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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
GED Testing Service, 2016
This guide is designed to help adult educators and administrators better understand the content of the GED® test. This guide is tailored to each test subject and highlights the test's item types, assessment targets, and guidelines for how items will be scored. This 2016 edition has been updated to include the most recent information about the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Teaching Guides, High School Equivalency Programs, Test Items
GED Testing Service, 2014
This manual was written to provide technical information regarding the General Educational Development (GED®) test as evidence that the GED® test is technically sound. Throughout this manual, documentation is provided regarding the development of the GED® test and data collection activities, as well as evidence of reliability and validity. This…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Testing Programs, Test Validity
Song, Wei; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2011
Ever since achieving a high school credential by passing the GED Tests became widely institutionalized through the adult education programs in the United States, the outcomes for GED credential recipients have continued to be of great interest to the adult education community and the general public. Does earning a GED credential bring positive…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Dropouts, High School Graduates, Educational Status Comparison
Song, Wei – GED Testing Service, 2011
Ever since achieving a high school credential by passing the GED[R] test became widely institutionalized through adult education programs in the United States, outcomes for GED test credential recipients have continued to be of great interest to the adult education community and the general public. Very few studies of GED test credential…
Descriptors: Adult Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Labor Market, Educational Research
Guison-Dowdy, Anne; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2011
Since the 1990s, a wealth of literature has compared the benefits of having a GED[R] test credential versus a traditional high school diploma or no high school credential, with an early emphasis on economic impact. One advantage of passing the GED test lies in its ability to open doors to the postsecondary system. Nearly two-thirds of U.S.…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, High School Graduates, Educational Status Comparison, Economic Impact
Zhang, Jizhi; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2010
Like most high-stakes testing programs, the GED[R] testing program allows examinees who do not pass on the first attempt to retake the GED Tests. Studies and reports have described GED Tests candidates' characteristics and testing performance, but no study has targeted repeat examinees. A series of questions related to repeat examinees remains…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Failure, Repetition
Patterson, Margaret Becker; Zhang, Jizhi; Song, Wei; Guison-Dowdy, Anne – GED Testing Service, 2010
For most high school non-completers, the GED[R] credential provides a bridge to postsecondary education, but little is known about how successfully GED (General Educational Development) Test candidates make that transition and whether enrollment rates change with time. The American Council on Education (ACE) has begun a three-year longitudinal…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Educational Objectives, State Standards
GED Testing Service, 2010
The "2009 GED[R] Testing Program Statistical Report" is the 52nd annual report in the program's 68-year history of providing a second opportunity for adults without a high school credential to earn their jurisdiction's GED credential. The report provides candidate demographic and GED Test performance statistics as well as historical…
Descriptors: Credentials, Test Content, Testing Programs, Testing
Setzer, J. Carl; He, Yi – GED Testing Service, 2009
Reliability Analysis for the Internationally Administered 2002 Series GED (General Educational Development) Tests Reliability refers to the consistency, or stability, of test scores when the authors administer the measurement procedure repeatedly to groups of examinees (American Educational Research Association [AERA], American Psychological…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Error of Measurement, Scores, Test Reliability
Patterson, Margaret Becker; Song, Wei; Zhang, Jizhi – GED Testing Service, 2009
For most high school non-completers, the GED[R] (General Educational Development) credential is the bridge to postsecondary education, but little is known about how successfully they could make that transition and whether their participation shifts across time. The American Council on Education (ACE) has begun a three-year longitudinal study to…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Testing
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
Setzer, J. Carl – GED Testing Service, 2009
The GED[R] English as a Second Language (GED ESL) Test was designed to serve as an adjunct to the GED test battery when an examinee takes either the Spanish- or French-language version of the tests. The GED ESL Test is a criterion-referenced, multiple-choice instrument that assesses the functional, English reading skills of adults whose first…
Descriptors: Language Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Psychometrics, Reading Skills
GED Testing Service, 2009
This GED Testing fact sheet provides information on: (1) GED[R] Tests; (2) Versions and Editions of the GED Tests; (3) Earning a Credential; (4) GED Testing Service[R]; (5) History of the GED Tests; (6) Who Accepts the GED Credential; (7) Public/Private Partnership of GEDTS; (8) Renowned GED Credential Recipients; (9) GED Testing Numbers for 2008;…
Descriptors: Credentials, Testing Programs, High School Equivalency Programs, Student Evaluation
Patterson, Margaret Becker; Song, Wei; Zhang, Jizhi – GED Testing Service, 2009
For most high school non-completers, the GED[R] credential is the bridge to postsecondary education, but little is known about how successfully they could make that transition and whether their participation shifts across time. The American Council on Education (ACE) has begun a three-year longitudinal study to understand the effect of the GED…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
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