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ERIC Number: ED499615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 108
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2006 GED Testing Program Statistical Report
GED Testing Service
The 2006 GED[R] Testing Program Statistical Report is the 49th annual report in the program's 65-year history of providing a second opportunity to adults without a high school diploma to earn their jurisdiction's General Educational Development (GED) credential, and, as a result, advance their educational, personal, and professional aspirations. Section I, "Who Lacks a High School Diploma and Who Took the GED Tests?," describes the potential need for high school equivalency credentials among adults and a description of the population of adults without a high school diploma who took the GED Tests in the report year. Section II, "Who Passed the GED Tests?", provides demographic and test score summaries for adults who passed the GED Tests in the report year. Section III, "Trends in the GED Testing Program," presents trend information about the GED testing program, such as statistics on the use of foreign-language versions and special editions of the GED Tests, and trend information by test series and by jurisdiction since 1943. Section IV, "About the GED Testing Program," includes information about the GED testing program, including the jurisdictional policies for issuing high school equivalency credentials, diplomas, or certificates; GED Testing Service (GEDTS) staff members; GED Administrators and their contact information; and American Council on Education (ACE) and GEDTS board and committee members. Appendixes include 28 tables and Formulas for Table Statistics. (Contains 30 tables, 12 figures, and 3 footnotes.) [Carol Ezzelle, Anne Guison-Dowdy, and Wei Song contributed to data analyses, authorship, and production of this report.]
GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education. One Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-939-9490; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. GED Testing Service.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests
IES Cited: ED506561; ED513692