Open Access Thesis
High schools--Iowa; Grading and marking (Students); High schools; Iowa;
For many years, educators have noted that girls seem to attain higher class rank than boys while attending secondary schools. It appears that this idea has been accepted a priori and that little research effort has been put forth to determine the magnitude of the differences which exist. It is a matter of conjecture at the present time as to how great the differences must be before they will be considered to be serious problems.
It was the purpose of this study (1) to determine whether significant differences existed between the class standing of boys and the class standing of girls in graduating classes of Iowa public secondary schools and (2) to apply these determinations to representative problems such as the admission requirements for freshman students at the State College of Iowa and to a recommendation of Conant in reference to the class standing of secondary school pupils for recruitment of teachers.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies
Department of Education and Psychology
Robert W. Johnson
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©1964 Dave John Cook
Cook, Dave John, "Differences in Class Rank Between Boys and Girls in Graduating Classes of Iowa Public Secondary Schools" (1964). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1516.