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An Evaluation Of The Social Validity Of The Center For Advanced Professional Studies (Caps) Program, Jason L. Watt Dec 2018

An Evaluation Of The Social Validity Of The Center For Advanced Professional Studies (Caps) Program, Jason L. Watt

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) programs are emerging high school programs emphasizing immersive, real-life professional experiences for students. CAPS programs endeavor to facilitate student-centered partnerships between business and public education to produce personalized learning experiences for students centered around the completion of real-world industry projects.

To ensure successful educational programs, leaders must consider more than simple outcome data or statistical descriptions of the program’s reliability and validity. Successful leaders of schools must also determine the program’s value from the perspective of the stakeholders it purports to serve—that is, by its social validity. Understanding what consumers ...


An Exploratory Study Of Purposeful And Strategic Communicative Techniques To Teach Vocabulary From Core Reading Programs To English Learners, Danell Bench Mieure May 2014

An Exploratory Study Of Purposeful And Strategic Communicative Techniques To Teach Vocabulary From Core Reading Programs To English Learners, Danell Bench Mieure

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study explored the effect of implementing purposeful and strategic communicative techniques situated in aspects of the communicative approach to language learning when teaching vocabulary from a core reading program to English learners. Given the importance of vocabulary instruction and the widespread use of core reading programs, it is imperative such studies are conducted to determine effective instructional practices of vocabulary with core reading programs for English learners. Participants were 73 fifth-grade English learners nested in classrooms of 11 teachers who were randomly assigned to the instructional treatment group or to the comparison group. Both the treatment and comparison groups ...


Evaluation Of The Division Of Securities Investor Education Seminars, Kristilyn J. Wilkinson May 2013

Evaluation Of The Division Of Securities Investor Education Seminars, Kristilyn J. Wilkinson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

It is important that consumers are not only financially literate, but that they are also capable of making prudent financial decisions. Effective financial education programs should empower individuals to make wise financial decisions and avoid financial scams. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Investor Education Seminars taught by the Utah Division of Securities. The effectiveness of the educational program was measured by changes in financial knowledge, confidence, attitudes, and behavior compared to individuals who did not participate in the course. A logic model was used to outline program objectives and to determine the research ...


Is My Weight Management Program Worth Its Weight?, Nedra Christensen Jan 2002

Is My Weight Management Program Worth Its Weight?, Nedra Christensen

All Archived Publications

No abstract provided.


A Computer Assisted Program For The Selection Of Band Music Relative To The Difficulty Rating Of Individual Instruments, Kirt Saville May 1991

A Computer Assisted Program For The Selection Of Band Music Relative To The Difficulty Rating Of Individual Instruments, Kirt Saville

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to develop objective grading tools in the areas of key, range, rhythm/meter, tempo, dynamic and intonation control. Each area was considered separately for 17 different instruments of the band. The study included the development of a computer program capable of permitting a band director to objectively analyze the strengths and weaknesses of his/her band, scan all of the compositions which have been entered into its data bank, and then list appropriate matches.

A formative evaluation design was used to develop and refine the evaluation tools. The steps of the formative evaluation design ...


Perceptions Of The Honors Program, Andrea Price May 1990

Perceptions Of The Honors Program, Andrea Price

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

The purpose of this project was to measure how aware the students and faculty of Utah State University are of the Honors Program and its offerings. Questionnaires were sent to a random selection of faculty, students, and Honors students.


The Effects Of A Direct Instruction Program In Fractions On Academic And Mathematics Self-Concept, William H. Lowry May 1989

The Effects Of A Direct Instruction Program In Fractions On Academic And Mathematics Self-Concept, William H. Lowry

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The study investigated the effect of a videodisc-based, teacher-controlled, direct instruction-based program in fractions content, on self-concept. Self-concept was operationally defined as scores on a slightly modified version of Marsh's Self-Description Questionnaire (Marsh, 1988). A quasi-experimental, nonequivalent control group design was used to compare the self-report self-concept of two groups of upper elementary students (N = 337). The treatment group (n = 171) received instruction in fractions via the teacher-directed, videodisc-based, Mastering Fractions program (Systems Impact, 1986a). The control group (n = 166) received their normal grade four or grade five mathematics program, but did not include common fractions.

Differences in achievement ...


The Assessment Of Consumer Awareness Of Adults, Virginia Anne Haldeman Dickinson May 1980

The Assessment Of Consumer Awareness Of Adults, Virginia Anne Haldeman Dickinson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The assessment of consumer awareness is important to : l) identify awareness needs of adults, 2) design programs to meet those needs, and 3) assess changes in consumer awareness as a result of participation in such programs. A search of the literature failed to identify an instrument using recall rather than recognition to assess adult consumer awareness of sources of product/service information, existing consumer protection laws, and possible channels of recourse.

The purpose of this research was to develop a reliable and valid instrument to measure the consumer awareness of adults. The test development study involved 32 respondents from one ...


The Development And Validation Of An Assessment Instrument To Measure Environmental Education Competencies For Level Iii Of The Elementary Teacher Training Program At Utah State University, Francine Fukui May 1979

The Development And Validation Of An Assessment Instrument To Measure Environmental Education Competencies For Level Iii Of The Elementary Teacher Training Program At Utah State University, Francine Fukui

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Purpose and Procedures

The purpose of this study was to construct and validate an assessment instrument which could effectively measure the impact of implementing an environmental education component to the Level III program of the elementary teacher training program at Utah State University. It was the hope of this researcher that the test would also be administered to Level III students upon completion in subsequent quarters to indicate individual competence in the environmental education.

Care was taken in the construction of the instrument to assure content validity of concepts considered important by local, university, and state environmental education reviewers. A ...


The Effect Of A Nutrition Program On Knowledge Of Nutrition And Nutrition Attitudes And Practices Of Fifth Grade Students In Granite School District, Nancy Brubaker Sorensen May 1976

The Effect Of A Nutrition Program On Knowledge Of Nutrition And Nutrition Attitudes And Practices Of Fifth Grade Students In Granite School District, Nancy Brubaker Sorensen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to evaluate a six week nutrition program in terms of its effect on nutrition knowledge and its effect on food practices and attitudes. A survey of the dietary food intake was also made. Fifth grade students in Granite School District, Salt Lake City, Utah, were the participants. A pretest and a postest were used to determine the effect of the program. The tests showed that cognitive knowledge increased in many areas, attitudes became more positive and there was little improvement in dietary intake. Dietary intake was low in fruits, vegetables and milk but adequate ...


A Curriculum For The Manpower Stenographic Training Program At Utah State University, Karen Olsen Holman May 1975

A Curriculum For The Manpower Stenographic Training Program At Utah State University, Karen Olsen Holman

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Substantial numbers of the workers potential to the labor force-- especially those in the disadvantaged sector of the population--will require remedial and/or refresher job training in a wide range of occupations.1

The Manpower Stenographic Training Program is a secretarial training course designed to enable female unemployed primary wage earners and heads of households to obtain this remedial and/or refresher job training necessary for entry-level positions in office occupations. Similar programs have operated at Utah State University since 1967 under the Manpower Development Training Act of 1962. The act was signed into law when Congress officially recognized the ...


The Indian Student Placement Program As A Means Of Increasing The Education Of Children Of Selected Indian Families, Geraldine T. Lindquist May 1974

The Indian Student Placement Program As A Means Of Increasing The Education Of Children Of Selected Indian Families, Geraldine T. Lindquist

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this paper was: (1) To compare the number of years of formal education of participants in the Latter-Day Saints Indian Student Placement Program with those that had not participated. (2) To see if the number of years a student participates in the Indian Student Placement Program had an effect on the amount of formal education he receives. (3) To compare the future educational and employment plans of the two groups. (4) To see how students evaluated their educational program.

The results showed no differences between the two groups in number of years of formal education, future educational ...


A Study Of The New Sodia Program In Elementary Teacher Education At Utah State University, Larry D. Klein May 1974

A Study Of The New Sodia Program In Elementary Teacher Education At Utah State University, Larry D. Klein

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to compare elementary teacher preparation programs at Utah State University as a basis for evaluation of the SODIA program. SODIA is the acronym for a new elementary teacher preparation program initiated in the Fall of 1972 which was designed to be field centered and competency based.

The population of the study consisted of 104 elementary student teachers enrolled in student teaching during Fall and Winter Quarters of the 1973-74 academic year. There were four groups identified by the type of preparation program they had experienced. The groups were SODIA (the new program for preparing elementary teachers ...


An Evaluation Of The Secondary Teacher Education Program At Utah State University By Selected Graduates, Dallas Lloyd Holmes May 1971

An Evaluation Of The Secondary Teacher Education Program At Utah State University By Selected Graduates, Dallas Lloyd Holmes

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Introduction

The present study attempted to identify the strengths and limitations of the Utah State University teacher preparation program, Recommendations of improvements and changes in the program were based on the evaluations of graduates of the teacher preparation program. Information was gathered to determine if any difference in graduate evaluations of the program would be found based on the graduate's sex, age at graduation, community size teaching in, number of years of teaching experience, secondary major area of preparation, and the college graduated from.

