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ERIC Number: ED121978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 53
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A Follow-Up Appraisal of Selected General Educational Development Test Examinees at McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas.
Nelson, Jack Jay
The report describes a study designed to follow up successful examinees of the General Educational Development (GED) test administered at McLennan Community College. The study's purpose was to determine the trends, traits, and effects of specific aspects related to their receipt of a high school equivalency certificate. Of the 1,065 successful examinees in the years 1970 through 1974, a random sample of 50 from each year was asked to complete a GED basic information form by mail; a total of 59 (23.6%) of the sample completed the form. A review of the literature indicated that GED recipients were comparable to the standard high school graduate. The study's results indicated that GED recipients tended toward postsecondary educational enrollment despite initial indications that they took the test for vocational reasons. Many stated that their GED performance was the contributing factor in their decision to continue their education. Recommendations for future research are included as is a three-page annotated bibliography. Five appendixes present the GED basic information forms sent to examinees, tabulated responses to the questionnaires, and selected comparisons of GED data. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Texas