Date of Award
Master of Science
It was the purpose of this study to compare the pupils in the graded plan of organization with the pupils in the nongraded plan of organization with reference to their ability and achievement.
The findings of this study implied that (1) the effectiveness of any plan of organization was dependent on the people who carried out the program and not on an administrative change in the organisational structure of the school, (2) high pupil achievement was not limited to any one plan of organization, (3) a comparison of test scores did not always indicate whether a particular plan of organization had resulted in real significant differences in the achievement of the pupils since all of the variables affecting the growth of a child were not reflected in a test score, and (4) the trend toward nongrading was, in reality, the recognition that achievement was attained, not by an administrative change, but by an individualized instructional program which met the needs of children.
Goodman, Alice Gates, "A comparative study of the ability and achievement of pupils in the graded and nongraded plans of organization in the same school" (1965). Master's Theses. 1314.