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News Release (July 21, 1966)


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News Release (July 21, 1966)
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/ FOR I q.fEDJATF Rr.LF.ASF. As Net,r College first-year students get ready to take the comprehensive examinations Saturday. they Here notified by the College Examiner that standardized tests taken several ueeks ago indicated a consistent increase in learninB for theM, The first-year students first took Comprehensive College Examinations during their first week on campus and then took comparative ones at the end of June. College Examiner John French said that the tests cover the areas of English, natural sciences, mathematics, humanities. and social history. Results, he said, are used to indicate the progre s a student has made between the ttvo tests, The results also shoH hm1 students rate on a national averaee since the tests are given to second-year students on a notiom,ride basis, Dr. French said that on the tests as a whole, New Colleee students scored on an averar.e better than 90 per cent of those students on a national norm group, He also said that the students scored a 35-point average increase from the tests taken at entrance, Hhich indicates a decided iMprovemen\.. in learninr. during the year, -more-


College Pap:e 2 This increase compared well with the increase scored by last year's first-year class, Lowest rate came in the area of mathematics, noted Dr, French, and he explained that this is because the College first-year deals calculus and probability, while the test is concerned more with algebra and problem solvinr,. Biggest improvement in the scoring of students came, as they did last year, in the humanities, which is a major part of the basic course of the colleee. Students scored an average of 69 points higher than in Sep tember,contrastine to 46 points improvement in natural sciences, the next hiehest. In humanities, the New College students ranked hip,hest nationally, averasine better than 95 per cent of the second-year students taking the same test at campuses across the nation. The tests aid in evaluating effect of independent study, in checking on the value of the curricular prop,ram, as lJell as in assessing student r,rowth. -30-

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