ERIC Number: ED455404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Who Took the GED? GED 2000 Statistical Report.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service.
In 2000, 860,684 adults worldwide took 1 or more of the General Educational Development (GED) Tests, which was more than in any previous year except 1996. The number of adults completing the GED Test battery increased by 10% or more in eight U.S. jurisdictions and four Canadian jurisdictions. The volume of international testing increased by 85.7%. Of those adults completing the GED Test battery in 2000, more than 519,000 met their jurisdiction's score requirements. In 2000, only 1.5% of adults in North America who did not graduate from high school attempted to earn a high school credential by passing the GED Tests. The average age of adults worldwide taking the GED Tests was 24.7 years. Nearly one of every three GED credentials awarded in the United States was earned by a student aged 18 or younger. Two of every three adults tested reported taking the tests for further training and education beyond the high school level. The 8,071 adults receiving testing accommodations in 2000 was up more than 110% from the number in 1993. (Thirty tables/figures are included. A definition of geographic regions is appended along with lists of GED administrators, American Council on Education governing bodies, GED testing service staff, and selected GED publications.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Credentials, Definitions, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries, High School Equivalency Programs, Out of School Youth, Outcomes of Education, Scores, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Standardized Tests, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data), Test Results, Trend Analysis
GED Testing Fulfillment Service, PO Box 261, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 ($20). Tel: 301-604-9073; Fax: 301-604-0158. For full text: http://www.acenet.edu/calec/ged/.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests