My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
GED Not A Ticket To Higher Education
Florida has the best k-20 data in the country. They can track students and adults through the system. Florida has followed the high school class of 1996 until 2007. 69% of the 1996 high school grads ended up with only a high school degree, and 13% a BA. Not an impressive performance.
What seemed new was Florida"s analysis of what happened to students with a GED who exited high school without a diploma , but perisited and got a GED. 94% of GED holders never got anything more than that- no certificate or any completion of postsecondary education. So the GED is not a good vehicle for college completion
, and has no legs.
Labels: College Completion