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Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2011
The General Educational Development program, or GED, is undergoing the biggest revamping in its 69-year history, driven by mounting recognition that young adults' future success depends on getting more than a high-school-level education. Potent forces have converged to stoke the GED's redesign. A labor market that increasingly seeks some…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Education Work Relationship, High School Equivalency Programs, Developmental Studies Programs
Zehr, Mary Ann – Education Week, 2006
Earning a high school diploma is one of the milestones for students who come to the United States from other countries. But for those who arrive in their middle to late teens, learning enough English to earn a diploma can seem all but impossible. Some students from Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America, however, are discovering an option that has…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Exit Examinations, Spanish, Spanish Speaking
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2004
Participation in the GED testing program plunged by nearly 44 percent during the most recent recorded year, a drop-off that the exam's sponsor attributes to an earlier rush by teenagers and adults to secure high school diplomas through the test before its minimum passing scores were raised. The overall number of teenagers and adults who took the…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Adults, Adolescents, Academic Standards