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Need to Improve Your English Language Skills or Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam? We Can Help You!

Cazenovia Public Library along with Literacy Outreach for Madison County, NY, a not-for-profit adult literacy service, train volunteer literacy tutors and recruit adult learners (18 years of age and older) hoping to earn a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma (TASC) or learn English as a Second Language (ESL). Whether you’re an ESL or a TASC student, you receive free, weekly one-on-one instruction from a well-trained, dedicated tutor right here at the Library. 

Good News for TASC Students

Did you know that any passing Regents Test score earned is equal to a passing score on that same subject of the TASC? For example, if you earned a passing score on any mathematics Regents while in high school, you have automatically passed the TASC mathematics test requirement. If you passed all four of the required Regents Tests (Mathematics, Social Studies, Science and English Language Arts), you only need to take and pass one TASC test subject of your choice to receive your high school equivalency diploma. You can pick Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Reading or Writing. Also, students with a Regents Test passing requirement of 55 in high school, due to special education needs, are awarded the same credit cited above. 

If you are interested in our ESL or TASC program, whether as a student or tutor, please contact Cazenovia Public Library Literacy Coordinator Carla Zimmerman at czimmerman@midyork.org  or 315-559-7591 or Literacy Outreach for Madison County, NYDirector Tara Truett at ttruett@midyork.org or 315-345-1468

Read more about the program in this Cazenovia Republican article (Dec 2019)