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A Guide to the Records of the University of Florida Board of University Examiners, 1936-1975

Finding aid prepared by Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
September 2006


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Board of University Examiners.
Title: Records of the University of Florida Board of University Examiners
Bulk dates: 1960-1975
Dates: 1936-1975
Abstract: Records created by the University Examiners office, covering the 1960s and early 1970s primarily.
Extent: 9.25 Linear feet. (11 boxes).
Identification: Series 20
Language(s): English
Access: Researchers should consult with Special Collections staff before using the collection because there are access restrictions. See the Access note for more information.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Board of University Examiners was created in 1935 to administer comprehensive examinations held by the General College (later University College) and all admissions and placement examinations required by the University of Florida. Shortly after its creation, the Board was given responsibility for the Florida Twelfth Grade Testing Program. (A minimum score on the Florida Twelfth Grade Test was required of in-state applicants for admission to one of the state universities.) For a period of time, the Board also conducted clerical and stenographic tests for University staff.

Policy for the Board was set by a committee which included the Registrar, the Dean of the University College, and three members appointed by the University President. For the first two years, the Board was part of the Registrar's Office. In 1937, the Board was made an independent unit and, in 1939, the position of University Examiner was created. The Examiner reported directly to the President.

John Vredenburgh McQuitty was appointed University Examiner and he remained at that position until the Board was abolished in 1973. In the early 1970s, a decision was made to phase out the University College and 1973 was the first year that freshmen and sophomores were not required to enter the lower college. The Florida Twelfth Grade Test was also superseded by the Scholastic Aptitude Test that year. Since 1973, all standardized testing conducted on campus has been supervised by the Office of Instructional Resources.


Scope and Content

Series 20 contains records created by the University Examiner's office. The documents in this series cover the 1960s and early 1970s primarily. However, data for earlier years on University College comprehensive exams and the Florida Twelfth Grade Test are also included. The series contains records related to the curriculum, organization, and examinations of the University College. Also included are data, reports, and correspondence concerning the Florida Twelfth Grade Testing Program as well as McQuitty's files related to his committee appointments. The latter include the University College Policy Committee, 1963-1971, the Committee to Examine the Honor System, 1971, and the Committee on Ethical Attitudes of University Students, 1957.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

Parts of this collection are restricted. Please contact the University Archivist for additional information.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records of the University of Florida Board of University Examiners, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

General

Box
1 Academic Affairs. 1970-72
1 Arts and Sciences Questionnaire to High Schools. 1973
1 Board of Regents. 1964-78
1 Functions of the Board of University Examiners. 1957-61
1 Grade Trends in the State University System of Florida. 1974
1 Information on and Functions of the Board of Examiners. October 1946-March 1950


Committees

Box
1 Admissions Committee. 1964
1 Advisory Committee on Institute Research. 1963-65
1 Committee on Academic Regulations. 1969-71
1 Committee on Ethical Attitudes of University Students. 1956-57
1 Committee to Examine the Honor System and University Squires Report. 1969-71
1 Sub-Committee IV to Examine the Honor System. 1970-71
1 Final Report of the Consultants on General Education, U of F. 6/12/57
1 Discipline Committee. 1964
1 FACU Annual Meeting. March 28-29, 1963
1 Institute of Higher Education. 1968
1 Orientation Policy Committee (Dr. McQuitty). 1965
1 University Constitution Committee. 1962
1 University Curriculum Committee. 1969-72


University College

Box
1 Information for University College Counselors. 1958-59
1 University College- Academic Staff Meetings. 1964-67
1 University College-Correspondence. 1966-72
1 University College Executive Committee. 1971-72
1 University College Evaluation Committee. 1963-69
2 University College Policy Committee. July 1970-June 1971
2 University College Policy Comm. July 1969-June 1970
2 University College Policy Comm. July 1968-June 1969
2 University College Policy Comm. July 1967-June 1968
2 University College Policy Comm. July 1966-June 1967
2 University College Policy Comm. Previous to July 1966
2 University College Reorganization Proposals
2 University College Task Force on Evaluation Students and reports. 1969-71
2 University College Task Force on Evaluation: Recommendations. 1971
2 University College Task Force on Advisement and Counseling. 1971
2 Average Grade Dist. in C-3, C-31, and C-32, from Spring 1936 thru Second Summer Term 1949. 1936-1949
2 Grade Distributions 1945-46 through 1965-66. 1945-1966
2 Consistency of Group Performance of Large Numbers of Students on Dept. Tests. Dec. 1970
2 Eligibility Requirements for Taking Exams in Comprehensive courses by Application. 1966
2 Median Scaled Scores for Entering Freshmen on Cooperative Literary Freshmen on Cooperative Literary Comprehension Test. 1958
2 Report on the Entrance Test in Mathematics Achievement. 1948
2 Role of Instructor in Determining Final Grade in Comprehensive Courses. 1966


Florida 12th Grade Exam

Box
2 Experimental Use of Florida 12th Grade Test Scores for Awarding College Credit
2 Florida A and M University. 1966-75
2 Medians of Sum of percentile Ranks IUCN. 1950-1975
2 Meeting on 12th Grade Test. November 25, 1974
2 Meeting to Discuss New Form of February 1972 Correspondence and Misc.
2 Percentage Composition FLA. Senior Class and U of F Fall Freshman Class, Based on FTGT. 1956-74
2 Percentage of UF Freshman Class in HSTP Quintiles. 1957-1970
2 Percentage of UF Freshmen Whose HSTP Scores Place Them in Each Fifth of Statewide Senior Class. 1958-71
2 Percentage of UF Freshmen Whose HSTP Scores Place Them in Each 5th of Statewide Senior Class. 1968-73
2 Percentage of UF Freshmen with 12th Grade Scores in Each 5th of State. 1953-70
2 Percentiles for Norm Group Totals HSTP Fall 1964, 63, 62 and Spring 1962. 1962-1964
2 Procedure for High School Testing Program IBM Report for 1939
3 Florida State Wide 12th Grade Testing Program- Procedures Manual. 1971-76
3 Question and Answers on a High School Examinations- By John V. Mc Quitty
3 Proportion of U. of F. Freshmen Coming From Each Quarter of High School Senior Class. 1935-55
3 Relationship of High School GPA, 12th Grade Tests and 1 UCB GPA. 1962-1963
3 Report for Peck High School on HSTP Spring 55-57 Percentage Seniors Above State Median
3 Report of 12th Grade Advisory Sub-Committee on Summer Data. 1970
3 Single Norm for Twelfth Grade Testing Program. 1960-62
3 State-level and District-level Assessment of Educational Performance. 1972-74
3 Summary of High School Placement Test Scores for University Freshmen of 1940 and 1946
3 Summary of Meeting to Discuss Revisions in Twelfth Grade Tests. February 1972
3 Table Comparing Placement and Entrance Tests for U of F Freshmen. Sept. 1954-56
3 Table For Comparing Placement and ACE to UC Freshmen Percentile Ranks- 1st Sem. 1959-60 and 1st Sem. 1958-59. 1958-1960
3 Test Analysis Florida Statewide Twelfth Grade Test Form SRT. May 1971
3 Twelfth Grade Advisory Committee. 1971-72
3 Twelfth Grade Advisory Committee. 1969-70
3 Twelfth Grade Advisory Committee. 1968
3 University of South Florida. 1967-77
3 Average Percentile Ranks on the FSTGTP for Brandford and Suwannee High Schools. 1942-57
3 Douglas P. Cone. 1973
3 Correlation: Twelfth Grade Percentiles and Final Grades in Mathematics. 1964
3 Correlations 1 uc B GPA (Sept 63 and 64 Combined) and High School GPA, 12th Grade PR's and CEEB SAT
3 Correlations: 1UCB GPA; HS GPA; HSTP Total- UF Freshmen. Fall 1963
3 Correspondence Concerning Twelfth Grade Program Restricted Battery. 1962-69
3 Distribution SAT and 12th Grade Equiv. for IUB B's. 1959-1962
3 The Equating of Form SRT of the Florida Twelfth Grade Verbal Test to the College Board SAT- Verbal. 1971
3 Equivalent FLA High School Seniors and U of F Freshmen percentile Ranks- 1st Sem. 48-49-50
3 Excerpt Concerning HSTP: Council of Presidents Meeting. April 24, 1967
3 Experimental Administrative Form ORT. 1966-70
4 White raw scores by schools. 1956-1961 (Restricted)
4 Cooperative Achievement Tests. 1940
5 Negro raw scores by schools. 1956-1961 (Restricted)
5 Negro percentiles by name. 1950-1961 (Restricted)
6 White percentiles by schools. 1958-1959 (Restricted)
6 12th grade program by school. 1955-1957
6 Negro percentiles by schools. 1949-1950, 1952-1953, 1955-1956
7 "Report of the Florida state-wide twelfth grade testing program" including French, Latin, Spanish. Spring 1940-1948 (Restricted)
7 "Report of the Florida state-wide twelfth grade testing program." 1949-1957 (Restricted)
8 "Report of the Florida state-wide twelfth grade testing program," white. 1958-1961 (Restricted)
9 "Report of the Florida state-wide twelfth grade testing program," changed tests. Spring 1962, Fall 1962-1965 (Restricted)
9 "Report of the Florida state-wide twelfth grade testing program," started including Social Security numbers. 1966 (Restricted)
10 "Report of the Florida state-wide twelfth grade testing program." 1951-1957 (Restricted)
11 "Report of the Florida state-wide twelfth grade testing program,"added measures: verbal Apt., Quantitative apt., Reading index. Fall 1967-1975 (Restricted)


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

College students -- Florida -- Conduct of life.
McQuitty, John Vredenburgh
Universities and colleges -- Florida -- Entrance examinations.
University of Florida. University College.



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