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: 38
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produce the desired learning products. The crucial
point in the teaching of science is the method em-
ployed by the teacher.2*
Failures .la the fin® arts. — The difficulty of .testing
accomplishment in the fine arts is shown in the following
criticisms made of standard testa for measuring musical
Baach Standardised Ifetslc feat® were among
the real pioneers in the measurement of musical
achievement. Many of the elements measured by these
tests are recognized among the tests of more recent
development. . . . fhe administration of the test
is much more difficult than is indicated "by the
qualities it attempts to measure. . . . Kwalwasser,
in his discussion of Teats and ffeasureasents in Music,
criticises this test also for its difficulty"""!*
grading and for the fact that no norms are available.
Another test which has had considerable use is
the forgerson-Fahnestock Music Test. Modern music
supervisors criticize it net inly because of the unduly
large amount of emphasis given to the writing of
urnslc,a practice which many supervisors consider an
inexcusable waste of time.25
It appears that no adequate tests of pupil achievement
have been devised in the fine arts because the norms are
so variable and standardissation of tests so difficult.
Comparison of Failures in Required
Courses and in Elective Courses
fhe two types of curriculum organisation common at
present in secondary schools are the "constant with varia-
bles" type and the "multiple curriculum with variables"
25jfarry A. dreene and Albert X. Jorgensen, fhe Pse and
Interpretation of High School %esta, pp* 479-480.
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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/m1/44/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .