Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-10 of 11 items

  • Keywords: GED x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Educational Achievements

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter presents the educational experience and achievements of the Northwest alumni. Children in foster care are at high risk for school failure because of childhood deprivation and other ... More


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


Toward the Measurement of Net Economic Welfare: Air Pollution Damage in the US National Accounts—2002, 2005, 2008

Nicholas Z. Muller

in Measuring Economic Sustainability and Progress

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226121338
eISBN:
9780226121475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121475.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This analysis measures the Gross External Damage (GED) due to emissions in the U.S. economy in 2002, 2005, and 2008. The paper measures three indices: the GED, the GED-to-Value Added ratio (GED/VA), ... 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


Growth in GED Testing

John Eric Humphries

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/9780226100128.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The analysis presented in this book shows that the GED credential provides little or no economic benefit for most. How can one reconcile the large number of dropouts who take the GED test despite ... 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


The Economic and Social Benefits of GED Certification

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/9780226100128.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter summarizes and extends the literature on the effects of GED certification. It estimates the social and economic benefits of GED certification for numerous adult outcomes using a variety ... More


The Military Performance of GED Holders

Janice H. Laurence

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/9780226100128.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

According to evidence from the nation's largest employer—the military, the GED program does not adequately prepare its “graduates” for work, particularly the non-cognitive or non-academic demands of ... More


The GED Testing Program Induces Students to Drop Out

James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, Paul A. Lafontaine, and Pedro L. Rodríguez

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/9780226100128.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The option to obtain a General Educational Development (GED) certificate changes the incentives facing high school students. This chapter evaluates the effect of three different GED policy ... More


High-Stakes Testing and the Rise of the GED

Andrew Halpern-Manners, John Robert Warren, and Eric Grodsky

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/9780226100128.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Over the past three decades, many states have enacted legislation mandating that students pass high school exit exams (HSEEs) before completing high school. There is considerable evidence to suggest ... More


View: