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  1. 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…

  2. The Literacy of U.S. Adults with Disabilities across GED Credential Recipients, High School Graduates, and Non-High School Graduates. GED Testing Service[TM] Research Studies, 2008-3

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    Hsu, Yung-chen; George-Ezzelle, Carol E.

    2008-01-01

    To serve adults with disabilities without a high school diploma, the federal government and states have funded adult education and literacy programs that provide services to accommodate the needs of those adults. In addition, the Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) provide adults with disabilities with testing accommodations to…

  3. Are the GED Tests a High School Equivalency or a High School Alternative?

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    Bingham, Millard Juette

    The General Educational Development (GED) Tests date from 1942, when the United States Armed Forces Institute designed a battery of tests to provide military personnel and veterans the opportunity to obtain a credential that demonstrated proficiency on par with high school graduates. Since World War II, the GED Tests have also been beneficial to…

  4. GED Items, 1999. The Newsletter of the GED Testing Service.

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    Hone, Lisa Richards, Ed.

    1999-01-01

    Six issues of the newsletter of the General Educational Development Testing Service discuss developments of interest to users of the Tests of General Educational Development (GED) in the United States and Canada. The feature article of each issue is: (1) "Survey of Testing Centers Reveals Trends in Access to Technology"; (2) "Washington State…

  5. Technical Manual: 2002 Series GED Tests

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    Ezzelle, Carol; Setzer, J. Carl

    2009-01-01

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

  6. 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…

  7. 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.…

  8. The GED Experience: Reaching Out to People. Final Evaluation Report of Iowa's Experimental GED Test Structure.

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    Hartwig, John

    This report describes the structure, format, and processes of Iowa's General Educational Development (GED) test center structure and presents the results, conclusions, and recommendations from an evaluation of that structure. The major purposes of the evaluation were to assess the effectiveness of Iowa's new statewide GED structure, determine…

  9. 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…

  10. The GED Certificate as an Alternative Credential in the U.S. Army Enlistment Process.

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    Lyle, Buddy

    1988-01-01

    Army enlistees with General Educational Development (GED) certificates who completed military service (1,894) were compared with 2,085 GED enlistees who dropped out. Completers had higher GED scores and Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery subtest scores. It was recommended that GED scores be an integral part of recruitment screening and a…

  11. Reliability and Validity Evidence for the GED[R] English as a Second Language Test. GED Testing Service[R] Research Studies, 2009-4

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    Setzer, J. Carl

    2009-01-01

    The GED[R] English as a Second Language (GED ESL) Test was designed to serve as an adjunct to the GED test battery when an examinee takes either the Spanish- or French-language version of the tests. The GED ESL Test is a criterion-referenced, multiple-choice instrument that assesses the functional, English reading skills of adults whose first…

  12. Success Rates of GED Credential Recipients and High School Graduates: A Comparative Study of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Students

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    Adams, James Victor

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether there was a statistically significant difference in collegiate success rates of GED credential recipients and high school graduates in community colleges. Data obtained from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) PeopleSoft system at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical…

  13. Reliability Analysis for the Internationally Administered 2002 Series GED Tests. GED Testing Service[R] Research Studies, 2009-3

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    Setzer, J. Carl; He, Yi

    2009-01-01

    Reliability Analysis for the Internationally Administered 2002 Series GED (General Educational Development) Tests Reliability refers to the consistency, or stability, of test scores when the authors administer the measurement procedure repeatedly to groups of examinees (American Educational Research Association [AERA], American Psychological…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Frequently Asked Questions: Altered Plans for GED Test, 5th Edition

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    GED Testing Service, 2009

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a list of frequently asked questions about the 5th Edition GED (General Educational Development) Test. This paper answers the following questions: (1) With the announcement of altered plans for a 5th Edition GED Test release, will the current 2002 test series continue beyond January 1, 2012?; (2) What should I tell the public,…

  17. The Literacy of U.S. Adults with Disabilities across GED[R] Credential Recipients, High School Graduates, and Non-High School Graduates

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    Hsu, Yung-Chen; George-Ezzelle, Carol E.

    2008-01-01

    To serve adults with disabilities without a high school diploma, the federal government and states have funded adult education and literacy programs that provide services to accommodate the needs of those adults. In addition, the Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) provide adults with disabilities with testing accommodations to…

  18. Taking the Easy Way Out: How the GED Testing Program Induces Students to Drop Out. NBER Working Paper No. 14044

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    Heckman, James J.; LaFontaine, Paul A.; Rodriguez, Pedro L.

    2008-01-01

    We exploit an exogenous increase in General Educational Development (GED) testing requirements to determine whether raising the difficulty of the test causes students to finish high school rather than drop out and GED certify. We find that a six point decrease in GED pass rates induces a 1.3 point decline in overall dropout rates. The effect size…

  19. Credentialing.

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    Ogle, Orrett E

    2008-07-01

    Credentialing is the administrative process for validating the qualifications of licensed professionals and appraising their background. It is used by hospitals and other health care facilities, educational institutions, and insurance companies to ensure the qualification of their clinicians and to grant privileges to provide specific services and perform different medical or dental procedures. This article familiarizes the reader with the credentialing process and the documentation that is needed to be credentialed by certain organizations. PMID:18501728

  20. Work Rates on the GED Tests. Relationships with Examinee Age and Test Time Limits.

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    Whitney, Douglas R.; Patience, Wayne M.

    In response to informal reports that the time limitations on the new 1978 test forms of the General Educational Development (GED) Tests resulted in some examinees having to work substantially faster than at a comfortable rate, this study was designed (1) to estimate the time required for examinees to complete the tests at their preferred rate; (2)…

  1. The Health Literacy of U.S. Adults across GED® Credential Recipients, High School Graduates, and Non-High School Graduates

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    Yung-chen Hsu

    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 examined the health literacy of adults across General Educational Development (GED)

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

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    Stahl, Nathaniel

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Evans, Karin; Landau, Julie

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

  4. The Adolescentizing of the GED

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    Rachal, John R.; Bingham, Millard J.

    2004-01-01

    The changing demographic population of GED test-takers from the period of returning World War II veterans to today's younger, recent high school dropouts invites debate as to whether GED instruction should utilize methods of adult education. The growth trends in the U. S. from 1989 to 2001 indicate increasing numbers of 16- and 17-year-olds…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. The GED Exit Option Model. Procedure Manual. Revised.

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    Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.

    The purpose of this document is to assist Florida school districts in implementing the General Educational Development (GED) Exit Option Model for students at risk of not completing high school. Students must be at least 16 years of age and currently enrolled in high school to take the GED tests through the GED Exit Option Model. In addition, the…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. In Defense of the GED.

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    Hawking, James

    1995-01-01

    Rebuts Cameron and Heckman's conclusion that the General Educational Development (GED) Test is too easy and irrelevant to employers by arguing that their sample was unrepresentative, credible evidence of ease is lacking, and there is no evidence that traditional high school curricula meet employers' needs. Also presents noneconomic and other…

  11. 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…

  12. Repeat Testing Effects on Credentialing Exams: Are Repeaters Misinformed or Uninformed?

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    Feinberg, Richard A.; Raymond, Mark R.; Haist, Steven A.

    2015-01-01

    To mitigate security concerns and unfair score gains, credentialing programs routinely administer new test material to examinees retesting after an initial failing attempt. Counterintuitively, a small but growing body of recent research suggests that repeating the identical form does not create an unfair advantage. This study builds upon and…

  13. Bright Horizons. Iowa GED Writing Skills Pilot Project. Final Report.

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    Hartwig, John

    A pilot project determined whether a proposed essay addition to the new General Educational Development (GED) test batteries, scheduled for release in 1988, could be successfully administered and scored in local test centers with an acceptable degree of test reliability and validity. Conducted in cooperation with the GED Testing Service, the…

  14. Mathematics: Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions, and Percents. 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 Mathematics test, with material to help develop the skills needed for whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percents. The workbook presents 16 strategies for skill development: (1) use a problem-solving…

  15. Hispanics, High School Dropouts and the GED [pdf

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    Published in May 2010, this 24-page paper from the Pew Hispanic Center looks at the pathways to a General Educational Development (GED) credential exam taken by Hispanic high school drop-outs in the United States. Written by Richard Fry, the report notes that just one-in-ten Hispanic high school drop-outs has a GED, as compared to two-in-ten black high school drop-outs and three-in-ten white high school drop-outs. The report is based on educational attainment data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey. Moving on through the report, interested parties can also look at labor market outcomes of Hispanic adults based on whether they dropped out of high school and lack a GED, and other measures. Also, visitors can look at other relevant reports from the National Center for Education Statistics on this site.

  16. 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…

  17. Three Studies of General Educational Development (GED) Students--1971-1981.

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    Swarm, Christine C.

    Three studies examined General Educational Development (GED) students in postsecondary institutions and determined their ability to achieve in college without a traditional high school education. A literature review focused on admittance of GED students to institutions of higher learning and students' characteristics. Tests that predict GED

  18. GED Days in the Lehigh Valley.

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    Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce, PA.

    Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania) business, education, and service representatives offered residents of a two-county work force a chance to take the General Educational Development (GED) test for free and improve basic skills. Lehigh Valley census data indicated that one-third of the 650,000 population lacked a high school diploma, yet fewer than 500…

  19. Predicting Transition to Postsecondary Programs of GED® Earners in a College Setting

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    Medina, Isabel

    2014-01-01

    This applied dissertation was designed to identify the characteristics of students enrolled in a GED® preparation program who transitioned to postsecondary programs at the same institution after passing the GED® test. The characteristics studied included age; gender; ethnicity; prematriculation scores in reading, language, and math in the Test of…

  20. GED as Project: Pathways to Passing the GED. Volume 2: Math.

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    James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA. Workforce Improvement Network.

    This guide presents math-focused learning projects and accompanying inquiry activities to help students pass the math portion of the GED 2002. It is Volume 2 of a proposed four-volume series; Volume 1 describing the concept of the GED as project is also available. Section 1 relates GED as project to the math portion of the GED and explains how…

  1. Factors Influencing GED Scores of Male U.S. Army Personnel.

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    Trent, Curtis; Cabanillas, Franklyn M.

    1981-01-01

    Data were collected from 193 male Army personnel who took the final unit of the General Educational Development (GED) test. Statistical analysis indicated that 11 of the 13 variables were significantly related to GED scores, and at least five (General-Technical score; reading habits involving Army publications, magazines, books, and newspapers)…

  2. GED Revision Opens Path to Higher Ed.

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    Gewertz, Catherine

    2011-01-01

    The General Educational Development program, or GED, is undergoing the biggest revamping in its 69-year history, driven by mounting recognition that young adults' future success depends on getting more than a high-school-level education. Potent forces have converged to stoke the GED's redesign. A labor market that increasingly seeks some…

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

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    Hariharan, Joya Reena

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

  4. Credentialing high school psychology teachers.

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    Weaver, Kenneth A

    2014-09-01

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

  5. Competence without Credentials.

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    Stacey, Nevzer G., Ed.

    These workshop papers address the challenges of alternative credentials, new modes of instruction, and multiple sources of instruction. Following an introduction by Nevzer G. Stacey, "Competence without Credentials: Promise and Potential Problems of Computer-Based Distance Education" (Stephen R. Barley) provides a conceptual framework for the…

  6. A Portrait of an Effective GED Teacher: A Qualitative Study

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    Wade, Joyce Dee Gibbons

    2011-01-01

    This qualitative study embraces the pedagogy that effective General Education Development (GED) teachers can enhance students' academic learning. The study explores what makes an effective GED teacher, such as attributes and instructional strategies. Three methodologies are used: 1) two ninety minute interviews with GED teacher using…

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

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    Snider, Susan Lynn

    2010-01-01

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

  8. 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…

  9. Credentials on Trial.

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    Leatherman, Courtney

    1995-01-01

    A popular legal strategy for college faculty who sue after being denied tenure is to turn the spotlight on the credentials of colleagues, particularly in sex discrimination cases. Colleagues caught in the crossfire often suffer personal humiliation and professional discredit. (MSE)

  10. 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…

  11. GED: An Option for Students with Visual Impairments.

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    Cassels, L.; Cummings, O. V.

    1997-01-01

    Describes the development of a general equivalency diploma (GED) preparation program at the New York Institute for Special Education, which serves students who are visually impaired. It reports that as of June 1996, 19 students (all over age 19) with visual impairments had participated in the GED program. Thirteen of these students have received…

  12. Distance Learning for GED[R] Students in Rural Pennsylvania

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

    2012-01-01

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

  13. Encouraging GED Students Write Now!: The Studio as Bridge

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    Cotugno, Marianne

    2009-01-01

    While plans for adult education programs are forming on a state level, Miami University Middletown (MUM) is developing a new program, Write Now! This program has three goals: (1) to encourage students to complete GEDs (General Educational Development); (2) to encourage those who have earned GEDs to consider postsecondary education; and (3) to…

  14. From GED to College: Age Trajectories of Nontraditional Educational Paths

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    Maralani, Vida

    2011-01-01

    Age patterns of secondary certification and college entry differ in complex and surprising ways for traditional graduates and GED recipients. Although GED recipients are less likely to enter college in their late teens, they catch up to traditional graduates in their 20s. Results show that adjusting for differences in the age trajectories of…

  15. Ideabook on Writing for GED Instructors in Adult Basic Education.

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    Vucinich, Janet; O'Conlin, Michaele

    This handbook is intended to provide teachers with background information about the writing skills needed by General Educational Development (GED) students as well as practical instructional activities for use in the adult basic education/GED classroom. A guide to using the ideabook explains the POWER format that involves Prewriting, Organizing,…

  16. 33 CFR 125.09 - Identification credentials.

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Identification credentials. 125.09 Section...CONTINUED) WATERFRONT FACILITIES IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIALS FOR PERSONS REQUIRING...FACILITIES OR VESSELS § 125.09 Identification credentials. The term...

  17. 33 CFR 125.09 - Identification credentials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Identification credentials. 125.09 Section...CONTINUED) WATERFRONT FACILITIES IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIALS FOR PERSONS REQUIRING...FACILITIES OR VESSELS § 125.09 Identification credentials. The term...

  18. The professional credential in behavior analysis

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    Shook, Gerald L.

    1993-01-01

    The quality of behavior analysis is of interest to many individuals within the community. Other professionals are including behavior analysis in their credentials and excluding from practice those qualified behavior analysts who do not have their credentials. Existing credentialing programs do not seem to regulate behavior analysis adequately. This article examines reasons for a professional credential in behavior analysis, various components of credentialing programs, the forms of programs available, and alternative professional credentials for behavior analysts. PMID:22478137

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

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    Grant, Peter R

    2008-12-01

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

  20. Status and Significance of Credentialing.

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    Musgrave, Dorothea

    1984-01-01

    Discusses the current status, significance, and future of credentialing in the field of environmental health. Also discusses four phases of a Bureau of Health Professions (BHP) Credentialing Program and BHP-funded projects related to their development and implementation. Phases include role delineation, resources development, examination…

  1. Credentialing chaos for nurse practitioners

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    Amanda Bennett

    2001-01-01

    As opportunities for nurse practitioners have increased, the increased exposure has raised concerns for public safety among consumers and regulators. Compounding the problem is the lack of uniformity for credentialing nurse practitioners among the states. Many nurse practitioners do not have sufficient knowledge about the concept of credentialing and its significance to their practice. An accurate knowledge base is essential

  2. High-stakes testing in employment, credentialing, and higher education. Prospects in a post-affirmative-action world.

    PubMed

    Sackett, P R; Schmitt, N; Ellingson, J E; Kabin, M B

    2001-04-01

    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 that assess the full range of relevant attributes using a format that minimizes verbal content as much as is consistent with the outcome one is trying to achieve. They also recommend the use of test preparation, face-valid assessments, and the consideration of relevant job or life experiences. Regardless of the strategy adopted, it is unreasonable to expect that one can maximize both the performance and ethnic diversity of selected individuals. PMID:11330228

  3. From GED to College: Age Trajectories of Nontraditional Educational Paths

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    Maralani, Vida

    2015-01-01

    Age patterns of secondary certification and college entry differ in complex and surprising ways for traditional graduates and GED recipients. Although GED recipients are less likely to enter college in their late teens, they catch up to traditional graduates in their 20s. Results show that adjusting for differences in the age trajectories of school continuation accounts for a substantial portion of the differences observed between the two groups. Important differences remain, however, in the type of college attended and the likelihood of college entry before age 21. Nonetheless, more GED recipients enroll in college than previous studies have suggested, and this interest in college identifies a useful place for policy to intervene to encourage school continuation for this group.

  4. A Survey: Perceptions of the College of Lake County's G.E.D. Program as Seen by Former Students and Area Personnel Managers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mally, Nell; Charuhas, Mary

    The College of Lake County conducted surveys in December 1976 to determine if the eight-week course to prepare students for the General Educational Development (GED) test was meeting the needs of the students and the community. Questionnaires soliciting information on age, educational background, satisfaction with the course, and subsequent…

  5. Evaluating Credentialing Systems: Implications for Career-Technical Educators.

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    Mahlman, Robert A.; Austin, James T.

    Career-technical educators face three issues in credentialing through assessment. First, the occupational credentialing domain is large and evolving, and a clear understanding of it is a prerequisite to considering adoption of a credential. Three types of credentialing are registration, certification, and licensure. Credentialing organizations are…

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

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    Hanniford, Barbara, Ed.

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

  7. 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.

  8. An In-Depth Look at a GED® Program in a U.S. County Jail

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    Berridge, Gina; Goebel, Vella

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the beliefs and perceptions of some of the stakeholders directly involved in a GED® program located in a county jail. The researchers investigated the perspectives of the jail's Chief of Programming, GED® supervisor, teachers, and inmates participating in the program. Although gathering data from the…

  9. PATHWAYS: An Adult Pre-GED Reading Skills Workbook. Level III.

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    Lovett, Ollie M.

    Utilizing Southwestern Indian myths, legends, poems, history, and information on religious beliefs, architecture, fine arts, music, dance, and social practices, this Pre-GED (General Educational Development) Level III reading skills workbook, part of the PATHWAYS Curriculum, provides a culture-based GED preparatory reading and writing curriculum…

  10. 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…

  11. Analysis of Survey Findings Concerning the USAFI High School GED Program.

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    Beusse, William B.

    The study is the third of a series concerning the function of the U.S. Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) High School General Educational Development (GED) program. Information was sought to enable GED program managers to improve the effectiveness of their programs. Questionnaires were sent to a stratified random sample of 1,000 recent former Army…

  12. High School Teacher Credentialing Programs-A

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    Militzer, Burkhard

    High School Teacher Credentialing Programs- A personal Perspective Graduate program in teacher credentialing: Texas Teachers Program: Joshua Graham #12;Environmental Consulting · My 1st post-college job? · Do you wish to have a positive impact on society #12;Why I decided to become a teacher · I enjoy

  13. Credentials in Employment: Learning in the Workplace.

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    Malizio, Andrew G.; And Others

    This document consists of four papers that were read as a joint presentation on learning in the workplace and credentials in employment. Reported in the first paper, "Educational Credentials in Employment: A Nationwide Survey" by Andrew G. Malizio and Douglas R. Whitney, are the results of a survey in which 1,500 members of the American Society…

  14. 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

  15. APTA CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR EDUCATION & CREDENTIALING PROGRAM

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    APTA CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR EDUCATION & CREDENTIALING PROGRAM WHEN: Monday, May 12, 2014 7:30 am-1532 (Parking information and directions to be sent with confirmation, parking, close to campus costs 10.00/day. · APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program Participant Dossier · Copy of APTA

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 46 CFR 10.205 - Validity of a merchant mariner credential.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Validity of a merchant mariner credential. ...Merchant Mariner Credentials § 10.205 Validity of a merchant mariner credential. ...Otherwise, the new credential issue validity date will coincide with the...

  19. Biennial Report CSU Fullerton, September 2012 Overview 1 Commission on Teacher Credentialing

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    de Lijser, Peter

    --School of Nursing (NURS) School Nurse Services Credential Special Teaching Authorization in Health Unit Programs leading to an initial teaching credential or authorization: Multiple Subjects Credential Program Studies Department (HCOM) Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential School Nursing Program

  20. 46 CFR 131.955 - Display of merchant mariner credential.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Display of merchant mariner credential. 131...OPERATIONS Miscellaneous § 131.955 Display of merchant mariner credential. Each officer on a vessel must conspicuously display his or her license or officer...

  1. 46 CFR 131.955 - Display of merchant mariner credential.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Display of merchant mariner credential. 131...OPERATIONS Miscellaneous § 131.955 Display of merchant mariner credential. Each officer on a vessel must conspicuously display his or her license or officer...

  2. 46 CFR 131.955 - Display of merchant mariner credential.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Display of merchant mariner credential. 131...OPERATIONS Miscellaneous § 131.955 Display of merchant mariner credential. Each officer on a vessel must conspicuously display his or her license or officer...

  3. 46 CFR 131.955 - Display of merchant mariner credential.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Display of merchant mariner credential. 131...OPERATIONS Miscellaneous § 131.955 Display of merchant mariner credential. Each officer on a vessel must conspicuously display his or her license or officer...

  4. 46 CFR 131.955 - Display of merchant mariner credential.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Display of merchant mariner credential. 131...OPERATIONS Miscellaneous § 131.955 Display of merchant mariner credential. Each officer on a vessel must conspicuously display his or her license or officer...

  5. 33 CFR 6.10-7 - Identification credentials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Identification credentials. 6.10-7 Section...HARBORS, AND WATERFRONT FACILITIES Identification and Exclusion of Persons From Vessels...Waterfront Facilities § 6.10-7 Identification credentials. The...

  6. University of California, Irvine Extension Clear Administrative Services Credential

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    Loudon, Catherine

    . The intent of state law is that the holder will begin work on the Clear Administrative Services Credential 1 University of California, Irvine Extension Clear Administrative Services Credential Student Page 5 Contact Information Page 6 Directions for Clear Administrative Services Credential

  7. 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…

  8. Decentralized Anonymous Credentials Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Ian Miers

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    Decentralized Anonymous Credentials Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Ian Miers The Johns Hopkins, 2013 Abstract Anonymous credentials provide a powerful tool for making assertions about identity while maintaining privacy. However, a limitation of today's anonymous credential systems is the need for a trusted

  9. Trust Negotiation with Hidden Credentials, Hidden Policies, and Policy Cycles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Keith B. Frikken; Jiangtao Li; Mikhail J. Atallah

    2006-01-01

    In an open environment such as the Internet, the decision to collaborate with a stranger (e.g., by granting access to a resource) is often based on the characteristics (rather tha n the identity) of the requester, via digital credentials: Ac cess is granted if Alice's credentials satisfy Bob's access policy. The literature contains many examples where protecting the credentials and

  10. Future Teacher Seminar:Future Teacher Seminar: SB 2042 CredentialSB 2042 Credential

    E-print Network

    Galles, David

    Fingerprints are submitted to the California Department of Justice and the FBIDepartment of Justice and the FBI Complete a 41 for the Professional Clear credential, the holder of this document must complete aholder of this document must complete

  11. Summary of Curricula Major and Credential Codes

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    Ponce, V. Miguel

    curricula in teacher education leading to graduate credentials at all levels of public school teaching 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

  12. A Technical Overview of Digital Credentials

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stefan Brands

    2002-01-01

    Applications that involve the electronic transfer of credentials, value tokens, profiles, and other sensitive information are quickly gaining momentum. Traditional attempts to introduce electronic authentication, such as PKI and biometric verification, expose organizations to po- tentially unlimited liability, lead to consumer fear, and stifle the adoption of new systems. To overcome these barriers, innovative solutions are needed that address the

  13. Research Findings Relevant to Director Credentialing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document presents literature review findings that provide background information on the director credentialing effort. Findings show that the director's role is essential to program quality and that director experience correlates with quality for children and their families. Research suggests training needs and the competencies or attributes…

  14. Hidden credential retrieval from a reusable password

    Microsoft Academic Search

    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

  15. Establishing a Real-World Credential

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  17. Newspaper Delivery of ABE/GED Curriculum Materials. Final Report and Final Product.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lenz, Kitty

    This report describes the delivery of adult basic education/general educational development (ABE/GED) materials throuqh a local newspaper. The materials, 24 English and math lessons developed by the Vineland (New Jersey) Adult Education Center and later distributed by Project Rural in Centre County, Pennsylvania, were published by the "Valley News…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Molek, Carol

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

  19. 78 FR 20289 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements

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    2013-04-04

    ...USCG-2007-28915] Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements...the title ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements...work with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as an access...

  20. 78 FR 22218 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements

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    2013-04-15

    ...USCG-2007-28915] Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements...the title ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements...work with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as an access...

  1. 78 FR 20558 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements

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    ...USCG-2007-28915] Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements...the title ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements...work with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as an access...

  2. 78 FR 18534 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements

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    2013-03-27

    ...USCG-2007-28915] Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements...the title ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader Requirements...work with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as an access...

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

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Credential School Nurse Program--Nursing Department (NURS) School Nurse Services Credential Special Teaching of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Science Education Department--Master of Arts in Teaching Science Program Development School Nurse Program (Nursing Department) - Reviewed by CTC only Special Education Department

  4. 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…

  5. Legal Trends Affecting the Validity of Credentialing Examinations.

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    O'Brien, Thomas L.

    1986-01-01

    Credentialing examinations have been relatively immune from legal attack based on allegations that the examinations lack validity. The extent of the present legal obligation to demonstrate the validity of credentialing examinations is analyzed in three areas: (1) the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (2) the Constitution; and (3) antitrust laws.…

  6. Design and implementation of the idemix anonymous credential system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan Camenisch; Els Van Herreweghen

    2002-01-01

    Anonymous credential systems [8, 9, 12, 24] allow anonymous yet authenticated and accountable transactions between users and service providers. As such, they represent a powerful technique for protecting users' privacy when conducting Internet transactions. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of an anonymous credential system based on the protocols developed by [6]. The system is based on

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Herring, Angela Hudson

    2012-01-01

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

  8. 42 CFR 422.204 - Provider selection and credentialing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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

  9. Consumable Credentials in Logic-Based Access-Control Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kevin D. Bowers; Lujo Bauer; Deepak Garg; Frank Pfenning; Michael K. Reiter

    We present a method to implement consumable creden- tials in a logic-based distributed authorization system. S uch credentials convey use-limited authority (e.g., to open a door once) or authority to utilize resources that are them- selves limited (e.g., concert tickets). We design and imple - ment mechanisms to enforce the consumption of credentials in a distributed system, and to protect

  10. The GED and the Rise of Contextless Accountability

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  11. Why do anthropogenic global warming skeptics have poorer scientific credentials than their opponents?

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    Rogers, N. L.

    2010-12-01

    A paper published in PNAS (1) analyzed the scientific credentials of two groups of activist scientists. The unconvinced by the evidence group included ~500 scientists and technologists who signed various public documents protesting against various aspects of programs to prevent or mitigate anthropogenic global warming. The convinced by the evidence group (~1200 persons) signed public appeals to implement programs to prevent or mitigate AGW. Scientific credentials were measured by publications and citations. The unspoken message of the paper is that we should have confidence in the canonical program of climate change as outlined by, for example, the IPCC, because those who support the program have better scientific credentials than those that don’t. One of the authors of the paper, James Prall, made available on his website lists of several thousand persons, mostly scientists and technologists, who are in one group or the other. The lists include considerable detail, such as publications, citations and education that relates to scientific qualifications. Using Prall’s lists and relevant anecdotal statements by prominent advocates on both sides of the issue I suggest an alternate reason for the disparity in scientific credentials. The PNAS paper in testing scientific credentials counted the number of publications and citations in the area of climate science. There is a certain circularity in using such a test because persons who are professionally employed as climate scientists will naturally have many publications and citations - that is their professional goal. Professional employment in climate science implies adherence to group standards and to some extent beliefs. To give an analogy, if you are a professional freudian psychoanalyst you can’t say that Freud is a crackpot and retain your professional standing. I’m not saying that climate scientists are crackpots, but that there is surely some sort of shared belief and value system whether or not it is formerly acknowledged. There are lines that one must not cross. The relevant question is, are well qualified and professionally employed climate scientists not skeptics because their superior knowledge gives them insight to the science or are they not skeptics because that is a line they cannot cross? A remarkable disparity in Prall’s lists gives a clue to the answer. Early career scientists are highly dependent on group approval. They are canaries in the coal mine if you like. Looking at the early career scientists on both sides of the issue in Prall’s lists casts light on the answer to the relevant question posed above. (1) Expert credibility in climate change William R. L. Anderegg, James W. Prall, Jacob Harold, and Stephen H. Schneider. PNAS Early Edition April 2010

  12. The re-determination of the molecular structure of antimony(III) oxide using very-high-temperature gas electron diffraction (VHT-GED).

    PubMed

    Masters, Sarah L; Girichev, Georgiy V; Shylkov, Sergey A

    2013-03-14

    The molecular structure of a fundamental binary compound [antimony(III) oxide] has been re-determined to a far higher accuracy and precision than previously reported. The structure is compared to those determined by various ab initio methods, X-ray diffraction and to a previous gas-phase structure determined by electron diffraction prior to modern-day developments for data extraction and manipulation. The experiments utilised a new very-high-temperature (VHT) inlet nozzle system that has been designed and constructed for the gas electron diffraction (GED) apparatus now based at the University of Canterbury (formerly at the University of Edinburgh). The VHT-GED system is capable of heating samples to temperatures of up to 1100 K. The VHT system was tested by studying the gas-phase structure of antimony(III) oxide. Data were collected at 750 K and the contents of the gas flow analysed by mass spectrometry. In the gas phase at this temperature, antimony(III) oxide (Sb(2)O(3)) exists as a dimer (Sb(4)O(6)) with tetrahedral symmetry. The Sb-O bond length (r(a3,1)) was determined to be 195.66(4) pm and the O-Sb-O bond angle was 98.15(3)°. Unusually, the Sb-O bond length observed from X-ray diffraction investigation of Sb(4)O(6) was longer than the gas phase bond length [197.7(1) pm as compared to 195.66(4) pm]. PMID:23283245

  13. 46 CFR 10.217 - Merchant mariner credential application and examination locations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Merchant mariner credential application and examination locations...GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MERCHANT MARINE OFFICERS...Merchant mariner credential application and examination locations...available through the Coast Guard Web site at...

  14. 46 CFR 10.217 - Merchant mariner credential application and examination locations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Merchant mariner credential application and examination locations...GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MERCHANT MARINE OFFICERS...Merchant mariner credential application and examination locations...available through the Coast Guard Web site at...

  15. Rev. 12.04.13 MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL PROGRAM SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

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    Ravikumar, B.

    Rev. 12.04.13 MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL PROGRAM SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY REQUEST FOR LEAVE approved/not approved Department Chair ___________________________________________ Date ___________ Request approved/not approved Cc: ____ Credentials Office ____Student ____ Department ____ (Coordinator of Field

  16. Using NFC Phones for Proving Credentials Gergely Alpr1,2

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    Verdult, Roel

    Using NFC Phones for Proving Credentials Gergely Alpár1,2 , Lejla Batina1,3 , and Roel Verdult1 1, users need only their NFC-enabled mo- bile phones and credentials implemented on their smart cards. An NFC device acts like a bridge between service providers and secure elements and the secure credentials

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

    E-print Network

    de Lijser, Peter

    Commission on Teacher Credentialing Page 1 of 6 Web-App-Tips 9/2012 Online Services for Educators, you will be prompted to enter this information twice. #12;Commission on Teacher Credentialing Page 2 process. #12;Commission on Teacher Credentialing Page 3 of 6 f. Select the type of document you wish

  18. 46 CFR 10.205 - Validity of a merchant mariner credential.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Shipping 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Validity of a merchant mariner credential. 10.205 Section 10...Requirements for All Merchant Mariner Credentials § 10.205 Validity of a merchant mariner credential. (a) An MMC is...

  19. 46 CFR 10.205 - Validity of a merchant mariner credential.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Shipping 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Validity of a merchant mariner credential. 10.205 Section 10...Requirements for All Merchant Mariner Credentials § 10.205 Validity of a merchant mariner credential. (a) An MMC is...

  20. 46 CFR 10.205 - Validity of a merchant mariner credential.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Shipping 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Validity of a merchant mariner credential. 10.205 Section 10...Requirements for All Merchant Mariner Credentials § 10.205 Validity of a merchant mariner credential. (a) An MMC is...

  1. 46 CFR 10.205 - Validity of a merchant mariner credential.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Shipping 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Validity of a merchant mariner credential. 10.205 Section 10...Requirements for All Merchant Mariner Credentials § 10.205 Validity of a merchant mariner credential. (a) An MMC is...

  2. Anonymous Credentials in Web Applications A Child's Play with the PRIME Core

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Anonymous Credentials in Web Applications ­ A Child's Play with the PRIME Core Benjamin Kellermann in a privacy- friendly way have the need for anonymous credential systems. While there are already protocols describing anonymous credential systems and libraries, implementing the protocols, application using

  3. An Efficient System for Non-transferable Anonymous Credentials with Optional Anonymity Revocation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan Camenisch; Anna Lysyanskaya

    2001-01-01

    A credential system is a system in which users can obtain credentials from organizations and demonstrate possession of these cre- dentials. 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 provid- ing privacy for users. In this

  4. 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)

  5. Medical Laboratory Science: An International Comparison for Credentials Evaluators.

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    Turner, Solveig M.; Karlsson, Britta

    Information is presented to help medical technology schools abroad evaluate their credentials in comparison to U.S. requirements. After defining the subfields of medical technology, also called medical laboratory science, a summary is provided of the educational requirements, the professional titles, and the certification recognition of medical…

  6. 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,…

  7. Credential of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Has Impact

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    Viadero, Debra; Honawar, Vaishali

    2008-01-01

    Teachers who earn advanced certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are more effective than teachers without that credential, but there is little evidence to show the program has transformed the field in the broader ways its founders envisioned, a long-awaited report released last week by a national scientific…

  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. Quality Assurance in Nigerian University Education and Credentialing

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    Omoregie, Norah

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines quality assurance in Nigerian University education and credentialing. The research contends that university education in Nigeria which hitherto enjoyed tremendous global respectability and acceptability is fast loosing its high esteem in the face of labour market and members of community because the currently certified Nigerian…

  10. 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…

  11. CITI Technical Report 01-5 Kerberized Credential Translation

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    Michigan, University of

    CITI Technical Report 01-5 Kerberized Credential Translation: A Solution to Web Access Control Olga. The possibilities opened by the use of Web server to access a variety of backend services poses new questions on how the design, implementation and performance of a system that provides controlled access to Kerberized services

  12. 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)…

  13. Using the National Teacher Examinations in Credential Candidate Assessment.

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    White, John O.; Tierney, Dennis S.

    1989-01-01

    This study attempted to determine the appropriateness of the National Teacher Examination (NTE) for certifying competency of applicants for teaching credentials. One conclusion is that the NTE is a valid instrument but that grade point averages need to be considered as well. (SM)

  14. 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.

  15. Laboratory tests and simulations of pulse shape discrimination (PSD) technique for background reduction in germanium gamma-ray detectors

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    Slassi-Sennou, Said; Boggs, Steven E.; Philhour, Bryon; Campbell, Robert D.; Feffer, Paul T.; Lin, Robert P.; McBride, Steven; Primbsch, Henry J.; Cork, Chris P.; Goulding, Fred S.; Luke, Paul N.; Madden, Norman W.; Malone, Don F.; Pehl, Richard H.

    1996-10-01

    For actively shielded, narrow aperture germanium spectrometers at balloon or spacecraft altitudes, the beta decay of radio-active nuclei is the dominant source of background in the 0.2 to 2 MeV energy range. This component of the background is internal to the germanium detectors (GeDs) and results from the activation of Ge nuclei by cosmic ray secondaries. The sensitivity of GeD spectrometers can be improved by rejecting beta-decay events, which deposit energy at a single site in the detector, while retaining photon events, which are predominantly multiple site at these energies. Pulse shape discrimination (PSD) techniques can distinguish between single- and multiple-site events by analyzing the shape of GeDs' current pulses. Here we present results of laboratory tests of PSD with a newly developed narrow-inner-bore (0.6 cm diameter) coaxial GeD and compare them to numerical simulations.

  16. Full time adult credential students’ instructional preferences at California State University, Long Beach: pedagogy or andragogy?

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    Wang Victor

    2004-01-01

    This study investigated the instructional preferences of full time adult credential students after they took a live course\\u000a called Principles of Adult Education at California State University, Long Beach, (CSULB) in the fall semester of 2002. These\\u000a full time adult credential students had been working on their adult teaching credentials to meet the competencies specified\\u000a by the California Commission on

  17. SU-E-J-189: Credentialing of IGRT Equipment and Processes for Clinical Trials

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    Court, L; Aristophanous, M; Followill, D; Kirsner, S; Kisling, K; Pidikiti, R; Wong, P; Balter, P [UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Bellezza, D [St. Luke's Radiation Therapy, Houston, TX (United States); Massingill, B [Scott ' White, Temple, TX (United States); Papanikolaou, N [University of Texas HSC SA, San Antonio, TX (United States); Parker, B [UniversityTexas Medical Branch of Galveston, Galveston, TX (United States); Zhen, H [UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (United States)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Current dosimetry phantoms used for clinical trial credentialing do not directly assess IGRT processes. This work evaluates a custom-built IGRT phantom for credentialing of multiple IGRT modalities and processes. Methods: An IGRT phantom was built out of a low-density body with two inserts. Insert A is used for the CT simulation. Insert B is used for the actual treatment. The inserts contain identical targets in different locations. Relative positions are unknown to the user. The user simulates the phantom (with insert A) as they would a patient, including marking the phantom. A treatment plan is created and sent to the treatment unit. The phantom (with insert B) is then positioned using local IGRT practice. Shifts (planned isocenter, if applicable, and final isocenter) are marked on the phantom using room lasers. The mechanical reproducibility of re-inserting the inserts within the phantom body was tested using repeat high-resolution CT scans. The phantom was tested at 7 centers, selected to include a wide variety of imaging equipment. Results: Mechanical reproducibility was measured as 0.5-0.9mm, depending on the direction. Approaches tested to mark (and transfer) simulation isocenter included lasers, fiducials and reflective markers. IGRT approaches included kV imaging (Varian Trilogy, Brainlab ExacTrac), kV CT (CT-on-rails), kV CBCT (Varian Trilogy, Varian Truebeam, Elekta Agility) and MV CT (Tomotherapy). Users were able to successfully use this phantom for all combinations of equipment and processes. IGRT-based shifts agreed with the truth within 0.8mm, 0.8mm and 1.9mm in the LR, AP, and SI directions, respectively. Conclusion: Based on these preliminary results, the IGRT phantom can be used for credentialing of clinical trials with an action level of 1mm in AP and LR directions, and 2mm in the SI direction, consistent with TG142. We are currently testing with additional institutions with different equipment and processes, including Cyberknife. This project was funded by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.

  18. 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…

  19. Molecular structure and stabilities of fumaric acid conformers: Gas phase electron diffraction (GED) and quantum-chemical studies

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    Vogt, Natalja; Abaev, Maxim A.; Karasev, Nikolai M.

    2011-02-01

    The molecular structure of fumaric acid was reinvestigated by the gas phase electron diffraction (GED) method because it was determined several years ago assuming the existence of one conformer only. According to MP2/cc-pVTZ predictions, the molecule has six stable conformations, and three of them, sp,sp,sp,sp (I), ap,sp,sp,sp (II) and ap,ap,sp,sp (III), with relative energies within ca. 3 kJ mol -1 should be present in detectable amounts at the experimental temperature of ca. 480 K. The best fit to the GED intensities was achieved at the approximately equal amounts of the conformers I-III. To take into account vibrational effects, the corrections to the experimental r a bond lengths ( r e - r a) were calculated using quadratic and cubic force constants from high-level ab initio calculations (MP2/cc-pVTZ). The deduced equilibrium bond lengths of the conformer II with the estimated total errors (in Å) are the following: r e(C dbnd C) = 1.331(3), r e(C sbnd C) s-trans = 1.473(3), r e(C sbnd C) s-cis = 1.479(3), r e(C sbnd O) s-trans = 1.345(3), r e(C sbnd O) s-cis = 1.344(3), r e(C dbnd O) s-trans = 1.205(3), r e(C dbnd O) s-cis = 1.204(3). The structural effects arising due to presence of the C dbnd C double bond were analysed. In comparison to the experiment, the MP2/cc-pVQZ approximation overestimates some bond lengths in fumaric acid and similar molecules by up to 0.005 Å. The rotational constants of the conformers I-III were derived from the GED equilibrium geometries.

  20. Training in robotic surgery: simulators, surgery, and credentialing.

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    Bahler, Clinton D; Sundaram, Chandru P

    2014-11-01

    The use of robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery has increased rapidly and with it, the need to better define a structured curriculum and credentialing process. Numerous efforts have been made by surgical societies to define the requisite skills for robotic surgeons, but individual institutions have the responsibility for granting privileges. Recently, efforts have focused on creating a standardized curriculum with competency-based assessments. A competency-based approach offers a better hope of honoring the principle of "above all, do no harm" and obtaining continued acceptance of new operative technologies such as robot-assisted surgery. PMID:25306169

  1. MadisonTechnologyAdvisoryCommitteeWorkingGroupon CompromisedCredentialManagement

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    , disabling related credentials (e.g., 3270, ISIS, etc) at the same Level of Assurance (LOA). d. Monitoring of credentials (e.g. disabled, enabled or other) with the group. f. For departments that volunteer to do so. h. Blocking "reply-to" responses to phishers. i. Monitoring email log files (e.g., watching

  2. 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,…

  3. Blog bias: Reports, inferences, and judgments of credentialed bloggers at the 2004 nominating conventions

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    Kaye D. Sweetser

    2007-01-01

    Public relations practitioners awarded bloggers media credentials in 2004 to the summer presidential nomination conventions. Using the Hayakawa–Lowry bias categories, this quantitative content analysis reviewed sentences posted by credentialed bloggers during the convention to examine blogger reports (attributed, unattributed), inferences (labeled, unlabeled), and judgments (attributed and favorable, unattributed and favorable, attributed and unfavorable, unattributed and unfavorable) to analyze potential bias

  4. A Generalized Honest-But-Curious Trust Negotiation Strategy for Harvesting Credentials

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    Lars E. Olson; Michael J. Rosulek; Marianne Winslett

    Need-to-know is a fundamental security concept: a party should not learn information that is irrelevant to its mis- sion. In this paper we show that during a trust negotia- tion in which parties show their credentials to one another, an adversary Alice can systematically harvest information about all of a victim Bob's credentials that Alice is entitled to see, regardless

  5. Full time adult credential students' instructional preferences at California State University, Long Beach: pedagogy orandragogy?

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    Wang, Victor

    2004-03-01

    This study investigated the instructional preferences of full time adult credential students after they took a live course called Principles of Adult Education at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) in the fall semester of 2002. These full time adult credential students had been working on their adult teaching credentials to meet the competencies specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The course introduced students to Andragogy developed by Malcolm Knowles out of the andragogical model developed by Lindeman (1926). The study used Principles of Adult Learning Scales (PALS), advanced by Gary Conti in 1983 to measure instructional preferences. Data were collected from 30 (100% of 30) full time adult credential students enrolled in a live course to determine their instructional preferences of helping adults learn. The results of the study showed in most cases these adult learning professionals taught adult students andragogically; in some cases they taught adult students pedagogically. PMID:14727315

  6. Linking credentialed skills, social class, working conditions and self-reported health: a focus on health inequality-generating mechanisms.

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    Vanroelen, Christophe; Levecque, Katia; Moors, Guy; Louckx, Fred

    2010-09-01

    In this study, focus is on the mechanisms linking credentialed skills and social class relations to five dimensions of occupational stressors and three self-reported health outcomes: persistent fatigue, musculoskeletal complaints and emotional wellbeing. We test for direct health associations of skills/class. Moreover, indirect health associations of skills/class, through differential exposure to occupational stressors and effect modifications of the occupational stressors, are tested. A modified LISREL analysis is applied to a representative cross-sectional sample of 11,099 Flemish wage-earners. The direct health effects of credentialed skills/class are limited, but they are clearly indirectly related to the self-reported health outcomes through differential exposure to occupational stressors. The indirect mechanisms point to both reinforcing and moderating effects on socio-economic health inequalities. Two cases of effect modification are also observed: social class modifying the association between control and persistent fatigue; and skills affecting the association between the quality of social relations and emotional wellbeing. Differential exposure to occupational stressors is a crucial mechanism linking skills/class to socio-economic health inequalities. Direct effects and effect modification of class/skills are relevant, but of limited importance. One of the effect modifications found suggests that a specific focus on contradictory class positions might be warranted in future research. PMID:20887630

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

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    Hronek, Carla M.

    2014-05-31

    unnecessary procedures, in this case, laminectomy. The hospital board ultimately is held responsible for appropriateness of physician privileges. These and other cases resulted in the formalization of credentialing and privileging processes. Hospitals must...

  8. The professional development portfolio process: setting goals for credentialing.

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    Weddle, Dian O; Himburg, Susan P; Collins, Nancy; Lewis, Ralph

    2002-10-01

    Professional Development Portfolio (PDP), the new credentialing system for dietetics professionals, places the responsibility for learning, professional development, and career direction on the individual practitioner. This study used questionnaires and focus group interviews to determine whether dietitians engage in reflection, self-assessment, and goal setting, the critical components of PDP recertification. Volunteers (n = 132) participated in 16 focus groups held during 8 state dietetic association meetings. Content analysis was conducted. Some subjects reflected using an informal non-structured process (42 text units), almost half (41%) performed annual self-assessments, and 25% set goals. Job availability, new practice areas, family obligations, and employer needs were key factors in goal formulation. Opportunities for self-direction, independent decision-making, and application of technical expertise were also considered in career choices and goal setting. Although few participants were currently performing PDP critical components, we conclude dietetic practitioners can gain the necessary skills for professional development with the newly available PDP Guide to support the portfolio process. We recommend that dietitians (a) allow sufficient time for the reflection process, including the use of additional tools; (b) develop personal mission statements to drive the goal-setting process; and (c) use effectiveness criteria to critique their goals. PMID:12396163

  9. 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

  10. Patient credentialing as a population health management strategy: a diabetes case study.

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

    2015-06-01

    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 2015;18:179-185). PMID:25247828

  11. SFSU COE SED Single Subject Credential Updated Student Teacher Handbook .doc 9/14/11 1:37 PM -1 -SINGLE SUBJECT

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    SFSU COE SED Single Subject Credential Updated Student Teacher Handbook .doc 9/14/11 1:37 PM - 1 - SINGLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL CANDIDATE STUDENT TEACHER HANDBOOK AND MASTER TEACHER GUIDE SAN FRANCISCO STATE;SFSU COE SED Single Subject Credential Updated Student Teacher Handbook .doc 9/14/11 1:37 PM - 2

  12. Effective physician credentialing. Properly monitoring medical staffs can protect hospitals from liability.

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    Blaes, S M; Knight, G E

    1990-11-01

    Healthcare facilities today are finding themselves increasingly liable in malpractice suits if they have hired incompetent physicians or allowed them to remain on the medical staff. Thus appropriate processes for physician credentialing are important. The hospital medical staff has the authority to evaluate medical staff membership status and clinical privileges and to take disciplinary and corrective action. If the medical staff fails to do its job, however, the hospital governing board is responsible for making sure the credentialing process is carried out properly. The same rules apply to the reapplication process. The hospital must associate its credentialing process with its prevailing concern for high-quality patient care and document that ideal. Preservation of market share and elimination of competition must never enter into the credentialing process. Well-framed hospital bylaws will help provide protection from liability, if they are followed correctly. If a hospital deviates from its bylaws when processing an application or granting clinical privileges, it risks a lawsuit. Congress has passed the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986-an act that not only protects patients from incompetent practitioners but also can help limit facility's risk of liability by requiring facilities and third-party payers to report any adverse actions taken against physicians. The National Practitioner Data Bank is an information clearing-house opened in September 1990 that hospitals must use to report and obtain professional information about physicians. PMID:10107456

  13. 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…

  14. Social Science Single Subject Credentials Dr. Carole Putko, Adams Humanities 4212

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    Social Science Single Subject Credentials Dr. Carole Putko, Adams Humanities 4212 (619) 594-5304 373 Social Science OFFICE: Adams Humanities 4212 In the College of Arts and Letters TELEPHONE: (619) 594-5304 Offered by Social Science Major in social science with the B.A. degree in liberal arts

  15. 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)

  16. Predictors of Success on Professional Credentialing Examinations of Athletic Training Undergraduates

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    Esparza, Shandra Dawn

    2012-01-01

    Compared to other allied health programs, graduates of athletic training (AT) programs have lower pass rates on their national credentialing examination (48%). In 2013, the new Standards for Entry Level AT Programs from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) will require AT education programs to be accountable for…

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  18. Exploring Essential Competences and Credentialing Model of Community Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

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    Jiin-Ru Rong; Wen-I Laiu; Fan-Fang Hung; Shu-Jen Shiau

    2008-01-01

    The purposes of this study were to outline nursing competences and to develop credentialing model of the essential community psychiatric mental health nursing. The action study research method was used in the study, with a core group of research subjects recruited from the field of psychiatric mental health nursing education and clinical practice. The construct of the developmental model comprises

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

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    Garcia, Joseph O.; Espinosa, Ruben W.

    1977-01-01

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

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

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    Esch, Camille; Koppich, Julia; Seder, Richard

    2011-01-01

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

  1. 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…

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

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    Brown, David K.

    2001-01-01

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

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

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    Berggren, Caroline; Lauster, Nathanael

    2014-01-01

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

  4. Nursing Wages and Educational Credentials: The Role of Work Experience and Selectivity Bias.

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    Botelho, Anabela; Jones, Cheryl Bland; Kiker, B. F.

    1998-01-01

    Compares registered nurses' wage profiles across three types of educational backgrounds (two-, three-, and four-year programs), allowing for alternative construction of the work-experience variable and correcting for participation selectivity and choice-of-credential biases. Results suggest that estimated wage equations are quite sensitive to the…

  5. 46 CFR 10.217 - Merchant mariner credential application and examination locations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...10.217 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MERCHANT MARINE OFFICERS AND SEAMEN MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIAL...by telephone 1-888-427-5662 or 304-433-3400, or by email at IASKNMC@uscg.mil . A list of locations...

  6. 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…

  7. The Relationship Between Postsecondary Education and Skill: Comparing Credentialism with Human Capital Theory

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    Walters, David

    2004-01-01

    This paper assesses the importance of the credential requirements used by employers to attract graduates who will use their education on the job. The framework of this study is embedded within the theoretical debates between proponents of the credentialist and human capital theories of education. Past research related to these debates has focused…

  8. 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…

  9. Does Higher Education Expansion Reduce Credentialism and Gender Discrimination in Education?

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    Lin, Ching-Yuan; Lin, Chun-Hung A.

    2012-01-01

    This paper investigates the effects of higher education expansion on the phenomena of credentialism and gender discrimination in education. Using the survey data of Family Income and Expenditure by DGBAS, Taiwan from 1980 to 2009, we examine the time path of the effect of higher education expansion on household expenditures for children's…

  10. 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

  11. New Secondary Bilingual Education Extension Program (7-12) Earn the Bilingual Education Credential to Increase

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    Johnson Jr.,, Ray

    New Secondary Bilingual Education Extension Program (7-12) Earn the Bilingual Education Credential invites you to apply to the newly approved Secondary Bilingual Education Extension program (7- 12. The Secondary Bilingual Education Extension program (7-12) is designed based on the needs assessment

  12. Practicing What We Preach: The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program at San Jose State University.

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    Krovetz, Martin L.

    1995-01-01

    Student cohort groups, intensive education, portfolio assessment, teacher coaches, student workers, and powerful learning are integral to San Jose State University's newly restructured Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program for prospective school administrators. The program grew out of students' dissatisfaction with the previous…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Tests on Trial.

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    Zirkel, Perry A.

    2000-01-01

    A protracted class-action suit against California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing (by 15 minority individuals and 3 organizations) proved a major loss for plaintiff educators. The Ninth Circuit's ruling follows the trend of high-stakes testing decisions favoring the government, despite revised Office of Civil Rights guidelines. (MLH)

  17. Efficient and Secure Temporal Credential-Based Authenticated Key Agreement Using Extended Chaotic Maps for Wireless Sensor Networks.

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    Lee, Tian-Fu

    2015-01-01

    A secure temporal credential-based authenticated key agreement scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) enables a user, a sensor node and a gateway node to realize mutual authentication using temporal credentials. The user and the sensor node then negotiate a common secret key with the help of the gateway node, and establish a secure and authenticated channel using this common secret key. To increase efficiency, recent temporal credential-based authenticated key agreement schemes for WSNs have been designed to involve few computational operations, such as hash and exclusive-or operations. However, these schemes cannot protect the privacy of users and withstand possible attacks. This work develops a novel temporal credential-based authenticated key agreement scheme for WSNs using extended chaotic maps, in which operations are more efficient than modular exponential computations and scalar multiplications on an elliptic curve. The proposed scheme not only provides higher security and efficiency than related schemes, but also resolves their weaknesses. PMID:26121612

  18. Refining the association between education and health: The effects of quantity, credential, and selectivity

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    Catherine E. Ross; John Mirowsky

    1999-01-01

    We refine the established association between education and health by distinguishing three aspects of a person s education\\u000a (quantity, credential, and selectivity) and by examining the mechanisms through which they may correlate with health. Data\\u000a are from the 1995 Aging, Status, and the Sense of Control Survey, a representative U.S. national telephone survey of 2,593\\u000a respondents aged 18 to 95,

  19. Welfare state retrenchment and increasing mental health inequality by educational credentials in Finland: a multicohort study

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    Kokkinen, Lauri; Muntaner, Carles; Kouvonen, Anne; Koskinen, Aki; Varje, Pekka; Väänänen, Ari

    2015-01-01

    Objectives Epidemiological studies have shown an association between educational credentials and mental disorders, but have not offered any explanation for the varying strength of this association in different historical contexts. In this study, we investigate the education-specific trends in hospitalisation due to psychiatric disorders in Finnish working-age men and women between 1976 and 2010, and offer a welfare state explanation for the secular trends found. Setting Population-based setting with a 25% random sample of the population aged 30–65?years in 7 independent consecutive cohorts (1976–1980, 1981–1985, 1986–1990, 1991–1995, 1996–2000, 2001–2005, 2006–2010). Participants Participants were randomly selected from the Statistics Finland population database (n=2?865?746). These data were linked to diagnosis-specific records on hospitalisations, drawn from the National Hospital Discharge Registry using personal identification numbers. Employment rates by educational credentials were drawn from the Statistics Finland employment database. Primary and secondary outcome measures Hospitalisation and employment. Results We found an increasing trend in psychiatric hospitalisation rates among the population with only an elementary school education, and a decreasing trend in those with higher educational credentials. The employment rate of the population with only an elementary school education decreased more than that of those with higher educational credentials. Conclusions We propose that restricted employment opportunities are the main mechanism behind the increased educational inequality in hospitalisation for psychiatric disorders, while several secondary mechanisms (lack of outpatient healthcare services, welfare cuts, decreased alcohol duty) further accelerated the diverging long-term trends. All of these inequality-increasing mechanisms were activated by welfare state retrenchment, which included the liberalisation of financial markets and labour markets, severe austerity measures and narrowing down of public sector employment commitment. PMID:26041491

  20. Armed with a GED

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    Cech, Scott J.

    2008-01-01

    This is not an average classroom. All of the 15 students in the English class Christin M. Bradshaw is teaching on a late-October afternoon are dressed identically in desert fatigues and combat boots. All the young men have uniform buzz cuts. Outside, there is the faint popping of distant rifle practice and the shouted commands of drill sergeants…

  1. What Is a Bilingual School Psychologist? A National Survey of the Credentialing Bodies of School Psychologists: Implications for the Assessment of Bilinguals

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    Sotelo-Dynega, Marlene

    2015-01-01

    The present study explored the credentialing practices for bilingual school psychologists in the United States. Credentialing agencies of school psychologists, mostly State Departments of Education, across the 50 states and the District of Columbia were contacted via telephone by trained graduate student research assistants. Only two of the…

  2. Q: How do I credential current or former HMS faculty? A: If you are requesting information on a current or former Harvard Medical School or

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    Paulsson, Johan

    . For this information please contact the hospital's credentialing department directly: Beth Israel Deaconess MedicalQ: How do I credential current or former HMS faculty? A: If you are requesting information to include the name of the person you are seeking information on in the subject line. Ex: Subject: Robert A

  3. 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.

  4. Credentialing of diagnostic x-ray technologists: a question of public health impact.

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    Audet, M F; Johnson, D W

    1985-01-01

    This paper presents estimates of the number of diagnostic x-ray examinations performed in the United States, the population dose delivered, the percentage of that dose contributed by credentialed and noncredentialed operators, and one measure of performance: collimation of the x-ray beam. An estimated 82 per cent of medical x-ray examinations are performed by voluntarily certified (ARRT or ARCRT) operators. These procedures contribute 90 per cent of the radiation dose to the population. Data from the Nationwide Evaluation of X-Ray Trends (NEXT) program indicate that certified operators collimate the x-ray beam somewhat better than noncertified for chest examinations. They also indicate that differences in collimation practices may be attributed to the type of facility as well as to the credentials of the operators. One-third of the medical x-ray machines are in states presently requiring licensure of operators. It appears from these estimates that instituting operator licensure in the remaining states may reduce population dose by a maximum of one or two per cent. PMID:3976952

  5. International Credentials

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    Reif, John H.

    Canada 24 Japan 63 Switzerland* 102 Chad 25 Jordan 64 Syria 103 Chile 26 Kazakhstan 65 Taiwan 104 China Republic* 35 Mongolia 74 United Kingdom* 113 Dem. Republic of Congo 36 Morocco 75 Uruguay 114 Denmark* 37

  6. "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…

  7. Report of the Training Workshop on the Evaluation of Asian Educational Credentials (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea).

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    Dremuk, Richard, Ed.

    This report was planned to facilitate the task of college admissions officers of American educational institutions in the evaluation of foreign credentials. The educational systems of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand are examined in depth and include discussions of each country's educational history and educational…

  8. "It's Considered a Second Class Thing." The Differences in Status between Traditional and Newly Established Higher Education Credentials

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    Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka

    2015-01-01

    Although the system of educational credentials differs in many important ways from country to country, all western countries have experienced a similar trend in the form of an increasing number of graduate degrees. Graduate degrees have also taken on a bewildering range of forms and content. As a consequence, not all graduate degrees have the same…

  9. A Plan of Action for Recruitment and Evaluation of the Child Care Credential Training Program for Child Care Professionals.

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    Whaley, Deborah W.

    This practicum project was designed to formulate and initiate a plan of action to promote and evaluate a community college Child Care Credential (CCC) training program. A pre-implementation survey indicated that few child care professionals in the community knew of the program or its characteristics. A media campaign was designed to promote the…

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

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    Buis, Lorraine R; Carpenter, Serena

    2009-12-01

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

  11. Physician credentials and practices associated with childhood immunization rates: Private practice pediatricians serving poor children in New York City

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    Karla L. Hanson; Gary C. Butts; Stephen Friedman; Gerry Fairbrother

    2001-01-01

    Private practice physicians in New York City’s poorest neighborhoods are typically foreign trained, have generally substandard\\u000a clinical practices, and have been accused of rushing Medicaid patients through to turn a profit. However, they also represent\\u000a a sizable share of physician capacity in medically underserved neighborhoods. This article documents the level of credentials,\\u000a systems, and immunization-related procedures among these physicians. Furthermore,

  12. Internal Qualification and Credentialing of Radiation Oncology Physicists to Perform Patient Special Procedures

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    Mills, Michael D.

    2014-01-01

    In the arena of radiation oncology special procedures, medical physicists are often the focus professionals for implementation and administration of advanced and complex technologies. One of the most vexing and challenging aspects of managing complexity concerns the ongoing internal qualification and credentialing of radiation oncology physicists to perform patient special procedures. To demonstrate ongoing qualification, a physicist must: (a) document initial training and successful completion of competencies to implement and perform this procedure, (b) demonstrate familiarity with all aspects of the commissioning and quality assurance process, (c) demonstrate continuing education respecting this procedure, (d) demonstrate the peer-reviewed completion of a minimum number of patient special procedures during a specified time span, and (e) demonstrate satisfactory overall progress toward maintenance of specialty board certification. In many respects, this information complement is similar to that required by an accredited residency program in therapy physics. In this investigation, we report on the design of a management tool to qualify staff radiation oncology physicists to deliver patient procedures. PMID:24427742

  13. Testing

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

  14. Transferring Professional Skills, Degrees, or Credentials from One's Native Country. Tierra de Oportunidad Module 21. LAES: Latino Adult Education Services Project.

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    Kissam, Ed; Dorsey, Holda

    This module, which may be used as the basis for a workshop or as a special topic unit in adult basic education or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses, focuses transferring professional skills, degrees, or credentials from one's native country. The basic career planning and job search principles are relevant to learners at all educational…

  15. A Dynamic Relationship: The Impact of Formal and Informal Assessment on a Professional Development School for In-Service Non-Credentialed Teachers

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    Cantor, James; Schaar, Sue

    2005-01-01

    Over the past decade many university-based teacher education programs and school districts have forged partnerships creating restructured, collaborative programs aimed at improving teaching and learning for credential candidates, as well as the children that they serve. According to data from the California Department of Education, progress is…

  16. Factors Influencing Nontraditional Age Student Participation in Postsecondary Education: How Do Student Motivations and Characteristics Relate to Adult Participation in Credential Programs?

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    Kortesoja, Sandra

    2006-01-01

    How do student motivations and characteristics relate to participation in credential programs--either in the form of a college or university program, or a program leading to a diploma or certificate from a vocational or technical school or program? Through multinomial logistic regression analysis of data from the 1999 National Household Education…

  17. Documents Required for Each Instructor To organize our review of credentials, we have divided instructors into four groups. The documents required for each

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    Liu, Paul

    Documents Required for Each Instructor To organize our review of credentials, we have divided instructors into four groups. The documents required for each group varies, as follows. · Group A (Matched the National Student Clearinghouse, letter from awarding institution, or other objective document. The document

  18. 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…

  19. Testing.

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    Killoran, James, Ed.

    1984-01-01

    This journal issue addresses the issue of testing in the social studies classroom. The first article, "The Role of Testing" (Bragaw), focuses on the need for tests to reflect the objectives of the study completed. The varying functions of pop quizzes, weekly tests, and unit tests are explored. "Testing Thinking Processes" (Killoran, Zimmer, and…

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. Iowa's Community College Adult Literacy Annual Report. Program Year 2007, July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007

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    Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, Iowa Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    This comprehensive document replaces the previously published Benchmark Report, Benchmark Report Executive Summary, Iowa's Community College Basic Literacy Skills Credential Report, Iowa GED Statistical Report, GED Annual Performance Report and Iowa's Adult Literacy Program National Reporting System Annual Performance Report (Graphic…

  3. 77 FR 2935 - Revision to Chemical Testing Regulations for Mariners and Marine Employers

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    2012-01-20

    ...Keyword or ID'' box. Click ``Search'' then click on the balloon shape in the ``Actions'' column. If you submit your comments...non-credentialed mariners) to be reported to the Coast Guard? F. Medical Review Officers (MROs) Reporting Non-Negative Test...

  4. Are managed care organizations in the United States impeding the delivery of primary care by nurse practitioners? A 2012 update on managed care organization credentialing and reimbursement practices.

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    Hansen-Turton, Tine; Ware, Jamie; Bond, Lisa; Doria, Natalie; Cunningham, Patrick

    2013-10-01

    In 2014, the Affordable Care Act will create an estimated 16 million newly insured people. Coupled with an estimated shortage of over 60,000 primary care physicians, the country's public health care system will be at a challenging crossroads, as there will be more patients waiting to see fewer doctors. Nurse practitioners (NPs) can help to ease this crisis. NPs are health care professionals with the capability to provide important and critical access to primary care, particularly for vulnerable populations. However, despite convincing data about the quality of care provided by NPs, many managed care organizations (MCOs) across the country do not credential NPs as primary care providers, limiting the ability of NPs to be reimbursed by private insurers. To assess current credentialing practices of health plans across the United States, a brief telephone survey was administered to 258 of the largest health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in the United States, operated by 98 different MCOs. Results indicated that 74% of these HMOs currently credential NPs as primary care providers. Although this represents progress over prior assessments, findings suggest that just over one fourth of major HMOs still do not recognize NPs as primary care providers. Given the documented shortage of primary care physicians in low-income communities in the United States, these credentialing policies continue to diminish the ability of NPs to deliver primary care to vulnerable populations. Furthermore, these policies could negatively impact access to care for thousands of newly insured Americans who will be seeking a primary care provider in 2014. PMID:23540569

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Exploratory Comparisons from the Field: Study of Students from Two Teacher Credentialing Programs of Cross-Cultural, Language, and Academic Development (Professional Development Schools and Regular Teacher Education Programs).

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    Torrez, Nena

    This paper discusses development of the Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) credential in California's preservice teacher education. CLAD focuses on first and second language development, educational equity, linguistic and cultural diversity, equal access to core curriculum, respect for cultural and linguistic issues,…

  8. 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…

  9. Designing and Evaluating Standard-Setting Procedures for Licensure and Certification Tests

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    M. T. Kane; T. J. Crooks; A. S. Cohen

    1999-01-01

    Passing scores for licensure and certification tests are justified by showing that decisions based on the passing score achieve\\u000a the purposes of the credentialing program while avoiding any serious negative consequences. The standard should be high enough\\u000a to provide adequate protection for the public, and not so high as to unnecessarily restrict the supply of qualified practitioners\\u000a or to exclude

  10. 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.

  11. Short Credentials 2014 Good Weekend

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    Peters, Richard

    Weekend NSW /VIC. #When compared to the average NSW/VIC/ACT population.. **Mass women's or fashion magazines refers to Harper's Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire, Vogue Aus, Frankie, Famous, New Idea, NW, OK hard to reach audience; 704,000 or 61% of our readers don't read mass women's or women's fashion

  12. 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

  13. Test Automation Test Automation

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    Mousavi, Mohammad

    Test Automation Test Automation Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing 2013 Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Outline Test Automation Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Why? Challenges of Manual Testing Test-case design: Choosing inputs

  14. Efficacy of a post-secondary environmental science education program on the attitude toward science of a group of Mississippi National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program students

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    Smith, William Bradford, Jr.

    The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (ChalleNGe) is a 17 month quasi-military training program authorized by Congress in the 1993 Defense Authorization Bill designed to improve life skills, education levels, and employment potential of 16--18 year old youth who drop out of high school. ChalleNGe is currently operational in 27 states/territories with the focus of this study on the Mississippi National Guard Program operated at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. During the five month residential portion of the program students are guided through an eight step process designed to meet the goals of improving life skills, education levels, and employment potential while ultimately leading to completion of high school equivalency credentials followed by a 12 month mentoring phase to encourage and track progress toward goals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitude toward science of a group of students enrolled in the ChalleNGe Program at Camp Shelby (ChalleNGe). The GED test is administered approximately two months into the residential phase of the program. While the program boasts an overall GED pass rate of nearly 80%, approximately 30--35% of students successfully complete the initial offering of the GED. As high school graduates, these students are offered college courses through William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Twenty four students elected to take the Introduction to Environmental Science course and formed the experimental group while 24 other students who passed the GED comprised the control group. Each group was administered the Scientific Attitude Inventory II, a 40 statement instrument with Likert Scale responses, as a pretest. Paired samples t-tests indicated no significant difference in attitude toward science between the experimental and control groups on the pretest. Following the two week Introduction to Environmental Science course for the experimental group, both groups were post tested. As predicted, the attitude toward science of the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control group. Further investigation into correlation between the length of time students were away from the traditional school prior to starting ChalleNGe, the number of science classes previously taken, and reading scores on the Test of Adult Basic Education revealed no significant relationship. Responses provided by students to each of these three factors was significantly different between the experimental and control groups. In summary, attitude toward science can be positively impacted by short term interventions such as the environmental science course described herein. While the positive impact on attitude toward science caused by this course was the desired outcome of this project, appropriate emphasis should be placed on prevention of dropouts and the accompanying social issues.

  15. Credentialing of DNA methylation assays for human genes as diagnostic biomarkers of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in high-risk HPV positive women

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    Vasiljevi?, Nataša; Scibior-Bentkowska, Dorota; Brentnall, Adam R.; Cuzick, Jack; Lorincz, Attila T.

    2014-01-01

    Objective Testing for high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) is increasing; however due to limitations in specificity there remains a need for better triage tests. Research efforts have focused recently on methylation of human genes which show promise as diagnostic classifiers. Methods Methylation of 26 genes: APC, CADM1, CCND2, CDH13, CDKN2A, CTNNB1, DAPK1, DPYS, EDNRB, EPB41L3, ESR1, GSTP1, HIN1, JAM3, LMX1, MAL, MDR1, PAX1, PTGS2, RARB, RASSF1, SLIT2, SOX1, SPARC, TERT and TWIST1 was measured by pyrosequencing in cytology specimens from a pilot set of women with normal or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 (CIN3) histology. Six genes were selected for testing in Predictors 1, a colposcopy referral study comprising 799 women. The three genes EPB41L3, DPYS and MAL were further tested in a second colposcopy referral study, Predictors 2, comprising 884 women. Results The six genes selected from the pilot: EPB41L3, EDNRB, LMX1, DPYS, MAL and CADM1 showed significantly elevated methylation in CIN2 and CIN3 (CIN2/3) versus ?CIN1 in Predictors 1 (p < 0.01). Highest methylation was observed in cancer tissues. EPB41L3 methylation was the best single classifier of CIN2/3 in both HR-HPV positive (p < 0.0001) and negative samples (p = 0.02). Logistic regression modeling showed that other genes did not add significantly to EPB41L3 and in Predictors 2, its classifier value was validated with AUC 0.69 (95% CI 0.65–0.73). Conclusion Several methylated genes show promise for detecting CIN2/3 of which EPB41L3 seems the best. Methylated human gene biomarkers used in combination may be clinically useful for triage of women with HR-HPV infections. PMID:24508839

  16. Pharmacogenomic Testing

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  17. 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

  18. 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…

  19. Pinworm test

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  20. Ham test

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    The Ham test is a blood test done to diagnose paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). The test checks whether red ... test can confirm the diagnosis of PNH. The Ham test can also be used to diagnose another ...

  1. The transition of the national certification examination from paper and pencil to computer adaptive testing.

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    Zaglaniczny, K L

    1996-02-01

    The Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists (CCNA) has been exploring computerized adaptive testing (CAT) for the national certification examination (NCE) over the past several years. CCNA representatives have consulted with experts in testing and with individuals from professional associations who use CAT for certification or licensure testing. This article will provide an overview of CAT and discuss how the CCNA plans to implement CAT for the NCE beginning April 8, 1996. A future article that explains the theoretical concepts of CAT will be published in the April 1996 AANA Journal. It is important to note that the NCE will not be a new test, the current content outline and item bank will remain the same. It is only the method of test administration that is changed--from paper and pencil to CAT. Each candidate will answer questions and take a test that is individualized to his or her ability or competence level and meets the specifications of the test outline. All candidates must achieve the same passing score. The implementation of CAT for the NCE will be advantageous for the candidates and provide a more efficient competency assessment. The last paper and pencil examination was administered on December 9, 1995. The transition is a significant event in nurse anesthesia history, just as nurse anesthesia was the first advanced practice nursing specialty to implement the certification credential, the CCNA will be the first to introduce CAT. PMID:8928607

  2. Coombs test

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    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 ...

  3. School of Education Credential Program Advisors

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    Ravikumar, B.

    (CSET also required) and Middle School and Special Education) Major click on name to visit Catalog School and Middle School and Special Education) Major click on name to visit Catalog and degree pathways reverse side). For Future Elementary and Middle School Teachers Hutchins School of Liberal Studies

  4. Credentials Management for High-Value Transactions

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    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. Optimal Item Selection with Credentialing Examinations.

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    Hambleton, Ronald K.; And Others

    The study compared two promising item response theory (IRT) item-selection methods, optimal and content-optimal, with two non-IRT item selection methods, random and classical, for use in fixed-length certification exams. The four methods were used to construct 20-item exams from a pool of approximately 250 items taken from a 1985 certification…

  6. The Credentials of Brain-Based Learning

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    Davis, Andrew

    2004-01-01

    This paper discusses the current fashion for brain-based learning, in which value-laden claims about learning are grounded in neurophysiology. It argues that brain science cannot have the authority about learning that some seek to give it. It goes on to discuss whether the claim that brain science is relevant to learning involves a category…

  7. The Credentials of Brain-Based Learning

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    Andrew Davis

    2004-01-01

    This paper discusses the current fashion for brain-based learning, in which value-laden claims about learning are grounded in neurophysiology. It argues that brain science cannot have the 'authority' about learning that some seek to give it. It goes on to discuss whether the claim that brain science is relevant to learning involves a category mistake. The heart of the paper

  8. Graduate Credentials in a Changing Labour Market.

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    Kivinen, Osmo

    1997-01-01

    Analyzes the changing links between higher education and the labor market, including conceptions of higher education's capacity to reduce social inequities and channel graduates into more prestigious forms of employment. Suggests that in general, higher education does not reduce inequities but may reinforce them, and it no longer guarantees more…

  9. P-signatures and Noninteractive Anonymous Credentials

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    Lysyanskaya, Anna

    not rely on the random oracle model. In addition, they may serve as a useful building block for other]. In a series of papers, Camenisch and Lysyanskaya [CL01, CL02, CL04] identified a key building block commonly. The prover has a message-signature pair (x, pk (x)). R. Canetti (Ed.): TCC 2008, LNCS 4948, pp. 356­374, 2008

  10. Credentials for the Massage Therapy Profession

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

  11. Summary of Curricula Major and Credential Codes

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    Writing, the Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts, the Master of Music, the Master of Public Administration, Theatre Arts) Master of Music Master of Public Administration Master of Public Health Master of Social of Business Administration offers the Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with majors

  12. Summary of Curricula Major and Credential Codes

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    Arts in Theatre Arts, the Master of Music, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Public Master of Fine Arts (Art, Creative Writing, Theatre Arts) Master of Music Master of Public Administration of Business Administration offers the Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with majors

  13. Summary of Curricula Major and Credential Codes

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    Writing, the Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts, the Master of Music, the Master of Public Administration Administration Master of Public Health Master of Soci of Business Administration offers the Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with majors

  14. Single Subject Credential Program Requirements for Admission

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Japanese Mandarin Korean Vietnamese #12;8. Educational Basic Skills Proficiency - This can be met through with the other application documents). Educational Basic Skills proficiency must be met (CBEST or equivalent

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

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    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

  16. Stress Testing

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    ... from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Stress Testing? Stress testing provides information about how your heart works during ... is working hard and beating fast. During stress testing, you exercise (walk or run on a treadmill ...

  17. Thyroid Tests

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  18. Laboratory Tests

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  19. Test Madness

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    Hedrick, Wanda B., Ed.

    2007-01-01

    There's accountability and then there's the testing craze an iatrogenic practice that undermines real learning. Hedrick documents the negative effects of testing, giving teachers another weapon in their arsenal against mindless preparation for high-stakes tests.

  20. Biased Tests.

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    Green, Donald Ross

    This paper is concerned with the accusations made by such groups as the Association of Black Psychologists in their call for a moratorium on testing, that standardized tests are biased. A biased test measures one trait in one group of people but a different trait in a second group. Evidence about the amount of bias in tests is thin. Bias must be…

  1. Workplace Testing: Who's Testing Whom?

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    Greenberg, Eric Rolfe

    1989-01-01

    A survey conducted by the American Management Association on workplace-testing policies included questions about drug testing, polygraphs, and testing for the human immunodeficiency virus. The survey found that testing increased from 21 percent in 1986 to 37 percent in 1987 and 48 percent in the 1988 survey. (JOW)

  2. Genomic Testing

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    ... About CDC.gov . Public Health Genomics Share Compartir Genomic Testing Fact Sheet: Identifying Opportunities to Improve Health and Transform Healthcare [PDF 139.91 KB] Genomic Tests by Levels of Evidence Guidelines, Policies and ...

  3. Trainability Testing.

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    Training Officer, 1978

    1978-01-01

    Describes steps in trainability test administration: (1) teaching applicant essential job elements, (2) having applicant perform job tasks unaided, and (3) evaluating the performance. Discusses test selection, availability, and effectiveness. (CSS)

  4. Genetic Testing

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

  5. HPV Test

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    ... test for wider range of HPV types. 2009 Mar 13. US Food and Drug Administration. Available online ... approves two DNA tests to detect HPV. 2009 Mar 17. Infectious Disease News. Available online at http:// ...

  6. Schilling test

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    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 ...

  7. Prenatal Tests

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    ... can participate in the community. Home > Pregnancy > Prenatal care > Prenatal tests Prenatal care Prenatal care is the care you get while ... you get during pregnancy. They help your health care provider find out ... doing. Some of these tests, like blood pressure checks and urine tests, are ...

  8. Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Verification

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    Peters, Dennis

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

  9. Odor test

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    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.

  10. Why Testing Experts Hate Testing.

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    Phelps, Richard P.

    1999-01-01

    The objections of testing experts to standardized testing are evaluated. The report begins with a foreword by Chester E. Finn, Jr., followed by an executive summary and an introduction. Four case studies include: (1) experts' opposition to high-stakes testing in Texas; (2) in North Carolina; (3) concerns raised in connection with the National…

  11. Antepartum testing.

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    Miller, D A

    1998-09-01

    Among the methods of antepartum testing in use today, the nonprovocative tests (NST, BPP, MBPP) are safe and effective for use in ambulatory settings. Outpatient or office utilization of the CST is limited by the need for intravenous access (when oxytocin is used) and by the potential for uterine hyperstimulation and resultant acute FHR abnormalities. Regardless of the method of testing used, large studies have confirmed that the fetal death rate among patients undergoing antepartum testing is significantly lower than that in the general, untested population. This is a particularly encouraging observation in view of the fact that antepartum testing is used almost exclusively in complicated pregnancies at highest risk for poor outcome. In the future, protocols using adjunctive testing methods (fetal movement counting, fetal movement profile, Doppler velocimetry) in combination with standard methods (CST, NST, BPP, MBPP) may further reduce the incidence of fetal death in high-risk populations. At present, the beneficial effects of antepartum testing have created a situation in which the likelihood of fetal death in high-risk, tested populations is lower than that in low-risk, untested populations. This paradox will force us to consider the option of routine antepartum testing in all pregnancies. PMID:9742361

  12. Crushing Test

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    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.

  13. Testing Behavior.

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    Zirkel, Perry A.

    2003-01-01

    Analyzes Georgia high-stakes testing case involving administrative law judge's recommendation (subsequently approved) that fifth-grade science teacher's teaching certificate be suspended for giving his students pretest copies of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. Suggests No Child Left Behind Act will spawn similar litigation in the future. (PKP)

  14. Prenatal Tests

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

  15. Appropriate Testing

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    Rubadeau, Duane O.; And Others

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

  16. Drug Testing.

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    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…

  17. Segmented testing

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    Robinson, J. P.

    1984-01-01

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

  18. Patch tests*

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    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

  19. 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 Confirmatory Test Analyte Confirmatory Test Cutoff Concentration Marijuana Metabolites 50 ng/mL THCA \\1\\ 15 ng for codeine/morphine testing \\3\\ Either a single initial test kit or multiple initial test kits may be used

  20. Fungal Tests

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    ... diagnosis is needed, as in cases of persistent, deep, or systemic infections, more extensive testing may be ... mouth (thrush) Vaginal itching and discharge (yeast infection) Deep and systemic fungal infections may cause a variety ...

  1. Allergy Testing

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

  2. Chlamydia Test

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    ... Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that victims of sexual assaults get NAAT testing for both C. trachomatis and ... to verify cases with legal implications, such as sexual assault. Until the legal system changes, only a positive ...

  3. VMA Test

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    ... is primarily used to detect and rule out neuroblastomas in children with an abdominal mass or other ... homovanillic acid (HVA) test to help diagnose a neuroblastoma, to monitor the effectiveness of treatment, and to ...

  4. PTT Test

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    ... PT and INR ; Fibrinogen ; D-dimer ; Thrombin Time ; Lupus Anticoagulant Testing ; ACT ; Coagulation Factors ; Platelet Count ; Heparin ... the blood. To detect nonspecific autoantibodies , such as lupus anticoagulant ; these are associated with clotting episodes and ...

  5. TSI test

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    ... gland to swell and release excess amounts of thyroid hormone into the blood. ... slightly among different laboratories. Some laboratories use different measurements or may test different specimens. Talk to your ...

  6. Antithrombin Test

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  7. Fibrinogen Test

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  8. ACT Test

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    ... Was this page helpful? Also known as: Activated Coagulation Time Formal name: Activated Clotting Time Related tests: ... and oxygenated. Acquired and inherited conditions such as coagulation factor deficiencies may also affect ACT results. ^ Back ...

  9. String test

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    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 ...

  10. Test Comparability

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    Keller, Christine; Shulenburger, David E.

    2010-01-01

    KU ScholarWorks | http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu Test Comparability 2010 by Christine Keller and David Shulenburger This work has been made available by the University of Kansas Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communication and Copyright. Please... and Shulenburger, David. “Test comparability,” with Christine Keller in the Letters section of Change, September/October 2010, p. 6. Published version: http://www.changemag.org/Archives/Back%20 Issues/September-October%202010/letters-to-editor.html Terms of Use...

  11. Test Automation Ant JUnit Test Automation

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    Mousavi, Mohammad

    Test Automation Ant JUnit Test Automation Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing 2012 Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Ant JUnit Outline Test Automation Ant JUnit Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Ant JUnit Why? Challenges of Manual Testing

  12. Software Testing and Maintenance 1 Regression Testing

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    Lei, Jeff Yu

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

  13. Testing time for sustainability and health: striving for inclusive rationality in project appraisal.

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    Barton, Hugh; Grant, Marcus

    2008-05-01

    There is a widespread recognition that cities, towns and villages have become increasingly dependent on motorized transport and a car-based land-use pattern. This has led to a series of unintended consequences--in particular, a lack of regular exercise, the decline of local communities and excessive greenhouse gas emissions--ith huge long-term impacts on health and wellbeing. Official policies are trying to change the trend, with much rhetoric about 'sustainable development' and 'sustainable communities'. Yet many of the decision processes that control change in the built environment have not caught up with the new agenda. This paper is concerned with the way in which new development proposals are tested for their health and sustainability credentials. It reviews the theory and practice in this field, with a particular focus on environmental impact analysis and health impact assessment. It identifies the relative strengths and weaknesses of these tools, examining the degree to which they are systematic in their approach to health and sustainability, and include all those who have a legitimate interest in the outcomes. Then a new technique--Spectrum appraisal--is presented. Spectrum is a logical and very practical process that facilitates consensus-building and creativity in decision-making. Practical applications show how the technique can be used to help ensure a healthier, more sustainable urban environment. PMID:18595629

  14. Test Review

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    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. Verifying Test Hypotheses -HOL/TestGen Verifying Test Hypotheses -HOL/TestGen

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    Verifying Test Hypotheses - HOL/TestGen Verifying Test Hypotheses - HOL/TestGen An Experiment in Test and Proof Thomas Malcher January 20, 2014 1 / 20 #12;Verifying Test Hypotheses - HOL/TestGen HOL/TestGen Outline Introduction Test Hypotheses HOL/TestGen - Demo Verifying Test Hypotheses Conclusion 2 / 20 #12

  16. What Is Diagnostic Testing?

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    Diagnostic testing You are here Home Testing & Services Testing for genetic conditions Diagnostic testing Testing for genetic conditions Carrier ... help you make the decision. What Is Diagnostic Testing? Diagnostic genetic testing can usually work out if ...

  17. Testing Understanding and Understanding Testing.

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    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. Fabric Test

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

  19. Alcohol Testing

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    Steve C. Kazmierczak; Hassan M. E. Azzazy

    Ethanol, commonly also referred to as alcohol, is widely used as well as abused, and measurement of alcohol is a common test\\u000a in clinical toxicology and forensic laboratories. Although blood alcohol measurement is most commonly used, alcohol can also\\u000a be measured in breath, urine, saliva and vitreous humor. Whole blood alcohol levels are lower than serum alcohol levels, and\\u000a the

  20. Airlock Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1966-01-01

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

  1. Mononucleosis spot test

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    Monospot test; Heterophile antibody test; Heterophile agglutination test; Paul-Bunnell test; Forssman antibody test ... The mononucleosis spot test is done when symptoms of mononucleosis are ... Fatigue Fever Large spleen (possibly) Sore throat Tender ...

  2. A1C test

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    HbA1C test; Glycated hemoglobin test; Glycosylated hemoglobin test; Hemoglobin glycosylated test; Glycohemoglobin test ... have recently eaten does not affect the A1C test, so you do not need to fast to ...

  3. Lactose Tolerance Tests

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    ... page: Was this page helpful? Also known as: Hydrogen Breath Test; Lactose Breath Test; Disaccharide Absorption Test; Oral Lactose Tolerance Formal name: Hydrogen Breath Test; Lactose Tolerance Test Related tests: Stool ...

  4. Nuclear stress test

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    ... Persantine stress test; Thallium stress test; Stress test - nuclear; Adenosine stress test; Regadenoson stress test ... had a heart attack The results of a nuclear stress test can help your doctor: Determine how ...

  5. Testing with JUnit Testing with JUnit

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    Peters, Dennis

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

  6. 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

  7. Computer-Based Testing: Test Site Security.

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    Rosen, Gerald A.

    Computer-based testing places great burdens on all involved parties to ensure test security. A task analysis of test site security might identify the areas of protecting the test, protecting the data, and protecting the environment as essential issues in test security. Protecting the test involves transmission of the examinations, identifying the…

  8. Testing Security Policies: Going Beyond Functional Testing

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    Yves Le Traon; Tejeddine Mouelhi; Benoit Baudry

    2007-01-01

    While important efforts are dedicated to system functional testing, very few works study how to test specifically security mechanisms, implementing a security policy. This paper introduces security policy testing as a specific target for testing. We propose two strategies for producing security policy test cases, depending if they are built in complement of existing functional test cases or independently from

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

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    Ickert-Bond, Steffi

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

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

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    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

  11. 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…

  12. 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.…

  13. PCD-GED: Protein complex detection considering PPI dynamics based on time series gene expression data.

    PubMed

    Lakizadeh, Amir; Jalili, Saeed; Marashi, Sayed-Amir

    2015-08-01

    Detection of protein complexes from protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks is essential to understand the function of cell machinery. However, available PPIs are static, and cannot reflect the dynamics inherent in real networks. Our method uses time series gene expression data in addition to PPI networks to detect protein complexes. The proposed method generates a series of time-sequenced subnetworks (TSN) according to the time that the interactions are activated. It finds, from each TSN, the protein complexes by employing the weighted clustering coefficient and maximal weighted density concepts. The final set of detected protein complexes are obtained from union of all complexes from different subnetworks. Our findings suggest that by employing these considerations can produce far better results in protein complex detection problem. PMID:25934349

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

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    Norwood, Dianne

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

  15. The GED and Beyond. Focus on Policy. Volume 1, Issue 1

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    Cain, Alice Johnson

    2003-01-01

    "Focus on Policy" is NCSALL's (National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy's) newest publication. Its purpose is to synthesize research findings and highlight policy implications of these findings. "Focus on Policy" forgoes the usual academic conventions to provide its readers with an easy-to-understand summary of research. This…

  16. Metropolitan Achievement Tests (MAT6) Reading Diagnostic Tests (Test Review).

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    Canney, George

    1989-01-01

    Reviews the Reading Diagnostic Tests which form part of the battery of survey and diagnostic Metropolitan Achievement Tests. Finds the tests to be an impressive tool for diagnosing the reading strengths and weaknesses of elementary and junior high students. (RS)

  17. MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES

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    MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES · Static and cyclic testing (ASTM and non-standard) · Impact drop testing · Slow-cycle fatigue testing · High temperature testing to 2500°F · ASTM/ Boeing/ SACMA standard testing · Ability to design and fabricate non-standard test fixtures and perform non-standard tests

  18. Dynamic test or no-test?

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    L. V. Kirkland; D. Matsuura; L. Orlidge

    1999-01-01

    Most of the test programs used to verify the performance of digital electronics in today's factories and repair\\/overhaul facilities continue to use settled state (static) testing including many programs executing on high speed test systems. The term “at speed” typically means that the rate at which new test patterns are introduced to a circuit under test matches the rate at

  19. Orion Flight Test Exploration Flight Test-1

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    Waliser, Duane E.

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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. Matching Tests to Curricula and Test Equating.

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    Green, Donald Ross

    Improved communication and cooperation between test publishers and school systems is essential for solving major test problems. Test-curriculum matching, test equating, and inappropriate use of grade equivalent scores are major problem areas. The degree to which a standardized test yields information relevant to what the system is trying to teach…

  3. Stool guaiac test

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

  4. Quizzes, Tests, and Exams

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    Barbara Gross Davis

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

  5. Directory of Medical Tests

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

  6. Reimbursement for Genetic Testing

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  7. Intro Temporal Tests Declustering Methods Tests on SCEC data Spatiotemporal Test Discussion Testing for Poisson Behavior

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    Stark, Philip B.

    Intro Temporal Tests Declustering Methods Tests on SCEC data Spatiotemporal Test Discussion Testing Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting San Diego, CA #12;Intro Temporal Tests Declustering Methods Tests on SCEC data Spatiotemporal Test Discussion Quake Physics versus Quake Statistics · Distribution

  8. Evaluation and Tests

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  9. Tests, Testing, and Genuine School Reform

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    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…

  10. Prioritizing Test Cases For Regression Testing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gregg Rothermel; Roland H. Untch; Chengyun Chu; Mary Jean Harrold

    2001-01-01

    Test case prioritization techniques schedule test cases for execution in an order that attempts to increase their eectiveness at meeting some performance goal. Various goals are possible; one involves rate of fault detection | a measure of how quickly faults are detected within the testing process. An improved rate of fault detection during testing can provide faster feedback on the

  11. Bull Test ID 1140 2013 Florida Bull Test

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    Jawitz, James W.

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  12. Bull Test ID 1077 2013 Florida Bull Test

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    Jawitz, James W.

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  13. Bull Test ID 1160 2013 Florida Bull Test

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    Jawitz, James W.

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    Jawitz, James W.

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    Jawitz, James W.

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  17. Lactose tolerance tests

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  18. Sweat electrolytes test

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  2. 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.

  3. Anatomists Debate the Value of a Teaching Credential

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    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…

  4. I am a mental health professional; my credential: life experience.

    PubMed

    Fox, Valerie

    2002-01-01

    History is in the making in the mental health movement, with persons who live with a mental illness, are stable, and work in the mental health field as professionals (known as Consumer Providers). It is a new concept; and as with anything new, there is some resistance, some doubt about the wisdom of such a concept. With this article, I want to educate those who read it and hopefully gain enthusiasm for the growth of the Consumer Provider movement. I have lived with mental illness for many years and have only received mental health services from traditional mental health professionals; there were no Consumer Providers when I was ill. I was pleased with my services. However, I believe very strongly in the Consumer Provider movement because the same concept has been ongoing in Alcoholics Anonymous with great success. In AA settings, life-experience professionals have worked side by side with traditionally educated professionals to counsel persons with substance abuse problems. I would like to see Consumer Providers be included in all areas of mental health treatment. Today I know of Consumer Providers on PACT teams, ICMS teams, at Drop-in Centers, and on some Warm Lines. My vision is to see Consumer Providers work throughout the mental health system, including crisis teams, inpatient hospital settings, residential settings, and outpatient programs. PMID:12171290

  5. Challenges of Recruiting Candidates with Strong Academic Credentials

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    Denton, Jon; Davis, Trina

    2007-01-01

    A major challenge to improving science education lies in the shortage of qualified science teachers. A potential solution to this challenge consists of directing the energy and talent of graduate students and postdoctoral scientists to reinvigorate science education in schools. This requires creating new, more accessible pathways for science…

  6. kAnonymous Secret Handshakes with Reusable Credentials

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    Xu, Shouhuai

    University moti@cs.columbia.edu ABSTRACT The problem of privacy­preserving authentication has been secret hand­ shake, whereby two users (e.g., CIA agents) authenticate each other in a way that no one adversary that may act as a handshake initiator or responder. The state­of­the­art secret handshake scheme

  7. 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…

  8. Credentialing behavior analysts and the Florida behavior analysis certification program

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    Starin, Stephen; Hemingway, Michael; Hartsfield, Fae

    1993-01-01

    Nearly 1,000 professions are regulated in one or more of the 50 states. Behavior analysis is not regulated as a distinct profession except in Florida. Typically, the regulation of behavior analysis is subsumed within other professions (such as psychology) whose practices often differ considerably from those of behavior analysis. This paper provides an overview of the common methods of regulation and discusses the pros and cons of regulating behavior analysis independently of other professions. It also describes how one state agency in Florida has regulated behavior analysts through the Behavior Analysis Certification Program, with a historical summary of the development of the training curriculum and certification examination and description of current efforts to refine and expand the regulation of behavior analysts. Suggestions for establishing formal regulation of behavior analysts in other states are also given. ImagesFigure 2 PMID:22478143

  9. Training for Hospital Practice: Internships, Residencies, and Credentials.

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    Resnick, Robert J.

    Benefits of hospital-based internship and residency programs for training psychologists are discussed, along with issues concerning licensing or certification. In hospitals, interns and residents are exposed to unusual and diverse forms of physical and mental pathology, as well as contact with a diverse patient population crossing all ages, racial…

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

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    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…

  11. Localization of credential information to address increasingly inevitable data breaches

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mohammad Mannan; P. C. van Oorschot

    2008-01-01

    Large-scale data breaches exposing sensitive personal information are becoming commonplace. For numerous reasons, conventional personal (identification) information leaks from databases that store online and\\/or on-site user transaction data. Collected ID numbers and supporting personal information enable malicious parties to commit large-scale identity fraud. Gates and Slonim (NSPW 2003) proposed the owner-controlled information paradigm to address privacy violations of personal information

  12. Personnel Preparation and Credentialing in Speech-Language Pathology

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    Whitmire, Kathleen A.; Eger, Diane L.

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    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…

  14. Credential Design in Attribute-Based Identity Management Gergely Alpr

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    Jacobs, Bart

    of a password or an identity document. But precisely identifying people, using uniquely identifying numbers and names--such as a social security number (SSN), credit card or bank account number--is often an overkill

  15. Dynamic Accumulators and Application to Efficient Revocation of Anonymous Credentials

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan Camenisch; Anna Lysyanskaya

    2002-01-01

    We introduce the notion of a dynamic accumulator .A n ac- cumulator scheme allows one to hash a large set of inputs into one short value, such that there is a short proof that a given input was incorporated into this value. A dynamic accumulator allows one to dynamically add and delete a value, such that the cost of an

  16. Signature Schemes and Anonymous Credentials from Bilinear Maps

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan Camenisch; Anna Lysyanskaya

    2004-01-01

    We propose a new and efficient signature scheme that is prov- ably secure in the plain model. The security of our scheme is based on a discrete-logarithm-based assumption put forth by Lysyanskaya, Rivest, Sahai, and Wolf (LRSW) who also showed that it holds for generic groups and is independent of the decisional Diffie-Hellman assumption. We prove security of our scheme

  17. Unit Testing Discussion C

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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

  18. Testing for HPV

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    ... 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 ...

  19. Does It Work? Test and Test Again

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    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.

  20. The Stimulus test stand

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    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.

  1. From Test Takers to Test Makers

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    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…

  2. Reusing Existing Test Cases for Security Testing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dazhi Zhang; Wenhua Wang; Donggang Liu; Yu Lei; David Kung

    2008-01-01

    Traditional test case generation methods usually consider coverage criteria like statement or path coverage and ignore security characteristics. The result is that a test case may fail to find vulnerabilities even if it covers the vulnerable statements. However, we argue that existing test cases are still of great value because significant human effort and time have been invested to achieve

  3. Test Stand 500

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    This is a ground level view of Test Stand 500 at the east test area of the Marshall Space Flight Center. Originally constructed in 1966, Test Stand 500 is a multipurpose, dual-position test facility. The stand was utilized to test liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen turbopumps and combustion devices for the J-2 engine. One test position has a high superstructure with lines and tankage for testing liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen turbopumps while the other position is adaptable to pressure-fed test programs such as turbo machinery bearings or seals. The facility was modified in 1980 to support Space Shuttle main engine (SSME) bearing testing.

  4. Longitudinal Multistage Testing

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    Pohl, Steffi

    2013-01-01

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

  5. Growth hormone stimulation test

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    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 ...

  6. CO2 blood test

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    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 ...

  7. DNA Testing for VHL

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  8. Test chip assembler and test program generator

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    Pina, C. A.

    1985-01-01

    One of the major problems in working at the geometry level for the generation of either test structure or functional circuit designs is the amount of labor involved in the design phase. To reduce the amount of labor involved in both the design and test of the structures used, JPL has developed a design and test program consisting of a Test Chip Assembler (TCA) and a Test Program Generator (TPG), which creates the geometrical description of the structures and generates the necessary test information using a high-level language. This system reduces the design time for a test chip by a factor of 30. To analyze the data obtained from wafer probing, a statistical package called STMJPL was developed. Some of the capabilities of the JPL software (STMJPL) are described.

  9. Testing dynamically reconfigurable FPGAs

    E-print Network

    Ruiwale, Sameer Jagadish

    1998-01-01

    ] and [15]. It achieves fault coverage by configuring groups of logic blocks as test pattern generators (TPGs) and output response analyzers (ORAs), and another group as blocks under test (BUTs). The logic blocks are then reconfigured repeatedly to test...

  10. Tests Related to Pregnancy

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  11. Directed random testing

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    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 ...

  12. Campylobacter serology test

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    Campylobacter serology test is a blood test to look for antibodies to a bacteria called campylobacter. ... tests are done to look for antibodies to campylobacter. Antibody production increases during the infection. When the ...

  13. Fiber Optic Testing Course

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    After completing this self-study program you should learn: What needs testing in fiber optics?What equipment is needed to perform the tests? How are these tests performed? What options exist for performing the tests? How are the tests affected by network types (telco, long haul, LAN, FTTx, etc.)? When testing loss, what is the expected value? How accurate are the tests? How can they be made more accurate? What documentation should be kept on the tests? How is troubleshooting done? How does one write a test plan as part of a SOW (scope of work)? What are common mistakes made in testing? What standards apply to testing and how to use them? This extensive page should be useful for students learning more about testing fiber optic systems.

  14. Aircraft Materials Test Bank

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  15. Aircraft Fasteners Test Bank

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  16. HCG blood test - qualitative

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  18. ALP isoenzyme test

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  20. Sickle cell test

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  1. Bone mineral density test

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  2. Dexamethasone suppression test

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    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 ...

  3. Breath alcohol test

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    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 ...

  4. Vasoactive intestinal peptide test

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  5. Estradiol blood test

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  6. CompareTests

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    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.

  7. Nuclear Stress Test

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  8. Titanium Honeycomb Panel Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Richards, W. Lance; Thompson, Randolph C.

    1996-01-01

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

  9. Strapdown gyro test program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Irvine, R. B.; Vanalstine, R.

    1977-01-01

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

  10. CEQATR Thermal Test Overview

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    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.

  11. Spacecraft thermal vacuum testing

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    Elam, B. F.; Lancaster, L. D.

    1972-01-01

    An approach for developing a general thermal vacuum test program philosophy is discussed. Guidelines are established that will assist the project engineer in relating the risk associated with flying any spacecraft to its test program. Computerized techniques can be used to help ascertain these guidelines, which relate the risk to the level of test (component, subsystem, etc), as well as to the type of test (development, qualification, etc). The interrelationship between the test program and the analytical effort is also discussed. The Skylab Apollo telescope mount general thermal vacuum test program, including test schedules, instrumentation, and test results is also discussed.

  12. 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.

  13. Hardness testing. 2nd edition

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    Chandler, H. [ed.

    1999-07-01

    This basic book provides a comprehensive overview of hardness testing, including the various methods and equipment used, testing applications, and the selection of testing methods. The revised and updated second edition features expanded information on microhardness testing, specialized hardness tests; and hardness testing standards. Contents include: introduction to hardness testing; brinell testing; rockwell hardness testing; vickers hardness testing; microhardness testing; scleroscope and leeb hardness testing; hardness testing applications; and selection of hardness testing methods.

  14. Test methods for acceptance testing of telescopes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1993-07-01

    This guide will provide government organizations who are responsible for the procurement of long focal-length optical systems (telescopes) with a general knowledge of what tests can, and generally should, be performed on these systems to ensure compliance with the required specifications. General test procedures are also included. Since test facilities and test equipment available vary considerably among organizations, it is impractical to write a 'cookbook' type of guide to be followed rigorously by all. It is also true that some procured systems may possess special features not generally found in the normal imaging telescope system such as beam splitters, special filters, and reticles.

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

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    Mousavi, Mohammad

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

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

    E-print Network

    Mousavi, Mohammad

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

  17. Student's t-Tests

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    Kirkman, Thomas

    This page gives a short background on Student's t-test and provides three t-test calculators. Two perform t-tests for independent groups and one performs t-tests for matched pairs. Users type in individual data points or copy and paste the entire data set. Some examples are given for demonstration.

  18. Achievement Test Program.

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

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

  19. Test Preparation: Your Role

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    ... 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 ...

  20. Testing face recognition systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Graham Robertson; Ian Craw

    1994-01-01

    Many papers can be cited which report results on face recognition tech- niques. Unfortunately the methods of testing and the data used for these tests vary considerably from paper to paper. This paper examines some the issues that should be considered when presenting face recognition results and when designing testing system. The paper promotes discussion of test- ing methods and

  1. Liquid Rocket Engine Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rahman, Shamim

    2005-01-01

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

  2. Assumptions Underlying Psychological Testing

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    Newland, T. Ernest

    1973-01-01

    Error in assessing learning aptitude inheres much more in the users of the tests than in the tests themselves. Assumptions fundamental to such assessment are considered. It is particularly important that the tester constantly be sensitive to the nature of the relaionship between the psychological demands of test items or tests and the learning…

  3. Practical Dependence Testing

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    Gina Goff; Ken Kennedy; Chau-Wen Tseng

    1991-01-01

    Precise and efficient dependence tests are essential tothe effectiveness of a parallelizing compiler. This paperproposes a dependence testing scheme based on classifyingpairs of subscripted variable references. Exact yetfast dependence tests are presented for certain classesof array references, as well as empirical results showingthat these references dominate scientific Fortran codes.These dependence tests are being implemented at RiceUniversity in both PFC, a

  4. Getting a Urine Test

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    ... the Body Works Main Page Getting a Urine Test (Video) KidsHealth > Kids > Movies & More > Movies > Getting a Urine Test (Video) Print A A A Text Size It ... cup, but docs learn a lot from urine tests. Obviously, this test doesn't hurt. And if ...

  5. Continuous testing in eclipse

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Saff; Michael D. Ernst

    2005-01-01

    Continuous testing uses excess cycles on a developer's workstation to continuously run regression tests in the background, providing rapid feedback about test failures as code is edited. It reduces the time and energy required to keep code well-tested, and it prevents regression errors from persisting uncaught for long periods of time.

  6. Coagulase Test Protocol

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    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.

  7. 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.

  8. Fecal immunochemical test (FIT)

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    Immunochemical fecal occult blood test; iFOBT; Colon cancer screening - FIT ... test card. Add the brush to the waste bag and throw it away. Send the sample to the lab for testing. Your doctor may ask you to test more than one stool sample before sending it in.

  9. Allergy Testing for Children

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    ... shock — a life-threatening body reaction requiring emergency care What Tests are Generally Used to Diagnose Allergies? First, keep ... universally accepted allergy testing methods. If your health care provider suggests one of these tests, consider getting a second opinion about allergy testing ...

  10. Principles of Software Testing

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    Meyer, Bertrand

    testing is the process used to assess the quality of computer software. Software testing is an empiricalSeven Principles of Software Testing Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zürich and Eiffel Software W hile everyone knows the theoret- ical limitations of software testing, in practice we devote considerable effort

  11. Uniform Test Assembly

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    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"…

  12. Language Testing in Japan.

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    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…

  13. Legal Issues in Testing.

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    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.…

  14. Automatic test factoring for java

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Saff; Shay Artzi; Jeff H. Perkins; Michael D. Ernst

    2005-01-01

    Test factoring creates fast, focused unit tests from slow system-wide tests; each new unit test exercises only a subset of the functionality exercised by the system test. Augment- ing a test suite with factored unit tests should catch errors earlier in a test run. One way to factor a test is to introduce mock objects. If a test exercises a

  15. Wolf Testing: Open Source Testing Software

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. Braasch; P. L. Gay

    2004-01-01

    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

  16. 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.

  17. FIRST TEST STUDY SHEET THE FIRST TEST

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    Kah, Linda

    FIRST TEST ­ STUDY SHEET THE FIRST TEST Part 1 ­ multiple choice (40%) Part 2 ­short answer (30 them in as much detail as possible. You might try to answer the questions, first, without looking are the differences between autotrophs/heterotrophs? Prokaryotes/eukaryotes? · How does taxonomic classification

  18. 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.

  19. Testing expert systems

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    Chang, C. L.; Stachowitz, R. A.

    1988-01-01

    Software quality is of primary concern in all large-scale expert system development efforts. Building appropriate validation and test tools for ensuring software reliability of expert systems is therefore required. The Expert Systems Validation Associate (EVA) is a validation system under development at the Lockheed Artificial Intelligence Center. EVA provides a wide range of validation and test tools to check correctness, consistency, and completeness of an expert system. Testing a major function of EVA. It means executing an expert system with test cases with the intent of finding errors. In this paper, we describe many different types of testing such as function-based testing, structure-based testing, and data-based testing. We describe how appropriate test cases may be selected in order to perform good and thorough testing of an expert system.

  20. VIEW OF EAST TEST SITE FROM TOP OF STATIC TEST ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    VIEW OF EAST TEST SITE FROM TOP OF STATIC TEST TOWER VIEW INCLUDES STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS TEST STAND COLD CALIBRATION TEST STAND AND COMPONENTS TEST LAB. - Marshall Space Flight Center, East Test Area, Dodd Road, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

  1. Test report for core drilling ignitability testing

    SciTech Connect

    Witwer, K.S.

    1996-08-08

    Testing was carried out with the cooperation of Westinghouse Hanford Company and the United States Bureau of Mines at the Pittsburgh Research Center in Pennsylvania under the Memorandum of Agreement 14- 09-0050-3666. Several core drilling equipment items, specifically those which can come in contact with flammable gasses while drilling into some waste tanks, were tested under conditions similar to actual field sampling conditions. Rotary drilling against steel and rock as well as drop testing of several different pieces of equipment in a flammable gas environment were the specific items addressed. The test items completed either caused no ignition of the gas mixture, or, after having hardware changes or drilling parameters modified, produced no ignition in repeat testing.

  2. Computerized Adaptive Testing

    SciTech Connect

    Bickerstaff, D.D.; Gardner, P.R. (Eastern Washington Univ., Cheney (USA). Dept. of Chemistry; Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (USA))

    1989-10-01

    Using exceedingly easy or difficult test items on a conventional fixed-length mastery test can result in a less-than-optimal measurement of achievement. Studies suggest that the use of variable-length adaptive tests may decrease the average test length, while improving the accuracy of the estimate of achievement. This paper presents an overview of criterion-referenced computerized adaptive testing and described an exploratory study at Westinghouse Hanford Company. 5 refs., 4 figs.

  3. Superconducting maglev tests

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Ohtsuka; Y. Kyotani

    1979-01-01

    An outline of the superconducting levitation project in Japan will be reported with emphasis on the description and results of tests being conducted at the Miyazaki Test Center. A test vehicle 13.5 × 3.72 × 2.9m (length × width × height) and weighing 10 t has been tested up to 347 km\\/h on a linear test track which is presently

  4. Integrated Test and Evaluation Flight Test 3 Flight Test Plan

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    Marston, Michael Lawrence

    2015-01-01

    The desire and ability to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) is of increasing urgency. The application of unmanned aircraft to perform national security, defense, scientific, and emergency management are driving the critical need for less restrictive access by UAS to the NAS. UAS represent a new capability that will provide a variety of services in the government (public) and commercial (civil) aviation sectors. The growth of this potential industry has not yet been realized due to the lack of a common understanding of what is required to safely operate UAS in the NAS. NASA's UAS Integration into the NAS Project is conducting research in the areas of Separation Assurance/Sense and Avoid Interoperability, Human Systems Integration (HSI), and Communication to support reducing the barriers of UAS access to the NAS. This research is broken into two research themes namely, UAS Integration and Test Infrastructure. UAS Integration focuses on airspace integration procedures and performance standards to enable UAS integration in the air transportation system, covering Sense and Avoid (SAA) performance standards, command and control performance standards, and human systems integration. The focus of Test Infrastructure is to enable development and validation of airspace integration procedures and performance standards, including the integrated test and evaluation. In support of the integrated test and evaluation efforts, the Project will develop an adaptable, scalable, and schedulable relevant test environment capable of evaluating concepts and technologies for unmanned aircraft systems to safely operate in the NAS. To accomplish this task, the Project will conduct a series of Human-in-the-Loop and Flight Test activities that integrate key concepts, technologies and/or procedures in a relevant air traffic environment. Each of the integrated events will build on the technical achievements, fidelity and complexity of the previous tests and technical simulations, resulting in research findings that support the development of regulations governing the access of UAS into the NAS.

  5. 3. VIEW LOOKING NORTH, COMPONENTS TEST LABORATORY, DYNAMIC TEST FACILITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    3. VIEW LOOKING NORTH, COMPONENTS TEST LABORATORY, DYNAMIC TEST FACILITY (SATURN V IN BACKGROUND). - Marshall Space Flight Center, East Test Area, Components Test Laboratory, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

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

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    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

  7. Automatic Test Factoring for Java

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    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 ...

  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. Wire Test Grip Fixture

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    Burke, Christopher S.

    2011-01-01

    Wire-testing issues, such as the gripping strains imposed on the wire, play a critical role in obtaining clean data. In a standard test frame fitted with flat wedge grips, the gripping action alone creates stresses on the wire specimen that cause the wire to fail at the grip location. A new test frame, which is outfitted with a vacuum chamber, negated the use of any conventional commercially available wire test fixtures, as only 7 in. (17.8 cm) existed between the grip faces. An innovative grip fixture was designed to test thin gauge wire for a variety of applications in an existing Instron test frame outfitted with a vacuum chamber.

  10. Rules for Optical Testing

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    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.

  11. Materials Test Branch

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    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.

  12. TEST STATION SALE OF PERFORMANCE TESTED BULLS

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    Tennessee, University of

    RIBEYE AREA (REA)-ULTRASONIC MEASUREMENT OF THE ANIMALS RIB EYE MUSCLE BETWEEN THE 12th & 13th RIB - ULTRASONIC MEASUREMENT OF FAT THICKNESS TAKEN OVER THE 12th RIB AND REPORTED IN INCHES. ON AND OFF TEST HIP

  13. Solid Propellant Test Article (SPTA) Test Stand

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    This photograph shows the Solid Propellant Test Article (SPTA) test stand with the Modified Nasa Motor (M-NASA) test article at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The SPTA test stand, 12-feet wide by 12-feet long by 24-feet high, was built in 1989 to provide comparative performance data on nozzle and case insulation material and to verify thermostructural analysis models. A modified NASA 48-inch solid motor (M-NASA motor) with a 12-foot blast tube and 10-inch throat makes up the SPTA. The M-NASA motor is being used to evaluate solid rocket motor internal non-asbestos insulation materials, nozzle designs, materials, and new inspection techniques. New internal motor case instrumentation techniques are also being evaluated.

  14. Morpheus Vertical Test Bed Flight Testing

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    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.

  15. Letter Directionality Test, Word Directionality Test, and Sentence Directionality Test.

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    Twohig, Brian T.

    Designed to measure the subject's ability to discriminate among alphabetic letters varied over three spatial dimensions (left-right, vertical, and combination left-right and vertical), the tests can be administered in groups and take about twenty minutes to complete. Ten letters of the alphabet were selected for assymetry (for example, b-d) and…

  16. Testing, Testing: Good Teaching Is Difficult; so is Meaningful Testing

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    Toby, Sidney; Plano, Richard J.

    2004-01-01

    The limitations of teaching and assessment of knowledge are emphasized, and an improved method is suggested to test the students. This superior examination technique would replace multiple-choice questions with free-response questions for numerical problems, wherein the numerical inputs fed in the computer would be optically scanned and graded…

  17. Safety and abuse testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Younger, G.

    1978-01-01

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

  18. Lactic acid test

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    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 ...

  19. CSF glucose test

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    Glucose test - CSF; Cerebrospinal fluid glucose test ... The glucose level in the CSF should be 50 - 80 mg/100 mL (or greater than 2/3 of the blood sugar level). Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly ...

  20. Anthrax - blood test

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    ... Antibody test for anthrax; Serologic test for B. anthracis ... An abnormal result means antibodies to B. anthracis have been detected and you may have anthrax disease. However, some people come in contact with the bacteria and do not develop the ...

  1. Getting Your Hearing Tested

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    ... wax accumulation or some obstruction, and a hearing test to determine whether there's a partial loss of ... an audiogram. You make a graph of those tests results. And I have such a graph here. ...

  2. I/O Test

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    Beeler, Michael

    1967-10-01

    IO TEST is intended as a hardware testing and debugging aid for use with the PDP-6 and its associated input multiplexer (analog to digital converter) and output multiplexer (digital to analog converter). While all characters ...

  3. Collecting Samples for Testing

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

  4. CANbus. , Testing software

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    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

  5. Chloride test - blood

    MedlinePLUS

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

  6. HIV Testing Site Directory

    MedlinePLUS

    ... and others at risk. CDC recommends that health care providers test everyone for HIV between the ages of 13 and 64 at least once as part of routine health care. Talk to a healthcare provider about getting tested. ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Osmolality - blood test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... milliosmoles per kilogram. The examples above are common measurements for results of these tests. Normal value ranges ... slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your doctor ...

  10. Blood sugar test - blood

    MedlinePLUS

    ... mg/dL. The examples above show the common measurements for results of these tests. Normal value ranges ... slightly among different laboratories. Some laboratories use different measurements or may test different specimens. Talk to your ...

  11. Thyroid function tests

    MedlinePLUS

    ... common thyroid function tests are: Total, or free T4 (the main thyroid hormone in your blood) TSH ( ... pituitary gland that stimulates the thyroid to produce T4) T3 (also included sometimes) Other thyroid tests include: ...

  12. PT and INR Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Thromboplastin Time (PTT) ; Prothrombin Consumption Time (PCT); Fibrinogen ; Coagulation Factors ; Platelet Count ; Platelet Function Tests ; Thrombin Time ; ... evaluates the extrinsic and common pathways of the coagulation cascade , while the PTT test evaluates the intrinsic ...

  13. von Willebrand Factor Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Platelet Count , Platelet Function Tests , Complete Blood Count , Coagulation Factor VIII , PT , PTT At a Glance Test ... a protein , one of several components of the coagulation system that work together to stop bleeding and ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. HDL Cholesterol Test

    MedlinePLUS

    ... as: HDL; HDL-C Formal name: High-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Related tests: Cholesterol ; LDL Cholesterol ; Triglycerides ; Lipid ... is it used? The test for high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is used along with other ...

  16. Leukocyte esterase urine test

    MedlinePLUS

    Leukocyte esterase is a urine test to look for white blood cells and other signs of infection. ... Leukocyte esterase is a screening test used to detect a substance that suggests there are white blood ...

  17. Urine specific gravity test

    MedlinePLUS

    Urine specific gravity is a laboratory test that shows 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 ...

  18. Fetal blood testing (image)

    MedlinePLUS

    Fetal blood testing is performed during labor to test the blood pH of the baby which can determine ... small puncture is made in the scalp and fetal blood droplets are collected in a thin glass tube. ...

  19. [Conconi tests in children].

    PubMed

    Backes, H U; Keller, V

    1994-01-01

    From 1990 to 1992 we carried out 158 Conconi-Tests on children aged from 7 to 15. Of these tests 128 were carried out on the 400 m-track, and further 30 were Conconi-Intervall-Tests (Probst-Test). The testing was done on the members of the Swiss Figure-Skating Team, on the best runners of the Volksbank Grand Prix St. Gallen 1991/92 and on the youngest girls and boys of the Athletic Club Brühl St. Gallen. 89 tests were performed on girls and 69 tests on boys. In 84% of all cases (133 tests) the results were open to unambiguous interpretation, and were determined by the anaerobic threshold, 14% (22 tests), however, could not be clearly interpreted or had to be done again, and in 2% of all cases (3 tests) the results delivered no analysable information. In the results we only considered the 133 tests where clear interpretation was possible (114 from 128 Conconi-Tests, i.e. 89%, and 19 from 30 Probst-Tests, i.e. 63%). Thus we achieved the first aim of our research, which was to investigate the feasibility of carrying out Conconi-Tests on children and analysing the subsequent results thereof (with very interesting threshold results). From this, it is hoped, that norm data can be established, on which the anaerobic threshold and the threshold pulse of children active in sports can be based. At this point it must be stated that the classical Conconi-Test was found to deliver data easily and clearly interpretable, while the Intervall-Test was less easily analyzable.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:7921791

  20. 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.

  1. Testing Software with Pexpect 1 Testing Computer Algebra Systems

    E-print Network

    Verschelde, Jan

    Testing Software with Pexpect 1 Testing Computer Algebra Systems testing software preparing the test suite replacing print with assert statements 2 Automating Tests with Pexpect testing SymPy in Sage with Pexpect running the test on SymPy in Sage applying Pexpect to test the factorizations MCS 507 Lecture 39

  2. Testing for Physics Achievement

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Frederick L. Ferris

    1960-01-01

    Students are influenced strongly by tests, because the tests are to them the basis of rewards for their efforts. Because of this, it is essential that attempts to emphasize methods, as well as subject matter coverage, in physics courses must include the construction of tests that require the student to demonstrate his knowledge of process or method as well as

  3. Test Bashing Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Phelps, Richard P.

    This document consists of 14 articles which appeared in the electronic news bulletin, "EducationNews.org," and which were part of a series on "Test Bashing," a discussion of the use of standardized tests that focuses on controversies surrounding the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills and test score improvements in Texas. The articles are: (1)…

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Testing Historical Skills.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baillie, Ray

    1980-01-01

    Outlines methods for including skill testing in teacher-made history tests. Focuses on distinguishing fact and fiction, evaluating the reliability of a source, distinguishing between primary and secondary sources, recognizing statements which support generalizations, testing with media, mapping geo-politics, and applying knowledge to new…

  7. Validating Automated Speaking Tests

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bernstein, Jared; Van Moere, Alistair; Cheng, Jian

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents evidence that supports the valid use of scores from fully automatic tests of spoken language ability to indicate a person's effectiveness in spoken communication. The paper reviews the constructs, scoring, and the concurrent validity evidence of "facility-in-L2" tests, a family of automated spoken language tests in Spanish,…

  8. Testing the Edges

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    IMPART RET Program, College of Information Science & Technology,

    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.

  9. Speededness and Adaptive Testing

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    van der Linden, Wim J.; Xiong, Xinhui

    2013-01-01

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

  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. Advanced Urine Toxicology Testing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter L. Tenore

    2010-01-01

    Urine toxicology screening testing is an important standard of care in the addiction and pain treatment setting, offering a reproducible, unbiased, and accurate laboratory test to monitor patients and provide objective support for clinical observations. It has been shown that physicians do not have proficiency in the ordering or interpretation of these tests. This article is an attempt to respond

  12. Stennis tests shuttle valves

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2009-01-01

    Flames burst from the E-1 Test Stand as Stennis Space Center engineers perform one of dozens of shuttle flow valve tests in early February. Stennis engineers teamed with Innovative Partnership Program partners to perform the tests after NASA officials delayed the launch of the STS-119 mission because of concerns with the shuttle part.

  13. Prenatal Testing Guidelines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Miriam Kuppermann; Mary E. Norton

    2005-01-01

    Numerous advances over the past 15 years have led to a much wider array of prenatal testing options for pregnant women who are interested in obtaining information regarding the chromosomal status of their fetus. However, despite recent data calling into question the assumptions underlying current testing guidelines, including those inherent in the risk-based threshold for offering invasive testing, chorionic villus

  14. Fatigue testing device

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Eichenbrenner, F. E.; Imig, L. A.

    1973-01-01

    Anti-buckling assembly prevents buckling of sheet metal fatigue specimen when axial compressive load is applied. It provides for cyclic heating and cooling of specimen during testing. Assembly permits tests at two locations on specimen. Device has ports for visual, optical, or photographic monitoring of fatigue crack propagation in test specimen.

  15. Employee Drug Testing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles Neuhaus Jr; Richard Caplan

    1992-01-01

    The authors examine the limitations of employee drug testing as a method of improving productivity and safety in the workplace. Attempts to modify licit and illicit drug use, including prohibition, are briefly reviewed, and the importance of social setting is underscored. The authors discourage the widespread use of employee drug testing because of problems in interpreting the significance of test

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Requirements for Test Documentation

    E-print Network

    © Cem Kaner. All rights reserved. Scripting: Good Practice? Alleged Benefits ­ fully reproducible testRequirements for Test Documentation Cem Kaner, J.D., Ph.D., ASQ-CQE Contact Information: kaner Clara, CA 95052 #12;2Requirements for Test Documentation. Copyright © Cem Kaner. All rights reserved

  19. Oil well production testing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1992-01-01

    This patent describes an oil well tester. It includes a test vessel having an inlet through which oil well production fluid can be inducted into the test vessel to undergo gravity segregation of different phases of the production fluid; a gas removal means operatively associated with the upper-most portion of the interior of the test vessel, the gas removal means

  20. 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.

  1. The Multiple Tasks Test

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bastiaan R Bloem; Vibeke V Valkenburg; Mathilde Slabbekoorn; Mirjam D Willemsen

    2001-01-01

    Simultaneous challenge of posture and cognition (‘dual tasks’) may predict falls better than tests of isolated components of postural control. We describe a new balance test (the Multiple Tasks Test, MTT) which (1) is based upon simultaneous assessment of multiple (>2) postural components; (2) represents everyday situations; and (3) can be applied by clinicians. Relevant risk factors for falls and

  2. Test Scoring [book review].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Meijer, Rob R.

    2003-01-01

    This book discusses how to obtain test scores and, in particular, how to obtain test scores from tests that consist of a combination of multiple choice and open-ended questions. The strength of the book is that scoring solutions are presented for a diversity of real world scoring problems. (SLD)

  3. 20. UNCOVERED TEST CELL AT THE STATIC TEST TOWER ON ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    20. UNCOVERED TEST CELL AT THE STATIC TEST TOWER ON THE WEST SIDE WHERE F-1 ENGINE WAS TESTED. - Marshall Space Flight Center, Saturn Propulsion & Structural Test Facility, East Test Area, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

  4. Morpheus Lander Testing Campaign

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hart, Jeremy J.; Mitchell, Jennifer D.

    2011-01-01

    NASA s Morpheus Project has developed and tested a prototype planetary lander capable of vertical takeoff and landing designed to serve as a testbed for advanced spacecraft technologies. The Morpheus vehicle has successfully performed a set of integrated vehicle test flights including hot-fire and tether tests, ultimately culminating in an un-tethered "free-flight" This development and testing campaign was conducted on-site at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), less than one year after project start. Designed, developed, manufactured and operated in-house by engineers at JSC, the Morpheus Project represents an unprecedented departure from recent NASA programs and projects that traditionally require longer development lifecycles and testing at remote, dedicated testing facilities. This paper documents the integrated testing campaign, including descriptions of test types (hot-fire, tether, and free-flight), test objectives, and the infrastructure of JSC testing facilities. A major focus of the paper will be the fast pace of the project, rapid prototyping, frequent testing, and lessons learned from this departure from the traditional engineering development process at NASA s Johnson Space Center.

  5. Pendulum detector testing device

    DOEpatents

    Gonsalves, John M. (Modesto, CA)

    1997-01-01

    A detector testing device which provides consistent, cost-effective, repeatable results. The testing device is primarily constructed of PVC plastic and other non-metallic materials. Sensitivity of a walk-through detector system can be checked by: 1) providing a standard test object simulating the mass, size and material content of a weapon or other contraband, 2) suspending the test object in successive positions, such as head, waist and ankle levels, simulating where the contraband might be concealed on a person walking through the detector system; and 3) swinging the suspended object through each of the positions, while operating the detector system and observing its response. The test object is retained in a holder in which the orientation of the test device or target can be readily changed, to properly complete the testing requirements.

  6. Sample Proficiency Test exercise

    SciTech Connect

    Alcaraz, A; Gregg, H; Koester, C

    2006-02-05

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

  7. True or False? Tests Stink!

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Romain, Trevor; Verdick, Elizabeth

    This book is designed to help students become better test takers. It helps them feel more confident and less stressed before, during, and after the test. Section 1, "Tests? Blech!" discusses why it is necessary to test students. Section 2, "Test SOS," presents test-taking hints; top secret information about tests and student behavior during tests;…

  8. Academic Testing Services STRATEGIC PLAN

    E-print Network

    Rock, Chris

    Academic Testing Services STRATEGIC PLAN 2009 MISSION STATEMENT Academic Testing Services provides proctored testing services administered in a secure and appropriate standardized testing environment. VISION STATEMENT Academic Testing Services will provide quality services that are integral to recruitment

  9. Flushable reagent stool blood test

    MedlinePLUS

    Stool occult blood test - flushable home test; Fecal occult blood test - flushable home test ... This test is performed at home with disposable pads. You can buy the pads at the drug store without ...

  10. Nemesis Autonomous Test System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Barltrop, Kevin J.; Lee, Cin-Young; Horvath, Gregory A,; Clement, Bradley J.

    2012-01-01

    A generalized framework has been developed for systems validation that can be applied to both traditional and autonomous systems. The framework consists of an automated test case generation and execution system called Nemesis that rapidly and thoroughly identifies flaws or vulnerabilities within a system. By applying genetic optimization and goal-seeking algorithms on the test equipment side, a "war game" is conducted between a system and its complementary nemesis. The end result of the war games is a collection of scenarios that reveals any undesirable behaviors of the system under test. The software provides a reusable framework to evolve test scenarios using genetic algorithms using an operation model of the system under test. It can automatically generate and execute test cases that reveal flaws in behaviorally complex systems. Genetic algorithms focus the exploration of tests on the set of test cases that most effectively reveals the flaws and vulnerabilities of the system under test. It leverages advances in state- and model-based engineering, which are essential in defining the behavior of autonomous systems. It also uses goal networks to describe test scenarios.

  11. Sperm function test

    PubMed Central

    Talwar, Pankaj; Hayatnagarkar, Suryakant

    2015-01-01

    With absolute normal semen analysis parameters it may not be necessary to shift to specialized tests early but in cases with borderline parameters or with history of fertilization failure in past it becomes necessary to do a battery of tests to evaluate different parameters of spermatozoa. Various sperm function tests are proposed and endorsed by different researchers in addition to the routine evaluation of fertility. These tests detect function of a certain part of spermatozoon and give insight on the events in fertilization of the oocyte. The sperms need to get nutrition from the seminal plasma in the form of fructose and citrate (this can be assessed by fructose qualitative and quantitative estimation, citrate estimation). They should be protected from the bad effects of pus cells and reactive oxygen species (ROS) (leukocyte detection test, ROS estimation). Their number should be in sufficient in terms of (count), structure normal to be able to fertilize eggs (semen morphology). Sperms should have intact and functioning membrane to survive harsh environment of vagina and uterine fluids (vitality and hypo-osmotic swelling test), should have good mitochondrial function to be able to provide energy (mitochondrial activity index test). They should also have satisfactory acrosome function to be able to burrow a hole in zona pellucida (acrosome intactness test, zona penetration test). Finally, they should have properly packed DNA in the nucleus to be able to transfer the male genes (nuclear chromatic decondensation test) to the oocyte during fertilization.

  12. Sperm function test.

    PubMed

    Talwar, Pankaj; Hayatnagarkar, Suryakant

    2015-01-01

    With absolute normal semen analysis parameters it may not be necessary to shift to specialized tests early but in cases with borderline parameters or with history of fertilization failure in past it becomes necessary to do a battery of tests to evaluate different parameters of spermatozoa. Various sperm function tests are proposed and endorsed by different researchers in addition to the routine evaluation of fertility. These tests detect function of a certain part of spermatozoon and give insight on the events in fertilization of the oocyte. The sperms need to get nutrition from the seminal plasma in the form of fructose and citrate (this can be assessed by fructose qualitative and quantitative estimation, citrate estimation). They should be protected from the bad effects of pus cells and reactive oxygen species (ROS) (leukocyte detection test, ROS estimation). Their number should be in sufficient in terms of (count), structure normal to be able to fertilize eggs (semen morphology). Sperms should have intact and functioning membrane to survive harsh environment of vagina and uterine fluids (vitality and hypo-osmotic swelling test), should have good mitochondrial function to be able to provide energy (mitochondrial activity index test). They should also have satisfactory acrosome function to be able to burrow a hole in zona pellucida (acrosome intactness test, zona penetration test). Finally, they should have properly packed DNA in the nucleus to be able to transfer the male genes (nuclear chromatic decondensation test) to the oocyte during fertilization. PMID:26157295

  13. Testing modeling frameworks

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hill, Mary; Ye, Ming; Foglia, Laura; Lu, Dan

    2015-04-01

    Modeling frameworks include many ideas about, for example, how to parameterize models, conduct sensitivity analysis (including identifying observations and parameters important to calibration and prediction), quantify uncertainty, and so on. Of concern in this talk is meaningful testing of how ideas proposed for any modeling framework perform. The design of meaningful tests depends on the aspect of the framework being tested and the timing of system dynamics. Consider a situation in which the aspect being tested is prediction accuracy and the quantities of concern are readily measured and change quickly, such as for precipitation, floods, or hurricanes. In such cases meaningful tests involve comparing simulated and measured values and tests can be conducted daily, hourly or even more frequently. Though often challenged by measurement difficulties, this remains the simplest circumstance for conducting meaningful tests of modeling frameworks. If measurements are not readily available and(or) the system responds to changes over decades or centuries, as generally occurs for climate change, saltwater intrusion of groundwater systems, and dewatering of aquifers, prediction accuracy needs to be evaluated in other ways. Often these require high performance computing. For example, complex and simple models can be compared or cross-validation experiments can be conducted. Both can require massive computational resources for any but the simplest of problems. Testing other aspects of a modeling framework can require different types of tests. For example, testing methods of identifying observations or parameters important to model calibration or predictions might entail evaluation of many circumstances for methods that are themselves commonly computationally demanding. Again, high performance computing is needed even when the goal is to include computationally frugal methods in the modeling framework. In this talk we discuss the importance of such testing, stress the need to design and implement tests when any modeling framework is developed, and provide examples of tests from several recent publications.

  14. Group Testing and Graph Constrained Group Testing

    E-print Network

    Saligrama, Venkatesh

    Information formula #12;Main Result [Atia­S 09] Theorem (average error 0 asymptotically) if: Xmn generated noise (False Positives) Dilution Effect ­ Blood Sample is Diluted ­ Link Losses are random [Nguyen-Thiran07] Wm Bernoulli(q) 0 0 1 1 1-s s item dilution #12;Problem Setup N Items, Defectives · K, X Test

  15. COLD TEST LOOP INTEGRATED TEST LOOP RESULTS

    SciTech Connect

    Abraham, TJ

    2003-10-22

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

  16. What Test Oracle Should I Use for Effective GUI Testing?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Atif M. Memon; Ishan Banerjee; Adithya Nagarajan

    2003-01-01

    Test designers widely believe that the overall effective- ness and cost of software testing depends largely on the type and number of test cases executed on the software. In this paper we show that the test oracle used during test- ing also contributes significantly to test effectiveness and cost. A test oracle is a mechanism that determines whether a software

  17. Advancing Toward Test Automation through Effective Manual Testing

    E-print Network

    Advancing Toward Test Automation through Effective Manual Testing May 2005 Advancing Toward Test Automation through Effective Manual Testing Bob Levy, Lead Product Manager ­ Functional Test Dennis Elenburg, IT Specialist ­ Rational Products #12;Advancing Toward Test Automation through Effective Manual Testing Page 2

  18. The Test Executive: The strength of testing and diagnosis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. Carlson; L. V. Kirkland

    2008-01-01

    The test executivepsilas primary purpose is to control the flow of testing on a given piece of automated test equipment. It accomplishes this by loading and executing a test programpsilas compiled executable code. Code execution enables the test executive to control the instruments, make decisions and direct the testing in accordance with the instructions contained in the test program. In

  19. Testing with JUnit

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    IMPART RET Program, College of Information Science & Technology,

    JUnit is a testing method that is included with NetBeans (Java) installs or can be downloaded from the web and included in the Java build. In this activity, students design tests for a provided Java class before the class methods are constructed using a process called test-driven development. To create a design, the software/system design process, which is a specific case of the engineering design process, is followed. After students create a design, it is implemented and tested and if necessary, the design undergoes editing to make sure it functions by testing the Java class correctly. To conclude the activity, students write the methods in the Java class using their tests to debug the program.

  20. Catalase Test Protocol

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    American Society For Microbiology

    2010-11-11

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

  1. Intermountain laser communication tests

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Ruiz; R. Czichy; J. Bara; A. Comeron; A. Belmonte

    1990-01-01

    Results are presented on laser-diode (LD) based intermountain tests carried out as a support activity to ESA's Free-space Optical Communications program to evaluate the Canary Islands (Spain) as an optical communicaton test range. The model predictions of low atmospheric attentuation and turbulence-induced effects were confirmed by a simple link test between observatories, showing that the Canary Islands are a proper

  2. Asian Test Beam Facilities

    E-print Network

    Satoru Uozumi

    2010-06-18

    In Japan, China and Russia, there are several test beam lines available or will become available in near future. Those are open for users who need electron, muon and charged pion beams with energies of 1-50 GeV for any tests of small-size detectors. In this manuscript I present a current status of those test beam facilities in the Asian region.

  3. Amos World Testing System

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Amos, Orley M., 1954-.

    1997-01-01

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

  4. Java ME Application Testing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ovidiu Iliescu

    \\u000a In this chapter, you have examined the core areas of Java ME application testing: gathering debug information, unit testing,\\u000a visual debugging, and thoroughly testing the application in all possible usage scenarios and environments. In the process,\\u000a you have looked at some of the interesting aspects that Java ME brings to the table (for example, buggy JVMs, varied form\\u000a factors, and

  5. Clinically Available Pharmacogenomics Tests

    PubMed Central

    Flockhart, DA; Skaar, T; Berlin, DS; Klein, TE; Nguyen, AT

    2009-01-01

    The development of robust and clinically valuable pharmacogenomic tests has been anticipated to be one of the first tangible results of the Human Genome Project. Despite both obvious and unanticipated obstacles, a number of tests have now become available in various practice settings. Lessons can be learned from examination of these tests, the evidence that has catalyzed their use, their value to prescribers, and their merit as tools for personalizing therapeutics. PMID:19369936

  6. Testing documentation with \\

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David G. Novick

    2000-01-01

    This paper introduces low-tech simulation as a technique for testing procedures and their documentation. The key idea is to test the interface-procedure-documentation set in the early stages of development, where changes can be still be made easily, using extremely low-cost simulation materials. Using this low-tech method, developers can test and improve the usability of documentation for user interfaces that are

  7. Redstone Test Stand

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1950-01-01

    A Mercury-Redstone launch vehicle awaits test-firing in the Redstone Test Stand during the late 1950s. Between 1953 and 1960, the rocket team at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama performed hundreds of test firings on the Redstone rocket, over 200 on the Mercury-Redstone vehicle configuration alone. It was this configuration which launched America's first two marned space missions, Freedom 7 and Liberty Bell 7,in 1961.

  8. Court-ordered testing.

    PubMed

    1996-05-17

    The Missouri House of Representatives passed legislation allowing anyone to petition the court for court-ordered HIV-antibody testing of any person if the petitioner fears possible HIV infection. Current law only provides court-ordered testing in cases of sex crime. Another House-approved amendment would make it a felony for anyone who tested positive for HIV to engage in prostitution. PMID:11363468

  9. Protuberance heating test program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sieker, W. D.

    1966-01-01

    Results are presented of the protuberance heating test program. Four general protuberance shapes on a flat plate were tested. Presentation and evaluation of the data both on the protuberance and in the wake regions are made. The test program is an extension of the general protuberance heat transfer test. The additional series of tests was conducted to define the extent of wake heating and to assess the effects of Reynolds number variation on heating both on and around the protuberances. The protuberance models were mounted near the forward end of a six-foot instrumented test plate with stringers that simulated interstage and skirt structure of the Saturn S-4B stage. The tests were performed at Mach numbers of 2.49, 3.51, and 4.44. Reynolds numbers per foot of 3 million and 1.5 million were used for the two lower Mach numbers and 3 million for a Mach number of 4.44. The test Mach numbers simulated the Saturn S-4B flight conditions during the most severe aerodynamic heating period. The test Reynolds numbers were somewhat higher than the flight values, but lower values could not be used because of tunnel and instrumentation limitations. Oil flow runs were made on two representative models at various combinations of Mach number and Reynolds number to help define the extent of wake heating.

  10. Context mediated usability testing.

    PubMed

    Kuziemsky, Craig E; Kushniruk, Andre

    2014-01-01

    Usability testing is an important part of health information technology HIT design. However, usability issues will vary by the contexts where a system is used. To date there are few studies that have described contextual factors of usability testing. This paper uses a case study of a surgical information system to develop a model of four contextual categories that impact usability testing. We discuss each of the contexts in detail and then suggest how they can be used to develop a general framework to enable better understanding of the role of context in usability testing and evaluation of HIT. PMID:25160319

  11. Sensitivity testing and analysis

    SciTech Connect

    Neyer, B.T.

    1991-01-01

    New methods of sensitivity testing and analysis are proposed. The new test method utilizes Maximum Likelihood Estimates to pick the next test level in order to maximize knowledge of both the mean, {mu}, and the standard deviation, {sigma} of the population. Simulation results demonstrate that this new test provides better estimators (less bias and smaller variance) of both {mu} and {sigma} than the other commonly used tests (Probit, Bruceton, Robbins-Monro, Langlie). A new method of analyzing sensitivity tests is also proposed. It uses the Likelihood Ratio Test to compute regions of arbitrary confidence. It can calculate confidence regions, for {mu}, {sigma}, and arbitrary percentiles. Unlike presently used methods, such as the program ASENT which is based on the Cramer-Rao theorem, it can analyze the results of all sensitivity tests, and it does not significantly underestimate the size of the confidence regions. The new test and analysis methods will be explained and compared to the presently used methods. 19 refs., 12 figs.

  12. LSA field test

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jaffe, P.

    1979-01-01

    Degradation tests indicate that electrical degradation is not a slow monotonically increasing phenomenon as originally thought but occurs abruptly as the result of some traumatic event. This finding has led to a change in the test philosophy. A discussion of this change is presented along with a summary of degradation and failure data from all the sites and results from a variety of special tests. New instrumentation for in-field measurements are described. Field testing activity was expanded by the addition of twelve remote sites located as far away as Alaska and the Canal Zone. Descriptions of the new sites are included.

  13. Vertical Line Test

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2010-01-01

    In this activity, students try to connect given points on a graph in a way that they will pass the vertical line test. If the points can't be made to pass the vertical line test, the student must adjust the points so they will pass the test. This activity allows students to explore the vertical line test for functions. This activity includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the java applet.

  14. Integrated Test Facility (ITF)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    The NASA-Dryden Integrated Test Facility (ITF), also known as the Walter C. Williams Research Aircraft Integration Facility (RAIF), provides an environment for conducting efficient and thorough testing of advanced, highly integrated research aircraft. Flight test confidence is greatly enhanced by the ability to qualify interactive aircraft systems in a controlled environment. In the ITF, each element of a flight vehicle can be regulated and monitored in real time as it interacts with the rest of the aircraft systems. Testing in the ITF is accomplished through automated techniques in which the research aircraft is interfaced to a high-fidelity real-time simulation. Electric and hydraulic power are also supplied, allowing all systems except the engines to function as if in flight. The testing process is controlled by an engineering workstation that sets up initial conditions for a test, initiates the test run, monitors its progress, and archives the data generated. The workstation is also capable of analyzing results of individual tests, comparing results of multiple tests, and producing reports. The computers used in the automated aircraft testing process are also capable of operating in a stand-alone mode with a simulation cockpit, complete with its own instruments and controls. Control law development and modification, aerodynamic, propulsion, guidance model qualification, and flight planning -- functions traditionally associated with real-time simulation -- can all be performed in this manner. The Remotely Augmented Vehicles (RAV) function, now located in the ITF, is a mainstay in the research techniques employed at Dryden. This function is used for tests that are too dangerous for direct human involvement or for which computational capacity does not exist onboard a research aircraft. RAV provides the researcher with a ground-based computer that is radio linked to the test aircraft during actual flight. The Ground Vibration Testing (GVT) system, formerly housed in the Thermostructural Laboratory, now also resides in the ITF. In preparing a research aircraft for flight testing, it is vital to measure its structural frequencies and mode shapes and compare results to the models used in design analysis. The final function performed in the ITF is routine aircraft maintenance. This includes preflight and post-flight instrumentation checks and the servicing of hydraulics, avionics, and engines necessary on any research aircraft. Aircraft are not merely moved to the ITF for automated testing purposes but are housed there throughout their flight test programs.

  15. Integrated Test Facility (ITF)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    The NASA-Dryden Integrated Test Facility (ITF), also known as the Walter C. Williams Research Aircraft Integration Facility (RAIF), provides an environment for conducting efficient and thorough testing of advanced, highly integrated research aircraft. Flight test confidence is greatly enhanced by the ability to qualify interactive aircraft systems in a controlled environment. In the ITF, each element of a flight vehicle can be regulated and monitored in real time as it interacts with the rest of the aircraft systems. Testing in the ITF is accomplished through automated techniques in which the research aircraft is interfaced to a high-fidelity real-time simulation. Electric and hydraulic power are also supplied, allowing all systems except the engines to function as if in flight. The testing process is controlled by an engineering workstation that sets up initial conditions for a test, initiates the test run, monitors its progress, and archives the data generated. The workstation is also capable of analyzing results of individual tests, comparing results of multiple tests, and producing reports. The computers used in the automated aircraft testing process are also capable of operating in a stand-alone mode with a simulation cockpit, complete with its own instruments and controls. Control law development and modification, aerodynamic, propulsion, guidance model qualification, and flight planning -- functions traditionally associated with real-time simulation -- can all be performed in this manner. The Remotely Augmented Vehicles (RAV) function, now located in the ITF, is a mainstay in the research techniques employed at Dryden. This function is used for tests that are too dangerous for direct human involvement or for which computational capacity does not exist onboard a research aircraft. RAV provides the researcher with a ground-based computer that is radio linked to the test aircraft during actual flight. The Ground Vibration Testing (GVT) system, formerly housed in the Thermostructural Laboratory, now also resides in the ITF. In preparing a research aircraft for flight testing, it is vital to measure its structural frequencies and mode shapes and compare results to the models used in design analysis. The final function performed in the ITF is routine aircraft maintenance. This includes preflight and post-flight instrumentation checks and the servicing of hydraulics, avionics, and engines necessary on any research aircraft. Aircraft are not merely moved to the ITF for automated testing purposes but are housed there throughout their flight test programs.

  16. Alternator insulation evaluation tests

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1972-01-01

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

  17. AMTEC Protosystem Test Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Schuller, Michael; Lemire, Robert; Reiners, Elinor

    1994-07-01

    The Phillips Laboratory Power and Thermal Management Division (PL/VTP), in conjunction with ORION International Technologies, initiated the Alkali Metal Thermal to Electric Conversion (AMTEC) Protosystem Test Program to evaluate the performance of AMTEC cells in a system configuration. Advanced Modular Power Systems (AMPS) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) fabricated six geometrically identical cells for the program. Three different electrode/current collector material combinations appear in the six cells - two of each type. The six cells were tested individually in air using cartridge heaters. Three of the six cells were then wired in series and tested in air using cartridge heaters. This test sequence is being repeated in vacuum.

  18. Charcoal filter testing

    SciTech Connect

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

    1997-08-01

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

  19. Reactor Simulator Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2013-01-01

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

  20. Animal Health Diagnostic Center Test and Fee Schedule Test Name Test Fee Discipline Test Days Lag** Samples Container Coolant Comments

    E-print Network

    Keinan, Alon

    ** Samples Container Coolant Comments Feline Tests Feline Tests Acid Fast Stain (for bacteria) M-F 1-2 days 1 Tests, Equine Cushings Tests , Feline Adrenal Function Tests, or Appendix C. Endocrinology22.00 ACTH Tests , Feline Adrenal Function Tests, or Appendix C. Endocrinology30.00 Aerobic Bacterial Culture M-F 2