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For your convenience download any of the research reports produced and conducted by the GED Testing Service. These research reports and other publications cover a wide variety of topics throughout a GED® test-taker’s lifecycle.
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TESTING ON COMPUTER
- GED® Candidate Computer Familiarity Survey (2006)
- Reliability Analysis for the Internationally Administered 2002 Series GED® Tests (2009)
TESTING IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
- GED Examinee and High School Senior Performance on the GED Tests
- Repeat GED Test Examinees: Who Persists and Who Passes? (2012-2)
- Examining the Validity of GED® Tests Scores with Scheduling and Setting Accommodations (2004)
- An Exploration of GED® Standard Score Stability: 2001 Through 2005 (2006)
- Policies of Test Centers and Jurisdictions and GED® Test Performance (2009)
- Differences Between Students Who Were and Were Not Retained in Grade (2007-3)
- Literacy of U.S. Adults with Disabilities Across GED Credential Recipients, HS Graduates, and Non-High School Graduates (2008-3)
- Health Literacy of U.S. Adults Across GED Credential Recipients, HS Graduates and Non-High School Graduates (2008-1)
- Young GED Examinees and Their Performance on the GED Tests (2009-1)
- Economic and Noneconomic Outcomes for GED Credential Recipients (2008-2)
- Literacy of U.S. Adults with GED Credentials (2007-2)
- 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)
- Crossing the Bridge: GED Credentials and Postsecondary Outcomes - Year Two (2011)
- Crossing the Bridge: GED Credentials and Postsecondary Outcomes - Year Two (2011) - Quick Facts
- Journeys Through College: Postsecondary Transitions and Outcomes of GED Test Passers (2011) - Key Findings
- Journeys Through College (2): Postsecondary Transitions and Outcomes of GED®Test Passers (2011)
- GED® Credential to College: Patterns of Participation in Postsecondary Education Programs (2010) (PDF; 287KB)
- GED® Candidates and Their Postsecondary Educational Outcomes: A Pilot Study (2009)
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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THE 2013 REPORT
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.