Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education

Degree Discipline



Experiences in the Carver School at Lockhart, Texas and the Rosenwald School at Luling, Texas indicate that there were too many students who did not progress at the rate of one grade or class each year, and that some students did not progress a half grade per year. Information was needed to ascertain if the retarded students' failure to progress at the normal rate was due to poor scholastic aptitude or ability, and if the students' retardation was due to slow development or the lack of skill in the use of language and the communicative mechanisms. The administrators concerned in these two schools were desirous to discover if retardation resulted from conditions which were due to mental development that had failed to keep pace with the chronological development of the student. Also, there were instances where retardation may constitute a failure to attain satisfactory social relationships as would normally be expected at a given age or under given circumstances.

This study was limited to fifty-four high school pupils of the Rosenwald School, Luling, Texas and the forty-five high school pupils of Carver School, Lockhart, Texas. Its main concern is with an analysis of the age-grade placement of these pupils as compared with mental and other factors which may impede progress at the normal rate of one grade for each school year.

Committee Chair/Advisor

H. J. Kinchelow


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John B Coleman Library

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Prairie View





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