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What Should Be Done?

James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz

in The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter briefly reviews the two lessons from this book. For most, GED certification provides little or no economic benefit. Achievement tests do not measure character skills, which are crucial ... More


The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Modern societies rely on written tests. Achievement tests have come to play a prominent role. They are used to sift and sort people, to evaluate schools, and to assess the performance of entire ... More


Achievement Tests and the Role of Character in American Life

James J. Heckman and Tim Kautz

in The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter summarizes the main findings presented in this book. It discusses the GED test and its origin in the modern achievement test. It summarizes the large body of evidence, some of it ... More


Who Are the GEDs?

James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz

in The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The pool of exam certified high school equivalents has changed greatly over the past 60 years. At the outset, exam certified equivalents were World War II veterans. The early equivalency tests were ... More


Fostering and Measuring Skills Interventions That Improve Character and Cognition

James J. Heckman and Tim Kautz

in The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter reviews the recent literature on the economics and psychology of character skills. For many measures of adult achievement, character skills predict later life outcomes with the same, or ... More


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