The Illinois Public Agenda for College and Career Success - One Illinois

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Goal 1: Increase Educational Attainment
Adults Earning GEDs


Performance Measures Public
Agenda Baseline
Year 2 2018
Year 10
Benchmarks

Adults Earning GEDs.  Number of GEDs awarded to adults 19-39 per 1,000 adults age 19-39 with less than a high school diploma.

 

 

(Amended measure to align with available data).

20.9 per 1,000

24.2 per 1,000 62.6 per 1,000
  • Five best-performing U.S. states; and
  • Selected competitor/ neighboring U.S. states

 

Points of Interest

Goal in 2018

  • The number of GEDs awarded to Illinoisans age 19-39 has improved but Illinois remains below the national rate.  (Figure 1.11)
  • Illinois ranks in the bottom quartile of states in the number of adults 19-39 who earn a GED.  (Figure 1.12)

62.6 per 1,000. The midpoint between the best-performing and the fifth best-performing state with a population size similar to Illinois.

Illinois in Comparison to Selected States

Figure 1.11. GEDs awarded to 19 to 39 year olds per 1,000 19 to 39 year olds with no high school diploma, baseline year and current. Largest number is best.
Figure 1.11. GEDs awarded to 19 to 39 year olds per 1,000 19 to 39 year olds with no high school diploma, baseline year and current. Largest number is best.

Illinois in Comparison to All States

Figure 1.12. GEDs awarded to 19 to 39 year olds per 1,000 19 to 39 year olds with no high school diploma. Largest number is best.
Figure 1.12. GEDs awarded to 19 to 39 year olds per 1,000 19 to 39 year olds with no high school diploma. Largest number is best.

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