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Scale for the Measurement of Quality in English Composition by Young People: Introduction


by Milo B. Hillegas - 1912

Every attempt to measure the efficiency of instruction in a school system or to evaluate different methods of educational procedure serves to emphasize the importance of standards. Proper standards would make it possible to compare with certainty the work done in one school or system of schools with that done elsewhere. They would make it more difficult for mere opinion to control so much of our school-room practice. After examining the arithmetical abilities of many pupils in different representative school systems, Dr. C. W. Stone ('08) says: “Probably the truest single expression of the findings of this study is summed up in the word diversity. . . . Freedom and initiative are here seen to have led educational practice in widely varying paths. Certain paths are those of legitimate differentiation, but others are waste. . . . The greatest need shown by this research is standard of achievement. That the great variability herein shown would exist if school authorities possessed adequate means of measuring products is inconceivable, . . . .”1


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 13 Number 4, 1912, p. 1-5
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10164, Date Accessed: 1/17/2020 8:32:16 AM

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