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ERIC Number: ED510056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Differences between Students Who Were and Were Not Retained in Grade: A Comparison of Academic Achievement, Reasons for Dropping out, and Reasons for Pursuing a GED[R] Credential. GED Testing Service[R] Research Studies, 2007-3. Executive Summary
George-Ezzelle, Carol E.; Song, Wei
GED Testing Service
This study examines the demographic, academic, social, and behavioral differences between GED (General Educational Development) Tests candidates who were and were not retained in grade. Differences between candidates who were and were not retained in grade are examined with regard to factors such as demographics, delinquent behaviors, reasons for dropping out of high school, and reasons for seeking a GED credential. Additional analyses explore the effect of grade retention on performance on each of the GED Tests, as well as on passing the entire GED Tests battery. [For the full report, see ED510070.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, GED Testing Service
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests