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Zacharakis, Jeff; Wang, Haiyan; Patterson, Margaret Becker; Andersen, Lori – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
This research analyzed linked high-quality state data from K-12, adult education, and postsecondary state datasets in order to better understand the association between student demographics and successful completion of a postsecondary program. Due to the relatively small sample size compared to the large number of features, we analyzed the data…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Anderson, Laurel – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
A recent overhaul to the GED exam has made it significantly more difficult for all students to pass, further adding to the burden of those who must take it in a second language. The revamped 2014 version of the exam highlights the need for accommodations for speakers of minority languages who must take the test in English. In fact, there is plenty…
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, English (Second Language), Testing Accommodations, Limited English Speaking
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Martin, Larry G.; Martin, Fatima A.; Southworth, Erica – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
Concept maps (Cmaps) are still underutilized in adult literacy programs and classes. The teaching and learning approaches that have been used historically in adult literacy programs to address the learning needs of these students have not kept pace with the literacy skill demands that have sprung from the increased pace of technological…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Adult Literacy
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Prins, Esther; Kassab, Cathy – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
Transitions to postsecondary education for GED graduates are a growing concern for educators and policy makers. This article analyzes the educational, demographic, and financial characteristics of Pennsylvania postsecondary students with a GED credential compared with traditional high school graduates, and identifies rural-urban differences within…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Postsecondary Education, Student Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems, 2015
This report is a compilation of California's responses to the four questions that the United States Department of Education (ED), Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) poses annually to all states and territories receiving federal supplementary funding from the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), Title II of the Workforce…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Adult Education
GED Testing Service, 2014
This manual was written to provide technical information regarding the General Educational Development (GED®) test as evidence that the GED® test is technically sound. Throughout this manual, documentation is provided regarding the development of the GED® test and data collection activities, as well as evidence of reliability and validity. This…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Testing Programs, Test Validity
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.; Skolits, Gary – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Given the changes made to the GED® test in 2014, one concern among state policy makers, adult educators, and GED® service providers has been the impact of these changes on students as well as teachers, staff, volunteers, and other GED® program stakeholders. Using a qualitative, case study research approach focused on one GED® test preparation site…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Young Adults, Adult Students, Student Attitudes
Medina, Isabel – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was designed to identify the characteristics of students enrolled in a GED® preparation program who transitioned to postsecondary programs at the same institution after passing the GED® test. The characteristics studied included age; gender; ethnicity; prematriculation scores in reading, language, and math in the Test of…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Transitional Programs, College Students, Student Characteristics
Dunn, Terri Cauley – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this phenomenological research study was to describe how inmate students incarcerated in an Alabama Department of Correctional Services (ADOC) work release facility, and who are enrolled in a prison-based GED program, perceive the role of education in curtailing criminal activity among prisoners who are released back into society.…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Phenomenology, High School Equivalency Programs
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Grossman, Amanda; Cullinan, Dan – MDRC, 2014
For the nearly 39 million U.S. adults who do not have a high school diploma, the General Educational Development (GED) programs and exam have served as the main avenue for improving individuals' skills and helping them earn a high school credential. However, few students who start these programs ever get this credential, and even fewer advance to…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Tests, Thinking Skills, Writing Skills
Davis, Lois M.; Steele, Jennifer L.; Bozick, Robert; Williams, Malcolm V.; Turner, Susan; Miles, Jeremy N. V.; Saunders, Jessica; Steinberg, Paul S. – RAND Corporation, 2014
More than 2 million adults are incarcerated in U.S. prisons, and each year more than 700,000 leave federal and state prisons and return to communities. Unfortunately, within three years, 40 percent will be reincarcerated. One reason for this is that ex-offenders lack the knowledge, training, and skills to support a successful return to…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Adults, Adolescents, Economic Climate
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2014
The annual "Accountability Report" produced by the Council on Postsecondary Education highlights the system's performance on the state-level metrics included in "Stronger by Degrees: A Strategic Agenda for Kentucky Postsecondary and Adult Education." For each metric, we outline steps taken to improve performance, as well as…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Accountability, Public Colleges, Educational Objectives
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Smith, Regina O. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Research into the best practices for basic skills education, national bridge programs, the new GED® assessment, and accelerated developmental education indicated that contextualized instruction was most effective when preparing adult literacy students for college and work. Nevertheless, "remedial pedagogy" with a sole focus on the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Adult Literacy, Concept Mapping, Basic Skills
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Hutt, Ethan – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background/Context:Policy discussions in the U.S. and abroad have become increasingly studded with reference to the results of international tests like PISA. Unlike most assessments, PISA is not designed to measure whether students have mastered a particular school curriculum but rather provide a measure of students' ability to meet future…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Educational History, Accountability, Standardized Tests
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Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Future of Children, 2014
Most of the authors in this issue of "Future of Children" focus on a single strategy for helping both adults and children that could become a component of two-generation programs. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, on the other hand, look at actual programs with an explicit two-generation focus that have been tried in the…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Early Childhood Education, Adult Education, Job Training
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