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I.--THE GENERAL INTRODUCTION OF THE SUBJECT
1. The Relevance of This Study 1
2. The Meaning of Failure in This Study 3
3. Scope and Content of the Field Covered 4
4. Sources of the Data Employed 6
5. Selection and Reliability of These Sources 8
6. Summary of Chapter, and References 11
II.--HOW EXTENSIVE ARE THE FAILURES OF THE HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS?
1. A Distribution of All Entrants in Reference to Failure 12
2. The Later Distribution of the Pupils by Semesters 14
3. The Distribution of the Failures--by Ages and by Semesters 14
4. Distribution of the Failures by Subjects 19
5. The Pupils Dropping Out--Time and Age 24
6. Summary of Chapter, and References 27
III.--WHAT BASIS IS DISCOVERABLE FOR A PROGNOSIS OF THE OCCURRENCE
OR THE NUMBER OF FAILURES?
1. Some Possible Factors--Attendance, Mental and Physical
Defects, Size of Classes 29
2. Employment of the School Entering Age for the Purpose
of Prognosis 31
3. The Percentage of Failure at Each Age on the Possibility
of Failures for That Age 36
4. The Initial Record in High School 37
5. Prognosis of Failure by Subject Selection 39
6. The Time Period and the Number of Failures 40
7. Similarity of Facts for Boys and Girls 45
8. Summary of Chapter, and References 45
IV.--HOW MUCH IS GRADUATION OR THE PERSISTENCE IN SCHOOL CONDITIONED
BY THE OCCURRENCE OR BY THE NUMBER OF FAILURES?
1. Comparison of the Failing and the Non-failing Groups
in Reference to Graduation and Persistence 48
2. The Number of Failures and the Years Required to Graduate 49
3. The Number of Failures and the Semesters of Dropping
Out, for Non-graduates 51
4. The Percentages That the Non-graduate Groups Form of
the Pupils Who Have Each Successively Higher Number
of Failures 55
5. Time Extension for the Failing Graduates 56
6. Summary of Chapter, and References 57
V.--ARE THE SCHOOL AGENCIES EMPLOYED IN REMEDYING THE FAILURES
ADEQUATE FOR THE PURPOSE?
1. Repetition as a Remedy for Failures 60
a. Size of Schedule and Results of Repeating.
b. Later Grades in the Same Kind of Subjects,
Following Repetition and Without it.
c. The Grades in Repeated Subjects and in New Work.
d. The Number and Results of Identical Repetitions.
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