One way to see how education has changed is to look at the tests given.
This site is designed as a repository for examples of exams and tests from the past. It is offered to educators, students, and the public as a way to see what the expectations were at different times and places, and to see in what ways we have changed the kind and amount of material to which we give grades. The tests below have been formatted as HTML documents to retain as much of the original appearance as possible. (Sorry; only the QUESTIONS are here. You are on your own for the answers.)
1931-1932 Final Exams, General Honors 110, Univ. of Chicago
1932 Entrance Exam, Chicago Normal College
Entrance Exam, University of Washington
University of Virginia Entrance Exam Football Player Version (Humor Only)