|Table 3. Number and percentage of adults who gave selected reasons for participation in basic skills or GED preparation classes: 2004-05|
|Reasons for participation||Number of adults
|To help your children with school work||786||28|
|To get a new job with a different employer||1,565||55|
|To help you get a raise or promotion||1,259||45|
|To be able to attend college or vocational school||1,980||70|
|To meet a requirement for public assistance||517||18|
|To improve the way you feel about yourself||2,194||78|
|To make it easier to do things on a day-to-day basis||1,815||64|
NOTE: Only adults who reported not having a high school diploma, adults who reported having received a high school diploma in the past 12 months other than through a regular high school diploma, or adults who reported having received a foreign high school diploma but did not report having a bachelorís degree or higher were asked information related to basic skills/GED preparation classes, including whether they had participated in basic skills/GED preparation classes over the previous 12 months.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.