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Private Versus Public Schools: A Comparison Of The Percentage Of Third- And Fifth-Grade Students Who Meet Kansas State Proficiency Standards In Reading And Mathematics, Kyle D. Carlin Jul 2011

Private Versus Public Schools: A Comparison Of The Percentage Of Third- And Fifth-Grade Students Who Meet Kansas State Proficiency Standards In Reading And Mathematics, Kyle D. Carlin

Master's Theses

The present study examined the relationship between school sector and academic achievement as measured by the mathematics and reading portions of the Kansas State Assessments. Archival data were used to obtain the percent of third-grade and fifth-grade students who were proficient in mathematics and reading for 919 schools (813 public, 106 private) across Kansas. The data were analyzed to identify extraneous variables that affect academic achievement and to determine if attending private or public schools resulted in higher academic achievement. Results indicate that, after extraneous variables are statistically controlled for, students who attend public schools achieve equal to or higher ...


Sharing Responsibility For The Learning Of Students: A Case Study, Pamela Scott Jan 2011

Sharing Responsibility For The Learning Of Students: A Case Study, Pamela Scott

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The educational gap in student achievement is steadily broadening among the various disaggregated groups throughout our nation’s public schools. School administrators, teachers, politicians, and other stakeholders are scampering about trying to find a solution to this ever-growing problem. Unfortunately, they are looking for the answer in all the wrong places. In fact, the answer to this crisis in America’s public school system lies in a series of questions. School administrators and teachers need only to address the following in order to effectively provide students with a quality education: What do race and ethnicity have to do with students ...


Computer Technology Integration Into The Public School Classroom – A Qualitative Update, Ramiro Zuniga Apr 2010

Computer Technology Integration Into The Public School Classroom – A Qualitative Update, Ramiro Zuniga

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The number of computers found in public schools has greatly increased over the last forty years. As recognized by the National Center for Education Statistics (2000), the dramatic increase has led to a need for understanding how these computers are being used in the classroom and how teachers feel about the current state of integration. Some observers of this phenomenon have suggested that the desire to acquire computer technology for use in the public school classroom has been so strong that many of the proponents of computer technology integration into the public school classroom have spent little time in explaining ...


Implicit Models Of School Improvement: A Mixed Method Analysis, Robert Griffore, Lillian Phenice, John Schweitzer, Robert Green Jan 2010

Implicit Models Of School Improvement: A Mixed Method Analysis, Robert Griffore, Lillian Phenice, John Schweitzer, Robert Green

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

There is a persistent belief that public schools are profoundly in need of improvement (Berliner & Biddle, 1995). Given substantial research on teaching literature (Borman, Hewes, Overman, & Brown, 2003; Hertling, 2000), it is not clear why more progress has not been made. Perhaps an answer may be found in the complexity of the educational literature, which provides a confused map toward accomplishing school improvement. Educational leaders are left in the position of relying on either imprecisely formulated or idiosyncratic and implicit models of school improvement without clear guidelines to follow for specific contexts. Models appear as ex post facto, reflecting an approach to educational reform on the part of administrators that may be best ...


Predicting Adequate Yearly Progress: Leaving Explanation Behind, Jenifer Moore Jan 2010

Predicting Adequate Yearly Progress: Leaving Explanation Behind, Jenifer Moore

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The purpose of this research was to determine if the variables included in the Mississippi Report Card utilized for the calculation of AYP can be used to predict whether or not Mississippi LEAs will attain adequate yearly progress in reading and math using the logistic regression technique. This study demonstrated that using the variables utilized for the calculation of AYP, a predictive model can be successfully utilized to classify Mississippi LEAs that will and will not attain AYP in reading and math with an accuracy greater than that which can be attributed to chance.


