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Exam Anxiety Overcoming Exam Anxiety  

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Overcoming Exam Anxiety #12;2 Overcoming Exam Anxiety "I've suffered a great many catastrophes preparation?" Can some exam anxiety be helpful? A certain amount of exam anxiety keeps us energized, motivated, alert, and focused. But too much anxiety can interfere with exam performance by blocking our recall

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Exam #1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The first exam in a class holds an opportunity for metacognitive teaching. At this point the student is open to hearing your message, especially if their outcome is less than they had hoped. This example walks through some strategies for implementing metacognitive teaching wrapped around the first exam.

Samson, Perry

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Pelvic Exam  

MedlinePLUS

... Home About My Pictures Browse Search Quick Search Image Details Pelvic Exam View/Download: Small: 719x590 View ... Added: 2/22/2010 Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image ...

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Physics Olympiad Exams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Physics Olympiad Screening Exams are used each year by the American Association of Physics Teachers to help select members for the United State Physics Team. Each year there are two or three rounds of exams consisting of both multiple choice and open response questions. The exams cover a broad range of topics in physics including mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, waves, and optics. The exams linked below provide examples of the Olympiad screening tests from several previous years. In most cases both exams and exams with solutions are provided.

2003-10-16

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Exam Checklist 2014 1. Exam Timetables  

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/ Schools / College; o Alternative arrangements (if applicable); o Exam regulations (printed on reverse); o an opportunity to familiarise yourself with Exam Schools and regulations or alternative arrangements. View passed Your candidate number. 2. Alternative Arrangements See the Alternative Arrangements for further

Jensen, Max

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Examining Exam Reviews: A Comparison of Exam Scores and Attitudes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

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Exam Preparation Multiple Choice Exam Strategies  

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should integrate material from different parts of the course. o Exchange your questions with classmates questions in mixed format exams (as these require some thinking through), for reviewing your answers, and thinking about the question if you don't know the answer; just mark it to come back to later. Don't read

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Exam Preparation & Strategies for Exam Preparation  

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and learning objectives on course outlines - Are previous exams available for review and practice? - Listen the meaning of what you are trying to learn; we tend to learn what we understand. · Comparing ­ notice similarities between new material and what you are learning · Contrasting ­ notice differences between new

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Exam 2 Memo  

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Oct 18, 2011 ... The instructors may not loan calculators to students. If any student is ... 2) There are fifteen multiple-choice problems on the exam. .... no later than two business days (Friday, October 14th) before the exam takes place. If you.

math

2011-10-07

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AAPT Physics Bowl Exam Review  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The AAPT Physics Bowl is an annual contest sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers to generate interest in physics and to recognize outstanding high school physics students and their teachers. The exam consists of multiple choice questions and has a time limit of forty-five minutes. Copies of the 1994-2000 Physics Bowl exams have been provided here by the AAPT in the form of Adobe Acrobat .PDF files. The answers are provided at the end of each exam. The current exam may no longer be given in the format of the exams listed below. The CD available from the AAPT Store has questions and answers from 2001 through 2006. 1994 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam 1995 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam 1996 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam 1997 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam 1998 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam 1999 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam 2000 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam

2003-10-16

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Quizzes, Tests, and Exams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Davis, Barbara G.; Honolulu, University O.

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Exam 3 Memo  

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Nov 29, 2011 ... The instructors may not loan calculators to students. If any student is ... 2) There are fifteen multiple-choice problems on the exam. .... coordinator know no later than two business days (Tuesday, November 22nd) before the.

math

2011-11-14

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Testicular self-exam  

MedlinePLUS

... self-exam may be done to check for testicular cancer . Testicles have blood vessels and other structures that ... of the following risk factors: Family history of testicular cancer Past testicular tumor Undescended testicle Some, but not ...

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Peer Tutoring Exam Reviews  

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Social Media for events and updates Online exam reviews and workshops Online Whiteboard sessions http://iit.edu/arc/connect Contact Call: (312) 567-5216 Social Media: http://iit.edu/arc/connect http://facebook.com/arc.iit http--5pm #12;ARC Letter CHEMGroupTutoring Location & Hours Hermann Hall: HH-112 Monday - Thursday: 10 a

Heller, Barbara

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Peer Tutoring Exam Reviews  

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Social Media for events and updates Online exam reviews and workshops Online Whiteboard sessions http://iit.edu/arc/connect Contact Call: (312) 567-5216 Social Media: http://iit.edu/arc/connect http://facebook.com/arc.iit http Group: 5pm--6pm GENERAL PHYS II Group: 7pm--8pm #12;ARC Letter PHYSGroupTutoring Location & Hours

Heller, Barbara

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Peer Tutoring Exam Reviews  

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_exam_reviews.shtml ARConnect Combines all online resources TutorTrac for online appointments Social Media for events Call: (312) 567-5216 Social Media: http://iit.edu/arc/connect http://facebook.com/arc.iit http MMAEGroupTutoring Location & Hours Hermann Hall: HH-112 Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8p.m. Friday: 10 a

Heller, Barbara

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Peer Tutoring Exam Reviews  

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Social Media for events and updates Online exam reviews and workshops Online Whiteboard sessions http://iit.edu/arc/connect Contact Call: (312) 567-5216 Social Media: http://iit.edu/arc/connect http://facebook.com/arc.iit http DIFFERENTIAL EQ Group: 7pm--8pm @ LS 129 #12;ARC Letter MATHGroupTutoring Location & Hours Hermann Hall: HH-112

Heller, Barbara

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Fuel Cell Final Exam  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This final exam could be used at the end of a class or unit on fuel cell technology. The test consists of multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank and short answer questions. This document may be downloaded in Microsoft Word DOC file format.

2012-08-07

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Exam Question Exchange.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Alexander, John J., Ed.

1978-01-01

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UBC Exam Timetabling Chris Fawcett  

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UBC Exam Timetabling Chris Fawcett Presented for EARG 2010/11/24 Chris Fawcett (EARG) UBC Exam Timetabling 2010/11/24 1 / 26 #12;Introduction Outline Outline - background The general timetabling problem Post-enrollment course and exam timetabling History of timetabling in our group Our problem model Our

Hutter, Frank

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Competency Patient Care Sub Domain Physical Exam  

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Competency Patient Care Sub Domain Physical Exam Learning Objective Performs comprehensive an internship in any specialty * #12;APPENDIX *Major Specialty Core Physical Diagnosis Competencies for Core Clerkships Internal Medicine: Neurological exam Head, ear, eye and throat exam (including fundoscopic exam

Leistikow, Bruce N.

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Preparing Students for the AP Psychology Exam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Whitlock, Kristin

2013-01-01

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Normal - Mental Status Exam - Memory Sub-exam - Patient 1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video shows an example of a 'normal' mental status exam of a patient. Patient is a female with no known neurological health problems who volunteered to act as a simulated patient in order to demonstrate 'normal' responses to exam techniques. Viewing the video requires installation of the free QuickTime Plug-in.

Pearson, John C.

2009-04-07

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Normal - Mental Status Exam - Orientation Sub-exam - Patient 1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video demonstrates a 'normal' mental status exam of a patient. The patient is a female with no known neurological health problems who volunteered to act as a simulated patient in order to demonstrate 'normal' responses to exam techniques. Viewing the video requires installation of the free QuickTime Plug-in.

Pearson, John C.

2009-01-02

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Normal - Mental Status Exam - Attention Sub-exam - Patient 1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this demonstration video, a patient is given a mental status exam. The patient is a female with no known neurological health problems who volunteered to act as a simulated patient in order to demonstrate 'normal' responses to exam techniques. Viewing the video requires installation of the free QuickTime Plug-in.

Pearson, John C.

2009-01-02

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ACA Projects 20102011 Written ExamsWritten Exams  

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ACA Projects 20102011 #12;Written ExamsWritten Exams · MONDAY June 27, 2011 h.13:00 · MONDAY JULYChip Architectures · Manycore Architectures · Reconfigurable Architectures · Subject: ACA Request of Oral PresentationSubject: ACA Request of Oral Presentation Topic #12;

Silvano, Cristina

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Exam Preparation 8 Strategies for Reducing Exam Anxiety  

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, sugar, nicotine and cannabis. 2. GET ACCURATE INFORMATION Check out the time and location of the exam the exam will cover, and how much it is worth etc. 3. STUDY EFFECTIVELY Reduce anxiety by being well.g., "I'm going to fail.") See students.sfu.ca/health/pdf/ThoughtRecord.pdf & http://students.sfu.ca/health

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Applying data structures in exams  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is important for students to be able to select and apply the appropriate data structure for the problem to be solved. Testing this knowledge on exams can be difficult, however. We examined 59 data structures final exams and found only 36 that contained questions involving the application of data structures. To promote assessment of this knowledge in the data

Briana B. Morrison; Mike Clancy; Robert McCartney; Brad Richards; Kate Sanders

2011-01-01

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What Is a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam?  

MedlinePLUS

... función de Escuchar . What is a comprehensive dilated eye exam? A comprehensive dilated eye exam is a ... seeing your best. What does a comprehensive dilated eye exam include? A comprehensive eye examination includes: dilation , ...

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Developing On-line Exams.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

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

2003-01-01

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Your Daughter's First Gynecological Exam  

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... cancer not covered by the vaccine. Back Continue Sexually Transmitted Diseases Testing (Optional) Testing for STDs is not automatically ... Exam if I Had the HPV Vaccine? About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) What Can I Expect From the Gynecologist? ...

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USEFUL: Ultrasound Exam for Underlying Lesions Incorporated into Physical Exam  

PubMed Central

Introduction: The Ultrasound Screening Exam for Underlying Lesions (USEFUL) was developed in an attempt to establish a role for bedside ultrasound in the primary and preventive care setting. It is the purpose of our pilot study to determine if students were first capable of performing all of the various scans required of our USEFUL while defining such an ultrasound-assisted physical exam that would supplement the standard hands-on physical exam in the same head-to-toe structure. We also aimed to assess the time needed for an adequate exam and analyze if times improved with repetition and previous ultrasound training. Methods: Medical students with ranging levels of ultrasound training received a 25-minute presentation on our USEFUL followed by a 30-minute hands-on session. Following the hands-on session, the students were asked to perform a timed USEFUL on 2–3 standardized subjects. All images were documented as normal or abnormal with the understanding that an official detailed exam would be performed if an abnormality were to be found. All images were read and deemed adequate by board eligible emergency medicine ultrasound fellows. Results: Twenty-six exams were performed by 9 students. The average time spent by all students per USEFUL was 11 minutes and 19 seconds. Students who had received the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine's integrated ultrasound curriculum performed the USEFUL significantly faster (p< 0.0025). The time it took to complete the USEFUL ranged from 6 minutes and 32 seconds to 17 minutes, and improvement was seen with each USEFUL performed. The average time to complete the USEFUL on the first standardized patient was 13 minutes and 20 seconds, while 11 minutes and 2 seconds, and 9 minutes and 20 seconds were spent performing the exam on the second and third patient, respectively. Conclusion: Students were able to effectively complete all scans required by the USEFUL in a timely manner. Students who have been a part of the integrated ultrasound in medicine curriculum performed the USEFUL significantly faster than students who had not. Students were able to significantly improve upon the time it took them to complete the USEFUL with successive attempts. Future endpoints are aimed at assessing the feasibility and outcomes of an ultrasound-assisted physical exam in a primary care setting and the exam's effect on doctor-patient satisfaction. [West J Emerg Med. 2014;15(3):260–266.] PMID:24868302

Steller, Jon; Russell, Bianca; Lotfipour, Shahram; Maldonado, Graciela; Siepel, Tim; Jakle, Halsey; Hata, Stacy; Chiem, Alan; Fox, John Christian

2014-01-01

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Physics Exams That Promote Collaborative Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The two-stage exam is a relatively simple way to introduce collaborative learning and formative assessment into an exam. Their use is rapidly growing in the physics department at the University of British Columbia, as both students and faculty find them rewarding. In a two-stage exam students first complete and turn in the exam individually, and…

Wieman, Carl E.; Rieger, Georg W.; Heiner, Cynthia E.

2014-01-01

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Student Exam Creation as a Learning Tool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between: 1) comprehensiveness of student developed model tests and final exam score, 2) the quality of student developed model tests and answer keys combined, and final exam score, and 3) student developed model test similarity to instructor final exam and final exam score.…

Brink, Jan; Capps, Emerson; Sutko, Al

2004-01-01

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ELI Talent Show Final Exams  

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Highlights ELI Talent Show Final Exams Scholarship Nominees Graduate Admissions Workshop Reminders from the Office Manners, Cultures, & Grammar TheELIWeekly ELI Talent Show It's going to be a blast! Come one, come all! The 2nd Annual ELI Talent Show will be on Tuesday, April 15th

Pilyugin, Sergei S.

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Automatic Music Annotation Research Exam  

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and sound effects. The music domain is interesting in that the audio content is rich with informationAutomatic Music Annotation Research Exam Spring 2005 Douglas Turnbull Department of Computer-based systems have been developed to automatically classify music according to a high-level musical concept

Elkan, Charles

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Final Exam Memo/Preparation  

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Dec 16, 2009 ... pressure on students to finish the exam in the 2 hours allotted is little ... The homework for the entire semester is your best guide to what could appear on the ... personally know and do not know pick and choose what sections ...

odavis

2009-11-30

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Regents Exam Prep Center - Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the Regents Exam Prep Center site for Physics. It contains a large number of physics lectures, lesson plans, problem solving techniques, and demonstrations for a wide variety of high school and early college physics topics, ranging from basic kinematics to quantum theory.

2004-11-28

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Exam 2 Memo (All day students read)  

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Oct 17, 2011 ... The instructors may not loan calculators to students. ... 2) There are fifteen multiple-choice problems on the exam. The exam will be .... coordinator know no later than two business days (Thursday, October 13th) before the.

math

2011-10-07

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Essentials for revision and exams Photocopiable resource  

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

Bristol, University of

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How to Perform a Self-Exam  

MedlinePLUS Videos and Cool Tools

... to perform a self-exam How to perform a self-exam You can catch skin cancer early ... back and buttocks with a hand mirror. Find a Dermatologist ZIP code: Radius: Search Advanced search » Find ...

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Exit Exam as Academic Performance Indicator  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

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152X sp11 Exam 3 Memo  

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Apr 19, 2011 ... Your instructor may not loan calculators to students. ... 2) There are fifteen multiple-choice problems on the exam. The exam will be .... than two business days (Friday, April 15th) before the exam takes place If you have an.

odavis

2011-04-05

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UBC Biochemistry Comprehensive Exam Guidelines Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  

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UBC Biochemistry Comprehensive Exam Guidelines Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Comprehensive Examination Guidelines 20132014 #12;UBC Biochemistry Comprehensive Exam Guidelines Table #12;UBC Biochemistry Comprehensive Exam Guidelines

Strynadka, Natalie

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Instructions of the NTU Health Exam for Incoming Exchange Students (Health Exam Time)  

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) 2 () Department of Family Medicine, Health Exam Register, 2F of the older wing of the National to the waiting area near the Department of Family Medicine for blood test. 6Exam items by doctor; submit the health check form Complete the health exam in examine room No.5 in the Department of Family Medicine

Wu, Yih-Min

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MA 15200X Exam 2 Memo Exam 2: During Regular Class Time (6 ...  

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Mar 8, 2011 ... Your instructor may not loan calculators to students. 1). Exam 2 covers ... There are fifteen multiple-choice problems on the exam. The exam will be .... coordinator know no later than two business days (Friday, March 4 th. ) ...

charlotb

2011-02-24

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Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #1 Fall 2003 Fall 2003 Biology 111 Exam #1 -Cellular Communications  

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). #12;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #1 ­ Fall 2003 4 6 pts. 8) Explain the concepts of voltage and currentDr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #1 ­ Fall 2003 1 Fall 2003 Biology 111 Exam #1 - Cellular Communications There is no time limit on this test, though I have tried to design one that you should be able to complete within 2

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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From Exam Factories to Communities of Discovery  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Coffield, Frank; Williamson, Bill

2011-01-01

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Making Exam Preparation An Enjoyable Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lukosch, Stephan; Schummer, Till

2006-01-01

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CS Systems Qualifying Exam 2014 Important Dates  

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: Principles, Techniques, & Tools (Second Edition), Alfred V. Aho, Monica S. Lam, Ravi Sethi, Jeffrey D and Professor Philip Levis. Exams Architecture Kunle Olukotun Compilers Alex Aiken Databases Hector Garcia;Compilers Qualifying Exam Details and Reading List Examiner: Professor Alex Aiken Reading List Compilers

Thrun, Sebastian

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Network+ Certification Exam Prep 28 hours, $1495  

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technicians. During class, you will benefit from hands-on exercises and exam question practice in a lab of the exam in December 2011. Potential jobs include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician, and IT cable installer. Prerequisite:Technical networking experience

Alabama in Huntsville, University of

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Physics Exams that Promote Collaborative Learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The two-stage exam is a relatively simple way to introduce collaborative learning and formative assessment into an exam. Their use is rapidly growing in the physics department at the University of British Columbia, as both students and faculty find them rewarding. In a two-stage exam students first complete and turn in the exam individually, and then, working in small groups, answer the exam questions again. During the second stage, the room is filled with spirited and effective debate with nearly every student participating. This provides students with immediate targeted feedback supplied by discussions with their peers. Furthermore, we see indications that the use of this exam format not only ensures consistency across interactive course components, but it also positively impacts how students approach the other collaborative course components. This is accomplished without losing the summative assessment of individual performance that is the expectation of exams for most instructors. In this paper we describe how to implement two-stage exams and provide arguments why they should be part of physics courses that use interactive engagement and social/collaborative learning methods.

Wieman, Carl E.; Rieger, Georg W.; Heiner, Cynthia E.

2014-01-01

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Tailoring the Preparticipation Exam to Female Athletes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Johnson, Mimi D.

1992-01-01

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Exam Frequency Comparison in Introductory Soil Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a study in which the number of exams administered in a semester was examined to determine its impact on students' grades and on course evaluations regarding their recommendation of the course and the instructor to other students. The course was an introductory soil science course in which, over 3 semesters, 5 exams were given per semester. For the next 5 semesters, the number of exams was increased to 10 per semester. For the most recent semesters, students responded that they preferred more frequent exams. Grouping of the semesters into those with either 5 or 10 tests showed a higher overall class grade-point average for the semesters with more tests, and a Chi-square test showed that the higher grades were due to an increase in the proportion of A's. This grouping also showed that giving more exams did not significantly affect the students' response concerning recommendations of the course or the instructor to other students.

Barbarick, K.

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Profile of State High School Exit Exam Policies. New Mexico  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This individual profile provides information on New Mexico'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…

Center on Education Policy, 2011

2011-01-01

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GRADING POLICIES Two closed-book exams will be given during the semester. The exam dates are Tuesday, February  

E-print Network

of the class period that the graded exam is returned to students; exam grades become "carved in stone" after: The above exam and presentation schedule is "carved in granite." The above lecture schedule is only

Houston, Paul L.

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Taking Exams (Black Box Software Testing classes)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes lecture videos, slides, suggested readings, and study questions focusing on skills needed for Taking Exams - especially answering essay questions.

Kaner, Cem; Fiedler, Rebecca L.

2011-06-01

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Studying For Exams SEVEN DAY STUDY GUIDE  

E-print Network

your performance. Lack of sleep diminishes one's effectiveness while taking an exam. Study a maximum of yourself physically, especially the week before a test. Eating regularly and getting good sleep will boost

Barrash, Warren

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Physics Exam Preparation: A Comparison of Three Methods  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Fakcharoenphol, Witat; Stelzer, Timothy

2014-01-01

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Normal - Cranial Nerves Exam - Vestibulocochlear (CN VIII) Nerve Sub-exam - Patient 1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video depicts the 'normal' patient responses that should occur during a cranial nerves exam. The patient in the video is a female with no known neurological health problems who volunteered to act as a simulated patient in order to demonstrate 'normal' responses to exam techniques. Viewing the video requires installation of the free QuickTime Plug-in.

Pearson, John C.

2009-06-08

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Normal - Cranial Nerves Exam - Oculomotor, Trochlear, Abducens (CN III, IV, VI) Nerves Sub-exam  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video depicts a 'normal' cranial nerves exam. Patient is a female with no known neurological health problems who volunteered to act as a simulated patient in order to demonstrate 'normal' responses to exam techniques. Viewing the video requires installation of the free QuickTime Plug-in.

Pearson, John C.

2009-09-21

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Can Students Predict Their Scores in Exams?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a statistical study in which students were asked to predict their own exam scores. The actual and predicted scores of 61 students in 6 years of an advanced plant genetics course and the differences between their actual and predicted scores were analyzed by various statistical measures. An overall mean difference between actual and predicted scores showed that the students, on average, were able to predict their scores within 5 percent of the actual value. However, students were not able to predict their exam scores accurately or precisely; the difference between actual and predicted scores was statistically different from zero. In addition, student demographic types such as age, GPA, or level of education were not significant factors for accuracy in predicting marks on the exam.

Sharma, H.

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Redesigning the MCAT exam: balancing multiple perspectives.  

PubMed

The authors of this commentary discuss the recently completed review of the current Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), which has been used since 1991, and describe the blueprint for the new test that will be introduced in 2015. The design of the MCAT exam reflects changes in medical education, medical science, health care delivery, and the needs of the populations served by graduates of U.S. and Canadian medical schools. The authors describe how balancing the ambitious goals for the new exam and the varying priorities of the testing program's many stakeholders made blueprint design complex. They discuss the tensions and trade-offs that characterized the design process as well as the deliberations and data that shaped the blueprint.The blueprint for the MCAT exam balances the assessment of a broad range of competencies in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences and critical analysis and reasoning skills that are essential to entering students' success in medical school. The exam will include four sections: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems; Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior; and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills.The authors also offer recommendations for admission committees, advising them to review applicants' test scores, course work, and other academic, personal, and experiential credentials as part of a holistic admission process and in relation to their institutions' educational, scientific, clinical, and service-oriented goals. PMID:23524933

Schwartzstein, Richard M; Rosenfeld, Gary C; Hilborn, Robert; Oyewole, Saundra Herndon; Mitchell, Karen

2013-05-01

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English-Spanish Verbatim Translation Exam.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Stansfield, Charles W.; And Others

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Exam Conflict form Genome 361, Spring 2014  

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to take a make-up exam for one of only a few reasons: · Medical/family emergencies · Academic events ­ the student must be interviewing for a job or medical/graduate school, or presenting academic research be part of a University sponsored team. University clubs do not count as University-sponsored sports teams

Dunham, Maitreya

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Systems Comprehensive Exams Topics Patrick G. Bridges  

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Systems Comprehensive Exams Topics Patrick G. Bridges November 23, 2004 1 Introduction I've divided, servers, device drivers, interrupt processing) · Scheduling · Memory-management (e.g. virtual memory switched networks · Basic characteristics of physical networks like Ethernet · Routing basics · TCP

Maccabe, Barney

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A Memetic Algorithm for University Exam Timetabling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: The scheduling of exams in institutions of higher education is knownto be a highly constrained problem. The advent of modularity in many institutionsin the UK has resulted in a significant increase in its complexity, imposing evenmore difficulties on university administrators who must find a solution, oftenwithout any computer aid.

Edmund K. Burke; James P. Newall; Rupert F. Weare

1995-01-01

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Exam Preparation Identifying Levels of Learning  

E-print Network

, identify, label, list, match, name, recall, select, show, state, translate, true/false, who, what, where you to employ certain criteria in order to appraise the degree to which a concept (e.g. ideas, solutions, work, and theory) is satisfying, effective or valid. Typical exam wording includes: appraise

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Statistics Masters Comprehensive Exam July 31, 2012  

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(r). #12;5. An urn has M white marbles and 10 - M black marbles. To test H0 : M = 5 versus H0 : M = 6Statistics Masters Comprehensive Exam July 31, 2012 Student Name: 1. Answer 8 out of 12 problems Scores 2. Write your answer right after each problem selected, attach more pages if necessary. Do

Hagen, Thomas

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Automatic Assessment of 3D Modeling Exams  

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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…

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

2012-01-01

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DIVING MEDICAL EXAM OVERVIEW  

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DIVING MEDICAL EXAM OVERVIEW FOR THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY To the EXAMINING PHYSICIAN: A medical examination is required to assess the fitness Medicine physician and the Diving Medical Officer (DMO) for the University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Wilcock, William

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Engineering PROCEDURES FOR ADMINISTERING THE EXAM  

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the time lost. · Verify the identity of the student through a picture identification. Acceptable ID are not allowed in the testing room. · Personal items and unauthorized materials such as coats, hats, books devices, etc...) or books and notes may be used unless instructed on the exam. · Review any special

Velev, Orlin D.

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Oral Exam Syllabus 1 Lie Groups  

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Oral Exam Syllabus 1 Lie Groups #15; De#12;nition of a Lie group; examples (including classical Lie groups) #15; Lie algebras and their relation to Lie groups Exponential mapping Adjoint and co-adjoint representation #15; Representations of compact, connected Lie groups Peter-Weyl theorem Maximal Tori: existence

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Introducing Standardized EFL/ESL Exams  

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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,…

Laborda, Jesus Garcia

2007-01-01

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Exam Return Form Food Safety Programs  

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(Please provide credit card information below) MasterCard Visa American Express Card number: Expiration enclosed **Personal checks not accepted** Purchase Order Attached Only for 10 exams or more Credit card are the card holder and authorize Prometric to charge your credit card. Please Read and Sign: Print Proctor

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Sample Exam Printout (shortened) Examination Services  

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.0 MCFLY MARTY 6.0 WILSON BRENT 10.0 RUTH'S CHART OF OMITTED RESPONSES AND CINDY'S STAR CHART Name I correlation. ITEMS MISSED BY STUDENTS Name Total and Sub Scores I.D. Number Responses ( "." means a correct;3 STUDENT EXAM SCORES BY NAME Name I.D. Number Total and Subscores CONTRARY MARY Q 5.0 DOSTOEVSKY FYODOR 2

Farritor, Shane

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

MedlinePLUS

X-Ray Exam: Lower Leg (Tibia and Fibula) KidsHealth > Parents > Doctors & Hospitals > Medical Tests & Exams > X-Ray Exam: Lower Leg (Tibia and Fibula) Print ... If You Have Questions What It Is An X-ray of the tibia and fibula is a ...

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The Effect of Announced Quizzes on Exam Performance: II  

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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…

Azorlosa, Julian L.

2011-01-01

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Exit Exams: Decreases or Increases the Dropout Rate  

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The purpose of this paper was to examine the impact of exit exams on the dropout rate. Data was gathered from several research articles. The most impressionable research revealed exit exams have a negative effect on minorities, especially black males. Results indicate by 2012, that exit exams in 25 states will affect 81 percent of minority high…

Barnes, Teresa A.

2009-01-01

80

Supporting exam revision via Google talk and Examopedia wiki  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work highlights the benefits of tapping into one of many informal learning activities in which students engage, namely use of past papers for exam revision. Exams can be both stressful and isolating for students. This paper presents a novel approach to exam revision via a `wiki' and `Google talk' which the author calls `Examopedia'. This approach benefits both from

Manish Malik

2010-01-01

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ExamNet asynchronous learning network: augmenting face-to-face courses with student-developed exam questions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates how students' attitude and performance are affected by using an asynchronous learning network (ALN) to augment exams in a traditional lecture\\/lab course. Students used the ExamNet ALN to create, critique, and revise a database of questions that subsequently was drawn upon for course exams. Overall, students considered ExamNet to be useful and important in understanding course material,

E. Vance Wilson

2004-01-01

82

Direct and Indirect Effects of Completion Versus Accuracy Contingencies on Practice-Exam and Actual-Exam Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students in four sections of an undergraduate educational course (two large and two small sections) took out-of-class practice exams prior to actual exams for each of five course units. Each course unit consisted of five class sessions focusing on a specific developmental theme. Some sections received practice-exam credit based on the number of items completed, whereas other sections received practice-exam

Renee Oliver; Robert L. Williams

2005-01-01

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CLASSIFICAES DOS EXAMES, SRIES E CLASSIFICAO FINAL N Nome Exame 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mdia srie Mdia final  

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43872 RODRIGO DELGADO 10 15 15 16 7.7 10 43894 JOÃ?O MIGUEL FERREIRA ANTUNES 11 18 15 5.5 10 45103 BRUNO 15 13 15.5 14 47966 FILIPE JOSÃ? BARREIROS BICO PELICA 12 18 17 15 15 15 13.3 12 47968 FILIPE RENATO PEREIRA NEVES 14 8 17 14 15 16 11.7 14 49313 DANIEL CHANG YAN 15 18 16 16 16 18 16 16.7 15 49322 DAVID

Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

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IOB Comprehensive Exams The comprehensive exam will be composed of a written part and an oral part.  

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that they are consistent with the student's background and interests. The major professor may request a change in form coursework or directed reading and retake a portion of the exam. If the committee decides that the student. Timing of Written exam All students must take the written exam by the end of July after their second

Arnold, Jonathan

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

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conditions not used in the study guide. #12;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Spring 2007 3 6 pts. 5) Explain with anyone until all exams are turned in at 10:30 am on Wednesday April 18. EXAMS ARE DUE AT CLASS TIME features that are important to its overall function in glycolysis. 10 pts. 3) Consider the evolution

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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What students learn when studying physics practice exam problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We developed a web-based tool to provide students with access to old exam problems and solutions. By controlling the order in which students saw the problems, as well as their access to solutions, we obtained data about student learning by studying old exam problems. Our data suggest that in general students learn from doing old exam problems, and that having access to the problem solutions increases their learning. However, the data also suggest the depth of learning may be relatively shallow. In addition, the data show that doing old exam problems provides important formative assessment about the studentâs overall preparedness for the exam and their particular areas of strength and weakness.

Fakcharoenphol, Witat; Potter, Eric; Stelzer, Timothy

2012-05-09

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Physics exam preparation: A comparison of three methods  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 third group was given the solutions, homework, and also an hour of one-on-one tutoring. Participants from all three conditions significantly outperformed the control group on the midterm exam. However, participants that had one-on-one tutoring did not outperform the other two participant groups.

Fakcharoenphol, Witat; Stelzer, Timothy

2014-06-01

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Normal - Cranial Nerves Exam - Facial Nerve (CN VII) Sub-exam - Patient 1  

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This video provides a demonstration of a patient's facial nerve examination. The patient is a female with no known neurological health problems who volunteered to act as a simulated patient in order to demonstrate 'normal' responses to exam techniques. Viewing the video requires installation of the free QuickTime Plug-in.

Pearson, John C.

2009-01-02

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Engagement with Online Pre-Exam Formative Tests Improves Exam Performance and Feedback Satisfaction  

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The National Union of Students (NUS) National Student Experience Report identified examination feedback as an area where students had particular concerns. This finding was echoed in the authors' institution and triggered an action research project to investigate ways of improving students' perceptions of pre- and post-exam feedback. We report the…

Hope, Sheila A.; Polwart, Anthony

2012-01-01

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Optimization Qualifer Exam University of Wisconsin-Madison Fall 2012 Qualifier Exam  

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" triangles. (c) Write the full mathematical (or GAMS) model which finds a solution to the game. (d) Suppose such "symmetries" from your search. (f) Write pseudo-code (GAMS or similar for example) that shows the sequence on the cover of each book the area of the exam, your code number, and the question answered in that book

Liblit, Ben

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Exam Technique Many students in University Mathematics exams seem to lack appropriate examination  

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courses as well. Preparation You will doubtless have been told this many times, but the best and most the final exam timetable to be the same as the draft through most of your time at UNSW. Allow yourself some the parts of each question that you think will be easiest, or you know you can do. Think about how you would

Steele, John

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State High School Exit Exams: A Move toward End-of-Course Exams  

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Since 2002, the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit organization, has been studying state high school exit examinations--tests students must pass to receive a high school diploma. This is CEP's seventh annual report on exit exams. The information in this report comes from several sources: our survey of states that have…

Zabala, Dalia; Minnici, Angela; McMurrer, Jennifer; Briggs, Liza

2008-01-01

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Exam Report Order Form 103 University Stores South  

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, electronic transfer, and timely exam processing. Then please select report recipients (Provide TA information ________________________________________________ T.A. (Last, First) ____________________ Phone ________________________ x500 Email Department

Amin, S. Massoud

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Should I Give the Exam before or after the Break?  

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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…

O'Connor, Kevin J.

2014-01-01

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Systems Comprehensive Exam, Spring 2005 January 11, 2005  

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these questions. Please direct any questions about this exam to Professor Bridges. Professor Bridges may at bridges@cs.unm.edu. Turn your exam in to Professor Bridges or the front office by 5:00 PM MDT on Tuesday Bridges. Type or write your answers to the stated number of questions in each of the following three

Maccabe, Barney

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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...

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Adaptive Selection of Heuristics for Improving Constructed Exam Timetables  

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Adaptive Selection of Heuristics for Improving Constructed Exam Timetables Edmund K. Burke, Rong Qu constructed timetables. The constructed timetable is analysed and the exams causing a soft are rescheduled in the timetable affect the quality of the solution produced. Af- ter testing different

Qu, Rong

98

SIMILARITY MEASURES FOR EXAM TIMETABLING E. K. Burke  

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SIMILARITY MEASURES FOR EXAM TIMETABLING PROBLEMS E. K. Burke , A. J. Eckersley , B. Mc the years which have been aimed at solving examination timetabling problems. However, many given any exam timetabling problem, will produce results which are comparative to those of a specially

McCollum, Barry

99

Does the Answer Order Matter on Multiple-Choice Exams?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Tellinghuisen, Joel; Sulikowski, Michelle M.

2008-01-01

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High School Exit Exam Scores and University Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many U.S. students must pass a standards-based exit exam to earn a high school diploma. The degree to which exit exams and state standards properly signal to students their preparedness for postsecondary schooling has been questioned. The alignment of test scores with college grades for students at the University of Arizona (n = 2,667) who took…

D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Bonner, Sarah M.

2009-01-01

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Comprehensive Exam  

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Comprehensive Exam Form One Suggested Examination Topics Examination Topics: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Suggested Examiners: 1) Dr. 2) Dr. 3) Dr. 4) Dr. #12;Biochemistry. Dr. 3. Dr. 4. Dr. Exam Chair #12;Biochemistry

Strynadka, Natalie

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Reworking Exams to Teach Chemistry Content and Reinforce Student Learning  

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One meaningful approach to demonstrate to students the value of reworking exams is to offer an incentive to do so. This paper describes the strategy and effects of offering partial credit to students who rework answers originally answered incorrectly on an exam. This has proved largely successful for the last 10 years in several classes at the…

Risley, John M.

2007-01-01

103

A Virtual Reality Based Simulator for Gynecologic Exam Training  

Microsoft Academic Search

Training is an effective way to acquire knowledge. In the last years, realistic training has been proposed and offered by the use of virtual reality (VR) systems. This work presents a VR based simulator for gynecologic exam training - the SITEG. This system integrates stereoscopic view and touch to simulate a real exam in a virtual environment. In this environment

Ronei M. Moraes; Daniel F. L. Souza; Milane C. O. Valdek; Liliane S. Machado

2006-01-01

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Does requiring graded online homework improve physics exam performance?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a first experiment with using Mastering Physics in a first semester calculus-based course, homework and exam performance was tracked periodically during the semester. As expected, the use of novel technology (and its ability to track which students were persistently working at problem exercises) motivated many students to become more involved with work on assigned physics problems. Although there did appear to be a significant correlation between exam averages and homework scores in the upper half of the exam average distribution, individuals spanning the full range of exam averages (down to 45 percent) earned homework scores as high as those who had performed outstandingly well in exams. In this work, we present results and proposed plausible explanations for the apparent anomaly.

Chase, Norma

2012-02-01

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

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conditions not used in the study guide. If you have no oxygen but need energy (e.g. swimming away from with anyone until all exams are turned in at 10:30 am on Wednesday April 18. EXAMS ARE DUE AT CLASS TIME the evolution of chloroplasts and mitochondria. List 5 characteristics/traits they have in common, explain them

Campbell, A. Malcolm

106

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

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Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #4 � Spring 2007 1 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #4 � Cancer, HIV, & Genetic may find the cure for cancer." 6 pts. 4) List all the molecules carried by HIV inside its capsid. #12

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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

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Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #4 ­ Spring 2007 1 Biology 111 Take-Home Exam #4 ­ Cancer, HIV, & Genetic Engineering There is no time limit on this test, though I have tried to design one that you should example for each type. 6 pts. 4) Here are some western blot data for a cancer patient. a. What is wrong

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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

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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 answers to a maximum of 6 sentences total. Propose a mechanism for the origin of primitive cells from

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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

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to a maximum of 6 sentences total. Propose a mechanism for the evolution of primitive cells from abioticDr. 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

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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

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, 2011, in class (Room C-141). It will be an open text book (Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Structured Computer their Exam Pads and their Exam Books when the time is up for the test. Chapters of the text to be reviewed: 1.1 Structured Computer Organization 1.2 Milestones in Computer Architecture 1.3 The Computer Zoo 1.4 Example

Grantner, Janos L.

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

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Lecture Questions: 6 pts. 2) List the mechanisms used in meiosis that result in diversity for the F1Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2 ­ Spring 2007 1 Spring 2007 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #2 ­ Classical are not allowed to use your notes, old tests, the internet, or any books, nor are you allowed to discuss the test

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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Do Open-Book Exams Impede Long-Term Learning in Introductory Biology Courses?  

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Students in an introductory biology course who were given open-book exams during the semester earned significantly higher grades on these exams, but significantly lower grades on the closed-book final exam, than students who took in-class, closed-book exams throughout the semester. Exam format was also associated with changes in academic behavior;…

Moore, Randy; Jensen, Philip A.

2007-01-01

113

Overseas trained doctors. How to prepare for a fellowship exam.  

PubMed

Exam preparation is a stressful time and everyone wants to prepare effectively to do as well as they can. It is a personal challenge that, successfully overcome, carries the reward of peer recognition and acceptance. However, for the overseas trained doctor it is not easy to write a fellowship exam when one is not sure either where or how to start, where to get help and resources, and how to proceed. I encountered many difficulties in preparing for the Fellowship of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioner (FRACGP) exam, and in overcoming these difficulties, thought the knowledge acquired may be useful to others facing the same task. PMID:15487372

Bhuiyan, A K M Fakhruzzaman

2004-09-01

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Do Open-Book Exams Impede Long-Term Learning in Introductory Biology Courses?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students in an introductory biology course who were given open-book exams during the semester earned significantly higher grades on these exams, but significantly lower grades on the closed-book final exam, than students who took in-class, closed-book exams throughout the semester. Exam format was also associated with changes in academic behavior; students who had upcoming open-book exams attended fewer lectures and help sessions and submitted fewer extra-credit assignments than students who had upcoming closed-book exams. These results suggest that open-book exams diminish long-term learning and promote academic behaviors that typify lower levels of academic achievement.

Jensen, Philip A.; Moore, Randy

2007-07-01

115

Review topics for 161 Exam 1 ! free fall motion  

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Review topics for 161 Exam 1 Chapter 2 ! free fall motion ! Example 2.8 (parts a and b) Chapter 3 ! projectile motion ! no problems on relative velocity ! Example 3.8 Chapter 4 ! Newton's Second Law ! free

Glashausser, Charles

116

How to Study for Qualifying Exams SIAM Student Chapter  

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look back over what you have written and fine tune it, you can be a much more exacting grader, and within it. For each exam you will probably need to adopt somewhat different strategies. Start early, plan

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

117

Stat 231 Final Exam December 16, 1997 Professor Vardeman  

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to this exam summarizes some data (collected by a student group) on the diameters of holes bored in certain and there is interest in estimating how much the holes bored in these housings actually vary in diameter (where

Vardeman, Stephen B.

118

Remedial Study plus Retake Exams Equals Better Grades.  

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Describes adaptation of the Retake System to larger lecture classes and tests the importance of remedial study in improving exam performance for 410 students enrolled in an interdisciplinary (chemistry, physics, and biology) science course for nonscience majors. (HM)

Van Winkle, Lon J.

1978-01-01

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INDIVIDUAL REFORM ELEMENTS .63Average course exam score  

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INDIVIDUAL REFORM ELEMENTS .63Average course exam score .11In class clicker score .02Lecture: · Correlations with effort/curricular elements are positive but not high, indicating no individual course reform

Colorado at Boulder, University of

120

Some Observations about GA-Based Exam Timetabling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although many people have tried using genetic algorithms (GAs) for exam timetabling, far fewer have done systematic investigations\\u000a to try to determine whether a GA is a good choice of method or not. We have extensively studied GAs that use one particular\\u000a kind of direct encoding for exam timetabling. Perhaps not surprisingly, it emerges that this approach is not very

Peter Ross; Emma Hart; David Corne

1997-01-01

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Again, Maryland Ranks #1 in Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Performance  

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For a second year in a row, Maryland ranked first nationwide in the percentage of public school students scoring 3 or higher on at least one AP (Advanced Placement) exam. A score of 3 or higher on the 5-point scale is considered mastery of college-level work. Maryland also continues to show strong gains in the number of students taking an AP exam

Maryland State Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

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Are study strategies related to medical licensing exam performance?  

PubMed Central

Objectives: To examine the relationship between study strategies and performance on a high stakes medical licensing exam entitled the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1. Methods: The action research project included seventy nine student participants at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine during their pre-clinical education. Data collection included pre-matriculation and matriculation academic performance data, standardized exam data, and the Learning and Study Strategies Instrument. Multiple regression analyses were conducted. For both models, the dependent variable was the Step 1 score, and the independent variables included Medical College Admission Test, Undergraduate Grade Point Average, Year 1 Average, Year 2 Average, Customized National Board of Medical Examiners Average, Comprehensive Basic Science Exam score, and Learning and Study Strategy Instrument sub-scores. Model 2 added Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment average. Results: Concentration (Model 1 - ? = .264; Model 2 - ? = .254) was the only study strategy correlated with Step 1 performance. The other statistically significant predictors were Customized National Board of Medical Examiners Average (? = .315) and Year 2 Average (? = .280) in Model 1 and Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment Average (? = .338) in Model 2. Conclusions: There does appear to be a relationship between the study strategy concentration and Step 1 licensing exam performance. Teaching students to practice and utilize certain techniques to improve concentration skills when preparing for and taking exams may help improve licensing exam scores. PMID:25362627

West, Courtney; Kurz, Terri; Smith, Sherry; Graham, Lori

2014-01-01

123

Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #2.5 Fall 2002 Fall 2002 Biology 111 Exam #2.5 -Molecular Genetics Half Exam  

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, any electronic sources, any books, nor are you allowed to discuss the test with anyone until all exams the mode of inheritance for this disease. This is a sex-linked recessive disease and the recessive allele on the line below. For partial credit options, include any scrap paper you use. MR is a recessive disease

Campbell, A. Malcolm

124

Dr. Campbell's Bio111 In-Class Exam #2.5 Spring 2008 Spring 2008 Biology 111 Exam #2.5 -Molecular Genetics In-Class Exam  

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, any electronic sources (except as directed by this exam), any books, nor are you allowed to discuss 2008 2 3 pts. 1) Draw a picture that illustrates the molecular cause for Huntington's disease. 5 pts. 2) Draw a picture of two lung cells, one with CF and one wild-type. In each picture, include mucus

Campbell, A. Malcolm

125

Dr. Campbell's Bio111 In-Class Exam #2.5 Spring 2008 Spring 2008 Biology 111 Exam #2.5 KEY -Molecular Genetics In-Class Exam  

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, any electronic sources (except as directed by this exam), any books, nor are you allowed to discuss 2008 2 3 pts. 1) Draw a picture that illustrates the molecular cause for huntington's disease. Looking is too tight or protracted. 5 pts. 2) Draw a picture of two lung cells, one with CF and one wild

Campbell, A. Malcolm

126

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)…

O'Connor, Kevin J.

2014-01-01

127

Exam 2: Effective Supply Management Performance Location: Rutgers University, (Building TBA)  

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Exam 2: Effective Supply Management Performance Location: Rutgers University, (Building TBA) Date the content and organization of Exam 2: Effective Supply Management Performance of the Professional in Supply Management certification exam series. Each attendee will be provided a full set of Exam Study Guides

Lin, Xiaodong

128

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

129

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

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Using collaborative group exams to investigate students' ability to learn  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of our primary learning goals for our students is: we would like them to be able to learn physics on their own. Unfortunately few existing assessments can assess students' ability to learn without being taught. We are developing a new format of exam which challenges students to work together as a class to tackle a difficult problem that requires them to learn new physics. Rather than restrict their activities, we offer them a resource-rich environment of textbooks and internet access. Students are required to transfer their knowledge by answering a related question on a more standard "individual exam" two days later. In this paper we will discuss the format of the exams, background theory, and present evidence of how students are able to learn new physics on their own. Our results show that although students struggle at first, they do surprisingly well once they get used to the format.

Lin, Yuhfen; Brookes, David T.

2013-01-01

131

Student Health Plan Vision Coverage 2012 2013 Policy Year Student only may use the Vision Benefit to cover routine vision exam(s),  

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Student Health Plan Vision Coverage 2012 ­ 2013 Policy Year Student only may use the Vision Benefit to cover routine vision exam(s), eyeglasses, and/or contact lens up to $300 per policy year. Vision Exams and prescription eyewear are subject to $15 co-pay. Present insurance card at the time of visit Clemson Area Vision

Stuart, Steven J.

132

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Williams, Jeremy B.; Wong, Amy

2009-01-01

133

A final-exam comparison involving computer-based instruction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In an introductory classical mechanics course, the same final exams were given to 540 students taught in the usual way and to 486 students who received computer-based instruction. All students scored better on problems which had been made up by their own lecturer. Students in the computer-based course scored better overall. These statistically significant results are of interest not only for comparing the two forms of instruction but also for their implications on the use of exam scores for such comparisons.

Jones, Lorella; Kane, Dennis; Avner, R. A.; Sherwood, Bruce

2005-10-27

134

UNC Charlotte 2013 Algebra Exam March 4, 2013  

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UNC Charlotte 2013 Algebra Exam March 4, 2013 1. Mystery gifts are offered for sale in boxes, bags needs the edges for the cube. A big sign says edges are on sale for 2 ISD (interstellar dollar) each evenly and apologized to Ms Blue for messing things up. Certainly, at least one of them lost money. Did

Reiter, Harold

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The Dead Grandmother/Exam Syndrome and the Potential Downfall  

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;tension that presumably causes premature death. Since such behavior is most likely to result in high blood 1, when no exam is imminent the family death rate per 100 students (FDR) is low and is not related pressure, leading to stroke and heart attacks, this would also explain why these deaths seem to occur so

Lee, Dongwon

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Spanish-English Verbatim Translation Exam. Final Report.  

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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,…

Stansfield, Charles W.; And Others

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Cognitive-behavioral treatment for exam phobia: Single case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports a single clinical case study on the effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT) in treating exam phobia in a local health psychology clinic. P.M., a 16 year old female complained of tension, trembling, frequently going to the toilet, sleeping difficulties, heart palpitations, poor appetite, tried and unable to concentrated during the examination period until the results came out.

S. Ponnusamy; M. Raynuha; Jalan Yaacob Latif; Bandar Tun Razak

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Case Based Heuristic Selection for Exam Timetabling Problems  

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1 1 Case Based Heuristic Selection for Exam Timetabling Problems Rong Qu ASAP Group, School of CSi Timetabling 2 Content n Introduction n Case based reasoning n Timetabling problems n Objective/motivation n for Examination Timetabling 3 Introduction - Case-based reasoning (CBR) Case-Based Heuristic Selection

Qu, Rong

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Study Questions for Exam 2: Population Genetics, Evolution, and Speciation  

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1 Study Questions for Exam 2: Population Genetics, Evolution, and Speciation Conservation Biology some. This is intended to give you something to think about and not be an exhaustive study guide. Also please note that this is not a list of terminology ­ you should know all terms for the reading and class

Prestwich, Ken

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Stat 447 Final Exam May 6, 2002 Prof. Vardeman  

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in Moore's Basic Practice of Statistics gives heating degree days ix and natural gas consumption iy (in 1001 Stat 447 Final Exam May 6, 2002 Prof. Vardeman 1. An example in Moore's Basic Practice of Statistics concerns the deterioration of synthetic fiber when buried in a landfill. A total of 10 strips

Vardeman, Stephen B.

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Assessment in undergraduate medical education: a review of course exams  

PubMed Central

Introduction The purpose of this study is to describe an approach for evaluating assessments used in the first 2 years of medical school and report the results of applying this method to current first and second year medical student examinations. Methods Three faculty members coded all exam questions administered during the first 2 years of medical school. The reviewers discussed and compared the coded exam questions. During the bi-monthly meetings, all differences in coding were resolved with consensus as the final criterion. We applied Moore's framework to assist the review process and to align it with National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) standards. Results The first and second year medical school examinations had 0% of competence level questions. The majority, more than 50% of test questions, were at the NBME recall level. Conclusion It is essential that multiple-choice questions (MCQs) test the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and competency in medical school. Based on our findings, it is evident that our exams need to be improved to better prepare our medical students for successful completion of NBME step exams. PMID:23469935

Vanderbilt, Allison A.; Feldman, Moshe; Wood, Isaac K.

2013-01-01

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Page 1 of 3 Field Exam: Air-Breathing Propulsion  

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Page 1 of 3 Field Exam: Air-Breathing Propulsion The Cambridge-MIT `silent aircraft' has engines only the drag associated with the airframe boundary layers. A) In case A, below, the engine ingests air and exit of the fan is axial. The fan pressure rise and all relevant velocities in the problem are small

de Weck, Olivier L.

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Using Oral Exams to Assess Communication Skills in Business Courses  

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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…

Burke-Smalley, Lisa A.

2014-01-01

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State High School Tests: Exit Exams and Other Assessments  

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Since 2002, the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit organization, has been studying state high school exit examinations--tests students must pass to receive a high school diploma. This is CEP's ninth annual report on exit exams. The information in this report comes from several sources: CEP's survey of states that have…

Dietz, Shelby

2010-01-01

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Cheating on Exams: The Case of Israeli Students  

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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:…

Siniver, Erez

2013-01-01

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Cheating: A Problem with Take-Home Exams?  

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Using multiple choice tests and a statistical method designed to identify flagrant cheaters, the authors undertook to determine (1) the magnitude of cheating on take-home and open-book exams; (2) whether the amount of cheating varied according to three types of examinations (closed-book, open-book or take-home); and (3) if cheating was affected by…

Weber, Larry J.; McBee, Janice K.

147

Study questions for Exam 2 What causes the coriolis effect?  

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Study questions for Exam 2 What causes the coriolis effect? How does the coriolis effect vary in the very middle of a high-pressure center? What causes monsoons in India? Read a weather map. Indicate directions of airflow. Where is it likely to rain? Why? What causes an onshore breeze? What is the energy

Shull, David H.

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Updated August 2012 DEB Qualifying Exam Guidelines for DEB Faculty  

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on the students PhD Qualifying exam should question the student on topics related to material covered in MCB 263 MCB 263 curriculum A. Molecular Biology: Expression of Recombinant Proteins of Medical, Industrial. 2. Strategies for optimizing recombinant protein expression 3. Addressing issues of post

Ferrara, Katherine W.

149

Math 365-501 Exam 3 April 17, 2009  

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Math 365-501 Exam 3 April 17, 2009 S. Witherspoon Name There are 9 questions, for a total of 100, and c, if ac = bc, then a = b. (b) For all integers a and b, |a + b| = |a| + |b|. (c) For all integers a numbers a, b, and c, ab + bc b = a + c. 5 #12;

Witherspoon, Sarah

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ORAL QUALIFYING EXAM SYLLABUS DESCRIPTIVE SET THEORY; CLASSICAL GROUPS  

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ORAL QUALIFYING EXAM SYLLABUS DESCRIPTIVE SET THEORY; CLASSICAL GROUPS SCOTT SCHNEIDER Classical Descriptive Set Theory · Basic Set Theory (Jech 1-8). Polish and Standard Borel Spaces. · Basic definitions Theorem for analytic sets. 1 #12;2 SCOTT SCHNEIDER Geometry of the Classical Groups. Chapters 1-5, 7

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ORAL QUALIFYING EXAM SYLLABUS DESCRIPTIVE SET THEORY; CLASSICAL GROUPS  

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ORAL QUALIFYING EXAM SYLLABUS DESCRIPTIVE SET THEORY; CLASSICAL GROUPS SCOTT SCHNEIDER Classical Descriptive Set Theory #15; Basic Set Theory (Jech 1-8). Polish and Standard Borel Spaces. #15; Basic de#12; 2 SCOTT SCHNEIDER Geometry of the Classical Groups. Chapters 1-5, 7-8 of Taylor. #15; Group Actions

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Physics 228 -Second Common Hour Exam March 26, 2006  

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the answer to a question, you should make an educated guess. At the end of the exam, hand in the answer sheet increases with increasing photon frequency. 3. An astronaunt travels from the earth to a star 4.8 light years away (as seen by an observer on the earth). Then he returns to the earth. His outbound and return

Coleman, Piers

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AME 436, 2nd Midterm Exam Study Guide  

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:20 PM. Material covered The exam may cover any material through the end of section on Unsteady Flow at 0.05 MPa (0.5 earth atmospheres) total pressure at a temperature of 250K. Deep underground compression ratio and rotation rate) on earth burning a stoichiometric methane + earth air mixture? Or would

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Graduate School Report on Qualifying Exam/Request for Applicancy  

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Graduate School Report on Qualifying Exam/Request for Applicancy Submit typed original and one copy to be taken Total I hereby petition the Graduate School for admission for applicancy __________________________________ ________________________________ Graduate Coordinator Date Department Chair Date Dean of the Graduate School Date Years of residence

Kulp, Mark

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TAKE HOME EXAM "USE OF STATISTICS IN COURT January 2011  

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TAKE HOME EXAM "USE OF STATISTICS IN COURT CASES" January 2011 Exercise 1. Consider the following: A report (Nov 10) comparing moral values in Britain and the United States omitted a note making clear case. Exercise 5. One of the lessons we have learned from the Sally Clark case is that the bare fact

Meester, Ronald

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State High School Exit Exams: A Policy in Transition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 2002, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) at The George Washington University, a national advocate for public education and improving public schools, has been studying state high school exit examinations--tests students must pass to receive a high school diploma. This year marks the 11th year CEP has reported on exit exams in order to help…

McIntosh, Shelby

2012-01-01

157

The New AP Chemistry Exam: Its Rationale, Content, and Scoring  

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The 2013-2014 academic year marks the rollout of the redesigned advanced placement (AP) chemistry course and exam. There have been many questions as to why the course was redesigned and how the new examination will differ from its legacy version. In this article we give a brief overview of the legacy course and examine why a redesign occurred in…

Price, Paul D.; Kugel, Roger W.

2014-01-01

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Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 Spring 2008 Spring 2008 Biology 111 In-Class Exam #3 BioEnergetics  

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. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #3 ­ Spring 2008 3 3 pts. 5) In the presence of oxygen, eukaryotic yeast cells organisms extract more or less energy than bacterial cells do that only catabolize glucose via cellular respiration? Explain your answer in two sentences or less. 7 pts. 6) Draw a picture that tracks the movement

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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

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in the resulting cell. 8 pts. 5) a) Why is it difficult to demonstrate that a virus caused a particular patient's cancer? b) If you knew one virus was associated with causing the patient's type of cancer, design an experiment to determine if this virus is a provirus in the cancer. #12;Dr. Campbell's Bio111 Exam #4 ­ Fall

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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The Role of End-of-Course Exams and Minimum Competency Exams in Standards-Based Reforms  

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In this article, the authors looked at the effects of one old-style educational reform--higher course graduation requirements--and five standard-based reforms--(1) school report cards; (2) rewards for school improvement; (3) sanctions for failing schools; (4) minimum competency examinations; and (5) hybrid minimum competency exam…

Bishop, John H.; Mane, Ferran; Bishop, Michael; Moriarty, Joan Y.

2001-01-01

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Application for admission to exam Please register online! Use this form only if registering online is not possible.  

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Application for admission to exam Please register online! Use this form only if registering online is not possible. Matrikelnummer: Name, first name: Study programme: Final degree: Phone: E-mail: Date, Signature: Exam no./exam name: Exam date: Time: Examiner: Signature of examiner: (with oral exams only) yes no

Pfeifer, Holger

162

Investigating the Effects of Exam Length on Performance and Cognitive Fatigue  

PubMed Central

This study examined the effects of exam length on student performance and cognitive fatigue in an undergraduate biology classroom. Exams tested higher order thinking skills. To test our hypothesis, we administered standard- and extended-length high-level exams to two populations of non-majors biology students. We gathered exam performance data between conditions as well as performance on the first and second half of exams within conditions. We showed that lengthier exams led to better performance on assessment items shared between conditions, possibly lending support to the spreading activation theory. It also led to greater performance on the final exam, lending support to the testing effect in creative problem solving. Lengthier exams did not result in lower performance due to fatiguing conditions, although students perceived subjective fatigue. Implications of these findings are discussed with respect to assessment practices. PMID:23950918

Jensen, Jamie L.; Berry, Dane A.; Kummer, Tyler A.

2013-01-01

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Copyright 2012 The City University of New York CUNY Elementary Algebra Final Exam  

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Copyright © 2012 The City University of New York CUNY Elementary Algebra Final Exam Problem Sets Algebra Final Exam Format: 25 multiple choice questions (4 choices each) Students will have 100 minutes

Qiu, Weigang

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ExamSoft Instructions: Mac How to download SofTest for Mac  

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ExamSoft Instructions: Mac How to download SofTest for Mac For best performance, complete the disclaimer. 6. Click Save File. This file will save to the browser Downloads. #12;ExamSoft Instructions: Mac

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Does the Number of Hours Studied Affect Exam Performance?  

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This article describes a study in which the number of hours that students studied (determined by askng them) was examined to see how it affected exam performance. The study covered two courses at different institutions over a total of six semesters. Using the overall exam averages and regression analysis, the researchers calculated that students needed to invest from 3.0 to 4.4 hours to earn an average score and from 4.5 to 6.4 hours to earn an A (90 percent or 45 points out of 50) on average. In addition, they determined that the ratio of hours studied to lecture hours needed to earn a score of 90 percent ranged from 1.5 to 2.1 hours with a mean of 1.7, less than the "Carnegie Rule" of 2 hours of outside study time per week for each course credit (where a course credit is equivalent to 1 hour of lecture).

Barbarick, K.

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Using Collaborative Group Exams to Investigate Studentsâ Ability to Learn  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of our primary learning goals for our students is: we would like them to be able to learn physics on their own. Unfortunately few existing assessments can assess studentsâ ability to learn without being taught. We are developing a new format of exam which challenges students to work together as a class to tackle a difficult problem that requires them to learn new physics. Rather than restrict their activities, we offer them a resource-rich environment of textbooks and internet access. Students are required to transfer their knowledge by answering a related question on a more standard âindividual examâ two days later. In this paper we will discuss the format of the exams, background theory, and present evidence of how students are able to learn new physics on their own. Our results show that although students struggle at first, they do surprisingly well once they get used to the format.

Lin, Yuhfen; Brookes, David T.

2014-02-19

167

MATH 052: INTRODUCTION TO PROOFS REVIEW, EXAM #1  

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MATH 052: INTRODUCTION TO PROOFS REVIEW, EXAM #1 SOLUTIONS Problem 1. Give the truth table for Q is in the form P Q. Write each of the corresponding statements and determine their truth value. (a) Q P. (b) Q, but nothing you can't handle!). First suppose A B = A; we show that B A. Let x B. Then x A B. Since A B

Voight, John

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AME 101, Fall 2013 Midterm exam #1 review  

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or need more space, use the back sides of the pages. Problem #1 (units) (30 points total, 10 points each change of the water is given by mass � CP � T where CP = 4.184 Joule gram°C is the heat capacity of water't really ask you about this on an in-class exam...) #12;First midterm from 2011 (the problems should look

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

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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 essential factors.

Smith, Gary

2007-07-01

170

C:\\Documents and Settings\\Dennis\\Desktop\\Exam Typing Instructions.doc  

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C:\\Documents and Settings\\Dennis\\Desktop\\Exam Typing Instructions.doc Page 1 of 4 Examinations BY HAND to - Examinations Office, Student Centre, Level 3 Jane Foss Russell Building G02 (Sign on the front page of the exam typescript. #12;C:\\Documents and Settings\\Dennis\\Desktop\\Exam Typing Instructions

Viglas, Anastasios

171

The use of standardized patients for mock oral board exams in neurology: a pilot study  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Mock oral board exams, fashioned after the live patient hour of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology exam, are commonly part of resident assessment during residency training. Exams using real patients selected from clinics or hospitals are not standardized and do not allow comparisons of resident performance across the residency program. We sought to create a standardized patient

Brett Kissela; Steven Harris; Dawn Kleindorfer; Christopher Lindsell; Robert Pascuzzi; Daniel Woo; Jerzy Szaflarski; Daniel Kanter; Alex Schneider; Michael Sostok; Joseph Broderick

2006-01-01

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Assessing Conceptual and Algorithmic Knowledge in General Chemistry with ACS Exams  

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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…

Holme, Thomas; Murphy, Kristen

2011-01-01

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ON THE EFFECT OF THE ORDERING OF QUESTIONS IN EXAMS | A VISUAL ANALYSIS  

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di cult) exam questions until the very end? As it turned out, many students answer exam questions (easier material discussed early in the semester being assessed rst, and more di cult material dis- cussed. One of the examsappeared far more di cult than the other exam because several of the more di cult

Symanzik, Jürgen

174

Multiple-Choice and Short-Answer Exam Performance in a College Classroom  

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The authors experimentally investigated the effects of multiple-choice and short-answer format exam items on exam performance in a college classroom. They randomly assigned 50 students to take a 10-item short-answer pretest or posttest on two 50-item multiple-choice exams in an introduction to personality course. Students performed significantly…

Funk, Steven C.; Dickson, K. Laurie

2011-01-01

175

Exam and units for UCSD course university credit (or use on major)  

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of focus. A exam: 2 units of elective credit; score of 4 on AB exam: · A (Java Programming)--2 Score of 5 on AB exam meets · AB (Java Programming, and Data Structures and Object-Oriented Programming--4 Score

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Effects of the Implementation of State-Wide Exit Exams on Students' Self-Regulated Learning  

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Whereas several studies investigated the effects of implementation of state-wide exit exams on student achievement, there is still little known about the impacts of the exams on students' self-regulated learning. This paper examines the question as to whether the implementation of state-wide high school exit exams is associated with a change in…

Merki, Katharina Maag

2011-01-01

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Combined Online and In-Class Pretesting Improves Exam Performance in General Psychology  

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This study examined the effect of distributed questioning on learning and retention in a college lecture course. A total of 48 question pairs were presented over four exams. The 16 question pairs associated with each of the three blocks of the course appeared on the block exams, and all 48 appeared on the final exam. The two questions in each pair…

Glass, Arnold Lewis; Brill, Gary; Ingate, Margaret

2008-01-01

178

Test Anxiety Anxiety during an exam is perfectly normal. But if anxiety severely affects your  

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Test Anxiety Anxiety during an exam is perfectly normal. But if anxiety severely affects your Test Anxiety. This problem needs to be dealt with in a professional way. If you "blank out" during exams, please seek professional help. How to reduce levels of anxiety: Prepare for your exam

Shihadeh, Alan

179

Investigating the Variables in a Mock Exam Study Session Designed to Improve Student Exam Performance in an Undergraduate Behavior Modification and Therapy Course  

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The purpose of the present study was to identify components of an optional mock exam review session (e.g. requiring students to write answers, providing students grading keys for questions) responsible for improvements in student performance on application-based short-essay exams in an undergraduate behavior modification course. Both…

Dotson, Wesley H.

2010-01-01

180

The Effect of Using Water-based Gel Lubricant During a Speculum Exam On Pap Smear Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Cervical cancer is a pervasive yet preventable killer. Although routine screening exams are available to aid in the early detection of cervical cancer, women often avoid getting their routine annual screening exams. One explanation of this could be due to the discomfort of speculum exams. One way to minimize the discomfort of the speculum exam is to use gel-lubricant.

Jessica L. Wright

2010-01-01

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Protein and lipid oxidative damage in healthy students during and after exam stress.  

PubMed

Oxidative damage at cellular level is thought to be one of the mechanisms in the pathogenesis of psychological stress (anxiety). The aim of this study was to investigate lipid and protein oxidative damage in exam anxiety conditions. Blood samples were collected in two stages (during the exam period and post vacation) from 51 healthy female students after responding to Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and test anxiety questionnaire. Protein carbonyl, total thiol and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were determined in serum. Participants reported significantly higher levels of subjective anxiety during the exam period than post vacation. Also the level of total thiol was significantly lower during the exam period compared with post vacation (p<0.001). Meanwhile, protein carbonyl and MDA levels during the exams were significantly higher than those in post-exam period (p<0.01). During the exam period, there was a negative correlation between serum total thiol levels and the severity of anxiety (r=-0.45, p<0.01). A significant positive correlation between the changes in serum protein carbonyl and MDA levels, also between those markers and anxiety score was found during the exam period. The high level of protein carbonyl and MDA, also low level of total thiol during the exam period demonstrated an oxidative damage to proteins and lipids in stress conditions. Our results suggest that oxidative damage to cellular compounds may be one of the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of anxiety. PMID:23688949

Nakhaee, Alireza; Shahabizadeh, Fatemeh; Erfani, Mozhgan

2013-06-13

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2012-12-01

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A history of interpersonal trauma and the gynecological exam.  

PubMed

Cervical cancer is preventable, in part, by routine Papanicolaou (Pap) testing, but some women avoid routine screening. African American women have the greatest mortality among all groups of women in the United States. Personal reasons have been found to contribute to screening avoidance behavior, such as a history of sexual abuse and intimate partner violence. Fifteen African American women with a trauma history participated in personal interviews. The Interaction Model of Client Behavior was employed for exploring the women's social influence, previous health care experience, cognitive appraisal, affective response, and motivation associated with routine Pap testing. Study findings suggest that providers need to assess and provide accurate information about Pap testing and cervical cancer to increase patients' knowledge. Personally reflecting on one's approach to conducting a woman's gynecologic exam (and how it is performed) might prevent triggering unwanted memories, making that visit a positive experience and facilitating repeat screening behavior. PMID:22068042

Ackerson, Kelly

2012-05-01

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Predicting NCLEX-PN success with the HESI Exit Exam.  

PubMed

Surveys were mailed to directors of 72 randomly selected practical nursing (PN) schools that administered Elsevier's HESI Exit Exam for Practical Nurses (E2-PN) during the 2006-2007 academic year. Data were collected regarding students' NCLEX-PN outcomes and the schools' benchmarking and remediation policies. The first version of the E2-PN was 99.48% accurate in predicting NCLEX-PN success. Versions two and three of the E2-PN, which were administered to students who were remediated because they did not achieve the faculty-designated benchmark, were also highly accurate in predicting NCLEX-PN success. Most faculties set 850 as their school's E2-PN benchmark, and 73% of the respondents required remediation for students who did not achieve the benchmark score. The most frequently cited remediation strategy was tutoring. PMID:21534440

Young, Anne; Willson, Pamela

2010-01-01

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Question-writing as a learning tool for students - outcomes from curricular exams  

PubMed Central

Background Writing exam questions can be a valuable learning tool. We asked students to construct multiple choice questions for curricular exams in Internal Medicine. The questions for the particular exams were chosen from a pool of at least 300 student-written questions. The uncorrected pool was accessible to all students. We studied the influence of this approach on the students’ learning habits and their test results. We hypothesized that creating a pool of their own questions for the exams could encourage students to discuss the learning material. Methods All students had to pass 4 exams in 7 fields of Internal Medicine. Three exams were comprised of 20 questions, and we applied the new method in one of these exams. The fourth exam was comprised of 30 questions, 15 of which were chosen from a students’ pool. After all exams had been completed we asked the students to fill in a web-based questionnaire on their learning habits and their views on the new approach. The test-results were compared to the results of the lecturers’ questions that defined high and low performing students. Results A total of 102 students completed all four exams in a row, 68 of whom filled in the questionnaire. Low performing students achieved significantly better results in the students’ questions. There was no difference in the number of constructed questions between both groups of students. The new method did not promote group work significantly. However, high performing students stated a stronger wish to be rewarded by good performance. Conclusions Creating a curricular exam by choosing questions from a pool constructed by students did not influence the learning habits significantly and favored low performing students. Since the high performing students sought to be rewarded for their efforts, we do not consider the approach applied in our study to be appropriate. PMID:23787038

2013-01-01

186

Instructions of the NTU Health Exam for Incoming Exchange Students at NTU Hospital  

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Instructions of the NTU Health Exam for Incoming Exchange Students at NTU Hospital (Health Exam Hospital (1 Chan-der Street, Taipei. Near MRT National Taiwan University Hospital Station) (Items at the Department of Family Medicine, examine room No.13, National Taiwan University Hospital. Tel: (02

Wu, Yih-Min

187

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Miller, Tyler M.; Geraci, Lisa

2011-01-01

188

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

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

2013-01-01

189

Use of a Consumer-Grade Digital Camera to Archive Written Exams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of a photocopier to archive exams consumes photocopier resources and generates a large amount of waste. As an alternative, I have been using a consumer-grade digital camera to document exams in an upper-division biology course. The approach is inexpensive and offers a number of advantages over photocopies. (Contains 2 figures.)

Maduro, Morris

2006-01-01

190

Service Learning in Life-Span Developmental Psychology: Higher Exam Scores and Increased Empathy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes research conducted to evaluate the impact of service learning on exam scores and emotional empathy in a life-span development course. Service learning was 1 of 3 project options offered in the course; others included an interview project and a research paper. With the exception of the first exam, scores were significantly…

Lundy, Brenda L.

2007-01-01

191

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

1989-01-01

192

The Dead Grandmother/Exam Syndrome and the Potential Downfall Of American Society.  

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. Since such behavior is most likely to result in high blood pressure, leading to stroke and heart attacks 1, when no exam is imminent the family death rate per 100 students (FDR) is low and is not related the exam, the more the family worries; and it is the ensuing tension that presumably causes premature death

Pugh, Mary

193

Helping Students Prepare for Qualifying Exams; A Summary of WCRA Institute III.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes several learning laboratory program approaches to teaching students how to prepare for professional school admission exams. That these exams are true aptitude tests is a myth repeatedly deflated when students study for the tests and manage to score significantly higher on a second testing. Factors in addition to intelligence…

Parmer, Lorraine

194

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Center on Education Policy, 2010

2010-01-01

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Does Eating Breakfast Affect the Performance of College Students on Biology Exams?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the breakfast eating habits of 1,259 college students over an eleven year period to determine if eating breakfast had an impact upon their grade on a General Biology exam. The study determined that there was a significant difference in the performance on the exam with a higher percent of the participants, who had eaten…

Phillips, Gregory W.

2005-01-01

196

Pick-N Multiple Choice-Exams: A Comparison of Scoring Algorithms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To compare different scoring algorithms for Pick-N multiple correct answer multiple-choice (MC) exams regarding test reliability, student performance, total item discrimination and item difficulty. Data from six 3rd year medical students' end of term exams in internal medicine from 2005 to 2008 at Munich University were analysed (1,255 students,…

Bauer, Daniel; Holzer, Matthias; Kopp, Veronika; Fischer, Martin R.

2011-01-01

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Instructions: Physical Exam HIRING PROCEDURES: Instructions and List of Class Titles  

E-print Network

Human Resources website at http://hr.ucf.edu/files/USPSPhysicalExamForm.pdf The following positions of Human Resources at 407-823-2771. #12; regarding typing and/or physical exams for prospective employees, please contact the Recruitment section

Wu, Shin-Tson

198

Clinical Assessment of Gang Violence Risk Through History and Physical Exam  

Microsoft Academic Search

:Primary-care clinicians can assess gang involvement and gang violence risk during the routine history and physical exam. This paper forwards a model for history and risk assessment. The objective of creating the model was to develop a practical prototype for clinicians to use in this assessment. The history and physical exam variables were determined by a study of the etiology

Delfi Mondragon

1995-01-01

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Clinical Assessment of Gang Violence Risk Through History and Physical Exam  

Microsoft Academic Search

Primary-care clinicians can assess gang involvement and gang violence risk during the routine history and physical exam. This paper forwards a model for history and risk assessment. The objective of creating the model was to develop a practical prototype for clinicians to use in this assessment. The history and physical exam variables were determined by a study of the etiology

1995-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Misco, Thomas

2010-01-01

201

The Use of Orally Recorded Exam Feedback as a Supplement to Written Comments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While written comments are a popular and potentially effective method of student exam feedback, these comments are often overshadowed by students' focus on their grades. In this paper I discuss the additional use of orally recorded exam feedback in introductory statistics classes of 40 or fewer students. While grading and writing comments on a…

Jordan, Joy

2004-01-01

202

Frequently Asked Questions What is the purpose of the placement exams?  

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they come to orientation. For more information, contact your college student services advising office: CBS testing is to determine accurately the level of students' prior learning in order to place students in appropriate level courses. Why are the placement exams important for students? Placement exams help students

Amin, S. Massoud

203

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

204

A Valid and Reliable Instrument for Cognitive Complexity Rating Assignment of Chemistry Exam Items  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The design and use of a valid and reliable instrument for the assignment of cognitive complexity ratings to chemistry exam items is described in this paper. Use of such an instrument provides a simple method to quantify the cognitive demands of chemistry exam items. Instrument validity was established in two different ways: statistically…

Knaus, Karen; Murphy, Kristen; Blecking, Anja; Holme, Thomas

2011-01-01

205

The Effects of High School Exit Exam Performance: New Evidence from Florida  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents new evidence on the effects of exit exam performance on high school persistence and completion as well as on college attendance using data on students from Florida. Specifically, they examine whether initial exit exam performance causes students to drop out of school, changes the likelihood of graduating from high school, and…

Clark, Damon; Martorell, Paco; Yang, Muzhe

2009-01-01

206

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) & Certified in Supply Management (CSM) Exam Preparation Series  

E-print Network

: Effective Supply Management Performance of the Professional in Supply Management certification exam seriesCertified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) & Certified in Supply Management (CSM) Exam for member companies of the Rutgers Center for Supply Chain Management. $425 for non-members This one day

Lin, Xiaodong

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Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Review Series: Exam 2: Effective Supply Management Performance  

E-print Network

Management Performance Dates: October 28, 2011 Location: Rutgers University­ Livingston Campus, Tillett Hall in understanding both the content and organization of Exam 2: Effective Supply Management PerformanceCertified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Review Series: Exam 2: Effective Supply

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Design and implementation to intelligent online exam system for course Information Resource Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Compared with the traditional exam, online examination system can greatly enhance the evaluation capacities, reduce the human input and improve the work efficiencies. So it has considerable economical efficiency and broad prospect. Examination is used in course Information Resource Management in order to solve the problems in evaluating. An intelligent online exam system is developed and the examination library of

Ming Xiao; Liyang He

2010-01-01

209

Maryland Ranks #1 in the Nation on Advanced Placement Exams for Participation and Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maryland public high school students outperformed all others in the nation on the rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) exams, according to the College Board's fifth annual analysis of the AP program. Maryland ranked first nationwide in the percentage of public school students scoring 3 or higher on at least one AP exam. A score of 3 or higher on the…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

210

Use of a Consumer-Grade Digital Camera to Archive Written Exams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The use of a photocopier to archive exams consumes photocopier resources and generates a large amount of waste. As an alternative, one instructor uses a consumer-grade digital camera to document exams in an upper-division biology course. The approach is inexpensive and offers a number of advantages over photocopies.

Maduro, Morris

2006-01-01

211

Continued on back ... Earn Your Degree in up to Half the Time With CLEP Exams  

E-print Network

and three to six credits on certain subject examinations. You are required to score at least 50 points or more on each exam you take in order to receive credit from CGS. A score of fewer than 50 points and subject exams) that are accepted by CGS, the minimum score required, and the number of credits and CGS

Sibille, Etienne

212

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hemelt, Steven W.; Marcotte, Dave E.

2013-01-01

213

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

MacDermott, Raymond J.

2013-01-01

214

Examining the Effects of Flexible Online Exams on Students' Engagement in E-Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online assessments are essential parts of online learning. There are some debates on quality of online assessments. Nevertheless the study considered online exams as an instructional activity and aimed to examine the effects of online exams on students' engagements related to course goals. The study was conducted on two cases, which are…

Karaman, Selcuk

2011-01-01

215

Student Grade Motivation as a Determinant of Performance on the Business Major Field ETS Exam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the determinants of performance on the business major field achievement ETS exam with a focus on the impact of applying ETS exam scores to part of the capstone course grade as a performance incentive. The sample consists of 150 students at a midsized regional institution located in the Southwestern region of the United States.…

Terry, Neil; Mills, LaVelle; Sollosy, Marc

2008-01-01

216

An Exploration of the Effects of Mentoring on Post-16 Chemistry Students' Exam Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to a concern about the persistent underachievement in exams of Chemistry students in one school, a pilot study was carried out to see if mentoring-style intervention could improve exam performance. Individual personalised interviews were offered to a class, during which support for the development of the skills and subject knowledge…

Essex, Jane

2011-01-01

217

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

218

Exam High Schools and Academic Achievement: Evidence from New York City. NBER Working Paper No. 17286  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Publicly funded exam schools educate many of the world's most talented students. These schools typically contain higher achieving peers, more rigorous instruction, and additional resources compared to regular public schools. This paper uses a sharp discontinuity in the admissions process at three prominent exam schools in New York City to provide…

Dobbie, Will; Fryer, Roland G., Jr.

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Wakefield, Thomas P.

2014-01-01

220

Do Graduation Tests Measure Up? A Closer Look at State High School Exit Exams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school graduation exams are in place in nearly half the states, and more than half the nation's high school students have to pass them to earn a diploma. After a detailed analysis of the mathematics and English language arts exams in Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas, Achieve reached three conclusions: (1) Tests are…

Achieve, Inc., 2004

2004-01-01

221

The impact of exams anxiety on the level of triglycerides in university female students.  

PubMed

Anxiety affects the level of blood fats such as the triglycerides according to several studies conducted in various conditions causing anxiety as exam for the university students. The health experts suggested that the anxiety works to stimulate the autonomic nervous system which in turn leads to the appearance of a group of physiologic symptoms. The current study showed the changes happened in the triglycerides' levels in the female university students before and after exams at the intermediate anxiety level compared to other high and low levels of anxiety. In addition, there was a difference in triglycerides' levels in female students of college of Science before and after exam. This difference did not appear in case of other colleges. The exam type had an impact as the significant difference appeared in the triglycerides' levels during the periodical tests and these differences did not appear in the final exam. PMID:20503603

Maimanee, Tahia A

2010-04-01

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Seamless insertion of real pulmonary nodules in chest CT exams  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2014-03-01

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Predicting early academic success: HESI Admissions Assessment Exam.  

PubMed

Student retention is a major challenge for undergraduate nursing programs, with the highest attrition occurring in the first year of the nursing curriculum. Admission criteria have been studied extensively but usually as related to end-of-program outcomes such as National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses success. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between HESI Admission Assessment (A(2)) scores and academic performance in the 2 first-semester nursing courses of an associate degree program, Nursing-1 and Nursing-2. Findings indicated that the composite A(2) scores were strongly correlated with both Nursing-1 and Nursing-2 final course grades. Of the scores on the 4 component A(2) exams completed by the sample students (basic math skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary/general knowledge, and grammar), vocabulary/general knowledge scores had the strongest relationship to final course grades in both nursing courses. The authors concluded that A(2) scores facilitated evidence-based admission decisions. PMID:23566503

Knauss, Parry J; Willson, Pamela

2013-01-01

224

Exames peridicos de sade so uma realidade na UFPR  

E-print Network

A reivindicação é antiga, mas agora conta com recursos financeiros do Ministério do Planejamento Celsina Favorito. Para que esta antiga reivindicação dos ser- vidores públicos federais fosse colocada em prática, o

Paraná, Universidade Federal do

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SUBJECT EXAM TESTING DATES BY CLERKSHIP -2012-2013 FAMILY MEDICINE NEUROLOGY PEDIATRICS PSYCHIATRY SURGERY INTERNAL MED. OB/GYN  

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SUBJECT EXAM TESTING DATES BY CLERKSHIP -2012-2013 FAMILY MEDICINE NEUROLOGY PEDIATRICS PSYCHIATRY SUBJECT EXAM SCHEDULE 8:00 AM ­ Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Surgery 11:00 AM ­ Medicine

Berdichevsky, Victor

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Review Sheet for First Exam, Ecology Spring 2011. Bring a # 2 lead pencil The goal of this exam is to test your understanding of the information and concepts presented in  

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is to test your understanding of the information and concepts presented in this course. The examReview Sheet for First Exam, Ecology Spring 2011. Bring a # 2 lead pencil The goal of this exam/definitional questions, and questions that require application of concepts and facts to solve problems. Multiple

Mitchell, Randall J.

227

Multiple-choice exams: an obstacle for higher-level thinking in introductory science classes.  

PubMed

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 see the need to modify their study strategies for critical thinking, because the MC exam format has not changed. To test the effect of exam format, I used two sections of an introductory biology class. One section was assessed with exams in the traditional MC format, the other section was assessed with both MC and constructed-response (CR) questions. The mixed exam format was correlated with significantly more cognitively active study behaviors and a significantly better performance on the cumulative final exam (after accounting for grade point average and gender). There was also less gender-bias in the CR answers. This suggests that the MC-only exam format indeed hinders critical thinking in introductory science classes. Introducing CR questions encouraged students to learn more and to be better critical thinkers and reduced gender bias. However, student resistance increased as students adjusted their perceptions of their own critical-thinking abilities. PMID:22949426

Stanger-Hall, Kathrin F

2012-01-01

228

The use of formative online quizzes to enhance class preparation and scores on summative exams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 were valid predictors of summative exam performance. A retrospective analysis was performed on the course scores from three different groups of Exercise Physiology students. Students in group 1 completed the original version of the course, those in group 2 completed an updated version of the course that included more rigorous exam questions, and those in group 3 completed the same updated version of the course but with the addition of 10 required online quizzes. Results showed that the overall mean summative exam score from group 3 was significantly higher than that from group 2 (81.79 ñ 8.26 and 78.72 ñ 9.61, respectively). A significant positive correlation (r = 0.50) was also found between individual mean online quiz scores and individual mean exam scores for those students in group 3. It was concluded that the formative online quizzes did enhance summative exam performance and that the online quizzes were valid predictors of exam performance.

2008-12-01

229

Exam anxiety induces significant blood pressure and heart rate increase in college students.  

PubMed

To investigate the relationship between the anxiety and blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) increase in peri-exam period. Sixty-four college students(20.0 ± 0.1 year old) were included in this study. The BP and HR were measured in the morning and in the evening for 3 days during the prereview (ba), review, and exam periods. The BP and HR increase amplitudes (HRIA) of review and exam periods were from the difference of corresponding values and basic values, and the BPIA/baBP and HRIA/baHR were calculated. All of the students completed the Self-Rating Anxiety score (SAS) questionnaire the first day of the exam period. Scores over 50 points were used as the standard for anxiety. From the prereview to exam periods, the BP and HR increased gradually. The exam SBPIA (4.3 ± 1.3 vs. 0.3 ± 0.5 mmHg, P < 0.05) and DBPIA (4.4 ± 1.5 vs. 1.0 ± 0.5 mmHg, P < 0.05) were significantly higher in the anxiety group than in the no-anxiety group. The SBPIA/DBPIA and HRIA showed a similar profile also(9.7 ± 2.1 vs. 1.9 ± 0.9 bpm, P < 0.05). Strong positive correlations were found between the SAS score and BPIA and HRIA both in the review and exam period. The smoking group and family hypertension group had higher anxiety score; meanwhile, their exam BPIAs and HRIAs were significantly higher than their corresponding group. The BP and HR increase in the review and exam period, anxiety is an important factor of BP and HR increase. PMID:21787237

Zhang, Zhihong; Su, Hai; Peng, Qiang; Yang, Qing; Cheng, Xiaoshu

2011-01-01

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Teaching About Substance Abuse with Objective Structured Clinical Exams  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND Although residents commonly manage substance abuse disorders, optimal approaches to teaching these specialized interviewing and intervention skills are unknown. OBJECTIVE We developed a Substance Abuse Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) to teach addiction medicine competencies using immediate feedback. In this study we evaluated OSCE performance, examined associations between performance and self-assessed interest and competence in substance abuse, and assessed learning during the OSCE. DESIGN Five-station OSCE, including different substance abuse disorders and readiness to change stages, administered during postgraduate year-3 ambulatory rotations for 2 years. PARTICIPANTS One hundred and thirty-one internal and family medicine residents. MEASUREMENTS Faculty and standardized patients (SPs) assessed residents' general communication, assessment, management, and global skills using 4-point scales. Residents completed a pre-OSCE survey of experience, interest and competence in substance abuse, and a post-OSCE survey evaluating its educational value. Learning during the OSCE was also assessed by measuring performance improvement from the first to the final OSCE station. RESULTS Residents performed better (P<.001) in general communication (mean ± SD across stations = 3.12 ± 0.35) than assessment (2.65 ± 0.32) or management (2.58 ± 0.44), and overall ratings were lowest in the contemplative alcohol abuse station (2.50 ± 0.83). Performance was not associated with residents' self-assessed interest or competence. Perceived educational value of the OSCE was high, and feedback improved subsequent performance. CONCLUSIONS Although internal and family medicine residents require additional training in specialized substance abuse skills, immediate feedback provided during an OSCE helped teach needed skills for assessing and managing substance abuse disorders. PMID:16704387

Parish, Sharon J; Ramaswamy, Megha; Stein, Melissa R; Kachur, Elizabeth K; Arnsten, Julia H

2006-01-01

231

1/17/2012 Day Date Course Room/Exam Type  

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/16 5pm ­ 3/2 10pm: SA Endocrine VM745 RamCT Tue 2/28: Midterm Exam #1 VM737 In Class ­ Path 109 March 5 In Class ­ Path 101 April 2-8 Wed-Fri 4/4 5pm ­ 4/6 11pm: Exam #2 VM726 RamCT Respiratory System 9-15 Tue 4: Endocrine VM742 RamCT Wed-Sat 5/2 5pm ­ 5/5 11pm: Final Exam Cardiovascular & Comprehensive VM726 Ram

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1/17/2012 Day Date Course Room/Exam Type  

E-print Network

April 2-8 Tue-Tue 3/27 11pm­4/3 11pm: Exam #2 VM730 RamCT Thu 4/5: Exam #2 - Respiratory, Meidcal Care-Mon 2/8 11pm­2/13 11pm: Cardiology VM773 RamCT 13-19 20-26 Thu-Tue 2/16 11pm­2/21 11pm: Respiratory Medpm: Respiratory Surgery VM773 RamCT 27-Mar 4 Tue-Tue 2/21 11pm­2/28 11pm: Exam #1 VM730 RamCT Fri

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Will I do as well on the final exam as I expect? An examination of students' expectations  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 this study,

David J. Burns

2008-01-01

234

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2011-01-01

235

Relationship of the Gesell Developmental Exam and the Bracken Basic Concept Scale to Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Administered the Gesell Development Exam and the Bracken Basic Concept Scale (BBCS) to kindergarten graduates (N=80). Found the BBCS may be a better predictor of achievement from a current state of readiness. (Author/ABL)

Sterner, Anne G.; McCallum, R. Steve

1988-01-01

236

Microsoft Word - App 9-22 Exam Results Sent Summary Report.doc  

Cancer.gov

Lung Screening Study Version 3.0 Manual of Operations and Procedures 11/15/00 Appendix 9-22 Lung Screening Study EXAM RESULTS SENT - SUMMARY REPORT Report as of Date: ____________________________ Georgetown Henry Ford Minnesota Wash U Marshfield

237

A Comparison of In-Class Quizzes vs. Online Quizzes on Student Exam Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compared undergraduates who took online quizzes using Mallard with students taking traditional paper-and-pencil quizzes. Found that Mallard students performed significantly better on in-class exams than non-Mallard students. (EV)

Derouza, Eros; Fleming, Matthew

2003-01-01

238

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

E-print Network

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...

Ashe, Diana Lynne

2012-06-07

239

1 Exam 3 Review Ch 9a: Key Question: "Are you Rational?" Ans: no (subjective,  

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1 Exam 3 Review Ch 9a: Key Question: "Are you Rational?" Ans: no (subjective, psychic budgets, loss account ­ $ is not just $ (psychic budgets). #12;9 Relativity Effects Another version of $ is not just

O'Reilly, Randall C.

240

ExamSoft Instructions: Mac How to download SofTest for Mac  

E-print Network

ExamSoft Instructions: Mac How to download SofTest for Mac For best performance, completeSoft Instructions: Mac 7. Click the arrow to open this folder; then click the install SofTesticon. 8. The install

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Duke study finds rectal exams may benefit obese men more than normal-weight peers:  

Cancer.gov

Researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute and elsewhere have found that the doctors' office exam may be better at detecting advanced prostate tumors in heavy men than in their normal-weight counterparts.

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The effect of marriage on utilization of colorectal endoscopy exam in the United States  

PubMed Central

Purpose This study examines the association between marriage and colorectal endoscopy exam, and whether this association varies by gender and financial benefits of marriage including improved access to health insurance and pooled family income. Methods Representative survey data of the non-institutionalized United States population were used from the 2000, 2005, and 2008 National Health Interview Survey. Analyses targeted persons 50–85 years of age without a personal history of cancer and with complete information on all study variables (n = 21,760). Multivariate logistic regression was used to model marital status differences in the probability of undergoing a colorectal endoscopy exam with interaction effects used to model variation over time by gender, health insurance, and poverty level. Results Married persons were more likely than unmarried persons to report ever having undergone a colorectal endoscopy exam (odds ratio [OR], 1.21; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.12–1.29), and the difference between married and unmarried persons in the probability of undergoing a colorectal endoscopy exam remained stable over time. Married persons were more likely than unmarried persons to report having undergone a colorectal endoscopy exam within the past 10 years (OR, 1.49; 95% CI, 1.15–1.95). For each survey year, married men were significantly more likely than women and unmarried men to report having undergone a colorectal endoscopy exam. For example, in 2008, 56% of married men reported having undergone a colorectal endoscopy exam, compared to 49% of unmarried men, 52% of married women, and 50% of unmarried women. Among persons with health insurance, married persons were significantly more likely than unmarried persons to have undergone a colorectal endoscopy exam. Among persons who were poor, there was no difference by marital status in the likelihood of having undergone a colorectal endoscopy exam. However, among persons who were not poor, married persons were more likely than unmarried persons to have undergone a colorectal endoscopy exam. Conclusion Given that colorectal endoscopy exams are a potentially life-saving procedure, persistently higher uptake of colorectal endoscopy for married persons over time may be an important health promoting benefit of marriage. Therefore, clinicians and policy makers should focus on improving the use of cancer prevention services among unmarried persons. PMID:22633538

Wilson, Fernando A.; Watanabe-Galloway, Shinobu; Peek, M. Kristen

2012-01-01

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Discovering Computer-Assisted Learning Processes based on Objective Exam Score Transformations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the implementation of a newly developed e-learning technology which features Reproducible Computing (www.wessa.net and www.freestatistics.org), it is investigated how the relationships between learning outcomes (as measured by exam questions) and objectively measured, computer-assisted learning activities can be investigated. The main contribution of this paper is that objective exam score transformations can have a huge effect on our ability

Patrick Wessa

2009-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

Zunhammer, Matthias; Eichhammer, Peter; Busch, Volker

2014-01-01

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Classification and analysis of multiple sclerosis lesions in spin-echo MR exams  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The high resolution and excellent soft tissue contrast of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) have enabled direct, non- invasive visualization of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) lesions in vivo. This has allowed quantification of changes in the appearance of lesions in MR exams to be used as a measure of disease state. Nevertheless, accurate quantification techniques are subject to inter- and intra-operator variability, which may hinder monitoring of disease progression. We have developed a computer program to aid an experienced operator in the quantification of MS lesions in spin-echo MR exams. Assisted and manual quantification were used to study inter-operator and intra-operator variability under known conditions in exams of a test phantom, and under clinical conditions in 1.5T and 0.5T exams of an MS patient. Results of the phantom study show that accuracy was improved by assisted quantification. The patient exam results indicate that assisted quantification reduced both inter-operator and intra-operator variability, while quantification in 0.5T exams reduced the variability of manual quantification, but had no significant effect upon assisted quantification. Application of assisted quantification to the analysis and visualization of two large periventricular lesions reveals subtle changes over time in the internal composition of these apparently static lesions.

Mitchell, Ross; Karlik, Stephen J.; Lee, Donald H.; Fenster, Aaron

1994-09-01

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Sleep quality during exam stress: the role of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine.  

PubMed

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

Zunhammer, Matthias; Eichhammer, Peter; Busch, Volker

2014-01-01

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Sample Questions from Past Qualifying Exams This list may give the impression that the exams consist of a series of questions fired at  

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consist of a series of questions fired at the student one after another. In fact most exams have more accurately the difficulties involved. The list indicates the professor associated to each question where] � What is chilling? What is heating? What is overheating? [Berlekamp] � What is the kernel of freezing

Wolfe, Patrick J.

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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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of the exam. 1. A magnetic dipole m undergoes precessional motion with angular frequency and angle 0 be used to define the three-vector force in relativistic mechanics if p is interpreted as the relativistic-vector acceleration, a dv/dt. (b) A particle of mass m moving at velocity v is acted on by a force F . In non

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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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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of the exam. 1. A magnetic dipole # m undergoes precessional motion with angular frequency # and angle # 0 useful form, since it can be used to define the three­vector force in relativistic mechanics if # p is acted on by a force # F . In non­relativistic mechanics, the power is equal to the rate at which work

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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

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­ 222) ÷ 6 = 13 13 Lecture Questions: 6 pts. 2) List the mechanisms used in meiosis that result ­ Classical Genetics The in-class portion of this exam is designed so that you can complete it in 20 minutes are not allowed to use your notes, old tests, the internet, or any books, nor are you allowed to discuss the test

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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Managing exam stress using UMTS phones: the advantage of portable audio/video support.  

PubMed

Test-taking anxiety or stress is very common among university students. It can be very distressing and sometimes debilitating. Exam anxiety involves physical components and emotional components that may be taken into account for managing and reducing anxiety. An approach to control exam anxiety is to learn how to regulate emotions. To help students in managing exam stress we developed a specific protocol based on mobile narratives--multimedia narratives experienced on UMTS/3G phones. 30 female university students (M=23.48; sd=1.24) who were going to perform an exam within a week were included in the trial. They were randomly divided in five groups according to the type and mobility of the medium used: (1) audio only narrative (CD at home); (2) audio only narrative (portable MP3); (3) audio and video narrative (DVD at home); (4) audio and video narrative (UMTS based); (5) control group. Audio/video narratives induced a reduction in exam anxiety in more than 80% of the sample vs 50% of the MP3 sample and 0% of the CD sample. Further, all the users who experienced mobile narratives on UMTS phones were able to relax before the exam, against 50% of DVD users and 33% of audio-only users. The trial showed a better efficacy of mobile narratives experienced on UMTS phones in reducing the level of exam stress and in helping the student to relax. These results suggest that for the specific sample considered--Italian university students--the media used for providing an anti-stress protocol has a clear impact on its efficacy. PMID:17377312

Riva, Giuseppe; Grassi, Alessandra; Villani, Daniela; Gaggioli, Andrea; Preziosa, Alessandra

2007-01-01

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PROVOST RULES GOVERNING FINAL EXAMINATIONS 1. No instructor may hold a final examination nor require the submission of a take-home final exam except  

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and not #12;the exams of other students. Therefore, for example, it is not permissible to leave student exams student privacy. 11. Final exams for College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) courses must require the submission of a take-home final exam except during the period in which final examinations

Chai, Ching-Li

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College students' ratings of student effort, student ability and teacher input as correlates of student performance on multiple-choice exams  

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In the class session following feedback regarding their scores on multiple-choice exams, undergraduate students in a large human development course rated the strength of possible contributors to their exam performance. Students rated items related to their personal effort in preparing for the exam (identified as student effort in the paper), their ability to perform well on the exams (identified as

Robert L. Williams; Lloyd Clark

2004-01-01

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CSU, FULLERTON CREDIT FOR EXTERNAL EXAMS (AP, IB, CLEP) ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS (AP) SCORE UNITS COURSE CREDIT GEN EDUC BEGIN DATE END DATE  

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) SCORE UNITS COURSE CREDIT GEN EDUC BEGIN DATE END DATE AP ITALIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE 3-5 5 ITAL 101 GE CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE 3-5 5 CHIN 101 GE III.B.2 5 CHIN 102 GE III.B.2 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A 3-5 3 III.B.2 (Exam discontinued Fall 2009) 5 ITAL 102 GE III.B.2 AP JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE 3-5 5 JAPN

de Lijser, Peter

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p1 RJM 4/05/07 CY3E2 Env FB Sys 2005 Exam Dr Richard Mitchell 2007  

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p1 RJM 4/05/07 CY3E2 ­ Env FB Sys ­ 2005 Exam © Dr Richard Mitchell 2007 CY3E2 2005 Exam 3. Host values of H and S. [6] #12;p2 RJM 4/05/07 CY3E2 ­ Env FB Sys ­ 2005 Exam © Dr Richard Mitchell 2007 S +- ++ +- -- -- dS/dt=0 dH/dt=0 9 H 10 S -+ 5 2 5 2 #12;p3 RJM 4/05/07 CY3E2 ­ Env FB Sys ­ 2005 Exam © Dr Richard

Mitchell, Richard

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An investigation of the issues involved in creating a bank of exam questions  

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been addressed. In general, it seems that the Universities in the UK simply put long lists of links past exam papers onto the web, and leave it to the students' ingenuity to find out how best to use them. One notable exception is MyExamopedia, a... , F. and Johnstone, K., 'Student Interaction with a Sakai VLE in Plant Sciences', 7th Sakai Conference, 13th June 2007 Exam Papers at the Computer Labs Two students from the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages's Certificate in Humanities...

Truscott, Harriet

2010-01-01

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Sex-role, self-esteem and cheating on college exams  

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SEX-ROLE, SELF-ESTEEM AND CHEATING ON COLLEGE EXAMS A Thesis by JEFFREY TODD KRAMER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1981 Major... Subject: Psychology SEX-ROLE, SELF-ESTEEM AND CHEATING ON COLLEGE EXAMS A Thesis by JEFFREY TODD KRAMER Approved as to style and content by: C 'rman of Committee) (Member) (Member) /PQ K (Head of Depart ent) August 1981 ABSTRACT Sex-Role, Self...

Kramer, Jeffrey Todd

2012-06-07

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Effects of exam-room computing on clinician-patient communication  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of exam-room computers on communication between clinicians and patients.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a DESIGN AND METHODS: Longitudinal, qualitative study using video-tapes of regularly scheduled visits from 3 points in time: 1 month before, 1\\u000a month after, and 7 months after introduction of computers into the exam room.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a SETTING: Primary care medical clinic in a large integrated delivery system.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a PARTICIPANTS:

Richard Frankel; Andrea Altschuler; Sheba George; James Kinsman; Holly Jimison; Nan R. Robertson; John Hsu

2005-01-01

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An Analysis of Item Exposure and Item Parameter Drift on a Take-Home Recertification Exam  

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There are few certifying or recertifying examinations in the medical field that are given in a take-home format. This stems from a concern that examinees may discuss items with peers, or save copies of items on the exam and then pass them on to others. This study examined if item exposure on take-home examinations influences the difficulty of the…

Giordano, Carolyn; Subhiyah, Raja; Hess, Brian

2005-01-01

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How to Check for Actinic Keratoses (AKs) during Skin Self-Exam  

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... AKs during a skin self-exam: Recruit a partner. You may want to ask a partner such as a spouse to help with the ... recent study found that people who involve a partner are significantly more likely to perform regular skin ...

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Examination of the Classification Accuracy of Music Education Special Aptitude Exams  

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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…

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

2013-01-01

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Exam 3 Review Sheet Surface -Mapping terrain of Venus how is this done?  

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Exam 3 Review Sheet Venus Surface - Mapping terrain of Venus ­ how is this done? Have space probes/channels are seen? How would you characterize the climate on Mars? Warm? Cold? Wet? Dry? Does Mars have water? If so the landing sites of the 2 rovers? Did they find signs of "past water"? Life? Moons of the Jovian Planets What

Sitko, Michael L.

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Verbal final exam in introductory biology yields gains in student content knowledge and longitudinal performance.  

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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, students who passed the VF outscored their peers on the medical assessment test (MAT), an exam built with 40 Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) questions (66.4% [n = 160] and 62% [n = 285], respectively; p < 0.001);. The higher-achieving students performed better on MCAT questions in all topic categories tested; the greatest gain occurred on the topic of cellular respiration. Because the VF focused on a conceptually parallel topic, photosynthesis, there may have been authentic knowledge transfer. In longitudinal tracking studies, passing the VF also correlated with higher performance in a range of upper-level science courses, with greatest significance in physiology, biochemistry, and organic chemistry. Participation had a wide range but not equal representation in academic standing, gender, and ethnicity. Yet students nearly unanimously (92%) valued the option. Our findings suggest oral exams at the introductory level may allow instructors to assess and aid students striving to achieve higher-level learning. PMID:24006399

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

2013-01-01

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Examining the Role of Advanced Placement[R] Exam Participation in 4-Year College Enrollment  

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The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between Advanced Placement (AP) exam participation and enrollment in a 4-year postsecondary institution. A positive relationship was expected given that the primary purpose of offering AP courses is to allow students to engage in college-level academic work while in high school, and…

Chajewski, Michael; Mattern, Krista D.; Shaw, Emily J.

2011-01-01

265

TQM in Class: From Disaster to Success in Essay Exams in Introductory Psychology.  

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In response to that fact that, since 1991, almost 60% of students had received failing grades on midterm exams in a general psychology course, the instructor undertook a project to apply principles of total quality management (TQM) to identify the causes of poor achievement. Efforts ware made to help students discover their mistakes, and thus…

Yatani, Choichiro

266

Predictors of the Elementary School Proficiency Exams and Issues of Equality in Educational Facilities  

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The main purpose of this study is to determine whether school/student, classroom/student, teacher/student ratio, and the Human Development Index (I.G.E.) rates by province predict a province's total 6th and 7th grade Elementary School Proficiency Exam (SBS) scores. To determine the relationships between the province's total 6th and 7th grade SBS…

Erdogan, Irfan; Meseci Giorgetti, Filiz; Cifcili, Vakur

2011-01-01

267

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

268

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

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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

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

2009-01-01

269

Big Business and School-Exams: "Catching Johnny before He Falls"  

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In this paper the author discusses the involvement of private corporations in administering educational exams. Specifically described are the company, Pearson Plc, a multi-national publishing and media conglomerate, and owner of Edexcel, one of England's three remaining "unitary awarding bodies." The intensification of the involvement of…

Yarker, Patrick

2005-01-01

270

NC State Profile. North Carolina: North Carolina End-of-Course Exams  

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This paper provides information about North Carolina End-of-Course Exams. The North Carolina End-of-Course Assessments were developed for two purposes: (1) To provide accurate measurement of individual student knowledge and skills specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study; and (2) To provide accurate measurement of the knowledge and…

Center on Education Policy, 2010

2010-01-01

271

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Citizens: Pathways for Learning, Language and Reading Comprehension. Alabama High School Graduation Exam.  

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This document is designed to assist classroom teachers in preparing students to complete successfully the "Alabama High School Graduation Exam" (AHSGE). The document describes the content for the language and reading comprehension portion of the AHSGE. The teaching strategies, activities, and resources contained in the document were developed to…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

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Office of Evaluation and Testing STRATEGIES TO PREPARE BEFORE THE EXAM  

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and vegetables, and try to stay away from heavy/processed foods) #12;Skills to Use during the Exam: · Be on time and strategies · Manage your time effectively · Organize material to be studied and learned · Use a step by step students start finishing their tests. There's no reward for finishing first · Proofread at the end

Brinkmann, Peter

273

Prof. A. Suciu Name: MTH 1187Probability EXAM 1 Winter 2001  

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1187 Exam 1 Winter 2001 (4) [9 points] A delicatessen has up to 6 pounds of mushrooms delivered every day. A study has shown that the probability that the weight of the mushrooms sold in a day equals x. (c) Find the probability that at least 4 pounds of mushrooms are sold on a given day. #12;MTH 1187

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SACS Accreditation Form, Modified 11/15/2012 School of ECE Ph.D. Proposal Exam  

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SACS Accreditation Form, Modified 11/15/2012 School of ECE Ph.D. Proposal Exam SACS Accreditation Evaluation Form The PhD Objectives for the SACS Accreditation are 1. Students will perform original research and citation format used throughout document. Graphs and charts used appropriately to present data. #12;SACS

Bennett, Gisele

275

Outcomes Assessment: An Examination of the ETS Major Field Test and the Comprehensive Business Exam  

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This study is the first to examine student performance differences between the major field test in business (MFTB) and the comprehensive business exam (CBE). Results reveal students performed at a statistically significant 50.8 percentile ranking on the CBE compared to a 38.0 percentile ranking on the MFTB. Additionally, this study finds that…

Hahn, William; Bowlin, Lyle L.; Welch, Timothy

2012-01-01

276

High Achievement on Advanced Placement Exams: The Relationship of School-Level Contextual Factors to Performance  

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The purpose of the study was to identify school- and district-level variables that relate to advanced academic achievement, as defined by the ratio of number of scores of 3, 4, or 5 on Advanced Placement exams to school enrollment. The study initially included 46 variables for 339 public high schools in one Midwestern state. Hierarchical linear…

Burney, Virginia H.

2010-01-01

277

CS 2510 Exam 2 Spring 2010 Student Id (last 4 digits)  

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CS 2510 Exam 2 ­ Spring 2010 Name: Student Id (last 4 digits): · Write down the answers of the Meet Perfect Partner records for today. Turn them into examples. Traits recorded: extrovert, introvert and a party person. ­ Dan - is introvert and avid reader and is looking for a partner who is introvert

Proulx, Viera K.

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The Relationship of Academic Self-Efficacy to Class Participation and Exam Performance  

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This study examined the relationship of academic self-efficacy to engagement in class discussion and performance on major course exams among students (N = 165) in an undergraduate human development course. Cluster analysis was used to identify three levels of academic self-efficacy: high (n = 34), medium (n = 91), and low (n = 40). Results…

Galyon, Charles E.; Blondin, Carolyn A.; Yaw, Jared S.; Nalls, Meagan L.; Williams, Robert L.

2012-01-01

279

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

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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…

Chalhoub-Deville, Micheline; Turner, Carolyn E.

2000-01-01

280

Student-Centered Pedagogy: Co-Construction of Knowledge through Student-Generated Midterm Exams  

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Using the example of student-generated midterm exams produced during a university classroom exercise, this narrative account examines student-centered pedagogy from both the university faculty and student perspectives. The central question revolved around how to actively engage a community of diverse university students from different academic,…

Ahn, Ruth; Class, Mary

2011-01-01

281

Differences in Classroom versus Online Exam Performance Due to Asynchronous Discussion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Jorczak, Robert L.; Dupuis, Danielle N.

2014-01-01

282

Monday, December 03, 2001 Lecture 20 1 The CS2051 Exam  

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segmentation and paging permit different processes to share parts of the memory. In what way does the sharing of memory differ between segmentation and paging schemes? (6 marks) · Describe why and how paging.man.ac.uk/Study_subweb/Ugrad/exams/studentfaq.php3 · Other suggestions? Are the book exercises useful? Monday, December 03, 2001 Lecture 20 4 2001

Sakellariou, Rizos

283

Physics 116A Practice Final Exam Winter 2011 1. Consider the function F (x) =  

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Physics 116A Practice Final Exam Winter 2011 1. Consider the function F (x) = x 1 - x - 2x 2 . (a) Use the method of partial fractions to express F (x) in terms of a sum (or di#erence) of two simpler terms. [HINT: factor the denominator.] (b) Express F (x) as a power series about x = 0, F (x) = # # n=0

California at Santa Cruz, University of

284

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

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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…

Parent, D. W.

2011-01-01

285

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

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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…

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

2013-01-01

286

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

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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…

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

2006-01-01

287

The Effects of the California High School Exit Exam Requirement on Student Achievement, Persistence, and Graduation  

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In this paper, the authors estimate the effect of a high school exit exam requirement (relative to no requirement) on students' academic achievement, persistence in high school, and graduation rates. They are particularly interested in the effects of the policy on the students who have low initial skill levels in high school. The study is based on…

Reardon, Sean F.; Atteberry, Allison; Arshan, Nicole; Kurlaender, Michal

2009-01-01

288

Where to Begin? The Evolving Role of Placement Exams for Students Starting College  

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For years, colleges have used placement exams to determine whether to deem incoming students "college ready" or assign them to developmental education. But 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…

Burdman, Pamela

2012-01-01

289

The design of exam system on the basis of .net technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the research of domestic and foreign research situation, the paper analyses the importance of examination system in university and puts forward the development of examination that is based on .net technology. The system can set different authorities for different user groups by various university environments. It realizes automatically on paper setting and exam completely. Besides, the system adopts

Nan Yang; Xie Chenguang; Gao Weiwei; Ma Xianmin

2012-01-01

290

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

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Space Propulsion Field Exam: Space Propulsion/Plasma Physics REQUIRED BY ALL STUDENTS From) Both devices use magnetic fields, even though they both are electrostatic ion accelerators. Explain the role of the magnetic field in each of them, and how this guides the layout of these fields. 3) One

de Weck, Olivier L.

291

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

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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 are Newton's 2nd law and Universal Law of Gravity used to derive a formula for circular velocity of orbits

Lowenthal, James D.

292

An Innovative Excel Application to Improve Exam Reliability in Marketing Courses  

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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…

Keller, Christopher M.; Kros, John F.

2011-01-01

293

Page 1 of 4 Training and Exam Options for Pesticide Applicators of Soil Fumigant Products  

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Page 1 of 4 Training and Exam Options for Pesticide Applicators of Soil Fumigant Products Information for Pesticide State Lead Agencies (SLAs) September 2011 It is the year 2012 and a pesticide. The pesticide applicator is already certified and has met all other requirements to use restricteduse soil

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

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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…

Berry, Katherine; Kingswell, Sarah

2012-01-01

295

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

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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…

Stanger-Hall, Kathrin F.

2012-01-01

296

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

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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…

El Atia, Samira

2008-01-01

297

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

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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…

Fairclough, Marta

2012-01-01

298

MATH 200 Calculus 1 (Bueler) 12 November, 2008 Midterm Exam # 2  

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NAME: MATH 200 Calculus 1 (Bueler) 12 November, 2008 Midterm Exam # 2 100 points total. You have 60) Find the locations and values of the absolute maximum and minimum of the same function, s(t) = t4 - 2t2 + 2, on the interval [-1, 2]. You may use the information from (a). 5. (10 pts) If a snowball melts so

Bueler, Ed

299

Attitudes toward Statistics and Their Relationship with Short- and Long-Term Exam Results  

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This study uses the Attitudes Toward Statistics (ATS) scale (Wise 1985) to investigate the attitudes toward statistics and the relationship of those attitudes with short- and long-term statistics exam results for university students taking statistics courses in a five year Educational Sciences curriculum. Compared to the findings from previous…

Vanhoof, Stijn; Sotos, Ana Elisa Castro; Onghena, Patrick; Vershaffel, Lieven; Van Dooren, Wim; Van den Noortgate, Wim; Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit

2006-01-01

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

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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…

Crisp, Victoria; Sweiry, Ezekiel

2006-01-01

301

Caught in the Middle: Arizona's English Language Learners and the High School Exit Exam  

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Since 2002, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) has been studying state high school exit examinations--tests that students must pass to receive a high school diploma. Each year, a national report has been published with findings about the 26 states that have or will soon implement exit exams. In addition, occasional reports have been published…

Kober, Nancy Ed.

2007-01-01

302

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

PubMed

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

Lala, Rizwana; Wood, Duncan; Baker, Sarah

2013-09-01

303

Past, Present, and Future of AP Chemistry: A Brief History of Course and Exam Alignment Efforts  

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As part of the Advanced Placement (AP) Program's commitment to continually enhance alignment with current best practices in college-level learning, the AP Program is currently evaluating and redesigning courses and exams, one of which launched during the 2013-2014 academic school year: AP chemistry. The history of the AP chemistry course and…

Magrogan, Serena

2014-01-01

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Physics and Astronomy Department San Francisco State University Physics Readiness Exam  

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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

Golterman, Maarten

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Fear of Routine Physical Exams in Children With Autism Spectrum DisordersPrevalence and Intervention Effectiveness  

Microsoft Academic Search

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. Caregivers reported that a large proportion of children

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

2009-01-01

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TWO EXAMS TAKEN BY RAMANUJAN IN INDIA BRUCE C. BERNDT1  

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with a score of 38 out of 200; a minimum of 70 was needed to pass. In Sanskrit, he obtained a score of 34 out. It is curious that Ramanujan chose Sanskrit over his mother tongue, Tamil. For further details (but not the exam

Berndt, Bruce C.

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

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with a score of 38 out of 200; a minimum of 70 was needed to pass. In Sanskrit, he obtained a score of 34 out. It is curious that Ramanujan chose Sanskrit over his mother tongue, Tamil. For further details (but not the exam

Berndt, Bruce C.

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

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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…

Stafford, Tom; Elgueta, Herman; Cameron, Harriet

2014-01-01

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"It's Different Now:" How Exit Exams Are Affecting Teaching and Learning in Jackson and Austin  

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Since much of the previous research on exit exams, including CEP's own work, has looked at national patterns of implementation and passing rates, this study aimed to benefit policy and practice by focusing on the local level. Specifically, case studies were conducted in Jackson, MS and Austin, TX that examined how classroom instruction and other…

Zabala, Dalia; Minnici, Angela; Kober, Nancy, Ed.

2007-01-01

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

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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…

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

2010-01-01

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Individual Accountability in Cooperative Learning Groups at the College Level: Differential Effects on High, Average, and Low Exam Performers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over a three-semester period in a large undergraduate human development course, students were assigned to 5–7 member groups to work together in preparing for an exam in one of the five content units in the course. Their exam performance was tracked over three units: a baseline unit in which students worked only individually, a unit in which they worked in

Robert L. Williams; Erin Carroll; Briana Hautau

2005-01-01

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The Management Challenge: Handling Exams Involving Large Quantities of Students, on and off Campus--A Design Concept  

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This paper looks at the process of managing large numbers of exams efficiently and secure with the use of a dedicated IT support. The system integrates regulations on different levels, from national to local, (even down to departments) and ensures that the rules are employed in all stages of handling the exams. The system has a proven record of…

Larsson, Ken

2014-01-01

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

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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…

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2014

2014-01-01

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31062 Meteorology Exam 3 Review December 17, 2009, 7:45 AM (yes, 7:45 AM)  

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31062 ­ Meteorology Exam 3 Review December 17, 2009, 7:45 AM (yes, 7:45 AM) The format of this exam whether a thunderstorm is severe enough to produce a tornado? · How do tornadoes usually appear an important component in severe thunderstorm development? · What's the life cycle of a tornado and what does

Sheridan, Scott

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Somatic Symptoms Evoked by Exam Stress in University Students: The Role of Alexithymia, Neuroticism, Anxiety and Depression  

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Objective The etiology of somatization is incompletely understood, but could be elucidated by models of psychosocial stress. Academic exam stress has effectively been applied as a naturalistic stress model, however its effect on somatization symptoms according to ICD-10 and DSM-IV criteria has not been reported so far. Baseline associations between somatization and personality traits, such as alexithymia, have been studied exhaustively. Nevertheless, it is largely unknown if personality traits have an explanatory value for stress induced somatization. Methods This longitudinal, quasi-experimental study assessed the effects of university exams on somatization — and the reversal of effects after an exam-free period. Repeated-observations were obtained within 150 students, measuring symptom intensity before, during and after an exam period, according to the Screening for Somatoform Symptoms 7-day (SOMS-7d). Additionally, self-reports on health status were used to differentiate between medically explained and medically unexplained symptoms. Alexithymia, neuroticism, trait-anxiety and baseline depression were surveyed using the Toronto-Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), the Big-Five Personality Interview (NEO-FFI), the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI-II). These traits were competitively tested for their ability to explain somatization increases under exam stress. Results Somatization significantly increased across a wide range of symptoms under exam stress, while health reports pointed towards a reduction in acute infections and injuries. Neuroticism, alexithymia, trait anxiety and depression explained variance in somatization at baseline, but only neuroticism was associated with symptom increases under exam stress. Conclusion Exam stress is an effective psychosocial stress model inducing somatization. A comprehensive quantitative description of bodily symptoms under exam stress is supplied. The results do not support the stress-alexithymia hypothesis, but favor neuroticism as a personality trait of importance for somatization. PMID:24367700

Zunhammer, Matthias; Eberle, Hanna; Eichhammer, Peter; Busch, Volker

2013-01-01

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Math 320 (Smith): Practice Exam 1 1. (16 points -10 min.) For  

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Math 320 (Smith): Practice Exam 1 1. (16 points - 10 min.) For dy dt = (ey+2 - 1)(ey - 1)(y - 2), y, t . 2. (21 points - 15-20 min.) Solve (15 points) y - y3 x exp(x2 ) = 0 (2) for y(0) = -2. Give the range of validity of the solution (6 points). 3. (24 points - 15-20 min) Write the following systems

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Establishing Individual Accountability for Learning in an Exam-less, Group Project Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

We work toward a process model to establish individual accountability for learning in an exam-less, group-project course using an evolutionary approach and vertical slicing. We allow students to evolve into self-directed, cooperative learners over the duration of the three courses that comprise our Computer Science Engineering Sequence and then evaluate their learning using a group project. The first course is

Paul Stanton; Duane Fairfax

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Physics 116A Practice Final Exam Winter 2011 1. Consider the function F(x) =  

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Physics 116A Practice Final Exam Winter 2011 1. Consider the function F(x) = x 1 - x - 2x2 . (a) Use the method of partial fractions to express F(x) in terms of a sum (or difference) of two simpler terms. [HINT: factor the denominator.] (b) Express F(x) as a power series about x = 0, F(x) = n=0 anxn

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Social-cognitive factors influencing success on college entrance exams in South Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated the influence of social-cognitive factors on students' success on college entrance exams in South Korea. Subjects were 291 college freshmen attending either a prestigious or a less prestigious college. They completed a self-report questionnaire assessing perceived parental control, fear of failure, anxiety, self-efficacy, and time management skills. The results showed that parental psychological control had debilitating effects and

Chung Wha Kim; Myron H. Dembo

2000-01-01

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Deranged Exams  

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This article discusses a triangle of numbers that are related to the derangement numbers. These numbers satisfy a Pascal-like recurrence relation with subtraction instead of addition. We describe how they relate to numbers studied by other authors and use them to generalize Euler's famous recurrence relation for the derangement numbers.

Spivey, Michael Z.

2010-01-01

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Testicular Exams  

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... guys are hernias and — rarely — testicular cancer. Continue Hernias A hernia can occur when a part of the intestine ... but usually this isn't the case. Most hernias occur because of a weakness in the abdominal ...

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Creation of a Diagnostic Exam for Introductory, Undergraduate Electricity and Magnetism  

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To fill the need for a tool testing introductory, undergraduatesâ knowledge of basic concepts in electricity and magnetism (EM), the investigator has developed a sixty-six item, multiple-choice diagnostic exam (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 studentsâ 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; Maxwellâs Equations; and induction, with Lenzâs 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.

Marx, Jeffrey

2006-06-15

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Do racial and ethnic group differences in performance on the MCAT exam reflect test bias?  

PubMed

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized examination that assesses fundamental knowledge of scientific concepts, critical reasoning ability, and written communication skills. Medical school admission officers use MCAT scores, along with other measures of academic preparation and personal attributes, to select the applicants they consider the most likely to succeed in medical school. In 2008-2011, the committee charged with conducting a comprehensive review of the MCAT exam examined four issues: (1) whether racial and ethnic groups differ in mean MCAT scores, (2) whether any score differences are due to test bias, (3) how group differences may be explained, and (4) whether the MCAT exam is a barrier to medical school admission for black or Latino applicants. This analysis showed that black and Latino examinees' mean MCAT scores are lower than white examinees', mirroring differences on other standardized admission tests and in the average undergraduate grades of medical school applicants. However, there was no evidence that the MCAT exam is biased against black and Latino applicants as determined by their subsequent performance on selected medical school performance indicators. Among other factors which could contribute to mean differences in MCAT performance, whites, blacks, and Latinos interested in medicine differ with respect to parents' education and income. Admission data indicate that admission committees accept majority and minority applicants at similar rates, which suggests that medical students are selected on the basis of a combination of attributes and competencies rather than on MCAT scores alone. PMID:23478636

Davis, Dwight; Dorsey, J Kevin; Franks, Ronald D; Sackett, Paul R; Searcy, Cynthia A; Zhao, Xiaohui

2013-05-01

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Rules Governing Final Examinations 1. No instructor may hold a final examination nor require the submission of a take-home final exam except during the  

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are scheduled. If more than two are scheduled, the student may postpone the middle exam. If a take-home final, for example, it is not permissible to leave student exams (or grades or papers) in publicly accessible areas in alphabetical order, to protect student privacy. 11. Final exams for the College of Liberal and Professional

Plotkin, Joshua B.

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

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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,…

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

2011-01-01

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How Much Is that Exam Grade Really Worth? An Estimation of Student Risk Aversion to Their Unknown Final College Course Grades  

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This study created an experimental design with which students can empirically assess their risk behavior with respect to exam grades within an expected utility framework. Specifically, the authors analyzed students' risk preferences associated with taking exams and earning a "risky" unknown grade versus not taking exams and instead obtaining a…

Nalley, Lanier; McKenzie, Andrew

2011-01-01

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Form 231 -ADVANCED CREDIT/PLACEMENT EXAM AUTHORIZATION FORM ONLY AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR SHOULD COMPLETE THIS FORM. (Please type or print legibly.)  

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and restrictions for your particular exam. Links to specific departmental information are provided on the Testing will not be allowed another attempt. � Foreign language exams: Students with previous college courses in French currently enrolled, re-entry and regional campus transfer) EXAM TO BE TAKEN

Ginzel, Matthew

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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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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

Hickman, Mark

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Exam 1 is Wed. Feb. 16. You are allowed 3 sheets of notes and a calculator. The exam covers ch. 1,2,3,4 and part of 5. The pull out section of the text, colored boxes  

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Exam 1 is Wed. Feb. 16. You are allowed 3 sheets of notes and a calculator. The exam covers ch. 1 a distribution table. See Q1 3 and HW1 C). 4) Given a list of numbers, make a stemplot. Include the stem units and leaf units on the plot. For example the number 205 will have stem 20 and leaf 5 with stem units = tens

Olive, David

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Examination appeals If you encounter any difficulty either before taking an exam, during or after it, the most  

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into account (but not in language exams) colour blindness/other serious visual disability - special of prejudice, bias or inadequate assessment. The Committee has the power to ask the Examiners to reconsider

Goldschmidt, Christina

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Re-engineering of multiple-choice exam-form production tools: Cost-effective and quality-assurance approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aims: This study aims at designing and implementing an exam-form generation software tool (named ExPro) for multiple-choice-based (MCB) exams. The study is motivated by the fact that student number in Jordanian universities is continuously growing at high rate. This growth is not accompanied by an equivalent growth of educational resources (instructors, labs, ...etc). A result of this situation is having

Sulieman Bani-Ahmad; Ahmad Audeh

2010-01-01

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The DosS-DosT/DosR Mycobacterial Sensor System  

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DosS/DosR is a two-component regulatory system in which DosS, a heme-containing sensor also known as DevS, under certain conditions undergoes autophosphorylation and then transfers the phosphate to DosR, a DNA-binding protein that controls the entry of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other mycobacteria into a latent, dormant state. DosT, a second sensor closely related to DosS, is present in M. tuberculosis and participates in the control of the dormancy response mediated by DosR. The binding of phosphorylated DosR to DNA initiates the expression of approximately fifty dormancy-linked genes. DosT is accepted to be a gas sensor that is activated in the ferrous state by the absence of an oxygen ligand or by the binding of NO or CO. DosS functions in a similar fashion as a gas sensor, but contradictory evidence has led to the suggestion that it also functions as a redox state sensor. This review focuses on the structure, biophysical properties, and function of the DosS/DosT heme sensors. PMID:25002970

Sivaramakrishnan, Santhosh; de Montellano, Paul R. Ortiz

2014-01-01

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The Effect of Seat Location on Exam Grades and Student Perceptions in an Introductory Biology Class  

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The effect of seat location on learning has received surprisingly little attention in education literature (Weinstein 1979). Classroom experience and education literature suggest that students who sit in the front of a lecture hall are more likely to get As than students in the back (Benedict and Hoag 2004; Holliman and Anderson 1986; Pedersen 1994). The explanation may seem obvious--front-row students get better grades because they are better students. An experiment shows that sitting in the back of a lecture hall rather than the front does not have a detrimental effect on student performance on exams.

Taper, Mark L.; Kalinowki, Steven

2007-01-01

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INDU 6111 Midterm exam: Solutions 1. [25 points/100] True or false? x  

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Fall 2011 INDU 6111 Midterm exam: Solutions 1. [25 points/100] True or false? x 1 = 0, x 2 = 1, x 3 = 1, x 4 = 0, x 5 = 1 is the optimal solution of the problem maximize 4x1 + 4x3 - 2x4 - x5 subject to 2x1 + x2 - 2x3 + 3x4 0 x1 - x2 - x4 -1 2x1 + 2x2 + 3x3 - 2x4 - x5 4 3x1 - x2 + x3 + x4 0 x1, x2

Chvátal, Va�ek

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

PubMed Central

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 skills. Traditional midterm examinations were replaced by weekly assessments administered under test-like conditions and followed immediately by extensive self, peer, and instructor feedback. Course grades were criterion based and derived using data from the final exam. To alleviate anxiety associated with a single grading instrument, students were given the option of informing the grading process with evidence from weekly assessments. A comparative analysis was conducted to determine the impact of these design changes on both performance and measures of student affect. Results at the end of each year were used to inform modifications to the course in subsequent years. Significant improvements in student performance and attitudes were observed as refinements were implemented. The findings from this study emphasized the importance of prolonging student opportunity and motivation to improve by delaying grade decisions, providing frequent and immediate performance feedback, and designing that feedback to be maximally formative and minimally punitive. PMID:17012219

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

2006-01-01

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

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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

Al-Alwan, Ibrahim A

2009-05-01

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Improving the National Board of Medical Examiners Internal Medicine Subject Exam for Use in Clerkship Evaluation  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE To provide a consensus opinion on modifying the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Medicine Subject Exam (Shelf) to: 1) reflect the internal medicine clerkship curriculum, developed by the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM); 2) emphasize knowledge important for a clerkship student; and 3) obtain feedback about students' performances on the Shelf. DESIGN Two-round Delphi technique. PARTICIPANTS The CDIM Research and Evaluation Committee and CDIM members on NBME Step 2 Committees. MEASUREMENTS Using 1–5 Likert scales (5 = highest ratings), the group rated test question content for relevance to the SGIM–CDIM Curriculum Guide and importance for clerkship students' knowledge. The Shelf content is organized into 4 physician tasks and into 11 sections that are generally organ system based. Each iteration of the Shelf has 100 questions. Participants indicated a desired distribution of questions by physician task and section, topics critical for inclusion on each exam, and new topics to include. They specified the types of feedback clerkship directors desired on students' performances. Following the first round, participants viewed pooled results prior to submitting their second-round responses. RESULTS Of 15 individuals contacted, 12 (80%) participated in each round. The desired distribution by physician task was: diagnosis (43), treatment (23), mechanism of disease (20), and health maintenance (15). The sections with the most questions requested were the cardiovascular (17), respiratory (15), and gastroenterology (12) sections. The fewest were requested in aging/ethics (4) and neurology, dermatology, and immunology (5 each). Examples of low-rated content were Wilson's Disease, chancroid and tracheal rupture (all <2.0). Health maintenance in type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease all received 5.0 ratings. Participants desired feedback by: section (4.6) and physician task (3.9), on performances of the entire class (4.0), and for individual students (3.8). CONCLUSION Clerkship directors identified test content that was relevant to the curricular content and important for clerkship students to know, and they indicated a desired question distribution. They would most like feedback on their students' performance by organ system–based sections for the complete academic year. This collaborative effort could serve as a model for aligning national exams with course goals. PMID:12133157

Elnicki, D Michael; Lescisin, Dianne A; Case, Susan

2002-01-01

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Community Service and the Pediatric Exam: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine via a Partnership Between First Year Medical Students and a Community Elementary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Introduction to clinical medicine courses traditionally focus on inpatient wards or ignore the well-child exam. Purpose: This program uses an elementary school setting to give 1st-year medical students experience in the well pediatric exam while emphasizing service learning. The program has both learning and service objectives. Medical students learn the art of the pediatric exam while providing a service

Erin McConnell; Carla Clasen; Adrienne Stolfi; Dustin Anderson; Ronald J. Markert; Elvira Jaballas

2010-01-01

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AMSC/CMSC 460 Midterm Exam 3/27/08 Work any four of the five problems below. Put the numbers of the  

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AMSC/CMSC 460 Midterm Exam 3/27/08 Work any four of the five problems below. Put the numbers ~y2 () 1 #12;AMSC/CMSC 460 Midterm Exam 3/27/08 for some ~y1 and ~y2. Give bounds for the relative;AMSC/CMSC 460 Midterm Exam 3/27/08 and 1 x-2 dx = 1 = A1 + 3A2 from which we get A1 = A2 = 1 4 . If we

Stewart, G. W. "Pete"

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Hyper heuristic based on great deluge and its variants for exam timetabling problem  

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Today, University Timetabling problems are occurred annually and they are often hard and time consuming to solve. This paper describes Hyper Heuristics (HH) method based on Great Deluge (GD) and its variants for solving large, highly constrained timetabling problems from different domains. Generally, in hyper heuristic framework, there are two main stages: heuristic selection and move acceptance. This paper emphasizes on the latter stage to develop Hyper Heuristic (HH) framework. The main contribution of this paper is that Great Deluge (GD) and its variants: Flex Deluge(FD), Non-linear(NLGD), Extended Great Deluge(EGD) are used as move acceptance method in HH by combining Reinforcement learning (RL).These HH methods are tested on exam benchmark timetabling problem and best results and comparison analysis are reported.

Sin, Ei Shwe

2012-01-01

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Going beyond standardized exam scores in graduate admissions: Enhancing diversity and predicting success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the approach to graduate admissions developed by the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program. The approach emphasizes a careful examination of applicants' basic academic preparedness together with noncognitive tracers of future success -- so-called "grit" or "performance character" -- and does not rely upon standardized exam scores such as GREs. This approach has enabled the Fisk-Vanderbilt program to identify and select large numbers of underrepresented minority students who are succeeding at the PhD level, making the program the nation's top producer of underrepresented minority PhDs in astronomy. We highlight outcomes of the program utilizing this "enlightened approach" to admissions, and share tools developed by the program for use by others.

Stassun, Keivan

2014-01-01

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Association between students' dental admission test scores and performance on comprehensive clinical exams.  

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This study examined the association between Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores and the comprehensive exams conducted at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The authors hypothesized that students who scored high on the DAT would also perform well on the comprehensive examinations. Sixty-six students from the graduating classes of 2005 and 2006 were included. The outcome variable of interest was the final composite grade obtained by the students in the three comprehensive examinations. The main independent variable of interest was the individual component scores on the DAT. Multivariable logistic regression analysis using the maximum likelihood methods was used to examine the association between comprehensive exam grades and DAT scores. Effects of age, gender, and race/ethnicity were adjusted in the regression models. On the first comprehensive examination, seventeen students obtained an Honors grade, while thirteen did so on the second comprehensive examination and fifteen on the third comprehensive examination. None of the DAT component scores were significantly associated with Honors grades on the first comprehensive examination. On the second comprehensive examination, quantitative reasoning scores (OR=2.48, 95 percent CI=1.09-5.68, p=0.03) and total science scores (OR=14.17, 95 percent CI=1.89-106.80, p=0.01) were significantly associated with Honors grades. Reading comprehension score was associated with increased odds of obtaining Honors grade on the third comprehensive examination (OR=1.81, 95 percent CI=1.13-2.92, p=0.01). Students who scored well on the quantitative reasoning, total science, and reading comprehension sections of the DAT had higher odds of receiving an Honors grade on the second and third comprehensive examinations. These factors may be associated with the problem-solving/critical thinking components in the school's PBL curriculum. PMID:22319081

Allareddy, Veerasathpurush; Howell, T Howard; Karimbux, Nadeem Y

2012-02-01

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07/24/09 Q1 Autumn Quarter Year One 2009-10 ** Exam Week: Final Exams are scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30am, unless otherwise noted.  

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Lunch SC Lunch 1:15 Human Anatomy [Surg 203A] Cells to Tissues Molecular Biology Anatomy Anatomy Mol Bio Anatomy Anatomy Cells to Tissues 2:15 Cells to Tissues 3:15 Cells to Tissues4:15 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 M Tu Anatomy Anatomy Cells to Tissues Practice of Medicine [Inde 201] Anatomy Cells to Tissues Final Exam

Kay, Mark A.

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Office of Admissions in conjunction with Committee on Educational Policy and academic departments (5/2012) Page 1 2012-2013 Advanced Placement Exams (AP) and International Baccalaureate Higher Level Exams (IBH)  

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and Culture Chinese ____________ Japanese ____________ Italian 3,4,5 _____ 3,4,5 _____ 3,4,5 8 _____ 8 _____ 8 Each Language and Culture exam may be taken for credit. AP Italian Language and Culture last given-division courses for the History of Art and Visual Culture major. AP Art, Studio 2-D Design ___________ 3-D Design

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Office of Admissions in conjunction with Committee on Educational Policy and academic departments Page 1 Advanced Placement Exams (AP) and International Baccalaureate Higher Level Exams (IBH) 2013-2014  

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____________ Japanese ____________ Italian 3,4,5 _____ 3,4,5 _____ 3,4,5 8 _____ 8 _____ 8 Each Language and Culture for the History of Art and Visual Culture major. AP Art, Studio 2-D Design ___________ 3-D Design History exams may be taken for credit but satisfies one IH. AP Language and Culture Chinese

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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

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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…

Green, Ellen Yvonne

2010-01-01

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Best Practices for Exam Takers support.examsoft.com (866) 429-8889 1 of 1 November 13, 2012  

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Test Installation, and for Exam Downloads and Uploads Administrator level account permissions CPU = Intel. On the green screen, you can click the `History' button to review your upload and download history. Checking this history report will RECONFIRM the uploading of your answer file. Do not uninstall SofTest until you

Dennett, Daniel

348

An Prediction of Hopelessness and State-Trait Anxiety Levels among Teacher Candidates before the KPSS Exam  

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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…

Tumkaya, Songul; Aybek, Birsel; Celik, Metehan

2007-01-01

349

Health Psychology Exam 1 Learning Objectives 1) Define health psychology and behavioral medicine. What are the four areas of focus  

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Health Psychology Exam 1 Learning Objectives 1. Chapter 1 1) Define health psychology and behavioral medicine. What are the four areas of focus in Health Psychology? 2) Describe how philosophical) Explain what factors contributed to the rise of health psychology. Include discussion of changing patterns

Meagher, Mary

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Evaluation of 4-H and FFA Members Scores on the 2011-2012 Texas Quality Counts Verification Exam  

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improvement. The purpose of this study was to analyze the Texas Quality Counts Verification Exam for junior and senior aged 4-H and FFA members. The Texas Quality Counts program was developed due to a need for teaching livestock ethics and care to the youth...

Grube, Brittany C.

2013-05-01

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Improving College Performance and Retention the Easy Way: Unpacking the ACT Exam. NBER Working Paper No. 17119  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Colleges rely on the ACT exam in their admission decisions to increase their ability to differentiate between students likely to succeed and those that have a high risk of under-performing and dropping out. We show that two of the four sub tests of the ACT, English and Mathematics, are highly predictive of positive college outcomes while the other…

Bettinger, Eric P.; Evans, Brent J.; Pope, Devin G.

2011-01-01

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

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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,78109 > 108 . Nu (average for surface) = 0,13(GrPr)1/3 = 119 gives h (average for surface) = 4,14 W/m2

Zevenhoven, Ron

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ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 09-01 Unit Exams and quizzes. Assign reading skills sufficient to com-  

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MUS102 ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 09-01 Unit Exams and quizzes. Assign style periods of jazz and all related artists ; Introduce listening/ aural techniques sufficient to identify musical timbre, instrumentation, compo- sitional styles, forms, and improvisational techniques

Barrash, Warren

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Physics 607 Exam 1 Please be well-organized, and show all significant steps clearly in all problems.  

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, T = temperature, P pressure, u = chemical potential, B = applied magnetic field, C = heat capacity at constantPhysics 607 Exam 1 Please be well-organized, and show all significant steps clearly in all problems) We usually take the thermal equilibrium state of a total (closed) system to be the state which

Allen, Roland E.

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Computer Modeling of the Instructionally Insensitive Nature of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Exam  

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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…

Pham, Vinh Huy

2009-01-01

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Some of the Reasons Why Preparing for Exams Is So Hard: What Can Be Done to Make It Easier?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Why it is so difficult to prepare for academic exams is reviewed with respect to recent research. Textbooks, teaching, and information processing characteristics of students all contribute to undermining effective learning and review. Recommendations are made about how instructors can make it easier for students to review and appraise their test readiness, as well as about how students can make

Michael Pressley; Linda Yokoi; Peggy van Meter; Shawn Van Etten; Geoffrey Freebern

1997-01-01

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Special exam arrangements Present this letter and form to your doctor/consultant (3 pages including form).  

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of allergy. Students cannot expect extended exam time if the season for the allergy is over. Dyslexia Students with dyslexia or other reading and writing problems must document this by presenting a dyslexia information on the effects of dyslexia can be enclosed with the answer papers so that the external examiner

Johansen, Tom Henning

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

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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…

Sommer, Lutz

2013-01-01

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Test Anxiety There is no doubt about it, for most people, testing is stressful. Because exam results can  

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Test Anxiety There is no doubt about it, for most people, testing is stressful. Because exam to feel some anxiety when you take a test. In fact, it can be counter-productive not to have an awareness of the importance of the task at hand. But test anxiety is something different than heightened concern. Test anxiety

Stanier, Charlie

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14 foSteR BUSINeSS birthday. The final exam of a college career. Moving  

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or doing business in Brazil should know. It means, `the Brazilian way of doing things.'" Miller learned14 foSteR BUSINeSS A birthday. The final exam of a college career. Moving abroad. Foster alumna." For these graduates of the last decade, all business is international business Global Gold #12;SPRING 2013 15 Though

Hochberg, Michael

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University of Pittsburgh Test Center Registration Form Exams are by appointment only. Test center hours vary. Please call 412-624-6134 to schedule. Valid ID must  

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University of Pittsburgh Test Center Registration Form Exams are by appointment only. Test center hours vary. Please call 412-624-6134 to schedule. Valid ID must be presented at the time of the exam. Mail completed form and Test Center fee to address below. Once payment is received you

Sibille, Etienne

362

Medical Students' Performance in the IV Year Exit Exam: Effect of Clinical Reasoning Exercises, Self-Observation on Tape, and Faculty Feedback on Clinical Skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Clinical Performance Examination (CPeX) is administered at the end of the IV year required Internal Medicine Clerkship. The exam consists of eight standardized patient encounters, during which the students are required to perform a focused history and physical exam based on the patient presenting complaint. A remediation plan consisting of the following steps was developed for students who fail

Fabrizia Faustinella; Philip R. Orlander; Laura A. Colletti; Harinder S. Juneja; Linda C. Perkowski

2004-01-01

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Biology 253 Human Anatomy Exam II Fall 2010 page 1 of 8 IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: ANSWER ONLY 50 QUESTIONS. Do not answer more than 50 questions. If  

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antebrachial compartment 9) Which of the following is a symptom of carpal tunnel entrapment? A) drop hand BBiology 253 Human Anatomy Exam II Fall 2010 page 1 of 8 IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: ANSWER ONLY 50 253 Human Anatomy Exam II Fall 2010 page 2 of 8 7) Identify the INCORRECT association of muscle

Houde, Peter

364

To Leave or Not to Leave? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of the Impact of Failing High School Exit Exam. CEE DP 107  

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This paper presents new empirical evidence on whether failing the high school exit exam increases the chance of exiting from high school "prior to high school completion". More importantly, the author discusses the potentially different impacts of failing the High School Exit Exams (HSEE) on students with limited English proficiency, racial…

Ou, Dongshu

2009-01-01

365

New Pesticide Applicator Exams and Training Manuals The University of Florida Pesticide Information Office and the Florida Department of Agriculture have recently  

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New Pesticide Applicator Exams and Training Manuals The University of Florida Pesticide Information training and certification documents. Persons who wish to obtain new Restricted Pesticide Applicator. The General Standards exam is required for all applicators wishing to obtain or renew a Restricted Pesticide

Jawitz, James W.

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The feasibility of a regional CTDIvol to estimate organ dose from tube current modulated CT exams  

PubMed Central

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, CTDIvol. 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 CTDIvol (CTDIvol,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, CTDIvol values, referred to as regional and organ-specific CTDIvol, were calculated for each patient. Using an approach similar to TG 204, all CTDIvol 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 CTDIvol values. For example, when estimating dose to the liver, CTDIvol,global yielded a R2 value of 0.26, which improved to 0.77 and 0.86, when using the regional and organ-specific CTDIvol for abdomen and liver, respectively. For breast dose, the global CTDIvol yielded a R2 value of 0.08, which improved to 0.58 and 0.83, when using the regional and organ-specific CTDIvol for chest and breasts, respectively. The R2 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 CTDIvol as normalization factors when using TCM. It was demonstrated that CTDIvol,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 CTDIvol descriptors that account for local variations in scanner output present when TCM is employed. PMID:23635273

Khatonabadi, Maryam; Kim, Hyun J.; Lu, Peiyun; McMillan, Kyle L.; Cagnon, Chris H.; DeMarco, John J.; McNitt-Gray, Michael F.

2013-01-01

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An integrator final exam at the end of the engineering degrees to evaluate the acquired competences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the last decade strong changes in the design of university degrees have occurred in Spain, affecting real competences acquired by graduates. The new degrees often provide students greater freedom in shaping their curriculum which results in many cases in a problem for their training. In engineering degrees of Spain, the final project, that allows to know the integrated skills of the students in engineering subjects, is not compulsory anymore; it can be substituted for other specific types of work that often do not involve skills valued by the companies of the industrial sector. This situation may create doubts about the real competences of the graduates. In the present study, a final exam (voluntary) has been carried out during three years to assess competences in engineering students in the last course of the degree in agricultural engineering (diploma of five years) and agricultural technical engineering (diploma of three years) at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). They took part 132 students in the years 2006, 2007 and 2008. The exam had a common format, with three parts assessing skills in construction, machinery and electrical installations. The results showed the evolution in the training of students, and the relationship between skills acquired and late differences in the learning process. The most important conclusions were that the attainment levels was lower than expected, but generally consistent with the training received by each group of students. In particular, the low number of hours of subjects in electrical installations in certain groups of students was evident when evaluating the skills acquired. The results indicated that they aim to increase the number of hours in certain subjects and groups of students, if a graduate is to get qualified. The authors recommend an examination similar to the raised, integrator type, in all programs that do not have any overall final assessment in order to conduct a quality control of graduates; this approach has the advantage that graduates may also obtain an additional final certificate with their level of competences towards their future professional work.

Perdigones, A.; Sánchez, E.; Valiño, V.; Tarquis, A. M.

2010-05-01

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Teaching and Assessing Residents' Skills in Managing Heroin Addiction with Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs)  

PubMed Central

Background Heroin abusing patients present a significant challenge. Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs) allow evaluation of residents’ clinical skills. The objective of our study was to examine resident OSCE performance assessing and managing heroin abuse. Methods Evaluation and comparison of heroin-specific communication, assessment and management skills in a five-station PGY3 substance abuse OSCE. Faculty used a four-point Likert scale to assess residents’ skills; standardized patients provided written comments. Results 265 internal and family medicine residents in an urban university hospital participated over five years. In the heroin station, residents’ skills were better (p<0.001 for both comparisons) in communication (mean overall score 3.16±0.51) than in either assessment (mean overall score 2.66±0.60) or management (mean overall score 2.50±0.73). The mean score for assessing specific high risk behaviors was lower than the mean overall assessment score (2.22±1.01 vs. 2.74±.59, p < 0.0001), and the mean score for recommending appropriate harm reduction management strategies was lower than the mean overall management score (2.39±.89 vs. 2.54±.74, p < 0.005). Standardized patients’ comments reflected similar weaknessess in residents’ skills. Conclusions Assessment and management of heroin abuse were more challenging for residents than general communication. Additional training is required for residents to assess and counsel patients about high risk behaviors. PMID:24159905

Parish, Sharon J.; Stein, Melissa R.; Hahn, Steven R.; Goldberg, Uri; Arnsten, Julia H.

2013-01-01

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Association of auricular pressing and heart rate variability in pre-exam anxiety students.  

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A total of 30 students scoring between 12 and 20 on the Test Anxiety Scale who had been exhibiting an anxious state > 24 hours, and 30 normal control students were recruited. Indices of heart rate variability were recorded using an Actiheart electrocardiogram recorder at 10 minutes before auricular pressing, in the first half of stimulation and in the second half of stimulation. The results revealed that the standard deviation of all normal to normal intervals and the root mean square of standard deviation of normal to normal intervals were significantly increased after stimulation. The heart rate variability triangular index, very-low-frequency power, low-frequency power, and the ratio of low-frequency to high-frequency power were increased to different degrees after stimulation. Compared with normal controls, the root mean square of standard deviation of normal to normal intervals was significantly increased in anxious students following auricular pressing. These results indicated that auricular pressing can elevate heart rate variability, especially the root mean square of standard deviation of normal to normal intervals in students with pre-exam anxiety. PMID:25206734

Wu, Wocao; Chen, Junqi; Zhen, Erchuan; Huang, Huanlin; Zhang, Pei; Wang, Jiao; Ou, Yingyi; Huang, Yong

2013-03-25

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Estimating radiation dose to organs of patients undergoing conventional and novel multidetector CT exams using Monte Carlo simulations  

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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.

Angel, Erin

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Exame de Geomtica, ISA, 1 chamada, 14 de Junho de 2012 1 Instituto Superior de Agronomia  

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espacial de 90 m, representando: A O ângulo de incidência solar da célula (em graus); Parcela Parcela1 fotovoltaicos para produção de energia que satisfazem pelo menos um dos seguintes critérios: a- ângulo de

Lisboa, Universidade Técnica de

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Grading by Response Category: A simple method for providing students with meaningful feedback on exams in large courses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Paul, Cassandra; Potter, Wendell; Weiss, Brenda

2014-11-01

373

Adolescents’ sleep in low-stress and high-stress (exam) times: A prospective quasi-experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This prospective quasi-experiment (N=175; mean age: 15.14 years) investigates changes in adolescents' sleep from low-stress (regular school week) to high-stress times (exam week) and examines the (moderating) role of chronic sleep reduction, baseline stress, and gender. Sleep was monitored over three consecutive weeks using actigraphy. Adolescents' sleep was more fragmented during the high-stress time than during the low-stress time, meaning

J. F. Dewald; A. M. Meijer; F. J. Oort; G. A. Kerkhof; S. M. Bögels

2012-01-01

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Catching misconceptions and misinformation about ocean/climate science among college students: a long record of pre and post exams  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Pre/post exams were used in a college freshmen oceanography course to identify student misconceptions and to investigate student learning gains. This course has a diverse population of students where most are not science majors. The pre-test, given on the first day of class, contains 100 questions over entire course content. The post test is given on the last day of class. Our results are based on pre/post test scores from 6 sections (2009-2011, n = ~150). There is no significant difference between average scores of males and females in the pre-test, and most students regardless of class level (freshmen to senior) have about the same knowledge level of the ocean/climate system coming into the course. On the pre-test, many students answered incorrectly questions on the cause for lunar phases, the Coriolis effect, mechanism of air/water mass movement, and the energy driving the hydrologic cycle; but showed significant improvement on the post-test. In contrast, 100% of students answered correctly that weather and climate are different coming into the course, and 100% left the course unconfused about this. There is consistent improvement in the class average scores between the pre and post exams by 20-30% in all sections regardless of the semester or course content covered. Potentially, the post test may be reflecting retention rather than transient learning from cramming for the final exam.

Mekik, F.

2011-12-01

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Use of a pretest strategy for physical therapist assistant programs to predict success rate on the national physical therapy exam.  

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This study investigated a pretest strategy that identified physical therapist assistant (PTA) students who were at risk of failure on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). Program assessment data from five cohorts of PTA students (2005-2009) were used to develop a stepwise multiple regression formula that predicted first-time NPTE licensure scores. Data used included the Nelson-Denny Reading Test, grades from eight core courses, grade point average upon admission to the program, and scores from three mock NPTE exams given during the program. Pearson correlation coefficients were calculated between each of the 15 variables and NPTE scores. Stepwise multiple regression analysis was performed using data collected at the ends of the first, second, and third (final) semesters of the program. Data from the class of 2010 were then used to validate the formula. The end-of-program formula accounted for the greatest variance (57%) in predicted scores. Those students scoring below a predicted scaled score of 620 were identified to be at risk of failure of the licensure exam. These students were counseled, and a remedial plan was developed based on regression predictions prior to them sitting for the licensure exam. PMID:23752234

Sloas, Stacey B; Keith, Becky; Whitehead, Malcolm T

2013-01-01

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EE 554, Exam I, Spring 2009, Dr. McCalley Time: 75 minutes, closed book, closed notes, calculators/computers not allowed  

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EE 554, Exam I, Spring 2009, Dr. McCalley Time: 75 minutes, closed book, closed notes, calculators/computers these curves to be an accurate portrayal of the P- relation, compute the critical clearing angle for a 3-phase

McCalley, James D.

377

Suspensa deciso que alterava data do ENEM para estudantes judeus Estudantes judeus tero de fazer a prova do Exame Nacional do Ensino Mdio  

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Suspensa decisão que alterava data do ENEM para estudantes judeus Estudantes judeus terão de fazer a prova do Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (ENEM) nos próximos dias 5 e 6 de dezembro, conforme previsto na provas do Enem. A modificação tinha o objetivo de que o exame não coincidisse com o Shabat (do pôr

Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

378

AMSC/CMSC 460 Midterm Exam 3/27/08 Work any four of the ve problems below. Put the numbers of the  

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AMSC/CMSC 460 Midterm Exam 3/27/08 Work any four of the #12;ve problems below. Put the numbers show that ~ d = x 1 ~ y 1 + x 2 ~ y 2 (#3;) 1 #12; AMSC/CMSC 460 Midterm Exam 3/27/08 for some ~ y 1: Using the method of undetermined coeÃ?cients, we have Z 1 1 x 3 dx = 1 2 = A 1 +A 2 2 #12; AMSC/CMSC 460

Stewart, G. W. "Pete"

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Career Excess Mortality Risk from Diagnostic Radiological Exams Required for Crewmembers Participating in Long Duration Space Flight  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Dodge, C. W.; Gonzalez, S. M.; Picco, C. E.; Johnston, S. L.; Shavers, M. R.; VanBaalen, M.

2008-01-01

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Developing a Geoscience Literacy Exam: Pushing Geoscience Literacy Assessment to New Levels  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Iverson, E. A.; Steer, D. N.; Manduca, C. A.

2012-12-01

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A comparison of two nursing program exit exams that predict first-time NCLEX-RN outcome.  

PubMed

This retrospective descriptive correlational study compared the predictive accuracy of the Health Education Systems, Inc, Exit Exam (Elsevier) and Assessment Technologies Institute's RN Comprehensive Predictor, both of which were administered to nursing students in an upper-division baccalaureate nursing program during their final semester of study. Using logistic regression analyses, it was determined that the two examinations were statistically significant but weak predictors of success on the RN licensure examination. The RN Comprehensive Predictor had a slightly better odds ratio; however, both examinations had similar sensitivity, specificity, and overall accuracy. Because the RN Comprehensive Predictor was included in the Assessment Technologies Institute's Comprehensive Assessment and Review Program already being used by the BSN program, based on the results of this study, the nursing faculty decided to use only the RN Comprehensive Predictor during its NCLEX-RN preparation course. PMID:24949714

Brodersen, Lisa D; Mills, Andrew C

2014-08-01

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The Relationship between Post Reach Exit Exam (E[superscript 2]) Failure Remediation and NCLEX-RN Success of Graduates of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Allen, Patricia Gale

2009-01-01

383

Participation and Performance of Limited English Proficient Students during Second Attempts on a Graduation Exam. State Assessment Series, Minnesota Report 28.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The central research question of this study is whether first-time scores for repeat limited-English-proficient (LEP) test-takers of Basic Standards Tests (BSTs), also known as "graduation exams," predict a passing score on the test the second time around. Three points are cautiously asserted: (1) 20% or fewer of LEP students who retook the BSTs…

Spicuzza, Richard; Liu, Kristin; Swierzbin, Bonnie; Bielinski, John; Thurlow, Martha

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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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/FE-Exam.asp 06.09 > TE Home > About TE > Contact Us > Editorial Info > IEEE-USA opinion 06.09 Why Computer BY JASON MOORE, MITCHELL A. THORNTON AND RONALD W. SKEITH Many senior-year computer engineering majors engineering students cannot pass the examination. While it may be true that in some curricula computer

Thornton, Mitchell

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A Study of Developmental Algebra and Computer Aided Instruction: Does Computer-Aided Instruction Increase the Final Exam Grades of Developmental Algebra Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gravitt, Kris A.

2010-01-01

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HOW TO GET THE BETTER OF AN EXAM Preparing for a test can be an anxiety-producing experience. Here are some suggestions to make  

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your time. Include time to watch your favorite television program as you schedule your time - chancesHOW TO GET THE BETTER OF AN EXAM Preparing for a test can be an anxiety-producing experience. Here the main ideas and to select the most important concepts and facts. 3. If you do not understand

Palsberg, Jens

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The Effect of Music on the Test Scores of the Students in Limits and Derivatives Subject in the Mathematics Exams Done with Music  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kesan, Cenk; Ozkalkan, Zuhal; Iric, Hamdullah; Kaya, Deniz

2012-01-01

388

MATH 115 Sample Final Exam 1 1. A school has 7 men and 5 women on its faculty. What is the probability that  

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MATH 115 ­ Sample Final Exam 1 1. A school has 7 men and 5 women on its faculty. What is the probability that women will outnumber men on a randomly selected five-member committee? (a) 240/793 (b) 41.50 4. A supermarket buys its eggs from three different chicken ranches. They buy 1/3 of their eggs from

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Exam #3, Math 309, Dr. M. Bohner, Dec 11, 2002. Name: A function f : I R is called differentiable at x0 I provided lim .  

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satisfies . Rolle's Theorem states that . The two main mean value results on differentiable functions readExam #3, Math 309, Dr. M. Bohner, Dec 11, 2002. Name: A function f : I R is called differentiable at x0 I provided lim . The basic rules for differentiation (provided all occuring derivatives exist

Bohner, Martin

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Analysis of the Relation between Academic Procrastination, Academic Rational/Irrational Beliefs, Time Preferences to Study for Exams, and Academic Achievement: A Structural Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Balkis, Murat; Duru, Erdinc; Bulus, Mustafa

2013-01-01

391

Spring 2000 IE 361 Exam Solutions (a) A calibration experiment is done to determine how to correct for instrument bias, by  

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, Quality Function Deployment-Yoji Akao, Robust Design-Genichi Taguchi, ISO 9000-International Organization for Standards, Total Quality Management-W. Edwards Deming 4. There is typically no way to provide a useful $Ã?() #12;Exam 2 Quality Culture Questions 1. Malcom Baldridge 2. ?Quality Function Deployment

Vardeman, Stephen B.

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CIS 632: Exam 2 Sample Solutions Fall 2010 1. (20 points) The owner of a small online photo shop sells two sorts of picture frames  

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CIS 632: Exam 2 Sample Solutions Fall 2010 1. (20 points) The owner of a small online photo shop to write a process Shop that accurately describes the shop owner's business (including her inventory} Sample answer: Shop def = Inv(20, 10, 100) Inv(sm, lg, bal) def = smreq(j).(if j

Older, Susan

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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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Snodgrass, Suzanne J.; Ashby, Samantha E.; Rivett, Darren A.; Russell, Trevor

2014-01-01

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The Impact of a Computer Proficiency Exam on Business Students' Admission to and Performance in a Higher-Level IT Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many colleges of business now assume incoming freshmen arrive on campus possessing high levels of computer skill and ability. Students are frequently offered the opportunity to take and pass a computer proficiency exam (CPE) in lieu of a freshman information technology (IT) course. While promoted as an efficient alternative, our analysis of the…

Rondeau, Patrick J.; Li, Xiaolin

2009-01-01

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Teacher Recruitment in Turkey: Analysis of Teacher Selection Exams in Comparison with Revised Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study is to analyze the content validity of Public Personnel Selection Exam (KPSS), which is used for teacher recruitment in Turkey, in accordance with the teaching profession courses and Bloom's revised taxonomy of educational aims. For this purpose, the study was designed as a descriptive survey model. The data were…

Adiguzel, Oktay Cem

2013-01-01

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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 to change if human activity were to suddenly cease entirely for 10 years? This is actually a key question the processes involved if that human carbon source is switched off. o Humans currently use about 3.5 x 1020

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Undergraduate Grade Point Average and Graduate Record Exam Scores as Predictors of Length of Enrollment in Completing a Master of Science Degree.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to determine the usefulness of undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores as predictors of the time it takes to complete a Master of Science degree. It examined six variables taken from the files of 100 students who had completed Master of Science degrees in geology at Bowling Green University…

Onasch, Christine

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Biochemistry Exam 2 Nov 11, 1996 1 1. Which of the following crosses a lipid bilayer the fastest? That is, which  

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Biochemistry Exam 2 Nov 11, 1996 1 1. Which of the following crosses a lipid bilayer the fastest was examined while exercising her forearm by squeezing a rubber ball. Compared to a normal person performing the same exercise, this patient A. could exercise for a longer period

Finley Jr., Russell L.

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NTU Health Exam Requirement for Incoming Exchange / Visiting Students In order to understand the general health condition of coming students, and to meet the  

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. #12;2 NTU Incoming Exchange / Visiting Students Health Exam Form Name Sex: Male Female Photo Waist circumference: cm Blood Pressure: mmHg Pulse Rate: /min Skin: Head & Neck: Chest: Lungs: Abdomen: Heart: Oral Cavity: Others: Muscles/Bones/Joints: Visual Acuity: Uncorrected R L

Wu, Yih-Min

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Constructing licensure exams: a reliability study of case-based questions on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.  

PubMed

Patient cases with associated questions are a method for increasing the clinical relevance of licensure exams. This study used generalizability theory to assess changes in score reliability when the number of questions per case varied in the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE). The experimental design maintained the same total number of case-based items, while varying the number of cases and items within cases to assess changes in score reliability. Using generalizability theory, the amounts of error variance within cases and between cases on the NBDHE were assessed. Impact on score reliability (generalizability) was computed. The data were from the responses of 4,528 candidates who took the paper-pencil version of the NBDHE in spring 2009. Results showed that the minimum value of generalizability occurred when fourteen cases with ten items each were used in the examination. The maximum value of generalizability occurred when fifty cases with three items each were used in the examination. The research findings support the development of more cases with fewer items per case on the NBDHE in order to enhance test score reliability and validity. Practical constraints should be considered if more cases with fewer items per case are developed for future examinations. PMID:24319130

Tsai, Tsung-Hsun; Dixon, Barbara Leatherman; Littlefield, John H

2013-12-01

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Adolescents' sleep in low-stress and high-stress (exam) times: a prospective quasi-experiment.  

PubMed

This prospective quasi-experiment (N = 175; mean age = 15.14 years) investigates changes in adolescents' sleep from low-stress (regular school week) to high-stress times (exam week), and examines the (moderating) role of chronic sleep reduction, baseline stress, and gender. Sleep was monitored over three consecutive weeks using actigraphy. Adolescents' sleep was more fragmented during the high-stress time than during the low-stress time, meaning that individuals slept more restless during stressful times. However, sleep efficiency, total sleep time, and sleep onset latency remained stable throughout the three consecutive weeks. High chronic sleep reduction was related to later bedtimes, later sleep start times, later sleep end times, later getting up times, and more time spent in bed. Furthermore, low chronic sleep reduction and high baseline stress levels were related to more fragmented sleep during stressful times. This study shows that stressful times can have negative effects on adolescents' sleep fragmentation, especially for adolescents with low chronic sleep reduction or high baseline stress levels. PMID:24786857

Dewald, Julia F; Meijer, Anne Marie; Oort, Frans J; Kerkhof, Gerard A; Bögels, Susan M

2014-11-01

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Exame de SIGDR, ISA 1 chamada, 14 de Junho de 2012 1 / 9 Instituto Superior de Agronomia  

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incidência solar da célula (em graus); Parcela Parcela1 Cruzamento tabela Operação aritmética Codigo para a instalação de painéis fotovoltaicos para produção de energia que satisfazem pelo menos um dos

Lisboa, Universidade Técnica de

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Xenon spallation systematics in Angra DOS Reis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Literature Xe data for the Angra dos Reis meteorite have been resolved into constituent spallation, fission and trapped components. The spallation Xe compositions vary over a range wider than observed in any other samples, including lunar samples. These variations are due to the mixing of spallation Xe from Ba and rare earth element targets. It is possible to infer the Ba and rare earth spallation Xe compositions. Angra dos Reis spallation Xe compositions are systematically different from those observed in lunar samples, possibly because of differences in the irradiation conditions (geometry and shielding). Thus the Angra dos Reis data appear to be superior to lunar data for predicting spallation Xe compositions in other meteorites.

Hohenberg, C. M.; Hudson, B.; Kennedy, B. M.; Podosek, F. A.

1981-10-01

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Cultural differences in answering physics questions: Could they arise from the difference between reasoning expected in answering exam questions in those cultures?  

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In many ways, the American learning system is unique in its reliance on testing using multiple-choice questions. Learning in physics, as well as in any other subject, is a context-dependent process. In this paper, I consider a broader problem of where differences in understanding arise; often styles of answering questions arise from the way the questions are posed. I speculate on the long-run effects a multiple-choice based learning system might have on the reasoning structure of the student compared to one based on more open-ended questions. I present some differences in answer styles observed between two populations of students, US students (mostly exposed to multiple-choice type exams), and Romanian students (mostly exposed to open-end type exams). Finally, I suggest some possible ways of checking whether my predictions have any validity.

Raduta, C; Raduta, Cristian; Aubrecht, Gordon

2005-01-01

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Identification, development, validation, and dissemination of written exam items for the Agricultural Hazardous Occupations Order (AgHOs) Certification Training Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research has been conducted to develop and validate a pool of exam items that can be used to test the readiness of youth, ages 14-15 years old, to be certified under the current federally mandated Agricultural Hazardous Occupations Order (AgHOs) contained within Title 29, Part 570, Subpart E-1 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Training is required prior to employment

Andrew J Mann

2010-01-01

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General Physics I Exam 3 -Chs. 7,8,9 -Momentum, Rotation, Equilibrium Oct. 31, 2012 Name Rec. Instr. Rec. Time  

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, the object is in static equilibrium. 16. (24) A solid steel sphere of radius 6.00 cm and mass 7.07 kg an angular speed of 250 rad/s in 10.0 seconds? [Hint: Apply Newton's 2nd law, for rotation.] c) (6) WhatGeneral Physics I Exam 3 - Chs. 7,8,9 - Momentum, Rotation, Equilibrium Oct. 31, 2012 Name Rec

Wysin, Gary

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Melanoma Screening by Means of Complete Skin Exams for All Patients in a Dermatology Practice Reduces the Thickness of Primary Melanomas at Diagnosis  

PubMed Central

Objective: Previous studies have shown that dermatologists detect thinner melanomas than both non-dermatologists and patients in high incidence areas. The authors report depths of melanomas in a central New York practice where the incidence is low, hypothesizing that incidental melanomas detected by a dermatologist will be thinner than melanomas that are part of the chief complaint. Design: A retrospective chart review examining melanoma depth to determine the importance of universal full skin exams. Setting: Private dermatology clinic in Auburn, New York, employing one board-certified dermatologist and two physician extenders. Participants: Men and women who attended the clinic between 2003 and 2013 who had 235 biopsy-proven melanomas. Total patient visits in this time period was 50,699. Measurements: Office notes were reviewed to determine the chief complaint, patient demographics, and depth of the tumor. The authors noted if the melanoma was discovered by the patient, a referring physician, dermatology physician extender, or the dermatologist. Results: More than 45 percent of melanomas were an incidental finding on full skin exam. The dermatologist detected statistically thinner melanomas than melanomas that presented as the chief complaint. The dermatologist tended to detect thinner melanomas than referring physicians and patients. Conclusion: A significant portion of melanomas are incidentally found on full skin exam, and thinner melanomas are detected by dermatologists. Universal skin cancer screening takes little additional time, and appropriate use of physician extenders can greatly increase access to dermatological care. Full skin exams increase melanoma detection, decreases overall thickness at diagnosis, and decreases patient morbidity and mortality. PMID:25161756

Laduca, Jeffrey R.

2014-01-01

408

The Prostate Exam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To help students, residents, and general practitioners to improve the technique, skills, and reproducibility of their prostate examination. Methods: We developed a comprehensive guideline outlining prostate anatomy, indications, patient preparation, positioning, technique, findings, and limitations of this ancient art of urological…

Romero, Frederico R.; Romero, Antonio W.; Filho, Thadeu Brenny; Kulysz, David; Oliveira, Fernando C., Jr.; Filho, Renato Tambara

2012-01-01

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Epidemiology Exemption Exam  

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. Epidemiology and epidemiologic methods are central to public health, being used to describe and explain, among other uses. While epidemiology and epidemiologists rely on biostatistical theory and methods for meeting this requirement: PH 250A (Epidemiologic Methods I), PH 250B (Epidemiologic Methods II

Doudna, Jennifer A.

410

Oral Cancer Exam  

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... at Methylation Patterns in Salivary Gland Tumors More Science News Grants & ... an overview of physical, mental, and behavioral challenges common in patients with developmental disabilities and ...

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Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)  

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... you should tell your doctor if you have hemorrhoids (painful swelling near the anus) or anal fissures ( ... happen after the examination, particularly if you have hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Tell your doctor if you ...

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Midterm Exam November 2007  

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;4. (25 points) The number of crocodiles in a wild animal park increases at the rate of 6 per day. Their appetite is also on the rise. The number of frogs each crocodile eats in one day increases at a rate of 3 per day. 1) Let m(t) denote the number of frogs being eaten by all the crocodiles in the park in the t

Ye, Rick Rugang

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SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES Hall Split Exam Code Exam Name Day Exam date Time Exam Hall  

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_1 Marine & Freshwater Biology 3A Mon 28/04/2014 14:00 - 17:00 Design Studio B (427B) James Watt Building BIOL2005_1 Drugs & Disease 2 (7b) Tue 29/04/2014 14:00 - 15:30 Bute Hall, Kelvin Gallery Students A - L:00 - 16:00 Fore Hall BIOL4183_1 Tropical Ecology Opt Wed 30/04/2014 14:00 - 17:00 Western Infirmary LT

Glasgow, University of

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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Hall Split Exam Code Exam Name Day Exam date Time Exam Hall  

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:00 Room 630 Rankine Building NURSING2004_1 Nursing And Health Studies 2 Tue 20/05/2014 14:00 - 17:00 Gym Neuroscience (intercal) Mon 28/04/2014 14:00 - 17:00 Fore Hall MED4037_1 Cancer Studies (intercal) Mon 28 of Pharmacology _ Fri 16/05/2014 14:00 - 17:00 Design Studio A (427A) James Watt Building NURSING1005_1 Nursing

Glasgow, University of

415

Biostatistics Exemption Exam  

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in epidemiology, biostatistics, research methods, and financial management, involve working with equations health research and practice. All MPH students are encouraged to take advantage of the resources of UC areas. Quantitative reasoning Many courses in the School of Public Health, including those

Doudna, Jennifer A.

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SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY Exam Code Exam Name Day Exam date Time Exam Hall Hall Split  

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Black Building CHEM4004_1 Environmental Chemistry 4A Fri 09/05/2014 14:00 - 17:00 Rm 253 Gilbert Scott CHEM4006_1 Environmental Chemistry 4C Mon 19/05/2014 14:00 - 17:00 O.T.C. Drill Hall CHEM4007_1 Environmental Chemistry 4D Wed 21/05/2014 09:30 - 12:30 Randolph Hall CHEM3015_1 Physical Chemistry 3 Half Wed

Glasgow, University of

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SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCE Exam Code Exam Name Day Exam date Time Exam Hall Hall Split  

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Wilson Building Seminar Rooms COMPSCI2001_1 CS2P:Java Programming 2 Tue 29/04/2014 14:00 - 15:30 Senate/05/2014 14:00 - 16:00 Fore Hall COMPSCI4064_1 Big Data:Systems, Prog & Mgt 4 Thu 15/05/2014 09:30 - 10

Glasgow, University of

418

Exam II Solution  

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You don't need to show your work. A. (2 points) The ... Going through the same testing procedure four times is rather dull and time- consuming. ... in this case, the solution space (null space) is of dimension 1, which is irrelevent to this problem ...

2012-07-17

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Exam-studying tips  

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Oct 27, 2011 ... Here's a pop quiz: What foods are best to eat before a high-stakes test? ... use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of an article or v isit www.djreprints.com .... who did the writing exercise performed as well on the test as the ...

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Oral Cancer Exam  

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... and College Students Recent College Graduates Dental and Medical Students See All Careers & Training Opportunities Job Openings Loan Repayment Programs Careers in Dental Research See All Continuing Education Practical Oral ...

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The flipped exam: creating an environment in which students discover for themselves the concepts and principles we want them to learn.  

PubMed

Students are naturally curious and inquisitive with powerful intrinsic motives to probe, learn, and understand their world. Accordingly, class activities must capitalize on this inherently energetic and curious nature so that learning becomes a lifelong activity where students take initiative for learning, are skilled in learning, and want to learn new things. This report describes a student-centered class activity, the "flipped exam," designed to achieve this goal. The flipped exam was a collaborative, group effort, and learning was interactive. It included a significant proportion (?30-35%) of material not covered in class. This required students to actively search for content and context, dynamically making connections between what they knew and what they learned, grappling with complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity, and finally discovering answers to important questions. Accordingly, the need or desire to know was the catalyst for meaningful learning. Student assessment was determined by behavioral noncognitive parameters that were based on the observation of the student and the student's work as well as cognitive parameters (i.e., the student's score on the examination). It is our view that the flipped exam provided a student-centered activity in which students discovered, because of the need to know and opportunities for discussion, the important concepts and principles we wanted them to learn. PMID:25434017

Lujan, Heidi L; DiCarlo, Stephen E

2014-12-01

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Getting regular checkups and exams can help you stay well and catch problems early. It may even save your life. Our health plans cover 100% payment of the services listed in this preventive care flier.1  

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density test to screen for osteoporosis } Breast cancer, including exam and mammogram } Breastfeeding -- Folic acid for women 55 years old or younger6 -- Primary care intervention to promote breastfeeding3

Ginzel, Matthew

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The Dos Bocas dam in Puerto Rico.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Dos Bocas dam in Puerto Rico was constructed in 1942 to generate hydroelectric power. Dams in this region prevent the migration of shrimp and fish to areas upstream of the dam. As a result, compared to similar reaches of undammed streams, areas that are upstream of dammed rivers have higher amounts of organic and inorganic nutrients as well as altered invertebrate populations. Loss of migratory shrimp and fish upstream from dams alters basal resources and assemblages of invertebrate competitors and prey. This photograph originally appeared on the cover of Ecological Applications (16:1) in February of 2006.

Klemow, Kenneth

2010-02-11

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Experiment (NEXAFS) versus simulation (DOS) for carbon allotropes Eduardo Warszawskia  

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Experiment (NEXAFS) versus simulation (DOS) for carbon allotropes Eduardo Warszawskia , Joan Adlerb comparisons between experimental NEXAFS measurements and computed DOS results for many carbon allotropes at the Technion. Studies of DOS of relatively small nanodiamond/graphite/amorphous carbon compos- ites

Adler, Joan

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Correlation between Teacher Turnover Rates in the State of Alaska and Standardized Test Scores in the Area of Mathematics on the Standards Based Assessments/High School Qualifying Exam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study utilized bivariate correlations, partial correlations, multivariate analysis including Hotelling-T, and observed power to investigate the possible correlations and connections of teacher turnover in Alaska's public school system to performance on the standards-based assessment of the Alaska High School Qualifying Exam (HSQE). The study…

Roehl, Roy F., II

2010-01-01

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University Health Services needs your help to keep students healthy. Routine exams and prevention like the H1N1 FlashVax clinic are covered by segregated fees, but, when the unexpected happens,  

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, provide staff counseling and consultation services and operate clin- ics for women's health, dermatologyUniversity Health Services needs your help to keep students healthy. Routine exams and prevention to the University of Wisconsin Foundation ­ University Health Services (12901584) and mail it to the University

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

427

The Professional Program in Accounting (PPIA) was designed as a result of a change in the Texas Public Accountancy Act. Currently, the educational requirements to apply for the CPA exam in Texas include the  

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The Professional Program in Accounting (PPIA) was designed as a result of a change in the Texas Public Accountancy Act. Currently, the educational requirements to apply for the CPA exam in Texas include the completion of at least 150 semester hours, of which 36 must be in accounting. The UTA PPIA

Huang, Haiying

428

AMIII Termodinamica dos Gases Ideais 17 de Janeiro de 2002  

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AMIII ­ Termodinâ??amica dos Gases Ideais 17 de Janeiro de 2002 N moles de um gâ??as ideal em equil dos gases ideais). A Primeira Lei da Termodinâ??amica afirma que existe uma funâ?ºcâ?ao E : M # R, dita pela Segunda Lei da Termodinâ??amica. 2 #12;

Natário, José

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Title Course Sec Start Date End Date # Classes Day Class Start Class End Location Academic Writing: Humanities RHET-1101 002 Sept. 5 Jan. 10 (Last class on Nov. 26, Last day of exams Dec. 17)) 24 TuTh 14:30: 15:45: Main  

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: Social Sciences RHET-1102 006 Jan. 6 May 7 (Last class on Apr. 4, Last day of exams Apr. 23) 36 MWF 13Title Course Sec Start Date End Date # Classes Day Class Start Class End Location Academic Writing: Humanities RHET-1101 002 Sept. 5 Jan. 10 (Last class on Nov. 26, Last day of exams Dec. 17)) 24 TuTh 14

Martin, Jeff

430

Resist DoS attacks in UMTS-WLAN  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wireless network is more vulnerable to denial of service (DoS) attacks than wired one. In this paper we propose two methods to resist DoS attacks in UMTS-WLAN network, one is active and the other is passive. These two are complementary to each other. In active DoS defense method, a mobile terminal generates an authorized anonymous ID (AAI) using its true ID such as IP address, MAC address, PIN code, or asymmetric key, and substitutes its true ID with the authorized anonymous ID. The mobile terminal may be authenticated by the UMTS-WLAN, however its true ID is anonymous to intending attackers. This method can be used to isolate de-authenticating/disassociating DoS attackers, spoofing power-save DoS attacker, etc. In passive DoS defense method, we propose a trace back scheme. We use covert channels in the header of mobile IP packets to trace back the malicious nodes by embedding some address information of intermediate nodes, and recovering the embedded information by the victim. After the victim successfully traces the attacking paths from malicious nodes, it can segregate the malicious nodes and protect itself. This method can be used to resist DoS attacks of mass-produced junk message congestions.

Qu, Huyu; Cheng, Qiang

2005-06-01

431

Computer-Based Internet-Hosted Assessment of L2 Literacy: Computerizing and Administering of the Oxford Quick Placement Test in ExamView and Moodle  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sorting of Korean English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) university students by Second Language (L2) aptitude allocates students to classes of compatible ability level, and was here used to screen candidates for interview. Paper-and-pen versions of the Oxford Quick Placement Test were adapted to computer-based testing via online hosting using FSCreations ExamView. Problems with their online hosting site led to conversion to the popular computer-based learning management system Moodle, hosted on www.ninehub.com. 317 sophomores were tested online to encourage L2 digital literacy. Strategies for effective hybrid implementation of Learning Management Systems in L2 tertiary education include computer-based Internet-hosted L2 aptitude tests. These potentially provide a convenient measure of student progress in developing L2 fluency, and offer a more objective and relevant means of teacher- and course-assessment than student evaluations, which tend to confuse entertainment value and teacher popularity with academic credibility and pedagogical effectiveness.

Meurant, Robert C.

432

Biology 352, Spring 2013 Exam Number Key First midterm exam  

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Signal Characteristic Chemical Auditory Visual Electrical Range (short to long to high) Variable Medium HIGH Medium Energetic cost (low to high) Low HIGH Low Medium 1, a dog may bare its teeth prior to biting. Although initially there may be no communicative function

Clifton, Ken

433

MA 15800 Final Exam Memo/Preparation Final Exam – Tuesday ...  

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Dec 10, 2013 ... The homework problems listed on the Assignment Sheet for the entire semester is your best guide to what could ... Most students will not have to work ... know, pick and choose what sections you most need to focus on. (NOTE: ...

Norris, David M

2013-12-06

434

Exit exam 2008 Linear Algebra  

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the mean and the standard deviation of the binomial dis- tribution with n=5, p=1/2. b) Evaluate the probability that 3 out of 5 randomly selected babies are girls, (assume that the birth of a boy or a girl have

De Carli, Laura

435

Access to Common Exams Probed  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A patchwork of testing accommodations is used in the nation's public schools to help students with disabilities and those still learning English show their command of academic content, just as their general education peers do. The list of accommodations--providing extra time, allowing the use of dictionaries, and reading test directions aloud, to…

Maxwell, Lesli A.

2013-01-01

436

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL & POLITICAL SCI Hall Split Exam Code Exam Name Day Exam date Time Exam Hall  

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Wed 07/05/2014 14:00 - 16:00 Western Infirmary LT Seminar Room 112 ESH4041_1 Pop Culture Britain 18704005_1 Health & Society in Germany Tue 29/04/2014 09:30 - 11:30 Rm 250 Gilbert Scott Conference Suite Politics Wed 07/05/2014 14:00 - 17:00 Western Infirmary LT Seminar Room 114 SOCIO4071_1 Global Health

Glasgow, University of

437

X-Ray Exam: Forearm  

MedlinePLUS

What It Is A forearm X-ray is a safe and painless test that uses a small amount of radiation to take a picture of a person's ... radius, ulna, and elbow). During the examination, an X-ray machine sends a beam of radiation through ...

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Oral Exam Syllabus Nicholas Trainor  

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* Topologies i. Banach-Alaoglu Theorem II. Partial Differential Equations A. Standard Equations (Laplace, Wave, Heat) i. Maximum Principles, Mean Value ii. Harnack's Inequality iii. Gradient Estimates B. Sobolev. Trace Theorems/Embedding Theorems C. General 2nd Order Elliptical Equations i. Maximum principle, Hopf

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Qualifying Exam Jerome E. Mitchell  

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and Antarctica poses a significant challenge, but the ambiguity can be substantially reduced by more and better or Antarctica. Most related work has focused on identifying either basal boundaries or other coarse properties. Also, near surface layers are approximately parallel, but may have modest changes in slope both to one

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ALGEBRA QUALIFYING EXAM SPRING 2011  

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of eigenvectors of S and T. 2A: Prove that a group with 108 elements is not simple. 2B: Let G be a group generated Ã? n matrix A with entries in C satisfying A3 = A can be diagonalized. Is the same true over any field by two elements a, b, where a2 = b2 = 1. Show that the commutator subgroup G is cyclic. 3A: Let k

Zakharov, Vladimir

441

Math 351 Midterm Exam 1  

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Oct 5, 2011 ... 0 The format will be closed book, closed notes and no cell phones, iphone, ... 0 It is your responsibility to keep your paper safe. ... 0 You are not allowed to use your own scratch paper, a blank paper for scratch work is to be ...

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End-of-Course Exams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report identifies the states with current or pending state-level end-of-course assessment (EOC) programs, the subjects in which EOCs are administered in the states, and the EOCs (if any) students must pass to graduate from high school. Twenty-two states currently administer one or more EOCs to all students in an EOC course. This number will…

Zinth, Jennifer Dounay

2012-01-01

443

Absenteeism and Undergraduate Exam Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the relationship between student absenteeism during a principles of microeconomics course and subsequent performance on examinations. Finds that students who missed class on a given date were significantly more likely to respond incorrectly to questions relating to material covered that day than students who attended class. (RLH)

Marburger, Daniel R.

2001-01-01

444

Vision Plans State Exam & Materials  

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(requires prior authorization) 100% $200 allowance 100% $200 allowance 100% $210 allowance Lasik All plan options provide a benefit for Lasik. Network providers offer a greater discount; however, members can also receive a 10% discount off usual, customary, and reasonable charges at preferred LASIK provider locations

Pilyugin, Sergei S.

445

A Demonstration on Every Exam.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that inclusion of demonstrations on examinations increases students' ability to observe carefully the physical world around them, translate from observation in terms of models, and make quantitative estimates and physicist-type "back-of-the-envelope" calculations. Presents demonstration ideas covering the following topics: mechanics,…

Julian, Glenn M.

1995-01-01

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MATH 117 EXAM 3 THIS EXAM IS PROVIDED AS A SAMPLE OF A PREVIOUSLY ADMINISTERED EXAM.  

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. . There is no solution. a b c d e 3. Two points A and B are 200 feet on the same side of a river. A reference point C from point B to C. . 141.0 feet . 230.0 feet . 283.8 feet . 173.9 feet . None of the preceeding a b c d

Gilbert, Robert P.

447

Revision 1, 2014-01-27 Dos Pueblos High School  

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Revision 1, 2014-01-27 Dos Pueblos High School Transportation Study Greg Jan�e On behalf Executive summary � DPHS students are widely dispersed; the median distance students travel to school is 2.5 miles. � 20% of the students live within 1.5 miles of school, and can reasonably walk or bike

Janée, Greg

448

Virginie Dos Santos PhD Candidate Research Interest  

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Virginie Dos Santos PhD Candidate Research Interest Seagrass plays an important ecological role and natural or biological impacts like wasting disease, storms and grazing by herbivores. In New Zealand within the last 150 years due to human introductions. Freshwater macrophytes are a preferred food source

Waikato, University of

449

Leitura Econômica dos Jogos Olímpicos: Financiamento, Organização e Resultados  

Microsoft Academic Search

Os Jogos Olímpicos são uma combinação impressionante de espetáculo e competição, heroísmo e fatalidade, nacionalismo e globalização cultural. Todavia, há outro lado grandioso, revelado quando se observa o valor econômico dos Jogos Olímpicos. Há uma racionalidade que caminha em paralelo à organização das competições e à disputa de medalhas. São razões de Estado mescladas a interesses privados que, quando bem

Marcelo Weishaupt Proni; Lucas Speranza Araujo; Ricardo L. C. Amorim

2008-01-01

450

When worlds collide - Mac to MS-DOS. [Data transfer to and from Apple Macintosh computers and MS-DOS based personal computers  

SciTech Connect

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.

Busbey, A.B.

1989-04-01

451

MFST exam A 424302 23-112011 Short answers 415. a. G = gasoline: pG = yGptot = pGxG = pG, (xG = 1),  

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M�FST exam �A 424302 23-112011 Short answers 415. a. G = gasoline: pG = yG·ptot = pG°·xG = pG°, (xG = 1), Ideal gas mass m, moles n, molar mass MG = 111 kg/ kmol: mG = nGMG = MGpGV/(RT) mG = 111·10-3 ·6000·75·10-3 /(8.314·300) = 20.3 g. b. 10 km/l · 75 l · 0.25 g/km = 187.5 g > 20.3 g: no problem. 416

Zevenhoven, Ron

452

New client puzzle outsourcing techniques for DoS resistance  

Microsoft Academic Search

We explore new techniques for the use of cryptographic puzzles as a countermeasure to Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks. We propose simple new techniques that permit the out-sourcing of puzzles; their distribution via a robust external service that we call a bastion. Many servers can rely on puzzles distributed by a single bastion. We show how a bastion, somewhat surprisingly, need not

Brent Waters; Ari Juels; J. Alex Halderman; Edward W. Felten

2004-01-01

453

MODELAGEM MATEMÁTICA DOS NÍVEIS D'ÁGUA NO RIO ARAGUAIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo - Este trabalho é pioneiro para a região Centro-Oeste do Brasil e visa ao aprofundamento da problemática do aproveitamento do Rio Araguaia como via navegável para transportar as safras de grãos das regiões Centro-Norte. O Programa de Desenvolvimento da Hidrovia Tocantins- Araguaia é uma iniciativa do Ministério dos Transportes para estabelecer a navegação fluvial confiável e segura em 2.242

Rone Antônio de Azevedo

454

Structures of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DosR and DosR?DNA Complex Involved in Gene Activation during Adaptation to Hypoxic Latency  

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On encountering low oxygen conditions, DosR activates the transcription of 47 genes, promoting long-term survival of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a non-replicating state. Here, we report the crystal structures of the DosR C-terminal domain and its complex with a consensus DNA sequence of the hypoxia-induced gene promoter. The DosR C-terminal domain contains four {alpha}-helices and forms tetramers consisting of two dimers with non-intersecting dyads. In the DNA-bound structure, each DosR C-terminal domain in a dimer places its DNA-binding helix deep into the major groove, causing two bends in the DNA. DosR makes numerous protein-DNA base contacts using only three amino acid residues per subunit: Lys179, Lys182, and Asn183. The DosR tetramer is unique among response regulators with known structures.

Wisedchaisri, Goragot; Wu, Meiting; Rice, Adrian E.; Roberts, David M.; Sherman, David R.; Hol, Wim G.J. (UWASH)

2010-07-20

455

Optimisation par colonies de fourmis pour le problme du sac dos multidimensionnel  

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Optimisation par colonies de fourmis pour le problème du sac à dos multidimensionnel Inès Alaya (Ant Colony Optimization / ACO) pour résoudre le problème du sac à dos multidimensionnel. L competitive results. MOTS-CL�S : Optimisation par colonies de fourmis, Problème du sac à dos multidimensionnel

Solnon, Christine

456

Urano y sus dos satélites irregulares recientemente descubiertos  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hasta hace poco tiempo, Urano era el único de los Planetas Gigantes que no poseía satélites irregulares. Esto lo diferenciaba del resto de los planetas Gigantes, al igual que la peculiar oblicuidad de su eje de spin. La gran inclinación de su eje de rotación se debe probablemente a una colisión que sufrió el planeta con otro embrión planetario al final del proceso de formación. Esta colisión habría desligado satélites exteriores preexistentes del planeta. Recientemente se han descubierto dos satélites irregulares de Urano, lo que introduce algunas nuevas cotas y condiciones en el escenario de la "Hipótesis de la Gran Colisión" . Los satélites irregulares de Urano tuvieron que ser capturados en una etapa posterior a la del escenario de la Gran Colisión, de no ser así, hubieran sido eyectados del sistema por el impulso impartido con ese gran impacto. En este trabajo, se discuten los posibles mecanismos de captura de los satélites irregulares y se presenta un nuevo posible mecanismo para dicha captura.

Parisi, M. G.; Brunini, A.

457

Document image archive transfer from DOS to UNIX  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An R&D division of the National Library of Medicine has developed a prototype system for automated document image delivery as an adjunct to the labor-intensive manual interlibrary loan service of the library. The document image archive is implemented by a PC controlled bank of optical disk drives which use 12 inch WORM platters containing bitmapped images of over 200,000 pages of medical journals. Following three years of routine operation which resulted in serving patrons with articles both by mail and fax, an effort is underway to relocate the storage environment from the DOS-based system to a UNIX-based jukebox whose magneto-optical erasable 5 1/4 inch platters hold the images. This paper describes the deficiencies of the current storage system, the design issues of modifying several modules in the system, the alternatives proposed and the tradeoffs involved.

Hauser, Susan E.; Gill, Michael J.; Thoma, George R.

1994-01-01

458

Novas determinações dos parâmetros atmosféricos das estrelas anãs brancas DA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nós temos selecionado uma amostra de estrelas anãs brancas DA (atmosfera de hidrogênio) a partir dos índices de Strömgren cujos valores estão próximos a região de instabilidade das estrelas anãs brancas DA variáveis, as chamadas estrelas DAV ou ZZ Ceti. O objetivo é determinar os parâmetros fundamentais (temperatura efetiva, Teff, aceleração da gravidade, log g, e massa) destas estrelas para verificar quais os parâmetros estelares estão envolvidos com o mecanismo de pulsação das estrelas DAV. Nós obtemos, até agora, mais de 120 espectros óticos de estrelas DA. Entre as estrelas selecionadas há 20 estrelas variáveis (DAV). Assim, podemos verificar se existem ou não estrelas não variáveis dentro da faixa de instabilidade das estrelas ZZ Ceti. Neste trabalho nós apresentamos a determinação dos parâmetros atmosféricos (temperatura efetiva, Teff, e aceleração da gravidade, log g) das estrelas anãs brancas DA usando os novos modelos de atmosfera ML2/a = 0.6. Estes modelos têm sido utilizados recentemente por fornecerem uma excelente consistência interna na determinação das temperaturas nas regiões do ultra-violeta e ótico. Os parâmetros atmosféricos são determinados espectroscopicamente através da comparação do fluxo de energia das linhas de Balmer (Hb à H9) entre os espectros observados e sintéticos (gerados pelos modelos de atmosfera). As temperaturas obtidas com os novos modelos são, em geral, menores (~ 1000 K menos) que as temperaturas determinadas anteriormente, com modelos ML1. Os valores de log g não mudaram significativamente (menos de 10%). A faixa de instabilidade das DAVs está entre 11000 e 13000 K, consistente com dados de outros autores.

Giovannini, O.; Costa, A. F. M.; Kepler, S. O.

2003-08-01

459

Nouvelles propositions pour la resolution exacte du sac `a dos multi-objectif unidimensionnel en  

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Nouvelles propositions pour la r´esolution exacte du sac `a dos multi-objectif unidimensionnel en th`ese 11 mai 2010 1 / 50 #12;Le probl`eme multi-objectif de sac `a dos 1 Le probl`eme multi-objectif de sac `a dos 2 Proc´edures en deux phases 3 Proc´edures de s´eparation et d'´evaluation 4

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

460

Body- Building e a confiança e medo no uso dos esteroides anabolizantes: uma análise sociológica.  

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??O presente trabalho versa sobre o problema do uso intensivo dos hormônios esteroides anabólicos androgênicos (EAAs), também conhecidos popularmente como esteroides anabolizantes, por homens frequentadores… (more)

Fabiano Almeida da Silva

2012-01-01

461

Mini-Mental State Exam performance of older African Americans: effect of age, gender, education, hypertension, diabetes, and the inclusion of serial 7s subtraction versus "world" backward on score.  

PubMed

The Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) is a clinically ubiquitous yet incompletely standardized instrument. Though the test offers considerable examiner leeway, little data exist on the normative consequences of common administration variations. We sought to: (a) determine the effects of education, age, gender, health status, and a common administration variation (serial 7s subtraction vs. "world" spelled backward) on MMSE score within a minority sample, (b) provide normative data stratified on the most empirically relevant bases, and (c) briefly address item failure rates. African American citizens (N = 298) aged 55-87 living independently in the community were recruited by advertisement, community recruitment, and word of mouth. Total score with "world" spelled backward exceeded total score with serial 7s subtraction across all levels of education, replicating findings in Caucasian samples. Education is the primary source of variance on MMSE score, followed by age. In this cohort, women out-performed men when "world" spelled backward was included, but there was no gender effect when serial 7s subtraction was included in MMSE total score. To ensure an appropriate interpretation of MMSE scores, reports, whether clinical or in publications of research findings, should be explicit regarding the administration method. Stratified normative data are provided. PMID:21813555

Hawkins, Keith A; Cromer, Jennifer R; Piotrowski, Andrea S; Pearlson, Godfrey D

2011-11-01

462

The Dormancy Regulator DosR Controls Ribosome Stability in Hypoxic Mycobacteria*  

PubMed Central

It is thought that during latent infection, Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli are retained within granulomas in a low-oxygen environment. The dormancy survival (Dos) regulon, regulated by the response regulator DosR, appears to be essential for hypoxic survival in M. tuberculosis, but it is not known how the regulon promotes survival. Here we report that mycobacteria, in contrast to enteric bacteria, do not form higher-order structures (e.g. ribosomal dimers) upon entry into stasis. Instead, ribosomes are stabilized in the associated form (70S). Using a strategy incorporating microfluidic, proteomic, and ribosomal profiling techniques to elucidate the fate of mycobacterial ribosomes during hypoxic stasis, we show that the dormancy regulator DosR is required for optimal ribosome stabilization. We present evidence that the majority of this effect is mediated by the DosR-regulated protein MSMEG_3935 (a S30AE domain protein), which is associated with the ribosome under hypoxic conditions. A ?3935 mutant phenocopies the ?dosR mutant during hypoxia, and complementation of ?dosR with the MSMEG_3935 gene leads to complete recovery of dosR mutant phenotypes during hypoxia. We suggest that this protein is named ribosome-associated factor under hypoxia (RafH) and that it is the major factor responsible for DosR-mediated hypoxic survival in mycobacteria. PMID:22544737

Trauner, Andrej; Lougheed, Kathryn E. A.; Bennett, Mark H.; Hingley-Wilson, Suzanne M.; Williams, Huw D.

2012-01-01

463

A Game Based Analysis of the Client Puzzle Approach to Defend Against DoS Attacks  

Microsoft Academic Search

DoS attacks are aimed at the loss of or the reduction in avail- ability, which is one of the most important general security requirements in computer networks. A promising approach proposed to alleviate the problem of DoS attacks is to use client puzzles. In this paper, we study this approach using the apparatus of game theory. In our analysis, we

Boldizsar Bencs; Istvan Vajda; Levente Buttyan

2003-01-01

464

Organic Geochemistry of the Angra dos Reis Marine Sediments: Aliphatic and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons  

Microsoft Academic Search

Angra dos Reis City, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, is an area of environmental interest due to the great tourist activity, mainly nautical. Also, Angra dos Reis is of economic importance based on its oil terminal, harbor, shipyard, and nuclear power plant. For this reason, the composition and levels of selected organic geochemical markers such as aliphatic hydrocarbons (total and

D. A. Azevedo; M. L. Gonçalves; D. B. Silva

2007-01-01

465

Movimentos sociais, sindicato e imigrao Um estudo sobre o movimento dos trabalhadores sem-documentos na  

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9 Movimentos sociais, sindicato e imigração Um estudo sobre o movimento dos trabalhadores sem] Resumo: Este artigo tem como objeto o recente movimento dos trabalhadores sem- documentos que ocorreu na experiência de greve, que teve como protagonistas cerca de vinte trabalhadores sem-documentos apoiados pela

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

466

Análise filogenética de potyvírus causando endurecimento dos frutos do maracujazeiro no Nordeste do Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Amostras foliares de plantas de maracujá-amarelo (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa) com sintomas típicos de endurecimento dos frutos foram coletadas nos estados de Pernambuco, Paraíba e Sergipe. A infecção viral foi comprovada por meio de teste sorológico e gama de hospedeiros. Os seis isolados virais obtidos foram capazes de infetar várias espécies testadas, porém apresentando diferenças na intensidade dos sintomas induzidos

Ana Verônica S. Nascimento; Ana R. R. Souza; Poliane F. Alfenas; Genira P. Andrade; Murilo G. Carvalho; Gilvan Pio-Ribeiro; F. Murilo Zerbini

2004-01-01

467

Physics 112 Final Exam March 17, 2000 FINAL EXAM INSTRUCTIONS: You have 3 hours to complete this exam. This is  

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an illustrative diagram if relevant) should be su#cient. No credit will be given without an accompanying answer among the choices given. Justify your choice with a short computation or comment. No credit of state. (a) It attempts to take into account the finite size of the molecules. (b) It attempts to take

California at Santa Cruz, University of

468

Physics 112 Final Exam March 17, 2000 FINAL EXAM INSTRUCTIONS: You have 3 hours to complete this exam. This is  

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an illustrative diagram if relevant) should be sufficient. No credit will be given without an accompanying the choices given. Justify your choice with a short computation or comment. No credit will be given without into account the finite size of the molecules. (b) It attempts to take molecular interactions into account. (c

California at Santa Cruz, University of

469

DosT and DevS are oxygen-switched kinases in Mycobacterium tuberculosis  

PubMed Central

Exposure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to hypoxia is known to alter the expression of many genes, including ones thought to be involved in latency, via the transcription factor DevR (also called DosR). Two sensory kinases, DosT and DevS (also called DosS), control the activity of DevR. We show that, like DevS, DosT contains a heme cofactor within an N-terminal GAF domain. For full-length DosT and DevS, we determined the ligand-binding parameters and the rates of ATP reaction with the liganded and unliganded states. In both proteins, the heme state was coupled to the kinase such that the unliganded, CO-bound, and NO-bound forms were active, but the O2-bound form was inactive. Oxygen-bound DosT was unusually inert to oxidation to the ferric state (half life in air >60 h). Though the kinase activity of DosT was unaffected by NO, this ligand bound 5000 times more avidly than O2 to DosT (Kd [NO] ?5 nM versus Kd [O2] = 26 ?M). These results demonstrate direct and specific O2 sensing by proteins in M. tuberculosis and identify for the first time a signal ligand for a sensory kinase from this organism. They also explain why exposure of M. tuberculosis to NO donors under aerobic conditions can give results identical to hypoxia, i.e., NO saturates DosT, preventing O2 binding and yielding an active kinase. PMID:17600145

Sousa, Eduardo Henrique Silva; Tuckerman, Jason Robert; Gonzalez, Gonzalo; Gilles-Gonzalez, Marie-Alda

2007-01-01

470

Oral Qualifying Exam Syllabus Eduardo Osorio  

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. Exotic Options iii. American Derivative Securities (f) Jump Processes i. Poisson Process ii. Compound Poisson Process iii. Jump Processes and Their Integrals iv. Stochastic Calculus for Jump Processes v and Financial Mathematics (a) Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes i. Continuity Theorem and Central

471

Oral Qualifying Exam Syllabus April 21, 2006  

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Processes: a. Poisson Process and Compensated Poisson Process b. Compound Poisson Process c. Jump measure, Poisson random measure d. L´evy process e. L´evy-It^o Decomposition f. L´evy-Khinchin formula II. Minor for Finance II, Springer, 2003. [2] D. Applebaum, L´evy processes and stochastic calculus Cambridge University

472

Oral Qualifying Exam Syllabus April 21, 2006  

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. Jump Processes: a. Poisson Process and Compensated Poisson Process b. Compound Poisson Process c. Jump measure, Poisson random measure d. L#19;evy process e. L#19;evy-It^o Decomposition f. L#19;evy Calculus for Finance II, Springer, 2003. [2] D. Applebaum, L#19;evy processes and stochastic calculus

473

2013 Entrance Exam Guidelines Professional Degree Program  

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malpractice, and deteriorating healthcare management. The School of Public Health delivers education; insurers such as health unions; healthcare facilities such as hospitals and clinics; aged care facilities at a government office, school, hospital, or private company during enrollment are required to submit a consent

Miyashita, Yasushi

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2014 Entrance Exam Guidelines Professional Degree Program  

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malpractice, and deteriorating healthcare management. The School of Public Health delivers education; insurers such as health unions; healthcare facilities such as hospitals and clinics; aged care facilities at a government office, school, hospital, or private company during enrollment are required to submit a consent

Miyashita, Yasushi

475

2012 MidTerm Exam Result Package  

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: bone calcium level #12;4 Problem #3: Tea Tasting Sample data: taste drying antioxidant 16 sun none 3 19 11.73 4.681 Valid N (listwise) 92 drying * antioxidant Crosstabulation Count antioxidant Total.043 .000 Intercept 11083.094 1 11083.094 2702.217 .000 drying 567.154 1 567.154 138.280 .000 antioxidant

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Statistics 401E SECOND EXAM Name _______________________________  

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of male and female demeanor in the mass media. In Gender Advertisements (1976) Erving Goffman provided numerous illustrations of such gender-stereotypical depictions within advertisement photography a gay bar. Along with the Women's Movement, GLM has sought to undermine gender-related discrimination

Roberts, Carl W.

477

X-Ray Exam: Cervical Spine  

MedlinePLUS

... the neck area, the first vertebrae of the thoracic spine, and the disk spaces in between them. The ... with you and explain what they mean. In case of an injury or other emergency, the results of a cervical spine X-ray can be available quickly. Otherwise, they' ...

478

Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models Exam  

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suitable model including parameter values; and 3) provide measures of confidence for decisions based upon the model. The candidate will be introduced to a variety of tools for the calibration ... Calculate Loss Elimination Ratios. 3. Evaluate ...

SOA USER

2012-10-10

479

PHYSICAL EXAM FORM FOR HEALTH OCCUPATIONS PROGRAMS  

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Other (describe) Cysts NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS Other (describe) Frequent headaches PSYCHOLOGICAL. Hepatitis Back problems Sexually Transmitted Other (describe) Other (describe) FEMALES ONLY DENTAL DISORDERS Paralysis List ALL medications you Convulsions take regularly BLOOD DISORDERS Clotting disorder Hemophilia

Ward, Karen

480

Otoscopic exam of the ear (image)  

MedlinePLUS

... intrument which is used to look into the ear canal. The ear speculum (a cone-shaped viewing piece of the otoscope) is slowly inserted into the ear canal while looking into the otoscope. The speculum is ...

481

X-Ray Exam: Scoliosis (For Parents)  

MedlinePLUS

What It Is A scoliosis X-ray is a relatively safe and painless test that uses a small amount of radiation to create detailed images of the spine. During the examination, an X-ray machine sends a beam of radiation through ...

482

Attribution, Affect, and College Exam Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students attributed their own performance and the performance of the average student to ability, test difficulty, preparation, and luck. Successful students perceived internal factors and unsuccessful students perceived external factors as more important causes of their own performance. Students' anxiety and their ratings of the course and…

Arkin, Robert M.; Maruyama, Geoffrey M.

1979-01-01

483

Exam Schedule (as of Dec. 9)  

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.M. Room Evidence (101) 115A EW (A-K) Cassidy 115B EW (L-Z) ________________________________________________________________________ 9:00 A.M. 4 Hours Telecommunications Law (12) 100 EW Lyons _______________________________________________________________________ 2:00 P.M. Anglo American Legal History (59) 115A EW Coquillette

Huang, Jianyu

484

STUDY GUIDE EXAM 2 Development & Integument  

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of paedomorphic species. Briefly describe the biphasic life cycle. What are some advantages and disadvantages? How do environmental conditions impact mating systems? How are amphibian and reptile reproductive cycles by each taxon. List the different frog call types. Why is there a more elaborate courtship in salamanders

Dever, Jennifer A.

485

Oral Qualifying Exam Syllabus Stephen Hartke  

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, interval graphs, circular arc graphs, line graphs, clique graphs, food webs, competition graphs. Forbidden, Erd}os-T. S#19;os conjecture. Coloring problems: chromatic number, Brook's theorem, edge chromatic number, Vizing's theorem, bipartite case, Szekeres-Wilf theorem, #12;ve color theorem, four color theorem

Hartke, Stephen

486

Oral Qualifying Exam Syllabus Stephen Hartke  

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, interval graphs, circular arc graphs, line graphs, clique graphs, food webs, competition graphs. Forbidden, Erdos-T. S´os conjecture. Coloring problems: chromatic number, Brook's theorem, edge chromatic number, Vizing's theorem, bipartite case, Szekeres-Wilf theorem, five color theorem, four color theorem

Hartke, Stephen

487

Oral Qualifying Exam Syllabus Stephen Hartke  

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, Marczewski's theorem, interval graphs, circular arc graphs* *, line graphs, clique graphs, food webs'os conjecture. Coloring problems: chromatic number, Brook's theorem, edge chromatic number, Vizing's theorem, bipartite case, Szekeres-Wilf theorem, five color theorem* *, four color theorem, chromatic

Hartke, Stephen

488

Oral Qualifying Exam Syllabus Stephen Hartke  

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, interval graphs, circular arc graphs, line graphs, clique graphs, food webs, competition graphs. Forbidden, Erd�os­T. Sâ??os conjecture. Coloring problems: chromatic number, Brook's theorem, edge chromatic number, Vizing's theorem, bipartite case, Szekeres­Wilf theorem, five color theorem, four color theorem

489

Physics 330 Take Home Exam # 2  

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as a separate .m file or Mathematica notebook. Each file name should start with your initials so that I can keep your name inside of each file as well. This test is open book and open notes, but it is not open other. On the class web page there are two data files. They are named first.dat and second.dat. They represent noisy

Hart, Gus

490

CSCE 580 Spring 2003 SECOND MIDTERM EXAM  

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(s(s(s(s(Y))))). Answer: fX n s(Y)g (b) (3 points) knows(john,X) and knows(Y,mother(Y)) Answer: fY n john, X n mother(john)g (c) (3 points) q(Y,g(a,b)) and q(g(X,X),Y) Answer: Does not exist 2. Consider the following three de relation is al- ready de#12;ned. anc1( X,Y) :- parent( X,Y). anc1( X,Y) :- parent( X,Z), anc1( Z,Y). anc2

Valtorta, Marco

491

CSCE 580 Spring 2003 SECOND MIDTERM EXAM  

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: (a) (2 points) f(s(s(s(X)))) and f(s(s(s(s(Y))))). Answer: fX n s(Y)g (b) (3 points) knows(john,X) and knows(Y,mother(Y)) Answer: fY n john, X n mother(john)g (c) (3 points) q(Y,g(a,b) and q(g(X,X),Y) Answer declaratively and procedurally correct. Answer: ancestor(X,Y) :- parent(X,Y). ancestor(X,Y) :- parent(X,Z

Valtorta, Marco

492

Statistics 401E FINAL EXAM Name _______________________________  

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clothing in Malaysia is challenging. Given the country's ethnic diversity, clothiers must be culturally), for whom clothes are body and hair coverings. Nearly a quarter of the remaining citizens are of Chinese your scarves at the country's five Metrojaya department stores, you administer on-site surveys

Roberts, Carl W.

493

! Reminders ! Exam 1 Tuesday Feb 12  

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first heart attack. c) Inoculating infants for childhood diseases. d) Prescribing a statin drug to a young adult with high cholerstrol and a family history of heart disease. 2) _______ refers to the number) The following provides an example of primary prevention: a) Promoting exercise and dietary changes to control

Meagher, Mary

494

Calculus I -Exam 2 October 28, 2008  

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] Find all numbers c that satisfy the conclusion of the Mean Value Theorem when f(x) = x3 + x - 1 and we, by the second hypothesis, f is differentiable at c. Therefore, the conclusion holds by . . . . . . . . . Theorem problems. Justify all answers/solutions. Calculators are not permitted. The point value of each problem

Schmitt, John R.

495

Topics Lists for Qualifying Examinations BASIC EXAMS  

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, derivative and Mean Value Theorem, Riemann integral, improper in- tegrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus-by-term differentiation and integration of se- ries; Taylor's Theorem with remainder. · Functions of several variables; the Riemann Mapping Theorem (statement); solution of spe- cific problems in potential theory (boundary-value

Mountziaris, T. J.

496

Writing Exam Questions Nov. 17, 2005  

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. A student tries to solve the problem: How long does it take a car to travel 240 miles if the car's rate. In 1981 the pollution in a local lake was rated at 1.4 parts per million. In 1985 the pollution was rated

Baldwin, John T.

497

REPORT OF MEDICAL HISTORY DATE OF EXAM  

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diseases Recent gain or loss of weight Thyroid trouble or goiter Arthritis, Rheumatism, or Bursitis Eating or air sickness Frequent trouble sleeping Depression of excessive worry Loss of memory or amnesia Nervous/stings and common foods) 8. PATIENT'S OCCUPATION 9. ARE YOU (Check one) RIGHT HANDED LEFT HANDED d. HEIGHT e. WEIGHT

Buehrer, R. Michael

498

Exam I for ISA6320 Spring 2012  

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-generating function (t) are defined as follows. = E[X] = x xf(x) 2 = V ar(X) = E[(X - )2 ] = E[X2 ] - (E[X])2 (t) = E) are defined as follows. = E[X] = - [xf(x)]dx 2 = V ar(X) = E[(X - )2 ] = E[X2 ] - (E[X])2 (t) = E

Chen, Chaur-Chin

499

Physics 321 Exam 1 Sample Questions  

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the motion of the ladder using forces and Newton's second law. Explain how you would solve this problem know that Using a step size , fill out the following table. x y 0 0 0.1 3. State Newton's three laws of motion. Briefly explain the meaning of each law. 4. Describe one case where Newton's third law does

Hart, Gus

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meatpacking plant in Marshalltown, Iowa, employs thousands of Latino men and women, many of whom may not be US to their otherwise mundane Midwestern existence. You believe that after the mid-1990s attitudes toward Latino theory that after the mid-1990s attitudes toward Latino/a people improved among Marshalltown residents

Roberts, Carl W.