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_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Urges Speed
In College
Transfers
Students planning to transfer to
other schools or colleges within
the University are urged to do so
before June, Associate Admissions
Director Gayle Wilson said yester-
day.
Under the admissions policy be-
ing used this year, each school and
college has set a quota on the
number of new. students it will
admit, he explained.
Enrollment of freshmen and
transfers from other campuses will
be definitely predicted by June, he
added. Consequently, the admis-
sions office would like to admit
more of these people as soon as
possible, up to the limit of each
school's quota,
Wilson stressed that this would
be done "with greater accuracy" if
across-campus transfers complied.
"The University's first interest is
to accommodate students present-
ly enrolled," he noted.
Procedure consists of picking up
an application, filling it out and
waiting for it to be processed.
Students wishing admission to
the literary college, pharmacy
school, music, school, education
school, nursing school, the archi-
tecture college or the Dearborn
Center (which will open next fall)
may obtain applications at the
admissions office in the Adminis-
tration Building..
Those who would like to enter
the engineering college, business
administration school or the school
of natural resources may pick up
applications in the dean's office
of each school.
Painitings Due
At Noon Today
Art works loaned through the'
Art Loan Fund must be returned
by noon today.
Pictures are to be taken to Rm.
528 in the basement of the Stu-
dent Activities Building. This
room will be open from 9 a.m.
until noon.N
A fine of twenty-five cents a
day 'will be charged 'for overdue
paintings.

APPROVES APPOINTMENTS:
SGC Allocates Funds
To Wolverine Club

TESTING -- A student experiences one of the probably many
aptitude tests in her life. "More and more, the schools are using
aptitude tests of one sort or another to make the crucial decisions
that will shape your child's future," John S. Cobb, assistant
managing editor of Business Week writes.
Aptitude, Inteligence Tests
RevelScholastic Potential

By PEGGY GREENBERG
the student body and to increase
Student Government Council student involvement and interest
appropriated $200 Wednesday in the elections and in the Coun-
night to the Wolverine Club. cil.
This money will be used to help Among the motions are sugges-
pay for expenses incurred by the tions to change the eligibility re-
club at their pep rally and dance quirement for candidacy from a
last fall; "Operation Wake-up." two-point average to a two-point
The appropriation will be taken five, to have SGC continue to
from the Central Pep Rally Fund, sponsor the "Election Hyde Park"
set up several years ago for the with compulsory attendance by
Pep Rally Committee, function- the candidates, and to have SGC
ing at that time. This fund is publish a pre-election newsletter
supported by profits from such instructing the student body of
events as Homecomings, John their responsibility in the elec-
Feldkamp, '61, Treasurer, said. tions.
Approves Appointments The J-Hop Central Committee
The Council approved the ap- presented their proposed plans
pointments of seven delegates and and budget to the Council. New
three alte'rnates to the National this year is a recommendation for
Student Association C o n g r e ss. a Friday night concert in Hill
This meeting will be held August Auditorium using professional "big
24 to September 3 at the Univer- name" talent. The committee is
sity of Illinois at Champaign- also considering a plan for out-
Urbana. door recreation such as ice skat-
The, delegates are Jo Hardee, ing, sledding or skiing for Satur-
'60, SGC executive vice-president; day.
Feldkamp, Phillip Zook, '60, SGC Committee Recommends
administrative vice-president The committee recommended
Roger Seasonwein, '61, Boren that the Saturday night dance
Chertkov, '60, Inter-House Coun- take place in the League. The
cil president, Thomas Turner, '60, Council tabled acceptance of' the
Acting Daily Editor, and Casey report and budget until the Fi-
King, '62E. Patricia Backman, '62, nance Committee fhas studied it.
Nancy Adams, '60, Joel Handel- In other action SGC approved
man, '61, and Anne O'Neal, '60, are the appointment of John Quinn,
the alternates. '61, to the Student Activities
Submits Recommendations Scholarship Board, and Septem-
It is to increase meaningful ber 26 as the date for the Assem-
contact between candidates and bly Association's I-flop.
Arnove To Study Abroad

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is thev
first of two articles on intelligence
and aptitude tests.)
By JEAN SPENCER
Every entering freshman who
has found himself at some time in
a quiet room listening to a proc-
tor's "Do not turn the page until
I tell you to begin" has probably
wondered exactly how his answers
to the test questions will reveal to
counselors his scholastic potential.
In the modern educational pro-
gram, aptitude and intelligence
testing plays an increasingly large
part each year. Last year's Na-
tional Defense Education Act is a
striking indication of the Federal
Government's interest In aptitude
testing programs.
Provides Federal Support
It provides $15 million in feder-
al support for an organized pro-
gram of this nature, with an equal

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amount provided by the states
after the first year.
But independent of government
pressure, schools are placing more
and more emphasis on intelligence
and aptitude tests and their indi-
cations regarding the student's
potential for success in more ad-
vanced study.
One of the findings of a survey
report prepared for the 1958 An-
nual Principal-Freshman and
Junior College Conference was as
followst a large majority of high
schools have .organized programs
for measuring and interpreting
student aptitudes.
Repeatedly Test Ability
By the time the typical teen-
ager graduates from high school,
his scholastic ability has been
tested more than once. Prof.
Frank Bowles, president of the
College Entrance Examination
Board, has predicted that within
ten years all colleges will require
entrance tests.
"More and more, the schools
are using aptitude tests of one sort
or another to make the crucial de-
cisions that will shape your child's
future," John S. Cobb, assistant
managing editor of Business Week,
writes.
'Worries Educators'
According to Cobbs, it is ap-
parent that no single aptitude
test can be credited with more
than limited reliability in its find-
ings. Cobbs feels that the devel-
opment of test programs "worries
some thoughtful educators - not
because they doubt the value of
testing .but because they think
overworked or unskilled adminis-
trators are using tests as short
cuts in decision making."
Cobbs', article noted the case of
the capable student who does
poorly under the testing condi-
tions for some external reason:
illness, emotional upset, fatigue.
Show Misrepresentation
In some instances, he added,
surveys have shown that the
methods of evaluating test data
misrepresent the ability of some
students through misplaced em-
phasis on results instead of the
processes used in getting them.
In other instances, Cobbs con-
tinued, familiarity 'with testing
procedures can make a student
"test-wise." It is difficult, how-
ever, for a student to improve an
aptitude test score because 'of the
nature of the tests, a psychology
professor comments' objective
knowledge cannot help since the
tests deal with thinking proce-
dures.
Show High Correlation
Despite these possibilities for
error, which underline the danger
of overemphasizing test data, sur-
veys such as the one cited above
show a moderately' high correla-
tion between test scores and suc-
cess in college.

-Daily-Robert Dennis
LONDONt BOUND--Robert Arnove, first American vice-president
of the International Students' Association, has been announced as
the winner of this year's Student Leadership Exchange Program.

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