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  1. Testicular Exams

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    ... for Kids for Teens Teens Home Body Mind Sexual Health Food & Fitness Diseases & Conditions Infections Q&A School & ... Meningitis Writing a Paper Testicular Exams KidsHealth > Teens > Sexual Health > For Guys > Testicular Exams Print A A A ...

  2. Digital rectal exam

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    A digital rectal exam is an examination of the lower rectum. The doctor uses a gloved, lubricated finger to ... or other changes of the prostate gland. A digital rectal exam may be done to collect stool ...

  3. Exam 2 Memo

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    math

    2013-10-03

    Oct 15, 2013 ... Students will bubble in answers on ... actual exam. If you circle your answers on your exam, you can self-grade your exam ... distance formua (d = rt), the slope of a line formula, slope-intercept form of a line, point- slope form of ...

  4. Exam 3 Memo

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    math

    2014-04-04

    Apr 17, 2014 ... Students will bubble in answers ... actual exam. If you circle your answers on your exam, you can self-grade your exam ... standard form of a line, the basic derivative rules, the derivative of a product rule, and the derivative of a ...

  5. Challenges When Introducing Electronic Exam

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    Kuikka, Matti; Kitola, Markus; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi

    2014-01-01

    Time pressures often necessitate the use of more efficient exam tools, such as electronic exams (e-exams), instead of traditional paper exams. However, teachers may face challenges when introducing e-exams in a higher education context. This paper describes what kinds of challenges teachers may face when introducing e-exams, based on experiences…

  6. Examining Exam Reviews: A Comparison of Exam Scores and Attitudes

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    Hackathorn, Jana; Cornell, Kathryn; Garczynski, Amy M.; Solomon, Erin D.; Blankmeyer, Katheryn E.; Tennial, Rachel E.

    2012-01-01

    Instructors commonly use exam reviews to help students prepare for exams and to increase student success. The current study compared the effects of traditional, trivia, and practice test-based exam reviews on actual exam scores, as well as students' attitudes toward each review. Findings suggested that students' exam scores were significantly…

  7. My Favorite Exam Question

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    Styer, Dan

    2015-01-01

    My favorite exam question comes from the final exam in an introductory mechanics course: "A rolling 31 ton railroad boxcar collides with a stationary flatcar. The coupling mechanism activates so the cars latch together and roll down the track attached. Of the initial kinetic energy, 38% dissipates as heat, sound, vibrations, mechanical…

  8. My Favorite Exam Question

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    Styer, Dan

    2015-12-01

    My favorite exam question comes from the final exam in an introductory mechanics course: A rolling 31 ton railroad boxcar collides with a stationary flatcar. The coupling mechanism activates so the cars latch together and roll down the track attached. Of the initial kinetic energy, 38% dissipates as heat, sound, vibrations, mechanical deformation, and so forth. How much does the flatcar weigh?

  9. Skin self-exam

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    Skin self-exam means checking your own skin regularly for any abnormal growths or unusual changes. A skin self-exam helps find any suspicious skin problems early. The earlier skin cancer is diagnosed, the better chance you will have ...

  10. Physical exam frequency

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    How often you need a physical exam; Health maintenance visit; Health screening; Checkup ... All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to: Screen for diseases ...

  11. Final Exam Memo

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    math

    2015-11-30

    Students will bubble in answers on an answer sheet (scantron sheet) as well as circle the answers on the actual exam. However, you cannot take this ... between exponential and logarithmic forms, the chain rule, and the derivative rules of.

  12. Exam 3 Memo

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    math

    2015-11-10

    Nov 18, 2015 ... Students will bubble in answers on an answer sheet (scantron sheet) as well as circle the answers on the actual exam. ... They need to know how to convert between exponential and logarithmic forms, the change of base ...

  13. Memo for Exam 3

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    math

    2013-03-20

    Students will bubble in answers on an answer ... (If you circle your answers, you can self-grade your exam later after the answers have been ... convert between logarithmic and exponential forms; how to use the properties of logarithms to ...

  14. Exam Question Exchange.

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    Alexander, John J.

    1980-01-01

    Provides exam questions and solutions for a problem in amplification sequence of reactions, and a problem in applying group theory techniques and making spectral assignments and structural determination by qualitative arguments in the bonding in metal complexes. (CS)

  15. Exam experience and some reactions to exam stress.

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    Simi?, N; Manenica, I

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the effects of previous exam experience on some psychophysiological reactions before, during and after repeated exams. A sample of 15 first year psychology students took part in the study. While the subjects were expecting a oral exam for the first time, their levels of exam apprehension, high activation and state anxiety were measured a day before, an hour before the exam and the following day. Furthermore, subjects' cardiac R-R intervals were continuously recorded from five minutes before the exam to five minutes after the exam. Four, out of 15 subjects, passed the exams at first sitting, while the rest of them failed and had to repeat it. These 11 students underwent the same procedure for the second time. The levels of exam apprehension, high activation and anxiety did not show any differences between the first and the second exam sittings. R-R interval parameters indicated a higher stress before and after the second exam sitting, while the stress level was more or less the same during both exams. PMID:22567840

  16. MA 152 Exam 1 Memo

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    math

    2015-04-10

    paper exams are kept as a back-up should your scantron be accidently lost or destroyed ... calculus, arithmetic, or calculator help during the exam. ... is recommended that students arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the exam.

  17. Preparing Students for the AP Psychology Exam

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    Whitlock, Kristin

    2013-01-01

    The Advanced Placement Psychology exam is one of the fastest growing exams offered by the College Board. The average percent of change in the number of students taking this exam over the past five years is 12.4%. With 238,962 students taking the exam in 2013, the AP Psychology exam is the sixth largest exam, surpassing AP Biology and AP World…

  18. Exam Question Exchange.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ramette, R. W.

    1988-01-01

    Describes a take-home exam story problem based on stoichiometry. Requires the student to determine the percentage of phosphoric acid in a large container of nitric acid if a man fell into it. Provides assumptions, clues, and an acceptable solution. (MVL)

  19. Final Exam Memo

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    math

    2014-12-02

    Students will bubble in answers on an answer sheet (scantron sheet) as well as circle the answers on the actual exam. You cannot ... the distance formua (d = rt), slope-intercept form of a line, standard form of a line, the basic derivative rules ...

  20. Exam 2 Memo

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    math

    2015-10-06

    Oct 26, 2015 ... Students will bubble in answers on an answer sheet (scantron sheet) as well as circle the answers on the actual exam. ... will be provided (including the quadratic formula and point-slope form for a line). 6) Students must bring ...

  1. Memo for Exam 2

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    math

    2013-02-19

    Mar 5, 2013 ... Students will bubble in answers on an answer sheet (scantron sheet) as well as circle the answers on the actual exam. ... formula, slope-intercept form of a line, equation forms for vertical or horizontal lines, the average rate of ...

  2. Exam 2 Memo

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    math

    2014-03-03

    Mar 6, 2014 ... Students will bubble in answers on an answer sheet (scantron sheet) as well as circle the answers on the actual exam. ... of a line, general or standard form of a line, all procedures for finding limits that we have discussed, the ...

  3. Exam Question Exchange.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alexander, John J., Ed.

    1978-01-01

    Two exam questions are presented. One suitable for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate courses in organic chemistry, is on equivalent expressions for the description of several pericyclic reactions. The second, for general chemistry students, asks for an estimation of the rate of decay of a million-year-old Uranium-238 sample. (BB)

  4. Final Exams Scholarship Winners

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    Sin, Peter

    TheELIWeekly Final and Exit Exams A necessary evil, we know This coming weekend, Saturday, July 26th similarity is there are people who practice Islam in both cultures. Russian culture, on the other hand, has people who practice Orthodox Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and many other religions. Second, Saudi

  5. X-Ray Exam: Femur (Upper Leg)

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    ... Sports: Keeping Kids Safe Concussions: What to Know X-Ray Exam: Femur (Upper Leg) KidsHealth > Parents > Doctors & Hospitals > Medical Tests & Exams > X-Ray Exam: Femur (Upper Leg) Print A A A ...

  6. Being Successful in Tertiary Exams

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    Wapstra, Erik

    . Compromising healthy sleep patterns during exam times is rarely helpful. Exercise ­ Research links a healthy Planner). Managing space ­ Physical space and effective study go together. Just as it is hard to sleep't compromise at exam time when you most need that fuel. Sleep ­ Routine and regularity is a key with good

  7. EXAM 4 INFORMATION AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS EXAM 4 Requirements

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    Shyu, Mei-Ling

    . Pro) - Virtual operating systems (VMs) - Apple iDevices (iPad, iPhone, etc.) - #12;EXAM 4 Installation/have your Anonymous Grading Number (AGN) available and handy. - Charge your laptop's battery. - Bring your

  8. February 10, 2015 MA 161 -EXAM # 1

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    Brown, Johnny E.

    the exam, hand in your scantron and your test booklet to your recitation instructor. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY 1February 10, 2015 MA 161 - EXAM # 1 GREEN Exam - Test Version 01 INSTRUCTIONS 1. Make sure scantron and fill in the circles. The GREEN exam is Test 01 . Your PUID and your 4-digit section number

  9. Are Online Exams an Invitation to Cheat?

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    Harmon, Oskar R.; Lambrinos, James; Kennedy, Peter, Ed.

    2008-01-01

    In this study, the authors use data from two online courses in principles of economics to estimate a model that predicts exam scores from independent variables of student characteristics. In one course, the final exam was proctored, and in the other course, the final exam was not proctored. In both courses, the first three exams were unproctored.…

  10. EXPOSURE ANALYSIS MODELING SYSTEM (EXAMS)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Exposure Analysis Modeling System (EXAMS), first published in 1982 (EPA-600/3-82-023), provides interactive computer software for formulating aquatic ecosystem models and rapidly evaluating the fate, transport, and exposure concentrations of synthetic organic chemicals--pesti...

  11. Developing On-line Exams.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hartsell, Taralynn S.; Yuen, Steve Chi-Yin

    2003-01-01

    Discusses advantages and limitations of online exams, describes available software tools for creating computer-based tests (CGI, JavaScript, commercial programs, course authoring tools), and offers suggestions for implementation. (JOW)

  12. DOS basics

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    O`Connor, P.

    1994-09-01

    DOS is an acronym for Disk Operating System. It is actually a set of programs that allows you to control your personal computer. DOS offers the capabilities to create and manage files; organize and maintain information placed on disks; use application programs such as WordPerfect, Lotus 123, Excel, Windows, etc. In addition, DOS provides the basic utilities needed to copy files from one area to another, delete files and list files. The latest version of DOS also offers more advanced features that include hard disk compression and memory management. Basic DOS commands are discussed.

  13. Essentials for revision and exams Photocopiable resource

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    Wiesner, Karoline

    a balanced healthy diet, exercise well and get plenty of sleep. If it all gets too much, release that tension of your exam with a banging headache and bleary- eyed from lack of sleep. #12;Exam help Essentials

  14. Exam 3 Memo (all students read)

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    math

    2014-11-12

    Nov 17, 2014 ... Students will bubble in answers on an ... If you circle your answers on your exam, you can self-grade your exam after the exam ... rule, how to convert between exponential and logarithmic forms, the chain rule, derivative rules ...

  15. Exit Exam as Academic Performance Indicator

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    Al Ahmad, Mahmoud; Al Marzouqi, Ali H.; Hussien, Mousa

    2014-01-01

    This paper focuses on the impact of exit exams on different elements of the educational process, namely: curriculum development, students and instructors. A 50-question multiple-choice Exit Exam was prepared by Electrical Engineering (EE) faculty members covering a poll of questions from EE core courses. A copy of the Exit Exam applied during each…

  16. MA 152 Exam 1 Memo

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    math

    2015-08-26

    Sep 28, 2015 ... Students will bubble in answers on an answer sheet (scantron sheet) as well as circle the answers on the actual exam. ... provided (including the quadratic formula, point-slope form for a line, and area formula for a triangle). 6).

  17. Final Exam: solutions and comments

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    May 4, 2004 ... NAME o No Calculators, books, notes, or any other aids may be used. 0 Don't ... In (a), (b), and (c), translate the bulleted formulas into colloquial English, ... 0 Every student solves some problem on each exam he/she takes.

  18. Profile of State High School Exit Exam Policies. Nevada

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on Nevada's high school exit exam standards and policies. Some of the categories presented include: (1) State exit exam policy; (2) Type of Test; (3) Purpose; (4) Major changes in exit exam policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (5) Subjects tested on exam; (6) Grade exam first…

  19. Essentials for revision and exams Photocopiable resource

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    Bristol, University of

    .ac.uk/ug-factsheets Factsheet 3 Version 2.0 Revision can be stressful, daunting or just plain boring, but we all have to do for revision and exams bristol.ac.uk Exam stress Most of us get stressed about exams but this can affect us in different ways. For some people the adrenalin and pressure can have a positive effect, but others may find

  20. Examining the Exam: A Critical Look at the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Exam.

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    Fawkes, Don; Adajian, Tom; Flage, Dan; Hoeltzel, Steven; Knorpp, Bill; O'Meara, Bill; Weber, Dave

    2001-01-01

    Examines the content of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal exam (1980). Finds the content of this exam defective in a number of areas. Notes that the exam creates confusion and makes basic errors in critical thinking, and therefore, lacks content quality in these areas. Recommends the use of several tests, rather than one. (SG)

  1. X-Ray Exam: Lower Leg (Tibia and Fibula)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Deal With Bullies Pregnant? What to Expect X-Ray Exam: Lower Leg (Tibia and Fibula) KidsHealth > Parents > Doctors & Hospitals > Medical Tests & Exams > X-Ray Exam: Lower Leg (Tibia and Fibula) Print A ...

  2. Novel Hyper-heuristic in Exam Timetabling

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    Qu, Rong

    Novel Hyper-heuristic Approaches in Exam Timetabling Amr Soghier, MSc. Thesis submitted an investigation into the use of hyper-heuristic ap- proaches to construct and improve solutions for exam of potential solutions to a problem. However, a hyper-heuristic is a heuristic which acts on a space

  3. Chemistry 223: 2015 Midterm Exam David Ronis

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    Ronis, David M.

    × 105 Pa Avogadro's Number 6. 0225 × 1023 1 cal 4.184 J 7. You may need the following results from questions and the exam has 2 pages including this one. 5. Be sure to indicate the total number of exam books for the average number of reactive collisions on a surface per unit area per unit time. Assume that the normal

  4. Making Exam Preparation An Enjoyable Experience

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    Lukosch, Stephan; Schummer, Till

    2006-01-01

    During oral exams at the German distance learning university, we noticed that students fear that they will be faced with questions that they have not anticipated. In our opinion, this is mainly because students have no chance to train and thereby gather positive experiences with exam situations as they are distributed all over Germany and thus it…

  5. X-Ray Exam: Neck (For Parents)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Doctors & Hospitals > Medical Tests & Exams > X-Ray Exam: Neck Print A A A Text Size What's in this article? What It Is Why It's Done Preparation Procedure What to Expect Getting the Results Risks Helping Your Child If You Have Questions What It Is A neck X-ray is a safe and painless test ...

  6. From Exam Factories to Communities of Discovery

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    Coffield, Frank; Williamson, Bill

    2011-01-01

    The British current model of education has turned schools into exam factories and further education colleges and universities into skills factories for British industry. In their book, "From Exam Factories to Communities of Discovery: the Democratic Route," the authors offer an alternative way of thinking and talking about education, as well as…

  7. Space Systems Field Exam January 2009

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Space Systems Field Exam January 2009 There are three possible questions in this exam: · the Core question; · an Elective question in Space Systems Engineering · an Elective question in Space content (either Space Systems Engineering or Space Systems Architecture and Design). Therefore, only two

  8. Tailoring the Preparticipation Exam to Female Athletes.

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    Johnson, Mimi D.

    1992-01-01

    Discusses the basics of the preparticipation exam, focusing on aspects specific to females, such as menstrual dysfunction, disordered eating, and orthopedic problems such as scoliosis and patellofemoral pain. Health history questionnaire and other parts of the exam are included in six tables. (SM)

  9. Preliminary Exam Timeline TIME STUDENT ADVISOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS DEPARTMENT OFFICE

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    Preliminary Exam Timeline TIME STUDENT ADVISOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS DEPARTMENT OFFICE Up to 3 months of 3 questions, confirm date of written exam Prepare potential written questions and submit to advisor of written exam At least 2 weeks prior to written exam Submit written prospectus to advisor, committee

  10. Oral Exams as a Tool for Teaching and Assessment

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    Sayre, Eleanor C.

    2014-01-01

    Oral exams are a fruitful and practical alternative to written exams in small-enrolment Science classes. In an oral exam, the instructor can assess conceptual understanding, problem-solving, scientific communication skills, and a student's philosophy of science. In contrast, a written exam gives a much poorer picture of how students learn and…

  11. PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER LICENSE NCEES FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING (FE) EXAM

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    Krovi, Venkat

    PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER LICENSE NCEES FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING (FE) EXAM Please take the time Jan 2104. You are eligible to take the FE Exam, if you are a SENIOR in your last semester, with 20 taking the exam, you will receive an email in 7 to 10 days advising you of the results of the FE exam

  12. Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Ready Reference C-8

    E-print Network

    & Technology Career Services What is the FE? The Fundamentals of Engineering exam tests almost everything you. Examinees select the module that corresponds with their major. After passing the F.E. exam, you are known are the pass rates for the April 2010 F.E. exam: Exam Module First Time Takers Repeat Takers Chemical 86% 46

  13. Physics Exam Preparation: A Comparison of Three Methods

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    Fakcharoenphol, Witat; Stelzer, Timothy

    2014-01-01

    In this clinical study on helping students prepare for an exam, we compared three different treatments. All students were asked to take a practice exam. One group was then given worked-out solutions for that exam, another group was given the solutions and targeted exercises to do as homework based on the result of their practice exam, and the…

  14. Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models Exam

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    SOA USER

    2011-12-05

    This three-and-a-half hour exam consists of 35 multiple-choice questions. Also, a preview ... A thorough knowledge of calculus, probability, and mathematical statistics is .... Introduction to Credibility Theory (Fourth Edition), 2010, Herzog, T.N..

  15. April 2015 Financial Mathematics Exam Syllabus

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    Society of Actuaries

    2014-12-18

    valuation, pricing, asset/liability management, investment income, capital budgeting, ... The Financial Mathematics Exam assumes a basic knowledge of calculus and an introductory .... through working out problems based on those concepts.

  16. Midterm Exam 1 Friday, February 1, 2008

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    Ward, Mark Daniel

    STAT 516 Midterm Exam 1 Friday, February 1, 2008 Name Purdue student ID (10 digits) 1. The testing Professional TI-30Xa TI-30X IIS (solar) TI-30X IIB (battery) The memory of the calculator should be cleared

  17. What Is a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam?

    MedlinePLUS

    ... changes in the shape and color of the optic nerve fibers. The exam may also show excessive cupping of the optic disc, the place where the optic nerve fibers exit the eye and enter the brain. Tonometry ...

  18. A New Comprehensive Final Exam

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bhavsar, Suketu P.

    2015-01-01

    Instructors aspire for students to master all the material covered. The final exam should assess the breadth and depth of their learning and be a significant basis for the final grade. I insist on a comprehensive final because I want students to review early material in light of later topics. I believe that this helps students create connections, integrate understanding, and retain knowledge for the long term. For non-science majors, reviewing and retaining the large amount of astronomy material is daunting. I experimented with a final exam format that calmed their fears and encouraged thorough review. It is only practical for a class of about twenty students or less. I provided a number of challenging conceptual and problem solving questions (at least as many as there were students), crafted to interconnect and span the entire range of topics. The order of the questions reflected the sequence in which the topics had been discussed. Students received these questions in ample time to prepare prior to the final. A student could bring up to 5 standard sheets of notes to the final. At the final, each student picked a number out of a hat. This was the question they had to answer in a 5-minute presentation. They were allowed 15 minutes for a final preparation during which they could use their 5 pages of notes. The presentations were given in order, 1- 20. Written comments on at least 10 other talks, explaining what was missed or correcting a mistake were required. They were graded both on their talk and on their comments. This format required students to be prepared for any question and encouraged interaction and communication while studying. Knowing the questions beforehand provided a guide to their studying as well as allayed their fears about what could be asked. The students also received guidance to what constituted a good answer, namely accuracy (correct scientific argument, appropriate facts, no irrelevant material), thoroughness (answered the complete questions, covered relevant material) and the quality of the presentation (polished, professional, use of demonstrations, graphs, pictures etc. and time appropriately to present a clear answer). I will describe this first attempt.

  19. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 Fall 2014 Biology 113 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #3 Chapters 8 -11

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Fall 2014 1 Biology 113 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #3 ­ Chapters 8 of the Honor Code by others. How long did this exam take you to complete? #12;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 site to analyze the data I recorded on my cell phone: http

  20. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 Fall 2003 Fall 2003 Biology 111 Exam #3 BioEnergetics ANSWER KEY

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Fall 2003 1 Fall 2003 Biology 111 Exam #3 ­ BioEnergetics ANSWER long did this exam take you to complete (excluding typing)? #12;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Fall-type Drug 1 Drug 2 Drug 3 Lab Question: 10 pts. 1) Interpret these data for the four cell populations

  1. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 Fall 2010 Biology 111 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #2 Evolution & Cells

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 ­ Fall 2010 1 Biology 111 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #2 ­ Evolution & Cells There is no time limit on this test, though I have tried to design one that you should be able this exam take you to complete? #12;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 ­ Fall 2010 2 Lab Questions: You must show

  2. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 Fall 2013 Biology 113 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #3 Evolution

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Fall 2013 1 Biology 113 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #3 ­ Evolution by others. How long did this exam take you to complete? #12;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Fall 2013 2 Lab evolution experiment, cell growth was inhibited by the antibiotic. How do cell populations become resistant

  3. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 Fall 2010 Biology 111 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #2 Evolution & Cells

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 ­ Fall 2010 1 Biology 111 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #2 ­ Evolution & Cells There is no time limit on this test, though I have tried to design one that you should be able of the Honor Code by others. How long did this exam take you to complete? #12;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2

  4. Strategy for taking the FE Exam This is the Federal Engineering Exam administered and governed by the Utah State

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    Rahmeyer, William J.

    Strategy for taking the FE Exam This is the Federal Engineering Exam administered and governed by the Utah State Licensing Agency and the Federal FE Exam Board. It may be given by USU personnel from of the equations, figures, and tables. · Different variables or symbols may be used in the exam questions than

  5. 1 FE Exam Instructions To graduate, you must take the FE Exam your senior year during your last semester*.

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    1 FE Exam Instructions To graduate, you must take the FE Exam your senior year ­ during your last the FE Exam to get a P-grade for the class. You just have to take the FE and make a good effort. * If you register Cost will be $225.00 to register through NCEES For more information and registration go to: http://ncees.org/exams/fe-exam

  6. From Exam to Education: The Math Exam/Educational Resources wiki

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    Fournier, John J.F.

    From Exam to Education: The Math Exam/Educational Resources wiki Abstract: The Math Educational Resources (MER) wiki is an open online learning resource hosted at The University of British Columbia (UBC will discuss the motivation for creating this resource on the MediaWiki platform, key features of our

  7. Scientific Diving Exam Page 1 Rev. 3/15/2012 Diving Safety Scientific Diving Exam

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    Scientific Diving Exam Page 1 Rev. 3/15/2012 Diving Safety ­ Scientific Diving Exam 1. The effect to check on your air supply while diving is: a. Depth gauge b. Stem gauge c. Submersible gauge d. Tank weight and looks good 6. The SCUBA diver breathes air at about a. 14.7 psi b. Gauge pressure c. Ambient

  8. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING EXAM Exam Site: CSU Testing Center, 203 General Services Building

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    Schumacher, Russ

    Fall 2015 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING EXAM Exam Site: CSU Testing Center, 203 General Services-based test offered during the following months: January-February, April-May, July-August, October- November (DORA) Division of Registrations Office of Licensing-Professional Engineers/Engineer Interns 1560

  9. Physics 228 -Second Common Hour Exam March 26, 2006

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    Coleman, Piers

    sticker with exam code = Your signature Turn off and put away cell phones now! 1. The exam will last from of the following statements about the photoelectric ef- fect is FALSE: a) The photocurrent increases

  10. The Effect of Announced Quizzes on Exam Performance: Quiz Content

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Azorlosa, Julian L.

    2012-01-01

    I administered quizzes to two sections of a course named "The Psychology of Learning." There were three multiple choice exams during the semester. Quizzes were given between exam 1 and exam 2. For one section, (lecture) quizzes occurred after the material had been covered in lecture. For the other section, quizzes were based on material not yet…

  11. Enhanced Security for Online Exams Using Group Cryptography

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jung, I. Y.; Yeom, H. Y.

    2009-01-01

    While development of the Internet has contributed to the spread of online education, online exams have not been widely adopted. An online exam is defined here as one that takes place over the insecure Internet, and where no proctor is in the same location as the examinees. This paper proposes an enhanced secure online exam management environment…

  12. Effect of Paper Color and Question Order on Exam Performance

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    Tal, Ilanit R.; Akers, Katherine G.; Hodge, Gordon K.

    2008-01-01

    To deter cheating, teachers commonly use exams printed on differently colored paper or with varied question orders. Previous studies, however, reported that paper color and question order affect exam performance and suggested that teachers should adjust students' scores accordingly and discontinue the use of alternate exam forms. We conducted 2…

  13. The Effect of Announced Quizzes on Exam Performance: II

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    Azorlosa, Julian L.

    2011-01-01

    I administered announced, multiple-choice quizzes to 1 of 2 sections of a Psychology of Learning class in each of 2 consecutive fall semesters. The quizzes were administered between the first and second exams which were also multiple-choice. Quizzes were discontinued after the second exam. After the second exam, students completed a questionnaire…

  14. Exam Jam is Coming! Review Sessions for Various Classes

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Exam Jam is Coming! Review Sessions for Various Classes Watch for official schedules soon Food For Posters Advertising The Official Schedule ! Exam Jam is presented in partnership with the Academic Success Questions D A T E S T O R E M E M B E R ! December 2 Last day of classes December 3 Exam Jam December 5

  15. EXAM NUMBER: MODULE 0230725: CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE

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    Elliott, Chris

    EXAM NUMBER: MODULE 0230725: CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE - turn over -1 Part i: Short be sufficient for your answer #12;EXAM NUMBER: MODULE 0230725: CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE - turn over and other relevant detail. (4 marks) #12;EXAM NUMBER: MODULE 0230725: CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE

  16. Math Credit-By-Exam Procedures Fall Semester, 2015

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    Math Credit-By-Exam Procedures Fall Semester, 2015 Credit-By-Exams will be available the first week of the Fall 2015 semester for the following courses: MATH 1014, 1025, 1026, 1114, 1224, 1225, and 1226 Spa and register for the appropriate course. Credit-By-Exam for Math 1014, 1025, 1026, 1114, or 1224

  17. Exam Card Procedure Guide Duke University Graduate School

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    Exam Card Procedure Guide Duke University Graduate School 2127 Campus Drive, Box 90068 Durham after their initial submission. Students will receive their exam card during this appointment along the Graduate School website for Graduation deadline dates. 4. Prior to the exam card appointment, defense

  18. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #4 Fall 2001 Fall 2001 Biology 111 Exam #4 Genetic Engineering and Final Roundup

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #4 ­ Fall 2001 1 Fall 2001 Biology 111 Exam #4 ­ Genetic Engineering of genetic changes must be present in these genes in order for cancer to arise? 6 pts. 6) How does the long

  19. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #4 Spring 2007 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #4 Cancer, HIV, & Genetic Engineering

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #4 ­ Spring 2007 1 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #4 ­ Cancer, HIV, & Genetic Engineering There is no time limit on this test, though I have tried to design one that you should be able

  20. Exam 2 Review Spring 2010 Note: This is NOT a practice exam. It is ...

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    rroames

    2010-03-04

    of the material for the exam and to practice some kinds of problems. ... Name by type (e.g., triangular prism) what kind of polyhedron would have the features .... Identify which transformation (translation, reflection, or rotation) would change ...

  1. End of Semester BBQ Final Exams

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    Sin, Peter

    will have free barbecue food! What to Bring: Bring an appetite for good food and fun!! Also, dress warmly will be administering final exams this week and next week. In addition, you will be taking the CELT in your Listening textbooks, clothes, bedding, non-perishable food items, etc. Everything will be donated to the local St

  2. Scholars Probe Diverse Effects of Exit Exams

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    Viadero, Debra

    2009-01-01

    The author reports on a study released in April 2009 that suggests that California's high school exit exams are affecting some student demographic groups more than others. The California study, which was released by the Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice at Stanford University, is the latest in a small spate of studies…

  3. Exam FM Sample Solutions Financial Economics

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    Society of Actuaries

    2014-10-22

    sitting for the Financial Mathematics (FM) Exam. These questions ... Answer D is false because repeating the calculation shown for Answer C, but with 10% as a .... It is a box spread, which has no price risk; thus, the payoff is the same (1,000.

  4. Undergraduate range management exam: 1999-2014

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The Undergraduate Range Management Exam (URME) has been administered to undergraduate students at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management since 1983, with students demonstrating their higher order learning skills and synthesis knowledge of the art and science of rangeland management. ...

  5. Introducing Standardized EFL/ESL Exams

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    Laborda, Jesus Garcia

    2007-01-01

    This article presents the features, and a brief comparison, of some of the most well-known high-stakes exams. They are classified in the following fashion: tests that only include multiple-choice questions, tests that include writing and multiple-choice questions, and tests that include speaking questions. The tests reviewed are: BULATS, IELTS,…

  6. Automatic Assessment of 3D Modeling Exams

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    Sanna, A.; Lamberti, F.; Paravati, G.; Demartini, C.

    2012-01-01

    Computer-based assessment of exams provides teachers and students with two main benefits: fairness and effectiveness in the evaluation process. This paper proposes a fully automatic evaluation tool for the Graphic and Virtual Design (GVD) curriculum at the First School of Architecture of the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. In particular, the tool is…

  7. English-Spanish Verbatim Translation Exam.

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    Stansfield, Charles W.; And Others

    The development and validation of the English-Spanish Verbatim Translation Exam (ESVTE) is described. The test is for use by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the selection of applicants for the positions of Language Specialist or Contract Linguist. The report is divided into eight sections. Section 1 describes the need for the test,…

  8. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 Spring 2008 Spring 2008 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #2 Classical Genetics

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 ­ Spring 2008 1 Spring 2008 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #2 ­ Classical;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 ­ Spring 2008 2 Lab Question: 3 pts. 1) List the steps a PCR machine) Draw a picture of metaphase I. Your diagram must be for a diploid cell with chromosomes numbered 1, 2

  9. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 Spring 2007 Spring 2007 Biology 111 Take Home Exam #3 BioEnergetics

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Spring 2007 1 Spring 2007 Biology 111 Take Home Exam #3 ­ Bio;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Spring 2007 2 Lab Question: 6 pts. 1) Interpret these data for the 3 cell populations shown in the graph. This was a normal flagella regeneration experiment except one

  10. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 Spring 2008 Spring 2008 Biology 111 Take Home Exam #3 BioEnergetics

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Spring 2008 1 Spring 2008 Biology 111 Take Home Exam #3 ­ Bio;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Spring 2008 2 Lab Question: 6 pts. 1) control A B Length of Flagella in the graph above. The two cell populations were deflagellated at exactly the same time but given two

  11. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #4 Spring 2007 Biology 111 Take-Home Exam #4 Cancer, HIV, & Genetic Engineering

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #4 ­ Spring 2007 1 Biology 111 Take-Home Exam #4 ­ Cancer, HIV to complete (excluding typing)? #12;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #4 ­ Spring 2007 2 Lab Questions: 7 pts. 1 staining of wild-type molecules affected in the patient; only one cell is pictured here. 6 pts. 5) Once

  12. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 Fall 2003 Fall 2003 Biology 111 Exam #3 BioEnergetics

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Fall 2003 1 Fall 2003 Biology 111 Exam #3 ­ Bio;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Fall 2003 2 Flagella Regeneration -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 15 30 45 60 75 90 these data for the four cell populations as shown in the graph. This was a normal flagella regeneration

  13. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 Spring 2008 Spring 2008 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #2 Classical Genetics

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 ­ Spring 2008 1 Spring 2008 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #2 ­ Classical;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 ­ Spring 2008 2 Lab Question: 3 pts. 1) List the steps a PCR machine for each amino acid): 10 pts. 3) Draw a picture of metaphase I. Your diagram must be for a diploid cell

  14. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #1 Fall 2011 Biology 111 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #1 Information

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #1 ­ Fall 2011 1 Biology 111 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #1 ­ Information to complete? #12;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #1 ­ Fall 2011 2 Lab Questions: 6 pts. 1) List the four major and transform into E. coli D. measure cell density and fluorescence (fluor/density) and graph 4 pts. 2) Describe

  15. UM,CP Dive Manual Exam Page 1 Rev. 3/15/2012 Diving Safety Diving Manual Exam

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UM,CP Dive Manual Exam Page 1 Rev. 3/15/2012 Diving Safety ­ Diving Manual Exam 1. AAUS records of dives equipment inspection and testing records all of the above #12;UM,CP Dive Manual Exam Page 2 Rev. 3/15/2012 8. Before conducting any diving operation under the auspices of the UM,CP

  16. Exam 2 -Review The second exam will cover section 3.9 and chapter 4 of Stewart's text, Single Variable

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    Schmitt, John R.

    Calculus I Exam 2 - Review The second exam will cover section 3.9 and chapter 4 of Stewart's text source of problems for practice and consideration. As you prepare for the exam, please remember. · Find critical points. Use the first derivative test and/or second derivative test deter- mine nature

  17. Rev 5-5-2011 Exam Number

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    Feeny, Brian

    Rev 5-5-2011 Exam Number: Department of Mechanical Engineering Michigan State University Ph 2011 2 of 5 rev 5-5-11 1) Consider the following R-C circuit. a) Compute the transfer functions from((tt)) RR22 RR11 VVcc((tt))CC VVrr22((tt)) #12;System Dynamics and Control August 2011 3 of 5 rev 5-5-11 2

  18. BEYOND ORIENTATION TO EXAM JAM How do we support students as they begin

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    BEYOND ORIENTATION TO EXAM JAM How do we support students as they begin final exams? P R E S E N issues as they enter into the final exam period. tutoring Workshops Study tips #12;EXAM JAM HISTORY to the `Exam Jam' presentation while I chose assessment (guess who had more fun ) · Dec 2010 we initiated

  19. Midterm Exam: Chemistry 223 McGill University

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    Ronis, David M.

    . 998 × 108 m/sec Faraday, F 96,484.6 Coul/mole Standard Atmosphere 1. 01325 × 105 Pa Avogadro's Number and each is of equal value. 5. Be sure to indicate the total number of exam books handed in on your exam Exam -3- Chemistry 223 d) Use the speed distribution to derive an expression for ZA,B, the number of A

  20. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 Fall 2001 Fall 2001 Biology 111 Exam #2 Classical Genetics

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    boy. The boy and the middle girl have retinitis pigmentosa. Neither Brumhilda nor Bubba had mother had retinitis pigmentosa as did Brumhilda's father. Finally, the mother in the P generation also had retinitis pigmentosa. Brumhilda Bubba #12;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 ­ Fall 2001 3 8 pts. 4

  1. EXAM 2 Practice questions Remember: This practice set is not comprehensive. Exam questions may also be

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    Nuismer, Scott L.

    be drawn from lectures, laboratories, past exams, or past practice sets. 1. Define gene flow, explain how gene flow influences genetic variation within populations, and explain how gene flow influences genetic with the predicted `Lack Clutch' size. In order to accomplish this, the team of scientists artificially manipulated

  2. EXAM 2 Practice questions Remember: This practice set is not comprehensive. Exam questions may also be

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    Nuismer, Scott L.

    to accomplish this, the team of scientists artificially manipulated the number of eggs in the nests be drawn from lectures, laboratories, past exams, or past practice sets. 1. Define gene flow, explain how gene flow influences genetic variation within populations, and explain how gene flow influences genetic

  3. Chapter 7. Derivatives markets. Manual for SOA Exam FM/CAS Exam 2.

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    Arcones, Miguel A.

    markets. Section 7.9. Risk Management. c 2009. Miguel A. Arcones. All rights reserved. Extract from/CAS Exam 2. #12;2/44 Chapter 7. Derivatives markets. Section 7.9. Risk Management. Risk Management The main;3/44 Chapter 7. Derivatives markets. Section 7.9. Risk Management. Firms do risk management to attain financial

  4. OK State Profile. Oklahoma: End-of-Instruction (EOI) Exams

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    Center on Education Policy, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides information about Oklahoma's End-of-Instruction Exams. The purpose of the exam is to: (1) Determine prospective high school graduates' knowledge and skill levels relative to those needed for entry-level employment aligned to the American Diploma Project (ADP) benchmarks; (2) Determine prospective high school graduates'…

  5. Midterm Exam: Chemistry 243 McGill University

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    Ronis, David M.

    . 998 × 108 m/sec Faraday, F 96,484.6 Coul/mole Standard Atmosphere 1. 01325 × 105 Pa Avogadro's Number and each is of equal value. 5. Be sure to indicate the total number of exam books handed in on your exam number of phases that coexist in a two component system? 2. (25%) Assume that Raoult's law holds for both

  6. Preparing Students to Take SOA/CAS Exam FM/2

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    Marchand, Richard J.

    2014-01-01

    This paper provides suggestions for preparing students to take the actuarial examination on financial mathematics, SOA/CAS Exam FM/2. It is based on current practices employed at Slippery Rock University, a small public liberal arts university. Detailed descriptions of our Theory of Interest course and subsequent Exam FM/2 prep course are provided…

  7. EXPOSURE ANALYSIS MODELING SYSTEM (EXAMS): USER MANUAL AND SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Exposure Analysis Modeling System (EXAMS) was designed for rapid evaluation of the behavior of synthetic organic chemicals in aquatic ecosystems. From the chemistry of a compound and the relevant transport and physical/chemical characteristics of the ecosystem, EXAMS computes...

  8. Should I Give the Exam before or after the Break?

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    O'Connor, Kevin J.

    2014-01-01

    This study was designed to help faculty make decisions about when to administer an exam in relation to an in-semester break. Students in multiple sections of an undergraduate educational psychology class were assigned to take an exam either before or after a scheduled 5-day break (Thursday-Monday). A multiple regression analysis revealed the break…

  9. Computer Grading of Open Ended Pharmaceutical Calculations Exams.

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    Zatz, Joel L.

    1982-01-01

    A method for computer grading pharmaceutical calculations exams in which students convert their answers into scientific notation and enter their solutions onto a mark sense form is described. A table is generated and then posted listing student identification numbers, exam grades, and which problems were missed. (Author/MLW)

  10. Gender Differences in STEM Related Advanced Placement Exams

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    Morris, Jill B.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine differences between boys and girls in their performance on STEM related AP exams. Specifically, gender differences were examined for the following STEM related AP exams: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Physics B, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Chemistry, and Computer Science…

  11. An Expanded Framework for Analyzing General Chemistry Exams

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    Smith, K. Christopher; Nakhleh, Mary B.; Bretz, Stacey Lowery

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes an expanded framework to aid chemical educators in constructing exams for their courses. The framework has three primary levels: definition, algorithmic, and conceptual. These primary levels have often been used in chemical education research to analyze and describe exam questions, but in this study the definition,…

  12. CSci 5511 Spring 2003 1st Midterm Exam

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    Gini, Maria

    CSci 5511 Spring 2003 1st Midterm Exam Tuesday February 24 75 minutes == 75 points open book) and an h value. A number along an arc indicates the cost of the arc. A C D FE G 2 10 10 h=1B h=12 h=6 h=1h apple) (id 120452))) 120455 You reached the end of the exam #12;

  13. The Red Effect, Anxiety, and Exam Performance: A Multistudy Examination

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    Smajic, Adnan; Merritt, Stephanie; Banister, Christina; Blinebry, Amanda

    2014-01-01

    Laboratory studies have established a negative relationship between the color red and academic performance. This research examined whether this effect would generalize to classroom performance and whether anxiety and negative affect might mediate the effect. In two studies, students taking classroom exams were randomly assigned an exam color. We…

  14. Standards and Excellence: Evidence from Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

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    Dee, Thomas S.; Jacob, Brian A.

    2009-01-01

    This study assesses the effects of state exit exams on the student utilization of and performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams. AP programs have become an increasingly popular way of providing fairly standardized and academically rigorous academic experiences that can prepare high school students for the transition to post-secondary schooling.…

  15. Does the Answer Order Matter on Multiple-Choice Exams?

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    Tellinghuisen, Joel; Sulikowski, Michelle M.

    2008-01-01

    Surprising version-dependent differences are noted in student performance on certain questions in a standardized general chemistry exam. The exam in question has two versions, on which both questions and answers are ordered differently. For the questions suspected of answer-order bias, the performance is better in ten of twelve cases when students…

  16. Probability Exam Questions with Solutions by Henk Tijms1

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    Bernardin, Cedric

    are also given, but of course you should first try to solve the problems on your own! c 2013 by Henk TijmsProbability Exam Questions with Solutions by Henk Tijms1 December 15, 2013 This note gives a large number of exam problems for a first course in prob- ability. Fully worked-out solutions of these problems

  17. Advanced Placement Exams (AP) and International Baccalaureate Higher Level Exams (IBH) 2015-2016 (General Education Requirements)

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    and Composition and Literature and Composition exams 4,5 8 C1 Literature & Composition 3 8 4,5 8 C1 AP Page 3 AP Exams Subject Score Qtr Units Gen Ed UCSC Course Equivalency Notes: AP Spanish Literature Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3 Mathematics 3. Allows enrollment in Math 11A or 19A. Maximum of 8

  18. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 Fall 2013 Biology 113 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #3 Evolution

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Fall 2013 1 Biology 113 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #3 ­ Evolution started your bacterial evolution experiment, cell growth was inhibited by the antibiotic. How do cell hypothesis for global coral bleaching is increased water temperature. Use one example of correlational data

  19. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #4 Fall 2002 Fall 2002 Biology 111 Exam #4 Cancer, HIV and Final Roundup

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #4 ­ Fall 2002 1 Fall 2002 Biology 111 Exam #4 ­ Cancer, HIV and Final for cancer to arise? 5 pts. 8) Based on the mode of HIV transmission, explain to someone with little biology knowledge why HIV is not a punishment from God against homosexuals. 8 pts. 9) There are two arms

  20. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 Fall 2011 Biology 111 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #3 Emergent Properties

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Fall 2011 1 Biology 111 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #3 ­ Emergent) In the figure to the right, How many mL of oxygen would be delivered to muscles by hemoglobin if it were: A complete hemoglobin saturation carries 25 mL of oxygen. Support your answer numerically. Limit your answer

  1. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 Fall 2011 Biology 111 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #3 Emergent Properties

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Fall 2011 1 Biology 111 Closed Book Take-Home Exam #3 ­ EmergentL of oxygen would be delivered to muscles by hemoglobin if it were: A) high affinity binding protein; B) lowL of oxygen. Support your answer numerically. Limit your answer to 1 sentence each. (type your answer below) A

  2. The Impact of Statewide Exit Exams: A Descriptive Case Study of Three German States with Differing Low Stakes Exam Regimes

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    van Ackeren, Isabell; Block, Rainer; Klein, E. Dominique; Kuhn, Svenja M.

    2012-01-01

    In this article we present results from a study investigating the impact of three state exit exam systems on teaching and learning in college-preparatory schools. The study compares one state with a traditionally more centralized exam regime, one state that is more de-centralized and one state that has recently switched to more centralized…

  3. Performance Analysis of Exam Gloves Used for Aseptic Rodent Surgery

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    LeMoine, Dana M; Bergdall, Valerie K; Freed, Carrie

    2015-01-01

    Aseptic technique includes the use of sterile surgical gloves for survival surgeries in rodents to minimize the incidence of infections. Exam gloves are much less expensive than are surgical gloves and may represent a cost-effective, readily available option for use in rodent surgery. This study examined the effectiveness of surface disinfection of exam gloves with 70% isopropyl alcohol or a solution of hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid (HP–PA) in reducing bacterial contamination. Performance levels for asepsis were met when gloves were negative for bacterial contamination after surface disinfection and sham ‘exertion’ activity. According to these criteria, 94% of HP–PA-disinfected gloves passed, compared with 47% of alcohol-disinfected gloves. In addition, the effect of autoclaving on the integrity of exam gloves was examined, given that autoclaving is another readily available option for aseptic preparation. Performance criteria for glove integrity after autoclaving consisted of: the ability to don the gloves followed by successful simulation of wound closure and completion of stretch tests without tearing or observable defects. Using this criteria, 98% of autoclaved nitrile exam gloves and 76% of autoclaved latex exam gloves met performance expectations compared with the performance of standard surgical gloves (88% nitrile, 100% latex). The results of this study support the use of HP–PA-disinfected latex and nitrile exam gloves or autoclaved nitrile exam gloves as viable cost-effective alternatives to sterile surgical gloves for rodent surgeries. PMID:26045458

  4. The Provision of Diabetes-Monitoring Exams to Older Latinos

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    Herrera, Angelica P.; Lee Smith, Matthew; Ory, Marcia G.; Rodriguez, Hector P.; Warre, Ruth; Thompson, Wesley K.; Azcue, Annette; Romero, Jairo A.

    2012-01-01

    Objectives To explore factors associated with the provision of diabetes-monitoring practices among older Latinos with type 2 diabetes. Method Data from 547 Latinos (?55 years) were analyzed from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey. Multivariate logistic regression modeled the relationship between health status and sociodemographic factors and the receipt of semiannual HbA1c tests, annual foot exams, and annual retinal exams. Results The majority of older Latino diabetics received foot exams (87%) and retinal exams (77%), but the provision of semiannual HbA1c tests (30%) was low. Higher English-language proficiency and health insurance coverage were associated with the provision of HbA1c tests and foot exams, but not retinal exams. Insulin therapy was positively associated with semiannual HbA1c testing, but negatively associated with foot exams. Discussion There are considerable missed opportunities in the provision of diabetes monitoring for older Latinos, particularly those with limited English proficiency, less comprehensive insurance, and noninsulin therapy. PMID:21948771

  5. Performance analysis of exam gloves used for aseptic rodent surgery.

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    LeMoine, Dana M; Bergdall, Valerie K; Freed, Carrie

    2015-05-01

    Aseptic technique includes the use of sterile surgical gloves for survival surgeries in rodents to minimize the incidence of infections. Exam gloves are much less expensive than are surgical gloves and may represent a cost-effective, readily available option for use in rodent surgery. This study examined the effectiveness of surface disinfection of exam gloves with 70% isopropyl alcohol or a solution of hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid (HP-PA) in reducing bacterial contamination. Performance levels for asepsis were met when gloves were negative for bacterial contamination after surface disinfection and sham 'exertion' activity. According to these criteria, 94% of HP-PA-disinfected gloves passed, compared with 47% of alcohol-disinfected gloves. In addition, the effect of autoclaving on the integrity of exam gloves was examined, given that autoclaving is another readily available option for aseptic preparation. Performance criteria for glove integrity after autoclaving consisted of: the ability to don the gloves followed by successful simulation of wound closure and completion of stretch tests without tearing or observable defects. Using this criteria, 98% of autoclaved nitrile exam gloves and 76% of autoclaved latex exam gloves met performance expectations compared with the performance of standard surgical gloves (88% nitrile, 100% latex). The results of this study support the use of HP-PA-disinfected latex and nitrile exam gloves or autoclaved nitrile exam gloves as viable cost-effective alternatives to sterile surgical gloves for rodent surgeries. PMID:26045458

  6. FLEX: A Modular Software Architecture for Flight License Exam

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    Arsan, Taner; Saka, Hamit Emre; Sahin, Ceyhun

    This paper is about the design and implementation of an examination system based on World Wide Web. It is called FLEX-Flight License Exam Software. We designed and implemented flexible and modular software architecture. The implemented system has basic specifications such as appending questions in system, building exams with these appended questions and making students to take these exams. There are three different types of users with different authorizations. These are system administrator, operators and students. System administrator operates and maintains the system, and also audits the system integrity. The system administrator can not be able to change the result of exams and can not take an exam. Operator module includes instructors. Operators have some privileges such as preparing exams, entering questions, changing the existing questions and etc. Students can log on the system and can be accessed to exams by a certain URL. The other characteristic of our system is that operators and system administrator are not able to delete questions due to the security problems. Exam questions can be inserted on their topics and lectures in the database. Thus; operators and system administrator can easily choose questions. When all these are taken into consideration, FLEX software provides opportunities to many students to take exams at the same time in safe, reliable and user friendly conditions. It is also reliable examination system for the authorized aviation administration companies. Web development platform - LAMP; Linux, Apache web server, MySQL, Object-oriented scripting Language - PHP are used for developing the system and page structures are developed by Content Management System - CMS.

  7. Math 308, Spring 2012, Exam 1 1 MATH 308, Spring 2012

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    Zelenko, Igor

    Math 308, Spring 2012, Exam 1 1 MATH 308, Spring 2012 EXAM 1 - VERSION A LAST NAME (print) FIRST 10 14 100 GRADE: #12;Math 308, Spring 2012, Exam 1 2 1. [12pts] Determine whether the differential, Spring 2012, Exam 1 3 2. Consider differential equations y + 4y + y = 0, where is a parameter. (a) [15

  8. The Coordinators of Psychiatric Education (COPE) Residency In-Training Exam: A Preliminary Psychometric Assessment

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    Montgomery, Gregory P. J.; Crockford, David N.; Hecker, Kent

    2010-01-01

    Objective: The Coordinators of Psychiatric Education (COPE) Residency In-Training Exam is a formative exam for Canadian psychiatric residents that was reconstructed using assessment best practices. An assessment of psychometric properties was subsequently performed on the exam to ensure preliminary validity and reliability. Methods: An exam

  9. Going Green and Using Less Paper to Print Exams: Student Performance, Completion Time, and Preference

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    O'Connor, Kevin J.

    2014-01-01

    Two studies measured the impact on student exam performance and exam completion time of strategies aimed to reduce the amount of paper used for printing multiple-choice course exams. Study 1 compared single-sided to double-sided printed exams. Study 2 compared a single-column arrangement of multiple-choice answer options to a space (and paper)…

  10. Will students pass a competitive exam that they failed in their dreams?

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    Arnulf, Isabelle; Grosliere, Laure; Le Corvec, Thibault; Golmard, Jean-Louis; Lascols, Olivier; Duguet, Alexandre

    2014-10-01

    We tested whether dreams can anticipate a stressful exam and how failure/success in dreams affect next-day performance. We collected information on students' dreams during the night preceding the medical school entrance exam. Demographic, academic, sleep and dream characteristics were compared to the students' grades on the exam. Of the 719 respondents to the questionnaire (of 2324 total students), 60.4% dreamt of the exam during the night preceding it. Problems with the exam appeared in 78% of dreams and primarily involved being late and forgetting answers. Reporting a dream about the exam on the pre-exam night was associated with better performance on the exam (p=.01). The frequency of dreams concerning the exam during the first term predicted proportionally higher performance on the exam (R=0.1, p=.01). These results suggest that the negative anticipation of a stressful event in dreams is common and that this episodic simulation provides a cognitive gain. PMID:25108280

  11. Solid and Structural Mechanics January 2010 Exam Number: ------------------------------

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    Feeny, Brian

    Solid and Structural Mechanics January 2010 Exam Number: ------------------------------ Department the reaction at the roller support. #12;4. A steel rod of diameter d=50 mm (yield strength, y = 260 MPa

  12. UCF Computer Science Foundation Exam Guide August 17, 2014

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    Stanley, Kenneth O.

    one exam. If you have procrastination problems, do whatever it takes to get rid of them. Internet bothering you? Unplug your modem, or leave the house and study in the library. Addicted to your mobile

  13. Keep Your Vision Healthy: Learn About Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams

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    ... please review our exit disclaimer . Subscribe Keep Your Vision Healthy Learn About Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams People ... should have their eyesight tested to keep their vision at its best. Children usually have vision screening ...

  14. Dept of Aeronautics and Astronautics Qualifying Exam , January 2014

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    MIT Dept of Aeronautics and Astronautics Qualifying Exam , January 2014 Humans and Aerospace Humans and Automation Question Historically, astronauts conditions in space, in both the astronaut corp. and through the burgeoning

  15. Math 302 Exam 1 Solutions Feb 21, 2007

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    Tuba, Imre

    Math 302 Exam 1 Solutions Feb 21, 2007 1. (10 pts) Consider the sentence "If the sky is blue it into symbols. P = The sky is blue. Q = Giraffes eat lions. R = Elephants are pink. S = Chickens have teeth. (P

  16. Astronomy and Cosmology -spring 2003 -final exam Take this exam on Friday 6 June 2003, and turn it in by 5 pm.

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    Astronomy and Cosmology - spring 2003 - final exam Take this exam on Friday 6 June 2003, and turn (Sky), 3 (Moon), 4 (Gravity), 5 (Light), 18 (Sun), 28 (Cosmology) 5. How did you do on the quizzes? Did

  17. MATH 121 FINAL EXAM FALL 1996 The exam consists of 15 problems. Each problem is worth 12 points except for 2 (16

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    Baldwin, John T.

    MATH 121 FINAL EXAM FALL 1996 Name: SSN: The exam consists of 15 problems. Each problem is worth 12, all real solutions). Give exact values of the solutions with complex numbers written in standard form

  18. The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683 Exam Papers -how do I find past exam papers?

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    Neri, Peter

    guide The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683 Exam Papers - how do I find past exam papers? Emma Francis, June 2014 QG DBS007 [https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/documents/guides/dbs/qgdbs007.pdf] Exam papers can be accessed either through the For Students link in the Learning and Teaching

  19. The Efficacy of Final Examinations: A Comparative Study of Closed-Book, Invigilated Exams and Open-Book, Open-Web Exams

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    Williams, Jeremy B.; Wong, Amy

    2009-01-01

    Educators have long debated the usefulness (or otherwise) of final examinations; a debate that has typically revolved around the relative merits of closed-book exams, open-book exams, take-home exams or their substitution by some other assessment format (e.g., project work). This paper adds a new dimension to the debate by considering how the…

  20. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2.5 Fall 2003 Fall 2003 Biology 111 Exam #2.5 -Molecular Genetics Half Exam

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    to complete (excluding typing)? #12;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2.5 ­ Fall 2003 2 10 pts. 1) Three recessive traits exist in a species that has orange, round heads. The recessive traits are triangle eyes, pyramid pts. 3) Go to this and determine the gene, accession number

  1. 76 FR 46897 - Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Small Business/Self Employed Correspondence Exam Toll...

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  19. Database trial impact on graduate nursing comprehensive exams.

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    Pionke, Katharine; Huckstadt, Alicia

    2015-10-01

    While the authors were doing a test period of databases, the question of whether or not databases affect outcomes of graduate nursing comprehensive examinations came up. This study explored that question through using citation analysis of exams that were taken during a database trial and exams that were not. The findings showed no difference in examination pass/fail rates. While the pass/fail rates did not change, a great deal was learned in terms of citation accuracy and types of materials that students used, leading to discussions about changing how citation and plagiarism awareness were taught. PMID:26512218

  20. Database trial impact on graduate nursing comprehensive exams

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    Pionke, Katharine; Huckstadt, Alicia

    2015-01-01

    While the authors were doing a test period of databases, the question of whether or not databases affect outcomes of graduate nursing comprehensive examinations came up. This study explored that question through using citation analysis of exams that were taken during a database trial and exams that were not. The findings showed no difference in examination pass/fail rates. While the pass/fail rates did not change, a great deal was learned in terms of citation accuracy and types of materials that students used, leading to discussions about changing how citation and plagiarism awareness were taught. PMID:26512218

  1. ACS exams as an example of scholarship-based assessment in a discipline

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    Holme, Thomas; Grunert, Megan

    2012-02-01

    The Examinations Institute of the American Chemical Society has been producing norm-referenced exams for over 75 years and these efforts are reviewed here. The process by which exam-writing committees produce these exams involves both the setting of the content and trial testing of items prior to establishing the released exam. Beyond this process, the Institute has engaged in research based on data derived from various tests.

  2. AL State Profile. Alabama: Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE), 3rd Edition

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    Center on Education Policy, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides information about Alabama High School Graduation Exam, 3rd Edition, a comprehensive standards-based exam. The purpose of the exam is to: (1) Provide schools with student academic diagnostic information; (2) Determine prospective high school graduates' mastery of the state curriculum; (3) Increase alignment of local curriculum…

  3. How Does Student Performance on Formative Assessments Relate to Learning Assessed by Exams?

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    Smith, Gary

    2007-01-01

    A retrospective analysis examines the relationships between formative assessments and exam grades in two undergraduate geoscience courses. Pair and group-work grades correlate weakly with individual exam grades. Exam performance correlates to individual, weekly online assessments. Student attendance and use of assessment feedback are also…

  4. Space Propulsion Field Exam: Space Propulsion/Plasma Physics REQUIRED BY ALL STUDENTS

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    ? #12;Space Propulsion Field Exam: Rocket Propulsion elective The schematic shows the pressurizationSpace Propulsion Field Exam: Space Propulsion/Plasma Physics REQUIRED BY ALL STUDENTS From). #12;Space Propulsion Field Exam: Astrodynamics elective A satellite is initially in an elliptic

  5. IRT Modeling of Tutor Performance To Predict End-of-year Exam Scores

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    used sources of student work is benchmark exams. Benchmark ex- ams are typically paper and pencil exams on the benchmark exam, and Yim are other variables used in the regression such as subject or school level not take into account the difficulty of the problems. For example, if two students see 10 different

  6. CPA exam pass rates for UT COBI graduates exceed state and national averages

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    Azad, Abdul-Majeed

    CPA exam pass rates for UT COBI graduates exceed state and national averages Individuals who want to be certified public accountants know that preparation for the CPA exam is of paramount importance. Where you successfully passing the CPA exam. According to the recently released report (for 2009) from the National

  7. CPA EXAM: Sections and Relevant Graduate Classes at MSU Auditing and Attestation (AUD) --ACTG 521 (spring)

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    CPA EXAM: Sections and Relevant Graduate Classes at MSU Auditing and Attestation (AUD) - - ACTG 521 planning (about 12%) · Operations management #12;CPA EXAM: Content and Weights The relative weights to Sit for the CPA Exam in Montana Meeting the requirements for the Master of Professional Accountancy

  8. Customized versus Standardized Exams for Learning Outcomes Assessment in an Undergraduate Business Program

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    Phelps, Amy L.; Spangler, William E.

    2013-01-01

    A standardized exam for program-level assessment can take the form of 1) a customized exam developed in-house by faculty and linked explicitly to program-level learning goals; or 2) a standardized exam developed externally by assessment experts and linked to a set of somewhat broader and more generalizable learning goals. This article discusses…

  9. Like Climbing Jacob's Ladder: An Art-Based Exploration of the Comprehensive Exam Process

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    Shields, Sara Scott

    2015-01-01

    The comprehensive exam process is a rite of passage in the scholarly world, and as such the movements of this process often feel like a guarded secret to graduate students. As a PhD candidate, I left the comprehensive exam process feeling both initiated and inundated. This article is an attempt to uncover the secret that is the comprehensive exam

  10. Assessing Conceptual and Algorithmic Knowledge in General Chemistry with ACS Exams

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    Holme, Thomas; Murphy, Kristen

    2011-01-01

    In 2005, the ACS Examinations Institute released an exam for first-term general chemistry in which items are intentionally paired with one conceptual and one traditional item. A second-term, paired-questions exam was released in 2007. This paper presents an empirical study of student performances on these two exams based on national samples of…

  11. Building the ACS Exams Anchoring Concept Content Map for Undergraduate Chemistry

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    Murphy, Kristen; Holme, Thomas; Zenisky, April; Caruthers, Heather; Knaus, Karen

    2012-01-01

    The ability to coherently assess content knowledge throughout an entire undergraduate career represents a significant advantage for programmatic assessment strategies. Chemistry, as a discipline, has an unusual tool in this regard because of the nationally standardized exams from the ACS Exams Institute. These exams are norm-referenced and allow…

  12. Hispanic Student Performance on Advanced Placement Exams: A Multiyear, National Investigation

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    Jara, Teresa Dianne

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the Advanced Placement exams that Hispanic students complete and to compare their overall performance with the performance of White students from 2000 to 2012. A second purpose was to determine which Advanced Placement exams were the most difficult exams for Hispanic students and which Advanced…

  13. John Dos Passos

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    Landsberg, Melvin

    1962-10-05

    PASSOS. By Robert Gorham Davis. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota P r e s s . 1962. $.65. Mr. DavisT pamphlet is a biographical and critical survey of Dos Passos* career . The work is informative and sometimes perceptive, but it is also uneven.... Childhood in Mark Twain's Imagination. Yale Publi­ cations in American Studies, 6. By Alber tE. Stone, J r . New Haven: Yale University P r e s s . 1961. $5.00. Thes e two books are valuable becaus e they extend our knowledge of both the nineteenth...

  14. IE 361 Exam 1 October 18, 2000 Prof. Vardeman

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    Vardeman, Stephen B.

    . IE 361 students Bander, Brenner, Kerdis and Tierney studied a testing machine used by a manufacturer1 IE 361 Exam 1 October 18, 2000 Prof. Vardeman 1. A data set in Brownlee's Statistical Theory under whatin a randomly determined order &! the manufacturer believed to be the most homogeneous

  15. Psychosocial Factors Associated with Skin Self-Exam Performance

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    Jensen, Jakob D.; Moriarty, Cortney M.

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The authors examined psychosocial factors associated with skin self-exam (SSE) performance by young adults. Participants and Methods: The authors administered surveys to 218 US college students (aged 18-26 years) attending a large midwestern university. Results: Contrary to prior research, men (44%) and women (49%) were relatively…

  16. Case Based Heuristic Selection for Exam Timetabling Problems

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    Qu, Rong

    1 1 Case Based Heuristic Selection for Exam Timetabling Problems E. Burke, A. Eckersley, S Case-Based Heuristic Selection for Examination Timetabling 2 Content n Case-Based Reasoning n Case-Based Heuristic Selection System n System overall n Preparation n Training n Experiments on both random and real

  17. Midterm Exam: Chemistry 223 McGill University

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    Ronis, David M.

    × 105 Pa Avogadro's Number 6. 0225 × 1023 1 cal 4.184 J 7. You may need the following results from. There are 5 questions and the exam has 3 pages including this one. 5. Be sure to indicate the total number

  18. Math 413 Exam 1 Solutions Oct 9, 2007

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    Tuba, Imre

    Math 413 Exam 1 Solutions Oct 9, 2007 1. (10 pts) A prince picked a basketful of golden apples payment of one-half of the apples plus two more. The prince gave him the apples and set off again. A little further on, he was stopped by a second troll, who demanded one-half of the apples the prince now

  19. AME 101, Fall 2014 Midterm exam #2 review

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    ;· Drag coefficient for spheres and cylinders with laminar and turbulent flow · Friction factor (f devices. The material covered on the exam will emphasize stresses/materials and fluid mechanics (Chapters 6 and 7) but may include Units and Scrutiny (which are always important) as well. The material

  20. Page 1 of 3 Rutgers University Physics Graduate Qualifying Exam

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    Gustafsson, Torgny

    Determine the eigenstates and eigenvalues of (bosonic) creation and annihilation operators a^ and ^aPage 1 of 3 Rutgers University ­ Physics Graduate Qualifying Exam Quantum Mechanics ­ August 29 physical quantity, i.e., that the quantum mechanical average is conserved by the evolution. Compare

  1. Student Code Number:_____________ Ph.D. Qualifying Exam

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    Feeny, Brian

    Student Code Number:_____________ Ph.D. Qualifying Exam: Dynamics and Vibrations August 2012 T J mass M. End A is free to slide in a horizontal track (massless roller). The system is released from at the roller and the angular acceleration of the bar at the instant of release. 75% (B) Find the reaction

  2. Factors Distinguishing Exceptional Performance on the Uniform CPA Exam.

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    Ashbaugh, Donald L.; Thompson, A. Frank

    1993-01-01

    Analysis of data from 234 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidates (98 of whom failed at least 1 part of the exam) showed that higher grades in the CPA review course correlated with passing the first time. Higher high school class rank and larger high school class size influenced exceptional test performance. (SK)

  3. Rutgers -Physics Graduate Qualifying Exam Electricity & Magnetism: August 30, 2006

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    Gustafsson, Torgny

    of the magnetic field is B0, the velocity of the particle makes angle with the magnetic field. FindRutgers - Physics Graduate Qualifying Exam Electricity & Magnetism: August 30, 2006 EA current I is flowing along the x direction in the slab. A uniform magnetic field B is applied in the z

  4. Chapter 10. Markov chains. Manual for SOA Exam MLC.

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    Arcones, Miguel A.

    is called a state. If Xn = k, where k E, we say that the Markov chain {Xn} n=0 is at state k at stage n. c chains. Section 10.2. Markov chains. For a Markov chain the conditional distribution of any future state1/110 Chapter 10. Markov chains. Manual for SOA Exam MLC. Chapter 10. Markov chains. Section 10

  5. Advisory Council for Clinical Research Clinical Research Coordinator Certification Exam

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    Chisholm, Rex L.

    Email Job functions performed in this position: Yes No Document adverse events Prepare or review, auditors, etc. Participate in consent process Please attach: Your current resume Your current job Explaining why you want to take the exam o Describing how being certified can help you in your current

  6. Efficient Execution of Declarative Programs (Area Exam Report)

    E-print Network

    Frank, Matthew I.

    as dynamic programs [7]. On the other hand, if the performance or memory costs of using the declarativeEfficient Execution of Declarative Programs (Area Exam Report) Matthew Frank February 9, 2001 of the benefits of dynamic programming. Memoization, however, trades off reduced execution time for additional

  7. Using Oral Exams to Assess Communication Skills in Business Courses

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    Burke-Smalley, Lisa A.

    2014-01-01

    Business, like many other fields in higher education, continues to rely largely on conventional testing methods for assessing student learning. In the current article, another evaluation approach--the oral exam--is examined as a means for building and evaluating the professional communication and oral dialogue skills needed and utilized by…

  8. Examination of the Factors Influencing the Exam Results

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    Sitku-Görömbei, Cecília

    2009-01-01

    The defectiveness of the effectiveness of the Hungarian general education revealed in the PISA survey appears in the higher education as well. The "Introduction to Informatics" subject has one of the lowest exam results among the students of the College of Nyíregyháza majoring in Computer Program Designer and Teacher of Computer Science.…

  9. Cheating on Exams: The Case of Israeli Students

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    Siniver, Erez

    2013-01-01

    The phenomenon of cheating on exams, which harms both the reputation of an academic institution and the students who don't cheat, is becoming increasingly common. We attempt to shed light on this phenomenon using data from a survey of graduates of the College of Management Academic Studies in Israel. Three aspects of the problem are examined:…

  10. The CPA Exam as a Postcurriculum Accreditation Assessment

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    Barilla, Anthony G.; Jackson, Robert E.; Mooney, J. Lowell

    2008-01-01

    Business schools often attain accreditation to demonstrate program efficacy. J. A. Marts, J. D. Baker, and J. M. Garris (1988) hypothesized that candidates from Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)-accredited accounting programs perform better on the CPA exam than do candidates from non-AACSB-accredited…

  11. University of Hawaii Diving Safety Program DIVING MEDICAL EXAM

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    Wiegner, Tracy N.

    health or safety risks as noted. Your evaluation is requested on the attached Scuba Diving Fitness: (808) 587-3425 SCUBA AND OTHER MODES OF COMPRESSED-GAS DIVING CAN BE STRENUOUS AND HAZARDOUS. A special1 APPENDIX 1 University of Hawaii Diving Safety Program DIVING MEDICAL EXAM INSTRUCTIONS

  12. Explaining the Pap and Pelvic... Your First Pelvic Exam

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    are having sex · Menstrual cramps so bad that you miss school Remember, it doesn't matter how old you sex, use vaginal creams or douche for 24 hours before the exam. #12;What kinds of questions will my sex or have been sexually abused · If you have vaginal itchiness or an unusual discharge (drainage

  13. Applied Bayesian Statistics Mid-term Take-home Exam

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    Reich, Brian J.

    downloaded from http://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/NBA_2014.html#all_team_stats For each National for the exam together. HAVE FUN! #12;VARIABLE DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE NBA DATASET 1. Team: Team 2. Year: Year 3 these variables, see http://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/NBA_2014.html#all_team_stats #12;M - 1 (ANSWER) 1

  14. Doppler ultrasound exam of an arm or leg

    MedlinePLUS

    The test is done in the ultrasound or radiology department or in a peripheral vascular lab. During the exam: A water-soluble gel is placed on a handheld device called a transducer. This device directs high-frequency sound waves to the artery or veins being ...

  15. Probability (MATH 4733 -01) Fall 2011 Exam 2 -Practice Problems

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    Martin, Kimball

    Probability (MATH 4733 - 01) Fall 2011 Exam 2 - Practice Problems Due: never, but think Wed., Nov 9. Define V ar(X). 7. Suppose X is continuous. Define the pdf of X. (Bonus: What to the letters "pdf" stand on n independent random trials each with success probability p. Determine (a) the pdf of X; (b) the cdf

  16. CSci 5511 Spring 2003 Key for 1st Midterm Exam

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    Gini, Maria

    CSci 5511 Spring 2003 Key for 1st Midterm Exam 1. 15 points You are given the following graph of the arc. A C D FE G 2 10 10 h=1B h=12 h=6 h=1h=1 h=0 20 6 2 2 20 (a) Show in what order A* expands nodes

  17. The Effect of Announced Quizzes on Exam Performance

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    Azorlosa, Julian L.; Renner, Catherine H.

    2006-01-01

    We administered announced, multiple-choice quizzes to 1 of 2 sections of a Psychology of Learning course in each of 2 consecutive semesters. We administered the quizzes between the first and second exams and discontinued them between the second and third. At the end of each semester, students completed a questionnaire about their studying and…

  18. MA 16500 EXAM 3 INSTRUCTIONS VERSEON 01 November 12 ...

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    Nov 12, 2014 ... NO calculators. electronic device. books. or papers are allowed. ... No student may leave in the ?rst 20 min or in the last 5 min of the exam. .... A eerie—shaped drinking cup is made from a circular piece of paper of radius 3 by ...

  19. Spanish-English Verbatim Translation Exam. Final Report.

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    Stansfield, Charles W.; And Others

    The development and validation of the Spanish-English Verbatim Translation Exam (SEVTE) is described. The test is for use by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the selection of applicants for the positions of Language Specialist or Contract Linguist. The report is divided into eight sections. Section 1 describes the need for the test,…

  20. Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Fluid Mechanics Review

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    Provancher, William

    Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Fluid Mechanics Review Steven Burian Civil & Environmental Engineering March 22, 2013 #12;Morning (Fluid Mechanics) A. Flow measurement B. Fluid properties C. Fluid and mechanical energy balance B. Hydrostatic pressure C. Dimensionless numbers (e.g., Reynolds Number) D. Laminar

  1. Class Attendance and Exam Performance: A Randomized Experiment

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    Chen, Jennjou; Lin, Tsui-Fang

    2008-01-01

    The determination of college students' academic performance is an important issue in higher education. Whether students' attendance at lectures affects students' exam performance has received considerable attention. The authors conduct a randomized experiment to study the average attendance effect for students who choose to attend lectures, which…

  2. Exame de Admisso 16/12/2013 Nome do Candidato

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    atentamente) · O tempo total de duração do exame será de 2 horas. · Você receberá uma Folha de Respostas junto examinador avisará quando estiver faltando 15 minutos para terminar o tempo, e novamente quando o tempo terminar. · Ao terminar o tempo, pare imediatamente de escrever. Não se levante até que todas as provas

  3. Exame de Admisso 19/01/2013 Nome do Candidato

    E-print Network

    atentamente) · O tempo total de duração do exame será de 2 horas. · Você receberá uma Folha de Respostas junto examinador avisará quando estiver faltando 15 minutos para terminar o tempo, e novamente quando o tempo terminar. · Ao terminar o tempo, pare imediatamente de escrever. Não se levante até que todas as provas

  4. Residency Applicants Misinterpret Their United States Medical Licensing Exam Scores

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    Jones, Roger C.; Desbiens, Norman A.

    2009-01-01

    Proper interpretation of the results of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) is important for program directors, residents, and faculty who advise applicants about applying for residency positions. We suspected that applicants often misinterpreted their performance in relationship to others who took the same examination. In 2005, 54…

  5. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 Spring 2007 Spring 2007 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #2 Classical Genetics

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Genetics The in-class portion of this exam is designed so that you can complete it in 20 minutes, but you. The female has a brown nose and the male has a brown tail. All their babies are white with brown tails

  6. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #1 Spring 2008 Spring 2008 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #1 -Cellular Communications

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    are not allowed to use your notes, consult old tests, look at another person's test, check the internet, or any books, nor are you allowed to discuss the test with anyone until the in-class exam is completed at 1 pts. 5) List two reasons why it is adaptive for glycogen phosphorylase NOT to be activated directly

  7. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #1 Spring 2008 Spring 2008 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #1 -Cellular Communications

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    are not allowed to use your notes, consult old tests, look at another person's test, check the internet, or any books, nor are you allowed to discuss the test with anyone until the in-class exam is completed at 1 objects. 4 pts. 5) List two reasons why it is adaptive for glycogen phosphorylase NOT to be activated

  8. Review for Midterm Exam #1 Midterm Exam #1 will be given 1:30-2:20pm, on Wednesday, February

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    Grantner, Janos L.

    .1 Structured Computer Organization 1.2 Milestones in Computer Architecture 1.3 The Computer Zoo 1.4 Example, 2011, in class (Room C-141). It will be an open text book (Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Structured Computer Organization, 5th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006) and open notes test. The exam will be made up of short

  9. Language Placement and Beyond: Guidelines for the Design and Implementation of a Computerized Spanish Heritage Language Exam

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    Beaudrie, Sara M.; Ducar, Cynthia

    2012-01-01

    This paper outlines the design, implementation, and analysis of a computerized Spanish heritage language (SHL) placement exam. The exam created by the authors exemplifies how to design a simple yet effective placement exam with limited resources. It is suggested that an SHL placement exam should be developed in-house due not only to the diversity…

  10. KEY POLICY CHANGES: 1. Clarifies that student must be enrolled in a program to be eligible for these exams.

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    for proficiency or credit. ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY Departmental Exams for Proficiency or Credit for Undergraduate degree- seeking student an exams to either demonstrate proficiency or earn course credit. Departments may establish eligibility criteria for an exam for proficiency or credit. The format of these exams

  11. Uncovering an Existential Barrier to Breast Self-exam Behavior

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    Goldenberg, Jamie L.; Arndt, Jamie; Hart, Joshua; Routledge, Clay

    2008-01-01

    The present research applies an analysis derived from terror management theory to the health domain of breast examination, and in doing so uncovers previously unrecognized factors that may contribute to women’s reluctance to perform breast self-examinations (BSEs). In Study 1, when concerns about mortality were primed, reminders of human beings’ physical nature (i.e., creatureliness) reduced intentions to conduct BSEs compared to reminders of humans’ uniqueness. In Study 2, women conducted shorter exams on a breast model (an experience found to increase death-thought accessibility) when creatureliness was primed compared to a uniqueness and no essay condition. In Study 3, after a creatureliness prime, women performed shorter BSEs when a placebo did not provide an alternative explanation for their discomfort compared to when it did. Advances for theory and breast self-exam promotion are discussed. PMID:19255593

  12. Midterm Exam: Chemistry 223 McGill University

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    Ronis, David M.

    . There are 5 questions and each is of equal value. 5. Be sure to indicate the total number of exam books handed in Vacuum 2. 998 × 108 m/sec Faraday, F 96,484.6 Coul/mole Standard Atmosphere 1. 01325 × 105 Pa Avogadro's Number 6. 0225 × 1023 1 cal 4.184 J 7. You may need the following results from calculus: - e-ax2 /2 dx

  13. Physics 228 -Final Exam Solutions May 9, 2006

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    Coleman, Piers

    .10 cm b) 0.50 cm c) 1.0 cm d) 0.05 cm e) 0.25 cm Solution: 4. A glass (n = 1.6) lens is coated Solution: 6. A spacecraft in its own rest frame is shaped like an ellipse, with one axis twice as longPhysics 228 - Final Exam Solutions May 9, 2006 Prof. Coleman, Dr. Francis, Prof. Bronzan, Prof

  14. Correlates of Performance Anxiety in Practical Music Exams

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    Rae, Gordon; McCambridge, Karen

    2004-01-01

    A sample of 120 young musicians (36 males and 84 females) aged between 15 and 18 years (M = 16.5, SD = 0.97) were administered the EPQ-R short scale and a revised PAI-R, a self-report measure of performance anxiety in practical music exams. Principal components analysis indicated that the PAI-R scores were best represented by a single component…

  15. MIME 3370 Exam 2 Fall 2004 Please sign the honor pledge: I have not given nor received any help in this exam

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    Nikolaidis, Efstratios

    MIME 3370 Exam 2 Fall 2004 Please sign the honor pledge: I have not given nor received any help in this exam Name __________________, Signature ____________________, Date ______________ Answer to all and is left free to oscillate. Find the displacement of the mass, x(t). 2. (45 points) A sinusoidal force Fe

  16. Development of the Exams Data Analysis Spreadsheet as a Tool to Help Instructors Conduct Customizable Analyses of Student ACS Exam Data

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    Brandriet, Alexandra; Holme, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    The American Chemical Society Examinations Institute (ACS-EI) has recently developed the Exams Data Analysis Spread (EDAS) as a tool to help instructors conduct customizable analyses of their student data from ACS exams. The EDAS calculations allow instructors to analyze their students' performances both at the total score and individual item…

  17. 21-720 Measure and Integration Midterm Exam, Fall 2009 The midterm exam is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm in the

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    Pego, Robert

    21-720 Measure and Integration Midterm Exam, Fall 2009 The midterm exam is scheduled for Tuesday measure Open cells in Rp, Lebesgue outer measure. Carath´eodory's condition, Lebesgue measurable sets, Lebesgue measure. Measurability of Borel sets. Abstract measures and measurability -algebras, measures

  18. Can formative quizzes predict or improve summative exam performance?*

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    Zhang, Niu; Henderson, Charles N.R.

    2015-01-01

    Objective Despite wide use, the value of formative exams remains unclear. We evaluated the possible benefits of formative assessments in a physical examination course at our chiropractic college. Methods Three hypotheses were examined: (1) Receiving formative quizzes (FQs) will increase summative exam (SX) scores, (2) writing FQ questions will further increase SE scores, and (3) FQs can predict SX scores. Hypotheses were tested across three separate iterations of the class. Results The SX scores for the control group (Class 3) were significantly less than those of Classes 1 and 2, but writing quiz questions and taking FQs (Class 1) did not produce significantly higher SX scores than only taking FQs (Class 2). The FQ scores were significant predictors of SX scores, accounting for 52% of the SX score. Sex, age, academic degrees, and ethnicity were not significant copredictors. Conclusion Our results support the assertion that FQs can improve written SX performance, but students producing quiz questions didn't further increase SX scores. We concluded that nonthreatening FQs may be used to enhance student learning and suggest that they also may serve to identify students who, without additional remediation, will perform poorly on subsequent summative written exams. PMID:25517737

  19. Emergency medicine residents’ attitudes and opinions of in-training exam preparation

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    Eastin, Travis R; Bernard, Aaron W

    2013-01-01

    Purpose Emergency Medicine (EM) residents take the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) in-training exam, and performance on this exam has been shown to correlate to performance on the ABEM qualifying exam. Though many residencies have in-training exam preparation activities, there is little data on the effectiveness of these efforts. This study aimed to elicit resident perspectives about the exam and exam preparation in order to generate hypotheses and better inform future preparation efforts. Methods Second- and third-year EM residents at a single institution were interviewed using a semi-structured format. Qualitative methodology was used to analyze the data. Results Thirteen EM residents participated in the study. Eight major themes and 18 sub-themes were identified. These were further characterized as relating to the exam itself or to exam preparation. Residents generally value the in-training exam. Sixty-nine percent noted that it provided an assessment of their current knowledge and deficiencies. Thirty-eight percent noted that it improved familiarity with the qualifying exam. Regarding exam preparation, residents stated that a question format was preferred, especially when accompanying explanations were of high quality. Additionally, practical considerations, such as portability, impacted resident selection of study tools. Conclusion Residents value the in-training exam as a marker of their academic progress and for their ability to gain familiarity with the qualifying exam. They prefer question-based preparation over text-based learning, as long as there is a detailed explanation of each answer. Educators creating structured in-training review may want to focus on question-based material with detailed explanations. PMID:24062620

  20. Investigation into the need for ingesting foreign imaging exams into local systems and evaluation of the design challenges of Foreign Exam Management (FEM)

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    Milovanovic, Lazar; Agrawal, Arun; Bak, Peter; Bender, Duane; Koff, David

    2015-03-01

    The deployment of regional and national Electronic Health Record solutions has been a focus of many countries throughout the past decade. Most of these deployments have taken the approach of "sharing" imaging exams via portals and web-based viewers. The motivation of portal/web-based access is driven by a) the perception that review of imaging exams via portal methods is satisfactory to all users and b) the perceived complexity of ingesting foreign exams into local systems. This research project set out to objectively evaluate who really needs foreign exams within their local systems, what those systems might be and how often this is required. Working on the belief that Foreign Exam Management (FEM) is required to support clinical workflow, the project implemented a FEM capability within an XDSI. b domain to identify the design challenges and nuances associated with FEM.

  1. Want to Reduce Guessing and Cheating While Making Students Happier? Give More Exams!

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    Laverty, James T.; Bauer, Wolfgang; Kortemeyer, Gerd; Westfall, Gary

    2012-12-01

    It is almost universally agreed that more frequent formative assessment (homework, clicker questions, practice tests, etc.) leads to better student performance and generally better course evaluations. There is, however, only anecdotal evidence that the same would be true for more frequent summative assessment (exams). There maybe many arguments against giving more exams, including the general "pain" associated with examinations, as well as reduced teaching time, since classroom sessions are dedicated to exams rather than lecturing. We present evidence that increasing the number of exams in fact does lead to better learning success, less cheating and guessing on homework, and better student course evaluations.

  2. Academic integrity, homework and exam policy, Special Relativity and Waves (171.201/171.207), Fall 2015 --N.L.Zakamska

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    Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

    Academic integrity, homework and exam policy, Special Relativity and Waves (171.201/171.207), Fall. · Collaboration is not allowed during exams and for Special Relativity Competition. · Exams are open book. · One

  3. Advanced Ultrasonic Diagnosis of Extremity Trauma: The Faster Exam

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    Dulchavsky, S. A.; Henry, S. E.; Moed, B. R.; Diebel, L. N.; Marshburn, T.; Hamilton, D. R.; Logan, J.; Kirkpatrick, A. W.; Williams, D. R.

    2002-01-01

    Ultrasound is of prO)len accuracy in abdominal and thoracic trauma and may be useful to diagnose extremity injury in situations where radiography is not available such as military and space applications. We prospectively evaluated the utility of extremity , ultrasound performed by trained, non-physician personnel in patients with extremity trauma, to simulate remote aerospace or military applications . Methods: Patients with extremity trauma were identified by history, physical examination, and radiographic studies. Ultrasound examination was performed bilaterally by nonphysician personnel with a portable ultrasound device using a 10-5 MHz linear probe, Images were video-recorded for later analysis against radiography by Fisher's exact test. The average time of examination was 4 minutes. Ultrasound accurately diagnosed extremity, injury in 94% of patients with no false positive exams; accuracy was greater in mid-shaft locations and least in the metacarpa/metatarsals. Soft tissue/tendon injury was readily visualized . Extremity ultrasound can be performed quickly and accurately by nonphysician personnel with excellent accuracy. Blinded verification of the utility of ultrasound in patients with extremity injury should be done to determine if Extremity and Respiratory evaluation should be added to the FAST examination (the FASTER exam) and verify the technique in remote locations such as military and aerospace applications.

  4. Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 KEY Spring 2007 Spring 2007 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #2 KEY Classical Genetics

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    ­ Classical Genetics The in-class portion of this exam is designed so that you can complete it in 20 minutes and the male has a brown tail. All their babies are white with brown tails and brown noses. All

  5. Providing the Answers Does Not Improve Performance on a College Final Exam

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    Glass, Arnold Lewis; Sinha, Neha

    2013-01-01

    In the context of an upper-level psychology course, even when students were given an opportunity to refer to text containing the answers and change their exam responses in order to improve their exam scores, their performance on these questions improved slightly or not at all. Four experiments evaluated competing explanations for the students'…

  6. Training Metacognition in the Classroom: The Influence of Incentives and Feedback on Exam Predictions

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    Miller, Tyler M.; Geraci, Lisa

    2011-01-01

    In two semester-long studies, we examined whether college students could improve their ability to accurately predict their own exam performance across multiple exams. We tested whether providing concrete feedback and incentives (i.e., extra credit) for accuracy would improve predictions by improving students' metacognition, or awareness of their…

  7. Knowledge Assessment of Food Safety Managers in Utah and Its Implications on the Exam and Instruction

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    Nummer, Brian A.; Guy, Stanley M.; Bentley, Joanne P. H.

    2010-01-01

    Food Safety Manager's Certification is offered through a state-local Extension partnership in Utah using an online course management system. Exams and course materials were created by an Extension Specialist at Utah State Univ. Extension Agents provide exam and curriculum facilitation in each county. This form of distance education enables access…

  8. Scholars Probe Diverse Effects of Exit Exams: State Graduation Tests Found to Hit Certain Groups Harder

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    Viadero, Debra

    2009-01-01

    A study released last week suggesting that California's high school exit exams are affecting some student demographic groups more than others is the latest in a small spate of studies pointing to trade-offs from policies that require high school students to pass state tests to graduate. Twenty-six states have exit exams in place or will by 2012,…

  9. Validating the Use of AP® Exam Scores for College Course Placement. Research Report 2013-2

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    Patterson, Brian F.; Ewing, Maureen

    2013-01-01

    The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) was created to provide access to rigorous, college-level curricula to motivated and prepared high school students. This study evaluated whether the AP Exam scores from the summative exams associated with 10 courses were valid for the placement of students into higher-level college courses in the subject area…

  10. The Impact of Assessment Policy on Learning: Replacement Exams or Grade Dropping

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    MacDermott, Raymond J.

    2013-01-01

    Instructors often debate the merits of alternate grading policies such as dropping the lowest exam or offering an additional exam to replace the lowest score. To date, there has been little research conducted on the impact of these policies on performance. In this study, the author investigates student performance in intermediate macroeconomics…

  11. Personal Final Exam Schedule ISIS Web Delivery Access Instructions for Students

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    Personal Final Exam Schedule ISIS Web Delivery Access Instructions for Students 1.) Go to ISIS (Iowa Student Information System) at http://isis.uiowa.edu 2.) Login using your HawkID and password 3 May). - Individual final exam schedules for students are accessible online through the ISIS using

  12. Including an Exam P/1 Prep Course in a Growing Actuarial Science Program

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    Wakefield, Thomas P.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe the actuarial science program at our university and the development of a course to enhance students' problem solving skills while preparing them for Exam P/1 of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuary Society (CAS). The Exam P/1 prep course, formally titled Mathematical Foundations of…

  13. MCS 261, May 3, 2002 Name: There are nine (9) problems on this exam.

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    Baldwin, John T.

    is worth 20 points. Write your solutions in your exam book. Turn in this sheet along with your solutions draw your spanning tree on this sheet. In your exam book, state which algorithm you use and the order . Use the definition of Big Oh (not a theorem, property, or limit) to prove that f = O(g) but g = O

  14. AK State Profile. Alaska: Alaska High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGOE)

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    Center on Education Policy, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides information about Alaska High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGQE), a comprehensive standards-based exam. Its purpose is to meet a state mandate. A bill to remove the HSGQE as a graduation requirement by July 1, 2011 was presented to the state legislature as SB 109. However, it did not pass both houses of the legislature.…

  15. Introduction to Cryptography 89-656 Final Exam, Moed Aleph 2009

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    Lindell, Yehuda

    Introduction to Cryptography 89-656 Final Exam, Moed Aleph 2009 Exam instructions: 1. Open book. Prove that there exist public-key encryption schemes that are CPA-secure but are not secure under your definition. (In order to do this, you must present a scheme and prove that (a) it is CPA secure, and (b

  16. Improving Consistency in Large Laboratory Courses: A Design for a Standardized Practical Exam

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    Chen, Xinnian; Graesser, Donnasue; Sah, Megha

    2015-01-01

    Laboratory courses serve as important gateways to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. One of the challenges in assessing laboratory learning is to conduct meaningful and standardized practical exams, especially for large multisection laboratory courses. Laboratory practical exams in life sciences courses are frequently…

  17. The Road to Redemption: Reclaiming the Value in Assessment Retention Exams

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    Stohlman, Trey

    2015-01-01

    A good assessment plan combines many direct and indirect measures to validate the collected data. One often controversial assessment measure comes in the form of retention exams. Although assessment retention exams may come with faults, others advocate for their inclusion in program assessment. Objective-based tests may offer insight to…

  18. Does Missing Classes Decelerate Student Exam Performance Progress? Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications

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    Lin, Tin-Chun

    2014-01-01

    A total of 389 business students in undergraduate introductory microeconomics classes in spring 2007, 2009, and 2011, and fall 2012 participated in an exam performance progress study. Empirical evidence suggested that missing classes decelerates and hampers high-performing students' exam performance progress. Nevertheless, the evidence does…

  19. Does Failing a Placement Exam Discourage Underprepared Students from Going to College?

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    Martorell, Paco; McFarlin, Isaac, Jr.; Xue, Yu

    2015-01-01

    About one third of college students are required to take remedial courses. Assignment to remediation is generally made on the basis of performance on a placement exam. When students are required to take a placement exam "prior" to enrolling in college-level courses, assignment to remediation may dissuade students from actually going to…

  20. A Study of the Relationship between Student Final Exam Performance and Simulation Game Participation.

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    Whiteley, T. R.; Faria, A. J.

    1989-01-01

    Describes study that investigated the relationship between participation in a business simulation game and performance on a final exam in a principles of marketing course. Past research on business games is reviewed; the use of midterm exam performance level as a pretest variable is explained; and question classification is described. (44…

  1. Multiple-Choice Exam Question Order Influences on Student Performance, Completion Time, and Perceptions

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    Pettijohn, Terry F., II; Sacco, Matthew F.

    2007-01-01

    We conducted 2 studies to investigate undergraduate performance, perceptions, and time required in completing sequentially ordered, randomly ordered, or reverse ordered exams in introductory psychology classes. Study 1 compared the outcomes and perceptions of students (N = 66) on 3 non-comprehensive multiple-choice exams which were sequentially,…

  2. Effects of Online Testing on Student Exam Performance and Test Anxiety

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    Stowell, Jeffrey R.; Bennett, Dan

    2010-01-01

    Increased use of course management software to administer course exams online for face-to-face classes raises the question of how well test anxiety and other emotions generalize from the classroom to an online setting. We hypothesized that administering regular course exams in an online format would reduce test anxiety experienced at the time of…

  3. CHEN 3AA0 Chemical Engineering Progress Assessment II (Concepts Inventory Exam)

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    Ashurst, W. Robert

    CHEN 3AA0 Chemical Engineering Progress Assessment II (Concepts Inventory Exam) Instructions in chemical engineering principles and concepts. Furthermore, information from this exam process will allow engineering concepts. Administration: The CIE is offered in CHEN 3AA0 and is part of the passing criteria

  4. Developing an Online Placement Exam for Spanish Heritage Speakers and L2 Students

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    Potowski, Kim; Parada, MaryAnn; Morgan-Short, Kara

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports on the development and piloting of an adaptive, online placement exam that will be administered to L2 and heritage learners of Spanish at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Particular attention is given to the structure of the exam and the linguistic strategies employed to distinguish heritage speakers from L2 learners.…

  5. Democracy in the Israeli Education System: The Case of the English Matriculation Exam

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    Zaher, Rana

    2012-01-01

    This research investigates the extent to which indices of social justice and democratic rights are expressed in Israel in the crucial national English matriculation exam, as perceived by Palestinian Arab high school pupils studying for these exams and their English teachers. The research employed Critical Theory as a paradigm, case study as a…

  6. Two-Stage Exams Improve Student Learning in an Introductory Geology Course: Logistics, Attendance, and Grades

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    Knierim, Katherine; Turner, Henry; Davis, Ralph K.

    2015-01-01

    Two-stage exams--where students complete part one of an exam closed book and independently and part two is completed open book and independently (two-stage independent, or TS-I) or collaboratively (two-stage collaborative, or TS-C)--provide a means to include collaborative learning in summative assessments. Collaborative learning has been shown to…

  7. A Multi-Year Analysis of Asian Gender Differences on Advanced Placement Exams

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    Moore, George; Slate, John R.

    2011-01-01

    The performance of Asian boys and girls on Advanced Placement (AP) exam overall scores across the United States for the past 14 years was analyzed. For each of the 14 years of data analyzed, Asian boys had statistically significant higher percentages of overall AP exam scores of 5 than did Asian girls. In addition, the gap between the mean…

  8. DIFFERENTIAL AND INTEGRAL GEOMETRY (1 rst PART) PROBLEMS FOR THE EXAM

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    Yakovenko, Sergei

    DIFFERENTIAL AND INTEGRAL GEOMETRY (1 rst PART) PROBLEMS FOR THE EXAM The assignment is given . The Christoffel symbols are defined as r ek e j = P n i=1 \\Gamma i jk e i , where fe i g are the coordinate fields PROBLEMS FOR THE EXAM Problem 4. Let ! 2 \\Lambda 1 (R 3 ) be a form. Consider the distribution of 2­planes

  9. High School Exit Exam: Remediation for Another High-Stakes Test

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    Misco, Thomas

    2010-01-01

    Now administered in 27 states and affecting 65 percent of all students, high school exit exams are gaining influence on teaching and learning because they constitute tests with extraordinarily high stakes. But what happens when students fail a high school exit exam? Few studies address the best way to remediate students in these situations.…

  10. The Effect of Tutoring on Math Scores for the Praxis I Exam

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    Longwell-Grice, Robert; McIlheran, Janine; Schroeder, Mark; Scheele, Steve

    2013-01-01

    The Praxis test is one of a series of national teacher certification exams written and administered by the Education Testing Service (ETS) since 1947. Currently, forty states now require some form of the Praxis Series (Educational Testing Service, 2011). Using pre- and post-tests similar to the Praxis I math exam, this study examined the affect…

  11. Ethnic and Gender Differences in Advanced Placement Exam Performance: A Multiyear National Analysis

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    Holmes, Maria Alexander

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze ethnic and gender differences in Advanced Placement (AP) exam performance of U.S. high school students. Specifically, the extent to which differences exist in overall AP exam performance scores within and between four ethnic groups (i.e., Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White) was investigated. Within…

  12. What Does a Student Know Who Earns a Top Score on the Advanced Placement Chemistry Exam?

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    Claesgens, Jennifer; Daubenmire, Paul L.; Scalise, Kathleen M.; Balicki, Scott; Gochyyev, Perman; Stacy, Angelica M.

    2014-01-01

    This paper compares the performance of students at a high-performing U.S. public school (n = 64) on the advanced placement (AP) chemistry exam to their performance on the ChemQuery assessment system. The AP chemistry exam was chosen because, as the National Research Council acknowledges, it is the "perceived standard of excellence and school…

  13. The ACS Exams Institute Undergraduate Chemistry Anchoring Concepts Content Map I: General Chemistry

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    Holme, Thomas; Murphy, Kristen

    2012-01-01

    To provide tools for programmatic assessment related to the use of ACS Exams in undergraduate chemistry courses, the ACS Exams Institute has built a content map that applies to the entire undergraduate curriculum. At the top two levels, the grain size of the content classification is large and spans the entire undergraduate curriculum. At the…

  14. Vocabulary Development and Performance on Multiple-Choice Exams in Large Entry-level Courses

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    Turner, Haley; Williams, Robert L.

    2007-01-01

    Scores on a vocabulary test given at the beginning of two semesters in a large entry-level course predicted performance on multiple-choice exams more strongly than pre-course knowledge and critical thinking. Words on the vocabulary instrument were derived from multiple-choice exam items in the course. Although commonly used in the course, these…

  15. Re-Examining Exit Exams: New Findings from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002

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    Shuster, Kate

    2012-01-01

    Using the nationally representative, cohort-based data of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:02), this study employs multiple regression to examine the effects of exit exams on student achievement and school completion. This study finds that exit exams as a whole do not have substantial effects on student achievement in mathematics,…

  16. Verbal Final Exam in Introductory Biology Yields Gains in Student Content Knowledge and Longitudinal Performance

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    Luckie, Douglas B.; Rivkin, Aaron M.; Aubry, Jacob R.; Marengo, Benjamin J.; Creech, Leah R.; Sweeder, Ryan D.

    2013-01-01

    We studied gains in student learning over eight semesters in which an introductory biology course curriculum was changed to include optional verbal final exams (VFs). Students could opt to demonstrate their mastery of course material via structured oral exams with the professor. In a quantitative assessment of cell biology content knowledge,…

  17. High School Exit Exams and Dropout in an Era of Increased Accountability

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    Hemelt, Steven W.; Marcotte, Dave E.

    2013-01-01

    A key form of student-level accountability is the requirement for students to pass high school exit exams (HSEEs) in order to receive a diploma. In this paper, we examine the impact of HSEEs on dropout during a period when these exams became more common and rigorous. Further, we study whether offering alternate pathways to graduation for students…

  18. Sample Problems for Exam 3 Course : Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Math 113 Section 3234

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    Champanerkar, Abhijit

    Sample Problems for Exam 3 Course : Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Math 113 Section 26th. · Best way to prepare for the midterm is to solve the Sample problems and MyStatLab problems. 1 to pass the exam ? 4. Normal distribution (Draw pictures to solve the problems) (a) In a standard normal

  19. Exam 1. Name (please print) ---~r_E__Y_______ Math 382 Fall 2015. September 18, 2015

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    Borchers, Brian

    Exam 1. Name (please print) ---~r_E__Y_______ Math 382 Fall 2015. September 18, 2015 Show work;Exam 1. Name (please print) ----'-k_E'__y_______ Math 382 Fall 2015. September 18, 2015 Show work_ 1- !? 26 {r) ~ 7-S- ±. 9 (b) A magazine rack contains 5 magazines in English and 3 magazines

  20. MA 111 Review for Exam 2 Exam 2 will be given in class on Monday, October 3. I will provide a formula sheet. You

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    Lee, Carl

    MA 111 Review for Exam 2 Exam 2 will be given in class on Monday, October 3. I will provide.95, and the sales tax is 6%, what amount do you owe? 7. In 2000, tuition at UK was $6550. In 2001, tuition increased by 7%. How much was tuition at UK in 2001? 8. A computer that usually sells for $830 is on sale for 15

  1. Experience using radio frequency laptops to access the electronic medical record in exam rooms.

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    Dworkin, L. A.; Krall, M.; Chin, H.; Robertson, N.; Harris, J.; Hughes, J.

    1999-01-01

    Kaiser Permanente, Northwest, evaluated the use of laptop computers to access our existing comprehensive Electronic Medical Record in exam rooms via a wireless radiofrequency (RF) network. Eleven of 22 clinicians who were offered the laptops successfully adopted their use in the exam room. These clinicians were able to increase their exam room time with the patient by almost 4 minutes (25%), apparently without lengthening their overall work day. Patient response to exam room computing was overwhelmingly positive. The RF network response time was similar to the hardwired network. Problems cited by some laptop users and many of the eleven non-adopters included battery issues, different equipment layout and function, and inadequate training. IT support needs for the RF laptops were two to four times greater than for hardwired desktops. Addressing the reliability and training issues should increase clinician acceptance, making a successful general roll-out for exam room computing more likely. PMID:10566458

  2. Will I Do as Well on the Final Exam as I Expect? An Examination of Students' Expectations

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    Burns, David J.

    2008-01-01

    Immediately prior to an exam, it is common to hear students commenting on whether they anticipate doing as well on the exam as they expect (or, in other words, whether they anticipate performing as well on the exam as the standard at which they believe they should be performing). These anticipations have received little past research attention. In…

  3. The Elite Illusion: Achievement Effects at Boston and New York Exam Schools. NBER Working Paper No. 17264

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    Abdulkadiroglu, Atila; Angrist, Joshua D.; Pathak, Parag A.

    2011-01-01

    Talented students compete fiercely for seats at Boston and New York exam schools. These schools are characterized by high levels of peer achievement and a demanding curriculum tailored to each district's highest achievers. While exam school students clearly do very well in school, the question of whether an exam school education adds value…

  4. 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…

  5. Correlation Between Students' Dental Admission Test Scores and Performance on a Dental School's Competency Exam.

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    Carroll, Alexander M; Schuster, Gregory M

    2015-11-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether there was a statistically significant positive correlation between dental students' Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores, particularly on the Perceptual Ability Test (PAT), and their performance on a dental school's competency exam. Scores from the written and clinical competency exam administered in the fall quarter of the fourth year of the curriculum at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona were compared to DAT scores of all 216 members of the graduating classes of 2012 and 2013. It was hypothesized that students who performed highly on one or more sections of the DAT would perform highly on the competency exam. Backward stepwise regression analyses were used to analyze the data. The results showed that the PAT scores were most strongly correlated with the competency exam scores and were a positive predictor for all three clinical sections of the exam (operative dentistry, periodontics, and endodontics). Positive predictors for the written portion of the exam were total DAT score for patient assessment and treatment planning and the DAT reading comprehension score for prosthodontics; there were no predictors for periodontics. The total variance explained by the results ranged from 4% to 15%. While statistically significant relationships were found between the students' PAT scores and clinical performance, DAT scores explained relatively little variance in the competency exam scores. According to these findings, neither the PAT nor any of the DAT components contributed to predicting these students' clinical performance. PMID:26522638

  6. Introducing Computer-Based Testing in High-Stakes Exams in Higher Education: Results of a Field Experiment

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    Boevé, Anja J.; Meijer, Rob R.; Albers, Casper J.; Beetsma, Yta; Bosker, Roel J.

    2015-01-01

    The introduction of computer-based testing in high-stakes examining in higher education is developing rather slowly due to institutional barriers (the need of extra facilities, ensuring test security) and teacher and student acceptance. From the existing literature it is unclear whether computer-based exams will result in similar results as paper-based exams and whether student acceptance can change as a result of administering computer-based exams. In this study, we compared results from a computer-based and paper-based exam in a sample of psychology students and found no differences in total scores across the two modes. Furthermore, we investigated student acceptance and change in acceptance of computer-based examining. After taking the computer-based exam, fifty percent of the students preferred paper-and-pencil exams over computer-based exams and about a quarter preferred a computer-based exam. We conclude that computer-based exam total scores are similar as paper-based exam scores, but that for the acceptance of high-stakes computer-based exams it is important that students practice and get familiar with this new mode of test administration. PMID:26641632

  7. ENROLMENT IN EXAMS FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS If you are attending a period at Sapienza University as part of a mobility program, you will receive a

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    Page 1 ENROLMENT IN EXAMS FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS If you are attending a period at Sapienza University the following services: DATI UTENTE (student's personal data), PRENOTAZIONE ESAME (enrolment in exams. In the section PRENOTAZIONE ESAME, you can enrol in exams. In the section VISUALIZZA ESAMI, the exams you have

  8. Potential Danger in Pre-populating Exam Note Sheets with Formulas

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    McCaskey, Timothy L.

    2015-09-01

    In previous work, I allowed students in my introductory physics course to write note sheets to prepare for exams, and I analyzed the contents as a way of determining what students saw as important in my course. In the present study, I tried a new note sheet approach where I supplied some equations for their notes in advance, thinking that doing so would focus students on other important conceptual aspects of the course. In all cases, I gave a brief survey to get student perspectives on their exam preparation. In addition, I introduced an online pre-exam forum asking students to respond to two short questions about how they might prepare their notes for the exam.

  9. Expedition 35/36 Final Exams - Duration: 4 minutes, 50 seconds.

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    Three Expedition 35/36 crew members prepare for their final exams in their Sokol launch and entry suits at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy a...

  10. [A retrospective study analysis of urinary hippuric acid levels in occupational toxicology exams].

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    Gonzalez, Kelly Cristina; Sagebin, Fernando Rodrigues; Oliveira, Paola Garcia; Glock, Luiz; Thiesen, Flavia Valladão

    2010-06-01

    Hippuric acid is the primary metabolite of toluene, a solvent widely used in industrial processes with considerable toxic effects, a fact which justifies regularly monitoring individuals with occupational exposure to this solvent. This work aims at evaluating urinary hippuric acid levels found in workers subject to biological monitoring. A retrospective study was carried out with data referring from 2002 to 2005, in which exams results and employment status were analyzed (periodic, post-employment, and pre-employment exams). Results indicate a significant reduction in hippuric acid levels for 2005. Periodic exams presented higher results than pre-employment and post-employment exams. No significant difference was found in individuals grouped according to their status in each of the established intervals, their reference numbers, and maximum biological levels allowed. Hippuric acid levels detected indicate low risk of toluene exposure for the population under evaluation, probably due to a growing concern with the deployment of measures regarding occupational hygiene. PMID:20640325

  11. Some Comments on the Candidacy Exam Colleen Cassady St. Clair 14 Nov 2006

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    . Those who enjoy studying for the exam tend to enjoy taking it and do well. Those who resent the distraction from thesis work, fear the stern judgment of committee members, and lack genuine confidence

  12. Testing the test: an examination of the Freshman English Equivalency Exam 

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    Ashe, Diana Lynne

    1994-01-01

    This study evaluates the validity, reliability, fairness, and effects of the Freshman English Equivalency Exam at Texas A&M University after one year of use. Consistency of scores across test administrations, raters, and social groups is examined...

  13. Gender Differences in Introductory Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Exams: Multiple Choice versus Constructed Response Questions.

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    Weaver, Andrew J.; Raptis, Helen

    2001-01-01

    Analyzes 295 male and 194 female examinations from introductory atmospheric and oceanic science courses to determine whether or not there exist gender differences in the performance on multiple choice versus constructed response sections of the exams. (Author/SAH)

  14. Expedition 32 Final Soyuz Qualification Exams - Duration: 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

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    Expedition 32 Flight Engineers Suni Williams, Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide take their final Soyuz systems qualification exams at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The ...

  15. Different roles of DosS and DosT in the hypoxic adaptation of Mycobacteria.

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    Kim, Min-Ju; Park, Kwang-Jin; Ko, In-Jeong; Kim, Young Min; Oh, Jeong-Il

    2010-10-01

    The DosS (DevS) and DosT histidine kinases form a two-component system together with the DosR (DevR) response regulator in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. DosS and DosT, which have high sequence similarity to each other over the length of their amino acid sequences, contain two GAF domains (GAF-A and GAF-B) in their N-terminal sensory domains. Complementation tests in conjunction with phylogenetic analysis showed that DevS of Mycobacterium smegmatis is more closely related to DosT than DosS. We also demonstrated in vivo that DosS and DosT of M. tuberculosis play a differential role in hypoxic adaptation. DosT responds to a decrease in oxygen tension more sensitively and strongly than DosS, which might be attributable to their different autooxidation rates. The different responsiveness of DosS and DosT to hypoxia is due to the difference in their GAF-A domains accommodating the hemes. Multiple alignment analysis of the GAF-A domains of mycobacterial DosS (DosT) homologs and subsequent site-directed mutagenesis revealed that just one substitution of E87, D90, H97, L118, or T169 of DosS with the corresponding residue of DosT is sufficient to convert DosS to DosT with regard to the responsiveness to changes in oxygen tension. PMID:20675480

  16. The Impact of Genital Self-Image on Gynecological Exam Behaviors of College-Aged Women 

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    DeMaria, Andrea Laine

    2012-07-16

    -1 THE IMPACT OF GENITAL SELF-IMAGE ON GYNECOLOGICAL EXAM BEHAVIORS OF COLLEGE-AGED WOMEN A Dissertation by ANDREA LAINE DEMARIA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY May 2011 Major Subject: Health Education The Impact of Genital Self-Image on Gynecological Exam Behaviors of College-Aged Women Copyright May 2011 Andrea Laine De...

  17. Name ____key_______________ This is an open-book, open notes exam.

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    Name ____key_______________ This is an open-book, open notes exam. 1. (20 points) The reactions shown would not proceed as indicated. Draw the actual products. You do not need to draw mechanisms. Exam 111.1, d 55.1, q 35.1, t 33.5, t 6.4, t NO2 Br Br HNO3 H2SO4 MgBr NO2 Br2 FeBr3 NO2 Br Fe HCl e

  18. Test Anxiety Levels of Board Exam Going Students in Tamil Nadu, India

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    Ann Mary, Revina; Marslin, Gregory; Franklin, Gregory; Sheeba, Caroline J.

    2014-01-01

    The latest report by the National Crime Records Bureau has positioned Tamil Nadu as the Indian state with highest suicide rate. At least in part, this is happening due to exam pressure among adolescents, emphasizing the imperative need to understand the pattern of anxiety and various factors contributing to it among students. The present study was conducted to analyze the level of state anxiety among board exam attending school students in Tamil Nadu, India. A group of 100 students containing 50 boys and 50 girls from 10th and 12th grades participated in the study and their state anxiety before board exams was measured by Westside Test Anxiety Scale. We found that all board exam going students had increased level of anxiety, which was particularly higher among boys and 12th standard board exam going students. Analysis of various demographic variables showed that students from nuclear families presented higher anxiety levels compared to their desired competitive group. Overall, our results showing the prevalence of state anxiety among board exam going students in Tamil Nadu, India, support the recent attempt taken by Tamil Nadu government to improve student's academic performance in a healthier manner by appointing psychologists in all government schools. PMID:25143938

  19. Sleep Quality during Exam Stress: The Role of Alcohol, Caffeine and Nicotine

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    Zunhammer, Matthias; Eichhammer, Peter; Busch, Volker

    2014-01-01

    Academic exam stress is known to compromise sleep quality and alter drug consumption in university students. Here we evaluated if sleeping problems and changes in legal drug consumption during exam stress are interrelated. We used the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) to survey sleep quality before, during, and after an academic exam period in 150 university students in a longitudinal questionnaire study. Self-reports of alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine consumption were obtained. The Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ-20) was used as a measure of stress. Sleep quality and alcohol consumption significantly decreased, while perceived stress and caffeine consumption significantly increased during the exam period. No significant change in nicotine consumption was observed. In particular, students shortened their time in bed and showed symptoms of insomnia. Mixed model analysis indicated that sex, age, health status, as well as the amounts of alcohol and caffeine consumed had no significant influence on global sleep quality. The amount of nicotine consumed and perceived stress were identified as significant predictors of diminished sleep quality. Nicotine consumption had a small-to-very-small effect on sleep quality; perceived stress had a small-to-moderate effect. In conclusion, diminished sleep quality during exam periods was mainly predicted by perceived stress, while legal drug consumption played a minor role. Exam periods may pose an interesting model for the study of stress-induced sleeping problems and their mechanisms. PMID:25279939

  20. Test anxiety levels of board exam going students in Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Mary, Revina Ann; Marslin, Gregory; Franklin, Gregory; Sheeba, Caroline J

    2014-01-01

    The latest report by the National Crime Records Bureau has positioned Tamil Nadu as the Indian state with highest suicide rate. At least in part, this is happening due to exam pressure among adolescents, emphasizing the imperative need to understand the pattern of anxiety and various factors contributing to it among students. The present study was conducted to analyze the level of state anxiety among board exam attending school students in Tamil Nadu, India. A group of 100 students containing 50 boys and 50 girls from 10th and 12th grades participated in the study and their state anxiety before board exams was measured by Westside Test Anxiety Scale. We found that all board exam going students had increased level of anxiety, which was particularly higher among boys and 12th standard board exam going students. Analysis of various demographic variables showed that students from nuclear families presented higher anxiety levels compared to their desired competitive group. Overall, our results showing the prevalence of state anxiety among board exam going students in Tamil Nadu, India, support the recent attempt taken by Tamil Nadu government to improve student's academic performance in a healthier manner by appointing psychologists in all government schools. PMID:25143938

  1. The new AP Physics exams: Integrating qualitative and quantitative reasoning

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    Elby, Andrew

    2015-04-01

    When physics instructors and education researchers emphasize the importance of integrating qualitative and quantitative reasoning in problem solving, they usually mean using those types of reasoning serially and separately: first students should analyze the physical situation qualitatively/conceptually to figure out the relevant equations, then they should process those equations quantitatively to generate a solution, and finally they should use qualitative reasoning to check that answer for plausibility (Heller, Keith, & Anderson, 1992). The new AP Physics 1 and 2 exams will, of course, reward this approach to problem solving. But one kind of free response question will demand and reward a further integration of qualitative and quantitative reasoning, namely mathematical modeling and sense-making--inventing new equations to capture a physical situation and focusing on proportionalities, inverse proportionalities, and other functional relations to infer what the equation ``says'' about the physical world. In this talk, I discuss examples of these qualitative-quantitative translation questions, highlighting how they differ from both standard quantitative and standard qualitative questions. I then discuss the kinds of modeling activities that can help AP and college students develop these skills and habits of mind.

  2. Seamless insertion of real pulmonary nodules in chest CT exams

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    Pezeshk, Aria; Sahiner, Berkman; Zeng, Rongping; Wunderlich, Adam; Chen, Weijie; Petrick, Nicholas

    2014-03-01

    The availability of large medical image datasets is critical in many applications such as training and testing of computer aided diagnosis (CAD) systems, evaluation of segmentation algorithms, and conducting perceptual studies. However, collection of large repositories of clinical images is hindered by the high cost and difficulties associated with both the accumulation of data and establishment of the ground truth. To address this problem, we are developing an image blending tool that allows users to modify or supplement existing datasets by seamlessly inserting a real lesion extracted from a source image into a different location on a target image. In this study we focus on the application of this tool to pulmonary nodules in chest CT exams. We minimize the impact of user skill on the perceived quality of the blended image by limiting user involvement to two simple steps: the user first draws a casual boundary around the nodule of interest in the source, and then selects the center of desired insertion area in the target. We demonstrate examples of the performance of the proposed system on samples taken from the Lung Image Database Consortium (LIDC) dataset, and compare the noise power spectrum (NPS) of blended nodules versus that of native nodules in simulated phantoms.

  3. Physics 214 Alternate Final Exam Winter 2013 This is an open book exam with a time limit of three hours. You may refer to Jackson's text,

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    pulsars is believed to be due to this mechanism. #12; 2. Newton's second law in non­relativistic mechanics of the exam. 1. A magnetic dipole # m undergoes precessional motion with angular frequency # and angle # 0 . For circular motion, one can easily relate d#/dt to the velocity v of the electron. (b) Determine

  4. Math 310-1 Exam 1 10.27.2009 Directions: Write your name and your TA's name on the cover of your exam

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    McClendon, David M.

    exam booklet. Show all work and clearly mark your final answers. Answers must be sim- plified unless pts) Let Y = X if X 3 4 if X 4 . Find the density function of Y . 5. Suppose you deal a six-card hand from a standard 52-card deck. (a) (6 pts) What is the probability that your six-card hand

  5. Physics 208 Exam 2 Name_______________________________________________ You are graded on your work, with partial credit. See the last pages of the exam for formula sheets.

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    Allen, Roland E.

    Physics 208 Exam 2 Name_______________________________________________ You are graded on your work of selenium. #12;2. Electronic flash units for cameras contain a capacitor for storing the energy used to produce the flash. (a) (9) Suppose that the charge stored on the capacitor is 0.5 C when the applied

  6. Exam 1 is Wed. Sept. 22. You are allowed 3? sheets of notes and a calculator. The exam covers survey sampling.

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    Olive, David

    survey sampling. Numbers refer to types of problems on exam. A population is the entire set of (potential the people easiest to reach (often bring surveys to a location). Know that the above two sample designs) measurements of interest while the sample is the subset actually studied. A voluntary response sample consists

  7. 2/13/2014 Moinhos de vento anexados ao celular recarregam bateria -EXAME.com http://exame.abril.com.br/tecnologia/noticias/cientistas-criam-moinhos-de-vento-que-recarregam-bateria 1/4

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    2/13/2014 Moinhos de vento anexados ao celular recarregam bateria - EXAME.com http://exame.abril A A A Moinhos de vento anexados ao celular recarregam bateria Gustavo Gusmão, de Tweetar 21 375Compartilhar Share 4 Salvar notícia Home / Tecnologia #12;2/13/2014 Moinhos de vento anexados ao celular recarregam

  8. 21-720 Measure and Integration Final Exam, Fall 2009 The final exam is scheduled for Monday, December 14 at 8:30am in Wean Hall room 5302.

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    Pego, Robert

    21-720 Measure and Integration Final Exam, Fall 2009 The final exam is scheduled for Monday is cumulative over the course. Lebesgue measure Open cells in Rp, Lebesgue outer measure. Carath´eodory's condition, Lebesgue measurable sets, Lebesgue measure. Measurability of Borel sets. Abstract measures

  9. Silvio Barros Pereira Introduo Teoria dos Jogos

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    Díaz, Lorenzo J.

    Silvio Barros Pereira Introdução à Teoria dos Jogos e a Matemática no Ensino Médio Dissertação de Pereira Introdução à Teoria dos Jogos e a Matemática no Ensino Médio Dissertação apresentada como Pereira, Silvio Barros Introdução á Teoria dos Jogos e a Matemática no Ensino Médio: Silvio Barros Pereira

  10. In-vivo hip arthrokinematics during supine clinical exams: Application to the study of femoroacetabular impingement.

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    Kapron, Ashley L; Aoki, Stephen K; Peters, Christopher L; Anderson, Andrew E

    2015-08-20

    Visualization of hip articulation relative to the underlying anatomy (i.e., arthrokinematics) is required to understand hip dysfunction in femoroacetabular (FAI) patients. In this exploratory study, we quantified in-vivo arthrokinematics of a small cohort of asymptomatic volunteers and three symptomatic patients with varying FAI deformities during the passive impingement, FABER, and rotational profile exams using dual fluoroscopy and model-based tracking. Joint angles, joint translations, and relative pelvic angles were calculated. Compared to the 95% confidence interval of the asymptomatic cohort, FAI patients appeared to have decreased adduction and internal rotation during the impingement exam and greater flexion and less abduction/external rotation in the FABER exam. During the rotational profile, only the FAI patient with the most severe deformities demonstrated considerable rotation deficits. In all participants, contact between the labrum and femoral head/neck limited motion during the impingement exam, but not the rotational profile. Substantial pelvic motion was measured during the impingement exam and FABER test in all participants. Femoral translation along any given anatomical direction ranged between 0.69 and 4.1mm. These results suggest that hip articulation during clinical exams is complex in asymptomatic hips and hips with FAI, incorporating pelvic motion and femur translation. Range of motion appears to be governed by femur-labrum contact and other soft tissue constraints, suggesting that current computer simulations that rely on direct bone contact to predict impingement may be unrealistic. Additional research is necessary to confirm these preliminary results. Still, dual fluoroscopy data may serve to validate existing software platforms or create new programs that better-represent hip arthrokinematics. PMID:25997726

  11. WA State Profile. Washington: Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) and the New High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)

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    Center on Education Policy, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides information about Washington Assessment of Student Learning and the new High School Proficiency Exam. The purpose of the exam is to: (1) Determine prospective high school graduates' knowledge and skill levels relative to those needed for entry-level employment and postsecondary education; (2) Determine prospective high school…

  12. Cheat Sheet or Open-Book? A Comparison of the Effects of Exam Types on Performance, Retention, and Anxiety

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    Gharib, Afshin; Phillips, William; Mathew, Noelle

    2012-01-01

    The differences between open-book, cheat sheet, and closed-book exams were examined in two different types of psychology courses. A total of 297 students enrolled in eight sections of Introductory Psychology and 99 students enrolled in four sections of Statistics participated in this study. Exam types were counterbalanced across sections of the…

  13. CS 540-1: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Exam 2: 7:15-9:15pm, April 13, 1998

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    Cai, Jin-Yi

    ) Assume that working memory contains the following facts: sensor(Mineral, Dir1, 5) sensor(Wall, Dir2, 9 that a question is not fully specified, state any assumptions you need to make in order to solve the problem. You of this exam. Make sure your exam contains seven problems on eight pages. Name

  14. Decrease in the Number of People Taking the CPA Exam Not Due to the 150-Hour Requirement

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    Metinko, Teresa R.; Gray, Dahli

    2010-01-01

    This paper reports the results of a study that examined the association of the 120/150-hour education requirement with the number of CPA exam candidates during 1998 and 2008. Data gathered from the NASBA Candidate Performance Reports 1999 and 2009 found no relationship between the number of CPA exam candidates and the education requirements in…

  15. Awarding Credit Where Credit Is Due: Effective Practices for the Implementation of Credit by Exam. Adopted Spring 2014

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    2014-01-01

    Credit by Exam is a mechanism employed in the California community colleges as a means of granting credit for student learning outside of the traditional classroom. In some instances, credit by exam is the means used to award college credit for structured learning experiences in a secondary educational setting, while in other instances knowledge…

  16. "Too Complex for Me!" Why Do Performance-Approach and Performance-Avoidance Goals Predict Exam Performance?

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    Darnon, Celine; Butera, Fabrizio; Mugny, Gabriel; Quiamzade, Alain; Hulleman, Chris S.

    2009-01-01

    Classroom research on achievement goals has revealed that performance-approach goals (goals to outperform others) positively predict exam performance whereas performance-avoidance goals (goals not to perform more poorly than others) negatively predict it. Because prior classroom research has primarily utilized multiple-choice exam performance, the…

  17. UCI Music Theory Placement Exam All incoming Freshman music majors and transfer students must take a music

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    Mooney, Kailen A.

    UCI Music Theory Placement Exam All incoming Freshman music majors and transfer students must take a music theory placement exam, which will indicate whether a student needs to take a remedial fundamentals of music course or can be placed into one of the four required quarters of music theory (16A

  18. Payment of Advanced Placement Exam Fees by Virginia Public School Divisions and Its Impact on Advanced Placement Enrollment and Scores

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    Cirillo, Mary Grupe

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of Virginia school divisions' policy of paying the fee for students to take Advanced Placement exams on Advanced Placement course enrollment, the number of Advanced Placement exams taken by students, the average scores earned and the percent of students earning qualifying scores of 3, 4, or 5…

  19. Social Class and Access to Higher Education in Greece: Supportive Preparation Lessons and Success in National Exams

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    Sianou-Kyrgiou, Eleni

    2008-01-01

    Participation in the national exams is a very difficult task for Greek lyceum students as their access to higher education is highly dependent on their performance in them. This paper focuses on the students' preparation for the national exams and especially their resort to out-of-school supportive lessons in relation to their socio-economic…

  20. Influence of a revision course and the gender of examiners on the grades of the final ENT exam – a retrospective review of 3961 exams

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    Grasl, Matthäus C.; Seemann, Rudolf; Hanisch, Michael; Heiduschka, Gregor; Kremser, Karl; Thurnher, Dietmar

    2015-01-01

    Revision courses should repeat already acquired knowledge and skills and mostly provide a basis for passing the following exam. Aim: The aim of the study is to investigate the influence of a previously attended revision course on the grades achieved in a final exam (Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases). Additionally we ask the question whether the gender of the examiners plays a role concerning the marks or not. Methods: 3961 exams at the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Diseases in Vienna were investigated, 725 with revision course (experimental group) and 3236 without previous revision course (comparison group). The revision courses were performed in a standardized way concerning form and content, interactive and case based. Both groups were examined uniform in regard to topics and time duration. 16 male and 6 female examiners were involved. The grading followed a five–level scale. The examination marks were calculated in the arithmetic mean and median value for the entire sample, gender dependence was calculated according to the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney-Test. The inferential statistics included single- and multiple factorial analyses of variance as well as uni- and multivariate regression models. Results: The experimental group achieved a grade average of 2.54 compared with 2.46 for the comparison group. Splitting up into male and female examiners, an average of 2.54 and 2.58 resp. for the experimental group and 2.44 and 2.61 resp. for the comparison group resulted. Female examiner marked significantly lower grades in comparison to their male colleagues (P= 0.001926). Conclusions: The ENT revision course did not improve the grade averages of the final ENT exam. Female examiners grade stricter than male examiners. There was no difference concerning grades 4 (pass) and 5 (fail) but female examiners grade less with mark 1. PMID:26483851

  1. Physics 214 Alternate Final Exam Winter 2013 This is an open book exam with a time limit of three hours. You may refer to Jackson's text,

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    to be due to this mechanism. #12;2. Newton's second law in non-relativistic mechanics can be rewritten as, F of the exam. 1. A magnetic dipole m undergoes precessional motion with angular frequency and angle 0 the curved section. HINT: By the chain rule, dE dt = dE d d dt . For circular motion, one can easily relate d

  2. MA 111 Review for Exam 1 Exam 1 (given in class on Tuesday, February 9) will cover Using Numbers and Quantities,

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    it travel in one year? (Assume one year has 365.25 days.) 3. Compare the numbers $23.9 billion and $4 passed the midterm exam. What percentage of the class failed the midterm? 12. If your income in one year is on sale for 15% off. How much does the computer cost? 18. One year ago, a gallon of gas sold for $2

  3. Advanced Placement[R] Exam-Taking and Performance: Relationships with First-Year Subject Area College Grades. Research Report 2011-4

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    Patterson, Brian F.; Packman, Sheryl; Kobrin, Jennifer L.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Advanced Placement[R] (AP[R]) exam participation and performance on college grades for courses taken in the same subject area as students' AP Exam(s). Students' first-year college subject area grade point averages (SGPAs) were examined in nine subject areas: mathematics, computer science,…

  4. Advanced Placement® Exam-Taking and Performance: Relationships with First-Year Subject Area College Grades. Research Report No. 2011-4

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    Patterson, Brian F.; Packman, Sheryl; Kobrin, Jennifer L.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Advanced Placement (AP) exam participation and performance on college grades for courses taken in the same subject area as students' AP Exam(s). Students' first-year college subject area grade point averages (SGPAs) were examined in nine subject areas: mathematics, computer science,…

  5. Using College Placement Exams as Early Signals of College Readiness: An Examination of California's Early Assessment Program and New York's At Home in College Program

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    Venezia, Andrea; Voloch, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    A promising strategy for promoting successful college transition and increasing college completion rates is to help students avoid developmental coursework by preparing them for placement exams before they enroll in college. A lack of content alignment between high school exit exams and college entrance exams is one of many troubling disconnects…

  6. UCI Music Theory Graduate Theory Exam All incoming M.F.A musicology and applied students must take two music theory

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    Mooney, Kailen A.

    UCI Music Theory Graduate Theory Exam All incoming M.F.A musicology and applied students must take two music theory placement exams. The harmonic theory exam will indicate whether a student needs Form will determine whether the student needs to take Music 155 for credit or is exempt. Topics covered

  7. Aegrotats as a result of weather conditions: If a student might be late for an exam as a result of weather conditions, s/he must contact

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    Hickman, Mark

    Aegrotats as a result of weather conditions: If a student might be late for an exam as a result of weather conditions, s/he must contact the University as soon as possible. If a student misses an exam as a result of weather conditions, s/he must inform the University before 5 pm on the day of the exam. Please

  8. Math 10101 (Kunkle), Final Exam 200 pts, 3.5 hours

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    Kunkle, Tom

    Math 101­01 (Kunkle), Final Exam 200 pts, 3.5 hours Name: May 31, 2013 Page 1 of 2 No notes, books are positive. 4 (zx2)2y5z10 9 (12 pts). A coffee retailer wishes to mix some Kenyan coffee that costs $5 per

  9. MATH 354-03 February 19, 2005 Solutions to practice questions for exam #1

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    Wilson, Robert

    MATH 354-03 February 19, 2005 Solutions to practice questions for exam #1 #1 A furniture retail outlets require the following number of units: Cleveland (CL)- 25; Louisville (L) - 10; Memphis (M a distribution center) and J stands for CL, L, M, P, or R (designating a retail outlet). The variable x

  10. Effect of Curriculum Change on Exam Performance in a 4-Week Psychiatry Clerkship

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    Niedermier, Julie; Way, David; Kasick, David; Kuperschmidt, Rada

    2010-01-01

    Objective: The authors investigated whether curriculum change could produce improved performance, despite a reduction in clerkship length from 8 to 4 weeks. Methods: The exam performance of medical students completing a 4-week clerkship in psychiatry was compared to national data from the National Board of Medical Examiners' Psychiatry Subject…

  11. Office of Evaluation and Testing STRATEGIES TO PREPARE BEFORE THE EXAM

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    Sun, Yi

    in regular physical exercise and maintain a balanced diet · Check vision and hearing · Use good study habits/failure consequences, peer pressure, competitiveness, etc.) · Reviewing your past performance on tests to improve of sleep a night · Review practice questions · Simulate exam to help better manage test anxiety Day Before

  12. VA State Profile. Virginia: Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course Exams

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    Center on Education Policy, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides information about Virginia's Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course Exams. The purpose of the end-of-course assessments is to measure the achievement of students on the Standards of Learning adopted by the Virginia Board of Education for specific high school courses, and to ensure that students graduating from Virginia…

  13. Mec^anica Geometrica A entregar ate `a data do 1o exame

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    Natário, José

    Mec^anica Geom´etrica Ficha 14 A entregar at´e `a data do 1o exame 1. Considere a m´etrica de constante cosmol´ogica para um fluido perfeito sem press~ao, Ric = 4(2dt dt + g) + g, 1 #12;´e equivalente

  14. Rethinking Exams and Letter Grades: How Much Can Teachers Delegate to Students?

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    Kitchen, Elizabeth; King, Summer H.; Robison, Diane F.; Sudweeks, Richard R.; Bradshaw, William S.; Bell, John D.

    2006-01-01

    In this article we report a 3-yr study of a large-enrollment Cell Biology course focused on developing student skill in scientific reasoning and data interpretation. Specifically, the study tested the hypothesis that converting the role of exams from summative grading devices to formative tools would increase student success in acquiring those…

  15. Individual Oral Exams in Mathematics Courses: 10 Years of Experience at the Air Force Academy

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    Boedigheimer, Ralph; Ghrist, Michelle; Peterson, Dale; Kallemyn, Benjamin

    2015-01-01

    Over the last 10 years faculty members in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Air Force Academy have incorporated individual oral exams into mathematics courses. We have experimented with various approaches, shared results and ideas with other department members, and refined our techniques. We have found that this…

  16. Parent-Child Conversations Before, During and After a Dental Exam: Links to Remembering

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    Beyer, Alisa

    2007-12-18

    as well as during a reminiscing assessment in which parents and children discussed two past events of their choice. Twenty-eight 3- to 5-year-olds who were having their first dental exam, and their parent, participated in the study. Car ride conversations...

  17. Life at Penn State -studying at the library,taking exams,visiting with

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    Thompson, Anne

    Life at Penn State - studying at the library,taking exams,visiting with friends - often requires us Individual and group counseling Crisis intervention Advocacy Information Referrals Educational programming-F) 24 Hour Crisis Hotline 243 South Allen Street 204 Boucke Building (8am-5pm, M-F) cws@sa.psu.edu U

  18. CSE 2315 -Discrete Structures Exam 1: Formal Logic, Proofs, and Recursion CSE 2315 -Discrete Structures

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    Huber, Manfred

    - Discrete Structures Exam 1: Formal Logic, Proofs, and Recursion O(x, y) is "x owns y" p is "Pluto" j is "John" to translate the following argument into predicate logic. ( 5 points ) John likes his dog Pluto and if Pluto owns a bone, Pluto eats it. All dogs like bones. Only if Pluto owns a bone does he like bones

  19. From Napoleon to Sarkozy: Two Hundred Years of the "Baccalaureat" Exam

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    El Atia, Samira

    2008-01-01

    In March 17th, 2008, the Baccalaureat exam in France celebrates 200 years since its establishment. The Baccalaureat is the French national examination to complete secondary education and determine admission to higher education. A byproduct of several factors: the strict educational philosophy of the Jesuits, the radical reforms of the French…

  20. Students' Engagement with a Collaborative Wiki Tool Predicts Enhanced Written Exam Performance

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    Stafford, Tom; Elgueta, Herman; Cameron, Harriet

    2014-01-01

    We introduced voluntary wiki-based exercises to a long-running cognitive psychology course, part of the core curriculum for an undergraduate degree in psychology. Over 2 yearly cohorts, students who used the wiki more also scored higher on the final written exam. Using regression analysis, it is possible to account for students' tendency to…

  1. Comparing Intentions to Use University-Provided vs Vendor-Provided Multibiometric Authentication in Online Exams

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    Levy, Yair; Ramim, Michelle M.; Furnell, Steven M.; Clarke, Nathan L.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: Concerns for information security in e-learning systems have been raised previously. In the pursuit for better authentication approaches, few schools have implemented students' authentication during online exams beyond passwords. This paper aims to assess e-learners' intention to provide multibiometric data and use of multibiometrics…

  2. Where to Begin? The Evolving Role of Placement Exams for Students Starting College. Executive Summary

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    Burdman, Pamela

    2012-01-01

    For years, colleges have used placement exams to determine whether to deem incoming students "college ready" or assign them to developmental education. Emerging information reveals the tests have little correlation to students' future success, casting doubt on their use even as the high stakes for students of taking remedial courses become clear.…

  3. ECE 103 Solid State Electronics Master Exam 2012 Assume silicon, room temperature, complete ionization.

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    California at San Diego, University of

    is negligible. The gate work function is 4.5 eV. (a) What is the threshold voltage? (b) Calculate the totalECE 103 Solid State Electronics Master Exam 2012 Assume silicon, room temperature, complete has the following high-frequency C-V curve. The oxide is 15 nm thick. The silicon doping is 3x1017 cm

  4. Physics Exam Problems Reconsidered: Using Logger Pro to Evaluate Student Understanding of Physics

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    Milner-Bolotin, Marina; Moll, Rachel

    2008-11-01

    In the past few decades, the physics teaching community has witnessed a surge in creative and often effective ways of using technology to improve physics instruction.1-3 Most of these findings suggest how technology can help instructors create interactive learning environments and how interactivity influences the effectiveness of physics learning.4 However, every physics teacher knows that in order for any teaching method to be effective, the exams have to test the skills and concepts addressed by the teacher. Exam content and style sends the clearest message to students about what skills and content are valued by instructors. The mismatch between what we intend to teach and what we effectively test in exams is of great concern to many science teachers. These were our motives for creating data-rich questions to be used in the exams in a large undergraduate first-year physics course at the University of British Columbia. These data-rich questions were developed to support the use of an innovative teaching pedagogy called Interactive Lecture Experiments.3

  5. Fall 1999 Biology 111 Final Exam Cancer, HIV, Genetic Engineering and Pseudo-Cumulative.

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    1 Fall 1999 Biology 111 Final Exam Cancer, HIV, Genetic Engineering and Pseudo occurring mechanism to produce two genetically identical cells. b) Although these two cells are genetically and protooncogenes. This work set the stage for our understanding of the human genetics behind cancer. What

  6. UW Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Student Resources PhD Procedures Checklist -General Exam

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    Frierson, Dargan

    in Atmospheric Sciences, and a GSR. To set up your PhD committee, email Sam with the following: · The name to be on your committee · The name of the GSR who has agreed to be on your committee · The quarter in which you Sciences · GSR Committee should have been set up for General Exam; if membership has changed, email Sam

  7. UW Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Student Resources PhD Procedures Checklist -General Exam

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    Frierson, Dargan

    Adviser/committee chair, 3 Graduate faculty in Atmospheric Sciences, and a GSR. To set up your Ph of three graduate faculty in Atmos Sci who have agreed to be on your committee · The name of the GSR who Sciences · GSR Committee should have been set up for General Exam; if membership has changed, email Sam

  8. Physics and Astronomy Department San Francisco State University Physics Readiness Exam

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    Golterman, Maarten

    Physics and Astronomy Department San Francisco State University Physics Readiness Exam Math Qualification Test for Introductory Physics ­ Physics 111 or Physics 220 In addition to meeting course prerequisites, students wishing to enroll in Physics 111 or Physics 220 must demonstrate adequate competence

  9. Retrieving Essential Material at the End of Lectures Improves Performance on Statistics Exams

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    Lyle, Keith B.; Crawford, Nicole A.

    2011-01-01

    At the end of each lecture in a statistics for psychology course, students answered a small set of questions that required them to retrieve information from the same day's lecture. These exercises constituted retrieval practice for lecture material subsequently tested on four exams throughout the course. This technique is called the PUREMEM…

  10. Passing the Leadership Test: Strategies for Success on the Leadership Licensure Exam. Second Edition

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    Jones, Leslie; Kennedy, Eugene

    2012-01-01

    "Passing the Leadership Test: Strategies for Success on the Leadership Licensure Exam" is a study guide for the School Leaders Licensure Examination (SLLA.) The book presents a comprehensive, practical guide for preparing for the SLLA. It is divided into two sections: basic principles of test preparation and the ISLLC standards with implications…

  11. An Investigation of Adult Attachment and Coping with Exam-Related Stress

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    Berry, Katherine; Kingswell, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    Students differ in how they cope with and manage stress associated with university life. This study investigates associations between adult attachment and coping strategies for exam-related stress. Fifty-seven students at a university in the north of England completed online questionnaires to assess attachment anxiety and avoidance, helpful and…

  12. The Use of Formative Online Quizzes to Enhance Class Preparation and Scores on Summative Exams

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    Dobson, John L.

    2008-01-01

    Online quizzes were introduced into an undergraduate Exercise Physiology course to encourage students to read ahead and think critically about the course material before coming to class. The purpose of the study was to determine if the use of the online quizzes was associated with improvements in summative exam scores and if the online quizzes…

  13. Class of 2013 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Exam Participation and Performance. Memorandum

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    Sanderson, Geoffrey T.

    2014-01-01

    Beginning in 2006, Maryland has led the nation as the state with the highest percentage of graduates who earned one or more Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores of 3 or higher. Students in the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2013 continued to outperform students in the state of Maryland and the nation on AP examinations, based on…

  14. Validity of the UKCAT in applicant selection and predicting exam performance in UK dental students.

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    Lala, Rizwana; Wood, Duncan; Baker, Sarah

    2013-09-01

    The United Kingdom's Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) aims to assess candidates' "natural talent" for dentistry. The aim of this study was to determine the validity of the UKCAT for dental school applicant selection. The relationship of the UKCAT with demographic and academic variables was examined, assessing if the likelihood of being offered a place at a UK dental school was predicted by demographic factors and academic selection tools (predicted grades and existing school results). Finally, the validity of these selection tools in predicting first-year dental exam performance was assessed. Correlational and regression analyses showed that females and poorer students were more likely to have lower UKCAT scores. Gender and social class did not, however, predict first-year dental exam performance. UKCAT scores predicted the likelihood of the candidate being offered a place in the dental course; however, they did not predict exam performance during the first year of the course. Indeed, the only predictor of dental exam performance was existing school results. These findings argue against the use of the UKCAT as the sole determinant in dental applicant selection, instead highlighting the value of using existing school results. PMID:24002854

  15. Fear of Routine Physical Exams in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Prevalence and Intervention Effectiveness

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    Gillis, Jennifer M.; Hammond Natof, Tammy; Lockshin, Stephanie B.; Romanczyk, Raymond G.

    2009-01-01

    Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have a high prevalence of specific fears, including fear of general medical procedures, but research on the treatment of medical fears has been limited. Two studies are described in this article. The first study involved an assessment of the prevalence of fears associated with physical exams.…

  16. Can a Picture Ruin a Thousand Words? The Effects of Visual Resources in Exam Questions

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    Crisp, Victoria; Sweiry, Ezekiel

    2006-01-01

    Background: When an exam question is read, a mental representation of the task is formed in each student's mind. This processing can be affected by features such as visual resources (e.g. pictures, diagrams, photographs, tables), which can come to dominate the mental representation due to their salience. Purpose: The aim of this research was to…

  17. MATH10222/11222 Exam Feedback: ODEs A1 This question was generally well done.

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    Lionheart, Bill

    putting the wrong argument in the exponential function. A few people attempted to find the constants of people seemed to forget the form of the ODE when finding the particular solution, forgetting the 2) A surprising number of people claimed the ODE was non-linear - per- haps they had been learning past exams

  18. Examination of the Classification Accuracy of Music Education Special Aptitude Exams

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    Atar, Hakan Yavuz; Sayin, Ayfer; Atar, Burcu

    2013-01-01

    It is critical both for candidates who apply for programs that require special aptitude and the professors who teach in these programs whether those students' scores on placement exams are correctly calculated. Because student's ability profile and the quality of education in these programs may be directly affected by how candidates…

  19. Multiple-Choice Exams: An Obstacle for Higher-Level Thinking in Introductory Science Classes

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    Stanger-Hall, Kathrin F.

    2012-01-01

    Learning science requires higher-level (critical) thinking skills that need to be practiced in science classes. This study tested the effect of exam format on critical-thinking skills. Multiple-choice (MC) testing is common in introductory science courses, and students in these classes tend to associate memorization with MC questions and may not…

  20. Math 13900 Review Problems Exam 2 1 19.1 On graph paper, show ...

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    Roames, Renee S

    2014-02-19

    Review Problems. Exam 2. 2 ... Given the circle shown, name the following: ... Name one way that this shape and a right circular cylinder are alike. ... On the dot grid below, carefully sketch the image of the quadrilateral ABCD for a translation.

  1. Candidate Performance on the Business Environment and Concepts Section of the CPA Exam

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    Lindsay, D. H.; Tan, K. B.; Campbell, Annhenrie

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines how differences in curricular design of undergraduate accounting programs influence pass rates on the Business Environment and Concepts Section of the CPA Exam. The association of the pass rate of a school's accounting graduates to the design of the schools accounting program and to other school characteristics was examined…

  2. Spanish Teachers' Sense of Humor and Student Performance on the National Spanish Exams

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    Swanson, Peter B.

    2013-01-01

    Research suggests that second/foreign language teachers' sense of humor is directly related to many outcomes for teachers and their students. This research investigates the relationship between the perceived sense of humor of in-service Spanish teachers' (n?=?102) and their students' (n?=?5,419) score on the National Spanish Exams

  3. Easter Term 2015 Examination Timetables (from 6 April 15 May Exams) Architecture Tripos Part IA

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    Easter Term 2015 Examination Timetables (from 6 April ­ 15 May Exams) Contents Architecture Tripos Part IA Architecture Tripos Part IB Architecture Tripos Part II Chemical Engineering Tripos Part IIA- and Nanotechnology Enterprise for the degree of Master of Philosophy Examination in Planning, Growth

  4. EXAM SCORE MNOA CREDIT ART HISTORY 3 3 credits for ART DA

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    Reed, Nancy E.

    EXAM SCORE MNOA CREDIT ART HISTORY 3 3 credits for ART DA 4 - 5 3 credits for ART 101 ART STUDIO 3 - 5 3 credits for ART DA (ART DRAWING, 2-D DESIGN, 3-D DESIGN) CALCULUS AB 3 No credits: Students can enroll in MATH 203, 215, or 241 AFTER obtaining approval from the Math Department. 4 - 5 4 credits

  5. Improvements to an Electrical Engineering Skill Audit Exam to Improve Student Mastery of Core EE Concepts

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    Parent, D. W.

    2011-01-01

    The San Jose State University Electrical Engineering (EE) Department implemented a skill audit exam for graduating seniors in 1999 with the purpose of assessing the teaching and the students' mastery of core concepts in EE. However, consistent low scores for the first years in which the test was administered suggested that students had little…

  6. Physics 228 -First Exam Solutions Prof. Coleman, Dr. Francis, Prof. Bronzan,

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    Coleman, Piers

    for positive? a) none b) one c) two d) three e) four Solution: 5. The thinnest film of oil (n=1.50) floating nm d) 128 nm e) 227 nm Solution: #12;6. A thin film of index n = 1.55 deposited on a glass slide (nPhysics 228 - First Exam Solutions Prof. Coleman, Dr. Francis, Prof. Bronzan, Prof. Glashausser

  7. An Innovative Excel Application to Improve Exam Reliability in Marketing Courses

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    Keller, Christopher M.; Kros, John F.

    2011-01-01

    Measures of survey reliability are commonly addressed in marketing courses. One statistic of reliability is "Cronbach's alpha." This paper presents an application of survey reliability as a reflexive application of multiple-choice exam validation. The application provides an interactive decision support system that incorporates survey item…

  8. The Grass Isn’t Always Greener: Perceptions of and Performance on Open-Note Exams

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    Sato, Brian K.; He, Wenliang; Warschauer, Mark; Kadandale, Pavan

    2015-01-01

    Undergraduate biology education is often viewed as being focused on memorization rather than development of students’ critical-thinking abilities. We speculated that open-note testing would be an easily implemented change that would emphasize higher-order thinking. As open-note testing is not commonly used in the biological sciences and the literature on its effects in biology education is sparse, we performed a comprehensive analysis of this intervention on a primary literature–based exam across three large-enrollment laboratory courses. Although students believed open-note testing would impact exam scores, we found no effect on performance, either overall or on questions of nearly all Bloom’s levels. Open-note testing also produced no advantage when examined under a variety of parameters, including research experience, grade point average, course grade, prior exposure to primary literature–focused laboratory courses, or gender. Interestingly, we did observe small differences in open- and closed-note exam performance and perception for students who experienced open-note exams for an entire quarter. This implies that student preparation or in-test behavior can be altered by exposure to open-note testing conditions in a single course and that ­increased experience may be necessary to truly understand the impact of this intervention. PMID:25828402

  9. Algorithmic, LOCS and HOCS (Chemistry) Exam Questions: Performance and Attitudes of College Students.

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    Zoller, Uri

    2002-01-01

    Studies the performance of freshmen biology and physics-mathematics majors and chemistry majors as well as pre- and in-service chemistry teachers at two Israeli universities on algorithmic (ALG), lower-order cognitive skills (LOCS), and higher-order cognitive skills (HOCS) chemistry exam questions. Finds that students in both universities…

  10. Practice (Rather than Graded) Quizzes, with Answers, May Increase Introductory Psychology Exam Performance

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    Wickline, Virginia B.; Spektor, Valeriya G.

    2011-01-01

    The authors investigated whether practice (or graded) quizzes, with or without provision of correct answers, would be more beneficial for introductory psychology exam performance. In six sections (N = 249) of an introductory psychology class, taught by the same professor, different approaches to quizzes were applied across sections to measure…

  11. DIVING MEDICAL EXAM OVERVIEW FOR THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN TO THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    is requested on the Scuba Diving Fitness Medical Evaluation Report. If you have questions about diving medicine_________ Printed Name Phone Number SCUBA and other modes of compressed-gas diving can be strenuous and hazardousAPPENDIX 1 DIVING MEDICAL EXAM OVERVIEW FOR THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN TO THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN

  12. DIVING MEDICAL EXAM OVERVIEW FOR THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN TO THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN

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    Pringle, James "Jamie"

    on the attached scuba Diving Fitness Medical Evaluation Report. If you have questions about diving medicine, you Scuba and other modes of compressed-gas diving can be strenuous and hazardous. A special risk is present59! APPENDIX 1 DIVING MEDICAL EXAM OVERVIEW FOR THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN TO THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN

  13. The Scare Tactic: Do Fear Appeals Predict Motivation and Exam Scores?

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    Putwain, David; Remedios, Richard

    2014-01-01

    Prior to high-stakes exams, teachers use persuasive messages that highlight to students the possible consequences of failure. Such messages are known as fear appeals. This study examined whether fear appeals relate to self- and non-self-determined motivation and academic performance. Data were collected in 3 waves. Self-report data pertaining to…

  14. A Working Model for Assessing Spanish Heritage Language Learners' Language Proficiency through a Placement Exam

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    Fairclough, Marta

    2012-01-01

    Having a clear idea of the knowledge in the heritage language that a student brings to the classroom is essential for a successful language-learning experience; for that reason, research in heritage language education has been focusing increasingly on assessment issues, especially language placement exams. Professionals debate whether assessment…

  15. What To Look for in ESL Admission Tests: Cambridge Certificate Exams, IELTS, and TOEFL.

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    Chalhoub-Deville, Micheline; Turner, Carolyn E.

    2000-01-01

    Familiarizes test users with issues to consider when employing assessments for screening and admission purposes. Examines the purpose, content, and scoring methods of three English-as-a-Second-Language admissions tests--the Cambridge certificate exams, International English Language Teaching System, and Test of English as a Foreign…

  16. CSCI 590--001 Fall 2000 MIDTERM EXAM--Closed Book (50 minutes)

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    Valtorta, Marco

    CSCI 590--001 Fall 2000 MIDTERM EXAM--Closed Book (50 minutes) Wednesday 00/10/4 Answers 1. State that a patient has dyspnoea (shortness of breadth). Sup­ pose that we also get to know that the patient is a smoker. Should our belief in the patient having tubercolosis change? Does d­separation in the network

  17. TWO EXAMS TAKEN BY RAMANUJAN IN INDIA BRUCE C. BERNDT1

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    Berndt, Bruce C.

    . 68] "This [the ill- ness which sent Ramanujan home] was probably amoebic dysentery, the most common but generally limited to abdominal discomfort and some diarrhoea, . . . . The dysentery may then continue Ramanujan sat for the FA exam considerably after his first bout with dysentery, it is likely

  18. TWO EXAMS TAKEN BY RAMANUJAN IN INDIA BRUCE C. BERNDT 1 and C. A. REDDI 2

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    Berndt, Bruce C.

    . 68] ``This [the ill­ ness which sent Ramanujan home] was probably amoebic dysentery, the most common but generally limited to abdominal discomfort and some diarrhoea, . . . . The dysentery may then continue Ramanujan sat for the FA exam considerably after his first bout with dysentery, it is likely

  19. Syllabus for 2015 QR exam of Finite Element Analysis (Math 5172)

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    Jiang, Jiancheng

    Syllabus for 2015 QR exam of Finite Element Analysis (Math 5172) References: [R-1] Claes Johnson alnaysis. Duality argument. · Sections8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4.1, 8.4.2 (FE analysis of Parabolic equations) Part

  20. REGISTRATION: How Many Engineering Colleges Require Students to Take the FE Exam?

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    Rodriguez, Harold V.

    1989-01-01

    Reports that 26 of 199 responding colleges require the Fundamentals of Engineering examination. States that of the 26, 16 require it to be taken college-wide and 3 require the student to pass. It was estimated that fewer than half of all graduating engineering students take the exam. (MVL)

  1. USER MANUAL FOR EXPRESS, THE EXAMS-PRZM EXPOSURE SIMULATION SHELL

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    The Environmental Fate and Effects Division (EFED) of EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs(OPP) uses a suite of ORD simulation models for the exposure analysis portion of regulatory risk assessments. These models (PRZM, EXAMS, AgDisp) are complex, process-based simulation codes tha...

  2. Alabama High School Graduation Exam Outcomes: Agricultural Education and Its Impact

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    Nolin, Joshua Brock

    2011-01-01

    This study sought to determine if there is possible a relationship between agricultural education class credits obtained by students and their subsequent outcome on the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE). Also, the perceptions of Alabama agricultural educators regarding 1) student test taking preparation 2) academic standard integration…

  3. Hour Exam #1 Questions submitted by students State Newton's 3 laws of motion.

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    Lowenthal, James D.

    AST 111 Fall 2010 Hour Exam #1 Questions submitted by students · State Newton's 3 laws of motion. · State Kepler's 3 laws of planetary orbits. · What is Newton's version of Kepler's 3rd law? · What is Kepler's 2nd Law of planetary motion? At what point in a planet's orbit does it move most quickly? · What

  4. Selected Key Factors that Contributed to Student Success on the California High School Exit Exam

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    Allen, Michelle O.

    2009-01-01

    The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) was developed to ensure that graduating students can demonstrate competency in reading, math, and writing. The high failure rates have created concern among stakeholders. The study was to identify factors that contributed to student success on passing the CAHSEE for students enrolled in SIATech in…

  5. M362K Second Midterm Exam. March 12, 2004 Problem 1. Bridge

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    Voloch, Felipe

    M362K Second Midterm Exam. March 12, 2004 Problem 1. Bridge A bridge hand consists of 13 cards from a standard 52 card deck. a) How many bridge hands contain exactly five spades? b) How many bridge hands contain all 4 aces? c) How many bridge hands contain exactly 5 spades and all 4 aces? d) How many bridge

  6. Want to Reduce Guessing and Cheating While Making Students Happier? Give More Exams!

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    Laverty, James T.; Bauer, Wolfgang; Kortemeyer, Gerd; Westfall, Gary

    2012-01-01

    It is almost universally agreed that more frequent formative assessment (homework, clicker questions, practice tests, etc.) leads to better student performance and generally better course evaluations. There is, however, only anecdotal evidence that the same would be true for more frequent summative assessment (exams). There maybe many arguments…

  7. Brief Daily Writing Activities and Performance on Major Multiple-Choice Exams

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    Turner, Haley C.; Bliss, Stacy L.; Hautau, Briana; Carroll, Erin; Jaspers, Kathryn E.; Williams, Robert L.

    2006-01-01

    Although past research indicates that giving brief quizzes, administered either regularly or randomly, may lead to improvement in students' performance on major exams, negligible research has targeted daily writing activities that require the processing of course information at a deeper level than might result from simply reading course materials…

  8. Student Performance Shows Slight Improvement when Open Notes Are Used during Information Systems Exams

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    Duncan, Doris G.

    2007-01-01

    Students often ask about the use of reference aids during exams in most disciplines. These aids are most commonly notes they have taken, textbooks, handouts, or perhaps access to information stored on computers and/or the Internet. Although the practice of using reference aids may be common, the author was unable to locate much relevant research…

  9. Potential Danger in Pre-Populating Exam Note Sheets with Formulas

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    McCaskey, Timothy L.

    2015-01-01

    In previous work, I allowed students in my introductory physics course to write note sheets to prepare for exams, and I analyzed the contents as a way of determining what students saw as important in my course. In the present study, I tried a new note sheet approach where I supplied some equations for their notes in advance, thinking that doing so…

  10. Passing the California High School Exit Exam: Have Recent Policies Improved Student Performance?

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    Betts, Julian R.; Zau, Andrew C.; Zieleniak, Yendrick; Bachofer, Karen Volz

    2012-01-01

    The California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) plays an important role in California's public school accountability program. Beginning in grade 10, students have multiple chances to pass the mathematics and English Language Arts components of this exam. If they do not pass both components by the end of grade 12, they will not receive a high…

  11. Name MA135 Final Exam A December 15, 2014 Instructor Section

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    Ferry, Steve

    -values of inflections #12;10 10. (9 points each) a. Suppose that S = 16 15 3 r6 . If there is an error of 3 percent! Calculators are not allowed on this exam. You may only use the formula sheet and scratch paper supplied in the measurement of r, approximately what percentage error should be expected in the computation of S?1 Percentage

  12. Differences in Classroom versus Online Exam Performance Due to Asynchronous Discussion

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    Jorczak, Robert L.; Dupuis, Danielle N.

    2014-01-01

    This study compares undergraduate student exam performance of classroom and online course sections that have nearly identical instructional designs. The sections differed only in lecturing and peer discussion activities that are typical differences of classroom and online instruction. Classroom discussion activities were synchronous speech and…

  13. An Analysis of How Proctoring Exams in Online Mathematics Offerings Affects Student Learning and Course Integrity

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    Flesch, Michael; Ostler, Elliott

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents the results of a study focused on the issue of how proctored testing affects the learning outcomes and integrity in an Intermediate Algebra course setting. The study follows a model of assessment where students in one group have taken two of their five unit exams as proctored tests along with a proctored Comprehensive Final…

  14. Teacher-Generated Final Exams in High School Science: Content, Rigor, and Assessment Literacy

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    Lach, Michael

    This study investigates a large collection of teacher-generated end-of-semester final exams from Chicago Public School high school science classrooms in order to explore the depth and breadth of content that students learn in science classrooms. Teachers focus on a specific set of scientific content that is driven by district guidelines and popular textbooks but not particularly aligned to standards. To most teachers, rigor means coverage instead of intellectual press. The assessments, while unsophisticated, seem to be delivering what is expected of them---a way to mimic the most basic format of the ACT exam quickly. There was little variation among high poverty and low poverty schools, matching national data and indicating issues that are more due to a particular culture of science teaching and learning than driven by particular contexts. The study identifies implications for the observed homogeneity of final exam rigor and content, identifies gaps between how the routine of final exams are design and implemented in schools, and discusses similar methodological efforts that could enhance the ability of schools and districts to access useful information about the technical core of instruction.

  15. High School Forum: The ACS-NSTA Chemistry Achievement Exam--Beyond Test Results.

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    Gabel, Dorothy L.; Sherwood, Robert D.

    1979-01-01

    Presented are the combined test results of chemistry students from seven Central Indiana schools on the ACS-NSTA achievement exam, Form 1975, Part 1. Additional variables investigated include sex, grade level, Longeot classification, and an item analysis of the test items. (BT)

  16. Gender Gap Trends on Mathematics Exams Position Girls and Young Women for STEM Careers

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    Beekman, John A.; Ober, David

    2015-01-01

    Nine years of results on 4.2 million of Indiana's Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP) mathematics (math) exams (grades 3-10) taken after the implementation of No Child Left Behind have been used to determine gender gaps and their associated trends. Sociocultural factors were investigated by comparing math gender gaps…

  17. Research and Teaching: Midterm and First-Exam Grades Predict Final Grades in Biology Courses

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    Jensen, Philip A.; Barron, James N.

    2014-01-01

    Students routinely ignore negative feedback regarding their performances early in college science courses. In this study we analyzed the extent to which two standard forms of feedback, midterm and first-exam grades, correlated with final grades in several biology courses. The courses ranged from an introductory course for nonmajors to upper…

  18. Grading Multiple Choice Exams with Low-Cost and Portable Computer-Vision Techniques

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    Fisteus, Jesus Arias; Pardo, Abelardo; García, Norberto Fernández

    2013-01-01

    Although technology for automatic grading of multiple choice exams has existed for several decades, it is not yet as widely available or affordable as it should be. The main reasons preventing this adoption are the cost and the complexity of the setup procedures. In this paper, "Eyegrade," a system for automatic grading of multiple…

  19. Detection and Evaluation of Cheating on College Exams Using Supervised Classification

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    Cavalcanti, Elmano Ramalho; Pires, Carlos Eduardo; Cavalcanti, Elmano Pontes; Pires, Vládia Freire

    2012-01-01

    Text mining has been used for various purposes, such as document classification and extraction of domain-specific information from text. In this paper we present a study in which text mining methodology and algorithms were properly employed for academic dishonesty (cheating) detection and evaluation on open-ended college exams, based on document…

  20. Designing Chemistry Practice Exams for Enhanced Benefits: An Instrument for Comparing Performance and Mental Effort Measures

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    Knaus, Karen J.; Murphy, Kristen L.; Holme, Thomas A.

    2009-01-01

    The design and use of a chemistry practice exam instrument that includes a measure for student mental effort is described in this paper. Use of such an instrument can beneficial to chemistry students and chemistry educators as well as chemical education researchers from both a content and cognitive science perspective. The method for calculating…

  1. Creation of a diagnostic exam for introductory, undergraduate electricity and magnetism

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    Marx, Jeffrey David

    To fill the need for a tool testing introductory, undergraduates' knowledge of basic concepts in electricity and magnetism (EM), the investigator has developed a sixty-six item, multiple-choice diagnostic exam (DEEM). This thesis chronicles the iterative development of the DEEM. The exam is intended to provide physics instructors with a psychometrically sound instrument that serves three general purposes: (1) gauge students' pre-instructional knowledge (baseline assessment), assess students' post- instructional achievement, and provide scores to determine students' conceptual learning gains; (2) yield results that are maximally diagnostic to instructors by highlighting students' most common misconceptions and reveling patterns of responses which are easily interpreted by physics instructors; and (3) provide the physics education research community with a tool to measure the relative effectiveness of various curricula. The exam covers the following basic concepts of EM: forces on charged particles in electric or magnetic fields; properties of electric fields and magnetic fields; properties of electrostatic potential and potential energy; Maxwell's Equations; and induction, with Lenz's Law. Items comprising the DEEM do not require calculus, explicit calculations, or memorization of fundamental constants; are pictorially based; and generally explore high-symmetry scenarios. The most recent field-tested version of the DEEM (Version 3.0) yielded a coefficient alpha of 0.74 (post-test), a significant gain in score from pre-test to post-test, and no significant gender bias. The investigator established the exam's validity by surveying experienced instructors and widely used introductory physics textbooks during development of the DEEM. In addition, over 150 physics educators from around the world reviewed versions of this exam and offered comments and criticism on its content, emphasis, and layout.

  2. 38% dos jovens no tm dinheiro para

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    38% dos jovens não têm dinheiro para continuar a estudar Estudantes não são bem informados sobre continuará a estu- dar porque "por um lado, não tem dinheiro e, por outro lado, porque sente que não terá

  3. Does undertaking an intercalated BSc influence first clinical year exam results at a London medical school?

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    2011-01-01

    Background Intercalated BScs (iBScs) are an optional part of the medical school curriculum in many Universities. Does undertaking an iBSc influence subsequent student performance? Previous studies addressing this question have been flawed by iBSc students being highly selected. This study looks at data from medical students where there is a compulsory iBSc for non-graduates. Our aim was to see whether there was any difference in performance between students who took an iBSc before or after their third year (first clinical year) exams. Methods A multivariable analysis was performed to compare the third year results of students at one London medical school who had or had not completed their iBSc by the start of this year (n = 276). A general linear model was applied to adjust for differences between the two groups in terms of potential confounders (age, sex, nationality and baseline performance). Results The results of third year summative exams for 276 students were analysed (184 students with an iBSc and 92 without). Unadjusted analysis showed students who took an iBSc before their third year achieved significantly higher end of year marks than those who did not with a mean score difference of 4.4 (0.9 to 7.9 95% CI, p = 0.01). (overall mean score 238.4 "completed iBSc" students versus 234.0 "not completed", range 145.2 - 272.3 out of 300). There was however a significant difference between the two groups in their prior second year exam marks with those choosing to intercalate before their third year having higher marks. Adjusting for this, the difference in overall exam scores was no longer significant with a mean score difference of 1.4 (-4.9 to +7.7 95% CI, p = 0.66). (overall mean score 238.0 " completed iBSc" students versus 236.5 "not completed"). Conclusions Once possible confounders are controlled for (age, sex, previous academic performance) undertaking an iBSc does not influence third year exam results. One explanation for this confounding in unadjusted results is that students who do better in their second year exams are more likely to take an iBSc before their third year. PMID:21291522

  4. Introduction: In this task you will be asked to assess the quality of student solutions to a physics exam

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    to a physics exam problem using a prescribed scoring technique. Your scores and comments are meant to help you+ molecule FE = force on the CO+ molecule in the uniform electric field vi ax FE uniform E vf Target

  5. -Friday,-Feb2-2,200~8S..-----cLOTX-QN-'-:-EXAM I -MATH 135, SPRING 2008

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    Cascaval, Radu C.

    SOLUll"o0S -Friday,-Feb2-2,200~8S..-----cLOTX-QN-'§-:- EXAM I - MATH 135, SPRING 2008 READ EACH PROBLEM CAREFULLY! To get full credit, you must show all work! The exam has 8 problems on 4 pages! Turn ~ (-I) \\ ~ r- +tu. \\ :,x-\\-') \\ c... r~~ oztX-4l\\Lf ~ \\ 3(k+-l) \\ ~ £ ~X+i \\ ~ ::-s ~5 ~ ~ sk.fe~ I

  6. CHE112 EXAM 2 1.Write formula of the conjugate acid for following Broensted bases

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    Nazarenko, Alexander

    CHE112 EXAM 2 1.Write formula of the conjugate acid for following Broensted bases: HPO4 2- HCO3 ­ 2.Write formula of the conjugate base for following Broensted acids: HClO4 HCO3 ­ 3. Draw the Lewis formula of H-O-Cl=O Is it base or acid or both? Strong or weak? Why? A weak acid 4. What is the pH of 1 M

  7. Students’ attitude toward use of over the counter medicines during exams in Saudi Arabia

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    Almalak, Haya; Albluwi, Ala’a Ibrahim; Alkhelb, Dalal Ahmed; Alsaleh, Hajar Mohmmed; Khan, Tahir Mehmood; Hassali, Mohamed Azmi Ahmad; Aljadhey, Hisham

    2013-01-01

    Purpose To explore the use of over the counter (OTC) medicines among students during exams in Riyadh City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Method A cross-sectional study was designed; using a self-administered twenty-two item online questionnaire for the students’ convenience and easy response disclosure. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 13®. Results A total of N = 1596 students participated in this survey, of whom 829 (51.9%) were university students and 767 (48.1%) were high school students. Overall, 80.0% of the respondents disclosed the use of OTC non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for headache and pain relief. In addition, other substances used during the exams were Energy Drinks (5.0%), Flu Medication (5.0%), Vitamins (5.0%) and Antibiotics (5.0%). Female students were found to be more knowledgeable about safety issues concerning the use of OTC medicines (5.11 ± 1.27, p = <0.001) than male students. Ease in access to OTC medicine, availability of pharmacist consultation and advertisement in print and electronic media were the main factors disclosed by the respondents that may result in an increase in the use of OTC products. The use of OTC medicines was generally higher among female students (p = 0.001). Conclusion The use of OTC medication during exams was more among high school and university students. Gender, age and educational institution were found significantly affecting the use of OTC medicines during exams. PMID:24648821

  8. A Novel Restraining Device for Small Animal Imaging Exams: Validation in Rabbits

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    Barbosa, Carlos Henrique; Carvalho, Antonio Carlos; de Souza, Sérgio; Machado, Fernanda; Guedes, Fábio; Monteiro, André; Schanaider, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    Objective. To develop, validate, and patent a Restraining Device for Small Animal Imaging Exams (RDSAIE) that allows exams to be comfortably conducted without risks to animals and professionals. Methods. A RDSAIE with a mobile cover and shelf was built with transparent acrylic material. A total of six anesthetized rabbits were used to perform the following imaging exams of the skull: Cone Beam Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Scintigraphy. Results. The device showed great functionality and full visibility of the animal behavior, which remained fully stabilized and immobilized in either the horizontal or vertical position without the need for a person to remain in the test room to assist them. The procedures were performed without difficulty, and images of good resolution and without artifacts were obtained. Conclusion. The RDSAIE is comfortable, safe, efficient, and ergonomic. It allows the easy placement of animals in different body positions, including the vertical, the maintenance of postural stability, and full visibility. It may be constructed for animals heavier than 4?kg and it is adaptable for translational studies in anima nobile. PMID:26114109

  9. John Dos Passos Newsletter, December 2002

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    Landsberg, Melvin

    2002-12-01

    Soldiers and Manhattan Transfer, and examining again my own copy of the 1946 three-volume edition of U.S.A. with the many well-known illustrations by Reginald Marsh. The experience made clear immediately not only Dos Passos’ awareness of both..., an old Arab explains to Dos Passos that Great Britain and France had not acted according to Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points. “The Americai must tell his countrymen that the people of Iraq would continue to struggle for their freedom...

  10. 27 CFR 9.175 - Dos Rios.

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    2011-04-01

    ... is located in northern Mendocino County, California, at the confluence of the Eel River and the Middle Fork of the Eel River. The area's boundaries are defined as follows— (1) Beginning in the... the Middle Fork of the Eel River, to the southeast corner of section 11, T21N, R13W (Dos...

  11. 27 CFR 9.175 - Dos Rios.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... is located in northern Mendocino County, California, at the confluence of the Eel River and the Middle Fork of the Eel River. The area's boundaries are defined as follows— (1) Beginning in the... the Middle Fork of the Eel River, to the southeast corner of section 11, T21N, R13W (Dos...

  12. 27 CFR 9.175 - Dos Rios.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... is located in northern Mendocino County, California, at the confluence of the Eel River and the Middle Fork of the Eel River. The area's boundaries are defined as follows— (1) Beginning in the... the Middle Fork of the Eel River, to the southeast corner of section 11, T21N, R13W (Dos...

  13. 27 CFR 9.175 - Dos Rios.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... is located in northern Mendocino County, California, at the confluence of the Eel River and the Middle Fork of the Eel River. The area's boundaries are defined as follows— (1) Beginning in the... the Middle Fork of the Eel River, to the southeast corner of section 11, T21N, R13W (Dos...

  14. 27 CFR 9.175 - Dos Rios.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... is located in northern Mendocino County, California, at the confluence of the Eel River and the Middle Fork of the Eel River. The area's boundaries are defined as follows— (1) Beginning in the... the Middle Fork of the Eel River, to the southeast corner of section 11, T21N, R13W (Dos...

  15. NOVAS REGRAS CONSTRUO REABILITAO URBANAAMEAASEGURANA DOS MORADORES

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    NOVAS REGRAS Lei ignora risco sísmico PÁG.I6 #12;CONSTRUÇÃO ¦ REABILITAÇÃO URBANAAMEAÇASEGURANÇA DOS MORADORES Nova lei esquece regras antissismo ¦Arquitetos e engenheiros acusam Ministério do 30 anos recuperados sob as novas regras. Quem o diz são as ordens de ar- quitetos e engenheiros, que

  16. John Dos Passos Newsletter, June 1999

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    Landsberg, Melvin

    1999-06-01

    to an imaginary humanist republic which to me represented the struggle for life against the backdrag of death and stag- nation. Figures like Giordano Bruno, June 1999 John Dos Passos Newsletter 5 “every sacristan and every forgotten masterpiece in the villages...

  17. 8/21/09 10:38 AMIEEE-USA Today's Engineer Page 1 of 5http://www.todaysengineer.org/2009/Jun/FE-Exam.asp

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    Thornton, Mitchell

    8/21/09 10:38 AMIEEE-USA Today's Engineer Page 1 of 5http://www.todaysengineer.org/2009/Jun/FE-Exam never imagine that it is to their advantage to take the fundamentals of engineering (FE) exam to become #12;8/21/09 10:38 AMIEEE-USA Today's Engineer Page 2 of 5http://www.todaysengineer.org/2009/Jun/FE-Exam

  18. CHE 111 EXAM 2 Name ____________________________________________ 1. A bomb calorimeter consists of metal parts with a heat capacity of 850.0 J

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    Nazarenko, Alexander

    CHE 111 EXAM 2 Name ____________________________________________ 1. A bomb calorimeter consists solution) and hydrogen gas. In the course of the reaction, which element undergoes an increase in oxidation

  19. Association between scores in high school, aptitude and achievement exams and early performance in health science college.

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    Al-Alwan, Ibrahim A

    2009-05-01

    This retrospective study was carried out to assess the correlation between admission criteria to health science colleges, namely, final high school grade and Saudi National Aptitude and Achievement exams, and early academic performance in these colleges. The study included 91 male students studying in the two-year pre-professional program at the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Records of these students were used to extract relevant information and their academic performance (based on the grade point average achieved at the end of the first semester of the pre-professional program), which were analytically studied. Pearson correlation coefficient was used to assess the associations between the different scores. SPSS statistical program (version 12.0) was used for data analyses. We found a strong correlation between the academic performance and the Achievement Exam, Aptitude Exam and high school final grade, with Pearson Correlation Coefficients of 0.96, 0.93, 0.87, respectively. The Saudi National Achievement Exam showed the most significant correlation. Our results indicate that academic performance showed good correlation with the admission criteria used, namely final high school grade, Saudi National Aptitude and Achievement Exams. PMID:19414949

  20. SU-E-I-95: Personalized Radiography Technical Parameters for Each Patient and Exam

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    Soares, F; Camozzato, T; Kahl, G; Soares, A; Zottis, A

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To determine exact electrical parameters (kV, mAs) a radiological technologist shall use taking account the exam and patient's structure, with guarantee of minimum dose and adequate quality image. Methods: A patient's absorbed dose equation was developed by means of Entrance Skin Dose (ESD), irradiated area and patient width for specific anatomy. ESD is calculated from a developed equation, where entrance surface air-KERMA and backscatter factor are included, with air-to-skin coefficient conversion. We developed specific Lambert-Beer attenuation equations derived from mass energy-absorption coefficients data for skin, fat, and muscle and bone as one tissue. Anatomy tissue thickness distribution at central X-ray location in anteroposterior incidence for hand and chest, was estimate by discounting constant skin and bone thickness from patient measured width, assuming the result as muscle and fat. A clinical research at a big hospital were executed when real parameters (kV, mAs, filtration, ripple) used by technologists were combined with the image quality and patient's data: anatomy width, height and weight. A correlation among the best images acquired and electrical parameters used were confronted with patient's data and dose estimation. The best combinations were used as gold standards. Results: For each anatomy, two equations were developed to calculate voltage (kV) and exposure (mAs) to reproduce and interpolate the gold standards. Patient is measured and data are input into equations, giving radiological technologists the right set of electrical parameters for that specific exam. Conclusion: This work indicates that radiological technologist can personalize the exact electrical parameters for each patient exam, instead of using standard values. It also guarantee that patients under or over-sized measures will receive the right dose for the best image. It will stop wrong empiric adjusts technologists do when examining a non-standard patient and reduce probability of radiography retaken because of over or under exposition.

  1. Association Between Dental Student-Developed Exam Questions and Learning at Higher Cognitive Levels.

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    Gonzalez-Cabezas, Carlos; Anderson, Olivia S; Wright, Mary C; Fontana, Margherita

    2015-11-01

    New dental accreditation standards emphasize that graduates must be competent in the use of critical thinking (a high cognitive-level skill). Despite this new standard, most written assessments in dental school courses are still based on low cognitive-level questions. The aim of this study was to determine if an exercise that allows students to collaboratively write exam questions would help cultivate higher cognitive levels of learning. To evaluate this exercise at one U.S. dental school, the cognitive level (according to Bloom's taxonomy) of multiple-choice exam questions and students' scores across two cohorts in a cariology course were compared. This evaluation took place using a control group in which questions were instructor-generated and an intervention group in which students worked in groups to develop questions. All students in one first-year class participated in the intervention group (n=104); all students in the first-year class two years earlier served as the control group (n=106). Among students in the intervention group, the response rate to a post-intervention survey measuring students' attitudes about the experience was 70% (N=73). The results showed that the students generating their own assessments developed higher cognitive-level exam questions than the instructor-generated assessments. The intervention group (with student-generated assessments) also performed as well or better on tests compared to the control group (with instructor-generated assessments). In the intervention group survey, the vast majority of students agreed that the exercise was helpful for their overall learning experience, but working in teams was said to be the least valuable component of the activity for their learning. This study suggests that student-driven, collaborative assessments can be an important tool for building critical thinking skills in dental classrooms and that it may be worthwhile to expand this type of exercise into other courses. PMID:26522634

  2. Development of a measure of student self-evaluation of physics exam performance

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    Hagedorn, Eric Anthony

    The central purpose of this study was to provide preliminary evidence of the reliability and validity of the SEVSI - P (Self- evaluation scaled instrument - physics). This instrument, designed to measure student self-evaluation of physics exam performance, was developed in congruence with social cognitive theory. Self-evaluation in this study is defined to consist of two of the three subprocesses of self-regulation: self-observation and judgmental process. As such, the SEVSI - P consists of two subscales, one measuring the frequency and types of self-observations made during a physics exam and one measuring the frequency and types of judgmental comparisons made after an exam. Data from 621 completed surveys, voluntarily taken by first semester algebra/trigonometry based physics students at six Midwestern universities and one Southern university, were analyzed for reliability and factorial validity. Cronbach alphas of .71 and .83 for the self-observation and judgment subscales, respectively, indicate acceptable reliability for the instrument. Confirmatory factor analysis indicates the acceptability of the hypothesis that the data analyzed could have indeed been obtained from the proposed two factor model (self-observation and judgment). The results of this confirmatory factor analysis provide preliminary construct validity for this instrument. A number of theoretically related items were included on the SEVSI - P form to elicity information about the use of goals and pre-planned strategies, actions taken in response to previous poor performances, and emotional responses to performance. A correlational analysis of these items along with the self-observation and judgment subscale scores provided a limited degree of convergent validity for the two subscales. Analyses of variance were done to determine the presence of differences in scoring patterns based on gender or reported ethnic origin. These results indicate slightly higher judgment subscale scores for women and members of minority groups. The implications of these differences are suggested as warranting future research. Future uses of the SEVSI - P include classroom use to assist students self-evaluate their exam performances in order to increase their achievement. Future research using the SEVSI - P to determine the causal relationships between self-evaluation, actual achievement, and other social cognitive constructs such as self-efficacy are suggested.

  3. Electronic Exams.

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    Bushweller, Kevin

    2000-01-01

    Computerized testing pioneers are forcing educators to consider scrapping paper-and-pencil tests in favor of electronic testing. Critics say standardized testing and curricula will produce standardized children for point-and-click work places. Benefits include immediate and sophisticated analyses to aid teaching adjustments. Equity questions…

  4. Opp. Exams 

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    2011-08-17

    conduit for Department of Energy ? Fund Public Sector Energy Efficiency Programs ? in the State Mission ? To maximize energy efficiency while protecting the environment WWW.SECO.CPA.STATE.TX.US Remember this web page address! ASSISTANCE....9 Years ? How to participate ? Forward Executed Request for Services ? http://seco.cpa.state.tx.us/sch-gov.htm ? Assign a Staff Member ? Give Consideration to the Recommendations Energy Efficiency Grants ? Grants to Public ISDs for simple energy...

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    2011-08-17

    to real and simulated datasets. The numerical results indicate the Bayesian latent model can outperform the existing methods, especially when the data contain outliers, and the use of population information can significantly improve the power of multiple...

  6. Restaurant Exam

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    Hacker, Randi; Tsutsui, William

    2007-02-07

    it comes to food preparation and traditions. To fix this, there are plans to create a program in which restaurants could apply for certification in Japanese culinary authenticity. Presumably a trained professional would visit the site and, based on careful...

  7. The UCSF screening exam effectively screens cognitive and behavioral impairment in patients with ALS.

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    Murphy, Jennifer; Ahmed, Fizaa; Lomen-Hoerth, Catherine

    2015-03-01

    The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Screening Battery provides clinicians with a uniquely tailored tool to measure ALS patients' cognitive and behavioral changes, adjusting for dysarthria and hand weakness. The battery consists of the ALS-CBS ( 1 ), Written Fluency Test ( 2 ), and a new revision of the Frontal Behavior Inventory (FBI-ALS) ( 3 ). The validity of each component was tested by comparing results with a gold standard neuropsychological exam (GNE). Consensus criteria-based GNE diagnoses ( 4 ) were assigned (n = 24) and concurrent validity was tested for each screening exam component. Results showed that each of the four cognitive and behavioral screening test components were significantly associated with diagnoses confirmed by GNE. GNE diagnoses were significantly associated with FBI-ALS negative score, written S-words score, and ALS-CBS cognitive score. The total FBI-ALS score and C-words tests were less predictive of GNE-diagnosed impairment. In conclusion, the UCSF Cognitive Screening Battery demonstrates good external validity compared with GNE in this modest sample, encouraging its use in larger investigations. These data suggest that this battery may provide an effective screen to identify ALS patients who will then benefit from a full examination to confirm their diagnosis. PMID:25301548

  8. The scare tactic: do fear appeals predict motivation and exam scores?

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    Putwain, David; Remedios, Richard

    2014-12-01

    Prior to high-stakes exams, teachers use persuasive messages that highlight to students the possible consequences of failure. Such messages are known as fear appeals. This study examined whether fear appeals relate to self- and non-self-determined motivation and academic performance. Data were collected in 3 waves. Self-report data pertaining to perceived fear appeals were collected in the first wave, self-report data pertaining to self-determined motivation were collected in the second wave, and exam scores were collected in the third wave. An increased frequency of fear appeals and the appraisal of fear appeals as threatening predicted lower self-determined motivation but were largely unrelated to non-self-determined motivation. An increased frequency of fear appeals and the appraisal of fear appeals as threatening predicted lower examination performance that was partly mediated by lower self-determined motivation. These findings support a position derived from self-worth theory that the negative consequences of fear appeals arise from their focus on avoiding failure rather than their focus on extrinsic consequences. We suggest that teachers and instructors need to be aware how seemingly motivational statements can unwittingly promote lower self-determined motivation. PMID:24730693

  9. Blooms' separation of the final exam of Engineering Mathematics II: Item reliability using Rasch measurement model

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    Fuaad, Norain Farhana Ahmad; Nopiah, Zulkifli Mohd; Tawil, Norgainy Mohd; Othman, Haliza; Asshaari, Izamarlina; Osman, Mohd Hanif; Ismail, Nur Arzilah

    2014-06-01

    In engineering studies and researches, Mathematics is one of the main elements which express physical, chemical and engineering laws. Therefore, it is essential for engineering students to have a strong knowledge in the fundamental of mathematics in order to apply the knowledge to real life issues. However, based on the previous results of Mathematics Pre-Test, it shows that the engineering students lack the fundamental knowledge in certain topics in mathematics. Due to this, apart from making improvements in the methods of teaching and learning, studies on the construction of questions (items) should also be emphasized. The purpose of this study is to assist lecturers in the process of item development and to monitor the separation of items based on Blooms' Taxonomy and to measure the reliability of the items itself usingRasch Measurement Model as a tool. By using Rasch Measurement Model, the final exam questions of Engineering Mathematics II (Linear Algebra) for semester 2 sessions 2012/2013 were analysed and the results will provide the details onthe extent to which the content of the item providesuseful information about students' ability. This study reveals that the items used in Engineering Mathematics II (Linear Algebra) final exam are well constructed but the separation of the items raises concern as it is argued that it needs further attention, as there is abig gap between items at several levels of Blooms' cognitive skill.

  10. Locus of Control & Motivation Strategies for Learning Questionnaire: Predictors of Student Success on the ATI Comprehensive Predictor Exam & NCLEX-RN Examination

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    Carpenter, Jane H.

    2011-01-01

    The two purposes of this study were to determine whether locus of control (LOC) was predictive of how a student would perform on the ATI Comprehensive Predictor Exam and the NCLEX-RN, and if the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) provided information that would help determine predictors of success on these two exams. The study…

  11. 2014 Advanced Placement Exam Participation and Performance for Students in Montgomery County Public Schools and Public School Students in the State of Maryland and the Nation. Memorandum

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    Sanderson, Geoffrey T.

    2014-01-01

    The continuing emphasis by Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) on rigorous course taking resulted in MCPS students taking a record-setting 33,662 Advanced Placement (AP) exams in 2014. Additionally, the percentage of AP exams taken by MCPS students who attained scores of 3 or higher (73.9 percent) was 13.0 and 16.7 percentage points…

  12. Linguistic Discrimination in Writing Assessment: How Raters React to African American "Errors," ESL Errors, and Standard English Errors on a State-Mandated Writing Exam

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    Johnson, David; VanBrackle, Lewis

    2012-01-01

    Raters of Georgia's (USA) state-mandated college-level writing exam, which is intended to ensure a minimal university-level writing competency, are trained to grade holistically when assessing these exams. A guiding principle in holistic grading is to not focus exclusively on any one aspect of writing but rather to give equal weight to style,…

  13. Final Exam Review Final Exam

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    Kosecka, Jana

    · What will be the running time? · A: O(V+E) · We can actually determine if cycles exist in O(V) timeJng Dressed Underwear Socks ShoesPants Belt Shirt Watch Tie Jacket Socks Underwear Pants Shoes Watch Shirt Belt Tie Jacket #12;5/7/14 6 Topological Sort Algorithm Topological-Sort() { Run DFS When

  14. ST495/590 Mid-term take-home exam Due 4/1 This portion of the exam is take-home and must be dropped in my office by 5PM on Wednesday,

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    Reich, Brian J.

    . Data for this analysis were downloaded from http://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/NBA_2014.html. Staple all material for the exam together. HAVE FUN! #12;VARIABLE DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE NBA DATASET 1 and variables 6-24 as predictors. For more information about these variables, see http://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/NBA

  15. 2/13/2014 Moinhos de vento anexados ao celular recarregam bateria -Pgina 2 -EXAME.com http://exame.abril.com.br/tecnologia/noticias/cientistas-criam-moinhos-de-vento-que-recarregam-bateria?page=2 1/3

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    2/13/2014 Moinhos de vento anexados ao celular recarregam bateria - Página 2 - EXAME.com http.739) Imprimir A A A Moinhos de vento anexados ao celular recarregam bateria Gustavo Gusmão, de Tweetar 0 0 Preço Share 4 Salvar notícia Home / Tecnologia #12;2/13/2014 Moinhos de vento anexados ao celular recarregam

  16. Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais Exame para o curso de ps-graduao em Astrofsica

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    for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), afirmava que o grande radiotelescópio de Arecibo, em Porto Rico, "pode detectar um magnético? b) A que aceleração ele é submetido? #12;6. Frank Drake, um dos criadores do projeto SETI (Search

  17. PTG exam 9 April 2014 short answers 123. Heat given off = surface * heat transfer coefficient * temperature = A * h * T

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    Zevenhoven, Ron

    PTG exam 9 April 2014 short answers 123. Heat given off = surface * heat transfer coefficient * temperature = A * h * T Heat transfer coefficient from Nunumber, which for natural convection/7) cp b. Cocurrent: 1) heat transferred = UATlm = UA ( 68 ­ (Tout,w ­ Tout, b))/ln(68/(Tout,w ­ Tout

  18. OPAL language courses You may apply for a 50% reimbursement of the course fee (excluding exam fee) upon

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    Wallace, Mark

    OPAL language courses You may apply for a 50% reimbursement of the course fee (excluding exam fee when this is available. LASR (Languages for Study and Research) courses If the course applied department. Authorised priority applications must be submitted to the Language Centre by 15 October. See more

  19. OPAL language courses You may apply for a 50% reimbursement of the course fee (excluding exam fee) upon

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    Wallace, Mark

    OPAL language courses You may apply for a 50% reimbursement of the course fee (excluding exam fee when this is available. LASR (Languages for Study and Research) courses If the course applied to the Language Centre by 15 October, copy to the Finance Bursar's PA. See more information about Language Centre

  20. How emotions affect logical reasoning: evidence from experiments with mood-manipulated participants, spider phobics, and people with exam anxiety

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    Jung, Nadine; Wranke, Christina; Hamburger, Kai; Knauff, Markus

    2014-01-01

    Recent experimental studies show that emotions can have a significant effect on the way we think, decide, and solve problems. This paper presents a series of four experiments on how emotions affect logical reasoning. In two experiments different groups of participants first had to pass a manipulated intelligence test. Their emotional state was altered by giving them feedback, that they performed excellent, poor or on average. Then they completed a set of logical inference problems (with if p, then q statements) either in a Wason selection task paradigm or problems from the logical propositional calculus. Problem content also had either a positive, negative or neutral emotional value. Results showed a clear effect of emotions on reasoning performance. Participants in negative mood performed worse than participants in positive mood, but both groups were outperformed by the neutral mood reasoners. Problem content also had an effect on reasoning performance. In a second set of experiments, participants with exam or spider phobia solved logical problems with contents that were related to their anxiety disorder (spiders or exams). Spider phobic participants' performance was lowered by the spider-content, while exam anxious participants were not affected by the exam-related problem content. Overall, unlike some previous studies, no evidence was found that performance is improved when emotion and content are congruent. These results have consequences for cognitive reasoning research and also for cognitively oriented psychotherapy and the treatment of disorders like depression and anxiety. PMID:24959160

  1. Content Exam The test questions can be broken down into 6 Content Categories as illustrated in this table from 0091

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Content Exam The test questions can be broken down into 6 Content Categories as illustrated in this table from 0091 TAAG. Test Name Physical Education: Content Knowledge Test Code 0091 Number Psychological: personality factors that affect participation, socialpsychological factors that affect

  2. Aircraft Systems Field Exam The Boeing 787 is currently in initial flight test. Boeing has published many of

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Aircraft Systems Field Exam The Boeing 787 is currently in initial flight test. Boeing has,200 nmi Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85, Maximum Takeoff Weight: 484,000 lbs). Boeing has not publically released any information on takeoff field length. In the 787 airport compatibility manual Boeing states

  3. Effects of the California High School Exit Exam on Student Persistence, Achievement, and Graduation. Policy Brief 09-3

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    Reardon, Sean F.; Kurlaender, Michal

    2009-01-01

    In this policy brief the authors summarize the findings from a study investigating the impact of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) on California's lowest performing students. Utilizing longitudinal data from four large urban school districts, the authors compare students scheduled to graduate just before (2005) and after (2006-07) the…

  4. The Effects of Intervention and Retention in High School Mathematics Courses on Passing the California High School Exit Exam

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    Green, Ellen Yvonne

    2010-01-01

    Students who make adequate yearly progress in grade-level mathematics courses should expect to pass the mathematics portion of their high school exit exam on the first attempt. Expectation theory states that teachers' beliefs about their own students are an important factor in students' success. The purpose of this nonexperimental study was to…

  5. 46 CFR 71.50-3 - Drydock examination, internal structural examination, underwater survey, and alternate hull exam...

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    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Drydock examination, internal structural examination, underwater survey, and alternate hull exam intervals. 71.50-3 Section 71.50-3 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PASSENGER VESSELS INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION Drydocking § 71.50-3 Drydock examination, internal...

  6. Exam Preparation: The Influence of Action Control, Procrastination and Examination Experience on Students' Goal Intention and Implementation Intention

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    Sommer, Lutz

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: In the framework of the intention-behavior-gap analysis in relation to exam preparation I examined whether intention--subdivided into goal and implementation intention--is influenced directly by the determinants action control, procrastination and examination experience which is consistent with the Theory of Planned Behavior and…

  7. Aircraft Systems Field Exam Consider the problem of aircraft icing on a small single engine propeller aircraft

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Aircraft Systems Field Exam Consider the problem of aircraft icing on a small single engine propeller aircraft such as the PA-28R shown in Figure 1. The Maximum Takeoff Weight is 2750 lbs, Empty. Using the Breguet Range Equation, discuss the different ways in which icing could impact aircraft range

  8. GENERIC FEEDBACK: 2014 MATH 34032 EXAM (1) (a) Not very many people managed to find the correct adjoint boundary condition

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    Lionheart, Bill

    GENERIC FEEDBACK: 2014 MATH 34032 EXAM (1) (a) Not very many people managed to find the correct. (2) (a) Many people tried to introduce both c1 and c2. Since the degenerate kernel in this case has only one term, you only need c1. (b) Same problem as on part (a). (c) Most people realised this had

  9. MDS Exam Problem (ECE201) (1) Phosphate buffered saline (PBS) is a buffer solution commonly used in biological research.

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    Siegel, Paul H.

    MDS Exam Problem (ECE201) (1) Phosphate buffered saline (PBS) is a buffer solution commonly used in biological research. It is a water-based salt solution containing sodium phosphate, sodium chloride and, in some formulations, potassium chloride and potassium phosphate. The osmolarity and ion concentrations

  10. Determinants of Success on the ETS Business Major Field Exam for Students in an Undergraduate Multisite Regional University Business Program

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    Bagamery, Bruce D.; Lasik, John J.; Nixon, Don R.

    2005-01-01

    Extending previous studies, the authors examined a larger set of variables to identify predictors of student performance on the Educational Testing Service Major Field Exam in Business, which has been shown to be an externally valid measure of student learning outcomes. Significant predictors include gender, whether students took the SAT, and…

  11. Closing the Academic Achievement Gap on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) through Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Characteristics

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    Buenrostro, Samuel

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of importance that DuFour's nine characteristics of highly effective schools have on closing the academic achievement gap on the California High School Exit Exam, as perceived by high school principals. The study also examined the strategies believed to be most important in…

  12. Math 025-1,2 Exam 1 Fall 2010 1. (a) Precisely define the term indefinite integral.

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    McClendon, David M.

    be done with an appropriate substitution (either an elementary u-substitution or a triangle substitution way to do this is with a u-substitution: let u = x2 + x, Math 025-1,2 Exam 1 Fall 2010 1. (a) Precisely define the term indefinite integral. (b) Give

  13. Brief Analysis of Application of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in Graduation Exams of Clinical Medical Students

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    Du, Yihua; Yu, Ke; Li, Xiaohong; Wang, Feng; Wang, Tingting

    2011-01-01

    This article gives a brief introduction to the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and analyzes developmental progress of OSCE at both home and abroad and standardized patients' application in OSCE. Also, this article expounds application of OSCE in graduation exam of clinical medical students. Finally, this article summarizes…

  14. High-Stakes Decisions: The Legal Landscape of High School Exit Exams and the Implications for Schools and Leaders

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    Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Heilig, Julian Vasquez

    2012-01-01

    High school exit exam requirements are affecting a growing number of U.S. students--particularly low-income students and students of color. This article examines the policy and legal landscape of exit testing policy to shed light on some of the key issues facing local school leaders charged with implementing these policies. The article first…

  15. Does Homework Matter? A Comparison of Homework with Established Predictors of Exam Performance in Large College Classes

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    Galyon, Charles E.; Blondin, Carolyn A.; Forbes, Bethany E.; Williams, Robert L.

    2013-01-01

    The authors developed a methodology for evaluating student answers on homework assigned in 3 sections (total N = 167) of an undergraduate educational psychology course. The potential of homework to predict exam scores was compared with that of two established predictors (critical thinking and participation in class discussion). The findings…

  16. Improving Students' Capacity to Show Their Knowledge, Understanding and Skills in Exams by Using Combined Question and Answer Papers

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    Crisp, Victoria

    2008-01-01

    This research set out to compare the quality, length and nature of (1) exam responses in combined question and answer booklets, with (2) responses in separate answer booklets in order to inform choices about response format. Combined booklets are thought to support candidates by giving more information on what is expected of them. Anecdotal…

  17. Exploring Features That Affect the Difficulty and Functioning of Science Exam Questions for Those with Reading Difficulties

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    Crisp, Victoria

    2011-01-01

    This research explored the measurement characteristics of two science examinations and the potential to use access arrangements data to investigate how students requiring reading support are affected by features of exam questions. For two science examinations, traditional and Rasch analyses provided estimates of difficulty and information on item…

  18. One goal of examing satellite images is to derive maps of earth Digital Image Classification Has Two Components

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    Frank, Thomas D.

    One goal of examing satellite images is to derive maps of earth #12;Digital Image Classification Image Classification The objective of digital image classification is to partition feature space into decision regions, then to assign pixels in an image to the most likely feature category. #12;By selecting

  19. Gender Gap in the National College Entrance Exam Performance in China: A Case Study of a Typical Chinese Municipality

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    Zhang, Yu; Tsang, Mun

    2015-01-01

    This is one of the first studies to investigate gender achievement gap in the National College Entrance Exam in a typical municipality in China, which is the crucial examination for the transition from high school to higher education in that country. Using ordinary least square model and quantile regression model, the study consistently finds that…

  20. 3650:292-003 Exam 4 SVD 11/14/06 0.87 sin 45o

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    Dordevic, Sasha V.

    3650:292-003 Exam 4 SVD 11/14/06 sin 30o = cos 60o = 2 1 sin 60o = cos 30o = 2 3 0.87 sin 45o elements is not a ferromagnet? (a) Iron (Fe) (b) Nickel (Ni) (c) Cobalt (Co) (d) Gold (Au) 6. Faraday's law

  1. Rapid Feedback Assessment Methods: Can We Improve Engagement and Preparation for Exams in Large-Enrollment Courses?

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    Cotner, Sehoya H.; Fall, Bruce A.; Wick, Susan M.; Walker, J. D.; Baepler, Paul M.

    2008-01-01

    Scratch-off immediate feedback assessment technique (IF-AT) forms and classroom response systems (clickers) can increase student engagement and interaction and help students prepare for exams by indicating the type and level of questions they will encounter. We used the IF-AT throughout the semester in three sections of a lower-division biology…

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

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

    2004-01-01

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

  3. Building a Database for the Historical Analysis of the General Chemistry Curriculum Using ACS General Chemistry Exams as Artifacts

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    Luxford, Cynthia J.; Linenberger, Kimberly J.; Raker, Jeffrey R.; Baluyut, John Y.; Reed, Jessica J.; De Silva, Chamila; Holme, Thomas A.

    2015-01-01

    As a discipline, chemistry enjoys a unique position. While many academic areas prepared "cooperative examinations" in the 1930s, only chemistry maintained the activity within what has become the ACS Examinations Institute. As a result, the long-term existence of community-built, norm-referenced, standardized exams provides a historical…

  4. Assessment Strategies for a History Exam, or, Why Short-Answer Questions Are Better than In-Class Essays

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    Maxwell, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    The in-class essay is not an effective means to assess student ability in a history exam. History teachers should instead ask short-answer questions in order to test what the American Historical Association calls "objective" knowledge: the ability to identify concepts, historical actors, organizations, events, and so forth. Such questions,…

  5. Computer Modeling of the Instructionally Insensitive Nature of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Exam

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    Pham, Vinh Huy

    2009-01-01

    Stakeholders of the educational system assume that standardized tests are transparently about the subject content being tested and therefore can be used as a metric to measure achievement in outcome-based educational reform. Both analysis of longitudinal data for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) exam and agent based computer…

  6. Correlation among High School Senior Students' Test Anxiety, Academic Performance and Points of University Entrance Exam

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    Karatas, Hakan; Alci, Bulent; Aydin, Hasan

    2013-01-01

    Test anxiety seems like a benign problem to some people, but it can be potentially serious when it leads to high levels of distress and academic failure. The aim of this study is to define the correlation among high school senior students' test anxiety, academic performance (GPA) and points of university entrance exam (UEE). The study group…

  7. An Prediction of Hopelessness and State-Trait Anxiety Levels among Teacher Candidates before the KPSS Exam

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    Tumkaya, Songul; Aybek, Birsel; Celik, Metehan

    2007-01-01

    In this study, the levels of hopelessness and state-trait anxiety among teacher candidates before taking the State Employees Selection Exam (KPSS) were investigated. The research was carried out with 403 volunteer teacher candidates. Of them, 271 seniors who were attending classes at Cukurova University in 2005-2006 Spring and 132 were…

  8. Transition from partial to full PACS at a 450,000 exams/year hospital

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    Ro, Duk-Woo; Byun, Hong Sik; Choo, In W.; Kim, Bo K.; Lim, Jae H.

    1997-05-01

    The purpose of this paper is to describe the transition of a 1,100 beds tertiary hospital from 50 percent softcopy operation to full PACS operation. For the past 2 years, radiologists and clinicians have been using PACS to provide softcopy services to the outpatient clinics and inpatient wards of orthopedics surgery, neurosurgery and neurology as well as emergency room, surgical intensive care unit, medical intensive unit, pediatrics intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit. The examinations requested by these departments account for about 50 percent of hospital's radiological exams. In September 1996, we began the second phase of PACS implementation and installed additional workstations in the remaining wards and clinics, interfaced to PACS additional imaging modalities, and increased the capacity of both the image server and optical juke boxes. As of January 1997, we are in the final phase of moving away from conventional film system to full PACS operation.

  9. Evaluation of undergraduate geologists' problem solving and cognition during field exams using a mixed methods approach

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    Balliet, Russell N.

    Understanding how geologists conduct fieldwork through analysis of problem solving has significant potential impact on field instruction methods. Recent progress has been made in this area but the problem solving behaviors displayed by geologists during fieldwork and the associated underlying cognition remains poorly understood. We present research showing how geology students initiate and develop geologic models as part of the problem solving process. We qualitatively analyzed field notes and interview data from 36 undergraduate geoscientists engaged in field exams while enrolled in a six-week advanced field camp. Eight cognitive frameworks grouped in two broad categories emerged from the data that show how students develop geologic models. Students employ both single and multiple model approaches with varying degrees of success and frequency. The success of any given approach is dependent on the level of students' geologic situational awareness. The development of multiple geologic models leads to a higher rate of success in general, because of the inherent flexibility to accommodate newly collected data. Instructors should continue to teach a multiple model approach until students have the proper geologic skills to ensure a high level of situational awareness and exhibit expert characteristics in the field. In addition, we collected GPS navigation data from students during these field exams in order to understand the relationship between navigation, cognition, and performance. From the analysis of this data we found that over half of all stops are 1-4 minutes long, while very few of students' stops are longer than 9 minutes as the frequency of stops decreases as the duration increases. Regardless of performance or framework, there is an increase in shorter stops and decrease in longer stops from exam one to three, indicating that students changed the way they investigated as the field course progressed. Temporal signatures categorized by performance only show slight differences, but do indicate that there is an increase in very short and longer stops with declining performance. In contrast, higher performance is linked to an increase in short and medium length stops, suggesting that stops 4-14 minutes long are a "sweet spot" for investigation. We speculate that a high percentage of very short stops involve basic field tasks such as locating or data collection and that the decreasing frequency of long stops indicates that there is a relationship between the length of the stop and the complexity of the activities performed during that stop. Students increased experience leads to more efficient stops as they become more competent with field tasks and more versed in the regional geology. The GPS data we collected from these students while they took these notes allowing us to connect the duration of a stop to the types of notes produced during that stop. Note taking species occurred in various frequencies with the most common type being those that focused on lithologic, or lithologic & structural data collection. Stops that produced geologic models, specifically structural models, were much less frequent. The more frequent data collection stops are very short in length (typically 1-4 minutes), while the more complex stops tend to be longer in duration as the note taking gets more complex. Poor performing students had a high proportion of stops where they only collect lithologic data or stops where they don't generate any hypotheses. In contrast, successful students have more structural data and hypothesis generation in their notes. From this analysis we conclude that too much effort spent on stops with only basic data collection leaves less time for the cognitive effort required for model development, eventually leading to poor exam performance. Specifically, a higher frequency of lithologic data stops and lack of structural data leads to the development of incomplete geologic models or lack of comprehensive models altogether. Field instructors often educate their students on good note taking practices and cr

  10. Spatio-temporal registration of cardiac perfusion MRI exams using high-dimensional mutual information.

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    Hamrouni, Sameh; Rougon, Nicolas; Preteux, Francoise

    2010-01-01

    Compensating for cardio-thoracic motion artifacts in contrast-enhanced cardiac perfusion MRI (p-MRI) sequences is a key issue for the quantitative assessment of myocardial iscæmia. The classical paradigm consists of registering each sequence frame on some reference using an intensity-based matching criterion. In this paper, we present a novel unsupervised method for the groupwise registration of cardiac p-MRI exams based on mutual information between high-dimensional feature distributions. Specifically, local contrast enhancement curves are used as a dense set of spatio-temporal features, and statistically matched to a target feature distribution derived from a registered reference template. Using consistent kth nearest neighbors entropy estimators further enables the variational optimization of the model over finite- and infinite-dimensional transform spaces. Experiments on simulated and natural datasets demonstrate its accuracy and relevance for the reliable assessment of regional perfusion. PMID:21096947

  11. Sexual Health Discussions with Older Adult Patients During Periodic Health Exams

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    Barnack-Tavlaris, Jessica L; Syme, Maggie L.; Perera, Robert A.; Lafata, Jennifer Elston

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Sexual health is an integral part of overall health across the lifespan. In order to address sexual health issues, such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexual functioning, the sexual history of adult patients should be incorporated as a routine part of the medical history throughout life. Physicians and healthcare professionals cite many barriers to attending to and assessing the sexual health needs of older adult patients, underscoring the importance of additional research to improve sexual history taking among older patients. Aim The purpose of this paper is to explore the content and context of physician-patient sexual health discussions during periodic health exams (PHEs) with adults aged 50–80 years. Methods Patients completed a pre-visit telephone survey and attended a scheduled PHE with their permission to audio-record the exam. Transcribed audio recordings of 483 PHEs were analyzed according to the principles of qualitative content analysis. Main Outcome Measures Frequency of sexual history taking components as observed in transcripts of PHEs. Physician characteristics were obtained from health system records and patient characteristics were obtained from the pre-visit survey. Results Analyses revealed that approximately one-half of the PHEs included some discussion about sexual health, with the majority of those conversations initiated by physicians. A two-level logistic regression model revealed that patient-physician gender concordance, race discordance and increasing physician age were significantly associated with sexual health discussions. Conclusion Interventions should focus on increasing physician self-efficacy for assessing sexual health in gender discordant and race/ethnicity concordant patient interactions. Interventions for older adults should increase education about sexual health and sexual risk behaviors, as well as empower individuals to seek information from their health care providers. PMID:24517714

  12. Estimating radiation dose to organs of patients undergoing conventional and novel multidetector CT exams using Monte Carlo simulations

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    Angel, Erin

    Advances in Computed Tomography (CT) technology have led to an increase in the modality's diagnostic capabilities and therefore its utilization, which has in turn led to an increase in radiation exposure to the patient population. As a result, CT imaging currently constitutes approximately half of the collective exposure to ionizing radiation from medical procedures. In order to understand the radiation risk, it is necessary to estimate the radiation doses absorbed by patients undergoing CT imaging. The most widely accepted risk models are based on radiosensitive organ dose as opposed to whole body dose. In this research, radiosensitive organ dose was estimated using Monte Carlo based simulations incorporating detailed multidetector CT (MDCT) scanner models, specific scan protocols, and using patient models based on accurate patient anatomy and representing a range of patient sizes. Organ dose estimates were estimated for clinical MDCT exam protocols which pose a specific concern for radiosensitive organs or regions. These dose estimates include estimation of fetal dose for pregnant patients undergoing abdomen pelvis CT exams or undergoing exams to diagnose pulmonary embolism and venous thromboembolism. Breast and lung dose were estimated for patients undergoing coronary CTA imaging, conventional fixed tube current chest CT, and conventional tube current modulated (TCM) chest CT exams. The correlation of organ dose with patient size was quantified for pregnant patients undergoing abdomen/pelvis exams and for all breast and lung dose estimates presented. Novel dose reduction techniques were developed that incorporate organ location and are specifically designed to reduce close to radiosensitive organs during CT acquisition. A generalizable model was created for simulating conventional and novel attenuation-based TCM algorithms which can be used in simulations estimating organ dose for any patient model. The generalizable model is a significant contribution of this work as it lays the foundation for the future of simulating TCM using Monte Carlo methods. As a result of this research organ dose can be estimated for individual patients undergoing specific conventional MDCT exams. This research also brings understanding to conventional and novel close reduction techniques in CT and their effect on organ dose.

  13. Fast interrupt platform for extended DOS

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    Duryea, T. W.

    1995-01-01

    Extended DOS offers the unique combination of a simple operating system which allows direct access to the interrupt tables, 32 bit protected mode access to 4096 MByte address space, and the use of industry standard C compilers. The drawback is that fast interrupt handling requires both 32 bit and 16 bit versions of each real-time process interrupt handler to avoid mode switches on the interrupts. A set of tools has been developed which automates the process of transforming the output of a standard 32 bit C compiler to 16 bit interrupt code which directly handles the real mode interrupts. The entire process compiles one set of source code via a make file, which boosts productivity by making the management of the compile-link cycle very simple. The software components are in the form of classes written mostly in C. A foreground process written as a conventional application which can use the standard C libraries can communicate with the background real-time classes via a message passing mechanism. The platform thus enables the integration of high performance real-time processing into a conventional application framework.

  14. Solutions for Second Exam Review Questions MAT 131, Fall 1998 1. Compute the derivative with respect to x for each of the following expressions

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    Sutherland, Scott

    for Second Exam Review Questions 3 3. A mold culture is growing on the world's largest slice of bread. The culture starts in the center of the bread, and remains approximately circular. a. The size of the culture

  15. Locus of Control & Motivation Strategies for Learning Questionnaire: Predictors of Student Success on the ATI Comprehensive Predictor Exam & NCLEX-RN Examination

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    Carpenter, Jane H.

    2011-01-31

    ABSTRACT The two purposes of this study were to determine whether locus of control (LOC) was predictive of how a student would perform on the ATI Comprehensive Predictor Exam and the NCLEX-RN, and if the Motivated Strategies ...

  16. MATH6/45061: Comments on Exam 2013/14 1 The majority of students attempted all questions in Section A, and there was a fairly even split

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    Lionheart, Bill

    found this exam difficult and were under some time pressure. Specific questions that caused a surprising, but too many people wanted to dive in and use Reynold's transport theorem. It is possible that way

  17. Review Sheet for Final Exam, Ecology Spring 2011 (Tues. May 3, 12-1:55) Bring a # 2 lead pencil, calculator optional.

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    Mitchell, Randall J.

    questions will be on the exam: Snowshoe hares are hosts to many species of internal parasites (nematodes the effects of parasites on individual hares and on their population dynamics. Recent estimates indicate

  18. Masculinity and the Body: How African-American and White Men Experience Cancer Screening Exams Involving the Rectum

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    Winterich, Julie A.; Quandt, Sara A; Grzywacz, Joseph G.; Clark, Peter E.; Miller, David P.; Acuña, Joshua; Arcury, Thomas A.

    2008-01-01

    Past research on prostate and colorectal cancer disparities finds that barriers to screening, such as embarrassment and offensiveness, are often reported. Yet none of this literature investigates why. This study uses masculinity and health theory to examine how men experience two common screenings, digital rectal exams (DREs) and colonoscopies. In-depth interviews were conducted with 64 African-American and white men from diverse backgrounds, aged 40–64, from North Carolina, USA. Regardless of race or education, men experienced DREs more negatively than colonoscopies because penetration with a finger was associated with a gay sexual act. Some men disliked colonoscopies, however, because they associated any penetration as an affront to their masculinity. Because beliefs did not differ by race, future research should focus on structural issues to examine why disparities persist with prostate and colorectal cancer. Recommendations are provided for educational programs and physicians to improve men’s experiences with exams that involve the rectum. PMID:19477742

  19. Grading by Response Category: A simple method for providing students with meaningful feedback on exams in large courses

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    Paul, Cassandra; Potter, Wendell; Weiss, Brenda

    2014-11-01

    As instructors, we want our students to develop a deep understanding of course material, and feedback is essential in their sense-making process. Providing effective individualized feedback to students in large courses is especially difficult. While researchers suggest,1 and many instructors of large courses are,2,3 incorporating interactive techniques that allow peer feedback, studies have shown that it's important for students to also have direct feedback from the instructor.4 Since the requirement for individualized feedback is difficult to meet during class time in large courses, providing effective feedback on exams and quizzes takes on added importance. Some instructors choose to assess their students using open-ended written exam items that require students to demonstrate their understanding of physics by solving a problem and/or explaining a concept. Because grading these items can be time consuming, the challenge is to develop an approach to grading and provision of feedback that is both efficient and effective.

  20. M353 Solution key, Exam 1 (S. Zhang) 1. Find the IEEE double precision representation, and find the

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    Zhang, Shangyou

    M353 Solution key, Exam 1 (S. Zhang) 1. Find the IEEE double precision representation, and find the error fl(x)-x in base 10. Check that the relative rounding error is no more than mach/2: x = 100/7. [Key mach/2: x = 101/7. [Key: 14 + 3/7 = 11102 + .0112; 110 011..0111; (1/7)2-49 ; 8 101 ] 3. Find the IEEE

  1. Finite element modelling of the glenohumeral capsule can help assess the tested region during a clinical exam.

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    Ellis, Benjamin J; Drury, Nicholas J; Moore, Susan M; McMahon, Patrick J; Weiss, Jeffrey A; Debski, Richard E

    2010-06-01

    The objective of this research was to examine the efficacy of evaluating the region of the glenohumeral capsule being tested by clinical exams for shoulder instability using finite element (FE) models of the glenohumeral joint. Specifically, the regions of high capsule strain produced by glenohumeral joint positions commonly used during a clinical exam were identified. Kinematics that simulated a simple translation test with an anterior load at three external rotation angles were applied to a validated, subject-specific FE model of the glenohumeral joint at 60° of abduction. Maximum principal strains on the glenoid side of the inferior glenohumeral ligament (IGHL) were significantly higher than the maximum principal strains on the humeral side, for all three regions of the IGHL at 30° and 60° of external rotation. These regions of localised strain indicate that these joint positions might be used to test the glenoid side of the IGHL during this clinical exam, but are not useful for assessing the humeral side of the IGHL. The use of FE models will facilitate the search for additional joint positions that isolate high strains to other IGHL regions, including the humeral side of the IGHL. PMID:20013435

  2. The Heme-Based Oxygen-Sensor Phosphodiesterase Ec DOS (DosP): Structure-Function Relationships

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    Shimizu, Toru

    2013-01-01

    Escherichia coli Direct Oxygen Sensor (Ec DOS, also known as Ec DosP) is a heme-based O2-sensing phosphodiesterase from Escherichia coli that catalyzes the conversion of cyclic-di-GMP to linear di-GMP. Cyclic-di-GMP is an important second messenger in bacteria, highlighting the importance of understanding structure-function relationships of Ec DOS. Ec DOS is composed of an N-terminal heme-bound O2-sensing PAS domain and a C-terminal phosphodiesterase catalytic domain. Notably, its activity is markedly enhanced by O2 binding to the heme Fe(II) complex in the PAS sensor domain. X-ray crystal structures and spectroscopic and catalytic characterization of the wild-type and mutant proteins have provided important structural and functional clues to understanding the molecular mechanism of intramolecular catalytic regulation by O2 binding. This review summarizes the intriguing findings that have obtained for Ec DOS. PMID:25586128

  3. Delayed, but not immediate, feedback after multiple-choice questions increases performance on a subsequent short-answer, but not multiple-choice, exam: evidence for the dual-process theory of memory.

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    Sinha, Neha; Glass, Arnold Lewis

    2015-01-01

    Three experiments, two performed in the laboratory and one embedded in a college psychology lecture course, investigated the effects of immediate versus delayed feedback following a multiple-choice exam on subsequent short answer and multiple-choice exams. Performance on the subsequent multiple-choice exam was not affected by the timing of the feedback on the prior exam; however, performance on the subsequent short answer exam was better following delayed than following immediate feedback. This was true regardless of the order in which immediate versus delayed feedback was given. Furthermore, delayed feedback only had a greater effect than immediate feedback on subsequent short answer performance following correct, confident responses on the prior exam. These results indicate that delayed feedback cues a student's prior response and increases subsequent recollection of that response. The practical implication is that delayed feedback is better than immediate feedback during academic testing. PMID:25832741

  4. Genetics objective structured clinical exams at the Maimonides Infants & Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, New York.

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    Altshuler, Lisa; Kachur, Elizabeth; Krinshpun, Shifra; Sullivan, Deborah

    2008-11-01

    In 2003, the Maimonides Infants & Children's Hospital received a Title VII Residency Training in Primary Care grant to integrate genetic-specific competencies into postgraduate pediatrics education. As part of that endeavor, mandatory yearly genetics objective structured clinical exams (OSCEs) were instituted for third-year residents. This article reports on the first three years of experience with this innovative educational tool.After an overview of genetic concepts, dysmorphology, and communication styles, residents complete a five-station OSCE and receive feedback from standardized patients and from the faculty who observe them. After this clinical exercise, the residents participate in a small-group debriefing session to share strategies for effective communication and clinical case management and to discuss the ethical issues that arise with these genetic cases.In three years, 60 residents have completed the genetics OSCE program. Evaluation data demonstrate that the program has been effective in both introducing genetic-specific challenges and assessing residents' clinical skills. It has helped trainees self-identify both strengths and further training needs. Pre- and postsurveys among the trainees show increased comfort levels in performing 5 of 12 genetic-related clinical tasks.We conclude that genetics OSCEs are an enriching educational tool. Merely providing trainees and practicing physicians with the latest scientific information is unlikely to prepare them for counseling patients about complex genetic issues. Developing proficiency requires focused practice and effective feedback.This article is part of a theme issue of Academic Medicine on the Title VII health professions training programs. PMID:18971664

  5. Divorce Matters: Visitation Dos and Don'ts

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    divorce matters Visitation dos and don’ts For both parents and children, visitation is critical to maintaining ... sense of connectedness both during and after a divorce. But in the early stages of family restructuring ...

  6. Estadistica II Tema 3. Comparacion de dos poblaciones

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    Gil, Ana Arribas

    Estad´istica II Tema 3. Comparaci´on de dos poblaciones Curso 2010/11 #12;Tema 3. Comparaci´on de. Comparaci´on de dos poblaciones Referencias en la bibliograf´ia Meyer, P. "Probabilidad y aplicaciones estad´isticas"(1992) Cap´itulo ¿? Newbold, P. "Estad´istica para los negocios y la econom´ia"(1997) Cap´itulo 9 (9

  7. Career Excess Mortality Risk from Diagnostic Radiological Exams Required for Crewmembers Participating in Long Duration Space Flight

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    Dodge, C. W.; Gonzalez, S. M.; Picco, C. E.; Johnston, S. L.; Shavers, M. R.; VanBaalen, M.

    2008-01-01

    NASA requires astronauts to undergo diagnostic x-ray examinations as a condition for their employment. The purpose of these procedures is to assess the astronaut s overall health and to diagnose conditions that could jeopardize the success of long duration space missions. These include exams for acceptance into the astronaut corps, routine periodic exams, as well as evaluations taken pre and post missions. Issues: According to NASA policy these medical examinations are considered occupational radiological exposures, and thus, are included when computing the astronaut s overall radiation dose and associated excess cancer mortality risk. As such, astronauts and administrators are concerned about the amount of radiation received from these procedures due to the possibility that these additional doses may cause astronauts to exceed NASA s administrative limits, thus disqualifying them from future flights. Methods: Radiation doses and cancer mortality risks following required medical radiation exposures are presented herein for representative male and female astronaut careers. Calculation of the excess cancer mortality risk was performed by adapting NASA s operational risk assessment model. Averages for astronaut height, weight, number of space missions and age at selection into the astronaut corps were used as inputs to the NASA risk model. Conclusion: The results show that the level of excess cancer mortality imposed by all required medical procedures over an entire astronaut s career is approximately the same as that resulting from a single short duration space flight (i.e. space shuttle mission). In short the summation of all medical procedures involving ionizing radiation should have no impact on the number of missions an astronaut can fly over their career. Learning Objectives: 1. The types of diagnostic medical exams which astronauts are subjected to will be presented. 2. The level of radiation dose and excess mortality risk to the average male and female astronaut will be presented.

  8. A Very Different Non-Stressful Comprehensive Final Exam that Achieve Our Goals for Student Evaluation and Learning

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    Bhavsar, Suketu

    2015-08-01

    I will introduce the radical concept of a final exam where the questions are given beforehand, a method I first encountered as a graduate student at Princeton University from an outstanding and well known astrophysicist and exceptional teacher, Lyman Spitzer.Every Instructor aspires for students to master all the material covered. A comprehensive final can assess the breadth and depth of their learning. Students are required to review early material in light of later topics, create connections and integrate understanding, thus retaining knowledge for the long term. Comprehensive finals can therefore be a significant basis for student learning and evaluation, but are especially daunting for non-STEM majors in required GE synthesis STEM classes. The exam format proposed here calmed student fears and encouraged thorough review.Ten days before the exam students received 20-30 challenging, well-crafted, numbered questions that interconnected and spanned the entire range of topics. The key is crafting questions that lead to deeply understanding the subject matter and mastering skills to solve problems. At the final, each student was required to pick a number out of a hat and answer that numbered question in a 5-minute presentation. They also had to critically comment on 10 other presentations of their peers. They are graded equally on both.The exam sets up definite goals for a student. Equally important, it enhances collaborative learning and peer mentoring. The conceptual questions and problems that students are required to answer can be studied together in study groups. The final presentation is theirs and they are not only encouraged but required to be constructively critical of their peer presentations.I will provide examples of some of the conceptual and problem solving questions I used. These were crafted to interconnect and span the entire range of topics. This method requires students to be prepared for all of the multitude of crafted question encouraging interaction and communication while studying. Knowing the questions beforehand provides a guide to their studying as well as allays their fears about what could be asked. The students also receive guidance to what constitutes a good answer, namely accuracy, thoroughness and the quality of the presentation.

  9. SU-E-E-01: ABR Diagnostic Radiology Core Exam: Was Our Redesigned Physics Course Successful in Teaching Physics to Radiology Residents?

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    Kanal, K; Hoff, M; Dickinson, R; Zamora, D; Stewart, B

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Our purpose is to evaluate the effectiveness of our two year physics course in preparing radiology residents for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) diagnostic radiology exam. Methods: We designed a new two-year physics course that integrates radiology clinical content and practice and is primarily based on the AAPM curriculum and RSNA/AAPM physics modules. Biweekly classes focus on relevant concepts from assigned reading and use audience response systems to encourage participation. Teaching efficiency is optimized through lecturer rotations of physicists, radiologists, and guest speakers. An emphasis is placed on clinical relevance by requiring lab work and providing equipment demonstrations. Periodic quiz were given during the course. The course website was also redesigned for usability, and physics review lectures were conducted two weeks before the board exam to refresh key concepts. At the completion of our first two-year course, we conducted a confidential evaluation of the faculty and course. The evaluation assessed metrics such as overall organization, clinical relevance of content, and level of difficulty, with a rating scale from poor to excellent. Results: Our evaluation indicated that the redesigned course provided effective board exam preparation, with most responses between good and excellent. There was some criticism on the course length and on chronological discontinuity, but the review lectures were appreciated by the residents. All of our residents passed the physics component of the ABR exam with scores exceeding the minimum passing score by a significant margin. Conclusion: The course evaluation and board exam results indicate that our new two-year course format provides valuable board exam preparation. This is possible thanks to the time and effort taken by the physics faculty on ensuring the residents get quality physics education.

  10. Isotopic and chemical investigations on Angra dos Reis

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    Wasserburg, G. J.; Tera, F.; Papanastassiou, D. A.; Huneke, J. C.

    1977-01-01

    Isotope ratios and chemical abundance measurements for a variety of elements are reported for total meteorite and mineral separates of the Angra dos Reis achondrite. U-Pb, Th-Pb, and Pb-Pb ages are concordant at 4.54 eons for the total meteorite and for high-purity whitlockite, which indicates that Angra dos Reis is an early planetary differentiate that has not been disturbed for these systems since 4.54 eons ago. The implications of different ratios of Sr-87 and Sr-86 found in different components are discussed. Xe isotopic measurements show that Pu-244 was enriched in the whitlockite relative to the pyroxene by a factor of about 18. Chemical enrichment factors between the whitlockite and the fassaitic pyroxene in Angra dos Reis are presented

  11. Developing a Geoscience Literacy Exam: Pushing Geoscience Literacy Assessment to New Levels

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    Iverson, E. A.; Steer, D. N.; Manduca, C. A.

    2012-12-01

    InTeGrate is a community effort aimed at improving geoscience literacy and building a workforce that can use geoscience to solve societal issues. As part of this work we have developed a geoscience literacy assessment instrument to measure students' higher order thinking. This assessment is an important part of the development of curricula designed to increase geoscience literacy for all undergraduate students. To this end, we developed the Geoscience Literacy Exam (GLE) as one of the tools to quantify the effectiveness of these materials on students' understandings of geoscience literacy. The InTeGrate project is a 5-year, NSF-funded STEP Center grant in its first year of funding. Details concerning the project are found at http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/index.html. The GLE instrument addresses content and concepts in the Earth, Climate, and Ocean Science literacy documents. The testing schema is organized into three levels of increasing complexity. Level 1 questions are single answer, understanding- or application-level multiple choice questions. For example, selecting which type of energy transfer is most responsible for the movement of tectonic plates. They are designed such that most introductory level students should be able to correctly answer after taking an introductory geoscience course. Level 2 questions are more advanced multiple answer/matching questions, at the understanding- through analysis-level. Students might be asked to determine the types of earth-atmosphere interactions that could result in changes to global temperatures in the event of a major volcanic eruption. Because the answers are more complicated, some introductory students and most advanced students should be able to respond correctly. Level 3 questions are analyzing- to evaluating-level short essays, such as describe the ways in which the atmosphere sustains life on Earth. These questions are designed such that introductory students could probably formulate a rudimentary response. We anticipate the detail and sophistication of the response will increase as students progress through the InTeGrate curriculum. A team of 14 community members and assessment experts were assembled to develop the questions and complete validity and reliability testing. An initial set of questions was vetted, revised by the assessment team, and sent for external review. Students can score one point for correct Level 1 answers. For Level 2 questions, students can score from zero to two points, depending on the number of correct answers selected. Rubrics are under development for Level 3 essay questions using a 3 point scale that assigns points based both on the accuracy of the response and the quality of the written response. The final instrument will be used to measure geoscience literacy from introductory, non-science students to upper-level geoscience majors. In addition to covering geoscience content knowledge and understanding, GLE+ is also intended to probe InTeGrate students' ability and motivation to use their geoscience expertise to address problems of environmental sustainability. This final instrument will be made available to the geoscience education community as an assessment to be used in conjunction with InTeGrate teaching materials or as a stand-alone tool for departments to measure student learning gains across the major.

  12. Perspectivas Futuras para o Observatório do Pico dos Dias

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    Bruch, Albert

    2004-02-01

    Com o Observatório Gemini plenamente operacional e o telescópio SOAR iniciando suas operações em breve, a astronomia observacional brasileira encontra-se no auge de uma transformação profunda que terá um impacto grave no Observatório do Pico dos Dias - OPD. Refletimos aqui sobre a natureza desse impacto e estratégias para manter a competitividade do OPD. Não queremos apresentar receitas prontas, mas idéias que poderão servir como base de discussão sobre o uso inteligente dos telescópios do OPD como parte do conjunto de instrumentos disponíveis à comunidade astronômica brasileira.

  13. Team-based learning on a third-year pediatric clerkship improves NBME subject exam blood disorder scores

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    Saudek, Kris; Treat, Robert

    2015-01-01

    Purpose At our institution, speculation amongst medical students and faculty exists as to whether team-based learning (TBL) can improve scores on high-stakes examinations over traditional didactic lectures. Faculty with experience using TBL developed and piloted a required TBL blood disorders (BD) module for third-year medical students on their pediatric clerkship. The purpose of this study is to analyze the BD scores from the NBME subject exams before and after the introduction of the module. Methods We analyzed institutional and national item difficulties for BD items from the NBME pediatrics content area item analysis reports from 2011 to 2014 before (pre) and after (post) the pilot (October 2012). Total scores of 590 NBME subject examination students from examinee performance profiles were analyzed pre/post. t-Tests and Cohen's d effect sizes were used to analyze item difficulties for institutional versus national scores and pre/post comparisons of item difficulties and total scores. Results BD scores for our institution were 0.65 (±0.19) compared to 0.62 (±0.15) nationally (P=0.346; Cohen's d=0.15). The average of post-consecutive BD scores for our students was 0.70 (±0.21) compared to examinees nationally [0.64 (±0.15)] with a significant mean difference (P=0.031; Cohen's d=0.43). The difference in our institutions pre [0.65 (±0.19)] and post [0.70 (±0.21)] BD scores trended higher (P=0.391; Cohen's d=0.27). Institutional BD scores were higher than national BD scores for both pre and post, with an effect size that tripled from pre to post scores. Institutional BD scores increased after the use of the TBL module, while overall exam scores remained steadily above national norms. Conclusions Institutional BD scores were higher than national BD scores for both pre and post, with an effect size that tripled from pre to post scores. Institutional BD scores increased after the use of the TBL module, while overall exam scores remained steadily above national norms. PMID:26466555

  14. Implementation of an Electronic Objective Structured Clinical Exam for Assessing Practical Skills in Pre-Professional Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Programs: Examiner and Course Coordinator Perspectives

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    Snodgrass, Suzanne J.; Ashby, Samantha E.; Rivett, Darren A.; Russell, Trevor

    2014-01-01

    Assessment of practical clinical skills is essential in the health fields. Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs), where examiners assess students performing clinical procedures on simulated patients (actors), are central to the evaluation of practical skills. However, traditional OSCEs require considerable time-investment to administer, and…

  15. Class policies and grading system Your grade in this course will be based on attendance, 3 hour tests, a final exam, hand-in

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    Nyikos, Peter J.

    tests, a final exam, hand-in homework, quizzes and a grade on your Monday labs. Attendance will be taken in each class and affects your grade as explained below. Each hour test contributes 131 3 % to the point have a privacy concern about your grades on quizzes, tests, or homework, fold the papers lengthwise

  16. The Effect of Music on the Test Scores of the Students in Limits and Derivatives Subject in the Mathematics Exams Done with Music

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    Kesan, Cenk; Ozkalkan, Zuhal; Iric, Hamdullah; Kaya, Deniz

    2012-01-01

    In the exams based on limits and derivatives, in this study, it was tried to determine that if there was any difference in students' test scores according to the type of music listened to and environment without music. For this purpose, the achievement test including limits and derivatives and whose reliability coefficient of Cronbach Alpha is…

  17. CHE111 EXAM 1 Name _______________________ 1.The atomic weight of chromium is 51.996 u. How many moles of Cr are there in a

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    Nazarenko, Alexander

    CHE111 EXAM 1 Name _______________________ 1.The atomic weight of chromium is 51.996 u. How many moles of Cr are there in a 5.20 g sample of chromium? 2. If the atomic weight of gold is 196.9665 u, how

  18. Energy & Environment, Humans & Nature Honors 220c Spring 2012 6 June 2012 EXAM 1. (25%) Short answers, less than 6 written lines

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    Energy & Environment, Humans & Nature Honors 220c Spring 2012 6 June 2012 EXAM 1. (25%) Short a confluence of events, of Nature and human society, that began with the first European settlers, and later help humans and Nature to coexist in relative peace. Looking at the 1930s High Plains of Oklahoma

  19. Analysis of the Relation between Academic Procrastination, Academic Rational/Irrational Beliefs, Time Preferences to Study for Exams, and Academic Achievement: A Structural Model

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    Balkis, Murat; Duru, Erdinc; Bulus, Mustafa

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relations between academic rational/irrational beliefs, academic procrastination, and time preferences to study for exams and academic achievement by using the structural equation model. The sample consisted of 281 undergraduate students who filled in questionnaires at the 7-week-long summer course.…

  20. The Relationship between Post Reach Exit Exam (E[superscript 2]) Failure Remediation and NCLEX-RN Success of Graduates of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs

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    Allen, Patricia Gale

    2009-01-01

    An ex post facto study was conducted to determine whether any relationship exists between remediation post Reach Exit Exam (E[superscript 2]) failure and NCLEX-RN success of graduates of baccalaureate nursing programs. Data was gathered from responses to the seventh annual validity study (V7S) offered to deans and directors of nursing programs by…

  1. 2010 Vision Service Plan. All rights reserved. VSP and WellVision Exam are registered trademarks of Vision Service Plan. All other company

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    , Michael Kors, Nike, Nine West, and more. Visit vsp.com to find a doctor who carries these brands. Plan©2010 Vision Service Plan. All rights reserved. VSP and WellVision Exam are registered trademarks of Vision Service Plan. All other company names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks

  2. CMSC 203 -Discrete Structures -Fall 2000 -Exam 3 1. Suppose I have a collection of 27 Math books, 18 Chemistry books, 22 Biology books,

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    Rheingans, Penny

    CMSC 203 - Discrete Structures - Fall 2000 - Exam 3 1. Suppose I have a collection of 27 Math books, 18 Chemistry books, 22 Biology books, and 25 Geology books. a. How many ways can I arrange all these books on a shelf if all the books are distinct? b. How many ways can I arrange all these books

  3. ISyE 6761 Exam # 2 Please be neat and show all your work so that I can give you partial credit.

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    Ayhan, Hayriye

    ISyE 6761 Exam # 2 Fall 2004 Name Please be neat and show all your work so that I can give you with distribution function Fe where Fe(x) = x 0 (1 - F(y))dy/E[X]. Thus, Xe has the equilibrium distribution. Obtain

  4. The Role of Stanford Achievement Test 10[TM] Subtests in Sixth Grade as a Predictor of Success on ACT's Eighth Grade Explore Exam[TM

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    Potts, Jeffrey D.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a predictive correlation between a specific sixth grade achievement test known as the Stanford Achievement Test 10 and the eighth grade college readiness assessment instrument known as the Explore Exam for a group of North Texas students. Following an assessment during sixth grade, via the…

  5. A Study of Developmental Algebra and Computer Aided Instruction: Does Computer-Aided Instruction Increase the Final Exam Grades of Developmental Algebra Students?

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    Gravitt, Kris A.

    2010-01-01

    Community colleges are a key part of developmental education programs. Research shows that a large majority of first year students have to take one or more remedial or developmental courses. The failure rates of developmental students indicate there is a need for intervention. The purpose of this study was to compare the final exam scores of…

  6. Evaluation of new and established age-related macular degeneration susceptibility genes in the Women's Health Initiative Sight Exam (WHI-SE) Study

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    To assess whether established and newly reported genetic variants, independent of known lifestyle factors, are associated with the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among women participating in the Women's Health Initiative Sight Exam (WHI-SE) Genetic Ancillary Study. This is a multice...

  7. Controls Field Exam Consider a satellite orbiting the earth. The satellite's distance from earth is denoted by r(t). The satellite

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Controls Field Exam Question 1 Consider a satellite orbiting the earth. The satellite's distance from earth is denoted by r(t). The satellite is put on orbit such that its nominal distance to earth on the satellite. The dynamics of the satellite can be described the following differential equation: ¨r(t) = 2 r

  8. Math 151 Exam 1 Fall 2006 Louis Gross Do all your work on the sheets provided (please use only one side of a sheet),

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    Gross, Louis J.

    Math 151 ­ Exam 1 ­ Fall 2006 ­ Louis Gross Do all your work on the sheets provided (please use. Gross. Signature:___________________________________________Section# __________ 1. The below graph shows) discussed in class. This shows that leaf biomass ML(measured in kg dry weight) is allometrically related

  9. Dos dosis de vacuna contra los VPH pueden proteger

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    Dos dosis de Cervarix, la vacuna contra virus del papiloma humano (VPH), fueron tan efectivas como la pauta normal actual de tres dosis después de cuatro años de seguimiento. El estudio de vacuna en Costa Rica, patrocinado por el NCI, fue diseñado para ev

  10. MS DOS Tool Software Including Public Domain, Grades K-6.

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    New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Computer Information Services.

    This curriculum guide is designed to assist teachers and supervisors in introducing lower elementary students to the MS DOS computer and the word processing program PC Write. Accompanying this guide are two program disks: PC Write, which is a public domain word processing program and Disk Care, which reinforces rules for caring for disks. The…

  11. Eleies nos EUA: A Metamorfose dos Valores Morais Nikki Moore

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    Ferreira, Paulo J.

    salvador do Povo de Deus ­ o Cristo. Contudo, chegou-se rapidamente á conclusão que ele não seria o Leão tinham estabelecido em nome do seu Deus. Finalmente, estes líderes religiosos fecharam o negócio com um que o público aplaudia em nome de Deus, em nome da vitória moral, em nome dos "valores morais

  12. Promoting an active form of learning out-of-class via answering online “study questions” leads to higher than expected exam scores in General Biology

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    2015-01-01

    A rising need for workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields has fueled interest in improving teaching within STEM disciplines. Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of active learning approaches on student learning outcomes. However, many of these studies have been conducted in experimental, rather than real-life class, settings. In addition, most of these studies have focused on in-class active learning exercises. This study tested the effects of answering questions outside of class on exam performance for General Biology students at the University of Minnesota. An online database of 1,020 multiple-choice questions covering material from the first half of the course was generated. Students in seven course sections (with an average of ?265 students per section) were given unlimited access to the online study questions. These students made extensive use of the online questions, with students answering an average of 1,323 questions covering material from the half of the semester for which the questions were available. After students answered a set of questions, they were shown the correct answers for those questions. More specific feedback describing how to arrive at the correct answer was provided for the 73% of the questions for which the correct answers were not deemed to be self-explanatory. The extent to which access to the online study questions improved student learning outcomes was assessed by comparing the performance on exam questions of students in the seven course sections with access to the online study questions with the performance of students in course sections without access to the online study questions. Student performance was analyzed for a total of 89 different exams questions that were not included in the study questions, but that covered the same material covered by the study questions. Each of these 89 questions was used on one to five exams given to students in course sections that had access to the online study questions and on three to 77 exams given to students in sections that lacked such access. Data from over 1,800 students in sections with access to the online study questions show that those students scored a statistically significant average of 6.6% points higher on the exam questions analyzed than students in sections without access to the study questions. This difference was greater than the average amount necessary to raise students’ exam grades by one grade (e.g., from a “B-” to a “B”). In addition, there was a higher correlation between number of questions answered and success on exam questions on material related to the study questions than between number of questions answered and success on exam questions on material unrelated to the study questions. The online study question system required substantial effort to set up, but required minimal effort to maintain and was effective in significantly raising average exam scores for even very large course sections. PMID:26500828

  13. When worlds collide - Mac to MS-DOS. [Data transfer to and from Apple Macintosh computers and MS-DOS based personal computers

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    Busbey, A.B.

    1989-04-01

    A number of methods and products, both hardware and software, to allow data exchange between Apple Macintosh computers and MS-DOS based systems. These included serial null modem connections, MS-DOS hardware and/or software emulation, MS-DOS disk-reading hardware and networking.

  14. Residency program characteristics that are associated with pass rate of the American Board of Pediatrics certifying exam

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    Atsawarungruangkit, Amporn

    2015-01-01

    Background The US is home to almost 200 pediatrics residency programs; despite this, there is little information about the relationship between program characteristics and performance in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certifying exam. Objective To evaluate the relationship between pass rate of the ABP certifying exam with the characteristics of categorical pediatrics residency programs. Methods This retrospective, cross-sectional study used publicly available data from the ABP website and the Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database. All programs that reported pass rates were included. The analysis, comprising univariate and multivariate linear regression, involved determining how 69 factors (eg, general information, number of faculty and trainees, work schedule, educational environment) related to the pass rate. Results Of 199 programs, 194 reported pass rates. The univariate analysis revealed 20 program characteristics with P-values <0.10. However, in the multivariate analysis, pass rate was significantly associated with only three program characteristics: ratio of full-time equivalent paid faculty to positions, percentage of US medical graduates, and average hours per week of regularly scheduled lectures or conferences. Conclusion Unlike in previous studies, location and program size were not significantly associated with the pass rate in this multivariate analysis. The finding regarding the ratio of full-time equivalent paid faculty to positions highlighted the benefits of a well-supervised training environment, while that regarding the percentage of US medical graduates indicated the necessity of high competition in residency programs. Finally, longer hours per week of regularly scheduled lectures or conferences were associated with better academic outcomes, both statistically and intuitively. PMID:26316837

  15. Increasing Neuroradiology Exam Volumes On-Call Do Not Result in Increased Major Discrepancies in Primary Reads Performed by Residents

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    Verdoorn, Jared T; Hunt, Christopher H; Luetmer, Marianne T; Wood, Christopher P; Eckel, Laurence J; Schwartz, Kara M; Diehn, Felix E; Kallmes, David F

    2015-01-01

    Background and Purpose: A common perception is that increased on-call workload leads to increased resident mistakes. To test this, we evaluated whether increased imaging volume has led to increased errors by residents. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review was made of all overnight neuroradiology CT exams with a primary resident read from 2006-2010. All studies were over-read by staff neuroradiologists next morning. As the volume is higher on Friday through Sunday nights, weekend studies were examined separately. Discrepancies were classified as either minor or major. “Major” discrepancy was defined as a discrepancy that the staff radiologist felt was significant enough to potentially affect patient care, necessitating a corrected report and phone contact with the ordering physician and documentation. The total number of major discrepancies was recorded by quarter. In addition, the total number of neuroradiology CT studies read overnight on-call was noted. Results: The mean number of cases per night during the weekday increased from 3.0 in 2006 to 5.2 in 2010 (p<0.001). During the weekend, the mean number of cases per night increased from 5.4 in 2006 to 7.6 in 2010 (p<0.001). Despite this increase, the major discrepancy rate decreased from 2.7% in 2006 to 2.3% in 2010 (p=0.34). Conclusion: Despite an increase in neuroradiology exam volumes, there continues to be a low major discrepancy rate for primary resident interpretations. While continued surveillance of on-call volumes is crucial to the educational environment, concern of increased major errors should not be used as sole justification to limit autonomy. PMID:25646138

  16. Relationship of residency program characteristics with pass rate of the American Board of Internal Medicine certifying exam

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    Atsawarungruangkit, Amporn

    2015-01-01

    Objectives To evaluate the relationship between the pass rate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certifying exam and the characteristics of residency programs. Methods The study used a retrospective, cross-sectional design with publicly available data from the ABIM and the Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database. All categorical residency programs with reported pass rates were included. Using univariate and multivariate, linear regression analyses, I analyzed how 69 factors (e.g., location, general information, number of faculty and trainees, work schedule, educational environment) are related to the pass rate. Results Of 371 programs, only one region had a significantly different pass rate from the other regions; however, as no other characteristics were reported in this region, I excluded program location from further analysis. In the multivariate analysis, pass rate was significantly associated with four program characteristics: ratio of full-time equivalent paid faculty to positions, percentage of osteopathic doctors, formal mentoring program, and on-site child care (OCC). Numerous factors were not associated at all, including minimum exam scores, salary, vacation days, and average hours per week. Conclusions As shown through the ratio of full-time equivalent paid faculty to positions and whether there was a formal mentoring program, a highly supervised training experience was strongly associated with the pass rate. In contrast, percentage of osteopathic doctors was inversely related to the pass rate. Programs with OCC significantly outperformed programs without OCC. This study suggested that enhancing supervision of training programs and offering parental support may help attract and produce competitive residents. PMID:26426400

  17. Delivery Dos and Don'ts Steve Tollefson

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    Romano, Raquel

    the eyes, or look at their shoulders. But do look at the people, not the ceiling or the back door. 2. Don't be afraid of pauses. 3. When you need to, look down at your notes in silence, then back up to the audienceDelivery Dos and Don'ts Steve Tollefson UC Berkeley 2 0 0 0 1. Look them in the eye, or between

  18. Estudio de dos ecuaciones parabolicas lineales con metodos de energia

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    Granero, Rafael

    Estudio de dos ecuaciones parab´olicas lineales con m´etodos de energ´ia: Notas para la I Semana energ´ia. Daremos un ap´endice con los resultados m´as ´utiles en este tipo de c´alculos. Palabras clave: M´etodo de la energ´ia, ecuaci´on del calor, ecuaciones no-locales, interfase. ´Indice 1. Introducci

  19. The feasibility of a regional CTDI{sub vol} to estimate organ dose from tube current modulated CT exams

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    Khatonabadi, Maryam; Kim, Hyun J.; Lu, Peiyun; McMillan, Kyle L.; Cagnon, Chris H.; McNitt-Gray, Michael F.; DeMarco, John J.

    2013-05-15

    Purpose: In AAPM Task Group 204, the size-specific dose estimate (SSDE) was developed by providing size adjustment factors which are applied to the Computed Tomography (CT) standardized dose metric, CTDI{sub vol}. However, that work focused on fixed tube current scans and did not specifically address tube current modulation (TCM) scans, which are currently the majority of clinical scans performed. The purpose of this study was to extend the SSDE concept to account for TCM by investigating the feasibility of using anatomic and organ specific regions of scanner output to improve accuracy of dose estimates. Methods: Thirty-nine adult abdomen/pelvis and 32 chest scans from clinically indicated CT exams acquired on a multidetector CT using TCM were obtained with Institutional Review Board approval for generating voxelized models. Along with image data, raw projection data were obtained to extract TCM functions for use in Monte Carlo simulations. Patient size was calculated using the effective diameter described in TG 204. In addition, the scanner-reported CTDI{sub vol} (CTDI{sub vol,global}) was obtained for each patient, which is based on the average tube current across the entire scan. For the abdomen/pelvis scans, liver, spleen, and kidneys were manually segmented from the patient datasets; for the chest scans, lungs and for female models only, glandular breast tissue were segmented. For each patient organ doses were estimated using Monte Carlo Methods. To investigate the utility of regional measures of scanner output, regional and organ anatomic boundaries were identified from image data and used to calculate regional and organ-specific average tube current values. From these regional and organ-specific averages, CTDI{sub vol} values, referred to as regional and organ-specific CTDI{sub vol}, were calculated for each patient. Using an approach similar to TG 204, all CTDI{sub vol} values were used to normalize simulated organ doses; and the ability of each normalized dose to correlate with patient size was investigated. Results: For all five organs, the correlations with patient size increased when organ doses were normalized by regional and organ-specific CTDI{sub vol} values. For example, when estimating dose to the liver, CTDI{sub vol,global} yielded a R{sup 2} value of 0.26, which improved to 0.77 and 0.86, when using the regional and organ-specific CTDI{sub vol} for abdomen and liver, respectively. For breast dose, the global CTDI{sub vol} yielded a R{sup 2} value of 0.08, which improved to 0.58 and 0.83, when using the regional and organ-specific CTDI{sub vol} for chest and breasts, respectively. The R{sup 2} values also increased once the thoracic models were separated for the analysis into females and males, indicating differences between genders in this region not explained by a simple measure of effective diameter. Conclusions: This work demonstrated the utility of regional and organ-specific CTDI{sub vol} as normalization factors when using TCM. It was demonstrated that CTDI{sub vol,global} is not an effective normalization factor in TCM exams where attenuation (and therefore tube current) varies considerably throughout the scan, such as abdomen/pelvis and even thorax. These exams can be more accurately assessed for dose using regional CTDI{sub vol} descriptors that account for local variations in scanner output present when TCM is employed.

  20. Analysis of the benefits of designing and implementing a virtual didactic model of multiple choice exam and problem-solving heuristic report, for first year engineering students

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    Bennun, Leonardo

    2015-01-01

    Improvements in performance and approval obtained by first year engineering students from University of Concepcion, Chile, were studied, once a virtual didactic model of multiple-choice exam, was implemented. This virtual learning resource was implemented in the Web ARCO platform and allows training, by facing test models comparable in both time and difficulty to those that they will have to solve during the course. It also provides a feedback mechanism for both: 1) The students, since they can verify the level of their knowledge. Once they have finished the simulations, they can access a complete problem-solving heuristic report of each problem; 2) The teachers, since they can obtain information about the habits of the students in their strategies of preparation; and they also can diagnose the weaknesses of the students prior to the exam. This study indicates how this kind of preparation generates substantial improvements on the approval rates by allowing the students: 1) A more structured and oriented syste...