ERIC Number: ED184650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-4
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Compare the Academic Success of the General Educational Development Test Graduates and the High School Graduates at Surry Community College for the 1977-1978 Academic Year.
Ayers, Claude V.
A study was conducted at Surry Community College in North Carolina to determine whether there was any significant difference between the academic success of those students who had passed the General Educational Development Test (GED) and those traditional students who had graduated from a public or private high school. Study methodology involved a comparison of the college transcripts of the 37 GED students enrolled at Surry during the 1977-78 academic year with those of 37 randomly selected traditional students. Mean grade point averages (GPA's) were determined for each group and submitted to a "t" test to find out whether there was a significant difference (at the .05 level) between them. Findings indicate that GPA's for traditional students ranged from 4.00 to 1.15, while the range for GED students was 4.00 to 0.88. Though the mean GPA for traditional students was higher than that of the GED group (2.93 compared to 2.75), the difference was not significant. Recommendations are included in the study report. (JP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed. D. Practicum, Nova University