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NAGC Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Education Programming Standards: A Guide to Planning and Implementing High-Quality Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The new Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Education Programming Standards should be part of every school district's repertoire of standards to ensure that the learning needs of advanced students are being met. "NAGC Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Education Programming Standards: A Guide to Planning and Implementing High-Quality Services" details six standards that…

Johnsen, Susan K., Ed.

2012-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Kevorkjjan, Varužan

2010-08-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

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Arizona Academic Standards: Grade 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arizona State Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

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Potential methods of revising USDA quality and yield grade standards for mature carcass cows  

E-print Network

never occurred abruptly. Changes that did occur could, perhaps, be compensated for in some way that increased marbling would be allowed to compensate for increased maturity as in the B maturity group. Carpenter (1974) concluded that USDA quality... grades do not provide a very accurate indication of assurance of eating satisfaction for consumers. In a companion paper, Smith et al. (1984) reported as maturity was expanded (from A only, to A + E), ability of USDA marbling score to account...

Hodgson, Rodney Robert

2012-06-07

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Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides information relating to Arizona Academic Standards for Grade 8. The following standards are reviewed: (1) the arts standards; (2) comprehensive health standards; (3) foreign and native language standards; (4) reading standard articulated by grade level 2003; (5) writing standard articulated by grade level 2004; (6)…

Arizona State Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

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Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arizona State Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

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Nebraska Science Standards: Grades K-12  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents the Nebraska Science Standards for Grades K-12. The standards are presented according to the following grades: (1) Grades K-2; (2) Grades 3-5; (3) Grades 6-8; and (4) Grades 9-12.

Nebraska Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

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Helping Standards Make the Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educators can develop fair and accurate standards-based grading/reporting by switching to criterion-referenced grading practices; using differentiated criteria (denoting product, process, and progress); clarifying the purpose of each reporting tool; and developing a reporting form that identifies standards, facilitates interpretation, and…

Guskey, Thomas R.

2001-01-01

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Standardization of grading embryo morphology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Standardization of morphological assessment for embryo grading system was developed and is being implemented by the Society\\u000a for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). A recent European consensus conference of embryologists from Europe and America\\u000a is working toward adopting an embryo classification system modeled similarly to that of SART which, if adopted, would produce\\u000a a de facto international standard to aid cross

Catherine Racowsky; Michael Vernon; Jacob Mayer; G. David Ball; Barry Behr; Kimball O. Pomeroy; David Wininger; William Gibbons; Joseph Conaghan; Judy E. Stern

2010-01-01

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4th Grade Content Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Centre, The S.

2012-01-01

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7 CFR 29.6155 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2010-01-01

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ISO 9000 Quality Standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality Control has become increasingly important for companies to stay competitive within the global trade community. In 1987 the European Community implemented the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)9000 series of quality standards to identify and standarize quality definitions and control methods. Third-party certification through authorized registrars is necessary for compliance. Management must consider the costs in time and labor required

Gary W. White; Daniel C. Mack

1996-01-01

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Absolute and Relative Grading Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

K. K. Waltman and D. A. Frisbie (1994) observed that teachers and parents often interpret grades given to students in both absolute and relative senses. They conclude that this sort of interpretation is illogical and may indicate misunderstandings in several areas. Absolute and relative methods of assigning letter grades are approached from…

Johanson, George A.

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State Air Quality Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents in tabular form the air quality standards for sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, photochemicals, non-methane hydrocarbons and particulates for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. (CS)

Pollution Engineering, 1978

1978-01-01

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Grades 9-12 Physics Content Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains the California Board of Education requirements for student learning in physics, grades 9-12. Standards are listed in the areas of motion and forces, heat and thermodynamics, and electricity and magnitism.

2004-12-15

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7 CFR 36.2 - Initiating action on grade standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 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,...

2010-01-01

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WATER QUALITY STANDARDS DOCKET  

EPA Science Inventory

Resource Purpose: EPA revised its federal regulation. As a result of this revision, State water quality standards are not effective under the CWA until approved by EPA. Previously, they were effective as soon as adopted by the State. Because NPDES permits, 303(d) listing...

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Texas Surface Water Quality Standards  

E-print Network

1 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards 30 TAC Chapter 307 Lori Hamilton Water Quality Standards of the water quality standards for a water body will be conducted Types of UAAs Aquatic Life Use (ALU) UAAs 2 manager from the TMDL or NPS team (if applicable) Contact the TCEQ's Water Quality Standards Group

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78 FR 25416 - United States Standards for Grades of Okra  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...States Standards for Grades of Okra are available...condition, quantity, grade and packaging and recommend...States Standards for Grades of Fruits and Vegetables...States Standards for Grades of Okra. The public...necessary, since it is not a grade and only serves to...

2013-05-01

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7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Summary of standard grades. 29.1181 Section 29.1181 Agriculture...INSPECTION Standards Summary of Standard Grades § 29.1181 Summary of standard grades. 23 Grades of Leaf B1L B1F B1FR...

2010-01-01

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7 CFR 29.2686 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Summary of standard grades. 29.2686 Section 29.2686 Agriculture...INSPECTION Standards Summary of Standard Grades § 29.2686 Summary of standard grades. 6 Grades of Wrappers A1F A3F A2D...

2010-01-01

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7 CFR 29.3181 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2010-01-01

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7 CFR 29.3676 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2010-01-01

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7 CFR 29.2461 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Summary of standard grades. 29.2461 Section 29.2461 Agriculture...INSPECTION Standards Summary of Standard Grades § 29.2461 Summary of standard grades. 4 Grades of wrappers A1F A2F A1D...

2010-01-01

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An objective fingerprint quality-grading system.  

PubMed

The grading of fingerprint quality by fingerprint examiners as currently practised is a subjective process. Therefore, an objective system was devised to remove the subjectivity. The devised grading system is quantitative and uses three separate, easily available, software packages to ultimately identify the portions of a fingerprint that correspond to low-, medium-, and high-quality definitive minutiae as defined on the Universal Latent Workstation of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. PMID:23890638

Pulsifer, Drew P; Muhlberger, Sarah A; Williams, Stephanie F; Shaler, Robert C; Lakhtakia, Akhlesh

2013-09-10

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Clinical-Grade Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Produced Under Various Good Manufacturing Practice Processes Differ in Their Immunomodulatory Properties: Standardization of Immune Quality Controls  

PubMed Central

Clinical-grade mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are usually expanded from bone marrow (BMMSCs) or adipose tissue (ADSCs) using processes mainly differing in the use of fetal calf serum (FCS) or human platelet lysate (PL). We aimed to compare immune modulatory properties of clinical-grade MSCs using a combination of fully standardized in vitro assays. BMMSCs expanded with FCS (BMMSC-FCS) or PL (BMMSC-PL), and ADSC-PL were analyzed in quantitative phenotypic and functional experiments, including their capacity to inhibit the proliferation of T, B, and NK cells. The molecular mechanisms supporting T-cell inhibition were investigated. These parameters were also evaluated after pre-stimulation of MSCs with inflammatory cytokines. BMMSC-FCS, BMMSC-PL, and ADSC-PL displayed significant differences in expression of immunosuppressive and adhesion molecules. Standardized functional assays revealed that resting MSCs inhibited proliferation of T and NK cells, but not B cells. ADSC-PL were the most potent in inhibiting T-cell growth, a property ascribed to interferon-?-dependent indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activity. MSCs did not stimulate allogeneic T cell proliferation but were efficiently lysed by activated NK cells. The systematic use of quantitative and reproducible validation techniques highlights differences in immunological properties of MSCs produced using various clinical-grade processes. ADSC-PL emerge as a promising candidate for future clinical trials. PMID:23339531

Menard, Cedric; Pacelli, Luciano; Bassi, Giulio; Dulong, Joelle; Bifari, Francesco; Bezier, Isabelle; Zanoncello, Jasmina; Ricciardi, Mario; Latour, Maelle; Bourin, Philippe; Schrezenmeier, Hubert; Sensebe, Luc

2013-01-01

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The USDA quality grades may mislead consumers.  

PubMed

This study was designed to explore consumers' perceptions about and knowledge of USDA beef quality grades. Data were collected from over 1,000 consumers in online surveys in November and December 2013, and estimates were weighted to force the sample to mirror the U.S. population in terms of age, gender, education, and region of residence. When asked to rank Prime, Choice, and Select grades in terms of leanness, only 14.4% provided the correct ranking with 57.1% of respondents incorrectly indicating steaks grading Prime were the leanest. Despite perceptions that the Prime name indicated the leanest product, in a subsequent question, 55.6% of respondents thought Prime grade to be the juiciest of the 3 grades. In addition to inquiring about perceptions of the grade names, respondents also indicated perceptions of pictures of steaks. Only 14.5% of respondents correctly matched the steak pictures with their corresponding USDA quality grade name, an outcome that is statistically worse than would have occurred through pure random matching (P = 0.03). When asked to match pictures of steaks with expected prices, 54.8% of respondents incorrectly matched the picture of the Prime steak with the lowest price level. More highly educated consumers with greater preferences for steak consumption were more likely to provide correct answers. Results reveal substantial confusion over quality grading nomenclature and suggest the need for more education or for a transition toward more descriptive terminology at the retail level. PMID:24802037

DeVuyst, E A; Lusk, J L; DeVuyst, M A

2014-07-01

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New Federal Air Quality Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report discusses the current procedures for establishing air quality standards, the bases for standards, and, finally, proposed and final National Primary and Secondary Ambient Air Quality Standards for sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nonmethane hydrocarbons, photochemical oxidants, and nitrogen dioxide. (Author/RH)

Stopinski, O. W.

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Nebraska Water Quality Standards Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The summary presents water quality standards of the State of Nebraska. The standards consist of three major components: designation of the uses which interstate waters are to serve, specification of narrative and numerical criteria to protect and enhance ...

1972-01-01

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Missouri Water Quality Standards Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Summarized are the water quality standards of the State of Missouri. The standards consist of three major components: designation of the uses which interstate waters are to serve, specification of narrative and numerical criteria to protect and enhance wa...

1972-01-01

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Surface Water Quality Standards  

E-print Network

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... 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...

Wythe, Kathy

2007-01-01

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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...

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Job Grading Standard for Wood Worker, WG-4604.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

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Water Quality Standards Inventory Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Water Quality Standards Inventory is provided by the Information Center for the Environment, a cooperative effort of environmental scientists at the University of California, Davis. The GIS-based inventory of water quality standards consists of water quality objectives and beneficial uses established by each regional board for California surface waters. Users can browse by water quality regions, Caltrans districts, California counties, waterbody name, beneficial uses (such as cold freshwater habitat), or do keyword searches. This very informative and graphically pleasing database does a good job of presenting the extensive information in an easily accessible manner, making it a terrific resource for those searching for various water information for the state.

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Business Education Crosswalking Standards: Grades Eight and Twelve.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is intended to assist Nebraska business education teachers in developing assessment plans for their local school districts. The first part of the document correlates Nebraska's business education performance standards with grade 8 and grade 12 standards for the following academic subject areas: mathematics; science; social…

Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.

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Classroom Standard Setting and Grading Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The assignment of grades to students is discussed, and a grading process is recommended. The process begins with the separation of minimal and developmental objectives. Minimal objectives represent course outcomes that all students are expected to achieve; developmental objectives are more complex goals toward which students strive, but which few…

Terwilliger, James S.

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Classroom Standard Setting and Grading Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The process of assigning grades to students is analyzed, and a specific approach to grading is recommended that distinguishes between minimal and developmental objectives. Criterion-referenced and norm-referenced concepts are used in the approach, which is best suited for secondary school or college. (SLD)

Terwilliger, James S.

1989-01-01

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The Benefits of Standards-Based Grading: A Critical Evaluation of Modern Grading Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the methodology and application of an assessment philosophy known as standards-based grading, via a critical comparison of standards-based grading to other assessment philosophies commonly employed at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels of education. Evidenced by examples of increased student engagement and…

Iamarino, Danielle L.

2014-01-01

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Math Process Standards Series, Grades 3-5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

2008-01-01

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Job Grading Standard for Machinist, WG 3414.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in the manufacture and repair of parts and items of equipment which require the use of various types of standard and special machine tools and their attachments to machine metals, metal alloys, and other materials. The work requires skills ranging from initial planning of necessary work sequences to…

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

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The Relationship between Measures of Vocabulary and Narrative Writing Quality in Second- and Fourth-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between measures of written vocabulary and writing quality. Participants included 92 second-grade students and 101 fourth-grade students. Students completed two writing samples: one an experimenter-developed writing task and the other, a standardized assessment of writing quality. Research…

Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Leaird, Jacqueline T.

2009-01-01

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Job Grading Standard for Electroplater, WG-3711.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The standard for Electroplating Worker WG-7 and Electroplater WG-9 covers work involving the use of electrolytic and chemical processes to plate, coat, and treat surfaces of metals and metal alloys for purposes of protection, repair, maintenance, and fabrication of parts and equipment. A knowledge of the preparation, testing, and maintenance of…

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

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Graded Response Modeling of the Quality of Life Interview.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlined a graded response model and applied it to an aggregated data set from four studies involving subjective items from the Quality of Life Interview (QOLI) (A. Lehman, 1988). Used the results to create customized QOLI scales. Discusses the use of this methodology for scales involving ordered, graded categories. (SLD)

Uttaro, Thomas; Lehman, Anthony

1999-01-01

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75 FR 22551 - United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Blueberries  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Blueberries are available...United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Blueberries. These...associated with revising an official grade standard, AMS published a notice...revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Frozen Blueberries....

2010-04-29

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Minimum Standards for Schools: Grades Kindergarten and Above.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document enumerates the minimun standards which have been in effect since May 1, 1985 for all Texas child care facilities offering educational programs in one or more grades for children ages 5 through 13. The following areas of concern are covered in the seven chapters: (1) organization and administration (in general, and of enrollment and…

Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.

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Standardized Curriculum for Enrichment Agriculture. Grades 7 and 8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Standardized vocational education course titles and core contents are provided for two courses in Mississippi: agriculture, grades seven and eight. The first course contains the following units: (1) agricultural careers; (2) leadership and Future Farmers of America (FFA); (3) public speaking; (4) parliamentary procedures; (5) introduction to…

Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Office of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.

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Job Grading Standard for Locomotive Engineer WG-6004.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

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Job Grading Standard for Brakeman and Conductor WG-6003.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

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THE STUDY OF FACTORS INFLUENCING COLLEGE GRADING STANDARDS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE STUDY TESTED THE HYPOTHESIS THAT COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH A SPECIFIED AVERAGE ACADEMIC APTITUDE (AAA) LEVEL RECEIVED HIGHER GRADES AS ENROLLMENT INCREASED AND ADMISSION STANDARDS WERE LOWERED TO FILL NEW DORMITORIES. AAA WAS COMPUTED FROM AN ENTERING FRESHMAN'S COMBINED SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST (SAT) VERBAL AND QUANTITIVE SCORES. LOCATING…

GLADNEY, MARILYN B.; HILLS, JOHN R.

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Job Grading Standard for Electric Power Controller WG-5407.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The standard is used to grade nonsupervisory jobs involved in controlling the generation or distribution of electric power. The jobs are located at power generating plants, power distribution centers, and substations. The work requires ability to anticipate load changes due to work schedules, weather, and other variables, in order to engage or cut…

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

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Job Grading Standard for Blocker and Bracer WG-4602.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The standard is used to grade nonsupervisor's work involved in blocking, bracing, staying, and securing cargo for shipment by land, sea, or air. It requires skill in constructing, placing, and installing wooden blocks, wedges, bracing structures and other staying devices, as well as skill in securing items using wires, ropes, chains, cables,…

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

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Drama Performance Standards at Grades 4, 8 and 12 for North Dakota Drama Standards and Benchmarks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document outlines the performance standards for drama in North Dakota public schools, grades K-12. Four levels of performance are provided for each benchmark by North Dakota educators for K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 grade levels. Level 4 describes advanced proficiency; Level 3, proficiency; Level 2, partial proficiency; and Level 1, novice. The…

Kalinowski, Roger; Lindekugel-Willis, Paula; Nilsen, Cheryl; Opp, Dean; Rauschenberger, Paula

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Michigan K-12 Program Standards of Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource document outlines the expectations and standards for kindergarten through 12th-grade educational programs in the state of Michigan. Developed over several years in cooperation with representatives from 33 state organizations and local school district staffs, the standards suggest expectations for educational programs that may be used…

Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ricketts, Christine R.

2010-01-01

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At-risk students: do theory grades + standardized examinations = success?  

PubMed

Early identification of students at risk of failing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses allows nurse educators and students the opportunity to develop a remediation plan. The author describes one program's systematic review and exploration of the predictive ability of standardized examinations, nursing course theory grades, and entrance criteria for identifying students at risk. Best predictors at 3 points in the curriculum (entrance, midway, and the semester before graduation) are discussed. PMID:16980824

Stuenkel, Diane L

2006-01-01

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Quality Standards for Basic Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit (ALBSU) is committed to improving the quality of basic skills provision in England and Wales. It has encouraged the development of quality assurance in basic skills so that potential and existing students know what they should be entitled to expect. ALBSU's Good Practice documents published since 1984 have…

Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).

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ISO 9000 Quality Standards in Construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is risk involved in any construction project. A contractor's quality assur- ance system is essential in preventing problems and the reoccurrence of problems. This system ensures consistent quality for the contractor's clients. An evaluation of the quality systems of 15 construction contractors in Saudi Arabia is discussed here. The evaluation was performed against the ISO 9000 standard. The contractors'

Abdulaziz A. Bubshait; Tawfiq H. Al-Atiq

1999-01-01

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7 CFR 28.521 - Application of color and leaf grade standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Application of color and leaf grade standards. 28.521...Explanatory Terms § 28.521 Application of color and leaf grade standards. American Pima cotton which in color is within the range of the color...

2010-01-01

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Fat Quality Assessments of Feed Grade and Pet Food-Grade Poultry By-Product Meals1  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Ether extract composition of poultry by-product meal (PBM) varies among feed-grade and pet food-grade sources. Because feed-grade PBM contains a wider variety of processing residues than pet food-grade PBM, it is presumed to be of lower fat quality (i.e., stability). This potential difference in fat quality, or stability, between PBM sources can be accentuated by high environmental temperatures. A

W. A. Dozier; N. M. Dale; A. F. Giesen

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Quality grade recognition of knitted yarns by support vector machines  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the support vector machine (SVM) for classification of the quality grade of knitted yarns. The SVM, Kernel Fisher Discriminant Analysis (KFDA), back promulgation neural network (BPNN), and radial basis function neural network (RBFNN) are comparatively investigated in 94 classified knitted yarns from different mills in four-dimensional space, four methods are employed on IRIS and knitted yarns dataset,

Liu Hao; Qiu Guan-xiong; Li Xiao-jiu; Cheng Ling; Wang Yuxiu

2010-01-01

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Power quality issues -- Standards and guidelines  

SciTech Connect

As a result of the wide-ranging addition of electronically controlled equipment within the last five to ten years, the lack of industry standards and application criteria in the area of power quality has become very evident. This paper outlines the significant factors associated with power quality by summarizing the key considerations, the relevant standards, the areas where standards are being developed, and useful application guidelines. Power quality is discussed here in terms of three major categories--system disturbances, harmonic distortion, and grounding.

Reid, W.E. [Qual-Tech Engineers Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)] [Qual-Tech Engineers Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1996-05-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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...

2011-06-10

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The Impact of Grading Standards on Student Achievement, Educational Attainment, and Entry-Level Earnings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite recent theoretical work and proposals from educational reformers, there is little empirical work on the effects of higher grading standards. In this paper we use data from the High School and Beyond survey to estimate the effects of grading standards on student achievement, educational attainment, and entry level earnings. We consider not only how grading standards affect average outcomes

Julian R. Betts; Jeffrey Grogger

2000-01-01

65

50 CFR 270.15 - Quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FISH AND SEAFOOD PROMOTION SPECIES-SPECIFIC SEAFOOD MARKETING...NMFS will develop quality standards for the species of fish or fish products described in the approved charter. Any...

2010-10-01

66

50 CFR 270.15 - Quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FISH AND SEAFOOD PROMOTION SPECIES-SPECIFIC SEAFOOD MARKETING...NMFS will develop quality standards for the species of fish or fish products described in the approved charter. Any...

2011-10-01

67

50 CFR 270.15 - Quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FISH AND SEAFOOD PROMOTION SPECIES-SPECIFIC SEAFOOD MARKETING...NMFS will develop quality standards for the species of fish or fish products described in the approved charter. Any...

2012-10-01

68

Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations in clinical practice guidelines: part 2 of 3. The GRADE approach to grading quality of evidence about diagnostic tests and strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The GRADE approach to grading the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations provides a comprehensive and transparent approach for developing clinical recommendations about using diagnostic tests or diagnostic strategies. Although grading the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations about using tests shares the logic of grading recommendations for treatment, it presents unique challenges. Guideline panels and clinicians should

J. L. Brozek; E. A. Akl; R. Jaeschke; D. M. Lang; P. Bossuyt; P. Glasziou; M. Helfand; E. Ueffing; P. Alonso-Coello; J. Meerpohl; B. Phillips; A. R. Horvath; J. Bousquet; G. H. Guyatt; H. J. Schünemann

2009-01-01

69

25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... (a) Each school shall implement a uniform grading system...the courses of study undertaken...student grades on report cards...between home and school. Residential...student grades on report cards... (d) Each school shall...

2011-04-01

70

25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... (a) Each school shall implement a uniform grading system...the courses of study undertaken...student grades on report cards...between home and school. Residential...student grades on report cards... (d) Each school shall...

2013-04-01

71

25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

... (a) Each school shall implement a uniform grading system...the courses of study undertaken...student grades on report cards...between home and school. Residential...student grades on report cards... (d) Each school shall...

2014-04-01

72

25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... (a) Each school shall implement a uniform grading system...the courses of study undertaken...student grades on report cards...between home and school. Residential...student grades on report cards... (d) Each school shall...

2010-04-01

73

25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... (a) Each school shall implement a uniform grading system...the courses of study undertaken...student grades on report cards...between home and school. Residential...student grades on report cards... (d) Each school shall...

2012-04-01

74

40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Revised water quality standards. 35.2111 Section...Works § 35.2111 Revised water quality standards. After December...December 29, 1981, had their water quality standards reviewed and...

2013-07-01

75

40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Revised water quality standards. 35.2111 Section...Works § 35.2111 Revised water quality standards. After December...December 29, 1981, had their water quality standards reviewed and...

2011-07-01

76

40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Revised water quality standards. 35.2111 Section...Works § 35.2111 Revised water quality standards. After December...December 29, 1981, had their water quality standards reviewed and...

2012-07-01

77

40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Revised water quality standards. 35.2111 Section...Works § 35.2111 Revised water quality standards. After December...December 29, 1981, had their water quality standards reviewed and...

2010-07-01

78

24 CFR 200.75 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Environmental quality determinations and standards...200.75 Environmental quality determinations and standards...Enhancement of Environmental Quality, 24 CFR part 51, Environmental Criteria and Standards, 24 CFR...

2011-04-01

79

24 CFR 242.79 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 false Environmental quality determinations and standards...242.79 Environmental quality determinations and standards...Enhancement of Environmental Quality,” 24 CFR part 51, “Environmental Criteria and Standards,” and...

2013-04-01

80

24 CFR 242.79 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Environmental quality determinations and standards...242.79 Environmental quality determinations and standards...Enhancement of Environmental Quality,” 24 CFR part 51, “Environmental Criteria and Standards,” and...

2011-04-01

81

24 CFR 242.79 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

...2014-04-01 false Environmental quality determinations and standards...242.79 Environmental quality determinations and standards...Enhancement of Environmental Quality,” 24 CFR part 51, “Environmental Criteria and Standards,” and...

2014-04-01

82

24 CFR 200.75 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 false Environmental quality determinations and standards...200.75 Environmental quality determinations and standards...Enhancement of Environmental Quality, 24 CFR part 51, Environmental Criteria and Standards, 24 CFR...

2013-04-01

83

24 CFR 200.75 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 false Environmental quality determinations and standards...200.75 Environmental quality determinations and standards...Enhancement of Environmental Quality, 24 CFR part 51, Environmental Criteria and Standards, 24 CFR...

2012-04-01

84

24 CFR 242.79 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Environmental quality determinations and standards...242.79 Environmental quality determinations and standards...Enhancement of Environmental Quality,” 24 CFR part 51, “Environmental Criteria and Standards,” and...

2010-04-01

85

24 CFR 200.75 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Environmental quality determinations and standards...200.75 Environmental quality determinations and standards...Enhancement of Environmental Quality, 24 CFR part 51, Environmental Criteria and Standards, 24 CFR...

2010-04-01

86

24 CFR 242.79 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 false Environmental quality determinations and standards...242.79 Environmental quality determinations and standards...Enhancement of Environmental Quality,” 24 CFR part 51, “Environmental Criteria and Standards,” and...

2012-04-01

87

School-Based Accountability and the Distribution of Teacher Quality across Grades in Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We use North Carolina data to explore whether the quality of teachers in the lower elementary grades (K-2) falls short of teacher quality in the upper grades (3-5) and to examine the hypothesis that school accountability pressures contribute to such quality shortfalls. Our concern with the early grades arises from recent studies highlighting how…

Fuller, Sarah C.; Ladd, Helen F.

2013-01-01

88

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

O'Connell, Susan; Croskey, Suzanne G.

2008-01-01

89

42 CFR 493.1289 - Standard: Analytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...Standard: Analytic systems quality assessment. (a) The laboratory must establish... (c) The laboratory must document all analytic systems quality...

2012-10-01

90

42 CFR 493.1289 - Standard: Analytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...Standard: Analytic systems quality assessment. (a) The laboratory must establish... (c) The laboratory must document all analytic systems quality...

2010-10-01

91

42 CFR 493.1289 - Standard: Analytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...Standard: Analytic systems quality assessment. (a) The laboratory must establish... (c) The laboratory must document all analytic systems quality...

2013-10-01

92

42 CFR 493.1289 - Standard: Analytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...Standard: Analytic systems quality assessment. (a) The laboratory must establish... (c) The laboratory must document all analytic systems quality...

2011-10-01

93

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.

2007-02-04

94

[Study thought of pharmaceutical preparations quality standards by dynamic quality control technology].  

PubMed

Pharmaceutical preparations, particularly as a "secret recipe" of traditional Chinese medicine in medical institutions, are the product of China's medical and health industry, and they are also an important means of competing of different medical institutions. Although pharmaceutical preparations have advantages and characteristics than institutes for drug and pharmaceutical companies, the quality standards of pharmaceutical preparations in medical institutions has not reached the desired level over the years. As we all know, the quality of pharmaceutical preparations is important to ensure the efficacy, especially under the environment of people pay more sttention on drug safety and effectiveness and contry increase emphasis on the stste of pharmaceutical preparations. In view of this, we will improve the grade, stability, and clinical efficacy of pharmaceutical preparations by the advanced equipment, testing instruments and the process dynamic quality control technology. Finally, we hope we can provide new ideas for the quality control of pharmaceutical preparations. PMID:25272516

Yu, Dan-Hong; Mao, Chen-Mei; Lv, Cheng-Zhe; Jin, Hui-Zhen; Yao, Xin; Jia, Xiao-Bin

2014-07-01

95

Declining College Standards: It's Not the Courses, It's the Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College grades are no longer accurate indicators of what students know. Ultimately, students and employers will be shortchanged and the validity of higher education endangered. Factors contributing to grade inflation include emphasis on student self-esteem, new grading schemes, competition for students. Possible solutions include raised admissions…

Beaver, William

1997-01-01

96

Middle school science grades: Can they be used to forecast performance on standardized tests?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine if classroom science grades could be used to forecast standardized testing readiness for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Participants for this study consisted of 647 eighth grade students assigned to a public middle school in Florida. Using annual classroom science grades and the corresponding year's FCAT Science scale scores for each

Gary L. Hubbard

2007-01-01

97

A model for determining shelf life, estimating terminal body composition, yield grade and quality grade of feedlot cattle  

E-print Network

/carcass weight relationships. . . . . . . . . . . 29 Figure 3. Changes in the relationship of carcass fat to carcass weight with frame size. . . . . . . . . . 30 Figure 4. Yield grade vs carcass fat percent as influenced by carcass weight.... . . . . . . . . . 31 Figure 5. Quality grade vs carcass fat percent as influenced by carcass weight. . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Figure 6. Yield grade vs carcass fat percent as influenced by frame size. 33 Figure 7. Impact of frame size on the relationship of yield...

Perry, Richard Jay

2012-06-07

98

The use of International Standards Organization ISO 9000 quality assurance standards in place of military standards  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The implementation of quality standards within the European Community by the creation of International Quality Standards 9000 is another step toward development of a global marketplace. It is in the interests of DoD to support this trend in order to help maintain the defense industrial base. The first part of this study performs a comparison of DoD quality standards to the ISO 9000 Standards. The second part of the study consists of a survey of U.S. firms that have become ISO 9000 registered. This survey is intended to provide an assessment of the current movement within the defense industrial base toward adoption of ISO 9000 Standards. The survey also attempts to identify potential implementation issues relating to adoption of ISO 9000 Standards in place of military standards. It is concluded that DoD should implement ISO 9000 and that the impact of this implementation will be favorable.

Beckerdite, Stanley M.

1992-06-01

99

Ideas: NCTM Standards-Based Instruction, Grades 5-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a collection of activity-based mathematics lessons for grades 5-8 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…

Hynes, Michael C., Ed.

100

Air quality standards must protect public health  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

2006-06-15

101

[Quality standards for qingwei huanglian pills].  

PubMed

In the paper systematic studies on quality standards for Qingwei Huanglian Pills are reported, along with the TLC identification of Gardenia jasminoides, Scutellaria baicalensis and Anemarrhena asphodeloides and the quantitative determination of berberine in Coptis chinensis and Phellodendron chinese by TLC densitometric method. To simplify the operation, the same solvent was used for both the identification and determination. The quantitative method is simple, sensitive, reproducible and accurate. The recovery of berberine is 99.48%. The coefficient of variation is 1.42%. PMID:8323707

Han, G R; Wang, Y D; Feng, L; Liu, Z Q; Zhang, H B

1993-02-01

102

Clean air act and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)  

E-print Network

Clean air act and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Ozone: Sources/Environmental Effects Particulates (PM): Sources/Environmental Effects #12;National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) The Clean Air Act requires EPA to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for pollutants considered

Weber, Rodney

103

Rational establishment of air quality standards.  

PubMed

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

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

1983-10-01

104

Rapid Color Grading for Fruit Quality Evaluation Using Direct Color Mapping  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

105

Technical Standards Products Informing NASA Quality Practices  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This viewgraph presentation includes formal definitions of standards (external and internal), as well as discussions of the importance of standards to NASA, current technical standards issues, the NASA technical standards program, and provides technical standards resources.

Oberhettinger, David

2006-01-01

106

Monitoring A level standards: tests, grades and other approximations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many different approaches have been used to research the comparability of examination grades, such as those generated by A level examinations in different subjects and years, and by different examination boards. This paper reviews various definitions of comparability which have been used, and argues that all definitions of comparability incorporate specific values. The paper explores studies that have used general

Roger Murphy; John Wilmut; Roger Wood

1996-01-01

107

Rural Standardization of the Burt-Vernon Graded Word Reading Test  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was a replication of Vernon's re-standardization of the Burt-Vernon Graded Word Reading Test (Vernon, 1973). The purpose of the replication was to compare rural Albertan reading attainments with those of Calgary children, and to provide local norms on a graded word reading test. (Author)

Broadley, G.; Broadley, K. M.

1975-01-01

108

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PROCESSED FISHERY PRODUCTS, PROCESSED PRODUCTS THEREOF, AND CERTAIN OTHER PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS UNITED STATES STANDARDS FOR GRADES § 261.102 Publication...

2010-10-01

109

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PROCESSED FISHERY PRODUCTS, PROCESSED PRODUCTS THEREOF, AND CERTAIN OTHER PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS UNITED STATES STANDARDS FOR GRADES § 261.103 Basis for...

2011-10-01

110

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PROCESSED FISHERY PRODUCTS, PROCESSED PRODUCTS THEREOF, AND CERTAIN OTHER PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS UNITED STATES STANDARDS FOR GRADES § 261.102 Publication...

2011-10-01

111

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

...grade standards for packed raisins shall be as follows: (a) Natural (sun-dried) Seedless, Dipped Seedless, and Other Seedless-Sulfured raisins. Packed Natural (sun-dried) Seedless, Dipped Seedless, and Other...

2014-01-01

112

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...grade standards for packed raisins shall be as follows: (a) Natural (sun-dried) Seedless, Dipped Seedless, and Other Seedless-Sulfured raisins. Packed Natural (sun-dried) Seedless, Dipped Seedless, and Other...

2011-01-01

113

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...grade standards for packed raisins shall be as follows: (a) Natural (sun-dried) Seedless, Dipped Seedless, and Other Seedless-Sulfured raisins. Packed Natural (sun-dried) Seedless, Dipped Seedless, and Other...

2013-01-01

114

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...grade standards for packed raisins shall be as follows: (a) Natural (sun-dried) Seedless, Dipped Seedless, and Other Seedless-Sulfured raisins. Packed Natural (sun-dried) Seedless, Dipped Seedless, and Other...

2012-01-01

115

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...grade standards for packed raisins shall be as follows: (a) Natural (sun-dried) Seedless, Dipped Seedless, and Other Seedless-Sulfured raisins. Packed Natural (sun-dried) Seedless, Dipped Seedless, and Other...

2010-01-01

116

7 CFR 29.2272 - Grade.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CONTAINER REGULATIONS TOBACCO INSPECTION Standards Official Standard Grades for Virginia Fire-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Type 21) § 29.2272 Grade. A subdivision of a type according to group, quality, and...

2013-01-01

117

7 CFR 29.2272 - Grade.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CONTAINER REGULATIONS TOBACCO INSPECTION Standards Official Standard Grades for Virginia Fire-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Type 21) § 29.2272 Grade. A subdivision of a type according to group, quality, and...

2010-01-01

118

7 CFR 29.2272 - Grade.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...CONTAINER REGULATIONS TOBACCO INSPECTION Standards Official Standard Grades for Virginia Fire-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Type 21) § 29.2272 Grade. A subdivision of a type according to group, quality, and...

2011-01-01

119

7 CFR 29.2272 - Grade.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...CONTAINER REGULATIONS TOBACCO INSPECTION Standards Official Standard Grades for Virginia Fire-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Type 21) § 29.2272 Grade. A subdivision of a type according to group, quality, and...

2012-01-01

120

Job Grading Standard for Electrician (High Voltage) WG-2810.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in installation, test, repair, and maintenance of electric power plant and/or overhead and underground primary electrical distribution systems. These jobs require knowledge and application of electrical principles, procedures, materials, and safety standards governing work on electrical systems…

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

121

7 CFR 980.501 - Safeguard procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality, and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality...procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality...imports: (1) Potatoes, onions or tomatoes for consumption by charitable...

2012-01-01

122

7 CFR 980.501 - Safeguard procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality, and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality...procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality...imports: (1) Potatoes, onions or tomatoes for consumption by charitable...

2011-01-01

123

7 CFR 980.501 - Safeguard procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality, and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality...procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality...imports: (1) Potatoes, onions or tomatoes for consumption by charitable...

2010-01-01

124

7 CFR 980.501 - Safeguard procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality, and...  

...procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality...procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality...imports: (1) Potatoes, onions or tomatoes for consumption by charitable...

2014-01-01

125

7 CFR 980.501 - Safeguard procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality, and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality...procedures for potatoes, onions, and tomatoes exempt from grade, size, quality...imports: (1) Potatoes, onions or tomatoes for consumption by charitable...

2013-01-01

126

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...

127

The Explication of Quality Standards in Self-Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

128

Influence of slaughter weight and sex on yield and quality grades of Hanwoo (Korean native cattle) carcasses.  

PubMed

To assess the effects of slaughter weight and sex on APGS (Animal Products Grading Service) quality and APGS yield grade of Korean Hanwoo (n = 20,881) cattle, data were collected from cow, bull, and steer carcasses during a 1-yr period. Factors used to determine quality grade (marbling, meat color, fat color, texture, and overall maturity score) and yield grade (cold carcass weight, adjusted fat thickness, and longissimus muscle area) by the Korean grading system were recorded. Both yield and quality grades were improved (P < 0.01) with heavier slaughter weight, but there was no difference in yield grade for Hanwoo cattle classes heavier than 551 kg (P > 0.01). Longissimus muscle area, adjusted fat thickness, and marbling score increased (P < 0.01) with carcass weight. Bull carcasses showed higher yield but lower quality than those of cows or steers (P < 0.01). The quality grade of steer carcasses was higher (P < 0.01) than that of cow carcasses due to higher marbling scores, lower maturity scores, and heavier carcass weights. Hanwoo carcasses with larger longissimus muscle areas in relation to their carcass weight had lower APGS quality grades. The APGS quality grades were different between yield grade A and B carcasses (P < 0.01), but quality grade was not improved by increased fat thickness beyond the point of yield grade B. Adjusted fat thickness and marbling score showed significant (P < 0.01) differences among all yield grade classes, and this resulted in increased quality grade as yield grade decreased. Adjusted fat thickness showed the strongest correlation (r = -0.63) with yield grade, whereas marbling score had the strongest correlation (r = 0.81) with quality grade. Results showed a negative effect of castration on yield but a positive effect on quality. Also, data showed that Hanwoo carcasses with heavier weights had higher quality grades than those of lighter weight. PMID:11831510

Park, G B; Moon, S S; Ko, Y D; Ha, J K; Lee, J G; Chang, H H; Joo, S T

2002-01-01

129

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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....

2010-07-01

130

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...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....

2011-07-01

131

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...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....

2012-07-01

132

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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....

2013-07-01

133

Colorado Model Content Standards for Geography, Grades K-8. Suggested Grade Level Expectations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide lists six model content standards for geography education in Colorado elementary schools. Standards cited in the guide are: (1) students know how to use and construct maps, globes, and other geographic tools to locate and derive information about people, places, and environments; (2) students know the physical and human characteristics…

Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.

134

Quality standards and samples in genetic testing  

PubMed Central

The most critical performance indicator for medical laboratories is the delivery of accurate test results. In any laboratory, there is always the possibility that random or systematic errors may occur and place human health and welfare at risk. Laboratory quality assurance programmes continue to drive improvements in analytical accuracy. The most rigorously scrutinised data on laboratory errors, which come from transfusion medicine, reveal that the incidence of analytical errors has fallen to levels where most of the residual risk is now found in preanalytical links in the chain from patient to result, particularly activities associated with ordering of tests and sample collection. This insight is important for genetic testing because, like pretransfusion testing of patients with unknown blood groups, a substantial proportion of genotyping results cannot be immediately verified. An increasing number of clinical decisions, associated personal and social choices, and legal outcomes are now influenced by genetic test results in the absence of other confirmatory data. An incorrect test result may lead to unnecessary and irreversible interventions, which may in themselves have associated risks for the patient, inaccurate risk assessment regarding the disease, missed opportunities for disease prevention or even wrongful conviction in a court of law. Unfortunately, there is limited information available about the risk of preanalytical errors associated with, and few published guidelines regarding, sample collection for genetic testing. The growing number and range of important decisions made on the basis of genetic findings warrant a reappraisal of current standards to minimise risks in genetic testing. PMID:22259179

Ravine, David

2012-01-01

135

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

136

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

137

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

138

40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.  

...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...

2014-07-01

139

40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...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...

2012-07-01

140

40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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...

2013-07-01

141

40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...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...

2011-07-01

142

24 CFR 983.101 - Housing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2010-04-01

143

40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.  

...Environment 23 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...

2014-07-01

144

Job Grading Standard for Machine Tool Operator, WG-3431.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in the set up, adjustment, and operation of conventional machine tools to perform machining operations in the manufacture and repair of castings, forgings, or parts from raw stock made of various metals, metal alloys, and other materials. A general description of the job at both the WG-8 and WG-9…

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

145

Putting Standards into Practice: Evaluating the Utility of the NAGC Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Program Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite their importance, there has been surprisingly little scholarly examination of the "NAGC Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Program Standards" (NAGC, 2008/2000; Landrum, Callahan, & Shaklee, 2001) since their publication a decade ago. As part of a larger study investigating the effectiveness of local policies developed within the framework of state law,…

Matthews, Michael S.; Shaunessy, Elizabeth

2010-01-01

146

International Quality Standards in College. AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to examine the application of quality standards developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) to colleges in England and Wales. The British Standards Institution (BSI) has applied these standards to service industries, thus providing a framework for case studies in colleges. Six colleges in England and Wales…

Johnson, F. Craig; Birch, Derek W.

147

Children's Views on Quality Standards for Children's Television Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Extending a recent study of the standards mothers apply in evaluating the quality of children's programs (Nikken et al., 1996), this study investigated the standards children between 9 and 12 years of age (N = 427) use to evaluate the quality of four types of children's programs: children's news programs, educational programs for children, dramatic programs for children, and cartoons.

Peter Nikken

1997-01-01

148

ISO quality standards for measuring architectures  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main concern of this paper is measuring the quality of the architectural design. The goal of this work is to use the architectural design process proposed in the unified process framework, adapting and detailing it to include the quality requirements specification at architectural level. There is general agreement on the fact that in modern applications the selection of the

Francisca Losavio; Ledis Chirinos; Alfredo Matteo; Nicole Lévy; Amar Ramdane-cherif

2004-01-01

149

Virginia Standards of Learning (Grades 6 through 12) That Are Covered When Students Attend Live Performances of Shakespeare's Plays.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines Standards of Learning for grades 6-12 students in Virginia that are covered when they attend live performances of William Shakespeare's plays. The paper details separate standards for each grade in English, subdivided into standards which fulfill requirements in Oral Language, Reading/Literature, Writing, and Research, along…

Brookshire, Cathy A.

150

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

151

Child Care: Use of Standards To Ensure High Quality Care.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared to assist Congress in its deliberations of various child care proposals, this report identifies key child care center standards that are critical in helping to ensure high quality child care. The article also examines the extent to which states incorporate these standards into their own standards, and discusses other important issues that…

General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.

152

Public Library Standards for Kansas, Measurements of Quality. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The periodic review and development of public library standards are undertaken by the Kansas State Library to best serve the public interest by insuring the quality of the state's public libraries. Standards are defined for the structure and governance of libraries. Service objectives and standards for automation and technology are defined.…

Kansas State Library, Topeka.

153

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Extension Service.

154

Environmental Resource Guide: Air Quality. A Series of Classroom Activities for Grades 6-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many different types of air quality can be studied in middle school science classes using available supplies. This grade 6-8 activity guide was developed to provide opportunities for children to learn about the issue of air quality. Sixteen hands-on activities integrate the issue into middle school science classes. A chart categorizes the…

Reed, Elizabeth W., Ed.

155

Improving Teaching in the Middle Grades: Higher Standards for Students Aren't Enough.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report recommends that states raise their standards for entering a teacher education program and for earning a teaching license. This report links student achievement with how well teachers are prepared and the ongoing training they receive. It looks at teaching in the middle grades today, examining whether teachers have the content knowledge…

Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.

156

Computer/ Technology Skills Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies, 6-8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Computer/Technology Skills Standard Course of Study describes the progressive development of knowledge and skills in six strands: Societal and Ethical Issues, Database, Spreadsheet Keyboard Utilization/Word Processing/Desktop Publishing, Multimedia/Presentation, and Telecommunications/Internet. In the primary grades, the objectives focus on…

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004

2004-01-01

157

Computer/Technology Skills: Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies 3-5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Computer/Technology Skills Standard Course of Study" describes the progressive development of knowledge and skills in six strands: Societal and Ethical Issues, Database, Spreadsheet Keyboard Utilization/Word Processing/Desktop Publishing, Multimedia/Presentation, and Telecommunications/Internet. In the primary grades, the objectives focus on…

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004

2004-01-01

158

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 6-8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have been formulated to provide students with instruction that will help them acquire a thorough knowledge of math at their grade level, which will in turn enable them to move on to higher mathematics with competence and confidence. "Hands-on Activities for Teaching the Common Core Math…

Muschla, Judith A.; Muschla, Gary Robert; Muschla, Erin

2012-01-01

159

A Comparative Analysis of Third-Grade Mathematics Textbooks Before and After the 2000 NCTM Standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

We previously conducted a curriculum analysis of third-grade mathematics textbooks aimed at investigating the extent to which teaching the recommended methods for problem solving adhered to the 2000 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards and instructional design criteria. In this article, we extend the previous findings by comparing the teaching of problem solving presented in the same textbooks

Asha K. Jitendra; Andria Deatline-Buchman; Edward Sczesniak

2005-01-01

160

78 FR 52131 - United States Standards for Grades of Creole Onions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...grade has been applied to the lot. It is no longer considered necessary. Furthermore...S'' with a small ``s'' on the word ``Seedstems'' found in the U.S. No. 1 and U.S. No. 2 sections of the standards. The word ``seedstems'' was inadvertently...

2013-08-22

161

North Carolina Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies, K-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this North Carolina Standard Course of Study is to guarantee that all students have equal access to the same basic curriculum. It provides a detailed, integrated curriculum plan for all subjects at all grade levels. The document explains the philosophy and rationale underlying the curriculum, describes and outlines the theoretical…

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

162

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS DPA). Student Guide. Grade 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a combination of two separate tests. One test is AIMS, which measures how well the student knows the reading, writing , and mathematics content that all Arizona students at the third grade level are expected to know and be able to do. AIMS includes multiple-choice…

Arizona Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

163

Arizona?s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS DPA). Student Guide. Grade 5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a combination of two separate tests. One test is AIMS, which measures how well the student knows the reading, writing, and mathematics content that all Arizona students in the student's grade level are expected to know and be able to do. AIMS DPA includes…

Arizona Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

164

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS DPA). Student Guide. Grade 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a combination of two separate tests. One test is AIMS, which measures how well the student knows the reading, writing, and mathematics content that all Arizona students in the student's grade level are expected to know and be able to do. AIMS DPA includes…

Arizona Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

165

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS DPA). Student Guide. Grade 6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a combination of two separate tests. One test is AIMS, which measures how well students know the reading, writing, and mathematics content that all Arizona students at the sixth grade level are expected to know and be able to do. AIMS DPA includes multiple-choice…

Arizona Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

166

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS DPA). Student Guide. Grade 7  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a combination of two separate tests. One test is AIMS, which measures how well the student knows the reading, writing, and mathematics content that all Arizona students in the student's grade level are expected to know and be able to do. AIMS DPA includes…

Arizona Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

167

A Comparison of First Grade Negro Dialect Speakers' Comprehension of Standard English and Negro Dialect.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a study of Negro children's listening comprehension, conducted in 1969, the following hypotheses were tested: (1) Beginning first-grade Negro dialect speakers who scored high, average, and low on readiness tests show no significant differences in their ability to answer literal comprehension questions about stories presented orally in standard

Ramsey, Imogene

1972-01-01

168

Television Viewing, Fat Stereotyping, Body Shape Standards, and Eating Disorder Symptomatology in Grade School Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of 303 first- to third-grade children measured relationships between (a) television viewing and interpersonal attraction (IA) to television characters and (b) fat stereotyping, body shape standards, and eating disorder symptomatology. Television viewing predicted an increased tendency among males to stereotype a fat female target and also predicted increased eating disorder symptomatology among participants of both genders. IA to

KRISTEN HARRISON

2000-01-01

169

Quality Distribution of Pallet Parts from Low-Grade Lumber.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

More efficient use can be made of pallet material if high-quality parts are used in exposed or outside locations. An assessment of pallet-part quality showed that selective placement of parts can be achieved utilizing existing raw material mixes.

H. R. Large, R. E. Frost

1973-01-01

170

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Schackow, Joy Bronston; O'Connell, Susan

2008-01-01

171

77 FR 34221 - Air Quality Designations for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Several...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2060-AR56 Air Quality Designations for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards for...ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone. On April 30, 2012, the EPA promulgated the initial ozone air quality designations for all areas...

2012-06-11

172

[Quality standards of huanglian jiedu pills].  

PubMed

TLC and microscopy have been used in the qualitative study of Huanglian Jiedu Pills. The contents of berberine hydrochloride and baicalin in these Pills have been determined. The proposed method can be used to control the quality of Huanglian Jiedu Pills. PMID:7802947

Zhen, H S; Chen, Y; Zhong, X J

1994-07-01

173

Feedlot practices which may affect quality grade in Brahman cross cattle  

E-print Network

. . Table 9. Percent of carcasses which fell into different marbling 34 score ranges 40 INTRODUCTION A frustrating occurrence for feedyards and large ranches is when similar type groups of cattle produce very different quality carcasses. Since most... of cattle, and to determine which practices may have caused the variation. Journal of Animal Science was used for style and format. LITERATURE REVIEW Quality Grade In beef cattle, the quality of the lean is evaluated by considering its marbling...

Farr, Zachary Joel

2012-06-07

174

Mathematics Reform and Teacher Quality in Elementary Grades: Assessments, Teacher Licensure, and Certification  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We analyzed the gap in mathematics standards, assessments and accountability, and teacher licensure and certification requirements in mathematics for elementary grades. We found states delineated mathematics academic standards in specific content areas. Licensure and certification requirements were weak indicators since they lacked the specificity…

Georges, Annie; Borman, Kathryn M.; Lee, Reginald S.

2010-01-01

175

Subjective Quality of Life in Persons with Low-Grade Glioma and Their Next of Kin  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Patients with low-grade glioma have a longer survival than patients with highly malignant glioma, and for this reason questions of quality of life (QoL) are of particular importance to such patients as well as to their next of kin. No studies have been found in which both adult patients with low-grade glioma and their next of kin have estimated…

Edvardsson, Tanja I.; Ahlstrom, Gerd I.

2009-01-01

176

24 CFR 982.605 - SRO: Housing quality standards.  

...and § 982.401(d) (space and security). Since the SRO units will not house children, the housing quality standards...Sanitary facilities, and space and security characteristics...on that level. (ii) Space and security. (A)...

2014-04-01

177

24 CFR 982.605 - SRO: Housing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and § 982.401(d) (space and security). Since the SRO units will not house children, the housing quality standards...Sanitary facilities, and space and security characteristics...on that level. (ii) Space and security. (A)...

2013-04-01

178

24 CFR 982.605 - SRO: Housing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...and § 982.401(d) (space and security). Since the SRO units will not house children, the housing quality standards...Sanitary facilities, and space and security characteristics...on that level. (ii) Space and security. (A)...

2012-04-01

179

7 CFR 984.50 - Grade, quality and size regulations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WALNUTS GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating... (a) Minimum standard for inshell walnuts. Except as provided in § 984.64, no handler shall handle inshell walnuts unless such walnuts are equal...

2010-01-01

180

[Actual standards for drinking water quality].  

PubMed

Actual recommendations concerning drinking water quality are presented in WHO "Guidelines for drinking water quality" published in 1992. Regulations which are obligatory in the European Union countries are published in Directive 80/778/EEC. In 1995 a proposal of a new Directive was elaborated. In Poland the regulations given in the disposition of MZiOS (Ministry of Health and Social Welfare)-Dz. U. nr 18 poz. 72 of 1977 with later changes-Dz.U. nr 35 poz. 205 of 1990 are obligatory. At present this disposition is under revision: Comparison of above mentioned regulations of EU and WHO with Polish regulations enables the following conclusions: The highest permissible concentrations of individual constituents dissolved in water listed in the Directive 80/778/EEC are in agreement with those given in the disposition of MZiOS of 1990. Parametric values in the draft project of the new Directive are in good accordance with those presented in the draft project of the disposition of MZiOS, except of the permissible concentrations of nitrites, cyanides, iron, acryloamide and vinyl chloride, which are in accordance with health criteria recommended by WHO. Only permissible lead concentration is in Poland twice greater than proposed by the WHO guidelines for drinking water. In Polish regulation the highest permissible concentrations are defined for greater number of substances including pesticides. In the author's opinion harmonization of the Polish regulations with the project of the new EU Directive should be performed after the EU project comes into force. PMID:9381079

Wichrowska, B

1997-01-01

181

Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum. Raising Expectations. [Grades] 9-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum (QCC) originated in 1984 with a recommendation for review every 5 years. In 1996, teachers, administrators, parents, and business leaders throughout Georgia reviewed and analyzed the existing QCC in an effort to update the curriculum, reflect technological advances, and create a more effective base for teaching.…

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.

182

Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum. Raising Expectations. [Grades] 6-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum (QCC) originated in 1984 with a recommendation for review every 5 years. In 1996, teachers, administrators, parents, and business leaders throughout Georgia reviewed and analyzed the existing QCC in an effort to update the curriculum, reflect technological advances, and create a more effective base for teaching.…

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.

183

Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum. Raising Expectations. [Grades] K-5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum (QCC) originated in 1984 with a recommendation for review every 5 years. In 1996, teachers, administrators, parents, and business leaders throughout Georgia reviewed and analyzed the existing QCC in an effort to update the curriculum, reflect technological advances, and create a more effective base for teaching.…

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.

184

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

E-print Network

OU Medicine Standards of Excellence PROFESSIONALISM - CARING - COMMUNICATION - QUALITY - INNOVATION We appreciate your interest in OU Medicine and invite you to carefully review our Standards understanding. We are sensitive to the needs of those we serve: · I will always act with compassion, kindness

Oklahoma, University of

185

Quantifying Clinical Data Quality Using Relative Gold Standards  

PubMed Central

As the use of detailed clinical data expands for strategic planning, clinical quality measures, and research, the quality of the data contained in source systems, such as electronic medical records, becomes more critical. Methods to quantify and monitor clinical data quality in large operational databases involve a set of predefined data quality queries that attempt to detect data anomalies such as missing or unrealistic values based on meta-knowledge about a data domain. However, descriptive data elements, such as patient race, cannot be assessed using these methods. We present a novel approach leveraging existing intra-institutional databases with differing data quality for the same data element to quantify data quality for descriptive data. Using the concept of a relative gold standard, we show how this method can be used to assess data quality in enterprise clinical databases. PMID:21347000

Kahn, Michael G.; Eliason, Brian B.; Bathurst, Janet

2010-01-01

186

Non-invasive haemodynamic assessments using Innocor™ during standard graded exercise tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cardiac output (Q) and stroke volume (V\\u000a S) represent primary determinants of cardiovascular performance and should therefore be determined for performance diagnostics\\u000a purposes. Since it is unknown, whether measurements of Q and V\\u000a S can be performed by means of Innocor™ during standard graded exercise tests (GXTs), and whether current GXT stages are sufficiently\\u000a long for the measurements to take

Piero Fontana; Urs Boutellier; Marco Toigo

2010-01-01

187

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

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

188

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...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...

2012-07-01

189

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2010-07-01

190

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...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...

2011-07-01

191

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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...

2013-07-01

192

40 CFR 121.25 - Adoption of new water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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)...

2013-07-01

193

40 CFR 121.25 - Adoption of new water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...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)...

2011-07-01

194

40 CFR 121.25 - Adoption of new water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...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)...

2012-07-01

195

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Extension of Comment Period for the Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications...period for the proposed rule ``Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications...published the proposed rule ``Water Quality Standards Regulatory...

2013-11-27

196

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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...

2013-09-24

197

40 CFR 121.25 - Adoption of new water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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)...

2010-07-01

198

40 CFR 131.22 - EPA promulgation of water quality standards.  

...for Review and Revision of Water Quality Standards § 131.22 EPA promulgation of water quality standards... (c) In promulgating water quality standards, the Administrator is subject to the same policies, procedures,...

2014-07-01

199

40 CFR 131.22 - EPA promulgation of water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...for Review and Revision of Water Quality Standards § 131.22 EPA promulgation of water quality standards... (c) In promulgating water quality standards, the Administrator is subject to the same policies, procedures,...

2013-07-01

200

40 CFR 131.22 - EPA promulgation of water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...for Review and Revision of Water Quality Standards § 131.22 EPA promulgation of water quality standards... (c) In promulgating water quality standards, the Administrator is subject to the same policies, procedures,...

2010-07-01

201

40 CFR 131.22 - EPA promulgation of water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...for Review and Revision of Water Quality Standards § 131.22 EPA promulgation of water quality standards... (c) In promulgating water quality standards, the Administrator is subject to the same policies, procedures,...

2012-07-01

202

40 CFR 131.22 - EPA promulgation of water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...for Review and Revision of Water Quality Standards § 131.22 EPA promulgation of water quality standards... (c) In promulgating water quality standards, the Administrator is subject to the same policies, procedures,...

2011-07-01

203

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

...HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification § 900.18 Alternative requirements for § 900.12 quality standards. (a) Criteria for approval of alternative...

2014-04-01

204

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification § 900.18 Alternative requirements for § 900.12 quality standards. (a) Criteria for approval of alternative...

2013-04-01

205

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification § 900.18 Alternative requirements for § 900.12 quality standards. (a) Criteria for approval of alternative...

2011-04-01

206

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification § 900.18 Alternative requirements for § 900.12 quality standards. (a) Criteria for approval of alternative...

2012-04-01

207

Is Teacher Quality Related to Eighth-Grade Mathematics Achievement? Evidence from the 2007 NAEP Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to examine the impact NCLB defined teacher-quality variables (1) major/minor in mathematics, (2) highest academic degree, (3) type of teaching certificate, (4) years taught mathematics (NCLB, 2001) on the mathematics average scale scores of eighth-grade students. The study used a secondary analysis of the 2007 National…

Klecker, Beverly M.

2008-01-01

208

Structure, Phase Composition, and Defective Substructure of Rails of the Highest Quality Grade  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Methods of transmission electron microscopy are used for layer-by-layer analysis of rails of the highest quality grade. Quantitative parameters of structure gradients, phase composition, and dislocation substructures formed by various mechanisms of ?-? transformation are determined. Sources of long-range stress fields are revealed. It is determined that possible places of microcrack origin in the steel are interfaces cementite particles - matrix.

Gromov, V. E.; Volkov, K. V.; Ivanov, Yu. F.; Morozov, K. V.; Konovalov, S. V.; Alsaraeva, K. V.

2014-06-01

209

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

210

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

211

Making the Grade: How Boards Can Ensure Academic Quality. Second Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Making the Grade: How Boards Can Ensure Academic Quality"--popularly referred to as "The Little Yellow Book" by boards, faculty, provosts, and assessment specialists--provides clear guidance for the board's role in the most important "business" of academe: educating students. As public calls for greater accountability skyrocket, this new edition…

Ewell, Peter

2012-01-01

212

Fighting Grade Inflation: A Misguided Effort?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Inflated college grades reflect an underlying problem: inappropriate content, modes of presentation, and modes of assessment. Many popular assumptions about how to address the question of standards (modifying transcripts, freeing teachers from external pressure, using grades as an indicator of quality) emphasize grades rather than standards.…

Basinger, David

1997-01-01

213

Status of EPA's air quality standards for carbon monoxide  

SciTech Connect

The Clean Air Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish, and periodically review and revise national air quality standards. EPA established standards for carbon monoxide in 1971 and in August 1980 proposed updated revisions to those standards. Seven of the eight key studies EPA used to support the revisions were authored by a cardiologist employed by the Veterans Administration. In March 1983 EPA was about to issue its revised standards when it learned that the cardiologist had been under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration and the Veterans Administration since 1979 for, among other things, alleged falsification of research. As a result, EPA delayed issuing the standards, conducted an audit of the research data, and concluded that it could not rely on the cardiologist's research. Even without this research, EPA believes that there is a sufficient scientific basis to support revised standards but has not yet decided what those standards will be.

