Young GED Examinees and Their Performance on GED Tests

GED Testing Service has released the research study, Young GED Examinees and Their Performance on the GED Tests.


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This study provides a comprehensive picture of GED examinees between 16 and 19 years old. What are their characteristics and how do state policies on minimum age influence their test performance? Study results show that younger GED examinees needing additional documentation and approval before testing performed comparably to examinees at the states’ standard minimum age. States with stricter age requirements may possibly encourage early test-takers to thoroughly prepare. In addition, the study suggests that taking and passing a practice test has a positive association with obtaining a GED credential. –GED Testing Service

The full report can be found on the GED Testing Service web site at this link: http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ged/pubs/gedts_research.htm.

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