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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
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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
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges and solutions encountered by Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs currently serving older adults seeking a GED credential in states where this is the only high school equivalency option available. The following questions guided this research: (1) what are the perceived characteristics and…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Basic Education, Barriers, Older Adults
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Liu, Sze Yan; Chavan, Niraj R.; Glymour, M. Maria – Gerontologist, 2013
Purpose: Educational attainment is a robust predictor of disability in elderly Americans: older adults with high-school (HS) diplomas have substantially lower disability than individuals who did not complete HS. General Educational Development (GED) diplomas now comprise almost 20% of new HS credentials issued annually in the United States but it…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Credentials, Educational Attainment, Predictor Variables
Song, Wei; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2011
Ever since achieving a high school credential by passing the GED Tests became widely institutionalized through the adult education programs in the United States, the outcomes for GED credential recipients have continued to be of great interest to the adult education community and the general public. Does earning a GED credential bring positive…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Dropouts, High School Graduates, Educational Status Comparison
Song, Wei – GED Testing Service, 2011
Ever since achieving a high school credential by passing the GED[R] test became widely institutionalized through adult education programs in the United States, outcomes for GED test credential recipients have continued to be of great interest to the adult education community and the general public. Very few studies of GED test credential…
Descriptors: Adult Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Labor Market, Educational Research
Guison-Dowdy, Anne; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2011
Since the 1990s, a wealth of literature has compared the benefits of having a GED[R] test credential versus a traditional high school diploma or no high school credential, with an early emphasis on economic impact. One advantage of passing the GED test lies in its ability to open doors to the postsecondary system. Nearly two-thirds of U.S.…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, High School Graduates, Educational Status Comparison, Economic Impact
Barnes, Martha J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of self-efficacy on the performance of General Educational Development (GED) and high school graduates enrolled in developmental reading skills courses. The sample for the study consisted of 100 high school and 31 GED graduates enrolled in developmental reading courses in a midwestern community…
Descriptors: Evidence, Student Placement, High School Graduates, Program Effectiveness
Patterson, Margaret Becker; Zhang, Jizhi; Song, Wei; Guison-Dowdy, Anne – GED Testing Service, 2010
For most high school non-completers, the GED[R] credential provides a bridge to postsecondary education, but little is known about how successfully GED (General Educational Development) Test candidates make that transition and whether enrollment rates change with time. The American Council on Education (ACE) has begun a three-year longitudinal…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Educational Objectives, State Standards
Heckman, James J.; Humphries, John Eric; Mader, Nicholas S. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2010
The General Educational Development (GED) credential is issued on the basis of an eight hour subject-based test. The test claims to establish equivalence between dropouts and traditional high school graduates, opening the door to college and positions in the labor market. In 2008 alone, almost 500,000 dropouts passed the test, amounting to 12% of…
Descriptors: Credentials, Testing Programs, Dropouts, Labor Market
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