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Penner, Audrey J. – Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify differences in performance if any, between learners with a high school diploma, and those with a GED credential, at two postsecondary institutions, Holland College on Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Nova Scotia Community College in Nova Scotia (NS). Of interest is how these adults perform in a postsecondary…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Human Capital, High School Students, Community Colleges
Adams, James Victor – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate whether there was a statistically significant difference in collegiate success rates of GED credential recipients and high school graduates in community colleges. Data obtained from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) PeopleSoft system at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Credentials, Grade Point Average, Technical Institutes
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
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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
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
Dunn Carpenter, Christina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The vision statement of one large Midwestern community college is "dedicated to helping students achieve lifelong fulfillment by providing a quality, innovative and responsive learning environment. Each day, [the college] champions the aspirations of individuals, communities and the state..." Helping each individual realize a lifelong…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Equivalency Programs, Quality of Life, Community Colleges
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2011
This report is California's response to the four questions that the United States Department of Education (ED), Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), requires of all states and territories receiving federal funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II and Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The questions…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Adult Education, Literacy Education, Family Literacy
Gonzalez, Sharon D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore and describe what factors contributed to interrupted persistence among international students, in a General Education Development (GED) preparation course, in an adult continuing education department, in a community college setting, located in an urban area in New York City. The study utilized a qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, General Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Education
Eck, James H.; Bellamy, G. Thomas; Schaffer, Eugene; Stringfield, Sam; Reynolds, David – Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2011
The authors of this monograph assert that by assisting school systems to more closely resemble "high reliability" organizations (HROs) that already exist in other industries and benchmarking against top-performing education systems from around the globe, America's school systems can transform themselves from compliance-driven…
Descriptors: Best Practices, School Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Commercialization
Wade, Joyce Dee Gibbons – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This qualitative study embraces the pedagogy that effective General Education Development (GED) teachers can enhance students' academic learning. The study explores what makes an effective GED teacher, such as attributes and instructional strategies. Three methodologies are used: 1) two ninety minute interviews with GED teacher using Seidman's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Qualitative Research, High School Equivalency Programs
Matrundola, Lisa A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated the services provided to students' participating in career preparation programs (e.g., career counseling, mentoring, apprenticeships, work-based learning, or GED programs) provided by the Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers. A study conducted by the President's Task Force for Disadvantaged Students (2003) found that…
Descriptors: Employment Services, Mentors, Job Placement, Disadvantaged Youth
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
Bloom, Dan; Thompson, Saskia Levy; Ivry, Rob – MDRC, 2010
In December 2007, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave MDRC a grant to conduct reconnaissance on promising strategies to reengage disconnected young people and improve their long-term outcomes. The primary objective of the grant was to identify key leverage points for future investment by government and foundations. MDRC consulted with…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Youth Programs, Young Adults, Best Practices
Bickerstaff, Susan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
While high school attrition is a critical issue in the ongoing effort to reduce disparities in educational equity across race and class, rhetoric on the "high school dropout crisis" frequently overlooks the large number of students who reenroll in school or earn their credentials in alternative schools or GED programs. The number of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Credentials, High Schools, Critical Theory
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