Posted by Maya Atchan on August 27th, 2018
NYS Ed has announced a fourth pathway to complete Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). This will offer students another way to earn a New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. This new pathway allows students to use passing scores are certain Regents exams to fulfill the requirements of those subjects covered by TASC tests.
For example, the following Regents exams can be used in place with the following corresponding HSE subject area credit:
- Mathematics Regents Exams – TASC Mathematics
- English Language Arts Regents — TASC Reading and Writing
- Social Studies Regents Exams – TASC Social Studies
- Science Regents Exams — TASC Science
Regents exams have been valued indicators of students’ mastery in a subject, and now these standards will allow students more opportunities to earn a HSE. The benefits of a HSE diploma affect students chances in the job market and their opportunities to develop successful paths beyond their schooling.
New York now provides four pathways to earn a HSE diploma:
- TASC Testing (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)
- Approved 24-College-Credit Program
- National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
- Regents – HSE Examination Pathway
A new pathway means students can now benefit from even more way to earn their HSE diploma and encourage them to do what it takes to to find success.