An Examination of High School Failures as Revealed in the Literature of the Subject in Order to Determine the Nature, Extent, Causes and Remedies Page: 13
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relationship of failure in school performance to school
dropout needs no elaboration. There Is a direct, positive
correlation.It Is evident that there Is need for deter-
mining the degree of sweet* which high-school students at-
tain la their courses by studying failures la various de-
partments. It is Spears1 content Ion that such a- study will
help to explain, for example, why the graduating classes' of
San Francisco high schools in 19%7 represented only sixty-
two per cent of their size 'as ninth-grade classes.*1.
Analysis of Pupil Failures
It Is profitable to examine the statistic a of failure
in some of the modern high schools In order to make a com-
parison of such data and to determine whether any definite
pattern is discernible In this material.
Pupil failures In California schools. — Spears has
made a definite study of-failure In the nine high schools
of San Francisco In an effort to ascertain why the high-
school enrollment was nineteen per cent less In 19^7 than
in 19^0. As shown in fable 1, the rate of failure reveals
that such failure was fifty per cent higher In the ninth
^Harold Spears, "the Mgh School Has Yet to leaeh Its
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Mann, Ralph. An Examination of High School Failures as Revealed in the Literature of the Subject in Order to Determine the Nature, Extent, Causes and Remedies, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130213/m1/19/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .