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McGraw-Hill Education TASC Delivers the Most Authoritative Study Plan for the New Common Core-Aligned High School Equivalency Exam

New program joins McGraw-Hill Education's line-up of high school equivalency exam prep materials, including fully adaptive 'Common Core Achieve' and official 'TASC Test Readiness Assessment'

NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Professional, a leader in test preparation content, announces the publication of the McGraw-Hill Education TASC, the most authoritative guide to the new high school equivalency exam, TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™.   It is the only book to contain authentic TASC test questions from CTB/McGraw-Hill, the creator of the TASC test. The TASC test is a Common Core-aligned high school equivalency assessment that provides access, quality and affordability for the more than 40 million adults in the U.S. without a high school degree or equivalency.

McGraw-Hill Education TASC provides students with a comprehensive review and practice in all five exam subject areas: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Each chapter features a pre-test that helps readers identify strengths and weaknesses before study. There are complete reviews of key test content, exercises to reinforce new skills, and full-length TASC practice test sections in the new test format, with complete explanations for every question, and valuable test-taking tips and strategies. The print and eBook editions are each $20. CTB/McGraw-Hill also offers test takers a complimentary practice test item sampler and an official TASC Test Readiness Assessment that is available in print and online.

"Postsecondary degrees continue to be a prerequisite for some of the fastest-growing industries in our economy, and the accessibility of solutions like the TASC test will be increasingly vital to expanding career opportunities and improving the quality of life across the country," said Ellen Haley, president of CTB/McGraw-Hill. "Preparation is essential to this process, which is why we're so proud to release McGraw-Hill Education TASC."

"We are pleased to publish the authoritative self-study guide to the TASC test to help students achieve success," said Philip Ruppel, president of McGraw-Hill Professional.  "We are committed to ensuring that test takers get the highest quality test preparation available."

Additional ways to prepare for the TASC test and other high school equivalency exams
McGraw-Hill Education also offers Common Core Achieve, a fully adaptive study program to help potential test takers prepare for any high school equivalency exam, including the TASC test. Rooted in the Common Core and College and Career Readiness Standards, Common Core Achieve is built on the core content instruction needed for all 2014 high school equivalency exams and, includes test preparation specific to each exam. It is available in both print and online with components that can be used separately or together.

More information on the TASC test can be found at or on Twitter at @theTASCtest.

McGraw-Hill Education is not affiliated with The After-School Corporation, which is known as TASC.  The After-School Corporation has no affiliation with the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (the "TASC test") offered by McGraw-Hill Education, and has not authorized, sponsored or otherwise approved of any of McGraw-Hill Education's products and services, including the TASC test.

Copyright © 2014 by CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. All rights reserved. TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion is a trademark of McGraw-Hill School Education Holdings, LLC.

About McGraw-Hill Professional
McGraw-Hill Professional, a division of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the medical, technical, and business communities. Its offerings include reference and certification books for all professional and educational disciplines and online solutions on medical and health, engineering, business, and scientific topics. For more information, visit

McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The Company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. For additional information, visit

About CTB/McGraw-Hill
CTB/McGraw-Hill, a division of McGraw-Hill Education, has an 85-year record of innovation and excellence in assessment, and serves more than 18 million students in all 50 states and in 49 countries. One of the first American publishers to introduce objective, standardized achievement tests to schools, today CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online interim and formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment. Dedicated to advancing the use of student performance data to inform instructional decision making, CTB/McGraw-Hill's innovation continues today with technologies that include Web-based assessment and reporting, student response device software, and artificial intelligence for automated scoring of student essays. For more information, visit


Lydia Rinaldi
McGraw-Hill Professional

Brian Belardi
McGraw-Hill Education
(646) 766-2951
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