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ERIC Number: ED542173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1916
Pages: 117
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Accredited Secondary Schools in the United States. Bulletin, 1916, No. 20
Capen, Samuel Paul
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Many students apply for admission to higher institutions in other States and sections than those in which they have received their high school preparation. Many also seek certificates from examining and licensing boards, which have no direct means of knowing the standards of the schools from which the applicants come. The demand for this information led the Bureau of Education, first in the spring of 1913 and again in the autumn of 1914, to undertake the collection and preparation of lists of high schools and academies accredited by State universities, approved by State departments of education, or recognized by examining and certifying boards and by certain other agencies. This bulletin updates previous editions. It defines the terms "accredited secondary school" and "unit" and describes variations in requirements of accrediting agencies and methods of accrediting. The bulletin is divided into three parts. The first part contains lists of schools accredited by State universities and State officers of education. Part II contains the lists of the three principal associations which undertake to accredit schools. Part III lists schools that were omitted from lists in the first part due either to the fact that the States had no State universities admitting by certificate or to the failure of the State education departments to include private schools in their lists of approved secondary institutions. This section includes lists submitted to the Bureau by seven colleges and universities as well as the names of schools belonging to the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Middle States and Maryland. Individual sections contain footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)