Accession Number:

ADA135994

Title:

Secondary Education Credentials: A Military Enlistment Policy Dilemma

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (FORCE MANAGEMENT AND PERSONNEL) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

In light of the substantial changes that have occurred in U.S. secondary school systems over the years and the multitude of credentials now offered, the classification of individuals as high school graduates or nongraduates for military enlistment purposes has become problematic. At present, there is no comprehensive or Service-common definition of the circumstances or credentials that allow military applicants to be labeled high school graduates and thus to be preferred for enlistment. This report discusses both many of the paths to the traditional diploma and several of the alternative credentials and certificates that are being granted at the secondary school level. In addition to the traditional diploma, there are certificates of attendance, completion, or similar credentials issued in lieu of a diploma in schools which engage in competency testing. There are other types of high school programs or alternative paths to the diplomas available to students within public and private high schools. Distinctions can be made between state recognized andor accredited and unaccredited high schools. Adult education programs provide yet another means by which individuals can earn a high school credential. Correspondence school diplomas and certificates represent another dimension in the education spectrum. The description of these programs and credentials is provided as an aid in delineating the types of educational experiences relevant to setting military enlistment standards. Thus, this report is intended as a reference for military enlistment

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE