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Baldwin, Janet – ACE Research Briefs, 1995
A study was made of the prose, document, and quantitative literacy skills of adults in the United States by their highest level of educational attainment. In addition, the study examined the literacy skills of recent General Educational Development (GED) graduates. The data used in the study came from the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Blacks
Baldwin, Janet – 1995
A summary of a report on the value of the General Educational Development (GED) Tests prepared in 1994 for Congressional hearings on the reauthorization of vocational and adult education legislation includes the following highlights: (1) each year more than 750,000 adults (average age 26) take the GED tests and about 450,000 adults obtain high…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Certification, Educational Attainment, Educational Certificates
Baldwin, Janet; Qi, Sen – 1994
From September 1991 to June 1992, the General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service conducted a national survey of adults who took the GED Tests in Canada. The purpose of the study was to describe background characteristics, experiences, attitudes, and expectations of adults who took the GED Test. Findings indicated that the average age of…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Attainment, Educational Certificates, Educational Research
Baldwin, Janet – GED Profiles: Adults in Transition, 1990
Key characteristics of adults who took the General Educational Development (GED) Tests in 1989 were compared with those of their 1980 counterparts. Findings indicated that the percentage taking the tests primarily to fulfill postsecondary educational admissions requirements increased from 29.1 to 32.8 percent. The percentage who took the tests for…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Blacks, Comparative Analysis
Baldwin, Janet – GED Profiles: Adults in Transition, 1991
A fall 1989 nationwide survey of General Educational Development (GED) Tests candidates examined schooling experiences, study patterns, and educational plans. Findings indicated the GED Tests attracted more young adults than older adults, more older women than older men, and equal numbers of young adult men and women. Seven percent of candidates,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Blacks, Comparative Analysis
Baldwin, Janet – 1989
A study examined factor structure invariance among the writing skills of graduating High School Seniors and Adult High School Non-Completers. The study had three purposes: (1) to use LISREL confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) procedures to specify and test a series of factor models based on the test specifications content of the General Educational…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Dropouts, High School Equivalency Programs, High School Seniors
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Baldwin, Janet; Spille, Henry; Hayes, Elisabeth; Kroll, Bonnie – 1994
This packet contains five issues of "GED Profiles" that examine various aspects of the characteristics and motivation of adults who take the General Educational Development (GED) tests and the effects of completion. These topics are explored: "GED Candidates in the Workforce: Employed and Employable" (Janet Baldwin, Henry…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Aging (Individuals), Certification
Baldwin, Janet; And Others – 1995
A comparison study used the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) to describe the English-language literacy skills of individuals who passed the Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) and of those who did not. The research explored what the GED and NALS instruments measured in common and what was measured separately. Findings…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment