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Fort Hays State University

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A Study In Achievement Of College Freshmen Using The American Council Of Education Cooperative Biology Test, Elmer B. Vecera Jul 1949

A Study In Achievement Of College Freshmen Using The American Council Of Education Cooperative Biology Test, Elmer B. Vecera

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to discover significant differences in achievement , if any, of boys and girls from the three classes of high schools in Kansas . This brings one to the statement of the problem which may be stated as follows: "A Study in Achievement of College Freshmen using the American Council of Education Cooperative Biology Test . Form P. 11 The problem was to discover: (1) significant differences , if any, between boys who had biology in high school and those who did not ; (2) significant differences, if any, between girls who had biology in high school and those who ...


The Relation Of Vocabulary To Intelligence And Semester Grades Of College Freshmen, Silas W. Clifton Jul 1949

The Relation Of Vocabulary To Intelligence And Semester Grades Of College Freshmen, Silas W. Clifton

Master's Theses

Much discussion has taken place concerning the value of the vocabulary as an aid in attaining knowledge. There are those who believe an individual having a large vocabulary will also rank high in intelligence. The point bas been raised, by teachers and laymen, as to whether an individual, regardless of extreme high or low intelligence, will do better work in the subjects in which his vocabulary is large than in the subjects in which his vocabulary is scant. If a higher correlation results between the vocabulary of an individual and his final semester grades in the subjects in which he ...


A Study Of The Fort Hays Kansas State College Placement Test, Claud J. Bray Jul 1949

A Study Of The Fort Hays Kansas State College Placement Test, Claud J. Bray

Master's Theses

Among recent trends in education at the collegiate level is that which pertains to the use of placement tests for entering freshmen in college. Many colleges in different parts of the nation have made use of these entrance tests. Among these schools we find Fort Hays Kansas State College. The question of the value of the use of such tests might very properly be raised. Do placement tests really fulfill their function? Should freshmen be exempted from certain basic courses if they make or exceed stipulated scores on the tests? Or should freshmen be required to take the basic courses ...


A Survey Of Guidance Practices In The Secondary Schools In The State Of Kansas, Randall W. Gallion Jul 1940

A Survey Of Guidance Practices In The Secondary Schools In The State Of Kansas, Randall W. Gallion

Master's Theses

The general problem of this thesis is an investigation of what is now being done in secondary schools of the State of Kansas in fulfilling their obligation as stated. More specifically, the thesis investigates what the high schools of the state are really doing with the problem of guidance.


A Survey In The High Schools Of Western Kansas On The Relation Of Training And Experience Of Teachers Of Commercial Subjects To The Achievement Of Pupils Enrolled In These Classes, Melvin Wilbur Torrey Aug 1932

A Survey In The High Schools Of Western Kansas On The Relation Of Training And Experience Of Teachers Of Commercial Subjects To The Achievement Of Pupils Enrolled In These Classes, Melvin Wilbur Torrey

Master's Theses

While assisting in the work of the commerce department of the Fort Hays Kansas State College, the writer frequently had called to his attention the degree of thoroughness, or lack of it, with which high school students are being prepared for college work. This degree of preparation presented itself frequently in the matter of preview tests given to beginning college students in commercial courses, the purpose of which was to discover the placement of these students in college classes. For instance, many classes in the commercial department of the college require for entrance on the part of the student, certain ...