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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MARCH 20.1920 THK DAILY'HERALD PAGE SEVEN OUR SCHOOLS Edittd by The St. hoolman Valut Written a 100 per cent production Jor pass oiamioatlous have a' matriculation student; another con- real value to pupils and teachers is a (act1 questioned by any well in- formed persoa. They help tbe teacher to what elements In the of studies require additional sidered It absolutely worthless. The remarks ot the'remaining tblrlT-thrco examiners are also stenltlcanli being aa follows 92 rent.. 89 per cent-, cent, 85 tent., 85 per cent, attention; promote accuracy of. 85 pw cent., 84 per cent., 78 per cent., fnoajht and expression; they provide an additional motive for special' re- views' and for more serious applica- tion to school duties; and help train children In the marshalling of, ijiclr Ideas to meet a practical emer- gency; On the other hud tie written examination, has obvious Tho storing cf memory vltu facts that tan bo aulmunlcilly reproduced U not unhnporlaht, but It is nevertheless least important product of good teaching, jlosl of the others, 'However, elude the examiner. ...__' ,-_ Examiners Examined Written examinations, to be worth aoaie tolerably TS- liable system of grading. It If there- fore-.weli worth while for parents atid 7-1 per C4nL, 78 per cent., 72'per cent.; 70 per ceat., 70 per cent., 43 per 67 per ccrut., 65 par 65 per cent. 65 cent., 65 per ceut., per cent., S3 per cent., 60 per cent., SO per cent., 37 per cent., 65 par conl., 55 ter cent., BO per cent., 50 per cent., per per cent.t "Uniform ixumlnationi" a Myth The fact of the mallei- is that oar traditional system is little better than a solemn farce. So many-details enter Into the valuing of and tbe teacher's personal opinions-, and prejudices arc so prominent a factor Uial talk auou1 uniform examinations is as meaning less as talk about square circles, or the habits of unicorns. ain'i no such animal." Tbe best informed teachers lo inquire into ihc efficiency teachers and the most skilful exam of the prevailing method of valuing Iners hava .this for years am imRwer.papeTSvOn a percentage' intelligent laymen have guesset To degree of uniformity in 'as much, but the worship of any an the marking. ot such papers exists in icleat fetish dies hard and those who :he schoolB'if.'Lelhbrldge, the super- jills'.urb It get more brick-bats than Iniendent rijcctilly framed an examlna- uouiucU. If the public realized tho tion IhlGradfl IV arithmetic, and futility, unfairness and expense of the submitted !o a number examination systems which have doiu of Grade One answer to inated our public and high schools R( each of tbe questions.' was selected and i lyrahnously in this and every othe thete. crabir.ed Canadian province, there would h into cue typical ansrrer paper. The such a demand, for reform as coul' iiuesllona and answers were then not be resisted. But the people don' and distributed among know, and one is tempted to think Ihe public- school Ujkheri. All Grade IV teachers to mark the paper and return ft to the super- intendent, and all other teachers car- ing to take in the experiment moreover, Uiit the people doa't care SUndardiied Tettsi aa i Substitute The most significant thing in th educational history of recent year were in-riled Jo do likewise. .Twenty- [lias been Jho attempt to find a work Jive teacher's responded, and the re-j Ing substilule for the ordinary typ of compilation of tbe marks submitted is very suggestive. In marking an arithmetic paper, it will probably- be agreed that there'is of examination, Entire success ho not yet been attained, but a grca deal ot most encouraging progress ha been made. Tho aim is to eliminal In ion subjects, so that if the system is not! fundamentally wrong or impracticable, degree of perfection that may fafrl to assume that in the marking this eingle paper as a test of the marker's still, more careful consideration would bo manifest .than could (airly be ex- tecfed in .the CTarkjiis of the great of cram in at ion .papers to the valuating of which BO many of the teachers' evenings nre, devoted. As a matter of 'fact.' the marts as-' signed by twenty-five Lethbrldge 'Standard with Jhe most im portant o.' which it is imperative! necessary for the present day tcacl er to become familiar if ho or she lo Keep abreast of the times. Som of these standard tests havo alread been introduced into bethTiridg Jast Auturun. and are regular use. Others will he introdu ed as circumstances justify. To fu teachers to this single answer paper- were as per cent., 75 per cent., 68 per cent., CO per cent., BO csnl.j t v C5k Ct per "ca'nLV 63 "'per' per cent. CO per cent., CO per 68 por-cenl., 57 per cent., 55 per cent., per cent., 52 per cent., 50 percent-, (her discussion oC Standard1 Test future articles in this column devoted from time to time. (Coulinued frcrs Page.) Ivenj Takes Rest WINNIPEG. March Cana- lan the opening of the rial o! the teven strike leaders tbU lorninjr., E. J. -McMurray. counsel (or eorge Armstrong, ono of the defend- itts, opened his address to the jury. 6v. Kens, upon the optnins the court, asked permission lo cou his speech later., Worn speaking o much his throat and chest were with the result that he could ot continue immediately. He asked emission lo :McMurray speak nil that be would complete his speech (ter Sir. McMtimy. Tiie crown be- n's agreeable. Mr. Justice Melcalfe ave the dcslred'perfnlsslon, claiming aat it was something thai had never len done belorc. Mr. McMurray opened his address praising the Jury for their patience n listening lo tbe trial. This trial le stated, was the most iniportan rial that had over been heard in Can ada. It would be read by their de- fendants ss similarly to all readings it tho persecutions of tho early soda! reformers. The whole trial concerned the rights of trades unionism to organjre The matter lied been argued previous y before many courts but had novel iceii huntlled so thoroughly before.