Final Report of the Committee on Uniform Records and Reports to the National Council at the St. Louis Meeting, February, 1912

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Page 28 - From other public schools in town or city. c) From other public schools in state. d) Original enrollment from all other sources. 5. Number of times child has been detained in a grade. 6. Foreign birth as affecting progress. 7. Kindergarten training as affecting progress. 8. Attendance in other schools as affecting progress. 9. Absence as affecting progress. 10. Numerous inquiries having to do with individual school management. Diverse opinions as to the necessity of certain items on the Admission,...
Page 28 - Altho several forms were offered for the purpose of getting criticisms and suggestions and for the sake of illustrating the complete working out of a system of school records, chief emphasis was laid on the cumulative record card which was framed to serve as a permanent and progressive record of the pupil's kindergarten and elementary school career.
Page 7 - SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS RELATING TO STATE REPORTS. A. That the State departments adopt forms for receiving statistics from the units within the States similar, as far as practicable, in arrangement to those used by the Bureau of Education. B. That all the State departments in gathering information adopt as a basis the items accepted by the practice of a majority of States and of the Bureau of Education. C. That educational statistics be reported...
Page 15 - TEACHER'S TERM REPORT MM. Enrollment and attendance. NN. Distribution of enrollment by ages and classes. OO. Source of new pupils. PP. Ages of new pupils. QQ. Distribution of enrollment, number leaving, withdrawals, by classes and terms. RR. Distribution of enrollment, number leaving, withdrawals, by courses and classes . SS. Distribution of withdrawals. TT. Distribution of leavings and withdrawals, by ages and classes. UU. Age of graduates.
Page 28 - That in view of those conclusions the card submitted has been adopted as best representing the consensus of opinion on the matter of a cumulative record card, and the committee recommends the general use of this card or one in substantial agreement with it as to the essential facts needed for statistical data and school administration. The committee desires to call attention to the following suggestive list of uses to which the card may be put: 1. Amount of attendance of individual pupil for one...
Page 49 - ... is thrown out in computing the number of different pupils enrolled during the year in a given town or city.) c) Pupils previously enrolled during the year in other towns or cities in the state. (This item is thrown out in computing the number of different pupils enrolled during the year in a given state.) d) Pupils not previously enrolled during the year in any town or city in the state. (These are original enrollments included in all reports.) It is not useful to attempt a classification of...
Page 6 - ... special. 5. Summaries of the foregoing. 6. Schools under private management — a, elementary; b, secondary; c, collegiate; d, vocational; e, professional; /, schools for delinquents; g, schools for defectives; h, special. • 7. Summaries of the foregoing. 8. Special investigations — (a) Investigations dealing with special problems, such as school mortality, nonpromotion, etc., are most efficiently conducted through local school systems. The fruits of such investigations should, however, through...
Page 8 - CITY SCHOOL REPORTS. The need for the gathering of data showing actual conditions in the schools is obvious. If the school is to be scientifically managed, and its effectiveness definitely measured by fixed tests, eliminating mere personal bias and unsupported opinion, facts must be collected and employed as a guide to administration. For convenience, an outline showing the organization of the school system, together with the date of introduction of various kinds of activities, such as evening schools,...
Page 30 - State. (These are original enrollments included in all reports.) It is not useful to attempt a classification of discharged pupils into four groups corresponding exactly to the four groups of admitted pupils. The following classification is suggested as a desirable one: (a) Pupils temporarily discharged, and transferred within the school or school district. (6) Pupils transferred to any other school, public or private. (Graduates separately.) (c) Pupils permanently discharged to go to work. (Schooling...
Page 4 - ... statistics from the local units. This plan of reporting to the Bureau of Education through the State offices the committee recommends for adoption as early as practicable. It sees no reason why it may not be adopted by those States that are in position to make such cooperative arrangements, even though all State departments may not be able to make them at once. In the meantime it repeats the recommendation of its preliminary report, to the effect that State departments in securing statistics...

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