ProLiteracy/New Readers Press Releases TASC-Specific Materials

Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, and Wyoming Have Adopted TASC

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Syracuse, New York (PRWEB) January 10, 2014

ProLiteracy, a leader in innovative adult learning for more than 50 years, announced that its publishing division, New Readers Press, has developed high school equivalency test preparation materials aligned with the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), administered by CBT McGraw-Hill and adopted to date by six states.

“New Readers Press is at the forefront of creating new and test-specific materials for all high school equivalencies, including the GED test, TASC, and HiSET,” says Sue Willey, director of sales and operations. “Our test preparation materials are designed to assist tutors and teachers in each state prepare their students to pass their high school equivalency test.”

The bestselling Scoreboost series has been adapted for the TASC and features:

  •     11-16 targeted strategies per book
  •     48-page consumable workbooks
  •     2-page lessons
  •     Sample TASC questions that model the thinking process
  •     Hundreds of TASC questions provide essential practice
  •     Answers, explanations, self-evaluation, and study charts all help give students the feedback they need to pass.

Scoreboost for the TASC also includes:

  •     Four math books that cover fundamental concepts through algebra skills
  •     Math lessons that include gridded responses
  •     Language arts lessons that include analyzing arguments and responding to text-based writing prompts
  •     Thinking skills lessons that include working with graphic stimuli and primary source documents

The books are sold in packs of 10, or an eight-pack sampler with one of each workbook.

Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, and Wyoming are the states that to date have committed to administering the TASC. Some states have adopted the HiSET, administered by ETS and some have adopted the new GED test, administered by the GED Testing Service/Pearson VUE.

To preorder any HSE products or to find out more information, visit the ProLiteracy (http://www.proliteracy.org) or New Readers Press (http://www.newreaderspress.com) websites, or contact Customer Service by phone at 800-448-8878 or email nrp(at)proliteracy(dot)org.

About ProLiteracy
ProLiteracy is the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the country. It works with adult new readers and learners and with local and national organizations to help adults gain the reading, writing, math, computer, and English skills they need to be successful. ProLiteracy advocates on behalf of adult learners and the programs that serve them, provides training and professional development, and publishes materials used in adult literacy and basic education instruction. ProLiteracy has 1,000 member programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and works with 52 nongovernmental organizations in 34 developing countries.

About New Readers Press
For more than 40 years, New Readers Press, ProLiteracy’s publishing division, has been providing educators with the instructional tools they need to teach adult students and older teens the skills for functioning in the world today. To ensure materials are based on sound instructional methodology, New Readers Press solicits feedback from educators during the development process. Materials are available in a variety of media—program directors, teachers, and students can use the format that best suits their needs. Even our flagship publication, the weekly news publication News for You, now delivers articles online with audio. Endeavor, the new reading and language arts series, is based on the latest evidence-based research. The proceeds from sales of materials supports literacy programs in the U.S. and worldwide.
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