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Malone, Lauren; Hiatt, Cathy; Sims, Bill – CNA, 2018
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…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Military Training, Graduates, Employment Potential
Florida Department of Education, 2017
This technical assistance paper provides guidance to individuals with test administration responsibilities in adult education programs. These policies apply to the approved assessments that programs may use to report educational gains in compliance with the National Reporting System (NRS) requirements. The NRS is the accountability system for the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Assessment, Testing, Accountability
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Olney, Andrew M.; Walker, Breya; Davis, Raven N.; Graesser, Art – Grantee Submission, 2017
Over the past 50 years, an increasing proportion of student graduating high school attend college, but literacy levels in the United States have remained largely unchanged. We present preliminary results that suggest the literacy levels of assessed first year college freshmen are above 5th grade but below 12th grade, that only 32% of these…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Reading Skills, Adult Literacy, High School Equivalency Programs
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
Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, 2014
Today, 6.7 million youth in the United States between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither enrolled in school nor employed. This crisis continues to grow as, each year, over one million additional youth become disconnected from the schools and systems intended to prepare them for their future. Educators and youth advocates have dubbed this…
Descriptors: Success, At Risk Persons, High School Equivalency Programs, Program Effectiveness
Hutto, Debra Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) programs serve those students who, for whatever reason, have left the educational system without attaining a regular high school diploma. Because of the manner in which they may have left the school system, many have negative emotions and personal agency beliefs hindering their…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Quasiexperimental Design, High School Equivalency Programs, Learning Strategies
Riffle, Billy Joe – ProQuest LLC, 2010
When discussing issues relating to students in General Educational Development (GED) Option and pre-GED programs with educators, the contention exists that it is possible to make reasonably accurate predictions on the success or failure of a student by observing a number of items. Looking at their cumulative records shows their academic and…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Maturity (Individuals), Observation, Familiarity
Mellard, Daryl F.; Anderson, Gretchen – National Commission on Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2007
Adult secondary education learners approach the goal of college-level postsecondary education through three assessment gateways: (a) measures of adult education program learning gains, (b) a high-school equivalency exam, and (c) college placement tests. On the surface, the assessments in this sequence might appear to work in concert and point…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Adult Education, Adult Learning, School Readiness
LDA of Minnesota, 2005
In this issue of "NetNews," the focus is on dysgraphia, a form of writing disability. Both dyslexia and dysgraphia fall under the category of specific learning disability. They may be related because significant language processing problems can impact both reading and spelling--although there is less incidence of dysgraphia. Dysgraphia…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Assistive Technology, Writing Processes, Spelling
Florida State Corrections Commission, Tallahassee. – 2000
The Florida Department of Corrections Distance Learning Program consists of the Corrections Distance Learning Network; offender programming; staff development; and the Agency Strategic Plan. The Corrections Distance Learning Network offers academic, vocational training, and life management skills programs for offenders and staff development and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Computer Uses in Education, Correctional Education
Venezky, Richard L.; And Others – 1993
A study evaluated different approaches to placing students in adult literacy classes using 168 adult basic education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) students. Students in classes at Rochambeau School in White Plains, New York, were given the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE), the Tests of Adult Literacy Skills (TALS), an oral…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Educational Testing
Farr, Charlotte W.; And Others – Lifelong Learning, 1986
Describes a study designed to evaluate the relationship between performance on the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) Test and the GED (General Educational Development) Test. Analysis of the data shows that there was a significant correlation between all the subscores on the TABE and all the subscores on the GED. (CT)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Measurement Techniques, Reading Tests
Donnarumma, Theresa; And Others – Adult Education, 1980
This study explored the cognitive style of field dependence-independence (FDI) and its relation to student attrition and performance on the General Educational Development Test and the Test of Adult Basic Education. Resultant correlations are discussed in terms of the usefulness of FDI in assessing the needs of adult learners. (Author/SK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Cognitive Style