Date of Award

Summer 8-1-1961

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Emil E. Samuelson

Second Advisor

Ernest L. Muzzall

Third Advisor

Erling Oakland


The feeling has been expressed throughout the district that an integrated testing program for the entire system would provide teachers, counselors, and administrators with a clearer picture of the needs and potentialities of the student and would provide better criteria for evaluating and improving our curriculum and instruction. The purpose of this study was (1) to determine the purposes of a testing program, (2) to study recommendations of authorities concerning the initiation of a testing program, and from this (3) to outline a plan of action for unifying the Mount Vernon testing program. It was not the purpose of this paper to formulate a testing program but rather to supply some guide lines for attacking the problem during the coming school year.