New to our collection are these 1916 Minnesota State High School Board Examinations, administered to 8th Graders as part of their spring finals. These recent accessions to our collections, come to us from a generous donor out of New York. Members of her family were settlers of Littlefork, MN, with her aunt having taught grade school children there.
The development of the High School Board was established in 1878, shortly after the legislature recognized the need for High Schools and began funding them at a rate of $400 per school, per year, maintaining a minimum course of study. To regulate these schools, the board was developed and governed by the superintendent of public instruction, the president of the University of Minnesota, and a third member to be appointed by the Governor.
It would not be until 1919 that Minnesota would finally develop a State Board of Education.