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: 27
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high-school pupils. In Columns A, B sad & It will be ob-
served that mathematics heads the list, whereas for the se-
lected population from which weak pupil® had been removed.,
mathematics drops to third place (see fable 8, p. 2%), The
tables give a high ranking is difficulty to English, Com-
mereial subjects, however, rank high on the list of the non-
selected sample populations, but low on that selected for
ability, The three lew York inquiries place modern languages
high on the list for both non-selective and selective sam-
ples , whereas the fexas inquiry places Spanish high and
French lew. One interesting point is that the selected
students from Hew York State place social studies low on the
list of failures (Column B, fable 9), whereas these sub-
jects rank very high in so far as the special group of se-
lective students taking the Regents' Examinations is con-
cerned (fable 8). It seeas that there is some evidence,
though it would be prudent not to overemphasise its validity,
that high-school pupils are more prone to fail In certain
subjects than in others. The very great geographical and
social differences between the states of fex&s and Hew York
point to some educational rather than environmental factor
as being the determining one.
Wisconsin, — In 1922, a survey was made of failure in
the high schools of Lacrosse, Wisconsin, the findings bear
out those reported from New York and Texas. In fable 10 it
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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/m1/33/: accessed February 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .