Sample records for quality grading standards

  1. The recycling of standard quality wrought aluminum alloys from low-grade contaminated scrap

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kevorkjjan, Varužan

    2010-08-01

    In recent decades an increasingly large fraction of the world’s wrought aluminum alloys supply has come from the aluminum scrap recovered from industrial waste and discarded post-consumer items. However, replacing even a minor part of primary aluminum in wrought alloys with recycled counterpart originated from lower grades of scrap (typically scrap contaminated with various non-metallic impurities) without influencing the quality of the allay is very demanding from a metallurgical point of view. This article discusses the two approaches for achieving the requested chemical composition of wrought alloys made from recycled aluminum: (i) before melting, by combining the appropriate qualities and quantities of scrap, primary aluminum, and the alloying elements and (ii) during melting, by diluting impurity content with primary aluminum to the needed level and adding, at the same time, the necessary amount of alloying elements for achieving their standard concentration in diluted melts.

  2. Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 7

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    This document contains the Arizona academic standards for Grade 7. The following 11 standards are reviewed: (1) The Arts Standard 2006--Grade 7; (2) Comprehensive Health Education Physical Activity Standards 1997--Essentials (Grades 4-8); (3) Foreign and Native Language Standards 1997--Essentials (Grades 4-8); (4) Reading Standard Articulated by…

  3. Colorimetric Grading Scale Can Promote the Standardization of Experiential and Sensory Evaluation in Quality Control of Traditional Chinese Medicines

    PubMed Central

    Gong, Qian-feng; Li, Bao-cai; Zhang, Xue-ru; Chu, Xiao-hui; Zhang, Ping; Zhao, Yan-ling; Xiao, Xiao-he

    2012-01-01

    Experiential and sensory evaluation is an ancient method that remains important in the current quality control system of Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs). The process is rapid and convenient when evaluating the quality of crude materials in TCM markets. However, sensory evaluation has been met with skepticism because it is mainly based on experience and lacks a scientific basis. In this study, rhubarb was selected to demonstrate how color-based sensory evaluation could differentiate the quality of herbal medicines objectively. The colors of the rhubarb samples, expressed as RGB values, were obtained from different parts and forms of the plant, including the plant’s surface, fracture surface color, and a powdered form with or without treatment with a color-developing reagent. We first divided the rhubarb samples into three grades based on the total content of five hydroxyanthraquinone derivatives, the major pharmacological components in rhubarb. Then, a three-layer back-propagation artificial neural network (BP-ANN), calibrated with selected training samples, was used to correlate the quality of the rhubarb with its color. The color of the rhubarb powder after coloration attained the highest accuracy (92.3%) in predicting the quality grade of the test samples with the established artificial neural networks. Finally, a standardized colorimetric grading scale was created based on the spatial distribution of the rhubarb samples in a two-dimensional chromaticity diagram according to the colors of the powdered rhubarb after color enhancement. By comparing the color between the scale and the tested samples, similar to performing a pH test with indicator paper, subjects without sensory evaluation experience could quickly determine the quality grade of rhubarb. This work illustrates the technical feasibility of the color-based grading of rhubarb quality and offers references for quantifying and standardizing the sensory evaluation of TCMs, foods and other products. PMID:23145012

  4. The recycling of standard quality wrought aluminum alloys from low-grade contaminated scrap

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Varuzan Kevorkjjan

    2010-01-01

    In recent decades an increasingly large fraction of the world’s wrought aluminum alloys supply has come from the aluminum\\u000a scrap recovered from industrial waste and discarded post-consumer items. However, replacing even a minor part of primary aluminum\\u000a in wrought alloys with recycled counterpart originated from lower grades of scrap (typically scrap contaminated with various\\u000a non-metallic impurities) without influencing the quality

  5. Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 4

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    This publication contains Arizona public schools' academic standards for grade 4. The contents of this document include the following: (1) The Arts Standard 2006--Grade 4; (2) Comprehensive Health Education/Physical Activity Standards 1997--Essentials (Grades 4-8); (3) Foreign and Native Language Standards 1997--Essentials (Grades 4-8); (4)…

  6. Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 2

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    This publication contains Arizona public schools' academic standards for grade 2. The contents of this document include the following: (1) The Arts Standard 2006--Grade 2; (2) Comprehensive Health Education/Physical Activity Standards 1997--Foundations (Grades 1-3); (3) Foreign and Native Language Standards 1997--Foundations (Grades 1-3); (4)…

  7. Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 6

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    This publication contains Arizona public schools' academic standards for grade 6. The contents of this document include the following: (1) The Arts Standard 2006--Grade 6; (2) Comprehensive Health Education/Physical Activity Standards 1997--Essentials (Grades 4-8); (3) Foreign and Native Language Standards 1997--Essentials (Grades 4-8); (4)…

  8. Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 5

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    This publication contains Arizona public schools' academic standards for grade 5. The contents of this document include the following: (1) The Arts Standard 2006--Grade 5; (2) Comprehensive Health Education/Physical Activity Standards 1997--Essentials (Grades 4-8);(3) Foreign and Native Language Standards 1997--Foundations (Grades 4-8); (4)…

  9. Arizona Academic Standards: Grade 4

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona Department of Education, 2009

    2009-01-01

    This publication contains Arizona public schools' academic standards for grade 4. The contents of this document include the following: (1) The Arts Standard 2006--Grade 4; (2) Comprehensive Health Education/Physical Activity Standards 1997--Essentials (Grades 4-8); (3) Foreign and Native Language Standards 1997--Essentials (Grades 4-8); (4)…

  10. A Contextual Analysis of the Quality Core Curriculum and the Georgia Performance Standards in Seventh Grade Social Studies: A Critical Race Perspective

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Candis, Matthew Reese

    2013-01-01

    In 1985 the state of Georgia introduced the Quality Core Curriculum (QCC) in accordance with the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Act. These learning standards identified the content knowledge that students were required to learn in each subject area at all grade levels. The QCC was replaced by the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) to identify the…

  11. Accountability in Grading Student Work: Securing Academic Standards in a Twenty-First Century Quality Assurance Context

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bloxham, Sue; Boyd, Pete

    2012-01-01

    This article, using a student outcomes definition of academic standards, reports on academics' sense of standards as enacted through marking practices. Twelve lecturers from two UK universities were asked to "think aloud" as they graded written assignments followed by a semi-structured interview. The interview data were used to investigate the…

  12. 1st Grade Content Standards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Shell Centre

    2012-01-01

    This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support first grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) and Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The activities were designed to measure students' ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. Resources are listed for specific grade 1 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.

  13. 5th Grade Content Standards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Shell Centre

    2012-01-01

    This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support fifth grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS), Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) and videos of public lessons and number talks developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The tasks were designed to measure students' ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. They include the scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions. Resources are listed for specific grade 5 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.

  14. 3rd Grade Content Standards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Shell Centre

    2012-01-01

    This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support third grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) and Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The tasks were designed to measure students’ ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. They include the scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions. Resources are listed for specific grade 3 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.

  15. 2nd Grade Content Standards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Shell Centre

    2012-01-01

    This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support second grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS), Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) and videos of public lessons and number talks developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The tasks were designed to measure students’ ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. They include the scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions. Resources are listed for specific grade 2 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.

  16. 7 CFR 29.6155 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Summary of standard grades. 29.6155 Section 29.6155 Agriculture...INSPECTION Standards Summary of Standard Grades § 29.6155 Summary of standard grades. Three grades of binder Three grades...

  17. 7 CFR 29.6155 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Summary of standard grades. 29.6155 Section 29.6155 Agriculture...INSPECTION Standards Summary of Standard Grades § 29.6155 Summary of standard grades. Three grades of binder Three grades...

  18. 4th Grade Content Standards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Shell Centre

    2012-01-01

    This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support fourth grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) for the Noyce Foundation, Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) and videos of public lessons and number talks developed by the Noyce Foundation are also included. The performance tasks were originally designed to measure students' ability to solve non-routine problems and then to explain and justify their solutions. The task scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions are provided to improve instruction. Resources are listed for specific grade 4 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.

  19. Do high grading standards affect student performance?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David N. Figlio; Maurice E. Lucas

    2004-01-01

    This paper explores the effects of high grading standards on student test performance in elementary school. While high standards have been advocated by policy-makers, business groups, and teacher unions, very little is known about their effects on outcomes. Most of the existing research on standards is theoretical, generally finding that standards have mixed effects on students. However, very little empirical

  20. Quality Regulations and Standards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This "Course-in-a-Box" from Bio-Link is a good starting point for instructors to develop a course on quality regulations and standards. Quality products mean those "that are suitable for their intended use and are free of defects and variability." This is especially important in the biotechnology field as many products have medical or food applications. This page contains two example courses as this is a "vast and complex field" so courses may cover a variety of topics. Furthermore, links to an Outline, Additional Instructional Resources, Quality Courses and Programs, and Careers in Quality Control are included.

  1. 7 CFR 36.2 - Initiating action on grade standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Initiating action on grade standards. 36.2 Section 36.2 Agriculture...SUSPENDS, OR TERMINATES VOLUNTARY OFFICIAL GRADE STANDARDS § 36.2 Initiating action on grade standards. The Agency will develop,...

  2. Standards, Not Standardization: Evoking Quality Student Work.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wiggins, Grant

    1991-01-01

    The only way to improve schools is to ensure that faculties judge local work using authentic standards and measures. Concrete benchmarks are needed that obviate both eccentric teacher grading and simplistic standardized testing. A school has standards when it adopts high, consistent expectations of all learners in all courses. Includes 11…

  3. 7 CFR 29.3676 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Summary of standard grades. 29.3676 Section 29.3676 Agriculture...INSPECTION Standards Summary of Standard Grades § 29.3676 Summary of standard grades. 6 Grades of Wrappers A1F A1R A2F...

  4. 7 CFR 29.3181 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Summary of standard grades. 29.3181 Section 29.3181 Agriculture...INSPECTION Standards Summary of Standard Grades § 29.3181 Summary of standard grades. 14 Grades of Flying X1L X5L X4F...

  5. 7 CFR 29.3676 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Summary of standard grades. 29.3676 Section 29.3676 Agriculture...INSPECTION Standards Summary of Standard Grades § 29.3676 Summary of standard grades. 6 Grades of Wrappers A1F A1R A2F...

  6. 7 CFR 29.3181 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Summary of standard grades. 29.3181 Section 29.3181 Agriculture...INSPECTION Standards Summary of Standard Grades § 29.3181 Summary of standard grades. 14 Grades of Flying X1L X5L X4F...

  7. Grading meat quality by image processing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kazuhiko Shiranita; Kenichiro Hayashi; Akifumi Otsubo; Tsuneharu Miyajima; Ryuzo Takiyama

    2000-01-01

    We study the implementation of a meat-quality grading system, using the concept of the “marbling score”, as well as image processing, neural network techniques and multiple regression analysis. The marbling score is a measure of the distribution density of fat in the rib-eye region. We identify five features used for grading meat images. For the evaluation of the five features,

  8. Quality Grading of United Kingdom Meeting Venues

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Raymond Adongo

    2011-01-01

    This article examines the introduction of a quality grading scheme for meeting venues in the United Kingdom. It explores potential challenges drawing lessons from hotel and meeting venue grading schemes from other countries. Through appraisal of schemes in the United Kingdom and selected countries, this paper suggests that a nationwide scheme is feasible, and argues that its successful implementation is

  9. Texas Surface Water Quality Standards

    E-print Network

    Biological evaluation Institutional evaluation · Permitted discharges · Water rights Conclusions References1 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards 30 TAC Chapter 307 Lori Hamilton Water Quality Standards) -Assessment of the physical, chemical, biological, and economic factors affecting attainment of a water body

  10. 77 FR 6772 - United States Standards for Grades of Okra

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-09

    ...AMS-FV-11-0054] United States Standards for Grades of Okra AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing...work associated with revising official grade standards, is soliciting comments on...revisions to the United States Standards for Grades of Okra. AMS has been reviewing the...

  11. 78 FR 63158 - United States Standards for Grades of Okra

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-23

    ...FV-13-331] United States Standards for Grades of Okra AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing...voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Okra by removing the ``Unclassified...The revised United States Standards for Grades of Okra are available on the...

  12. 78 FR 25416 - United States Standards for Grades of Okra

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-01

    ...AMS-FV-11-0054] United States Standards for Grades of Okra AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing...voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Okra by removing the ``Unclassified...1150. The United States Standards for Grades of Okra are available through the...

  13. Clothing Quality Standards 

    E-print Network

    2006-05-01

    Clothing construction is a creative skill with certain standards for appearance and construction. This publication describes the standards that apply to general construction techniques such as preparing the fabric, creating darts and gathers...

  14. Profiles of Educational Quality in First Grade

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stuhlman, Megan W.; Pianta, Robert C.

    2009-01-01

    In the present study, we present analyzed profiles of observed classroom experiences in terms of emotional and instructional dimensions of quality. Over 800 first-grade classrooms across the United States were included, selected by virtue of having a student participating in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Study of…

  15. Job Grading Standard for Wood Worker, WG-4604.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Policies and Standards.

    A job grading standard for Wood Worker WG-4604 is given for grading jobs under the Federal Wage System. The standard covers physical requirements, tools, job task, skills, and knowledge at three grade levels, and the limits placed on the requirements at each level. In general the wood worker makes and repairs such supply shipping, and storage…

  16. TRIBAL WATER QUALITY STANDARDS WORKSHOP

    EPA Science Inventory

    Water quality standards are the foundation for water management actions. They provide the basis for regulating discharges of pollutants to surface waters, and provide a target for restoration of degraded waters. Water quality standards identify and protect uses of the water bod...

  17. Surface Water Quality Standards 

    E-print Network

    Wythe, Kathy

    2007-01-01

    of the water quali- ty standards, the overall process is expected to contin- ue into 2009.? For some, Texas? standards for contact recreation are not appropriate for many water bodies on the impaired list. Aaron Wendt, Texas State Soil and Water...

  18. GRADE NUMBER OF CREDITS FACTOR QUALITY POINTS HOW TO COMPUTE A GRADE POINT AVERAGE

    E-print Network

    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    GRADE NUMBER OF CREDITS FACTOR QUALITY POINTS HOW TO COMPUTE A GRADE POINT AVERAGE A _________ x 4 and the result is the grade point average (GPA). QUALITY PTS. = GPA ____________ = CREDITS may be accepted as a regular or provisional student. Grade point averages are computed at the end

  19. 3rd Grade Common Core State Standards Flip Book

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This 60-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the grade 3 level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades K-2 and 4-5.

  20. 4th Grade Common Core State Standards Flip Book

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This 75-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the grade 4 level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades K-3 and 5.

  1. 5th Grade Common Core State Standards Flip Book

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-01-01

    This 68-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the grade 5 level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades K-4.

  2. Adjusting College Grade Point Average Criteria for Variations in Grading Standards: A Comparison of Methods

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lawrence J. Stricker; Donald A. Rock; Nancy W. Burton; Eiji Muraki; Thomas J. Jirele

    1994-01-01

    The authors compared the effectiveness of several methods for statistically adjusting college grade point average (GPA) criteria for course and departmental differences in grading standards, using first-semester grades from an entire entering class at a large state university. Most of the adjusted GPAs produced by these methods functioned similarly and, despite high correlations with actual GPA, had greater internal-consistency reliability

  3. 25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...Indians 1 2012-04-01 2011-04-01 true Standard X-Grading requirements. 36.30 Section 36.30 Indians...SITUATIONS Student Instructional Evaluation § 36.30 Standard X—Grading requirements. (a) Each school shall...

  4. 25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...Indians 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Standard X-Grading requirements. 36.30 Section 36.30 Indians...SITUATIONS Student Instructional Evaluation § 36.30 Standard X—Grading requirements. (a) Each school shall...

  5. 25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Standard X-Grading requirements. 36.30 Section 36.30 Indians...SITUATIONS Student Instructional Evaluation § 36.30 Standard X—Grading requirements. (a) Each school shall...

  6. 25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Standard X-Grading requirements. 36.30 Section 36.30 Indians...SITUATIONS Student Instructional Evaluation § 36.30 Standard X—Grading requirements. (a) Each school shall...

  7. Grade Inflation: Academic Standards in Higher Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hunt, Lester H., Ed.

    2008-01-01

    This book provides a provocative look at the issues and controversies surrounding grade inflation, and, more generally, grading practices in American higher education. The contributors confront the issues from a number of different disciplines and varying points of view. Topics explored include empirical evidence for and against the claim that…

  8. Grading as a Reform Effort: Do Standards-Based Grades Converge with Test Scores?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Welsh, Megan E.; D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Kaniskan, Burcu

    2013-01-01

    Standards-based progress reports (SBPRs) require teachers to grade students using the performance levels reported by state tests and are an increasingly popular report card format. They may help to increase teacher familiarity with state standards, encourage teachers to exclude nonacademic factors from grades, and/or improve communication with…

  9. Grading meat quality by texture analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kazuhiko Shiranita; Kenichiro Hayashi; Akifumi Otsubo; Tsuneharu Miyajima; Ryum Takiyama

    1999-01-01

    We describe a method of determining meat quality using the concepts of “marbling score” and texture analysis. The marbling score is a measure of the distribution density of fat in the rib-eye region. In this system, we consider the marbling of meat as a texture pattern. We use a gray level cooccurrence matrix as a texture feature and make standard

  10. Differential Grading Standards and University Funding: Evidence from Italy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Manuel Bagues; Mauro Sylos Labini; Natalia Zinovyeva

    2008-01-01

    This article documents that grades vary significantly across Italian public universities and degrees. We provide evidence suggesting that these differences reflect the heterogeneity of grading standards. A straightforward implication of this result is that university funding schemes based on students' academic performance do not necessary favour universities that generate higher value added. We test this for the case of the

  11. Math Process Standards Series, Grades 3-5

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

    2008-01-01

    NCTM's Process Standards support teaching that helps upper elementary level children develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every intermediate-grades teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. With language and examples that don't require prior math…

  12. 50 CFR 261.102 - Publication and removal of U.S. Grade Standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...false Publication and removal of U.S. Grade Standards. 261.102 Section 261.102...FOOD PRODUCTS UNITED STATES STANDARDS FOR GRADES § 261.102 Publication and removal of U.S. Grade Standards. (a) The voluntary...

  13. 77 FR 51750 - United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit Juice

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-27

    ...FV-12-328] United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit Juice AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing...has revised the United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit Juice. The grade standards for grapefruit juice have been...

  14. 50 CFR 261.102 - Publication and removal of U.S. Grade Standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...false Publication and removal of U.S. Grade Standards. 261.102 Section 261.102...FOOD PRODUCTS UNITED STATES STANDARDS FOR GRADES § 261.102 Publication and removal of U.S. Grade Standards. (a) The voluntary...

  15. 77 FR 6773 - United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit Juice

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-09

    ...FV-12-327] United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit Juice AGENCY: Agricultural...revision to the United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit Juice. The proposal includes changes to the grade standards for grapefruit juice to...

  16. Indiana's Academic Standards: 12th Grade English/Language Arts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

    This booklet of academic standards spells out what students should know and be able to do in Grade 12 English/Language Arts. The booklet gives examples to help students understand what is required to meet the standards and provides parents with a list of 10 things they can do to help their child get a good education. It outlines the following…

  17. Indiana's Academic Standards: 9th Grade English/Language Arts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

    This booklet of academic standards spells out what students should be able to do in Grade 9 English/Language Arts. The booklet gives examples to help students understand what is required to meet the standards and comes accompanied with a list of 10 things parents can do to help their child get a good education. It outlines the following seven…

  18. Indiana's Academic Standards: 11th Grade English/Language Arts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

    This booklet of academic standards spells out what students should know and be able to do in Grade 11 English/Language Arts. The booklet gives examples to help students understand what is required to meet the standards and provides a list of 10 things parents can do to help their child get a good education. It outlines the following seven…

  19. Indiana's Academic Standards: 10th Grade English/Language Arts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

    This booklet of academic standards spells out what students should know and be able to do in Grade 10 English/Language Arts. The booklet gives examples to help students understand what is required to meet the standards and provides a list of 10 things parents can do to help their child get a good education. It outlines the following seven…

  20. Grading: Harmonising Standards and Stakeholder Expectations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Choy, Sarojni; Lidstone, John

    2011-01-01

    This paper suggests that when a course is planned within one culture for delivery to members of another culture, appropriate quality control of assessment becomes an issue of major proportions. Based on their experience of presenting an Aid Agency-funded Masters course in a developing country in the Pacific, the authors describe the processes to…

  1. MOST CURRENT WATER QUALITY STANDARDS - LINEAR EVENTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Designated uses (from State Water Quality Standards) for river segments, lakes, and estuaries. Most current Water Quality Standards Waterbodies coded onto route.rch (Transport and Coastline Reach) feature of the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) to create Linear Events....

  2. MOST CURRENT WATER QUALITY STANDARDS - WATERBODY SHAPEFILES

    EPA Science Inventory

    State Water Quality Standards' Designated Uses for river segments, lakes, and estuaries. 2000 Water Quality Standards coded onto the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Waterbody Reaches (region.rch) to create Waterbody Shapefiles....

  3. Characterization of quantity-quality grade conversion coefficient of supplementary cultivated land in Jianghan Plain, China

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hu, Shougeng; Wang, Jue; Wang, Zhanqi

    2010-11-01

    Relating supplementary cultivated land (SCL) quantity and quality with the occupied cultivated land (OCL) grade as well as realizing conversion between them are crucial to keep the balance between SCL and OCL, to protect the limited farming resources, to guarantee the security of national food, to harmonize the relationship between human and land resources, and to promote sustainable economic development. The Jianhan plain, one of China's grain production bases, was chosen for a case study to quantify the relationships between the grade index of farmland utilization and standard food output based on the resulting grade of agricultural land. Linear regression is used to model the relationships for 2778 samples from the grade of agricultural land obtained by field mapping. The average of grade index for different utilization grades was estimated by the area weighted average method. The results demonstrate that quantity-quality grade conversion coefficient of supplementary cultivated land, and the method used in this study are powerful tools to quantify the relationship between the quantity and quality of the SCL and the grade and realize conversion of OCL. Theses results can be used for protecting the quantity and quality of cultivated land and optimizing design for land consolidation project as well as determining the reasonable scale and layout of land use planning in the Jianghan plain.

  4. Characterization of quantity-quality grade conversion coefficient of supplementary cultivated land in Jianghan Plain, China

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hu, Shougeng; Wang, Jue; Wang, Zhanqi

    2009-09-01

    Relating supplementary cultivated land (SCL) quantity and quality with the occupied cultivated land (OCL) grade as well as realizing conversion between them are crucial to keep the balance between SCL and OCL, to protect the limited farming resources, to guarantee the security of national food, to harmonize the relationship between human and land resources, and to promote sustainable economic development. The Jianhan plain, one of China's grain production bases, was chosen for a case study to quantify the relationships between the grade index of farmland utilization and standard food output based on the resulting grade of agricultural land. Linear regression is used to model the relationships for 2778 samples from the grade of agricultural land obtained by field mapping. The average of grade index for different utilization grades was estimated by the area weighted average method. The results demonstrate that quantity-quality grade conversion coefficient of supplementary cultivated land, and the method used in this study are powerful tools to quantify the relationship between the quantity and quality of the SCL and the grade and realize conversion of OCL. Theses results can be used for protecting the quantity and quality of cultivated land and optimizing design for land consolidation project as well as determining the reasonable scale and layout of land use planning in the Jianghan plain.

  5. Chapter 4 Academic Standards: Status, Matriculation, Grading, and Graduation

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    is achieved, a student will be cleared of academic probation and placed in academic good standing. Academic14 Chapter 4 ­ Academic Standards: Status, Matriculation, Grading, and Graduation Academic Status There are three categories of academic status for undergraduate students: academic good standing and eligible

  6. Job Grading Standard for Brakeman and Conductor WG-6003.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Policies and Standards.

    The standard is used to grade the nonsupervisory work involved in coordinating (onsite) the movement, make up, or break up of trains, locomotives, and train cars. The work requires knowledge of the layout of a railroad track system; knowledge of and ability to follow numerous safety, signalling, switching, track use, train car, and train movement…

  7. Job Grading Standard for Store Worker, WG-7602.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Policies and Standards.

    The standard for grading jobs under the Federal Wage System covers nonsupervisory work involved in handling, marking, and preparing displays of merchandise or other items for selection by customers. This requires skill in observing, counting, and maintaining stock levels, and in matching names, codes, numbers, or sizes of items on shelves to lists…

  8. Job Grading Standard for Locomotive Engineer WG-6004.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Policies and Standards.

    The standard is used to grade the nonsupervisory work of operating all types of locomotives and trains to transport supplies, equipment, conveyances, and personnel. The work involves skill in operating locomotives under various conditions, and knowledge of the layout of a track system and the safety, signalling, and track use requirements or…

  9. Job Grading Standard for Insects Production Worker WG-5031.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Policies and Standards.

    The standard is for grading nonsupervisory jobs involved in reproducing, collecting, and caring for insect collections. The work requires practical knowledge of the characteristics of insects and their needs, and skill in observing and handling them. The levels of insects production worker WG-3, WG-4, and WG-5 are differentiated by describing the…

  10. Job Grading Standard for Materials Expediter WG-6705.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Policies and Standards.

    The standard is used to grade nonsupervisory jobs involved in routing and expediting the movement of parts, end items, supplies, and materials within production and repair facilities to meet priority needs. The work requires knowledge of material characteristics, uses, condition, industrial production shop procedures, shop layout, and internal…

  11. End of Course Grades and Standardized Test Scores: Are Grades Predictive of Student Achievement?

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    Ricketts, Christine R.

    2010-01-01

    This study examined the extent to which end-of-course grades are predictive of Virginia Standards of Learning test scores in nine high school content areas. It also analyzed the impact of the variables school cluster attended, gender, ethnicity, disability status, Limited English Proficiency status, and socioeconomic status on the relationship…

  12. Identification of inferior quality peanuts without shelling during peanut grading

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Peanuts produced in United States are considered as high quality peanuts. To continue this quality, grading of farmers stock peanuts should be improved further. When the peanuts are picked from the farmers they are unshelled peanuts. There are some peanuts that contain kernels with damages, immature...

  13. 78 FR 14907 - United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell

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    2013-03-08

    ...AMS-FV-11-0046] United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell AGENCY: Agricultural...revises the United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell. These standards...revise the United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell...

  14. 7 CFR 29.2461 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...No-G.” Standard sizes applicable. A1, A2 2, 3 B1 2, 3 B2, B3, B4, B5 1, 2, 3 C1 2, 3 C2, C3, C4, C5 1, 2, 3 X3, X4, X5, M and G 1 2 1 No size is applied to these grades if tobacco is under size 2....

  15. 7 CFR 29.2461 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...No-G.” Standard sizes applicable. A1, A2 2, 3 B1 2, 3 B2, B3, B4, B5 1, 2, 3 C1 2, 3 C2, C3, C4, C5 1, 2, 3 X3, X4, X5, M and G 1 2 1 No size is applied to these grades if tobacco is under size 2....

  16. National Quality Standards for Volunteer Literacy Programs.

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    Laubach Literacy International, Syracuse, NY.

    This document lists the national quality standards for volunteer literacy programs that were developed by Laubach Literacy Action in a 2-year project that began in 1994 and involved the following activities: extensive review of existing literacy quality standards and guidelines; analysis of previous national efforts to identify the elements…

  17. MOST CURRENT WATER QUALITY STANDARDS - POINT EVENTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    State Water Quality Standards' Designated Uses for river segments, lakes, and estuaries. Most current Water Quality Standards coded onto route.rch (Transport and Coastline Reach) feature of the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) to create NHD - Point Events. Point events are...

  18. ACADEMIC POLICY 3: Academic Quality and Standards

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    Jones, Graeme A.

    . Definitions 3 Academic standards are defined as the level of achievement a student has to reach in order to achieve a Kingston University award. Academic standards are determined against nationally agreed referenceACADEMIC POLICY 3: Academic Quality and Standards 2013-2014 This document is available in hard copy

  19. The National Ambient Air Quality Standards and Quality Assurance

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    Elkins, J.B. Jr. [Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Sleva, S. [TRC Environmental Corporation, Chapel Hill, NC (United States); Waite, R.G.; Musick, D.; Papp, M.

    1996-12-31

    This paper presents an overview of the quality assurance, quality control (QA/QC) associated with the monitoring networks associated with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The oversight activities discussed include: (1) data quality objectives (DQOs), (2) reference and equivalent methods, (3) precision and accuracy, (4) national performance audits, (5) system audits, and (6) network reviews. The US EPA has established National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for 6 pollutants. These pollutants are carbon monoxide (CO), lead (Pb), nitrogen dioxide (NO{sub x}), ozone (O{sub 3}), particulate matter (PM-10), and sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}). 21 refs., 4 tabs.

  20. 76 FR 64001 - United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Okra

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    2011-10-17

    ...AMS-FV-07-0100, FV-11-327] United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Okra AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service...USDA) has revised the United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Okra. The grade standards for frozen okra have been changed...

  1. 76 FR 34031 - United States Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins

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    2011-06-10

    ...FV-09-330] United States Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins AGENCY: Agricultural...revision to the United States Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins. Based on the petitioner's...gov. The United States Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins are available...

  2. 77 FR 41707 - United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell

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    2012-07-16

    ...FV-11-0046] United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell AGENCY: Agricultural...revise the United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell. AMS received...and outgoing inspections (based on the grade standards). Therefore, AMS is...

  3. 75 FR 51978 - United States Standards for Grades of Pineapple Juice

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    2010-08-24

    ...United States Standards for Grades of Pineapple Juice AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing...United States Standards for Grades of Pineapple Juice are corrected to include text inadvertently...of the U.S. Standards for Grades of Pineapple Juice are located on the Internet...

  4. Making the Grade: How Boards Can Ensure Academic Quality

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    Ewell, Peter

    2006-01-01

    "Making the Grade: How Boards Can Ensure Academic Quality" fills a significant void in today's boardroom discussions with its clear, realistic advice and its "perfect pitch" balancing act with respect to board involvement with the heart of the academic enterprise: teaching and learning. NCHEMS vice president Peter Ewell clarifies the grey areas of…

  5. "Standards"-Based Mathematics Curricula and Middle-Grades Students' Performance on Standardized Achievement Tests

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    Post, Thomas R.; Harwell, Michael R.; Davis, Jon D.; Maeda, Yukiko; Cutler, Arnie; Andersen, Edwin; Kahan, Jeremy A.; Norman, Ke Wu

    2008-01-01

    This study examined achievement patterns of middle school students enrolled in Standards-based curricula, in particular those curricula that were funded from a solicitation of proposals through the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the early 1990s (NSF RFP 91-100). Approximately 1400 middle-grades students who had used either the Connected…

  6. National Standards for Quality Online Programs

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    Pape, Liz; Wicks, Matthew

    2009-01-01

    The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, iNACOL, is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. This document, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning's (iNACOL) "National Standards for Quality

  7. 7 CFR 984.50 - Grade, quality and size regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...handler shall handle inshell walnuts unless such walnuts are equal to or better than the requirements of U.S. No. 2 grade and baby size as defined in the then effective United States Standards for Walnuts (Juglans regia) in the Shell. This minimum...

  8. International Accounting Standards and Accounting Quality

    Microsoft Academic Search

    MARY E. BARTH; WAYNE R. LANDSMAN; MARK H. LANG

    2008-01-01

    We examine whether application of International Accounting Standards (IAS) is associated with higher accounting quality. The application of IAS reflects combined effects of features of the financial reporting system, including standards, their interpretation, enforcement, and litigation. We find that firms applying IAS from 21 countries generally evidence less earnings management, more timely loss recognition, and more value relevance of accounting

  9. Quality mammography standards--FDA. Final rule.

    PubMed

    1997-10-28

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending its regulations governing mammography. Amendments are being made to the requirements for accreditation bodies; procedures for facility certification; and quality standards for mammography personnel, equipment and practices, including quality assurance. This action is being taken to provide increased assurance of adequate and consistent evaluation of mammography facilities on a nationwide level and compliance of the facilities with quality standards. It also carries out the intent of Congress that FDA replace the existing interim rules with more comprehensive final regulations. PMID:10177306

  10. 40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... false Revised water quality standards...for Construction of Treatment Works § 35.2111 Revised water quality standards...faith submitted such water quality standards...non-discharging land treatment or containment...

  11. Present day's standards in microsurgery of low-grade gliomas.

    PubMed

    Bello, L; Fava, E; Carrabba, G; Papagno, C; Gaini, S M

    2010-01-01

    Low-grade gliomas are slow growing intrinsic lesions that induces a progressive functional reshaping of the brain. Surgical removal of these lesions requires the combined efforts of a multidiscipinary team of neurosurgeon, neuroradiologist, neuropsychologist, neurophysiologist, and neurooncologists that all together contribute in the definition of the location, extension, and extent of functional involvement that a specific lesion has induced in a particular patient. Each tumor has induced particular and specific changes of the functional network, that varies among patients. This requires that each treatment plan should be tailored to the tumor and to the patient. When this is reached, surgery should be accomplished according to functional and anatomical boundaries, and has to aim to the maximal resection with the maximal patient functional preservation. This can be reached at the time of the initial surgery, depending on the functional organization of the brain, or may require additional surgeries, eventually intermingled with adjuvant treatments. The use of so called brain mapping techniques extend surgical indications, improve extent of resection with greater oncological impact, minimization of morbidity and increase in quality of life. To achieve the goal of a satisfactory tumor resection associated with the full preservation of the patients abilities, a series of neuropsychological, neurophysiological, neuroradiological and intraoperative investigations have to be performed. In this chapter, we will describe the rationale, the indications and the modality for performing a safe and rewarding surgical removal of low-grade gliomas by using these techniques, as well as the functional and oncological results. PMID:20102113

  12. Introduction to Communication, Grades 6-8 [with CD-ROM]. The Math Process Standards, Grades 6-8 Series

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Connell, Susan; Croskey, Suzanne G.

    2008-01-01

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) Process Standards support teaching that helps students develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every middle grades math teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. The series offers friendly,…

  13. Third Grade Standardized Tests as Indicators and Estimates of Future Performance on the ACT

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Greg Wieman

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between 3rd grade standardized test scores and ACT Composite scores in high school. A second purpose of the study was to determine the consistency of rank within a cohort from 3rd grade to high school as measured by standardized tests. Data consisted of standardized test scores from three Michigan public

  14. 7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Scorched B3KK B4KK B5KK B6KK C4KK 6 Grades of Slick B3S X3S B4S C4S X4S B5S 4 Grades of Whitish-Lemon X3LL C4LL X4LL C5LL 2 Grades of Cutters (Primings Side) C5LP C5FP 13 Grades of Nondescript N1L N1KV...

  15. 7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Scorched B3KK B4KK B5KK B6KK C4KK 6 Grades of Slick B3S X3S B4S C4S X4S B5S 4 Grades of Whitish-Lemon X3LL C4LL X4LL C5LL 2 Grades of Cutters (Primings Side) C5LP C5FP 13 Grades of Nondescript N1L N1KV...

  16. 7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Scorched B3KK B4KK B5KK B6KK C4KK 6 Grades of Slick B3S X3S B4S C4S X4S B5S 4 Grades of Whitish-Lemon X3LL C4LL X4LL C5LL 2 Grades of Cutters (Primings Side) C5LP C5FP 13 Grades of Nondescript N1L N1KV...

  17. 7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Scorched B3KK B4KK B5KK B6KK C4KK 6 Grades of Slick B3S X3S B4S C4S X4S B5S 4 Grades of Whitish-Lemon X3LL C4LL X4LL C5LL 2 Grades of Cutters (Primings Side) C5LP C5FP 13 Grades of Nondescript N1L N1KV...

  18. 7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

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  19. Grading Standards, Student Ability and Errors in College Admission

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moen, Jarle; Tjelta, Martin

    2010-01-01

    Grades are important for admission of students in most higher education programs. Analyzing admission and student performance data at a major Norwegian business school, we find that the grading practice of teachers at regional colleges sending students to the school is affected by the average performance of the students being graded. Teachers at…

  20. Grading and Reporting Student Progress in an Age of Standards.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Trumbull, Elise, Ed.; Farr, Beverly, Ed.

    The essays in this collection offer a comprehensive analysis of the challenges of communicating effectively about student achievement. Discussions of concepts related to grading and reporting progress are mixed with practical advice. The chapters are: (1) "Grading Practices; An Overview of the Issues" (Beverly P. Farr); (2) "Why Do We Grade--and…

  1. Standards-Based Grading and Reporting Will Improve Education

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    Muñoz, Marco A.; Guskey, Thomas R.

    2015-01-01

    Grading and reporting are foundational elements in nearly every educational system. Grading represents teachers' evaluations, formative or summative, of students' performance. Reporting is how the results of those evaluations are communicated to students, parents, or others. Because of their fundamental nature, educators must ensure that grading

  2. National Standards for Quality Online Teaching

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North American Council for Online Learning, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The mission of the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) is to increase educational opportunities and enhance learning by providing collegial expertise and leadership in K-12 online teaching and learning. "National Standards for Quality Online Teaching" is designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other organizations…

  3. National Standards of Quality for Online Courses

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North American Council for Online Learning, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The mission of the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) is to increase educational opportunities and enhance learning by providing collegial expertise and leadership in K-12 online teaching and learning. "National Standards for Online Course Quality" is designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other organizations…

  4. Quality standards for internships 1. Contract

    E-print Network

    Potsdam, Universität

    Quality standards for internships 1. Contract An internship contract must be concluded before the beginning of the internship. The contract shall clearly regulate the parameters of the employment before the internship begins. The prospective intern gains insight into the company or organization

  5. Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created and maintained by the FDA, this site is a clearinghouse of information for mammography facility personnel, educators and others about the implementation of MQSA or the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992. The purpose of MQSA was to \\"ensure that all women have access to quality mammography for the detection of breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.\\" Congress reauthorized MQSA in the fall of 2004 extending the program to 2007 -- so users may also see references to MQSRA which refer to the Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Acts of 1998 and 2004. The full text of the act is accessible at the site as well as a good deal of information and guidance for those in mammography facilities - including information about inspections and certification. Scorecard information and articles which provide an overview about facilities\\' adherence to MQSA are available along with reports related to the MQSA program and accreditation.

  6. Moving Forward--Shaping a Career Development Culture: Quality Standards, Quality Practice, Quality Outcomes

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    McMahon, Mary

    2004-01-01

    This paper represents the second of two papers written as part of the National Standards and Accreditation of Career Practitioners project. The first, a scoping paper titled Shaping a career development culture: Quality standards, quality practice, quality outcomes (McMahon, 2004), provided information for and guided discussion at the National…

  7. Chiropractic quality assurance: standards and guidelines

    PubMed Central

    Gatterman, Meridel I; Dobson, Thomas P; LeFevbre, Ron

    2001-01-01

    Chiropractic quality assurance involves development of both clinical guidelines and standards. Confusion generated by poor differentiation of guidelines from standards contributes to mistrust of the guideline development process. Guidelines are considered to be recommendations that allow for flexibility and individual patient differences. Standards are more binding and require a high level of supporting evidence. While guidelines serve as educational tools to improve the quality of practice, standards that outline minimum competency are used more as administrative tools on which to base policy. Barriers to development of clinical guidelines and standards include fear that they will create prescriptive “cookbook” practice, and the distrust that guidelines are developed primarily for cost containment. Clinicians also criticize guidelines developed by academics that don't relate to practice, and those based on evidence that lacks clinical relevance. Conflicting guidelines perceived to be based on strong bias or conflict of interest are also suspect. To reduce barriers to acceptance and implementation, guidelines should be inclusive, patient-centered, and based on a variety of evidence and clinical experience.

  8. Ideas: NCTM Standards-Based Instruction, Grades K-4.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hynes, Michael C., Ed.

    This document is a collection of activity-based mathematics lessons for grades K-4 from the "Ideas" department in "Arithmetic Teacher: Mathematics Education through the Middle Grades." Each lesson includes background information, objectives, directions, extensions, and student worksheets. A matrix is included which correlates the titles of the…

  9. Grade Expectations for Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities, Summer 2004 (Non-Native Language)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vermont Department of Education, 2004

    2004-01-01

    In the fall of 1996, the State Board of Education adopted "Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities." In 2000, the standards were formally revised and again adopted by the State Board. In the summer of 2004, another chapter in the standards, "Grade Expectations for Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities,"…

  10. Air quality standards must protect public health

    SciTech Connect

    Norman Edelman [American Lung Association (ALA) (United States)

    2006-06-15

    Leading medical and public health organizations are deeply concerned about the proposed revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in December 2005. Led by the American Lung Association (ALA), these groups are fighting to force EPA to finalize stricter standards for fine and coarse particles when the final decision is announced in September 2006. The ALA disagrees strongly with the proposal to exempt coarse particles from agriculture and mining sources, and to exclude communities with populations fewer than 100,000 from protection and monitoring requirements. ALA urges EPA to set the following health-based NAAQS for PM: Annual average PM2.5 standard of 12 {mu}mg/m{sup 3}; 24 hour average PM2.5 standard of 25 {mu}mg.m{sup 3} (99th percentile); 24-hour average PM10-2.5 standard of 25-30 {mu}g/m{sup 3} (99th percentile), applied equally to all areas of the country and to all types of particles. 72 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

  11. 67 FR 68971 - Water Quality Standards for Kentucky

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    2002-11-14

    ...the Commonwealth may use ambient water column data on bacteriological densities. Kentucky's existing water quality standards specify fecal...ambient data for fecal coliform densities. If Kentucky water quality standards are revised...

  12. 76 FR 38592 - Phosphorus Water Quality Standards for Florida Everglades

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    2011-07-01

    ...EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0515; FRL-9428-3] Phosphorus Water Quality Standards for Florida Everglades...would identify provisions of Florida's Water Quality Standards for Phosphorus in the...disapproved and that therefore are not applicable water quality standards for purposes of the...

  13. 77 FR 46298 - Phosphorus Water Quality Standards for Florida Everglades

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    2012-08-03

    ...FRL 9666-8] RIN 2040-AF38 Phosphorus Water Quality Standards for Florida Everglades...that identifies provisions of Florida's Water Quality Standards for Phosphorus in the...disapproved and that therefore are not applicable water quality standards for purposes of the...

  14. 78 FR 54517 - Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications

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    2013-09-04

    ...40 CFR Part 131 Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications...EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0606; FRL-9839-7] RIN 2040-AF 16 Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications...EPA) is proposing changes to the federal water quality standards (WQS) regulation...

  15. Using Standards-Based Grading to Address Students' Strengths and Weaknesses

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    Knaack, Susan; Kreuz, Allie; Zawlocki, Erin

    2012-01-01

    This action research project report uses standard-based grading to address the problem of traditional grades not adequately assessing student content mastery and students' lack of awareness regarding their strengths and weaknesses. Research was conducted by one elementary and two middle school teachers with 158 students between the dates of…

  16. Making the Grade: A Report on Standards in Work-Based Learning for Young People.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hughes, Maria

    The reasons for the deterioration of the inspection grades awarded for work-based learning (WBL) provision in England were examined. The main data collection activities were as follows: (1) a statistical analysis of the Training Standards Council (TSC) and Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) inspection grades in 1998-2001; (2) a qualitative review…

  17. Job Grading Standard for Model Maker, WG-4714.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Policies and Standards.

    The pamphlet explains the different job requirements for different grades of model maker (WG-14 and WG-15) and contrasts them to the position of premium journeyman. It includes comment on what a model maker is (a nonsupervisory job involved in planning and fabricating complex research and prototype models which are made from a variety of materials…

  18. Implementing Standards-Based Grading: Elementary Teachers' Beliefs, Practices and Concerns

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Adrian, Carrie Ann

    2012-01-01

    In this age of standards-based education, students are being taught the concepts and skills deemed important and necessary according to state standards. Students are being assessed on their understanding of these concepts and skills through high-stakes testing. Standards-based grading is assessing students on their understanding of these same…

  19. THE RELATIONSHIP OF TEACHER STANDARDS TO THE WRITTEN EXPRESSION OF FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE CHILDREN.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    NIKOLOFF, SAYRA B.

    ONE THOUSAND STUDENT ESSAYS WERE ANALYZED TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT STUDENTS WHOSE TEACHERS POSSESS "MORE STRICT" STANDARDS IN COMPOSITION INSTRUCTION PERFORM DIFFERENTLY ON A STANDARDIZED ESSAY TEST THAN DO THOSE WHOSE TEACHERS HAVE "LESS STRICT" STANDARDS. FIFTH- AND SIXTH-GRADE CHILDREN FROM ALL OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND FROM DEPRIVED,…

  20. Rational establishment of air quality standards.

    PubMed Central

    Pearce, D; Mooney, G; Akehurst, R; West, P

    1983-01-01

    This paper attempts to apply two principles of rationality--efficiency and equity--to the establishment of air quality standards for total suspended particulates in the USA. It is argued that standard setting should embrace either the use of some cost-benefit-risk criterion, or some concept of equity whereby risks are not reduced below levels judged to be acceptable elsewhere. There is often a trade-off to be made between these principles of efficiency and equity and that both cannot be pursued in tandem. In other words, the cost of fairness is more deaths in total than there need be at a particular level of expenditure. The concept of the "margin of safety" is also discussed, and we conclude that, as currently defined, it is of doubtful relevance in either the context of efficiency or of equity. Finally, and using evidence from other studies, we conclude that there are much more cost-effective ways of using scarce resources to save lives (e.g., in health care and in road safety) than pursuing the primary standards for TSP laid down by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in light of the U.S. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970 and 1977. PMID:6418542

  1. Hospitality and Tourism Education Skill Standards: Grade 12

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Underwood, Ryan; Spann, Lynda; Erickson, Karin; Povilaitis, Judy; Menditto, Louis; Jones, Terri; Sario, Vivienne; Verbeck, Kimberlee; Jacobi, Katherine; Michnal, Kenneth; Shelton-Meader, Sheree; Richens, Greg; Jones, Karin Erickson; Tighe, Denise; Wilhelm, Lee; Scott, Melissa

    2010-01-01

    The standards in this document are for Hospitality and Tourism programs and are designed to clearly state what the student should know and be able to do upon completion of an advanced high-school program. Minimally, the student will complete a two-year program to achieve all standards. The Hospitality and Tourism Standards Writing Team followed…

  2. Teacher Quality and Teaching Quality of 7th-Grade Algebra I Honors Teachers

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    Perez, Barbara

    2013-01-01

    With more and more focus on accountability, algebra achievement has become a major focus of math curriculum developers. In many states, students are expected to pass standardized Algebra achievement tests in order to satisfy graduation requirements. The purpose of this study was to identify teacher qualities and teaching qualities linked to…

  3. Rapid Color Grading for Fruit Quality Evaluation Using Direct Color Mapping

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dah-Jye Lee; James K. Archibald; Guangming Xiong

    2011-01-01

    Color grading is a crucial step in the processing of fruits and vegetables that directly affects profitability, because the quality of agricultural products is often associated with their color. Most existing automatic color grading systems determine color quality either by directly comparing product color against a predefined and fixed set of reference colors or by using a set of color

  4. Quality assurance: Importance of systems and standard operating procedures.

    PubMed

    Manghani, Kishu

    2011-01-01

    It is mandatory for sponsors of clinical trials and contract research organizations alike to establish, manage and monitor their quality control and quality assurance systems and their integral standard operating procedures and other quality documents to provide high-quality products and services to fully satisfy customer needs and expectations. Quality control and quality assurance systems together constitute the key quality systems. Quality control and quality assurance are parts of quality management. Quality control is focused on fulfilling quality requirements, whereas quality assurance is focused on providing confidence that quality requirements are fulfilled. The quality systems must be commensurate with the Company business objectives and business model. Top management commitment and its active involvement are critical in order to ensure at all times the adequacy, suitability, effectiveness and efficiency of the quality systems. Effective and efficient quality systems can promote timely registration of drugs by eliminating waste and the need for rework with overall financial and social benefits to the Company. PMID:21584180

  5. [Quality standard study on Vigna radiata].

    PubMed

    Li, Yan-Rong; Zou, Ping-Ping; Jiang, Yong; Tu, Peng-Fei

    2014-01-01

    In order to control the quality of Vigna radiata, the quality control method and standard were established in this study. The tests of water content, ash and ethanol-soluble extractives of V. radiata were carried out according to the methods recoded in appendix of Chinese Pharmacopeia (2010 edition, volume 1). The TLC method was established by using vitexin and isovitexin as references, and a mixture of acetate-method-water (10: 1.7 : 1.3) as the developing solvent system on GF254 thin layer plate. The contents of vitexin and isovitexin were determined by HPLC on a Prevail C18 (4.6 mm x 250 mm, 5 microm) column, using acetonitrile: water (23 : 77) as mobile phase at a flow rate of 1.0 mL x min(-1). The column temperature is 30 degrees C and the detection wavelength is 337 nm. As a result, vitexin, isovitexin and the other constituents were well separated on TLC detected under the UV light (254 nm). The methodology validation for the assay of vitexin and isovitexin presented that they were in good linear correlation in the ranges of 6.12-98 mg x L(-1) and 6.85-109.6 mg x L(-1), with the regression equations of Y = 46.213X - 7.100 (r = 1.000) and Y = 54.515X + 6.829 (r = 1.000), and the average recoveries were 98.2% (RSD 1.9%) and 97.2% (RSD 0.79%), respectively. The content ranges of vitexin and isovitexin from 25 different batches of V. radiata were 1.076-2.062 mg x g(1) and 1.127-2.303 mg x g(-1), respectively. suggesting that the qualities of V. radiata are relatively stable. The ethanol-soluble extractives, water content and total ash of 25 samples varied in the ranges of 13.27% - 18.46%, 9.59% - 12.43% and 2.63% - 3.53%, respectively. All of the above data proved that the established quality of control method V. radiata is specific and accurate, which can be used for the quality control of this drug. PMID:24754176

  6. Yield and quality grade outcomes as affected by molecular breeding values for commercial beef cattle.

    PubMed

    Thompson, N M; DeVuyst, E A; Brorsen, B W; Lusk, J L

    2015-05-01

    Although genetic tests for many economically important beef cattle traits are commercially available, additional information is needed to help the industry better understand how the results from these tests translate into phenotypic outcomes. This information has important implications for marker-assisted management. The objective of this research was to determine the relationship between molecular breeding values (MBV) characterizing yield grade and marbling and distributions of phenotypic outcomes for yield grade and quality grade. Using data collected from commercially-fed cattle, mixed-model regression equations were estimated for yield grade and quality grade outcomes for both the full sample of commercial cattle ( = 8,995) and a subsample of black-hided steers ( = 4,790). Significant yield grade ( < 0.01) and marbling ( < 0.01) MBV effects were found. However, the yield grade MBV held up better at predicting phenotypic outcomes than the marbling MBV. Estimated conditional probability mass functions of yield and quality grade outcomes for the general population and black-hided steers were similar. Since distributions for black-hided steers were expected to be more applicable from a management perspective, we focused our analysis on these animals. For example, black-hided steers with "low" genetic potential for yield grade and marbling had about a 29% chance of achieving the base price or better on a price grid (yield grade 3 or lower and quality grade Low Choice or better). Increasing genetic potential for marbling increased the likelihood of achieving this same outcome. However, increasing genetic potential for yield grade was unlikely to increase overall carcass quality given its large deleterious effect on quality grade outcomes. Instead, simultaneous improvements in genetic potential for yield grade and marbling offered much more reliable improvements in overall carcass quality. For example, an animal with "moderate" genetic potential for both yield grade and marbling had a 46% chance of achieving the base price or better on a price grid, and an animal with the maximum observed MBV for these traits had a 66% chance of achieving this same outcome. Although the yield grade MBV held up better at predicting phenotypic outcomes, shifts in the distributions of yield grade and quality grade suggested that these increases were largely determined by the marbling MBV. PMID:26020300

  7. Standard specification for nuclear-grade hafnium oxide powder

    E-print Network

    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2008-01-01

    1.1 This specification defines the physical and chemical requirements for hafnium oxide powder intended for fabrication into shapes for use in a nuclear reactor core. 1.2 The material described herein shall be particulate in nature. 1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

  8. Collision Repair Technology Skill Standards Grades 9-14

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Andersen, Jack; Baligad, Cade; Fitzgerald, Scott; Nielsen, Bryan; Campbell, Rob

    2006-01-01

    The Department of Education has undertaken an ambitious effort to develop statewide occupational skill standards. The standards in this document are for Collision Repair Technology programs, and are designed to clearly state what the Collision Repair Technology student should know and be able to do upon completion of an advanced high school…

  9. How Consistent Are Course Grades? An Examination of Differential Grading

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rauschenberg, Samuel

    2014-01-01

    Differential grading occurs when students in courses with the same content and curriculum receive inconsistent grades across teachers, schools, or districts. It may be due to many factors, including differences in teacher grading standards, district grading policies, student behavior, teacher stereotypes, teacher quality, and curriculum adherence.…

  10. QUALITY AND STANDARDS IN THE OPEN UNIVERSITY FACT SHEET 2

    E-print Network

    Bandara, Arosha

    indicators to support curriculum design, and teaching and learning development within the OU at undergraduateQUALITY AND STANDARDS IN THE OPEN UNIVERSITY FACT SHEET 2 FRAMEWORK FOR ACADEMIC QUALITY AND STANDARDS The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) http://www.qaa.ac.uk/ has overseen

  11. QUALITY AND STANDARDS IN THE OPEN UNIVERSITY FACT SHEET 2

    E-print Network

    Bandara, Arosha

    to design their respective policies for maintaining academic standards and quality. QAA reviewers will use has been developed which provides a set of generic level indicators to support curriculum designQUALITY AND STANDARDS IN THE OPEN UNIVERSITY FACT SHEET 2 FRAMEWORK FOR ACADEMIC QUALITY

  12. SURVEY OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY HEALTH CRITERIA AND STANDARDS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report is a survey of the state-of-the-art of the scientific studies on indoor air quality criteria and standards. The principal subject is the indoor nonworkplace environment. Indoor air quality standards are classified into three types: (1) maximum allowable air quality sta...

  13. The Explication of Quality Standards in Self-Evaluation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bronkhorst, Larike H.; Baartman, Liesbeth K. J.; Stokking, Karel M.

    2012-01-01

    Education aiming at students' competence development asks for new assessment methods. The quality of these methods needs to be assured using adapted quality criteria and accompanying standards. As such standards are not widely available, this study sets out to examine what level of compliance with quality criteria stakeholders consider…

  14. NHD INDEXED LOCATIONS FOR WATER QUALITY STANDARDS (WQS)

    EPA Science Inventory

    State (also includes DC, tribes, and territories; i.e., "jurisdictions") Water Quality Standards' Designated Uses for river segments, lakes, and estuaries. The Water Quality Standards' Designated Uses are able to be linked to tables of water quality criteria w...

  15. The Case against Grades

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kohn, Alfie

    2011-01-01

    Decades of research shows that grades diminish students' interest in whatever they're learning, discourage students from taking academic risks, and reduce the quality of students' thinking, writes Kohn. Contrary to what many people assume, grades are not necessary to promote achievement. Attempts to "improve" grading--such as standards-based…

  16. 40 CFR 131.6 - Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...false Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission. 131...CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions...6 Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission....

  17. 40 CFR 131.6 - Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...false Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission. 131...CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions...6 Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission....

  18. 21 CFR 900.18 - Alternative requirements for § 900.12 quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification ...at least as effective in assuring quality mammography as the standard it proposes to...

  19. 21 CFR 900.18 - Alternative requirements for § 900.12 quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification ...at least as effective in assuring quality mammography as the standard it proposes to...

  20. 21 CFR 900.18 - Alternative requirements for § 900.12 quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification ...at least as effective in assuring quality mammography as the standard it proposes to...

  1. 40 CFR 131.6 - Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...false Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission. 131...CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions...6 Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission....

  2. 40 CFR 131.6 - Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...false Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission. 131...CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions...6 Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission....

  3. 40 CFR 131.6 - Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...true Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission. 131...CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions...6 Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission....

  4. Video quality measurement standards — Current status and trends

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stefan Winkler

    2009-01-01

    With the wide-spread use of digital video, quality considerations have become essential, and industry demand for video quality measurement standards is rising. Various organizations are working on such standards. This paper reviews some of the existing standards documents, on-going work and future trends in this space.

  5. Standard specification for nuclear-grade zirconium oxide powder

    E-print Network

    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2008-01-01

    1.1 This specification defines the physical and chemical requirements for zirconium oxide powder intended for fabrication into shapes, either entirely or partially of zirconia, for use in a nuclear reactor core. 1.2 The material described herein shall be particulate in nature. 1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

  6. Virginia Standards of Learning Assessments. Grade 5 Released Test Items, 1998.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Virginia State Dept.of Education, Richmond. Div. of Assessment and Reporting.

    Beginning in Spring 1998, Virginia students participated in the Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments designed to test student knowledge of the content and skills specified in the state's standards. This document contains questions that approximately 80,000 students in grade 5 were required to answer as part of the SOL assessments. These…

  7. Virginia Standards of Learning Assessments. Grade 3 Released Test Items, 1998.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Virginia State Dept.of Education, Richmond. Div. of Assessment and Reporting.

    Beginning in Spring 1998, Virginia students participated in the Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessments designed to test student knowledge of the content and skills specified in the state's standards. This document contains questions that approximately 83,000 students in grade 3 were required to answer as part of the SOL assessments. These…

  8. Virginia Standards of Learning Assessments. Grade 8 Released Test Items, 1998.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Virginia State Dept.of Education, Richmond. Div. of Assessment and Reporting.

    Beginning in Spring 1998, Virginia students participated in the Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments designed to test student knowledge of the content and skills specified in the state's standards. This document contains questions that approximately 79,000 students in grade 8 were required to answer as part of the SOL assessments. These…

  9. Data Analysis and Statistics in Middle Grades: An Analysis of Content Standards

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sorto, M. Alejandra

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the study reported herein was to identify the important aspects of statistical knowledge that students in the middle school grades in United States are expected to learn as well as what the teachers are expected to teach. A systematic study of 49 states standards and one set of national standards was used to identify these important…

  10. 24 CFR 582.305 - Housing quality standards; rent reasonableness.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES SHELTER PLUS CARE Program Requirements § 582.305 Housing quality standards; rent reasonableness. (a) Housing quality...

  11. 24 CFR 582.305 - Housing quality standards; rent reasonableness.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES SHELTER PLUS CARE Program Requirements § 582.305 Housing quality standards; rent reasonableness. (a) Housing quality...

  12. 24 CFR 582.305 - Housing quality standards; rent reasonableness.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES SHELTER PLUS CARE Program Requirements § 582.305 Housing quality standards; rent reasonableness. (a) Housing quality...

  13. 24 CFR 582.305 - Housing quality standards; rent reasonableness.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES SHELTER PLUS CARE Program Requirements § 582.305 Housing quality standards; rent reasonableness. (a) Housing quality...

  14. 24 CFR 582.305 - Housing quality standards; rent reasonableness.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES SHELTER PLUS CARE Program Requirements § 582.305 Housing quality standards; rent reasonableness. (a) Housing quality...

  15. 40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Environment 23 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Water quality standards. 130.3 Section 130.3 ...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT § 130.3...

  16. 40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Environment 22 2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Water quality standards. 130.3 Section 130.3 ...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT § 130.3...

  17. 40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Environment 21 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Water quality standards. 130.3 Section 130.3 ...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT § 130.3...

  18. 40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Environment 22 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Water quality standards. 130.3 Section 130.3 ...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT § 130.3...

  19. 40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Environment 23 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Water quality standards. 130.3 Section 130.3 ...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT § 130.3...

  20. 24 CFR 983.101 - Housing quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...housing quality standards for PBV housing. However, the PHA may elect to establish additional requirements for quality, architecture, or design of PBV housing, and any such additional requirements must be specified in the...

  1. 24 CFR 983.101 - Housing quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...housing quality standards for PBV housing. However, the PHA may elect to establish additional requirements for quality, architecture, or design of PBV housing, and any such additional requirements must be specified in the...

  2. Job Grading Standard for Telephone Mechanic, WG-2502.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Policies and Standards.

    The standard differentiates among telephone worker (WG-9), telephone mechanic (WG-10), and telephone mechanic (WG-11) in terms of duties, skill and knowledge, responsibility, physical effort, and working conditions. All are involved in installing, modifying, repairing, and maintaining telephone systems. The work requires knowledge and telephone…

  3. Standard Specification for Nuclear Grade Zirconium Oxide Pellets

    E-print Network

    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2009-01-01

    1.1 This specification applies to pellets of stabilized zirconium oxide used in nuclear reactors. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

  4. 7 CFR 29.2686 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...designated “No-G.” Standard Sizes Applicable A1, A2, A3 2, 3 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5 1, 2, 3 C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 1, 2, 3 [37 FR 13626, July 12, 1972, as amended at 49 FR 16757, Apr. 20, 1984; 51 FR 40407, Nov. 7,...

  5. 7 CFR 29.2686 - Summary of standard grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...designated “No-G.” Standard Sizes Applicable A1, A2, A3 2, 3 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5 1, 2, 3 C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 1, 2, 3 [37 FR 13626, July 12, 1972, as amended at 49 FR 16757, Apr. 20, 1984; 51 FR 40407, Nov. 7,...

  6. Towards a new telecommunications industry quality standard

    Microsoft Academic Search

    JOHN L. PENCE

    1993-01-01

    The quality technologies developed by Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) and adopted by its owner\\/clients are described. At the core of the philosophy is the concept of supplier accountability for product and service quality. A brief history of quality in the former Bell System is presented. A supplier career path for today's telecommunications suppliers is shown, and the various characteristics that

  7. 49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...psi, or, in the case of a tire with inflation pressure measured in kilopascals, to...ambient temperature and readjust its inflation pressure to 24 psi, or, in the case of a tire with inflation pressure measured in kilopascals,...

  8. 49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...psi, or, in the case of a tire with inflation pressure measured in kilopascals, to...ambient temperature and readjust its inflation pressure to 24 psi, or, in the case of a tire with inflation pressure measured in kilopascals,...

  9. 49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...signs is placed in a fixed order at follows: Sign Legend Highway Intersection 1000 (or 2000) Feet STOP AHEAD Junction XXX Direction Sign (Mereta?) STOP or YIELD Procedures. 1. Approach each intersection at posted speed limit....

  10. 49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...signs is placed in a fixed order at follows: Sign Legend Highway Intersection 1000 (or 2000) Feet STOP AHEAD Junction XXX Direction Sign (Mereta?) STOP or YIELD Procedures. 1. Approach each intersection at posted speed limit....

  11. 49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...signs is placed in a fixed order at follows: Sign Legend Highway Intersection 1000 (or 2000) Feet STOP AHEAD Junction XXX Direction Sign (Mereta?) STOP or YIELD Procedures. 1. Approach each intersection at posted speed limit....

  12. 78 FR 66655 - Consumer Information; Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-06

    ...Specifically, FM 189 and several low water crossings along Texas 163, located between...impassable or submerged under several inches of water. II. Change to the Treadwear Test Course...intersection (1) of Ft. McKavitt Road and Paint Rock Road (FM 388) at the northwest...

  13. The Standards of Quality: A Reaction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lynch, Richard L.; Moss, Jerome, Jr.

    1996-01-01

    Lynch critiques the National Association of Industrial Technical Teacher Educators standards, particularly questioning the associate teacher proficiency level. Moss examines reasons for standards, questions the need for separate trade and industrial standards, and addresses whether they are realistic and complete. (SK)

  14. Setting the Standards for Sessional Staff: Quality Learning and Teaching

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harvey, Marina

    2013-01-01

    Across the Australian Higher Education sector a focus on quality is driving a new paradigm for learning and teaching: quality standards. One challenge is to engage all academics with this progress towards systematic quality enhancement and assurance. Sessional staff, who provide most of the face-to-face teaching in Australian universities, remain…

  15. Standards of Quality: Accreditation Guidelines Redesigned

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Forsythe, Hazel; Andrews, Frances; Stanley, M. Sue; Anderson, Carol L.

    2011-01-01

    To ensure optimal standards for AAFCS program accreditation, the Council for Accreditation (CFA) conducted a review and revision of the "2001 AAFCS Standards for Accreditation." The CFA took a three-pronged approach including (a) a review of academic accreditations that had relationships to the FCS disciplines, (b) concept, content, and process…

  16. 61 FR 37663 - United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Green and Frozen Wax Beans

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    1996-07-19

    ...review, that definitions for ``flavor and odor'' were different in the current grade...standards more uniformly if flavor and odor definitions are similar for both commodities...is removing ``fairly good flavor and odor'' from the definitions of terms to...

  17. Assessing the Impact of Standards-Based Middle Grades Mathematics Curriculum Materials on Student Achievement

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert Reys; Barbara Reys; Richard Lapan; Gregory Holliday

    2003-01-01

    This study compared the mathematics achievement of eighth graders in the first three school districts in Missouri to adopt NSF-funded Standards-based middle grades mathematics curriculum materials (MATH Thematics or Connected Mathematics Project) with students who had similar prior mathematics achievement and family income levels from other districts. Achievement was measured using the mathematics portion of the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

  18. Using Picture Books to Teach Language Arts Standards in Grades 3-5

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Copeland, Brenda S.; Messner, Patricia A.

    2006-01-01

    This manual of ideas zeroes in on current picture book titles. It features reproducible worksheets, writing activities, related reading-based activities, and technology for grades three through five. The ideas have been tested in the authors' libraries and are linked to national curricular standards. Designed for school librarians, the book is…

  19. DNA Extraction 5th Grade Physical Science Standard 1.1

    E-print Network

    DNA Extraction 5th Grade Physical Science Standard 1.1 Concepts and Skills: Mixtures of matter can don't mix. 5. Gently pull DNA strands from the bottom solution into the isopropanol with a stir rod. DNA should precipitate into fine white strands that look like cotton candy. What is happening? Mashing

  20. Grade Expectations for Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities, Summer (2004) History and Social Sciences

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vermont Department of Education, 2004

    2004-01-01

    Educators from around the state, with the help of The Vermont Institutes, developed Vermont History and Social Sciences Grade Cluster Expectations (GCEs) as a means to identify the content knowledge and skills expected of all students for local assessment required under Act 68. This work was accomplished using the "Vermont's Framework of Standards

  1. Grade Expectations for Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities, (Summer 2004) Science

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vermont Department of Education, 2004

    2004-01-01

    Educators from around the state, with the help of The Vermont Institutes, developed Science Grade Expectations as a means to identify the content knowledge and skills expected of all students for local assessment required under Act 68. This work was accomplished using the "Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities," Vermont…

  2. Classroom Quality and Student Engagement: Contributions to Third-Grade Reading Skills

    PubMed Central

    Guo, Ying; Connor, Carol McDonald; Tompkins, Virginia; Morrison, Frederick J.

    2011-01-01

    This study, using NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development longitudinal data, investigated the effects of classroom quality and students’ third-grade behavioral engagement on students’ third-grade reading achievement (n?=?1,364) and also examined the extent to which students’ third-grade behavioral engagement mediated the association between classroom quality and children's reading skills. SEM results revealed that controlling for family socio economic risk and students’ first-grade reading achievement, classroom quality significantly, and positively predicted children's behavioral engagement, which in turn predicted greater reading achievement. Higher levels of children's behavioral engagement were associated with higher reading achievement. Implications for policy and practice are discussed. PMID:21779272

  3. An Investigation of Reading Comprehension Ability of Black Fourth and Fifth Grade Students Who Are Reading below Grade Level Utilizing Materials Written in Gullah and Standard English.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Benmaman, Virginia Doubchan

    The effect of dialect mismatch and possible interference in performing certain reading tasks was the focus of this study. One hundred twenty black, Gullah-speaking, fourth- and fifth-grade students who were approximately two years below grade level in reading comprised the subject group. Two groups of 30 subjects each were given a Standard English…

  4. Introduction to Problem Solving, Grades 6-8 [with CD-ROM]. The Math Process Standards, Grades 6-8 Series

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schackow, Joy Bronston; O'Connell, Susan

    2008-01-01

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) Process Standards support teaching that helps students develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every middle grades math teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. The series offers friendly,…

  5. FDA's Standards for High Quality Foods

    MedlinePLUS

    ... forth to protect consumers from contaminated products and economic fraud. Later, the standards were also used to improve nutrition. The hallmark of most of these regulations has been their attention to details that include not only each product's ...

  6. 4-H Wetland Wonders: A Water Quality Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5. Leader Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Extension Service.

    This document provides a water quality curriculum guide for grades 4 and 5. Contents include: (1) Wetlands Wonders Resource Library; (2) Introduction to Water Quality and Wetlands; (3) Water Words; (4) The Water Cycle; (5) Watersheds: Rain Coming and Going; (6) The Water Detective; (7) Ground Water; (8) What's Soil Got To Do with It?; (9) In the…

  7. Predictors of Quality Verbal Engagement in Third-Grade Literature Discussions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Young, Chase

    2014-01-01

    This study investigates how reading ability and personality traits predict the quality of verbal discussions in peer-led literature circles. Third grade literature discussions were recorded, transcribed, and coded. The coded statements and questions were quantified into a quality of engagement score. Through multiple linear regression, the…

  8. National storm water quality regulations and standards

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Larry A. Roesner; A. Charles Rowney

    1996-01-01

    This paper reviews the storm water quality regulations of six major industrialized nations: The United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Japan, the order being set by the principal authors (both North America) who consider this to be a logical geographical order. The main purpose of the paper is simply to introduce the interested reader to these rules as

  9. Quality, Standards and Accountability in ESL Programs.

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    Clymer-Spradling, Carol

    A discussion of issues related to accountability in adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs looks at ways in which current quality and accountability measures address the real issues of adult immigrant education. First, the strengths and weaknesses of accountability schema that have been developed in other education contexts are…

  10. 78 FR 30829 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Air Quality Standards...

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    2013-05-23

    ...of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Air Quality Standards Revision AGENCY...proposing to approve a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) to...and particulate matter NAAQS into the Illinois SIP. EPA is also proposing to...

  11. OU Medicine Standards of Excellence PROFESSIONALISM -CARING -COMMUNICATION -QUALITY -INNOVATION

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    Oklahoma, University of

    OU Medicine Standards of Excellence PROFESSIONALISM - CARING - COMMUNICATION - QUALITY - INNOVATION manner. · I will communicate effectively by speaking clearly and actively listening while learning constructive feedback. We believe effective communication is fundamental to everything we do: · I

  12. RNA Integrity Number (RIN) Standardization of RNA Quality Control

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    Richardson, David

    and RNA LabChip® kits play an important role in assisting researchers in the determination of RNA quality. The Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer and asso- ciated RNA 6000 Nano and Pico LabChip kits have become the standard

  13. 46 CFR 10.410 - Quality Standard System (QSS) requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...taken to stop recurrence of system, process, and product nonconformity...performance of the training management system. (d) Documentation from...a national or international Quality Management System Standard as meeting one...

  14. DOE standard: Quality assurance inspection and testing of HEPA filters

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    NONE

    1999-02-01

    This standard establishes essential elements for the quality assurance inspection and testing of HEPA filters by US Department of Energy (DOE)-accepted Filter Test Facilities (FTF). The standard specifies HEPA filter quality assurance inspection and testing practices established in DOE-STD-3022-98, DOE HEPA Filter Test Program, and provides a basis for the preparation of written operating procedures for primary FTF functions.

  15. Electronic nose based tea quality standardization.

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    Dutta, Ritaban; Kashwan, K R; Bhuyan, M; Hines, E L; Gardner, J W

    2003-01-01

    In this paper we have used a metal oxide sensor (MOS) based electronic nose (EN) to analyze five tea samples with different qualities, namely, drier month, drier month again over-fired, well fermented normal fired in oven, well fermented overfired in oven, and under fermented normal fired in oven. The flavour of tea is determined mainly by its taste and smell, which is generated by hundreds of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Non-Volatile Organic Compounds present in tea. These VOCs are present in different ratios and determine the quality of the tea. For example Assamica (Sri Lanka and Assam Tea) and Assamica Sinesis (Darjeeling and Japanese Tea) are two different species of tea giving different flavour notes. Tea flavour is traditionally measured through the use of a combination of conventional analytical instrumentation and human or ganoleptic profiling panels. These methods are expensive in terms of time and labour and also inaccurate because of a lack of either sensitivity or quantitative information. In this paper an investigation has been made to determine the flavours of different tea samples using an EN and to explore the possibility of replacing existing analytical and profiling panel methods. The technique uses an array of 4 MOSs, each of, which has an electrical resistance that has partial sensitivity to the headspace of tea. The signals from the sensor array are then conditioned by suitable interface circuitry. The data were processed using Principal Components Analysis (PCA), Fuzzy C Means algorithm (FCM). We also explored the use of a Self-Organizing Map (SOM) method along with a Radial Basis Function network (RBF) and a Probabilistic Neural Network classifier. Using FCM and SOM feature extraction techniques along with RBF neural network we achieved 100% correct classification for the five different tea samples with different qualities. These results prove that our EN is capable of discriminating between the flavours of teas manufactured under different processing conditions, viz. over-fermented, over-fired, under fermented, etc. PMID:12850043

  16. Application of imaging and ultrasound to the quality grading of beef

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    Anselmo, V. J.; Gammell, P. M.

    1980-01-01

    The results of a study conducted to assist the Department of Agriculture in the task of considering innovative methods for the grading of carcass beef for human consumption is presented. The processing of photographic, television and ultrasound images of the longissimus dorsi muscle at the 12/13th rib cut was undertaken. The results showed that a correlation could be developed between the quality grade of the carcass as determined by a professional grader, and the fat to area ratio of the muscle as determined by image processing techniques. In addition, the use of ultrasound shows the potential for grading of an unsliced carcass or a live animal.

  17. Minimum Quality Standards and brand development in agrifood chains

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    E. Giraud-Héraud; C. Grazia

    2008-01-01

    This paper develops an original framework to better understand the interaction between the development of brands and the quality of raw materials. We consider different levels of consumer trust for a brand and we examine the incentive for firms to improve the quality of a processed product by requiring that upstream suppliers adopt a private standard. In contrast to previous

  18. Quality Standards for Nigerian Pre-Primary Centres.

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    Ate, Delthyea Gautt

    Proposing quality standards for Nigerian pre-primary centers, this paper argues that the first concern must be the provision of adequate care in the form of high quality health, safety, and nutritional conditions. Care is discussed in terms of illness policy, routines for good health, physical characteristics of centers, personal hygiene,…

  19. National Standards for Quality Online Courses: Version 2

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    International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to world-class education and quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. "National Standards for Quality Online Courses" is designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other…

  20. 40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    After December 29, 1984, no grant can be awarded for projects that discharge into stream segments which have not, at least once since December 29, 1981, had their water quality standards reviewed and revised or new standards adopted, as appropriate, under section 303(c) of the Act,...

  1. 40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    After December 29, 1984, no grant can be awarded for projects that discharge into stream segments which have not, at least once since December 29, 1981, had their water quality standards reviewed and revised or new standards adopted, as appropriate, under section 303(c) of the Act,...

  2. 40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    After December 29, 1984, no grant can be awarded for projects that discharge into stream segments which have not, at least once since December 29, 1981, had their water quality standards reviewed and revised or new standards adopted, as appropriate, under section 303(c) of the Act,...

  3. 40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    After December 29, 1984, no grant can be awarded for projects that discharge into stream segments which have not, at least once since December 29, 1981, had their water quality standards reviewed and revised or new standards adopted, as appropriate, under section 303(c) of the Act,...

  4. Asbestos: Rationale Behind a Proposed Air Quality Standard

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    Bruckman, Leonard; Rubino, Robert A.

    1975-01-01

    This article proposes an asbestos air quality standard for Connecticut lower than proposed Federal regulation. Data are given relating mesothelioma incidence to occupational and non-occupational asbestos exposure. New standards lower asbestos emissions from manufacturing operations thus reducing possible asbestos-related fatalities. Rebuttals and…

  5. ISO 9000 quality standards: a model for blood banking?

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    Nevalainen, D E; Lloyd, H L

    1995-06-01

    The recent American Association of Blood Banks publications Quality Program and Quality Systems in the Blood Bank and Laboratory Environment, the FDA's draft guidelines, and recent changes in the GMP regulations all discuss the benefits of implementing quality systems in blood center and/or manufacturing operations. While the medical device GMPs in the United States have been rewritten to accommodate a quality system approach similar to ISO 9000, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research of the FDA is also beginning to make moves toward adopting "quality systems audits" as an inspection process rather than using the historical approach of record reviews. The approach is one of prevention of errors rather than detection after the fact (Tourault MA, oral communication, November 1994). The ISO 9000 series of standards is a quality system that has worldwide scope and can be applied in any industry or service. The use of such international standards in blood banking should raise the level of quality within an organization, among organizations on a regional level, within a country, and among nations on a worldwide basis. Whether an organization wishes to become registered to a voluntary standard or not, the use of such standards to become ISO 9000-compliant would be a move in the right direction and would be a positive sign to the regulatory authorities and the public that blood banking is making a visible effort to implement world-class quality systems in its operations. Implementation of quality system standards such as the ISO 9000 series will provide an organized approach for blood banks and blood bank testing operations. With the continued trend toward consolidation and mergers, resulting in larger operational units with more complexity, quality systems will become even more important as the industry moves into the future.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:7770906

  6. The case for regime-based water quality standards

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    Poole, Geoffrey C.; Dunham, J.B.; Keenan, D.M.; Sauter, S.T.; McCullough, D.A.; Mebane, Christopher; Lockwood, Jeffrey C.; Essig, Don A.; Hicks, Mark P.; Sturdevant, Debra J.; Materna, E.J.; Spalding, M.; Risley, John; Deppman, Marianne

    2004-01-01

    Conventional water quality standards have been successful in reducing the concentration of toxic substances in US waters. However, conventional standards are based on simple thresholds and are therefore poorly structured to address human-caused imbalances in dynamic, natural water quality parameters, such as nutrients, sediment, and temperature. A more applicable type of water quality standarda??a a??regime standarda??a??would describe desirable distributions of conditions over space and time within a stream network. By mandating the protection and restoration of the aquatic ecosystem dynamics that are required to support beneficial uses in streams, well-designed regime standards would facilitate more effective strategies for management of natural water quality parameters.

  7. Quality-of-care standards for early arthritis clinics.

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    Ivorra, José Andrés Román; Martínez, Juan Antonio; Lázaro, Pablo; Navarro, Federico; Fernandez-Nebro, Antonio; de Miguel, Eugenio; Loza, Estibaliz; Carmona, Loreto

    2013-10-01

    The diagnosis and treatment of early arthritis is associated with improved patient outcomes. One way to achieve this is by organising early arthritis clinics (EACs). The objective of this project was to develop standards of quality for EACs. The standards were developed using the two-round Delphi method. The questionnaire, developed using the best-available scientific evidence, includes potentially relevant items describing the dimensions of quality of care in the EAC. The questionnaire was completed by 26 experts (physicians responsible for the EACs in Spain and chiefs of the rheumatology service in Spanish hospitals). Two hundred and forty-four items (standards) describing the quality of the EAC were developed, grouped by the following dimensions: (1) patient referral to the EAC; (2) standards of structure for an EAC; (3) standards of process; (4) relation between primary care physicians and the EAC; (5) diagnosis and assessment of early arthritis; (6) patient treatment and follow-up in the EAC; (7) research and training in an EAC; and (8) quality of care perceived by the patient. An operational definition of early arthritis was also developed based on eight criteria. The standards developed can be used to measure/establish the requirements, resources, and processes that EACs have or should have to carry out their treatment, research, and educational activities. These standards may be useful to health professionals, patient associations, and health authorities. PMID:23568381

  8. Bilingual Education Program Quality Review Instrument, Kindergarten through Grade Six.

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education.

    This bilingual program quality review instrument is intended as a guide for school district personnel to design and improve bilingual education programs. It can be used for the following purposes: as an on-site review instrument to provide formative evaluation input about language-minority group programs; as a device for collecting information at…

  9. AUTOMATIC WEIGHT AND QUALITY GRADING OF WHOLE PELAGIC FISH

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    J. R. MATHIASSEN; E. VELIYULIN; T. NJAA; M. LØNSETH

    2006-01-01

    Despite good availability of pelagic fish, the Norwegian pelagic enterprises are suffering from both overcapacity and low margins. The reasons for this situation are diverse, e.g. high labor costs, trade barriers and long distances to the markets. In order to cope with competition from other countries, the most important issue is to lower labor costs while maintaining quality. In ...

  10. 78 FR 20252 - Water Quality Standards; Withdrawal of Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria Applicable to...

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    2013-04-04

    ...EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0095; FRL-9795-8] RIN 2040-AF33 Water Quality Standards; Withdrawal of Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria Applicable to California...withdraw certain human health and aquatic life water quality criteria applicable to waters of...

  11. The SQUIRE (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence) guidelines for quality improvement reporting: explanation and elaboration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G Ogrinc; S E Mooney; C Estrada; T Foster; D Goldmann; L W Hall; M M Huizinga; S K Liu; P Mills; J Neily; W Nelson; P J Pronovost; L Provost; L V Rubenstein; T Speroff; M Splaine; R Thomson; A M Tomolo; B Watts

    2008-01-01

    As the science of quality improvement in health care advances, the importance of sharing its accomplishments through the published literature increases. Current reporting of improvement work in health care varies widely in both content and quality. It is against this backdrop that a group of stakeholders from a variety of disciplines has created the Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence,

  12. 40 CFR 50.8 - National primary ambient air quality standards for carbon monoxide.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...primary ambient air quality standards for carbon monoxide. 50.8 Section 50...primary ambient air quality standards for carbon monoxide. (a) The national primary ambient air quality standards for carbon monoxide are: (1) 9 parts...

  13. 40 CFR 50.8 - National primary ambient air quality standards for carbon monoxide.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...primary ambient air quality standards for carbon monoxide. 50.8 Section 50...primary ambient air quality standards for carbon monoxide. (a) The national primary ambient air quality standards for carbon monoxide are: (1) 9 parts...

  14. 40 CFR 50.12 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...secondary ambient air quality standards for lead. 50.12 Section 50.12 Protection...secondary ambient air quality standards for lead. (a) National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead and its compounds, measured as...

  15. 40 CFR 50.12 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...secondary ambient air quality standards for lead. 50.12 Section 50.12 Protection...secondary ambient air quality standards for lead. (a) National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead and its compounds, measured as...

  16. 40 CFR 50.12 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...secondary ambient air quality standards for lead. 50.12 Section 50.12 Protection...secondary ambient air quality standards for lead. (a) National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead and its compounds, measured as...

  17. 40 CFR 121.25 - Adoption of new water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Adoption of new water quality standards. 121.25 Section... § 121.25 Adoption of new water quality standards. (a) In any case...due to the absence of applicable water quality standards; and (2)...

  18. 40 CFR 121.25 - Adoption of new water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Adoption of new water quality standards. 121.25 Section... § 121.25 Adoption of new water quality standards. (a) In any case...due to the absence of applicable water quality standards; and (2)...

  19. 78 FR 58500 - Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications Proposed Rule; Public Meeting and Public Webinars

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    2013-09-24

    ...EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0606; FRL-9901-25-OW] Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications...held for the proposed rule ``Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications...proposing changes to the federal water quality standards (WQS) regulation...

  20. 40 CFR 121.25 - Adoption of new water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 true Adoption of new water quality standards. 121.25 Section... § 121.25 Adoption of new water quality standards. (a) In any case...due to the absence of applicable water quality standards; and (2)...

  1. 40 CFR 131.22 - EPA promulgation of water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 true EPA promulgation of water quality standards. 131.22 Section...CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Procedures for Review and Revision of Water Quality Standards § 131.22 EPA...

  2. 40 CFR 121.25 - Adoption of new water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 false Adoption of new water quality standards. 121.25 Section... § 121.25 Adoption of new water quality standards. (a) In any case...due to the absence of applicable water quality standards; and (2)...

  3. 40 CFR 121.25 - Adoption of new water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Adoption of new water quality standards. 121.25 Section... § 121.25 Adoption of new water quality standards. (a) In any case...due to the absence of applicable water quality standards; and (2)...

  4. Differentiation of Beef Flavor Across Muscles and Quality Grades

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    Philip, Chrisly Mary

    2011-08-08

    squares means for beef aroma attributesg segmented by location .... 27 2 Least squares means for beef flavor attributesg segmented by location ..... 38 3 Least squares means for cook yield percentage (%) segmented by quality, cut and location... attributes were not defined or referenced. Though some components of a lexicon have been developed they have been used to characterize aroma and flavor of beef with certain flavor defects or beef that has undergone specific processing. Johnson and 6...

  5. Construction Standards and Costs UC Irvine new construction pursues performance goals and applies quality standards that

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    Rose, Michael R.

    . Without effective construction cost management, quality would suffer and UC Irvine would experience all-sustainability and efficiency of the building as an overall system. Overall Goals and Quality Standards UC Irvine, in order, new buildings have been designed to achieve these five broad goals: 1. New buildings must "create

  6. 42 CFR 493.1239 - Standard: General laboratory systems quality assessment.

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    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false Standard: General laboratory systems quality assessment. 493... STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived Testing General Laboratory Systems § 493.1239...

  7. 42 CFR 493.1239 - Standard: General laboratory systems quality assessment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false Standard: General laboratory systems quality assessment. 493... STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived Testing General Laboratory Systems § 493.1239...

  8. 42 CFR 493.1239 - Standard: General laboratory systems quality assessment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false Standard: General laboratory systems quality assessment. 493... STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived Testing General Laboratory Systems § 493.1239...

  9. Classroom Instructional Quality, Exposure to Mathematics Instruction and Mathematics Achievement in Fifth Grade

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    Ottmar, Erin R.; Decker, Lauren E.; Cameron, Claire E.; Curby, Timothy W.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the quality of teacher-child interactions and exposure to mathematics instruction as predictors of 5th grade student's mathematics achievement. The sample was a subset of the children involved in the NICHD-SECC longitudinal study (N = 657). Results indicate that, even after controlling for student demographic…

  10. Teacher-Student Relationship Quality Type in Elementary Grades: Effects on Trajectories for Achievement and Engagement

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    Wu, Jiun-Yu; Hughes, Jan N.; Kwok, Oi-Man

    2010-01-01

    Teacher, peer, and student reports of the quality of the teacher-student relationship were obtained for an ethnically diverse and academically at-risk sample of 706 second- and third-grade students. Cluster analysis identified four types of relationships based on the consistency of child reports of support and conflict in the relationship with…

  11. A QUALITY GRADING APPROACH FOR 'JONAGOLD' APPLES Devrim Unay, Bernard Gosselin

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    Dupont, Stéphane

    A QUALITY GRADING APPROACH FOR 'JONAGOLD' APPLES 1 Devrim Unay, Bernard Gosselin 1 unay for 'Jonagold' apples. The system is composed of pre-processing, classification, post-processing and decision-taking steps. It is tested by a database of 819 apple images and the resulting images are compared

  12. 7th-12th Grade English/Language Arts Teachers and Their Classroom Grading Practices: Investigating the Use of Standards-Based Grading in Nebraska's Rural Classrooms

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    Stephens, Summer Elizabeth

    2010-01-01

    A problem exists in grading practices accurately measuring student achievement. Both students' academic achievements and nonacademic factors, such as effort, homework completion, and behaviors continue to factor into grades. This combination can lead to inaccurate representation of true academic ability, rendering a grade useless. While…

  13. Evaluation of the Standard Setting on the 2005 Grade 12 National Assessment of Educational Progress Mathematics Test

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    Sireci, Stephen G.; Hauger, Jeffrey B.; Wells, Craig S.; Shea, Christine; Zenisky, April L.

    2009-01-01

    The National Assessment Governing Board used a new method to set achievement level standards on the 2005 Grade 12 NAEP Math test. In this article, we summarize our independent evaluation of the process used to set these standards. The evaluation data included observations of the standard-setting meeting, observations of advisory committee meetings…

  14. The Relationship between Grade Configuration and Standardized Science Test Scores of Fifth-Grade Students: What School Administrators Should Know

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    Johnson, Delonda; Jones, Lisa; Simieou, Felix; Matthew, Kathryn; Morgan, Bryan

    2013-01-01

    This study utilized a causal comparative (ex post facto) design to determine if a consistent relationship existed between fifth-grade students' success on the Science Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) at the elementary (K-5) level in comparison to fifth-grade students' success on the science TAKS at the intermediate (5-6)…

  15. For further information, please contact: Food Quality and Standards Service

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    .................................................................... 1 1.1.2. Evolving food safety systems................................................ 22 2.4.8. Step 8: Rank food safety issues and set priorities for risk management................ 22 2#12;For further information, please contact: Food Quality and Standards Service Nutrition

  16. A Comparison of Standard and Nonstandard Measures of Malt Quality

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The objectives of this study were to determine if six highly elite malting barley cultivars could be distinguished from each other by using univariate and multivariate statistics to analyze nine standard and 22 nonstandard measures of malting quality. Simple linear regression revealed cultivar diff...

  17. DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR AIR QUALITY MONITORING AND CONTROL

    EPA Science Inventory

    This report presents a description of the activities and accomplishments of the American Society for Testing and Materials' U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Standards Organization's Technical Committee 146 on Air Quality. The purpose of the TAG is to re...

  18. Application of quality assurance standards to environmental projects

    SciTech Connect

    Richardson, T.L.; Lynch, J.E.; Chaudhary, T.B. [Law Environmental, Inc., Kennesaw, GA (United States)

    1994-12-31

    Quality assurance (QA) is critical to every environmental project undertaken. While QA appears to be a cut-and-dried subject, it is actually an evolving issue. Environmental projects need high QA standards. The needs of the nuclear industry have driven most QA programs for the last several decades. Mom recently, the internationally accepted ISO-9000 standard, and the more recent E-4 standard (in draft), have been suggested as alternatives to achieving QA for environmental firms. These standards can be successfully integrated and implemented. However, this requires good up-front planning of the program`s purpose and function and commitments by management and staff to make it work. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how various QA standards can be appropriately applied to the demands of environmental projects.

  19. Langley Wind Tunnel Data Quality Assurance-Check Standard Results

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    Hemsch, Michael J.; Grubb, John P.; Krieger, William B.; Cler, Daniel L.

    2000-01-01

    A framework for statistical evaluation, control and improvement of wind funnel measurement processes is presented The methodology is adapted from elements of the Measurement Assurance Plans developed by the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) for standards and calibration laboratories. The present methodology is based on the notions of statistical quality control (SQC) together with check standard testing and a small number of customer repeat-run sets. The results of check standard and customer repeat-run -sets are analyzed using the statistical control chart-methods of Walter A. Shewhart long familiar to the SQC community. Control chart results are presented for. various measurement processes in five facilities at Langley Research Center. The processes include test section calibration, force and moment measurements with a balance, and instrument calibration.

  20. [Quality control of Angelica sinensis with standard reference extract].

    PubMed

    Xi, Jun-Zuan; Qian, Yi-Yun; Duan, Jin-Ao; Yan, Hui; Zhao, Yu-Yang; Zhang, Jie; Guo, Ling; Qian, Da-Wei

    2014-10-01

    To improve the quality standard of Angelica sinensis, solve the problem of lacking relevant reference substance, a new method-based on the standard reference extract (SRE) was applied to achieve the quality control of Angelica sinensis. SRE of Angelica sinensis was obtained by chromatographic separation technology. After calibration of three makers of the SRE, an UPLC analytical method was developed to determinate the contents of the makers. T-test was used for comparison of the determination results of two methods (reference substances and SRE as reference, respectively), and the results demonstrated that there is no significant difference between the two methods. The presented method is very convenient and practical, which can be used for the quality control of Angelica sinensis. PMID:25612444

  1. Quality infant day-care and grade school behavior and performance.

    PubMed

    Field, T

    1991-08-01

    Relations between attendance in stable high-quality day-care programs and grade school behavior and performance were determined using 2 longitudinal data sets. The first sample included grade school children who had received stable, full-time infant day-care and preschool day-care until they reached school age in the same high-quality day-care center. In this sample the amount of time (months) spent in full-time center care was positively related to the number of friends and extracurricular activities of the children. In addition, more time in the center was positively related to parents' ratings of the children's emotional well-being, leadership, popularity, attractiveness, and assertiveness and negatively related to aggressivity. Study 2 sampled sixth graders who had also received varying amounts (months) of stable full-time day-care, but this group attended a variety of quality day-care centers. In this sample the amount of time in day-care was related to the teachers' ratings of their emotional well-being, attractiveness, and assertiveness. In addition, children with more time in high-quality day-care showed more physical affection during peer interactions, were more often assigned to the gifted program, and received higher math grades. PMID:1935347

  2. [GRADE system: classification of quality of evidence and strength of recommendation].

    PubMed

    Aguayo-Albasini, José Luis; Flores-Pastor, Benito; Soria-Aledo, Víctor

    2014-02-01

    The acquisition and classification of scientific evidence, and subsequent formulation of recommendations constitute the basis for the development of clinical practice guidelines. There are several systems for the classification of evidence and strength of recommendations; the most commonly used nowadays is the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation system (GRADE). The GRADE system initially classifies the evidence into high or low, coming from experimental or observational studies; subsequently and following a series of considerations, the evidence is classified into high, moderate, low or very low. The strength of recommendations is based not only on the quality of the evidence, but also on a series of factors such as the risk/benefit balance, values and preferences of the patients and professionals, and the use of resources or costs. PMID:24361098

  3. The Nature of Grading.

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    Ornstein, Allan C.

    1989-01-01

    Discusses grading in elementary and secondary schools, focusing on the following topics: combining and weighting data, grading criteria, absolute grade standards, relative grade standards, contracting for grades, mastery and continuous progress grading, grading for effort or improvement, report cards, and procedures for grading students. (SR)

  4. Developing sediments quality standards: comprehensive sediment management in puget sound

    SciTech Connect

    Kruegar, C.C.

    1992-03-01

    High concentrations of potentially harmful toxic chemicals have been identified in the sediments of a number of urban-industrial bays in Puget Sound. In these areas, field studies have documented an increased frequency of fish disease, sediment toxicity, altered benthic communities, and significant bioaccumulation of harmful chemicals in the edible tissue of fish and shellfish. In response to this information, and a growing public concern about the health of the estuary, the Washington State Department of Ecology has established a comprehensive strategy for sediment management in Puget Sound. As a component of this strategy, the agency is now in the process of developing a suite of sediment management standards for use in a variety of regulatory programs. General sediment quality standards are now available in draft form. Once finalized and officially adopted, the standards will be used to identify and designate sediments that have adverse effects on biological resources or pose a health risk to humans. It is anticipated that the general sediment quality standards will also be used as a basis for limiting industrial and municipal discharges, thereby preventing future sediment contamination. Separate, but related, sediment management standards are also being developed for use in establishing cleanup goals for sediment remediation and in making environmentally safe decisions concerning the disposal of contaminated dredged material. The Department of Ecology will be using the apparent effects threshold approach, supplemented by the equilibrium partitioning approach, as the technical basis for the derivation of the sediment standards.

  5. 30 CFR 817.42 - Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...817.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...all applicable State and Federal water quality laws and regulations and...

  6. 30 CFR 817.42 - Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...817.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...all applicable State and Federal water quality laws and regulations and...

  7. Ecological standardization of soil and soil quality control

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yakovlev, A. S.; Evdokimova, M. V.

    2011-05-01

    Theoretical bases are offered for the ecological soil standardization presuming the scientific substantiating of the allowable ecological state (quality) of the soil and the allowable anthropogenic impact on it. The modern experience of these bases' application in regulatory-methodological, nature-control, and managerial practices is presented. The criteria are found for determining the levels of the allowable ecological quality of soil and the anthropogenic impact on it. The sources of the anthropogenic impact on the soil are characterized. A unified system of indices of soil quality and anthropogenic impacts and a mechanism for determining the range of the allowable values of these parameters have been developed taking into account the natural conditions and types of land use. Scientific-methodological approaches are proposed that support a certain balance between the allowable ecological status of the soil and the effects on it in connection with the mechanisms of the soil quality control in particular land plots.

  8. 40 CFR 125.61 - Existence of and compliance with applicable water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    (a) There must exist a water quality standard or standards applicable to the pollutant(s) for which a section 301(h) modified permit is requested, including: (1) Water quality standards for biochemical oxygen demand or dissolved...

  9. 30 CFR 816.42 - Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations. 816...STANDARDS-SURFACE MINING ACTIVITIES § 816.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent...

  10. 30 CFR 816.42 - Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 3 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations. 816...STANDARDS-SURFACE MINING ACTIVITIES § 816.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent...

  11. 30 CFR 817.42 - Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations. 817...STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND MINING ACTIVITIES § 817.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent...

  12. 30 CFR 817.42 - Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 3 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations. 817...STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND MINING ACTIVITIES § 817.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent...

  13. 30 CFR 817.42 - Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations. 817...STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND MINING ACTIVITIES § 817.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent...

  14. 30 CFR 816.42 - Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations. 816...STANDARDS-SURFACE MINING ACTIVITIES § 816.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent...

  15. [Quality, accreditation and certification in free-market economy. Part I. Quality and quality assurance systems according to international standards].

    PubMed

    Cwiek-Ludwicka, K; Postupolski, J; Struci?ski, P

    1992-01-01

    The problems concerning the quality and quality assurance systems were discussed on the base of the International Standards series ISO 9000. The structure, scope and the field of application of these Standards were described. The special attention has been drawn to the models of quality assurance specified in ISO 9001, ISO 9002 and ISO 9003. The role of the International Standards series ISO 9000, as a useful tool to harmonize the international trade in free-market economy was stressed. It was emphasized that the application of quality management and quality assurance systems according to ISO 9000 is compatible with the implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system in the food industry. PMID:1465551

  16. Pediatric low-grade glioma survivors experience high quality of life

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lindy Musial-Bright; Louisa Panteli; Pablo Hernáiz Driever

    Purpose  The purpose of this study was to determine pediatric low-grade glioma survivors' quality of life and late morbidity including\\u000a motor, sensory, and cognitive deficits.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  We surveyed 49 survivors and their parents (KINDL questionnaire).\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Results  Despite tumor and treatment-associated morbidity, survivors (25 boys and 24 girls, median age at diagnosis 7.8 years), but\\u000a not their parents, rated their total quality of life higher

  17. 7 CFR 52.772 - Grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Standards for Grades of Canned Red Tart Pitted Cherries 1 Identity and Grades § 52.772...the quality of canned red tart pitted cherries that have at least the following attributes...this subpart. Canned red tart pitted cherries of this grade may contain not more...

  18. 7 CFR 52.772 - Grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Standards for Grades of Canned Red Tart Pitted Cherries 1 Identity and Grades § 52.772...the quality of canned red tart pitted cherries that have at least the following attributes...this subpart. Canned red tart pitted cherries of this grade may contain not more...

  19. 7 CFR 52.772 - Grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Standards for Grades of Canned Red Tart Pitted Cherries 1 Identity and Grades § 52.772...the quality of canned red tart pitted cherries that have at least the following attributes...this subpart. Canned red tart pitted cherries of this grade may contain not more...

  20. Rating educational quality: factors in the erosion of professional standards.

    PubMed

    Albanese, M

    1999-06-01

    Changes in the health care environment are putting increasing pressure on medical schools to make faculty accountable and to document the quality of the medical education they provide. Faculty's ratings of students' performances and students' ratings of faculty's teaching are important elements in these efforts to document educational quality. This article discusses selected research related to factors affecting raters' judgments, analyzes how changes in the health care environment are influencing such judgments, and links these influences to the system that upholds professional standards. Ratings are known to have a positive bias (generosity error), provide limited discrimination, and often fail to document serious deficits. The potential sources of these problems relate to the mechanics of the rating task, the system used to obtain ratings, and factors affecting rater judgment. As managed care demands reduce the time faculty have for teaching, as system-wide disincentives to provide negative ratings proliferate, and as social engineering challenges, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, impose differential standards for students, the natural tendency to avoid giving negative ratings becomes even harder to resist. Ultimately, these forces compromise the capability of faculty to uphold the standards of the profession. The author calls for a national effort to stem the erosion of those standards. PMID:10386091

  1. Quality assurance: standards of care and ethical practice

    PubMed Central

    Vear, Herbert J

    1991-01-01

    In the past, standards of care in chiropractic were based upon the bias, empiricism and little if any scientific work by the author. This was due, in part, to history which fostered the belief that all that was needed was anecdotal testimony and in part to the isolation of chiropractic colleges from main stream science. Today, standards are being based upon the scientific evaluation of the clinical procedures used and formulated by consensus of experts within the profession. The chiropractic profession has the duty to create standards of practice that will advance its clinical practice, protect the patient, ensure its contribution to health care and promote research into the assessment of outcomes and effectiveness. Although such steps are being actively pursued, significant discrepancies exist between the 60 statutes regulating chiropractic practice. Absence of consensus not only in the scope of practice but also in lexicon, adds confusion within and outside the profession. In addition, the profession is facing the same difficult task as the other health care professions, the need to develop quality assurance parameters for standards of care, quality of care and outcome of care measurements. Each of the parameters must be rational, defensible and modifiable as advances in science and technology become available. It is the responsibility of each chiropractor to maintain the appropriate level of professional skills to ensure that the patient receives the best care possible.

  2. Resonance wood [Picea abies (L.) Karst.]--evaluation and prediction of violin makers' quality-grading.

    PubMed

    Buksnowitz, Christoph; Teischinger, Alfred; Müller, Ulrich; Pahler, Andreas; Evans, Robert

    2007-04-01

    The definition of quality in the field of resonance wood for musical instrument making has attracted considerable interest over decades but has remained incomplete. The current work compares the traditional knowledge and practical experience of violin makers with a material-science approach to objectively characterize the properties of resonance wood. Norway spruce [Picea abies (L.) Karst.] has earned a very high reputation for the construction of resonance tops of stringed instruments and resonance boards of keyboard instruments, and was therefore chosen as the focus of the investigation. The samples were obtained from numerous renowned resonance wood regions in the European Alps and cover the whole range of available qualities. A set of acoustical, anatomical, mechanical and optical material properties was measured on each sample. These measurements were compared with subjective quality grading by violin makers, who estimated the acoustical, optical and overall suitability for violin making. Multiple linear regression models were applied to evaluate the predictability of the subjective grading using the measured material characteristics as predictors. The results show that luthiers are able to estimate wood quality related to visible features, but predictions of mechanical and acoustical properties proved to be very poor. PMID:17471750

  3. Depressive symptoms in third-grade teachers: relations to classroom quality and student achievement.

    PubMed

    McLean, Leigh; Connor, Carol McDonald

    2015-05-01

    This study investigated associations among third-grade teachers' (N = 27) symptoms of depression, quality of the classroom-learning environment (CLE), and students' (N = 523, Mage  = 8.6 years) math and literacy performance. teachers' depressive symptoms in the winter negatively predicted students' spring mathematics achievement. This depended on students' fall mathematics scores; students who began the year with weaker math skills and were in classrooms where teachers reported more depressive symptoms achieved smaller gains than did peers whose teachers reported fewer symptoms. teachers' depressive symptoms were negatively associated with quality of CLE, and quality of CLE mediated the association between depressive symptoms and student achievement. The findings point to the importance of teachers' mental health, with implications for policy and practice. PMID:25676719

  4. [Study on quality standard of Sophora flavescens root extract].

    PubMed

    Zhao, Feng-chun; Li, Hao; Chen, Liang-mian; Gao, Hui-min; Zhang, Qi-wei; Wang, Zhi-min; Wu, Pi-e

    2015-01-01

    As a part of the project for the Chinese Pharmacopoeia (2015 edition), the quality standard of Sophora flavescens root extract was investigated and established. According to the methods described in the Appendix of Chinese Pharmacopoeia (2010 edition), the water and ash inspections were carried out. The marker components trifolirhizin, sophoraflavanone G, oxymatrine and oxysophocarpine in the samples were identified by qualitative TLC. The determination of oxymatrine, matrine, oxysophocarpine and sophocarpine was conducted by HPLC and the total flavonoids were measured by ultraviolet spectrophotometry, using sophoraflavanone G as reference substance. The results indicated the spots on the plate were clear with good resolution and the contents of oxymatrine, matrine, oxysophocarpine and sophocarpine in the 13 batches of the samples were 3.87% - 11.1%, 0.970% - 4.33%, 1.30% - 2.59% and 0.260% - 1.14%, respectively. The total flavoids in the 13 batches of the samples were 3.88% - 7.93%. In the study, the validated methods were reproducible and the established quality standard was feasible, which could be used for the quality control of S. flavescens root extract and related preparations. PMID:26080553

  5. Nutrient Content of Beef Steaks as Influenced by USDA Quality Grade and Degree of Doneness 

    E-print Network

    Smith, Amanda M.

    2010-07-14

    , and ash from selected beef Top loin steaks as influenced by USDA Quality Grade. Percentage Grade Fat SE Moisture SE Protein SE Ash SE Prime 14.8a (0.3) 60.0b (0.4) 24.9c (0.2) 1.103b (0.02) Choice 7.9b (0.3) 66.0a (0.4) 26.3b (0.2) 1.157b (0..., moisture, protein, and ash from selected beef Top loin steaks as influenced by degree of doneness (DOD). Percentage DOD Fat SE Moisture SE Protein SE Ash SE Raw 7.3b (0.3) 70.1a (0.4) 22.3e (0.2) 1.122b (0.02) Medium Rare 9.6a (0.3) 64.7b (0.4) 25.8d...

  6. Grading Strength of Recommendations and Quality of Evidence in Clinical Guidelines: Report From an American College of Chest Physicians Task Force

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gordon Guyatt; David Gutterman; Michael H. Baumann; Doreen Addrizzo-Harris; Elaine M. Hylek; Barbara Phillips; Gary Raskob; Sandra Zelman Lewis; Holger Schunemann

    2006-01-01

    While grading the strength of recommendations and the quality of underlying evidence enhances the usefulness of clinical guidelines, the profusion of guideline grading systems undermines the value of the grading exercise. An American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) task force formulated the criteria for a grading system to be utilized in all ACCP guidelines that included simplicity and transparency, explicitness

  7. Coordinating standards and applications for optical water quality sensor networks

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Bergamaschi, B.; Pellerin, B.

    2011-01-01

    Joint USGS-CUAHSI Workshop: In Situ Optical Water Quality Sensor Networks; Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 8-10 June 2011; Advanced in situ optical water quality sensors and new techniques for data analysis hold enormous promise for advancing scientific understanding of aquatic systems through measurements of important biogeochemical parameters at the time scales over which they vary. High-frequency and real-time water quality data also provide the opportunity for early warning of water quality deterioration, trend detection, and science-based decision support. However, developing networks of optical sensors in freshwater systems that report reliable and comparable data across and between sites remains a challenge to the research and monitoring community. To address this, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), convened a 3-day workshop to explore ways to coordinate development of standards and applications for optical sensors, as well as handling, storage, and analysis of the continuous data they produce.

  8. "Who Says What Is Quality?": Setting Quality Standards for Family Child Care

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Modigliani, Kathy

    2011-01-01

    This article tells the story of the 4-year consensus-building process to design quality standards for the field of family child care. Working with the National Association for Family Child Care, the Family Child Care Project at Wheelock College was funded to create an accreditation system for home-based child care programs using innovative methods…

  9. Quality assurance grading guidelines for research and development at DOE facilities

    SciTech Connect

    Powell, T.B.; Morris, R.N.

    1993-01-01

    The quality assurance (QA) requirements for the US Department of Energy (DOE) are established in DOE Order 5700.6C. This order is applicable for all DOE departmental elements, management, and maintenance and operating contractors and requires that documented Quality Assurance Programs (QAPs) are prepared at all levels; it has one attachment. The DOE Office of Energy Research (DOE-ER) has issued a standard to ensure implementation of the full intent of this order in the ER community.

  10. 76 FR 64810 - Beverages: Bottled Water Quality Standard; Establishing an Allowable Level for di(2-ethylhexyl...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-19

    ...1993N-0085)] Beverages: Bottled Water Quality Standard; Establishing an Allowable...Administration (FDA) is amending its bottled water quality standard regulations by establishing...phthalate (DEHP). As a consequence, bottled water manufacturers are required to monitor...

  11. 40 CFR 131.20 - State review and revision of water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 false State review and revision of water quality standards. 131.20 Section 131.20...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Procedures for Review and...

  12. 40 CFR 131.21 - EPA review and approval of water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false EPA review and approval of water quality standards. 131.21 Section 131.21...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Procedures for Review and...

  13. 40 CFR 131.8 - Requirements for Indian Tribes to administer a water quality standards program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...false Requirements for Indian Tribes to administer a water quality standards program. 131.8 Section 131...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions §...

  14. 40 CFR 131.8 - Requirements for Indian Tribes to administer a water quality standards program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...false Requirements for Indian Tribes to administer a water quality standards program. 131.8 Section 131...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions §...

  15. 40 CFR 131.21 - EPA review and approval of water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false EPA review and approval of water quality standards. 131.21 Section 131.21...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Procedures for Review and...

  16. 40 CFR 131.8 - Requirements for Indian Tribes to administer a water quality standards program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...false Requirements for Indian Tribes to administer a water quality standards program. 131.8 Section 131...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions §...

  17. 40 CFR 131.20 - State review and revision of water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false State review and revision of water quality standards. 131.20 Section 131.20...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Procedures for Review and...

  18. 40 CFR 131.8 - Requirements for Indian Tribes to administer a water quality standards program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...true Requirements for Indian Tribes to administer a water quality standards program. 131.8 Section 131...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions §...

  19. 40 CFR 131.8 - Requirements for Indian Tribes to administer a water quality standards program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...false Requirements for Indian Tribes to administer a water quality standards program. 131.8 Section 131...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions §...

  20. 40 CFR 131.20 - State review and revision of water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 true State review and revision of water quality standards. 131.20 Section 131.20...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Procedures for Review and...

  1. 40 CFR 131.21 - EPA review and approval of water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 2013-07-01 true EPA review and approval of water quality standards. 131.21 Section 131.21...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Procedures for Review and...

  2. 40 CFR 131.21 - EPA review and approval of water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false EPA review and approval of water quality standards. 131.21 Section 131.21...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Procedures for Review and...

  3. 40 CFR 131.20 - State review and revision of water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false State review and revision of water quality standards. 131.20 Section 131.20...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Procedures for Review and...

  4. 40 CFR 131.20 - State review and revision of water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false State review and revision of water quality standards. 131.20 Section 131.20...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Procedures for Review and...

  5. 40 CFR 131.21 - EPA review and approval of water quality standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 false EPA review and approval of water quality standards. 131.21 Section 131.21...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Procedures for Review and...

  6. 78 FR 34964 - Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-11

    ...Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation...Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation...held at the EPA Ariel Rios North Building, Room 1332, 1200...

  7. 38 CFR 17.155 - Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment. 17.155 Section...DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL Automotive Equipment and Driver Training § 17...Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment. (a)...

  8. 38 CFR 17.155 - Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment. 17.155 Section...DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL Automotive Equipment and Driver Training § 17...Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment. (a)...

  9. 38 CFR 17.155 - Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment. 17.155 Section...DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL Automotive Equipment and Driver Training § 17...Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment. (a)...

  10. 38 CFR 17.155 - Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment. 17.155 Section...DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL Automotive Equipment and Driver Training § 17...Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment. (a)...

  11. 38 CFR 17.155 - Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment. 17.155 Section...DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL Automotive Equipment and Driver Training § 17...Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment. (a)...

  12. 77 FR 25721 - Small Entity Compliance Guide: Bottled Water: Quality Standard: Establishing an Allowable Level...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-01

    ...guidance for industry entitled ``Bottled Water: Quality Standard: Establishing an...Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740...final rule that amended its bottled water standard of quality regulations...

  13. 40 CFR 50.6 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM10.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM10. 50... AIR PROGRAMS NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS § 50.6 National primary and...

  14. 7 CFR 29.3539 - Quality.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE COMMODITY STANDARDS AND STANDARD CONTAINER REGULATIONS TOBACCO INSPECTION Standards Official Standard Grades for Dark Air-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Types 35, 36, 37 and Foreign Type 95) § 29.3539 Quality. A division of a group...

  15. 7 CFR 29.3539 - Quality.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE COMMODITY STANDARDS AND STANDARD CONTAINER REGULATIONS TOBACCO INSPECTION Standards Official Standard Grades for Dark Air-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Types 35, 36, 37 and Foreign Type 95) § 29.3539 Quality. A division of a group...

  16. 7 CFR 29.3539 - Quality.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE COMMODITY STANDARDS AND STANDARD CONTAINER REGULATIONS TOBACCO INSPECTION Standards Official Standard Grades for Dark Air-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Types 35, 36, 37 and Foreign Type 95) § 29.3539 Quality. A division of a group...

  17. 7 CFR 29.3539 - Quality.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE COMMODITY STANDARDS AND STANDARD CONTAINER REGULATIONS TOBACCO INSPECTION Standards Official Standard Grades for Dark Air-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Types 35, 36, 37 and Foreign Type 95) § 29.3539 Quality. A division of a group...

  18. 7 CFR 29.3539 - Quality.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE COMMODITY STANDARDS AND STANDARD CONTAINER REGULATIONS TOBACCO INSPECTION Standards Official Standard Grades for Dark Air-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Types 35, 36, 37 and Foreign Type 95) § 29.3539 Quality. A division of a group...

  19. Effects of a Technology Treatment on Student Scores on the Standardized Grade 8 Proficiency Assessment (GEPA) in New Jersey

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parlapanides, Triantafillos

    2010-01-01

    This experiment illustrates how the effective use of a technology treatment integrated into pre-algebra curricula can help students achieve on the New Jersey Standardized Grade 8 Proficiency Assessment (GEPA). The researcher obtained data by comparing a treatment group to a control group; the first group was given a weekly 44-minute-long…

  20. The Math We Need to Know and Do in Grades 6-9: Concepts, Skills, Standards, and Assessments. Second Edition

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Solomon, Pearl Gold

    2007-01-01

    In a new edition of her standards-based math workbook, author Pearl Gold Solomon covers essential concepts and skills as defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for learners in middle schools. Designed as a comprehensive resource for planning curriculum, instruction, and assessment, The Math We Need to Know and Do in Grades 6-9,…

  1. Standards-Based Assessment, Grading, and Reporting in Classrooms: Can District Training and Support Change Teacher Practice?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McMunn, Nancy; Schenck, Patricia; McColskey, Wendy

    Whether school district support and training in standards-based assessment, grading, and reporting in classrooms can change teacher practice in these areas was studied in a Florida school district. This district, Bay District Schools of Panama City, has been working with the SERVE Regional Educational Laboratory on a project that involves teachers…

  2. Successful IEEE 802.11n 2-channel MIMO transmission over standard graded index multimode fiber in passband

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lukasz Maksymiuk; Jerzy Siuzdak

    2012-01-01

    We present a successful transmission of an IEEE 802.11n 2×2 Multiple Input — Multiple Output radio signal over standard graded index multimode fiber at several kilometers length. For the first time commercially available Access Points were used in the MIMO over multimode fiber experiment. Transmission was carried above the baseband of the multimode fiber (in passband), the electrical carrier was

  3. Expanding Children's Geographic World. Grade 1 Model Lesson for Standard 2. California History-Social Science Course Models.

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    Curtis, Mary Clair; Roth, Patsy; Porter, Priscilla

    To complete Standard 2 of the California History-Social Science Framework, first-grade students must learn to use and construct maps and consider how location, weather, and physical environments affect the way people live. Students develop basic geographic skills by focusing first on their school and then on their neighborhood. The 6-year-old…

  4. Our Nation's Symbols and Holidays. Grade 1 Model Lesson for Standard 3. California History-Social Science Course Models.

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    Keir, Wendi; Rickett, Elizabeth; Porter, Priscilla

    Standard 3 of the California History-Social Science Framework requires that students in grade one know and understand U.S. symbols, icons, and traditions, such as the Pledge of Allegiance, the U.S. flag, essential documents, landmarks, and national holidays. The flag is a unifying theme for this unit of study. Students analyze the symbolism of the…

  5. 75 FR 61413 - Notice of Availability of Biotechnology Quality Management System Audit Standard and Evaluation...

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    2010-10-05

    ...Availability of Biotechnology Quality Management System Audit Standard and Evaluation...known as the Biotechnology Quality Management System Program (BQMS Program...customized biotechnology quality management system (BQMS) to improve...

  6. Tissue-based environmental quality benchmarks and standards.

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    Meador, James P; Warne, Michael St J; Chapman, Peter M; Chan, King Ming; Yu, Shen; Leung, Kenneth M Y

    2014-01-01

    Although the use of tissue concentrations (residues) of chemical contaminants as the dose metric to characterize chemical toxicity to aquatic organisms has been gaining acceptance over the past 20 years, tissue concentrations are less commonly used in water quality management and have yet to be formally adopted as benchmarks or environmental quality standards (EQS). This synthesis paper addresses advantages and disadvantages for the development and application of tissue-based EQS as an alternative and supplement to exposure-based EQS determined with water and sediment concentration data. Tissue-based EQS can be readily developed in parallel with conventional toxicity tests, and achieved by quantification of chemical concentrations in tissue alongside traditional concentration-response toxicity testing. Tissue-residue toxicity metrics can be used as benchmarks for screening and monitoring water and sediment quality, to derive equivalent water or sediment EQS, and for ecological risk assessments and weight of evidence approaches for assessing ecosystem impairment. Tissue-based toxicity metrics and associated EQS provide several advantages; however, there are some limitations to consider and key knowledge gaps to fill. PMID:23608985

  7. USC VALID GRADE LEGEND Grade Description Value

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    Almor, Amit

    (Grade Point Average) Computed by dividing quality points by GPA hours Incomplete becomes "F" or "U GPA Hours Course hours used to compute GPA Quality Points Grade Hours multiplied by value of grade GPAUSC VALID GRADE LEGEND Grade Description Value NOTES ON GPA & GPD CALCULATIONS Attempted Hours

  8. The rise of private food quality and safety standards: illustrations from Brazil

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    Thomas Reardon; Elizabeth Maria Mercier Querido Farina

    2001-01-01

    Over the past decade, the private sector has rapidly built up an array of private food standards to assure quality and safety in a fiercely competitive market. These private standards have sometimes been to fill in for missing public standards, especially for safety, and to differentiate products and build reputation, for both quality and safety. Moreover, private standards are increasingly

  9. 77 FR 20217 - Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur

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    2012-04-03

    ...effects on soils, water, crops, vegetation...standard would apply everywhere, it would be structured...representativeness of water bodies within a defined...standard would be applicable everywhere; however, factors...would essentially be a water quality standard,...

  10. Impact of selected PALMS learning strategies in ninth grade science classrooms to reach NCLB science standards

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    Omotunde, Mojisola Bolanle

    In the past 50 years there have been concerns about the teaching and learning of science in American schools. Furthermore, recent assessments have indicated that American students in 4th, 8th, and 12th grade levels are not performing better than their counterparts in other industrialized countries. The purpose of this study was to investigate if a change in instructional methods would improve test scores and meet the standards of the No Child Left Behind Act that requires that 95%-100% of students being tested should be proficient in the subject matter by 2014. The study used learner-centered learning strategies of PALMS (Partnerships Advancing the Learning of Mathematics and Science) inquiry-based learning, cooperative learning, and brain-based learning to instruct a group of students. PALMS was an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Education in the effort to improve student performance in the state. The sample consisted of 161 ninth grade students enrolled in 8 physical science classes. Eighty-six students were instructed by the learner-centered learning strategies of inquiry-based learning, cooperative learning, and brain-based learning, while 75 students were instructed by the teacher-centered traditional method of instruction, which consists of lectures and direct instruction. The students who received PALMS learner-centered instruction were the treatment group while the students who received teacher-centered instruction were the control group. Analysis of the data by one way ANOVA showed that there was a significant difference between the test scores (average combined scores of selected chapters of the textbook and the district's six weeks test) of students who were instructed by learner-centered instructional methods and those who were instructed by the teacher-centered instructional methods. The learner-centered group scored higher than the teacher-centered group, although they did not improve their test scores when compared to their baseline scores before the study. Neither the treatment nor the control group had 95% of the students scoring at proficiency level. Further implications of the results are discussed.

  11. 75 FR 67361 - Release of Final Document Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for...

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    2010-11-02

    ...the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide...the Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (PA). The PA contains...welfare-based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for...

  12. Drinking water quality standards and standard tests: Worldwide. (Latest citations from the Food Science and Technology Abstracts database). Published Search

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    Not Available

    1993-06-01

    The bibliography contains citations concerning standards and standard tests for water quality in drinking water sources, reservoirs, and distribution systems. Standards from domestic and international sources are presented. Glossaries and vocabularies that concern water quality analysis, testing, and evaluation are included. Standard test methods for individual elements, selected chemicals, sensory properties, radioactivity, and other chemical and physical properties are described. Discussions for proposed standards on new pollutant materials are briefly considered. (Contains a minimum of 203 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  13. The Math We Need To "Know" and "Do": Content Standards for Elementary and Middle Grades.

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    Solomon, Pearl Gold

    This book focuses primarily on mathematics content but restates it in the current context of expanded pedagogical knowledge. It covers content that is traditionally introduced through the sixth grade and carries the development of it into the seventh and eighth grades. The book introduces some newly important concepts as well, but other topics…

  14. Growth in Standardized Ability and Achievement Test Scores From 3rd to 10th Grade

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    Leslie Rescorla; Adena S. Rosenthal

    2004-01-01

    Growth in Test of Cognitive Skills (TCS) scores and Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) reading, math, and total achievement scores from 3rd to 10th grade was studied in 328 public school students in a middle-class suburban community. Surprisingly, groups differing in ability and achievement in 3rd grade made parallel progress over time, and some \\

  15. Quality of Research Design Moderates Effects of Grade Retention on Achievement: A Meta-analytic, Multi-level Analysis

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    Allen, Chiharu S.; Chen, Qi; Willson, Victor L.; Hughes, Jan N.

    2010-01-01

    The present meta-analysis examined the effect of grade retention on academic outcomes and investigated systemic sources of variability in effect sizes. Using multi-level modeling, we investigated characteristics of 207 effect sizes across 22 studies published between 1990 and 2007 at two levels: the study (between) and individual (within) levels. Design quality was a study-level variable. Individual level variables were median grade retained and median number of years post retention. Quality of design was associated with less negative effects. Studies employing middle to high methodological designs yielded effect sizes not statistically significantly different from zero and 0.34 higher (more positive) than studies with low design quality. Years post retention was negatively associated with retention effects, and this effect was stronger for studies using grade comparisons versus age comparisons. Results challenge the widely held view that retention has a negative impact on achievement. Suggestions for future research are discussed. PMID:20717492

  16. Scoping Paper--Shaping a Career Development Culture: Quality Standards, Quality Practice, Quality Outcomes

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    McMahon, Mary

    2004-01-01

    This project on national standards and accreditation of career practitioners is set against a background of unprecedented interest by governments nationally and internationally in the provision of career guidance services. Currently more is known about the policy and delivery of career guidance than at any other time in history. There is growing…

  17. Assessment of image quality in orthopaedic radiography with digital detectors: a visual grading analysis

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    Decoster, Robin; Mol, Harrie; van den Broeck, Renaat; Smits, Dirk

    2013-03-01

    Background: The introduction of digital detectors in the radiology predicted a dose reduction. Due to the dynamic range, radiographs of sufficient quality can be produced with a lower detector air kerma (DAK). However, this reduction was not observed. Some authors indicate a creep towards higher DAK, explained by a better appreciation of the radiographs due to a higher contrast-to-noise ratio. Methodology: To investigate the relation between the DAK and the appreciation of image quality by radiologists, 172 anterior-posterior (AP) radiographs of the knee and 152 radiographs of the pelvis were collected in 19 radiology centres. A Visual Grading Analysis (VGA) with a five-point scale was used to judge the image quality of seven different anatomic structures. The mid-point of the scale (3) was equalized to diagnostic image quality. Six experienced radiologists scored both datasets, in a controlled environment, with ViewDex®. Every observer received instructions and a training dataset. Moreover, twenty radiographs were repeated to determine intra-observer variability. Results: The intra-observer variability was not significant (p>0.05) for both datasets. The knee AP obtained a VGAS score of 3.91, the pelvis AP obtained a VGAS score of 3.71. In both cases, the inter-observer correlation was high and significant. The correlation between the VGAS and the DAK (0.41?Gy - 6.18?Gy) was not significant in either of the cases; neither did other analysises based on technical parameters. Conclusion: The VGA revealed an image quality higher than diagnostic necessary. Based on the DAK, an overexposure is suspected. The relation between DAK and the appreciation has to be further investigated in detail.

  18. The influence of quality grade, fat trim level and degree of doneness on the fatty acid composition of beef 

    E-print Network

    Harberson, Tish Joan

    1988-01-01

    fat trim level. Regardless of fat extraction method, the 0. 64 cm trimmed steaks tended to have higher (P & 0. 05) values than the 0. 0 cm trimmed steaks for each quality grade. Compared to the AOAC or gas chromatography method of fat extraction...THE INFLUENCE OF QUALITY GRADE, FAT TRIM LEVEL AND DEGREE OF DONENESS ON THE FATTY ACID COMPOSITION OF BEEF A Thesis by TISH JOAN HARBERSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8 M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

  19. High-speed potato grading and quality inspection based on a color vision system

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    Noordam, Jacco C.; Otten, Gerwoud W.; Timmermans, Toine J. M.; van Zwol, Bauke H.

    2000-03-01

    A high-speed machine vision system for the quality inspection and grading of potatoes has been developed. The vision system grades potatoes on size, shape and external defects such as greening, mechanical damages, rhizoctonia, silver scab, common scab, cracks and growth cracks. A 3-CCD line-scan camera inspects the potatoes in flight as they pass under the camera. The use of mirrors to obtain a 360-degree view of the potato and the lack of product holders guarantee a full view of the potato. To achieve the required capacity of 12 tons/hour, 11 SHARC Digital Signal Processors perform the image processing and classification tasks. The total capacity of the system is about 50 potatoes/sec. The color segmentation procedure uses Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) in combination with a Mahalanobis distance classifier to classify the pixels. The procedure for the detection of misshapen potatoes uses a Fourier based shape classification technique. Features such as area, eccentricity and central moments are used to discriminate between similar colored defects. Experiments with red and yellow skin-colored potatoes have shown that the system is robust and consistent in its classification.

  20. Compliance with Aerospace Quality Assurance Standard AS9100

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    Hughitt, Brian

    2009-01-01

    The contents include: 1) United States Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 46, Quality Assurance; 2) NASA Quality Roadmap; 3) AS9003 Inspection and Test Quality Management System; 4) Government Oversight Responsibilities; and 5) Third Party vs Second Party Oversight.

  1. Effects of subprimal type, quality grade, and aging time on display color of ground beef patties.

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    Garner, C M; Unruh, J A; Hunt, M C; Boyle, E A E; Houser, T A

    2014-10-01

    A factorial design was used to evaluate the effects of two subprimal types (chuck roll and knuckle), two quality grades (Premium Choice and Select), and three vacuum-storage aging times before processing (7, 21, and 42d) ground beef patty display color attributes. Patties from chuck roll and Premium Choice subprimals had brighter red visual color scores, less discoloration, and higher L*, a*, b*, and chroma values than those from knuckle and Select subprimals, respectively. With an increased display time, patties became darker red, more discolored, and had decreased L*, a*, b*, and chroma values. Therefore, aging Premium Choice chuck rolls for less time (fewer than 21d) could maximize display color life. PMID:24880976

  2. AT THE THRESHOLD: A NATIONAL CONSENSUS QUALITY SYSTEMS STANDARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

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    Since 1989, efforts have been under way by the Energy & Environmental Quality Division to develop a national consensus standard for quality systems for environmental programs. he proposed standard, ANSI/ASQC E4-19xx, Quality Systems Requirements for Environmental Programs, has ju...

  3. Evaluating EFL Intermediate Teachers' Performance in the Light of Quality Standards in Saudi Arabia

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    Al-Thumali, Amani Dakheel Allah

    2011-01-01

    The present research aimed at four points: First, Identifying the most appropriate standards of EFL Saudi teachers' performance in the light of quality standards. Second, designing an objective and comprehensive evaluation rubric based on quality standards to evaluate EFL Saudi intermediate teachers' performance. Third, determining to what extent…

  4. CONSENSUS METADATA STANDARD: Data Quality Flags REVISION DATE: November 5, 2001

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    1 CONSENSUS METADATA STANDARD: Data Quality Flags REVISION DATE: November 5, 2001 CHECK FOR LATEST consensus_flag_standard_yyyymmdd.pdf. The referenced Supersites detailed data quality flag list is also located at this URL and named SS_detailed_flags_yyyymmdd.xls. SCOPE This standard will be used by the U

  5. 77 FR 20610 - United States Standards for Grades of Cultivated Ginseng

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    2012-04-05

    ...reclassified sizes, removed table ``values'' and amended definitions. These revisions are needed to determine and complement the new grades. DATES: Effective Date: May 7, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Carl Newell,...

  6. 76 FR 53875 - United States Standards for Grades of Cultivated Ginseng

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    2011-08-30

    ...reclassifying sizes, removing table ``values,'' and amending definitions. These revisions are needed to determine and complement the new grades. DATES: Comments must be received by September 29, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited...

  7. Acidic precipitation: considerations for an air-quality standard

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    Evans, L.S.; Hendrey, G.R.; Stensland, G.J.; Johnson, D.W.; Francis, A.J.

    1980-01-01

    Acidic precipitation, wet or frozen deposition with a hydrogen ion concentration greatern than 2.5 ..mu..eq l/sup -1/ is a significant air pollution problem in the United States. The chief anions accounting for the hydrogen ions in rainfall are nitrate and sulfate. Agricultural systems are more likely to derive net nutritional benefits from increasing inputs of acidic rain than are forest systems when soils alone are considered. Agricultural soils may benefit because of the high N and S requirements of agricultural plants. Detrimental effects to forest soils may result if atmospheric H/sup +/ inputs significantly add to or exceed H/sup +/ production by soils. Acidification of fresh waters of southern Scandinavia, southwestern Scotland, southeastern Canada, and northeastern United States is caused by acid deposition. Areas of these regions in which this acidification occurs have in common, highly acidic precipitation with volume weighted mean annual H/sup +/ concentrations of 25 ..mu..eq l/sup -1/ or higher and slow weathering granitic or precambrian bedrock with thin soils deficient in minerals which would provide buffer capacity. Biological effects of acidification of fresh waters are detectable below pH 6.0. As lake and stream pH levels decrease below pH. 6.0, many species of plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates are progressively eliminated. Generally, fisheries are impacted below pH 5.0 and are completely destroyed below pH 4.8. There are few studies that document effects of acidic precipitation on terrestrial vegetation to establish an air quality standard. It must be demonstrated that current levels of precipitation acidity alone significantly injure terrestrial vegetation. In terms of documented damanges, current research indicates that establishing a standard for precipitation for the volume weighted annual H/sup +/ concentration at 25 ..mu..eq l/sup -1/ may protect the most sensitive areas from permanent lake acidification.

  8. Coal quality control in the context of international standards ISO 9000-2000

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    Freidina, E.V.; Botvinnik, A.A.; Dvornikova, A.N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation). Institute of Mining

    2008-11-15

    The paper sets forth scientific foundations and organizational-technical environment offered by ISO 9000 standards that are oriented to product quality management and, thus, product quality planning. The authors describe the results of coal product quality planning with using the QFD methodology, present a model of coal quality control through the coal product life cycle and mining technologies. It is proposed to evaluate the quality management efficiency by the coefficient of concordance between the product quality and consumer's demands.

  9. 7 CFR 810.105 - Grades and grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Agriculture 7 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Grades and grade requirements. 810.105 Section 810.105 Agriculture...UNITED STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN General Provisions Grades, Grade Requirements, and Grade Designations §...

  10. 7 CFR 810.105 - Grades and grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Grades and grade requirements. 810.105 Section 810.105 Agriculture...UNITED STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN General Provisions Grades, Grade Requirements, and Grade Designations §...

  11. The linguistic demands of the Common Core State Standards for reading and writing informational text in the primary grades.

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    Roberts, Kathryn L

    2012-05-01

    Forty-five states and four U.S. territories have committed to implementing the new Common Core State Standards, with the goal of graduating students from our K-12 programs who are ready for college and careers. For many, the new standards represent a shift in genre focus, giving much more specific attention to informational genres. Beginning in the primary grades, the standards set high expectations for students' interaction with informational text, many of which are significantly more linguistically demanding than the standards that they replace. These increased demands are likely to pose difficulties not only for students currently receiving language support, but also for students without identified delays or disabilities. This article describes several of the kindergarten through fifth-grade standards related to informational text, highlighting the linguistic demands that each poses. In addition, instructional strategies are provided that teachers and speech-language pathologists can use to support the understanding and formulation of informational text for listening, reading, speaking, and writing. PMID:22538710

  12. Electronic-Nose Applications for Fruit Identification, Ripeness and Quality Grading

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    Baietto, Manuela; Wilson, Alphus D.

    2015-01-01

    Fruits produce a wide range of volatile organic compounds that impart their characteristically distinct aromas and contribute to unique flavor characteristics. Fruit aroma and flavor characteristics are of key importance in determining consumer acceptance in commercial fruit markets based on individual preference. Fruit producers, suppliers and retailers traditionally utilize and rely on human testers or panels to evaluate fruit quality and aroma characters for assessing fruit salability in fresh markets. We explore the current and potential utilization of electronic-nose devices (with specialized sensor arrays), instruments that are very effective in discriminating complex mixtures of fruit volatiles, as new effective tools for more efficient fruit aroma analyses to replace conventional expensive methods used in fruit aroma assessments. We review the chemical nature of fruit volatiles during all stages of the agro-fruit production process, describe some of the more important applications that electronic nose (e-nose) technologies have provided for fruit aroma characterizations, and summarize recent research providing e-nose data on the effectiveness of these specialized gas-sensing instruments for fruit identifications, cultivar discriminations, ripeness assessments and fruit grading for assuring fruit quality in commercial markets. PMID:25569761

  13. 7 CFR 52.1003 - Grades of dates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...in this subpart. (d) U.S. Grade C or U.S. Stand- ard is the quality of whole or pitted dates other than whole...to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C or U.S. Stand- ard or U.S. Grade C (Dry) or U.S. Standard (Dry),...

  14. 7 CFR 52.1003 - Grades of dates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...in this subpart. (d) U.S. Grade C or U.S. Stand- ard is the quality of whole or pitted dates other than whole...to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C or U.S. Stand- ard or U.S. Grade C (Dry) or U.S. Standard (Dry),...

  15. 7 CFR 52.1003 - Grades of dates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...in this subpart. (d) U.S. Grade C or U.S. Stand- ard is the quality of whole or pitted dates other than whole...to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C or U.S. Stand- ard or U.S. Grade C (Dry) or U.S. Standard (Dry),...

  16. Design and quality standards for custom hybrid microcircuits

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    Allen, R. V.

    1977-01-01

    A hybrid microcircuit standard was developed after a thorough review of applicable NASA, military, industry, and technical society specifications and standards and compilation of comments from technical reviewers throughout the hybrid industry. The draft of the standard submitted to the technical reviewers, the comments from the reviewers, and the completed standard are discussed.

  17. Nutrient database improvement project: the influence of USDA quality and yield grade on the separable components and proximate composition of raw and cooked retail cuts from the beef chuck.

    PubMed

    West, S E; Harris, K B; Haneklaus, A N; Savell, J W; Thompson, L D; Brooks, J C; Pool, J K; Luna, A M; Engle, T E; Schutz, J S; Woerner, D R; Arcibeque, S L; Belk, K E; Douglass, L; Leheska, J M; McNeill, S; Howe, J C; Holden, J M; Duvall, M; Patterson, K

    2014-08-01

    This study was designed to provide updated information on the separable components, cooking yields, and proximate composition of retail cuts from the beef chuck. Additionally, the impact the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Quality and Yield Grade may have on such factors was investigated. Ultimately, these data will be used in the USDA - Nutrient Data Laboratory's (NDL) National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR). To represent the current United States beef supply, seventy-two carcasses were selected from six regions of the country based on USDA Yield Grade, USDA Quality Grade, gender, and genetic type. Whole beef chuck primals from selected carcasses were shipped to three university laboratories for subsequent retail cut fabrication, raw and cooked cut dissection, and proximate analyses. The incorporation of these data into the SR will improve dietary education, product labeling, and other applications both domestically and abroad, thus emphasizing the importance of accurate and relevant beef nutrient data. PMID:24769877

  18. Drinking water quality standards and standard tests: Worldwide. (Latest citations from Food Science & Technology Abstracts (FSTA)). Published Search

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-10-01

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the laws, regulations, standards, and testing methods for drinking water from domestic and international sources. Citations discuss quality standardization and control. Topics include safety codes for drinking water systems and installations, contaminated water and toxicity analyses, biological and chemical standards, diseases derived from drinking water, plastic materials for water packaging, and natural mineral drinking water. (Contains 50-250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.) (Copyright NERAC, Inc. 1995)

  19. 14 CFR Appendix E to Part 60 - Qualification Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...to the NSPM a proposed Quality Management System (QMS) program...

  20. 14 CFR Appendix E to Part 60 - Qualification Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...to the NSPM a proposed Quality Management System (QMS) program...

  1. 14 CFR Appendix E to Part 60 - Qualification Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...to the NSPM a proposed Quality Management System (QMS) program...

  2. 14 CFR Appendix E to Part 60 - Qualification Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...to the NSPM a proposed Quality Management System (QMS) program...

  3. 14 CFR Appendix E to Part 60 - Qualification Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...Performance Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training...to the NSPM a proposed Quality Management System (QMS) program...

  4. Grade Expectations for Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities, Summer 2004 (Physical Education)

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    Vermont Department of Education, 2004

    2004-01-01

    Educators from around the state, with the help of The Vermont Institutes, developed Vermont Physical Education Grade Cluster Expectations (GCEs) as a means to identify the physical education content knowledge and skills expected of all students for local assessment required under Act 68. This work was accomplished using the "Vermont's Framework of…

  5. Impact of selected PALMS learning strategies in ninth grade science classrooms to reach NCLB science standards

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mojisola Bolanle Omotunde

    2006-01-01

    In the past 50 years there have been concerns about the teaching and learning of science in American schools. Furthermore, recent assessments have indicated that American students in 4th, 8th, and 12th grade levels are not performing better than their counterparts in other industrialized countries. The purpose of this study was to investigate if a change in instructional methods would

  6. Instructor Grading Variation and Its Implications for Assessment, Advising, and Academic Standards.

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    Boese, Larry; Birdsall, Les

    The Diablo Valley College (California) Research Office assessed the variation of grades in multiple-section courses and its impact on the ability to predict student success. All classes selected for the study were general education offerings applicable for the Associate of Arts degree and/or transfer, and were taught by more than one instructor. A…

  7. Determining Fair Grades for Students with Special Needs: A Standards-Based Model

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    Jung, Lee Ann; Guskey, Thomas R.

    2007-01-01

    Grades, report cards, and other progress reports are important vehicles for communicating with families about their children's strengths, areas to target, and interventions that can be used at home. For families of children with disabilities, accurate information on learning progress is essential for understanding intervention effectiveness and…

  8. Fourth-grade Elementary Students' Conceptions of Standards-based Lunar Concepts

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    Kathy Cabe Trundle; Ronald K. Atwood; John E. Christopher

    2007-01-01

    Fourth?grade students’ knowledge of observable moon phases and patterns of change, as well as conceptual understanding of the cause of moon phases, was investigated before and after special instruction. Pretest and post?test data for 48 students were used to address the research question related to observable moon phases and patterns of change. Interviews were conducted with 10 students on a

  9. Our North Carolina Stories Weaving Standards into a Fourth Grade Digital History Project

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    Luke, Nancy; Binkley, Russell; Marotta, Naomi; Pirkl, Melissa

    2014-01-01

    This article describes a project that helped fourth-grade students connect personally with and bring North Carolina history to life. Over the months of this project, students asked questions, investigated topics of interest that they chose, conducted in-depth research that included interviewing experts, learned to use a video editor to combine…

  10. The Quality of the Evidence According to GRADE Is Predominantly Low or Very Low in Oral Health Systematic Reviews

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    Pandis, Nikolaos; Fleming, Padhraig S.; Worthington, Helen; Salanti, Georgia

    2015-01-01

    Objectives The main objective was to assess the credibility of the evidence using Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) in oral health systematic reviews on the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) and elsewhere. Study Design and Setting Systematic Reviews or meta-analyses (January 2008-December 2013) from 14 high impact general dental and specialty dental journals and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were screened for meta-analyses. Data was collected at the systematic review, meta-analysis and trial level. Two reviewers applied and agreed on the GRADE rating for the selected meta-analyses. Results From the 510 systematic reviews initially identified 91 reviews (41 Cochrane and 50 non-Cochrane) were eligible for inclusion. The quality of evidence was high in 2% and moderate in 18% of the included meta-analyses with no difference between Cochrane and non-Cochrane reviews, journal impact factor or year of publication. The most common domains prompting downgrading of the evidence were study limitations (risk of bias) and imprecision (risk of play of chance). Conclusion The quality of the evidence in oral health assessed using GRADE is predominantly low or very low suggesting a pressing need for more randomised clinical trials and other studies of higher quality in order to inform clinical decisions thereby reducing the risk of instituting potentially ineffective and/or harmful therapies. PMID:26162076

  11. Communication standards and competencies for kindergarten through grade 12: The role of the national communication association

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    Roy M. Berko; Sherwyn P. Morreale; Pamela J. Cooper; Carolyn D. Perry

    1998-01-01

    The National Communication Association (NCA) joined the education community in addressing the Goals 2000 challenge to improve K?12 education. In 1996, NCA published the pamphlet Speaking, Listening, and Media Literacy Standards for K Through 12 Education. Given the success of the Standards, a discipline?wide effort was then initiated to articulate developmentally appropriate competency statements for each of NCA's 23 Standards.

  12. 75 FR 75761 - Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters

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    2010-12-06

    ...40 CFR Part 131 Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters; Final Rule Federal Register / Vol...EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0596; FRL-9228-7] RIN 2040-AF11 Water Quality Standards for the State of...

  13. 75 FR 4173 - Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters

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    2010-01-26

    ...40 CFR Part 131 Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters; Proposed Rule Federal Register / Vol...EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0596; FRL-9105-1] RIN 2040-AF11 Water Quality Standards for the State of...

  14. 75 FR 44930 - Stakeholder Input; Revisions to Water Quality Standards Regulation

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    2010-07-30

    ...FRL-9182-1] Stakeholder Input; Revisions to Water Quality Standards Regulation AGENCY: Environmental...limited set of targeted changes to EPA's water quality standards regulation. EPA expects...biological integrity of the Nation's waters. The purpose of this notice is to...

  15. Elaboration Of Global Quality Standards For Natural And Low Energy Cooling In French

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    water which has led to the haphazard installation of instant electrical hot water boilers and badly1 Elaboration Of Global Quality Standards For Natural And Low Energy Cooling In French Tropical quality standards obtained through optimized bioclimatic urban planning and architectural design, the use

  16. Crowding norms at frontcountry sites: A visual approach to setting standards of quality

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    Robert E. Manning; Wayne A. Freimund; David W. Lime; David G. Pitt

    1996-01-01

    Indicators and standards of quality have emerged as key variables in defining and managing carrying capacity. Moreover, normative theory has been found useful when applied to the difficult task of setting standards of quality. However, the traditional numerical approach to measuring crowding and related norms has several potential shortcomings when applied to relatively high?use areas such as frontcountry attraction sites.

  17. eLECTRONIC CONSTRUCTION AND QUALITY CONTROL IN STANDARDIZED TESTING : THE eC&QCST PROJECT

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jean-Luc Gilles; Sylvie-Anne Piette; Pascal Detroz; Salvatore Tinnirello

    The docimology research showed that the standardized testing is an efficient evaluation form of the learners' competencies provided to meet qualiti es of validity, reliability, sensitivity, diagnosticity, equity, practicability, communicabil ity and authenticity. When standardized tests meet these qualities, they are appreciated by train ers, learners and by heads of training institutions. Currently, the construction and the qu ality management

  18. The Standard of Quality for HEIs in Vietnam: A Step in the Right Direction?

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    Tran, Nga D.; Nguyen, Thanh T.; Nguyen, My T. N.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical analysis of the Standard of Quality for higher education institutions in Vietnam which was developed in response to an urgent call for a fundamental reform to enhance the quality of educational provision, particularly of teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: The standard and…

  19. ICSH recommendations for the standardization of nomenclature and grading of peripheral blood cell morphological features.

    PubMed

    Palmer, L; Briggs, C; McFadden, S; Zini, G; Burthem, J; Rozenberg, G; Proytcheva, M; Machin, S J

    2015-06-01

    These guidelines provide information on how to reliably and consistently report abnormal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets using manual microscopy. Grading of abnormal cells, nomenclature and a brief description of the cells are provided. It is important that all countries in the world use consistent reporting of blood cells. An international group of morphology experts have decided on these guidelines using consensus opinion. For some red blood cell abnormalities, it was decided that parameters produced by the automated haematology analyser might be more accurate and less subjective than grading using microscopy or automated image analysis and laboratories might like to investigate this further. A link is provided to show examples of many of the cells discussed in this guideline. PMID:25728865

  20. North Carolina Arts Education Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies. Revised 2000.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    This booklet is a revision of the original publication and provides a framework for developing art curriculum for K-12 programs in dance, music, theater arts, and visual arts. The frameworks consist of goals and objectives in each of these arts and are developed for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade levels. Features in this version include: (1) a…

  1. Iso 19011:2002--a combined auditing standard for quality and environmental management systems.

    PubMed

    Johnson, G L

    2000-01-01

    In a precedent-setting decision in 1998, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) directed ISO Technical Committee (TC) 176 on Quality Management and ISO TC 207 on Environmental Management to develop jointly a single guideline standard for auditing quality and environmental management systems. When approved, this standard would replace ISO 10011-1, ISO 10011-2, and ISO 10011-3 on quality auditing and ISO 14010, ISO 14011, and ISO 14012 on environmental auditing. A Joint Working Group (JWG) was established comprising experts from both TC 176 and TC 207 to develop the new standard, ISO 19011, Guidelines on Quality and/or Environmental Management Systems Auditing, and to incorporate lessons learned from efforts to improve compatibility between ISO 9001/9004 and ISO 14001/14004, the standards for quality and environmental management systems, respectively. Work is proceeding on the development of ISO 19011 with an expected completion in early 2002. PMID:12008882

  2. Quality standards and certification requirements for mammography facilities--FDA. Interim rule with request for comments.

    PubMed

    1993-12-21

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing regulations to implement the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 (the MQSA), which requires the establishment of a Federal certification and inspection program for mammography facilities; regulations and standards for accrediting bodies for mammography facilities; and standards for mammography equipment, personnel, and practices, including quality assurance. This rule establishes requirements for certification of mammography facilities, including quality standards for mammography. This action is being taken to assure safe, accurate, and reliable mammography on a nationwide basis. The agency requests comments on the contents of this document. PMID:10131225

  3. Regulatory Choice between a Label and a Minimum-Quality Standard, The

    Microsoft Academic Search

    2005-01-01

    This paper revisits the issue of the regulatory choice between a mandatory label and a minimum-quality standard. When the cost of regulation is relatively low, we show that the socially optimal choice depends on the producers' cost structure for complying with regulation and improving quality. Under a marginal cost for improving quality, the mandatory labeling is sufficient for reaching the

  4. External quality assessment schemes raise standards: evidence from the UKNEQAS parasitology subschemes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M M Kettelhut; P L Chiodini; H Edwards; A Moody

    2003-01-01

    Background: The burden of parasitic disease imported into the temperate zone is increasing, and in the tropics remains very high. Thus, high quality diagnostic parasitology services are needed, but to implement clinical governance a measure of quality of service is required.Aim: To examine performance in the United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Scheme for Parasitology for evidence of improved standards

  5. Communication Standards and Competencies for Kindergarten through Grade 12: The Role of the National Communication Association.

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    Berko, Roy M.; Morreale, Sherwyn P.; Cooper, Pamela J.; Perry, Carolyn D.

    1998-01-01

    Offers historical background on some of the National Communication Association's past involvement in K-12 education. Describes the process used to develop the K-12 standards for speaking, listening, and media literacy. Gives an overview of the present effort to articulate competency statements for each standard. (SR)

  6. Five Standards for Effective Teaching: How to Succeed with All Learners, Grades K-8

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    Dalton, Stephanie Stoll

    2007-01-01

    Based on a proven instructional model distilled over years of research, this book focuses on five essential pedagogy standards for guiding teaching practice in classrooms with diverse students, including English learners. Providing key indicators for each standard along with the theoretical rationale and "best practice" strategies, the book offers…

  7. HOW FIFTH GRADE TEACHERS USED INVESTIGATIONS IN NUMBER, DATA, AND SPACE: A STANDARDS-BASED CURRICULUM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Penina Kamina

    2006-01-01

    Achieving the vision of standards-based curriculum is problematic for elementary school practicing teachers in urban school districts. This study explored the salient instruction features of what goes on in classrooms that use a standards-based curriculum. This include lesson plan, activity sequence, questioning, classroom management, discipline, class environment, discussion, small group work, reflection, journaling, modeling, respect, humor, etc. This study found

  8. English Language Arts: Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies, K-12.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.

    The North Carolina Standard Course of Study aims to guarantee that all students have equal access to education. This revised North Carolina Standard Course of Study for English Language Arts is intended as a flexible guide to instruction, emphasizing what students should know and be able to do as they progress through various levels of…

  9. Australian Universities Quality Agency Setting and Monitoring Academic Standards for Australian Higher Education

    E-print Network

    and intersection of related developments over the next two years. The definition of academic achievement standardsAustralian Universities Quality Agency Setting and Monitoring Academic Standards for Australian to setting and monitoring academic standards for Australian higher education. IRU Australia acknowledges

  10. Putting ISO 9000 Standards and Baldrige Quality Criteria To Work Now in Public Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clark, Don

    1999-01-01

    The National Association for Industry-Education Cooperation (NAIEC) creates an approach for school system improvement that combines the necessary standards for achieving mileposts of the Baldrige Quality Criteria and the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 9000 Standards for Education. Together, the Baldrige Criteria and ISO…

  11. 42 CFR 410.144 - Quality standards for deemed entities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...MEDICAL INSURANCE (SMI) BENEFITS Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Training and Diabetes Outcome Measurements § 410.144 Quality...affirms education as an integral component of diabetes care. (iv) Includes in its...

  12. 42 CFR 410.144 - Quality standards for deemed entities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...MEDICAL INSURANCE (SMI) BENEFITS Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Training and Diabetes Outcome Measurements § 410.144 Quality...affirms education as an integral component of diabetes care. (iv) Includes in its...

  13. 42 CFR 410.144 - Quality standards for deemed entities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...MEDICAL INSURANCE (SMI) BENEFITS Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Training and Diabetes Outcome Measurements § 410.144 Quality...affirms education as an integral component of diabetes care. (iv) Includes in its...

  14. 42 CFR 410.144 - Quality standards for deemed entities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...MEDICAL INSURANCE (SMI) BENEFITS Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Training and Diabetes Outcome Measurements § 410.144 Quality...affirms education as an integral component of diabetes care. (iv) Includes in its...

  15. 42 CFR 410.144 - Quality standards for deemed entities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...MEDICAL INSURANCE (SMI) BENEFITS Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Training and Diabetes Outcome Measurements § 410.144 Quality...affirms education as an integral component of diabetes care. (iv) Includes in its...

  16. 50 CFR 261.103 - Basis for determination of a U.S. Standard for Grades.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...PRODUCTS THEREOF, AND CERTAIN OTHER PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS UNITED STATES STANDARDS FOR...that regulate lot certification. (10) Hygiene, which specifies the sections of applicable...regulating the safe, wholesome production of food for human consumption. (11)...

  17. The South Carolina Amazing Coast Program: Using Ocean Sciences to Address Next Generation Science Standards in Grades 3-5

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bell, E. V.; Thomas, C.; Weiss, B.; Bliss, A.; Spence, L.

    2013-12-01

    The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are more inclusive of ocean sciences than the National Science Standards and respective state science standards. In response, the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence-SouthEast (COSEE SE) is piloting the South Carolina's Amazing Coast (SCAC) program: a three-year initiative that incorporates ocean science concepts in grades 3-5 with the goals of addressing NGSS, STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) disciplines, and inquiry skills. The SCAC program targeted two Charleston County, South Carolina elementary schools that were demographically similar: Title 1 status (75% free or reduced lunch), > 90% African American student population, grade level size <55, and proximity to tidal salt marsh or barrier islands (< 2 miles). Fourteen teachers and approximately 240 students participated in the SCAC program between 2010 and 2013. The SCAC framework uses a scaffolding and multi-pronged approach for teacher professional development and student engagement. The scaffolding approach to curriculum implementation focuses on one grade level per year (Year 1 = 3rd; Year 2 = 4th, and Year 3 = 5th), thus building student and teacher literacy in ocean sciences. The coach-mentor model of teacher professional development was also used for the implementation of the program which differs from the traditional 'train the trainer' method in allowing for more frequent and consistent interaction by COSEE SE staff with the students and teachers during the school year. The coach mentor model enabled the creation of a community of practice where teachers served as both learners and practitioners of student learning. Methods for student engagement aligned with the NGSS and included hands-on classroom activities, use of 'hook' species such as loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta), diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) and smooth cord grass (Spartina alterniflora), field experiences to explore local ecosystems, interactions with marine scientists, and a capstone project incorporating STEM and inquiry skills. Specifically, third grade students learn about coastal habitats, animal and plant adaptations, and human impacts to the environment, and engage in a salt marsh restoration capstone project. This part of the curriculum aligns with the NGSS Core Ideas 3-LS1, 3-LS3, 3-LS4, 3-ESS3. The fourth grade students learn about weather, organism responses to the environment, and engage in a weather buoy construction capstone project. This part of the curriculum aligns with the NGSSS Core Ideas 4-LS1, 4-ESS2, 4-ESS3, 3-5-ETS1. In 5th grade, students focus specifically on the ocean ecosystem, human impacts on the environment and engage in a capstone project of designing and constructing remotely operated vehicles. This part of the curriculum aligns with NGSS Core Ideas 5-PS2, 5-LS1, 5-LS2, 5-ESS2, 3-5-ETS1. Initial evaluation results indicate that the SCAC teachers value the coach mentor approach for teacher professional development as well as the impact of field based experiences, place-based learning, and a culminating capstone project on student learning. Teacher feedback also indicates elements of sustainability that extend beyond the scope of the pilot project.These initial evaluation results poise the SCAC curriculum to be replicated in other southeastern states.

  18. Setting the Standards: Quality Control in the Secretory Pathway

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Lars Ellgaard (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH); Institute of Biochemistry)

    1999-12-03

    A variety of quality control mechanisms operate in the endoplasmic reticulum and in downstream compartments of the secretory pathway to ensure the fidelity and regulation of protein expression during cell life and differentiation. As a rule, only proteins that pass a stringent selection process are transported to their target organelles and compartments. If proper maturation fails, the aberrant products are degraded. Quality control improves folding efficiency by retaining proteins in the special folding environment of the endoplasmic reticulum, and it prevents harmful effects that could be caused by the deployment of incompletely folded or assembled proteins.

  19. Effects of Prekindergarten Attendance on Boys' and Girls' Standardized Reading Achievement Scores in Third and Fifth Grade

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    Sugra, Jennifer L.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the effect of prekindergarten attendance on boys' and girls' standardized reading achievement scores in third and fifth grade. The thrust for more emphasis on increased information regarding the impact that prekindergarten has on standardized test results, both short-term and…

  20. The Impact of Scholastic Instrumental Music and Scholastic Chess Study on the Standardized Test Scores of Students in Grades Three, Four, and Five

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    Martinez, Edwin E.

    2012-01-01

    This study examines the impact of instrumental music study and group chess lessons on the standardized test scores of suburban elementary public school students (grades three through five) in Levittown, New York. The study divides the students into the following groups and compares the standardized test scores of each: a) instrumental music…

  1. What No Child Left Behind Leaves Behind: The Roles of IQ and Self-Control in Predicting Standardized Achievement Test Scores and Report Card Grades

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Angela L. Duckworth; Patrick D. Quinn; Eli Tsukayama

    2012-01-01

    The increasing prominence of standardized testing to assess student learning motivated the current investigation. We propose that standardized achievement test scores assess competencies determined more by intelligence than by self-control, whereas report card grades assess competencies determined more by self-control than by intelligence. In particular, we suggest that intelligence helps students learn and solve problems independent of formal instruction, whereas

  2. 73 FR 29184 - National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead

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    2008-05-20

    ...the exposure index or dose metric...environmental processes influencing Pb...interest for this review, neurological...2006c) Plan for Review of the National...Assessment for the Review of the Lead National...Guidance on Systematic Planning Using...Quality Objectives Process, EPA/...

  3. 72 FR 71488 - National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead

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    2007-12-17

    ...the exposure index or dose metric...environmental processes influencing Pb...interest for this review, neurological...2006c) Plan for Review of the National...Assessment for the Review of the Lead National...Guidance on Systematic Planning Using...Quality Objectives Process,...

  4. Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing. 2012 Edition

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    National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2012

    2012-01-01

    Charter school authorizing is a powerful strategy for making excellent public schools and educational opportunities available to all students. Done well, charter authorizing increases student achievement by expanding the supply of quality public schools to satisfy unmet needs--particularly by providing life-changing opportunities for students…

  5. Quality standards for predialysis education: results from a consensus conference.

    PubMed

    Isnard Bagnis, Corinne; Crepaldi, Carlo; Dean, Jessica; Goovaerts, Tony; Melander, Stefan; Nilsson, Eva-Lena; Prieto-Velasco, Mario; Trujillo, Carmen; Zambon, Roberto; Mooney, Andrew

    2015-07-01

    This position statement was compiled following an expert meeting in March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland. Attendees were invited from a spread of European renal units with established and respected renal replacement therapy option education programmes. Discussions centred around optimal ways of creating an education team, setting realistic and meaningful objectives for patient education, and assessing the quality of education delivered. PMID:24957808

  6. Physical Education Outcomes: Grades K-5. Report of the Task Force To Develop HPERD Program Standards.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Eastern District Association.

    These program guidelines, based on the 5-point definition of the physically educated person developed by the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE), provide reference information to states, school districts, and local schools who seek assistance in developing and maintaining quality programs in physical education. Ten…

  7. Subjective quality evaluation of the upcoming HEVC video compression standard

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hanhart, Philippe; Rerabek, Martin; De Simone, Francesca; Ebrahimi, Touradj

    2012-10-01

    High Effciency Video Coding (HEVC) is the latest attempt by ISO/MPEG and ITU-T/VCEG to define the next generation compression standard beyond H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 AVC. One of the major goals of HEVC is to provide effcient compression for resolutions beyond HDTV. However, the subjective evaluations that led to the selection of technologies were bound to HDTV resolution. Moreover, performance evaluation metrics to report effciency results of this standard are mainly based on PSNR, especially for resolutions beyond HDTV. This paper provides subjective evaluation results to assess the performance of the current HEVC codec for resolutions beyond HDTV.

  8. Application of Near Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy to Peanut Grading and Quality Analysis: Overview

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Techniques using near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for quality measurements are becoming more popular in food processing and quality inspection of agricultural commodities. NIR spectroscopy has several advantages over conventional physical and chemical analytical methods of food quality analysis. It ...

  9. 7 CFR 810.604 - Grades and grade requirements for flaxseed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Grades and grade requirements for flaxseed. 810.604 Section 810...STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Flaxseed Grades and Grade Requirements § 810.604 Grades and...

  10. 7 CFR 810.604 - Grades and grade requirements for flaxseed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Agriculture 7 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Grades and grade requirements for flaxseed. 810.604 Section 810...STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Flaxseed Grades and Grade Requirements § 810.604 Grades and...

  11. 7 CFR 810.1404 - Grades and grade requirements for sorghum.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Agriculture 7 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Grades and grade requirements for sorghum. 810.1404 Section 810...STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Sorghum Grades and Grade Requirements § 810.1404 Grades...

  12. 77 FR 29271 - Effective Date for the Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters

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    2012-05-17

    ...RIN 2040-AF41 Effective Date for the Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...July 6, 2012, effective date of the ``Water Quality Standards for the State of...

  13. 77 FR 13496 - Effective Date for the Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters

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    2012-03-07

    ...RIN 2040-AF36 Effective Date for the Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...March 6, 2012 effective date of the ``Water Quality Standards for the State of...

  14. 76 FR 79604 - Effective Date for the Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters

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    2011-12-22

    ...RIN 2040-AF36 Effective Date for the Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...March 6, 2012 effective date of the ``Water Quality Standards for the State of...

  15. 77 FR 39949 - Effective Date for the Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters

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    2012-07-06

    ...RIN 2040-AF41 Effective Date for the Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...July 6, 2012, effective date of the ``Water Quality Standards for the State of...

  16. 75 FR 11079 - Extension of Public Comment Period for Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes...

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    2010-03-10

    ...Extension of Public Comment Period for Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters AGENCY: Environmental Protection...signed a proposed rule entitled ``Water Quality Standards for the State of...

  17. 40 CFR 50.11 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with nitrogen dioxide as the indicator). 50.11 Section...secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with nitrogen dioxide as the indicator)....

  18. 40 CFR 50.11 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with nitrogen dioxide as the indicator). 50.11 Section...secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with nitrogen dioxide as the indicator)....

  19. 40 CFR Appendix S to Part 50 - Interpretation of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen (Nitrogen Dioxide) S Appendix S to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen (Nitrogen Dioxide) 1. General (a)...

  20. 40 CFR Appendix S to Part 50 - Interpretation of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen (Nitrogen Dioxide) S Appendix S to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen (Nitrogen Dioxide) 1. General (a)...

  1. 40 CFR 50.11 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with nitrogen dioxide as the indicator). 50.11 Section...secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with nitrogen dioxide as the indicator)....

  2. 40 CFR Appendix S to Part 50 - Interpretation of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen (Nitrogen Dioxide) S Appendix S to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen (Nitrogen Dioxide) 1. General (a)...

  3. 40 CFR Appendix S to Part 50 - Interpretation of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen (Nitrogen Dioxide) S Appendix S to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen (Nitrogen Dioxide) 1. General (a)...

  4. 40 CFR 50.11 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with nitrogen dioxide as the indicator). 50.11 Section...secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with nitrogen dioxide as the indicator)....

  5. 40 CFR 50.11 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with nitrogen dioxide as the indicator). 50.11 Section...secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (with nitrogen dioxide as the indicator)....

  6. Morning Meeting in a Third Grade Classroom: Literacy and Learning [Standards

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Boyd, Maureen P.; Smyntek-Gworek, Sylvia

    2012-01-01

    This illustrative case explicates how one teacher supports student critical thinking by personalizing instruction during Morning Meeting. Sought after learning outcomes outlined in Common Core Standards are met as he purposefully anchors learning in student contributions. Through classroom discourse analysis we show how this teacher decided in the…

  7. Grading the Systems: The Guide to State Standards, Tests, and Accountability Policies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cross, Richard W., Ed.; Rebarber, Theodor, Ed.; Torres, Justin, Ed.

    2004-01-01

    This project evaluated 30 state accountability systems, including each state's academic standards, assessments (in both reading and math and for elementary, middle, and high school), and the accountability policies that define success and failure and provide both positive and negative incentives for success. The 30 accountability systems evaluated…

  8. Science Standards: Making Them Work for You. Grades 5 and 6. Facilitator's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Famellette, Judy

    This facilitator's guide, and the videotape it accompanies, is designed to demonstrate ways in which the new visions of science education for the 21st century might be translated into classroom practice. The National Research Council's (NRC) National Science Education Standards, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Benchmarks…

  9. Teaching Reading and Literature in Early Elementary Grades. Standards Consensus Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilson, Jennifer, Ed.

    This book, part of a series which serve as guides for K-12 teachers who are striving to align lively, classroom-tested practices with standards, gathers together brief articles spotlighting suggestions for effective instruction. The book contains dozens of diverse and thought-provoking activities for helping very young readers to grow into the…

  10. Developing Number Sense. Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics Addenda Series, Grades 5-8.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reys, Barbara J.; And Others

    The 1989 publication, "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics" provides a vision and a framework for revising and strengthening the K-12 mathematics curriculum in North American schools and for evaluating both the mathematics curriculum and students' progress. When completed, it is expected that the Addenda Series will consist…

  11. Science Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies, K-12. Revised

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004

    2004-01-01

    The science component of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (SCS) is designed to provide learning opportunities for all students to become scientifically literate. Scientific literacy implies an understanding of the scientific concepts and processes needed for personal decision-making, participation in civic affairs, and economic…

  12. Exemplary Science in Grades 9-12: Standards-Based Success Stories (e-book)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2009-05-18

    In this collection of 15 essays, educators describe successful programs they've developed to fulfill the National Science Education Standards' vision for the reform of teaching, assessment, professional development, and content at the high school level. All the visions correspond with the Less Emphasis and More Emphasis conditions that conclude each section of the Standards, characterizing what most teachers and programs should do less of as well as describing the changes needed if real reform is to occur. Essay titles reveal the range of programs--and creativity--this book encompasses. Among the titles are "Technology and Cooperative Learning: The IIT Model for Teaching Authentic Chemistry Curriculum," "Modeling: Changes in Traditional Physics Instruction," "Guided by the Standards: Inquiry and Assessment in Two Rural and Urban Schools," and even "Sing and Dance Your Way to Science Success." The book ends with a summary chapter by editor Robert Yager on successes and continuing challenges in meeting the Standards' visions for improving high school science. As Yager notes, "The exemplary programs described in this monograph give inspiration while also providing evidence that the new directions are feasible and worth the energy and effort needed for others to implement changes.

  13. 7 CFR 810.2204 - Grades and grade requirements for wheat.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...false Grades and grade requirements for wheat. 810.2204 Section 810.2204 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Wheat Principles Governing the Application...2204 Grades and grade requirements for wheat. (a) Grades and grade...

  14. 7 CFR 810.2204 - Grades and grade requirements for wheat.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...false Grades and grade requirements for wheat. 810.2204 Section 810.2204 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Wheat Principles Governing the Application...2204 Grades and grade requirements for wheat. (a) Grades and grade...

  15. 7 CFR 810.2204 - Grades and grade requirements for wheat.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...false Grades and grade requirements for wheat. 810.2204 Section 810.2204 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Wheat Principles Governing the Application...2204 Grades and grade requirements for wheat. (a) Grades and grade...

  16. 7 CFR 810.2204 - Grades and grade requirements for wheat.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...false Grades and grade requirements for wheat. 810.2204 Section 810.2204 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Wheat Principles Governing the Application...2204 Grades and grade requirements for wheat. (a) Grades and grade...

  17. Quality standards, conventions and the governance of global value chains

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stefano Ponte; Peter Gibbon

    2005-01-01

    Convention theory helps refine our understanding of the governance of global value chains through its analysis of ‘quality’. In this article, it is argued that global value chains are becoming increasingly ‘buyer-driven’, even though they are characterized by ‘hands-off’ forms of co-ordination between ‘lead firms’ and their immediate suppliers. This is because lead firms have been able to embed complex

  18. Aircraft Cabin Air Quality Trends Relative to Ground Level Standards

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James E. Cone

    Aircraft cabin air quality has attracted much attention, summarized recently by a detailed\\u000a examination and commentary by a U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee. Ventilation of\\u000a aircraft has several significant variables that require control measures that are seldom of concern\\u000a for occupied space at ground level. The principal of these special requirements are the need to compensate\\u000a for the substantial difference between

  19. 78 FR 70905 - Extension of Comment Period for the Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications Proposed Rule

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-27

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule ``Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications''. EPA is extending the comment period in response to stakeholder requests for a 30-day...

  20. Quality standards and certification requirements for mammography facilities--FDA. Interim rule; opportunity for public comment.

    PubMed

    1994-09-30

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing regulations to implement the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 (MQSA). The MQSA requires the establishment of a Federal certification and inspection program for mammography facilities; regulations and standards for accrediting bodies for mammography facilities; and standards for mammography equipment, personnel, and practices, including quality assurance. This regulation, which amends two previously published interim rules, modifies and adds to the definitions previously set forth. In addition, the interim rule provides a mechanism to request permission to meet alternative requirements, other than those previously set forth, if the proposed alternative requirement is at least as effective as the existing quality standards in achieving quality mammography services for women. PMID:10137648

  1. Effect of Modified Atmosphere Packaging and Vacuum Packaging on Quality Characteristics of Low Grade Beef during Cold Storage

    PubMed Central

    Hur, S. J.; Jin, S. K.; Park, J. H.; Jung, S. W.; Lyu, H. J.

    2013-01-01

    Many studies have been carried out with respect to packaging methods and temperature conditions of beef. However, the effects of packaging methods and temperature conditions on the quality characteristics have not been extensively studied in low-grade beef. Low-grade beef samples were divided into 3 groups (C: ziplock bag packaging, T1: vacuum packaging, and T2: modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), CO2/N2 = 3:7) and samples were stored at 4°C for 21 days. The water-holding capacity (WHC) was significantly lower in T1 than in the other samples up to 14 days of storage. The thiobarbituric acid reactive substances and volatile basic nitrogen values were significantly lower in T1 and T2 than in C after 7 to 14 days of storage. The total bacterial counts were significantly lower in T1 and T2 than in C after 14 days of storage. In a sensory evaluation, tenderness and overall acceptability were significantly higher in T1 and T2 than in C at the end of the storage period (21 days). We propose that the MAP method can improve beef quality characteristics of low-grade beef during cold storage. However, the beneficial effects did not outweigh the cost increase to implement MAP. PMID:25049769

  2. Hemiparesis after Operation of Astrocytoma Grade II in Adults: Effects of Acupuncture on Sensory-Motor Behavior and Quality of Life

    PubMed Central

    Yu, Haibo; Schröder, Sven; Li, Zhifeng; Yang, Ying; Chen, Yu; Huang, Xingxian

    2013-01-01

    To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on hemiparesis and quality of life for adults with brain astrocytoma grade II, we conducted a randomized, observer-blinded clinical trial. Fifty-eight patients were randomized to standard rehabilitation (SR) therapy without acupuncture (n = 20), SR plus standard acupuncture (SA) (n = 19), and SR plus individualized acupuncture (IA) (n = 19). SA points were PC6, SP6, HT1, LU5, BL40, and ST36, while a special concept called “connecting and regulation Ren and Du” and “Jin-3-needling” served as IA. This treatment was individualized according to the clinical syndrome. The outcome was measured by the Barthel Index (BI), the Fugl-Meyer scale (FM), and the EORTC Core Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) with the Brain Cancer Module (BCM20). IA + SR reached significantly higher BI scores than SA + SR, which reached significantly higher BI scores than SR. IA + SR was significantly superior to SA + SR and to SR at the 8th week for the scores of FM motor and sensory assessments and most QLQ-C30-BCM20 items. In conclusion, the individualized acupuncture concept of “connecting and regulating Ren and Du” combined with “Jin-3-needling” offers a promising possibility for the treatment of hemiparesis due to astrocytoma, but further evaluation is mandatory. PMID:23864900

  3. An examination of mathematics achievement as measured by standardized test scores and grade distribution among urban high schools to determine the relationship between student outcomes in key courses and standardized tests

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Irene Gail Norde

    2003-01-01

    The study examined the relationship between mathematics achievement as measured by standardized test scores and grade distribution among high schools in a large urban school district to determine if MEAP and MAT 7 scores reflect student outcomes in key courses. Statistical analysis was used to determine the relationship between student outcomes in key courses and standardized tests. ^ An ex

  4. Z_2-Bi-Gradings, Majorana Modules and the Standard Model Action

    E-print Network

    Juergen Tolksdorf

    2009-12-22

    The action functional of the Standard Model of particle physics is intimately related to a specific class of first order differential operators called Dirac operators of Pauli type ("Pauli-Dirac operators"). The aim of this article is to carefully analyze the geometrical structure of this class of Dirac operators on the basis of real Dirac operators of simple type. On the basis of simple type Dirac operators, it is shown how the Standard Model action (STM action) may be viewed as generalizing the Einstein-Hilbert action in a similar way the Einstein-Hilbert action is generalized by a cosmological constant. Furthermore, we demonstrate how the geometrical scheme presented allows to naturally incorporate also Majorana mass terms within the Standard Model. For reasons of consistency these Majorana mass terms are shown to dynamically contribute to the Einstein-Hilbert action by a "true" cosmological constant. Due to its specific form, this cosmological constant can be very small. Nonetheless, this cosmological constant may provide a significant contribution to dark matter/energy. In the geometrical description presented this possibility arises from a subtle interplay between Dirac and Majorana masses.

  5. 76 FR 48073 - Public Hearing for Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-08

    ...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur AGENCY: Environmental Protection...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur'' which was published in...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur'' proposed rule should...

  6. 76 FR 59599 - Extension of Comment Period for Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-27

    ...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur AGENCY: Environmental Protection...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur to October 10, 2011. DATES...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur'' proposed rule...

  7. 77 FR 51798 - First Draft Documents Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone

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    2012-08-27

    ...Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone AGENCY...of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards: First External...commercial forests and urban trees, additional discussions in Chapter...of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards:...

  8. Correlation between standard plate count and somatic cell count milk quality results for Wisconsin dairy producers.

    PubMed

    Borneman, Darand L; Ingham, Steve

    2014-05-01

    The objective of this study was to determine if a correlation exists between standard plate count (SPC) and somatic cell count (SCC) monthly reported results for Wisconsin dairy producers. Such a correlation may indicate that Wisconsin producers effectively controlling sanitation and milk temperature (reflected in low SPC) also have implemented good herd health management practices (reflected in low SCC). The SPC and SCC results for all grade A and B dairy producers who submitted results to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, in each month of 2012 were analyzed. Grade A producer SPC results were less dispersed than grade B producer SPC results. Regression analysis showed a highly significant correlation between SPC and SCC, but the R(2) value was very small (0.02-0.03), suggesting that many other factors, besides SCC, influence SPC. Average SCC (across 12 mo) for grade A and B producers decreased with an increase in the number of monthly SPC results (out of 12) that were ? 25,000 cfu/mL. A chi-squared test of independence showed that the proportion of monthly SCC results >250,000 cells/mL varied significantly depending on whether the corresponding SPC result was ? 25,000 or >25,000 cfu/mL. This significant difference occurred in all months of 2012 for grade A and B producers. The results suggest that a generally consistent level of skill exists across dairy production practices affecting SPC and SCC. PMID:24630657

  9. A New Standard of News Quality: Burglar Alarms for the Monitorial Citizen

    Microsoft Academic Search

    JOHN ZALLER

    2003-01-01

    Scholarly evaluations of the quality of news are often negative, sometimes scathingly so. The rise of soft news and market-driven journalism in recent years has increased the intensity of this criticism. This article argues, however, that much criticism of news is based on an ideal of citizenship and a standard of quality that are neither realistic nor necessary for the

  10. PROBLEMS OF QUALITY SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW VERSION OF ISO 9000 STANDARDS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vitaly Ogvozdin

    The first problem -mutual acceptance of the certificates issued by different bodies of the quality systems certification in Russia. There is a tendency from the direction of customers to insist on certification of the suppliers' quality systems by departmental bodies of the customers. This certification shall be done for conformity to one and the same standard irrespective of the availability

  11. Making Retail Supply Chains Sustainable: Upgrading Opportunities for Developing Country Suppliers under Voluntary Quality Standards

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wijk van J. C. A. C; M. Danse; Tulder van R. J. M

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines the sustainability claims of private quality standards, voluntary adopted by supermarket to improve the quality of products in respect of food safety, and environmental and social sustainability. The concept of ‘sustainability’ is defined as the opportunity for upgrading by developing country suppliers in the retail supply chains. The paper reports of an explorative analysis on the perceived

  12. Increasing compliance with maternal and child care quality standards in Ecuador

    Microsoft Academic Search

    JORGE HERMIDA; MARIA E. ROBALINO

    2002-01-01

    Objective. To determine the effects of hospital quality assurance interventions on compliance with clinical standards, availability of essential drugs, client satisfaction, and utilization. Design. Quasi-experimental, prospective study with four intervention hospitals and four control hospitals. All eight facilities were purposively selected and of comparable complexity. Setting. Ministry of Health secondary care facilities in Ecuador. Interventions. Facility-based quality improvement teams, job

  13. A 10-year review of quality improvement monitoring in pain management: Recommendations for standardized outcome measures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Debra B. Gordon; Teresa A. Pellino; Christine Miaskowski; Jeanette Adams McNeill; Judith A. Paice; Daniel Laferriere; Marilyn Bookbinder

    2002-01-01

    Quality measurement in health care is complex and in a constant state of evolution. Different approaches are necessary depending on the purpose of the measurement (e.g., accountability, research, improvement). Recent changes in health care accreditation standards are driving increased attention to measurement of the quality of pain management for improvement purposes. The purpose of this article is to determine what

  14. An empirical study of the ISO 9000 standards’ contribution towards total quality management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Katerina D. Gotzamani; George D. Tsiotras

    2001-01-01

    This paper presents the results of an empirical study on the contribution of ISO 9000 standards towards total quality management (TQM). The paper is a continuation of the authors’ research on the ISO 9000 standards effectiveness and capability as an entry key to TQM. The literature review of the above issue revealed the need for a formal empirical study to

  15. New Study Finds Strong Carbon Pollution Standards Improve Air Quality, Environment, and Health

    E-print Network

    Mohan, Chilukuri K.

    New Study Finds Strong Carbon Pollution Standards Improve Air Quality, Environment, and Health, Co- benefits of Carbon Standards: Air Pollution Changes under Different 111d Options for Existing-by-state changes in harmful air pollution, it is the first study to quantify and map the co-benefits of power plant

  16. EVALUATION OF PRESENT CHEMICAL STANDARDS IN RELATIONSHIP TO IN SITU MARINE WATER QUALITY MEASUREMENTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The purpose of the program was to determine what standards are currently available, their suitability for validating present in-situ water quality measurements, and to assess the accuracy of measurement traceability from the in-situ instrument to a recognized standard. The ease w...

  17. Validation of the standardized version of the Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elizabeth F. Juniper; Ann K. Thompson; Penelope J. Ferrie; Jeremy N. Roberts

    1999-01-01

    Background: In the Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ), the 3 activity questions are selected by the patients themselves. For greater efficiency, a version with standardized activities is required. Objective: Our purpose was to develop and validate a standardized version of the RQLQ, the RQLQ(S). Methods: With use of 5 RQLQ databases, we identified the activities most frequently selected by

  18. 7 CFR 51.1440 - Application of standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...States Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans Application of Standards § 51.1440...standards. The grade of a lot of shelled pecans shall be determined on the basis of...container or number of containers in which the pecans are obviously of a quality or size...

  19. 7 CFR 51.1440 - Application of standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...States Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans Application of Standards § 51.1440...standards. The grade of a lot of shelled pecans shall be determined on the basis of...container or number of containers in which the pecans are obviously of a quality or size...

  20. 7 CFR 51.1440 - Application of standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...States Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans Application of Standards § 51.1440...standards. The grade of a lot of shelled pecans shall be determined on the basis of...container or number of containers in which the pecans are obviously of a quality or size...

  1. 7 CFR 51.1440 - Application of standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...States Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans Application of Standards § 51.1440...standards. The grade of a lot of shelled pecans shall be determined on the basis of...container or number of containers in which the pecans are obviously of a quality or size...

  2. Assessment of weld quality of aerospace grade metals by using ultrasonic matrix phased array technology

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Na, Jeong K.; Gleeson, Sean T.

    2014-03-01

    Advantages of two dimensional electronic ultrasonic beam focusing, steering and scanning with the matrix phased array (MPA) technology has been used to visualize the conditions of resistance spot welds in auto vehicle grade advanced high strength steel carbon steels nondestructively. Two of the commonly used joining techniques, resistance spot welding and resistance seam welding, for thin aerospace grade plates made of aluminum, titanium, and stainless steels have also been inspected with the same MPA NDE system. In this study, a detailed discussions of the current MPA based ultrasonic real time imaging methodology has been made followed by some of the NDT results obtained with various welded test coupons.

  3. The influence of quality grade, fat trim level and degree of doneness on the fatty acid composition of beef

    E-print Network

    Harberson, Tish Joan

    1988-01-01

    . . . . Table 6 - Percentage fatty acids found in each treatment for Select quality grade. . . . . Table 7 - Saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acid averages for cooked steaks ? 0. 0 cm versus 0. 64 cm fat trim. . Table 8 - Percentage..., monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. It is believed that altering the fatty acid composition of the diet may decrease the risk of CHD (Kushi et al. , 1985), Currently, 40'/o of the calories in the American diet comes from fat and 15-20/o of these are from...

  4. The transition to a revised quality assurance standard: The Los Alamos experience

    SciTech Connect

    Bolivar, S.L.; Clevenger, M.J. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Gillespie, P.F.; Day, J.L. [Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc., NM (United States)

    1994-04-01

    On January 6, 1993 the Los Alamos Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) office received a directive to implement DOE/RW-0333P, Quality Assurance Requirements and Description. This document is a revised quality assurance standard containing the quality assurance requirements for the YMP. Forty-two Los Alamos quality assurance documents were affected by this directive. Our goal was to transition to the revised standard with minimal impact on research activities yet maintain maximum flexibility and efficiency. The process of transitioning to a revised quality assurance standard, in essence replacing an existing quality assurance program with a new program, was a unique learning experience. Although some problems were anticipated, the magnitude and complexity of problems was, at times, almost overwhelming. The problems encountered include the review process being more complex than anticipated; inconsistencies of much larger magnitude than originally believed; difficulties with electronic data base connections; quality processes being more complex than originally perceived, and administrative bottlenecks. The transition was very stressful and this was in part caused by the magnitude of the change. However, the transition process was enhanced by both a flexible schedule (provided by the customer) and flexibility in being able to revise procedures and modify processes. This allowed for minimal disruption to research activities. The new quality assurance program is better documented, therefore should be better understood by YMP personnel, is tracked electronically, and should provide a better product for the customer.

  5. MUSQA: a CS method to build a multi-standard quality management system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cros, Elizabeth; Sneed, Isabelle

    2002-07-01

    CS Communication & Systèmes, through its long quality management experience, has been able to build and evolve its Quality Management System according to clients requirements, norms, standards and models (ISO, DO178, ECSS, CMM, ...), evolving norms (transition from ISO 9001:1994 to ISO 9001:2000) and the TQM approach, being currently deployed. The aim of this paper is to show how, from this enriching and instructive experience, CS has defined and formalised its method: MuSQA (Multi-Standard Quality Approach). This method allows to built a new Quality Management System or simplify and unify an existing one. MuSQA objective is to provide any organisation with an open Quality Management System, which is able to evolve easily and turns to be a useful instrument for everyone, operational as well as non-operational staff.

  6. The Quality Adaptation Model: Adaptation and Adoption of the Quality Standard ISO/IEC 19796-1 for Learning, Education, and Training

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pawlowski, Jan M.

    2007-01-01

    In 2005, the new quality standard for learning, education, and training, ISO/IEC 19796-1, was published. Its purpose is to help educational organizations to develop quality systems and to improve the quality of their processes, products, and services. In this article, the standard is presented and compared to existing approaches, showing the…

  7. Impact of Online Professional Development on Teacher Quality and Student Achievement in Fifth Grade Mathematics

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dash, Sheralyn; de Kramer, Raquel Magidin; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Masters, Jessica; Russell, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Despite the ever-increasing number of online professional development (OPD) programs, relatively few studies have been conducted to examine the efficacy of such programs for teachers and students. This manuscript presents findings from an impact study of OPD courses in fractions, algebraic thinking, and measurement on 79 fifth grade teachers'…

  8. Accuracy of standard measures of family planning service quality: findings from the simulated client method.

    PubMed

    Tumlinson, Katherine; Speizer, Ilene S; Curtis, Siân L; Pence, Brian W

    2014-12-01

    In the field of international family planning, quality of care as a reproductive right is widely endorsed, yet we lack validated data-collection instruments that can accurately assess quality in terms of its public health importance. This study, conducted within 19 public and private facilities in Kisumu, Kenya, used the simulated client method to test the validity of three standard data-collection instruments used in large-scale facility surveys: provider interviews, client interviews, and observation of client-provider interactions. Results found low specificity and low positive predictive values in each of the three instruments for a number of quality indicators, suggesting that the quality of care provided may be overestimated by traditional methods of measurement. Revised approaches to measuring family planning service quality may be needed to ensure accurate assessment of programs and to better inform quality-improvement interventions. PMID:25469929

  9. Validity of Standard Measures of Family Planning Service Quality: Findings from the Simulated Client Method

    PubMed Central

    Tumlinson, Katherine; Speizer, Ilene S.; Curtis, Sian L.; Pence, Brian W.

    2014-01-01

    Despite widespread endorsement within the field of international family planning regarding the importance of quality of care as a reproductive right, the field has yet to develop validated data collection instruments to accurately assess quality in terms of its public health importance. This study, conducted among 19 higher volume public and private facilities in Kisumu, Kenya, used the simulated client method to test the validity of three standard data collection instruments included in large-scale facility surveys: provider interviews, client interviews, and observation of client-provider interactions. Results found low specificity and positive predictive values in each of the three instruments for a number of quality indicators, suggesting that quality of care may be overestimated by traditional methods. Revised approaches to measuring family planning service quality may be needed to ensure accurate assessment of programs and to better inform quality improvement interventions. PMID:25469929

  10. What No Child Left Behind Leaves Behind: The Roles of IQ and Self-Control in Predicting Standardized Achievement Test Scores and Report Card Grades.

    PubMed

    Duckworth, Angela L; Quinn, Patrick D; Tsukayama, Eli

    2012-05-01

    The increasing prominence of standardized testing to assess student learning motivated the current investigation. We propose that standardized achievement test scores assess competencies determined more by intelligence than by self-control, whereas report card grades assess competencies determined more by self-control than by intelligence. In particular, we suggest that intelligence helps students learn and solve problems independent of formal instruction, whereas self-control helps students study, complete homework, and behave positively in the classroom. Two longitudinal, prospective studies of middle school students support predictions from this model. In both samples, IQ predicted changes in standardized achievement test scores over time better than did self-control, whereas self-control predicted changes in report card grades over time better than did IQ. As expected, the effect of self-control on changes in report card grades was mediated in Study 2 by teacher ratings of homework completion and classroom conduct. In a third study, ratings of middle school teachers about the content and purpose of standardized achievement tests and report card grades were consistent with the proposed model. Implications for pedagogy and public policy are discussed. PMID:24072936

  11. Common Core State Standards in the Middle Grades: What's New in the Geometry Domain and How Can Teachers Support Student Learning?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Teuscher, Dawn; Tran, Dung; Reys, Barbara J.

    2015-01-01

    The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) is a primary focus of attention for many stakeholders' (e.g., teachers, district mathematics leaders, and curriculum developers) intent on improving mathematics education. This article reports on specific content shifts related to the geometry domain in the middle grades (6-8)…

  12. An Investigation into the Relationship between Culturally Responsive Teaching and Fourth-, Fifth-, and Sixth-Grade Student Performance on the California Standards Tests: Teacher Perceptions, Definitions, and Descriptions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Coghlan, Robert R.

    2011-01-01

    This mixed-methods study is an investigation into the relationship between culturally responsive teaching and fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade student performance on the California Standards Tests (CSTs). The significance of this research lies in its evaluation of the way that the self-perceived cultural proficiency level of the teacher and…

  13. Expanding Map Skills from the Neighborhood to the World. Grade 2 Model Lesson for Standard 2. California History-Social Science Course Models.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Renfrew, Melanie; Porter, Priscilla

    The concept of location is a first step in spatial thinking, one of the multiple intelligences and an historical and social science analysis skill listed in the California Academic Content Standards for History-Social Science. Based on what they learned in kindergarten and first grade about mapping their classroom and the playground, students…

  14. Curriculum-Based Measurement and Standards-Based Mathematics: Monitoring the Arithmetic Word Problem-Solving Performance of Third-Grade Students at Risk for Mathematics Difficulties

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jitendra, Asha K.; Dupuis, Danielle N.; Zaslofsky, Anne F.

    2014-01-01

    This purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of a curriculum-based measure of word problem solving (CBM-WPS) as an indicator of performance and progress in a sample of 136 third-grade students at risk for mathematics difficulties (MDs) instructed in a standards-based mathematics curriculum. Students completed the CBM-WPS…

  15. Implications of changing PM10 Air Quality Standards on Pacific Northwest communities affected by windblown dust

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sharratt, B. S.; Edgar, R.

    2011-09-01

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently reviewing the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter. EPA is considering the recommendation to change both the form and level of the PM10 (particulate matter ?10 ?m in diameter) Standard. The implication of the recommended NAAQS for PM10 on air quality is explored in this study. Daily observations of PM10 were made at Kennewick and Spokane, WA from 2000 through 2010. The number of violations of the PM10 Standard was determined for both the current (not to exceed 150 ?g m -3 on more than one day per year) and recommended (not to exceed 65 or 85 ?g m -3 based upon the 98th percentile) Standards. The current PM10 Standard has only been violated at Kennewick. Under the recommended PM10 Standards, Kennewick would have violated the Standard at both the 65 and 85 ?g m -3 levels while Spokane would have violated the Standard at only the 65 ?g m -3 level. The results of this study suggest that the recommended NAAQS for PM10 using a level of 85 ?g m -3 will tend to result in fewer violations of the Standard and using a level of 65 ?g m -3 will tend to result in more violations of the Standard in the Inland Pacific Northwest. The Exceptional Event Rule and research on management practices to control the emission of fugitive dust will continue to be important strategies for achieving compliance with PM10 Air Quality Standards in the Inland Pacific Northwest.

  16. An Approach for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Various Ozone Air Quality Standards for Protecting Trees

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hogsett, William E.; Tingey, David T.; Lee, E. Henry; Beedlow, Peter A.; Andersen, Christian P.

    2008-06-01

    We demonstrate an approach for evaluating the level of protection attained using a variety of forms and levels of past, current, and proposed Air Quality Standards (AQSs). The U.S. Clean Air Act requires the establishment of ambient air quality standards to protect health and public welfare. However, determination of attainment of these standards is based on ambient pollutant concentrations rather than prevention of adverse effects. To determine if a given AQS protected against adverse effects on vegetation, hourly ozone concentrations were adjusted to create exposure levels that “just attain” a given standard. These exposures were used in combination with a physiologically-based tree growth model to account for the interactions of climate and ozone. In the evaluation, we used ozone concentrations from two 6-year time periods from the San Bernardino Mountains in California. There were clear differences in the level of vegetation protection achieved with the various AQSs. Based on modeled plant growth, the most effective standards were the California 8-hr average maximum of 70 ppb and a seasonal, cumulative, concentration-weighted index (SUM06), which if attained, resulted in annual growth reductions of 1% or less. Least effective was the 1-hr maximum of 120 ppb which resulted in a 7% annual reduction. We conclude that combining climate, exposure scenarios, and a process-based plant growth simulator was a useful approach for evaluating effectiveness of current or proposed air quality standards, or evaluating the form and/or level of a standard based on preventing adverse growth effects.

  17. Integration of occupational health and safety, environmental and quality management system standards.

    PubMed

    Stromsvag, A; Winder, C

    1997-01-01

    Occupational health and safety, environmental, and quality (SEQ) issues are commonly managed by three separate departments within organizations. Because of a number of commonalities in the three management systems, there could be a degree of overlap that might lead to inefficiencies. By integrating these three management systems into one SEQ system, the duplication of effort could be minimized and the health and safety, environmental, and quality issues could be managed by one common proactive approach. The draft Australian standard for an occupational health and safety (OHS) management system and the internationally accepted standards for environmental (ISO 14001) and quality (ISO 9001) management systems were analyzed to identify all requirements of the three management systems and integrate this into one SEQ management system standard. PMID:9436237

  18. Correlation pattern recognition: optimal parameters for quality standards control of chocolate marshmallow candy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Flores, Jorge L.; García-Torales, G.; Ponce Ávila, Cristina

    2006-08-01

    This paper describes an in situ image recognition system designed to inspect the quality standards of the chocolate pops during their production. The essence of the recognition system is the localization of the events (i.e., defects) in the input images that affect the quality standards of pops. To this end, processing modules, based on correlation filter, and segmentation of images are employed with the objective of measuring the quality standards. Therefore, we designed the correlation filter and defined a set of features from the correlation plane. The desired values for these parameters are obtained by exploiting information about objects to be rejected in order to find the optimal discrimination capability of the system. Regarding this set of features, the pop can be correctly classified. The efficacy of the system has been tested thoroughly under laboratory conditions using at least 50 images, containing 3 different types of possible defects.

  19. Spatial Price Equilibrium with Information Asymmetry in Quality Minimum Quality Standards

    E-print Network

    Nagurney, Anna

    medicines in developing countries (see Bate and Boateng (2007) and Gaurdiano et al. (2007)) to food, quality is what we, as consumers, seek in the food that we eat, the clothes that we wear, the toys medicines that those in need take, the cars that we drive, the planes that we fly in, the homes that we live

  20. Nutritional evaluation of tortillas and chips form quality protein maize and food grade maize

    E-print Network

    Sproule, Anastasia Marie

    1985-01-01

    and Phipps, 1980), which causes an even greater dependence on cereals in the diet of low-income groups. Therefore, there is a need for a cereal with a higher quality protein source. Normal maize has poor protein quality because of a deficiency of several... of protein in the endosperm than their completely soft opaque-2 counterparts (Pollmer and Phipps, 1980). Also, within the modified kernel, the vitreous fraction has generally more protein than the soft fraction (Pollmer and Phipps, 1980). Vasal (1972...

  1. The hazardous priority substances in Italy: National rules and environmental quality standard in marine environment

    SciTech Connect

    Maggi, Chiara [ICRAM - Central Institute for Marine Research, Via di Casalotti, 300 Roma 00166 (Italy)], E-mail: c.maggi@icram.org; Onorati, Fulvio [ICRAM - Central Institute for Marine Research, Via di Casalotti, 300 Roma 00166 (Italy)], E-mail: f.onorati@icram.org; Lamberti, Claudia Virno [ICRAM - Central Institute for Marine Research, Via di Casalotti, 300 Roma 00166 (Italy)], E-mail: c.virno@icram.org; Cicero, Anna Maria [ICRAM - Central Institute for Marine Research, Via di Casalotti, 300 Roma 00166 (Italy)], E-mail: am.cicero@icram.org

    2008-01-15

    Article number 16 of the Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/60/EC) lays down the community strategy for establishment of harmonised quality standards for the priority substances and other substances posing a significant risk to the aquatic environment. In order to achieve the protection objectives of the Directive 2000/60/EC, the Italian Ministry of the Environment proposed the quality standards for surface water, sediments and biota related to the priority substances listed in the decision No. 2455/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 20 (2001) [Decision N. 2455/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2001. The list of priority substances in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC. Official Journal of the European Communities, 15.12.2001, p. 5]. Particularly, for the protection of the marine environment, the proposed Italian rules state that, from 1 January 2021, the concentrations of the hazardous priority substances in Italian marine and lagoon waters must be near the natural background for natural substances, like metals, and near zero for the anthropogenic one. According to Directive 2000/60/EC, the Italian Ministry of Environment issued in 2003 Decree 367 in which has derived 160 Environmental Quality Standard (EQS) for water and 27 Environmental Quality Objective (EQO) for sediment of marine coastal area, lagoons and coastal ponds. Biota quality standards have still to be fixed. The paper illustrates the criteria applied for the definition of the quality standards and some comments are presented.

  2. 7 CFR 810.804 - Grades and grade requirements for mixed grain.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Agriculture 7 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Grades and grade requirements for mixed grain. 810.804 Section...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Mixed Grain Grades and Grade Requirements § 810.804 Grades and...

  3. 7 CFR 810.304 - Grades and grade requirements for canola.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Grades and grade requirements for canola. 810.304 Section 810...United States Standards for Canola-Terms Defined Grades and Grade Requirements § 810.304 Grades and...

  4. 7 CFR 810.1404 - Grades and grade requirements for sorghum.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Grades and grade requirements for sorghum. 810.1404 Section 810...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Sorghum >grades and Grade Requirements § 810.1404 Grades...

  5. 7 CFR 810.304 - Grades and grade requirements for canola.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Agriculture 7 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Grades and grade requirements for canola. 810.304 Section 810...United States Standards for Canola-Terms Defined Grades and Grade Requirements § 810.304 Grades and...

  6. 7 CFR 810.206 - Grades and grade requirements for barley.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...false Grades and grade requirements for barley. 810.206 Section 810.206 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Barley Principles Governing the Application...206 Grades and grade requirements for barley. Grade Minimum limits of—...

  7. 7 CFR 810.206 - Grades and grade requirements for barley.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...false Grades and grade requirements for barley. 810.206 Section 810.206 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Barley Principles Governing the Application...206 Grades and grade requirements for barley. Grade Minimum limits of—...

  8. 7 CFR 810.206 - Grades and grade requirements for barley.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...false Grades and grade requirements for barley. 810.206 Section 810.206 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Barley Principles Governing the Application...206 Grades and grade requirements for barley. Grade Minimum limits of—...

  9. 7 CFR 810.1804 - Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed. 810.1804 Section 810.1804 Agriculture... United States Standards for Sunflower Seed Principles Governing the Application...Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed. Grade Minimum test weight per...

  10. 7 CFR 810.1804 - Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed. 810.1804 Section 810.1804 Agriculture... United States Standards for Sunflower Seed Principles Governing the Application...Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed. Grade Minimum test weight per...

  11. 7 CFR 810.1804 - Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed. 810.1804 Section 810.1804 Agriculture... United States Standards for Sunflower Seed Principles Governing the Application...Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed. Grade Minimum test weight per...

  12. 7 CFR 810.1804 - Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed. 810.1804 Section 810.1804 Agriculture... United States Standards for Sunflower Seed Principles Governing the Application...Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed. Grade Minimum test weight per...

  13. 7 CFR 810.1804 - Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed. 810.1804 Section 810.1804 Agriculture... United States Standards for Sunflower Seed Principles Governing the Application...Grades and grade requirements for sunflower seed. Grade Minimum test weight per...

  14. 7 CFR 810.1004 - Grades and grade requirements for oats.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...false Grades and grade requirements for oats. 810.1004 Section 810.1004 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Oats Principles Governing the Application...1004 Grades and grade requirements for oats. Grade Minimum limits— Test...

  15. 7 CFR 810.1004 - Grades and grade requirements for oats.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...false Grades and grade requirements for oats. 810.1004 Section 810.1004 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Oats Principles Governing the Application...1004 Grades and grade requirements for oats. Grade Minimum limits— Test...

  16. 7 CFR 810.1004 - Grades and grade requirements for oats.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...false Grades and grade requirements for oats. 810.1004 Section 810.1004 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Oats Principles Governing the Application...1004 Grades and grade requirements for oats. Grade Minimum limits— Test...

  17. Sifting through the ISO 9000 maze. [Quality assurance standards in the oil, gas, and services industry

    SciTech Connect

    Abraham, K.S.

    1993-12-01

    Various forces in the global upstream market are more frequently pressuring equipment and services firms to be certified according to the latest international standards in order to do business. However, understanding and completing the registration process can appear confusing and intimidating at first glance. This paper reviews the ISO's 9000 series of generic standards that provide quality assurance requirements and management guidance. It describes its applicability to the oil and gas industry which often found itself cut out of international markets because they were not recognized as registered ISO participants. It then describes the registration process, evaluation process, and time tables involved. It also describes the difference performance standards of the 9000 series.

  18. Dishwashing water recycling system and related water quality standards for military use.

    PubMed

    Church, Jared; Verbyla, Matthew E; Lee, Woo Hyoung; Randall, Andrew A; Amundsen, Ted J; Zastrow, Dustin J

    2015-10-01

    As the demand for reliable and safe water supplies increases, both water quality and available quantity are being challenged by population growth and climate change. Greywater reuse is becoming a common practice worldwide; however, in remote locations of limited water supply, such as those encountered in military installations, it is desirable to expand its classification to include dishwashing water to maximize the conservation of fresh water. Given that no standards for dishwashing greywater reuse by the military are currently available, the current study determined a specific set of water quality standards for dishwater recycling systems for U.S. military field operations. A tentative water reuse standard for dishwashing water was developed based on federal and state regulations and guidelines for non-potable water, and the developed standard was cross-evaluated by monitoring water quality data from a full-scale dishwashing water recycling system using an innovative electrocoagulation and ultrafiltration process. Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) was also performed based on exposure scenarios derived from literature data. As a result, a specific set of dishwashing water reuse standards for field analysis (simple, but accurate) was finalized as follows: turbidity (<1NTU), Escherichia coli (<50cfumL(-1)), and pH (6-9). UV254 was recommended as a surrogate for organic contaminants (e.g., BOD5), but requires further calibration steps for validation. The developed specific water standard is the first for dishwashing water reuse and will be expected to ensure that water quality is safe for field operations, but not so stringent that design complexity, cost, and operational and maintenance requirements will not be feasible for field use. In addition the parameters can be monitored using simple equipment in a field setting with only modest training requirements and real-time or rapid sample turn-around. This standard may prove useful in future development of civilian guidelines. PMID:26025638

  19. 7 CFR 810.2205 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Wheat Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...grades and special grade requirements. (a) Ergoty wheat. Wheat that contains more than 0.05 percent of ergot....

  20. 7 CFR 810.207 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Barley Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements ...grades and special grade requirements. (a) Blighted barley. Barley that contains more than 4.0 percent of...

  1. 7 CFR 810.207 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Barley Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements ...grades and special grade requirements. (a) Blighted barley. Barley that contains more than 4.0 percent of...

  2. 7 CFR 810.1005 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Oats Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...grades and special grade requirements. (a) Bleached oats. Oats that in whole or in part, have been treated with...

  3. 7 CFR 810.1005 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Oats Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...grades and special grade requirements. (a) Bleached oats. Oats that in whole or in part, have been treated with...

  4. 7 CFR 810.1005 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Oats Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...grades and special grade requirements. (a) Bleached oats. Oats that in whole or in part, have been treated with...

  5. 7 CFR 810.2205 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Wheat Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...grades and special grade requirements. (a) Ergoty wheat. Wheat that contains more than 0.05 percent of ergot....

  6. 7 CFR 810.2205 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Wheat Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...grades and special grade requirements. (a) Ergoty wheat. Wheat that contains more than 0.05 percent of ergot....

  7. 7 CFR 810.2205 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Wheat Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...grades and special grade requirements. (a) Ergoty wheat. Wheat that contains more than 0.05 percent of ergot....

  8. Radiotherapy of high-grade gliomas: current standards and new concepts, innovations in imaging and radiotherapy, and new therapeutic approaches

    PubMed Central

    Dhermain, Frederic

    2014-01-01

    The current standards in radiotherapy of high-grade gliomas (HGG) are based on anatomic imaging techniques, usually computed tomography (CT) scanning and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The guidelines vary depending on whether the HGG is a histological grade 3 anaplastic glioma (AG) or a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). For AG, T2-weighted MRI sequences plus the region of contrast enhancement in T1 are considered for the delineation of the gross tumor volume (GTV), and an isotropic expansion of 15 to 20 mm is recommended for the clinical target volume (CTV). For GBM, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group favors a two-step technique, with an initial phase (CTV1) including any T2 hyperintensity area (edema) plus a 20 mm margin treated with up to 46 Gy in 23 fractions, followed by a reduction in CTV2 to the contrast enhancement region in T1 with an additional 25 mm margin. The European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer recommends a single-phase technique with a unique GTV, which comprises the T1 contrast enhancement region plus a margin of 20 to 30 mm. A total dose of 60 Gy in 30 fractions is usually delivered for GBM, and a dose of 59.4 Gy in 33 fractions is typically given for AG. As more than 85% of HGGs recur in field, dose-escalation studies have shown that 70 to 75 Gy can be delivered in 6 weeks with relevant toxicities developing in < 10% of the patients. However, the only randomized dose-escalation trial, in which the boost dose was guided by conventional MRI, did not show any survival advantage of this treatment over the reference arm. HGGs are amongst the most infiltrative and heterogeneous tumors, and it was hypothesized that the most highly aggressive areas were missed; thus, better visualization of these high-risk regions for radiation boost could decrease the recurrence rate. Innovations in imaging and linear accelerators (LINAC) could help deliver the right doses of radiation to the right subvolumes according to the dose-painting concept. Advanced imaging techniques provide functional information on cellular density (diffusion MRI), angiogenesis (perfusion MRI), metabolic activity and cellular proliferation [positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)]. All of these non-invasive techniques demonstrated good association between the images and histology, with up to 40% of HGGs functionally presenting a high activity within the non-contrast-enhanced areas in T1. New LINAC technologies, such as intensity-modulated and stereotactic radiotherapy, help to deliver a simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) > 60 Gy. Trials delivering a SIB into a biological GTV showed the feasibility of this treatment, but the final results, in terms of clinical benefits for HGG patients, are still pending. Many issues have been identified: the variety of MRI and PET machines (and amino-acid tracers), the heterogeneity of the protocols used for image acquisition and post-treatment, the geometric distortion and the unreliable algorithms for co-registration of brain anatomy with functional maps, and the semi-quiescent but highly invasive HGG cells. These issues could be solved by the homogenization of the protocols and software applications, the simultaneous acquisition of anatomic and functional images (PET-MRI machines), the combination of complementary imaging tools (perfusion and diffusion MRI), and the concomitant addition of some ad hoc targeted drugs against angiogenesis and invasiveness to chemoradiotherapy. The integration of these hybrid data will construct new synthetic metrics for fully individualized treatments. PMID:24384237

  9. ALTERNATIVE AIR QUALITY INDICATORS FOR A SECONDARY FEDERAL STANDARD FOR OZONE

    EPA Science Inventory

    The present secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone, established in 1979, was based on limited information from a few field studies on vegetation and may not be protective of crop damage due to ozone, alone or in combination with other pollutants. onside...

  10. ATTAINMENT AND EFFECTS ISSUES REGARDING ALTERNATIVE SECONDARY OZONE AIR QUALITY STANDARDS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The present secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for O3, established in 1979, is based on limited information from a few field studies on vegetation and may not be protective of crop damage due to O3 alone or in combination with other pollutants. onsiderable in...

  11. When Does the ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Standard Lead to Performance Improvement? Assimilation and Going Beyond

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eitan Naveh; Alfred A. Marcus

    2004-01-01

    ISO 9000 is a management standard that provides customers with assurance that their registered suppliers have a consistent quality system to which they adhere. This paper draws on four sources to show how ISO 9000 can lead to performance improvement: 1) theories of induced innovation and improvisation; 2) the literature on ISO 9000; 3) a case study of a telecom

  12. Quality-Related Terminology in “Good Practice” Regulations and ISO Standards

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Horst D. Plettenberg

    1994-01-01

    Interactions between areas governed by good laboratory practice (GLP), good clinical practice (GCP), and good manufacturing practice (GMP) regulations become increasingly important in drug development. A common quality system addressing requirements of these regulations and arranged to recommendations of ISO 9000 standards could be helpful to facilitate cooperation and to avoid redundancy. An unexpected obstacle to the development of such

  13. The role of quality standards in innovative service companies: An empirical analysis for Germany

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Knut Blind; Christiane Hipp

    2003-01-01

    Proceeding from theoretical hypotheses, driving forces for the introduction of the ISO 9000ff series in innovative service companies are analysed. Based on the European Community Innovation Survey (CIS), a probit model is estimated with different explanatory variables based on a sample of innovative German service companies. The first analysis of the role of the quality standard ISO 9000ff in German

  14. HIC 2001 Realising Quality Health Care * Paper reviewed according to DETYA standard 1999

    E-print Network

    Fitzpatrick, Geraldine

    HIC 2001 Realising Quality Health Care * Paper reviewed according to DETYA standard 1999 Austin, D , et al. ISBN 0 9585370 8 9 Understanding community health care: Implications for technology design case study of a community health care setting. The intention of this study was to better understand

  15. Demanding Times for Durable Medical Equipment Companies: Understanding Competitive Bidding, the Supplier, and Quality Standards

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wayne Alan Murphy

    2012-01-01

    These are challenging times for DMEPOS organizations. They are currently approaching the time of competitive bidding for the majority of the Medicare beneficiary population of the United States. To provide Medicare products and services as well as submit a bid for competitive bidding, the companies must maintain accreditation and meet the supplier and quality standards as established by Medicare.

  16. Will cheap gas and efficient cars imperil air-quality goals under relaxed emission standards

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. J. LaBelle; C. L. Saricks; D. O. Moses

    1983-01-01

    Long-term trends, to the year 2000, of urban household travel were forecast for prototype metropolitan areas under several sets of energy prices, auto fuel economy, and emission standards. Dramatic improvements in air quality were forecast due to redistribution of travel and lowered emissions. The exception to this trend to rapidly growing cities, such as those in the west and southwest

  17. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR SALINITY NUMERIC CRITERIA AND PLAN OF IMPLEMENTATION FOR SALINITY CONTROL

    E-print Network

    PROPOSED WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR SALINITY INCLUDING NUMERIC CRITERIA AND PLAN OF IMPLEMENTATION FOR SALINITY CONTROL COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM I ' Prepared by Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum June 1975 #12;MEMBERS OF COLORADO RIVER BASIN SALINITY CONTROL FORUM ARIZONA: CALIFORNIA

  18. Action for Environmental Quality. Standards and Enforcement for Air and Water Pollution Control.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for setting and enforcing environmental quality standards for the nation. With the Clean Air Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-604) and the Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-500), the first truly nationwide control programs were established. This booklet is designed to inform the public…

  19. Historical review on development of environmental quality standards and guideline values for air pollutants in Japan

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Toshihiro Kawamoto; Thi-Thu-Phuong Pham; Takayuki Matsuda; Tsunehiro Oyama; Masayuki Tanaka; Hsu-Sheng Yu; Iwao Uchiyama

    2011-01-01

    Environmental quality standards (EQSs) have been established as desirable levels to be maintained for protection of human health and the conservation of the living environment by Basic Environment Law. EQSs in ambient air had been set for 10 substances (sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), suspended particulate matter (SPM), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and photochemical oxidants (Ox), benzene, tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, dioxins

  20. Importance of the Primary Radioactivity Standard Laboratory and Implementation of its Quality Management

    SciTech Connect

    Sahagia, Maria; Razdolescu, Anamaria Cristina; Luca, Aurelian; Ivan, Constantin ['Horia Hulubei' National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), 407 Atomistilor Street, PO Box MG-6, Magurele, Ilfov County, RO-077125 (Romania)

    2007-04-23

    The paper presents some specific aspects of the implementation of the quality management in the Radionuclide Metrology Laboratory, from IFIN-HH, the owner of the primary Romanian standard in radioactivity. The description of the accreditation, according to the EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, is presented.