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Pearson, 2018
The overall design and framework of the GED Program is centered around providing measurements and tools documenting and promoting student achievement. More information about the test itself and the underlying documentation and validity framework may be found in the GED test Technical Manual on the GED Testing Service website. The philosophy…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, General Education, Credentials, Student Characteristics
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Gardner, Susanne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Understanding the elements of educational success for adult English language learners (ELLs) is an important priority for correctional educators, especially today with an increased population of non-English speaking students in correctional schools throughout the country. There is a dearth of information, however, about incarcerated adult ELLs and…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Correctional Education, Success
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
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Lynch, Erin M. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2016
Faith-based programs for adult learners have environmental factors that differentiate them from non-faith based programs, but explicit empirical studies evaluating the impact of the psychosocial factors have been lacking in the literature. This study comparatively examines the achievement level of expressive communication skills as measured…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Communications, Adult Students, High School Equivalency Programs
Larson, Kara; Gaeta, Cristina; Sager, Lou – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2016
In January 2014, the GED Testing Service significantly redesigned the GED test to incorporate the Common Core State Standards and the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. The purpose of this study was to examine the significant changes made to the test in 2014, examine the impact of the changes on Washingtonians, and make…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Common Core State Standards, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Steele, Jennifer L.; Bozick, Robert; Davis, Lois M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2016
Based on screenings of 1,150 manuscripts, we synthesize evidence from 18 eligible studies of educational interventions implemented within juvenile correctional facilities. The studies include 5 intervention categories: remedial academic instruction, computer-assisted instruction, personalized academic instruction, vocational education, and GED…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
MDRC, 2016
Although high school completion rates have slowly increased over the past several decades, nearly 30 million adults today still lack a high school credential and, as a result, face a significant barrier to both higher education and employment opportunities. Policymakers and practitioners in the adult education field are searching for ways to…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Transitional Programs, College Readiness
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
The number of people attempting and passing the GED has plummeted. The Ohio economy is tough on low-wage workers with limited formal education. Without a high school diploma, it is virtually impossible to get a family-supporting job. But the GED has become a barricade, blocking Ohio workers from career goals, instead of a launching pad. Employers…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Barriers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation Methods
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
The number of people attempting and passing the GED has plummeted. The Ohio economy is tough on low-wage workers with limited formal education. Without a high school diploma, it is virtually impossible to get a family-supporting job. But the GED has become a barricade, blocking Ohio workers from career goals, instead of a launching pad. Employers…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Barriers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation Methods
Baskas, Richard S. – Online Submission, 2015
Some or all of the pre-release educational and vocational programs that are offered in state and federal prisons are free. Though these inmates are required to participate in these programs before they re-enter society, their attitudes regarding their participation in these programs are mixed. This study reveals literature of what attitudes some…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Educational Attitudes, Vocational Education, Participation
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2015
Until January 2014, the General Educational Development (GED) was the only option for youth and adults lacking a high school diploma, but needing a high school credential to pursue employment opportunities or postsecondary education. However, in January 2014, some states began administering one or both alternatives to the GED--the Educational…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Educational Trends, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making
MDRC, 2015
Nearly 39 million adults in the United States lack a valid high school credential and face a significant barrier to both higher education and employment opportunities. High school equivalency exams, primarily the General Educational Development (GED) exam, are the primary gateway to college for high school dropouts, but relatively few people are…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Models, Curriculum Design, Transitional Programs
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Nix, J. Vincent; Lion, Robert W.; Michalak, Megan; Christensen, Amy – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2015
This article provides an overview of GED holders admitted into the Successful Transition and Retention Track (START) two-year pilot-project. An enhanced college-success course, career and mental-health counseling, and English and mathematics tutoring acclimated GED holders to college. Results suggest that postsecondary educational attainment of…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Transitional Programs
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Shields, Tracy Jill; Melville, Wayne – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This paper describes an ethnographic case study of eleven First Nations adult learners in a Northern Ontario community attempting to earn secondary school equivalency through the General Education Development (GED) program. The paper maintains a focus on the power differentials at work in both the learners' prior educational endeavours and their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Program Implementation, Canada Natives
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Zacharakis, Jeff; Wang, Haiyan; Patterson, Margaret Becker; Andersen, Lori – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
This research analyzed linked high-quality state data from K-12, adult education, and postsecondary state datasets in order to better understand the association between student demographics and successful completion of a postsecondary program. Due to the relatively small sample size compared to the large number of features, we analyzed the data…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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