ERIC Number: ED541279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1920
Reference Count: N/A
The Accredited Secondary Schools of the North Central Association. Bulletin, 1919, No. 45
Davis, Calvin O.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
At the time of the twenty-second annual meeting of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, held in St. Louis, Missouri, March 23-24, 1917, authority was given the Commission on Secondary Schools to make a detailed comparative study of the data gathered that year from the accredited secondary schools. The commission has for some time felt that the extensive and varied data thus gathered constitute a body of educational material too valuable to be utilized temporarily for the purpose of accrediting schools and then be filed away in dingy archives never perchance to be examined again. It has, therefore, on two previous occasions authorized the utilization of the annual report blanks for studies of a comparative kind. The first of these, "North Central High Schools," was compiled and edited by Professor Walter A. Jessup, of the State University of Iowa, and Professor Lotus D. Coffman, at that time connected with the University of Illinois. This study appeared in 1914. The second comparative analysis was directed by Professor Charles H. Judd and M. George S. Counts, of the University of Chicago. This study was published in 1915 and bears the title: "A Study of the Colleges and High Schools in the North Central Association." The present study seeks to follow the same general plan employed in the two earlier analyses. In certain particular details it, of course, departs entirely from the procedure followed there. Moreover, in addition to the comparisons made in reference to the situation as it existed in 1916-17, the present study seeks to place its findings in juxtaposition with similar findings presented in the earlier reports, and thus to reveal conspicuous changes or tendencies which have occurred since 1911-12, the year in which the data used in the Jessup-Coffman study were gathered. Contents include: (1) Introduction and general information; (2) Accredited public schools; (3) Nonpublic schools; and (4) General Summary. An index is included. (Contains 137 tables and 54 charts.) [Best copy available has been provided.
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Comparative Analysis, High Schools, Public Schools, Private Schools, Educational Research, Data Analysis, Institutional Evaluation
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina