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Middle School Math Teachers' Perceptions Of Standards, Assessment Literacy, And Professional Learning: A Colorado Case Study, Michael Wayde Brom May 2012

Middle School Math Teachers' Perceptions Of Standards, Assessment Literacy, And Professional Learning: A Colorado Case Study, Michael Wayde Brom

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the perceptions sixth through eighth grade middle school math teachers in Colorado had of the professional learning they had received related to implementing the Colorado Academic Math Standards (CAMS), and also determine the teachers’ level of understanding in each of the following areas: (a) state standards alignment and curriculum, and (b) assessment literacy. The study was designed to demonstrate how each area complemented the other two areas and their collective impact on instructional practices and student learning. The researcher’s hope was that the findings of this case study may be helpful ...


Public Textbook Selection In Forty-Eight States, Victor A. Durrance May 1951

Public Textbook Selection In Forty-Eight States, Victor A. Durrance

Master's Theses

The specific objective of this study is to determine, if possible, the method by which each state selects its textbooks. The problem of public textbook selection thus resolves itself into two parts, i.e., the selection of textbooks for the elementary schools and the selection of textbooks for the high schools.


The Value Of Visual Aids In The Teaching Of American History, Elmer W. Ward Jul 1947

The Value Of Visual Aids In The Teaching Of American History, Elmer W. Ward

Master's Theses

Specifically , the problem involved was experimental and may be stated as follows, “An Experiment to determine the value of visual aids in the teaching of American History during the school year of 1946-47 in a class “B” high school in Kansas."


A Comparative Study Of Four Recent U. S. History Textbooks For The Secondary Schools, Fred P. Unruh Jul 1947

A Comparative Study Of Four Recent U. S. History Textbooks For The Secondary Schools, Fred P. Unruh

Master's Theses

It is the purpose of the author to compare qualitatively, quantitatively, and structurally four recent American history textbooks of the senior high school level with reference to their study aids and suggestions.


The Relation Of The Secondary School Majors And Minors To The Majors And Minors At The Collegiate Level., Lewis Earl Naylor Jul 1942

The Relation Of The Secondary School Majors And Minors To The Majors And Minors At The Collegiate Level., Lewis Earl Naylor

Master's Theses

The preparation of the curricula for the high schools and colleges of the State of Kansas has been an interesting development of the ideas of the schools and the legislative leaders. The problem has been one that was filled with many complications, determined, on the one hand, by the traditional philosophy that education must have disciplinary value, and on the other hand that the education must be of practical value when the student takes his place in the affairs of everyday life.


Methods And Modes Of Text-Book Selection, John W. Seuser Jul 1941

Methods And Modes Of Text-Book Selection, John W. Seuser

Master's Theses

The specific objective of this thesis is to locate or determine, if possible, the residence and operation of the legislative authority or function which prescribes the kind and number of text-books used in the public schools of the several States.


A Study Of The Effect Of Home Work On Seventh And Eighth Grade Achievement In Arithmetic., M. Remigia Neder Jul 1940

A Study Of The Effect Of Home Work On Seventh And Eighth Grade Achievement In Arithmetic., M. Remigia Neder

Master's Theses

Until rather recent years home study or home work has been an integral part of the school program. Simultaneous with the increase in the complexities of our modern social life, the school curriculum of today has been undergoing a gradual change. Such outstanding social occurrences of modern times as industrialization, urbanization of our people, and newer methods in transportation and communication have been greatly accountable for the transfer of so many of the early responsibilities of the home to the school. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of homework on seventh and eighth grade achievement in ...


An Investigation Of Spelling Difficulties In The Elementary Grades, Caryle P. Wetlaufer Jul 1940

An Investigation Of Spelling Difficulties In The Elementary Grades, Caryle P. Wetlaufer

Master's Theses

It is easy to observe errors in spelling, but difficult to understand why they exist. The problem of this thesis is an investigation of spelling difficulties in the elementary grades. More specifically the problem is a study of spelling errors in relation to a pupil's spelling achievement; to record and classify the errors made end their frequency in grades two to eight inclusive ; also the variation in the percentage of spelling errors of each word in each test in any given grade as a means of grade placement for words in spell mg. Probably in few other elementary school ...


A Study In The Adaptability Of Text Book Content In Meeting Present Rural School Pupil Achievement In Music, Otto Weigel May 1939

A Study In The Adaptability Of Text Book Content In Meeting Present Rural School Pupil Achievement In Music, Otto Weigel

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is this: the writer believes that the present level of achievement of rural school pupils is somewhat below what it should be to successfully master materials in the ordinary music textbooks as now written and adapted in this state. He believes that study of this problem will be beneficial in the matter of writing future materials or in rearranging the program in music for rural school pupils.


A Comparative Study Of Textbooks In Citizenship For High School., Trellie Albert James Sep 1938

A Comparative Study Of Textbooks In Citizenship For High School., Trellie Albert James

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is to make a comparative study of textbooks to be used in citizenship classes in high schools. It consists of two parts: first, the establishment of a measuring scale to be used for selecting the texts and, second, the comparison of the texts.


A Study Of The Relative Achievement Of Pupils In Class A, Class B, And Class C High Schools In The State Of Kansas, Edgar Reed Jul 1937

A Study Of The Relative Achievement Of Pupils In Class A, Class B, And Class C High Schools In The State Of Kansas, Edgar Reed

Master's Theses

This thesis attempts to come to some conclusions as to the relative achievement of pupils in class A, class B, and class C high schools in Kansas. The Department of Education of the State of Kansas classifies high schools of the State into three groups based on teaching staff, supervision and administration, furnishings and equipment, records and reports, and promotion and graduation. The public is generally of the opinion that pupil achievement in a class A high school is better than in a class B high school, and in a class B high school better than in a class C ...


The Mathematics Required In Vocational Courses In Kansas High Schools And A Projected Course Of Study To Meet Those Requirements, Nova Grant Moody May 1937

The Mathematics Required In Vocational Courses In Kansas High Schools And A Projected Course Of Study To Meet Those Requirements, Nova Grant Moody

Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation is (1) to identify the mathematical knowledge requisite to efficient participation in Kansas high school vocational courses; then (2) to arrange this mathematical knowledge into an outlined course of study for teacher guidance in a mathematics course of unit credit for high school students.


A Comparison Of The Content Of Text Books In Geography In Relation To The Major Objectives To Be Obtained, Milo G. Stock May 1936

A Comparison Of The Content Of Text Books In Geography In Relation To The Major Objectives To Be Obtained, Milo G. Stock

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is to determine how nearly certain selected textbooks of recent date in geography are adapted to attain objectives of geography found listed in published authoritative sources in the field of geography. The thesis is limited in its scope in that it uses only the second book of the series, in the texts thus in a measure getting the same level of material in each case.


Supplementary Reading Materials For Primary Grades Based On Children's Reading Interests And On Natural And Factual Data Pertaining To Kansas, Miriam Picking May 1935

Supplementary Reading Materials For Primary Grades Based On Children's Reading Interests And On Natural And Factual Data Pertaining To Kansas, Miriam Picking

Master's Theses

Childhood education has made rapid advancement during the past quarter of a century. It is no longer considered by leading educators as something to be imposed from without, but is rather thought of as the gradual unfolding of life from within. This modern concept includes both the child and the subject matter to be taught. From the child's point of view such factors as innate ability, social traits, also the physical development as well as mental development, as well as mental development, serve as guides in setting up goals of achievement for the primary school grades. In the selection ...