Education: High Low

Out of 339,000 college students who took the draft deferment test last spring, 63% passed. Where did the brighter boys come from? Last week, after looking over the scores of a representative sampling of freshmen, President Henry Chauncey of the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J. gave the answer:

Scores were higher above the Mason-Dixon Line. While well over half the Northerners passed, less than 40% of the Southerners did. The middle Atlantic states led with 60%. Low spot in the U.S.: the east south central states, with 32%.

Scores also varied according to fields. Top men were the engineers (68%), the physical...

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