Can the successful completion of the Official GED tests be used to validate level completion of an educational functioning level?

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Can the successful completion of the Official GED tests be used to validate level completion of an educational functioning level?

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A. As a general policy, the answer is no. Successful completion of the GED test cannot be used to validate educational gain and subsequent level completion. However, a decision has been made by the Division of Adult Education and Literacy (based on a consensus of states) to allow one exception to this policy. That exception is to allow level completion of high secondary enrollees to be validated by successfully completing the GED (based on state score requirements for earning the GED credential). This exception was allowed because the high adult secondary education level is not part of the performance system– states do not submit a performance target for high ASE and OVAE does not report state or national data on the completion rates of high ASE. This exception is for high ASE only and is based on successful completion of the GED test (all tests). The ultimate decision to use successful passage of the GED test to validate completion of high adult secondary is a state decision.

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