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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
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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
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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Zacharakis, Jeff; Wang, Haiyan; Patterson, Margaret Becker; Andersen, Lori – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
This research analyzed linked high-quality state data from K-12, adult education, and postsecondary state datasets in order to better understand the association between student demographics and successful completion of a postsecondary program. Due to the relatively small sample size compared to the large number of features, we analyzed the data…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Medina, Isabel – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was designed to identify the characteristics of students enrolled in a GED® preparation program who transitioned to postsecondary programs at the same institution after passing the GED® test. The characteristics studied included age; gender; ethnicity; prematriculation scores in reading, language, and math in the Test of…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Transitional Programs, College Students, Student Characteristics
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Kim, Kyung-Nyun – Education and Urban Society, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediation effects of children's cognitive and noncognitive traits on the relationship between dropout mothers' traits and their children's educational expectations and to examine the interaction effects of dropout mothers' General Education Development (GED) on children's traits and educational…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Expectation, Self Esteem, Parent Child Relationship
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
Leedy, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is a credential created to help individuals that did not or could not complete a high school education and receive a high school diploma. Individuals can obtain their GED by returning to school with enrollment in Adult Education Programs and GED classes; however, many individuals without a high school diploma…
Descriptors: Barriers, Success, High School Equivalency Programs, Statistical Analysis
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
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
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