Participation in G.E.D. Rises 2 Years in a Row

June 1987
Education Week;6/3/1987, Vol. 6 Issue 36, p2
The article reports on the increase by 3 percent of the number of people taking the General Education Development (GED) examination from 1985 to 1986 in the U.S. According to Douglas R. Whitney, director of the American Council on Education's GED Testing Service, the increases stemmed from greater national attention to the issue of adult literacy, as well as from efforts by teachers and local examiners to make more people aware of the program.


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