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Evaluation of the Preparation for Adult Living Training Program for Severely Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents in a Residential Treatment Center

Description: 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.
Date: May 1993
Creator: Hunter, Robert A. (Robert Allan)

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

Description: 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.
Date: 1949
Creator: Wilson, Rachel Rebecca

An Evaluation of the Professional Training of Secondary School Principals at North Texas State College:1939-1949

Description: 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.
Date: 1950
Creator: Bray, Lemuel J.

An Evaluation of the Psychological Principles of Learning Used in the Social Studies Curriculum of the Elementary Grades

Description: 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.
Date: 1947
Creator: Stucker, Myrtle

An Evaluation of the Public Relations Functions and Training of Non-Professional Staffs of Texas Independent School Districts

Description: 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.
Date: 1951
Creator: Boyles, Frank D.

An Evaluation of the Public Relations Programs of Selected Texas Public School Systems

Description: 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.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Kerr, Ralph Mouzon, 1911-

An Evaluation of the Public-Relations Programs of the Four-Year Affiliated High School Districts in McLennan County, Texas

Description: 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.
Date: 1941
Creator: England, Sidney, H.

An Evaluation of the Pupil Record and Reporting Systems Used in Twenty Elementary Schools of Hill County

Description: 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.
Date: 1950
Creator: King, Etha Gilmore

Evaluation of the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology - Self-Report (QIDS-SR) in a spinal cord injury population.

Description: 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.
Date: August 2008
Creator: Reed, Kristin

An Evaluation of the School Lunch Programs of Bryan County, Oklahoma to Determine a Sound Procedure for Their Operation

Description: 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.
Date: 1950
Creator: Howard, C.F.

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

Description: 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.
Date: 1949
Creator: Ruggieri, Nick

An Evaluation of the School Program of the White Settlement Junior High School, Tarrant County, Texas

Description: 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.
Date: 1949
Creator: Jolly, Louise

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)

Description: Chronic toxicity of zinc to Pimephales promelas was estimated by conducting replicate static and static-renewal short-term embryo-larval tests and static-renewal seven-day larval tests. The two test methods were highly reproducible. Daily renewal of test solutions had little effect on the toxicity of zinc, however, the stage of development at which exposure was initiated affected the sensitivity of the toxic endpoints measured. The most sensitive and reproducible endpoint in the embryo-larval tests was survival of viable (non-deformed) larvae and in the seven-day larval test was growth of the larvae, which was slightly more sensitive than the embryo-larval test endpoint. The estimated MATC of 0.18 and 0.15 mg/L mean total and mean soluble zinc, respectively, compared well with published results. Because of its advantages and similar sensitivity, the short-term embryo-larval test was recommended for estimating chronic toxicity.
Date: May 1987
Creator: Stewart, Susan Michels