Arkansas Division of Workforce Services to celebrate Top 25 GED scorers
Little Rock, Arkansas – On Wednesday, April 19, the Adult Education Section of the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services will honor the top 25 GED test takers in 2022.
Dr. Charisse Childers, the director of the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, and Dr. Trenia Miles, the director of the Arkansas Adult Education Section, will provide statements honoring the top achievers, per a news release.
According to a news release, Dianne Doyle, the administrator for adult education’s high school equivalency program, will award recipients with plaques to mark their achievements.
“Earning a high school diploma helps position one for higher earnings potential over their lifetime,” said Dr. Miles. “The Current Population Survey joint effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau reported over a $10,000 increase in yearly earnings between those who attained a GED or High School equivalency, and those who did not in 2022.”
Arkansas has the fourth-highest GED pass rate in the country. Compared to the national average of 75%, 86% of Arkansas students who took the GED exam in 2022 were successful.
The news release also notes that those with high school diplomas find employment more frequently than people without one.