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: 18
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It may be concluded that failures is lew *ork Stmt© second-
ary schools ay© most prevalent to lag freshaan sM sopho-
There Is no reason to believe that the figures for Sew
York State are not representative ©f the figures for the
country as a whole.
l*uiaUl failures in tlie state of Texas, — Xnve s t iga t ions
®ade in the state -of, Texas on the subject of failure is high
school are particularly enlightening. In these Investiga-
tions the definition &f a "subject failure" wa® taken to be
wany type of non-acceptable work on the part of a pupil for
a tera or a semester which makes it necessary f@r Ma to re-
peat the' work daring an additional tera or semster. "9
At the time this investigation was undertaken, it was
felt that in Texas the problem of failure in high schools
was a very serious one, partly because of the effect on the
morale of. the pupils themselves, and partly because ©f the
bigh waste of educational resources in the for® of over-
crowding and increased costs, brought about by nusserous
high-school repeaters The extent of failure i© revealed
in fable 4. These figures indicate that in Texas high
schools studied one pupil out of four failed in the beginning
^Fred C. Ayer, "The Progress of Pupil® in the State of
Texas, 1932-193* n Research Bulletin of the Section of Super-
intendence, Texas State Teachers* Association, iovesber,
1933# p. 20.
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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/m1/24/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .