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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINATION.

SAN FRANCISCO, May, 1863. On the first day of the session of the Institute, May fourth, the State Superintendent, who is ex officio Chairman of the Board, appointed the following County Superintendents members of the State Board of Examination : A. H. GOODRICH.... ........................... County Superintendent of Placer County. J. A. CHITTENDEN ........................... County Superintendent of Nevada County. Rev. A. HIGBIE.................................... County Superintendent of Napa County. J. B. OSBOURN................................... County Superintendent of Butte County. M. C. LYNDE

........... County Superintendent of El Dorado County. Rev. B. N. SEYMOUR ..................... County Superintendent of Alameda County. GEORGE TAIT......

........ County Superintendent of San Francisco.

The Board invited the following Teachers to assist in the examination :

GEORGE W. MINNS ..... ....................................... San Francisco High School. ELLIS II. HOLMES.

............... San Francisco High School. THEODORE BRADLEY.

.... ........ ......., Denman Grammar School. THOMAS S. MYRICK.....

..... ........ Union Street Grammar School. D. C. STONE.............. ........................................... Marysville Grammar School. J. B. McCHESNEY ......

........Nevada Grammar School.

The examination was conducted in writing. The following sets of questions were used :

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Arithmetic .....................
Geography ...........
Grammar......................
Algebra......................
Natural Philosophy........
Physiology........
History of the United States......
Definitions, (25 words)...
Spelling, (25 words)......
General Questions ........

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Two hours were allowed for writing the answers to each set, except Spelling and Definitions. The papers were designated by numbers, the corresponding names being held by the Chairman, and unknown to the examiners of the papers. Each answer of applicants was carefully examined and credited according to its merits, and the results transferred to a tabular statement. The work was completed June tenth. State Educational Diplomas were issued to those whose papers were credited higher than seventy-five per cent, and who had been engaged in teaching at least three years. Certificates of the First Grade were granted to those who had passed higher than sixty-five per cent; of the Second Grade, fifty per cent; and the Third Grade, forty per cent.

STATE EDUCATIONAL DIPLOMAS.

(Valid for Six Years.) T. C. BARKER, San Francisco. JOSEPH W. JOSSELYN, San Leandro. STEPHEN G. NYE, Centreville. THOMAS EWING, Cacheville. BERNARD MARKS, San Francisco. WILLIAM K. ROWELL, Brooklyn. ' T. W. J. HOLBROOK, San Francisco. CYRUS C. CUMMINGS, Vacaville.

EDWARD P. BATCHELOR, San Francisco.

CERTIFICATES OF THE FIRST GRADE.

. (Valid for Four Years.) AZRO L. MANN, Marysville.

WILLIAM R. BRADSHAW, Nicolaus. Miss H. C. BELCHER, Marysville. ROBERT DESTY, Shasta. Miss MARY C. BURLINGAME, Duroc. Miss MARY A. CASEBOLT, San Francisco.

· Miss FRANCES LYNCH, San Francisco.

CERTIFICATES OF THE SECOND GRADE.

. (Valid for Two Years.)
M. CORNELIUS RALPH, Sonora. Miss MARY E. JEWETT, Marysville...
A. S. DUBOIS, Mormon Island. E. J. SHELLHOUSE, Michigan Bluff.
NICHOLAS FURLONG, Marysville. WILLIAM H. HOBBS, Yuba City.
Miss ALMIRA SWEETLAND, Petalu- Miss MARY A. SALISBURY, Mountain

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· TRUMAN F. BACON, San Francisco State Normal School.

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CERTIFICATES OF THE THIRD GRADE.

(Valid for Two Years.) FREDERICK N. PAULY, Long Bar. HENRY P. STONE, Soquel. WILLIAM C. DODGE, Sonora.

EDWARD S. BROOKS, Marysville. HORACE RICHARDSON, San Pablo. MARY E. NOYES, San Francisco. WILLIAM B. LAWLOR, Prarie City. SARAH J. CASEBOLT, San Francisco. LAURA T. FOWLER, San Francisco. C. L. HYDE, Marysville. JOHN E. MORRISON, Alamo.

HENRY COLEY, Jackson.

WILLIAM T. ELLIOTT, Stockton. MARY A. BUFFUM, San Francisco.
GEORGE W. MOORE, Santa Rosa. JOHN C. SHIPLEY, Windsor, Sonoma co.
HARRIET TRUESDELL, San Francisco. M. C. BAKER, San Francisco.
DELOS J. VAN SLYKE, Millville. ALBERT WAKEFIELD, Chico.

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WHOLE NUMBER OF CERTIFICATES GRANTED.
State Educational Diplomas......................................
First Grade Certificates...................
Second Grade Certificates............
Third Grade Certificates.............
Total...........

...............45 Ninety-five Teachers registered themselves for examination; several withdrew, and others were compelled to leave the city before the close of the examination, so that only seventy-four completed their papers. Of this number thirty-one were rejected. Undoubtedly some who failed to receive certificates would pass an examination conducted orally; but the papers of most furnish conclusive evidence of a very low grade of attainments. Many of the papers of those who have received certificates give evidence of progressive scholarship and skill in teaching. It is to be boped that some who failed this year will try it again next, and win a certificate of the very highest grade.

FIRST GRADE CERTIFICATES.

QUESTIONS ON ARITHMETIC.

(Write the operation of each question, and place the answer both after the work and opposite the number of the question on the printed sheet. First ten questions, value five credits each ; remaining five, ten credits each.]

1. Change š to a decimal, multiply by four thousandths,

divide the product by five millionths, and add five hun

dreths. 2. Find the sum, difference, product, and quotient, of, and . 3. Reduce to a common denominator #, 9, 71, 4. 4. Wbat decimal part of £1 is 9s. 2d. 1.12 far. ? 5. Find the Greatest Common Divisor and Least Common

Multiple of 18, 24, 30, 36. 6 A merchant sold sugar at eight cents a pound, and gained

ten per cent; what per cent would he have gained bad he sold it at nine cents a pound?

7. Divide £53 17s. by 8, multiply the quotient by 3, subtract

25s., and add the remainder to $4 75. 8. How is the United States standard unit measure of exten

sion determined ? 9. What is the bank discount on $200 for 60 days, at 14 per

cent per month ? 10. What is the interest on a promissory note of $450, from

January 3d, 1863, to May 7th, 1863, at 21 per cent per

month, payable monthly? 11. Write, on a separate slip of paper, a promissory note,

drawn by John Doe, in favor of Richard Roe, for $500, payable on demand, with interest at ten per cent per annum, dated January 12th, 1861. Write on this note, in due form, the following indorsements:

June 5th, 1862. Received $150.

May 4th, 1863. Received $200. What is due on this note, May 9th, 1863 ? 12. In a geometrical progression, the first term is 64, the ratio

}; what is the tenth term ? 13. What is the diagonal of a square equal in area to a circle

100 feet in diameter. 14. What is the cube root of 67917312 ? 15. If 12 men, by working 9 hours a day during 5 days of the

week, can in 9 weeks dig a ditch 525 feet long, 61 feet wide, 41 feet deep, how many weeks would it take 9 mep, working ten hours a day during 6 days of the week, to dig a ditch 450 feet long, 31 feet wide, and 21 feet deep?

WORDS TO BE DEFINED.

[Twenty-five words ; value, one credit each.]

1. Education.
2. Knowledge.
3. Precedent.
4. Pneumatics.
5. Aeriform.
6. Lacerate.
7. Contusion.
8. Occipital.
9. Supercilious.
10. Obstacle.
11. Taciturn.
12. Soul.

13. Diameter.
14. Chirography.
15. Dissolution.
16. Idea.
17. Intimidate.

18. Linear..
- 19. Beneficence.
20. Circle.
21. Contiguous.
22. Reminiscence.
23. Retrieve.

24. Synonym.
25. Definition.

QUESTIONS ON HISTORY OF UNITED STATES.

[Ten questions ; value, five credits each.] 1. How is the President of the United States chosen ? How

are United States Senators elected, and for what time? How are members of the House of Representatives

elected, and what is the basis of representation ? 2. When was the Constitution of the United States adopted ?

what cause led to its adoption? who framed it? and

who presided over the convention ? 3. What was the Missouri Compromise ? the Tariff Compra

mise of 1833 ? the Compromise of 1850 ? ? 4. What causes led to the secession of the Rebel States, and

who were the leading men in that movement ? 5. What was the most important battle of the War of 1812?

when and where was it fought, and what were the re

sults gained by it?. 6. Give some account of the naval exploits of the frigate

“ Constitution," and of the iron-clad " Monitor.7. What connection had Robert Morris, Thomas Jefferson,

and Benjamin Franklin, with American history? 8. Why was Daniel Webster? Henry Clay ? John C. Calhoun?

James Buchanan? 9. Name the principal battles of the Great Rebellion. 10. What discoveries were made by the Cabots ? What settle

ments were made by the French and Spaniards in the present limits of the United States ?

QUESTIONS ON PHYSIOLOGY.

[Ten questions ; valué, five credits each.] 1. What are the principal bones of the head, and of the up

per extremities? 2. Explain the general structure of the vertebræ and ribs. 3. What is the office of the lacteals ? of the liver ? of the

gastric juice ? : 4. Describe the circulation of the blood through the heart

and lungs. 5. What is the office of the skin? 6. Name the lenses, humours, and coats of the eye. 7. Name the principal organs of digestion. 8. Explain the change which the blood undergoes in the

lungs. 9. What are the divisions of the brain, and their respective

. offices, and into what classes are the nerves divided ? 10: State briefly some of the laws of health regarding the

brain and nervous system.

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