Method

A questionnaire was developed to survey the evaluations of the graduates of the teacher ...


Survey Of 1968 Graduates Of Home Economics Programs At Intermountain School In Brigham City, Utah, Aty Bakker Bitton May 1969

Survey Of 1968 Graduates Of Home Economics Programs At Intermountain School In Brigham City, Utah, Aty Bakker Bitton

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Home Economics Program of Intermountain School in Brigham City, Utah was studied by a survey of graduates of the program of the year 1968. Research data was obtained from two sources: (1) a questionnaire to students who had graduated from the Home Economics Programs of Intermountain School in Brigham City in the year 1968, and (2) a questionnaire to employers of these students.

Findings of the study were that Home Economics education is useful to students in their personal life as well as in post high school training and employment and that a majority of the employers questioned rated ...


Guidelines For Establishing A Cooperative Distributive Education Program At Box Elder High School, Keith Fillmore May 1969

Guidelines For Establishing A Cooperative Distributive Education Program At Box Elder High School, Keith Fillmore

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The development of education in the United States to its present standard has been a major contribution to the concept of democracy the world over. The education of people has been all-important to industrial progress.

Vocational training for distributive occupations is not in opposition to other kinds of education; in fact, vocational education is a vital part of education for a great number of persons. vocational training for distributive occupations has definite fundamental contributions to make toward the achievement of the major purposes of education in a democracy. These major purposes of vocational education are usually stated as: self-realization, civic ...


The Use Of Programmed Texts For Remedial Mathematics Instruction In College, Charles C. White May 1969

The Use Of Programmed Texts For Remedial Mathematics Instruction In College, Charles C. White

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Many universities and colleges have a considerable number of students enroll whose entrance examination scores indicate deficiencies in high school and pre-high school mathematics. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of programed texts, as compared with conventional procedures, for teaching basic mathematics to remedial mathematics students. The effects of mental ability, study skills and attitudes on achievement through the use of programed texts also carne under investigation.

For one quarter an experimental group of 73 subjects used a set of three linear programed texts for their sole mode of instruction in mathematics. A control group of ...


An Analysis Of Parental Attitudes Toward The Instrumental Music Program In The High Schools Of Bingham County, Idaho, Clark R. Gardner May 1965

An Analysis Of Parental Attitudes Toward The Instrumental Music Program In The High Schools Of Bingham County, Idaho, Clark R. Gardner

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Since the end of World War I instrumental music has become an important and accepted part of the secondary school curriculum (17, pp. 56-59). According to a recent report published by the American Music Conference, Chicago, Illinois (19, p.3), there were in 1963 eleven million students studying music in the schools of America.

There have been numerous studies conducted t o determine the purpose and objectives of instrumental music. Many studies have also been made to ascertain what the parents' feelings are toward their schools. Yet there has been very little research or study accomplished concerning the feelings or ...


Change In Parental Attitudes As A Result Of Experience In A Cooperative Nursery School Program, Melba Judge Lehner May 1960

Change In Parental Attitudes As A Result Of Experience In A Cooperative Nursery School Program, Melba Judge Lehner

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if parents change in their attitudes toward child guidance after participating in a Cooperative Nursery School Parent Education Program. The study was conducted in the Fall of 1959 in the Weber College Department.

Control and experimental groups were used. The experimental group was made up of forty mothers and father who were enrolled in the Parent Education Program and whose children were enrolled in the nursery school. The control group was made up of forty mothers and fathers whose children were on the waiting list of the nursery school.

Attitudes were determined ...


A Study To Determine The Content Of An Industrial Arts Program In The Elementary Schools Of Box Elder County, Charles M. Hawkes May 1954

A Study To Determine The Content Of An Industrial Arts Program In The Elementary Schools Of Box Elder County, Charles M. Hawkes

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The child is the reason for the school. He is the one for whom learning experiences are provided. Our understanding of the child as a growing individual and as a learner, his personality and his purposes and interests, supply the foundation for developing an effective educational program.


Opinions Of Secondary School Principals In Regard To The Intramural Activities Program In High Schools Of Utah, Thair G. Allen May 1954

Opinions Of Secondary School Principals In Regard To The Intramural Activities Program In High Schools Of Utah, Thair G. Allen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Intramural activity programs, as employed in the modern American high school, represent a very recent and fast growing development. In early colonial days youth was necessarily absorbed in helping to build a new nation out of the wilderness. Clearing forests, building homes, and handling heavy chores were some of the tasks of which youths were an important part. They had little leisure time for play. In the modern age of today, with its frontiers established, students who are attending high school have ample leisure time for play. The director of this play into wholesome avenues is the problem that faces ...