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GED Testing Fact Sheet  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This GED Testing fact sheet provides information on: (1) GED[R] Tests; (2) Versions and Editions of the GED Tests; (3) Earning a Credential; (4) GED Testing Service[R]; (5) History of the GED Tests; (6) Who Accepts the GED Credential; (7) Public/Private Partnership of GEDTS; (8) Renowned GED Credential Recipients; (9) GED Testing Numbers for 2008;…

GED Testing Service, 2009

2009-01-01

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Labor Market Impacts of the GED[R] Test Credential on High School Dropouts: Longitudinal Evidence from NLSY97. GED Testing Service[R] Research Studies, 2011-2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ever since achieving a high school credential by passing the GED[R] test became widely institutionalized through adult education programs in the United States, outcomes for GED test credential recipients have continued to be of great interest to the adult education community and the general public. Very few studies of GED test credential

Song, Wei

2011-01-01

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Post-GED-Credential College Prospects for Adults with Special Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many adults with special needs, who did not finish high school, complete a GED® credential to go to college. As they prepare to transition, they may encounter barriers and likely require supports to succeed in college. The purpose of this qualitative research paper is to describe the college prospects of transitioning adults with a GED credential

Patterson, Margaret Becker

2014-01-01

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GED Items. The Newsletter of the GED Testing Service, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of the five issues of the newsletter of the General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service: January/February, March/April, May/June, September/October, and November/December. Each issue contains information of interest to users of the GED examinations. The feature article for the January/February issue is "Next…

American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service.

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Technical Manual: 2002 Series GED Tests  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was written to provide technical information regarding the 2002 Series GED (General Educational Development) Tests. Throughout this manual, documentation is provided regarding the development of the GED Tests, data collection activities, as well as reliability and validity evidence. The purpose of this manual is to provide evidence…

Ezzelle, Carol; Setzer, J. Carl

2009-01-01

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Type of High-School Credentials and Older Age ADL and IADL Limitations: Is the GED Credential Equivalent to a Diploma?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Educational attainment is a robust predictor of disability in elderly Americans: older adults with high-school (HS) diplomas have substantially lower disability than individuals who did not complete HS. General Educational Development (GED) diplomas now comprise almost 20% of new HS credentials issued annually in the United States but it…

Liu, Sze Yan; Chavan, Niraj R.; Glymour, M. Maria

2013-01-01

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Policies of Test Centers and Jurisdictions and GED[R] Candidate Test Performance. GED Testing Service[R] Research Study, 2009-6. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The economic and employment outlook for individuals without a high school diploma is bleak. For many of these individuals, passing the General Educational Development (GED) Test is the first step in competing in the increasingly demanding job market. GED test-taking policies vary across test centers and jurisdictions, and have the potential to…

Medhanie, Amanuel; Patterson, Margaret Becker

2009-01-01

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Policies of Test Centers and Jurisdictions and GED Candidate Test Performance. GED Testing Service[R] Research Studies, 2009-6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The economic and employment outlook for individuals without a high school diploma is bleak. For many of these individuals, passing the General Educational Development (GED) Test is the first step in competing in the increasingly demanding job market. GED test-taking policies vary across test centers and jurisdictions, and have the potential to…

Medhanie, Amanuel; Patterson, Margaret Becker

2009-01-01

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The Writing Skills Workbook--In Preparation for the GED Test. Test I: The Writing Skills Test. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for students preparing for the General Educational Development (GED) test, this workbook enables them to complete lessons in writing and spelling skills and to take the simulated writing skills tests. The first section contains worksheets on basic writing skills, such as sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation and the use of…

Carter, Marilyn; And Others

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Taking the Easy Way Out: How the GED Testing Program Induces Students to Drop Out  

PubMed Central

The option to obtain a General Education Development (GED) certificate changes the incentives facing high school students. This paper evaluates the effect of three different GED policy innovations on high school graduation rates. A six point decrease in the GED pass rate due to an increase in passing standards produced a 1.3 point decline in overall dropout rates. The introduction of a GED certification program in high schools in Oregon produced a four percent decrease in graduation rates. Introduction of GED certificates in California increased dropout rates by 3 points. The GED program induces high school students to drop out. PMID:24634564

Heckman, James J.; Humphries, John Eric; LaFontaine, Paul A.; Rodríguez, Pedro L.

2011-01-01

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Who Took the GED? GED 2000 Statistical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2000, 860,684 adults worldwide took 1 or more of the General Educational Development (GED) Tests, which was more than in any previous year except 1996. The number of adults completing the GED Test battery increased by 10% or more in eight U.S. jurisdictions and four Canadian jurisdictions. The volume of international testing increased by 85.7%.…

American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service.

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An Analysis of Calculator Use and Strategy Selection by Prison Inmates Taking the Official GED Practice Test  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this study was to determine whether adult students incarcerated at a large correctional facility in New England use the provided scientific calculator appropriately when taking the Official GED Practice Test in mathematics. 13 students were interviewed after taking a practice test and asked for their strategy for solving each problem.…

Stahl, Nathaniel

2011-01-01

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Writing: Sentence Structure, Usage, and Mechanics. GED Scoreboost.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

GED "Scoreboost" materials target exactly the skills one needs to pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests. This book focuses on the multiple choice portion of the GED writing test. The workbook targets topics directly on the multiple-choice section of the GED Language Arts, Writing Test. These include sentence structure, grammar and…

Evans, Karin; Landau, Julie

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GED Learners. NetNews. Volume 6, Number 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

GED (General Educational Development) learners are a diverse group--just like ABE (Adult Basic Education) and ESL (English as a second language) learners. For some, passing the GED tests closes the door on a history of defeat and failure and allows them to move ahead personally. Achieving the goal of passing all five GED tests is not easy for some…

LDA of Minnesota, 2006

2006-01-01

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Enhancing GED Instruction to Prepare Students for College and Careers: Early Success in LaGuardia Community College's Bridge to Health and Business Program. Policy Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nationwide, close to 40 million adults lack a high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) credential. About a quarter of high school freshmen do not graduate in four years, and while many high school dropouts eventually do attend GED preparation classes, too few ever pass the GED exam or go on to college. Students with only a…

Martin, Vanessa; Broadus, Joseph

2013-01-01

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Examining the Validity of GED[R] Tests Scores with Scheduling and Setting Accommodations. GED Testing Service Research Studies, 2004-1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current testing standards call for test developers to provide evidence that testing procedures and test scores, and the inferences made based on the test scores, show evidence of validity and are comparable across subpopulations (American Educational Research Association [AERA], American Psychological Association [APA], & National Council on…

George-Ezzelle, Carol E.; Skaggs, Gary

2004-01-01

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GED Essay Writing: Writing with Spirit. A Notebook for GED Writing Instructors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide was developed to help teachers prepare adult students for the essay writing section of the General Educational Development (GED) tests. It informs teachers of what is expected of students on the essay section of the GED examination, and leads them through the writing process in preparation for teaching students how to write an essay.…

Robson, Rosalie; Barreiro, Mathilda

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As a Path to a Degree, the GED Is Rerouted with Students' Needs in Mind  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many community colleges, along with some public-school districts and family-literacy programs, are overhauling their GED curricula and support services. Nearly 40 million American adults do not have high-school or GED diplomas, according to 2009 data from the American Council on Education, which developed the GED test. Another of the council's…

Sieben, Lauren

2011-01-01

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Academic Rigor and Economic Value: GED[R] and High School Students' Perceptions and Misperceptions of the GED[R] vs. the High School Diploma  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A mixed methods framework utilized quantitative and qualitative data to determine whether statistically significant differences existed between high school and GED[R] student perceptions of credential value. An exploratory factor analysis (n=326) extracted four factors and then a MANOVA procedure was performed with a stratified quota sample…

Horne, Lela M.; Rachal, John R.; Shelley, Kyna

2012-01-01

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Impact of Test Design, Item Quality, and Item Bank Size on the Psychometric Properties of Computer-Based Credentialing Examinations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer-based testing by credentialing agencies has become common; however, selecting a test design is difficult because several good ones are available - parallel forms, computer adaptive (CAT), and multistage (MST). In this study, three computer-based test designs under some common examination conditions were investigated. Item bank size and…

Xing, Dehui; Hambleton, Ronald K.

2004-01-01

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Comparison of the Psychometric Properties of Several Computer-Based Test Designs for Credentialing Exams with Multiple Purposes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many credentialing agencies today are either administering their examinations by computer or are likely to be doing so in the coming years. Unfortunately, although several promising computer-based test designs are available, little is known about how well they function in examination settings. The goal of this study was to compare fixed-length…

Jodoin, Michael G.; Zenisky, April; Hambleton, Ronald K.

2006-01-01

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Development of a novel treatment planning test for credentialing rotational intensity-modulated radiotherapy techniques in the UK  

PubMed Central

Objective: The increasing use of tomotherapy and volumetric-modulated arc therapy in UK centres will result in more centres choosing to use this technology in a clinical trial setting. The Radiotherapy Trials Quality Assurance (RTTQA) group has developed a new procedure to integrate into the UK intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) credentialing programme to cover rotational IMRT delivery techniques. Methods: A planning test [three-dimensional treatment planning system (3DTPS)] was designed specifically for rotational IMRT techniques. The feasibility of using this test in the credentialing programme for rotational IMRT was validated by 10 experienced UK centres. The study included five centres using Varian RapidArc™ (RA) (Varian Medical Systems, Milpitas, CA), two using Elekta VMAT™ (VMAT) (Elekta Inc., Norcross, GA) and three using helical tomotherapy (HT) plans. Centres were asked to carry out their own in-house quality assurance (QA) for the plans submitted for this study. A survey was sent out to centres aiming to gather information on their experience in undertaking the exercise and their QA results. Results: All centres fulfilled the primary goal by achieving the dose constraints of the primary planning target volume and organ at risk. Seven centres (three RA, one VMAT and three HT plans) were able to fulfil the secondary goal. Among those seven centres, three centres (two RA and one VMAT plans) achieved the tertiary goal. The results of the survey indicated that the 3DTPS test is a clinically relevant and practical planning test to be used. Conclusion: A planning test for rotational therapy techniques was developed for the RTTQA IMRT credentialing programme. Advances in knowledge: This study validated the feasibility of a 3DTPS test to be used as part of a credentialing programme for rotational IMRT techniques in the UK. PMID:23385993

Ciurlionis, L; Clark, C; Venables, K

2013-01-01

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Credentialing in Counseling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document discusses all aspects of credentialing from both a past and present perspective, considers the future of counselor credentialing, and provides a synopsis of the credentialing movement in counseling. Seven chapters are included: (1) "Counselor Credentialing: Purpose and Origin" (Thomas J. Sweeney); (2) "Counselor Certification"…

Bradley, Fred O., Ed.

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Beyond the GED: Making Conscious Choices about the GED and Your Future. Lesson Plans and Materials for the GED  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Newly revised to include new data and information on the Internet, this guide for GED instructors offers lesson plans and helps teachers develop as professionals. It also gives adult learners an opportunity to practice writing, use graphs, read charts, and analyze research findings on the economic impact of the GED. The original version of this…

Fass, Sara; Garner, Barbara; Barry, Eileen

2006-01-01

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Write Right Now! A Writing Skills Manual for GED Teachers. A Report from the Virginia Adult Educators' Research Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on a teacher's 14 years of experience in teaching writing, this manual was developed to help General Educational Development (GED) teachers to guide adults to improve their writing ability in preparation for the GED test. The manual is organized in four sections. The first section is a discussion of frequent concerns and problems that…

Ballard, Glenda H.

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The New Credential  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new multidisciplinary credential, the advanced diabetes manager, has been developed by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), in collaboration with the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA). The credential, designated as BC-ADM, is conferred upon successful completion of an exam to registered dietitians, registered

ANNE DALY; KARMEEN KULKARNI; JACKIE BOUCHER

2001-01-01

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Science in the General Educational Development (GED) curriculum: Analyzing the science portion of GED programs and exploring adult students' attitudes toward science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The General Educational Development (GED) tests enable people to earn a high school equivalency diploma and help them to qualify for more jobs and opportunities. Apart from this main goal, GED courses aim at enabling adults to improve the condition of their lives and to cope with a changing society. In today's world, science and technology play an exceedingly important role in helping people better their lives and in promoting the national goals of informed citizenship. Despite the current efforts in the field of secondary science education directed towards scientific literacy and the concept of "Science for all Americans", the literature does not reflect any corresponding efforts in the field of adult education. Science education research appears to have neglected a population that could possibly benefit from it. The purpose of this study is to explore: the science component of GED programs, significant features of the science portion of GED curricula and GED science materials, and adult learners' attitudes toward various aspects of science. Data collection methods included interviews with GED students and instructors, content analysis of relevant materials, and classroom observations. Data indicate that the students in general feel that the science they learn should be relevant to their lives and have direct applications in everyday life. Student understanding of science and interest in it appears to be contingent to their perceiving it as relevant to their lives and to society. Findings indicate that the instructional approaches used in GED programs influence students' perceptions about the relevance of science. Students in sites that use strategies such as group discussions and field trips appear to be more aware of science in the world around them and more enthusiastic about increasing this awareness. However, the dominant strategy in most GED programs is individual reading. The educational strategies used in GED programs generally focus on developing reading skills rather than the internalization of knowledge or influencing attitudes. An interesting finding is that GED science materials do attend to the relevance of science in everyday life but students' appreciation of this depends on the strategies employed.

Hariharan, Joya Reena

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Comparison of College Performance of General Educational Development (GED) and High School Diploma Students in Nova Scotia and PEI. Now and Tomorrow Excellence in Everything We Do. SP-978-01-11E  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to identify differences in performance if any, between learners with a high school diploma, and those with a GED credential, at two postsecondary institutions, Holland College on Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Nova Scotia Community College in Nova Scotia (NS). Of interest is how these adults perform in a postsecondary…

Penner, Audrey J.

2011-01-01

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Credentialing high school psychology teachers.  

PubMed

The National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula (American Psychological Association, 2013b) require a teacher with considerable psychology content knowledge to teach high school psychology courses effectively. In this study, I examined the initial teaching credential requirements for high school psychology teachers in the 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Thirty-four states (the District of Columbia is included as a state) require the social studies credential to teach high school psychology. An analysis of the items on standardized tests used by states to validate the content knowledge required to teach social studies indicates little or no presence of psychology, a reflection of psychology's meager presence in the social studies teacher preparation curricula. Thus, new teachers with the social studies teaching credential are not prepared to teach high school psychology according to the National Standards. Approval of The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History (National Council for the Social Studies, 2013) presents an opportunity to advocate for establishing a psychology credential in the 34 states. PMID:24911050

Weaver, Kenneth A

2014-09-01

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GED Preparation through Distance Learning in Rural Pennsylvania  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the types, use, and effectiveness of distance learning (DL) for General Education Development (GED) candidates in rural Pennsylvania. The research goal was to provide information for enhancing DL GED study options. Specifically, the study, which was conducted in 2009-2010, sought to: identify the types and use of GED

Prins, Esther; Drayton, Brendaly; Gungor, Ramazan; Kassab, Cathy

2011-01-01

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The Lived Experiences of GED (RTM) Students: What Do Their Experiences Tell Us?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The General Educational Development (GED[R]) Tests, established in 1945, helped determine soldiers' high school qualifications for the workforce, as they returned home from WWII. Because many soldiers dropped out of school to join the military, achieving a certain score on the test was a way for them to demonstrate that they had attained high…

Snider, Susan Lynn

2010-01-01

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The Lincoln Intermediate Unit's Write-Now Manual for GED Instructors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An instructors' manual describing the "Write-Now" approach to teaching writing to adult students preparing for the General Educational Development (GED) test together with a final report describing the project that developed the manual is presented. Topics covered in the 16 chapters of the manual include the following: what we believe about the…

Lincoln Intermediate Unit No. l2, New Oxford, PA.

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Adapting Credentialing Examinations for International Uses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adapting credentialing examinations for international uses involves translating tests for use in multiple languages. This paper explores methods for evaluating construct equivalence and item equivalence across different language versions of a test. These methods were applied to four different language versions (English, French, German, and…

Sireci, Stephen G.; Fitzgerald, Cyndy; Xing, Dehui

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CTE Credentialing Certifies Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to "Webster's Dictionary", a credential is something that gives a title to credit or confidence. The certificates and diplomas earned in career and technical education (CTE) are providing students with both the credits to help them find success in the workplace or in further education, as well as the confidence of knowing they have the…

Reese, Susan

2011-01-01

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American RadioWorks: Second-Chance Diploma: Examining the GED  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many have heard of the General Educational Development (GED) test, but it might remain something of a mystery. Those who take this exam are hoping to have a second chance to finish high school (in a manner of speaking) and the thought is that it will lead to a better job or further education. This fascinating documentary takes a look at the world of the GED and it is presented by the American RadioWorks organization. The documentary is divided into seven chapters, including The History of the GED and The Problem with the GED. One section that should not be missed is the Academy of Hope. Here visitors can learn about an informal place in Washington, D.C. that provides adults with the tutoring and support necessary to pass this exam. It's a great piece for anyone with an interest in education policy in the United States and it's certainly one that is worth sharing with other educators and like-minded folks.

2013-09-01

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Second Chances. The Value of Adult Education and the GED  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is an excerpt from "Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education" (The New Press, 2012). It concludes that GED programs need more resources, not less. The programs tend to be populated by low-to-modest income people who failed school the first time around and now are considered less worthy of investment. GED

Rose, Mike

2013-01-01

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Distance Learning for GED[R] Students in Rural Pennsylvania  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although many adult basic education programs offer distance learning (DL) for GED (General Educational Development) and English as a Second Language learners, this topic has received little scholarly attention. This article examines the availability, usage, and effectiveness of DL for rural GED candidates in Pennsylvania; students' demographic and…

Prins, Esther; Drayton, Brendaly; Gungor, Ramazan; Kassab, Cathy

2012-01-01

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Predicting GED Scores on the Bases of Expectancy, Valence, Intelligence, and Pretest Skill Levels with the Disadvantaged.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prediction of General Educational Development (GED) scores from motivational variables derived from Vroom's expectancy-valence theorem was hypothesized. The Tests of Adult Basic Education score, General Aptitude Test Battery score, MD1 expectancy subscale score, and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory defensiveness score accounted for…

Moore, Ray T.; Davies, Jon A.

1984-01-01

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The protest intentions of skilled immigrants with credentialing problems: a test of a model integrating relative deprivation theory with social identity theory.  

PubMed

Currently in Canada, there is a widespread underemployment among foreign-trained immigrants. This is because potential employers often have to evaluate unfamiliar foreign qualifications that, regrettably, are often misunderstood and undervalued. This questionnaire study tested a model that integrates relative deprivation theory with social identity theory to predict the degree to which skilled migrants from Asia and Africa with credentialing problems protest this systemic discriminatory barrier (N=180). In the model, the strength of cultural and national identifications are conceptualized as opposing motivational forces that, along with collective relative deprivation (CRD), directly impact protest intentions. As well, the model specifies that the so-called 'affective' component of CRD consists of an attribution of blame (perceived discrimination) and associated emotions. Structural equation modelling shows that the model is a good fit to the data. As hypothesized, significant path coefficients show that the strength of cultural identity increases and the strength of Canadian identity decreases the degree to which the respondents feel that immigrants suffer discrimination which, in-turn, influenced their intentions to take protest actions. The implications of these findings for the integration of relative deprivation and social identity theories are discussed. PMID:18166140

Grant, Peter R

2008-12-01

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Estimating ‘Value at Risk’ of crude oil price and its spillover effect using the GED-GARCH approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Estimation has been carried out using GARCH-type models, based on the Generalized Error Distribution (GED), for both the extreme downside and upside Value-at-Risks (VaR) of returns in the WTI and Brent crude oil spot markets. Furthermore, according to a new concept of Granger causality in risk, a kernel-based test is proposed to detect extreme risk spillover effect between the two

Ying Fan; Yue-Jun Zhang; Hsien-Tang Tsai; Yi-Ming Wei

2008-01-01

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A comparison of food policy and practice reporting between credentialed and noncredentialed Ohio school foodservice directors.  

PubMed

With rising childhood obesity rates and the increasing complexity of the school food environment, practitioners working in school nutrition need adequate preparation for their responsibilities. School foodservice directors (SFSDs) vary widely in their academic preparation, and there are no established standards for individuals in this occupation. Credentialing provides a way in which baseline knowledge of SFSDs can be established; however, little is known about the influence of such credentials on food-related policies and practices in public schools. Our cross-sectional study compared the reported food policies and practices between credentialed and noncredentialed SFSDs within all districts (N=364) of the Ohio public school system during the 2009-2010 school year. Using a Likert-type format, policy and practice scores were measured by asking participants to respond to statements adapted from the School Health Index assessment tool. Differences in the policy and practice scores reported by SFSDs holding a food-related credential and those not holding a credential were determined by t test. Results indicated that respondents with a food-related credential were more likely to report both comprehensive food-related policies (14.51 vs 13.39; range=0 to 21) and practices (33.86 vs 32.50; range=0 to 39). These findings support the value of credentialing SFSDs. However, further research is required to establish which credential provides the optimal match in the provision of high quality nutrition care to schoolchildren. PMID:23000026

Mincher, Jeanine L; Symons, Cynthia W; Thompson, Amy

2012-12-01

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Voluntary Professional Credentialing Programs. A Resource Handbook for Continuing Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook describes 77 voluntary programs offering professional credentialing for people in a wide range of professional and occupational fields. Each description lists credentials, organization offering credentials, initial credentialing requirements, credential renewal requirements (if any), continuing education approval process, and other…

Hanniford, Barbara, Ed.

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The role of optics in secure credentials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The global need for secure ID credentials has grown rapidly over the last few years. This is evident both in government and commercial sectors. Governmental programs include national ID card programs, permanent resident cards for noncitizens, biometric visas or border crossing cards, foreign worker ID programs and secure vehicle registration programs. The commercial need for secure credentials includes secure banking and financial services, security and access control systems and digital healthcare record cards. All of these programs necessitate the use of multiple tamper and counterfeit resistant features for credential authentication and cardholder verification. It is generally accepted that a secure credential should include a combination of overt, covert and forensic security features. The LaserCard optical memory card is a proven example of a secure credential that uses a variety of optical features to enhance its counterfeit resistance and reliability. This paper will review those features and how they interact to create a better credential.

Lichtenstein, Terri L.

2006-02-01

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The Need for National Credentialing Standards for Addiction Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors review the current state of credentialing for addiction counselors in the United States and provide recommendations to the addiction counseling field regarding national standards for credentialing.

Miller, Geri; Scarborough, Jim; Clark, Catherine; Leonard, Justin C.; Keziah, Tyler B.

2010-01-01

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Credentialing of Practitioners of Botanical Medicine  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses how practitioners, regardless of other professional licenses they may hold, could be credentialed in botanical medicine. The article reviews the field of clinical botanical medicine and the history and modern status of botanical medicine, as well as organizations currently involved in botanical medicine credentialing. Many different types of professionals prescribe botanical medicines, and the potential for collaboration

Eric Yarnell; Kathy Abascal; Russell Howard Greenfield; Aviva Romm; Sidney Sudberg

2002-01-01

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Perceptions of College Readiness and Social Capital of GED Completers in Entry-Level College Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examining the efficacy of literacy improvement, general education development (GED) completion, and GED completers' perceptions of college readiness and social capital was the purpose of this study. The participant sample (n = 321), derived from the target population (N = 1050), consisted of former participants of Adult Literacy Education…

Lott, Donalyn Leufroy

2012-01-01

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Strengthening and Developing GED Alumni Associations in Washington and Greene Counties.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project was conducted in Pennsylvania to strengthen the Greene County General Educational Development (GED) alumni association and to create a GED alumni association in Washington County. Four activities were conducted to strengthen the Greene County chapter: (1) a newsletter was produced; (2) an awards banquet was held; (3) a schedule of…

Washington-Greene County Community Action Corp., Waynesburg, PA.

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The Study of Credentialing in Nursing: A New Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Committee for the Study of Credentialing in Nursing of the American Nurses' Association assesses credentialing mechanisms in nursing (including accreditation, certification, and licensure) and recommends establishment of a nursing credentialing center to study and conduct nurse credentialing. The last four chapters of its final report are…

Nursing Outlook, 1979

1979-01-01

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Setting Course: The Case for the Credentialing of Forensic Interviewers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article provides a history of efforts to develop a credentialing or certification process for forensic interviewers and reviews the multitiered credentialing process offered by the National Association of Certified Child Forensic Interviewers. The authors argue the benefits of a credentialing process for forensic interviewers and respond to…

Haney, Mike; Vieth, Victor I.; Campos, Hector M.

2010-01-01

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APTA CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR EDUCATION & CREDENTIALING PROGRAM  

E-print Network

and experienced physical therapist and physical therapist assistant educators involved with clinical education This program is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program and is being sponsored by the UW- Madison Doctoral Physical Therapy

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Perceptions of Online Credentials for School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the perceptions of human resource directors in the USA about online credentials earned by K-12 school principals and principal candidates. Design/methodology/approach: In this mixed methods study, a survey was sent to a random sample of 500 human resource directors in K-12 school districts…

Richardson, Jayson W.; McLeod, Scott; Dikkers, Amy Garrett

2011-01-01

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Epistemological Beliefs of Teacher Credential Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The epistemological beliefs of teacher-credential students were studied to determine if their beliefs change in sophistication after a semester of training. Also studied was the extent of the relationship between academic and home background variables and epistemological beliefs. A convenience sample of 52 white females in their fifth year of…

Roberts, William L.; Busk, Patricia L.; Comerford, Sandra S.

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Establishing a Real-World Credential  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) as the world's largest two-year higher education institution that will be celebrating the awarding of its 300,000th associate degree this fall. Headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, CCAF was founded in 1972 as a means of establishing a real-world credential for training…

Pluviose, David

2007-01-01

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An Appraisal of an Offender Population on the General Educational Development Test as Predicted by the General Educational Development Practice Tests.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from 2,068 Indiana inmates who took the General Educational Development (GED) practice and final tests between 1988-2000 were analyzed. All six practice tests correlated with performance on the GED test. Most accurate were the FF battery (for writing skills), CC (for social studies), BB (for science), EE (for interpreting literature and…

Agba, Cyprian Peter; Klosowski, Steven M.; Miller, Gary R.

2002-01-01

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Title VII and the Masters of Reality: Eliminating Credentialism in the American Labor Market.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines effects of a Supreme Court decision (Gribbs vs Duke Power Co., 1971) stating that job applicants need neither pass an intelligence test nor possess particular educational credentials unless they are directly related to the requirements of the job. Journal available from Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW,…

White, David M.; Francis, Richard L.

1976-01-01

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Credentialing for participation in clinical trials  

PubMed Central

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) clinical cooperative groups have been instrumental over the past 50 years in developing clinical trials and evidence-based clinical trial processes for improvements in patient care. The cooperative groups are undergoing a transformation process to launch, conduct, and publish clinical trials more rapidly. Institutional participation in clinical trials can be made more efficient and include the expansion of relationships with international partners. This paper reviews the current processes that are in use in radiation therapy trials and the importance of maintaining effective credentialing strategies to assure the quality of the outcomes of clinical trials. The paper offers strategies to streamline and harmonize credentialing tools and processes moving forward as the NCI undergoes transformative change in the conduct of clinical trials. PMID:23272300

Followill, David S.; Urie, Marcia; Galvin, James M.; Ulin, Kenneth; Xiao, Ying; FitzGerald, Thomas J.

2012-01-01

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k -anonymous secret handshakes with reusable credentials  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problem of privacy-preserving authentication has been extensively investigated in a set of diverse system settings. However, a full-fledged such mechanism called secret handshake, whereby two users (e.g., CIA agents) authenticate each other in a way that no one reveals its own membership (or credential) unless the peer's legitimacy was already ensured of, remains to be elusive because simultaneity of

Shouhuai Xu; Moti Yung

2004-01-01

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GED Holders in Prison Read Better than Those in the Household Population: Why?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Adult Literacy Survey, conducted by the U.S. Department of Education in 1992 and 2003, included federal and state prisoners. One finding of the 2003 survey was that prisoners with a GED scored higher in reading skills than persons in the general population with the equivalent education. In an attempt to explain that unexpected…

Harlow, Caroline Wolf; Jenkins, H. David; Steurer, Stephen

2010-01-01

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An Analysis of Inmates in Davidson County, Tennessee: Factors that Impact Participation in GED Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the experiences of the incarcerated, school dropout population. With an ever increasing number of high school dropouts, it is imperative that educational administrators attempt to slow the regression. Jail facility educational administrators especially need to have information on ways to increase participation in GED

Nashe, Turner, Jr.

2010-01-01

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Establishment and Development of a Mifflin County GED Alumni Association. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because General Educational Development (GED) graduates in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, were in need of an association to encourage their further educational development and enhance their newly established feelings of self-worth, an alumni association was formed. Within this peer group, alumni vented frustrations, obtained special training,…

Molek, Carol

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Credentialing: the need for a national research agenda.  

PubMed

A national research agenda is needed to promote inquiry into the impact of credentialing on health care outcomes for nurses, patients, and organizations. Credentialing is used here to refer to individual credentialing, such as certification for nurses, and organizational credentialing, such as American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet recognition for health care organizations or accreditation of providers of continuing education in nursing. Although it is hypothesized that credentialing leads to a higher quality of care, more uniform practice, and better patient outcomes, the research evidence to validate these views is limited. This article proposes a conceptual model in which both credentials and standards are posited to affect outcomes in health care. Potential research questions as well as issues in research design, measurement, data collection, and analysis are discussed. Credentialing in nursing has implications for the health care professions and national policy. A growing body of independent research that clarifies the relationship of credentialing in nursing to outcomes can make important contributions to the improvement of health care quality. PMID:24630680

Hickey, Joanne V; Unruh, Lynn Y; Newhouse, Robin P; Koithan, Mary; Johantgen, Meg; Hughes, Ronda G; Haller, Karen B; Lundmark, Vicki A

2014-01-01

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46 CFR 5.205 - Return or issuance of a credential or endorsement.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Return or issuance of a credential or endorsement. 5.205 Section 5.205 Shipping...Surrender of Coast Guard Credential or Endorsement § 5.205 Return or issuance of a credential or endorsement. (a) A person may request...

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Online Education Specialist Clear Credential To be eligible for this program, you must hold a Level I or Preliminary Education Specialist Credential. In addition,  

E-print Network

Online Education Specialist Clear Credential To be eligible for this program, you must hold a Level I or Preliminary Education Specialist Credential. In addition, this credential includes an English certificate or English Learner authorization on your Level 1 or preliminary Education Specialist Credential

de Lijser, Peter

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Credential Management in Event-Driven Healthcare Systems  

E-print Network

credential management in relation to event dissemination. We outline how OASIS, a role based access controlCredential Management in Event-Driven Healthcare Systems Jatinder Singh David M. Eyers Jean Bacon/subscribe. Health infor- mation is sensitive, thus access control is critically impor- tant. This paper focuses

Cambridge, University of

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Defining Credentials for the Public Workforce System. ACT Policy Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines how the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) meets the definition of "credential" as defined by the US Department of Labor Employment (US DOL) and Training Administration's Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 15-10. The NCRC fits the US DOL definition of a credential both (a) in the context of workforce…

ACT, Inc., 2011

2011-01-01

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Credentialing CAM Providers: Understanding CAM Education, Training, Regulation, and Licensing  

MedlinePLUS

... Information Introduction Health care providers’ credentials—the licenses, certificates, and diplomas on their office walls—tell us ... discipline. Top Keep in Mind Regulations, licenses, or certificates do not guarantee safe, effective treatment from any ...

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Leveraging Commercially Issued Multi-Factor Identification Credentials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews the Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) system. This system is a complete system of identity management, access to desktops and applications, use of smartcards, and building access throughout NASA.

Baldridge, Tim W.

2010-01-01

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42 CFR 422.204 - Provider selection and credentialing.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...every 3 years that updates information obtained during initial credentialing, considers performance indicators such as those collected through quality improvement programs, utilization management systems, handling of grievances and appeals,...

2010-10-01

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The GED4GEM project: development of a Global Exposure Database for the Global Earthquake Model initiative  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In order to quantify earthquake risk of any selected region or a country of the world within the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) framework (www.globalquakemodel.org/), a systematic compilation of building inventory and population exposure is indispensable. Through the consortium of leading institutions and by engaging the domain-experts from multiple countries, the GED4GEM project has been working towards the development of a first comprehensive publicly available Global Exposure Database (GED). This geospatial exposure database will eventually facilitate global earthquake risk and loss estimation through GEM’s OpenQuake platform. This paper provides an overview of the GED concepts, aims, datasets, and inference methodology, as well as the current implementation scheme, status and way forward.

Gamba, P.; Cavalca, D.; Jaiswal, K.S.; Huyck, C.; Crowley, H.

2012-01-01

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An Examination of Motivational Factors in High School Dropouts Participating in General Education Development Degree Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to the GED Testing Service (2011), over 18 million people have earned a GED credential since 1942. The results from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (2007) show that 89% of Whites, 80% of Blacks, and 76.5% of Hispanics reported having a high school diploma. Therefore, individuals who have dropped out of school, but…

Herring, Angela Hudson

2012-01-01

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14 CFR 121.548 - Aviation safety inspector's credentials: Admission to pilot's compartment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Aviation safety inspector's credentials: Admission...548 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...OPERATIONS Flight Operations § 121.548 Aviation safety inspector's credentials:...

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14 CFR 121.548 - Aviation safety inspector's credentials: Admission to pilot's compartment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Aviation safety inspector's credentials: Admission...548 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...OPERATIONS Flight Operations § 121.548 Aviation safety inspector's credentials:...

2011-01-01

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GED Preparation via the Sundial Network. An Audio Teleconferencing System. Final Report. A 310/Special Demonstration Project 1984-1985.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project was conducted to deliver general educational development (GED) instruction through an audio teleconferencing system to adult students in Arizona. Using a previously existing audio teleconferencing system owned by Rio Salado Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, project staff developed a series of credit and noncredit teleconferencing…

Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.

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Exploration of the Practices of Credentialing of Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care Hospital Settings  

E-print Network

facilities for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies and their providers. Examples included in the CAM scope were chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, nutritionist, and naturopathic providers of care. The studies included facilities... and Laboratory 17 Physician Assistants and Physicians 18 Complementary Alternative Medicine 19 Nursing 19 NP Credentialing Literature 21 vii Credentialing Process 21 Barriers to Credentialing 23...

Hronek, Carla M.

2014-05-31

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Credentials in Context: The Meaning and Use of Associate Degrees in the Employment of IT Technicians  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational credentials are clearly linked to economic success, but the reasons for this link are not clear. Common theoretical approaches provide explanations but lack direct employer perspectives on credentials' meaning and the context in which employers make sense of credentials. In this study, I used an alternative perspective based in Meyer's…

Van Noy, Michelle

2011-01-01

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Laura Pittman: The Nation's First Credentialed Direct Support Professional  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article profiles Laura Pittman, the nation's first credentialed Direct Support Professional (DSP). Laura is a DSP at the Orange Grove Center (OGC) in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has been working there for almost ten years. She has been a DSP for seven of those years, and in that role, supported four women at one of the Orange Grove Center…

King, Tom

2007-01-01

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Degrees of Durability and the New World of Credentialing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The erosion of the college credit monopoly, the devaluation of the degree and the rise of new forms of credentialing suggest a generation of students and higher education institutions somewhat different than the previous generation. Consider a higher learning environment where students create their own academic portfolios and shape their…

DiSalvio, Philip

2013-01-01

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The Career Readiness Certificate: The Foundation for Stackable Credentials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) which serves as the founding credential in the six states and one locality in the Career Readiness Certificate Consortium (Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.). The Career Readiness Certificate was developed by the small consortium…

Bolin, Barbara

2011-01-01

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Credentialing Activities in the Youth Development Field, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes credentialing activities that seek to establish standards and promote professional development in the youth development field. Part 1, Federal and State Legislative Activities, focuses on: legislation promoting youth development activities and programs; welfare reform and the need for youth development and after-school…

National Collaboration for Youth, Washington, DC.

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Training, Degrees, and Credentials in the Hiring of School Psychologists  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national sample of 246 Directors of Pupil Personnel Services and Directors of Special Education were surveyed to assess the importance they place on training, degrees, and credentials in the hiring of school psychologists. High, but varying, levels of importance were found for the content knowledge and skill areas in the National Association of…

O'donnell, Patrick S.; Dunlap, Linda L.

2014-01-01

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Double the Numbers: Increasing Postsecondary Credentials for Underrepresented Youth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Perhaps the most significant challenge facing our society today is the need to dramatically increase the number of Americans who graduate high school and go on to earn postsecondary credentials. This is an economic, social, and civic imperative ? and it cannot be achieved without real changes in the educational opportunities and supports we…

Kazis, Richard; Vargas, Joel; Hoffman, Nancy

2004-01-01

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Lists of Disciplines To Replace Community College Credentials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to a legislative mandate, this report presents a set of statewide minimum qualifications to be used by California community college districts as the basis for hiring faculty. Introductory material explains that the new minimum qualifications, which replace the previously required credentials, are discipline based. In one set of…

Meznek, James; Grosz, Karen Sue

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Pedagogical Techniques of Improvisation Instructors without Academic Credentials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of music improvisation can be seen in its inclusion in the National Standards for Music Education and the accreditation standards for the National Association of Schools of Music. The purpose of this study was to examine the pedagogical techniques and materials of improvisation instructors who do not hold academic credentials. The…

Salonen, Richard Wayne

2010-01-01

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Combined Credential Programs: Pedagogic, Practical, and Ideological Concerns  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The number of teacher education programs combining general and special education teacher certification is growing. In spite of this increase, little has been known about how these programs impact preservice teachers' (PSTs) developing professional identities. This article uses a case study of one newly implemented combined credential program at a…

Young, Kathryn S.

2011-01-01

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“When You Want Something So Bad, You Can Always Do It:” Mexican Women Journeying from the GED to Community College Graduate in a Southwestern State  

E-print Network

-recorded and transcribed interviews. The findings revealed that the institution played a significant role in facilitating the female Mexican GED graduates’ completion of their degrees. Supportive teachers, services such as counseling, and financial aid all had a strong...

Russo, Renata Ferreira

2014-07-09

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Intrapolypeptide interactions between the GTPase effector domain (GED) and the GTPase domain form the bundle signaling element in dynamin dimers.  

PubMed

Biochemical and structural studies of dynamin have shown that the C-terminus of the GTPase effector domain (GED) folds back and docks onto a platform created by the N- and C-terminal ?-helices of the GTPase domain to form a three-helix bundle. While cross-linking studies suggested that insect cell-expressed dynamin existed as a domain-swapped dimer, X-ray structures of protein expressed in Escherichia coli failed to detect evidence of this domain swap. Here, by cross-linking several cysteine pair replacements and analyzing cross-linked species by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization Mega time of flight, we conclude that dynamin is not domain-swapped and that GED-GTPase domain interactions occur in cis. PMID:25171143

Srinivasan, Saipraveen; Mattila, Juha-Pekka; Schmid, Sandra L

2014-09-16

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Purification, crystallization and X-ray diffraction analysis of human dynamin-related protein 1 GTPase-GED fusion protein  

PubMed Central

The mechano-enzyme dynamin-related protein 1 plays an important role in mitochondrial fission and is implicated in cell physiology. Dysregulation of Drp1 is associated with abnormal mitochondrial dynamics and neuronal damage. Drp1 shares structural and functional similarities with dynamin 1 with respect to domain organization, ability to self-assemble into spiral-like oligomers and GTP-cycle-dependent membrane scission. Structural studies of human dynamin-1 have greatly improved the understanding of this prototypical member of the dynamin superfamily. However, high-resolution structural information for full-length human Drp1 covering the GTPase domain, the middle domain and the GTPase effector domain (GED) is still lacking. In order to obtain mechanistic insights into the catalytic activity, a nucleotide-free GTPase-GED fusion protein of human Drp1 was expressed, purified and crystallized. Initial X-ray diffraction experiments yielded data to 2.67?Å resolution. The hexagonal-shaped crystals belonged to space group P21212, with unit-cell parameters a = 53.59, b = 151.65, c = 43.53?Å, one molecule per asymmetric unit and a solvent content of 42%. Expression of selenomethionine-labelled protein is currently in progress. Here, the expression, purification, crystallization and X-ray diffraction analysis of the Drp1 GTPase-GED fusion protein are presented, which form a basis for more detailed structural and biophysical analysis. PMID:23027751

Klinglmayr, Eva; Wenger, Julia; Mayr, Sandra; Bossy-Wetzel, Ella; Puehringer, Sandra

2012-01-01

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Concerns in workforce development: linking certification and credentialing to outcomes.  

PubMed

Investments in public health workforce development are based on the assumption that capacity and competencies are linked with the effectiveness and efficiency of providing essential public health services. However, evidence of the effects of workforce quantity or quality on the performance of core public health functions is limited. A review of public health, health care, and teacher education literature was conducted to determine the state of research in the field and to identify promising approaches and study designs for application to public health workforce training. A total of 861 articles and abstracts were reviewed from the health literature and 470 from teacher education literature. Sixty-five reports in the public health or health care literature and 68 in the education literature met the inclusion criteria. Eleven studies in public health or health literature reported positive correlations and 3 determined no substantial correlation to credentials. In the education literature, 10 studies reported a positive link, whereas 9 studies reported mixed or nonsignificant results. We conclude that a paucity of quality research or compelling evidence exists linking certification or credentialing to any related outcome. Until further research is conducted, discussions on the need for public health workforce certification and credentialing will be based on good-faith expectations for improving individual and organizational performance. PMID:17714227

Ogolla, Christopher; Cioffi, Joan P

2007-01-01

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Microprocessor-controlled tester for evaluation of the Self-Energized Credential System (SECS)  

SciTech Connect

The Self-Energized Credential System (SECS) was developed for use in the Plutonium Protection System (PPS) installed at Hanford, Washington. Evaluation and development of the SECS system was enhanced by the use of a microprocessor-controlled portal tester. This tester used infrared (ir) beam sensors to provide information on the direction of travel of the credential wearer and to detect inoperative credentials. A printed record of the portal number, actual code read, time, and direction of the credential passage provided information essential to an assessment of the operability of the SECS.

Corlis, N.E.

1980-03-01

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Two Basic Skills Instruments as Predictors of Performance on the GED Test for Incarcerated Male Youth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thousands of older incarcerated youth (17-18 years old) pass through the juvenile justice system every year. Many are not viable candidates for traditional high school graduation because of limited earned credits and large gaps in education. The purpose of this study was to establish an effective and efficient means for determining students'…

Bakken, Carol H.

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28 CFR 523.20 - Good conduct time.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma; or (2) 42 days credit for each year served (prorated...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma. (d) Notwithstanding the requirements of...

2013-07-01

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28 CFR 523.20 - Good conduct time.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma; or (2) 42 days credit for each year served (prorated...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma. (d) Notwithstanding the requirements of...

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28 CFR 523.20 - Good conduct time.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma; or (2) 42 days credit for each year served (prorated...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma. (d) Notwithstanding the requirements of...

2011-07-01

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28 CFR 523.20 - Good conduct time.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma; or (2) 42 days credit for each year served (prorated...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma. (d) Notwithstanding the requirements of...

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28 CFR 523.20 - Good conduct time.  

...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma; or (2) 42 days credit for each year served (prorated...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma. (d) Notwithstanding the requirements of...

2014-07-01

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EIGHTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING  

E-print Network

- L EIGHTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING H U I T I E M E CONFERENCE MONDIALE SUR LES of the results. tint I - I - I #12;Risø Risø-M-GED Title and authors) Computer control in nondestructive testing on Nondestructive Testing in Cannes, France. In our automatic tube inspection system data (acre than half a Billion

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The Influence of Self-Efficacy on Reading Achievement of General Educational Development (GED) and High School Graduates Enrolled in Developmental Reading Skills Courses in an Urban Community College System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of self-efficacy on the performance of General Educational Development (GED) and high school graduates enrolled in developmental reading skills courses. The sample for the study consisted of 100 high school and 31 GED graduates enrolled in developmental reading courses in a midwestern community…

Barnes, Martha J.

2010-01-01

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Final Report of the ADAMHA/NIAAA Planning Panel on Alcoholism Counselor Credentialing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report presents the recommendation of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Planning Panel that a National Credentialing Organization for Alcoholism Counselors be established. Implementation plans for the National Credentialing Organization are presented in three phases. Funding and staffing are discussed. A…

Boynton, Susan; And Others

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Identity, credential, and access management at NASA, from Zachman to attributes  

Microsoft Academic Search

To achieve the ultimate goal of attribute-based access control (ABAC), a robust architecture for Identity, Credential, and Access Management must first be established. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) began formal development of its Identity, Credential, and Access Management Architecture using the Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture in June 2006. The Architecture provided the necessary structure to meet aggressive

Corinne S. Irwin; Dennis C. Taylor

2009-01-01

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Self-blindable Credential: Towards LightWeight Anonymous Entity Authentication  

E-print Network

Self-blindable Credential: Towards LightWeight Anonymous Entity Authentication Yanjiang Yang, Xuhua. Towards this objective, in this paper we propose self-blindable credential, a lightweight anonymous entity authentication primitive. We provide a formula- tion of the primitive and present two concrete instantiations

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A multi-national report on methods for institutional credentialing for spine radiosurgery  

PubMed Central

Background Stereotactic body radiotherapy and radiosurgery are rapidly emerging treatment options for both malignant and benign spine tumors. Proper institutional credentialing by physicians and medical physicists as well as other personnel is important for the safe and effective adoption of spine radiosurgery. This article describes the methods for institutional credentialing for spine radiosurgery at seven highly experienced international institutions. Methods All institutions (n?=?7) are members of the Elekta Spine Radiosurgery Research Consortium and have a dedicated research and clinical focus on image-guided spine radiosurgery. A questionnaire consisting of 24 items covering various aspects of institutional credentialing for spine radiosurgery was completed by all seven institutions. Results Close agreement was observed in most aspects of spine radiosurgery credentialing at each institution. A formal credentialing process was believed to be important for the implementation of a new spine radiosurgery program, for patient safety and clinical outcomes. One institution has a written policy specific for spine radiosurgery credentialing, but all have an undocumented credentialing system in place. All institutions rely upon an in-house proctoring system for the training of both physicians and medical physicists. Four institutions require physicians and medical physicists to attend corporate sponsored training. Two of these 4 institutions also require attendance at a non-corporate sponsored academic society radiosurgery course. Corporate as well as non-corporate sponsored training were believed to be complimentary and both important for training. In 5 centers, all cases must be reviewed at a multidisciplinary conference prior to radiosurgery treatment. At 3 centers, neurosurgeons are not required to be involved in all cases if there is no evidence for instability or spinal cord compression. Backup physicians and physicists are required at only 1 institution, but all institutions have more than one specialist trained to perform spine radiosurgery. All centers believed that credentialing should also be device specific, and all believed that professional societies should formulate guidelines for institutions on the requirements for spine radiosurgery credentialing. Finally, in 4 institutions radiation therapists were required to attend corporate-sponsored device specific training for credentialing, and in only 1 institution were radiation therapists required to also attend academic society training for credentialing. Conclusions This study represents the first multi-national report of the current practice of institutional credentialing for spine radiosurgery. Key methodologies for safe implementation and credentialing of spine radiosurgery have been identified. There is strong agreement among experienced centers that credentialing is an important component of the safe and effective implementation of a spine radiosurgery program. PMID:23806078

2013-01-01

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You are eligible to be reviewed by SF State if you meet the following criteria: You are a high school graduate, or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency)  

E-print Network

are a high school graduate, or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency) You must complete the required high school courses with grades of "C-" or better in: a. History/Social Science - 2 years required school grade point average during the final three years of high school and a score on either the SAT

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46 CFR 5.57 - Acting under authority of Coast Guard credential or endorsement.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...5.57 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE PUBLIC MARINE INVESTIGATION...Acting under authority of Coast Guard credential or endorsement. (a) A person employed in the service of a vessel is...

2011-10-01

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46 CFR 5.57 - Acting under authority of Coast Guard credential or endorsement.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...5.57 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE PUBLIC MARINE INVESTIGATION...Acting under authority of Coast Guard credential or endorsement. (a) A person employed in the service of a vessel is...

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46 CFR 5.57 - Acting under authority of Coast Guard credential or endorsement.  

...5.57 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE PUBLIC MARINE INVESTIGATION...Acting under authority of Coast Guard credential or endorsement. (a) A person employed in the service of a vessel is...

2014-10-01

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46 CFR 5.57 - Acting under authority of Coast Guard credential or endorsement.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...5.57 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE PUBLIC MARINE INVESTIGATION...Acting under authority of Coast Guard credential or endorsement. (a) A person employed in the service of a vessel is...

2010-10-01

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46 CFR 5.57 - Acting under authority of Coast Guard credential or endorsement.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...5.57 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE PUBLIC MARINE INVESTIGATION...Acting under authority of Coast Guard credential or endorsement. (a) A person employed in the service of a vessel is...

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Validating Competence: A New Credential for Clinical Documentation Improvement Practitioners  

PubMed Central

As the health information management (HIM) profession continues to expand and become more specialized, there is an ever-increasing need to identify emerging HIM workforce roles that require a codified level of proficiency and professional standards. The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) explored one such role—clinical documentation improvement (CDI) practitioner—to define the tasks and responsibilities of the job as well as the knowledge required to perform them effectively. Subject-matter experts (SMEs) defined the CDI specialty by following best practices for job analysis methodology. A random sample of 4,923 CDI-related professionals was surveyed regarding the tasks and knowledge required for the job. The survey data were used to create a weighted blueprint of the six major domains that make up the CDI practitioner role, which later formed the foundation for the clinical documentation improvement practitioner (CDIP) credential. As a result, healthcare organizations can be assured that their certified documentation improvement practitioners have demonstrated excellence in clinical care, treatment, coding guidelines, and reimbursement methodologies. PMID:23843769

Ryan, Jessica; Patena, Karen; Judd, Wallace; Niederpruem, Mike

2013-01-01

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Patient Credentialing as a Population Health Management Strategy: A Diabetes Case Study.  

PubMed

Abstract When given the opportunity to become actively involved in the decision-making process, patients can positively impact their health outcomes. Understanding how to empower patients to become informed consumers of health care services is an important strategy for addressing disparities and variability in care. Patient credentialing identifies people who have a certain diagnosis and have achieved certain levels of competency in understanding and managing their disease. Patient credentialing was developed to meet 3 core purposes: (1) enhance patient engagement by increasing personal accountability for health outcomes, (2) create a mass customization strategy for providers to deliver high-quality, patient-centered collaborative care, and (3) provide payers with a foundation for properly aligning health benefit incentives. The Patient Self-Management Credential for Diabetes, a first-of-its-kind, psychometrically validated tool, has been deployed within 3 practice-based research initiatives as a component of innovative diabetes care. Results from these projects show improved clinical outcomes, reduced health care costs, and a relationship between credential achievement levels and clinical markers of diabetes. Implementing patient credentialing as part of collaborative care delivered within various settings across the health care system may be an effective way to reduce disparities, improve access to care and appropriate treatments, incentivize patient engagement in managing their health, and expend time and resources in a customized way to meet individual needs. (Population Health Management 2014;xx:xxx-xxx). PMID:25247828

Watson, Lindsay L; Bluml, Benjamin M; Skoufalos, Alexandria

2014-09-23

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A National Survey of School Based Teacher Educator Credentialing Process. School Based Teacher Educators, Number 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to determine the extensiveness and form of credentialing for those persons engaged in staff development. Questionnaires were mailed to the Director of Teacher Education and Certification at the State Department of Education in forty-nine states and the District of Columbia (Texas was not included). All of the…

Stell, Eugenia Ann; And Others

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Measuring Teacher Effectiveness: Credentials Unrelated to Student Achievement. Issue Brief No. 10  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the challenges facing American public education today, identifying effective teachers is a more vital task than ever before. In the U.S. public school system today, the method used to determine teacher effectiveness--and thus to drive salary, promotion, and tenure decisions--is based on a few external credentials: certification, advanced…

Winters, Marcus

2011-01-01

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Concealing Complex Policies with Hidden Credentials Robert Bradshaw Jason Holt Kent E. Seamons  

E-print Network

to a template published by the trusted third party. For instance, the FBI might publish a template "(nym):FBI agent:(current year)" for FBI agent credentials which expire at the end of each year, and issue Bob the private key corresponding to "Bob:FBI agent:2004". Alice can then send messages to Bob based

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Back to Beginnings: Credentialism, Productivity, and Adam Smith's Division of Labour.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The foundation of factional pressures for upgrading educational credentials in the labor market is examined through a review of human capital and screening theories. The writings of Adam Smith are referenced to show that the claims of the beneficial effects of educational upgrading have been questioned for 200 years. (Author/MLW)

Davis, Denis J.

1981-01-01

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Commission on Teacher Credentialing Page 1 of 6 Web-App-Tips 9/2012  

E-print Network

an existing document. 1. If not already completed, fill out the CTC-specific form 41-LS and take it to a LiveCommission on Teacher Credentialing Page 1 of 6 Web-App-Tips 9/2012 Online Services for Educators certification in California may use the online Web Application process to apply directly to the Commission

de Lijser, Peter

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Trans-Local Academic Credentials and the (Re)production of Financial Elites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the ways in which credentials from a range of education providers are used to (re)produce transnational financial elites in London's international financial district. Extant research has examined the long-standing relationship between educational background and entry into these financial labour markets. Far less attention has…

Hall, Sarah; Appleyard, Lindsey

2011-01-01

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Threshold Attribute-Based Signatures and Their Application to Anonymous Credential Systems  

E-print Network

a threshold attribute based c-signature scheme (t-ABCS). We show how a t-ABCS scheme can be used to realize. We propose a security model for t-ABACS and give a concrete scheme using t-ABCS scheme. Using the simulation paradigm, we prove that the credential system is secure if the t-ABCS scheme is secure. Keywords

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Credentialing in the Health, Leisure, and Movement Professions. Trends and Issues Paper No. 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This trends and issues paper considers the emerging presence of credentialing programs in the health, leisure, and movement professions in which such diverse occupations as health education teachers, aerobics instructors, exercise physiologists, dance therapists, community park managers, intramural directors, and military fitness instructors are…

Summerfield, Liane M.

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Motives for Earning a Secondary Teaching Credential: A Study of English/Language Arts Student Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study surveyed 64 teaching credential candidates in secondary school English, journalism, and reading at a large public university, to determine their motivation for entering the teaching profession. The study sought to confirm or refute the popular notion that students choose teaching because they cannot qualify for a "better" career. The…

Bennett, Susan G.

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The Motherhood Penalty and the Professional Credential: Inequality in Career Development for Those with Professional Degrees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Transitions from education to work constitute a distinct set of situations where discrimination is likely to occur. Gender beliefs generally disadvantage women, and when coupled with beliefs regarding parental responsibility, tend to heavily disadvantage mothers. Yet we suggest that professional credentials create a divided labour market, with…

Berggren, Caroline; Lauster, Nathanael

2014-01-01

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Improving Teacher Preparation and Credentialing Consistent with the National Science Education Standards: Report of a Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In February, 1996, representatives of departments of education and major teacher education colleges in 39 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Department of Defense met at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. to identify and discuss issues surrounding the preparation and credentialing of science…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education.

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Meaningful Credential Renewal: A Policy Proposal to Strengthen Teaching Quality in California  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher effectiveness is known to be a critical factor in student learning and success. California has made some notable efforts to strengthen teaching, but the most coherent state-level initiatives have been limited to the earliest stages of teachers' careers. After the credentialing and induction phase, state policy does virtually nothing to…

Esch, Camille; Koppich, Julia; Seder, Richard

2011-01-01

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A National Study of State Credentialing Requirements for Administrators of Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Unlike data that show that all states require credentials for special education teachers, national data indicate that only 27 states require licensure/certification/endorsement as an administrator of special education. The titles used by states to identify the local director of special education include administrator of special education, director…

Boscardin, Mary Lynn; Weir, Kerry; Kusek, Christopher

2010-01-01

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Perspectives on Terminology and Conceptual and Professional Issues in Health Education and Health Promotion Credentialing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article was prepared to inform the deliberations of the Galway Consensus Conference by providing a common and global reference point for the discussion of terminology and key conceptual and professional issues in the credentialing of health education and health promotion specialists. The article provides a review of the terminology that is…

Taub, Alyson; Allegrante, John P.; Barry, Margaret M.; Sakagami, Keiko

2009-01-01

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Toward International Collaboration on Credentialing in Health Promotion and Health Education: The Galway Consensus Conference  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The interest in competencies, standards, and quality assurance in the professional preparation of public health professionals whose work involves health promotion and health education dates back several decades. In Australia, Europe, and North America, where the interest in credentialing has gained momentum, there have been rapidly evolving…

Allegrante, John P.; Barry, Margaret M.; Auld, M. Elaine; Lamarre, Marie-Claude; Taub, Alyson

2009-01-01

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A Study of Credentialed Staff-Pupil Ratios by Ethnicity in the California Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By 1973-74 the largest student ethnic minority group in California public schools was Spanish surname with approximately 17.2 percent of the state's total public school population; however, the Spanish surname had the lowest credential staff-pupil ratio (1:98) of all groups for 1973-74. (NQ)

Garcia, Joseph O.; Espinosa, Ruben W.

1977-01-01

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Impact of Texas High School Science Teacher Credentials on Student Performance in High School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to determine the relationship between the credentials held by science teachers who taught at a school that administered the Science Texas Assessment on Knowledge and Skills (Science TAKS), the state standardized exam in science, at grade 11 and student performance on a state standardized exam in science administered in grade…

George, Anna Ray Bayless

2012-01-01

127

Verification of the Integrity and Legitimacy of Academic Credential Documents in an International Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The global demand for higher education currently exceeds the world's existing university capacity. This shortfall is likely to persist for the foreseeable future, raising concerns that frustrated students might choose to purchase fraudulent credentials from counterfeiters or diploma mills. International efforts to encourage the development of…

Gollin, George D.

2009-01-01

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Inferring Dynamic Credentials for R^ole-based Trust Management Daniele Gorla  

E-print Network

Inferring Dynamic Credentials for R^ole-based Trust Management Daniele Gorla Dip. di Informatica is the r^ole-based trust-management language RT0, a formalism inspired by logic programming that handles Terms Languages, Security. Keywords trust-management, r^ole-based access control, infer- ence systems

Gorla, Daniele

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The Social Sources of Educational Credentialism: Status Cultures, Labor Markets, and Organizations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses expansion of access to higher education. Reviews contested development and promise of the Weberian theory of educational credentialism. Examines the relationship of educational expansion to economic growth, relative importance of technical skills versus occupational status-group cultures in degrees and recruitment, significance of degree…

Brown, David K.

2001-01-01

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Credentials, Signals, and Screens: Explaining the Relationship Between Schooling and Job Assignment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The empirical relationship between educational attainment and credentials with socioeconomic attainment is well established, but why this relationship arises remains in doubt. The author of this article discusses seven types of middle-range theories meant to explain the relationship: human capital, screening (including filtering), signaling,…

Bills, David B.

2003-01-01

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Skills, Credentials and Social Networks: Older Multiple Job Holders in the Christchurch Labour Market  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, the labour market structure in New Zealand has become highly fragmented and increasingly competitive, with lifetime careers no longer a certainty. Policies that encourage skill development and lifelong learning aim to create a highly flexible and skilled work force, making credentials increasingly necessary for employment. Changing demographics, indicating an ageing of New Zealand's workforce, create a need

Michelle Girvan

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MadisonTechnologyAdvisoryCommitteeWorkingGroupon CompromisedCredentialManagement  

E-print Network

, disabling related credentials (e.g., 3270, ISIS, etc) at the same Level of Assurance (LOA). d. Monitoring IPs connecting to 3270, ISIS and departmental systems, the account is abused (e.g., spam from local the message that was discussed and a video to watch; iv. Preventing the user from ever reusing a compromised

Sheridan, Jennifer

133

Norming of a Basic Learning Exam and Its Use to Predict GED Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A large scale study of local norms that are directly related to the interests of military education counselors is described. In a cooperative effort, the U.S. Armed Forces Institute and the Test Department of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. normed the Adult Basic Learning Examination (ABLE) and validated its utility in predicting success on the…

Waggener, Robert; And Others

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Screening Tests: Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

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Unit Tests: Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

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21 CFR 1311.110 - Requirements for obtaining an authentication credential-Individual practitioners eligible to use...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...credential-Individual practitioners eligible to use an electronic prescription application of an institutional...DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRONIC ORDERS AND PRESCRIPTIONS (Eff. 6-1-10) Electronic Prescriptions § 1311.110...

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Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs California Commission on Teacher Credentialing September 6, 2001  

E-print Network

Commission on Teacher Credentialing September 6, 2001 APPENDIX A Teaching Performance Expectations #12Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs California;Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs California Commission

de Lijser, Peter

138

A Practical Guide to Practice Analysis for Credentialing Examinations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers recommendations for the conduct of practice analysis (i.e., job analysis) concerning these issues: (1) selecting a method of practice analysis; (2) developing rating scales; (3) determining the content of test plans; (4) using multi-variate procedures for structuring test plans; and (5) determining topic weights for test plans. (SLD)

Raymond, Mark R.

2002-01-01

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An Investigation of the Interaction between Item Content and Group Membership on the Tests of General Educational Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this investigation was to examine the item characteristics of the General Educational Development Tests (GED) for specific subgroups of students. The method employed was the approach suggested by Linn and Harnisch in which the three-parameter logistic model is used for detecting interactions between item content and group…

Harnisch, Delwyn L.

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Portfolio evaluation for professional competence: Credentialing in genetics for nurses  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of professional portfolios, comprised of a wide variety of materials and evidence to profile the scope and depth of a clinician's practice competence, is gaining popularity. The usual methods of showing professional competence via paper and pencil\\/computerized testing, oral presentations, or performance observations provide a picture of competence at a given point in time based on didactic content

Sarah Sheets Cook; Ron Kase; Lindsay Middelton; Rita Black Monsen

2003-01-01

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Credentialing Requirements: A Summary of the Thirty-One Professions Supervised by the Board of Regents and Administered by the New York State Education Department.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The basic requirements for credentialing in 31 professions supervised by the Board of Regents and administered by the New York State Department of Education are listed. Not every requirement is cited, and a more detailed statement of the credentialing requirements for these professions may be found in Title VIII of the Education Law and in the…

New York State Education Dept., Albany.

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National Policies and Training Frameworks for Early Childhood Education [in] the United States. The Child Development Associate and Other Credentialing Frameworks for Paraprofessionals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews the history of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, created in 1972 to meet the growing need for skilled child care workers to provide quality programs for young children in the United States. A pilot program was launched in 1974, leading to the granting of CDA credentials in 1975. Since 1976 over 60,000 CDA…

Hinitz, Blythe F.

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"The Degree Is Not Enough": Students' Perceptions of the Role of Higher Education Credentials for Graduate Work and Employability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The UK Government is calling upon higher education students to see their learning as an investment that will give them direct benefits in the labour market. At the same time, the relationship between educational credentials and their returns in labour market has been changing in recent times. Based on a qualitative study with 53 final-year…

Tomlinson, Michael

2008-01-01

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Are Teachers' Education, Major, and Credentials Related to Classroom Quality and Children's Academic Gains in Pre-Kindergarten?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To date, few studies of state-funded pre-kindergarten have fully addressed questions about the association between teachers' education, major, and credentials with classroom quality or children's academic gains. The current paper uses data from the National Center for Early Development and Learning's (NCEDL) Multi-State Study of Pre-Kindergarten,…

Early, Diane M.; Bryant, Donna M.; Pianta, Robert C.; Clifford, Richard M.; Burchinal, Margaret R.; Ritchie, Sharon; Howes, Carollee; Barbarin, Oscar

2006-01-01

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Timing Is Everything: Building State Policy on Teacher Credentialing in an Era of Multiple, Competing, and Rapid Education Reforms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Senate Bill (SB) 2042, authored by Senator Marion Bergeson, was passed to establish a new system for providing teacher preparation within the state of California. The credentialing reforms introduced in SB 2042 follow a tradition described by Irving Hendrik and stake their own claims regarding the locus of control over teacher quality, the role of…

Sandy, Mary Vixie

2006-01-01

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Opening Doors to Earning Credentials: Supporting CalWORKS Students at California Community Colleges. An Exploratory Focus Group Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The challenges faced by low-income parents as they pursued an associate's degree or postsecondary credential and the effects of the comprehensive student services offered by the CalWORKs community college program were examined through focus groups at the following California community colleges: Grossmont College; Sacramento City College; and Santa…

Nelson, Laura; Purnell, Rogeair

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Credentialing results from IMRT irradiations of an anthropomorphic head and neck phantom  

PubMed Central

Purpose: This study was performed to report and analyze the results of the Radiological Physics Center's head and neck intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) phantom irradiations done by institutions seeking to be credentialed for participation in clinical trials using intensity modulated radiation therapy. Methods: The Radiological Physics Center's anthropomorphic head and neck phantom was sent to institutions seeking to participate in multi-institutional clinical trials. The phantom contained two planning target volume (PTV) structures and an organ at risk (OAR). Thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) and film dosimeters were imbedded in the PTV. Institutions were asked to image, plan, and treat the phantom as they would treat a patient. The treatment plan should cover at least 95% of the primary PTV with 6.6 Gy and at least 95% of the secondary PTV with 5.4 Gy. The plan should limit the dose to the OAR to less than 4.5 Gy. The passing criteria were ±7% for the TLD in the PTVs and a distance to agreement of 4 mm in the high dose gradient area between the PTV and the OAR. Pass rates for different delivery types, treatment planning systems (TPS), linear accelerators, and linear accelerator-planning system combinations were compared. Results: The phantom was irradiated 1139 times by 763 institutions from 2001 through 2011. 929 (81.6%) of the irradiations passed the criteria. 156 (13.7%) irradiations failed only the TLD criteria, 21 (1.8%) failed only the film criteria, and 33 (2.9%) failed both sets of criteria. Only 69% of the irradiations passed a narrowed TLD criterion of ±5%. Varian-Elipse and TomoTherapy-HiArt combinations had the highest pass rates, ranging from 90% to 93%. Varian-Pinnacle3, Varian-XiO, Siemens-Pinnacle3, and Elekta-Pinnacle3 combinations had pass rates that ranged from 66% to 81%. Conclusions: The head and neck phantom is a useful credentialing tool for multi-institutional IMRT clinical trials. The most commonly represented linear accelerator-planning system combinations can all pass the phantom, though some combinations had higher passing percentages than others. Tightening the criteria would significantly reduce the number of institutions passing the credentialing criteria. Causes for failures include incorrect data entered into the TPS, inexact beam modeling, and software and hardware failures. PMID:23387762

Molineu, Andrea; Hernandez, Nadia; Nguyen, Trang; Ibbott, Geoffrey; Followill, David

2013-01-01

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Purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana dynamin-related protein 1A GTPase-GED fusion protein.  

PubMed

Plant-specific dynamin-related proteins play crucial roles in cell-plate formation, endocytosis or exocytosis, protein sorting to the vacuole and plasma membrane and the division of mitochondria and chloroplasts. In order to determine the crystal structure and thus to obtain a better understanding of the biological functions and mechanisms of dynamin-related proteins in plant cells, the GTPase domain of Arabidopsis thaliana dynamin-related protein 1A (AtDRP1A) fused to its GTPase effector domain (GED) was crystallized in a nucleotide-associated form using polyethylene glycol 3350 as precipitant. The hexagonal crystals (space group P6(1)) had unit-cell parameters a = b = 146.2, c = 204.3 Å, and diffraction data were collected to 3.6 Å resolution using synchrotron radiation. Four molecules, comprising two functional dimers, are assumed per asymmetric unit, corresponding to a Matthews coefficient of 3.9 Å(3) Da(-1) according to the molecular weight of 39 kDa. PMID:22232176

Chen, Xiaoyue; Xu, Xuanhao; Sun, Yuna; Zhou, Jingwen; Ma, Yuanyuan; Yan, Liming; Lou, Zhiyong

2012-01-01

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Health and medical blog content and its relationships with blogger credentials and blog host.  

PubMed

People may utilize various sources when searching for health information, including blogs. This study sought to describe the nature of non-personal journal health and medical blog posts and the frequency of interactive blog feature use within these blogs, as well as to understand the quality of content found within health and medical blogs as determined by blogger expertise and blog host. A quantitative content analysis was performed on 398 blog posts from a constructed 1-week sample of posts in WebMD, Yahoo!Health Expert Blogs, and independently hosted blogs. Results show most health and medical blog posts highlighted and provided commentary pertaining to medical issues found in external media such as books, television, Web sites, magazines, and newspapers, whereas only 16% contained actual health or medical information. In addition, distinct differences in patterns of content were evident between credentialed and noncredentialed bloggers, as well as different blog hosts. PMID:20183379

Buis, Lorraine R; Carpenter, Serena

2009-12-01

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28 CFR 544.74 - Work assignment limitations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...must show prior attainment of a GED credential or high school diploma in order to be considered for a commissary work assignment...must show prior attainment of a GED credential or high school diploma to be promoted above the minimum pay level or grade...

2010-07-01

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28 CFR 544.73 - Program participation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma unless and until the inmate receives a progress assignment...program until the inmate earns a GED credential or high school diploma. At these meetings, the inmate may elect not to...

2013-07-01

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28 CFR 544.74 - Work assignment limitations.  

...must show prior attainment of a GED credential or high school diploma in order to be considered for a commissary work assignment...must show prior attainment of a GED credential or high school diploma to be promoted above the minimum pay level or grade...

2014-07-01

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28 CFR 544.73 - Program participation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma unless and until the inmate receives a progress assignment...program until the inmate earns a GED credential or high school diploma. At these meetings, the inmate may elect not to...

2011-07-01

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28 CFR 544.73 - Program participation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma unless and until the inmate receives a progress assignment...program until the inmate earns a GED credential or high school diploma. At these meetings, the inmate may elect not to...

2012-07-01

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28 CFR 544.74 - Work assignment limitations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...must show prior attainment of a GED credential or high school diploma in order to be considered for a commissary work assignment...must show prior attainment of a GED credential or high school diploma to be promoted above the minimum pay level or grade...

2013-07-01

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28 CFR 544.73 - Program participation.  

...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma unless and until the inmate receives a progress assignment...program until the inmate earns a GED credential or high school diploma. At these meetings, the inmate may elect not to...

2014-07-01

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28 CFR 544.74 - Work assignment limitations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...must show prior attainment of a GED credential or high school diploma in order to be considered for a commissary work assignment...must show prior attainment of a GED credential or high school diploma to be promoted above the minimum pay level or grade...

2012-07-01

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28 CFR 544.73 - Program participation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential or high school diploma unless and until the inmate receives a progress assignment...program until the inmate earns a GED credential or high school diploma. At these meetings, the inmate may elect not to...

2010-07-01

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Challenges in Credentialing Institutions and Participants in Advanced Technology Multi-institutional Clinical Trials  

SciTech Connect

The Radiological Physics Center (RPC) has functioned continuously for 38 years to assure the National Cancer Institute and the cooperative groups that institutions participating in multi-institutional trials can be expected to deliver radiation treatments that are clinically comparable to those delivered by other institutions in the cooperative groups. To accomplish this, the RPC monitors the machine output, the dosimetry data used by the institutions, the calculation algorithms used for treatment planning, and the institutions' quality control procedures. The methods of monitoring include on-site dosimetry review by an RPC physicist and a variety of remote audit tools. The introduction of advanced technology clinical trials has prompted several study groups to require participating institutions and personnel to become credentialed, to ensure their familiarity and capability with techniques such as three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy, and brachytherapy. The RPC conducts a variety of credentialing activities, beginning with questionnaires to evaluate an institution's understanding of the protocol and their capabilities. Treatment-planning benchmarks are used to allow the institution to demonstrate their planning ability and to facilitate a review of the accuracy of treatment-planning systems under relevant conditions. The RPC also provides mailable anthropomorphic phantoms to verify tumor dose delivery for special treatment techniques. While conducting these reviews, the RPC has amassed a large amount of data describing the dosimetry at participating institutions. Representative data from the monitoring programs are discussed, and examples are presented of specific instances in which the RPC contributed to the discovery and resolution of dosimetry errors.

Ibbott, Geoffrey S. [Radiological Physics Center, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)], E-mail: gibbott@mdanderson.org; Followill, David S.; Molineu, H. Andrea; Lowenstein, Jessica R.; Alvarez, Paola E.; Roll, Joye [Radiological Physics Center, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

2008-05-01

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Psychological Testing of Sign Language Interpreters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty-eight sign language interpreters participated in a battery of tests to determine if a profile of cognitive, motor, attention, and personality attributes might distinguish them as a group and at different credential levels. Eight interpreters held Level II and nine held Level III Virginia Quality Assurance Screenings (VQAS); the other 11…

Seal, Brenda C.

2004-01-01

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Study of the Fundamental Bands of 70GeD 4 by High-Resolution Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy: First Experimental Determination of the Equilibrium Bond Length of Germane  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The four fundamental bands of 70GeD 4 have been analyzed using the STDS software developed in Dijon (http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/LPUB/sTDS.html). Both infrared and Raman spectra were used to observe all fundamental bands. Infrared spectra of monoisotopic 70GeD 4 were recorded in the regions 600 and 1500 cm -1 using the Bruker 120HR interferometer at Wuppertal. The resolution (1/maximum optical path difference) was between 2.3 and 3.3×10 -3 cm -1 for the ? 3 and ? 4 infrared-active fundamental bands as well as for the interacting ? 2 band. A high-resolution stimulated Raman spectrum of the ? 1 band has been recorded in Madrid. The instrumental resolution of the Raman spectrum was 3.3×10 -3 cm -1. We have performed a global fit of the ground state, ? 2/? 4 bending dyad, and ? 1/? 3 stretching dyad. We have used 1146, 139, and 676 assigned lines for ? 2/? 4, ? 1, and ? 3, respectively. The standard deviation is 2.2×10 -3 cm -1 for the bending dyad, 1.6×10 -3 cm -1 for the ? 3 infrared lines, and 1.7×10 -3 cm -1 for the ? 1 Raman lines. These results enabled us to perform the first experimental determination of the equilibrium bond length of germane as re=1.5173(1) Å.

Pierre, G.; Boudon, V.; MKadmi, E. B.; Bürger, H.; Bermejo, D.; Martínez, R.

2002-12-01

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Guidelines for the training, credentialing, use, and supervision of speech-language pathology assistants. Task Force on Support Personnel.  

PubMed

These guidelines are an official statement of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. They provide guidance on the training, credentialing, use, and supervision of one category of support personnel in speech-language pathology: speech-language pathology assistants. Guidelines are not official standards of the Association. They were developed by the Task Force on Support Personnel: Dennis J. Arnst, Kenneth D. Barker, Ann Olsen Bird, Sheila Bridges, Linda S. DeYoung, Katherine Formichella, Nena M. Germany, Gilbert C. Hanke, Ann M. Horton, DeAnne M. Owre, Sidney L. Ramsey, Cathy A. Runnels, Brenda Terrell, Gerry W. Werven, Denise West, Patricia A. Mercaitis (consultant), Lisa C. O'Connor (consultant), Frederick T. Spahr (coordinator), Diane Paul-Brown (associate coordinator), Ann L. Carey (Executive Board liaison). The 1994 guidelines supersede the 1981 guidelines entitled, "Guidelines for the Employment and Utilization of Supportive Personnel" (Asha, March 1981, 165-169). Refer to the 1995 position statement on the "Training, Credentialing, Use, and Supervision of Support Personnel in Speech-Language Pathology" (Asha, 37 [Suppl. 14], 21). PMID:8680262

1996-01-01

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Labor Market Returns to Sub-Baccalaureate Credentials: How Much Does a Community College Degree or Certificate Pay? CCRC Working Paper No. 45  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study provides one of the first estimates of the returns to different types of community college credentials--short-term certificates, long-term certificates, and associate degrees--across different fields of study. We exploit a rich dataset that includes matched, longitudinal college transcripts and Unemployment Insurance records for…

Dadgar, Mina; Weiss, Madeline Joy

2012-01-01

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An Introduction to Credentialing Issues in Counselling and Some Main Counselling Groups in Australia (University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, May 6, 2005)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Counselling is an unregulated activity in Australia. As a developing profession in Australia counselling has two main general and many specialty counselling associations attempting to represent counselling to counsellors, clients, and government bodies. This has led to confusion about counselling credentialing efforts. A presentation was arranged…

Pelling, Nadine J.

2005-01-01

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An advanced temporal credential-based security scheme with mutual authentication and key agreement for wireless sensor networks.  

PubMed

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) can be quickly and randomly deployed in any harsh and unattended environment and only authorized users are allowed to access reliable sensor nodes in WSNs with the aid of gateways (GWNs). Secure authentication models among the users, the sensor nodes and GWN are important research issues for ensuring communication security and data privacy in WSNs. In 2013, Xue et al. proposed a temporal-credential-based mutual authentication and key agreement scheme for WSNs. However, in this paper, we point out that Xue et al.'s scheme cannot resist stolen-verifier, insider, off-line password guessing, smart card lost problem and many logged-in users' attacks and these security weaknesses make the scheme inapplicable to practical WSN applications. To tackle these problems, we suggest a simple countermeasure to prevent proposed attacks while the other merits of Xue et al.'s authentication scheme are left unchanged. PMID:23887085

Li, Chun-Ta; Weng, Chi-Yao; Lee, Cheng-Chi

2013-01-01

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An Advanced Temporal Credential-Based Security Scheme with Mutual Authentication and Key Agreement for Wireless Sensor Networks  

PubMed Central

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) can be quickly and randomly deployed in any harsh and unattended environment and only authorized users are allowed to access reliable sensor nodes in WSNs with the aid of gateways (GWNs). Secure authentication models among the users, the sensor nodes and GWN are important research issues for ensuring communication security and data privacy in WSNs. In 2013, Xue et al. proposed a temporal-credential-based mutual authentication and key agreement scheme for WSNs. However, in this paper, we point out that Xue et al.'s scheme cannot resist stolen-verifier, insider, off-line password guessing, smart card lost problem and many logged-in users' attacks and these security weaknesses make the scheme inapplicable to practical WSN applications. To tackle these problems, we suggest a simple countermeasure to prevent proposed attacks while the other merits of Xue et al.'s authentication scheme are left unchanged. PMID:23887085

Li, Chun-Ta; Weng, Chi-Yao; Lee, Cheng-Chi

2013-01-01

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Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... curesma.org > learn about sma > causes & diagnoses > testing Testing An SMA diagnosis must be confirmed through genetic ... and must be identified through further testing. Prenatal Testing Prenatal testing is used to determine if a ...

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An evaluation of four quantitative laboratory fume hood performance test methods  

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in the amazed leakage among the four test nmthods, was rejected at a significance level of 0. 01. %he ASHRAE Freon ~ was most sensitive for the auxiliary hood, and the EPA SF6 method was most sensitive for the bypass hood. Statistical analysis... that leakage from the hood face did not change significantly with the range of face velocities test for either the bypass or auxiliary hood. iv DEDICATION I dedicate this thesis to my ~, who ~ged me to advance my education; and to my frierxl, Renida Sharp...

Woodrow, Lisa Michele

1987-01-01

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Optimal and Nonoptimal Computer-Based Test Designs for Making Pass-Fail Decisions  

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Now that many credentialing exams are being routinely administered by computer, new computer-based test designs, along with item response theory models, are being aggressively researched to identify specific designs that can increase the decision consistency and accuracy of pass-fail decisions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the…

Hambleton, Ronald K.; Xing, Dehui

2006-01-01

170

Global Recognition of Qualified Toxicologic Pathologists: Credential Review as a Potential Route for Recognizing the Proficiency of Pathologists Involved in Regulatory-type Nonclinical Studies*  

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Recent international summits of the International Federation of Societies of Toxicologic Pathologists (IFSTP) have debated the desirability and potential means by which the proficiency of an individual toxicologic pathologist might be recognized and communicated throughout the world. The present document describes the advantages and disadvantages of implementing such a global recognition system by any means, and provides a proposal whereby recognition might be accorded via rigorous credential review of a practitioner’s education and experience. PMID:22271988

Ettlin, Robert A.; Bolon, Brad; Pyrah, Ian; Konishi, Yoichi; Black, Hugh E.

2009-01-01

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IMRT credentialing for prospective trials using institutional virtual phantoms: results of a joint European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer and Radiological Physics Center project  

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Background and purpose Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) credentialing for a EORTC study was performed using an anthropomorphic head phantom from the Radiological Physics Center (RPC; RPCPH). Institutions were retrospectively requested to irradiate their institutional phantom (INSTPH) using the same treatment plan in the framework of a Virtual Phantom Project (VPP) for IMRT credentialing. Materials and methods CT data set of the institutional phantom and measured 2D dose matrices were requested from centers and sent to a dedicated secure EORTC uploader. Data from the RPCPH and INSTPH were thereafter centrally analyzed and inter-compared by the QA team using commercially available software (RIT; ver.5.2; Colorado Springs, USA). Results Eighteen institutions participated to the VPP. The measurements of 6 (33%) institutions could not be analyzed centrally. All other centers passed both the VPP and the RPC ±7%/4 mm credentialing criteria. At the 5%/5 mm gamma criteria (90% of pixels passing), 11(92%) as compared to 12 (100%) centers pass the credentialing process with RPCPH and INSTPH (p?=?0.29), respectively. The corresponding pass rate for the 3%/3 mm gamma criteria (90% of pixels passing) was 2 (17%) and 9 (75%; p?=?0.01), respectively. Conclusions IMRT dosimetry gamma evaluations in a single plane for a H&N prospective trial using the INSTPH measurements showed agreement at the gamma index criteria of ±5%/5 mm (90% of pixels passing) for a small number of VPP measurements. Using more stringent, criteria, the RPCPH and INSTPH comparison showed disagreement. More data is warranted and urgently required within the framework of prospective studies. PMID:24885438

2014-01-01

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Response to a Legal Challenge: Five Steps to Defensible Credentialing Examinations.  

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A lawsuit involving the National Board for Respiratory Therapy illustrates that certification examinations are vulnerable to complaints of discrimination and employers' misuse of test results. The board's five-step process--position-viability study, personnel survey, job analysis, item writing/test development, and criterion-related validity…

Cavanaugh, Sally Hixon

1991-01-01

173

Why We Complete a Teacher Education Program: Credentialed Teachers, a Critical Incident Inquiry  

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This study focused on the initial reasons individuals enter and complete the teacher education program, and pass the state test. These same individuals do not enter the public school classroom. This study identified meaningful categories for incidents reported as effective or helpful to successfully facilitating their decision to enter and…

Alastuey, Lisa; Justice, Madeline; Weeks, Sandy; Hardy, James

2005-01-01

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Predictors of Academic Success for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and the Southern Regional Testing Agency Clinical Exam  

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The purpose for conducting this study was to investigate and describe the relationship between applicant criteria for a dental hygiene program and subsequent outcomes on credentialing exams: the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam and the Southern Regional Testing Agency clinical exam. Because admission criteria play a crucial role in applicant…

Efurd, Melissa G.

2012-01-01

175

Credentials Contact Information  

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@umc.edu Work Hours: M, T, TH, F - 08:00 - 14:30; W - 08:00 - 16:30 Brewer, Joyce PhD FNP CNM Department: School - 2605 Email: ebrumfield@umc.edu Work Hours: M - F 07:30 - 16:00 Bussa, Gwendolyn PhD CNM Department_carrillo@hotmail.com Work Hours: M - F 08:00 - 17:00 But 24/7 coverage Carroll, Sister Clarice CNM Department: OB-GYN FT Yes

Correia, John J.

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Fraudulent Credentials: Federal Employees. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session.  

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An investigation of the employment of federal employees who obtained fradulent educational degrees and professional credentials was initiated by Congress and conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Postal Service. One diploma mill operation was using the mails to defraud (i.e., they took people's money without giving them…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.

177

How Principals Learn to Lead: The Comparative Influence of On-the-Job Experiences, Administrator Credential Programs, and the ISLLC Standards in the Development of Leadership Expertise among Urban Public School Principals  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the comparative influence of college administrator credential programs, on-the-job experiences, and the ISLLC Standards in the development of leadership expertise among urban public school principals. An exploratory, ex-post-facto research design used both quantitative and qualitative approaches. A survey…

Davis, Stephen H.; Leon, Ronald J.; Fultz, Miriam

2013-01-01

178

Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College, City University of New York is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's  

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provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission On Accreditation. **Registration includes continentalHunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College, City University of New York is an approved

Qiu, Weigang

179

Bears' Guide to the Best Education Degrees by Distance Learning: A Guide to Over 350 Accredited Distance-Learning Degree and Credential Programs for the Aspiring Teacher and Working Educator.  

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This guide describes distance learning opportunities for aspiring teachers and working educators. It contains more than 350 profiles of fully accredited distance-learning degree and credential programs and provides information on meeting teacher licensing requirements. The chapters are: (1) "Teachers, Learners, and the Spaces between Them"; (2)…

Bear, John; Bear, Mariah; Head, Tom; Nixon, Thomas

180

Ideas Exchange: Should School Districts Have a Specific Individual Designated as the Director or Coordinator for Physical Education? What Credentials Should One Possess to Be Effective in Such a Role?  

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This article presents the opinions/ideas of professionals who were asked these questions: "Should school districts have a specific individual designated as the Director or Coordinator for Physical Education? What credentials should one possess to be effective in such a role?" The professionals contend that every school district needs to have a…

Kerekes, Jack; Chase, Melissa A.; Reiss, Carole B.; Fennel, Adam; Vulpis,Dominick; Magnotta, John; Arcadi, Mary; Siracuse, Robert M.; Christenson, Robert S.; Wright, Jim

2010-01-01

181

Testing Testing Testing.  

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Articles in this special section consider (1) flow in test taking (Craig Deville); (2) testwiseness (Thomas O'Neill); (3) test length (Benjamin Wright); (4) cross-language test equating (Richard W. Woodcock and Ana Munoz-Sandoval); (5) computer-assisted testing and testwiseness (Richard Gershon and Betty Bergstrom); and (6) Web-enhanced testing

Deville, Craig; O'Neill, Thomas; Wright, Benjamin D.; Woodcock, Richard W.; Munoz-Sandoval, Ana; Gershon, Richard C.; Bergstrom, Betty

1998-01-01

182

Semester 1 Cr Ged Semester2 Cr Ged FTY 107 -Forest Vegetation or  

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Composition 3 PRT 225 - Read. Outdoor Rec or SFR 220 - Soc. & Nat. Res. (spr) 3 W MAT 122* - Pre-Calculus 4 M Sci. 4 Sl PRT 355 - Visitor Behavior/Mgt. or SFR 479 - Env Attit. & Beh. (alt yr) 3 FTY 349 - Princ. For. Mgmt. or SFR 349 - Appl. For. Ecol. & Silv. 3 or 4 PAA 200 - Public Management 3 Hs,E PRT 352

Thomas, Andrew

183

Algorithms Used in Heterogeneous Dose Calculations Show Systematic Differences as Measured With the Radiological Physics Center's Anthropomorphic Thorax Phantom Used for RTOG Credentialing  

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Purpose: To determine the impact of treatment planning algorithm on the accuracy of heterogeneous dose calculations in the Radiological Physics Center (RPC) thorax phantom. Methods and Materials: We retrospectively analyzed the results of 304 irradiations of the RPC thorax phantom at 221 different institutions as part of credentialing for Radiation Therapy Oncology Group clinical trials; the irradiations were all done using 6-MV beams. Treatment plans included those for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) as well as 3-dimensional conformal therapy (3D-CRT). Heterogeneous plans were developed using Monte Carlo (MC), convolution/superposition (CS), and the anisotropic analytic algorithm (AAA), as well as pencil beam (PB) algorithms. For each plan and delivery, the absolute dose measured in the center of a lung target was compared to the calculated dose, as was the planar dose in 3 orthogonal planes. The difference between measured and calculated dose was examined as a function of planning algorithm as well as use of IMRT. Results: PB algorithms overestimated the dose delivered to the center of the target by 4.9% on average. Surprisingly, CS algorithms and AAA also showed a systematic overestimation of the dose to the center of the target, by 3.7% on average. In contrast, the MC algorithm dose calculations agreed with measurement within 0.6% on average. There was no difference observed between IMRT and 3D CRT calculation accuracy. Conclusion: Unexpectedly, advanced treatment planning systems (those using CS and AAA algorithms) overestimated the dose that was delivered to the lung target. This issue requires attention in terms of heterogeneity calculations and potentially in terms of clinical practice.

Kry, Stephen F., E-mail: sfkry@mdanderson.org [Radiological Physics Center, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Alvarez, Paola; Molineu, Andrea; Amador, Carrie [Radiological Physics Center, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Radiological Physics Center, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Galvin, James [American College of Radiology/Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)] [American College of Radiology/Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Followill, David S. [Radiological Physics Center, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Radiological Physics Center, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)

2013-01-01

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Algorithms used in heterogeneous dose calculations show systematic differences as measured with the Radiological Physics Center’s anthropomorphic thorax phantom used for RTOG credentialing  

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Purpose To determine the impact of treatment planning algorithm on the accuracy of heterogeneous dose calculations in the Radiological Physics Center (RPC) thorax phantom. Methods and Materials We retrospectively analyzed the results of 304 irradiations of the RPC thorax phantom at 221 different institutions as part of credentialing for RTOG clinical trials; the irradiations were all done using 6-MV beams. Treatment plans included those for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) as well as 3D conformal therapy (3D CRT). Heterogeneous plans were developed using Monte Carlo (MC), convolution/superposition (CS) and the anisotropic analytic algorithm (AAA), as well as pencil beam (PB) algorithms. For each plan and delivery, the absolute dose measured in the center of a lung target was compared to the calculated dose, as was the planar dose in 3 orthogonal planes. The difference between measured and calculated dose was examined as a function of planning algorithm as well as use of IMRT. Results PB algorithms overestimated the dose delivered to the center of the target by 4.9% on average. Surprisingly, CS algorithms and AAA also showed a systematic overestimation of the dose to the center of the target, by 3.7% on average. In contrast, the MC algorithm dose calculations agreed with measurement within 0.6% on average. There was no difference observed between IMRT and 3D CRT calculation accuracy. Conclusion Unexpectedly, advanced treatment planning systems (those using CS and AAA algorithms) overestimated the dose that was delivered to the lung target. This issue requires attention in terms of heterogeneity calculations and potentially in terms of clinical practice. PMID:23237006

Kry, Stephen F.; Alvarez, Paola; Molineu, Andrea; Amador, Carrie; Galvin, James; Followill, David S.

2012-01-01

185

Psychological testing of sign language interpreters.  

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Twenty-eight sign language interpreters participated in a battery of tests to determine if a profile of cognitive, motor, attention, and personality attributes might distinguish them as a group and at different credential levels. Eight interpreters held Level II and nine held Level III Virginia Quality Assurance Screenings (VQAS); the other 11 held Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certification. Six formal tests, the Quick Neurological Screening Test-II, the Wonderlic Personnel Test, the Test of Visual-Motor Skills (TVMS), the d2 Test of Attention, the Integrated Visual and Auditory Continuous Performance Test, and the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF), were administered to the interpreters. Average scores were high on most of the tests; differences across the three groups were not statistically significant. Results from only one test, the d2 Test of Attention, were significantly correlated with interpreter level. Comparisons between educational and community interpreters also revealed no differences. Personality traits were widely distributed, but one trait, abstract reasoning, tested extremely high in 18 interpreters. Discussion of the potential implications of these results, particularly for educational interpreters, is offered. PMID:15304401

Seal, Brenda C

2004-01-01

186

General Index 2011 GED on molecular beams Tarasov  

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Vogt Molecular Constants from Microwave Spectroscopy, Molecular Beam, and Sub-Doppler Laser Spectroscopy Vogt Molecular Constants from Microwave, Molecular Beam, and Sub-Doppler Laser Spectroscopy Vogt N

Pfeifer, Holger

187

General Educational Development Program. Technical Assistance Paper.  

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This technical assistance paper is designed to provide local adult education administrators and teachers in Florida with information to help them more effectively implement General Educational Development (GED) programs, which are designed to help students pass the Official GED Test and become successful employees in the world of work. The paper…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Workforce Development.

188

Assessing Adults with Learning Difficulties. NetNews. Volume 8, Number 3, Summer 2008  

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Ms. K. has attended ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes for almost one year and has had significant difficulty in making progress in reading. She has passed some of the GED tests, but has struggled with others due to having insufficient time to complete them. She currently works as a teacher's aide in a daycare center. Her goal is to pass the GED

LDA of Minnesota, 2008

2008-01-01

189

Teaching Writing to Adults: An Inservice Education Manual.  

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This manual was developed to help regional administrators and teacher educators conduct inservice training for local teachers who teach writing in preparation for the new General Educational Development (GED) test. The manual is organized in six sections. The first section explains the rationale for the GED writing sample and outlines what the…

Hammond, Dorothy; Mangano, Joseph

190

High School Teacher Credentialing Programs-A  

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? · Do you wish to have a positive impact on society #12;Why I decided to become a teacher · I enjoy in being a part of the business world? #12;Questions to ask yourself when deciding on career path · Where do you want to live (Are you tied to a particular locale)? · Do you desire medical/ dental benefits

Militzer, Burkhard

191

Credentials for the Massage Therapy Profession  

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... Take this course now » Online Course Categories Business Ethics Massage General Master the Classroom for Educators Self- ... pursue continuing education and uphold its Code of Ethics. Learn more about the differences between certification, licensing, ...

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APTA CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR EDUCATION & CREDENTIALING PROGRAM  

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membership card (if applicable) · Copy of Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant license · Fee will be accepted Mail to: UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Pat Mecum 1300 University Avenue 5185 MSC

Sheridan, Jennifer

193

Credentials. One Tool for Retaining Students  

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Recent studies reported by the U.S. Department of Education reveal that over one million American students drop out of high school annually. While students have different reasons for dropping out of school, two leading factors include lack of interest and lack of educational support. When teachers are prepared to teach and do it using an engaging,…

Bloomfield, Amie; Foster, John; Hodes, Carol; Konopnicki, Patrick; Pritz, Sandra

2013-01-01

194

Earning Credentials: An Issue of Acknowledgment.  

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This introduction to the special issue investigates the rise of interest in "working knowledge" and the trend toward deschooling or decentralization of learning into the community, home, and workplace. (SK)

Symes, Colin

2001-01-01

195

Sonoma State University Multiple Subject Credential Program  

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, email address, and phone number, (2) report your 476F site information and (3) request a change in your AT YOUR 476F PLACEMENT CURRENT School __________________________ CURRENT Mentor Teacher of the Chair of the Department of Literacy, Elementary, and Early Education in consultation

Ravikumar, B.

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Welcome to the Multiple Subject Credential Program  

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allows your teacher candidate to learn and grow. · Discuss your expectations and the school Student Teaching Expectations · During student teaching the teacher candidate should be taking on more Cooperating/Master Teacher Orientation #12;A big, huge thank you!!! We acknowledge and appreciate the gift

de Lijser, Peter

197

Current issues of personnel and laboratory practices in genetic testing  

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As genetic testing is an area with implications extending far beyond that of the primary patient, it is appropriately an area that is under increased scrutiny. To ensure that high quality is maintained in the delivery of genetic services, several agencies have developed standards and guidelines. The present article summarises important recommendations made by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the US Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as they relate to genetic testing. Some of the standards are based on voluntary compliance, whereas others have the force of regulation. They all address issues of personnel credentials, laboratory operations, and the most critical quality assurance and control measures for diagnostic laboratories from the perspective of various agencies. In most instances, the standards promulgated by these agencies are offered as minimum criteria. The exact impact of these regulations on the practice of medical genetics has yet to be established. Images PMID:8558555

Mark, Hon Fong Louie; Kelly, Thaddeus; Watson, Michael S; Hoeltge, Gerald; Miller, Wayne A; Beauregard, Laurent

1995-01-01

198

Cognitive and psychomotor performance tests and experiment design in multiple chemical sensitivity.  

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People suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) complain of a variety of symptoms that could impair cognitive and psychomotor function either directly or indirectly. This paper discusses the use of cognitive and psychomotor performance tests together with some experiment designs that could be considered for use to assess fitness of MCS sufferers for work or the efficacy of diagnostic, preventative, or therapeutic measures. The tests could also contribute to the body of objective information on MCS and help sway the opinion of those who are dubious of its authenticity. The credentials of cognitive and psychomotor performance tests are derived from their successful use in studying the effects of drugs, and the types of tests are illustrated by describing those used by the United Kingdom Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Chemical and Biological Defence Human Studies Group, which has been involved in the assessment of drugs and chemicals on work performance for many years. The tests include mathematical, verbal and spatial processing, tracking, reaction time, attention and vigilance, and memory tests. The discussion of experiment designs includes both repeated measures and parallel groups designs together with their advantages and disadvantages and some suggested modifications to accommodate the particular problems posed by MCS. PMID:9167986

Wetherell, A

1997-01-01

199

Ham test  

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... blood test done to diagnose paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). The test checks whether red blood cells become ... A positive test can confirm the diagnosis of PNH. The Ham test can also be used to ...

200

Pap Test  

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Skip Navigation NCI Visuals Online Home About My Pictures Browse Search Quick Search Image Details Pap Test View/Download: Small: 698x637 View Download Add to My Pictures Title: Pap Test Description: Pap test; drawing shows a ...

201

Syphilis Test  

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... www.cdc.gov . Accessed January 2013. Syphilis Testing Algorithms Using Treponemal Tests for Initial Screening --- Four Laboratories, ... Missouri. Pp 1612-1614. ARUP Consult. Syphilis Testing Algorithm. PDF available for download at http://search.arupconsult. ...

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TSI test  

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... test if you have signs or symptoms of: Graves disease Toxic multinodular goiter The test is also done ... the last 3 months of pregnancy to predict Graves disease in the baby. The TSI test is most ...

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VDRL test  

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The VDRL test is a screening test for syphilis. It measures substances, called antibodies, that your body ... come in contact with the bacteria that causes syphilis. This bacteria is called Treponema pallidum. The test ...

204

Predictive Testing  

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... Financial Planning Who Should I Tell? Genetic Testing & Counseling Compensation for Genetic Testing Whole Genome Sequencing Screening vs. Testing What Is Genetic Counseling? Participating in Research Disease Research Patient Privacy Clinical ...

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Pharmacogenomic Testing  

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... Financial Planning Who Should I Tell? Genetic Testing & Counseling Compensation for Genetic Testing Whole Genome Sequencing Screening vs. Testing What Is Genetic Counseling? Participating in Research Disease Research Patient Privacy Clinical ...

206

Leak testing  

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Leak-testing methods for gas and liquid systems are described. The physical principles of molecular, liquid, and gas flow; relations of leak-testing methods and instrumentation; and tracer gases used in testing vacuum systems are discussed.

Engelhardt, R. E.

1973-01-01

207

Prenatal Tests  

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... see if he has certain genetic conditions, like Down syndrome . You can have this test after 10 weeks ... see if he has a genetic condition, like Down syndrome . The test usually is done between 10 and ...

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Stool Tests  

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... Kids For Parents MORE ON THIS TOPIC E. Coli Giardiasis Yersiniosis Stool Test: Ova and Parasites (O& ... Pylori Antigen Stool Test: Bacteria Culture Diarrhea E. Coli Contact Us Print Additional resources Send to a ...

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Troponins Test  

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... Heart Disease , Angina In the News: On the Horizon: Blood Tests to Rapidly Rule out Heart Attack ( ... 15). Troponin Test. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ ...

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Genetic Testing  

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... on to their children Screening embryos for disease Testing for genetic diseases in adults before they cause ... provide information about the pros and cons of testing. NIH: National Human Genome Research Institute

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Lipase Test  

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... Back to top 3. Why might lipase and amylase tests be ordered together? Blood amylase tests are sensitive for pancreatic disorders but are ... specific for the disorders. That means an elevated amylase level may indicate a problem, but a disorder ...

212

Tested Demonstrations.  

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Describes three flame test demonstrations including "Student-Presented Demonstrations on the Colors of Transition Metal Complexes,""A Flame Test Demonstration Device," and "Vivid Flame Tests." Preparation and procedures are discussed. Included in the first demonstration is an evaluation scheme for grading student demonstrations. (CW)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1988-01-01

213

Odor test  

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To prevent the use of spacecraft material that would outgas objectionable or nauseating odors, an odor test was developed. This test provided a means whereby candidate spacecraft materials were subjected to a particular environment and the outgassed products were evaluated by an odor panel. This panel was comprised of individuals with acute olfactory senses. The test results of the odor panel provided design engineers with data regarding potential material-odor problems. The odor-test procedure, panel-member selection, and odor scoring methods are described and typical test results are presented.

Schluter, L. A.; Pippen, D. L.

1971-01-01

214

Analytical testing  

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Analytical methods for combining flight acceleration and strain data with shake test mobility data to predict the effects of structural changes on flight vibrations and strains are presented. This integration of structural dynamic analysis with flight performance is referred to as analytical testing. The objective of this methodology is to analytically estimate the results of flight testing contemplated structural changes with minimum flying and change trials. The category of changes to the aircraft includes mass, stiffness, absorbers, isolators, and active suppressors. Examples of applying the analytical testing methodology using flight test and shake test data measured on an AH-1G helicopter are included. The techniques and procedures for vibration testing and modal analysis are also described.

Flannelly, W. G.; Fabunmi, J. A.; Nagy, E. J.

1981-01-01

215

Performance tests.  

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This paper discusses the use of psychological performance tests to assess the effects of environmental stressors. The large number and the variety of performance tests are illustrated, and the differences between performance tests and other psychological tests are described in terms of their design, construction, use, and purpose. The stressor emphasis is on the effects of drugs since that is where most performance tests have found their main application, although other stressors, e.g., fatigue, toxic chemicals, are mentioned where appropriate. Diazepam is used as an example. There is no particular performance emphasis since the tests are intended to have wide applicability. However, vehicle-driving performance is discussed because it has been the subject of a great deal of research and is probably one of the most important areas of application. Performance tests are discussed in terms of the four main underlying models--factor analysis, general information processing, multiple resource and strategy models, and processing-stage models--and in terms of their psychometric properties--sensitivity, reliability, and content, criterion, construct, and face validity. Some test taxonomies are presented. Standardization is also discussed with reference to the reaction time, mathematical processing, memory search, spatial processing, unstable tracking, verbal processing, and dual task tests used in the AGARD STRES battery. Some comments on measurement strengths and appropriate study designs and methods are included. PMID:9182033

Wetherell, A

1996-01-01

216

Trypsinogen Test  

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217

Strength Testing.  

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Postural deviations resulting from strength and flexibility imbalances include swayback, scoliosis, and rounded shoulders. Screening tests are one method for identifying strength problems. Tests for the evaluation of postural problems are described, and exercises are presented for the strengthening of muscles. (JN)

Londeree, Ben R.

1981-01-01

218

Appropriate Testing  

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Intended as a guide in the development of a sound evaluation program utilizing both instructor-produced and standardized tests, this booklet presents a practical, understandable rationale for the development and use of both kinds of testing in the educational setting. Section I discusses the functions of measurement, offering a rationale for…

Rubadeau, Duane O.; And Others

219

Prenatal Tests  

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... you, it's important to carefully discuss with your health care provider: what these tests are supposed to measure how reliable they are ... do to prepare? You also can ask your health care provider for literature about each type of test. How Can I Give My Baby a Good ...

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AMA Test  

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... the Related Pages tab under Elsewhere on the Web). Other tests that may be ordered include: Smooth muscle antibodies ( ... Disorders , Liver Disease , Hepatitis , Cirrhosis Elsewhere On The ... collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board . This article is periodically ...

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Troponin test  

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... test if you have chest pain and other signs of a heart attack. The test is usually repeated two more times ... angina that is getting worse, but no other signs of a heart attack. (Angina is chest pain thought to be from ...

222

Segmented testing  

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The fraction of faults detected for a digital network is frequently high for the first few input combinations applied out of a set of test vectors. When the particular ordering of test patterns does not appreciably change the shape of the coverage curve, there appears to be an advantage to splitting the test into segments which are applied at different times. It is shown that the expected time to error detection and the probability of an undetected double error can be reduced. The amount of reduction is dependent on the shape of the fault coverage curve. It is conjectured that such a reduction can be obtained for VLSI networks.

Robinson, J. P.

1985-01-01

223

Segmented testing  

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The fraction of faults detected for a digital network is frequently high for the first few input combinations applied out of a set of test vectors. When the particular ordering of test patterns does not appreciably change the shape of the coverage curve, there appears to be an advantage to splitting the test into segments which are applied at different times. It is shown that the expected time to error detection and the probability of an undetected double error can be reduced. The amount of reduction is dependent on the shape of the fault coverage curve. It is conjectured that such a reduction can be obtained for VLSI networks.

Robinson, J. P.

1984-01-01

224

Patch tests*  

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Patch tests were introduced as a diagnostic tool in the late nineteenth century. Since then, they have improved considerably becoming what they are today. Patch tests are used in the diagnostic investigation of contact dermatitis worldwide. Batteries or series previously studied and standardized should be used in patch testing. The methodology is simple, but it requires adequate training for the results to be correctly interpreted and used. Despite having been used for over a century, it needs improvement like all other diagnostic techniques in the medical field. PMID:24474094

Lazzarini, Rosana; Duarte, Ida; Ferreira, Alessandra Lindmayer

2013-01-01

225

Blood Tests  

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Allergy Testing  

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... directed by a healthcare professional with sufficient allergy/immunology training and prompted by your medical history. Types ... testing that the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) believes are not useful, effective or may ...

227

Ammonia Test  

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... of this website will be limited. Search Help? Ammonia Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also ... to normal, can it rise again? 1. Is ammonia testing used to detect or monitor ammonia poisoning? ...

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Bernstein test  

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Acid perfusion test ... your nose and into your esophagus. Mild hydrochloric acid will be sent down the tube, followed by ... when the tube is put into place. The acid may cause symptoms of heartburn. Your throat may ...

229

TSH test  

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... values range from 0.4 - 4.0 milli-international units per liter (mIU/L). Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different ...

230

Toxoplasma test  

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... Toxoplasma gondii . The parasite causes an infection called toxoplasmosis . The infection is a danger to a developing ... the health care provider suspects that you have toxoplasmosis. In pregnant women, the test is done to: ...

231

Ferritin Test  

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... cause their dysfunction and failure. This happens in hemochromatosis , a genetic disease in which the body absorbs ... iron , TIBC ) and a genetic test for hereditary hemochromatosis may be ordered as well. ^ Back to top ...

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Calcium Test  

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... org . Accessed February 2014. Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics. Burtis CA, Ashwood ER, Bruns ... and Anatomy; Associate Director, Clinical Laboratories; Section Chief, Chemistry, Toxicology and Near Patient Testing; Loyola University Medical ...

233

Mono Test  

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... through http://emedicine.medscape.com . Accessed May 2009. Smith, D. S. (Updated 2008 September 3). Mononucleosis. MedlinePlus Medical ... medlineplus/ency/article/000591.htm . Accessed May 2009. Smith, D. S. (Updated 2008 September 3). Mononucleosis spot test. ...

234

TORCH Test  

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... To screen pregnant women and newborns for several infectious diseases that can cause birth defects When to Get Tested? If you are exposed to certain infectious diseases or become ill while pregnant or if a ...

235

Rubella Test  

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... services. Advertising & Sponsorship: Policy | Opportunities PLEASE NOTE: Your web browser does not have JavaScript enabled. Unless you enable Javascript , your ability to navigate and ... Rubella Test Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also ...

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Fungal Tests  

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... services. Advertising & Sponsorship: Policy | Opportunities PLEASE NOTE: Your web browser does not have JavaScript enabled. Unless you enable Javascript , your ability to navigate and ... Fungal Tests Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also ...

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Pertussis Tests  

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... services. Advertising & Sponsorship: Policy | Opportunities PLEASE NOTE: Your web browser does not have JavaScript enabled. Unless you enable Javascript , your ability to navigate ... Pertussis Tests Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also ...

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Porphyrin Tests  

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... porphyrias: acute intermittent porphyria (AIP), variegate porphyria (VP), hereditary coproporphyria (HCP), and the very rare ALA dehydratase deficiency ... include acute intermittent porphyria (AIP), variegate porphyria (VP), hereditary ... (HCP), and ALA dehydratase deficiency porphyria (ADP). Tests ...

239

Permeability Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur provides an outline of constant head and falling head permeability tests of soil. This is a great resource for anyone studying geology and soil science.

2008-05-16

240

Recrystallization Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners recrystallize substances from solutions and make observations about the resulting crystals. This test can help further identify the unknown. Two different methods for recrystallization are provided in this activity: an overnight method and a 1-hour to 3-hour method. This is a follow-up activity to the "Developing Tests to Distinguish Between Similar-Looking Liquids" activity from the same resource (see related resources).

Kessler, James H.; Galvan, Patricia M.

2007-01-01

241

Software Testing and Maintenance 1 Regression Testing  

E-print Network

1 Software Testing and Maintenance 1 Regression Testing Introduction Test Selection Test Minimization Test Prioritization Summary Software Testing and Maintenance 2 What is it? Regression testing refers to the portion of the test cycle in which a program is tested to ensure that changes do not affect

Lei, Jeff Yu

242

CRN Dept No Sec Class Days Times Instructor Location Dates Fee ABE/GED STUDIES  

E-print Network

:00 - 7:30pm Bolivet, B. KuC 118 1/15 - 4/30 $75 39884 NONC F001 K11 Judo for Children M 6:00 - 7:00pm Russell, L. Gladys J 1/13 - 5/12 $60 39888 NONC F001 K12 Judo for Youth M 7:00 - 8:00pm Russell, L. Gladys J 1/13 - 5/12 $60 39889 NONC F001 K13 Judo for Adults M 8:00-9:00pm Russell, L. Gladys J 1/13 - 5

Ickert-Bond, Steffi

243

A. E. K. Ris Ris-M-GED Title and author(s)  

E-print Network

calculates the heat transfer in a boiling water channel up to and after the point where a given burn out 87 55© 0085 1 1. INTRODUCTION. If the heat input to a boiling water channel exceeds a cer- tain value system of units is used* #12;2. BASIC KQPATIOsS. The flow in the boiling channel is represented by a one

244

Alcohol Use and Antisocial Behavior in Late Adolescence: Characteristics of a Sample Attending a GED Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined peer deviance, disinhibition, and ADHD symptoms as differential predictors of alcohol use, alcohol use disorder symptoms, and antisocial behavior. It was hypothesized that peer deviance would most strongly predict alcohol use while disinhibition and ADHD would predict alcohol use disorder symptoms and antisocial behavior.…

Owens, Meredith Reesman; Bergman, Andrea

2010-01-01

245

A Comparison of the Self-Descriptions of High School Completion (GED) Dropouts and Persisters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Differences in self-descriptive patterns of adults who dropped out of high school completion courses and those who completed their courses were examined using the Adjective Check List (ACL) to measure adult personality attributes. Subjects (N=142) were asked to endorse those adjectives which best described themselves and to skip those which did…

Rolfe, Paula G.; Wilson, Russell C.

246

ABE/GED Instruction of High School Dropouts. "353" Special Demonstration Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One hundred individuals who dropped out of high school in Lawrence County, Alabama, during the 1986-87 school year were studied in order to help formulate ways schools could prevent students from dropping out and ideas on how to create advertising about available adult education to which such dropouts would be receptive. A former in-home adult…

Norwood, Dianne

247

Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Verification  

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Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Verification Any activity should be verified. #12;Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Approaches to verification 1 Testing 2 Static Analysis · Peer review · Insepction/Walk-through/Structured review · Formal

Peters, Dennis

248

Microalbuminuria test  

MedlinePLUS

... become scarred over time. The kidneys begin to leak protein into the urine. This kidney damage can happen years before any diabetes symptoms begin. In the early stages of kidney problems, blood tests may be normal. If you have diabetes, you ...

249

Testing Halfspaces  

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This paper addresses the problem of testing whether a Boolean-valued function f is a halfspace, i.e., a function of the form f(x)=sgn(w [dot] x-theta). We consider halfspaces over the continuous domain R[superscript n] ...

Matulef, Kevin M.

250

PBG test  

MedlinePLUS

... be checked often. The bag changed after the infant has urinated into it.The urine is then drained into the collection container. Take the sample to the lab or your health care provider as soon as possible after the test is done.

251

Test Review  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here are some activities to help study for a test covering systems of equations. Battleship Author: Alice Keeler Easy, Medium, Hard Battleship Rags to Riches (Who wants to be a Millionaire) Author: unknown Challenging requires students to solve some problems backwards) Rags to Riches Jepordary Author: Alice Keeler One and two player versions-includes systems of inequalities. Jepordary ...

Cook, Miss

2008-07-22

252

HPV Test  

MedlinePLUS

... Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines (2011) Elsewhere On The Web Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Genital HPV Infection - CDC Fact Sheet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Making Sense of Your Pap & HPV Test Results American Social Health Association: HPV American Cancer ...

253

Sweat Test  

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... services. Advertising & Sponsorship: Policy | Opportunities PLEASE NOTE: Your web browser does not have JavaScript enabled. Unless you enable Javascript , your ability to navigate and access the features of this website will be limited. Search Help? Sweat Test Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also ...

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Glaucoma Tests  

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... pay a copayment . Note To find out how much your specific test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or other health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like ... how much your doctor charges, whether your doctor accepts assignment, ...

255

Test Case  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article highlights the results of various studies which show that new schools do improve student test scores. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching found that student attitudes about education directly reflect their learning environment. Specific building features related to human comfort have been shown to influence student…

Rydeen, James E.

2009-01-01

256

Microgrid Testing  

SciTech Connect

With the publication of IEEE 1574.4 Guide for Design, Operation, and Integration of Distributed Resource Island Systems with Electric Power Systems, there is an increasing amount of attention on not only the design and operations of microgrids, but also on the proper operation and testing of these systems. This standard provides alternative approaches and good practices for the design, operation, and integration of microgrids. This includes the ability to separate from and reconnect to part of the utility grid while providing power to the islanded power system. This presentation addresses the industry need to develop standardized testing and evaluation procedures for microgrids in order to assure quality operation in the grid connected and islanded modes of operation.

Shirazi, M.; Kroposki, B.

2012-01-01

257

Testing Understanding and Understanding Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides examples in which graphs are used in the statements of problems or in their solutions as a means of testing understanding of mathematical concepts. Examples (appropriate for a beginning course in calculus and analytic geometry) include slopes of lines and curves, quadratic formula, properties of the definite integral, and others. (JN)

Pedersen, Jean; Ross, Peter

1985-01-01

258

Fabric Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this classroom activity, students work in groups to test a variety of fabrics to determine each one's effectiveness as an insulator. The printable five-page handout includes a series of inquiry-based questions to get students thinking about the conditions in Antarctica and the properties of specialty fabrics, illustrated activity directions and a worksheet that includes areas for recording their experiment data, and questions that prompt students to compare their results against their original hypotheses.

259

[Mycobacterial tests].  

PubMed

Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease caused by organisms of the M. tuberculosis complex, which is transmitted primarily by airborne droplet nuclei. Rapid and accurate detection of the bacilli is crucial for breaking the chain of transmission. Therefore, mycobacteriology laboratories have a major role to play in it. In this year, "the guideline for testing of M. tuberculosis, 2007" has been published. Here, it is emphasized that mycobacteriology laboratories must optimize their procedures for reporting results on the basis of current CDC recommendation: (i) reports of acid-fast examination of specimens within 24 hours of specimen collection, (ii) identification of M. tuberculosis within 21 days of specimen collection, and (iii) reports of drug susceptibility tests within 30 days of specimen collection. However, rapid mycobacteriology practices using liquid culture medium have many aerosol-generating handlings. Safety procedures, using a class II biological safety cabinet and so on, must be enforced for protecting laboratory personnel. As the improved technology available for use in mycobacteriology laboratories, such as nucleic acid amplification tests and others, are quite complicated, quality control is much more important than before. In this symposium, the 6 writers of "the guideline for testing of M. tuberculosis, 2007" have described the revised points of each chapters. We, as the chairpersons of this symposium, hope that this symposium would move a step forward toward rapid and accurate mycobacteriology practices in Japan. (1) Mycobacterial examinations and quality assurance: Satoshi Mitarai. It is well recognized that the mycobacterial examinations require careful quality assurances to perform highly reliable and safe laboratory examinations. As of 2003, a questionnaire survey was conducted to investigate the real state of laboratory examinations for mycobacterium. A total of 579 laboratories (291 of 390 hospitals and 288 of 397 private commercial laboratories) sent the replies, and the results were analysed from the points of quality assurance. Many laboratories adopted the sample concentration method and liquid culture methods. Meanwhile, the quality assurance activities for all examinations were not good enough to keep the quality and reliability. An effective quality assurance system should be necessary to maintain the good laboratory performances. (2) Revised "The guideline for testing of M.tuberculosis, 2007": Chiyoji Abe Rapid detection, species identification, and testing for drug resistance are necessary to control tuberculosis among patients and populations. Tuberculosis control officials and clinicians need access to prompt and reliable tuberculosis laboratory services. (3) The value of proper sputum collection instruction in detection of acid-fast bacillus: Takeshi HIGUCHI Modern techniques including molecular biology have been applied to routine laboratory works for rapid detection, identification, and drug susceptibility testing of mycobacteria. Even in using such techniques, however, poor quality specimens yield only poor results. To get a high quality specimen, particularly sputum samples, is very important. Therefore, laboratory technicians in our hospital have directly taught each patient how to expectorate good quality sputa since 2001. The teaching of patients has improved the rate of PI samples from 21.5% to 36.6% by Miller and Jones visual score of sputum. The teaching has also improved the rate of smear positive P1 samples from 11.4% to 28.8%. To teach patient how to get good sputa seems for useful for keeping the laboratory quality high. (4) The latest information for culture and the identification of acid-fast bacillus: Hajime Saitoh Culture methods are much more sensitive than smear ones to detect mycobacteria in the specimens. However, the duration of isolation by solid mediums is considerably long. Contemporary liquid culture methods allow for the rapid detection of M. tuberculosis complex, especially in smear positive samples. Therefore, in "the guidel

Takashima, Tetsuya; Higuchi, Takeshi

2008-01-01

260

Airlock Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration's Langley Research Center scientists use this plexiglass space station airlock test model to determine astronauts' ability to move in and out through an airlock with the restraint of a pressurized suit. Operations in space that call for crew transfer between spacecraft require airlocks of some kind. Mobility and performance in airlock systems must be determined to establish geometry and associated hardware for equipment suitable for manned space vehicle use. The airlock prevents artificial atmosphere loss when an astronaut transfers from one spacecraft to another or from the interior to the exterior in the performance of duties.

1966-01-01

261

Pediatric Residents' Learning Styles and Temperaments and Their Relationships to Standardized Test Scores  

PubMed Central

Background Board certification is an important professional qualification and a prerequisite for credentialing, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) assesses board certification rates as a component of residency program effectiveness. To date, research has shown that preresidency measures, including National Board of Medical Examiners scores, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society membership, or medical school grades poorly predict postresidency board examination scores. However, learning styles and temperament have been identified as factors that 5 affect test-taking performance. The purpose of this study is to characterize the learning styles and temperaments of pediatric residents and to evaluate their relationships to yearly in-service and postresidency board examination scores. Methods This cross-sectional study analyzed the learning styles and temperaments of current and past pediatric residents by administration of 3 validated tools: the Kolb Learning Style Inventory, the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, and the Felder-Silverman Learning Style test. These results were compared with known, normative, general and medical population data and evaluated for correlation to in-service examination and postresidency board examination scores. Results The predominant learning style for pediatric residents was converging 44% (33 of 75 residents) and the predominant temperament was guardian 61% (34 of 56 residents). The learning style and temperament distribution of the residents was significantly different from published population data (P ?=? .002 and .04, respectively). Learning styles, with one exception, were found to be unrelated to standardized test scores. Conclusions The predominant learning style and temperament of pediatric residents is significantly different than that of the populations of general and medical trainees. However, learning styles and temperament do not predict outcomes on standardized in-service and board examinations in pediatric residents. PMID:23205211

Tuli, Sanjeev Y.; Thompson, Lindsay A.; Saliba, Heidi; Black, Erik W.; Ryan, Kathleen A.; Kelly, Maria N.; Novak, Maureen; Mellott, Jane; Tuli, Sonal S.

2011-01-01

262

Allergy testing - skin  

MedlinePLUS

Patch tests - allergy; Scratch tests - allergy; Skin tests - allergy; RAST test ... There are three common methods of allergy skin testing. The skin prick test involves: Placing a small amount of substances that may be causing your symptoms on the skin, ...

263

Nondestructive testing  

SciTech Connect

Problems and defects of all kinds arise in the development and use of mechanical devices, electrical equipment, hydraulic systems, transportation mechanisms and the like. However, an extremely wide range of nondestructive testing (NDT) methods are available to help you examine these different problems and various defects in an assortment of materials under varying circumstances. It is imperative that you select the best method to solve a particular problem. And that requires a sufficient understanding of the basic processes involved to realize the advantages of each NDT method available. In addition to practical hints and pertinent comments for the resolution of day to day problems, this book gives sufficient basic theory to comprehend the principles of each method so that the most appropriate can be selected and used to its fullest advantage. Typical illustrative calculations and a comprehensive bibliography are provided.

Cartz, L.

1995-12-31

264

Performance Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Systems Technology, Inc., Hawthorne, CA, developed an electronic Critical Tracking Task (CTT) system that analyzes and rates a subject's visual/motor responses for Ames Research Center. Originally applied to measuring the effects of long term confinement in the mid 1960's, the CTT system is now marketed as FACTOR 1000 by Performance Factors, Inc. Alameda, CA, under a licensing agreement with Systems Technology. The system is a non-invasive, self-administered test that takes less than a minute and detects impairment from a broad range of causes, including stress, fatigue, illness, drugs, or alcohol. It is used daily by Old Town Trolley Tours, San Diego, CA, to assess each driver's physical coordination skills prior to the start of each shift. FACTOR 1000 reduces liabilities and costs related to accidents, and costs less than one dollar per day per employee. Performance Factors is now BioFactors, Inc.

1991-01-01

265

Testing with JUnit Testing with JUnit  

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Testing with JUnit Testing with JUnit Running a test case: 1 Get the component to a known state (set up). 2 Cause some event (the test case). 3 Check the behaviour. · Record pass/fail · Track statistics · Typically we want to do a lot of test cases so it makes sense to automate. · Test cases

Peters, Dennis

266

APU diaphragm testing. Test plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) fuel (hydrazine) tanks have had to be removed from the Columbia Shuttle (OV-102) because they have been in service for 11 years, which is the limit of their useful life. As part of an effort to determine whether the useful life of the fuel tanks can be extended, examination of the ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) diaphragm and the metal from one of the APU tanks is required. The JSC Propulsion and Power Division has requested White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) to examine the EPR diaphragm thoroughly and the metal casing generally from one tank. The objective is to examine the EPR diaphragm for signs of degradation that may limit the life of its function in the APU propellant tank. The metal casing will also be examined for signs of surface corrosion.

Shelley, Richard

1992-01-01

267

32 CFR 767.6 - Credentials of principal investigator.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...principal investigator (PI) must be submitted with the permit application. The PI must have: a graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, maritime history, or a closely related field; at least one year of professional experience or equivalent specialized...

2012-07-01

268

32 CFR 767.6 - Credentials of principal investigator.  

...principal investigator (PI) must be submitted with the permit application. The PI must have: a graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, maritime history, or a closely related field; at least one year of professional experience or equivalent specialized...

2014-07-01

269

32 CFR 767.6 - Credentials of principal investigator.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...principal investigator (PI) must be submitted with the permit application. The PI must have: a graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, maritime history, or a closely related field; at least one year of professional experience or equivalent specialized...

2013-07-01

270

32 CFR 767.6 - Credentials of principal investigator.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...principal investigator (PI) must be submitted with the permit application. The PI must have: a graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, maritime history, or a closely related field; at least one year of professional experience or equivalent specialized...

2011-07-01

271

Semantic Description of Behavior and Trustworthy Credentials of Web Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ever increasing need for outsourcing and automated ex- ecution of parts of business processes will lead to a large number of Web services. The resulting large market of Web services demands for automatic methods for finding, composing and selecting Web services according to some criteria specified by the user. In real business sce- narios, the user's criteria are richer

Sudhir Agarwal; Sebastian Rudolph

272

Credential Management for Automatic Identification Solutions in Supply Chain Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current systems for automatic identification of goods presume a single administrative domain. However, in supply chain management systems temporary cooperations of multiple companies exist, and the usage of one identification device, such as a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag, per company is infeasible for reasons of costs, space requirements, traceability, and higher collision rate. This paper analyzes the security requirements resulting

Marcel Henseler; Michael Rossberg; Guenter Schaefer

2008-01-01

273

Statement of James E. Hansen 1. Identification, Credentials  

E-print Network

in London, so how in the world can we predict the effect of human-made greenhouse gases in 50 years in the amount of long-lived atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as carbon dioxide (CO2), is also a climate property of our atmosphere and ocean. The atmosphere and ocean are fluids in continuous motion, driven

Hansen, James E.

274

CSU Fullerton, October 2010 Overview -1 Commission on Teacher Credentialing  

E-print Network

/Moderate; Moderate/Severe; Early Childhood) Resource Specialist Certificate Early Childhood Certificate of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Science Education Department--Master of Arts in Teaching Science Program (MATS) - Reviewed by NCATE only Reading Department (READ) College of Humanities and Social Science

de Lijser, Peter

275

Discovering authentication credentials in volatile memory of Android mobile devices  

E-print Network

the owner's online banking application. Considering also the fact that 61% of internet users reuse passwords even in case of applications that their security is critical, such as web banking and password manager on multiple websites/services [3], some- times the disclosure of one password is enough to compromise

Stavrakakis, Ioannis

276

Personnel Preparation and Credentialing in Speech-Language Pathology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The majority of graduate programs in communication sciences and disorders train generalists who may not be prepared for the unique demands of employment in the schools (e.g., curriculum-based assessments, classroom-based interventions, collaborative consultation) because the complexities of caseloads and the roles and responsibilities of…

Whitmire, Kathleen A.; Eger, Diane L.

2004-01-01

277

Credentialing CAM Providers: Understanding CAM Education, Training, Regulation, and Licensing  

MedlinePLUS

... be certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to get licensed. Some of ... accredit chiropractic colleges and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to accredit acupuncture programs. Differences ...

278

Credentials, Curriculum, and Access: The Debate Over Nurse Preparation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The question of how to best prepare nurses for practice continues to be debated extensively. The crux of the debate is whether a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) should be required of all registered nurses in the United States or whether an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and diploma programs adequately prepare novice nurses for practice.…

Karp, Melinda Mechur; Jacobs, James; Hughes, Katherine L.

279

Research Administrator Salary: Association with Education, Experience, Credentials and Gender  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2010 Research Administrators Stress Perception Survey (2010 RASPerS) collected data from 1,131 research administrators on salary, years experience, educational level, Certified Research Administrator (CRA) status, and gender. Using these data, comparisons were made to show how salary levels are associated with each of these variables. Using…

Shambrook, Jennifer; Roberts, Thomas J.; Triscari, Robert

2011-01-01

280

The External Degree as a Credential: Notes on Methodology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of associate- and bachelor-level graduates from a selected group of external degree programs (EDP) is described with emphasis on survey methodology. Likely employers of EDP graduates were also surveyed regarding their hiring and promotion policies in this study aimed at developing appropriate methods of assessing the acceptability and…

Sosdian, Carol P.; Sharp, Laure M.

281

Major and Credential Codes* SDSU General Catalog 2009-201095  

E-print Network

Exercise Physiology 08355 G Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Science (concurrent program) 08356 G G Classics 15041 U Clinical Psychology 20031 G Communication 06011 U & G General Communication 15061

Gallo, Linda C.

282

Major and Credential Codes* SDSU GRADUATE BULLETIN 2011-201287  

E-print Network

Physiology 08355 G Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Science (concurrent program) 08356 G + ¢ Finance 05041 G Classics 15041 U Clinical Psychology 20031 G Communication 06011 U & G General Communication 15061 05997 G Environmental Sciences 49011 U European Studies 03101 U Evolutionary Biology 04016 G Exercise

Ponce, V. Miguel

283

32 CFR 767.6 - Credentials of principal investigator.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American historic archaeology and maritime history; the demonstrated...professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of historic marine archeological resources. This...

2010-07-01

284

Anatomists Debate the Value of a Teaching Credential  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fewer and fewer programs are training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the classical anatomical disciplines. Nonetheless, there remains a need at all levels of clinical and basic science education for skilled instructors of anatomy, histology, and embryology. Two sessions at the 2006 annual meeting of the American Association of…

Rizzolo, Lawrence J.; Drake, Richard L.

2008-01-01

285

Orion Flight Test Exploration Flight Test-1  

E-print Network

Orion Flight Test Exploration Flight Test-1 PRESS KIT/December 2014 www.nasa.gov NP-2014-11-020-JSC National Aeronautics and Space Administration #12;#12;Orion Flight Test December 2014 Contents Section Page ........................................................................................... 28 i #12;Orion Flight Test ii December 2014 #12;Orion Flight Test December 2014 Flight Overview

Waliser, Duane E.

286

Stool guaiac test  

MedlinePLUS

Guaiac smear test; Fecal occult blood test - guaiac smear; Stool occult blood test - guaiac smear ... This test detects blood in the digestive tract. It may be done if: You are being screened or tested for colon cancer You ...

287

Directory of Medical Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... variety of illnesses or signs of infection. Blood chemistry test. Basic blood chemistry tests measure the levels of certain electrolytes, such ... Test: Complete Blood Count Urine Tests Basic Blood Chemistry Tests Helping Kids Deal With Injections and Blood ...

288

Quizzes, Tests, and Exams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website features information on strategies for testing, including choosing appropriate testing methodologies and developing a test that assesses students as accurately and fairly as possible. Topics include different types of tests, construction of effective exams and alternative testing methods.

Barbara Gross Davis

289

Fundamental resource dis/advantages, youth health and adult educational outcomes.  

PubMed

Recent studies find lasting effects of poor youth health on educational attainment but use young samples and narrow life course windows of observation to explore outcomes. We apply a life course framework to three sets of Health and Retirement Study birth cohorts to examine early health status effects on education and skills attainment measured late in life. The older cohorts that we study were the earliest recipients of U.S. policies promoting continuing education through the GI Bill, community college expansions and new credentials such as the GED. We examine a wide range of outcomes but focus on GEDs, postsecondary school entry and adult human capital as job-related training. We find that older U.S. cohorts had considerable exposure to these forms of attainment and that the effects of youth health on them vary by outcome: health selection and ascription group effects are weak or fade, respectively, in outcomes associated with delayed or adult attainment. However, poorer health and social disadvantage in youth and barriers associated with ascription carry forward to limit attainment of key credentials such as diplomas and college degrees. We find that the human capital - health gradient is dynamic and that narrow windows of observation in existing studies miss much of it. National context also matters for studying health-education linkages over the life course. PMID:24267756

Elman, Cheryl; Wray, Linda A; Xi, Juan

2014-01-01

290

Diffusion weld test fixture  

Microsoft Academic Search

A weld joint test fixture for testing the strength of a weld joining several members forming a test specimen is provided. The fixture includes a base which supports the test specimen and an attachment for applying a testing force to the test specimen while the test specimen is supported by the base. The fixture further includes holding elements attached to

Wendell C. Maciejewski; Kurt J. Janecek; George J. Kavarnos; Elizabeth A. McLaughlin

1995-01-01

291

Diffusion weld test fixture  

Microsoft Academic Search

A weld joint test fixture for testing the strength of a weld joining several members forming a test specimen is provided. The fixture includes a base which supports the test specimen and an attachment for applying a testing force to the test specimen while the test specimen is supported by the base. The fixture further includes holding elements attached to

Wendell Maciejewski; Roger Tyron; George Kavarnos; Elizabeth McLaughlin; Kurt Janecek

1994-01-01

292

TFTR preoperational test plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

A preoperation test program is outlined for the TFTR (Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor), including test description, test objectives, documentation, test prerequisites, and special precautions. The preoperational test program is intended to establish a machine performance baseline for TFTR prior to the start of experimental operations. The manpower requirements for testing and startup purposes are also discussed.

W. J. Byron; N. S. Youssef; T. J. Carpenter; D. E. Lee

1979-01-01

293

Combined Load Test Fixture  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A test fixture has been developed at NASA Langley Research Center that has the capability of applying compression load and shear load simultaneously to a test specimen. The test specimen size is 24-inches by 28-inches. This report describes the test specimen design, test specimen preparation, fixture assembly in the test machine, and a test operation plan.

Baker, Donald J.

2010-01-01

294

Paired t testsPaired t tests Paired (dependent) t-testPaired (dependent) t test  

E-print Network

Paired t testsPaired t tests #12;Paired (dependent) t-testPaired (dependent) t test · Compares test means from matched pairsCompares test means from matched pairs or two different samples from the same individualsindividuals ­ e.g., pretest & post test scores for the same group of students Ho: d = 0 d is thedifference

Wolverton, Steve

295

Deploying a Test -1 Deploying a Test  

E-print Network

Setting Self-assessment Options You may opt to Include this Test in Grade Center Score Calculations for Deployment"), select the Submit button. Selecting Test Options There are 7 steps to review for Test Options developed the test. You may select a different color for the name and provide more or less of a description

Cui, Yan

296

Macro Testing: Unifying IC And Board Test  

Microsoft Academic Search

Historically, IC testing and board testing have been considered two separate subjects. However, today's increasing complexity in both design and technology has given rise to a number of efforts to produce a consistent test strategy that smoothly couples both types of testing. This article describes one such effort by Philips, a design for testability methodology for semicustom VLSI circuits. The

F. P. M. Beenker; K. J. E. van Eerdewijk; R. B. W. Gerritsen; F. N. Peacock; M. van der Star

1986-01-01

297

Heat pipe testing program test plan  

SciTech Connect

A test plan is given which describes the tests to be conducted on several typical solar receiver heat pipes. The hardware to be used, test fixtures and rationale of the test program are discussed. The program objective is to perform life testing under simulated receiver conditions, and to conduct performance tests with selected heat pipes to further map their performance, particularly with regard to their transient behavior. Performance requirements are defined. Test fixtures designed for the program are described in detail, and their capabilities for simulating the receiver conditions and their limitations are discussed. The heat pipe design is given. (LEW)

Bienert, W.B.

1980-03-14

298

Get Tested for HIV  

MedlinePLUS

... tested at least once to find out your HIV status. Ask your doctor or nurse if and when you need the test again. All pregnant women should be tested for HIV. All other women should be tested at least ...

299

Drugs of Abuse Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... as: Drug Screen; Drug Test; Substance Abuse Testing; Toxicology Screen; Tox Screen; Sports Doping Tests Formal name: ... thought to be involved in an accident Forensic toxicology testing using a variety of body fluids and ...

300

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Test  

MedlinePLUS

... 1 Antitrypsin; ?1-antitrypsin Related tests: Protein Electrophoresis ; Total Protein ; Blood Gases ; Liver Panel At a Glance Test ... Alpha-1 antitrypsin measures the level of the protein AAT in blood. Alpha-1 antitrypsin ... antitrypsin genotype testing ( DNA testing) can ...

301

Hepatitis B Test  

MedlinePLUS

... IgM; anti-HBe; Hepatitis B e Antibody; HBV DNA Formal name: Hepatitis B Virus Testing Related tests: ... of tests detect or evaluate the genetic material ( DNA ) of the virus. The pattern of test results ...

302

Home Use Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... Vitro Diagnostics Home Use Tests Cholesterol Hepatitis C Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Menopause Fecal Occult Blood Ovulation (Saliva Test) Ovulation (Urine Test) Pregnancy Prothrombin Vaginal pH Resources for You Glossary Home Use Tests Home ...

303

Unit Testing Discussion C  

E-print Network

Unit Testing Discussion C #12;Unit Test public Method is smallest unit of code Input/output transformation Test if the method does what it claims Not exactly black box testing #12;Test if (actual result Expected Computed Input #12;Functionality Computation ­ Easy to test Time based Asynchronous interaction

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

304

Test and Verification Test and Verification  

E-print Network

identified in your Gantt Chart as natural subsystems. -Test and verify each subsystem independently. Then Gantt Chart as natural subsystems. -Test and verify each subsystem independently. Then, you can test, it works correctly and does what it is supposed to do. -Use the milestones you identified in your Gantt

Lozano-Nieto, Albert

305

A Test Design Methodology for Protocol Testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Communication protocol testing can be done with a test architecture consisting of remote Lower Tester and local Upper Tester processes. For real protocols, tests can be designed based on the formal specification of the protocol which uses an extended finite state machine model. The specification is transformed into a simpler form consisting of normal form transitions. It can then be

Behçet Sarikaya; Gregor Von Bochmann; Eduard Cerny

1987-01-01

306

To Test or Not to Test?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses whether music educators should push for national testing of music students. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) did test music students in 1997. Even though the results of that test did not indicate students were very accomplished, there was a general feeling that at least NAEP and the nation recognized…

Circle, David

2005-01-01

307

From Test Takers to Test Makers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a classroom teacher, Kari Smith realized that traditional objective tests don't always assess what students actually know. But tests are so deeply embedded in the education system that it would be difficult to do away with them entirely. Smith decided to make tests into learning tools. In this article, Smith describes three strategies for…

Smith, Kari

2009-01-01

308

Tests Using The "Little Wire Test" Equipment  

E-print Network

;2 springs outer conductorceramic insulator chuck test wire graphite jaws cap inner conductor to pulsed power1 Tests Using The "Little Wire Test" Equipment (Apr. 4, 2013) J. R. J. Bennett1, G. Skoro1(2), P. Loveridge1, A. Ahmad2 1. Fatigue Life of Tungsten at High Temperatures and High Strain Rates. 2. Fatigue

McDonald, Kirk

309

Satellite battery testing status  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Because of the large numbers of satellite cells currently being tested and anticipated at the Naval Weapons Support Center (NAVWPNSUPPCEN) Crane, Indiana, satellite cell testing is being integrated into the Battery Test Automation Project (BTAP). The BTAP, designed to meet the growing needs for battery testing at the NAVWPNSUPPCEN Crane, will consist of several Automated Test Stations (ATSs) which monitor batteries under test. Each ATS will interface with an Automation Network Controller (ANC) which will collect test data for reduction.

Haag, R.; Hall, S.

1986-01-01

310

Criteria for structural test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of a study to define criteria and techniques of design, analysis and test which permit the use of a single major structural test article for performing dynamic, fatigue, and static testing are presented. The criteria developed is applicable to both space vehicles and aircraft structures operating in the subsonic or supersonic regime. The feasibility of such an approach was demonstrated by defining test interactions, compatibilities and incompatibilities between the three different types of tests. The results of the study indicate that the single test article concept is feasible with a testing sequence of dynamic test followed by a fatigue and static test.

1973-01-01

311

Longitudinal Multistage Testing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article introduces longitudinal multistage testing (lMST), a special form of multistage testing (MST), as a method for adaptive testing in longitudinal large-scale studies. In lMST designs, test forms of different difficulty levels are used, whereas the values on a pretest determine the routing to these test forms. Since lMST allows for…

Pohl, Steffi

2013-01-01

312

Screening Tests for Women  

MedlinePLUS

... once. Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse because you may need more frequent tests. Get tested for HIV at least once if you are age 65 ... tested if you are at increased risk for HIV . Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse. Syphilis test Get tested for syphilis if you ...

313

Screening Tests for Women  

MedlinePLUS

... once. Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse because you may need more frequent tests. Get tested for HIV at least once if you are age 65 ... tested if you are at increased risk for HIV. Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse. Syphilis test Get tested for syphilis if you ...

314

Balloon launched decelerator test program: Post-test test report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Balloon Launched Decelerator Test (BLDT) flights were conducted during the summer of 1972 over the White Sands Missile Range. The purpose of these tests was to qualify the Viking disk-gap band parachute system behind a full-scale simulator of the Viking Entry Vehicle over the maximum range of entry conditions anticipated in the Viking '75 soft landing on Mars. Test concerns centered on the ability of a minimum weight parachute system to operate without structural damage in the turbulent wake of the blunt-body entry vehicle (140 deg, 11.5 diameter cone). This is the first known instance of parachute operation at supersonic speeds in the wake of such a large blunt body. The flight tests utilized the largest successful balloon-payload weight combination known to get to high altitude (120kft) where rocket engines were employed to boost the test vehicle to supersonic speeds and dynamic pressures simulating the range of conditions on Mars.

Dickinson, D.; Schlemmer, J.; Hicks, F.; Michel, F.; Moog, R. D.

1972-01-01

315

Transient Pressure Test Article Test Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Transient Pressure Test Article (TPTA) test program is being conducted at a new test facility located in the East Test Area at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama. This facility, along with the special test equipment (STE) required for facility support, was constructed specifically to test and verify the sealing capability of the Redesigned Solid Rocket Motor (RSRM) field, igniter, and nozzle joints. The test article consists of full scale RSRM hardware loaded with inert propellant and assembled in a short stack configuration. The TPTA is pressurized by igniting a propellant cartridge capable of inducing a pressure rise rate which stimulates the ignition transient that occurs during launch. Dynamic loads are applied during the pressure cycle to simulate external tank attach (ETA) strut loads present on the ETA ring. Sealing ability of the redesigned joints is evaluated under joint movement conditions produced by these combined loads since joint sealing ability depends on seal resilience velocity being greater than gap opening velocity. Also, maximum flight dynamic loads are applied to the test article which is either pressurized to 600 psia using gaseous nitrogen (GN2) or applied to the test article as the pressure decays inside the test article on the down cycle after the ignition transient cycle. This new test facility is examined with respect to its capabilities. In addition, both the topic of test effectiveness versus space vehicle flight performance and new aerospace test techniques, as well as a comparison between the old SRM design and the RSRM are presented.

Vibbart, Charles M.

1989-01-01

316

ALP - blood test  

MedlinePLUS

... by your doctor. Many medicines can interfere with blood test results. Your health care provider will tell you if ... tests. Some laboratories use different measurements or may test different specimens.

317

Nuclear Stress Test  

MedlinePLUS

... rest (left) and during exercise (right) from a nuclear stress test. A nuclear stress test lets doctors see pictures of your ... the heart has any damaged or dead muscle. Nuclear stress tests can also give doctors information about ...

318

ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test  

MedlinePLUS

... The lab rechecks the cortisol level in the second blood sample. Along with the blood tests, you may also have a urine cortisol test or urine 17-ketosteroids test, which involves collecting the urine over a 24-hour period.

319

CompareTests  

Cancer.gov

CompareTests is an R package to estimate agreement and diagnostic accuracy statistics for two diagnostic tests when one is conducted on only a subsample of specimens. A standard test is observed on all specimens.

320

Reimbursement for Genetic Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... Financial Planning Who Should I Tell? Genetic Testing & Counseling Compensation for Genetic Testing Whole Genome Sequencing Screening vs. Testing What Is Genetic Counseling? Participating in Research Disease Research Patient Privacy Clinical ...

321

What Is Diagnostic Testing?  

MedlinePLUS

... Financial Planning Who Should I Tell? Genetic Testing & Counseling Compensation for Genetic Testing Whole Genome Sequencing Screening vs. Testing What Is Genetic Counseling? Participating in Research Disease Research Patient Privacy Clinical ...

322

Tests Related to Pregnancy  

MedlinePLUS

... Financial Planning Who Should I Tell? Genetic Testing & Counseling Compensation for Genetic Testing Whole Genome Sequencing Screening vs. Testing What Is Genetic Counseling? Participating in Research Disease Research Patient Privacy Clinical ...

323

Tests and Procedures  

MedlinePLUS

... Test Blood Tests: Blood Studies Bone Marrow Aspirate Bone Marrow Biopsy Imaging Tests: CT Scan Echocardiogram MRI SPECT Scan Ultrasound Nuclear Medicine Scans: Bone Scan PET Scan Gallium Scan MIBG Scan http:// ...

324

Aircraft Materials Test Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Microsoft Word document from the Aerospace Manufacturing Education Project provides a bank of test questions on materials used in the aircraft industry. 35 test questions and their correct answers are included in this test bank.

2012-11-13

325

Aircraft Fasteners Test Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Microsoft Word document from the Aerospace Manufacturing Education Project provides a bank of test questions on the use of fasteners in the aerospace industry. Eighty three test questions and their correct answers are included in this test bank.

2012-11-23

326

Constructing objective tests  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Trueâfalse or multiple-choice tests can be useful instruments for evaluating student progress. We examine strategies for planning objective tests which serve to test the material covered in science (physics) courses. We also examine strategies for writing questions for tests within a test blueprint. The statistical basis for judging the quality of test items are discussed. Reliability, difficulty, and discrimination indices are defined and examples presented. Our recommendations are rather easily put into practice.

Aubrecht Ii., Gordon J.; Aubrecht, Judith

2005-10-11

327

Strapdown gyro test program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The power spectral noise characteristic performance of the Teledyne two-degree-of-freedom dry tuned gimbal gyroscope was determined. Tests were conducted using a current configuration SDG-5 gyro in conjunction with test equipment with minor modification. Long term bias stability tests were conducted as well as some first difference performance tests. The gyro, test equipment, and the tests performed are described. Results are presented.

Irvine, R. B.; Vanalstine, R.

1977-01-01

328

Titanium Honeycomb Panel Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Thermal-mechanical tests were performed on a titanium honeycomb sandwich panel to experimentally validate the hypersonic wing panel concept and compare test data with analysis. Details of the test article, test fixture development, instrumentation, and test results are presented. After extensive testing to 900 deg. F, non-destructive evaluation of the panel has not detected any significant structural degradation caused by the applied thermal-mechanical loads.

Richards, W. Lance; Thompson, Randolph C.

1996-01-01

329

Test Analysis Guidelines  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Development of analysis guidelines for Exploration Life Support (ELS) technology tests was completed. The guidelines were developed based on analysis experiences gained from supporting Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) technology development in air revitalization systems and water recovery systems. Analyses are vital during all three phases of the ELS technology test: pre-test, during test and post test. Pre-test analyses of a test system help define hardware components, predict system and component performances, required test duration, sampling frequencies of operation parameters, etc. Analyses conducted during tests could verify the consistency of all the measurements and the performance of the test system. Post test analyses are an essential part of the test task. Results of post test analyses are an important factor in judging whether the technology development is a successful one. In addition, development of a rigorous model for a test system is an important objective of any new technology development. Test data analyses, especially post test data analyses, serve to verify the model. Test analyses have supported development of many ECLSS technologies. Some test analysis tasks in ECLSS technology development are listed in the Appendix. To have effective analysis support for ECLSS technology tests, analysis guidelines would be a useful tool. These test guidelines were developed based on experiences gained through previous analysis support of various ECLSS technology tests. A comment on analysis from an experienced NASA ECLSS manager (1) follows: "Bad analysis was one that bent the test to prove that the analysis was right to begin with. Good analysis was one that directed where the testing should go and also bridged the gap between the reality of the test facility and what was expected on orbit."

Jeng, Frank F.

2007-01-01

330

Vendor System Vulnerability Testing Test Plan  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) prepared this generic test plan to provide clients (vendors, end users, program sponsors, etc.) with a sense of the scope and depth of vulnerability testing performed at the INL’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Test Bed and to serve as an example of such a plan. Although this test plan specifically addresses vulnerability testing of systems applied to the energy sector (electric/power transmission and distribution and oil and gas systems), it is generic enough to be applied to control systems used in other critical infrastructures such as the transportation sector, water/waste water sector, or hazardous chemical production facilities. The SCADA Test Bed is established at the INL as a testing environment to evaluate the security vulnerabilities of SCADA systems, energy management systems (EMS), and distributed control systems. It now supports multiple programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies, and private sector clients. This particular test plan applies to testing conducted on a SCADA/EMS provided by a vendor. Before performing detailed vulnerability testing of a SCADA/EMS, an as delivered baseline examination of the system is conducted, to establish a starting point for all-subsequent testing. The series of baseline tests document factory delivered defaults, system configuration, and potential configuration changes to aid in the development of a security plan for in depth vulnerability testing. The baseline test document is provided to the System Provider,a who evaluates the baseline report and provides recommendations to the system configuration to enhance the security profile of the baseline system. Vulnerability testing is then conducted at the SCADA Test Bed, which provides an in-depth security analysis of the Vendor’s system.b a. The term System Provider replaces the name of the company/organization providing the system being evaluated. This can be the system manufacturer, a system user, or a third party organization such as a government agency. b. The term Vendor (or Vendor’s) System replaces the name of the specific SCADA/EMS being tested.

James R. Davidson

2005-01-01

331

PNGV battery test manual  

SciTech Connect

This manual defines a series of tests to characterize aspects of the performance or life cycle behavior of batteries for hybrid electric vehicle applications. Tests are defined based on the Partnership for New Generation Vehicles (PNGV) program goals, although it is anticipated these tests may be generally useful for testing energy storage devices for hybrid electric vehicles. Separate test regimes are defined for laboratory cells, battery modules or full size cells, and complete battery systems. Some tests are common to all three test regimes, while others are not normally applicable to some regimes. The test regimes are treated separately because their corresponding development goals are somewhat different.

NONE

1997-07-01

332

CEQATR Thermal Test Overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A thermal test overview of the Constellation Environmental Qualification and Acceptance Test Requirement (CEQATR) is presented. The contents include: 1) CEQATR Thermal Test Overview; 2) CxP Environments; 3) CEQATR Table 1.2-1; 4) Levels of Assembly; 5) Definitions for Levels of Assembly; 6) Hardware Applicability; 7) CEQATR Thermal-Related Definitions; 8) Requirements for unit-level thermal testing; 9) Requirements for major assembly level thermal testing; 10) General thermal testing requirements; 11) General thermal cycle, thermal vacuum profiles; 12) Test tolerances; 13) Vacuum vs Ambient; 14) Thermal Gradient; 15) Sequence of Testing; 16) Alternative Strategies; 17) Protoflight; 18) Halt/Hass; 19) Humidity; and 20) Tailoring.

Balusek, Alan R.

2009-01-01

333

[From walk test to cardiopulmonary exercise test].  

PubMed

Cardiopulmonary exercise test is a new respiratory functional test used for sick children. It demonstrates the integrated response of all the systems involved in exercise (especially cardiac and respiratory ones) and consequently evaluates exercise adaptations during chronic disease. This dynamic test assesses exercise tolerance, and so quality of life more objectively than a resting test. Values measured (especially oxygen uptake and ventilatory threshold) are quantifiable and reproducible, allowing the follow-up of a disease and the initiation and individualization of exercise training. Moreover, it is also useful for diagnosis and assessment of abnormal symptoms during exercise (as dyspnea), especially abnormalities that are undetectable during rest. The six-minute walk test, the step test and the shuttle test are rapid, simple and low-cost field tests that give adequate information on the daily physical performance (walking, climbing stairs, or running) of the sick child. They allow a closed follow-up, especially during an exercise training period. However, only the cardio-pulmonary exercise test can allow the physical practise in sick children, eliminating the contra-indications. PMID:18280913

Karila, C

2007-12-01

334

Structural Testing: An Introduction Flow Graphs Path Testing Conclusions Path Testing  

E-print Network

Structural Testing: An Introduction Flow Graphs Path Testing Conclusions Path Testing Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing, 2013 Mousavi: Path Testing #12;Structural Testing: An Introduction Flow Graphs Path Testing Conclusions Outline Structural

Mousavi, Mohammad

335

Structural Testing: An Introduction Flow Graphs Path Testing Conclusions Path Testing  

E-print Network

Structural Testing: An Introduction Flow Graphs Path Testing Conclusions Path Testing Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing, 2012 Mousavi: Path Testing #12;Structural Testing: An Introduction Flow Graphs Path Testing Conclusions Outline Structural

Mousavi, Mohammad

336

Test the Nation: The National IQ Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Who is the weakest link? Or, rather, just how many are there? And where do they come from? Test the Nation, Britain's largest mass IQ test set about to answer those questions and more on May 11th of this year. Administered online to some 90,000 residents of the UK (and still available for those who missed out), the test put visitors through the usual rigors of intelligence testing. The Test the Nation Web site discloses how the nation did as a whole, with further breakdowns by region, age, and other variables. Curious, the map of Britain's intelligence, as determined by the test, clearly demonstrates that the South far outdid the North where brute IQ is concerned. Whether one accepts such results or not, the site provides much food for thought, discussion and, almost certainly, an argument or two. Presented by the BBC, the site doesn't stop with simple presentations on the national IQ test, but also offers other interesting studies and reports, with subjects probing various areas of intelligence testing and all that has been made of it. A short list of some of the titles presented include: What sex is your brain?, Birth weight and intelligence, and The Language of the brain. To round off it offerings, the site also links to MENSA.

2002-01-01

337

Software Testing FSM-Based Testing Exercises  

E-print Network

Software Testing FSM-Based Testing Exercises Discount Normal MRNMRD Coffee TeaD TeaN Tea/Wait 1euro. Discount Normal MRNMRD Coffee TeaD TeaN Tea/Wait 1euro/sound 1euro/sound Coffee/Wait Dispose/Tea+20ct

Mousavi, Mohammad

338

Psychological Tests and Minorities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problems with traditional testing, particularly as they relate to minorities, are discussed; and psychological tests designed specifically for Blacks are reviewed. Considered are general problems, problems with testing at the higher education level and for employment, and moral and legal implications of the testing controversy. The rationale…

Wright, Brenda Johnson; Isenstein, Vivian R.

339

Cathode Life Test Facility  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Cathode Life Test Facility (CLTF) has been in operation for ten years and has tested ten different cathode types for a total of approximately 2.0 million hours of life test data. As part of the defense management review (DMR) process, Rome Laboratory (RL) has eliminated internal research efforts pertaining to cathode life testing. Based on this directive, the CLTF

Ronald J. Jardieu

1994-01-01

340

[Alternatives to patch tests].  

PubMed

Patch testing using standard and specific batteries, as well as the ingredients of products brought in by patients, is still the most reliable way of identifying contact allergens. However, under certain conditions, other methods such as the semi-open test and the repeated open application test (ROAT test) may be more appropriate. PMID:19686900

Goossens, A

2009-01-01

341

NATIONAL TYPING TEST NORMS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE U.S. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (USES), IN COOPERATION WITH 18 STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, CONDUCTED A STUDY TO DEVELOP NATIONAL TYPING TEST NORMS FOR USE IN INTERPRETING TEST SCORES ON TYPING TESTS. ONLY EMPLOYED WORKERS REQUIRED TO USE A TYPEWRITER AN AVERAGE OF AT LEAST 1 HOUR PER DAY WERE INCLUDED IN THE SAMPLE. THE TEST ADMINISTERED WAS ONE OF THE…

DROEGE, ROBERT C.

342

Bibliography of Test Criticism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a selected compilation of 47 items relating to criticisms of tests and testing. The items cover the period of ten years immediately preceding the year 1966 and are held to be scholarly writings almost without exception. The books and articles listed carry extensive annotations and focus on the following aspects of tests and testing:…

Pasanella, Ann K.; And Others

343

Language Testing: New Openings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collection of articles on second-language testing includes: "The State of Language Testing in the 1990s" (J. Charles Alderson); "The Exercise of Power and Control in the Rhetorics of Testing" (Elana Shohamy); "Institutional and Political Aspects of Language Testing" (Bernard Spolsky); "Language Planning Policy and Development of FL Proficiency…

Huhta, Ari, Ed.; And Others

344

Continuous Testing in Eclipse  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: Continuous testing uses excess cycles on a developer's workstation to continuouslyrun regression tests in the background, providing rapid feedback about test failuresas source code is edited. It is intended to reduce the time and energy required tokeep code well-tested, and to prevent regression errors from persisting uncaught forlong periods of time.

David Saff; Michael D. Ernst

2004-01-01

345

PLACEMENT TESTING INFORMATION BULLETIN  

E-print Network

the School of Arts and Sciences in New Brunswick and for some students who will attend colleges in Camden online. ESL Testing Reading and writing are assessed for most students through the placement testing-353-5300. Where and When the Tests are Given Use the appropriate link to register for the tests online ­ NB: http

Neimark, Alexander V.

346

Language Testing in Japan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on second language testing in Japan include: "Differences Between Norm-Referenced and Criterion-Referenced Tests" (James Dean Brown); "Criterion-Referenced Test Construction and Evaluation" (Dale T. Griffe); "Behavioral Learning Objectives as an Evaluation Tool" (Judith A. Johnson); "Developing Norm- Referenced Tests for Program-Level…

Brown, James Dean, Ed.; Yamashita, Sayoko Okada, Ed.

347

Tests for Reproductive Health  

MedlinePLUS

... active infection with the herpes virus. Pap test (Pap smear) A swab a tissue cervical to a lab is used to collect sample from the area, which is ... other health problems just because you had a pelvic exam or Pap test. A Pap test does not test for ...

348

Testing Aircraft Generators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The modern fighting airplane requires a large amount of electric power for its successful operation. The aircraft generator provides a reliable source of power at the lowest possible weight. The development of these generators has required close co-ordination of design, testing, and interpretation of test results. The tests include raw material, parts, laboratory, life, mechanical, and flight tests. This paper

H. E. Keneipp

1944-01-01

349

Test Preparation: Your Role  

MedlinePLUS

... information about preparations needed for specific tests on web sites like Lab Tests Online. However, you should always follow your health ... may sometimes be elaborated on further on "The Test" tab. However, be sure ... on this or any other web site, as different labs may have varying testing ...

350

Coagulase Test Protocol  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This protocol describes the history and procedures of the coagulase test.  The coagulase test isused to differentiate species of Staphylococcus, especially the coagulase-positive Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase-negative staphylococcal species.  Both common versions of the test, the slide method and the test tube method, are described, and the mechanisms of the reactions are discussed.

American Society For Microbiology;

2010-11-11

351

Testing Our Limits  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computerized testing, including the widely used MAP test, has infiltrated the public schools in Milwaukee and across the nation, bringing with it a frightening future for public education. High-stakes standardized tests can be scored almost immediately via the internet, and testing companies can now easily link districts to their online data…

Tempel, Melissa Bollow

2012-01-01

352

Analytical testing techniques  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Structural dynamic analytical testing techniques can be a tool to determine the source of structural dynamic problems and the solution to these problems. Analytical testing techniques are based upon dynamic testing methods and analysis of test results. These methods apply primarily to constructed wind turbine systems. A summary of these methods is presented.

Jones, R.

1978-01-01

353

Cognitive Ability Tests.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study validated computerized versions of selected tests from the Kit of Factor-Referenced Cognitive Tests of 1976, compared performance of higher education students on computerized and paper-and-pencil versions of the tests, and explored whether gender, academic status, or age interacted with the tests. (MBR)

Sorensen, H. Barbara

1985-01-01

354

Liquid Rocket Engine Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Comprehensive Liquid Rocket Engine testing is essential to risk reduction for Space Flight. Test capability represents significant national investments in expertise and infrastructure. Historical experience underpins current test capabilities. Test facilities continually seek proactive alignment with national space development goals and objectives including government and commercial sectors.

Rahman, Shamim

2005-01-01

355

Achievement Test Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Ohio Trade and Industrial Education Achievement Test battery is comprised of seven basic achievement tests: Machine Trades, Automotive Mechanics, Basic Electricity, Basic Electronics, Mechanical Drafting, Printing, and Sheet Metal. The tests were developed by subject matter committees and specialists in testing and research. The Ohio Trade and…

Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Trade and Industrial Education Service.

356

Digface characterization test plan (remote testing)  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the Digface Characterization (DFC) Remote Testing project is to remotely deploy a sensor head (Mini-Lab) across a digface to determine if it can characterize the contents below the surface. The purpose of this project is to provide a robotics technology that allows removal of workers from hazards, increases speed of operations, and reduces life cycle costs compared to alternate methods and technologies. The Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration (BWID) is funding the demonstration, testing, and evaluation of DFC. This document describes the test plan for the DFC remote deployment demonstration for the BWID. The purposes of the test plan are to establish test parameters so that the demonstration results are deemed useful and usable and perform the demonstration in a safe manner and within all regulatory requirements.

Croft, K.; Hyde, R.; Allen, S.

1993-08-01

357

Flight Test Engineering  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Although the scope of flight test engineering efforts may vary among organizations, all point to a common theme: flight test engineering is an interdisciplinary effort to test an asset in its operational flight environment. Upfront planning where design, implementation, and test efforts are clearly aligned with the flight test objective are keys to success. This chapter provides a top level perspective of flight test engineering for the non-expert. Additional research and reading on the topic is encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of specific considerations involved in each phase of flight test engineering.

Pavlock, Kate Maureen

2013-01-01

358

Dtest Testing Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This software runs a suite of arbitrary software tests spanning various software languages and types of tests (unit level, system level, or file comparison tests). The dtest utility can be set to automate periodic testing of large suites of software, as well as running individual tests. It supports distributing multiple tests over multiple CPU cores, if available. The dtest tool is a utility program (written in Python) that scans through a directory (and its subdirectories) and finds all directories that match a certain pattern and then executes any tests in that directory as described in simple configuration files.

Jain, Abhinandan; Cameron, Jonathan M.; Myint, Steven

2013-01-01

359

Pancreatic Exocrine Function Testing  

PubMed Central

It is important to understand which pancreatic function tests are available and how to interpret them when evaluating patients with malabsorption. Available direct tests are the secretin stimulation test, the Lundh test meal, and measurement of serum or fecal enzymes. Indirect tests assess pancreatic exocrine function by measuring the effect of pancreatic secretion on various nutrients. These include triglycerides labeled with carbon 14, cobalamin labeled with cobalt 57 and cobalt 58, and para-aminobenzoic acid bound to a dipeptide. Of all these tests the secretin stimulation test is the most accurate and reliable if done by experienced personnel. However, the indirect tests are simpler to do and appear to be comparable to the secretin test at detecting pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. These indirect tests are becoming clinically available and clinicians should familiarize themselves with the strengths and weaknesses of each. PMID:6176075

Goff, John S.

1981-01-01

360

Skylab vibroacoustic test program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Vibroacoustic testing was performed on the orbital workshop dynamic test article and the payload assembly, the two major elements of the Skylab payload. The testing was conducted on each of the Skylab elements separately in the reverberation chamber at the Johnson Space Center. The two test configurations were high fidelity flight article simulations. The testing was conducted in two phases; in the first phase, acoustic tests were performed at levels simulating the lift-off and atmospheric flight acoustic criteria. In the second phase, low frequency sinusoidal vibration tests were conducted to obtain modal response data. The objectives of the Skylab vibroacoustic test program were to: verify the vibration design and test criteria; qualify selected flight components to the vibroacoustic criteria; and verify analytical models used for dynamic load analyses. This paper describes the vibroacoustic testing and discusses the results.

Jewell, R. E.

1974-01-01

361

Role of test motivation in intelligence testing  

PubMed Central

Intelligence tests are widely assumed to measure maximal intellectual performance, and predictive associations between intelligence quotient (IQ) scores and later-life outcomes are typically interpreted as unbiased estimates of the effect of intellectual ability on academic, professional, and social life outcomes. The current investigation critically examines these assumptions and finds evidence against both. First, we examined whether motivation is less than maximal on intelligence tests administered in the context of low-stakes research situations. Specifically, we completed a meta-analysis of random-assignment experiments testing the effects of material incentives on intelligence-test performance on a collective 2,008 participants. Incentives increased IQ scores by an average of 0.64 SD, with larger effects for individuals with lower baseline IQ scores. Second, we tested whether individual differences in motivation during IQ testing can spuriously inflate the predictive validity of intelligence for life outcomes. Trained observers rated test motivation among 251 adolescent boys completing intelligence tests using a 15-min “thin-slice” video sample. IQ score predicted life outcomes, including academic performance in adolescence and criminal convictions, employment, and years of education in early adulthood. After adjusting for the influence of test motivation, however, the predictive validity of intelligence for life outcomes was significantly diminished, particularly for nonacademic outcomes. Collectively, our findings suggest that, under low-stakes research conditions, some individuals try harder than others, and, in this context, test motivation can act as a third-variable confound that inflates estimates of the predictive validity of intelligence for life outcomes. PMID:21518867

Duckworth, Angela Lee; Quinn, Patrick D.; Lynam, Donald R.; Loeber, Rolf; Stouthamer-Loeber, Magda

2011-01-01

362

Drop Out or Persist? The Influence of Differentiated Instruction and Teacher Behavior on College Freshmen and GED Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to provide information to school administrators about the impact differentiated instruction and teacher behavior have on students' decision to drop out of high school or persist. The ultimate goal of this study is to determine if a significant relationship exists between differentiated instruction, teacher behavior…

Robertson, Vera Strickland

2009-01-01

363

Pig shipping container test sequence  

SciTech Connect

This test plan outlines testing of the integrity of the pig shipping container. It is divided into four sections: (1) drop test requirements; (2) test preparations; (3) perform drop test; and (4) post-test examination.

Adkins, H.E. Jr.

1995-01-13

364

Pig shipping container test sequence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This test plan outlines testing of the integrity of the pig shipping container. It is divided into four sections: (1) drop test requirements; (2) test preparations; (3) perform drop test; and (4) post-test examination.

Adkins; H. E. Jr

1995-01-01

365

hCG Test (Pregnancy Test)  

MedlinePLUS

... Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Related tests: Progesterone , First Trimester Down Syndrome Screen ; Second Trimester Maternal Serum Screening Were you ... to screen for fetal abnormalities (see First Trimester Down Syndrome Screen and Second Trimester Maternal Serum Screening ) When ...

366

Rules for Optical Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Based on 30 years of optical testing experience, a lot of mistakes, a lot of learning and a lot of experience, I have defined seven guiding principles for optical testing - regardless of how small or how large the optical testing or metrology task: Fully Understand the Task, Develop an Error Budget, Continuous Metrology Coverage, Know where you are, Test like you fly, Independent Cross-Checks, Understand All Anomalies. These rules have been applied with great success to the inprocess optical testing and final specification compliance testing of the JWST mirrors.

Stahl, H. Philip

2014-01-01

367

Nevada Test Site Sensor Test Facility  

SciTech Connect

A Sensor Test Facility (STF) was recently established at the Department of Energy`s Nevada Test Site (NTS). It has been used for a series of sensor tests that have demonstrated the usefulness of the testbed. The facility consists of a cut-and-cover bunker complex and the two square mile surrounding area. The STF was developed as a scientific testbed optimized for the development and evaluation of advanced sensor systems, including ground sensor systems designed to identify and detect hardened underground facilities. This was accomplished by identifying a facility in a remote location where seismic, acoustic, and electromagnetic interference would be minimal, establishing a testbed that would be accommodating to field testing, and conducting a thorough geophysical characterization of the area surrounding the facility in order to understand the local geology and its effects on geophysical signals emanating from the facility. The STF is representative of a number of cut-and-cover bunkers around the world that are used for the manufacture and/or storage of weapons of mass destruction. This paper provides a general description of the Nevada Test Site, the Sensor Test Facility, and the Geophysical Site Characterization.

Gomez, B.J.; Boyer, W.B.

1996-12-01

368

Pre-G.E.D. Assessment and Certification in Illinois: Final Report and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research identified a literacy assessment program applicable to the adult population functioning at pre-General Education Development (GED) test levels. An attempt to align the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) with the Illinois State Board of Education Learning Standards failed. ACT Work Keys emerged as the recommended and most effective…

Inman, Patricia; Trott, Charles E.

369

Protein urine test  

MedlinePLUS

... Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.

370

Uric acid test (image)  

MedlinePLUS

Uric acid urine test is performed to check for the amount of uric acid in urine. Urine is collected over a 24 ... testing. The most common reason for measuring uric acid levels is in the diagnosis or treatment of ...

371

Folic acid - test  

MedlinePLUS

Folic acid is a type of B vitamin. This article discusses the test to measure the amount of folic acid in the blood. ... that may interfere with test results, including folic acid supplements. Drugs that can decrease folic acid measurements ...

372

ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) Test  

MedlinePLUS

... disease Iron tests and genetic tests for hereditary hemochromatosis A liver biopsy may be performed to help ... Conditions: Liver Disease , Hepatitis , Cirrhosis , Alcoholism , Wilson Disease , Hemochromatosis Elsewhere On The Web MayoClinic.com: Liver Function ...

373

Cholesterol testing and results  

MedlinePLUS

... test results; Coronary risk profile results; Hyperlipidemia-results; Lipid disorder test results ... in your blood. You may also have a lipid (or coronary risk) profile, which includes: Total cholesterol ...

374

HPV DNA test  

MedlinePLUS

The HPV DNA test is used to check for high-risk HPV infection in women. HPV infection around the genitals is ... warts spread when you have sex. The HPV-DNA test is generally not recommended for detecting low- ...

375

Surreptitious DNA Testing  

MedlinePLUS

Most states do not have laws restricting surreptitious DNA testing. Those that do generally place restrictions only ... of states have laws that broadly restrict surreptitious DNA testing for both health and non-health-related ...

376

Bone Marrow Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... diagnose fevers and infections. The two bone marrow tests are aspiration (as-pi-RA-shun) and biopsy. Bone marrow aspiration usually is done first. For this test, your doctor removes a small amount of fluid ...

377

CANbus. , Testing software  

E-print Network

, , CANbus. , , . , . , , . Testing software for devices with CANbus interface V.R.Kozak Abstract The article describes a specialized software package for devices with CANbus functions of software, results of testing and examples of real applications. © . .. #12

Kozak, Victor R.

378

CSD skin test  

MedlinePLUS

Cat scratch disease skin test ... cat scratch disease is injected just under the skin. After 48 to 72 hours, a health care ... no special preparation. People with dermatitis or other skin irritations should have the test performed on an ...

379

Urine specific gravity test  

MedlinePLUS

This test helps evaluate your body's water balance and urine concentration. ... This test helps check your body's water balance and urine ... and is usually part of a routine urinalysis . As such, the ...

380

Thyroid Function Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... is having the scan for other health problems. Nuclear medicine tests. Nuclear medicine tests of the thyroid include a thyroid ... scan. A thyroid scan is a type of nuclear medicine imaging. Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of ...

381

Ketones urine test  

MedlinePLUS

Ketone bodies - urine; Urine ketones ... Urine ketones are usually measured as a "spot test." This is available in a test kit that ... ketone bodies. A dipstick is dipped in the urine sample. A color change indicates the presence of ...

382

On Hearing Tests 1  

PubMed Central

Necessity for consideration of present hearing tests.—Testing of tonal limits considered; present tests accepted as satisfactory. Anomalous results of comparison of perception of the monochord by air and bone conduction.—The Rinne, Schwabach, Weber and Bing tests destructively criticized.—The Gellé and galvanic cochlear tests; Fraser's modification of Gellé's test.—Suggestions for the improvement of testing.—The “absolute bone conduction” test affords an absolute index of the perceptive component of hearing (nerve function).—Mechanism of transmission of sound waves through the skull (bone “conduction”).—Quantitative determination of hearing power; results expressed on a distance basis are to be preferred; use of tuning forks in obtaining such results.—The mathematics underlying this use of tuning forks.—Accurate quantitative estimation of nerve function (the perceptive component of hearing). PMID:19986808

Clarke, T. A.

1929-01-01

383

Genetic Testing (For Parents)  

MedlinePLUS

... may decide to undergo amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling. There is also a blood test available to ... finds a possible problem, amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling may be recommended. Amniocentesis is a test usually ...

384

T3 (Triiodothyronine) Test  

MedlinePLUS

... more information, see the Thyroid Foundation of America's web page Thyroid Problems During and After Pregnancy - Are You At Risk? ^ Back to top 2. What is the T3 uptake test? This test was once used to help calculate ...

385

Genetic Testing for ALS  

MedlinePLUS

... a person will develop symptoms of ALS. Genetic Counseling If there is more than one person with ... testing based on your concerns and values. Genetic counseling does not always lead to genetic testing. For ...

386

Methylene blue test  

MedlinePLUS

The methylene blue test is a test to determine the type of methemoglobinemia (a blood disorder). ... are removed. A dark green powder called methylene blue goes through the tube into your vein. The ...

387

Collecting Samples for Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... will be limited. Search Help? Collecting Samples for Testing Share this page: Was this page helpful? Introduction | ... From Within | Conclusion | Sources Overview Today's technologies allow testing on an impressively wide variety of samples collected ...

388

Follow-Up Testing  

Cancer.gov

Provides possible follow-up testing, next steps and treatments for women who receive abnormal cervical screening test results, including estrogen cream, colposcopy, endocervical curettage biopsy, punch biopsy, and cone biopsy.

389

Mental status testing  

MedlinePLUS

Mental status exam; Neurocognitive testing ... A nurse, doctor, physician assistant, or mental health worker will ask a number of questions. The test can be done in the home, in an office, nursing home, or ...

390

Safety and abuse testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A series of abuse tests on large lithium thionyl chloride cells was initiated. Performance data obtained in testing rectangular 2,000 and 10,000 ampere-hour cells are discussed and graphically presented.

Younger, G.

1978-01-01

391

Testing for HIV  

MedlinePLUS

... Food and Drug Administration Protecting and Promoting Your Health A to Z Index Follow FDA En ... Availability (Biologics) HIV Home Test Kits Testing for HIV Resources for You Consumers (Biologics) Healthcare ...

392

Blade Testing Trends (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

As an invited guest speaker, Michael Desmond presented on NREL's NWTC structural testing methods and capabilities at the 2014 Sandia Blade Workshop held on August 26-28, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. Although dynamometer and field testing capabilities were mentioned, the presentation focused primarily on wind turbine blade testing, including descriptions and capabilities for accredited certification testing, historical methodology and technology deployment, and current research and development activities.

Desmond, M.

2014-08-01

393

Impact Tests for Woods  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Although it is well known that the strength of wood depends greatly upon the time the wood is under the load, little consideration has been given to this fact in testing materials for airplanes. Here, results are given of impact tests on clear, straight grained spruce. Transverse tests were conducted for comparison. Both Izod and Charpy impact tests were conducted. Results are given primarily in tabular and graphical form.

1922-01-01

394

Coaxial test fixture  

DOEpatents

This invention pertains to arrangements for performing electrical tests on contact material samples, and in particular for testing contact material test samples in an evacuated environment under high current loads. Frequently, it is desirable in developing high-current separable contact material, to have at least a preliminary analysis of selected candidate conductor materials. Testing of material samples will hopefully identify materials unsuitable for high current electrical contact without requiring incorporation of the materials into a completed and oftentimes complex structure.

Praeg, W.F.

1984-03-30

395

Aerospace Tests & Measurements  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center presents materials on testing and measurements in the workplace. Topics covered include inspection requirements, engineering drawings, measurement and tools, surface plates, electrical and pressure testing, and non-destructive testing.

2011-07-05

396

On reliability growth testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reliability development growth testing (RDGT) is the most common method used to improve equipment reliability. The author had an opportunity to perform an analysis of hardware that experienced environmental stress screening (ESS), environmental qualification testing (EQT), RDGT and field usage. The failure mode and corrective action data were used to qualitatively assess the effectiveness of RDGT testing. The results of

E. Demko

1995-01-01

397

Testing Unconstrained Optimization Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of the testing of optimization software is inadequate because the number of test functmns is small or the starting points are close to the solution. In addition, there has been too much emphasm on measurmg the efficmncy of the software and not enough on testing reliability and robustness. To address this need, we have produced a relatwely large but

Jorge J. Moré; Burton S. Garbow; Kenneth E. Hillstrom

1981-01-01

398

Legal Issues in Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Court cases are presented that illustrate some of the issues that courts have dealt with in the area of educational testing. While this study was developed primarily for parents, the booklet should also help school administrators and testing professionals learn about court cases and precedents relevant to some major issues in educational testing.…

Childs, Ruth Axman

399

Adjusting to Test Takers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the growing interest in computer-adaptive testing, which supporters say can help guide instruction, increase student motivation, and determine the best use of resources for districts. This method of testing shortens the test by not asking high-achieving students questions that are too easy for them, and likewise not giving…

Ash, Katie

2008-01-01

400

Test Reviewing in Germany  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2006, a (new) German standard for test reviewing was passed (Testkuratorium, 2006). There was already a European standard in place (European Federation of Psychologists' Associations, 2008). This article presents the German standard for test reviewing and explains how the German test review system was derived from demands in the German standard…

Hagemeister, Carmen; Kersting, Martin; Stemmler, Gerhard

2012-01-01

401

Fluid dynamics test method  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Test method and apparatus determine fluid effective mass and damping in frequency range where effective mass may be considered as total mass less sum of slosh masses. Apparatus is designed so test tank and its mounting yoke are supported from structural test wall by series of flexures.

Gayman, W. H.

1974-01-01

402

Testing Technology, June 1992  

SciTech Connect

This report highlights the following topics: Photon Correlation Spectroscopy--a new application in jet fuel analysis, Testing news in brief; Solar test facility supports space station research; Shock isolation technique developed for piezoresistive accelerometer; High-speed photography captures Distant Image measurements; and, Radiation effects test revised for CMOS electronics.

Getsch, B; Floyd, H L; Parrott, L; Van Arsdall, A

1992-01-01

403

Anxiety and Test Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Test anxiety is a variable cognitive, affective, or physiological response, or any combination thereof, occurring during evaluative, self-report examinations. Research suggests that the cognitive, affective, and physiological components of test anxiety are interrelated and that these components in addition to global test anxiety, are negatively…

Hickey, Kevin S.

404

Thyroid Function Tests.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes two tests, T-4 and T-3, for hypothyroid based on the binding of the hormones by proteins. The tests were performed in courses for physicians, clinical chemists, laboratory technicians, and undergraduate science students by the individuals involved and on their own sera. These tests are commercially available in kit form. (GA)

Glover, Irving T.

1979-01-01

405

Speededness and Adaptive Testing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two simple constraints on the item parameters in a response--time model are proposed to control the speededness of an adaptive test. As the constraints are additive, they can easily be included in the constraint set for a shadow-test approach (STA) to adaptive testing. Alternatively, a simple heuristic is presented to control speededness in plain…

van der Linden, Wim J.; Xiong, Xinhui

2013-01-01

406

Testing the Edges  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students gain experience using the software/systems (engineering) design process, specifically focusing on the testing phase. This problem-based learning activity uses the design process to solve open-ended challenges. In addition to learning about test cases for testing software, students utilize the design process as a vehicle to work through a problem and arrive at a solution.

IMPART RET Program, College of Information Science & Technology,

407

Follow-Up Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition state that tTG-IgA testing should be used for follow-up care. Interpreting this test result is straightforward—a celiac on the gluten-free diet should have a negative test. The ...

408

Bisimulation Through Probabilistic Testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose a language for testing concurrent processes and examine its strength in terms of the processes that are distinguished by a test. By using probabilistic transition systems as the underlying semantic model, we show how a testing algorithm with a probability arbitrary close to 1 can distinguish processes that are not bisimulation equivalent. We also show a similar result

Kim Guldstrand Larsen; Arne Skou

1989-01-01

409

Bibliography on Tests and Testing of the Blind.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The bibliography on tests and testing of the blind contains approximately 420 entries concerning theoretical or practical aspects of testing, historical development of testing, manuals, instructions, and methods of administration, descriptions and evaluation of tests, development and adaptation of tests for the blind, and uses of tests; testing

Morris, June E., Comp.: Nolan, Carson Y., Comp.

410

Defect Detection Efficiency: Test Case Based vs. Exploratory Testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a controlled experiment comparing the defect detection efficiency of exploratory testing (ET) and test case based testing (TCT). While traditional testing literature emphasizes test cases, ET stresses the individual tester's skills during test execution and does not rely upon predesigned test cases. In the experiment, 79 advanced software engineering students performed manual functional testing on an open-source

Juha Itkonen; Mika V. Mäntylä; Casper Lassenius

2007-01-01

411

Drum drop test report  

SciTech Connect

Testing was performed to determine actual damage to drums when dropped from higher than currently stacked elevations. The drum configurations were the same as they are placed in storage; single drums and four drums banded to a pallet. Maximum drop weights were selected based on successful preliminary tests. Material was lost from each of the single drum tests while only a small amount of material was lost from one of the pelletized drums. The test results are presented in this report. This report also provides recommendations for further testing to determine the appropriate drum weight which can be stored on a fourth tier.

McBeath, R.S.

1995-02-28

412

Canine molecular genetic testing.  

PubMed

Inherited diseases are common among dogs. Recent advances in molecular genetics provide the groundwork for the development of genetic tests for the diagnosis and prevention of inherited diseases. As a result of this progress, genetics should become an integral part of veterinary medicine. DNA tests are safe, easy to perform, and reliable if interpreted correctly. Genetic tests only need to be performed once in a dog's lifetime, because the results of DNA testing never change. Veterinarians should be prepared to understand genetic testing and counseling because they are becoming increasingly important to veterinary medicine. PMID:11265501

Metallinos, D L

2001-03-01

413

Sample Proficiency Test exercise  

SciTech Connect

The current format of the OPCW proficiency tests has multiple sets of 2 samples sent to an analysis laboratory. In each sample set, one is identified as a sample, the other as a blank. This method of conducting proficiency tests differs from how an OPCW designated laboratory would receive authentic samples (a set of three containers, each not identified, consisting of the authentic sample, a control sample, and a blank sample). This exercise was designed to test the reporting if the proficiency tests were to be conducted. As such, this is not an official OPCW proficiency test, and the attached report is one method by which LLNL might report their analyses under a more realistic testing scheme. Therefore, the title on the report ''Report of the Umpteenth Official OPCW Proficiency Test'' is meaningless, and provides a bit of whimsy for the analyses and readers of the report.

Alcaraz, A; Gregg, H; Koester, C

2006-02-05

414

European Geography Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

European Geography Test is a collection of challenging Web-based geography exams that survey students' knowledge of European topography, European urban geography, and general map skills. Currently, this site hosts seven tests, which are available in English, Swedish, Spanish, and Dutch. Tests are divided into three different learning levels, and the focus and objectives for each test are clearly stated. The tests employ interactive maps, photographic images, pull-down menus, radio buttons, and fill-in forms to ask students a series of multiple choice, true or false, and matching questions. The questions included in European Geography Test were developed as part of an inter-university project for DGXXII of the European Commission by a consortium of instructors in the UK, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, and The Netherlands. Note: users must register at the site to take the free tests; registration requires name, email address, age, and country of residence.

415

Caloric screening tests.  

PubMed

The electronystagmograms on 400 sequential patients who completed bithermal caloric tests were examined. It was found that taking +/- 25 per cent as the limit for bithermal caloric testing and +/- 15 per cent for monothermal hot caloric testing, the hot caloric screen detected almost all patients who gave abnormal bithermal caloric test results without producing an excess of false positive results. Cold caloric screening tests were shown to be inaccurate enough to be unsatisfactory. When the speed of the slow phase was less than 11 degree per sec on either hot caloric test, cold calories were done even if the monothermal hot tests were the same, as a bilateral caloric reduction was sometimes detected. PMID:7206034

Longridge, N S; Leatherdale, A

1980-12-01

416

Russian Rocket Engine Test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA engineers successfully tested a Russian-built rocket engine on November 4, 1998 at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Advanced Engine Test Facility, which had been used for testing the Saturn V F-1 engines and Space Shuttle Main engines. The MSFC was under a Space Act Agreement with Lockheed Martin Astronautics of Denver to provide a series of test firings of the Atlas III propulsion system configured with the Russian-designed RD-180 engine. The tests were designed to measure the performance of the Atlas III propulsion system, which included avionics and propellant tanks and lines, and how these components interacted with the RD-180 engine. The RD-180 is powered by kerosene and liquid oxygen, the same fuel mix used in Saturn rockets. The RD-180, the most powerful rocket engine tested at the MSFC since Saturn rocket tests in the 1960s, generated 860,000 pounds of thrust.

1998-01-01

417

Propfan Test Assessment (PTA): Flight test report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Propfan Test Assessment (PTA) aircraft was flown to obtain glade stress and noise data for a 2.74m (9 ft.) diameter single rotation propfan. Tests were performed at Mach numbers to 0.85 and altitudes to 12,192m (40,000 ft.). The propfan was well-behaved structurally over the entire flight envelope, demonstrating that the blade design technology was completely adequate. Noise data were characterized by strong signals at blade passage frequency and up to 10 harmonics. Cabin noise was not so high as to preclude attainment of comfortable levels with suitable wall treatment. Community noise was not excessive.

Little, B. H.; Bartel, H. W.; Reddy, N. N.; Swift, G.; Withers, C. C.; Brown, P. C.

1989-01-01

418

Test Development Exposure Control for Adaptive Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When items are selected during a computerized adaptive test (CAT) solely with regard to their measurement properties, it is commonly found that certain items are administered to nearly every examinee, and that a small number of the available items will account for a large proportion of the item administrations. This presents a clear security risk…

Parshall, Cynthia G.; Davey, Tim; Nering, Mike L.

419

‘It puts life in us and we feel big’: shifts in the local health care system during the introduction of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria into drug shops in Uganda  

PubMed Central

This paper is an analysis of the social interaction between drug sellers, their clients and local health care workers within a medical trial that introduced rapid diagnostic tests for malaria into private sector drug shops in Mukono District, Uganda. It locates the introduction of a new technology to test blood and a system of referral within the context of local concerns about the choice and evaluation of treatment; and the socially legitimated statuses, roles and hierarchies within the local health care system. Based on the multi-layered interpretation of 21 focus group discussions, we describe three key aspects of the trial central to local interpretation: openly testing blood, supervisory visits to drug shops and a new referral form. Each had the potential to shift drug shop vendors from outsider to insider of the formal health service. The responses of the different groups of participants reflect their situation within the health care system. The clients and patients welcomed the local availability of new diagnostic technology and the apparent involvement of the government in securing good quality health services for them from providers with often uncertain credentials. The drug shop vendors welcomed the authorization to openly test blood, enabling the demonstration of a new skill and newfound legitimacy as a health worker rather than simple drug seller. Formal sector health workers were less enthusiastic about the trial, raising concerns about professional hierarchies and the maintenance of a boundary around the formal health service to ensure the exclusion of those they considered untrained, unprofessional and untrustworthy personnel. PMID:25632175

Hutchinson, Eleanor; Chandler, Clare; Clarke, Siân; Lal, Sham; Magnussen, Pascal; Kayendeke, Miriam; Nabirye, Christine; Kizito, James; Mbonye, Anthony

2015-01-01

420

Advanced Technology Vehicle Testing  

SciTech Connect

The light-duty vehicle transportation sector in the United States depends heavily on imported petroleum as a transportation fuel. The Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) is testing advanced technology vehicles to help reduce this dependency, which would contribute to the economic stability and homeland security of the United States. These advanced technology test vehicles include internal combustion engine vehicles operating on 100% hydrogen (H2) and H2CNG (compressed natural gas) blended fuels, hybrid electric vehicles, neighborhood electric vehicles, urban electric vehicles, and electric ground support vehicles. The AVTA tests and evaluates these vehicles with closed track and dynamometer testing methods (baseline performance testing) and accelerated reliability testing methods (accumulating lifecycle vehicle miles and operational knowledge within 1 to 1.5 years), and in normal fleet environments. The Arizona Public Service Alternative Fuel Pilot Plant and H2-fueled vehicles are demonstrating the feasibility of using H2 as a transportation fuel. Hybrid, neighborhood, and urban electric test vehicles are demonstrating successful applications of electric drive vehicles in various fleet missions. The AVTA is also developing electric ground support equipment (GSE) test procedures, and GSE testing will start during the fall of 2003. All of these activities are intended to support U.S. energy independence. The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory manages these activities for the AVTA.

James Francfort

2003-11-01

421

COLD TEST LOOP INTEGRATED TEST LOOP RESULTS  

SciTech Connect

A testing facility (Cold Test Loop) was constructed and operated to demonstrate the efficacy of the Accelerated Waste Retrieval (AWR) Project's planned sluicing approach to the remediation of Silos 1 and 2 at the Fernald Environmental Management Project near Cincinnati, Ohio. The two silos contain almost 10,000 tons of radium-bearing low-level waste, which consists primarily of solids of raffinates from processing performed on ores from the Democratic Republic of Congo (commonly referred to as ''Belgium Congo ores'') for the recovery of uranium. These silos are 80 ft in diameter, 36 ft high to the center of the dome, and 26.75 ft to the top of the vertical side walls. The test facility contained two test systems, each designed for a specific purpose. The first system, the Integrated Test Loop (ITL), a near-full-scale plant including the actual equipment to be installed at the Fernald Site, was designed to demonstrate the sluicing operation and confirm the selection of a slurry pump, the optimal sluicing nozzle operation, and the preliminary design material balance. The second system, the Component Test Loop (CTL), was designed to evaluate many of the key individual components of the waste retrieval system over an extended run. The major results of the initial testing performed during July and August 2002 confirmed that the AWR approach to sluicing was feasible. The ITL testing confirmed the following: (1) The selected slurry pump (Hazleton 3-20 type SHW) performed well and is suitable for AWR application. However, the pump's motor should be upgraded to a 200-hp model and be driven by a 150-hp variable-frequency drive (VFD). A 200-hp VFD is not much more expensive and would allow the pump to operate at full speed. (2) The best nozzle performance was achieved by using 15/16-in. nozzles operated alternately. This configuration appeared to most effectively mine the surrogate. (3) The Solartron densitometer, which was tested as an alternative mass flow measurement device, did not operate effectively. Consequently, it is not suitable for application to the AWR process. (4) Initially, the spray ring (operated at approximately 2300 psi) and the nozzles provided by the pump vendor did not perform acceptably. The nozzles were replaced with a more robust model, and the performance was then acceptable. (5) The average solids concentration achieved in the slurry before Bentogrout addition was approximately 16% by weight. The solids concentration of the slurry after Bentogrout addition ranged from 26% to approximately 40%. The slurry pump and ITL system performed well at every concentration. No line plugging or other problems were noted. The results of the CTL runs and later ITL testing are summarized in an appendix to this report.

Abraham, TJ

2003-10-22

422

Adhesion testing device  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The present invention provides a testing apparatus and method for testing the adhesion of a coating to a surface. The invention also includes an improved testing button or dolly for use with the testing apparatus and a self aligning button hook or dolly interface on the testing apparatus. According to preferred forms, the apparatus and method of the present invention are simple, portable, battery operated rugged, and inexpensive to manufacture and use, are readily adaptable to a wide variety of uses, and provide effective and accurate testing results. The device includes a linear actuator driven by an electric motor coupled to the actuator through a gearbox and a rotatable shaft. The electronics for the device are contained in the head section of the device. At the contact end of the device, is positioned a self aligning button hook, attached below the load cell located on the actuator shaft.

LaPeyronnie, Glenn M. (Inventor); Huff, Charles M. (Inventor)

2010-01-01

423

Controversies in ANCA testing.  

PubMed

Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) detection is a well-known tool for diagnosing small-vessel vasculitis. Its diagnostic utility, however, depends on the methodologic accuracy of the test and the appropriate ordering of testing in the right clinical setting. While ANCA testing is of proven value, the utility of serial ANCA testing is not entirely clear. Correlation of ANCA levels with disease activity and predicted relapse remains unconfirmed. The best gauge of the predictive value of serial testing is to perform long-term serial testing for some individual patients in order to establish a relationship between ANCA level and clinical disease manifestation over time. ANCA-antigen specificity can be used to assess prognosis in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis. Proteinase 3-ANCA is associated with higher mortality, higher relapse rate, and faster renal deterioration compared with myeloperoxidase-ANCA. Overall, ANCA is an important diagnostic and prognostic marker for small-vessel vasculitis and warrants further investigation. PMID:23203649

Specks, Ulrich

2012-11-01

424

Rail shear test method  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of both an experimental test program and a finite element analysis of selected graphite/polyimide rail shear test specimens are discussed. The two dimensional finite element analysis includes both mechanical and thermal loading (differential expansion) of the specimens and their elastic rails. Parameters in this analysis of unidirectional and symmetric, balanced angle-ply laminates include ply layup angles, the effect of flexible rails, the method of load introduction to the specimen and the effect of uniform heating of the specimen and rails. Two types of tensile rail shear fixtures were investigated experimentally: a uniform thickness, bolted-rail shear fixture loaded diagonally across the specimen test section; and a tapered thickness, bonded-rail shear fixture loaded axially along the center-line of the specimen test section. Test results include room-temperature and 589K strain data taken from the center of the specimen test section during loading.

Garcia, R.; Mcwithey, R. R.

1979-01-01

425

Finite State Machines Testing problems Conformance Testing Machine Identification FSM-Based Testing  

E-print Network

Finite State Machines Testing problems Conformance Testing Machine Identification FSM-Based Testing Mousavi: FSM-Based Testing Part II #12;Finite State Machines Testing problems Conformance Testing Machine Identification Outline Finite State Machines Testing problems Conformance Testing Machine Identification Mousavi

Mousavi, Mohammad

426

Catalase Test Protocol  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The catalase test is used to detect the presence of the enzyme catalase in bacteria. Catalase serves to neutralize the bactericidal effects of hydrogen peroxide. Its concentration in bacteria has been correlated with pathogenicity. This enzymatic test is essential in the scheme of identification for gram-positive organisms and certain gram-negative organisms. It is a primary test used in the differentiation of staphylococci and streptococci.

American Society For Microbiology;

2010-11-11

427

Amos World Testing System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

AmosWorld Testing System is developed by Orley M. Amos, Jr., Professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University. The testing system allows users to retrieve up to ten multiple choice questions on various economics topics. Among the topics covered are scarcity, business cycles, GDP, money and unemployment. After the users have answered the multiple choice questions, the testing system will notify the users which of the questions were answered correctly. The site does not provide the correct answer for incorrect choices, however.

Amos, Orley M., 1954-.

1997-01-01

428

Cathode Life Test Facility  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Cathode Life Test Facility (CLTF) has been in operation for ten years and has tested ten different cathode types for a total of approximately 2.0 million hours of life test data. As part of the defense management review (DMR) process, Rome Laboratory (RL) has eliminated internal research efforts pertaining to cathode life testing. Based on this directive, the CLTF was moved to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) at Crane, Indiana. This report summarizes the process of moving the CLTF from RL to the NSWC.

Jardieu, Ronald J.

1994-10-01

429

Older Consumers Safety Test  

MedlinePLUS

... Statistics Technical Reports Injury Statistics NEISS Injury Data Consumer Opinion Surveys Other Technical Reports Business & Manufacturing Business Education Small Business Resources Testing & Certification ...

430

Adaptive Multivariate Global Testing  

PubMed Central

We present a methodology for dealing with recent challenges in testing global hypotheses using multivariate observations. The proposed tests target situations, often arising in emerging applications of neuroimaging, where the sample size n is relatively small compared with the observations’ dimension K. We employ adaptive designs allowing for sequential modifications of the test statistics adapting to accumulated data. The adaptations are optimal in the sense of maximizing the predictive power of the test at each interim analysis while still controlling the Type I error. Optimality is obtained by a general result applicable to typical adaptive design settings. Further, we prove that the potentially high-dimensional design space of the tests can be reduced to a low-dimensional projection space enabling us to perform simpler power analysis studies, including comparisons to alternative tests. We illustrate the substantial improvement in efficiency that the proposed tests can make over standard tests, especially in the case of n smaller or slightly larger than K. The methods are also studied empirically using both simulated data and data from an EEG study, where the use of prior knowledge substantially increases the power of the test. Supplementary materials for this article are available online. PMID:25125767

Minas, Giorgos; Aston, John A.D.; Stallard, Nigel

2014-01-01

431

RSV antibody test  

MedlinePLUS

Respiratory syncytial virus antibody test; RSV serology ... Breese HC. Respiratory syncytial virus. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Mandel, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of ...

432

FSA field test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 12 continental remote sites were decommissioned. Testing was consolidated into a five-site network consisting of the four Southern California sites and a new Florida site. 16 kW of new state-of-the-art modules were deployed at the five sites. Testing of the old modules continued at the Goldstone site but as a low-priority item. Array testing of modules is considered. Additional new testing capabilities were added. A battery-powered array data logger is discussed. A final set of failure and degradation data was obtained from the modules.

Jaffe, P.; Weaver, R. W.; Lee, R. E.

1981-01-01

433

Reactor Simulator Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As part of the Nuclear Systems Office Fission Surface Power Technology Demonstration Unit (TDU) project, a reactor simulator test loop (RxSim) was design & built to perform integrated testing of the TDU components. In particular, the objectives of RxSim testing was to verify the operation of the core simulator, the instrumentation and control system, and the ground support gas and vacuum test equipment. In addition, it was decided to include a thermal test of a cold trap purification design and a pump performance test at pump voltages up to 150 V since the targeted mass flow rate of 1.75 kg/s was not obtained in the RxSim at the originally constrained voltage of 120 V. This paper summarizes RxSim testing. The gas and vacuum ground support test equipment performed effectively in NaK fill, loop pressurization, and NaK drain operations. The instrumentation and control system effectively controlled loop temperature and flow rates or pump voltage to targeted settings. The cold trap design was able to obtain the targeted cold temperature of 480 K. An outlet temperature of 636 K was obtained which was lower than the predicted 750 K but 156 K higher than the cold temperature indicating the design provided some heat regeneration. The annular linear induction pump (ALIP) tested was able to produce a maximum flow rate of 1.53 kg/s at 800 K when operated at 150 V and 53 Hz.

Schoenfeld, Michael P.; Webster, Kenny L.; Pearson, Boise J.

2013-01-01

434

Leak test fitting  

DOEpatents

A hollow fitting for use in gas spectrometry leak testing of conduit joints is divided into two generally symmetrical halves along the axis of the conduit. A clip may quickly and easily fasten and unfasten the halves around the conduit joint under test. Each end of the fitting is sealable with a yieldable material, such as a piece of foam rubber. An orifice is provided in a wall of the fitting for the insertion or detection of helium during testing. One half of the fitting also may be employed to test joints mounted against a surface.

Pickett, Patrick T. (Kettering, OH)

1981-01-01

435

Charcoal filter testing  

SciTech Connect

In this very brief, informal presentation, a representative of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission outlines some problems with charcoal filter testing procedures and actions being taken to correct the problems. Two primary concerns are addressed: (1) the process to find the test method is confusing, and (2) the requirements of the reference test procedures result in condensation on the charcoal and causes the test to fail. To address these problems, emergency technical specifications were processed for three nuclear plants. A generic or an administrative letter is proposed as a more permanent solution. 1 fig.

Lyons, J. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

1997-08-01

436

LISA Optical Bench Testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Each LISA satellite carries optical benches, one for each test mass, that measure the distance to the local test mass and to the remote optical bench on the distant satellite. Currently, an elegant bread board of the optical bench is developed for the European Space Agency (ESA) by EADS Astrium, TNO Science and Technology, University of Glasgow and the Albert Einstein Institute. To test the optical bench the two interferometers mentioned above must be completed by an external simulator, the test mass and telescope simulator. We give an overview of the simulator layout and performance predictions.

Tröbs, M.; d'Arcio, L.; Barke, S.; Bogenstahl, J.; Diekmann, C.; Fitzsimons, E. D.; Gerberding, O.; Hennig, J.; Hey, F. G.; Hogenhuis, H.; Killow, C. J.; Lieser, M.; Lucarelli, S.; Nikolov, S.; Perreur-Lloyd, M.; Pijnenburg, J.; Robertson, D. I.; Sohmer, A.; Taylor, A.; Ward, H.; Weise, D.; Heinzel, G.; Danzmann, K.

2013-01-01

437

Alternator insulation evaluation tests  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Tests were conducted to predict the remaining electrical insulation life of a 60 KW homopolar inductor alternator following completion of NASA turbo-alternator endurance tests for SNAP-8 space electrical power systems application. The insulation quality was established for two alternators following completion of these tests. A step-temperature aging test procedure was developed for insulation life prediction and applied to one of the two alternators. Armature winding insulation life of over 80,000 hours for an average winding temperature of 248 degrees C was predicted using the developed procedure.

Penn, W. B.; Schaefer, R. F.; Balke, R. L.

1972-01-01

438

Software Testing and Verification  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The current issue of the IBM Systems Journal examines many aspects of software testing and verification. This new material contains ten articles written by workers in the IBM Research Division. Some of the papers, such as Testing z/OS, might be specific to IBM operations; however, most can be useful to individuals or companies implementing similar testing strategies. One article in particular discusses three case studies of Orthogonal Defect Classification and how it can be used "to improve software testing." Although the issue cannot be downloaded as a whole, individual papers can be viewed or downloaded in various formats.

2002-01-01

439

Tensile testing apparatus  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An improved mechanical extensometer is described for use with a constant load creep test machine. The dead weight of the extensometer is counterbalanced by two pairs of weights connected through a pulley system and to rod extension and leading into the furnace where the test sample is undergoing elevated temperature (above 500 F.) tensile testing. Novel gripper surfaces, conical tip and flat surface are provided in each sampling engaging platens to reduce the grip pressure normally required for attachment of the extensometer to the specimen and reduce initial specimen bending normally associated with foil-gage metal testing.

Blackburn, L. B.; Ellingsworth, J. R. (inventors)

1985-01-01

440

Russian Rocket Engine Test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA engineers successfully tested a Russian-built rocket engine on November 4, 1998 at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Advanced Engine Test Facility, which had been used for testing the Saturn V F-1 engines and Space Shuttle Main engines. The MSFC was under a Space Act Agreement with Lockheed Martin Astronautics of Denver to provide a series of test firings of the Atlas III propulsion system configured with the Russian-designed RD-180 engine. The tests were designed to measure the performance of the Atlas III propulsion system, which included avionics and propellant tanks and lines, and how these components interacted with the RD-180 engine. The RD-180 is powered by kerosene and liquid oxygen, the same fuel mix used in Saturn rockets. The RD-180, the most powerful rocket engine tested at the MSFC since Saturn rocket tests in the 1960s, generated 860,000 pounds of thrust. The test was the first test ever anywhere outside Russia of a Russian designed and built engine.

1998-01-01

441

Automated Test Stand for HEV Capacitor Testing  

SciTech Connect

As capacitor manufacturers race to meet the needs of the hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) of the future, many trade-offs at the system level as well as the component level must be considered. Even though the ultra-capacitor has the spot light for recent research and development (R&D) for HEVs, the electrostatic capacitor is also the subject of R&D (for HEVs as well as wireless communications). The Department of Energy has funded the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Power Electronic and Electric Machinery Research Center to develop an automated test to aid in the independent testing of prototype electrostatic capacitors. This paper describes the design and development of such a stand.

Seiber, Larry Eugene [ORNL; Armstrong, Gary [Maverick Systems

2007-01-01

442

Soil Testing and Research  

E-print Network

, Potassium, Calcium, Sodium, Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Molybdenum, Boron Soil/Media pH and SolubleSoil Testing and Research Analytical Laboratory Copyright © 2014 University of Minnesota Soil Testing and Research Analytical Laboratory Department of Soil, Water and Climate College of Food

Ciocan-Fontanine, Ionut

443

Magnetic testing probe  

SciTech Connect

A cylindrical eddy current tube testing probe is disclosed. Current flow in dual electromagnetic coils separated by an eddy current sensing coil is so directed that magnetic fields of the electromagnet coils have components extending in opposite directions axially of the tested tube and components extending radially of the tube which add in the region of the eddy current sensing coil.

Scott, G.W.; Chitwood, L.D.

1981-07-07

444

Nuclear Tests in India  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Week's In the News discusses the recent nuclear tests in India and the world's reaction to those tests. The ten resources discussed offer analysis, commentary, and background information from a variety of perspectives. On May 11, 1998, India confirmed what the world already knew by conducting three underground nuclear tests in the Pokhran Mountain Range in the Rajasthan Province. On May 13 two more sub-kiloton devices were exploded and the government announced that the planned series of tests was complete. Although India has indicated it may now be ready to sign on to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), reaction from the world community has been extremely negative. In the vanguard of this chorus of dissaproval has been the US, which announced over $20 billion in economic sanctions against India on May 13. The strongest critic of the tests, however, has been India's neighbor and rival Pakistan, which has fought three wars with India since 1947. Domestic pressure on Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond has been enormous and many commentators believe a Pakistani nuclear test is imminent. In India, however, the BJP-dominated government has been widely lauded. Many Indians have expressed pride and dismiss foreign criticism as a hypocritical holdover of colonial mentalities. While US sanctions are unlikely to have any large-scale effect on India, the end results of these tests on Indo-Pakistani relations and their ongoing missile race is yet to be seen.

De Nie, Michael W.

1998-01-01

445

Test Reviewing in Spain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The proper use of psychological tests requires that the measurement instruments have adequate psychometric properties, such as reliability and validity, and that the professionals who use the instruments have the necessary expertise. In this article, we present the first review of tests published in Spain, carried out with an assessment model…

Muniz, Jose; Fernandez-Hermida, Jose R.; Fonseca-Pedrero, Eduardo; Campillo-Alvarez, Angela; Pena-Suarez, Elsa

2012-01-01

446

FIELD DISPERSANT EFFECTIVENESS TEST  

EPA Science Inventory

The EPA's OHMSETT facility has developed a rapid field test that includes some of the theoretical aspects and conditions of dispersion at sea. This Field Dispersant Effectiveness Test (FDET) has been used to evaluate the dispersibility of various commonly-transported oils and mak...

447

Testing Examples: A Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Shows how and why errors get introduced into examples in computer software documentation and what actions technical communicators can take to minimize this occurrence. Proposes a method to test examples. Suggests that technical writers can avoid these sources of error by creating and implementing a good test plan, maintaining and updating the…

Bist, Gary

1995-01-01

448

Testing for HPV  

MedlinePLUS

... for cervical cancer. Talk to your doctor or nurse about co- testing. You also may want to ask about the cost and what your health insurance covers. It’s also OK to continue just to have Pap tests every 3 years. Women who are HIV positive or who have been diagnosed or treated ...

449

STANDARDIZING BOOM TEST PROCEDURES  

EPA Science Inventory

The OHMSETT Interagency Technical Committee (OTIC) sponsored a combined series of in-tank and open-water tests of five booms that cover a wide range of sizes and design parameters. The tests were conducted at the United States Environmental Protection Agency's OHMSETT facility an...

450

Testing: A Political Scalpel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Claims tests in this country have become political weapons instead of tools designed to assess the value and progress of current curricula. Calls for teachers to take charge of the tools (tests) to use them for the benefit of their students. (NH)

Moore, Rick

1987-01-01

451

Test Well, East River  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

USGS test well 10 34h363 in the East River, Brunswick, Ga. The U.S. Geological Survey drilled this test well in the early 1970's and at the time it was on the edge of the marsh at Andrews Island. It is now only accessible by boat or canoe at high tide. Despite being surrounded by saltwater the artes...

452

The Test Validation Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Common rates employed in classificatory testing are the true positive rate (TPR), false positive rate (FPR), positive predictive power (PPP), and negative predictive power (NPP). FPR and TPR are estimated from research samples representing populations to be distinguished by classificatory testing. PPP and NPP are used by clinicians to classify…

Frederick, Richard I.; Bowden, Stephen C.

2009-01-01

453

Home vision tests  

MedlinePLUS

... spots. If you normally wear glasses for reading, wear them for this test. If you wear bifocals, look through the bottom ... wear glasses or contact lenses for distance vision, wear them for the test. Check each eye separately, first the right and ...

454

Pulmonary Function Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... heavily for at least 30 minutes ? ? before the test. Do not wear tight clothing that makes it ? ? difficult for you to take a deep breath. Do not eat a large meal within 2 hours before ? ? the test. Ask your health care provider if there are ...

455

Routine DNA testing  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Routine DNA testing. It’s done once you’ve Marker-Assisted Breeding Pipelined promising Qantitative Trait Loci within your own breeding program and thereby established the performance-predictive power of each DNA test for your germplasm under your conditions. By then you are ready to screen your par...

456

Test Group Rethinks Questions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A group that is developing tests for half the states in the nation has dramatically reduced the length of its assessment in a bid to balance the desire for a more meaningful and useful exam with concerns about the amount of time spent on testing. The decision by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium reflects months of conversation among its…

Gewertz, Catherine

2012-01-01

457

Saltcake Dissolution Simulant Tests  

SciTech Connect

Small-scale (15 to 50 mL) dissolution equilibrium tests were performed on surrogate waste representing typical saltcake at the Savannah River and Hanford Sites. The primary objectives of this study were to gain a better understanding of the solid-liquid equilibrium of simulated-waste saltcakes and chemistry of the dissolved salt solutions. These tests were performed in preparation for similar dissolution tests with actual-waste saltcakes. Two types of tests (single-wash and multiple-wash) were performed at two temperatures (25 degrees Celsius and 50 degrees Celsius) for each saltcake simulant. The compositions of the supernatant fluids are provided for both types of dissolution tests, and profiles of the elution of each salt component are provided for the multiple-wash tests. The conclusions from these tests follow: (1) For both salt waste surrogates, dissolution of the soluble components was achieved at less than a 2:1 mass ratio of inhibited water to saltcake during multiple-wash tests., (2) Dissolution of the Hanford S-112 simulant resulted in a relatively large weight percentage of residual insoluble material (4.2 wt. percent), which was identified as a mixture of Al(OH)3 phases (bayerite and gibbsite)., and (3) The profiles for the relative elution of anions from saltcake during dissolution exhibit distinctions that are dependent upon the dissolution temperature and the initial saltcake composition.

Martino, C.J.

2003-02-18

458

Testing the Waters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides information about home drinking water treatment systems to address concerns about the safety and quality of drinking water. Discusses water testing, filtration, product options and selection, water testing resources, water treatment device guidelines, water analysis terminology, and laboratory selection. (MCO)

Finks, Mason

1993-01-01

459

Misspecification Tests in Econometrics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Misspecification tests play an important role in detecting unreliable and inadequate economic models. This book brings together many results from the growing literature in econometrics on misspecification testing. It provides theoretical analyses and convenient methods for application. The main emphasis is on the Lagrange multiplier principle, which provides considerable unification, although several other approaches are also considered. The author also

L. G. Godfrey

1988-01-01

460

Adaptive Testing without IRT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is unrealistic to suppose that standard item response theory (IRT) models will be appropriate for all new and currently considered computer-based tests. In addition to developing new models, researchers will need to give some attention to the possibility of constructing and analyzing new tests without the aid of strong models. Computerized…

Yan, Duanli; Lewis, Charles; Stocking, Martha

461

Choosing the Right Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page, created by Ivo Dinov of the University of California, Berkeley, helps readers know which statistical tests are appropriate for the different types of data. Two charts display the information. A discussion of study design and sample size, as well as exercise questions with solutions are also provided. This is a great reference tool for anyone interested in different statistical tests and methods.

Dinov, Ivo

2009-01-14

462

Branded by a Test  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Program (ACT) scores are the main determinants of college entrance in the USA. It is widely assumed that these tests are predictive of success both during college and in later life, but such views are incorrect. Another widely-held view, held by many educators, is that the SAT and ACT are…

Popham, W. James

2006-01-01

463

Oxidase Test Protocol  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The oxidase test is used to detect the presence of the enzyme cytochrome oxidase in microorganisms.  While used as a taxonomic tool for many microorganisms, the test was established initially to differentiate Neisseria spp. (oxidase positive) from Acinetobacter (oxidase negative) and Pseudomonas spp. (oxidase positive) from the Enterobacteriaceae (oxidase negative).

American Society For Microbiology;

2010-11-11

464

Implicit Association Test Explanation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Implicit association tests (IATs) measure the relative ease with which people are able to make associations between certain groups of people (e.g., older adults) and the concepts of "good" and "bad." This page provides information about how to use the implicit association test to illustrate social cognition

465

Electrostatic test methods compared  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper demonstrates that electrostatic materials can be evaluated and ranked from highest to lowest in triboelectric generating capacity, and that the ranking is a function of the material, and not a function of the rubbing material. The test methods used were: (1) the NASA triboelectric tester; (2) the modified Shirley Method 18 test; and (3) the JCI ad-hoc tribocharging

R. Gompf; P. Holdstock; J. Chubb

1999-01-01

466

Loglinear Rasch model tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

Existing statistical tests for the fit of the Rasch model have been criticized, because they are only sensitive to specific violations of its assumptions. Contingency table methods using loglinear models have been used to test various psychometric models. In this paper, the assumptions of the Rasch model are discussed and the Rasch model is reformulated as a quasi-independence model. The

Hendrikus Kelderman

1984-01-01

467

Likelihood Ratio Tests  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page, created by Kyle Siegrist of the University of Alabama - Huntsville, introduces likelihood ratio tests by giving the Neyman-Pearson lemma and several examples. The examples include a gamma model, a binomial model, and a nonparametric model. The page concludes with a definition of the generalized likelihood ratio test.

Siegrist, Kyle

468

Observational Tests Cosmic Inflation  

E-print Network

Observational Tests Of Cosmic Inflation Asantha Cooray Energetic Events, Marseille, June 2007 #12 of primordial fluctuations? How can we test the physical details of inflation? On going programs, future adiabatic, nearly scale-invariant, extremely Gaussian initial perturbations? Standard slow-roll inflation

Leka, K. D .

469

Flight test operations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Flight test operations concerning the Joint NASA/FAA Airborne Wind Shear Detection and Avoidance Program 1991 Flight Experiments are presented in viewgraph form and include the following: research aircraft sensor installations; wind shear reactive sensor operation; wind shear IR sensor operation; wind shear radar sensor operation; wind shear lidar sensor operation; and 1991 flight test summary.

Lewis, Michael S.

1992-01-01

470

Competency Testing: Emerging Principles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five legal principles (and cases establishing them) on the use of competency testing in student placement or for graduation are discussed. The principles address the constitutionality of appropriate use, adequate notice to students, prohibition of effects of past racial discrimination, graduation test validity, and requirements for handicapped…

Citron, Christiane Hyde

1982-01-01

471

Morpheme Knowledge Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to measure a person's knowledge of commonly used prefixes and root words, this test is composed of the twelve most frequently occurring prefixes and the twelve most frequently occurring root words derived from Latin. During the untimed test, students are directed to select the best meanings for prefixes and other word parts. Content…

Shepherd, James F.

472

Track/train dynamics test report transfer function test. Volume 1: Test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A description is presented of the transfer function test performed on an open hopper freight car loaded with 80 tons of coal. Test data and a post-test update of the requirements document and test procedure are presented. Included are a statement of the test objective, a description of the test configurations, test facilities, test methods, data acquisition/reduction operations, and a chronological test summary. An index to the data for the three test configurations (X, Y, and Z-axis tests) is presented along with test sequence, run number, test reference, and input parameters.

Vigil, R. A.

1975-01-01

473

Auto Emission Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The photos show automobile engines being tested for nitrous oxide emissions, as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at the Research and Engineering Division of Ford Motor Company, Dearborn. Michigan. NASA technical information helped the company develop a means of calculating emissions test results. Nitrous oxide emission readings vary with relative humidity in the test facility. EPA uses a standard humidity measurement, but the agency allows manufacturers to test under different humidity conditions, then apply a correction factor to adjust the results to the EPA standard. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center developed analytic equations which provide a simple, computer-programmable method of correcting for humidity variations. A Ford engineer read a NASA Tech Brief describing the Dryden development and requested more detailed information in the form of a technical support package, which NASA routinely supplies to industry on request. Ford's Emissions Test Laboratory now uses the Dryden equations for humidity-adjusted emissions data reported to EPA.

1979-01-01

474

Fastrac Gas Generator Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A rocket engine gas generator component development test was recently conducted at the Marshall Space Flight Center. This gas generator was intended to power a rocket engine turbopump by the combustion of Lox and RP-1. The testing demonstrated design requirements for start sequence, wall compatibility, performance, and stable combustion. During testing the gas generator injector was modified to improve distribution of outer wall coolant and the igniter boss was modified to investigate the use of a pyrotechnic igniter, Expected chamber pressure oscillations at longitudinal acoustic modes were measured for three different chamber lengths tested. High amplitude discrete oscillations occurred in the chamber-alone configurations when chamber acoustic modes coupled with feed-system acoustics modes. For the full gas generator configuration, which included the turbine inlet manifold simulator, high amplitude oscillations occurred only at off-design very low power levels. This testing led to a successful gas generator design for the Fastrac 60,000 lb thrust engine.

Nesman, Tomas E.; Dennis, Jay

1999-01-01

475

Low G accelerometer testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Eight different types of low-g accelerometer tests are covered on the Bell miniature electrostatically suspended accelerometer (MESA) which is known to be sensitive to less than 10 to the minus 7th power earth's gravity. These tests include a mass attracting scheme, Leitz dividing head, Wild theodolite, precision gage blocks, precision tiltmeters, Hilger Watts autocollimator, Razdow Mark 2 autocollimator, and laser interferometer measuring system. Each test is described and a comparison of the results is presented. The output of the MESA was as linear and consistent as any of the available devices were capable of measuring. Although the extent of agreement varied with the test equipment used, it can only be concluded that the indicated errors were attributable to the test equipment coupled with the environmental conditions.

Vaughan, M. S.

1972-01-01

476

Multiparameter vision testing apparatus  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Compact vision testing apparatus is described for testing a large number of physiological characteristics of the eyes and visual system of a human subject. The head of the subject is inserted into a viewing port at one end of a light-tight housing containing various optical assemblies. Visual acuity and other refractive characteristics and ocular muscle balance characteristics of the eyes of the subject are tested by means of a retractable phoroptor assembly carried near the viewing port and a film cassette unit carried in the rearward portion of the housing (the latter selectively providing a variety of different visual targets which are viewed through the optical system of the phoroptor assembly). The visual dark adaptation characteristics and absolute brightness threshold of the subject are tested by means of a projector assembly which selectively projects one or both of a variable intensity fixation target and a variable intensity adaptation test field onto a viewing screen located near the top of the housing.

Hunt, S. R., Jr.; Homkes, R. J.; Poteate, W. B.; Sturgis, A. C. (inventors)

1975-01-01

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Cylinder Test Specification  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the cylinder testis two-fold: (1) to characterize the metal-pushing ability of an explosive relative to that of other explosives as evaluated by the E{sub 19} cylinder energy and the G{sub 19} Gurney energy and (2) to help establish the explosive product equation-of-state (historically, the Jones-Wilkins-Lee (JWL) equation). This specification details the material requirements and procedures necessary to assemble and fire a typical Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) cylinder test. Strict adherence to the cylinder. material properties, machining tolerances, material heat-treatment and etching processes, and high explosive machining tolerances is essential for test-to-test consistency and to maximize radial wall expansions. Assembly and setup of the cylinder test require precise attention to detail, especially when placing intricate pin wires on the cylinder wall. The cylinder test is typically fired outdoors and at ambient temperature.

Richard Catanach; Larry Hill; Herbert Harry; Ernest Aragon; Don Murk

1999-10-01

478

Nanomechanical testing system  

DOEpatents

An automated testing system includes systems and methods to facilitate inline production testing of samples at a micro (multiple microns) or less scale with a mechanical testing instrument. In an example, the system includes a probe changing assembly for coupling and decoupling a probe of the instrument. The probe changing assembly includes a probe change unit configured to grasp one of a plurality of probes in a probe magazine and couple one of the probes with an instrument probe receptacle. An actuator is coupled with the probe change unit, and the actuator is configured to move and align the probe change unit with the probe magazine and the instrument probe receptacle. In another example, the automated testing system includes a multiple degree of freedom stage for aligning a sample testing location with the instrument. The stage includes a sample stage and a stage actuator assembly including translational and rotational actuators.

Vodnick, David James; Dwivedi, Arpit; Keranen, Lucas Paul; Okerlund, Michael David; Schmitz, Roger William; Warren, Oden Lee; Young, Christopher David

2014-07-08

479

A New Option in Adult Basic Education: The Adult Performance Level High School Diploma.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the Adult Performance Level (APL) project, an alternative to external high school diplomas such as the General Educational Development (GED) test. Based on the need for "functional literacy" or "functional competency," the program teaches basic skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening, communication, computation, problem…

Hensler, Vicki

480

Industrialization and Growth of the Cities: Level II, Unit 3, Lesson 1; Immigration: Lesson 2; Union and Management: Lesson 3. Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

481

Student's Handbook: Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

482

Atomic Structure and Chemical Change: Level I, Unit 7, Lesson 1; Chemical Compounds: Lesson 2; Forms of Energy: Lesson 3. Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

483

Teacher's Answer Key: Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

484

Tables and Graphs: Level II, Unit 1, Lesson 1; Line Graphs: Lesson 2. Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

485

Solving Fraction Word Problems: Level I, Unit 8, Lesson 1; Solving Decimal Word Problems: Lesson 2; Solving Percentage Word Problems: Lesson 3. Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

486

Reading for Feelings: Level II, Unit 4, Lesson 1; Reading for Shifts in Feeling: Lesson 2; Reading for Character: Lesson 3; Reading for Signs of Hidden Character: Lesson 4. Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

487

Map Reading Skills: Level I, Unit 2, Lesson 1; Climate: Lesson 2; Studying Man and the Natural World: Lesson 3; Man and His Culture: Lesson 4; Reading for Implied Meanings: Lesson 5. Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

488

U. S. Colonization to Independence: Level II, Unit 2, Lesson 1; U. S. Confederation to Constitutional Convention: Lesson 2; Framing the U. S. Constitution: Lesson 3; Founding Fathers: Lesson 4; The Election Process: Lesson 5; The Civil War: Lesson 6. Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

489

Teacher's Manual: Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the following…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

490

Craftsmanship and Technology: Level I, Unit 5, Lesson 1; Government Separation of Powers: Lesson 2; Comparisons in Literature: Lesson 3. Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

491

Students' Answer Keys: Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

492

Positive and Negative Numbers: Level I, Unit 6, Lesson 1; States of Matter: Lesson 2; Properties and Measures of Matter: Lesson 3; Energy, Matter, Theory and Law: Lesson 4; The Particles and Structure of Matter: Lesson 5. Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

493

Word Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes: Level I, Unit 1, Lesson 1; Word Context Clues: Lesson 2. Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

494

Basic Economic Systems: Level I, Unit 4, Lesson 1; Representative Democracy and Political Parties: Lesson 2; Reading to Draw Inferences: Lesson 3. Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

495

Production and Consumption: Level I, Unit 3, Lesson 1; Forms of Government: Lesson 2; Reading for Facts, Opinions and Issues: Lesson 3. Advanced General Education Program. A High School Self-Study Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An Advanced General Education Program has been designed to prepare an individual with the information, concepts, and general knowledge required to successfully pass the American Council on Education's High School General Education Development (GED) Test. The Advanced General Education Program provides comprehensive self-instruction in each of the…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.

496

Cancer Screening: How Do Screening Tests Become Standard Tests?  

MedlinePLUS

... cancer symptoms. There are different kinds of screening tests. Screening tests include the following: Physical exam and ... are linked to some types of cancer. Screening tests have risks. Not all screening tests are helpful ...

497

Non destructive testing of test objects.  

SciTech Connect

In order to determine the visibility of various features by different techniques and in different settings, several test objects containing wires have been used as standards. Examples are shown of the use of x-ray and active thermal imaging for the detection of inclusions. The effect of x-ray accelerating voltage and confounding materials on the x-ray images is shown. Calculated transmission functions for selected materials at a range of voltages are given. The effect of confounding materials, finishes, and textures on thermography is shown and on x-radiography is discussed.

Mills, Bernice E.

2007-10-01

498

Reactor Simulator Testing Overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

OBJECTIVE: Integrated testing of the TDU components TESTING SUMMARY: a) Verify the operation of the core simulator, the instrumentation and control system, and the ground support gas and vacuum test equipment. b) Thermal test heat regeneration design aspect of a cold trap purification filter. c) Pump performance test at pump voltages up to 150 V (targeted mass flow rate of 1.75 kg/s was not obtained in the RxSim at the originally constrained voltage of 120 V). TESTING HIGHLIGHTS: a) Gas and vacuum ground support test equipment performed effectively for NaK fill, loop pressurization, and NaK drain operations. b) Instrumentation and control system effectively controlled loop temperature and flow rates or pump voltage to targeted settings. c) Cold trap design was able to obtain the targeted cold temperature of 480 K. An outlet temperature of 636 K was obtained which was lower than the predicted 750 K but 156 K higher than the cold temperature indicating the design provided some heat regeneration. d) ALIP produce a maximum flow rate of 1.53 kg/s at 800 K when operated at 150 V and 53 Hz.

Schoenfeld, Michael P.

2013-01-01

499

Holographic radius test plates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We evaluate a method for testing the radius of a spherical surface with a hologram that consists of a pair of nested Fresnel zone lenses. The hologram is positioned in the collimated test beam of a Fizeau interferometer. The inner zone lens generates a focus at the test part surface, whereas the wavefront of the first diffraction order of the outer zone lens is confocal with the test part. When the test part radius is equal to the nominal radius, the fringes in both zone lens areas are nulled at the same distance of the test sphere from the zone lens. The radius error of the spherical surface can be calculated from the test sphere displacement between interferometer null positions for the inner and outer zone lenses, or from the defocus term of the outer (confocal) lens at the position of zero defocus of the inner (cat's-eye) zone lens. The primary benefits of the nested zone lens method are its ease of use, and that it enables radius measurements of spherical surfaces with large radii. We describe the radius measurement of a precise convex sphere with a nominal radius of 80mm.

Wang, Quandou; Soons, Johannes A.; Griesmann, Ulf

2013-09-01

500

Quantitative Autonomic Testing  

PubMed Central

Disorders associated with dysfunction of autonomic nervous system are quite common yet frequently unrecognized. Quantitative autonomic testing can be invaluable tool for evaluation of these disorders, both in clinic and research. There are number of autonomic tests, however, only few were validated clinically or are quantitative. Here, fully quantitative and clinically validated protocol for testing of autonomic functions is presented. As a bare minimum the clinical autonomic laboratory should have a tilt table, ECG monitor, continuous noninvasive blood pressure monitor, respiratory monitor and a mean for evaluation of sudomotor domain. The software for recording and evaluation of autonomic tests is critical for correct evaluation of data. The presented protocol evaluates 3 major autonomic domains: cardiovagal, adrenergic and sudomotor. The tests include deep breathing, Valsalva maneuver, head-up tilt, and quantitative sudomotor axon test (QSART). The severity and distribution of dysautonomia is quantitated using Composite Autonomic Severity Scores (CASS). Detailed protocol is provided highlighting essential aspects of testing with emphasis on proper data acquisition, obtaining the relevant parameters and unbiased evaluation of autonomic signals. The normative data and CASS algorithm for interpretation of results are provided as well. PMID:21788940

Novak, Peter

2011-01-01