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ERIC Number: ED559070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 91
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3032-8133-4
Math as a Proxy for Post-Secondary Persistence among GEDs
Bouchard, John G.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, University of Oregon
This is a study of the statistical difference in post-secondary attendance between high school graduates and 16-to 18-year-old GED recipients controlling for parental socioeconomic status, 10th grade test scores in math, and the number of high school math classes taken. Although GEDs can be the cognitive equivalents of high school graduates, they often lack non-cognitive skills like self-discipline and persistence that are essential components of human capital. The GED certificate is not the equivalent of the high school diploma in terms of post-secondary success because of the magnitude of the negative effect of earning the GED instead of the diploma; this study examines how the effect produced the outcomes. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; High School Equivalency Programs; Adult Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 10
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Language: English
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