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Do Homework Trackers Affect Students’ Academic Performance?, Luisdaniel Barrera Jan 2017

Do Homework Trackers Affect Students’ Academic Performance?, Luisdaniel Barrera

All Master's Theses

With new state assessment requirements for high school graduation, teachers are focusing on different strategies to assist students to achieve those goals. Many teachers state that students who complete homework perform better academically. The current study analyzed whether homework planners (trackers) had any positive effect on the academic performance of 16 seventh grade students in a very small and rural school district. This was a mixed study (quantitative and qualitative). Students’ grades, district assessments, state assessments, and teacher surveys were analyzed. The results showed that students improved their math and English Language Arts (ELA) district assessment scores when compared from ...


Obtaining Cultural Competency Skills: Perceptions From Supervisors In Higher Education, Veronica Gomez Vilchis Jan 2015

Obtaining Cultural Competency Skills: Perceptions From Supervisors In Higher Education, Veronica Gomez Vilchis

All Master's Theses

A program evaluation was done on the supervisor training at Central Washington University to obtain the perceptions of supervisors on cultural competency. Eighteen supervisors were interviewed. The results demonstrated supervisors’ support of incorporating cultural competency as part of their professional development. However, supervisors indicated the current supervisor training does not give them tools to interact effectively with diverse populations. Implications for including cultural competency skills for supervisors in higher education are discussed.


A Survey Of Family Life And Sex Education Programs In Washington Secondary Schools, James Bernard Darcy Aug 1969

A Survey Of Family Life And Sex Education Programs In Washington Secondary Schools, James Bernard Darcy

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this project was to measure the incidence of family life and sex education in Washington secondary schools; to discover what departments or academic areas include such education in the curriculum; who the teachers are, and the nature of their preparation; to gain a definitive description of what kind of education is attempted under this heading; and to evaluate needs and opportunities for expanded and improved family life and sex education in the State of Washington.


A Survey Of The Principals’ Duties In The Public Schools In The State Of Washington, Alex Wasisco Jr. Jul 1969

A Survey Of The Principals’ Duties In The Public Schools In The State Of Washington, Alex Wasisco Jr.

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were to (1) determine the duties of the principals in the elementary, junior high and senior high schools in the State of Washington and (2) determine what areas principals would spend more time in if they could free themselves from other duties.


What Constitutes A Good P.T.A. Program, William Earnest Watson Aug 1968

What Constitutes A Good P.T.A. Program, William Earnest Watson

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to survey and evaluate the available literature on Parent-Teacher Association programs during the years 1957 through 1967 to determine the characteristics of a good P-TA program, as based upon statements describing "good" programs. The review of the literature was done at Central Washington State College, the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific College, and the administrative offices of the Washington Parent-Teacher Association in Seattle, Washington.


An Examination Of View Compatibility Between Graduate Study Planners And School Principals Concerning Preparation Requirements For Principal Credentials, Charles Robert Frisbie Jul 1968

An Examination Of View Compatibility Between Graduate Study Planners And School Principals Concerning Preparation Requirements For Principal Credentials, Charles Robert Frisbie

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to ascertain the extent to which views and opinions of graduate study planners and implementers of courses leading to principal's credentials agree with views and opinions of public school principals and it assumes that such information might influence the planning of future courses of study for public school administrators.


An Investigation Of Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Certain Aspects Of The High School Principal’S Role, William Douglas Garrison Dec 1967

An Investigation Of Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Certain Aspects Of The High School Principal’S Role, William Douglas Garrison

All Master's Theses

This study attempts to determine certain aspects of the roles that teachers expect and desire administrators to play. The following studies suggest that correct information about teachers’ expectations may be useful to an administrator.


Guideline For An Organized Plan Of Written Communications Between The Selah School District Number 119 And The Community, Jeanne M. Berryman Aug 1966

Guideline For An Organized Plan Of Written Communications Between The Selah School District Number 119 And The Community, Jeanne M. Berryman

All Master's Theses

This paper has attempted to list some defensible guidelines that may be used by the schools in formulating a structured program of communication with the community. The study was undertaken at the suggestion of the Superintendent of the Selah School District in an effort to help identify areas where communications might be improved in that district.


A Comparative Study Of Maintenance And Operation Receipts Of The High School Districts Of Grant County Under The “Washington Foundation Plan” And The Pre-1965 State School Support Formula, Henry J. Milhofer Aug 1966

A Comparative Study Of Maintenance And Operation Receipts Of The High School Districts Of Grant County Under The “Washington Foundation Plan” And The Pre-1965 State School Support Formula, Henry J. Milhofer

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to investigate the merits of the "Washington Foundation Plan" as opposed to the supplanted state apportionment formula of 1965. Procedures of the foundation approach to state support will be applied to operating school districts to compare funds available under that system with those available under the previous method. This study intends to apply the plan to the high school districts of an entire county so that the financial impact of the newly-adopted approach upon small as well as large districts will be thoroughly understood.


Establishing Guidelines For Effective Scheduling Of Junior High Schools With Enrollments Between 500-1000, William Albert Parker Aug 1965

Establishing Guidelines For Effective Scheduling Of Junior High Schools With Enrollments Between 500-1000, William Albert Parker

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were to (1) establish criteria for the formation of a desirable junior high school schedule; (2) ascertain advantages, disadvantages and illustrate scheduling practices presently employed or conceptualized; (3) identify present scheduling procedures in the junior high schools of Washington and determine attitudes about various techniques; (4) prescribe guidelines for effective scheduling practice in junior high schools with enrollments from 500-1000.


Getting Ready For Kindergarten: A Film Designed To Be Shown At An Orientation Meeting For Parents Of Kindergarten Children, Mary Jane Koontz Aug 1964

Getting Ready For Kindergarten: A Film Designed To Be Shown At An Orientation Meeting For Parents Of Kindergarten Children, Mary Jane Koontz

All Master's Theses

The production of a film which would offer several advantages over past procedures of orienting and informing parents of kindergarten children is proposed.


The Role Of The Principal As The Adviser To The High School Student Council, Robert J. Marum Jul 1964

The Role Of The Principal As The Adviser To The High School Student Council, Robert J. Marum

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was (1) to investigate the means by which a principal can effectively counsel and guide a student council into becoming a democratic and constructive organization dedicated to active and effective student participation in school government; (2) to evaluate the various methods and techniques of leadership one must use in order to promote and encourage sound organization, and to effect a very real laboratory in citizenship and democratic living; and (3) to gather criteria for the improvement of student council leadership.


An Examination Of Written School Policies As They Pertain To School Leadership, Ralph L. Von Kaenel Aug 1963

An Examination Of Written School Policies As They Pertain To School Leadership, Ralph L. Von Kaenel

All Master's Theses

The result of this study will serve as an aid to help build a better understanding between the different units of the school. It will serve as a guide to the prospective administrator by listing an acceptable standard of responsibilities and duties for each position in our local schools, if such exists.


A Survey Of University Engineering Departments In The State Of Washington To Determine Engineering Drawing Requirements For High Schools, James E. Brousseau Aug 1962

A Survey Of University Engineering Departments In The State Of Washington To Determine Engineering Drawing Requirements For High Schools, James E. Brousseau

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine (1) whether a course in engineering drawing designed to parallel part of the first year engineering college drawing requirement could be taught in the high schools in the state of Washington and (2) how much time should be allocated in each of the various areas of such an engineering drawing course.


A Proposed Plan For Developing Purposeful Communications Between School And Home For The Wenatchee Elementary Schools, Kenneth P. Shamberger Jul 1962

A Proposed Plan For Developing Purposeful Communications Between School And Home For The Wenatchee Elementary Schools, Kenneth P. Shamberger

All Master's Theses

The problem was to study the area of communication between school and home (1) to ascertain the importance of school-home communications; (2) to help devise a way of providing better education for the children in the Wenatchee schools through a sound program of school-home communications; and (3) to create for the Wenatchee School District elementary schools an effective communication program between the schools and the homes.


