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NCJ Number: 10662 Find in a Library
Title: GED TESTING IN STATE PENAL INSTITUTIONS - A SURVEY OF SELECTED PRACTICES
Journal: CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION  Volume:25  Issue:1  Dated:(WINTER 1973)  Pages:1323
Author(s): J J MARSH
Corporate Author: Correctional Education Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Correctional Education Assoc
Huntsville, TX 77340
Publication Number: U
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FINDINGS OF A SURVEY CONCERNING GED (GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT) TESTING PROCEDURES IN STATE-OPERATED PENAL INSTITUTIONS, CONDUCTED BY PROJECT NEWGATE.
Abstract: THE SURVEY INCLUDED THE 50 STATES, AND WAS DIRECTED TO THE STATES' DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION, RATHER THAN TO THE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEMS. THE SURVEY REVEALED A GENERAL INEFFECTIVENESS OF THE GED IN EVALUATING INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND A LACK OF RESEARCH INTO CORRELATIONS BETWEEN GED TEST SCORES AND RECIDIVISM, FREQUENCY OF EARLY PAROLE, JOB RETENTION, ETC. FURTHER STUDY OF GED IMPLEMENTATION IS NECESSARY TO BETTER EVALUATE ITS ROLE IN TOTAL REHABILITATION EFFORTS. QUESTIONNAIRE AND SUMMARIZED RESPONSES ARE APPENDED.
Index Term(s): Adult education; Correctional institutions (adult); Inmate Programs; Surveys; Testing and measurement
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