1930 High School Entrance Exams, History
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According to Inventing Secondary Education: The Rise of the High School in Nineteenth Century by R.D. Gidney, Winnifred Phoebe Joyce Millar (freely available in Good Books), the 1860s saw the start of keeping student records and gathering paper credentials. "The high school entrance examination was the litmus test for both successful pupils and teachers in the public schools, and the symbolic terminal point in the public school program." "By the end of the 1880s, examination results, more than anything, measured the reputation of a school."

It was not until November 1949, that the Ontario government stopped high school entrance examinations in an effort to eliminate the break between elementary and secondary education.
Notes
Dorreen Chamberlain was the teacher who had administered these exams. She later married Alfred Ball and they lived at Hornby where the Ball family farm was on Lot 3, Conc. 8.
Inscriptions
Department of Education, Ontario ; Annual Examination, 1931 ; High School Entrance ; History
Date Of Event
1930
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
L. Dorreen Chamberlain, b. August 5, 1917, d. July 1, 1985. Married Alfred Leyden Ball, b. December 21, 1913, d. April 23, 2007.
Local identifier
TTRMW000272
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.56681 Longitude: -79.83293
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1930 High School Entrance Exams, History
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Email:michelle@tths.ca
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1930 High School Entrance Exams, History


According to Inventing Secondary Education: The Rise of the High School in Nineteenth Century by R.D. Gidney, Winnifred Phoebe Joyce Millar (freely available in Good Books), the 1860s saw the start of keeping student records and gathering paper credentials. "The high school entrance examination was the litmus test for both successful pupils and teachers in the public schools, and the symbolic terminal point in the public school program." "By the end of the 1880s, examination results, more than anything, measured the reputation of a school."

It was not until November 1949, that the Ontario government stopped high school entrance examinations in an effort to eliminate the break between elementary and secondary education.