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Hsu, Yung-chen – GED Testing Service, 2008
Health literacy is important for all adults. Because lower health literacy is associated with lower educational attainment, many adult basic and literacy education programs increasingly provide health education to low-literate adults to improve their health literacy. Using data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), this study…
Descriptors: Educational Development, High Schools, Literacy Education, Health Education
Song, Wei; Hsu, Yung-chen – GED Testing Service, 2008
The GED (General Educational Development) Tests are widely used to certify a high school level of academic knowledge and skills. The popularity and profound influence of the GED Tests have solicited numerous studies on the outcomes of obtaining a GED credential. Most studies on labor market outcomes for GED credential recipients have targeted…
Descriptors: Labor Force Nonparticipants, Credentials, Educational Development, Income
Hsu, Yung-chen – GED Testing Service, 2008
Health literacy is important for all adults. Because lower health literacy is associated with lower educational attainment, many adult basic and literacy education programs increasingly provide health education to low-literate adults to improve their health literacy. Using data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), this study…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Dropouts, Literacy Education, Health Education
Hsu, Yung-chen; George-Ezzelle, Carol E. – GED Testing Service, 2008
To serve adults with disabilities without a high school diploma, the federal government and states have funded adult education and literacy programs that provide services to accommodate the needs of those adults. In addition, the Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) provide adults with disabilities with testing accommodations to…
Descriptors: Credentials, Testing Accommodations, Disabilities, High School Graduates