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GED Testing Service, 2017
The GED® test was built from the ground up to give students a test that measures the skills they need to succeed. The test focuses on the foundational knowledge and skills needed for career- and college-readiness, so colleges and employers know that students who pass the GED® test have the skills to excel on the job or in the classroom. This…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Test Preparation, Career Readiness
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
The number of people attempting and passing the GED has plummeted. The Ohio economy is tough on low-wage workers with limited formal education. Without a high school diploma, it is virtually impossible to get a family-supporting job. But the GED has become a barricade, blocking Ohio workers from career goals, instead of a launching pad. Employers…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Barriers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation Methods
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
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2014
The annual "Accountability Report" produced by the Council on Postsecondary Education highlights the system's performance on the state-level metrics included in "Stronger by Degrees: A Strategic Agenda for Kentucky Postsecondary and Adult Education." For each metric, we outline steps taken to improve performance, as well as…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Accountability, Public Colleges, Educational Objectives
Rose, Mike – Phi Delta Kappan, 2013
This is an excerpt from "Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education" (The New Press, 2012). It concludes that GED programs need more resources, not less. The programs tend to be populated by low-to-modest income people who failed school the first time around and now are considered less worthy of investment. GED…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Educational Resources, Graduation Rate, Academic Standards
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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Emerick-Brown, Dylan – Adult Learning, 2013
In the field of adult basic education, there are two strategies that have been found to be of particular value to student learning: multiple intelligences and purpose-based learning. However, putting these learning theories into practice is not always as easy as an educator might at first believe. Adult basic education teacher Dylan Emerick-Brown…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Multiple Intelligences, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Styles
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Lockwood, Susan R.; Nally, John M.; Dowdell, John; McGlone, Jerry; Steurer, Steve – Journal of Correctional Education, 2013
In 2014, a new General Education Development (GED) assessment will be implemented. The new, more rigorous test will be aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and will use a new test delivery model-computer-based testing (CBT) to replace the paper-and-pencil examination. These two changes have important implications for correctional…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Computer Assisted Testing, Program Implementation, Correctional 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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Nix, J. Vincent; Michalak, Megan B. – Journal of Adult Education, 2012
Students entering college face many obstacles to success. Students who received a General Education Development (GED) face additional barriers that must be addressed in order for success in higher education. The Successful Transitions and Retention Track Program employs a holistic approach to addressing the needs of GED holders entering college.
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Holistic Approach, College Students, Barriers
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2011
The General Educational Development program, or GED, is undergoing the biggest revamping in its 69-year history, driven by mounting recognition that young adults' future success depends on getting more than a high-school-level education. Potent forces have converged to stoke the GED's redesign. A labor market that increasingly seeks some…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Education Work Relationship, High School Equivalency Programs, Developmental Studies Programs
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
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Deficit Committee's Failure Triggers Automatic Spending Cuts: Education Programs Could Face $3.5 Billion in Cuts; (2)…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, High School Graduates, Public Education, Educational Finance
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2010
This paper offers a list of questions and corresponding answers about the 4-year cohort graduation rate. Answers to the following questions are presented: (1) Why don't GED (General Educational Development) students count as graduates?; (2) How does a district code students who have moved out of state? How should a district code a student who…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Individualized Education Programs, Graduation Rate, Educational Improvement
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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
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