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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
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
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
Heckman, James J.; Humphries, John Eric; Mader, Nicholas S. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2010
The General Educational Development (GED) credential is issued on the basis of an eight hour subject-based test. The test claims to establish equivalence between dropouts and traditional high school graduates, opening the door to college and positions in the labor market. In 2008 alone, almost 500,000 dropouts passed the test, amounting to 12% of…
Descriptors: Credentials, Testing Programs, Dropouts, Labor Market
GED Testing Service, 2010
The "2009 GED[R] Testing Program Statistical Report" is the 52nd annual report in the program's 68-year history of providing a second opportunity for adults without a high school credential to earn their jurisdiction's GED credential. The report provides candidate demographic and GED Test performance statistics as well as historical…
Descriptors: Credentials, Test Content, Testing Programs, Testing
GED Testing Service, 2009
This GED Testing fact sheet provides information on: (1) GED[R] Tests; (2) Versions and Editions of the GED Tests; (3) Earning a Credential; (4) GED Testing Service[R]; (5) History of the GED Tests; (6) Who Accepts the GED Credential; (7) Public/Private Partnership of GEDTS; (8) Renowned GED Credential Recipients; (9) GED Testing Numbers for 2008;…
Descriptors: Credentials, Testing Programs, High School Equivalency Programs, Student Evaluation
McLaughlin, Joseph W.; Skaggs, Gary; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2009
GED testing candidates have many options available to them to prepare for the GED Test, including adult education 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 activities and created eight mutually…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Testing, Public School Adult Education, Profiles
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
Ezzelle, Carol; Setzer, J. Carl – GED Testing Service, 2009
This manual was written to provide technical information regarding the 2002 Series GED (General Educational Development) Tests. Throughout this manual, documentation is provided regarding the development of the GED Tests, data collection activities, as well as reliability and validity evidence. The purpose of this manual is to provide evidence…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Testing Programs, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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
Heckman, James J.; LaFontaine, Paul A.; Rodriguez, Pedro L. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2008
We exploit an exogenous increase in General Educational Development (GED) testing requirements to determine whether raising the difficulty of the test causes students to finish high school rather than drop out and GED certify. We find that a six point decrease in GED pass rates induces a 1.3 point decline in overall dropout rates. The effect size…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, High School Equivalency Programs
GED Testing Service, 2007
The 2006 GED[R] Testing Program Statistical Report is the 49th annual report in the program's 65-year history of providing a second opportunity to adults without a high school diploma to earn their jurisdiction's General Educational Development (GED) credential, and, as a result, advance their educational, personal, and professional aspirations.…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Development, High Schools, Testing Programs
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2004
Participation in the GED testing program plunged by nearly 44 percent during the most recent recorded year, a drop-off that the exam's sponsor attributes to an earlier rush by teenagers and adults to secure high school diplomas through the test before its minimum passing scores were raised. The overall number of teenagers and adults who took the…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Adults, Adolescents, Academic Standards
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