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DID YOU KNOW?

  • The GED® test measures many of the U.S. Labor Department's necessary workplace skills that are valued by employers.
  • More than 90 percent of employers consider those with a GED test credential the same as traditional high school graduates with regard to hiring, salary, and opportunity for advancement. (Society for Human Resource Management, 2002)
  • The GED test credential is accepted by 97 percent of colleges and universities. (College Board, 2001)
  • Each year, one of every 20 college freshmen holds a GED test credential. (National Center for Education Statistics, 1996)
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who have a high school diploma, including a GED test credential earn $7,400 more than those who did not graduate from high school. This difference represents a 35 percent increase in median annual earnings.
  • Nearly 70% of GED test takers plan to enter college or another institution of higher learning.
  • The GED diploma is a first step toward better jobs, further training and higher education.
  • In college, GED graduates perform as well as traditional high school graduates.
  • GED graduates are more likely to encourage their children to finish school.
  • Many GED graduates say earning their diploma helped them to improve their self-esteem.
  • The GED test measures the skills and knowledge that traditional high school seniors should know and be able to do.

Sources:
GED Oregon

Technical College System of Georgia
West Virginia Department of Education

 

 




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.Florida Literacy Coalition
..235 Maitland Ave. S #102

Maitland, FL 32751
..Phone: (407)-246-7110
..Fax: (407)-246 - 7104

Florida Literacy Hotline
(800) - 237 - 5113