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ERIC Number: ED100439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparison of the Educational Success of GED Recipients and Traditional High School Graduates in Selected Areas at Wilkes Community College [North Carolina].
Byrd, Fay; And Others
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a significant difference in the performance level of freshmen who did not formally complete high school but who received General Education Development (GED) certificates and high school graduates who did receive high school diplomas. The study was to indicate whether there was a difference in reading placement scores as measured by the Nelson-Denny Reading Ability Test, or in grade point averages in freshmen English or mathematics. Mean scores of 30 adult GED recipients and 50 randomly selected high school graduates enrolled at Wilkes Community College were analyzed. There was no significant difference in the three areas tested. GED and high school diploma recipients compared equally on the reading placement tests and in grade point averages in English and mathematics. The data indicated that the traditional high school graduate needs skill reinforcement at the same level as the GED recipient. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests