Master's Theses



Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


A multiple baseline design across subjects was used to determine the effects of public display and its type on children's spelling behavior for 42 children in two fifth grade classrooms. The data indicated that public display resulted in a marked increase in correct spelling words for one classroom. Further, the data indicated that the type of public display did not enhance the overall effectiveness of public display when added as a treatment variable. Public display did not yield a marked increase in correct spelling words for another group of children with an exceptionally high baseline rate, thus limiting the range for improvement. It appears from the present data that public display is an effective method for increasing certain academic behaviors in elementary school children.


James Ryabik

Date of Award

Spring 1978

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1978 Edgar M. Lowman


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