Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

John D. Mulhen


The ultimate in success for a principal, guidance counsellor or teacher of the classroom would be the ability to predict the amount of success a student will have in his school. The ability to prognosticate to such an extent would eliminate to a great extent the guess work involved in the placement of youngsters in the proper sections or ability groups. People concerned with this problem have been trying for decades to come closer to this pinnacle of achievement. We at Nicolet are concerned. This problem is not foreign to us and it is the hope that this study will bring us closer to a scientific method of predicting the future of our students in mathematics. We at Nicolet have based our sectioning procedures in mathematics on devices and criteria that have not always been significant for our purposes.