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ERIC Number: ED510096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 50
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
The Literacy of U.S. Adults with GED[R] Credentials: 2003 NAAL and 1992 NALS. GED Testing Service Research Studies, 2007-2
Hsu, Yung-chen; George-Ezzelle, Carol E.
GED Testing Service, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL., April 9-15, 2007)
Many adult basic education programs use the Tests of General Educational Development (GED[R] Tests) to measure the skills and knowledge associated with a high school program of study as well as to assess the achievement gains of adult learners through participation in their programs. Using data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) and the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS), this study provides evidence of the validity of the GED credential as an indication of achieving the literacy skills and knowledge equivalent to those skills and knowledge demonstrated by adults with high school diplomas and aids many adult education programs in evaluating their effectiveness through adult learners' performance on the GED Tests. (Contains 9 tables and 18 figures.)
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
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
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; National Adult Literacy Survey (NCES); National Assessment of Adult Literacy