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ERIC Number: ED593260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 60
Abstractor: As Provided
An Evaluation of ChalleNGe Graduates' DOD Employability
Malone, Lauren; Hiatt, Cathy; Sims, Bill
In this study, we evaluate the feasibility of increasing the number of graduates from the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (ChalleNGe) who could be employable in one of the four military services. Because of the Department of Defense's (DOD's) and the services' quality goals, this requires that a significant portion of ChalleNGe graduates have high school diplomas and score in the upper 50th percentiles on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT). Our methodology is three pronged: (1) we interviewed program directors, (2) we developed a test linking that allows us to predict AFQT scores based on ChalleNGe cadets' scores on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE, a registered trademark of Data Recognition Corporation), and (3) we analyzed the test scores and attrition behavior of those ChalleNGe graduates who joined the services. We ultimately determine that increasing DOD employability would require changes to the ChalleNGe program; the program directors would have to carefully consider whether such changes align with the program's philosophy and mission. ["An Evaluation of ChalleNGe Graduates' DOD Employability" was written with Jen Atkin and Neil Carey.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Elementary Education; High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: CNA Corporation
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Armed Forces Qualification Test; Test of Adult Basic Education