Arithmetic Teaching ApparatusTests
Throughout most of the nineteenth century, teachers tested the progress of students with oral examinations, often held at the blackboard. By the end of the century, more formal written examinations were used in some states to test graduates of academies in high schools and to accredit teachers. A few universities began to offer advanced degrees in education, and faculty there reflected on the history of mathematics education in this country.
At the same time, as the number of students attending school expanded, as high schools began to offer vocational training, and as manufacturing became more efficient, several authors worried about maximizing the efficiency of schools. A variety of standardized examinations were introduced to predict the performance of students, to point up areas where they needed work, and to evaluate school systems.
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- This paperbound monograph describes the history of arithmetic teaching in the United States to its time of issue, with particular emphasis on the work and influence of William Colburn. The author, Walter Scott Monroe (1882–1961), was professor of school administration at the Kansas State Normal School. He went on to take an active interest in the development of educational tests (see MA*316371.045) .
- The monograph was issued by the Bureau of Education of the United States Department of the Interior. This copy was the property of L. Leland Locke, a Brooklyn mathematics teacher and an historian of mathematics.
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- Monroe, Walter Scott
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- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center