ERIC Number: ED416336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Who Took the GED? GED 1996 Statistical Report.
Baldwin, Janet, Ed.
The 13 tables and figures in this report provide summary information about those who took the General Educational Development (GED) Tests in 1996 and the jurisdictions that administer those tests. Most tables summarize information for the United States and Territories, Canada, GED Testing Service, and Program Total. Each table is arranged to provide data within the following umbrella topics: percent changes from 1995-1996; number tested, number completing tests, and number meeting score requirements; people tested and credentials issued by age groups; special test editions and testing accommodations; formal education and future plans; trends in participation and in credentialing; participation and credentialing rates; and minimum score requirements and testing policies. The publication also includes the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the GED administrators and participating jurisdictions and a list of 24 selected publications and a GED publications order form. Some highlights of the statistics include the following: (1) in 1996, 758,570 persons worldwide completed the GED, a 5 percent rise over the previous year; (2) 524,482 earned high school equivalency credentials by passing the GED Tests; and (3) 14 percent more persons required special accommodations for disabilities than in the previous year. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Certification, Educational Attainment, Educational Certificates, Equivalency Tests, Foreign Countries, High School Equivalency Programs, Scores, Tables (Data), Test Norms
American Council on Education/ GED Testing Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 261, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701; phone: 301-604-9073; fax: 301-604-0158 ($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 - Location: Canada; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests