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GED Testing Service, 2017
This report provides a content comparison for the 2002 Series GED® test and the current GED® for the following test topic areas: (1) Mathematical Reasoning; (2) Reasoning through Language Arts; (3) Science; and (4) Social Studies.
Descriptors: Teaching Guides, Comparative Analysis, High School Equivalency Programs, Language Arts
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Shields, Tracy Jill; Melville, Wayne – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This paper describes an ethnographic case study of eleven First Nations adult learners in a Northern Ontario community attempting to earn secondary school equivalency through the General Education Development (GED) program. The paper maintains a focus on the power differentials at work in both the learners' prior educational endeavours and their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Program Implementation, Canada Natives
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Patterson, Margaret Becker; Higgins, Jennifer; Bozman, Martha; Katz, Michael – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2011
We conducted a pilot study to see how the GED Mathematics Test could be administered on computer with embedded accessibility tools. We examined test scores and test-taker experience. Nineteen GED test centers across five states and 216 randomly assigned GED Tests candidates participated in the project. GED candidates completed two GED mathematics…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Mathematics Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Test Wiseness
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Grossman, Amanda; Cullinan, Dan – MDRC, 2014
For the nearly 39 million U.S. adults who do not have a high school diploma, the General Educational Development (GED) programs and exam have served as the main avenue for improving individuals' skills and helping them earn a high school credential. However, few students who start these programs ever get this credential, and even fewer advance to…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Tests, Thinking Skills, Writing Skills
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Steele, Jennifer L.; Bozick, Robert; Davis, Lois M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2016
Based on screenings of 1,150 manuscripts, we synthesize evidence from 18 eligible studies of educational interventions implemented within juvenile correctional facilities. The studies include 5 intervention categories: remedial academic instruction, computer-assisted instruction, personalized academic instruction, vocational education, and GED…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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
Mingle, James; Chalous, Bruce; Birkes, Angela – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2005
Most of us realize that increasing the education of adults who did not complete high school is good. Fewer of us realize just how good. This report on one of the Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) Challenge to Lead Goals for Education focuses on the considerable impact of closing the education gap for these adults in SREB states. The…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Thomas, Robert G. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
In 1979, when the author began as an academic instructor at the Central Coast Adult School, located inside the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo, California, he saw his teaching role in the traditional sense of imparting knowledge through the school's curriculum. Over time, however, his viewpoint changed as he came to recognize that the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
Ward, Judy – 2000
This study explores the current status of the delivery of mathematics instruction in General Educational Development (GED) programs in Arkansas and the relationship between the instructor's experience and background, instructional practices, support of mathematics reform, and professional involvement. The experience/background, teaching…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, High School Equivalency Programs, Mathematics Curriculum
Smith, Donald – 2001
In the context of math education, students should achieve transferable understanding and skills that allow students to use math flexibly (such as understanding a percentage in a newspaper article), functional performance (such as being able to take medicine or use public transportation), and social knowledge (concepts necessary to interpret and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills
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Brown, Martha A.; Rios, Steve J. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2014
Correctional educators, recognizing that the majority of inmates lack the math, reading, and language skills required to be successful in today's workplace, strive to equip offenders with the skills and abilities needed to find and maintain work on their release. However, most adult literacy programs in prisons fail to raise the gradelevel…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Job Training, Credentials, Workplace Learning
Daviau, Kathie; And Others – 1993
Based on research and teacher experience, this resource guide contains teaching methods and activities that teachers can use in teaching mathematics to adult basic education and General Educational Development students. The following eight sections are included: (1) an alternative method for teaching percents; (2) unit conversion or dimensional…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Educational Resources, High School Equivalency Programs
Connections: A Journal of Adult Literacy, 1985
These nine articles reflect the diversity of activities taking place in adult education and adult literacy in the Boston area. An introduction briefly describes each article; notes on the authors follow. In "A Different Third 'R'--Radical Math," Marilyn Frankenstein describes a mathematics course that, through content and method, both…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Literacy
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Moeller, Michelle; Day, Scott L.; Rivera, Beverly D. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2004
This study explores a group of inmates' perceptions of their correctional education and environment based on Fetterman's 1994 idea of empowerment evaluation. A group of 16 male inmates were randomly selected from GED and ABE courses in a high minimum correctional facility in Illinois. A self-administered questionnaire included 5 topics:…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Questionnaires, Mathematics Education, Institutionalized Persons
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Kolen, Michael J.; Whitney, Douglas R. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 1982
The adequacy of equipercentile, linear, one-parameter (Rasch), and three-parameter logistic item-response theory procedures for equating 12 forms of five tests of general educational development were compared. Results indicated the equating method adequacy depends on a variety of factors such as test characteristics, equating design, and sample…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Equated Scores, Equivalency Tests