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Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
Until 2014, the General Educational Development (GED®) test dominated the high school equivalency (HSE) test market throughout the United States, to the point that educational experts acknowledged the acronym "GED" had become synonymous with "high school equivalency." However, changes to the test, the way it is administered,…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Student Participation
Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, 2017
Most young people face challenges on the road to a college degree. They must make important decisions about career preparation, financing a college education, and how college and work fit together to ensure income security while in school. These challenges often seem particularly daunting for two groups of students: opportunity youth (OY)--the 5…
Descriptors: Success, College Readiness, Community Role, School Role
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Ross, Terris – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Previous studies have shown the impact of parental involvement on a number of student achievement, motivation, and engagement outcomes, but the extent to which parental involvement influences high school completion and postsecondary attendance has received less attention in the literature. Filling that gap, this study replicates and extends…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Expectation, Parent Attitudes
Iowa Department of Education, 2016
This report is Iowa's response to the four questions that the United States Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), requires of all states and territories receiving federal funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The overall goal of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Career Education, Technical Education
Washington Student Achievement Council, 2016
Education is the catalyst for families, communities, and businesses to thrive. While Washington's employers report a growing need for a more educated workforce in order to stay competitive, many individuals need higher levels of education to obtain work that can support themselves and their families. Washington's Roadmap goals identify the…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Labor Force Development, Economic Factors, Educational Attainment
Wiegand, Andrew; Manno, Michelle; Leshnick, Sengsouvanh; Treskon, Louisa; Geckeler, Christian; Lewis-Charp, Heather; Sinicrope, Castle; Clark, Mika; Nicholson, Brandon – MDRC, 2015
YouthBuild is intended to help high school dropouts, ages 16 to 24, who face an array of impediments to their educational and employment success as they progress into adulthood. Stemming from one program launched in the late 1970s, today over 270 YouthBuild programs operate nationwide. YouthBuild is a principles-based model that values a…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Adolescents, Young Adults, Youth Programs
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Stiegler, Sam; Sullivan, Rachael E. – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2015
In this paper we explore our experiences working with queer and trans youth who have taken "non-traditional pathways out of high school. Drawing on Foucauldian theories of normalisation and Halberstam's queerings of time, success, and failure, we consider how certain aspects of schooling have shaped queer and trans youths' desire to seek out…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, High School Graduates
Florida Department of Education, 2015
The principal purpose of the report for the "Florida School District Adult and Technical Centers" is to provide timely, accurate, and comparative information about the Florida School District Adult and Technical Centers System. This report is intended for use by people who are interested in data relevant to education in the School…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Technical Education, School Districts, General Education
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
Manno, Michelle S.; Yang, Edith; Bangser, Michael – MDRC, 2015
Educational attainment and early work experience provide a crucial foundation for future success. However, many young adults are disconnected from both school and the job market. Neglecting these young people can exact a heavy toll on not only the individuals but also society as a whole, for example, through lost productivity and tax…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Young Adults, Program Effectiveness, High School Equivalency Programs
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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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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Prins, Esther; Kassab, Cathy – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
Transitions to postsecondary education for GED graduates are a growing concern for educators and policy makers. This article analyzes the educational, demographic, and financial characteristics of Pennsylvania postsecondary students with a GED credential compared with traditional high school graduates, and identifies rural-urban differences within…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Postsecondary Education, Student Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
Crayton, Anna; Lindahl, Nicole – Prisoner Reentry Institute, 2015
This guide is designed to help readers take the first steps towards continuing their education, whether that means learning English, working towards a High School Equivalency (HSE), learning an occupation, or building on college credits already earned. This guide walks readers through the process of setting educational goals and getting organized;…
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Guides
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