In recent years, much attention has been focused on school reorganization in Iowa (cf. "Midland Schools," October and No\·- ember, 1953; ''The Iowan," December-January, 1953-54, and April.May, 1954.) Some proponents of reorganization claim that the "small high school" (a high school with total enrollment of less than 100 pupils) is not adequately preparing students for college. If true, it is to be expected that this would result in poor grades at the college len:l. One approach would be to determine whether or not there is a relationship between size of high school and scholastic probation. If it were established that there is a highly significant statistical relationship between high school size and probation, then a further study as to cause or causes would be indicated. Specifically, this investigation was concerned with the relationship of the small vs. the large high school and scholastic probation at Iowa State College. Stated as a question in terms of a popular criticism: Do we find an undue proportion of students from small high schools on probation at Iowa State College?
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1956 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Fritz, Martin F. and Fritz, Kentner V.
"Scholastic Probation and Size of High School,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 63(1), 610-614.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol63/iss1/67