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Evaluation of the Influence of Non-Conventional Sources of Emissions on Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations in North Texas
Emissions of air pollutants from non-conventional sources have been on the rise in the North Texas area over the past decade. These include primary pollutants such as volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) which also act as precursors in the formation of ozone. Most of these have been attributed to a significant increase in oil and gas production activities since 2000 within the Barnett Shale region adjacent to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex region. In this study, air quality concentrations measured at the Denton Airport and Dallas Hinton monitoring sites operated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) were evaluated. VOC concentration data from canister-based sampling along with continuous measurement of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), ozone (O3), particulate matter (PM2.5), and meteorological conditions at these two sites spanning from 2000 through 2014 were employed in this study. The Dallas site is located within the urban core of one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, while the Denton site is an exurban site with rural characteristics to it. The Denton Airport site was influenced by natural gas pads surrounding it while there are very few natural gas production facilities within close proximity to the Dallas Hinton site. As of 2013, there were 1362 gas pads within a 10 mile radius to the Denton Airport site but there were only 2 within a 10 mile radius to Dallas Hinton site. The Dallas site displayed higher concentrations of NOx and much lower concentrations of VOC than the Denton site. Extremely high levels of VOC measured at the Denton site corresponded with the increase in oil and gas production activities in close proximity to the monitoring site. Ethane and propane are two major contributors to the measured VOC concentration, suggesting the influence of fugitive emissions of natural gas. In Dallas, the mean and maximum values of ozone had decreased since 2000 by about 2% and 25%, respectively. Similarly NOx decreased by 50% and 18% in the mean and maximum values. However, the mean VOC value showed a 21% decrease while the maximum value increased by about 46%. In Denton, the change in percentage of ozone and NOx were similar to Dallas but the mean VOC concentration increased by about 620% while the max value increased 1960%. Source apportionment analysis confirmed the findings by identifying the production of natural gas to be the primary source of VOC emissions in Denton, while traffic sources were more influential near the Dallas site. In light of the recent proposal by EPA to revise the ozone standard, the influence of these new unconventional sources should be further evaluated. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc804841/
An Evaluation of the Influence of Parent Interest on Child Achievement
A number of investigations of pupil progress in school have definitely shown that the percentage of failure in the first grade is much higher than in the other grades. In the light of these investigations, it is safe to assume that there must be a number of contributing factors to this failure in grade progress. The nature of these factors and what the school can do, if anything, to mitigate their influence on pupil progress in the first grade constitute a challenge to educational research. The present study undertakes an investigation along these lines. The purpose of this study is threefold: (1) to investigate the need for a pre-school program; (2) to study the reported values of such a program; and (3) to survey a certain number of schools to determine the extent and nature of preschool programs if any. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc699733/
An Evaluation of the Journalism Program of North Texas State College
"The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of journalism training received at North Texas State College by journalism majors."--4 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663139/
An Evaluation of the Language Arts Program in the Elementary Schools of Denison, Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine the weak points and the strong points of the Language Arts Program and to make recommendations for improvement. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83567/
An Evaluation of the Leadership Education Program of the Methodist Church in the Central Texas Conference
The problem of this study is to compare the present practice in the field of leadership education in certain representative local Methodist Churches in the Central Texas Conference with 1) the procedures recommended by the Methodist Church, and 2) the specific needs of the local churches. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164130/
An Evaluation of the Library Service in the Sam Houston School, Corsicana, Texas
This study is the result of an evaluation conducted at the Sam Houston Secondary School library in Corsicana, Texas to determine if the needs of students were being met. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33238/
An Evaluation of the Literary Sources of Gulliver's Travels
This study examines and also evaluates the literary sources of Gulliver's Travels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75270/
An Evaluation of the Los Fresnos Elementary School, Los Fresnos, Texas
The purpose of this study is to present the appraisal of the Los Fresnos Elementary School in terms of the criteria in the Handbook for Self-Appraisal and Improvement of Elementary Schools as made by a committee of twelve teachers of that school. Attention is given to the seven major areas of the school and to certain subtopics under each heading. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97020/
An Evaluation of the Methods and the Philosophy of Teaching English in the Secondary Schools of Texas as Reported in The Texas Outlook, 1925-1940
This thesis is the report of an investigation to determine and to evaluate the methods and the philosophy of the teaching of English in the secondary schools of Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75433/
Evaluation of the Mid-Management Concept of Cooperative Education in a Practical Setting
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An Evaluation of the Mineral Wells High School, Mineral Wells. Texas
This thesis offers an evaluation of the Mineral Wells, Texas high school. Fifteen hundred points associated with curriculum and school operation were evaluated to draw presented conclusions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33250/
Evaluation of the Music Offerings in Seventy-Five Representative Texas High Schools
The purpose of this study is twofold: (1) to formulate the bases for a music curriculum to be offered at high school level; and (2) to evaluate the present music offerings in seventy-five representative Texas high schools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163803/
An Evaluation of the Music Programs in the Seventh-Day Adventist Academies in the United States
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An Evaluation of the New Boston Secondary School
The purpose of this study is to determine the weak points and the strong point of the secondary school in New Boston, Texas, and to offer suggestions for improvement. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83340/
An Evaluation of the Newbery Medal Books
The writer's purpose in this study has been to make a thorough investigation of the Newbery Medal books to determine if they represent the best literature suitable for children's reading that has been published since 1922, and to investigate carefully the group as a whole to see if the books possess those rare qualities and characteristics which, deservedly, would set them apart from the ordinary type of books usually designated as suitable for children's reading. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75615/
An Evaluation of the Out-of-Class Activity Program of Sherman High School
The problem of this study is to make an evaluation of the out-of-class activity program of the Sherman High School. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83646/
An Evaluation of the Out-of-School-Youth National Defense Program Number 4 in Texas
The purpose of the evaluation is to determine, in a measure, the costs of the program, the interest shown in it, and the benefits derived from it. It is the further desire of the investigator to learn to what extent the program now fits into our educational system, and what changes may be necessary for the future use of the program in our educational system. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75460/
An Evaluation of the Performance of Advisory Boards Serving Selected Schools of Business Administration
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the performance of advisory boards serving schools of business. This evaluation is based upon perceptions held by business school deans, department heads, and advisory board members concerning the most significant objectives established for advisory boards and the extent to which they have been attained. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164557/
The Evaluation of the Philosophy Underlying the Administration of the Large Texas High School
The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the philosophy underlying the administration of the large Texas high school. The criteria for evaluation will be taken from a study of recent literature, and the administrative practices of the schools will be evaluated in the light of these standards. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83408/
An Evaluation of the Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Program of the Waco State Home
"The purpose of this study was to evaluate the program of physical education, health, and recreation of the Waco State School from 1933 to 1940...In view of these definite results, the conclusion is made that the Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Program of the Waco State Home has been successful in the following respects: 1. It has developed normal, happy children who have a chance to become useful, self-supporting children. 2. The Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Program of the Home has met and exceeded in many respects the educational standards for such activities. 3. The Waco State Home has performed a great educational service in remolding warped, underprivileged children."--leaf 2. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc699438/
An Evaluation of the Physical Education Program and Facilities in Secondary Schools of District 10AA of the Texas Interscholastic League
The purpose of this study is to make an evaluation of the physical education program and facilities in the secondary schools of District 10AA of the Texas Interscholastic League, comprising six counties in North-central Texas. The general scope of the problem is to determine how effectively the high schools of this district are conforming to certain standards for physical education as formulated by recognized authorities in the field and as outlined in courses of study issued by the Texas State Department of Education. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130219/
An Evaluation of the Physical Education Program of Arlington State College with Recommendations for Future Development
The problem undertaken in this investigation was that of making an evaluation of the Physical Education Program of Arlington State College with recommendations for future development. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130411/
Evaluation of the Preparation for Adult Living Training Program for Severely Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents in a Residential Treatment Center
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the Preparation for Adult Living skills training program by measuring the learning gains and learning outcomes of students participating in the training. The quasi-experimental posttest control group design was used. A treatment sample of twelve students received the Preparation for Adult Living training. A nontreatment sample was selected by matching the characteristics of educational and reading level and the gender of twelve students with no previous independent living skills training with those of the treatment sample. Students in the treatment sample were tested for learning gains using the Preparation for Adult Living Test. Both the treatment and nontreatment sample were tested using the post-training Preparation for Adult Living Scale to determine the level of their learning outcomes. The Preparation for Adult Living Test results were analyzed using the t-test for correlated samples of pretests and posttests. The t-test for independent samples was used to analyze the Preparation for Adult Living Scale results to determine the students' learning outcomes. A Pearson r correlation coefficient was calculated for Preparation for Adult Living Scale scores to determine if a relationship existed between employment and the life coping skills of the treatment sample. The findings indicated that no learning gains were made during the training, but that the training had an impact on the students' post-training life-coping skills. A strong relationship was found between the specific life-coping and employment skills of the treatment sample. Investigation of the reliability and validity of the Preparation for Adult Living Test and Scale instruments was recommended. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278755/
Evaluation of the Present Methods of Reporting the Progress of Primary Pupils in City Schools of Texas and the Development of a More Desirable System
The problem of this study is to evaluate the methods of reporting pupil progress in the primary grades of Texas schools comparable in size to that of Wichita Falls, Texas, and to set up criteria from which could be developed a more desirable reporting system for the primary grades. The main purpose is to establish a more adequate program for parent-teacher-pupil relationship and understanding through a philosophy based on the development of the whole child. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83638/
An Evaluation of the Professional Training of Secondary School Principals at North Texas State College:1939-1949
The purpose of the study is to trace the origin and development of the public school principalship, to present past and present certification standards for the principalship as expressed by leading educators and certifying officials in the various states, and to select a group of graduates of North Texas State College and measure their training and aptitudes against those stated. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130229/
An Evaluation of the Program of Phonetic Instruction in Relation to Reading in the Schools of Panola County
The problem of this study is to evaluate the program of phonetic teaching in the Panola County schools in terms of criteria developed from current literature on the history, theories, and studies relating to the teaching of phonics in connection with the reading program in the elementary grades. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75506/
An Evaluation of the Programs of Health and Physical Education for Girls in the Junior High Schools of Class AA Type of District One of the University of Texas Interscholastic League
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the programs of health and physical education for girls in the junior high schools of the Class AA type of District One of the University of Texas Interscholastic League. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53697/
An Evaluation of the Psychological Principles of Learning Used in the Social Studies Curriculum of the Elementary Grades
The problem of this study is to establish criteria of psychological factors that should be included in a social studies educational program of the elementary grades to measure the program planned for the social studies of the elementary grades of the Houston, El Paso, Fort Worth, and Amarillo, Texas, public schools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75647/
An Evaluation of the Public Relations Functions and Training of Non-Professional Staffs of Texas Independent School Districts
The problem involved in this study is an investigation of (1) the part played by the non-professional staff of a school in the development of a favorable public relations program, and (2) the needed training and qualifications for effective performance of the duties of non-professional personnel in this important phase of the public school program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96925/
Evaluation of the Public-Relations Program of Bowie Public Schools for Two Years
The purpose of this study is to make a survey over a period of two complete school terms of the public-relations program of Bowie Public Schools, Bowie, Montague County, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70361/
An Evaluation of the Public Relations Programs of Selected Texas Public School Systems
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the public relations programs in selected Texas public school systems. From this evaluation, criteria were developed which will enable the administrators, particularly those in smaller school systems, to maintain stronger public relations programs. These public relations programs were evaluated in terms of the elements of sound public relations procedures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278734/
An Evaluation of the Public-Relations Programs of the Four-Year Affiliated High School Districts in McLennan County, Texas
In this study, the purpose is to ascertain the types and media of public-relations programs in effect, to determine the uses being made of these types and media, to evaluate the findings of the methods in use, and to make suggestions and recommendations for an effective public-school relations program in the schools included in the survey. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70299/
An Evaluation of the Pupil Record and Reporting Systems Used in Twenty Elementary Schools of Hill County
This study was an investigation and an evaluation of the pupil record and reporting systems used in twenty elementary schools of Hill County. The purposes of this study were: 1. To establish criteria for evaluating the pupil record and reporting systems of these elementary schools. 2. To determine the adequacy of the pupil record and reporting systems of these elementary schools in terms of the criteria set up. 3. To offer recommendations for changes that could be made for the improvement of the twenty elementary schools of Hill County. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83726/
An Evaluation of the Quanah High School, Quanah, Texas
The problem of this study is to evaluate the Quanah High School of Quanah, Texas, by the use of criteria for determining the characteristics of good secondary schools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83350/
Evaluation of the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology - Self-Report (QIDS-SR) in a spinal cord injury population.
