ERIC Number: ED387623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Who Took the GED? GED 1994 Statistical Report.
Baldwin, Janet, Ed.
This report contains 13 tables and 13 figures documenting the results for the General Educational Development (GED) tests in 1994. The tables and figures provide information on the following: GED participation and credentials issued--percent change from 1993 to 1994; 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 1984, 1990-1994, percent change 1984-1994, and cumulative since 1971; population of adults without high school diplomas, GED participation rate, and GED credentialing rate, by jurisdiction; trends in GED testing, 1949-1994; GED passing score requirements, percent of high school graduates meeting GED standards, and jurisdictions requiring GED standard; and policies for issuing high school equivalency credentials based on GED tests, by jurisdiction, comparative testing data, 1949-1994; minimum score requirements; percentage of graduating high school seniors meeting minimum score requirements; percent and number of people who took the GED tests in 1994, by region; number of GED candidates planning further study compared with total tested 1961-1994; and number of GED candidates receiving credentials compared with total tested 1974-1994. Some of the highlights are the following: (1) 710,666 adults took the GED tests in 1994, nearly 4 percent higher than in 1993; (2) in the United States, 5 percent more test-takers completed the test battery, and 7 states reported increases of 15 percent or higher; (3) 498,000 test-takers were successful in 1994, 14 percent higher than the total awarded a decade earlier; (4) nearly 10 million people have received GED credentials since 1971; (5) in 1994, 517,826 met passing score requirements (73 percent of the total completing the tests); (6) as in previous years, most GED candidates had completed 10th grade or higher; and (7) 66 percent of all candidates in 1993 were planning further study, the highest in the program's history. 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, Test Format, Test Use, Testing Programs
GED Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 261, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 (order no. 25-0794: $20 plus $5 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