GED® Educators in New York

The one and only high school equivalency diploma in the state of New York. 

The GED® is back in NY and is now the only test for earning a high school equivalency diploma. We’re here to help you introduce and transition your students to the GED test program.

Teaching Resources:

These resources are helpful when guiding your GED instruction. You can get detailed information on the skills students need to demonstrate in order to pass, what is being assessed in each content area, and moreFree classroom resources include professional development webinars, tutorials, scoring tools, and more.

NYSED will determine who has access to GED Manager. Those granted access will receive login and training information soon.

Webinar: Educator Tools

Webinar: Preparing Students

State Policies and Pricing:

There’s no cost to take the test in New York. More information about state policies related to the GED test and student eligibility is available here


Why is NY no longer offering the TASC? How is the GED different?
Data Recognition Corporation, the creator and administrator of the TASC high school equivalency test has decided to retire the test as of December 31, 2021. NYSED has chosen the GED test as New York's high school equivalency test starting in January 2022. The key difference between the TASC and GED is the number of subject tests included. The TASC test contains five subjects: Reading, Writing, Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies. The GED test contains four subjects: Reasoning Through Language Arts (a combination of reading and writing), Science, Mathematical Reasoning, and Social Studies. 
How do students complete their high school equivalency credential with the GED? Will their credits transfer from the TASC test?
Yes, any passing TASC subject test scores will count towards earning their diploma. Please noteThat TASC is a 5-subject test, and GED is a 4-subject test. If a student has passed TASC Writing or Reading, but not both, they will need to take the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) subject test.  
How do students sign up to take the GED in NY?
Beginning January 10, 2022, students can start testing in NY at a testing center. 
If my student has a TASC account, will they need to create a GED account?
Yes. GED is not affiliated with TASC, and their login information will not transfer to a GED account. They will need to create a GED account in order to sign up for the test.

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