THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SHOW UPWARD TREND:
High Scores on Test
University freshmen currently
are receiving higher scores on
standardized intelligence tests thanl
the average United States college
graduate, studies conducted by the
University's Bureau of Psychologi-
cal Services show.
There is a steady trend in fresh-
men scores on the American Coun-
cil on Education's psychological,
examination, a measure of general
scholastic aptitude, John Milhol-
land, chief of the bureau's evalua-
tion and examinations divisions,
Note I. Q. Change
Today's average total score on
this test is 187 for University,
freshmen whereas in 1853 it was
10 points lower. The shift, equiva-
lent to an I. Q. change from 125
to 128, is above the national
average for those who've complet-
ed a college education.
The average total scores were
the same for University men and
women with the men's advantage
on the numerical part of the test
offsetting the women's advantage
in the linguistic section.
Scores for out-of-state students
were somewhat higher than Michi-
gan residents particularly for men
in the music school and for wo-
men in the engineering college, the
literary college, and the nursing
The University sets out-of-state
enrollment to one third of the
freshmen class resulting in in-
creasing competition especially for
out-of-state women in liberal arts.
Independent studies conducted
elsewhere show that intelligence
test scores for 18-year-olds have
Opens for Women
Women students may now ob-
tain application forms for a se-
mester course in recreational
leadership sponsored by the wom-
en's physical education depart-
The course is designed to pro-
vide preparation for camp coun-
seling, playground direction or
youth group leadership. Applica-
tions are available at Office 15
in Barbour gymnasium a n d
should be returned by Jan. 20.
increased gradually over a long,
period of time.
Prof. Elizabeth M. Drews, of
Michigan State University report-
ed earlier this year that children
have gained almost year in aca-
demic achievement measures dur-
ing the past 10 years.
"We've had to change the norms
and make the tests harder," she
Re-tests of the same individuals
over a period of 10 to 20 years
have shown that intelligence
scores increase with age, at least
until the middle 50's.
'U' To Receive
The University will receive 19
grants of $2,000 each for fellow-
ships in the Rackham Graduate
School from the Woodrow Wilson
National Fellowship Foundation,
the foundation announced re-
The grants are among thpse to
75 graduate schools in the United
States totaling $1,814,000. They
are used to provide financial as-
sistance to advanced graduate
students, Hugh Taylor, foundation
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