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ERIC Number: ED542370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1936
Pages: 67
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Elementary School Graduating Examinations. Bulletin, 1935, No. 16
Segel, David
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
Although in most of the schools of U.S. cities and large towns various types of testing have become an integral part of the instructional and guidance procedures, the introduction of measurement practices has been relatively slow in rural areas because of the smallness of the administrative units and because of the lack of funds and adequate supervision. It is therefore timely that the problems involved in testing in rural areas be studied. In rural schools, the practice of administering examinations to seventh- and eighth-grade pupils to determine their eligibility for graduation was already in existence at the time of the early development in new-type testing. This study shows the changes which have occurred in the form and use of these examinations under the influence of the testing movement and the advancement in educational theory and practice. Suggestions regarding the general problem of the use of tests in rural schools and the improvement of examinations are made. It is hoped that the information presented in this bulletin will be of value to all those who are involved with the supervision and administration of instruction in the rural and village schools of the country. This bulletin is divided into five chapters, as follows: (1) The problem; (2) Regulations and practices in different states; (3) Analysis of examinations used; (4) Evaluation of and suggestions for elementary school examinations; and (5) Summary of findings and recommendations. A bibliography is also included. (Contains 2 tables and 9 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)