ERIC Number: ED118730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-8
Reference Count: N/A
NCA Standards for Adult High Schools: Fostering Diversity and Quality in Adult Secondary Education.
Griffith, William S.
The full text of a speech regarding opportunities for adults to earn high school completion credentials, delivered to the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, is presented in the document. The GED program is described in terms of its testing validity and age restrictions. It is stated that although the GED testing approach is a useful one, it is not a universal testing tool because of the stress placed upon reading competency. Adult high schools are discussed in terms of the Policies and Standards for the Approval of Separately Administered Adult High Schools developed by the NCA. It is felt that these standards will allow flexibility and experimentation among member schools, but at the same time provide effective quality controls. Sixteen separately administered adult high schools were accredited in 1974, and a seven year cycle of research and evaluation will be necessary to assess the NCA Standards in action. (LH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Certification, Educational Certificates, Educational Demand, Educational Planning, Equivalency Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, National Organizations, Public School Adult Education, Speeches, Student Certification
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Dept. of Education.