ERIC Number: ED351558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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GED Testing Program: The First Fifty Years.
Allen, Colleen A., Ed.; Jones, Edward V., Ed.
This booklet commemorates the General Educational Development (GED) Testing program's first 50 years. Included are the following: (1) a description of a GED graduation; (2) reminiscences of three GED administrators; (3) success stories from five GED graduates; (4) descriptions of eight special GED programs; (5) an explanation of how the GED system works; and (6) a timeline of dates important to the program. The special programs described are as follows: (1) Georgia's tax credit to employers to sponsor GED students; (2) Delaware's GED program for state employees; (3) Hartford's comprehensive services provided by the Urban League, one of which is GED preparation; (4) Massachusetts's "Science Box" and "Math Jump Start Kit, collections of instructional materials particularly helpful to part-time adult basic education and GED teachers who have little time to explore their regional clearinghouse; (5) Pennsylvania's program to honor its outstanding students; (6) Florida's scholarship for adults who complete high school with at least a B average or score 277 or higher on the GED Tests; (7) Arizona's testing fee waiver program; and (8) Washington's program for GED students with limited English proficiency. (CML)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service.
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests