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ERIC Number: ED241075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 100
Abstractor: N/A
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An Evaluation of the General Educational Development Program at Seminole Community College, Sanford, Florida.
Mize, Joanne Page
In order to gather current data about the General Educational Development (GED) program at Seminole Community College (SCC), Florida, a random sample of 1982 GED examinees were surveyed to determine the examinees' assessment of the quality of instruction, course materials, and learning laboratories at SCC; the center(s) used most often and for what length of time; the methods of advertisement that were most productive in recruiting students; the main reason for taking the GED Test; the demographic profile of the typical GED student; and the program changes that would lead to improvement. Questionnaires were mailed to 242 graduates and 132 non-graduates of SCC's program who took the GED test in 1982. Study findings, based on responses from 196 graduates and 60 non-graduates, included the following: (1) overall, the non-graduates rated the course materials and instruction lower than the graduates; (2) SCC's special GED labs were used by a small number of the respondents; (3) the best advertising appeared to be word-of-mouth, as relatives and friends were the best sources of information about the GED program; (4) the main reason for taking the GED Test was job-related for the graduates and personal satisfaction for the non-graduates; (5) over 75% of the graduates were employed either full- or part-time, as were 68% of the non-graduates; and (6) over 80% of the examinees would strongly recommend the program to others. A literature review and the questionnaire are included. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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