Establishing An Integrated Instructional Materials Service, Elsie Eggebroten Tompkins Aug 1961

Establishing An Integrated Instructional Materials Service, Elsie Eggebroten Tompkins

All Master's Theses

This study attempted to discover if Washington school administrators believed it would be helpful to integrate library, textbook, and audio-visual materials into one instructional materials service. The three aspects of the problem to be explored were (1) the feasibility of the proposed service in actual schools in Washington, (2) the qualifications thought necessary for the director of such an integrated service, and (3) the degree to which our schools already approached an integrated instructional materials service.


Adequacy Of Preparation Felt By Those Who Obtained Degrees In Administration And Supervision At Central Washington College Of Education, Marjorie Irene Bradford Mathers Aug 1961

Adequacy Of Preparation Felt By Those Who Obtained Degrees In Administration And Supervision At Central Washington College Of Education, Marjorie Irene Bradford Mathers

All Master's Theses

This study tried to determine the degree to which students who earned their master’s degree between the years 1957 and 1960 felt prepared for an administrative position.


An Investigation Of The Activities Conducted By The Local Affiliated Units Of The Washington Education Association, Conrad Eugene Bankson Dec 1960

An Investigation Of The Activities Conducted By The Local Affiliated Units Of The Washington Education Association, Conrad Eugene Bankson

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were (1) to determine what activities are carried on by the local city and /or county affiliated units of the Washington Education Association and (2) to compare the programs on the local unit level to the basic objective of the Washington Education Association, i.e., to promote the cause of teaching in the State of Washington (27:1).


A Study Of The Academic And Professional Preparation Of The Public School Superintendents In The State Of Washington, James R. Nelson Aug 1960

A Study Of The Academic And Professional Preparation Of The Public School Superintendents In The State Of Washington, James R. Nelson

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were (1) to determine the academic and professional backgrounds of the superintendent and their relative value to his present position, (2) to determine what superintendents would recommend to be included in a course of study for prospective administrators, (3) to establish a value rating on a number of personal characteristics generally considered among the most important for administrators, and (4) to compare the status of the school administrator in the State of Washington with that of the nation as a whole.


An Investigation To Determine Ways Of Further Meeting The Felt Needs Of Bremerton Seventh Graders, Alice Keithahn Fraser Aug 1960

An Investigation To Determine Ways Of Further Meeting The Felt Needs Of Bremerton Seventh Graders, Alice Keithahn Fraser

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to determine to what extent Bremerton intermediate schools are meeting the felt needs of seventh graders. A second purpose of the survey was to discover ways and means to further meet the felt needs of seventh graders.


A Survey Of The Physical Education Program For Girls In High Schools In First And Second Class School Districts In The State Of Washington, Ruby Gomer Norman Dec 1959

A Survey Of The Physical Education Program For Girls In High Schools In First And Second Class School Districts In The State Of Washington, Ruby Gomer Norman

All Master's Theses

One purpose of this investigation is to determine the present status of the girls’ physical education programs in high schools in first and second class school districts in the State of Washington.


An Experimental Study In Reporting Pupil Progress Through Parent-Teacher Conferences As A Supplement To Report Cards In The Wishram, Washington, Elementary School, Orville G. Ransford Aug 1959

An Experimental Study In Reporting Pupil Progress Through Parent-Teacher Conferences As A Supplement To Report Cards In The Wishram, Washington, Elementary School, Orville G. Ransford

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine if the values derived from parent-teacher conferences used as a supplement to report cards would be worth while in the Wishram, Washington, Elementary School.


The Principal’S Role In Developing And Maintaining A Good Public Relations Program, Leon Louis Abhold Jun 1959

The Principal’S Role In Developing And Maintaining A Good Public Relations Program, Leon Louis Abhold

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to analyze the fundamental basis of a sound public relations program; (2) to describe in practical terms how principals may develop good school-community relations; and (3) to utilize to advantage the facilities available for influencing public opinion.


