ERIC Number: ED480137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
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General Academic Achievement of Adult High School Dropouts.
George, Carol E.; Schaefer, Lyn; Rao, Chhaya M.
The majority of candidates who take the Tests of General Educational Development (GED) take those tests within 2 years of leaving school, but this study highlights the demographic profile and performance of candidates who, for a variety of reasons, waited anywhere from 24 to 54 years to attempt to obtain the GED high school equivalency credential. The sample consists of 10,177 adult candidates, between the ages of 40 and 70, residing in the United States who took the GED tests in 2002. The GED Tests Battery contains five tests. This paper provides demographic information on the gender, race, primary language, highest level of formal education, and income of these adult candidates. Adult candidate performance on each of the five GED tests is reported, and differential performance of examinees passing and failing the test battery is examined. Demographic information of candidates based on their pass/fail status is also explored. Two appendixes contain supplemental tables of data. (Contains 1 table, 13 figures, and 12 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests