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Hutto, Debra Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) programs serve those students who, for whatever reason, have left the educational system without attaining a regular high school diploma. Because of the manner in which they may have left the school system, many have negative emotions and personal agency beliefs hindering their…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Quasiexperimental Design, High School Equivalency Programs, Learning Strategies
Grover, Sharon D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
According to the instructors and administrators at a local adult education (AE) program in Houston, Texas, retaining and graduating general education development (GED) students has been a constant challenge. Locating GED attendance barriers could enable AE programs to develop techniques that increase student retention and graduation rates. The…
Descriptors: General Education, High School Equivalency Programs, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Berridge, Gina; Goebel, Vella – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the beliefs and perceptions of some of the stakeholders directly involved in a GED® program located in a county jail. The researchers investigated the perspectives of the jail's Chief of Programming, GED® supervisor, teachers, and inmates participating in the program. Although gathering data from the…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
When transitioning to employment, students with disabilities who do not complete high school face multiple challenges; even beyond the challenges of students who complete a GED® credential later, especially in times of economic downturn and job instability. They cope with sometimes overwhelming struggles from disabling conditions. Thus GED passers…
Descriptors: Credentials, Adults, Employment Experience, High School Equivalency Programs
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Murnane, Richard J.; Hoffman, Stephen L. – Education Next, 2013
Between 1970 and 2000, the U.S. high-school graduation stagnated while in many other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries it rose markedly. By 2000, the high school graduation rate in the United States ranked 13th among the 19 OECD countries for which comparable data are available. Evidence from two independent…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Comparative Education, High School Graduates, Academic Achievement
Leedy, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is a credential created to help individuals that did not or could not complete a high school education and receive a high school diploma. Individuals can obtain their GED by returning to school with enrollment in Adult Education Programs and GED classes; however, many individuals without a high school diploma…
Descriptors: Barriers, Success, High School Equivalency Programs, Statistical Analysis
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: School Statistics, Definitions, Tables (Data), Longitudinal Studies
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems, 2013
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
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Lockwood, Susan R.; Nally, John M.; Dowdell, John; McGlone, Jerry; Steurer, Steve – Journal of Correctional Education, 2013
In 2014, a new General Education Development (GED) assessment will be implemented. The new, more rigorous test will be aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and will use a new test delivery model-computer-based testing (CBT) to replace the paper-and-pencil examination. These two changes have important implications for correctional…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Computer Assisted Testing, Program Implementation, Correctional Education
Wahl, Ellen; Kleinbard, Peter; Reilly, Michael Chavez – Jobs for the Future, 2012
New York City's College Access and Success Initiative (CAS) focuses on improving the odds of success for young people who have graduated from failing high schools, are recent immigrants, or who have dropped out and then attained a GED. Begun in 2004, it demonstrates how colleges and community organizations can integrate education and youth…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Cooperation
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Nix, J. Vincent; Michalak, Megan B. – Journal of Adult Education, 2012
Students entering college face many obstacles to success. Students who received a General Education Development (GED) face additional barriers that must be addressed in order for success in higher education. The Successful Transitions and Retention Track Program employs a holistic approach to addressing the needs of GED holders entering college.
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Holistic Approach, College Students, Barriers
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Reynolds, Sharon L.; Johnson, Jerry D.; Salzman, James A. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2012
The extant literature offers little to describe the processes for screening students in adult basic education (ABE) programs for potential learning disabilities, referring adult students for diagnostic assessment, or barriers to obtaining diagnostic assessment for a learning disability. Without current documentation of a learning disability, ABE…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Adult Basic Education, Adult Students
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Horne, Lela M.; Rachal, John R.; Shelley, Kyna – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
A mixed methods framework utilized quantitative and qualitative data to determine whether statistically significant differences existed between high school and GED[R] student perceptions of credential value. An exploratory factor analysis (n=326) extracted four factors and then a MANOVA procedure was performed with a stratified quota sample…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Educational Certificates, Role, Difficulty Level
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Hock, Michael F. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Adults with learning disabilities (LD) attending adult basic education, GED programs, or community colleges are among the lowest performers on measures of literacy. For example, on multiple measures of reading comprehension, adults with LD had a mean reading score at the third grade level, whereas adults without LD read at the fifth grade level.…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities, Adult Basic Education
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Tuck, Eve – High School Journal, 2012
This article discusses competing perspectives on the value of the General Educational Development (GED) credential. Although scholars and journalists debate the worth of the credential, urban youth continue to pursue the GED, especially as proxy for inadequate schooling. Using qualitative data from a participatory action research project, the…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Development, Action Research, Educational Researchers
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