Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Arts and Science


The testing program in English at Prairie View College has been carried on regularly over a period of nine years. It has consisted of the giving of entrance placement tests on the basis of which the department tried to section students according to ability levels. For the most part commercial standardized achievement tests, chiefly the Barrette- Byan, have been used. About six years ago members of Department constructed a placement test in an attempt to set up its own standards for placement and promotion. In 1937 an altogether new and more satisfactory test was devised. The department plans to issue a new form of the test each year. Already a second form of this test has been devised. In September 1937 form I of the test was given to entering freshmen at Prairie View College. The same group took the teat again in February. (A partial report on the results of this test is included in this study.) Purpose: The purpose of this thesis was to administer form I of the new Prairie View English Placement Test to senior high school stud onto of the State in order to help establish norms for the test.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Earl L. Sasser

Committee Member

N.T Archer

Committee Member

N.T Archer


Prairie View State Normal And Industrial College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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