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Title The myth of achievement tests : the GED and the role of character in American life / edited by James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 452 pages) : illustrations
Contents Achievement tests and the role of character in American life / James J. Heckman and Tim Kautz -- An institutional history of the GED / Lois M. Quinn -- Growth in GED testing / John Eric Humphries -- Who are the GEDs? / James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz -- The economic and social benefits of GED certification / James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz -- The military performance of GED holders / Janice H. Laurence -- The GED testing program induces students to drop out / James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, Paul A. Lafontaine, and Pedro Rodríguez -- High-stakes testing and the rise of the GED / Andrew Halpern-Manners, John Robertwarren, and Eric Grodsky -- Fostering and measuring skills : interventions that improve character and cognition / James J. Heckman and Tim Kautz -- What should be done? / James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz
Summary 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 nations. This book evaluates the predictive power of achievement tests for life outcomes by examining one widely used achievement test - the General Educational Development test - the GED for short. The GED enables high school dropouts to certify high school equivalency. Currently the GED programme produces roughly 12% of all high school credentials issued in the U.S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Academic achievement -- United States -- Testing
Educational tests and measurements -- Standards -- United States
GED tests
Personality development
Form Electronic book
Author Heckman, James J. (James Joseph), editor
Humphries, John Eric, editor
Kautz, Tim, editor
ISBN 022610012X
1306383633
9780226100128
9781306383639