ERIC Number: ED543997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
What High School Pupils Study: A National Survey of the Scholastic Performance of Pupils of Various Abilities. Bulletin, 1962, No. 10. OE-33025
Greer, Edith S.; Harbeck, Richard M.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
There is a growing appreciation of the need for a greater supply of well-educated people, not only in the scientific and technological fields but also in the political, social, and cultural areas. The high school should play an important role in identifying and developing the specific abilities of each boy and girl so that each can make the greatest contribution possible to himself and to society. Some evidence of the effectiveness of the schools in this role can be secured from a study of the subjects and programs actually pursued by pupils judged to have differing academic aptitudes. This bulletin is a report of a study--the first of its kind--that was designed to gather national data on high school programs completed by graduates of 1958 who had varying academic abilities and who had been enrolled in schools of different sizes. It is expected that it will give information valuable in helping to develop better educational opportunities for pupils in communities throughout the United States. Appendixes include: (1) Appendix Tables; (2) List of Mental Ability Tests with Name and Address of Publisher; (3) Subject Titles; and (4) The Questionnaire. (Contains 3 footnotes, 45 tables, and 17 figures.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Aptitude, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Graduation Requirements, Courses, Required Courses, Credits, Student Participation, Intelligence
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)