- "What is the great British, Mr. McMurray-asked. " the fiar 'lament or the' house of Is i .ho common'people, with'their' trla juryi their freedom of-speech, i heir power by Time was whcn'a'tunn stood.up fo rial and was-: by- -111 fudges, tho government'and tQO--.par "lament when.uttering hls'opinioni Juelico "I must sfoj you talking about" 'Mr. McMurray continued .by that men had died for freedom speech. They had been sent to prison ho said, and their freedom had bee curtailed. They had been drawn and Quartered. old and no more' available. The earliest opportunity after the break alfalfa has reached the limit -selling BOW at a ton. It looks s though be advanc- ng rapidly. Mr. 6. P. Hobbs lias lost a number t cattle iu the paat'few weeks. Last Sunday's storm accounts for the loss f some of Mrs. Jack Koepio who has beeu Islting with her -brother la Granum or the past month has returned home. Spring construction work is already, undsr Picture Butte residents ire ablo now to boast of one new and point with no little pride iu tbe weather a "bee" was held ty tho ratepayers ot the district and in an incredibly short lime the barn was >vell under way. A series of house to house parlies are being held by the younger set of Picture Butle. The of them was held at the home ot 'Mr. Hiram Hou- seug-a, and the next at Mr. Jack A good time was reported by all. Tho third has been arranged for Thursday night and is to be held at Wesley Koepkes. Friends of Mr. W. Homrood will be pleased to learn that he is recover- o t. barn which has been added to I Ing as speedily as can be expected he fl-iltereca school district. At his serious accident. Fle'etwood School Elections' The Bustlers and Busy Bees (boys) include nil ihe'pupils or Flcot- u_ r____....._ t___.....wood in Grade V to VIII. These two PO per rS'f per ccnl.vjsocieties Juat held tneir semi- tl per cent., -10' per cent., 40 percenL, 'annual elections and are ready for effective handling of such school ae- 3SV per cent. Those speak for Ihemsclvc-s! tivltlea as may present themselves. The' average of the.marks assigned Thclma Fittpalrick and Jack" Church Is 57.35 per cent. The median mark nrc .the presidents while Douglas Ilobi- (that Is, the mark that is exceeded son is Secretary-Treasurer for the often" as it is nol reached) ..was CO per cent. All but throo of Uie examiners tkk- Bnsy Bees. 'There are two commit- and sports. The sports committees are headed by Ursula i.iK part'in'this teat have had "actual I ton and Herbert Codd, two goort un- cxperlenca in teaching Grado IV: and'selfish sports. This committee Is ex- pccloil greatly to assist the teachers !n the completion of Ihe basketball and football series and in the base- ball leagues soon to be formed, lie- ware, Ye Other Schools, tho Bust- lers and Bess are alter your scalps; entirely careless o! mixed metaphors and all other perils and terrors. the asterisks ind.cate the' marks as- signed, by the city teachers noff actu- ally in charge of our fourth grades. Theso include lha highest mark, 77 per cent, and thn lo.wost mark 38 per- cent, a difference .of 39 per cent. An Difficulties Ths framing of a sound examination paper is ono of tlie mqat difficult tasks thst a ttmclicr to face; only the densely Jgnorant :fidd it easy. Even after the questions have been select- ed ono has nli'il lo'dotortnine thoir re- iativo vnlue, and In this tlicre1. ia room for wide differences'of opinion. K'or example. In rasrking'.ific test paner re- ferred lo above, sorao teaciic-ra valu-- ed the first question at 9 per cent, others at per the percent- .-ices fcr perfect answer to a number ot the questions varitd from five to fifteen. There still' remains (From Our Own Correspondent) PICTUKB BliTTB, March ture Butte residents are no longer iso- lated on account of impaBsable roads; This past week lias brought, Home adventurous persons who have been able to brave furrows" successfully, with the result that Iraf- fic is no longer at a standstill. The Ladies' Aid which was to be hold at the home of Mrs. Arthur'Junes lias been postponed for two weeks on account of bad roads. -v Friends of -Mr. Purdy-aro .very sorry lo hear of Ills serious. acclTSent in the lumber woods of British Col- umbia, as he tp.ha.vb.'taken'ove'r. tlie Hunt Mrs. Hobert Reynolds. been sUiug Her daughter Edmonton' for the past two h'bs'relurhCd, to her home in Picture There was no" dance held in'Turinj hall last Friday, ..much to1 the disajv- (roinlmeitt of all, eipecially- er set ot Picture Robert llnryie and Mr. Gray who have taken over the Patterson mine arc being imile euccessfui- in' tiinir undertakiug.' Tho faraiers of Die 'district -.ire worrying considerably'.over the feerj' shortage so near tho spring's'work, owing to the government hay being''all The proposal of the Dominion- Gov- ernment for compulsory enfranchise- ment and eduqalion of tho Indians n't Canada, is meeting with opposition from the Six N'alions near Dranltorcl. Hioh School Rarliament Tho High-'sclioo! pupils culled the week with a very pleasant half hour in the auditorium of the Central school. The cabinet ot the Student Commoinveallh bad arranged for a musical program, as a variation from their usual parliamentary business. Tho now school sons "UII.S." was Icil by the Glee Club and was sung with great heartiness by all the pupils. Tho next iiem, a piano duct by Anlla L'rawford and Margaret Aircl was' re- ceived with great' iipplaiise, and Ilio perplexing difficulty" of assigning, ai-tlsts were called tjack. (or an en- fair values to answers lhal are only [core. Tho comic Irlo then gave "The partially right., Kor exmaplo on this j Tragedy" in one act. showing cxccp- lest paper tho student was Instruct-! tlonal histrionic talent. Bvalyn Ham DON'T DESPAIR If you are troubled with patng or sches; feel tired; have headache, painful pass- age of urine, you will find relief in COLD MEDAL ed to multiply by 37; instead of that he ultipl multi iplied tke 907 by S7, but