Title

Inmate Achievement Scores as Predictors of Success on the General Educational Development Test

Faculty Mentor(s)

John Stuart Batchelder

Location

LTC 163

Start Date

3-4-2013 6:00 PM

End Date

3-4-2013 7:30 PM

Description/Abstract

This study examined the relationship between scores on the Test of Adult Basic Education and GED attainment among jail inmates. The purpose was to discover how relationships between standardized test scores typically associated with GED scores in the general population apply to this incarcerated group. By continuing to investigate this linkage between criminal offending and lowered educational levels among jail inmates, this study is targeted at helping correctional education designers respond to the need by tailoring programs aimed at providing high-school level knowledge to those who are most likely to gain from the efforts. The findings revealed a number of interesting relationships that accentuate the need for further research in this area.

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Inmate Achievement Scores as Predictors of Success on the General Educational Development Test

LTC 163

This study examined the relationship between scores on the Test of Adult Basic Education and GED attainment among jail inmates. The purpose was to discover how relationships between standardized test scores typically associated with GED scores in the general population apply to this incarcerated group. By continuing to investigate this linkage between criminal offending and lowered educational levels among jail inmates, this study is targeted at helping correctional education designers respond to the need by tailoring programs aimed at providing high-school level knowledge to those who are most likely to gain from the efforts. The findings revealed a number of interesting relationships that accentuate the need for further research in this area.