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GED Testing Service, 2010
The "2009 GED[R] Testing Program Statistical Report" is the 52nd annual report in the program's 68-year history of providing a second opportunity for adults without a high school credential to earn their jurisdiction's GED credential. The report provides candidate demographic and GED Test performance statistics as well as historical…
Descriptors: Credentials, Test Content, Testing Programs, Testing
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) From Gathering Storm to Category 5: Five Years After "Rising Above the Gathering Storm", U.S. Competitive…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, High School Equivalency Programs, Public Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The "National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program" is a residential education and training program designed for youth ages 16 to 18 who have dropped out of or been expelled from high school. During the 22-week residential period, participants are offered GED preparation classes and other program services intended to promote positive youth…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, At Risk Students, Job Skills, Leadership
Johnson, Jamey Raquel – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The United States Department of Education (2008) noted that the percentage of ethnic minority students in public education increased from 22 percent in 1972 to 43 percent in 2006. This increase largely reflected the growth of the Hispanic population, especially in the state of Texas. Richard (2003) reported that Hispanic students drop out of…
Descriptors: Expenditure per Student, Intervention, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment
Perper, Kate; Peterson, Kristen; Manlove, Jennifer – Child Trends, 2010
Recently released government data show that in 2006, the U.S. teen birth rate began to increase, marking the end of a 14-year period of decline. More specifically, these data show that between 2005 and 2007, the teen birth rate climbed five percent. This trend reversal is a cause for concern, given the negative consequences of teen childbearing…
Descriptors: Mothers, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Birth Rate
Robertson, Vera Strickland – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this research was to provide information to school administrators about the impact differentiated instruction and teacher behavior have on students' decision to drop out of high school or persist. The ultimate goal of this study is to determine if a significant relationship exists between differentiated instruction, teacher behavior…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Teacher Behavior, Dropout Research, Dropouts
Huber, Lindsay Perez; Malagon, Maria C.; Solorzano, Daniel G. – UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (NJ1), 2009
Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) was passed into law by the California state legislature in October 2001 and was implemented on January 1, 2002. Under AB 540, an undocumented student pays resident (in-state) fees at California's public colleges and universities if the student 1) attended a high school in California for at least three years (schooling…
Descriptors: College Students, Public Colleges, Tuition, Undocumented Immigrants
Culligan, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The rise in the enrollment of persons with disabilities in post-secondary institutions has introduced a need for the identification of services and/or pre-entry variables that assist in the elevation of retention rates. There is a growing substantiation that connects support service usage with a successful academic experience. However, there is…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Academic Persistence, Student Personnel Services
Setzer, J. Carl; He, Yi – GED Testing Service, 2009
Reliability Analysis for the Internationally Administered 2002 Series GED (General Educational Development) Tests Reliability refers to the consistency, or stability, of test scores when the authors administer the measurement procedure repeatedly to groups of examinees (American Educational Research Association [AERA], American Psychological…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Error of Measurement, Scores, Test Reliability
Patterson, Margaret Becker; Song, Wei; Zhang, Jizhi – GED Testing Service, 2009
For most high school non-completers, the GED[R] (General Educational Development) credential is the bridge to postsecondary education, but little is known about how successfully they could make that transition and whether their participation shifts across time. The American Council on Education (ACE) has begun a three-year longitudinal study to…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Testing
Zhang, Jizhi; Han, Mee Young; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2009
GED [General Educational Development] Tests offer many young adults who have left school a second chance to gain a credential, yet many educators have concerns about policies for very young test-takers and how they perform on the GED Tests. The GED Testing Service sets the absolute minimum age for taking the GED Tests at 16 years of age. However,…
Descriptors: Credentials, Young Adults, Program Effectiveness, High School Equivalency Programs
Setzer, J. Carl – GED Testing Service, 2009
The GED[R] English as a Second Language (GED ESL) Test was designed to serve as an adjunct to the GED test battery when an examinee takes either the Spanish- or French-language version of the tests. The GED ESL Test is a criterion-referenced, multiple-choice instrument that assesses the functional, English reading skills of adults whose first…
Descriptors: Language Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Psychometrics, Reading Skills
GED Testing Service, 2009
This GED Testing fact sheet provides information on: (1) GED[R] Tests; (2) Versions and Editions of the GED Tests; (3) Earning a Credential; (4) GED Testing Service[R]; (5) History of the GED Tests; (6) Who Accepts the GED Credential; (7) Public/Private Partnership of GEDTS; (8) Renowned GED Credential Recipients; (9) GED Testing Numbers for 2008;…
Descriptors: Credentials, Testing Programs, High School Equivalency Programs, Student Evaluation
Patterson, Margaret Becker; Song, Wei; Zhang, Jizhi – GED Testing Service, 2009
For most high school non-completers, the GED[R] credential is the bridge to postsecondary education, but little is known about how successfully they could make that transition and whether their participation shifts across time. The American Council on Education (ACE) has begun a three-year longitudinal study to understand the effect of the GED…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
Medhanie, Amanuel; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2009
The economic and employment outlook for individuals without a high school diploma is bleak. For many of these individuals, passing the General Educational Development (GED) Test is the first step in competing in the increasingly demanding job market. GED test-taking policies vary across test centers and jurisdictions, and have the potential to…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables
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