ERIC Number: ED369891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Cost Effectiveness of the State Adult Basic and Adult High School Program. FY 1992-93.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City. Applied Technology Education Services.
Of Utah's 181,428 adults without a high school diploma, 27,770 (14,201 males and 13,569 females) were enrolled in an adult basic education (ABE) or General Educational Development (GED) program in FY 1992-93. Of those persons, 15,238 demonstrated improved basic skills for personal satisfaction and increased self-confidence, 6,492 completed ABE, 2,430 obtained a high school diploma, 4,089 passed the GED test (in calendar year 1991), 3,373 learned to speak and listen in English (pre-level 1), 3,454 entered another post-high school vocational and/or college program, and 49,563 earned credits toward a high school diploma. The following economic achievements among the FY 1992-93 ABE and GED program enrollees were noted: 3,522 obtained a job, 2,863 obtained a better job with a salary increase, 1,353 were removed from public assistance. During the same fiscal year, Utah ABE and GED programs served 13,298 unemployed individuals and 6,103 recipients of public assistance. The annual percentage rate of return on Utah's investment in ABE and GED for the year was calculated at 109.78%. For every $1 invested in ABE and GED, Utah received $7.63 in saved, earned, or returned income. (Twenty-five tables/charts are included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City. Applied Technology Education Services.
Identifiers - Location: Utah
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests