ERIC Number: ED412251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
GED Items. The Newsletter of the GED Testing Service. Volume 12, 1995.
Richards, Lisa, Ed.
GED Items, v12 n1-4/5 Jan-Oct 1995
"GED Items" is published bimonthly by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education. This volume contains six issues, each containing several articles related to adult education, equivalency testing, and the General Educational Development (GED) program. The first issue features an article by Frederick Stadler on the successful performance of GED graduates at a technical college and an article by Carole Totten on the lack of a formal infrastructure for adult basic and GED education. Approximately 84% of all paid adult education teachers are "part-time," virtually "throwaway" employees. The second issue features a discussion of technology in the adult education environment and the profile of a successful GED graduate. In issue three, the story of Admiral Mike Boorda, a GED graduate who went on to become the first enlisted person to be named Chief of Naval Operations, is the lead article. In 1995, as described in issue 4/5, Indiana became the 44th jurisdiction to issue diplomas to adults who pass GED tests, joining 29 U.S. states, 6 Canadian provinces, and 8 U.S. territories. Issue 6 reports on the GED-National Adult Literacy Survey of the document, prose, and quantitative literacy skills of adults in the United States. Each issue also contains "Teaching Tips" for teacher improvement, graduate profiles, and other articles and information related to GED testing. (Contains one table and three graphs.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests