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Master's Theses

Fort Hays State University

Student achievement

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A Study Of High School Graduates, Walter Ewy Jul 1951

A Study Of High School Graduates, Walter Ewy

Master's Theses

The specific problem of this report is to portray the results or findings of a survey conducted as a "Follow-up study of the graduates of the Stafford High School."


The Relationship Of Eighth Grade Pupil Achievement To Teacher Preparation And Experience, Victor O. Ward May 1951

The Relationship Of Eighth Grade Pupil Achievement To Teacher Preparation And Experience, Victor O. Ward

Master's Theses

Many questions may be raised concerning the relationship in achievement that lies between the pupil on the one hand and the experience and training of the teacher on the other. Parents, school officials, and others interested in the efficiency of schools have raised such questions as these, "does teacher preparation and experience materially effect pupil achievement" or, “does the standardization of a school have an effect upon pupil achievement?” Answers pro and con are to be found to these questions, some based upon careful study and inquiry and others on mere subjective opinion. The writer of this thesis has had ...


Comparative Effectiveness Of Elementary School Achievement In English Speaking Countries, Arthur R. Self Jul 1950

Comparative Effectiveness Of Elementary School Achievement In English Speaking Countries, Arthur R. Self

Master's Theses

The general problem of this study was to determine the relative effectiveness or general progress of instruction of school children in English speaking countries of the world as compared with the progress in certain Kansas schools. Teachers and headmasters in the foreign countries were careful to mention the fact that many processes of learning are different in their country than it is in the United States. Such spelling words as program (programme), center (centre), and labor (labour) could not be used, and problems dealing in dollars and cents were not used.


Achievement In Physical Science In Relation To The Type Of High School Attended, Joseph A. Stremel Jul 1948

Achievement In Physical Science In Relation To The Type Of High School Attended, Joseph A. Stremel

Master's Theses

Certain standards set up oy the State Board of Education upon the recommendation of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction must be met by a class “ A” , “ B “ or " C" school. Administrators in class "A" and "B" high schools are required to hold a Kansas administrator's certificate, and this requirement must also be met by all administrators in class "C" schools by September 1 , 1952. At the present time, teachers in class “ A” schools must have at least fifteen semester hours of preparation in a teaching field , in class "B" schools at least twelve hours , and in class "C ...


Achievement Of Pupils At Upper Grade Levels In Russell County, Kansas, Lawrence C. Dillon Jul 1948

Achievement Of Pupils At Upper Grade Levels In Russell County, Kansas, Lawrence C. Dillon

Master's Theses

The use of tests and measurements has been fascinating to the writer through several years of school experience. How much pupils learn, whether they measure up to other pupils and in what fields of knowledge they excel have been questions to which the answers were always interesting. Therefore, when it became a possibility to use results of a state-wide testing program as thesis material it was at once accepted. The work has been interesting and the findings justify the labor involved, in the opinion of the writer.


The Relationship Of Reading And Spelling Ability At Various School Levels, Robert C. Richards Jul 1948

The Relationship Of Reading And Spelling Ability At Various School Levels, Robert C. Richards

Master's Theses

Current emphasis in spelling and reading appears to be on the unitary nature of the child's development especially in relation to the language arts. While the writer is interested in the analysis of reading abilities and spelling ability in order to determine the fundamental language abilities common to both skills, the specific problem of this investigation is to, "discover the consistency of the relationship of spelling and reading abilities of pupils from the fifth grade through the ninth grade inclusive". This relationship refers to the linear correlation relationship derived from the use of standardized tests. The particular phases of ...


The Measurement Of Retention Of Selected Terms In Constitution Textbooks For High Schools, Roy R. Hoff May 1948

The Measurement Of Retention Of Selected Terms In Constitution Textbooks For High Schools, Roy R. Hoff

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis was to determine the extent of retention and understanding of selected terms found in certain textbooks in Constitution for Kansas high schools. Sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school were tested in a four - fold way: first, to ascertain the knowledge retained by students in each of three classes of high schools in Kansas; second, to determine how well students understand terms found in Constitution textbooks; third, to ascertain the extent of retention by boys and the amount retained by girls in each of the three school classifications; fourth, to discover the extent of correlation ...


Spelling Rules As An Effective Factor In Seventh And Eighth Grade Spelling Achievement, Earl G. Schwartzkopf Jul 1947

Spelling Rules As An Effective Factor In Seventh And Eighth Grade Spelling Achievement, Earl G. Schwartzkopf

Master's Theses

The problem of this study is to investigate the spelling achievement of seventh and eight grade pupils in both the graded elementary and rural schools of Western Kansas.


An Analysis Of The Results Of The State Reading Achievement Test In Selected Counties, 1947, W. Wallace Steeples Jul 1947

An Analysis Of The Results Of The State Reading Achievement Test In Selected Counties, 1947, W. Wallace Steeples

Master's Theses

In general the problem of this thesis is an analysis of achievement performance made by children in Kansas elementary schools through the use of standardized tests prescribed by the State Department of Education. More specifically stated, the thesis is a critical examination of these test results in certain selected counties of the state. An effort is made to discover areas of weakness and, if possible, their causes and to suggest possible remedial measures.


The Comparative Achievement Of Entering College Freshmen Based On Standardized Tests And Semester Grade Point, Floyd L. Reed May 1947

The Comparative Achievement Of Entering College Freshmen Based On Standardized Tests And Semester Grade Point, Floyd L. Reed

Master's Theses

To any interested reader or teacher, the purpose of this study was to discover significant differences, if any, in achievement of student s in the three classes of high schools. This brings the reader directly to the general problem of the thesis which may be stated as follows, "The Comparative Achievement of Entering College Freshmen Based on Standardized Tests and Semester Grade Point. More specifically , the problem was to discover: (1) significant differences , if any, in achievement of college freshmen from class “A” , "B" and “C” high schools in Kansas, by the use of standardized tests in English, mathematics, physical ...


An Investigation Of Scholastic Achievement In Relation To Extra- Curricular Activities., Harry C. Norman Apr 1942

An Investigation Of Scholastic Achievement In Relation To Extra- Curricular Activities., Harry C. Norman

Master's Theses

The special problem of this thesis is to determine whether or not there is any difference in the scholastic achievement of students in academic subjects who participate in extra-curricular activities in comparison to those who do not participate in such activities.


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 Comparison Of Scholarship Ratings Of High School Graduates Who Participate And Those Who Do Not Participate In Extra-Curricular Activities, Ehrenfried E. Breugel Mar 1939

A Comparison Of Scholarship Ratings Of High School Graduates Who Participate And Those Who Do Not Participate In Extra-Curricular Activities, Ehrenfried E. Breugel

Master's Theses

The specific problem of this thesis is, “A comparison of scholarship ratings of high school graduates who participate and those who do not participate in extra-curricular activities.” The scope of extra-curricular activities varies with the size of the school and its equipment. It is therefore necessary in this study to limit extra-curricular activities to these particulars: athletics, music, clubs, debate, and dramatics, in order to have a definite basis for comparison.