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: 71
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teat* unfortunately, is not available to all guidance teach-
ers. Many large secondary school systems do us© these ap-
titude tests in the beginning year of high school to guide
the student in selecting Ms courses,
Pyle of the Detroit Teachers College, after experiment-
lug with thirty-three high-school student failures in a
variety of psychological tests, concludes:
fhe literary type curriculum Is sot for all stu-
dents . . . . fhe poorest student in this school
excelled the best la some aspect of learning . .
to talk of an I, Q. is absurd . . . a psychological
adviser In all schools is a necessity
Spears reports a study made la th® Evansvllle, Indiana,
high schools, Three groupings were made 1® English classest
slow, college, and all groups* fhe naturally slow group
had the bluest percentage of failures when no differen-
tiation of goals of learning was made. Ipears states that
he Is convinced that homogeneous grouping is necessary for
studying failures. He also says that by research It is
possible to know the students who are most likely to fail
and the subjects In which they are most likely to encounter
failure, these pupils should be detected before enrollment
and curriculum adjustments made for them.*9
l8W. H. Pyle, "Psychological Study of gone Mgh School
Failures," School and Society* XXXX (June, 1930), O19-880.
^^Barold Spears, Secondary Education in American Life,
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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/m1/77/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .