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Grover, Sharon D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
According to the instructors and administrators at a local adult education (AE) program in Houston, Texas, retaining and graduating general education development (GED) students has been a constant challenge. Locating GED attendance barriers could enable AE programs to develop techniques that increase student retention and graduation rates. The…
Descriptors: General Education, High School Equivalency Programs, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The "National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program" is a residential education and training program designed for youth ages 16 to 18 who have dropped out of or been expelled from high school. During the 22-week residential period, participants are offered GED preparation classes and other program services intended to promote positive youth…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, At Risk Students, Job Skills, Leadership
Tyler, John H.; Lofstrom, Magnus – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2008
We use data from the Texas Schools Microdata Panel (TSMP) to examine the extent to which dropouts use the GED as a route to post-secondary education. The paper develops a model pointing out the potential biases in estimating the effects of taking the "GED path" to postsecondary education. Lacking suitable instruments that would allow us…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Dropouts, High School Students, Grade 8
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Meeker, Steven D.; Edmonson, Stacey; Fisher, Alice – International Journal on School Disaffection, 2008
This study attempts to answer the following research question: What are the factors that prevent students from completing high school? The participants in this study included 228 current and recent students from General Educational Development (GED) programs across the state of Texas. In an effort to gain a clearer picture of circumstances faced…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Focus Groups, Graduation, Pregnancy
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Tyler, John H.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B. – Economics of Education Review, 2004
As part of standards-based educational reform efforts, more than 40 states will soon require students to achieve passing scores on standardized exams in order to obtain a high school diploma. Currently, many states are struggling with the design of their examination systems, debating such questions as which subjects should be tested, what should…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Dropouts, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Tests
Green, Anson M. – 1998
Students in the Culebra Road GED/JOBS (General Educational Development/Job Opportunities and Basic Skills) class, an adult education class for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) students, created their own website. First, students completed a computer literacy survey to gauge their computer skills. Next, students were encouraged to…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Computer Uses in Education, High School Equivalency Programs
Green, Anson M. – 1998
Participatory classroom instruction, including project-based learning, is a teaching approach that can motivate students to learn, build the academic competencies needed to pass the General Educational Development (GED) Test, and instill the strong self-concept and interpersonal skills needed to succeed. Project-based learning actively engages…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Classroom Techniques
Green, Anson M. – 1998
The Culebra Road GED/JOBS (General Educational Development/Job Opportunities and Basic Skills) class provides recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) with remedial academic instruction, job preparedness training, and training in parenting skills. At the suggestion of one of its students, the class undertook a project that…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Class Activities, Dropout Prevention
Wallace, Michael B.; And Others – 1987
A study was conducted to determine demographic characteristics, motivation, and program satisfaction of General Educational Development (GED) candidates and adult education (including adult basic education, secondary adult education, and English as a second language) students in Texas. Between June and December 1985, about 6,000 adult education…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, English (Second Language)