Stat of the Week — July 6, 2006

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Although the GED is often considered a test for adults, 30 percent of U.S. test-takers in 2004 were between the ages of 16 and 18. Many states require GED candidates to be 18 years of age, but most states have exceptions that allow for the test to be taken at a younger age.

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To find out more about graduation policies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, access the Education Counts database.


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