"This study shows three things: (1) a precedent for the expenditure of public funds to teach electricity in our public high schools has already been established by the school system in the larger school systems of Texas, (2) the rural families living on electrified farms in the North Texas area want instruction of this type given to the boys and girls in their communities, and (3) both the rural people and the professional people of the North Texas area believe that instruction dealing with the use of electricity and electrical equipment had spread until by 1935 more than twenty-one million homes, about eighty percent of the total in America at that time, were electrified, only eleven American farms out of every 100 had central-station electricity. More than five million American farms lacked electric service. "--leaf 50.
This study is an evaluation of the Henrietta High School of Henrietta, Texas. Its purpose is to measure this school by comparing it to the two hundred try-out schools which were used by the Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards in setting up their criteria for determining the characteristics of a good secondary school.
The water which supplies the city of Henrietta, Clay County, Texas, is obtained from the Little Wichita River. A concrete dam was built across the river at a point about a mile and a half north of town.
The problem of this study is to make a critical investigation and a thorough analysis of different methods that have been used to report pupil progress in the elementary school of Henrietta, Texas, and other elementary schools. Also, some significant changes underlying the concepts of educational achievements are to be shown and basic principles presented to develop a desirable method and procedure in establishing a more effective and functional marking and reporting program for the fourth grades in Henrietta, Texas.
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