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ERIC Number: EJ1098686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
Computer-Based GED Testing: Implications for Students, Programs, and Practitioners
Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.; Ishitani, Terry T.
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v5 n1 p28-48 Spr 2016
The purpose of this study was to understand the process of transitioning from the 2002 version of the GED test to the new 2014 computer-based version. Specifically, this research sought to identify: (1) stakeholder attitudes regarding the new computer-based test; (2) the relationship between students' computer access/comfort and their perceptions of the new test; and (3) program modifications that will be most beneficial to this student population in terms of adequately preparing them for earning their high school equivalency via the GED. Key findings indicate: negative perceptions of computerized testing among participants, differences in attitudes and ability among students when compared by age and access to a computer in the home, and a desire for additional training and support among both students and teachers.
Commission on Adult Basic Education. PO Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206. Tel: 888-442-6223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Adult Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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