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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
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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
GED Testing Service, 2016
This guide is designed to help adult educators and administrators better understand the content of the GED® test. This guide is tailored to each test subject and highlights the test's item types, assessment targets, and guidelines for how items will be scored. This 2016 edition has been updated to include the most recent information about the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Teaching Guides, High School Equivalency Programs, Test Items
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2015
Until January 2014, the General Educational Development (GED) was the only option for youth and adults lacking a high school diploma, but needing a high school credential to pursue employment opportunities or postsecondary education. However, in January 2014, some states began administering one or both alternatives to the GED--the Educational…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Educational Trends, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making
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Prins, Esther; Kassab, Cathy – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
Transitions to postsecondary education for GED graduates are a growing concern for educators and policy makers. This article analyzes the educational, demographic, and financial characteristics of Pennsylvania postsecondary students with a GED credential compared with traditional high school graduates, and identifies rural-urban differences within…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Postsecondary Education, Student Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
Miles, April Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In this study, the researcher compared the success of community college graduates who entered college with a GED, a high school diploma, or an alternative diploma. The researcher used a quantitative analysis method with the existing data of students for three years within a single community college system to answer research questions to determine…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, High School Equivalency Programs, High School Graduates, Statistical Analysis
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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
Martin, Vanessa; Broadus, Joseph – MDRC, 2013
Nationwide, close to 40 million adults lack a high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) credential. About a quarter of high school freshmen do not graduate in four years, and while many high school dropouts eventually do attend GED preparation classes, too few ever pass the GED exam or go on to college. Students with only a…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Health Education, Business Education
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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
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
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
Penner, Audrey J. – Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify differences in performance if any, between learners with a high school diploma, and those with a GED credential, at two postsecondary institutions, Holland College on Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Nova Scotia Community College in Nova Scotia (NS). Of interest is how these adults perform in a postsecondary…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Human Capital, High School Students, Community Colleges
Adams, James Victor – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate whether there was a statistically significant difference in collegiate success rates of GED credential recipients and high school graduates in community colleges. Data obtained from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) PeopleSoft system at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Credentials, Grade Point Average, Technical Institutes
Gonzalez, Sharon D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore and describe what factors contributed to interrupted persistence among international students, in a General Education Development (GED) preparation course, in an adult continuing education department, in a community college setting, located in an urban area in New York City. The study utilized a qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, General Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Education
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
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