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: 25
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the state of Sew "Stork. These examinations are prepared in
the State Deportment of Education and are administered in
approved high schools throughout the state. However,.
©hese figures are net representative of the at-
tainments of all pupils in the secondary schools of
Mew York, for in mansr schools pupils who are assumed
to be failing in their work are not even permitted
to attempt these examinations, Presumably, the per-
centages of failure would be much greater if all
pupils took the examinations♦22
Comparison of High-school Failures by Subjects
in the States of Texas and Hew York
It is interesting t© compare the failures by subjects
in the high schools of Texas and Hew York. In the composite
tabulation presented in-Table 9 Column A gives the rank
order of failure by subjects for the Sew York State pupils ,
Column B does likewise for failures and withdrawals com-
bined for the Hew York State pupils, whereas Column C give®
the rank order of subject failures for the Texas pupils.
The Hew York State inquiry included a Mich larger number
of pupils than did the Texas inquiry. *3 column D in the
composite table gives the rank order of subject failures in
the lew York State Regents' Examinations.
Since the sample populations differ in size and com-
position and since there is no evidence that the standards
of failure applied to pupil performance were exactly the
*%spy, o$. cit., p. 99. 3.3ibld.
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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/m1/31/: accessed February 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .