2006 GED Testing Program Statistical Report This 2006 GED آ® Testing Program Statistical Report is intended

  • View
    0

  • Download
    0

Embed Size (px)

Text of 2006 GED Testing Program Statistical Report This 2006 GED آ® Testing Program Statistical Report is...

  • 2006 GED Testing Program Statistical Report

    AmericAn council on educAtion The Unifying Voice for Higher Education

    GenerAl educAtionAl development testinG service of the AmericAn council on educAtion

  • AmericAn council on educAtion The Unifying Voice for Higher Education

    GenerAl educAtionAl development testinG service of the AmericAn council on educAtion

    2006 GED Testing Program Statistical Report

  • © November 2007

    American Council on Education

    ACE and the American Council on Education are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education and may not be used without the express written permission of ACE.

    GED Testing Service™ One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 250 Washington, DC 20036-1163 (202) 939-9490 Fax: (202) 659-8875 www.gedtest.org

    GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used without the express written permission of ACE.

    The 2006 GED® Testing Program Statistical Report is a publication of the General Educational Development Testing Service, a national program of the American Council on Education.

    All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

    Additional copies of this publication are available for purchase online at www.acenet.edu/bookstore for $25.00 per copy, plus shipping and handling. Copies may also be purchased by contacting:

    ACE Fulfillment Service Department 191 Washington, DC 20055-0191 Phone: (301) 632-6757 Fax: (301) 843-0159

    When ordering, please specify Item #250706.

    ®

  • Table of Contents

    L e t t e r f r o m t h e A C e P r e s i d e n t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i v

    L e t t e r f r o m t h e G e d t e s t i n G s e r v i C e e x e C u t i v e d i r e C t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v

    A C k n o w L e d G m e n t s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v i i

    e x e C u t i v e s u m m A r y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i x

    i n t r o d u C t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    About the Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    About the 2002 Series GED Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

    s e C t i o n i : w h o L A C k s A h i G h s C h o o L d i P L o m A A n d w h o t o o k t h e G e d t e s t s ? . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Who Lacks a High School Diploma? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Who Took the GED Tests? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

    GED Candidate Demographics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    Candidate Performance on the GED Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    s e C t i o n i i : w h o P A s s e d t h e G e d t e s t s ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3

    GED Passer Demographics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

    Passer Performance on the GED Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    s e C t i o n i i i : t r e n d s i n t h e G e d t e s t i n G P r o G r A m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9

    Foreign-Language Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    Audiocassette, Braille, and Large-Print Editions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    Other Trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    s e C t i o n i v : A b o u t t h e G e d t e s t i n G P r o G r A m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3

    GEDTS Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    GEDTS Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    GEDTS Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    History of the GED Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

    GEDTS Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

    GED Administrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

    GEDTS Advisory Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

    ACE Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

    GEDTS Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

    A P P e n d i C e s

    Appendix A: GED Testing Program Policies, by Jurisdiction: 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

    Appendix B: Percentage of GED Candidates, by Age Group and Average Age: 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

  • Appendix C: Percentage of GED Candidates, by Gender: 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

    Appendix D: Percentage of GED Candidates, by Race/Ethnicity: 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

    Appendix E: Percentage of GED Candidates, by Highest Grade Completed, and Mean and Mode Highest

    Grade Completed: 2006 .