takers to have strong typing and computer skills. The new exam covers additional topics in the Math and Science sections and includes "blended" subject matter within the sections, meaning test-takers will see science questions that require math to produce a numerical answer or social studies questions that require essay-writing skills, etc. Test-takers will also find all question types used on the new computer format. The new Barrons How to Prepare for the GED Test offers test-takers a guided approach to taking and passing the exam by building on the skills they already have.

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    McGraw-Hill's TASC - Test Accessing Secondary Completion - Diane Zahler
    McGraw Hill Education TASC is the only TASC guide authorized by CTB/McGraw-Hill---the people who make the test. It’s packed with everything you need to succeed on the test---and get the high school credential you want.
    Only this guide can show you exactly what to expect on the test, tell you how the test is scored, and give you authentic TASC questions for practice. That makes this bestselling guide your most reliable and accurate source for everything you need to know about the TASC.
    These great features make McGraw-Hill Education TASC the test takers’ #1 choice:
    Concise reviews of all test topics
    Full-length practice TASC test sections with complete explanations
    Pretest in every subject to help you plan your study
    Exclusive: REAL TASC questions for practice---straight from the test makers.

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    Kaplan New TASC® Strategies, Practice, and Review 2014 with 2 Practice Tests - Kaplan
    The TASC is a new high school equivalency test that is an alternative to the GED test. New Jersey will begin replacing the GED with the TASC in January 2014. This TASC self-study system includes:
    1,000+ practice questions with detailed explanations
    1 Full-length practice test
    1 diagnostic pretest in the book
    Guidance for setting up a personalized study plan for the book and online materials
    Expert strategies for tackling the exam
    Instructional videos online or through your mobile device
    Essential skills you’ll need to pass the reading, writing, social studies, science, and math subject areas
    Effective strategies for writing the essay
    Aligned to Common Core State Standards for Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical subjects.


    ESL Classes at ACFPL

    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).

    Intermediate ESL

    Mondays from 1 – 3:30;  July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 11, 18 and 25.   Starting in September, classes will be held on Tuesdays, from1:00-3:3:30.

    Listen, read, practice conversation, learn writing techniques, new vocabulary, pronunciation, and proper grammar. This is an intermediate class but other levels of students can also attend. 


    Proctoring Services--Atlantic County

    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. 

    Local Adult Education Programs

    • Atlantic Cape Community College Continuing Education  Icon  Icon
      Charles C. Worthington City Center: Atlantic City
      1535 Bacharach Blvd.
      Atlantic City, NJ 08401
      (609) 343-4800
    • Atlantic City Adult High School  Icon  Icon
      1400 Albany Ave,
      Atlantic City, NJ 08401
      (609) 343-7300 ext. 2234
    • Drexel Online University--Online College
      Drexel's accredited online degree programs are designed for professionals who want to complete or advance their education without compromising quality. Drexel University's online degree programs – bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and certificate programs – offer the same accredited curricula as their on-campus equivalents and are competitive with other colleges, online and traditional.
    • Literacy Volunteers  
      743 N. Main St,
      Pleasantville, NJ 08232
      (609) 383-3377

    • Stockton State College Continuing Education
      Stockton College offers high quality, cost-effective continuing professional education and community education to adults throughout the region. In addition, their certificate programs, taught in a blended, executive-style format, have extended that opportunity to professionals within a wider geographic area, and their fully online courses allow adult learners from anywhere in the world to take advantage of what Stockton College Continuing Studies offers.
    • Workforce Learning Link
      The Workforce Learning Link provides adult learners instruction in reading, writing, and math; communication; financial literacy; job search; employability and life skills. For Atlantic County, the contact information is:
      One-Stop Operator,
      Atlantic/Cape May One Stop Career Center
      One Stop Operator/Administrator, Rhonda Lowery
      Atlantic/Cape May One Stop Career Center
      2 South Main Street, 2nd floor
      Pleasantville , NJ - 08232-2728
      Phone: 609-485-015

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