University of Texas
Physics Grades Studies from 1910s


Early Grade Distribution in Physics


Below are examples of grade studies done during the 1910s. The failure rate in freshman physics appears to have a long tradition

Grade Distribution for Physics Courses: 1917




Correlation of High School and College Courses in Physics and Chemistry 1910-1915
The heavy percentage of failures in physics, as compared to chemistry, is doubtless influenced by the fact that in the engineering course Physics 1 comes in the freshman year and Chemistry 1 comes in the junior year.