Date of Award

Summer 1962

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Education

First Advisor

Topetzes, Nick John

Second Advisor

Willis, D. E.

Abstract

It has happened In almost all schools that both. the student. and their parents have questions concerning the ability of the student. The student seeks to know how much he is accomplishing. He wants a challenge. a goal, but he wants to measure up to a goal which is realistic . He wants to measure up to himself. He does not want to strive for the impossible. The same is also true of parents. The problem of this study was to find some sort of common denominator whereby the student can hold himself up to himself and say, "I am doing well." This common denominator can serve primarily as the goal toward. which the 'student is striving and hence will essentially be a tool for motivation. The student. will aim at this level of achievement because he knows be wants to live up to his full stature. Also Of prime importance is the fact that the parents ought to know what this particular student is capable of attaining. To know, therefore; whether to praise or blame, will be one of the chief by-products of this study. The aim. therefore, is this: To predict academic achievement with these goals in mind. to aid the student to know himself and help him strive for self-fulfillment, and to enable the parents to appraise the quality of the student's achievement.

Share

COinS