Not Available

1984-09-27

214

[Development of standards for quality management in interventional cardiology].  

PubMed

Standardization is one of the fundamental methods for quality management. Standards describe first requirements for adequate delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic services (e.g. in the format of guidelines and protocols), second they define core data sets for documentation of real clinical outcome and of process and structure quality or third they define normal values (standards in the strict sense) or thresholds for critical parameters. This standardization is increasingly performed by the professional societies in international collaboration. We report on the parallel development of methodology. Presently standards for documentation and guidelines are being developed for the areas of cardiac interventional and surgical therapy. Three main methods are described. First, the common approach to guideline definition becomes more formalized as exemplified by the consensus approaches of the RAND group and of physicians in The Netherlands. Second, the definition of core data sets for quality assurance is increasingly based on the statistical evaluation of large interventional databases with the goal of developing predictive models of outcome. Since some of these methods are not yet fully reliable, it is still necessary to combine the results of predictive modelling with consensus on clinical practice. Figure 1 describes one of these approaches to data standards definition. These methods are currently developed within the new Cardiovascular Data Standards Initiative of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) that is open for international collaboration. Figure 2 describes a parallel approach for standardization of digital image communication in angiocardiography. As shown in Figure 3, these data set standards and imaging standards will be applied not only in quality assurance, but also in shared care. Third, the PRESTIGE project of the European Commission is developing computerized tools that support terminology support, guideline authoring, guideline dissemination and protocol-directed care. We show that the elements described can be put to use within the unifying framework depicted in Figure 4. This guideline approach that is fully integrated into daily care delivery provides the physician with instant feedback from the guideline and, in addition, with periodic quality reports based on a comparison of the local clinical reality with the recommendations from the guideline. In our extended concept, these deviations are in addition symmetrically used to trigger, where necessary, the process of evaluation of the guideline. The often poor acceptance of guidelines should be improved both by integrating them into daily practice and by providing a feedback to the guideline authoring committee. We conclude that standardization activities are now entering into a new era due to increased involvement of physicians, international collaboration, integrated approaches to quality management, and improved computerized tools. PMID:9011539

Brennecke, R

1996-10-01

215

Exemplary Science in Grades PreK-4: Standards-Based Success Stories  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Since their release in 1996, the National Science Education Standards have provided the vision for science education reform. But has that reform actually taken hold in elementary school? "Yes!," reports Robert Yager, editor of Exemplary Science in Grades PreK-4: Standards-Based Success Stories. "Probably the Standards have done more to change science in elementary schools than has occurred at the other grade levels." Evidence of change is apparent in this fourth volume of the Exemplary Science monograph series, an essay collection featuring educators in PreK-4 describing programs they've developed to fulfill the Standards' More Emphasis guidelines. The 14 programs are real-life examples you can learn from in carrying out reforms in teaching, assessment, professional development, and content. Among the topics covered: "Adapting Science Curricula in the Kindergarten Classroom," "Building on the Natural Wonder Inherent in Us All," "Guiding Students in Active and Extended Scientific Inquiry," "Active, Integrated Inquiry in an Afterschool Setting," and "Thinking Outside the Box: No Child Left Inside!" As Yager writes in the book's introduction, "The 14 exemplary programs can be seen as models for other teachers--not just to copy, but as ways of approaching science and encouraging their students to do more of what they like�. When both teachers and students are enthused, curious, and involved, science becomes central to the lives of students and others in the community and can tie the whole school experience together.

2006-01-01

216

What Do the California Standards Test Results Reveal about the Movement toward Eighth-Grade Algebra for All?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In California, an increasing number of 8th graders have taken algebra courses since 2003. This study examines students' California Standards Test (CST) results in grades 7 through 11, aiming to reveal who took the CST for Algebra I in 8th grade and whether the increase has led to a rise in students' taking higher-level mathematics CSTs and an…

Liang, Jian-Hua; Heckman, Paul E.; Abedi, Jamal

2012-01-01

217

Standardization of quality management in the medical laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new ISO standard (ISO\\/DIS 15189) on quality management in the medical laboratory is being prepared. The origins and development\\u000a of this in ISO and the interaction by CEN in Europe is presented. The major comments already received are given as well as\\u000a the likely progress of this ISO standard. Once published it will have implications for accreditation of medical

Keith Shinton

1999-01-01

218

Grading Teachers' Grading Policies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes guidelines for principals attempting to evaluate teachers' grading policies. Principals should understand teachers' perspectives, ask for copies of their grading policies, be wary of traits (like "effort") not measuring achievement, consider grading information quality, think about homework's role, expect teachers to use numbers and…

Friedman, Stephen J.

1998-01-01

219

7 CFR 989.24 - Standard raisins, off-grade raisins, other failing raisins, and raisin residual material.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RAISINS PRODUCED FROM GRAPES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 989.24 Standard raisins, off-grade raisins,...

2010-01-01

220

7 CFR 989.24 - Standard raisins, off-grade raisins, other failing raisins, and raisin residual material.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RAISINS PRODUCED FROM GRAPES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 989.24 Standard raisins, off-grade raisins,...

2011-01-01

221

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

E-print Network

and Consumer Protection Division Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Viale delle Terme di ................................................................. 8 1.3. Benefits for national governments of using food safety risk analysis#12;For further information, please contact: Food Quality and Standards Service Nutrition

Utrecht, Universiteit

222

COMPOSITION OF STINGLESS BEE HONEY: SETTING QUALITY STANDARDS  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Compositional data from 152 stingless bee (Meliponini) honey samples were compiled from studies since 1964, and evaluated to propose a quality standard for this product. Since stingless bee honey has a different composition than Apis mellifera hon- ey, some physicochemical parameters are presented according to stingless bee species. The entomological origin of the honey was known for 17 species

BRUNO SOUZA; DAVID ROUBIK; ORTRUD BARTH; TIM HEARD; EUNICE ENRÍQUEZ; CARLOS CARVALHO; LUIS MARCHINI; JEAN LOCATELLI; LIVIA PERSANO-ODDO; LIGIA ALMEIDA-MURADIAN; STEFAN BOGDANOV; PATRICIA VIT

2006-01-01

223

Application of quality assurance standards to environmental projects  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1994-12-31

224

Developing sediments quality standards: comprehensive sediment management in puget sound  

SciTech Connect

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.

Kruegar, C.C.

1992-03-01

225

The relationship between standards-based reporting systems and third-grade mathematics and science achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the last decade, accountability has been the driving force for many changes in education in the United States. One major educational reform effort is the standards-based movement with a focus of combining a number of processes that involve aligning curriculum, instruction, assessment and feedback to specific standards that are measureable and indicative of student achievement. The purpose of this study is to determine if the type of report card is a possible predictor of third grade student achievement on standardized tests in mathematics and science for the 2012 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT). The results of this study concluded that the difference in test scores in mathematics and science for students in the traditional report card group was not statistically significant when compared to the scores of students in the standards-based report card group when controlling for poverty level, school locale, and school district. However, students in the traditional report card group scored an average of 1.01 point higher in mathematics and 2.27 points higher in science than students in the standards-based report card group.

Prejean-Harris, Rose M.

226

Exemplary Science in Grades 5-8: Standards-Based Success Stories  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Do the Standards really matter in middle school? Nine years after the National Science Education Standards' release, just how well do science teachers in grades 5 to 8 actually use them to plan content, define improved teaching, and assess real learning? Find out the answers to these key questions in this groundbreaking collection of 15 essays by teachers, researchers, and professors whose specialty is middle school. Nine years after the release of the Standards, these educators describe what they're doing to achieve the visions for the reform of teaching, assessment, professional development, and content. All the visions correspond to 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. Among this collection's wide-ranging essay topics: "Teaching Science With Student Thinking in Mind," "The Relationship Between a Professional Development Model and Student Achievement," "Creating a Classroom Culture of Scientific Practices," "Traveling the Inquiry Continuum: Learning Through Teacher Action Research," "What Do We Get to Do Today? The Middle School Full Option Science System Program," and "Teach Them to Fish." This volume is the third in NSTA Press's Exemplary Science monograph series, which provides the results of an unprecedented national search to assess how well the Standards' vision has been realized.

2006-01-01

227

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...816.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...all applicable State and Federal water quality laws and regulations and...

2013-07-01

228

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...816.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...all applicable State and Federal water quality laws and regulations and...

2010-07-01

229

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 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...

2010-07-01

230

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 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...

2012-07-01

231

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 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...

2013-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...816.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...all applicable State and Federal water quality laws and regulations and...

2011-07-01

233

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

... 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...

2014-07-01

234

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...816.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...all applicable State and Federal water quality laws and regulations and...

2012-07-01

235

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

... false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...816.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations...all applicable State and Federal water quality laws and regulations and...

2014-07-01

236

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 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...

2011-07-01

237

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...provisions of State law, EPA's water quality management regulation...40 CFR part 25). The proposed water quality standards revision and...criteria development, any general policies applicable to water quality standards and any...

2010-07-01

238

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...provisions of State law, EPA's water quality management regulation...40 CFR part 25). The proposed water quality standards revision and...criteria development, any general policies applicable to water quality standards and any...

2011-07-01

239

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

...provisions of State law, EPA's water quality management regulation...40 CFR part 25). The proposed water quality standards revision and...criteria development, any general policies applicable to water quality standards and any...

2014-07-01

240

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...provisions of State law, EPA's water quality management regulation...40 CFR part 25). The proposed water quality standards revision and...criteria development, any general policies applicable to water quality standards and any...

2012-07-01

241

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...clarifications to the water quality standards regulation...the antidegradation policies that they are required to adopt in their water quality standards...variances as general policies for applying and implementing their water quality...

2010-07-30

242

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...provisions of State law, EPA's water quality management regulation...40 CFR part 25). The proposed water quality standards revision and...criteria development, any general policies applicable to water quality standards and any...

2013-07-01

243

Ambient assisted living healthcare frameworks, platforms, standards, and quality attributes.  

PubMed

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is an emerging multi-disciplinary field aiming at exploiting information and communication technologies in personal healthcare and telehealth systems for countering the effects of growing elderly population. AAL systems are developed for personalized, adaptive, and anticipatory requirements, necessitating high quality-of-service to achieve interoperability, usability, security, and accuracy. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of the AAL field with a focus on healthcare frameworks, platforms, standards, and quality attributes. To achieve this, we conducted a literature survey of state-of-the-art AAL frameworks, systems and platforms to identify the essential aspects of AAL systems and investigate the critical issues from the design, technology, quality-of-service, and user experience perspectives. In addition, we conducted an email-based survey for collecting usage data and current status of contemporary AAL systems. We found that most AAL systems are confined to a limited set of features ignoring many of the essential AAL system aspects. Standards and technologies are used in a limited and isolated manner, while quality attributes are often addressed insufficiently. In conclusion, we found that more inter-organizational collaboration, user-centered studies, increased standardization efforts, and a focus on open systems is needed to achieve more interoperable and synergetic AAL solutions. PMID:24599192

Memon, Mukhtiar; Wagner, Stefan Rahr; Pedersen, Christian Fischer; Beevi, Femina Hassan Aysha; Hansen, Finn Overgaard

2014-01-01

244

7 CFR 29.2522 - Grade.  

...Standards Official Standard Grades for Kentucky and Tennessee Fire-Cured and Foreign-Grown Fire-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Types 22, 23, and Foreign Type...subdivision of a type according to group, quality, and...

2014-01-01

245

7 CFR 29.2522 - Grade.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Standards Official Standard Grades for Kentucky and Tennessee Fire-Cured and Foreign-Grown Fire-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Types 22, 23, and Foreign Type...subdivision of a type according to group, quality, and...

2012-01-01

246

7 CFR 29.2522 - Grade.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Standards Official Standard Grades for Kentucky and Tennessee Fire-Cured and Foreign-Grown Fire-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Types 22, 23, and Foreign Type...subdivision of a type according to group, quality, and...

2011-01-01

247

7 CFR 29.2522 - Grade.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Standards Official Standard Grades for Kentucky and Tennessee Fire-Cured and Foreign-Grown Fire-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Types 22, 23, and Foreign Type...subdivision of a type according to group, quality, and...

2010-01-01

248

7 CFR 29.2522 - Grade.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Standards Official Standard Grades for Kentucky and Tennessee Fire-Cured and Foreign-Grown Fire-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Types 22, 23, and Foreign Type...subdivision of a type according to group, quality, and...

2013-01-01

249

The Nature of Grading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Ornstein, Allan C.

1989-01-01

250

[Study on the quality standards for xianghe suppository].  

PubMed

The quality standards for Xianghe suppository were studied. The TLC methods for identification of Rhizoma Coptidis, Radix Sophorae Flavescentis and Flos Caryophylli were established. A simple high performance liquid chromatographic method was established for determination of berberine and palmatine. The mobile phase was acetonitrile-water(1:1, containing KH2PO4 3.4 g, CH3(CH2)11 SO4Na 1.7 g per 1000 ml). UV detecting wavelength was 345 nm. This method is suitable for the quality control of Xianghe suppository. PMID:11799783

Deng, Y; Yang, L; Qiu, X; Dong, Y

2001-09-01

251

Standards Column: Using the Whole ISO 9000 Family of Quality Management System Standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Standards Column of the last issue of Quality Engineering, we reviewed briefly the ISO 9001 Implementation and Support Packages available to assist users of ISO 9001. I have observed that awareness of the existence of these and other guidance documents by users seems to be declining. While my data are certainly anecdotal, I find that most new users

John West

2007-01-01

252

Overview of the quality standard research of traditional Chinese medicine.  

PubMed

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been widely used for the prevention and treatment of various diseases for a long time in China. Due to its proven efficacy, wide applications, and low side effect, TCM has increasingly attracted worldwide attention. However, one of the biggest challenges facing the clinical practice of TCM is the uncontrollable quality. In this review, the progress of the development and the current status of quality standard as well as new quality control techniques introduced in Chinese Pharmacopoeia (2010 edition), such as liquid chromatography hyphenated mass spectrometry (LC-MS), fingerprint, quantitative analysis of multicomponents by single-marker (QAMS), thin layer chromatography bio-autographic assay (TLC-BAA), and DNA molecular marker technique, are briefly overviewed. PMID:21695625

Gao, Huimin; Wang, Zhimin; Li, Yujuan; Qian, Zhongzhi

2011-06-01

253

Quality of language intervention provided to primary-grade students with language impairment.  

PubMed

This study had two aims: (a) to describe the quality of language intervention provided by school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to children with language impairment in the primary grades with respect to the quality of emotional support, instructional support, and proactive management during SLP-child interactions, and (b) to determine if key characteristics of the SLPs are predictors of variance in intervention quality. Participants were 174 children nested within 40 SLPs' caseloads from various districts in two Midwestern states involved in a larger study of speech-language therapy practices in the public schools. A total of 208 videotaped language intervention sessions were coded for emotional support, instructional support, and proactive management using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS; Pianta, La Paro, & Hamre, 2008). The quality of language intervention varied widely and was generally mid-range to high with respect to emotional support and proactive management, and low to mid-range in terms of instructional support. The quality of interactions varied and a large percentage of the observed variance in quality was attributed to SLPs. Time pressure was a strong predictor of the quality of emotional support, instructional support, and proactive management, and job satisfaction was a significant predictor of instructional support and proactive management. This descriptive information about school-based language intervention highlights the impact of the individual SLP in terms of the quality of the interactions taking place and the potential need to ease job pressures and promote job satisfaction. Learning outcomes: Readers will be able to: (1) identify and define three aspects of SLP-child interaction quality during intervention as framed in this study using the CLASS observation tool (Pianta, La Paro, et al., 2008); (2) discuss the relevance of those three aspects of quality to children with LI; and (3) identify SLP-level factors that significantly predict SLP-student interaction quality during intervention for children with LI. PMID:24731592

Biancone, Tricia L; Farquharson, Kelly; Justice, Laura M; Schmitt, Mary Beth; Logan, Jessica A R

2014-01-01

254

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

PubMed

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

Albanese, M

1999-06-01

255

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Modigliani, Kathy

2011-01-01

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40 CFR 50.16 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

40 Protection of Environment 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01...air quality standards for lead. 50.16 Section 50.16 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...air quality standards for lead. (a) The national...

2012-07-01

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40 CFR 50.16 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

40 Protection of Environment 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01...air quality standards for lead. 50.16 Section 50.16 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...air quality standards for lead. (a) The national...

2010-07-01

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40 CFR 50.16 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

40 Protection of Environment 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01...air quality standards for lead. 50.16 Section 50.16 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...air quality standards for lead. (a) The national...

2011-07-01

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40 CFR 50.16 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

40 Protection of Environment 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...air quality standards for lead. 50.16 Section 50.16 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...air quality standards for lead. (a) The national...

2013-07-01

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40 CFR 50.17 - National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.17 Section 50.17 Protection...National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). (a) The level...

2013-07-01

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40 CFR 50.17 - National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.17 Section 50.17 Protection...National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). (a) The level...

2012-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM10. ...primary and secondary 24-hour ambient air quality standards for particulate...shall be measured in the ambient air as PM10 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter...

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM10 ...primary and secondary 24-hour ambient air quality standards for particulate...shall be measured in the ambient air as PM10 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter...

2012-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM10 ...primary and secondary 24-hour ambient air quality standards for particulate...shall be measured in the ambient air as PM10 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter...

2013-07-01

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

... 2013-07-01 true Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission. 131.6 Section...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions §...

2014-07-01

266

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...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 §...

2012-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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 §...

2013-07-01

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40 CFR 121.25 - Adoption of new water quality standards.  

...2013-07-01 true Adoption of new water quality standards. 121.25 Section...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS STATE CERTIFICATION OF ACTIVITIES...Administrator § 121.25 Adoption of new water quality standards. (a) In any...

2014-07-01

269

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

... 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...

2014-07-01

270

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

...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 §...

2014-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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...

2013-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...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 §...

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...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...

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...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...

2012-07-01

275

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...demand or dissolved oxygen; (2) Water quality standards for suspended solids, turbidity, light transmission, light scattering, or maintenance of the euphotic zone; and (3) Water quality standards for pH. (b) The applicant must: (1)...

2013-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...demand or dissolved oxygen; (2) Water quality standards for suspended solids, turbidity, light transmission, light scattering, or maintenance of the euphotic zone; and (3) Water quality standards for pH. (b) The applicant must: (1)...

2010-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...demand or dissolved oxygen; (2) Water quality standards for suspended solids, turbidity, light transmission, light scattering, or maintenance of the euphotic zone; and (3) Water quality standards for pH. (b) The applicant must: (1)...

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...demand or dissolved oxygen; (2) Water quality standards for suspended solids, turbidity, light transmission, light scattering, or maintenance of the euphotic zone; and (3) Water quality standards for pH. (b) The applicant must: (1)...

2012-07-01

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

...demand or dissolved oxygen; (2) Water quality standards for suspended solids, turbidity, light transmission, light scattering, or maintenance of the euphotic zone; and (3) Water quality standards for pH. (b) The applicant must: (1)...

2014-07-01

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Water-quality standards criteria summaries: a compilation of State/Federal criteria: turbidity  

SciTech Connect

This report contains excerpts from the individual State water-quality standards establishing pollutant-specific criteria for interstate surface waters. Turbidity in state water-quality standards is the subject of the compilation.

Not Available

1988-01-01

281

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

...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...

2014-07-01

282

7 CFR 29.1051 - Quality.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...AGRICULTURE COMMODITY STANDARDS AND STANDARD CONTAINER REGULATIONS TOBACCO INSPECTION Standards Official Standard Grades for Flue-Cured Tobacco (u.s. Types 11, 12, 13, 14 and Foreign Type 92) § 29.1051 Quality. A division of a group...

2010-01-01

283

40 CFR 50.15 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.15 Section 50.15 Protection...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level of the national 8-hour...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone (O3 ) is 0.075 parts per...

2010-07-01

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40 CFR 50.15 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.15 Section 50.15 Protection...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level of the national 8-hour...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone (O3 ) is 0.075 parts per...

2011-07-01

285

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

286

Grading School Choice: Evaluating School Choice Programs by the Friedman Gold Standard. School Choice Issues in Depth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2004, The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice published a report titled "Grading Vouchers: Ranking America's School Choice Programs." Its purpose was to measure every existing school choice program against the gold standard set by Milton and Rose Friedman: that the most effective way to improve K-12 education and thus ensure a stable…

Enlow, Robert C.

2008-01-01

287

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

McMunn, Nancy; Schenck, Patricia; McColskey, Wendy

288

42 CFR 493.1249 - Standard: Preanalytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...Preanalytic systems quality assessment. (a) The laboratory must establish... (c) The laboratory must document all preanalytic systems quality...

2010-10-01

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42 CFR 493.1299 - Standard: Postanalytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...Postanalytic systems quality assessment. (a) The laboratory must establish... (c) The laboratory must document all postanalytic systems quality...

2013-10-01

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42 CFR 493.1299 - Standard: Postanalytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...Postanalytic systems quality assessment. (a) The laboratory must establish... (c) The laboratory must document all postanalytic systems quality...

2011-10-01

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42 CFR 493.1249 - Standard: Preanalytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...Preanalytic systems quality assessment. (a) The laboratory must establish... (c) The laboratory must document all preanalytic systems quality...

2011-10-01

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42 CFR 493.1249 - Standard: Preanalytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...Preanalytic systems quality assessment. (a) The laboratory must establish... (c) The laboratory must document all preanalytic systems quality...

2012-10-01

293

42 CFR 493.1299 - Standard: Postanalytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...Postanalytic systems quality assessment. (a) The laboratory must establish... (c) The laboratory must document all postanalytic systems quality...

2012-10-01

294

42 CFR 493.1249 - Standard: Preanalytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...Preanalytic systems quality assessment. (a) The laboratory must establish... (c) The laboratory must document all preanalytic systems quality...

2013-10-01

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42 CFR 493.1299 - Standard: Postanalytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CERTIFICATION LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...Postanalytic systems quality assessment. (a) The laboratory must establish... (c) The laboratory must document all postanalytic systems quality...

2010-10-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Thomas Reardon; Elizabeth Maria Mercier Querido Farina

2001-01-01

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[Quality control of Lonicerae japonicae flos with standard reference extract].  

PubMed

The high price of the reference substances is an obstacle for the HPLC analysis of Lonicerae Japonicae Flos. To solve this problem, a new method based on the standard reference extract (SRE) was proposed. In this study, the extract of Lonicerae Japonicae Flos was calibrated, and the long-term stability was investigated. Different concentration solutions of SRE were prepared for establishment of the calibration profiles, and 6 organic acids were determined. T-test was used for the comparison of the determination results via reference substances and SRE, and the results demonstrated that there is no significant difference between the two methods. The presented method can be used for the quality control of Lonicerae Japonicae Flos, and will also offer reference to resolve similar problems. PMID:24079243

Liu, Shao-Yong; Zhang, Wen-Ming; Pan, Jian-Chao; Xue, Dong-Sheng; Li, Wen-Long; Qu, Hai-Bin

2013-07-01

298

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Omotunde, Mojisola Bolanle

299

75 FR 4067 - Release of Draft Documents Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate...2010, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards...the Agency's Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Web site at http...of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards:...

