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  1. GED Testing Fact Sheet

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    GED Testing Service, 2009

    2009-01-01

    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;…

  2. Crossing the Bridge: GED Credentials and Postsecondary Educational Outcomes. Year One Report

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    Patterson, Margaret Becker; Zhang, Jizhi; Song, Wei; Guison-Dowdy, Anne

    2010-01-01

    For most high school non-completers, the GED[R] credential provides a bridge to postsecondary education, but little is known about how successfully GED (General Educational Development) Test candidates make that transition and whether enrollment rates change with time. The American Council on Education (ACE) has begun a three-year longitudinal…

  3. So You Want a GED? Estimating the Impact of the GED on the Earnings of Dropouts Who Seek the Credential. NCSALL Research Brief.

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    Tyler, John H.

    The impact of the General Educational Development certificate (GED) on the earnings of high school dropouts who seek the credential were estimated. The estimates were derived by using several different types of estimation methods to analyze data linking Florida GED test information with quarterly earnings records collected by Florida's…

  4. General Education Development (GED®) Credential Attainment, Externalizing Disorders, and Substance Use Disorders in Disconnected Emerging Adults

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    Bergman, Andrea; Kong, Grace; Pope, Alice

    2014-01-01

    There are many benefits for emerging adults, both financial and personal, in obtaining a General Education Development (GED®) credential (Ou, 2008). However, little is known about the correlates of GED® credential attainment in "disconnected" emerging adults attending GED® programs. Our goal was to examine whether externalizing…

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

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    Patterson, Margaret Becker

    2014-01-01

    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

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

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

    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…

  7. Journeys through College: Postsecondary Transitions and Outcomes of GED[R] Test Passers. Follow-Up Report, Crossing the Bridge, Year Two

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    Guison-Dowdy, Anne; Patterson, Margaret Becker

    2011-01-01

    Since the 1990s, a wealth of literature has compared the benefits of having a GED[R] test credential versus a traditional high school diploma or no high school credential, with an early emphasis on economic impact. One advantage of passing the GED test lies in its ability to open doors to the postsecondary system. Nearly two-thirds of U.S.…

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  9. Promoting Health Literacy through GED Testing

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    Golbeck, Amanda L.; LaBonty, Jan; Paschal, Angelia M.; Harris, Margaret; Ryan, Kerry E.; Molgaard, Craig A.

    2010-01-01

    Using the World Health Organization definition of health for reference and a diverse group of raters, we sought to determine the following about the 931 questions that comprise the seven English pencil-and-paper versions of U.S. GED Official Practice Tests: (a) the prevalence of health-related questions and (b) representation of the eight U.S.…

  10. Transitioning the GED[R] Mathematics Test to Computer with and without Accommodations: A Pilot Project

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    Patterson, Margaret Becker; Higgins, Jennifer; Bozman, Martha; Katz, Michael

    2011-01-01

    We conducted a pilot study to see how the GED Mathematics Test could be administered on computer with embedded accessibility tools. We examined test scores and test-taker experience. Nineteen GED test centers across five states and 216 randomly assigned GED Tests candidates participated in the project. GED candidates completed two GED mathematics…

  11. Repeat GED[R] Tests Examinees: Who Persists and Who Passes? GED Testing Service [R]Research Studies, 2010-2

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    Zhang, Jizhi; Patterson, Margaret Becker

    2010-01-01

    Like most high-stakes testing programs, the GED[R] testing program allows examinees who do not pass on the first attempt to retake the GED Tests. Studies and reports have described GED Tests candidates' characteristics and testing performance, but no study has targeted repeat examinees. A series of questions related to repeat examinees remains…

  12. Computer-Assisted Test Taking Tips and Strategies for the GED Mathematics Test.

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    Straw, Carolyn L.

    A computer program was developed to increase GED test candidate's level of test taking skills, knowledge of algebra and geometry, and self-confidence for the GED Mathematics Test. The computer program was developed and written, then implementation was administered by three teachers in a GED study center. Two math scores were used to determine the…

  13. GED Test Preparation: Practical Reading. Nutrition, Health, Recipes.

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    Goodman, Deborah

    These instructional materials provide reading materials, recipes, and exercises to help students prepare for the practical reading section of the General Educational Development (GED) Tests. The passages can also help students learn and practice some important life skills in the areas of nutrition and food safety. Basic skill improvement is in…

  14. Use of Practice Tests in the Prediction of GED Test Scores.

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    Herring, Warren

    1999-01-01

    Analyzes the relationship between success on the two new practice-test forms (EE and FF) developed by Steck-Vaughn and success on the General Educational Development (GED) test. Success with practice-form EE correlated with GED test scores; form FF failed to correlate. (JOW)

  15. GED Candidates and Their Postsecondary Educational Outcomes: A Pilot Study. GED Testing Service[R] Research Studies, 2009-5. Executive Summary

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    Patterson, Margaret Becker; Song, Wei; Zhang, Jizhi

    2009-01-01

    For most high school non-completers, the GED[R] (General Educational Development) credential is the bridge to postsecondary education, but little is known about how successfully they could make that transition and whether their participation shifts across time. The American Council on Education (ACE) has begun a three-year longitudinal study to…

  16. The GED. NBER Working Paper No. 16064

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    Heckman, James J.; Humphries, John Eric; Mader, Nicholas S.

    2010-01-01

    The General Educational Development (GED) credential is issued on the basis of an eight hour subject-based test. The test claims to establish equivalence between dropouts and traditional high school graduates, opening the door to college and positions in the labor market. In 2008 alone, almost 500,000 dropouts passed the test, amounting to 12% of…

  17. Written Expression Test: Spanish G.E.D. Curriculum Guide = Plan de estudios examen de expresion escrita G.E.D. en Espanol.

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    Clackamas Community Coll., Oregon City, OR.

    This curriculum guide, almost entirely in Spanish, outlines adult basic education course content to be taught in a Spanish-language high school equivalency program. The course is designed to help students prepare for the General Educational Development (G.E.D.) exam in written expression. The guide begins with a Spanish skills placement test.…

  18. Mathematics: Algebra and Geometry. GED Scoreboost.

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    Hoyt, Cathy

    GED "Scoreboost" materials target exactly the skills one needs to pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests. This book focuses on the GED Mathematics test. To prepare for the test, the test taker needs to learn skills in number and operation sense, data and statistics, geometry and measurement, and algebra. To pass the test, the test

  19. Who Benefits from a GED? Evidence for Females from "High School and Beyond."

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    Tyler, John H.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B.

    2003-01-01

    Examines labor-market value of the General Educational Development (GED) credential for females. Finds that among females who dropped out of high school with weak basic math skills, those with a GED have accumulated more work experience and have higher labor-market earning in their mid-20s than have observationally similar dropouts lacking the GED

  20. Characteristics of GED Recipients in High School: 2002-06. Issue Brief. NCES 2012-025

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    Malkus, Nathaniel; Sen, Anindita

    2011-01-01

    The General Educational Development (GED) credential is often considered to be the equivalent of a high school diploma for students who do not graduate from high school. A GED credential can expand opportunities in the labor market (Song and Hsu 2008) and in postsecondary education for those who obtain it. Nearly all postsecondary institutions (98…

  1. Repatriating the GED: Urban Youth and the Alternative to a High School Diploma

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    Tuck, Eve

    2012-01-01

    This article discusses competing perspectives on the value of the General Educational Development (GED) credential. Although scholars and journalists debate the worth of the credential, urban youth continue to pursue the GED, especially as proxy for inadequate schooling. Using qualitative data from a participatory action research project, the…

  2. An Analysis of Rural and Urban Pennsylvania Adults Taking, Completing and Passing the GED

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    Van Horn, Barbara L.; Kassab, Cathy

    2011-01-01

    Dropping out of high school seriously impacts an individual's job opportunities, income potential and employment stability. To minimize those risks, individuals can earn a General Educational Development (GED) credential. Researchers have studied the impact of obtaining a GED on candidates' lives and found that the credential affects their…

  3. GED Learners. NetNews. Volume 6, Number 3

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    LDA of Minnesota, 2006

    2006-01-01

    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…

  4. Thinking Skills: Critical Thinking for Reading, Social Studies, and Science. GED Scoreboost.

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    Castellucci, Marion

    GED "Scoreboost" materials target exactly the skills one needs to pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests. This book focuses on the thinking skills needed to pass GED tests in Reading, Social Studies, and Science. The test taker will need to succeed with GED questions that involve comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and…

  5. 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

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    Martin, Vanessa; Broadus, Joseph

    2013-01-01

    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…

  6. From GED to College Degree: Creating Pathways to Postsecondary Success for High School Dropouts

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    Garvey, John

    2011-01-01

    For many years, the General Educational Development (GED) credential has been viewed as the high school dropout's safety net. Though not as well regarded as the high school diploma, the GED has opened up educational and economic opportunity for millions of young people and adults who did not finish high school. Nearly 680,000 people take the full…

  7. Disparate Reading Identities of Adult Students in One GED Program

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    Compton-Lilly, Catherine

    2009-01-01

    Identities are constructed throughout people's lives. In this paper, I explored the emerging reading identities of 10 adults who were pursuing GED (General Educational Development) credentials. While part of a much larger study that included many data sources, this paper draws on interview data to examine how one group of adults positioned…

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

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    George-Ezzelle, Carol E.; Skaggs, Gary

    2004-01-01

    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…

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

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    Sieben, Lauren

    2011-01-01

    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…

  10. GED Profiles: Adults in Transition. Nos. 3-7. June 1991-September 1994.

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    Baldwin, Janet; Spille, Henry; Hayes, Elisabeth; Kroll, Bonnie

    This packet contains five issues of "GED Profiles" that examine various aspects of the characteristics and motivation of adults who take the General Educational Development (GED) tests and the effects of completion. These topics are explored: "GED Candidates in the Workforce: Employed and Employable" (Janet Baldwin, Henry Spille); "Why Did They…

  11. GED Students versus Traditional High School Students: How Do the GED Graduates Perform after the First Semester of Attendance at a Rural Community College?

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    Akins, Ericka

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine if freshman students based on their age, ethnicity, and gender who enter a community college with a GED credential will have a higher cumulative grade point average (GPA) after their first semester than traditional high school graduates. Findings from this study will aid individuals in developing a more…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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…

  14. The Health Literacy of U.S. Adults across GED[R] Credential Recipients, High School Graduates, and Non-High School Graduates. GED Testing Service[R] Research Study, 2008-1. Executive Summary

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    Hsu, Yung-chen

    2008-01-01

    Health literacy is important for all adults. Because lower health literacy is associated with lower educational attainment, many adult basic and literacy education programs increasingly provide health education to low-literate adults to improve their health literacy. Using data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), this study…

  15. The Health Literacy of U.S. Adults across GED Credential Recipients, High School Graduates, and Non-High School Graduates. GED Testing Service[TM] Research Studies, 2008-1

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    Hsu, Yung-chen

    2008-01-01

    Health literacy is important for all adults. Because lower health literacy is associated with lower educational attainment, many adult basic and literacy education programs increasingly provide health education to low-literate adults to improve their health literacy. Using data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), this study…

  16. Academic Achievement of GED Graduates of the Community College of Allegheny County.

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    Clark, Renee Smith

    The tests of General Education Development (GED) provide adults with opportunities to attend and graduate from postsecondary institutions. A study investigated the academic achievement of GED recipients compared to that of high school diploma (HSD) students graduating from the Community College of Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) between June 1985…

  17. GED Intensive Study Guide. A 353 Special Project Report. September 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990.

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    Erie City School District, PA.

    A project was conducted at the Adult Learning Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, to help clients who had recently failed (and almost passed) the General Educational Development (GED) examination to reapply themselves to specific curriculum materials, correct deficiencies, and retake the GED test. Intense guidance was provided to each student in the…

  18. Project Access: ABE & GED Instruction and Testing for Sight and Muscular Handicapped Persons. (A 310 Project, 7-1-81 to 6-30-82).

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    Brown, David

    Project Access was developed to provide Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) classes for visually and muscularly impaired adults in a totally accessible and supportive environment. Existing instructional materials were adapted to several formats, e.g., large print, cassette tape, and Braille; instruction was…

  19. 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

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    Penner, Audrey J.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  20. Educational and Occupational Activities of GED and Conventional High School Graduates in Florida. GED Research Brief No. 8.

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    Ladner, Robert A.

    A multidimensional follow-up study of three categories of Florida high school graduates focused on early exit General Educational Development (GED), second chance GED, and conventional graduates. The research provided the first comprehensive overview of the demography, educational experiences, aspirations and post-graduation activities of both GED

  1. G.E.D. in 3 Voices

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    Davis, C. Amelia

    2012-01-01

    In this piece, the author experiments with re-presenting particular stories through poetic texts that contextualize and honor difference in experience between GED students and instructors. These poetic re-presentations stem from an ongoing study that explores (a) adult basic education instructors' perceptions of their pedagogy and interaction with…

  2. Project-based Learning: Moving Students through the GED with Meaningful Learning.

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    Green, Anson M.

    Participatory classroom instruction, including project-based learning, is a teaching approach that can motivate students to learn, build the academic competencies needed to pass the General Educational Development (GED) Test, and instill the strong self-concept and interpersonal skills needed to succeed. Project-based learning actively engages…

  3. CTE Credentialing Certifies Success

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    Reese, Susan

    2011-01-01

    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…

  4. GED Credibility and Acceptability. A Section 310 Special Project.

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    Adult Education Linkage Services, Troy, PA.

    A study examined the attitudes of Pennsylvania employers toward General Educational Development (GED) programs and the employment experiences of persons who have earned a GED certificate. The first of the study's surveys was mailed to 100 employers (including the 50 largest) throughout the state. Based on the surveys returned, the study sample was…

  5. Second Chances. The Value of Adult Education and the GED

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    Rose, Mike

    2013-01-01

    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

  6. High-Stakes Testing in Employment, Credentialing, and Higher Education: Prospects in a Post-Affirmative-Action World

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    Paul R. Sackett; Neal Schmitt; Melissa B. Kabin; Jill E. Ellingson

    2001-01-01

    Cognitively loaded tests of knowledge, skill, and ability often contribute to decisions regarding education, jobs, licensure, or certification. Users of such tests often face difficult choices when trying to optimize both the performance and ethnic diversity of chosen individuals. The authors describe the nature of this quandary, review research on different strategies to address it, and recommend using selection materials

  7. Relying Party Credentials Framework Amir Herzberg1

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    Herzberg, Amir

    parties often want to make trust and quality decisions using automated systems (programs), with electronic credentials. Many systems use only very simple forms of electronic credentials, such as the result of a lookup are manual, and based on physical (paper) credentials. With the growth of electronic commerce, relying

  8. The Level of Persistence in High School Drop-Outs Enrolled in the GED Program at a Rural Community College

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    McCaskill-Mitchell, Sonja

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to identify factors that affect students' persistence in completion of the GED. Exploration of characteristics of participants that do/do not persist and obtain their GED assists the high school dropout, potential GED recipient, GED program staff, and society as a whole. More information was needed in order to…

  9. Short Credentials 2014 Good Weekend

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    Peters, Richard

    Short Credentials 2014 #12;Good Weekend Advertising Contact Information Lauren McIntyre: 9282 1064 week Good Weekend offers advertisers the opportunity to connect with readers in a relaxed and open Weekend NSW /VIC. #When compared to the average NSW/VIC/ACT population.. **Mass women's or fashion

  10. Infusing the Workplace into General ABE/GED/ESL Programs.

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    Thistlethwaite, Linda

    2000-01-01

    This paper explains how adult educators involved in the development and delivery of general adult basic education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED) certificate, and English-as-a-second-language (ESL) programs can infuse the workplace into their programs. The paper begins with a brief overview of the rationale for infusing the workplace…

  11. Predictability Research Study between General Educational Development Writing Skills Test and College Level Examination Program General English Composition.

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    Turner, Anita P.

    A study was conducted at North Shore Community College (NSCC) to determine whether there was a particular score on the General Education Development (GED) Writing Skills Test that would predict a passing score for GED recipients on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) General English Composition Examination. A total of 73 GED recipients…

  12. The role of optics in secure credentials

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    Lichtenstein, Terri L.

    2006-02-01

    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.

  13. Credential Wallets: A Classification of Credential Repositories Highlighting MyProxy

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    Jim Basney; William Yurcik; Rafael Bonilla; Adam Slagell

    In recent years, individuals have experienced an increased requirement for digitally identifying themselves, in both their work and personal lives. People typically have multiple credentials for digitally identifying themselves to different online software or services in different roles (for example, different credentials for work and home). We are looking for technology that allows users to manage their credentials conveniently and

  14. The Need for National Credentialing Standards for Addiction Counselors

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

    2010-01-01

    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.

  15. Personal identification credential system (PICS)

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    Pressley, Jackson R.; Cantrell, Thomas; Page, Lochlin; Cudlitz, Stephen; Higgins, Roy

    2005-03-01

    A pilot Personal Identification Credential System (PICS) has been developed and fielded. The PICS is a wireless biometric credential that interfaces with access control systems. The PICS consists of individual handheld Personal Identification Credentials (PIC), a PICS Reader located at a facility entry control point that interfaces with the facility entry control system, and a PICS Enrollment Station. In operation, an individual approaching a facility entry point in a vehicle picks up the PIC handheld unit and places a finger on its sensor. The PIC then authenticates the user and from within the vehicle initiates two-way, secure RF communication with the PICS Reader as the vehicle approaches the gate. The PICS Reader then verifies that the individual is authorized for admittance and notifies the facility gate entry control system, which informs the sentry that the request for access was successful or unsuccessful. If the request for access is unsuccessful, the gate entry control system automatically will close the gate. This sequence of events takes place while the car is moving through a normally open entry lane. The PIC is a small, handheld device which contains the biometric sensor (fingerprint sensor), wireless RF transceiver, processor, encryption and battery. The PIC may be used while traveling in a vehicle or may be used while on foot for access to a PICS controlled man gate or secure area access portal. The PIC is small enough to be carried in a shirt pocket, or it can be left in the user's vehicle. The PIC battery will power the PIC for months and is rechargeable. Up to 10 fingers may be stored in the PIC.

  16. Credentialing complementary and alternative medical providers.

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    Eisenberg, David M; Cohen, Michael H; Hrbek, Andrea; Grayzel, Jonathan; Van Rompay, Maria I; Cooper, Richard A

    2002-12-17

    Since the late 19th century, state legislatures and professional medical organizations have developed mechanisms to license physicians and other conventional nonphysician providers, establish standards of practice, and protect health care consumers by establishing standardized credentials as markers of competence. The popularity of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies presents new challenges. This article describes the current status of, and central issues in, efforts to create models for health care credentialing of chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths, massage therapists, and other CAM practitioners. It also suggests a strategy of CAM provider credentialing for use by physicians, health care administrators, insurance companies, and national professional organizations. The credentialing debate reflects fundamental questions about who determines which providers and therapies will be accepted as safe, effective, appropriate, and reimbursable. More nationally uniform credentialing mechanisms are necessary to ensure high standards of care and more generalizable clinical research. However, the result of more uniform licensure and credentialing may be excessive standardization and a decrease in individualization of services. Thus, increased standardization of credentialing for CAM practitioners may alter CAM practice substantially. Furthermore, even credentialed providers can deliver ineffective therapy. The suggested framework balances the desire to protect the public from dangerous practices against the wish to grant patients access to reasonably safe and effective therapies. PMID:12484712

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

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    Lott, Donalyn Leufroy

    2012-01-01

    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…

  18. Master of Arts and Credential Student Handbook

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    Galles, David

    Education · Human Rights Education · Learning & Instruction · Marriage & Family Therapy · School CounselingMaster of Arts and Credential Student Handbook 2013-2014 San Francisco Campus #12;#12;USF School

  19. Authentication Without Identification using Anonymous Credential System

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    Damodaram, A

    2009-01-01

    Privacy and security are often intertwined. For example, identity theft is rampant because we have become accustomed to authentication by identification. To obtain some service, we provide enough information about our identity for an unscrupulous person to steal it (for example, we give our credit card number to Amazon.com). One of the consequences is that many people avoid e-commerce entirely due to privacy and security concerns. The solution is to perform authentication without identification. In fact, all on-line actions should be as anonymous as possible, for this is the only way to guarantee security for the overall system. A credential system is a system in which users can obtain credentials from organizations and demonstrate possession of these credentials. Such a system is anonymous when transactions carried out by the same user cannot be linked. An anonymous credential system is of significant practical relevance because it is the best means of providing privacy for users.

  20. Who believes us when we try to conceal our prejudices? The effectiveness of moral credentials with in-groups versus out-groups.

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    Krumm, Angela J; Corning, Alexandra F

    2008-12-01

    Moral credentials are pieces of evidence accrued by individuals that can later be presented, intentionally or unintentionally, as a record of their lack of prejudice (B. Monin & D. T. Miller, 2001). For example, attending a gay pride march or being an openly gay person ostensibly credentials an individual to tell gay jokes free of concern that he or she will be labeled prejudiced. The authors tested whether displays of moral credentials actually work to insulate individuals from attributions of prejudice by others. Results indicated that displays of moral credentials generally discourage attributions of discrimination but unevenly so, depending on who makes the judgment. Consistent with predictions from social identity theory (H. Tajfel & J. C. Turner, 1979), participants most swayed by displays of moral credentials were those who shared an in-group status with the person displaying the moral credentials. PMID:19058658

  1. Moral Credentialing and the Rationalization of Misconduct

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    Brown, Ryan P.; Tamborski, Michael; Wang, Xiaoqian; Barnes, Collin D.; Mumford, Michael D.; Connelly, Shane; Devenport, Lynn D.

    2010-01-01

    Recent studies lead to the paradoxical conclusion that the act of affirming one’s egalitarian or pro-social values and virtues might subsequently facilitate prejudiced or self-serving behavior, an effect previously referred to as “moral credentialing.” The present study extends this paradox to the domain of academic misconduct and investigates the hypothesis that such an effect might be limited by the extent to which misbehavior is rationalizable. Using a paradigm designed to investigate deliberative and rationalized forms of cheating (von Hippel, Lakin, & Shakarchi, 2005), we found that when participants had credentialed themselves (versus a non-close acquaintance) via a set of hypothetical moral dilemmas, they were more likely to cheat on a subsequent math task, but only if cheating was highly rationalizable. When cheating was difficult to rationalize, moral credentialing had almost no impact on cheating. PMID:21503267

  2. 72 FR 13026 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential Fees

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security...Transportation Worker Identification Credential Fees AGENCY...who need unescorted access to secure areas of...successfully complete a security threat assessment...Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC...assessments, and issue biometric credentials. With...process, and......

  3. Setting Course: The Case for the Credentialing of Forensic Interviewers

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  4. Perceptions of Online Credentials for School Principals

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  5. Hidden credential retrieval from a reusable password

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    Xavier Boyen

    2009-01-01

    We revisit the venerable question of access credentials management, which concerns the techniques that we, humans with limited memory, must employ to safeguard our various access keys and tokens in a connected world. Although many existing solutions can be employed to protect a long secret using a short password, those solutions typically require certain assumptions on the distribution of the

  6. Rehabilitation Counseling Credentialing: Research and Practice.

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    Szymanski, Edna Mora; Leahy, Michael J.

    1993-01-01

    Introduces special journal issue devoted to issues of credentialing in rehabilitation counseling. Research conducted in 1989 and 1990 by Council on Rehabilitation Education and Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification to reevaluate their standards is described and the rationale for including articles in special issue is explained.…

  7. Establishing a Real-World Credential

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    Pluviose, David

    2007-01-01

    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…

  8. Forecasting Demand for California Credentialed Teachers

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    Doti, James L.; Cardinal, Donald N.

    2005-01-01

    Developing enough quality credentialed teachers to meet the needs of America's children is the paramount goal of teacher education programs and school districts across the country and, since 2001, required by the federal mandate, No Child Left Behind (U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2002). However,…

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

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

    2002-01-01

    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…

  10. Developing Parallel Tests across Languages: Focus on the Translation and Adaptation Process.

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    Auchter, Joan E.; Stansfield, Charles W.

    This paper describes the General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service's Spanish Test Adaptation Project. The GED Tests are designed to give those who have not graduated from high school the opportunity to earn a diploma that is recognized by institutions of higher education and employers. The purpose of this project is to develop, based…

  11. Computer-Assisted Instruction. An ABE/GED Curriculum Project. Final Report. A 310/Special Demonstration Project 1984-1985.

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    Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.

    A project was conducted to develop and implement a program of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) for students enrolled in adult basic education (ABE) and general educational development (GED) programs throughout Arizona. The following activities were completed during development of the comprehensive ABE/GED CAI program: identification and…

  12. A Mandate for the 90's: Research on Success of General Educational Development (GED) Recipients in Higher Education.

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    Turner, Anita P.

    A study was conducted to determine factors leading to the success of General Educational Development (GED) recipients at North Shore Community College (NSCC). The sample population consisted of 160 GED recipients who had attended more than one semester at NSCC, declared a major, and earned a grade point average (GPA) of at least 1.00. The survey…

  13. Factors Influencing the Completion of the GED in a Federal Correctional Setting a Multiple Regression Correlation-Predictive Study

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    Akers, Kimberly

    2013-01-01

    Correctional education's primary goal is to reduce recidivism and increase employment among ex-offenders. The Bureau of Prison's practical goal in its mandatory GED program is to maximize the number of inmates obtaining the GED in a given time period. The purpose of this research is to model the number of instructional hours an inmate…

  14. Verifying a job applicant's factual credentials.

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    Sachs, Laura

    2002-01-01

    Nearly one-third of all job applicants may make unjustified claims, exaggerate, omit important information, or lie in their resumes, employment applications, or interviews. Checking credentials before you hire is the best way to protect your staff and patients and to save time, money, and effort. In this article, the author identifies the most common job application lies and pinpoints the three most common resume/application red flags. In addition, the article suggests specific information that the applicant should supply in the application to help the employer get to the truth. It offers practical advice for verifying academic credentials, employment history, and awards and honors. Finally, this article provides useful suggestions for avoiding discrimination suits in hiring practices and techniques for coping with employees who have lied to you. PMID:11873447

  15. Credentialing for nurse practitioners: an update.

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    Magdic, Kathy S; Hravnak, Marilyn; McCartney, Sharon

    2005-01-01

    The public has the right to safe, quality healthcare delivered by professionals with the appropriate education, training, and experience. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare, and managed care organizations take this commitment very seriously. One mechanism required by these agencies to ensure patient safety is the process of credentialing and delineation of clinical privileges for medical staff and allied health professionals, such as Acute Care Nurse Practitioners. This commitment extends to patients receiving healthcare through the technology of telemedicine and to those requiring emergency care resulting from trauma, disasters, and varying forms of terrorism. In addition, safeguards must be in place to prevent identity theft of healthcare providers, including Acute Care Nurse Practitioners. It is essential that Acute Care Nurse Practitioners be familiar with the regulations that impact and guide the process of credentialing and obtaining clinical privileges in a variety of venues. PMID:15714014

  16. k -anonymous secret handshakes with reusable credentials

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    Shouhuai Xu; Moti Yung

    2004-01-01

    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

  17. 78 FR 27335 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements

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    ...Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS...Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements'' for 30 days. This extension...Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements'' on March 22,...

  18. The Roles of High School Completion and GED Receipt in Smoking and Obesity

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    Donald S. Kenkel; Dean R. Lillard; Alan D. Mathios

    2006-01-01

    We analyze data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 to explore the relationships between high school completion and the two leading preventable causes of death %u2013 smoking and obesity. We focus on three issues that have received a great deal of attention in research on the pecuniary returns to schooling. First, we investigate whether GED recipients differ from

  19. The Role of High School Completion and GED Receipt in Smoking and Obesity

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    D. Kenkel; D. Lillard; A. Mathios

    2006-01-01

    Abstract We analyze data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 to explore the relationships between high school completion and the two leading preventable causes of death – smoking,and obesity. We focus on three issues similar to those that have received a great deal of attention in research on the pecuniary returns to schooling. First, we investigate whether GED

  20. Teachers, Tools & Techniques. A Handbook for Adult Basic Education and GED Instruction.

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    Koehler, Sandra L.; And Others

    This handbook for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) instruction synthesizes research and combines it with selected instructional strategies for instructors, tutors, and volunteers. This handbook is a reference tool that sets the scene for instruction in literacy and adult basic education. The handbook includes…

  1. Classrooms of Spatial Justice: Counter-Spaces and Young Men of Color in a GED Program

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    Schwartz, Joni

    2014-01-01

    This article, based on an ethnographic study of an urban General Education Development (GED) program, suggests that for some marginalized young men of color, Adult education programs are counter-spaces of spatial justice in opposition to previous negative school spaces. Framed by critical race theory (CRT) and drawing on critical geography and…

  2. Dental Technology Program Administrators' Attitudes toward Credentialing Health Manpower.

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    Thomson, William A.; And Others

    1982-01-01

    Dental technology program administrators surveyed supported the credentialing of health manpower, felt program accreditation was valuable in meeting demands for educational quality assurance, and saw certification of technicians as beneficial but of little value in terms of recognition and economic gain for the credential holder. (MSE)

  3. Defining Credentials for the Public Workforce System. ACT Policy Brief

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    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    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…

  4. Leveraging Commercially Issued Multi-Factor Identification Credentials

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    Baldridge, Tim W.

    2010-01-01

    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.

  5. Credentialing and privileging for the oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

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    Nelson, Steven R

    2008-02-01

    Understanding the credentialing and privileging process is important for all practitioners. Whether applying to a medical staff for the first time, participating in the reappointment process, applying for new privileges, or challenging a clinical privilege denial, the practitioner needs to understand the process and know his or her rights. This article should assist the oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the organizations providing credentials and privileges to make the process less difficult and more efficient. PMID:18194737

  6. Credentialing Kepler: Transits in the Seventeenth Century

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    Gingerich, O.

    2005-08-01

    Kepler's successful prediction of the 1631 transit of Mercury spurred an interest in his decidedly user-unfriendly Rudolfine Tables. Because his Ephemerides went only to 1636, he did not draw attention to the 1639 transit of Venus, although the tables actually predicted the phenomenon, and the observation by Horrocks again proved the superiority of Kepler's work. By mid-century alternative user-friendly versions of the Rudolfine Tables were published by V. Renieri in Italy, J.B. Morin in France, Maria Cunitia in Germany, and (in a more modified form) by J. Shakerley in England. Transits of Mercury were observed in 1651 (by Shakerley in Surat, India), 1661, 1667, 1690, and 1697, giving astronomers opportunities to compare the predictions from these tables as well as those of Lansbergen (which were a variant of the Copernican Prutenic Tables). Because of the subsequent interest in transits for determining the length of the astronomical unit, the 18th-century French astronomer J-N. Delisle compiled for these early transits extensive systematic records, which are now preserved at the Paris Observatory. By his day, however, the as-yet-unpublished tables of Edmond Halley gave the most successful predictions, and Delisle showed little interest in further credentialing the Rudolfine Tables, a process that had already taken place in the previous century.

  7. Name e-mail position Institution 1 Arndt, Max m.arndt@ged.rwth-aachen.de PhD RWTH-Aachen University, Geologie Endogene Dynamik, Aachen, Germany

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    Cesare, Bernardo

    Name e-mail position Institution 1 Arndt, Max m.arndt@ged.rwth-aachen.de PhD RWTH-Aachen University, Geologie Endogene Dynamik, Aachen, Germany 2 Billia, Marco marco.billia@alumni.ethz.ch PhD Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 30 Virgo, Simon s.virgo@ged.rwth-aachen.de PhD RWTH-Aachen

  8. Educational Needs Assessment for Wisconsin Adults with Less than High School Graduation or GED.

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    Kreitlow, Burton W.; And Others

    This study was conducted to assess the educational needs of Wisconsin adults aged 16 years and older who had not graduated from and were not attending high school or had not received a high school equivalency credential. The project staff interviewed 1,680 Wisconsin residents who met these criteria by telephone, using computerized random digit…

  9. 1997/98 CSULB Catalog Credential Programs 101 requirements to qualify for supplementary authorizations

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    Sorin, Eric J.

    Work and Child Welfare and Attendance. Both the Preliminary Administrative Services and Library Media and Hearing with Special Class Authoriza- tion, Clinical Rehabilitative Services ­ Audiology and School Social work, contact the specific credential program coordinator. For information on general credential

  10. 21 CFR 1311.105 - Requirements for obtaining an authentication credential-Individual practitioners.

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    2014-04-01

    ...an authentication credential-Individual practitioners. 1311.105 Section 1311.105 Food...authentication credential—Individual practitioners. (a) An individual practitioner must obtain a two-factor...

  11. 21 CFR 1311.105 - Requirements for obtaining an authentication credential-Individual practitioners.

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    2013-04-01

    ...an authentication credential-Individual practitioners. 1311.105 Section 1311.105 Food...authentication credential—Individual practitioners. (a) An individual practitioner must obtain a two-factor...

  12. 21 CFR 1311.105 - Requirements for obtaining an authentication credential-Individual practitioners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...an authentication credential-Individual practitioners. 1311.105 Section 1311.105 Food...authentication credential—Individual practitioners. (a) An individual practitioner must obtain a two-factor...

  13. 21 CFR 1311.105 - Requirements for obtaining an authentication credential-Individual practitioners.

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    2011-04-01

    ...an authentication credential-Individual practitioners. 1311.105 Section 1311.105 Food...authentication credential—Individual practitioners. (a) An individual practitioner must obtain a two-factor...

  14. 21 CFR 1311.105 - Requirements for obtaining an authentication credential-Individual practitioners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...an authentication credential-Individual practitioners. 1311.105 Section 1311.105 Food...authentication credential—Individual practitioners. (a) An individual practitioner must obtain a two-factor...

  15. 46 CFR 10.235 - Suspension or revocation of merchant mariner credentials.

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    2011-10-01

    ...expiration of the suspension period. (f) An applicant for renewal or return of a credential with endorsement as master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels whose most recent credential has been suspended or revoked by an administrative law judge for...

  16. 78 FR 20289 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements

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    ...Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS...Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements.'' The Coast Guard encourages...notice of proposed rulemaking on TWIC reader requirements. DATES: A public...

  17. 78 FR 18534 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements

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    ...Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS...Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements.'' The Coast Guard encourages...notice of proposed rulemaking on TWIC reader requirements. DATES: A public...

  18. 78 FR 20558 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements

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    ...Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS...Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements.'' The Coast Guard encourages...notice of proposed rulemaking on TWIC reader requirements. DATES: A public...

  19. 78 FR 22218 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements

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    ...Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS...Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements.'' The Coast Guard encourages...notice of proposed rulemaking on TWIC reader requirements. DATES: A public...

  20. The GED and the Rise of Contextless Accountability

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    Hutt, Ethan

    2014-01-01

    Background/Context:Policy discussions in the U.S. and abroad have become increasingly studded with reference to the results of international tests like PISA. Unlike most assessments, PISA is not designed to measure whether students have mastered a particular school curriculum but rather provide a measure of students' ability to meet future…

  1. 72 FR 55043 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector...

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33...Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC...with unescorted access to secure areas...facilities to undergo a security threat assessment and receive a biometric credential, known...Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC...vessel and facility security, requiring the...the......

  2. Website Credential Storage and Two-factor Web Authentication with a Java SIM

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Website Credential Storage and Two-factor Web Authentication with a Java SIM J. Hart, K: web authentication, credential storage, Java SIM, SIM toolkit, two-factor, passwords 1 Introduction website authentication schemes are proposed. The first enables authentication credentials (username

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

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    Van Noy, Michelle

    2011-01-01

    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…

  4. Protecting (Anonymous) Credentials with the Trusted Computing Group's TPM V1.2

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    Jan Camenisch

    2006-01-01

    Digital credentials and certificates can easily be shared and copied. For instance, if a user possesses a credential that allows her to access some service, she can easily share it with her friends and thereby let them use the service as well. While with non-anonymous credentials, this sharing can to some extend be detected by the fact that some creden-

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

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    Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.

    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…

  6. A Secure Channel for Attribute-Based Credentials [Short Paper

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    Hoepman, Jaap-Henk

    , ICIS DS Nijmegen, The Netherlands jhh@cs.ru.nl ABSTRACT Attribute-based credentials (ABCs) are building.0 [Computer-Communication Networks]: General-- Security and Protection; K.6.5 [Management of Com- puting, authentica- tion means the process of proving the ownership of one's identity. A more general notion

  7. An Online Credential Repository for the Grid: MyProxy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jason Novotny; Steven Tuecke; Von Welch

    2001-01-01

    Grid Portals, based on standard Web technologies, are increasingly used to provide user interfaces for Computa- tional and Data Grids. However, such Grid Portals do not integrate cleanly with existing Grid security systems such as the Grid Security Infrastructure (GSI), due to lack of del- egation capabilities in Web security mechanisms. We solve this problem using an online credentials repository

  8. The Career Readiness Certificate: The Foundation for Stackable Credentials

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    Bolin, Barbara

    2011-01-01

    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…

  9. A Bibliography of Reference Materials for Evaluating Foreign Student Credentials.

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    Hefling, Robert, Ed.

    The Academic Advisory Staff (AAS) of the Office of International Training (OIT), Agency for International Development (AID) analyzes and interprets the academic credentials of AID participants from cooperating countries in terms of the educational system of the U. S. To carry out this service the AAS has developed a library of reference materials…

  10. Portfolio Evaluation for Professional Competence: Credentialing in Genetics for Nurses.

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

    2003-01-01

    Describes the process used by the Credentialing Committee of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics to validate evaluation criteria for nursing portfolios using neural network programs. Illustrates how standards are translated into measurable competencies and provides a scoring guide. (SK)

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

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    King, Tom

    2007-01-01

    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…

  12. Pedagogical Techniques of Improvisation Instructors without Academic Credentials

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    Salonen, Richard Wayne

    2010-01-01

    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…

  13. Degrees of Durability and the New World of Credentialing

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    DiSalvio, Philip

    2013-01-01

    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…

  14. From Apprenticeship to Higher Education: Navigating the Credential Landscape

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    Dismore, Harriet

    2014-01-01

    The credential landscape of vocational and higher education in the UK has expanded in recent years, alongside a rise in the number of students undertaking qualifications and a steady increase in tuition fees. The transition from an apprenticeship to higher education is one example of the progression from vocational to higher education. However,…

  15. CRC Credential Attainment by State Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

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    Harpster, Anna M.; Byers, Katherine L.; Harris, LaKeisha L.

    2011-01-01

    This study examines 137 state vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors' perceptions of the value of having the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential. While almost 53% of this sample included persons who were certified, the majority who were not indicated that the two major reasons for not currently having this designation were: (a)…

  16. The Global Career Development Facilitator Credential: An International Perspective

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    Furbish, Dale; Neault, Roberta A.; Pickerell, Deirdre

    2009-01-01

    The Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential was established to provide professional training and standards for individuals working in the career field. GCDF programs are now available in the United States and 10 other countries. The authors highlight the first international GCDF program in New Zealand, new online GCDF training in…

  17. “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

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    Russo, Renata Ferreira

    2014-07-09

    to complete a higher education degree in order to improve their lives. The purpose of this study was to examine the internal (personal) and external (institutional) factors that influence female Mexican GED graduates’ persistence in completing associate...

  18. Building Toward a Small Wind Turbine Site Assessor Credential (Presentation)

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    Sinclair, K.

    2013-09-01

    Proper site assessment is integral to the development of a successful small wind project. Without a small wind site assessor certification program, consumers, including state incentive program managers, lack a benchmark for differentiating between qualified and nonqualified site assessors. A small wind site assessor best practice manual is being developed as a resource for consumers until a credential program becomes available. This presentation describes the purpose, proposed content, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's approach to the development of such a manual.

  19. EIGHTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING

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    - 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

  20. History of the Medical Library Association's credentialing program.

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    Bell, J A

    1996-07-01

    Since the Medical Library Association (MLA) adopted the Code for the Training and Certification of Medical Librarians in 1949, MLA members have reviewed and revised the program regularly. This paper traces the history of MLA's professional recognition program to illustrate how the program has changed over time and to identify the issues that have surrounded it. These issues include the value of the program to individual members, cost to MLA, appropriate entry requirements, certification examinations, and recertification requirements. The development and operation of MLA's current credentialing program, the Academy of Health Information Professionals, is described in detail. PMID:8883980

  1. 72 FR 14049 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous...

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security...Transportation Worker Identification Credential Implementation...Transportation Security Administration...workers with unescorted access to secure areas of...facilities to undergo a security threat assessment and receive a biometric credential, known...Transportation Worker......

  2. 72 FR 5632 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous...

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security...Transportation Worker Identification Credential Implementation...Transportation Security Administration...workers with unescorted access to secure areas of...facilities to undergo a security threat assessment and receive a biometric credential, known...Transportation Worker......

  3. 72 FR 3492 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector...

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    2007-01-25

    ...individuals' credentials. The security threat assessments included...the rule will increase security at vessels and facilities by identifying individuals with dangerous...terrorism. And the secure, biometric credentials that will...and the Coast Guard to verify that individuals with unescorted access to secure areas have in fact obtained a......

  4. Extra-Credential Experiences and Social Closure: Working-Class Students at University

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    Lehmann, Wolfgang

    2012-01-01

    Human capital theorists perceive of educational expansion as beneficial to individuals, corporations and national economies, while social closure theorists have claimed that inflation of credential requirements maintains traditional status inequalities. In this paper I argue that status inequalities are not only maintained by credential inflation,…

  5. Credentials: One Size Fits All? The Highlight Zone: Research @ Work No. 2.

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    Wonacott, Michael E.

    Traditional academic diplomas and degrees remain the most prominent credentials for the workplace. Educational participation and rates of attainment of traditional and other credentials at all levels are at an all-time high. Between 1970 and 1997, female postsecondary enrollments increased by 67.2%. Blacks and Hispanics, however, remained…

  6. 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

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    Barnes, Martha J.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  7. Testing Accommodations. NetNews. Volume 7, Number 1

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    LDA of Minnesota, 2006

    2006-01-01

    LDA (Learning Disabilities Association) of Minnesota receives many calls and emails regarding testing accommodations for large-scale testing programs. Callers include the test-takers themselves, parents, teachers, counselors, advocates, and an occasional attorney. The standardized tests they ask about include the GED, SAT and ACT (for college…

  8. The Effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development on the Writing of Expository Essays for Adults with Written Expression Difficulties: Preparing for the GED

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    Berry, Ann Bassett; Mason, Linda H.

    2012-01-01

    A multiple-probe, multiple-baseline, across-subjects design was used to examine the writing performance of four low-achieving adult students with and without disabilities enrolled in general equivalency diploma (GED) preparatory classes. Students' writing was evaluated before instruction and after self-regulated strategy development (SRSD)…

  9. GED Acquisition Rates From An At-Risk Youth Program's Curriculum as Influenced by Three Criteria: Multiple Intelligence Usage, Class Size, and Its Mentorship Program

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    Fleming, Angela Rene

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether a combination of three factors: (1) a reduced student teacher ratio (class size education); (2) a mentorship program and (3) a varied curriculum, via use of the multiple intelligences would successfully improve secondary at risk youths' high school graduation rates. The graduation rate and GED

  10. Validating Competence: A New Credential for Clinical Documentation Improvement Practitioners

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  11. Defining the learning curve for the Focused Abdominal Sonogram for Trauma (FAST) examination: implications for credentialing.

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    Gracias, V H; Frankel, H L; Gupta, R; Malcynski, J; Gandhi, R; Collazzo, L; Nisenbaum, H; Schwab, C W

    2001-04-01

    Focused Abdominal Sonogram for Trauma (FAST) examination is being used increasingly for the torso evaluation of injured patients. In a controlled setting using peritoneal dialysis patients as models for injured patients with free fluid we hypothesized that more experienced providers would perform FAST with greater accuracy. Twelve fellow or attending level trauma surgeons, two radiologists, and one ultrasound technician were studied for their ability to detect intraperitoneal fluid (0-1600 cm3) in nine peritoneal dialysis patients with two different volumes of dialysate/patient. FAST experience with injured patients was defined as minimal (<30 patients examinations), moderate (30-100), or extensive (>100). All surgeons had participated in a didactic/practical course before the study. Test results were reported as "+" or "-" by the participant; "+" results were further quantified by volume. The sensitivity of those in the minimal-, moderate-, and extensive-experience to detect <1 L was 45, 87, and 100 per cent, respectively; the accuracy in detecting dialysate volume within 250 cm3 was 38, 63, and 90 per cent, respectively. In this controlled setting the accuracy of FAST particularly in diagnosing smaller volumes, as well as the ability to quantify volume, improves with experience. The learning curve for FAST starts to flatten out at 30 to 100 examinations. Training and credentialing policies should consider these findings to optimize patient care. PMID:11308006

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

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

    2014-09-23

    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

  13. Pockets of short-range transient order and restricted topological heterogeneity in the guanidine-denatured state ensemble of GED of dynamin.

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    Chugh, Jeetender; Sharma, Shilpy; Hosur, Ramakrishna V

    2007-10-23

    The nature and variety in the denatured state of a protein, a non-native state under a given set of conditions, has been a subject of intense debate. Here, using multidimensional NMR, we have characterized the 6 M Gdn-HCl-denatured state of GED, the assembly domain of dynamin. Even under such strongly denaturing conditions, we detected the presence of conformations in slow exchange on the NMR chemical shift time scale. Although the GED oligomer as well as the SDS-denatured monomeric GED were seen to be predominantly helical [Chugh et al. (2006) FEBS J. 273, 388-397], the 6 M Gdn-HCl-denatured GED has largely beta-structural preferences. However, against such a background, we could detect the presence of a population with a short helical stretch (Arg42-Ile47) in the ensemble. The 1H-1H NOEs suggested presence of pockets of transient short-range order along the chain. Put together these segments may lead to a rather small number of interconverting topologically distinguishable ensembles. Spectral density analysis of 15N relaxation rates and {1H}-15N NOE, measured at 600 and 800 MHz, and comparison of J(0) with hydrophobic patches calculated using AABUF approach, indicated presence of four domains of slow motions. These coincided to a large extent with those showing significant Rex. Additionally, a proline residue in the connection between two of these domains seems to cause a fast hinge motion. These observations help enhance our understanding of protein denatured states, and of folding concepts, in general. PMID:17910478

  14. Audited credential delegation: a usable security solution for the virtual physiological human toolkit

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    Haidar, Ali N.; Zasada, Stefan J.; Coveney, Peter V.; Abdallah, Ali E.; Beckles, Bruce; Jones, Mike A. S.

    2011-01-01

    We present applications of audited credential delegation (ACD), a usable security solution for authentication, authorization and auditing in distributed virtual physiological human (VPH) project environments that removes the use of digital certificates from end-users' experience. Current security solutions are based on public key infrastructure (PKI). While PKI offers strong security for VPH projects, it suffers from serious usability shortcomings in terms of end-user acquisition and management of credentials which deter scientists from exploiting distributed VPH environments. By contrast, ACD supports the use of local credentials. Currently, a local ACD username–password combination can be used to access grid-based resources while Shibboleth support is underway. Moreover, ACD provides seamless and secure access to shared patient data, tools and infrastructure, thus supporting the provision of personalized medicine for patients, scientists and clinicians participating in e-health projects from a local to the widest international scale. PMID:22670214

  15. Employers, Low-Income Young Adults, and Postsecondary Credentials: A Practical Typology for Business, Education, and Community Leaders

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    Bozell, Maureen R.; Goldberg, Melissa

    2009-01-01

    This report investigates a number of education and training programs involving employers in efforts to help disadvantaged young adults attain post-secondary credentials leading to career track employment. For the purposes of this report, the authors define credentials to mean credit and non-credit industry-recognized certifications, associate…

  16. Transitioning Adults to College: Adult Basic Education Program Models. NCSALL Occasional Paper

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    Zafft, Cynthia; Kallenbach, Silja; Spohn, Jessica

    2006-01-01

    While the majority of adults who take the General Educational Development (GED) test do so in order to continue their education, few go on to enter postsecondary education. Yet, these same adults stand to make substantial economic and personal gains when they use their adult secondary credential to move from the ranks of high school dropout to…

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

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    Summerfield, Liane M.

    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…

  18. Required Preliminary Administrative Service Credential Program Culminating Activities in California NCATE Accredited Universities

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    Wildman, Louis

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this effort is to share information about the variety of culminating activities used in the acquisition of the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Knowledge of these varying culminating activities and related practices has not previously been readily available. The culminating activities among…

  19. Industry-Sponsored Credentials. In Brief: Fast Facts for Policy and Practice.

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    Wonacott, Michael E.

    A study investigated the influence of information technology (IT) industry-sponsored credentials commonly called IT certifications (ITCs) from both organizational and individual perspectives. Findings indicated that there was increasing acceptance, prevalence, and benefits of ITCs in business and industry. Both executives and employees reported…

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

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    Gollin, George D.

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    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

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

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

    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…

  3. The case for an electronic fetal heart rate monitoring credentialing examination.

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    Berkowitz, Richard L; D'Alton, Mary E; Goldberg, James D; O'Keeffe, Dan F; Spitz, Jean; Depp, Richard; Nageotte, Michael P

    2014-03-01

    The Perinatal Quality Foundation has created an examination containing both knowledge-based and judgment questions relating to the interpretation of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring for credentialing all medical and nursing personnel working on a labor and delivery floor. A description of the examination and the rationale for its use throughout the United States is presented. PMID:24113255

  4. Progress and Directions in Professional Credentialing for Health Education in the United States

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    Cottrell, Randall R.; Auld, M. Elaine; Birch, David A.; Taub, Alyson; King, Laura Rasar; Allegrante, John P.

    2012-01-01

    This article provides an update on initiatives in individual certification and accreditation of academic programs in public/community health education and school health education in the United States. Although we provide some historical context, the focus primarily addresses credentialing efforts that have evolved since the Galway Consensus…

  5. 46 CFR 15.605 - Credentialed operators for uninspected passenger vessels.

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    2011-10-01

    ...as defined by 46 U.S.C. 2101(42)(A), must be under the direction and control of a credentialed master, pilot, or mate as appropriate. [USCG-1999-5040, 67 FR 34767, May 15, 2002, as amended by USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11261,...

  6. 46 CFR 15.605 - Credentialed operators for uninspected passenger vessels.

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    2010-10-01

    ...as defined by 46 U.S.C. 2101(42)(A), must be under the direction and control of a credentialed master, pilot, or mate as appropriate. [USCG-1999-5040, 67 FR 34767, May 15, 2002, as amended by USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11261,...

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

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    Gorla, Daniele

    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

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

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    Stell, Eugenia Ann; And Others

    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…

  9. University education, credentialism and social stratification among Palestinian Arabs in Israel

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    André Elias Mazawi

    1995-01-01

    Few attention was devoted to the relative impact exerted by differential university access and credentialing patterns on the intrasocial stratification of subordinate groups. The paper investigates the issue among Palestinian Arabs in Israel, along religious, socioeconomic and gender lines, as well as in comparison to respective trends of the Jewish majority. Findings suggest that, while inequalities in access, retention and

  10. Procedure-level Authorization for Java Remote Method Invocation Using SSL Credentials

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    Procedure-level Authorization for Java Remote Method Invocation Using SSL Credentials Alexander of their caller to authorize each particular invocation. We present a technique within Java RMI enabling socket of any thread assumptions. KEYWORDS Java, RMI, RPC, mobile code, SSL, Authorization #12;i TABLE

  11. Developmental Education: A Barrier to a Postsecondary Credential for Millions of Americans

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    MDRC, 2013

    2013-01-01

    Community colleges across the country confront a clear challenge: too many students arrive on campus unprepared, get placed into developmental (or remedial) courses where they fail to progress, and never complete a credential, graduate, or transfer to a four-year institution. At the same time, community colleges are subject to increasing…

  12. The Perceived Influence of Industry-Sponsored Credentials in the Information Technology Industry.

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    Bartlett, Kenneth R.

    A study investigated the influence of information technology (IT)-industry-sponsored credentials from both organizational and individual perspectives. A senior-level human resource (HR) executive from each of 33 organizations with 500 or more employees completed a paper-and-pencil questionnaire (response rate=66% of the 50 organizations comprising…

  13. Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician: A Credential with Value-Added Potential

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    Sutton, Joe P.; Montani, Teresa O.; Frawley, Patricia A.; McElroy, Patricia A.

    2014-01-01

    Growing a national certification program requires systematic research to determine its impact on certificate holders and effectiveness in serving the public. Launched in 2007, the literature to date on the efficacy and value-added effect of the Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician (NCED) credential is virtually nonexistent. Increased…

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

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    Davis, Denis J.

    1981-01-01

    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)

  15. The Credential Question: Attitudes of Teaching Artists in Dance and Theatre Arts

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    Risner, Doug; Anderson, Mary Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    Drawn from the authors' larger study of teaching artists in dance and theatre arts (Anderson and Risner, Hybrid Lives), this analysis investigated participants' (n = 172) attitudes and beliefs about the need and relevance of a teaching artist credential or certificate. Data were obtained through an in-depth, online survey, electronic…

  16. Benefits of the CSCS Credential to the Physical Therapist: A Descriptive Study.

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    Tapley, Howell E; Fonseca, Erendira; Fontanilla, Stacie H; Gremillion, Amy M

    2014-08-21

    The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential is intended to demonstrate expertise in strength and conditioning principles and implementation of this knowledge into training for performance enhancement. There is a lack of evidence regarding the value of the CSCS in physical therapist (PT) practice. The purpose of this study was to discern perceived benefits of the CSCS in physical therapists. Methodology for this descriptive study included administration of a cross-sectional, online survey to physical therapists holding the CSCS credential. The survey was administered online over 5 months and consisted of 14 multiple choice and Likert scale questions. Results indicated that 136 participants completed the survey with a 32.1% response rate. Exactly 53.7% of respondents reported their primary motivation for attaining the CSCS was "To further increase my knowledge base." A majority agreed that the CSCS led to new opportunities in their practice (66.7%), more respect from other therapists (79.3%), and better care provided for patients (77.9%). However, the majority of participants disagreed that the CSCS led to more respect from physicians (66.7%) or an increase in salary (56.7%). Most importantly, 94.1% reported that they would still attain the CSCS credential if they went back in time. The conclusions from this study indicate that there are perceived benefits in PT's who hold the CSCS credential. The findings from this study may positively affect the decisional balance in PT's who are considering acquiring the CSCS credential in the future, though results should be interpreted cautiously due to the relatively low response rate. PMID:25148468

  17. A Practical Guide to Practice Analysis for Credentialing Examinations.

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    Raymond, Mark R.

    2002-01-01

    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)

  18. Longitudinal Evaluation of Journal of Athletic Training Author Credentials: Implications for Future Research Engagement in Athletic Training

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    Myer, Gregory D; Kreiswirth, Ethan M; Kahanov, Leamor; Martin, Malissa

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: To employ retrospective trend analysis in an attempt to provide a layered description of the relative contribution (per credential) of clinical athletic trainers (those without terminal degrees) to authoring scientific literature in the Journal of Athletic Training (JAT). From these data, our secondary purpose was to evaluate trends relative to changes in journal policy and increased educational rigor or professional limitations over the past decade, discussing how they may affect the potential for clinical athletic trainers to contribute to JAT. Design: Exploratory study design with trend analysis. Participants: Data collection and analysis included a trend evaluation of the credentials of clinical athletic trainer authors in JAT and the teams (by credential) of authorship to determine the credentials of authors who published in JAT. Measurements: Longitudinal tabulation of JAT author credentials from 1995 through 2007. Results: We noted increases in the absolute number of research articles per volume and the number of authors per article and a decrease in the relative percentage of authors who were athletic trainers. The results also suggested that the bachelor of science degree (BS-ATC, representative of clinical athletic trainers without advanced degrees) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) credential may be underrepresented in JAT authorship. Conclusions: Postgraduate research training may facilitate scientific article contribution by athletic trainers. Continued evolution in the athletic training evidence-based medicine movement should foster research-based mentorship during education. Cultivating collaborations between clinical athletic trainers and research teams may also promote outcomes assessment trials, which will benefit athletic training practices. PMID:19593426

  19. 77 FR 70475 - Comment Request for Information Collection for Contractor Information Gathering, Extension...

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    2012-11-26

    ...For nearly 50 years, Job Corps has helped prepare...District of Columbia, Job Corps assists students...General Educational Development (GED), and career technical training credentials, including...pre-apprenticeship credentials. Job Corps is a...

  20. Region, Locality Characteristics, High School Tracking and Equality in Access to Educational Credentials: The Case of Palestinian Arab Communities in Israel.

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    Mazawi, Andre Elias

    1998-01-01

    Examines the effects of regional, locality, and high school characteristics on access opportunities to educational credentials of Palestinian Arab students in Israel. Reveals that while tracking patterns are affected by high school variables at the community level, access to educational credentials is determined by community-level, socioeconomic…

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

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany.

    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…

  2. Postsecondary Career/Technical Education: Changes in the Number of Offering Institutions and Awarded Credentials from 1997 to 2006. Issue Brief. NCES 2008-001

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    Clery, Sue

    2008-01-01

    This Issue Brief focuses on the subbaccalaureate sector of career-related credential programs, corresponding to the definition of career/technical education (CTE) as "organized educational activities that provide technical skill proficiency, an industry-recognized credential, a certificate, or an associate degree." The report examines changes…

  3. Changing Courses: Instructional Innovations That Help Low-Income Students Succeed in Community College. Opening Doors to Earning Credentials Project Series.

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    Kazis, Richard; Liebowitz, Marty

    MDRC's Opening Doors to Earning Credentials Project and its early reports found that community colleges are the local educational institutions with the greatest potential for helping low-wage workers earn skills and credentials that lead to educational and career advancement. Opening Doors also identified serious obstacles to realizing that…

  4. The Work Readiness Credential Profile: What New Workers in Entry Level Jobs Need to Be Able to Do

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    This guide from SRI International will help educators understand the Work Readiness Credential Profile, and what new workers in entry level jobs need to be able to do under this set of standards. The skills fall under the broad categories of communication skills, interpersonal skills, decision making skills and lifelong learning skills. Workers should be able to effectively acquire and use information, work with others, solve problems and allocate resources. This guide is available for download in PDF file format. It would be useful for a number of career education or vocational education settings, but is intended for educators and counselors working with the Work Readiness Credential Profile.

  5. Improving patient safety and physician accountability using the hospital credentialing process

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    Forster, Alan J; Turnbull, Jeff; McGuire, Shaun; Ho, Michael L; Worthington, JR

    2011-01-01

    Abstract The lack of systematic oversight of physician performance has led to some serious cases related to physician competence and behaviour. We are currently implementing a hospital-wide approach to improve physician oversight by incorporating it into the hospital credentialing process. Our proposed credentialing method involves four systems: (1) a system for monitoring and reporting clinical performance; (2) a system for evaluating physician behaviour; (3) a complaints management system; and (4) an administrative system for maintaining documentation. In our method, physicians are responsible for implementing an annual performance assessment program. The hospital will be responsible for the complaints management system and the system for collecting and reporting relevant health outcomes. Physicians and the hospital will share responsibility for monitoring professional behaviour. Medical leadership, effective governance, appropriate supporting information systems and adequate human resources are required for the program to be successful. Our program is proactive and will allow our hospital to enhance safety through a quality assurance framework and by complementing existing safety activities. Our program could be extended to non-hospital physicians through regional health or provider networks. Central licensing authorities could help to coordinate these programs on a province- or state-wide basis to ensure uniformity of standards and to avoid duplication of efforts. PMID:21915238

  6. International Credentials

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    Reif, John H.

    42 Nigeria 81 What's in a GPA? 4 Finland* 43 Norway* 82 Computing a GPA 5 France* 44 Oman 83 Bologna Brazil 21 Israel 60 Spain* 99 Bulgaria* 22 Italy* 61 Sri Lanka 100 Cameroon 34 Jamaica 62 Sweden* 101 nations. Information presented on each country's education system has been taken from a variety of sources

  7. Credential Creep

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    Bollag, Burton

    2007-01-01

    When Brenda M. Coppard was studying occupational therapy in the late 1980s, a bachelor's degree was the standard ticket to enter the profession. By the 1990s, a master's degree was expected. Today a doctorate is becoming the norm. Ms. Coppard has pushed for more advanced degrees. In 1999 the associate professor of occupational therapy helped…

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

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    Tomlinson, Michael

    2008-01-01

    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…

  9. Director Credential Action Pack. Taking the Lead: Investing in Early Childhood Leadership for the 21st Century.

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    Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA. Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education.

    The movement to advance directors and administrators of early childhood programs is taking hold in many communities and states. Focusing on critical elements and updates from across the nation, this packet provides resources, prototype information, and guidelines for people in the process of setting up director credentialing programs. Sheets…

  10. Transnational Geographies of Academic Distinction: The Role of Social Capital in the Recognition and Evaluation of "Overseas" Credentials

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    Waters, Johanna L.

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines the role of specific and place-based social capital in the recognition and evaluation of international credentials. Whilst research on labour market segmentation has contributed towards an understanding of the spatial variability of the value of human capital, very little attention has been paid to the ways in which the…

  11. Consumable Credentials in Logic-Based Access Lujo Bauer, Kevin D. Bowers, Frank Pfenning, and Michael K. Reiter

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    Sadeh, Norman M.

    .g., to spend money). We design a framework based on linear logic to enforce the consumption of credentials involve policies constructed in a decentralized way and that utilize dele- gations, roles and groups, 5], a natural form of access-control policy remains largely unexplored by this line of research

  12. Credential Inflation and The Professional Doctorate in California Higher Education. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.1.04

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    La Belle, Thomas J.

    2004-01-01

    The article argues that the time has come to change California's 1960 Master Plan for higher education by permitting the California State University (CSU) to award the doctorate in selected professional programs. The article also addresses the inadequacies of the joint doctorate as the means to remedy degree or credential creep; the CSU's focus on…

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

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    Sandy, Mary Vixie

    2006-01-01

    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…

  14. LIBERAL STUDIES COMMITTEE To discuss changes in subject matter preparation required by the state credentialing commission, or the

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    Sze, Lawrence

    Studies majors, nominated by the College of Liberal Arts dean One student representative, nominated by the state credentialing commission, or the chancellor's office. To monitor how students fare shall serve as chair of the committee College of Science and Mathematics Associate Dean College

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

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    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

    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.

  16. Workers' Compensation and the "Alphabet Soup" of Credentials: How to Spell Success for the Rehabilitation Professional [and] Comments on Schiro-Geist and Donlon.

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    Schiro-Geist, Chrisann; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Schiro-Geist and Donlon describe the development of five types of credentials for rehabilitation professionals in workers' compensation, addressing the importance of accreditation to monitoring minimum standards. Comments by Thomas and Nolte are provided. (SK)

  17. Psychological Testing of Sign Language Interpreters

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    Seal, Brenda C.

    2004-01-01

    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…

  18. Targeted tumor-penetrating siRNA nanocomplexes for credentialing the ovarian cancer target ID4

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    Ren, Yin; Cheung, Hiu Wing; von Maltzhan, Geoffrey; Agrawal, Amit; Cowley, Glenn S.; Weir, Barbara A.; Boehm, Jesse S.; Tamayo, Pablo; Karst, Alison M.; Liu, Joyce F.; Hirsch, Michelle S.; Mesirov, Jill P.; Drapkin, Ronny; Root, David E.; Lo, Justin; Fogal, Valentina; Ruoslahti, Erkki; Hahn, William C.; Bhatia, Sangeeta N.

    2013-01-01

    The comprehensive characterization of a large number of cancer genomes will eventually lead to a compendium of genetic alterations in specific cancers. Unfortunately, the number and complexity of identified alterations complicate endeavors to identify biologically relevant mutations critical for tumor maintenance, because many of these targets are not amenable to manipulation by small molecules or antibodies. RNAi provides a direct way to study putative cancer targets; however, specific delivery of therapeutics to the tumor parenchyma remains an intractable problem. We describe a platform for the discovery and initial validation of cancer targets, composed of a systematic effort to identify amplified and essential genes in human cancer cell lines and tumors partnered with a novel modular delivery technology. We developed a tumor-penetrating nanocomplex (TPN) comprised of siRNA complexed with a tandem tumor-penetrating and membrane-translocating peptide, which enabled the specific delivery of siRNA deep into the tumor parenchyma. We employed TPN in vivo to evaluate inhibitor of DNA binding 4 (ID4) as a novel oncogene. Treatment of ovarian tumor-bearing mice with ID4-specific TPN suppressed growth of established tumors and significantly improved survival. These observations not only credential ID4 as an oncogene in 32% of high-grade ovarian cancers, but also provide a framework for the identification, validation, and understanding of potential therapeutic cancer targets. PMID:22896676

  19. The Devil's in the Details: Evidence from the GED on Large Effects of Small Differences in High Stakes Exams

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    Tyler, John H.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B.

    2004-01-01

    As part of standards-based educational reform efforts, more than 40 states will soon require students to achieve passing scores on standardized exams in order to obtain a high school diploma. Currently, many states are struggling with the design of their examination systems, debating such questions as which subjects should be tested, what should…

  20. 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

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

    2002-12-01

    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.

  1. Reduction of central venous catheter associated blood stream infections following implementation of a resident oversight and credentialing policy

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    Robert A Cherry; Cheri E West; Maria C Hamilton; Colleen M Rafferty; Christopher S Hollenbeak; Gregory M Caputo

    2011-01-01

    Background  This study assesses the impact that a resident oversight and credentialing policy for central venous catheter (CVC) placement\\u000a had on institution-wide central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). We therefore investigated the rate of CLABSI\\u000a per 1,000 line days during the 12 months before and after implementation of the policy.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data at an

  2. The clinical ethics credentialing project: preliminary notes from a pilot project to establish quality measures for ethics consultation.

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    Swiderski, Deborah M; Ettinger, Katharine M; Webber, Mayris; Dubler, Nancy N

    2010-03-01

    The Clinical Ethics Credentialing Project (CECP) was intiated in 2007 in response to the lack of uniform standards for both the training of clinical ethics consultants, and for evaluating their work as consultants. CECP participants, all practicing clinical ethics consultants, met monthly to apply a standard evaluation instrument, the "QI tool", to their consultation notes. This paper describes, from a qualitative perspective, how participants grappled with applying standards to their work. Although the process was marked by resistance and disagreement, it was also noteworthy for the sustained engagement by participants over the year of the project, and a high level of acceptance by its conclusion. PMID:20431916

  3. 40 CFR 80.4 - Right of entry; tests and inspections.

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Right of entry; tests and inspections...Provisions § 80.4 Right of entry; tests and inspections...credentials, shall have a right to enter upon or through...manufacturer facility; or the premises or property of...

  4. Striking a Balance: Academic Advising and the Advisory Working Alliance with Adult Master's-Level Credential Candidates at Regional Campuses

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    Saunders, Cindy Franklin

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the advising approaches and the training received by academic advisors to form an advisory working alliance with adult master's-level credential candidates in educator preparation programs at regional campuses in Southern and Central California. This advisory working alliance concept…

  5. Preparing and Credentialing the Nation's Teachers: The Secretary's Eighth Report on Teacher Quality Based on Data Provided for 2008, 2009 and 2010

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    Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This eighth report on the features of America's teacher preparation and initial state credentialing presents data states reported to the U.S. Department of Education (Department) in October 2008, October 2009 and October 2010. Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended in 2008 by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA),…

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

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    Dadgar, Mina; Weiss, Madeline Joy

    2012-01-01

    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…

  7. Report of a Study to Determine the Feasibility of Establishing a Central Foreign Credential Evaluation Service Under Non-Governmental Auspices.

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    Frey, James F.

    The study was conducted to determine whether a non-governmental Foreign Credential Evaluation Service (FCES) should be established and if so, what services it would provide, what the demand for these services would be, and what financial resources it would require. A survey of admissions officers at 223 educational institutions and representatives…

  8. Are the Educational Credentials of Immigrant and Native-Born Workers Perfect Substitutes in Canadian Labour Markets? A Production Function Analysis

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    Akbari, Ather H.; Aydede, Yigit

    2013-01-01

    For the past two decades, most immigrants who arrived in the advanced nations of the western world originated in less advanced countries of the third world. One of the main barriers to their economic integration, as viewed in the public circles of host nations, is the lack of recognition of their educational credentials based on which the…

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

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

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    Hambleton, Ronald K.; Xing, Dehui

    2006-01-01

    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…

  11. Unleaded fuel: tests and inspections

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    Quarles, J.

    1974-10-03

    Section 80.4 of Chapter I, Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations concerning the regulation of unleaded fuels and fuel additives is amended in regard to right of entry, tests, and inspections by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Administrator, the Regional Administrator, or his authorized representative, upon presentation of appropriate credentials, shall have the right to enter upon or through any retail outlet or the premises or property of any distributor and shall have the right to make inspections, take samples, and conduct tests to determine compliance with this part of the Act.

  12. Credentialing by Tests or by Degrees: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Griggs v. Duke Power Company

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    Huff, Sheila

    1974-01-01

    In this article, the author traces the evolution of Title VII and the Griggs precedent, looking at their implications for education in two ways: first, the employers view of the law in terms of employment practices and second, educational changes in schools as a result of court action. (Editor/RK)

  13. The Credentialing Problems of Foreign Trained Personnel from Asia and Africa Intending to Make their Home in Canada: A Social Psychological Perspective

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    Peter R. Grant; Shevaun Nadin

    2007-01-01

    This study examined the experiences of a sample of skilled immigrants to Canada from Asia and Africa who were currently experiencing\\u000a credentialing problems (N?=?180). Most respondents had advanced postsecondary training and a job requiring a high level of skill prior to emigrating,\\u000a but many were unable to obtain equivalent work in Canada. In reaction, they took work for which they

  14. 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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    2014-01-01

    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

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

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    Cavanaugh, Sally Hixon

    1991-01-01

    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…

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

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    Efurd, Melissa G.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  17. 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)

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    and submit your SAT or ACT test scores All freshmen applicants will be required to submit SAT (critical the areas a-f or from other approved college prep "a-g" courses. SF State University Undergraduate reading and math) or ACT composite scores from a test taken no later than the December 2013 test dates

  18. GOAL Academy: Giving Dropouts a Second Chance

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    Dicksteen, Lisa Napell

    2012-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Education's (ED) National Center for Education Statistics defines dropouts as "16- through 21-year-olds who are not enrolled in school and have not earned a high school credential (either a diploma or an equivalency credential such as a General Education Development (GED) certificate)." According to the feds, the U.S.…

  19. The devil’s in the details: evidence from the GED on large effects of small differences in high stakes exams

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    John H. Tyler; Richard J. Murnane; John B. Willett

    2004-01-01

    As part of standards-based educational reform efforts, more than 40 states will soon require students to achieve passing scores on standardized exams in order to obtain a high school diploma. Currently, many states are struggling with the design of their examination systems, debating such questions as which subjects should be tested, what should be the minimum passing scores, and what

  20. An Admissions Officer's Credentials

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    Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    Marilee Jones has resigned as a dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after admitting that she had misrepresented her academic degrees when first applying to work at the university in 1979. As one of the nation's most prominent admissions officers--and a leader in the movement to make the application process less…

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

    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…

  3. Medication monitoring and drug testing ethics project.

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    Payne, Richard; Moe, Jeffrey L; Sevier, Catherine Harvey; Sevier, David; Waitzkin, Michael

    2015-01-01

    In 2012, Duke University initiated a research project, funded by an unrestricted research grant from Millennium Laboratories, a drug testing company. The project focused on assessing the frequency and nature of questionable, unethical, and illegal business practices in the clinical drug testing industry and assessing the potential for establishing a business code of ethics. Laboratory leaders, clinicians, industry attorneys, ethicists, and consultants participated in the survey, were interviewed, and attended two face-to-face meetings to discuss a way forward. The study demonstrated broad acknowledgment of variations in the legal and regulatory environment, resulting in inconsistent enforcement of industry practices. Study participants expressed agreement that overtly illegal practices sometimes exist, particularly when laboratory representatives and clinicians discuss reimbursement, extent of testing, and potential business incentives with medical practitioners. Most respondents reported directly observing probable violations involving marketing materials, contracts, or, in the case of some individuals, directly soliciting people with offers of clinical supplies and other "freebies." While many study respondents were skeptical that voluntary standards alone would eliminate questionable business practices, most viewed ethics codes and credentialing as an important first step that could potentially mitigate uneven enforcement, while improving quality of care and facilitating preferred payment options for credentialed parties. Many were willing to participate in future discussions and industry-wide initiatives to improve the environment. PMID:25750169

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

    2012-01-01

    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

  5. 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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    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

    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.

  6. Semester 1 Cr Ged Semester2 Cr Ged FTY 101 -Intro. Forest Resour. or

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    Thomas, Andrew

    ** - Public Speaking or SFR 222 - Env. Comm. Skills 3 Hs FES 100 - Intro. Forest Biology or SFR 100 FTY 480 - Applied GIS or SFR 400 - Applied GIS 3 or 4 Business or Technical elective 3 WSC 425 - Mech

  7. Standards and guidelines for CFTR mutation testing.

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    Richards, Carolyn Sue; Bradley, Linda A; Amos, Jean; Allitto, Bernice; Grody, Wayne W; Maddalena, Anne; McGinnis, Matthew J; Prior, Thomas W; Popovich, Bradley W; Watson, Michael S; Palomaki, Glenn E

    2002-01-01

    One mission of the ACMG Laboratory Quality Assurance (QA) Committee is to develop standards and guidelines for clinical genetics laboratories, including cytogenetics, biochemical, and molecular genetics specialties. This document was developed under the auspices of the Molecular Subcommittee of the Laboratory QA Committee by the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Working Group. It was placed on the "fast track" to address the preanalytical, analytical, and postanalytical quality assurance practices of laboratories currently providing testing for CF. Due to the anticipated impact of the ACMG recommendation statement endorsing carrier testing of reproductive couples, it was viewed that CF testing would increase in volume and that the number of laboratories offering CF testing would also likely increase. Therefore, this document was drafted with the premise of providing useful information gained by experienced laboratory directors who have provided such testing for many years. In many instances, "tips" are given. However, these guidelines are not to be interpreted as restrictive or the only approach but to provide a helpful guide. Certainly, appropriately trained and credentialed laboratory directors have flexibility to utilize various testing platforms and design testing strategies with considerable latitude. We felt that it was essential to include technique-specific guidelines of several current technologies commonly used in laboratories providing CF testing, since three of the four technologies discussed are available commercially and are widely utilized. We take the view that these technologies will change, and thus this document will change with future review. PMID:12394352

  8. Exploration of specialty certification for nurse anesthetists: nonsurgical pain management as a test case.

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    Wooden, Steven; Docherty, Sharron; Plaus, Karen; Kusek, Anthony; Vacchiano, Charles

    2014-12-01

    Certification is the outcome of the demonstration of knowledge and skills, which is an important link to licensing and credentialing. Considering the essential role that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists play in the practice of nonsurgical pain management, it is important that a certification process be developed that provides the necessary support to licensing and credentialing at the local, state, and federal levels. The goal of this project was to develop the foundational elements for a specialty certification in nonsurgical pain management. The Delphi method for the systematic solicitation and collation of information was used to query experts in the field of nonsurgical pain management regarding the elements necessary to establish such a specialty certification. Results of the query were compiled, analyzed, and compared to feedback about the elements from a sample of certified registered nurse anesthetists involved in nonsurgical pain management to assess reliability. The results provided identification of a target population for competency evaluation, tools for evaluation, resources for knowledge and skills testing, and a table of specifications for testing. A valid process to develop a specialty certification for nurse anesthetists with demonstration of knowledge and skills will help bridge the gap between continuing education and an actual demonstration that an individual practitioner possesses the necessary knowledge and skills to practice nonsurgical pain management. PMID:24139063

  9. Education crEdEntial with MastEr of arts Education doctor of PhilosoPhy Education MastEr of arts Education caPital arEa north doctoratE in Educational lEadErshiP

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    Ferrara, Katherine W.

    Education ­ crEdEntial with MastEr of arts § Education ­ doctor of PhilosoPhy Education ­ MastEr of arts § Education ­ caPital arEa north doctoratE in Educational lEadErshiP EDUCATION GRADUATE PROGRAMS APPLICATION DEADLINES: http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/prospective/admissiondeadlines.cfm EDuCATION ­ Cr

  10. The Relationship among Beginning and Advanced American Sign Language Students and Credentialed Interpreters across Two Domains of Visual Imagery: Vividness and Manipulation

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    Stauffer, Linda K.

    2010-01-01

    Given the visual-gestural nature of ASL it is reasonable to assume that visualization abilities may be one predictor of aptitude for learning ASL. This study tested a hypothesis that visualization abilities are a foundational aptitude for learning a signed language and that measurements of these skills will increase as students progress from…

  11. ESOL Tests and Testing

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    Stoynoff, Stephen; Chapelle, Carol A.

    2005-01-01

    This book describes how ESOL tests and test users have changed greatly in the past few decades. Some widely used ESOL tests have been revised, with a number of new tests incorporating advances in computer technology. In addition, many more ESOL practitioners than in the past are responsible for selecting and using tests. The authors introduce…

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

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    LDA of Minnesota, 2008

    2008-01-01

    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

  13. HIV Testing

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    ... people may test false-negative with this test. RNA tests detect the virus directly (instead of the ... tested again at the 3-month mark. For RNA tests or antibody/antigen tests, that timeframe may ...

  14. Test Architecture, Test Retrofit

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    Fulcher, Glenn; Davidson, Fred

    2009-01-01

    Just like buildings, tests are designed and built for specific purposes, people, and uses. However, both buildings and tests grow and change over time as the needs of their users change. Sometimes, they are also both used for purposes other than those intended in the original designs. This paper explores architecture as a metaphor for language…

  15. Earning Credentials: An Issue of Acknowledgment.

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    Symes, Colin

    2001-01-01

    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)

  16. Welcome to the Multiple Subject Credential Program

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    de Lijser, Peter

    In elementary classroom everyday Responsibilities include observation, one on one instruction, small group at all times in the classroom allows you to observe lessons closely so as to be able to give specific that occasionally leaving the teacher candidate alone in the classroom (for relatively short periods of time) under

  17. History syndrome or Popperian credentials of Geology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. S. Moharir

    1993-01-01

    Earth-science is greatly concerned with history. It is argued by some that a historical discipline is not a science. This is contrary to the conclusion from the demarcation criteria of Popper, set to separate science from formal disciplines such as metaphysics, mathematics and logic. Others have spoken of the unity of all sciences. Classification of intellectual activities is based on

  18. History syndrome or Popperian credentials of Geology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P S Moharir

    1993-01-01

    Earth-science is greatly concerned with history. It is argued by some that a historical discipline is not a science. This\\u000a is contrary to the conclusion from the demarcation criteria of Popper, set to separate science from formal disciplines such\\u000a as metaphysics, mathematics and logic. Others have spoken of the unity of all sciences. Classification of intellectual activities\\u000a is based ongenus

  19. History syndrome or Popperian credentials of Geology

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Moharir, P. S.

    1993-06-01

    Earth-science is greatly concerned with history. It is argued by some that a historical discipline is not a science. This is contrary to the conclusion from the demarcation criteria of Popper, set to separate science from formal disciplines such as metaphysics, mathematics and logic. Others have spoken of the unity of all sciences. Classification of intellectual activities is based on genus proximum and differentia specifica. Hence the two viewpoints can be readily reconciled. Earth-science has been criticized variously for being descriptive, inductive, explanatory, etc. Other historical and concrete sciences have also attracted similar adverse comments. These issues are discussed at length to argue that Popper’s work should be extended further to define a demarcation of science into immanent and historical. It is also argued that the rigour of cognitive and logical determinants of science is not an adequate reason to embrace sociological models of science. Further, sociological/logical models of science present a misleading dichotomy.

  20. High School Teacher Credentialing Programs-A

    E-print Network

    Militzer, Burkhard

    that will be providing health benefits #12;Most Importantly... · I only have this one life, and it is my desire to use, interviewing, resume/portfolio building, job fairs, etc...) · Job placement assistance · $400.00 up front

  1. Summary of Curricula Major and Credential Codes

    E-print Network

    Ponce, V. Miguel

    education, and nursing leadership in health care systems) and offers a curriculum leading to registered of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in Nursing (areas of concentration are advanced practice nursing of adults and the elderly, community health nursing, nursing

  2. Credentials for the Massage Therapy Profession

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Workplace Options Business Finances Career Path Quiz Job Bank Job Bank AMTA's Customized Job Bank Works for You Search massage therapy jobs in ... open positions and resumes for free. AMTA Job Bank » Get Started Find Jobs Sign up for Job ...

  3. Required Credentials (Refer to Important Notes

    E-print Network

    Stephens, Graeme L.

    Math, English, Science, Social Studies and 1 elective. For Fall 2013 and beyond, IGCSE O and A levels grades of B or better and 2 grades of C or better; subjects must include Math, English, Science, Social - Yukon High School Transcripts/High School Diploma 85% out of 100% Chile High School Transcripts

  4. Credentials Management for High-Value Transactions

    E-print Network

    Chin, Shiu-Kai

    of hundreds of millions of dollars. The inher- ent risk associated with wholesale online banking compels many key management (PKM) is an interoperable cre- dential management protocol for online commercial), which are machine-readable policy statements pre- cisely specifying a bank's policy for accepting

  5. SUMMER2011|ThispublicationwaspreparedbyNorthernKentuckyUniversity. adulteducational

    E-print Network

    Acosta, Charles A.

    , testing services; ELL (English Language Learners). Grant County Adult Education offers skills development/testing; assessment, evaluation, testing services; ELL (English Language Learners). Boone County Adult Education offers GED preparation, skills improvement, transition to postsecondary education, Kentucky Manufacturing

  6. Pinworm test

    MedlinePLUS

    Oxyuriasis test; Enterobiasis test; Tape test ... diagnose this infection is to do a tape test. The best time to do this is in ... to determine if there are eggs. The tape test may need to be done on 3 separate ...

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

    PubMed Central

    Wetherell, A

    1997-01-01

    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

  8. Testing 1985

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hunter, William J.; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Presents articles on test anxiety, personality tests, history of tests and benefits to be derived from their use, tests as tools in career decision-making, temperament needs for certain jobs (as determined by personality tests), interest inventories, testing exceptional students, and testing to evaluate vocational needs of special needs groups.…

  9. Thyroid Tests

    MedlinePLUS

    ... on Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases : Thyroid Tests Thyroid Tests On this page: What is the thyroid? What ... Top ] Why do health care providers perform thyroid tests? Health care providers perform thyroid tests to assess ...

  10. Coombs test

    MedlinePLUS

    Direct antiglobulin test; Indirect antiglobulin test ... No special preparation is necessary for this test. ... There are two types of the Coombs test: Direct Indirect The ... that are stuck to the surface of red blood cells. Many diseases ...

  11. Pharmacogenomic Testing

    MedlinePLUS

    ... related screening Reimbursement for Genetic Testing Whole Genome Sequencing Working with healthcare professionals Learn More Pharmacogenomics and ... Testing & Counseling Compensation for Genetic Testing Whole Genome Sequencing Screening vs. Testing What Is Genetic Counseling? Participating ...

  12. Predictive Testing

    MedlinePLUS

    ... help you make the decision. What Is Predictive Genetic Testing Predictive genetic testing searches for genetic changes, or ... Support Group Financial Planning Who Should I Tell? Genetic Testing & Counseling Compensation for Genetic Testing Whole Genome Sequencing ...

  13. TSI test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... 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 ...

  14. Genomic Testing

    MedlinePLUS

    ... of Page The Need for Reliable Information on Genetic Testing In 2008, the former Secretary's Advisory Committee on ... this database. Top of Page Learn More About Genetic Testing For Consumers Frequently Asked Questions About Genetic Testing, ...

  15. Magnesium Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Mg; Mag Formal name: Magnesium Related tests: Calcium , Potassium , Phosphorus , PTH , Vitamin D At a Glance Test ... of abnormal levels of magnesium, calcium and/or potassium When to Get Tested? When you have symptoms ...

  16. Testing the FSI Testing Kit.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Frith, James R.

    1979-01-01

    Ten colleges and universities and the Educational Testing Service participated in a project that involved testing the Foreign Service Institute's French and Spanish oral proficiency test for possible academic applicability. (AM)

  17. Testing Services

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    Trace Laboratories is an independent testing laboratory specializing in testing printed circuit boards, automotive products and military hardware. Technical information from NASA Tech Briefs and two subsequent JPL Technical Support packages have assisted Trace in testing surface insulation resistance on printed circuit board materials. Testing time was reduced and customer service was improved because of Jet Propulsion Laboratory technical support packages.

  18. Blood Tests

    MedlinePLUS

    ... your vital signs (blood pressure, breathing, pulse, and temperature), and results from other tests and procedures. Outlook Blood tests have few risks. Most complications are minor and go away shortly after the tests are done. Rate This Content: Next >> January 6, 2012 Blood Tests ...

  19. Software Testing using Test Sheets

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Colin Atkinson; Florian Barth; Daniel Brenner

    2010-01-01

    Although testing is one of the most important activities in software development, especially in projects which emphasize agile development, the basic approach used to define and report tests has changed little since JUnit was introduced over a decade ago. JUnit and its derivatives such as NUnit significantly simplify the task of programming tests but still leave the test logic tangled

  20. Syphilis Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... called a dark-field microscope. Molecular testing (polymerase chain reaction, PCR)--this test detects genetic material from ... syphilis is made. Not applicable Not applicable Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Detects genetic material of bacteria in ...

  1. Potassium Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Is any test preparation needed to ensure the quality of the sample? No test preparation is needed. ... legumes) and other foods such as nuts and seeds are good sources of potassium. ^ Back to top ...

  2. Prenatal Tests

    MedlinePLUS

    ... 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 ...

  3. Sweat Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... At a Glance Why Get Tested? To diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF) When to Get Tested? When a person ... balance. This movement occurs through a protein , the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), that serves as a ...

  4. Stool Tests

    MedlinePLUS

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

  5. Testosterone Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... cause of masculine physical features ( virilization ), infertility, or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) When to Get Tested? For males, when you ... of other conditions, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) . ^ Back to top What does the test result ...

  6. Triglycerides Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Cholesterol ; LDL Cholesterol ; Direct LDL Cholesterol ; VLDL Cholesterol ; Lipid Profile ; Cardiac Risk Assessment At a Glance Test Sample ... When to Get Tested? As part of a lipid profile during a regular medical exam (at least once ...

  7. Allergy Testing

    MedlinePLUS

    ... for adults and children of all ages. The allergen extracts or vaccines used in allergy tests performed ... your medical history. Types of Allergy Tests Different allergens bother different people, so your allergist will determine ...

  8. Rubella Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... rubella, such as fever and rash; when a newborn shows signs of abnormal development or birth defects ... heelprick or from the umbilical cord of a newborn Test Preparation Needed? None The Test Sample What ...

  9. TORCH Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Epstein-Barr virus , varicella-zoster virus , and human parvovirus . How is the sample collected for testing? A ... Epstein-Barr virus , varicella-zoster virus , and human parvovirus . See Pregnancy and Screening Tests for Newborns: Infectious ...

  10. Pregnancy Tests

    MedlinePLUS

    ... doctor how many weeks you are pregnant. A qualitative hCG blood test checks to see whether the ... doctor how many weeks you are pregnant. A qualitative hCG blood test checks to see whether the ...

  11. Fibrinogen Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... PTT , D-dimer , Coagulation Factors , Thrombin Time , hs-CRP At a Glance Test Sample The Test Common ... cardiac risk markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) to help determine a person's overall risk of ...

  12. Copper Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... page: Was this page helpful? Also known as: Cu; 24-hour urine copper; Total copper; Non-ceruloplasmin-bound copper; Free copper; Hepatic copper Formal name: Copper (24-hour urine, total and free blood, and hepatic) Related tests: Ceruloplasmin ; Heavy Metals At a Glance Test Sample The Test Common ...

  13. Teacher Testing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dunn, Judy; And Others

    1987-01-01

    A one-page introduction is followed by summaries of articles and documents on teacher competency testing. George F. Madaus argues that, although tests serve some useful functions, treating them as a major mechanism for reforming education is questionable. Peter A. Garcia examines the negative impact of testing on minority teachers and minorities…

  14. Tested Demonstrations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gilbert, George L., Ed.

    1988-01-01

    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)

  15. Chlamydia Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... hours before testing vaginal samples, as they may affect test results. You may be instructed to wait one to two hours after you last urinated before collecting a urine sample. Follow any instructions you are given. The Test How is it used? When is it ordered? What ...

  16. Schilling test

    MedlinePLUS

    Vitamin B12 absorption test ... This test may be done in four different stages to find the cause of a low vitamin B12 level. ... can absorb vitamin B12. Stage II of the test can tell whether a low vitamin B12 level ...

  17. Scenario Testing

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Cem Kaner

    2011-06-01

    This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes resources to teach Scenario Testing. The scenario test involves a story about how the program is used, including information about the motivations of the people involved. The Soap Opera emphasizes the human issues, even beyond the traditional scenario. Resources include lecture videos, slides, activities, suggested readings, and study guide materials.

  18. Prenatal Testing

    MedlinePLUS

    Prenatal testing provides information about your baby's health before he or she is born. Some routine tests during pregnancy also check on your health. At your first prenatal visit, your healthcare provider will test for a number of things, including problems with your blood, signs ...

  19. Odor test

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1971-01-01

    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.

  20. Exploratory Testing

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Cem Kaner

    2011-06-01

    This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes resources to teach Exploratory Testing. Software testing is a technical investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with empirical information about the quality of a software product, system or service. The investigation includes research necessary to design information-revealing tests and interpret their results, building tools and data sets to make those tests possible, and communication necessary to report results to stakeholders in an effective way. Like any skilled tester, the explorer does all of these. The difference is that the explorer does them in any sequence that is useful, mixing research, design, execution, interpretation, and communication so as to keep exposing new information and keep up with the ongoing changes in market, platform, design, and implementation of the software under test. Resources include lecture videos, slides, activities, and suggested readings.

  1. Intelligence Testing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. W. Kamphaus; Cecil R. Reynolds; Katie King Vogel

    Much has changed in intelligence testing technology and application since the time of Binet's (1905) breakthrough. Prior to\\u000a Wechsler's innova tion of measuring verbal and “performance” abilities on a common test, intelligence tests of the first half\\u000a of the 20th century typically offered one composite score and focused on assessment of the general intelligence construct.\\u000a Edgar Doll (1953) identified the

  2. Test Comparability

    E-print Network

    Keller, Christine; Shulenburger, David E.

    2010-01-01

    , and written communication, as well as the organizations’ willingness to use a similar methodology to compute and report scores. The Test Validity Study (TVS) was conducted to gather more information about the comparability of the results across tests... and to mitigate concerns among some VSA institutions that it would be possible to “game” the results if one test consistently produced higher scores than the other two. The TVS results demonstrated that gaming concerns were largely unwarranted and provided...

  3. Diffuser Test

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2007-01-01

    Tests begun at Stennis Space Center's E Complex Sept. 13 evaluated a liquid oxygen lead for engine start performance, part of the A-3 Test Facility Subscale Diffuser Risk Mitigation Project at SSC's E-3 Test Facility. Phase 1 of the subscale diffuser project, completed Sept. 24, was a series of 18 hot-fire tests using a 1,000-pound liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen thruster to verify maximum duration and repeatability for steam generation supporting the A-3 Test Stand project. The thruster is a stand-in for NASA's developing J-2X engine, to validate a 6 percent scale version of A-3's exhaust diffuser. Testing the J-2X at altitude conditions requires an enormous diffuser. Engineers will generate nearly 4,600 pounds per second of steam to reduce pressure inside A-3's test cell to simulate altitude conditions. A-3's exhaust diffuser has to be able to withstand regulated pressure, temperatures and the safe discharge of the steam produced during those tests. Before the real thing is built, engineers hope to work out any issues on the miniature version. Phase 2 testing is scheduled to begin this month.

  4. [HIV tests].

    PubMed

    Yoshimura, Yukihiro; Techikawa, Natsuo

    2008-11-01

    In the care and treatment of HIV-infected patients, several laboratory methods are indispensable. The diagnosis of HIV infection is established by one of the following methods: detecting antibodies to the virus; detecting the viral p24 antigen; detecting viral nucleic acid; or culturing HIV. The most widely used test is the detection of antibodies to HIV. Rapid serological tests take only 15 minutes for all procedures and are very useful in clinical settings. The rapid saliva test has also been developed, but is not available in Japan. Recently, some serological test kits have become commercially available via websites. Thus, people can perform tests by themselves without visiting testing facilities, with samples being sent by post. The CD4 T-cell count is the most important marker to determine when to start anti-HIV drugs. In addition, resistance testing should be used to guide the selection of the antiretroviral regimen in both treatment-naïve and -experienced patients. The following tests are still experimental but very important: HLA-B*5701 testing should be performed prior to the initiation of abacavir. Recent studies have revealed that HLA-B*5701 is strongly associated with the abacavir hypersensitivity reaction. However, fortunately, Japanese rarely have HLA-B*5701. The viral tropism assay should be performed prior to the initiation of the CCR5 antagonist. PMID:19086458

  5. Crushing Test

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    James H. Kessler

    2007-01-01

    In this activity, learners design a crushing test and discover that identifying and controlling the variables may be difficult. Although the crushing test will not give conclusive results, it is a good opportunity to discuss variables and why they are sometimes difficult to control. This crushing test is also a good example of how a particular test does not always give enough information to answer a question. This is a follow-up to the activity called "Curious Crystals," in which learners investigate crystals and their properties to identify an unknown crystal.

  6. Performance tests.

    PubMed Central

    Wetherell, A

    1996-01-01

    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

  7. Laboratory Tests

    MedlinePLUS

    ... factors can affect test results, including: sex age race medical history general health specific foods drugs you are taking how closely your follow preparatory instructions variations in laboratory ...

  8. Drug Testing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Legal Memorandum, 1987

    1987-01-01

    A number of legal issues are involved in conducting a drug testing program to determine whether students--and occasionally teachers--are using illegal drugs. Two legal issues have been raised concerning the accuracy of the urinalysis test: whether it is chemically accurate and whether appropriate procedures have been followed to make certain that…

  9. Tensilon test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... If you have weakness of the eye or face muscles, the effect of the Tensilon on this will also be monitored. The test may be repeated and you may have other Tensilon tests to help tell the difference between myasthenia gravis and other conditions.

  10. Hypothesis Testing

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Siegrist, Kyle

    Created by Kyle Siegrist of the University of Alabama-Huntsville, this is an online, interactive lesson on hypothesis testing. The author provides examples, exercises, and applets about the concept. These include tests in the normal model, Bernoulli Model and two-sample normal model as well as likelihood ratio and goodness of fit tests. Additionally, the author provides a set of external resources for students looking to further their study of this topic. This is simply one of seventeen different statistics lessons provided by the author. They are easily accessed as this site is formatted much like an online textbook.

  11. Patch tests*

    PubMed Central

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  12. AMA Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Smooth muscle antibodies (SMA) Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) IgM level Bilirubin Albumin Prothrombin time (PT) ... a liver panel (elevated liver enzymes), especially alkaline phosphatase (ALP) . An AMA or AMA-M2 test may ...

  13. String test

    MedlinePLUS

    Duodenal parasites test ... under the microscope to look for cells and parasites or parasite eggs. ... health care provider suspects that you have a parasite infection, but no parasites were found in a ...

  14. Tested Demonstrations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gilbert, George L.

    1990-01-01

    Included are three demonstrations that include the phase change of ice when under pressure, viscoelasticity and colloid systems, and flame tests for metal ions. The materials, procedures, probable results, and applications to real life situations are included. (KR)

  15. Susceptibility Testing

    MedlinePLUS

    ... group A streptococcus) that can be treated with penicillin. Susceptibility testing is performed on each type of ... that causes strep throat, can be treated with penicillin, so these types of infections may be treated ...

  16. Toxoplasma test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... 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: ...

  17. Bernstein test

    MedlinePLUS

    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 ...

  18. Bicarbonate Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... identify or monitor an electrolyte imbalance or acid-base (pH) imbalance When to Get Tested? During a ... the body to help maintain the body's acid-base balance (pH) and secondarily to work with sodium , ...

  19. PTH Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Sephel PhD FACB MT(ASCP). Lab Tests Online adjunct board member. Director Clinical Pathology, VA TN Valley Healthcare System; Associate Professor Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. ...

  20. Calcium Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Sephel PhD FACB MT(ASCP). Lab Tests Online adjunct board member. Director Clinical Pathology, VA TN Valley Healthcare System; Associate Professor Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. ...

  1. Mono Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... 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. ...

  2. Urodynamic Testing

    MedlinePLUS

    ... conditions. These findings have important diagnostic and management implications. Continued improvement in urodynamic testing will help support ... reviewed by Michael Albo, M.D., University of California, San Diego, Medical School, and Holly E. Richter, ...

  3. Troponin test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... worse, but no other signs of a heart attack. (Angina is chest pain thought to be from a part of your heart not getting enough blood flow.) The troponin test may also be done to help detect and ...

  4. 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.

  5. Procalcitonin Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... other tests such as a C-reactive protein (CRP) , blood culture , complete blood count (CBC) , or cerebrospinal ... October 2009. Barclay, L. (2009 February 9). Procalcitonin, CRP May Predict Serious Bacterial Infection in Febrile Infants. ...

  6. Recrystallization Test

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    James H. Kessler

    2007-01-01

    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).

  7. Testing theories

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Casten, R. F.

    2015-03-01

    This paper discusses some simple issues that arise in testing models, with a focus on models for low energy nuclear structure. By way of simplified examples, we illustrate some dangers in blind statistical assessments, pointing out especially the need to include theoretical uncertainties, the danger of over-weighting precise or physically redundant experimental results, the need to assess competing theories with independent and physically sensitive observables, and the value of statistical tests properly evaluated.

  8. Testing Composites

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1981-01-01

    A device for testing composites for strength characteristics has been developed by Acoustic Emission Technology Corporation. Called the Model 206AU, the system is lightweight and portable. It is comprised of three sections. The "pulser" section injects ultrasonic waves into the material under test. A receiver picks up the simulated stress waves as they pass through the material and relays the signals to the acoustic emission section, where they are electronically analyzed.

  9. Testing technology

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-10-01

    This bulletin from Sandia National Laboratories presents current research highlights in testing technology. Ion microscopy offers new nondestructive testing technique that detects high resolution invisible defects. An inexpensive thin-film gauge checks detonators on centrifuge. Laser trackers ride the range and track helicopters at low-level flights that could not be detected by radar. Radiation transport software predicts electron/photon effects via cascade simulation. Acoustic research in noise abatement will lead to quieter travelling for Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART) commuters.

  10. Solubility Test

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    James H. Kessler

    2007-01-01

    In this activity, learners apply a dissolving test to known crystals to identify the unknown. Since the unknown is chemically the same as one of the known crystals, it should dissolve similarly. By dissolving each of the crystals in the same amount of water and comparing the amount of crystal left behind, learners will gain some information about the possible identity of the unknown.

  11. Test Anxiety

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Balance My Part-Time Job With Schoolwork? Note-Taking Tips Homework Help 5 Ways to Make Online Research Easier How to Make Homework Less Work Writing a Paper How Much Sleep Do I Need? Studying for Tests Organizing Schoolwork & Assignments Contact Us Print Additional resources ...

  12. Prenatal Tests

    MedlinePLUS

    ... or a partner who does) have a family history of mental retardation (or a partner who does) Although your health care provider (who may be your OB-GYN, family doctor, or a certified nurse-midwife) may recommend these tests, it's ... partner have a family history of genetic problems, you may want to consult ...

  13. Diagnostic Testing

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dessoff, Alan

    2008-01-01

    Assessing whether or not students learn what they are supposed to has long been part of the educational process, encouraged even more in recent years by mandates to meet federal No Child Left Behind requirements and state achievement standards. But unlike summative assessments, which rely mostly on end-of-year test scores to gauge student…

  14. Test Review

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Miss Cook

    2008-07-22

    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 ...

  15. HIV Testing Frequency

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Testing : HIV Testing Frequency Translate Text Size Print HIV Testing Frequency Testing Frequency How often should you ... local health department for proper care and information. HIV Testing HIV Test Locations HIV Test Types HIV ...

  16. Microgrid Testing

    SciTech Connect

    Shirazi, M.; Kroposki, B.

    2012-01-01

    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.

  17. Testing Understanding and Understanding Testing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pedersen, Jean; Ross, Peter

    1985-01-01

    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)

  18. Beyond the GED: Promising Models for Moving High School Dropouts to College

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    Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Crary-Ross, Shane

    2014-01-01

    As globalization and technological change remake the labor market, it has become increasingly clear that the United States must create better educational and workforce training programs if we are to remain competitive. In order to help disadvantaged and low-skilled workers advance in the new labor market, educational opportunities are needed that…

  19. 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

  20. Basic Skills, Preparation for the GED, and English as a Second Language. Workplace Literacy Quarterly Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Prince George's County Board of Education, Upper Marlboro, MD.

    Since September 1988, the Prince George's County (Maryland) Board of Education and the area's Private Industry Council have worked together to provide literacy-enhancing classes at worksites for persons in the county whose jobs represent 15 different employers. These employers have recognized the problems of workers with poor literacy and…

  1. Lived Experiences of Hispanic Mathematics Students in a General Educational Development (GED) Program

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    Raitano, Amanda Lynn

    2013-01-01

    The Rhode Island Department of Education determined that 56% of high school juniors in public schools are not meeting mathematics performance standards. If a student is not proficient in school, then his or her ability and desire to continue education are diminished, raising the chances of drop out. Hispanic students have the highest dropout rate…

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

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    Owens, Meredith Reesman; Bergman, Andrea

    2010-01-01

    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.…

  3. Rogue Community College Student Satisfaction Survey, Winter 2000. Management Report: ABE/GED Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wild, Nancy

    The report discusses the winter 2000 student satisfaction survey at Rogue Community College (RCC) (Oregon). The annual survey is an important tool by which the college measures its achievement in the areas of services, classes, and facilities. The primary purpose of the study is to obtain feedback from attending students regarding the issues that…

  4. Transitions for Success: A Phenomenological Study of Non-Traditional GED Completers into the Community College

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    Dunn Carpenter, Christina Marie

    2011-01-01

    The vision statement of one large Midwestern community college is "dedicated to helping students achieve lifelong fulfillment by providing a quality, innovative and responsive learning environment. Each day, [the college] champions the aspirations of individuals, communities and the state..." Helping each individual realize a lifelong dream is…

  5. Tests and Measurements - Non-Destructive Testing

    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 visual inspection, dye penetrant inspection, magnetic particle testing, eddy current testing, ultrasonic testing, and radiography.

  6. Nuclear stress test

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    ... Persantine stress test; Thallium stress test; Stress test - nuclear; Adenosine stress test; Regadenoson stress test ... Thallium stress test is a nuclear imaging method that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle, both at rest and during activity.

  7. Mononucleosis spot test

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  8. A1C test

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  9. Prototype to Test WHY prototype to test

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    Prinz, Friedrich B.

    Prototype to Test METHOD WHY prototype to test HOW to prototype to test Prototyping to test or design space. The fundamental way you test your prototypes is by letting users experience them and react to them. In creating prototypes to test with users you have the opportunity to examine your solution

  10. Performance Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    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.

  11. DRUG TESTING PANEL & CUTOFF CONCENTRATIONS Initial Test Analyte Initial Test

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    DRUG TESTING PANEL & CUTOFF CONCENTRATIONS Initial Test Analyte Initial Test Cutoff Concentration/mL Cocaine Metabolites 150 ng/mL Benzoylecgonine 100 ng/mL Codeine 2000 ng/mL Opiate Metabolites: Codeine

  12. Credentials versus Performance: Review of the Teacher Performance Pay Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Podgursky, Michael; Springer, Matthew G.

    2007-01-01

    In this article we examine the economic case for merit or performance-based pay for K-12 teachers. We review several areas of germane research. The direct evaluation literature on these incentive plans is slender; highly diverse in terms of methodology, targeted populations, and programs evaluated; and primarily focused on short-run motivational…

  13. Credential Programs Committee Policy One Adopted 5/8/02

    E-print Network

    de Lijser, Peter

    and impartially. Candidates are required to demonstrate professional behavior in all aspects programs endeavor to admit only candidates who have demonstrated through the application process to lifelong learning Ø Wide constellation of knowledge and skills Ø Ethical character demonstrated by § Having

  14. The Case for Director Credentialing. Taking the Lead. [Videotape].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA. Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education.

    "Taking the Lead" is an initiative of The Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education at Wheelock College, working in partnership with other national organizations and government policymakers. The initiative is intended to build the capacity of the early care and education field to improve program quality by: (1) improving access to…

  15. A Critical Incident Inquiry: Credentialed Teachers Who Do Not Teach

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2006-01-01

    This research study involved the identification and categorization of critical incidents related to individuals who completed the teacher education program but did not teach in public school classrooms. The methodology of the study followed the guidelines put forth by John Flanagan's critical incident technique. This study was conducted during the…

  16. 49 CFR 1570.9 - Inspection of credential.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Continued) TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MARITIME AND LAND TRANSPORTATION SECURITY GENERAL RULES § 1570...the Coast Guard, or other authorized DHS representative; an authorized...submit his or her reference biometric, such as a...

  17. 49 CFR 1570.9 - Inspection of credential.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Continued) TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MARITIME AND LAND TRANSPORTATION SECURITY GENERAL RULES § 1570...the Coast Guard, or other authorized DHS representative; an authorized...submit his or her reference biometric, such as a...

  18. 42 CFR 422.204 - Provider selection and credentialing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE...follow a documented process with respect to providers...information; and (iii) A process for consulting with contracting health...definition of “provider of services” in section...

  19. 42 CFR 422.204 - Provider selection and credentialing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE...follow a documented process with respect to providers...information; and (iii) A process for consulting with contracting health...definition of “provider of services” in section...

  20. 42 CFR 422.204 - Provider selection and credentialing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE...follow a documented process with respect to providers...information; and (iii) A process for consulting with contracting health...definition of “provider of services” in section...

  1. 42 CFR 422.204 - Provider selection and credentialing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE...follow a documented process with respect to providers...information; and (iii) A process for consulting with contracting health...definition of “provider of services” in section...

  2. 42 CFR 422.204 - Provider selection and credentialing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE...follow a documented process with respect to providers...information; and (iii) A process for consulting with contracting health...definition of “provider of services” in section...

  3. Statement of James E. Hansen 1. Identification, Credentials

    E-print Network

    Hansen, James E.

    of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Earth Chaos. Public understanding and recognition of climate change is hindered by the great magnitude of day-to-day by incoming energy from the sun and influenced by the rotation of the Earth and other factors. The fluid

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    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.…

  5. Breaking New Ground: Building a National Workforce Skills Credentialing System

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    In 2010 ACT sponsored a strategic workforce development summit with several prominent community college presidents from across the country. The presidents provided diverse perspectives about how to effectively prepare and validate a prepared workforce. This paper represents, in part, key elements of that discussion as well as what they think is a…

  6. Discovering authentication credentials in volatile memory of Android mobile devices

    E-print Network

    Stavrakakis, Ioannis

    computing. Modern mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, offer the capability of any time - any for malware analysis. However, little research has been done in the acquisition and analysis of the volatile. Symantec's lost cell phone study [1], reveals that people who found a smartphone, violated the loser

  7. Localization of Credential Information to Address Increasingly Inevitable Data Breaches

    E-print Network

    Van Oorschot, Paul

    to address credit card fraud (mostly for online use). However, several other types of ID number are at least as sensitive as credit card numbers. Our fundamental assumption is that collected personal information such as Social Security numbers (SSN) or finan- cial information such as credit card numbers" [16]. Data breaches

  8. Credentials Versus Performance: Review of the Teacher Performance Pay Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Podgursky; Matthew G. Springer

    2007-01-01

    In this article we examine the economic case for merit or performance-based pay for K–12 teachers. We review several areas of germane research. The direct evaluation literature on these incentive plans is slender; highly diverse in terms of methodology, targeted populations, and programs evaluated; and primarily focused on short-run motivational effects. It is nonetheless fairly consistent in finding positive program

  9. Anatomists debate the value of a teaching credential

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2008-03-01

    This article describes a series of conversations taken place at the 2006 American Association of Anatomists (AAA) aimed at the discussion of potentially creating a program that accredits anatomy, histology and embryology instructors as well as instilling a goals (objectives) based learning program across anatomy courses. The article lays out the outcomes of the discussion and challenges involved in creating an anatomy teaching program.

  10. Anatomists Debate the Value of a Teaching Credential

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rizzolo, Lawrence J.; Drake, Richard L.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  11. February 6, 2013, Human Resource Services GBAS Credentialing

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    Mazzotti, Frank

    ! · Released on Friday, February 1 · NEO100 New Employee Challenge Part 1 http://hr.ufl.edu/training/nec1/index.html · NEO200 New Employee Challenge Part 2 http://hr.ufl.edu/training/nec2/index.html · New employees must Parental Leave Procedure and Forms · New Employee Orientation · 9 & 10 Month Employee Insurance deductions

  12. The External Degree as a Credential: Notes on Methodology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sosdian, Carol P.; Sharp, Laure M.

    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…

  13. 32 CFR 767.6 - Credentials of principal investigator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...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...

  14. 32 CFR 767.6 - Credentials of principal investigator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...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...

  15. 32 CFR 767.6 - Credentials of principal investigator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...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...

  16. 32 CFR 767.6 - Credentials of principal investigator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...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...

  17. 32 CFR 767.6 - Credentials of principal investigator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...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...

  18. Is There Room for Biliteracy? Credentialing California's Future Bilingual Teachers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Olivos, Edward M.; Sarmiento, Lilia E.

    2006-01-01

    Despite the ethnic and linguistic diversity found in California's public schools, or because of it, in 1998 voters approved Proposition 227, a ballot initiative designed to dismantle bilingual education programs in the state. By the 2003-2004 school year, the California Department of Education reports that statewide 8,908 teachers were providing…

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

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    ... certification include the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, the Council for Homeopathic Certification, the National ... passing a postdoctoral board examination. Most states regulate massage therapists by requiring a license, registration, or certification. ...

  20. Blacklistable Anonymous Credentials: Blocking Misbehaving Users without TTPs

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    Smith, Sean W.

    - litical content on Wikipedia that is forbidden by his or her government, or post a video of police brutality to YouTube. In such cases, while Wikipedia and YouTube may want to penalize users who deface

  1. Coming Soon to Your Favorite Credential Program: National Exit Exams

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berlak, Ann

    2010-01-01

    In an October 22, 2010, speech to teacher educators at Columbia University's Teachers College, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan proclaimed that revolutionary change in the education of teachers is essential if the problems facing U.S. society and U.S. schools are to be solved. Toward the end of his speech, he declared that a standardized…

  2. The Impact of Teacher Credentials on ADHD Stigma Perceptions

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    Bell, Lindsay; Long, Susanne; Garvan, Cynthia; Bussing, Regina

    2011-01-01

    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence. It is associated with high levels of stigma, which may lead to treatment barriers, self-fulfilling prophecies, and social rejection. This study established the reliability of the ADHD Stigma Questionnaire…

  3. Test and Test Equipment Joshua Lottich

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    Patel, Chintan

    Test and Test Equipment Joshua Lottich CMPE 640 11/23/05 #12;Testing Verifies that manufactured chip meets design specifications. Cannot test for every potential defect. Modeling defects as faults allows for passing and failing of chips. Ideal test would capture all defects and pass only chips

  4. Test Preparation Options Free Test Prep Websites

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    Stowell, Michael

    Test Preparation Options Free Test Prep Websites ACT: http: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/prep_one/test.html http://www.number2.com://testprep.princetonreview.com/CourseSearch/Search.aspx?itemCode=17&productType=F&rid=1&zip=803 02 Test Prep Classes Front Range Community College: Classes

  5. Stool guaiac test

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  6. Reimbursement for Genetic Testing

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  7. hCG Test (Pregnancy Test)

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  8. A New New Federalism: The Case for National Standards and Tests

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Petrilli, Michael J.; Finn, Chester E., Jr.

    2006-01-01

    According to these authors, the federal government has pushed far too deeply into the routines and operations of the nation's public schools, now regulating everything from teacher credentials to the selection of reading programs. Ironically, the one way to extricate Washington from the minutiae of K-12 education is to give it more power in one…

  9. Parameterized unit tests

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nikolai Tillmann; Wolfram Schulte

    2005-01-01

    Parameterized unit tests extend the current industry practice of using closed unit tests defined as parameterless methods. Parameterized unit tests separate two concerns: 1) They specify the external behavior of the involved methods for all test arguments. 2) Test cases can be re-obtained as traditional closed unit tests by instantiating the parameterized unit tests. Symbolic execution and constraint solving can

  10. Combined Load Test Fixture

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Baker, Donald J.

    2010-01-01

    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.

  11. Field test collimators for testing FLIR systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Todd Johnson; Simon Sharon

    1990-01-01

    It is shown that returns to depot by the use of a field test collimator may be reduced significantly. Furthermore, if the field test collimator is made to be universal so that it can be used to test multiple forward looking infrared (FLIR) systems, it can result in further cost savings in the maintenance of FLIRs. The field test collimator

  12. Macro Testing: Unifying IC And Board Test

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1986-01-01

    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

  13. TEST STATION SALE OF PERFORMANCE TESTED BULLS

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    Tennessee, University of

    AS-B426 U T BULL TEST STATION SALE OF PERFORMANCE TESTED BULLS THURSDAY, JAN 19, 2012 12:00 NOON IN GREENEVILLE AND KNOXVILLE LIVESTOCK CENTER http://animalscience.ag.utk.edu/ #12;UT BULL TEST STATION SALE 12@utk.edu ** JR BULL SALE TO BE HELD MARCH 8, 2012 ** #12;UT BULL TEST STATION SALE 12 NOON (CST), THURSDAY JAN

  14. Tests, Testing, and Genuine School Reform

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walberg, Herbert J., Ed.

    2011-01-01

    The pressing need to improve achievement in American schools is widely recognized. In "Tests, Testing, and Genuine School Reform," Herbert J. Walberg draws on scientific studies of tests and their uses to inform citizens, educators, and policy makers about well-established principles of testing, current problems, and promising evidence-based…

  15. 21 CFR 660.54 - Potency tests, specificity tests, tests for heterospecific antibodies, and additional tests for...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...specificity tests, tests for heterospecific antibodies, and additional tests for nonspecific...specificity tests, tests for heterospecific antibodies, and additional tests for nonspecific...Specificity tests, tests for heterospecific antibodies, and additional tests for...

  16. Thyroid Function Tests

    MedlinePLUS

    ... on Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases : Thyroid Tests Thyroid Tests On this page: What is the thyroid? What ... Top ] Why do health care providers perform thyroid tests? Health care providers perform thyroid tests to assess ...

  17. Sweat electrolytes test

    MedlinePLUS

    Sweat test; Sweat chloride; Iontophoretic sweat test ... No special steps are needed before this test. ... The test is not painful. Some people have a tingling feeling at the site of the electrode. This feeling ...

  18. Testing for Kidney Disease

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    ... and Kidney Disease Additional Kidney Information Testing for Kidney Disease Early kidney disease usually does not have signs ( ... how often you should be tested. Testing for Kidney Disease Overview Understanding GFR Understanding Urine Albumin Videos Testing ...

  19. Genetic Testing Laboratory Directory

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  20. Visual acuity test

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    Eye test - acuity; Vision test - acuity; Snellen test ... from your face. This will test your near vision. ... examination, particularly if there is a change in vision or a problem with vision. In children, the ...

  1. Bull Test ID 1077 2013 Florida Bull Test

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    Jawitz, James W.

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  2. Bull Test ID 1160 2013 Florida Bull Test

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    Jawitz, James W.

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  3. Bull Test ID 1181 2013 Florida Bull Test

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    Jawitz, James W.

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  4. Bull Test ID 1098 2013 Florida Bull Test

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    Jawitz, James W.

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  5. Bull Test ID 1140 2013 Florida Bull Test

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    Jawitz, James W.

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  6. Bull Test ID 1118 2013 Florida Bull Test

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    Jawitz, James W.

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  7. The Trouble with Testing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lasden, Martin

    1985-01-01

    Discusses aspects of psychological testing as a job screening tool. Examines sampling errors, cumulative effect of bad tests, measurement of specific personality traits, test standards, using tests correctly, test validity, cut-off policies, demographic questions, and practical tips for taking such tests. (CT)

  8. Mutation testing in UTP

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bernhard K. Aichernig; Jifeng He

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a theory of testing that integrates into Hoare and He's Unifying Theory of Programming (UTP). We give test cases a denotational semantics by viewing them as specication predicates. This reformulation of test cases allows for relating test cases via renement to specications and programs. Having such a renement order that integrates test cases, we develop a testing

  9. Testing for HPV

    MedlinePLUS

    ... HPV test, what does it mean? Testing for HPV What’s the difference between a Pap test and an HPV test? A Pap test is used to find ... HPV is found. Should I be tested for HPV? If you are a woman under age 30 ...

  10. HIV Antibody Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... next test to perform is a HIV-1 RNA test (nucleic acid amplification test, NAAT). If the HIV-1 RNA is positive, then the test is considered positive. ^ ... HIV-2 differentiation test and a DNA or RNA-based nucleic acid amplification test in persons with ...

  11. Does It Work? Test and Test Again

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    IMPART RET Program, College of Information Science & Technology,

    Testing is critical to any design, whether the creation of new software or a bridge across a wide river. Despite risking the quality of the design, the testing stage is often hurried in order to get products to market. In this lesson, students focus on the testing phase of the software/systems design process. They start by exploring existing examples of program testing using the CodingBat website, which contains a series of problems and challenges that students solve using the Java programming language. Working in teams, students practice writing test cases for other groups' code, and then write test cases for a program before writing the program itself.

  12. LEP Readers: Standardized Testing versus Informal Testing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Skinner, Robert E.

    The merits and disadvantages of standardized and informal reading tests for limited English proficient readers are discussed. A growing reliance on standardized ("formal") tests due to their ease of administration and scoring is criticized because the tests are seen as: inadequate for describing students at high and low ends of the scale; not…

  13. CMVO Drug Testing Program Reasonable Suspicion Testing

    E-print Network

    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    : _______________________________________________________________________________________ Motor skills: Trembling/Shaking ___ Restless/Agitated ____ Slow or exaggerated moves ____ InattentiveCMVO Drug Testing Program Reasonable Suspicion Testing CMVO Revised Suspicion Form (Revised 6/08) Guidelines for Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Testing: A supervisor, trained in accordance with 49 CFR

  14. From Test Takers to Test Makers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Kari

    2009-01-01

    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…

  15. The Stimulus test stand

    SciTech Connect

    Christofek, L.; Rapidis, P.; Reinhard, A.; /Fermilab

    2005-06-01

    The Stimulus Test Stand was originally constructed and assembled for testing the SVX2 ASIC readout and then upgraded for SVX3 ASIC prototyping and testing. We have modified this system for SVX4 ASIC [1] prototype testing. We described the individual components below. Additional details for other hardware for SVX4 testing can be found in reference [2]. We provide a description of the Stimulus Test Stand used for prototype testing of the SVX4 chip.

  16. Satellite battery testing status

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Haag, R.; Hall, S.

    1986-01-01

    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.

  17. Pyrovalve Blowby Tests

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Saulsberry, Regor; Keddy, Christopher P.; Julien, Howard L.

    2003-01-01

    The NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) was requested to perform pyrovalve blowby tests in support of the Mars Observer Propulsion and Corrective Actions Test Program. Fifty-three tests were conducted in an attempt to characterize the blowby of commercial pyrovalves. Those pyrovalves used on NASA spacecraft are well represented, and the test data reported provide a basis for evaluating the performance of similar valves in other propulsion systems. The three test series conducted are subsequently described. All testing was done in the same test facility, with periodic changes that enhanced the test methodology.

  18. Test-Taking Skills.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sabers, Darrell

    There are two types of skills needed to perform well on a standardized achievement test: (1) the cognitive ability or basic skill that the test is designed to measure, and (2) the ability to demonstrate that cognitive ability or basic skill within the test situation. Test-taking skills (sometimes referred to as test wiseness) are the skills needed…

  19. Testing for Design Faults

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bernhard K. Aichernig; Jifeng He

    2005-01-01

    Existing theories of testing focus on verification. Their strategy is to cover a specification or a program text to a certain degree in order to raise the confidence in the correctness of a system under test. We take a dierent approach in the sense that we present a theory of fault-based testing. Fault-based testing uses test data designed to demonstrate

  20. Growth hormone stimulation test

    MedlinePLUS

    Arginine test; Arginine-GHRH test ... of re-inserting the needle each time.The test takes between 2 to 5 hours. The procedure ... eat for 10 to 12 hours before the test. Eating food can change the test results. Some ...

  1. CO2 blood test

    MedlinePLUS

    Bicarbonate test; HCO3-; Carbon dioxide test; TCO2; Total CO2; CO2 test - serum ... Many medicines can interfere with blood test results. Your health care provider will tell you if you need to stop taking any medicines before you have this test. Do ...

  2. Test Collection Bulletin.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Horne, Eleanor V., Ed.

    This is a quarterly digest of information on tests located in the test collection of Educational Testing Service. In addition to the extensive library of tests and other measurement devices, it also includes a special Head Start test collection established to provide information about instruments for those engaged in research or project direction…

  3. Test Anxiety, Test Comfort and Student Achievement Test Performance.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fyans, Leslie J., Jr.

    The Illinois Inventory of Educational Progress (IIEP) Test Comfort Scale was administered and test results were studied in terms of student achievement and correlates of achievement. Using the revised, seven-item scale, it was determined that: in grade 4, there was no main significant effect for sex or ethnic differences, although Orientals and…

  4. Balloon launched decelerator test program: Post-test test report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1972-01-01

    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.

  5. Anthrax - blood test

    MedlinePLUS

    Anthrax serology test; Antibody test for anthrax; Serologic test for B. anthracis ... A normal result means no antibodies to the anthrax bacteria was seen in your blood sample. However, during the early stages of infection, your body may only ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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.

  8. Ketones urine test

    MedlinePLUS

    A negative test result is normal. 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.

  9. Protein urine test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... are common measurements for results of these tests. 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.

  10. Blood sugar test - blood

    MedlinePLUS

    ... mg/dL or higher often means you have diabetes. Your health care provider will order a fasting blood glucose, HbA1c test , or glucose tolerance test , depending on your random blood glucose test ...

  11. Estradiol blood test

    MedlinePLUS

    E2 test ... temporarily stop taking certain medicines that may affect test results. Be sure to tell your provider about ... helps prevent sperm from dying too early. This test may be ordered to check: How well your ...

  12. Sickle cell test

    MedlinePLUS

    Sickledex; Hgb S test ... This test is done to tell if a person has abnormal hemoglobin that causes sickle cell disease and sickle ... and no symptoms, or only mild ones. This test does not tell the difference between these two ...

  13. Thyroid Function Tests

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Organizations (PDF, 269 KB). Alternate Language URL Thyroid Tests Page Content On this page: What is the ... Top ] Why do health care providers perform thyroid tests? Health care providers perform thyroid tests to assess ...

  14. Dexamethasone suppression test

    MedlinePLUS

    DST; ACTH suppression test; Cortisol suppression test ... During this test, you will receive dexamethasone. This is a strong man-made (synthetic) glucocorticoid medication. Afterward, your blood is drawn ...

  15. Creatine phosphokinase test

    MedlinePLUS

    CPK test ... vein. The procedure is called a venipuncture . This test may be repeated over 2 or 3 days ... doctors determine which tissue has been damaged. This test may be used to: Diagnose heart attack Evaluate ...

  16. TB Screening Tests

    MedlinePLUS

    ... website will be limited. Search Help? TB Screening Tests Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also ... by needle from a vein in your arm. Test Preparation Needed? None The Test Sample What is ...

  17. Breath alcohol test

    MedlinePLUS

    Alcohol test - breath ... There are various brands of breath alcohol tests. Each one uses a different method to test the level of alcohol in the breath. The machine may be electronic or manual. One ...

  18. ALP isoenzyme test

    MedlinePLUS

    Alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme test ... anything for 10 to 12 hours before the test, unless your doctor tells you to do so. Many medicines can interfere with blood test results. Your health care provider will tell you ...

  19. Bone mineral density test

    MedlinePLUS

    BMD test; Bone density test; Bone densitometry; DEXA scan; DXA; Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; p-DEXA; Osteoporosis-BMD ... need to undress. This scan is the best test to predict your risk of fractures. Peripheral DEXA ( ...

  20. Understanding Your Tests

    MedlinePLUS

    ... in genetic testing will impact your healthcare. The World of Forensic Laboratory Testing This article explains what ... Testing This article provides an overview of the wide variety of samples that can be taken from ...

  1. Blood Test: Glucose

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Sports: Keeping Kids Safe Concussions: What to Know Blood Test: Glucose KidsHealth > Parents > Doctors & Hospitals > Medical Tests & Exams > Blood ... If You Have Questions What It Is A blood glucose test measures the amount of glucose (the main ...

  2. Allergy Testing for Children

    MedlinePLUS

    ... of allergy Allergy testing for sensitivity to specific allergens Allergy tests help your physician confirm allergies your ... allergy test pinpoints a reaction to a specific allergen(s), your health care provider also can use this ...

  3. Directed random testing

    E-print Network

    Pacheco, Carlos, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01

    Random testing can quickly generate many tests, is easy to implement, scales to large software applications, and reveals software errors. But it tends to generate many tests that are illegal or that exercise the same parts ...

  4. Screening Tests for Women

    MedlinePLUS

    ... if you take medicine for high blood pressure. Gonorrhea test Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant. Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased ...

  5. Tests for Reproductive Health

    MedlinePLUS

    ... see urinalysis). Active infection with the chlamydia bacteria. Gonorrhea test A swab is used to collect a ... urine sample is collected and tested (see urinalysis). gonorrhea bacteria. HIV test A sample of blood is ...

  6. Screening Tests for Women

    MedlinePLUS

    ... if you take medicine for high blood pressure. Gonorrhea test Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk , pregnant or not pregnant. Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased ...

  7. Tests Related to Pregnancy

    MedlinePLUS

    ... recurrent history of miscarriages 3. Prenatal genetic testing Prenatal testing happens while you are pregnant. It looks for ... baby is born. Your healthcare provider may suggest prenatal testing if: An ultrasound shows a possible genetic condition ...

  8. Sources of Test Information.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Drummond, Robert J.

    1988-01-01

    Lists and discusses sources of employment test information, with special attention on information given to what will be valuable to employment and career counselors. Includes discussion of trends, standards for employment testing, and legal aspects of testing. (Author/ABL)

  9. Transient Pressure Test Article Test Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Vibbart, Charles M.

    1989-01-01

    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.

  10. Test Analysis Guidelines

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jeng, Frank F.

    2007-01-01

    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."

  11. Vendor System Vulnerability Testing Test Plan

    SciTech Connect

    James R. Davidson

    2005-01-01

    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.

  12. CEQATR Thermal Test Overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Balusek, Alan R.

    2009-01-01

    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.

  13. Color identification testing device

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brawner, E. L.; Martin, R.; Pate, W.

    1970-01-01

    Testing device, which determines ability of a technician to identify color-coded electric wires, is superior to standard color blindness tests. It tests speed of wire selection, detects partial color blindness, allows rapid testing, and may be administered by a color blind person.

  14. Testing Our Limits

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tempel, Melissa Bollow

    2012-01-01

    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…

  15. Continuous Testing in Eclipse

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Saff; Michael D. Ernst

    2004-01-01

    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.

  16. Language Testing in Japan.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    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…

  17. Locating Information about Tests.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wolf, Richard M.; Redl, Vera A.

    1985-01-01

    The authors describe sources of information about tests. They note the existence of test publishers' manuals, Mental Measurement Yearbooks (including online updates), Tests in Print, and computerized databases of the Educational Resources Information Center and the Educational Testing Service. An annotated list of compendia of instruments and…

  18. Coagulase Test Protocol

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    American Society For Microbiology

    2010-11-11

    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.

  19. Foundations of Software Testing

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Cem Kaner

    2011-06-01

    This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes lecture videos, slides, suggested readings, and study questions focusing on the Foundations of Software Testing including: basic terminology, the mission of testing, the oracle problem, the measurement problem, the impossibility of complete testing, and relevant foundational concepts from the computer science field.

  20. Risk-Based Testing

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Cem Kaner

    2011-06-01

    This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes resources to teach Risk-Based Testing. The essence of risk-based testing is to imagine how the product could fail and design tests to expose those potential failures. Key concepts include project-level risk analysis and failure mode and effects analysis. Resources include lecture videos, slides, activities, and suggested readings.

  1. Legal Issues in Testing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.

    This Digest overviews legal challenges in five areas of test use for decision-making in schools: ability tracking, placement in special education classes, test scores as college admissions criteria, test disclosure, and teacher competency testing. Cases illustrating these challenges are described and include: Hobson v. Hansen (1967), Moses v.…

  2. Language Testing: New Openings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Huhta, Ari, Ed.; And Others

    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…

  3. Uniform Test Assembly

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Belov, Dmitry I.

    2008-01-01

    In educational practice, a test assembly problem is formulated as a system of inequalities induced by test specifications. Each solution to the system is a test, represented by a 0-1 vector, where each element corresponds to an item included (1) or not included (0) into the test. Therefore, the size of a 0-1 vector equals the number of items "n"…

  4. High Stakes: Testing Irregularity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carson-Meyers, Tricia; Bryant, Edye Morris; Thomas, Fredrick; Brinson, Kenneth H., Jr.

    2005-01-01

    With the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a stronger emphasis has been placed on state testing and accountability at the state and local levels. The news media continues to report testing irregularities as professional and community pressures are levied on educators to increase test scores. Test scores have been tied to community affluence, real…

  5. 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 ...

  6. Test Review: Cambridge Kindergarten Screening Test.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Butler, Katherine G.

    1985-01-01

    Concludes that the lack of normative data, the suggestion that even one failure on the test (with approximately 111 items) makes a child suspect for "at risk" labelling, along with the brevity of directions and interpretation of data require that the test be used with great caution. (FL)

  7. 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.

  8. Spirotox Test — Spirostomum Ambiguum Acute Toxicity Test

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Grzegorz Na??cz-jawecki

    1. Objective and scope of the test method Protozoa play an important role in the environment as primary consumers. With bacteria they are major organisms in water self-purification systems. They are attractive in ecotoxicology due to their short life cycle, ease of culturing and high susceptibility to toxicants. The Spirotox test can be used as a screening tool for toxicity

  9. Testing: Let's Put It to the Test.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miller, Phyllis, Ed.

    2000-01-01

    In this journal issue, articles examine various aspects of testing intelligence, creativity, and psychopathology. Featured articles include: (1) "Monglottosis: What's Wrong with the Idea of IQ Meritocracy and Its Racy Cousins?" (Johan W. Oller, Jr.), which shows empirically and theoretically that even nonverbal IQ tests mainly measure powers of…

  10. Dtest Testing Software

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2013-01-01

    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.

  11. Flight Test Engineering

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pavlock, Kate Maureen

    2013-01-01

    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.

  12. Spirometry: quantitative test criteria and test acceptability.

    PubMed

    Glindmeyer, H W; Jones, R N; Barkman, H W; Weill, H

    1987-08-01

    Quantitative test criteria have been developed to assess the acceptability of spirometric tracings. Most automated spirometers have been programmed with the criteria in order to assist in data collection. These instruments compare computed parameters from the collected tracings with the criteria and, after 3 acceptable FVC maneuvers have been collected, print out a statement indicating that "tests meet acceptability criteria." Technicians, nurses, and even their medical supervisors are beginning to rely on these statements as assuring overall test quality. However, a review of actual curves indicates that unacceptable results can be obtained from tests that comply with these standards. Although quantitative test criteria are a positive step toward quality assurance, they should be treated as they were developed, as "minimum" criteria. All curves should be inspected for visible defects, especially if the results are used to follow subjects longitudinally. PMID:3619205

  13. Skylab vibroacoustic test program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jewell, R. E.

    1974-01-01

    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.

  14. An NCME Instructional Module on Developing and Administering Practice Analysis Questionnaires

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Raymond, Mark R.

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of a credentialing examination is to assure the public that individuals who work in an occupation or profession have met certain standards. To be consistent with this purpose, credentialing examinations must be job related, and this requirement is typically met by developing test plans based on an empirical job or practice analysis.…

  15. Testing the Teacher? Or Teaching the Test?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Moore, John W.

    2001-08-01

    Tests, including those written by someone other than the teacher, are a good thing. They provide one useful measure of the success of a student, course, teacher, or school. But too much of a good thing can cause serious, long-term harm. Let us resolve to use tests judiciously, thoughtfully, and appropriately, and to influence others to do the same.

    Literature Cited

    1. High Stakes Testing for Tracking, Promotion, and Graduation; Heubert, J. P.; Hauser, R. M., Eds.; National Academy Press: Washington, DC, 1999; (accessed Jun 2001).
    2. Steinberg, J.; Henriques, D. B. None of the Above; The New York Times May 21, 2001, p A1; May 22, 2001, p A1.
    3. Glenn, T.; Akin, M. Questioning Testing; School Administrator 1996, 53, 26.
    4. Klein, S. P.; Hamilton, L. S.; McCaffrey, D. F.; Stecher, B. M. What Do Test Scores in Texas Tell Us? Educ. Policy Anal. Arch. 2000, 8 (49); (accessed Jun 2001).
    5. Morris, B. R. School Testing Bandwagon Spawns Web Coaching Sites; The New York Times May 24, 2001, p D6.
    6. Goodnough, A. High Stakes of Fourth-Grade Tests Are Driving Off Veteran Teachers; The New York Times June 14, 2001, p A1.

    7. Entry/Exit Port testing, test report

      SciTech Connect

      Winkelman, R.H.

      1993-05-01

      The Waste Receiving and Processing Module I (WRAP-1) facility must have the ability to allow 55-gallon drums to enter and exit glovebox enclosures. An Entry/Exit Port (Appendix 1, Figure 1), designed by United Engineers and Constructors (UE&C), is one method chosen for drum transfer. The Entry/Exit Port is to be used for entry of 55-gallon drums into both process entry gloveboxes, exit of 55-gallon drum waste pucks from the low-level waste (LLW) glovebox, and loadout of waste from the restricted waste management glovebox. The Entry/Exit Port relies on capture velocity air flow and a neoprene seal to provide alpha confinement when the Port is in the open and closed positions, respectively. Since the glovebox is in a slight vacuum, air flow is directed into the glovebox through the space between the overpack drum and glovebox floor. The air flow is to direct any airborne contamination into the glovebox. A neoprene seal is used to seal the Port door to the glovebox floor, thus maintaining confinement in the closed position. Entry/Exit Port testing took place February 17, 1993, through April 14, 1993, in the 305 building of Westinghouse Hanford Company. Testing was performed in accordance with the Entry/Exit Port Testing Test Plan, document number WHC-SD-WO26-TP-005. A prototype Entry/Exit Port built at the Hanford Site was tested using fluorescent paint pigment and smoke candles as simulant contaminants. This test report is an interim test report. Further developmental testing is required to test modifications made to the Port as the original design of the Port did not provide complete confinement during all stages of operation.

    8. Thruster endurance test

      NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

      Collett, C.

      1976-01-01

      A test system was built and several short term tests were completed. The test system included, in addition to the 30-cm ion thruster, a console for powering the thruster and monitoring performance, a vacuum facility for simulating a space environment, and a storage and feed system for the thruster propellant. This system was used to perform three short term tests (one 100-hour and two 500-hour tests), an 1108-hour endurance test which was aborted by a vacuum facility failure, and finally the 10,000-hour endurance test. In addition to the two 400 series thrusters which were used in the short term and 1100-hour tests, four more 400 series thrusters were fabricated, checked out, and delivered to NASA. Three consoles similar to the one used in the test program were also fabricated and delivered.

    9. Check for peroxides every 6 months. opened test 1 test 2 test 3

      E-print Network

      Pawlowski, Wojtek

      Check for peroxides every 6 months. opened test 1 test 2 test 3 date initials Check for peroxides every 6 months. opened test 1 test 2 test 3 date initials Check for peroxides every 6 months. Test strips can be obtained from EH&S, 5-8200 opened test 1 test 2 test 3 date initials Check for peroxides

    10. Automatic Test Factoring for Java

      E-print Network

      Saff, David

      2005-06-08

      Test factoring creates fast, focused unit tests from slow system-widetests; each new unit test exercises only a subset of the functionalityexercised by the system test. Augmenting a test suite with factoredunit tests ...

    11. Gene Testing for Hereditary Ataxia

      MedlinePLUS

      ... timing for testing. What are the purposes of genetic testing? Diagnostic testingTesting is performed when symptoms are ... implication of the results, and the alternatives to genetic testing. The reasons for seeking predictive testing, in particular, ...

  1. Materials Test Branch

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gordon, Gail

    2012-01-01

    The Materials Test Branch resides at Marshall Space Flight Center's Materials and Processing laboratory and has a long history of supporting NASA programs from Mercury to the recently retired Space Shuttle. The Materials Test Branch supports its customers by supplying materials testing expertise in a wide range of applications. The Materials Test Branch is divided into three Teams, The Chemistry Team, The Tribology Team and the Mechanical Test Team. Our mission and goal is to provide world-class engineering excellence in materials testing with a special emphasis on customer service.

  2. Rules for Optical Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stahl, H. Philip

    2014-01-01

    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.

  3. Tests of Halon 1301 test gas simulants

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Carhart, H. W.; Leonard, J. T.; Dinenno, P. J.; Starchville, M. D.; Forssell, E. W.; Wong, J. T.

    1989-02-01

    All new and retrofit installations of Halon 1301 (CBrF3) total flooding fire protection systems in shipboard machinery spaces require full acceptance discharge test. It is desirable to use a suitable simulant test gas in these tests in view of current and future regulation of Halon 1301. Sulfur hexafluoride, SF6, and chlorodifluromethane R-22, were identified as candidate simulants on the basis of their similarity in physical properties to Halon 1301. These two candidates were then evaluated on the basis of leakage from an enclosure. SF6 was determined to be an excellent simulant for Halon 1301 when considering leakage from an enclosure. Further testing of SF6 and R-22 is planned for other important aspects of Halon 1301 systems, i.e., flow hydraulics, initial mixing.

  4. Testing and Diagnostic Testing in Mathematics

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cresswell, M.

    1977-01-01

    The author outlines some of the ways in which published mathematics tests, particularly the general standardized type, can be used in a constructive way by teachers to learn more about their pupils. (MN)

  5. Wolf Testing: Open Source Testing Software

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Braasch, P.; Gay, P. L.

    2004-12-01

    Wolf Testing is software for easily creating and editing exams. Wolf Testing allows the user to create an exam from a database of questions, view it on screen, and easily print it along with the corresponding answer guide. The questions can be multiple choice, short answer, long answer, or true and false varieties. This software can be accessed securely from any location, allowing the user to easily create exams from home. New questions, which can include associated pictures, can be added through a web-interface. After adding in questions, they can be edited, deleted, or duplicated into multiple versions. Long-term test creation is simplified, as you are able to quickly see what questions you have asked in the past and insert them, with or without editing, into future tests. All tests are archived in the database. Written in PHP and MySQL, this software can be installed on any UNIX / Linux platform, including Macintosh OS X. The secure interface keeps students out, and allows you to decide who can create tests and who can edit information already in the database. Tests can be output as either html with pictures or rich text without pictures, and there are plans to add PDF and MS Word formats as well. We would like to thank Dr. Wolfgang Rueckner and the Harvard University Science Center for providing incentive to start this project, computers and resources to complete this project, and inspiration for the project's name. We would also like to thank Dr. Ronald Newburgh for his assistance in beta testing.

  6. Nevada Test Site Sensor Test Facility

    SciTech Connect

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

    1996-12-01

    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.

  7. TESTING TESTS ON ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI MICROVARIABILITY

    SciTech Connect

    De Diego, Jose A. [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, DF 04510 (Mexico)

    2010-03-15

    Literature on optical and infrared microvariability in active galactic nuclei (AGNs) reflects a diversity of statistical tests and strategies to detect tiny variations in the light curves of these sources. Comparison between the results obtained using different methodologies is difficult, and the pros and cons of each statistical method are often badly understood or even ignored. Even worse, improperly tested methodologies are becoming more and more common, and biased results may be misleading with regard to the origin of the AGN microvariability. This paper intends to point future research on AGN microvariability toward the use of powerful and well-tested statistical methodologies, providing a reference for choosing the best strategy to obtain unbiased results. Light curves monitoring has been simulated for quasars and for reference and comparison stars. Changes for the quasar light curves include both Gaussian fluctuations and linear variations. Simulated light curves have been analyzed using {chi}{sup 2} tests, F tests for variances, one-way analyses of variance and C-statistics. Statistical Type I and Type II errors, which indicate the robustness and the power of the tests, have been obtained in each case. One-way analyses of variance and {chi}{sup 2} prove to be powerful and robust estimators for microvariations, while the C-statistic is not a reliable methodology and its use should be avoided.

  8. Morpheus Vertical Test Bed Flight Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hart, Jeremy; Devolites, Jennifer

    2014-01-01

    NASA's Morpheus Project has developed and tested a prototype planetary lander capable of vertical takeoff and landing, that is designed to serve as a testbed for advanced spacecraft technologies. The lander vehicle, propelled by a LOX/Methane engine and sized to carry a 500kg payload to the lunar surface, provides a platform for bringing technologies from the laboratory into an integrated flight system at relatively low cost. Morpheus onboard software is autonomous from ignition all the way through landing, and is designed to be capable of executing a variety of flight trajectories, with onboard fault checks and automatic contingency responses. The Morpheus 1.5A vehicle performed 26 integrated vehicle test flights including hot-fire tests, tethered tests, and two attempted freeflights between April 2011 and August 2012. The final flight of Morpheus 1.5A resulted in a loss of the vehicle. In September 2012, development began on the Morpheus 1.5B vehicle, which subsequently followed a similar test campaign culminating in free-flights at a simulated planetary landscape built at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. This paper describes the integrated test campaign, including successes and setbacks, and how the system design for handling faults and failures evolved over the course of the project.

  9. ECN Pressure Test

    SciTech Connect

    Dixon, K.; /Fermilab

    1991-07-18

    This note describes: the rationale for the test pressure of the inner ECN cryostat vessel, the equipment to be used in this test, the test procedure, the status of the vessel prior to the test, the actual test results, and a schematic diagram of the testing set up and the pressure testing permit. The test, performed in the evening of July 17, 1991, was a major success. Based on a neglible pressure drop indicated on the pressure gages (1/4 psi), the vessel appeared to be structurally sound throughout the duration of the test (approx. 1.5 hrs.). No pressure increases were observed on the indicators looking at the beam tube bellows volumes. There was no indication of bubbles form the soap test on the welds and most of the fittings that were checked. There were some slight deviations in the actual procedure used. The UO filter was removed after the vessel had bled down to about 18 psig in order to speed up that aspect of the test. The rationale was that the higher velocity gas had already passed through at the higher pressures and there was no visible traces of the black uo particles. The rate of 4 psi/10 minutes seemed incredibly slow and often that time was reduced to just over half that rate. The testing personnel was allowed to stay in the pit throughout the duration of the test; this was a slight relaxation of the rules.

  10. ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase) Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... known as: ALK PHOS; Alkp Formal name: Alkaline Phosphatase Related tests: AST ; ALT ; GGT ; Bilirubin ; Liver Panel ; Bone Markers ; Alkaline Phosphatase Isoenzymes; Bone Specific ALP At a Glance Test ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Urine Tests (For Parents)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Lessons? Visit KidsHealth in the Classroom What Other Parents Are Reading Measles: What to Know Vaccines: FAQs ... Precautions Checkups: What to Expect Urine Tests KidsHealth > Parents > General Health > Sick Kids > Urine Tests Print A ...

  13. Get Tested for HIV

    MedlinePLUS

    ... a counselor. You do not have to give your name. You will receive an ID number to use ... some states, you can get tested without giving your name, if you prefer. This is called "anonymous" testing. ...

  14. Blood gases test (image)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... an artery. The test is used to evaluate respiratory diseases and conditions that affect the lungs, and it is used to determine the effectiveness of oxygen therapy. The acid-base component of the test also ...

  15. Flexseal Insulator Test Assembly

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Buchanan, Eric

    1995-01-01

    Small-scale version of solid-fuel rocket motor flexseal nozzle bearing assembly instrumented and tested in compression-testing fixture simulating conditions during rocket motor operation described in report.

  16. Osmolality - blood test

    MedlinePLUS

    This test helps check your body's water balance. Your doctor may order this test if you have signs of any of the following: Low sodium ( hyponatremia ) or water loss Poisoning from harmful substances such as ethanol, methanol, ...

  17. 17-hydroxycorticosteroid urine test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... and other body tissues break down the steroid hormone, cortisol. This test can help determine if the body is producing too much of the hormone, cortisol. The test may be used to diagnose Cushing ...

  18. 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.

  19. CANbus. , Testing software

    E-print Network

    Kozak, Victor R.

    , , 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

  20. Exercise stress test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... EKG - exercise treadmill; Stress ECG; Exercise electrocardiography; Stress test - exercise treadmill ... This test is done at a medical center or health care provider's office. The technician will place 10 flat, ...

  1. Quadruple screen test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... screen; Multiple marker screening; AFP plus; Triple screen test; AFP maternal; MSAFP; 4-marker screen ... This test is most often done between the 15th and 22nd weeks of the pregnancy. It is most accurate ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Chloride test - blood

    MedlinePLUS

    ... of body fluids and maintain the body's acid-base balance. This article is about the laboratory test ... signs that your body's fluid level or acid-base balance is disturbed. This test is usually ordered ...

  5. Allergy Blood Testing

    MedlinePLUS

    ... this really? Will my allergies ever go away? 1. What other tests are available for allergy testing? ... July-August). Food Allergies: When Food Becomes the Enemy. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA Consumer magazine [ ...

  6. Lactic acid test

    MedlinePLUS

    Lactate test ... test. Exercise can cause a temporary increase in lactic acid levels. ... not getting enough oxygen. Conditions that can increase lactic acid levels include: Heart failure Liver disease Lung disease ...

  7. Pap and HPV Testing

    MedlinePLUS

    ... time to treat them while also reducing the detection of HPV infections that would have gone away ... testing to Pap testing may also improve the detection of glandular cell abnormalities, including adenocarcinoma of the ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Testing of reinforced plastics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Epstein, G.

    Tests of reinforced plastics are presented to determine the suitability of the materials, processes, and design for a proposed application. A listing of the types of tests is given including arc resistance tests, bonding strength tests, and light diffusion tests. Specimen configuration, standardized temperature and humidity conditions, and directional properties are examples of considerations which aid in obtaining valid results. Tests of the raw materials to be used in a reinforced plastic construction are presented, as this component serves as a quality control. Standards and specifications for testing methods used for various types of reinforcement materials (glass fiber, asbestos, quartz, etc.) are given. Basic properties of moldings and laminates are determined (physical, mechanical, electrical, etc.), and other tests include flexural strength at elevated temperatures, flammability, and outgassing.

  10. Baby's First Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... First Test Learn about our initiative. » View more Innovation in Newborn Screening The latest research, news and funding opportunities » View more Innovation About Baby's First Test Contact Us Health Disclaimer ...

  11. 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- ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Urine specific gravity test

    MedlinePLUS

    Urine specific gravity is a laboratory test that measures the concentration of all chemical particles in the urine. ... changes to will tell the provider the specific gravity of your urine. The dipstick test gives only ...

  14. Animal Testing Medical Research

    E-print Network

    Bech, Claus

    Animal Testing In Medical Research Past, present and future. Marte Thomassen Ellen Trolid Tonje Arondsen Marit Gystøl #12;ZO-8091 Forsøksdyrlære Animal experiments in medical research NTNU ­ Norges.............................................................................................................................. 2 2. ETHICS IN ANIMAL TESTING

  15. Lactose tolerance tests

    MedlinePLUS

    ... blood test is considered normal if your glucose level rises more than 30 mg/dL within 2 hours ... blood test is considered abnormal if your glucose level rises less than 20 mg/dL within 2 hours ...

  16. Blade Testing Trends (Presentation)

    SciTech Connect

    Desmond, M.

    2014-08-01

    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.

  17. Multidimensional adaptive testing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel O. Segall

    1996-01-01

    Maximum likelihood and Bayesian procedures for item selection and scoring of multidimensional adaptive tests are presented. A demonstration using simulated response data illustrates that multidimensional adaptive testing (MAT) can provide equal or higher reliabilities with about one-third fewer items than are required by one-dimensional adaptive testing (OAT). Furthermore, holding test-length constant across the MAT and OAT approaches, substantial improvements in

  18. WHITEHEAD TEST MODULES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    JAN TRLIFAJ

    A( right R-) module N is said to be a Whitehead test mod- ule for projectivity (shortly: a p-test module) provided for each module M, ExtR(M;N) = 0 implies M is projective. Dually, i-test modules are dened. For example, Z is a p-test abelian group i each Whitehead group is free. Our rst main result says that if R is

  19. Impact Tests for Woods

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1922-01-01

    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.

  20. Tests in Print II: An Index to Tests, Test Reviews, and the Literature on Specific Tests.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Buros, Oscar K., Ed.

    Tests in Print II is a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of all in-print tests published as separates for use with English-speaking subjects. The 1,155 two-column pages list 2,467 tests in print as of early 1974; 16,574 references through 1971 on specific tests; a reprinting of the 1974 APA-AERA-NCME Standards for Educational andPsychological…

  1. Specification-Based Testing

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Cem Kaner

    2011-06-01

    This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes resources to teach Specification-Based Testing. Spec-based testing involves discovering what claims are made in the specifications and testing the product against those claims. Thus, testers might evaluate a product against a comprehensive development specification, a user manual, a third-party manual, or a collection of emails and meeting notes that together define the product. Resources include lecture videos, slides, activities, suggested readings, and study guide materials.

  2. Dynamic geotechnical testing II

    SciTech Connect

    Ebelhar, R.J.; Drnevich, V.P.; Kutter, B.L. (eds.)

    1994-01-01

    This symposium, sponsored by the ASTM Committee on Soil and Rock, had as its primary goal the identification of both established and innovative tests for determining cyclic and dynamic properties of soils. A secondary goal was to provide a forum for a discussion of testing which has been conducted using standard methods. Papers are divided into the following sections: Field testing; Laboratory methods; and Centrifuge testing. Eight of the papers have been selected for inclusion on the data base.

  3. Coaxial test fixture

    DOEpatents

    Praeg, W.F.

    1984-03-30

    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.

  4. Cryogenic Production Testing

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Buchness, R. K.; Banks, E.; Doidge, J.; Gable, A.; Nelson, L.; Olsen, D.

    1985-10-01

    Rockwell has realized rapid testing of Infrared Focal Plane Arrays (IRFPAs) using a totally automated cryogenic test station with the latest technology in device handling, data acquisition, illumination and throughput capabilities. This station provides testing of HgCdTe Focal Plane Arrays fabricated in a fully certified production facility. All aspects of this facility are under Quality Control surveillance including the hardware and software used by the automated test station.

  5. Gas Test Loop Booster Fuel Hydraulic Testing

    SciTech Connect

    Gas Test Loop Hydraulic Testing Staff

    2006-09-01

    The Gas Test Loop (GTL) project is for the design of an adaptation to the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) to create a fast-flux test space where fuels and materials for advanced reactor concepts can undergo irradiation testing. Incident to that design, it was found necessary to make use of special booster fuel to enhance the neutron flux in the reactor lobe in which the Gas Test Loop will be installed. Because the booster fuel is of a different composition and configuration from standard ATR fuel, it is necessary to qualify the booster fuel for use in the ATR. Part of that qualification is the determination that required thermal hydraulic criteria will be met under routine operation and under selected accident scenarios. The Hydraulic Testing task in the GTL project facilitates that determination by measuring flow coefficients (pressure drops) over various regions of the booster fuel over a range of primary coolant flow rates. A high-fidelity model of the NW lobe of the ATR with associated flow baffle, in-pile-tube, and below-core flow channels was designed, constructed and located in the Idaho State University Thermal Fluids Laboratory. A circulation loop was designed and constructed by the university to provide reactor-relevant water flow rates to the test system. Models of the four booster fuel elements required for GTL operation were fabricated from aluminum (no uranium or means of heating) and placed in the flow channel. One of these was instrumented with Pitot tubes to measure flow velocities in the channels between the three booster fuel plates and between the innermost and outermost plates and the side walls of the flow annulus. Flow coefficients in the range of 4 to 6.5 were determined from the measurements made for the upper and middle parts of the booster fuel elements. The flow coefficient for the lower end of the booster fuel and the sub-core flow channel was lower at 2.3.

  6. Tests of Significance

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Lacey, Michelle

    This site gives an explanation, a definition of and an example for tests of significance. Topics include null and alternative hypotheses for population mean, one-sided and two-sided z and t tests, levels of significance, and matched pairs analysis. Overall, this is a nice presentation of significance tests for any mathematics classroom.

  7. Test Administration Models

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Becker, Kirk A.; Bergstrom, Betty A.

    2013-01-01

    The need for increased exam security, improved test formats, more flexible scheduling, better measurement, and more efficient administrative processes has caused testing agencies to consider converting the administration of their exams from paper-and-pencil to computer-based testing (CBT). Many decisions must be made in order to provide an optimal…

  8. Graphics Turing Test

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael D. Mcguigan

    2006-01-01

    Abstract We define a Graphics Turing Test to measure graphics performance in a similar manner,to the definition of the traditional Turing Test. To pass the test one needs to reach a computational scale, the Graphics Turing Scale, for which Computer Generated Imagery becomes comparatively indistinguishable from real images while also being interactive. We derive an estimate for this computational scale

  9. THE TURING TEST MISUNDERSTOOD

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan Eric Larsson

    1993-01-01

    The Turing test was conceived by Alan Turing [1] as a device to get around the difficult question of whether computers can think, and replace it with one which would be easier to discuss and answer. Since then the suggested test has repeatedly been quoted as an important aim for actual research and as a working test for intelligence.

  10. Testing Unconstrained Optimization Software

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1981-01-01

    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

  11. Adaptive Testing with Granularity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jason A. Collins

    1996-01-01

    Adaptive testing attempts to determine the current level of a student's knowledgequickly and accurately by posing questions. Depending on the student's responses,an adaptive testing routine can estimate the student's level of knowledge to someprecision. If more information is required to make a judgement, the routine canchoose to pose more questions until the routine terminates with a final assessment.Adaptive testing has

  12. English: Tests and Reviews.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Buros, Oscar Krisen, Ed.

    The objectives of the "Mental Measurements Yearbooks" (MMY), published in seven volumes since 1938, have been to provide information about tests published as separates throughout the English speaking world and to present frankly critical test reviews. This monograph, reflecting the changing state of the art over 50 years of English testing,…

  13. Testing filamentary composites

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Dow, N. F.; Rosen, B. W.

    1970-01-01

    NOL ring split-dee tensile test has the advantages that the specimen is readily fabricated by winding and the test is performed in a conventional testing machine without special fixtures. Strain gages cannot be mounted, however, and substantial bending moments are introduced.

  14. Testing bio-chips

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. Chakrabarty

    2009-01-01

    Dependability is an essential attribute for microfluidic biochips that are being developed for safety-critical applications such as point-of-care health assessment, air-quality monitoring, and food-safety testing. Therefore, these devices must be adequately tested after manufacture and during bioassay operations. This paper describes testing and diagnosis techniques for droplet-based \\

  15. Diagnosing the Diagnostic Test

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Popham, W. James

    2009-01-01

    Scads of pseudodiagnostic tests are peddled by commercial vendors who recognize that desperate educators will do almost anything to dodge an impending accountability cataclysm. And this "almost anything" includes buying tests that promise to help a teacher raise test scores--even if they don't. Accordingly, today's educators need to be aware of…

  16. STRESS TESTING OF WOODSTOVES

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper discusses stress testing of woodstoves. tress testing is a way to test the long- term durability of woodstove models in the laboratory in a 1 to 2 week time frame. (NOTE: Woodstove field studies have shown that new technology woodstoves designed to have low particulate ...

  17. Virginia Corn Silage Testing

    E-print Network

    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Test Results at the Southern Piedmont Site Table 10. Two Year Average Corn Silage Test Results (2003 State, Petersburg. VT/1204/qp/424037 Shenandoah Valley Southwest Virginia Northern Piedmont Southern at the Shenandoah Valley Site Table 6. Two Year Average Corn Silage Test Results (2003 & 2004) at the Shenandoah

  18. Testing Technology, June 1992

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-01-01

    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.

  19. 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.

  20. Testing the Edges

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-09-18

    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.