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Fort Hays State University

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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.


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 ...


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 ...