ERIC Number: ED249367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-9
Reference Count: 0
What Should the GED Tests Measure?: Some Proposed Changes.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service.
This document, prepared as a conference handout, consists of a description of the revised General Educational Development (GED) Tests scheduled for introduction in 1988 and a series of recommendations concerning the content of future GED tests, which were formulated by a committee appointed by the Commission on Educational Credit and Credentials to review GED testing. The committee's recommendations for the GED Tests include the following: greater focus on high-level thinking and problem-solving skills, a clear emphasis on the relationship of skills to aspects of the world of work, questions that reflect an awareness of the role and impact of computer technology, test items that address certain consumer skills, and the use of settings on the test that adult examinees would recognize. The next section of the handout includes discussions of the content, levels, and format of the writing, social studies, science, literature, and mathematics tests. Overall details of the test battery are outlined. Concluding the guide are a list of GED Test Specifications Committee members and a series of reference lists dealing with GED testing and individual subject areas covered on the tests. Sample items from the individual tests in the battery and a list of formulas are appended. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service.
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education Conference (Louisville, KY, November 9, 1984).