Update On GED® Graduate Research and Outcomes
Submitted by Jessica Puchala on April 21, 2016 - 3:27pm
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By Martin Kehe, VP of Assessment Services at GED Testing Service. Kehe oversees the creation of the GED® test and the professional development training and resources for GED® educators. The following is a portion of his recent column on the InSession blog.
Since launching the new GED® program in 2014, GED Testing Service has been planning and conducting research on the outcomes of recent GED® graduates. More than two years have passed since our first test-takers graduated under the new testing program, and now it’s time for an update on the test-taker outcomes data we’ve been tracking.
About GED Testing Service Research
Our research is designed to document two main claims that we make about GED® graduates:
- Their credential provides them the same opportunities available to regular high school graduates, and
- That performing at the GED® College Ready and GED® College Ready + Credit levels means that graduates demonstrate skills that show preparedness for credit-bearing work in postsecondary education.
Our research to look for evidence of these claims is not a one-time proposition. It will continue and evolve over time just like our graduates.
Please click here to finish reading this column on InSession. Thank you!