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Standard Tests as Aids in the Classification and Promotion of Pupils


by Daniel Starch - 1916

The two chief sources of waste in education are (1) teaching things that the bright pupils already know and (2) teaching things that none of the pupils need to know. Economy in the latter will be achieved by ascertaining what the really essential and important things in each subject are. Economy in the former will be achieved by classifying and promoting pupils, not according to time, but according to ability.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 15, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 17 Number 6, 1916, p. 143-148
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21015, Date Accessed: 10/23/2020 11:16:11 PM

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