It is easier for programs to increase enrollment in GED programs than to increase high school retention or re-enrollment in high school. Higher rates of GED program attendance and school enrollment may not lead to improvements in basic skills or higher graduation rates.
- TPD increased school and GED program enrollment, but it did not improve average reading or math skills. Only one of the three TPD programs increased the high school graduation rate.
- LEAP increased attendance and grade attainment but did not increase high school graduation rates. It increased GED attainment only among those who were initially enrolled in school or a GED program.
- New Chance increased GED attainment, but it reduced high school graduation rates. It did not increase average reading skills.