SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT t
Heights School iHiystem stands extremely high. In no instance does a
Cleveland Heights median come as low as the standard for any grade.
In Table IV, results are tabulated by schools and grades. This
table was worked out to show each principal the status of her school in
relation to other schools in the system and also to the norms for any
grade.
In Arithmetic, tests were given not only to compare class and school
scores, but also to find out what particular arithmetical skills appeared
'difficult for the Heights pupils. With this in mind, tabulation sheets
were sent out so that the scores of the elements of the Arithmetic test
could be tabulated. The results were left in the hands of the teachers
so that drill could be placed on such processes in which the pupils
appeared weak. An illustration of the use of the Arithmetic test for
diagnostic purposes may be shown in the scores of the Roosevelt Junior
High School.
Percent, of the highest score
possible, attained by pupils in
Test the 7th grade.
Addition 35.1 %
Multiplication 26.2 %
Division 19.4 %
Subtraction 25.8 %
Addition and Subtraction of Fractions 21.2%
Multiplication and Division of Fractions 35.1%
Decimal Fractions 14.1 %
It is clear that the weakest points in the seventh grade of the
Roosevelt Junior High School are the ability to manipulate decimal fractions and fundamental processes in division.
A complete summary of the average number of accurate answers
will be found in Table IVa for both the December and the June Arith-
matic tests. It is interesting to note that the average percent gain
over the six months' period was 57.9%.
Algebra. The five Hotz's Algebra Tests were given to two classes.
The results show that the people who complete the Ninth Grade Algebra
in the Junior High Schools stand about the same as those of other
schools throughout the country. , In the following table the median for
each test will be found, and also the standards:
Addition ^Multiplication Equation
and and and
Subtraction Division Formula Problems Graphs
Median .... 14.1 14.9 15.5 6.5 5.2
Standard . . . 14.4 16.3 16. 7.5 5.«
These Algebra tests were not given primarily for comparison, but
for the diagnosis of special difficulties, and the results were used to correct'the difficulties which the tests disclosed.