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Warren, John Robert; Edwards, Melanie R. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2005
For more than two decades, many states have required students to pass exit examinations to obtain high school diplomas. Despite these sweeping policy initiatives, we know relatively little about whether such policies are related to the chances that high school students will obtain diplomas. The authors estimate the association between high school…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, Graduation Requirements, Educational Policy, High School Students
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Murnane, Richard J.; And Others – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1995
Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth for 1979 through 1991 are used to demonstrate that acquisition of the General Educational Development (GED) credential is associated with an increase in the rate of wage growth for male high school dropouts. (SLD)
Descriptors: Dropouts, Economic Opportunities, Educational Certificates, Employment Patterns