Records of the Dartmouth College Office of Test and Educational Research, 1943 - 1964Manuscript DA-168

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Records of the Dartmouth College Office of Test and Educational Research, 1943 - 1964

Call Number:

Manuscript DA-168

Collection Dates:

1943 - 1964

Abstract:

Records of the Office of Educational Research, established in 1938 to study and improve the success of teaching methods and the curriculum at Dartmouth College contain studies, reports, statistics and memoranda documenting the interests and activities of the director, as well as the work of the Committee on Educational Policy, the Committee on Exams, and the Individual and the College Course. The records also cover Clark Horton's work with the Hanover School Board, a study of teacher salaries in Hanover, New Hampshire, and expansion of the Hanover High School.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Studies, tests, correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, forms and statistics documenting the work of the Office of Tests and Educational Research, and research undertaken by the Director Clark Horton.

Introduction

The Office of Tests and Educational Research was established at Dartmouth College in 1938 upon the arrival of Clark Horton, who was hired to set up the Office and to direct a new program of educational counseling at the College. The Office's mission was to assist faculty with designing tests that would accurately measure how well students were assimilating material being taught.

Clark Horton was born in Crawford County, Ohio, December 22, 1900. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 1926, and received his PhD from Ohio State in 1936. He came to Dartmouth in 1938 as the first director of the Office of Tests and Educational Research. Horton retired in June 1966, and died in December of the same year.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 26214, Director's subject files, 1943-1966

Subject files comprised of studies, tests, forms, correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, and statistics.

Box: 4170, Dates: 1947-1957

School board teacher salary studies; Expansion of Hanover High School

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Salary Committee (Thurs. at 4:00), 1957
  • Folder: 2, Teachers salary Memo 12/10/56, 1956 December 10
  • Folder: 3, Teachers salary Memo - Dec. 17, 1956, 1956 December 17
  • Folder: 4, Teachers salary Memo of Dec. 7, 1956, 1956 December 7
  • Folder: 5, Salary Committee Fall- 1956, 1956
  • Folder: 6, Teachers salary Memo of Mon. Nov. 19, 1956, 1956 October-December
  • Folder: 7, Data on Individual And Proposal #2, 1955 September
  • Folder: 8, Teachers Questionnaire, undated
  • Folder: 9, Teachers salary Committee - Fall 1956, 1956 September-October
  • Folder: 10, Suggested Schedule - Sept. 15, '55, 1955 September 15
  • Folder: 11, Graphs of Schedules from NESDEC Report 1955, 1951-1955
  • Folder: 13, Teachers Salaries - Miscellaneous., 1955
  • Folder: 14, Hanover Salary Schedule for 1955-56 Graph., 1955
  • Folder: 15, School Salary Study - 1955 Current Miscellaneous Materials, 1955
  • Folder: 16, Salary Study Memos - Sep. 20, 1955, 2 memos, 1955 September 20
  • Folder: 17, Teachers Salary Study - Memo of August 22, 1955, 1955 August 22
  • Folder: 18, Untitled, 1948-1956
  • Folder: 19, Memo to School Board Aug. 30, 1955 Re: Salary Study, 1955 August 30
  • Folder: 20, NESDEC Salary Data 1955, 1954 November, 1955 August
  • Folder: 21, Mass. Teachers Salaries, Sept. 1954, 1954 September
  • Folder: 23, Memo of Aug. 16, 1955 - Teachers salaries, 1955 August 16
  • Folder: 24, N.H. Teachers Salary Data 1954-1955, 1954-1955
  • Folder: 28, Teach. Salary Study (Data on individuals), 1951
  • Folder: 30, Pamphlets on Salary Scheduling from 1951-52 Study, 1947-1950
  • Folder: 31, School Board Meetings Dec., Jan. 1955-1956, 1955 December-1956 January
  • Folder: 32, School Board Feb., Mar. 1956, 1956 February-March
  • Folder: 33, School Pamphlets, 1952-1956
  • Folder: 34, School Stuff, 1955
  • Folder: 35, Incomplete - School Stuff
  • Folder: 36, School Board July-December, 1953, 1953-1954
  • Folder: 37, School Board 1954-55, 1954-1955
  • Folder: 38, Hiring a Supt. School Board, 1954
  • Folder: 39, School Board - May, June, July 1954, 1954
  • Folder: 40, Committee on the High School, 1949-1952
  • Folder: 1219, 1955 Current Hanover Schedule, 1955
  • Folder: 2219, 1955 Keene Salary Schedule, 1955
  • Folder: 2519, 1955 Teachers Salary Study - Work Sheet (Graph for plotting salary schedule, 1955
  • Folder: 2619, 1951 - Report of Salary Study. Regulations Governing Salary, 1951-1952
  • Folder: 2719, 1951 - Teachers Salary Study Memos to Committee, Etc., 1947-1953
  • Folder: 2919, 1951 - Teachers Salary Study Ditto Masters, 1951

Box: 4171, Dates: 1950-1959

Committee on Examinations; Individual and the College; Teacher salaries materials

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 2, Committee on Exams Correspondence, 1954-1957
  • Folder: 3, Committee on Exams, 1950-1959
  • Folder: 4, Committee on Exams, 1958-1959
  • Folder: 5, Committee on Exams - 1957-1958, 1954-1958
  • Folder: 6, Resume of Procedures Results and Future Plans in the I&C Course Study with Appended Documents, 1958
  • Folder: 7, Resume of Procedures Results and Future Plans in the Individual & the College Course Study with Appended Documents, 1958
  • Folder: 8, Resume of Procedures Results and Future Plans in the Individual & the College Course Study with Appended Documents, 1958
  • Folder: 9, Individual & the College Course Questionnaire - 1958 Jan., 1958 January
  • Folder: 10, Individual & the College Course - Questionnaires & Exams from past years -, 1955-1957
  • Folder: 11, Individual & the College Course Study - Scores by groups 1B, 2B, etc. (1961), 1961
  • Folder: 12, Individual & the College Course, 1957-1958
  • Folder: 13, Report on Data from I&C Quest., 1958 January 15
  • Folder: 14, Individual & the College Course Experiment, 1957-1958
  • Folder: 15, Advisor's Reports, 1958 January
  • Folder: 16, Individual & the College - Special Section Analysis, 1958
  • Folder: 17, Committee on Examinations, 1958-1959
  • Folder: 18, Committee on Exams - Memos, Correspondence, Etc. - 1953-54?, 1953-1954
  • Folder: 19, Teachers Salary Study Materials - Schedules, Booklets on, Minutes, Correspondence, Reports, 1951-1952, 1951-1952
  • Folder: 119, 1956 - Committee on Exams Letters, 1956 April

Box: 4172, Dates: 1943-1964

Hanover School Board; Committee on Educational Policy, 1955 -58; Student rosters, V-12

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, School Board, 1952-1964
  • Folder: 2, Committee on Educational Policy 1955-1958 Minutes and Memos, 1955-1958
  • Folder: 3, Advance Student Directory as of October 7, 1947, 1947 October 7
  • Folder: 4, Untitled, 1943-1944
  • Folder: 5, Current Rosters, 1944-1945

Box: 4173, Dates: 1951-1961

Committee on Educational Policy, Teacher Salary study; Committee on Examinations

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Committee on Educational Policy - Documents, Memos , 1952-1953
  • Folder: 2, Teachers Salary Study Materials , 1951-152
  • Folder: 3, Committee on Exams - Correspondence, Notes, Memos, circa 1951-1953
  • Folder: 4, Committee on Educational Policy Minutes, 1957-1963
  • Folder: 5, Committee on Educational Policy, 1961
  • Folder: 6, Major materials for Committee on Educational Policy, 1960
  • Folder: 7, Honor System - Committee on Educational Policy, 1961 August 2
  • Folder: 8, Committee on Educational Policy Reports, 1959-1961
  • Folder: 9, Committee on Educational Policy, 1959-1964

Box: 4174, Dates: 1950-1962

Misc. Subject Files

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, School Board , 1949-1951
  • Folder: 2, Englehardt Report School Expansion, 1955 November 7
  • Folder: 3, Hanover School Building, Englehardt Nov. 1955, 1955-1956
  • Folder: 4, Englehardt's Study of High School and Related Materials Fall of 1955, 1955 September
  • Folder: 5, School Board April 3, 1956
  • Folder: 6, High School Program (1956) Bragner Report - Curriculum, 1955-1956
  • Folder: 7, Booklet - Educational Program of High School, 1955
  • Folder: 8, School Building Clippings Spring 1955, 1955
  • Folder: 9, Population Data, 1955
  • Folder: 10, Untitled, 1955-1956
  • Folder: 11, Archives and Reserve Lists, 1951-1960
  • Folder: 12, Health Inventories, 1941-1942
  • Folder: 13, Winter Term 1961-1962, 1961-1962
  • Folder: 14, Accounts Prior to 1953, 1949-1956
  • Folder: 15, Spring Term 1961-1962, 1961-1962
  • Folder: 16, First Term 1958-1959, 1958
  • Folder: 20, Winter Term - 1959-1960, 1960
  • Folder: 21, Spring Term - 1959-1960, 1960
  • Folder: 22, Fall Term 1960-1961, 1960
  • Folder: 23, Winter Term 1960-61, 1961
  • Folder: 24, Spring Term 1960-1961, 1961-1962
  • Folder: 25, Fall Term 1961-1962, 1961
  • Folder: 26, Fall Term - 1962-1963, 1962
  • Folder: 27, Winter Term 1962-63, 1963
  • Folder: 28, Spring Term - 1962-63, 1963
  • Folder: 29, S.C.A.A. Special Committee on Academic Adjustments, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 30, I.B.M. Card Lay-out Sheets
  • Folder: 31, The Individual and the College, 1955
  • Folder: 32, Individual and the College Course 1956-57, 1956-1957
  • Folder: 33, Dartmouth Opinion Survey 1948-49, 1948-1949
  • Folder: 34, Cantril, 1948
  • Folder: 35, Report Nov. 5, '48, Notes on Scoring Method. Scale 1 Distrib., 1948 November 5
  • Folder: 36, Categories of Items. Basis for Scoring Scales, 1948
  • Folder: 37, Dartmouth Opinion Survey Test of October 1947: Report of Results, 1947-1948
  • Folder: 38, Dartmouth Opinion Survey 1948-1949. Resume of Work to Date ad of Plans for Further Work, 1949
  • Folder: 39, Samples of Cards Etc. Navy V-12 Book Issue Control
  • Folder: 40, Reference Tables Enrollment, Etc., 1950
  • Folder: 41, Graduate Club, 1953
  • Folder: 42, Graduate Club Bowling, 1950-1952
  • Folder: 43, Al Ives - GRP Project, 1963-1964
  • Folder: 44, Untitled 1, 1950-1966
  • Folder: 45, Untitled 2, 1966
  • Folder: 46, Untitled 3, 1951-1966
  • Folder: 47, Untitled 4, 1951
  • Folder: 172, 2nd Term (Winter) 1958-1959, 1959
  • Folder: 183, 3rd Term - Spring - 1958-1959, 1959
  • Folder: 191, 1st Term - 1959-1960 Fall, 1959

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