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ERIC Number: ED510071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Dropouts Immediately Pursuing a GED[R] Credential: Their Institutions' Characteristics, Self-Reported Reasons for Dropping out, and Presence of High-Stakes Exit Exams. GED Testing Service Research Studies, 2006-1
George-Ezzelle, Carol E.; Zhang, Wenmin; Douglas, Karen
GED Testing Service, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 7-11, 2006)
The research topics addressed in this study include the following: (1) reasons dropouts who immediately pursued a General Educational Development (GED) did not complete high school; (2) characteristics of the schools those GED examinees last attended; (3) differences in the reasons for not completing school by school characteristics; and (4) relationship between states with and without high-stakes exit exams (HSEEs) and reasons for dropping out. By identifying variability in reasons for dropping out across institutional and state characteristics, this study serves to introduce new information that may contribute to shaping educational interventions for at-risk students by providing information useful in identifying and serving at-risk communities and thereby encouraging students to complete high school. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, GED Testing Service
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests