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Devil is in the details: evidence from the GED on the role of examination system details in determining who passes

Corporate Name: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (U.S.)

Publisher: Harvard Graduate School of Education

Published At: Cambridge, MA

Date Published: 2000

Distributor: World Education

Source Address: 44 Farnsworth Street

Source City/State/Zip: Boston MA 02210

Phone: (617) 482-9485

Material Type: Instructional Material

Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 27 p

Subjects: High School Equivalency Programs; Educational Assessment

Abstract:
The paper uses data from the General Educational Development (GED) certificate examination system to illustrate that the details of examination systems have marked impacts not only on the number of test takers who obtain the desired credential, but also on the racial/ethnic composition of passers.

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