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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 ...


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 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 ...


A Comparison In The Efficiency Of The Teaching Of Arithmetic In Grades Four To Eight, Inclusive, In The Standard And Non-Standard, One-Room Rural Schools Of Western Kansas, Roy Ernest Mohr May 1932

A Comparison In The Efficiency Of The Teaching Of Arithmetic In Grades Four To Eight, Inclusive, In The Standard And Non-Standard, One-Room Rural Schools Of Western Kansas, Roy Ernest Mohr

Master's Theses

Considerable discussion regarding the effectiveness of the teaching in the one-room rural school versus the standard school has been going on for some time, and it is hoped that the results of this study will throw some light on this subject which appears to be more or less perplexing at the present time. Education has become a science and its accomplishments can be quite definitely measured by the use of standardized tests. Before their time, the task of comparing schools in educational achievement was practically impossible; with age-grade and achievement norms scientifically determined, it became a simple matter to make ...


A Comparative Study Of Pupils, Teachers, And Expenditures Of Standard And Non-Standard One-Room Rural Schools Of North-West Kansas., Myrtel Newbold May 1932

A Comparative Study Of Pupils, Teachers, And Expenditures Of Standard And Non-Standard One-Room Rural Schools Of North-West Kansas., Myrtel Newbold

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is primarily to secure facts from which a comparison of the Standard and the Non-Standard one-room rural schools may be made in order to determine whether or not the expenditures of the Standard one-room rural school are greater than those of the Non-Standard one-room rural school, and whether or not the achievement of the pupils in the Standard one-room rural school is sufficiently greater than that of the pupils in the Non-Standard one-room rural school to pay to maintain the Standard one-room rural school on its present basis.


A Study Of The Relation Of Achievement In Particular Fields In High School To Achievement In Particular Fields In College: Being A Study Of 280 Freshmen Who Entered The Fort Hays Kansas State College In September, 1930, Ellsworth Dodrill Apr 1932

A Study Of The Relation Of Achievement In Particular Fields In High School To Achievement In Particular Fields In College: Being A Study Of 280 Freshmen Who Entered The Fort Hays Kansas State College In September, 1930, Ellsworth Dodrill

Master's Theses

This study has two purposes. The first one is to determine the high school achievement of the Freshman class who entered the Fort Hays Kansas State College in September, 1930. The second purpose is to determine to what extent college success in the various fields, English, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Science, can be predicted from success in the corresponding fields in high school.