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is an acute and devastating event that results in significant and permanent life changes for the individuals who are injured, as well as their families and friends. Depression has received more attention from clinicians and researchers than any other psychological issue among persons with SCI. Measurement of depression in this population has a variety of methodological issues, including inconsistent assessments used (self-report versus clinical interviews), varying definitions of depression, inclusion and exclusion of physical symptoms in the assessment process, and use of measures that do not represent DSM-IV criteria for major depressive disorder. The primary goal of this study was to evaluate the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology - Self-Report (QIDS-SR) and provide descriptive analyses of this measure with persons with SCI. Results showed that somatic symptoms were more frequently endorsed than psychological symptoms in this population. Additionally, scores on the QIDS-SR were significantly associated with a depression diagnosis in the patient's medical chart. However, QIDS-SR scores were not found to be correlated inversely with quality of life scores as predicted. The QIDS-SR was shown to have good internal consistency and convergent validity with patients with SCI. However, it failed to demonstrate construct validity. The QIDS-SR has the potential to be a valid measure with this population and further analysis of the psychometric properties with patients with SCI is warranted. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9045/
Evaluation of the Recreation Program in Certain Junior High Schools in the Texas Panhandle
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the recreational program of certain junior high schools in the Texas Panhandle to determine the extent to which they meet accepted criteria for this type of program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83672/
An Evaluation of the Recreation Programs of the Towns and Communities of Eastland County, Texas
"The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the amount and type of recreation provided by the towns and communities in Eastland County, Texas, to determine the extent to which the recreation programs meet or fail to meet criteria for such community recreation programs." -- leaf 1 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663090/
An Evaluation of the Saint Jo Elementary School and some Recommendations for Improvement
The problem in this study is to present as accurately as possible the status of the Saint Jo Elementary School in Saint Jo, Texas, and to suggest recommendations for the improvement of this school. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83757/
An Evaluation of the San Saba Elementary School, San Saba, Texas
The purpose of this study was to make a critical evaluation of the San Saba Elementary School, San Saba, Texas. The strong and weak points of the school were considered, and suggestions were made for improvements where they are needed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75607/
An Evaluation of the School Lunch Programs of Bryan County, Oklahoma to Determine a Sound Procedure for Their Operation
In this study it is proposed to survey ten selected school lunch programs in Bryan County, Oklahoma, in order to determine a sound procedure for the operation of a successful school lunch program. the increasing knowledge of nutrition as an element in the scholastic progress of children is a factor that the school administrator must consider. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83717/
Evaluation of the School Plant of Arlington Heights High School of Fort Worth, Texas, as Related to Health and Safety Environment of the School Population with Recommendations for Future Improvements from 1949
The writer of this thesis was assigned to teach in this community and as a result became interested in the rating of the school plant, and to realize further ambition, made the following study using as an instrument of measurement the evaluative criteria set up by the Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards, Section K. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96866/
Evaluation of the School Plant of Union Grove High School in Upshur County, Texas, on the Basis of Health and Safety Environment for the School Population with Recommendations for Future Development
The purpose of this study was to make a critical evaluation of the school plant of Union Grove High School in Upshur County, Texas, in regards to health and safety environment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96883/
An Evaluation of the School Program of the White Settlement Junior High School, Tarrant County, Texas
The purpose of this study is two-fold: (1) to formulate criteria for evaluating the activities of a junior high school, and (2) to determine the extent to which the program of the White Settlement Junior High School, Tarrant County, Texas, meets these criteria. In so doing, attention is given to many phases of the school and its program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83487/
An Evaluation of the Short-Term Embryo-Larval and Seven-Day Larval Test Methods for Estimating Chronic Toxicity of Zinc to the Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas)
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Evaluation of the Situational Judgment Test
This research attempts to confirm the reliability and construct validity of a personnel selection instrument called a Situational Judgment Test (SJT) through reliability analysis and factor analysis. The existing literature on SJTs is reviewed, including the advantages of using SJTs in personnel selection as well as the debate on whether SJTs measure a single construct or whether they can be multidimensional depending on the content. The specific SJT in this research was theoretically developed and received expert ratings to assess four general constructs: problem solving, planning, priority setting, and leadership. No support from alpha internal consistency reliability analysis was found for the assembly of these items into the four a priori subscales, thus assembly of these items into the theoretical subscales and scales was not supported. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3686/
An Evaluation of the Special Education Program for Exceptional Children in Port Arthur, Texas
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the educational program for the exceptional child in Port Arthur, Texas, and in light of the findings to make recommendations for an improvement of that program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83634/
An Evaluation of the Spitz Student Response System in Teaching a Course in Logical and Mathematical Concepts
The problem with which this investigation was concerned was that of determining the effect of teaching freshman mathematics with the Spitz Student Response System upon a student's anxiety level, attitude and achievement. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277579/
Evaluation of the State-Adopted Readers for First and Second Grades for their Literary Qualities
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An Evaluation of the System of Pupil Transportation in Comanche County, Texas
Since every school in Comanche County operates some form of pupil transportation, the purpose of this study is to determine the efficiency of the system of pupil transportation in Comanche County and to find the means of operating school transportation more efficiently. School consolidation in Comanche County has made pupil transportation one of the most important problems that administrators of the county have to deal with. The tendency is toward larger school attendance areas. As the attendance area gets larger, more pupils will be transported. Increased demands are mounting; replacement of worn-out vehicles and equipment is imperative; a more efficient coverage of the attendance area seems necessary; and finance is lacking. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663305/
An Evaluation of the Teaching Loads of Teachers in the High Schools of Texas
The problem of this study is to determine the normal teaching load of teachers teaching in the various fields in certain selected high schools of Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75380/