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ERIC Number: EJ877226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Promoting Health Literacy through GED Testing
Golbeck, Amanda L.; LaBonty, Jan; Paschal, Angelia M.; Harris, Margaret; Ryan, Kerry E.; Molgaard, Craig A.
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v4 n1 p13-23 Spr 2010
Using the World Health Organization definition of health for reference and a diverse group of raters, we sought to determine the following about the 931 questions that comprise the seven English pencil-and-paper versions of U.S. GED Official Practice Tests: (a) the prevalence of health-related questions and (b) representation of the eight U.S. National Health Education Standards (NHES) for grades 9-12. We found a low prevalence of health-related questions within most GED subjects, and minimal or no representation of most NHES standards. We encourage alignment of future official GED practice materials with NHES as a means of improving future public health awareness, practices, and performance among the GED population. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests; National Household Education Survey