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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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  • Event location
    • LTC 163

  • Event date
    • 3 April 2013

  • Date submitted

    18 July 2022

  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      John Stuart Batchelder