Teacher Implementation of a Pretreatment Assessment Procedure in a Public Middle School

Teacher Implementation of a Pretreatment Assessment Procedure in a Public Middle School

Date: May 1999
Creator: Alcala, Angelo L. (Angelo Lee)
Description: In an attempt to determine the effectiveness of a pretreatment assessment procedure known as the scatter plot (Touchette, MacDonald, & Langer, 1985), direct observational data was collected by 13 middle school teachers on four "problem" students. After four weeks of data collection, interobserver agreement probes were calculated and a visual analysis of the plotted data was performed to ascertain a possible pattern of problem behavior. Additionally, in an attempt to assess the teachers' perceptions of the scatter plot, the 13 teachers were asked to complete a questionnaire. Although a visual analysis of the plotted data suggested a possible pattern of problem behavior, interobserver agreement probes failed to achieve a desired overall reliability of 90% or higher. Despite a low IOA, results of the questionnaire administered to the 13 teachers generally supported the use of the scatter plot as a means of assessing student behavior. Possible reasons for failing to attain an IOA of 90% or higher include the total number of students in a class, the number of subjects observed per period, the teacher's location in the classroom, and the subjects ability to recognize if the teacher was "looking." Recommendations are provided regarding future research concerning the scatter plot and ...
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A Comparison of Performance on Four Gross Motor Skill Tests of Dyslexic and Non-Dyslexic Boys Aged Nine through Twelve

A Comparison of Performance on Four Gross Motor Skill Tests of Dyslexic and Non-Dyslexic Boys Aged Nine through Twelve

Date: August 1970
Creator: Ness, Donna K.
Description: The primary purpose of this study was to compare performance on selected gross motor skills of elementary school-aged children diagnosed as dyslexic and a similar group of school-aged children who are identified as non-dyslexic. A secondary purpose of the study will be to compare performance within the dyslexic group according to the severity of the affliction.
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Social Area Analysis and Transportation Patterns: Dallas, Texas, 1960

Social Area Analysis and Transportation Patterns: Dallas, Texas, 1960

Date: May 1969
Creator: Byler, Don L.
Description: When the heterogeneity of the city is considered, the sociological implications which stem from this heterogeneity become important to understanding the social structure of the city. One of these sociological implications is intrinsic in the patterns of transportation. This is an ecological study of the structure and changing structure of parts of the city. We will study the relationship between two variables; social area characteristics and patterns of transportation.
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An Audio-Visual Presentation Designed for Motivation of Certain Elementary Art Students

An Audio-Visual Presentation Designed for Motivation of Certain Elementary Art Students

Date: June 1969
Creator: Harris, Jan
Description: In order to create a motivational device to help students become more aware of their surroundings, an audio-visual project was chosen as the most effective means of reaching intermediate grade children in a low socio-ecomonic area. Developing an effective sett of motivational experiences for enriching learning through seeing in the art education program was the task undertaken in this study.
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The Relationship between Ego Strength, Social Participation and Weight Reduction

The Relationship between Ego Strength, Social Participation and Weight Reduction

Date: June 1968
Creator: Madison, Carol Rindler
Description: The problem of this research may be stated as a study of the relationship between successful weight reduction on the part of people involved in a group program, and the two variables of ego strength and social participation.
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Delinquent Behavior in White and Negro Student Populations

Delinquent Behavior in White and Negro Student Populations

Date: June 1970
Creator: Hunter, Charles Alvin
Description: The purpose of this study is to add to the knowledge of juvenile delinquency in our society as it may be discerned through reports by those who have committed delinquent, but in most cases unadjudicated, acts. This study further seeks to add a dimension to the body of knowledge already gained through self-report techniques by discovering whether there are any important differences to be observed in comparing surveys of limited Negro and white populations.
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Effects of a Preschool Program on Psycholinguistic Abilities of Culturally Deprived Children

Effects of a Preschool Program on Psycholinguistic Abilities of Culturally Deprived Children

Date: August 1970
Creator: Martin, Martha K.
Description: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the psycholinguistic abilities which the disadvantaged child brings with him to the preschool setting, and the growth in language development made during his participation in the program.
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Ethnophenomenological Influence and Levels of Psychological Differentiation

Ethnophenomenological Influence and Levels of Psychological Differentiation

Date: August 1967
Creator: Litman, Gloria R.
Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative levels of psychological differentiation in Jewish and Protestant children.
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The Consequences of Labeling a Person as Mentally Ill in an Urban Black Community

The Consequences of Labeling a Person as Mentally Ill in an Urban Black Community

Date: May 1973
Creator: Driggers, John M.
Description: This study has a twofold purpose. The first is to determine the consequences related to labeling deviant behaviors, especially as these effects are reflected in the person who labels and defines deviant behavior. The second is to evaluate the medical model of abnormality in relation to the labeling of deviant behavior.
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A Critical Evaluation of Selected Public Relations Functions of the Dallas Police Department Public Information Office

A Critical Evaluation of Selected Public Relations Functions of the Dallas Police Department Public Information Office

Date: August 1973
Creator: Hilbig, John E.
Description: The problem of this study was to determine how well the public information office of the Dallas Police Department performed in three public relations areas: staff consultation, employee communication, and press relations. Interviews were conducted with the command staff of the Dallas Police Department and with nine mass media representatives who had regular contact with both the police department and the public information office. Their answers were compared with public relations principles taken from literature in both the general public relations and the police public relations fields to see if the public information office was succeeding or failing in performing its staff-consultation, employee-communication, and press-relations functions.
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