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Researchers, testing professionals, and legislators can search and download research reports produced and conducted by the GED Testing Service. Our suite of research reports and other publications cover a wide variety of topics throughout a GED® test-taker’s lifecycle, including: preparation, passing trends, postsecondary success, labor market findings, perceptions of the GED® credential, and much more.
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- Preparation for and Performance on the GED® test (2009-2)
TESTING ON COMPUTER
- GED® Candidate Computer Familiarity Survey (2006)
- Reliability Analysis for the Internationally Administered 2002 Series GED® Tests (2009)
- Reliability and Validity Evidence for the GED English as a Second Language Test (2009)
TESTING IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
- GED Examinee and High School Senior Performance on the GED Tests
- Examining the Validity of GED® Tests Scores with Scheduling and Setting Accommodations (2004)
- An Exploration of GED® Standard Score Stability: 2001 Through 2005 (2006)
- Differences Between Students Who Were and Were Not Retained in Grade (2007-3)
- General Academic Achievement of Adult High School Dropouts (2002)
- Dropouts Immediately Pursuing a GED® Credential (2006)
- Perceptions and Pathways: Life Decisions of GED Test Credential Recipients from Secondary to Postsecondary Education
- Crossing the Bridge: GED Credentials and Postsecondary Outcomes (2010)
- GED Test Passers in Postsecondary Institutions of up to Two Years: Enrollment and Graduation Patterns (2010)
- Journeys Through College: Postsecondary Transitions and Outcomes of GED Test Passers (2011) - Key Findings
LABOR MARKET FINDINGS
- Labor Market Impacts of the GED® Test Credential on High School Dropouts: Longitudinal Evidence from NLSY97 (2011–2)
- Young GED Credential Recipients in the 21st Century: A Snapshot from NLSY97 (2011)
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DOWNLOAD 2011 REPORT
Learn about the gender, ethnicity, and long-term goals of our 2011 test-takers.
JOURNEYS THROUGH COLLEGE
About one-third of adults who pass the GED® test graduate from a postsecondary program.
OUTCOMES FOR GRADUATES
Adults who earn a GED® credential are more likely to be in good health, participate in the political process, and earn a higher weekly wage.