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Patterson, Margaret Becker; Higgins, Jennifer; Bozman, Martha; Katz, Michael – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2011
We conducted a pilot study to see how the GED Mathematics Test could be administered on computer with embedded accessibility tools. We examined test scores and test-taker experience. Nineteen GED test centers across five states and 216 randomly assigned GED Tests candidates participated in the project. GED candidates completed two GED mathematics…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Mathematics Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Test Wiseness
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Golbeck, Amanda L.; LaBonty, Jan; Paschal, Angelia M.; Harris, Margaret; Ryan, Kerry E.; Molgaard, Craig A. – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2010
Using the World Health Organization definition of health for reference and a diverse group of raters, we sought to determine the following about the 931 questions that comprise the seven English pencil-and-paper versions of U.S. GED Official Practice Tests: (a) the prevalence of health-related questions and (b) representation of the eight U.S.…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Incidence, Public Health
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Kefallinou, Maria – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2009
Quinsigamond Community College's (QCC's) Adult Community Learning Center is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, and offers ESOL and ABE/GED classes to students who reside in Worcester and the surrounding towns (urban area). Its ABE/GED program has historically had low retention and persistence. Students often left before the end of the year or…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Urban Areas, Lifelong Learning, Learning Centers (Classroom)
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Comings, John – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2007
Since 1991, the U.S. has had a national research and development (R&D) center focused on programs that help adults to improve their language, literacy, and numeracy skills; to acquire a General Educational Development (GED) or other high school certification; and to transition into postsecondary education or training. For the first five years,…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Opinions, Numeracy, Adult Learning
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Wade, Barbara – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2007
This article critically reviews recent studies of adult basic education (ABE), general education development (GED), vocational, and college education programs in prisons. Thirteen studies were collected from various databases across multiple disciplines to examine the types of program evaluations and statistical analysis techniques researchers…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Recidivism, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education