Committee Of Ten Develops First National Standards

1892

The National Education Association appoints a Committee of Ten to examine high school curriculum issues and make recommendations about methods, standards and programs. The committee’s recommendations, which influence the Committee on College Entrance Requirements founded in 1895, support the teaching of traditional subjects such as Latin, Greek, English, modern languages, mathematics, the physical sciences, the biological sciences, history and geography. The committee also supports an eight-year elementary school followed by a four-year high school and recommends that all subjects be studied for one period each day of a five-day school week.