The High Schools of New England, as Judged by the Standard of the College Certificate Board

Walter H. Young
1907 The School Review  
Any attempt to secure articulation between the high schools and colleges is worthy of attention. Especially interesting is the attitude of the College Entrance Certificate Board, and the ability of the high schools of New England to satisfy the new demands. For this reason we have undertaken a careful investigation of existing conditions in order to determine how successfully the high schools are meeting the college requirements. I. THE CERTIFICATE BOARD The New England College Entrance
more » ... ate Board was organized at Boston on May I6, 1902. The institutions now holding membership in the board are Amherst, Boston University, Bowdoin, Brown, Dartmouth, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Tufts, University of Maine, Wellesley, Wesleyan, and Williams. The board originally consisted of nine institutions, but three more were admitted later until now it represents the large per cent. of colleges in New England which admit on certificate. The high-school principals were soon given official notice that after January I, 1904, no certificates would be accepted from any school in New England which had not been approved by the board. Thus all privileges were taken away from the just and the unjust alike, and things started upon a new basis. Among the rules of the board we find: RULE V. No school shall be approved unless it has shown by the record of its students already admitted to college its ability to give thorough preparation for college; or unless it can satisfactorily meet such tests as the board may establish to determine its efficiency. RULE VI. The board shall have the power of withdrawing approval from a school, and from such a school certificates shall not afterwards be accepted until it shall have again been approved by the board. RULE VIII. A general report of the work of pupils from approved schools 134
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