High School Equivalency (HSE) Resource Page

Queens Library’s Adult Learner Program is proud to have launched several initiatives below to help adults and young adults to achieve their dreams of getting their High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. It is the mission of the Adult Learner Program to provide lifelong learning opportunities to address the needs of the diverse and changing populations of Queens through free quality educational programs and services that incorporate digital literacy, blended learning, and individualized case management services. These include Adult Basic Education, ESOL, Youth Literacy, and preparation for individuals seeking their High School Equivalency diploma. We have many educational programming to help prepare our participants for the new High School Equivalency test called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) that replaced the GED in New York State starting in January 2014. The following HSE Resource webpage captures the various HSE initiatives that Queens Library is participating in for the benefit of our students and the many communities in Queens that we strive to serve with our adult education programming.

In partnership with NYS Education Department, Queens Library’s Adult Learner Program is proud to administer the TASC test at four test center locations: Central Adult Learning Center in Jamaica, Flushing Adult Learning Center, Jeanne Elmezzi Adult Learning Center in Long Island City, and Peninsula Adult Learning Center in Far Rockaway.

We administer ONLY computer-based testing of the full battery of tests in two day test sessions at the four test centers above. If you would prefer to take the paper-based test, please click on the link below to view TASC testing centers in New York City that offer paper-based: TASC New York City Paper-Based.

Get More Information on How to Take the Test

  • HSE Brochure
    Read all about the High School Equivalency Diploma by clicking on the link above to view the brochure.
  • TASC Inquiry
    Please click on the link above to give us information about yourself and someone will contact you about test eligibility and how to come in in-person for a screening.
  • OR Call 718-990-5152 or e-mail hse@queenslibrary.org to find out how you can take the test.


Follow the Registration Procedure and Complete the TASC Application

  • Registration Procedure
    Please click on the link above to find out about what steps you need to take to be eligible to take the TASC test.
  • TASC Application
    Please click on the link above to obtain a copy of the application form to be completed prior to taking the TASC test.
  • NYSED's High School Equivalency (HSE) Forms
    Please click on the link above of other forms required by NYS Education Department to take the TASC test.


Go to an HSE Screening to Take the TASC Readiness Test

  • HSE Screening
    Please click on the links above to schedule your HSE screening to take the TASC Readiness Test to ensure that you will be able to pass the TASC test (or you may contact someone by phone).

* Please note that you must complete all forms and steps above in TASC Information above before coming to a test screening.

Take the TASC Test (After Completing the TASC Application and HSE Screening)

  1. Once you have completed your HSE screening and taken/passed the TASC Readiness Test, then you are ready to take the TASC test!
  2. Someone will call you to schedule your test date. If you need to contact back, please call 718-990-5152 or e-mail hse@queenslibrary.org to find out about your test date.



* After taking the TASC test, examinees can check their test status and unofficial scores at: https://newyork.tasctest.com.


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For more information, please contact:

Nikeisha Smothers
Program Standards and Performance Manager
Queens Library, Library Services
Email: alpref@queenslibrary.org