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: 70
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can be predicted by means of the Borsohaeh or "ink blot"
test, to experiment of this typ@ was conducted with 166
high-school students at Queen * ® Gollege, Flushing, Sew York.
Beports are that these tests revealed significant differ-
ences between successful and unsuccessful students. Ex-
perts reading these tests saw specialized distinctions which
indicated success or failure in high school, fhis Method
would be a valuable starting point in say guidance program,
but would not be an adequate basis for arranging a curricu-
lum for the failing student,^*
A more valuable experiment is reported by O'Connor in
which the original ai was to isolate characteristics
requisite t© achievement in each occupation, fhen the tech-
nique gradually turned to a study of retarded pupils and an
attempt to determine what caused their failure. That cer-
tain characteristics, present or lacking, were responsible
for rupees® in school was determined, fhat these charac-
teristics were the corollary of certain aptitudes was valua-
ble in helping a student select a course of study in which
he could succeed, the Human Engineering laboratories have
established ei$it aptitudes which can combine In several
hundred ways,This is most helpful in school counseling,
16"Failure la Ugh School Can Be predicted,* Science
Hews Letter, XLXXI (January 16, 19*3), *5.
^Johnson O'Connor, "Failure in School," Atlantic
[, CLVII (March, 1935)j 318.
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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/m1/76/: accessed March 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .