ERIC Number: ED387622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Who Took the GED? GED 1993 Statistical Report.
Baldwin, Janet, Ed.
This report contains 12 tables and 12 figures documenting the results for the General Educational Development (GED) tests in 1993. The tables and figures provide information on the following: testing volumes; percent tested by age group; credentials issued by age group; testing by language; testing by special editions and adaptations; highest grade completed; additional data; credentials issued, 1988-1993, and cumulatively since 1971; population of adults without high school diplomas, GED participation rate, and GED credentialing rate, by jurisdiction; trends in GED testing, 1949-1993; GED passing score requirements, percent of high school graduates meeting GED standard and jurisdictions requiring GED standard; and policies for issuing high school equivalency credentials based on GED tests, by jurisdiction, comparative testing data, 1949-1992; minimum score requirements; percentage of graduating high school seniors meeting minimum score requirements; percent and number of people who took the GED tests in 1993, by region; number of GED candidates planning further study compared with total tested 1961-1993; and number of GED candidates receiving credentials compared with total tested 1953-1993. Some of the highlights are the following: (1) 790,165 adults took the GED tests in 1993, about the same as in 1992; (2) 10 U.S. states reported large increases over the previous year, but Canadians taking the test declined by 10 percent; (3) 488,838 test-takers were successful in 1993, 71 percent of the total tested; (4) the trend toward serving more adults with disabilities continued in 1993; (5) the average ages of persons taking or passing the tests edged up slightly to 26; (6) as in previous years, most GED candidates had completed 10th grade or higher; and (7) 60 percent of all candidates in 1993 were planning further study. The report includes a list of GED central staff, governing board and advisory committee members and state administrators; information on how the data were gathered, and a list of 16 GED Testing Service publications. (KC)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Adaptive Testing, Adult Basic Education, Dropout Programs, Educational Attainment, Educational Certificates, Equivalency Tests, Group Testing, High School Equivalency Programs, Scores, Standardized Tests, Student Certification, Tables (Data), Test Format, Test Use, Testing Programs
GED Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 261, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 (order no. 25-0793: $15 plus $4 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. GED Testing Service.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests