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ERIC Number: ED510084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
GED[R] Candidate Computer Familiarity Survey. GED Testing Service Research Studies, 2006-2
George-Ezzelle, Carol E.; Hsu, Yung-chen
GED Testing Service
As GED (General Educational Development) Testing Service considers the feasibility of a computer administration of the GED Tests, one issue being considered is the difference in costs of supplying only a computer-based format vs. offering both computer-based and paper formats of the GED Tests. A significant concern then arises as to whether offering only a computer-based format of the GED Tests will reduce the number of candidates taking the GED Tests because of possible variation in the candidate population's level of familiarity with computers. In an effort to determine the level of the GED candidate population's familiarity with computers, this study involved surveying a representative sample of recently tested GED candidates about their current computer comfort, use, and access. Furthermore, the survey examined whether, based on their level of computer familiarity, access, or their use, GED candidates would have preferred to test on a computer if this format had been available or if they would have opted not to test at all if the GED Tests had been offered only in a computer-based format. Two appendices are included: (1) GED[R] Candidate Computer Familiarity Survey; and (2) Tabulated survey question responses for all respondents and by state. (Contains 20 tables.)
GED Testing Service. Available from: American Council on Education. One Dupont Circle NW Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-939-9490; Fax: 202-659-8875; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools
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