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Absenteeism Trends In The North Franklin School District From 1974 To 1985, Gail A. Thompson Jul 1985

Absenteeism Trends In The North Franklin School District From 1974 To 1985, Gail A. Thompson

All Master's Theses

This study is concerned with the question: Is there a trend toward an annual increase in certificated absenteeism in the North Franklin School District, Connell, Washington, and does any such change parallel trends as identified in the literature?


A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith Oct 1969

A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith

All Master's Theses

The purpose was to compare the Open Court first grade reading program with a traditional Basal Method being taught at Lakeview Elementary School in the Lake Washington School District.


A Comparative Study Of Reading Achievement Growth And Attitude Toward Reading When Instructed Through A Basal Reader Manual Or Sanders’ Questioning Technique, Ruth Bechtel Aug 1969

A Comparative Study Of Reading Achievement Growth And Attitude Toward Reading When Instructed Through A Basal Reader Manual Or Sanders’ Questioning Technique, Ruth Bechtel

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reading achievement growth and to analyze the reading attitudes of seventh grade students when they are subjected to different methods of teacher questions. The two approaches used were: (1) the Basal Text Guidebook questioning approach, and (2) the Sanders' Questioning technique.


A Comparison Of The Effects On Development Of Physical Fitness And Motor Skills Of Two Physical Education Programs With Opposite Program Emphases, David L. Haynie Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Effects On Development Of Physical Fitness And Motor Skills Of Two Physical Education Programs With Opposite Program Emphases, David L. Haynie

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects on development of physical fitness and motor skills of two physical education programs having opposite program emphases, using as subjects for the comparison, seventh grade boys at Michael T. Simmons School in Tumwater, Washington.


A Study Of The Effect The Value-Clarification Process Had On Fifth Grade Students In Auburn, Washington, Kathleen Agnes Hagen Aug 1969

A Study Of The Effect The Value-Clarification Process Had On Fifth Grade Students In Auburn, Washington, Kathleen Agnes Hagen

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there was any significant difference in the behavior ratings of the two groups of fifth graders between those students who received the "value-clarification" process and those students who did not. The clarification process is an approach to clarifying the values of students. The teacher asks questions, during group or private individual sessions, of the students.


A Pilot Study On The Comparison Of The Effect Of A Traditional Physical Education Program And A Movement Exploration Program On The Self Concept Of The Special Education Student, Sherrie Ann Chrysler Aug 1969

A Pilot Study On The Comparison Of The Effect Of A Traditional Physical Education Program And A Movement Exploration Program On The Self Concept Of The Special Education Student, Sherrie Ann Chrysler

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this pilot study, which was exploratory in nature, was to determine if the type of physical education program a special education student experiences affects his self concept.


A Longitudinal Study Of Self-Concept In Late Adolescents, William Davy Thomas Aug 1969

A Longitudinal Study Of Self-Concept In Late Adolescents, William Davy Thomas

All Master's Theses

Since knowledge of self-stability is important to self-theory, a study as briefly outlined above seemed valuable. The four chief parts of the study to emerge are given below: 1. To investigate the stability of the self-concept of adolescents over one and two-year intervals. 2. To investigate the stability of the self-concept and its relationship to such factors as social status, intelligence, and maturation age. 3. To investigate the favorability of self-concept and to see if such things as social status, intelligence, and maturation age make for differences in favorability. 4. To investigate the differences between drop-outs and continuands when all ...


A Study To Determine The Contribution Of Laboratory Training To Student Activities In Auburn High School, Howard Conway Webb Iii Aug 1969

A Study To Determine The Contribution Of Laboratory Training To Student Activities In Auburn High School, Howard Conway Webb Iii

All Master's Theses

The purposes of the study are (1) to develop a practical rating scale to evaluate the activity program, and (2) to determine the contribution of laboratory training to student activities in Auburn High School. This study was conducted at Auburn High School during the 1968-1969 school year.


A Survey Of Closed Circuit Television Facilities And Utilization In The Accredited Secondary Schools In The State Of Washington, Robert Lawrence Wiley Aug 1969

A Survey Of Closed Circuit Television Facilities And Utilization In The Accredited Secondary Schools In The State Of Washington, Robert Lawrence Wiley

All Master's Theses

At the present time in the State of Washington, there are no reports with detailed information about the number of secondary schools using closed circuit television, nor is there information on the type of equipment or its use in existing closed circuit television facilities. Therefore, it is the purpose of this study to assess the current facilities and uses of closed circuit television in the secondary schools of the State of Washington. The assessment of facilities throughout the state would be valuable to schools in the purchasing of equipment and the establishment of new programs in closed circuit television.


A Comparative Investigation Of The Effects Of Precision Of Response In Two Ninth Grade Algebra Classes, James Henry Krack Aug 1969

A Comparative Investigation Of The Effects Of Precision Of Response In Two Ninth Grade Algebra Classes, James Henry Krack

All Master's Theses

One of the areas of concern in mathematics education is that of communication of ideas and procedures. Since language plays the key role in the communication process, it is of value to examine its effect in the mathematics learning situation. The particular topic discussed in this paper concerned itself with various levels of precision in language usage in the mathematics classroom.


A Comparison Of The Exer-Genie As A Physical Conditioning Device To Traditional Methods Of Exercise, Robert E. Parsons Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Exer-Genie As A Physical Conditioning Device To Traditional Methods Of Exercise, Robert E. Parsons

All Master's Theses

This study was composed of two problems as follows 1. To compare the Exer-Genie with a traditional developmental physical education program and a typical physical education program for developing physical fitness in elementary school boys. 2. To compare the development of specific muscular strengths in a program using the Exer-Genie with the development of the same specific muscular strengths in a traditional developmental program.


A Comparison Of The Iowa Tests Of Educational Development With Student Achievement As Predictors Of Future Student Success In Mathematics, William Henry Patrick Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Iowa Tests Of Educational Development With Student Achievement As Predictors Of Future Student Success In Mathematics, William Henry Patrick

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare ninth grade algebra grades with grades achieved in future mathematics courses; (2) to compare scores achieved on the ITED with grades achieved in future mathematics courses; and (J) to determine whether the ITED or past student achievement was the better predictor of future student success in mathematics.


A Comparison Of Mean Correct-Words-A-Minute Scores Achieved By Beginning Typewriting Students Taught By Two Different Methods, Yvonne L. Marquard Aug 1969

A Comparison Of Mean Correct-Words-A-Minute Scores Achieved By Beginning Typewriting Students Taught By Two Different Methods, Yvonne L. Marquard

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to make statistical comparisons of the mean correct-words-a-minute scores of students taught by two different methods and materials as presented by two different textbooks. Comparisons were made after twelve, twenty-four, and thirty-six weeks of instruction to determine the effectiveness of each textbook in developing speed in beginning typewriting students.


A Survey Of The Opinions Of Parents And Teachers Regarding The Reporting System Used In The Vale Elementary School In Cashmere, Washington, David Leroy Lentz Aug 1969

A Survey Of The Opinions Of Parents And Teachers Regarding The Reporting System Used In The Vale Elementary School In Cashmere, Washington, David Leroy Lentz

All Master's Theses

[T]he purpose of this study was to elicit the opinions of the Cashmere parents and teachers towards the present reporting system and reporting in general and to ascertain whether the present reporting system used in the Vale Elementary School was meeting the needs of the community and school.


A Survey Of School-Community Communication Processes In Selected Washington High Schools, Thomas R. Newell Aug 1969

A Survey Of School-Community Communication Processes In Selected Washington High Schools, Thomas R. Newell

All Master's Theses

This survey was undertaken (1) to determine whether there are problems in communication and compatibility involving secondary school faculties, and (2) if problems exist: (a) to determine whether communication and compatibility is lacking between communities and secondary school faculties; (b) to identify, if possible, the various academic areas involved in the problem; (c) to determine whether the problem is more predominant at any one time of the year; (d) to determine what age groups, if any, are involved in communication and compatibility problems; and (e) to report desirable administrative procedures.


Attendance Patterns Of The Secondary Indian Students Who Attended Camp Chaparral In 1967, Thomas H. Elgin Aug 1969

Attendance Patterns Of The Secondary Indian Students Who Attended Camp Chaparral In 1967, Thomas H. Elgin

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to study these secondary Indian students after a summer's training at Camp Chaparral in 1967 and determine what their attendance pattern was in school the following three semesters. The study will attempt to: 1. Determine the total percentage of absenteeism individually and as a group. 2. Determine the percentage of dropouts during the three semesters studied. 3. Compare frequency of absence of boys and girls. 4. Indicate which grade had the highest percentage of attendance. 5. Trace the movement of students if they transferred from one school to another. 6. Determine days of ...


An Analysis Of Parents’ Reaction To A Reporting System, Janice Louise Demmon Aug 1969

An Analysis Of Parents’ Reaction To A Reporting System, Janice Louise Demmon

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to analyze parents' reaction to a new reporting system. The system had been modified to eliminate all marks, and conferences and narrative reports were used in place of report cards.


A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard Aug 1969

A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the number of critical reading skills included in six basal reading series and how many of these skills each series contained. It was also the purpose of this study to determine the grade level at which each specific skill was introduced and further how many of these skills were introduced at the grade one level.


An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Phonic Games In Reading, William Earl Gibbons Aug 1969

An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Phonic Games In Reading, William Earl Gibbons

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine if games designed to teach phonics would improve phonetic skills as measured on the Lyons and Carnahan Developmental Reading Test. The null hypothesis investigated was that there would be no difference between groups receiving classroom game experience in phonic skills and groups receiving workbook experiences in phonic skills.


An Analysis Of The Modern Mathematics Program In Grades Four Through Eight Of The Cashmere School System, Janice Ferrill Irle Aug 1969

An Analysis Of The Modern Mathematics Program In Grades Four Through Eight Of The Cashmere School System, Janice Ferrill Irle

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to analyze the modern mathematics program of the fourth through eighth grades of the Cashmere School District, Cashmere, Washington.


A Discriminative Study Of Girls’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Carol A. Finney Aug 1969

A Discriminative Study Of Girls’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Carol A. Finney

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the status of physical education in schools of the Big Eight Athletic Conference. Test results and statistical information compiled from the LaPorte Score Card, Elder P (M) F Test, McCloy GMA Test, Stradtman Test of Physical Fitness Knowledge, and the Kneer Attitude and Diagnostic Inventory reflected the status of physical education in the eight schools studied.


A Survey Of Washington State’S Elementary Schools On The Utilization Of Full-Time Teacher Aides, Frederick William Hasse Aug 1969

A Survey Of Washington State’S Elementary Schools On The Utilization Of Full-Time Teacher Aides, Frederick William Hasse

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine how elementary schools utilize their teacher aides; to see if such schools are following any specific or agreed upon plan for training and using aides; and to attempt to determine if size of enrollment has any bearing on the types of assignments assigned to aides.


A Study To Determine The Anticipated Qualifications And Competencies Of Audiovisual Specialists In The Community Colleges Of The State Of Washington, Garred Allen Giles Aug 1969

A Study To Determine The Anticipated Qualifications And Competencies Of Audiovisual Specialists In The Community Colleges Of The State Of Washington, Garred Allen Giles

All Master's Theses

The problem considered in this study is to determine the relationship between the responsibilities and duties of the audiovisual services administrator and the competencies and qualifications necessary to perform those responsibilities and duties satisfactorily and professionally.


A Comparison Of The Self-Concept Levels Of Educable Mental Retardates In The Wenatchee Public Schools And The Lacey Public Schools, John Williams Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Self-Concept Levels Of Educable Mental Retardates In The Wenatchee Public Schools And The Lacey Public Schools, John Williams

All Master's Theses

It shall be the purpose of this study to determine the measured self concept of the educable mentally retarded enrolled in a secondary special education program and to compare it with the measured self concept of the educable mentally retarded enrolled in a normal secondary school program.


A Cross-Comparison Of The Contributions Of Obstacle Course Training And Extended Motor Ability Development To Physical Fitness And Motor Ability, Arthur K. Ellis Aug 1969

A Cross-Comparison Of The Contributions Of Obstacle Course Training And Extended Motor Ability Development To Physical Fitness And Motor Ability, Arthur K. Ellis

All Master's Theses

This study measured the changes in physical fitness and motor ability that occurred among comparable groups who participated in two different physical education programs. Specifically the study determined what changes in physical fitness and motor ability development occurred among sophomore boys at Central Kitsap High School who participated in two different programs.


A Study Of Dropouts From Continuation High School In Spokane From September, 1967, To November, 1968, Albert D. Brown Aug 1969

A Study Of Dropouts From Continuation High School In Spokane From September, 1967, To November, 1968, Albert D. Brown

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of students who dropped out of Spokane Continuation High School. A great deal has been written on the subject of dropouts, and as part of this study the writer reviewed and reported on the most current material available.


A Comparison Of The Scott-Foresman Measured Reading Achievement Of The Three High And Low Socioeconomic Elementary Schools In Vancouver, Washington, Leann G. Nolan Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Scott-Foresman Measured Reading Achievement Of The Three High And Low Socioeconomic Elementary Schools In Vancouver, Washington, Leann G. Nolan

All Master's Theses

The problem in this investigation was to determine the influences of the high and low socioeconomic backgrounds upon reading achievement in the Vancouver (Washington) Public Elementary Schools. The investigator wanted to determine if the generally accepted premise that the higher socioeconomic level student's reading achievement is greater than that of the lower socioeconomic student would be substantiated in the specific area of Vancouver, Washington.


A Survey Of Washington State High Schools For Information Concerning Social Studies Curriculum Changes Since “Project Social Studies” Of 1962, James Lee Maw Aug 1969

A Survey Of Washington State High Schools For Information Concerning Social Studies Curriculum Changes Since “Project Social Studies” Of 1962, James Lee Maw

All Master's Theses

The problem to be researched was to determine if the commercially published programs listed in Appendix B are being implemented in secondary schools in the state of Washington, A further problem was to find whether implementation of new social studies programs was greater in the large high schools of Eastern or Western Washington.


An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of Specialized Reading Treatment On The Reading Achievement Of Second Grade Students, Mary Lou Ames Aug 1969

An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of Specialized Reading Treatment On The Reading Achievement Of Second Grade Students, Mary Lou Ames

All Master's Theses

Many pupils do not achieve success in reading by the traditional instruction. A few can be helped by remedial classes offering individual children help for specific difficulties. In this study a method was explored that suggests a plan that can be used in a regular classroom to benefit all low-achieving students.


Flexibility Change In Students Of Dance As Compared To Students In Other Physical Education Activity Classes, Betty J. Allen Aug 1969

Flexibility Change In Students Of Dance As Compared To Students In Other Physical Education Activity Classes, Betty J. Allen

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine flexibility changes in women students enrolled in a modern dance class as compared to flexibility changes in women students enrolled in badminton, golf, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and bowling classes, as measured by the bend and reach test.