ERIC Number: ED222583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of Adults Who Were Administered the General Educational Development Test in Kentucky during 1976.
This study was designed to measure the impact on the lives of Kentucky adults who were administered the General Educational Development (GED) Test during 1976. The impact is measured in terms of employability, productivity, and responsibility as outlined in the Adult Education Act of 1966, as amended in 1978. Elements of this survey in determining what effects have occurred in the lives of adults who successfully attempted the GED are discussed. The successful GED candidate is more employable, more productive in terms of income, further education and training, and more responsible toward civic responsibilities. The dependent group of learners which emerged from the study were assisted in their educational pursuits by adult education programs and fared nearly equal to the success rate of the independent learner with no GED test battery preparation. The average number of years of school completed was the common success factor. The findings were based on the returns of adults after 5 years had elapsed following testing. Changes were reported in income levels, employment status, education, and reasons for completing the GED. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Murray State Univ., KY. Office of Extended Education.
Identifiers: Adult Education Amendments 1978; General Educational Development Tests