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- From Adult Learning Spotlight, November 2019
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- No Matter What Obstacle is Thrown My Way
- Adult English Literacy in the United States – NCES Data Point
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- COABE Journal – Prison Literacy: The key that opens doors to opportunities
- Fact Sheet: Immigrant-Origin Adult without Postsecondary Credentials, Migration Policy Institute
- Workplace Readiness: Can It Lead to Better Employment and Earnings for Low-Income Adults?
- “More Unprepared Than We Thought: Adult educational attainment,” an SREB Fact Sheet
- 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being By the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Project
- Incarceration to Reentry: Education & Training Pathways in Ohio
- Critiquing Adult Participation in Education (CAPE)
- Adult Education Attainment and Assessment Scores: A Cross-National Comparison
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Category Archives: Youth Statistics
GED Testing Service has released the research study, Young GED Examinees and Their Performance on the GED Tests.
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.
The National Youth Employment Coalition provides some startling statistics, such as:
Every day, an estimated 2,500 students across the nation drop out of high school. (Keith Melville, The School Dropout Crisis, The University of Richmond Pew Partnership for Civic Change, 2006, 1, http://www.pew-partnership.org/pdf/dropout_overview.pdf)