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: 63
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there was no lack of mental ability* It Is# therefore, of
Interest t© observe that narks of failing pupils over a
three-year period rose from D to C. Over this period the
percentage of falling marks was reduced from % *7 per cent
t© 1*5 per ©eat. House also reports a large financial sav-
ing by reducing the number of repeaters
In the Washington Junior School of Rochester,
lew York, 'a similar procedure was used* A committee of
eight teachers was appointed to study scholarship In gen-
eral* in the hope of reducing the number of failures ♦ By
re-defining more clearly the failure rating, which was
E (0-64 per cent), and analysing causes of failure, a be-
ginning was made, Then a formulation of a standard of de-
sirable study habits was undertaken, and suggestions for a
remedial program were drawn up. The program as a whole
was found to be practical and effective,**
Among the most progressive plans for reducing failure
through guidance Is the experiment or Arthur Farnham, vice-
principal of Thomas Jefferson RLgh School, Los .Angeles.
Farnham organized special classes of failures and near-
failures , in which the effort was entirely on personal de-
velopment of the student's social responsibility. Acting
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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/m1/69/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .