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Miller, Christine Dunagin; Greenberg, Daphne; Hendrick, Robert C.; Nanda, Alice – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Social science research often uses educational qualification as a signifier for characteristics such as abilities, earnings potential, and civic participation in adulthood. This study focused on two types of adult literacy students who were native speakers of English and identified words at the 3rd to 5th grade levels but differed in one key…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Literacy, Educational Attainment, High School Graduates
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Patterson, Margaret Becker; Paulson, Usha G. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) assessed literacy, numeracy, and technology-related skills of adults and found skill levels of US adults are well below the international average. In a world where advanced skills are requisite to workplace competitiveness, low skills are a danger sign. An initial PIAAC…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Learning Strategies, Demography
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Baumgartner, Lisa M. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to understand the literacy practices of individuals in Africa and the Americas who had between one and seven years of schooling. The questions investigated included: "In what literacy practices do adults with limited or no schooling engage for personal fulfillment? and (2) What do these practices reveal about the…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Attainment, Case Studies, Illiteracy
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Prins, Esther; Monnat, Shannon; Clymer, Carol; Toso, Blaire Wilson – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
This paper uses data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to analyze the relationship between U.S. adults' self-reported health and proficiencies in literacy, numeracy, and technological problem solving. Ordinal logistic regression analyses showed that scores on all three scales were positively and…
Descriptors: Competence, Tests, Health, Knowledge Level
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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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Prins, Esther; Kassab, Cathy – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
Transitions to postsecondary education for GED graduates are a growing concern for educators and policy makers. This article analyzes the educational, demographic, and financial characteristics of Pennsylvania postsecondary students with a GED credential compared with traditional high school graduates, and identifies rural-urban differences within…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Postsecondary Education, Student Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Reynolds, Sharon; Hitchcock, John – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
The attitudes of adult basic education faculty members toward teaching adults with learning disabilities are likely to influence the success of their students; however, there are no existing survey instruments that measure this construct or the practical knowledge faculty members should have to effectively serve the population. A new survey…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Learning Disabilities
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Bergman, Andrea; Kong, Grace; Pope, Alice – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
There are many benefits for emerging adults, both financial and personal, in obtaining a General Education Development (GED®) credential (Ou, 2008). However, little is known about the correlates of GED® credential attainment in "disconnected" emerging adults attending GED® programs. Our goal was to examine whether externalizing…
Descriptors: General Education, Credentials, High School Equivalency Programs, Young Adults
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
When transitioning to employment, students with disabilities who do not complete high school face multiple challenges; even beyond the challenges of students who complete a GED® credential later, especially in times of economic downturn and job instability. They cope with sometimes overwhelming struggles from disabling conditions. Thus GED passers…
Descriptors: Credentials, Adults, Employment Experience, High School Equivalency Programs
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Alqahtani, Abdulmuhsen Ayedh; Almutairi, Yousef B. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The purpose of the current study is to examine, in retrospect, trainees' perceptions of the reasons some of their peers dropped out of the vocational education at the Industrial Institute-Shuwaikh (IIS), Kuwait. Using the descriptive-analytical method, a reliable questionnaire was developed to achieve this purpose. Results show that: (a) the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Vocational Education, Attitude Measures
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Horne, Lela M.; Rachal, John R.; Shelley, Kyna – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
A mixed methods framework utilized quantitative and qualitative data to determine whether statistically significant differences existed between high school and GED[R] student perceptions of credential value. An exploratory factor analysis (n=326) extracted four factors and then a MANOVA procedure was performed with a stratified quota sample…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Educational Certificates, Role, Difficulty Level