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Lotas, Alexandra V. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While adult literacy programs have historically been marginalized within the US educational system, there is growing interest in making these programs more academically effective. Because of this, the General Education Development (GED) exam was recently revised to be more rigorous, especially in its assessment of writing. Although these changes…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Literacy, Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction
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Rossi, Rachael J.; Bower, Corey Bunje – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Utilizing a data set of over 900,000 enrollees in adult basic education programs in New York State between 2005 and 2013, we examine the college enrollment of GED® passers. Upon enrollment in an adult basic education program, participants were asked whether they wanted to attend college after completion; almost 13,000 students both indicated a…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Enrollment, Higher Education, Predictor Variables
GED Testing Service, 2018
The manual is presented in the form of a policy grid. The grid includes a consolidated list of General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service policies regarding the GED® test and overall GED® program. The grid combines all of the policies into one unified table and supersedes any prior policy manual.
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Testing Programs, Educational Policy
Pearson, 2018
The overall design and framework of the GED Program is centered around providing measurements and tools documenting and promoting student achievement. More information about the test itself and the underlying documentation and validity framework may be found in the GED test Technical Manual on the GED Testing Service website. The philosophy…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, General Education, Credentials, Student Characteristics
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Gardner, Susanne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Understanding the elements of educational success for adult English language learners (ELLs) is an important priority for correctional educators, especially today with an increased population of non-English speaking students in correctional schools throughout the country. There is a dearth of information, however, about incarcerated adult ELLs and…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Correctional Education, Success
Middleton, Kathi Linn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Earning a General Educational Development (GED) credential can have positive results in a student's life including higher wages and better job opportunities. The 2014 version of the GED exam changed the format from a paper-based test to a computer-based test. This change coincided with a 35% decline in the pass rate indicating not all students are…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Test Results, Scores
Colon, Esteban – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There is a lack of standardized instruction among the different General Educational Development (GED) preparatory programs in the country as a result of different state requirements for taking the GED exams. As such, the purpose of this quantitative non-experimental correlational study is to examine if scores of students on GED Ready Opt and the…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Scores
GED Testing Service, 2017
This report provides a content comparison for the 2002 Series GED® test and the current GED® for the following test topic areas: (1) Mathematical Reasoning; (2) Reasoning through Language Arts; (3) Science; and (4) Social Studies.
Descriptors: Teaching Guides, Comparative Analysis, High School Equivalency Programs, Language Arts
Hartigan, Lacey A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examines a range of GED recipients' life course contexts and experiences and their relationship with long-term outcomes. Using descriptive comparisons, bivariate tests, and propensity-score matched regression models to analyze data from rounds 1-15 of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997, analyses aim to examine: (1)…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Adolescents
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Soto Mas, Francisco; Jacobson, Holly E.; Olivárez, Arturo – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2017
Discussion on the advantages of integrating health literacy into adult education has primarily been theoretical and conceptual. There is a need for studies that assess the impact of adult education on health literacy. This study implemented a quasi-experimental design to explore whether basic adult instruction may constitute a venue for improving…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Health, Hispanic Americans, Health Education
GED Testing Service, 2017
The GED® test was built from the ground up to give students a test that measures the skills they need to succeed. The test focuses on the foundational knowledge and skills needed for career- and college-readiness, so colleges and employers know that students who pass the GED® test have the skills to excel on the job or in the classroom. This…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Test Preparation, Career Readiness
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Lynch, Erin M. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2016
Faith-based programs for adult learners have environmental factors that differentiate them from non-faith based programs, but explicit empirical studies evaluating the impact of the psychosocial factors have been lacking in the literature. This study comparatively examines the achievement level of expressive communication skills as measured…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Communications, Adult Students, High School Equivalency Programs
Larson, Kara; Gaeta, Cristina; Sager, Lou – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2016
In January 2014, the GED Testing Service significantly redesigned the GED test to incorporate the Common Core State Standards and the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. The purpose of this study was to examine the significant changes made to the test in 2014, examine the impact of the changes on Washingtonians, and make…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Common Core State Standards, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Steele, Jennifer L.; Bozick, Robert; Davis, Lois M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2016
Based on screenings of 1,150 manuscripts, we synthesize evidence from 18 eligible studies of educational interventions implemented within juvenile correctional facilities. The studies include 5 intervention categories: remedial academic instruction, computer-assisted instruction, personalized academic instruction, vocational education, and GED…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
MDRC, 2016
Although high school completion rates have slowly increased over the past several decades, nearly 30 million adults today still lack a high school credential and, as a result, face a significant barrier to both higher education and employment opportunities. Policymakers and practitioners in the adult education field are searching for ways to…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Transitional Programs, College Readiness
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