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Hart, Sheryl – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
For decades, the state of Arizona has used the General Educational Development (GED) Test to award the Arizona High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma, as the GED Test was the only test available, recognized and accepted in the United States as the measure by which adults could demonstrate the educational attainment equivalent to high school…
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, Educational Attainment, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Kerr, Jon – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
In 2013, as new high school equivalency exams were being developed and implemented across the nation and states were deciding which test was best for their population, Washington state identified the need to adopt the most rigorous test so that preparation to take it would equip students with the skills to be able to move directly from adult…
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, Educational Attainment, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Panzer, Willa; Johnson, Mark; Lewis, Beth – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
Wisconsinites interested in pursuing a high school credential rely on the unique collaboration between the State GED Administrator at the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI), the State Director of Adult Basic Education (ABE) and staff of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), and the many providers of instruction throughout the…
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, Cooperation, State Programs, Government Role
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Smith, Regina O. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Research into the best practices for basic skills education, national bridge programs, the new GED® assessment, and accelerated developmental education indicated that contextualized instruction was most effective when preparing adult literacy students for college and work. Nevertheless, "remedial pedagogy" with a sole focus on the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Adult Literacy, Concept Mapping, Basic Skills