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GED Testing Service, 2019
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, Scores, Test Coaching
GED Testing Service, 2018
The manual is presented in the form of a policy grid. The grid includes a consolidated list of General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service policies regarding the GED® test and overall GED® program. The grid combines all of the policies into one unified table and supersedes any prior policy manual.
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Testing Programs, Educational Policy
Middleton, Kathi Linn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Earning a General Educational Development (GED) credential can have positive results in a student's life including higher wages and better job opportunities. The 2014 version of the GED exam changed the format from a paper-based test to a computer-based test. This change coincided with a 35% decline in the pass rate indicating not all students are…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Test Results, Scores
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
GED Testing Service, 2014
This manual was written to provide technical information regarding the General Educational Development (GED®) test as evidence that the GED® test is technically sound. Throughout this manual, documentation is provided regarding the development of the GED® test and data collection activities, as well as evidence of reliability and validity. This…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Testing Programs, Test Validity
Foster, Marcie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2012
At no time in recent history has the importance of adult education been greater and the funding more threatened. Despite the fact that as many as 93 million adults in the U.S. may need basic skills services to improve their economic prospects, funding for these services is stagnating at the federal level and being slashed in statehouses and state…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Finance, Tuition, Federal Aid
Zhang, Jizhi; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2010
Like most high-stakes testing programs, the GED[R] testing program allows examinees who do not pass on the first attempt to retake the GED Tests. Studies and reports have described GED Tests candidates' characteristics and testing performance, but no study has targeted repeat examinees. A series of questions related to repeat examinees remains…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Failure, Repetition
GED Testing Service, 2009
This paper presents a list of frequently asked questions about the 5th Edition GED (General Educational Development) Test. This paper answers the following questions: (1) With the announcement of altered plans for a 5th Edition GED Test release, will the current 2002 test series continue beyond January 1, 2012?; (2) What should I tell the public,…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Adult Educators, Computer Assisted Testing, Pilot Projects
Medhanie, Amanuel; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2009
The economic and employment outlook for individuals without a high school diploma is bleak. For many of these individuals, passing the General Educational Development (GED) Test is the first step in competing in the increasingly demanding job market. GED test-taking policies vary across test centers and jurisdictions, and have the potential to…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Program Effectiveness, Models, Correlation
McLaughlin, Joseph W.; Skaggs, Gary; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2009
GED (General Educational Development) testing candidates have many options available to them to prepare for the GED Test, including adult education (AE) classes, practice tests, and self-study. This study focused on candidates who voluntarily took the GED Test and could choose freely among preparation activities. We examined GED Test preparation…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Community Colleges, Profiles, Adult Students
Hoyt, Cathy – 2002
GED "Scoreboost" materials target exactly the skills one needs to pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests. This book focuses on preparing for the GED mathematics test. It provides 16 strategies for developing the skills needed for measurement and data analysis. These are: (1) review the standard units of measurement; (2)…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Equivalency Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Mathematics Tests
Castellucci, Marion – 2002
GED "Scoreboost" materials target exactly the skills one needs to pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests. This book focuses on the thinking skills needed to pass GED tests in Reading, Social Studies, and Science. The test taker will need to succeed with GED questions that involve comprehension, application, analysis,…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Equivalency Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Reading Tests
Hoyt, Cathy – 2002
GED "Scoreboost" materials target exactly the skills one needs to pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests. This book focuses on the Mathematics test, with material to help develop the skills needed for whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percents. The workbook presents 16 strategies for skill development: (1) use a…
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, Fractions, High School Equivalency Programs, Mathematics Tests
Evans, Karin – 2002
GED "Scoreboost" materials target exactly the skills one needs to pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests. This book focuses on the essay writing test. To pass the test, the test taker needs to write an effective essay in 45 minutes and edit pieces of text that have already been written. This workbook shows how the essay…
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, Essay Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Skill Development
Evans, Karin; Landau, Julie – 2002
GED "Scoreboost" materials target exactly the skills one needs to pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests. This book focuses on the multiple choice portion of the GED writing test. The workbook targets topics directly on the multiple-choice section of the GED Language Arts, Writing Test. These include sentence structure,…
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Skill Development, Test Wiseness
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