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McFarland, Joel; Cui, Jiashan; Rathbun, Amy; Holmes, Juliet – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The report draws on a wide array of surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates at the state and national levels. The report includes estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12-month period (event dropout rates), the percentage of young people in a specified age…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, High School Students, Dropout Rate, Dropouts
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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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
Kelly, Scott – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
The dramatic rise in the number of university students holding BTECs [Business and Technology Education Councils] raises important questions about the purpose of the qualification and whether it should be treated by policymakers as part of an academic or vocational pathway. Scott Kelly discusses these issues and makes a number of recommendations…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Academic Standards, Student Characteristics, Enrollment Rate
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
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
Clemens, Elysia V.; Lalonde, Trent L.; Sheesley, Alison Phillips – Grantee Submission, 2016
This study examined the relationship between school mobility for Colorado students in foster care and educational attainment outcomes, specifically earning high school diploma, a high school equivalency diploma (e.g., through examination such as a GED), or exiting the K-12 system without a credential. Multinomial logistic regression was utilized…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Foster Care, Educational Attainment, Correlation
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
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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
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Stark, Patrick; Noel, Amber M. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. It presents estimates of rates in 2012, provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last four decades (1972-2012), and examines the characteristics of high school…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, High School Students, Graduation Rate, Student Characteristics
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Many adults with special needs, who did not finish high school, complete a GED® credential to go to college. As they prepare to transition, they may encounter barriers and likely require supports to succeed in college. The purpose of this qualitative research paper is to describe the college prospects of transitioning adults with a GED credential…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Adult Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Qualitative Research
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.; Skolits, Gary – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Given the changes made to the GED® test in 2014, one concern among state policy makers, adult educators, and GED® service providers has been the impact of these changes on students as well as teachers, staff, volunteers, and other GED® program stakeholders. Using a qualitative, case study research approach focused on one GED® test preparation site…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Young Adults, Adult Students, Student Attitudes
Medina, Isabel – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was designed to identify the characteristics of students enrolled in a GED® preparation program who transitioned to postsecondary programs at the same institution after passing the GED® test. The characteristics studied included age; gender; ethnicity; prematriculation scores in reading, language, and math in the Test of…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Transitional Programs, College Students, Student Characteristics
Keesler, Amy R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the state of adult literacy in Tennessee. The field of adult education underwent a transition as the testing procedure and the test changed to correlate with the induction of the Common Core standards in public schools. Adult students face many barriers to overcome to be successful. The research…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Adult Students, High School Equivalency Programs
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