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Boylan, Rebecca L.; Renzulli, Linda – Youth & Society, 2017
Dropout is a major issue facing our country's schools; however, many students who drop out of school later go on to finish their degree either by returning to high school or by earning a General Education Development (GED) credential. Despite this, there has been relatively little research on these students who "stopout" of high school.…
Descriptors: Dropouts, At Risk Students, High School Students, Reentry Students
Bouchard, John G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This is a study of the statistical difference in post-secondary attendance between high school graduates and 16-to 18-year-old GED recipients controlling for parental socioeconomic status, 10th grade test scores in math, and the number of high school math classes taken. Although GEDs can be the cognitive equivalents of high school graduates, they…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, High School Equivalency Programs, Academic Persistence, Postsecondary Education
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Malkus, Nathaniel; Sen, Anindita – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
The General Educational Development (GED) credential is often considered to be the equivalent of a high school diploma for students who do not graduate from high school. A GED credential can expand opportunities in the labor market (Song and Hsu 2008) and in postsecondary education for those who obtain it. Nearly all postsecondary institutions (98…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Student Characteristics, Adult Students, High School Students