ERIC Number: ED367865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Tri-County Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.
Project Re-Entry was a follow-up study of the status of more than 5,000 former students of the Tri-County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who either never completed the entire General Educational Development (GED) test battery or completed the entire GED battery but still lacked enough points to earn a GED equivalency diploma. At the beginning of the project, OIC had a list of 851 students who had begun GED testing but not completed it. The list was checked and revised to eliminate duplicate names, names of deceased persons, and the 105 persons who had since completed GED testing. The 503 individuals remaining on the corrected list were contacted and offered the option of reentering OIC's traditional GED testing or receiving nontraditional homebound instruction, distance education, and tutor assistant instruction. The project implementer developed action plans for each of the 66 individuals who expressed a desire to continue GED training/testing. Of the 66 people, 27 returned to a traditional classroom setting and 23 worked through a home study course. Eleven of the 50 students took the GED, and 8 of the 11 passed it. (Appended are various project-related forms, correspondence, and questionnaires and demographic data on the identified GED noncompleters.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Tri-County Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests; 353 Project