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An Evaluation of Recommended Programs for Fifth Grade Social Studies

An Evaluation of Recommended Programs for Fifth Grade Social Studies

Date: 1949
Creator: Ross, Emma Rebecca
Description: The purpose of this study is: (1) to determine a criteria for evaluating proposed social studies programs; (2) to review fifth grade bulletins in social studies from five widely separated school systems in the United States, to make an analysis of their aims, methods, and materials, and to determine whether they meet accepted professional standards; (3) to make suggestions for improving the fifth grade social studies as a result of this analysis.
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An Evaluation of Recreation Programs of Selected Secondary Schools

An Evaluation of Recreation Programs of Selected Secondary Schools

Date: 1949
Creator: Ward, Forrest Elmer
Description: This study was undertaken to determine whether or not the secondary schools of Texas have recreational programs that measure up to accepted standard objectives. The activities within the recreation curriculum were measured to determine the value of each.
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Evaluation of Recreational Activities for Junior High School Boys

Evaluation of Recreational Activities for Junior High School Boys

Date: August 1938
Creator: Cross, Francis Clephane
Description: This study attempted to compare the activities in the boys' program, "in school" and "out of school" which seemed to have the greatest appeal from the standpoint of participation.
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An Evaluation of Reinforcement Effects of Preferred Items During Discrete-trial Instruction

An Evaluation of Reinforcement Effects of Preferred Items During Discrete-trial Instruction

Date: May 2015
Creator: Rorer, Lynette
Description: This study compared the relative reinforcing efficacy of high-preferred and low-preferred stimuli, as determined by two types of preference assessments, on acquisition rates in three children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The study also evaluated the indirect effects of preference on students’ stereotypy and problem behavior during instructional periods. Participants were presented with a task and provided high or low-preferred stimuli contingent upon correct responding. Results showed that acquisition occurred more rapidly in the highly preferred condition for some participants. Higher rates of problem behavior occurred in the low preferred condition for all participants. These results highlight the importance of utilizing preference assessment procedures to identify and deliver high-preferred items in skill acquisition procedures for individuals with ASD.
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An Evaluation of Remedial Reading Procedures

An Evaluation of Remedial Reading Procedures

Date: August 1952
Creator: Young, Vera Castleberry
Description: The problem of this study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of certain recommended procedures in the improvement of reading skills in a sixth-grade class in the Lewisville Elementary School, Lewisville, Texas.
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An Evaluation of Response to Procedures Used in Working with Mid-Semester Failing Students

An Evaluation of Response to Procedures Used in Working with Mid-Semester Failing Students

Date: August 1964
Creator: Clark, David Derrix
Description: The primary purpose of this paper is to evaluate student and teaching faculty response to the formal procedures used at a large university to officially warn students who are in danger of failing, and to study the relationship of this process to such factors as college entrance examinations and subsequent grades.
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An Evaluation of Role Playing as a Method in Religious Education

An Evaluation of Role Playing as a Method in Religious Education

Date: January 1961
Creator: Dickerson, Windel Lee
Description: This study serves two aims: (1) to evaluate the results of role playing on relevant criteria, and (2) to evaluate these same results from the standpoint of a particular frame of reference, namely that of religious education.
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An Evaluation of School Experiences in the Fourth Grade of Lancaster School

An Evaluation of School Experiences in the Fourth Grade of Lancaster School

Date: 1951
Creator: Roach, Ruth
Description: This study is an evaluation of school experiences in the fourth grade of Lancaster School.
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Evaluation of School Units that Affected the Community

Evaluation of School Units that Affected the Community

Date: June 1939
Creator: Yarbrough, James Lafayette
Description: This study examines a change from traditional to modern teaching in the Denton, Texas public schools. Issues faced by adminitation and teachers in three examined elementary schools provide information about the implementation of a plan focused on the particular needs of children in the community.
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An Evaluation of Selected Aspects of a Teacher Education Admissions Program

An Evaluation of Selected Aspects of a Teacher Education Admissions Program

Date: August 1965
Creator: Smith, Robert Gough, 1919-
Description: The problem of this study was an analysis of the scores made on selected standardized tests used as one part of the procedure for admission to the teacher education program at North Texas State University. The students involved were enrolled in their first professional course in education.
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An Evaluation of Selected Instrumental Methods