The Evolution Of The Common School System Of Ellis County, Kansas, Hyacinth S. Roth May 1951

The Evolution Of The Common School System Of Ellis County, Kansas, Hyacinth S. Roth

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis was to obtain as nearly as possible the essential facts and data concerning The Evolution of Schools in Ellis County, Kansas . The period covered in this school evolution dates back to the year 1868 when the legislature defined the boundaries in conformity with a petition presented to the Governor by the citizens in the fall of 1867, asking for organization, to the present year of 1950. Here is a period of eighty-two years during which time Ellis County has developed educationally from the crude school of that day to its present modern school system. It ...


Public Textbook Selection In Forty-Eight States, Victor A. Durrance May 1951

Public Textbook Selection In Forty-Eight States, Victor A. Durrance

Master's Theses

The specific objective of this study is to determine, if possible, the method by which each state selects its textbooks. The problem of public textbook selection thus resolves itself into two parts, i.e., the selection of textbooks for the elementary schools and the selection of textbooks for the high schools.


The Functions Of The County Superintendent Of Public Instruction In The State Of Kansas, Jesse Earl Vague Jul 1941

The Functions Of The County Superintendent Of Public Instruction In The State Of Kansas, Jesse Earl Vague

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to reveal the true status of the present incumbents in the offices of county superintendent of public instruction in Kansas. This involves three problems: first, to show the age, sex, salary, tenure of office, and the qualifications; second , to show the duties of the county superintendent and the distribution of time allotted to each; and, third, to show the methods, the objectives, and the outcomes of supervision.


Supreme Court Decisions In Kansas Affecting The Organizing Of Schools, Floyd S. Hadley Jul 1939

Supreme Court Decisions In Kansas Affecting The Organizing Of Schools, Floyd S. Hadley

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is to review supreme court decisions in Kansas affecting the organization of schools.


The Scope And The Growth Of The Janitor-Engineer Schools., Arthur R. Lentfer Jul 1939

The Scope And The Growth Of The Janitor-Engineer Schools., Arthur R. Lentfer

Master's Theses

In recent years improvement in the quality of school buildings, equipment and supplies, qualifications of administrators, supervisors, teachers and almost all other employees have been advanced. Likewise requirements and standards for school janitors have begun or are increasing. Janitor-Engineer schools found within the borders of the United States, with special emphasis on the schools of Kansas, represent the scope of this study.


Education And The State Superintendent Of Public Instruction In Kansas, Mary Marcella Landwehr Jul 1938

Education And The State Superintendent Of Public Instruction In Kansas, Mary Marcella Landwehr

Master's Theses

One of the most important and common features of the school systems of the several states is the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction. This study seeks to show the conditions pertaining to the office and particularly to present these conditions as reflected by current legislation in Kansas.


State Legislation And State Board Rulings Relating To Superintendents Of Schools, C. A. Clark Aug 1933

State Legislation And State Board Rulings Relating To Superintendents Of Schools, C. A. Clark

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is to show what specific legislation the states now have in force relating to superintendents of schools and also to what extent state board rulings now in effect relate to them. No attempt is made to determine what legislation or rulings should be made by the states or state boards. It is merely a compilation of laws and regulations as they now exist. The thesis embraces a study of the latest available school laws of each state and additional information relating to state board rulings, secured from letters or pamphlets received from the offices of ...


The Executive Of The Consolidated Schools In Western Kansas, Alexander Vardaman Anderson Jul 1930

The Executive Of The Consolidated Schools In Western Kansas, Alexander Vardaman Anderson

Master's Theses

The purposes of this study are: 1. To determine the extent or scope of the activities performed by the executives of consolidated schools in Western Kansas. 2. To discover the amount of time which those executives devote to each of such activities. 5. To ascertain the personal and professional qualifications of the executives of consolidated schools in Western Kansas. 4. To enumerate the mistakes or failures of the executives of consolidated schools in Western Kansas from the viewpoint of the teachers under supervision. 5. To determine if the administration of consolidated schools might be improved and to suggest remedial measures ...