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Murnane, Richard J. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2013
I survey the evidence on patterns in U.S. high school graduation rates over the period 1970-2010 and report the results of new research conducted to fill in holes in the evidence. I begin by pointing out the strengths and limitations of existing data sources. I then describe six striking patterns in graduation rates. They include stagnation over…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Evidence, High School Graduates, Graduation
Ewert, Stephanie – US Census Bureau, 2012
The relationship between educational attainment and economic outcomes is shaped by a variety of educational experiences, including field of training, length of time spent in school, and level of attainment. This report explores the relationship between educational attainment, field of training, and eventual occupation and earnings. The report also…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Economic Status, Educational Attainment, Educational Experience
Zhang, Jizhi; Han, Mee Young; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2009
GED [General Educational Development] Tests offer many young adults who have left school a second chance to gain a credential, yet many educators have concerns about policies for very young test-takers and how they perform on the GED Tests. The GED Testing Service sets the absolute minimum age for taking the GED Tests at 16 years of age. However,…
Descriptors: Credentials, Young Adults, Program Effectiveness, High School Equivalency Programs
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
Ryan, Camille L. – US Department of Commerce, 2005
Education often entails choices about field of study, alternative credentials, and the time to start and complete studies beyond high school. This report explores issues related to school completion and degrees, fields of training, occupations pursued, and earnings obtained. It also examines the education and earnings of people who obtain a…
Descriptors: Income, Credentials, Economic Status, Salary Wage Differentials
Tout, Dave; Schmitt, Mary Jane – Office of Educational Research and Improvement, 2002
In their chapter on numeracy, the authors begin by exploring the many terms used to describe the learning of mathematics by adults. They discuss the relationship between the terms "mathematics" and "numeracy" and explain why numeracy--making meaning with numbers and mathematical processes--is the term they chose for their…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Numeracy, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning