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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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Shields, Tracy Jill; Melville, Wayne – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This paper describes an ethnographic case study of eleven First Nations adult learners in a Northern Ontario community attempting to earn secondary school equivalency through the General Education Development (GED) program. The paper maintains a focus on the power differentials at work in both the learners' prior educational endeavours and their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Program Implementation, Canada Natives
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
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, 2009
This GED Testing fact sheet provides information on: (1) GED[R] Tests; (2) Versions and Editions of the GED Tests; (3) Earning a Credential; (4) GED Testing Service[R]; (5) History of the GED Tests; (6) Who Accepts the GED Credential; (7) Public/Private Partnership of GEDTS; (8) Renowned GED Credential Recipients; (9) GED Testing Numbers for 2008;…
Descriptors: Credentials, Testing Programs, High School Equivalency Programs, Student Evaluation
Ezzelle, Carol; Setzer, J. Carl – GED Testing Service, 2009
This manual was written to provide technical information regarding the 2002 Series GED (General Educational Development) Tests. Throughout this manual, documentation is provided regarding the development of the GED Tests, data collection activities, as well as reliability and validity evidence. The purpose of this manual is to provide evidence…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Testing Programs, Test Validity, Test Reliability
Jurmo, Paul – Literacy Harvest, 2002
Most of the job losses that occurred in New York City after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center occurred in low-wage jobs held by lower-skilled workers. Many of those affected faced multiple obstacles limiting their employment prospects, including limited literacy and English language skills and a lack of "connections" to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Curriculum Development
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service. – 2001
In 2000, 860,684 adults worldwide took 1 or more of the General Educational Development (GED) Tests, which was more than in any previous year except 1996. The number of adults completing the GED Test battery increased by 10% or more in eight U.S. jurisdictions and four Canadian jurisdictions. The volume of international testing increased by 85.7%.…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Adult Education
Richards, Lisa, Ed. – 1996
"GED Items" is published by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education. This volume contains six issues, each containing several articles related to adult education, equivalency testing, and the General Educational Development (GED) program. In the lead article of the first issue, Judith Anderson discusses the Internet…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adults, Educational Technology
Baldwin, Janet, Ed. – 1997
The 13 tables and figures in this report provide summary information about those who took the General Educational Development (GED) Tests in 1996 and the jurisdictions that administer those tests. Most tables summarize information for the United States and Territories, Canada, GED Testing Service, and Program Total. Each table is arranged to…
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
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service. – 1998
This document consists of the five issues of the newsletter of the General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service: January/February, March/April, May/June, September/October, and November/December. Each issue contains information of interest to users of the GED examinations. The feature article for the January/February issue is "Next…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Disabilities, Educational Certificates, Equivalency Tests
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service. – 1991
Eleven tables and five graphs present statistical data concerning the Tests of General Educational Development Program (GED Testing Program) in 1990. Data for each state and Canadian province are included. The tables present data on the following topics: testing volumes (i.e., number of people tested), percentage of people tested by age group,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Annual Reports, Educational Trends
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service. – 1989
In 1989, 682,728 people (7% less than in 1988) took the Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests). Approximately 68% earned scores sufficient to qualify for the GED diploma awarded by their jurisdictions. Departments and ministries of education in the United States and Canada awarded 376,879 credentials (down 13% from 1988) based on GED…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Credentials, Equivalency Tests
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service. – 1986
This report contains eight tables describing the use of the General Educational Development Tests (GED) in 1986 as well as comparative trends since 1949. The tables report statistics for the 50 states, U.S. territories, and the provinces of Canada. The tables report the following: (1) testing volumes by jurisdiction; (2) percent tested by age…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Credentials, Equivalency Tests, High School Equivalency Programs
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