The following table summarizes the TASC test and gives the breakdown by approximate number of items and time for each section.
Breakdown of TASC Test Sections
Subject Topics Time in Minutes (English Version) Time in Minutes (Spanish Version) Number of Questions
Language Arts–Reading Information reading & language Literary reading & language 75 80 50
Language Arts–Writing Language Writing 105 110 50 One essay
Mathematics Numbers & quantity Algebra Functions Geometry Statistics & probability 50 (calculator) 55 (no calculator) 55 (calculator) 60 (no calculator) 40 12 gridded responses
Social Studies U.S. history World history Civics & government Geography Economics 75 80 47
Science Physical science Life science Earth & space science 85 90 47

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Stuart Donnelly, PhD, earned his doctorate in mathematics from Oxford University at the age of 25. Since then, he has established successful tutoring services in both Hong Kong and the United States and is considered by leading educators to be one of the most experienced and qualified private tutors in the country. Nicole Hersey, PhD, is a lecturer at the University of Rhode Island, with a dual appointment to the School of Education and the Department of Mathematics. Ron Olson, MA, is an NBCT-certified teacher in Social Studies who teaches AP Government, Civics, and Contemporary World Problems at Clover Park High School in Lakewood, WA. In addition to his 35 years of teaching experience, he works as an AP US History workshop consultant for The College Board and has been the advisor for National Honor Society at his high school. Shannon Reed, MA, MFA, is a visiting lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches composition, creative writing, and business writing.

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