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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
MDRC, 2015
Nearly 39 million adults in the United States lack a valid high school credential and face a significant barrier to both higher education and employment opportunities. High school equivalency exams, primarily the General Educational Development (GED) exam, are the primary gateway to college for high school dropouts, but relatively few people are…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Models, Curriculum Design, Transitional Programs
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Grossman, Amanda; Cullinan, Dan – MDRC, 2014
For the nearly 39 million U.S. adults who do not have a high school diploma, the General Educational Development (GED) programs and exam have served as the main avenue for improving individuals' skills and helping them earn a high school credential. However, few students who start these programs ever get this credential, and even fewer advance to…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Tests, Thinking Skills, Writing Skills
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
Wahl, Ellen; Kleinbard, Peter; Reilly, Michael Chavez – Jobs for the Future, 2012
New York City's College Access and Success Initiative (CAS) focuses on improving the odds of success for young people who have graduated from failing high schools, are recent immigrants, or who have dropped out and then attained a GED. Begun in 2004, it demonstrates how colleges and community organizations can integrate education and youth…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Cooperation
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Tuck, Eve – High School Journal, 2012
This article discusses competing perspectives on the value of the General Educational Development (GED) credential. Although scholars and journalists debate the worth of the credential, urban youth continue to pursue the GED, especially as proxy for inadequate schooling. Using qualitative data from a participatory action research project, the…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Development, Action Research, Educational Researchers
Sieben, Lauren – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011
Many community colleges, along with some public-school districts and family-literacy programs, are overhauling their GED curricula and support services. Nearly 40 million American adults do not have high-school or GED diplomas, according to 2009 data from the American Council on Education, which developed the GED test. Another of the council's…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Community Colleges, Family Literacy, Family Programs
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
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DelliCarpini, Margo – Journal of Correctional Education, 2010
This article reports on the development and implementation of a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program in a county jail system in New York State. The program is funded through the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act, which reserves a pocket of funds for individuals in county correctional institutions. This program integrated…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Educational Practices, Vocational Education
Olcott, Lynn – Phi Delta Kappan, 2004
In this article, the author reflects on her teaching experience at the Onondaga County Justice Center, a maximum-security facility where she taught in the women's pod. She says that every day she encountered students who were eager to learn and glad for the simple materials she brought. She rediscovered pure, joyous teaching. In that stark…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Correctional Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Experience
Tyler, John H.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B. – 2000
A study examined evidence of any labor market payoff for school dropouts and if they acquire cognitive skills, and studied whether the payoff differs by gender and race/ethnicity. It analyzed data containing information on the universe of school dropouts in New York and Florida who took the General Educational Development (GED) exams between…
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship
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Tyler, John H.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B. – Journal of Human Resources, 2000
For high school dropouts who last attempted the General Educational Development (GED) test in Florida and New York in 1989-1990, earnings of those without GEDs, least-skilled GED holders, and highest-skilled GED holders were compared. Higher GED scores were associated with higher earnings, except for white males. These earnings differences were as…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Dropouts, High School Equivalency Programs, Labor Market
Hudson River Center for Program Development, Glenmont, NY. – 1997
This guide is designed to link New York's learning standards with curriculum goals and objectives developed by adult education (AE) practitioners. It includes learning standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, two areas identified by AE practitioners as the most important for beginning adult learners. Also provided are curriculum…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Continuing Education. – 1981
As stated in this guide, the overall goal of the General Educational Development (GED) Program is to provide a practical program of diagnosis, prescription instruction and test readiness for adults so that they may obtain their High School Equivalency Diplomas. Guidelines are herein provided by the New York State Education Department for the…
Descriptors: Adults, Basic Skills, High School Equivalency Programs, Instructional Systems
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development. – 1979
This taxonomy is designed to be used by teachers who are preparing New York state students to take the Tests of General Educational Development (GED). The skills included in this taxonomy are representative of those skills which must be mastered in order to pass the reading skills test of the current six-hour GED. Educational objectives in the…
Descriptors: Classification, English Literature, Equivalency Tests, Functional Reading
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