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Shuster, Kate – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2012
Using the nationally representative, cohort-based data of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:02), this study employs multiple regression to examine the effects of exit exams on student achievement and school completion. This study finds that exit exams as a whole do not have substantial effects on student achievement in mathematics,…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Gonzalez, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Besieged by poverty, American Indians have historically trailed other minority groups in attending and finishing college. Many lack the literacy skills to succeed in college courses or job-training programs--natural routes to employment. But as the country focuses on increasing college attainment and reducing unemployment, basic education for…
Descriptors: American Indians, Tribally Controlled Education, Adult Basic Education, Models
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Prins, Esther; Drayton, Brendaly; Gungor, Ramazan; Kassab, Cathy – American Journal of Distance Education, 2012
Although many adult basic education programs offer distance learning (DL) for GED (General Educational Development) and English as a Second Language learners, this topic has received little scholarly attention. This article examines the availability, usage, and effectiveness of DL for rural GED candidates in Pennsylvania; students' demographic and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Distance Education, Educational Development
Foster, Marcie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2012
At no time in recent history has the importance of adult education been greater and the funding more threatened. Despite the fact that as many as 93 million adults in the U.S. may need basic skills services to improve their economic prospects, funding for these services is stagnating at the federal level and being slashed in statehouses and state…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Finance, Tuition, Federal Aid
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2012
The Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) provides funding for states and territories to provide instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) to adults in need of these literacy services. California State Budget Act…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcome Measures, Program Effectiveness, Adult Basic Education
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2012
This report is California's response to the four questions that the United States Department of Education (ED), Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), requires of all states and territories receiving federal funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II and Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The questions…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Adult Education, Literacy Education, Family Literacy
Ewert, Stephanie – US Census Bureau, 2012
The relationship between educational attainment and economic outcomes is shaped by a variety of educational experiences, including field of training, length of time spent in school, and level of attainment. This report explores the relationship between educational attainment, field of training, and eventual occupation and earnings. The report also…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Economic Status, Educational Attainment, Educational Experience
Crissey, Sarah R.; Bauman, Kurt J. – US Census Bureau, 2012
The Census Bureau has historically grouped high school diploma holders along with those who hold "high school equivalent" credentials. Among these is the credential earned through successfully passing the General Education Development (GED) test. Interest in identifying those with GEDs has recently increased, in part from debate within…
Descriptors: Credentials, High Schools, Educational Attainment, Census Figures
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Thomas, Robert G. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
In 1979, when the author began as an academic instructor at the Central Coast Adult School, located inside the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo, California, he saw his teaching role in the traditional sense of imparting knowledge through the school's curriculum. Over time, however, his viewpoint changed as he came to recognize that the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
Lott, Donalyn Leufroy – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Examining the efficacy of literacy improvement, general education development (GED) completion, and GED completers' perceptions of college readiness and social capital was the purpose of this study. The participant sample (n = 321), derived from the target population (N = 1050), consisted of former participants of Adult Literacy Education…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Social Capital, High School Equivalency Programs, Introductory Courses
Reddy, Mina – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examines the perceptions of identity of a category of students that has rarely been studied in the context of higher education. These are adults who have participated in GED preparation or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses in Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs. A college education is increasingly necessary for…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Higher Education, Self Concept, Identification
Grossman, Helene Joyce – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Sokolowski (2000) summarized the phenomenological attitude by saying, "We look at what we normally look through" (p. 50). Through interviews and document analysis, this study looked at the lives of six students and their decision to return to their education to earn a high school diploma. The purpose of this study was to illuminate how…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Interviews
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th 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: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Error Patterns
Van Horn, Barbara L.; Kassab, Cathy – Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 2011
Dropping out of high school seriously impacts an individual's job opportunities, income potential and employment stability. To minimize those risks, individuals can earn a General Educational Development (GED) credential. Researchers have studied the impact of obtaining a GED on candidates' lives and found that the credential affects their…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Needs, Home Study, Public School Adult Education
Garvey, John – Jobs for the Future, 2011
For many years, the General Educational Development (GED) credential has been viewed as the high school dropout's safety net. Though not as well regarded as the high school diploma, the GED has opened up educational and economic opportunity for millions of young people and adults who did not finish high school. Nearly 680,000 people take the full…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, High Schools, Dropouts, College Programs
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