An Investigation Of The Worth Of Educational Lay Advisory Committees In The State Of Washington, William Alden Gallacher Jun 1959

An Investigation Of The Worth Of Educational Lay Advisory Committees In The State Of Washington, William Alden Gallacher

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to get the opinions of a sampling of superintendents in this state concerning the worth of their educational lay advisory committees; (2) to get similar opinions from lay persons serving on educational lay advisory committees; and (3) to compare the end results of these opinions and attempt to determine the work of lay committees.


A Study Of The Progress Of Guidance Of Elementary School Children Through A Survey Of Reporting Methods Used In Yakima County In The State Of Washington, Carol Lippincott Tate Dec 1958

A Study Of The Progress Of Guidance Of Elementary School Children Through A Survey Of Reporting Methods Used In Yakima County In The State Of Washington, Carol Lippincott Tate

All Master's Theses

Because Yakima County school districts have been progressing toward a more satisfactory reporting method commensurate with their philosophy of education and more closely correlating the objectives they have set for themselves the writer has attempted to present in concise form the types of reporting that are currently being used in the eighteen schools of this county, not as an absolute record but rather as an indication of the trend in progress currently being made in Yakima county educators.


Orientation Of The Beginning Teacher, Duane E. Abels Aug 1958

Orientation Of The Beginning Teacher, Duane E. Abels

All Master's Theses

There are four main purposes for this research paper: (1) to survey what administrators and teachers think about the problem of orientation for beginning teachers, (2) to view the needs of the beginning teacher from the standpoint of the administrator and the experienced teacher, (3) to describe aids and practices that could be used in planning the program, and (4) to outline a proposed program of orientation for the beginning teacher.


An Inquiry Into The Influence Of A Professional Organization Upon Its Members, Frederick Dressler Chesterley Dec 1957

An Inquiry Into The Influence Of A Professional Organization Upon Its Members, Frederick Dressler Chesterley

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare: (1) how a professional organization’s members voted in relation to the organization’s recommendations; (2) how the professional group voted in comparison to the public in general; (3) deviations within the professional group on the basis of age and sex from the stated policy of the professional organization in order to determine if any segment of the membership failed to follow the leadership, and if not, where and why they did not.


A Study Of Selected Problems In The Administration And Supervision Of Local Programs For The Mentally Deficient In The State Of Washington, Gordon Richard Hauck Aug 1954

A Study Of Selected Problems In The Administration And Supervision Of Local Programs For The Mentally Deficient In The State Of Washington, Gordon Richard Hauck

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was (1) to discover, in selected areas, existing practices in administering and supervising programs for mentally deficient children in Washington State; (2) to discover what common methods were being employed in meeting difficulties in the selected area; and (3) to develop the finding in such a manner that it would be of concrete help to districts contemplating or actually operating such programs.


A Study Of Alcohol Education With Suggested Improvements For The Junior High Schools Of The State Of Washington, Melvin Archie Walker Aug 1953

A Study Of Alcohol Education With Suggested Improvements For The Junior High Schools Of The State Of Washington, Melvin Archie Walker

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the study is three fold: (1) to evaluate the current alcohol education program through surveys of teachers, textbooks, and the Allied Youth program, and through analysis of the alcohol education program; (2) to determine the requirements of an effective alcohol education program; and (3) to make suggestions for improvement of the alcohol education program.


Juvenile Delinquency - Can It Be Measured, Glenn Robert Jacobsen Aug 1953

Juvenile Delinquency - Can It Be Measured, Glenn Robert Jacobsen

All Master's Theses

In this thesis the ultimate goal has been that, in the interpretations of its findings, teachers, administrators, educators and parents might find enlightenment in terms of possible approaches to the problems of eliminating or controlling causation factors in delinquency to the benefit of the students, the schools, and the community.