An Evaluation of Selected Instrumental Methods

Date: August 1948
Creator: Clark, Margene
Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to present an evaluated list of instrumental methods in order that'this material may serve as a useful and beneficial guide toward the selection of methods for the students and teachers of stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
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An Evaluation of Selected Undergraduate Professional Preparation Programs in Physical Education

An Evaluation of Selected Undergraduate Professional Preparation Programs in Physical Education

Date: August 1973
Creator: Lindsay, Samuel E.
Description: This study is an evaluation of the programs in fourteen selected Texas colleges and universities to prepare undergraduates for teaching careers in physical education. The study uses its analysis of current programs as a basis for recommending improvements in them.
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An Evaluation of Selected Woodworking Projects

An Evaluation of Selected Woodworking Projects

Date: August 1970
Creator: Hansen, Philip W.
Description: The primary purpose of the study is twofold: first, to develop a set of criteria that can be used effectively to evaluate projects that will develop in students those skills and concepts emphasized in the goals and objectives of industrial arts; and second, to evaluate these projects by using evaluative criteria developed for that purpose. After the completion of the study, a convenient source book of projects for teachers will be compiled.
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Evaluation of Sequential Events in Phagocytosis by Earthworm Coelomocytes as Potential Immunotoxicity Biomarkers

Evaluation of Sequential Events in Phagocytosis by Earthworm Coelomocytes as Potential Immunotoxicity Biomarkers

Date: August 1998
Creator: Murray, Stephanie Mae
Description: This research evaluated the potential of activation and attachment, as sequential companion biomarkers of phagocytosis by earthworm, Lumbricus terrestris, immunoactive coelomocytes for use in immunotoxicology. The potential was assessed by exposing earthworms to sublethal concentrations of CuSO4 and Arochlor 1254®, chemicals used as reference or standard immunotoxicants.
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Evaluation of skill maintenance, performance factors, and external validity in a behavioral parent training program.

Evaluation of skill maintenance, performance factors, and external validity in a behavioral parent training program.

Date: August 2009
Creator: Scherbarth, Andrew J.
Description: Child maltreatment affects 900 thousand children in the U.S. every year and impacts all areas of daily functioning. Behavioral parent training (BPT) programs have effectively taught parenting and demonstrated externally valid outcomes (i.e., lower recidivism rates). Skill maintenance assessments for BPTs have mixed results. The Behavior Management and Parenting Services (BMAPS) program has shown effective skill training for court-mandated families. This study assessed skill maintenance and performance factors that may have impaired parents using an ABAB single-case research design in Phase 1 & external validity with a survey in Phase 2. Results for Phase 1 found that most BMAPS parents acquired all parenting tools to criteria, dropped below criteria at the 3 month probe, then fully demonstrated their regained skills after a brief review. Psychological and classroom factors do not appear to have systematically influenced performance at any time, although homework completion was associated with better scores at the end of class. Phase 2 results found a 91% reunification rate and a 0% recidivism rate over 1-3 years. All limitations aside, it appears that the BMAPS program is able to effectively train skills to criteria and these skills can be sustained with a booster session. The vast majority of parents ...
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An Evaluation of Social Guidance in Junior High School Home Rooms

An Evaluation of Social Guidance in Junior High School Home Rooms

Date: 1950
Creator: Bell, Lois C.
Description: The purposes of this study are: (1) to make an investigation of the home-room programs of the junior high schools in Wichita Falls, Texas, to discover what social guidance, if any, is offered to students; (2) to set up criteria for evaluating a social guidance program in a junior high school; and (3) to evaluate the social guidance programs of the home rooms in the junior high schools in Wichita Falls, Texas, in terms of the criteria set up for evaluation.
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An Evaluation of some Curriculum Principles in Terms of Certain Basic Philosophic Concepts

An Evaluation of some Curriculum Principles in Terms of Certain Basic Philosophic Concepts

Date: 1940
Creator: Ray, Mary Tom
Description: The writer's problem as reported in this thesis is to make an analysis of certain curriculum principles in terms of five selected basic philosophic concepts: pragmatism, instrumentalism, humanism, rationalism, and idealism.
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Evaluation of Some School Shops on the Basis of Pupil Interest

Evaluation of Some School Shops on the Basis of Pupil Interest

Date: 1942
Creator: Martin, Gebhard
Description: The problem at hand is an attempt to evaluate the industrial-arts shops of three schools on the basis of pupil interests. Primary emphasis will be placed upon the various interests of industrial-arts pupils, and then the shops will be studied for the purpose of discovering whether they foster such interests as the pupils may have been shown to possess.
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An Evaluation of Student Growth When the Goal-Seeking Method is Employed in Teaching a Foods Unit

An Evaluation of Student Growth When the Goal-Seeking Method is Employed in Teaching a Foods Unit

Date: 1948
Creator: Lindley, Edith Ross
Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze the extent of certain aspects of growth in foods units in homemaking classes through several evaluative methods, such as: pre-tests and tests, anecdotal records, self-evaluations of students, and student and teacher planned devices.
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An Evaluation of Student Learning and Engagement in a Technology-Enhanced Algebra Unit on Slope

An Evaluation of Student Learning and Engagement in a Technology-Enhanced Algebra Unit on Slope

Date: August 2000
Creator: Beck, Elaine K.
Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a technology-enhanced unit on slope in algebra. The technology used in the study was the Topological Panorama Camera (Topocam). The research questions explored the learning and transfer of knowledge about slope and the engagement level of students during Topocam learning activities. The Topocam is a computer-controlled camera that moves on a modular track while it scans a scene through a vertical slit. Students can program the speed of the camera and frequency of pictures. They then witness the results of time and motion in the image created by the camera. Data for this study were collected from a pretest/posttest, as well as from observations of indicators of engaged learning. The research population consisted of 46 students from three classes of Algebra I students. Three classroom teachers each taught a unit on slope, while a fourth teacher conducted the activities with the Topocam for all the classes. The classroom activities focused on the concept of slope as a rate of change utilizing coordinate grids. The Topocam activities involved students in collaboratively making and testing predictions about slope. The findings of the study indicate that student learning did occur with this ...
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The Evaluation of Task Preference on Reinforcer Efficacy

The Evaluation of Task Preference on Reinforcer Efficacy

Date: December 2014
Creator: Lowery, Wesley J.
Description: Stimulus preference assessments have determined high and low preferred items that increase the rate of frequency of responding for various skills. Within applied settings, high preferred items may not attain the same reinforcing value across tasks which might decrease responding. The preference of the task might have an effect on reinforcer efficacy that is being presented. The purpose of the current study is to evaluate changes in reinforcer efficacy as a function of preference for the task. Three children diagnosed with ASD participated in the study. HP/LP items and HP/LP tasks were identified through paired-choice assessments, and each item was presented as a consequence for each task in a counterbalanced multi-element format. Results indicated that preference for the task had little effect of the rate of responding across items.
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An Evaluation of Teaching Procedures and Curricula of the Primary Grades of Two Local Elementary Schools

An Evaluation of Teaching Procedures and Curricula of the Primary Grades of Two Local Elementary Schools

Date: 1942
Creator: Ballard, Irene
Description: An evaluation of teaching procedures and curricula of the primary grades of two local elementary schools according to criteria formulated from accepted educational psychology and democratic philosophy of educational leaders constitutes the problem at hand.
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An Evaluation of Teaching Techniques as Evidenced by the Guilford-Martin Temperament Inventory

An Evaluation of Teaching Techniques as Evidenced by the Guilford-Martin Temperament Inventory

Date: August 1950
Creator: Pinkston, John R.
Description: The primary problem of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two teaching techniques in relation to their respective influence on changing behavior by a group process.
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An Evaluation of Ten Electricity Training System Laboratory Manuals to Ascertain their Adequacy in Meeting Curriculum Standards for the Secondary School Course: General Electricity

An Evaluation of Ten Electricity Training System Laboratory Manuals to Ascertain their Adequacy in Meeting Curriculum Standards for the Secondary School Course: General Electricity

Date: August 1971
Creator: Turner, Richard M.
Description: This study involved an evaluation of laboratory manuals available to high schools for use with electricity training systems to ascertain which-were most adequate in meeting curriculum standards for general electricity as specified in Bulletin 615 of the Texas Education Agency.
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