2010-01-26

300

7 CFR 810.1404 - Grades and grade requirements for sorghum.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Grades and grade requirements for sorghum. 810.1404 Section 810.1404 ...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Sorghum >grades and Grade Requirements § 810.1404 Grades and grade requirements for sorghum. Grading factors Grades U.S....

2010-01-01

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Go8 Response to the: Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Draft Provider Standards--Consultation Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Group of Eight (Go8) appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the consultation about the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)--Draft Provider Standards. These are some overarching questions regarding the application of the Draft Provider Standards and their interaction with the broader regulatory framework in which…

Group of Eight (NJ1), 2011

2011-01-01

302

Grading and Reporting in a Standards-Based Environment: Implications for Students with Special Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers at all levels of education today struggle in their efforts to assign fair, accurate, and meaningful grades to students with disabilities, especially those placed in general education classrooms. Lacking specific policies or recommendations, most teachers apply informal, individual grading adaptations for such students. Although these…

Jung, Lee Ann; Guskey, Thomas R.

2009-01-01

303

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

E-print Network

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... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1988 Major Subject: Food Science and Technology 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 Approved as to style...

Harberson, Tish Joan

2012-06-07

304

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

PubMed Central

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, which we refer to as the SQUIRE publication guidelines or SQUIRE statement. The SQUIRE statement consists of a checklist of 19 items that authors need to consider when writing articles that describe formal studies of quality improvement. Most of the items in the checklist are common to all scientific reporting, but virtually all of them have been modified to reflect the unique nature of medical improvement work. This “Explanation and Elaboration” document (E & E) is a companion to the SQUIRE statement. For each item in the SQUIRE guidelines the E & E document provides one or two examples from the published improvement literature, followed by an analysis of the ways in which the example expresses the intent of the guideline item. As with the E & E documents created to accompany other biomedical publication guidelines, the purpose of the SQUIRE E & E document is to assist authors along the path from completion of a quality improvement project to its publication. The SQUIRE statement itself, this E & E document, and additional information about reporting improvement work can be found at http://www.squire-statement.org. PMID:18836062

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

2008-01-01

305

Compliance with Aerospace Quality Assurance Standard AS9100  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Hughitt, Brian

2009-01-01

306

Atmospheric Environment 35 (2001) 32173228 Trends in exceedances of the ozone air quality standard in the  

E-print Network

Atmospheric Environment 35 (2001) 3217­3228 Trends in exceedances of the ozone air quality standard Abstract In 1997, the United States National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone was revised). There is some evidence that, except in the Southwest, air quality improvements from the 1980s to the 1990s have

Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

307

Predicting the Frequency of Water Quality Standard Violations Using Bayesian Calibration of Eutrophication Models  

E-print Network

and confidence of compliance of different water quality criteria. The proposed methodological framework canPredicting the Frequency of Water Quality Standard Violations Using Bayesian Calibration Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4 ABSTRACT. The water quality standard setting process usually relies

Arhonditsis, George B.

308

Aiming for Excellence: Gifted Program Standards. Annotations to the NAGC Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Program Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a guide to the standards for programs designed for gifted and talented students developed by the National Association for Gifted Students in 1998. The guide is intended to provide practical help to practitioners by including annotations that supply a rationale and further explanations for each standard. A standard statement,…

Landrum, Mary S., Ed.; Callahan, Carolyn M., Ed.; Shaklee, Beverly D., Ed.

309

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Al-Thumali, Amani Dakheel Allah

2011-01-01

310

This standards-based program targets middle school grades. The physical and  

E-print Network

of Environmental Protection, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the National Park Service at Gateway. The program Camping Students in grades 5-12 explore the environment, sleep overnight in tents, prepare meals outdoors

Columbia University

311

[Quality assurance and standardized measures--a critical discussion].  

PubMed

The debate about quality and quality assurance has a long tradition in the market economy. New in the Federal Republic of Germany, however, is the debate about "quality" in the human services sector: in medical and nursing care, in hospitals and the community, in the health service. This discussion presents practising professionals, politicians and scientists with a number of unsolved problems. This is especially so in defining quality but also in developing, implementing and evaluating appropriate instruments of quality assurance. Quality is far more than what is intended by legislation-economy, productivity and competition- and often conflicts with these expectations. As a consequence, the process of discussion about defining quality turns out to be vague and contradictory rather than systematic, especially since quality cannot be seen as a static component but must be explored as a dynamic element. It is high time to start a critical debate about the concept of quality and current methods of quality assurance. PMID:9006257

Görres, S

1996-12-01

312

Kentucky's Teacher Quality Measures and Fourth-Grade Reading Achievement: A Secondary Analysis of the 2002-2007 NAEP Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of Kentucky's 4th-grade NAEP reading scores was designed to: (1) describe progress from 2002-2007; (2) examine score gaps by gender, race, eligibility for free/reduced lunch, and 75th/25th percentile 2002-2007, (3) explore relationships between teacher-quality and 2005/ 2007 scores. The study, begun at 2007 NAEP data training, was…

Klecker, Beverly M.

2008-01-01

313

Bhutanese Stakeholders' Perceptions about Multi-Grade Teaching as a Strategy for Achieving Quality Universal Primary Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study employed document analysis and qualitative interviews to explore the perceptions of different Bhutanese stakeholders about multi-grade teaching, which the Bhutanese Government identified as a strategy for achieving quality Universal Primary Education. The data from Ministry officials, teachers and student teachers were analyzed using…

Kucita, Pawan; Kivunja, Charles; Maxwell, T. W.; Kuyini, Bawa

2013-01-01

314

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

SciTech Connect

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.

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

2008-11-15

315

Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) Technology Transfer Network (TTN). User's Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) Technology Transfer Network (TTN) is a network of electronic bulletin boards that provide information and technology exchange in areas related to air pollution control such as, air quality modeling,...

H. W. Rorex

1991-01-01

316

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

PubMed

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

Roberts, Kathryn L

2012-05-01

317

7 CFR 810.105 - Grades and grade requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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 §...

2010-01-01

318

Relaxed, high-quality InP on GaAs by using InGaAs and InGaP graded buffers to avoid phase separation  

E-print Network

Relaxed, high-quality InP on GaAs by using InGaAs and InGaP graded buffers to avoid phase 2007; published online 10 August 2007 Using compositionally graded buffers, we demonstrate InP on GaAs, a photoluminescence PL structure was grown to compare the InP on graded buffer quality to bulk InP. Comparable room

319

Summary of Water Quality Standards for the Interstate Waters of Montana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During the period of 1958 to 1965 Montana adopted water quality standards for all waters of the State. The standards consist of three major components: designation of the uses which interstate waters are to serve, specification of narrative and numerical ...

1969-01-01

320

Air Quality Standards and Nuisance Issues for Animal Agriculture  

E-print Network

Animal feeding operations face increased scrutiny and accountability for how they affect the air quality of their neighbors and communities. This publication helps operators become familiar with fundamental air quality principles, which will help...

Mukhtar, Saqib; Auvermann, Brent W.

2006-05-24

321

Child-rated versus parent-rated quality of life of community-based obese children across gender and grade  

PubMed Central

Background Quality of life (QoL), which can be examined using self-reports or parental reports, might help healthcare providers understand obese children’s subjective well-being in several domains of life. Community-based obese children report their QoL lower than their parents do. However, the differences between child- and parent-reported QoL have neither been tested across gender and grade nor analyzed by item. This study probed the relationship between obesity and QoL item scores in children, and compared child-reported with parent-reported QoL stratified by gender and grade. Methods One hundred eighty-seven dyads of 8- to 12-year-old children (60 obese, 127 normal-weight) and their parents were recruited. QoL was assessed using both child- and parent-reported Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 (PedsQL) questionnaires. Results Regression analyses showed specific difficulties with physical and emotional QoL in third- and fourth-grade obese boys (? = 0.278-0.620), and specific problems with social functioning in fifth- and sixth-grade obese girls (? = 0.337-0.411). Moreover, parents seemed unaware of the specific difficulties that their children faced (? = 0.274-0.435). Conclusions Obese children seemed to have their difficulties from third to fifth grade, respectively, and their parents seemed unaware of them. Thus, parents need to be more aware of specific difficulties related to childhood obesity. PMID:24325683

2013-01-01

322

50 CFR Table 6 to Part 680 - Crab Grade Codes  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Crab Grade Codes 6 Table 6 to Part 680...680, Table 6 Table 6 to Part 680—Crab Grade Codes Grade/code Description 1 Standard or premium quality crab or crab sections. 2 Lower...

2012-10-01

323

50 CFR Table 6 to Part 680 - Crab Grade Codes  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Crab Grade Codes 6 Table 6 to Part 680...680, Table 6 Table 6 to Part 680—Crab Grade Codes Grade/code Description 1 Standard or premium quality crab or crab sections. 2 Lower...

2010-10-01

324

50 CFR Table 6 to Part 680 - Crab Grade Codes  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Crab Grade Codes 6 Table 6 to Part 680...680, Table 6 Table 6 to Part 680—Crab Grade Codes Grade/code Description 1 Standard or premium quality crab or crab sections. 2 Lower...

2011-10-01

325

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS DPA). Student Guide, Grade 8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS), a Standards-Based test, provides educators and the public with valuable information regarding the progress of Arizona's students toward mastering Arizona's reading, writing and mathematics Standards. This specific test, Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is…

Arizona Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

326

75 FR 16459 - Draft Document Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...Assessment for the Review of the Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards...Assessment for the Review of the Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality...

2010-04-01

327

75 FR 39252 - Release of Final Documents Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...beginning the review of the air quality criteria...Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Scope...Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Scope...the Agency's Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Web site at...

2010-07-08

328

75 FR 10252 - Release of Draft Documents Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards...Agency's Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Web site...National Ambient Air Quality Standards...Agency's Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Web site...Director, Office of Air Quality...

2010-03-05

329

The role of Health Impact Assessment in the setting of air quality standards: An Australian perspective  

SciTech Connect

The approaches used for setting or reviewing air quality standards vary from country to country. The purpose of this research was to consider the potential to improve decision-making through integration of HIA into the processes to review and set air quality standards used in Australia. To assess the value of HIA in this policy process, its strengths and weaknesses were evaluated aligned with review of international processes for setting air quality standards. Air quality standard setting programmes elsewhere have either used HIA or have amalgamated and incorporated factors normally found within HIA frameworks. They clearly demonstrate the value of a formalised HIA process for setting air quality standards in Australia. The following elements should be taken into consideration when using HIA in standard setting. (a) The adequacy of a mainly technical approach in current standard setting procedures to consider social determinants of health. (b) The importance of risk assessment criteria and information within the HIA process. The assessment of risk should consider equity, the distribution of variations in air quality in different locations and the potential impacts on health. (c) The uncertainties in extrapolating evidence from one population to another or to subpopulations, especially the more vulnerable, due to differing environmental factors and population variables. (d) The significance of communication with all potential stakeholders on issues associated with the management of air quality. In Australia there is also an opportunity for HIA to be used in conjunction with the NEPM to develop local air quality standard measures. The outcomes of this research indicated that the use of HIA for air quality standard setting at the national and local levels would prove advantageous. -- Highlights: • Health Impact Assessment framework has been applied to a policy development process. • HIA process was evaluated for application in air quality standard setting. • Advantages of HIA in the air quality standard setting process are demonstrated.

Spickett, Jeffery, E-mail: J.Spickett@curtin.edu.au [WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (Australia) [WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (Australia); Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia (Australia); Katscherian, Dianne [WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (Australia) [WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (Australia); Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia (Australia); Harris, Patrick [CHETRE — UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales (Australia)] [CHETRE — UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales (Australia)

2013-11-15

330

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

331

Fourth-Grade Elementary Students' Conceptions of Standards-Based Lunar Concepts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

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

2007-01-01

332

Hands-On Science Mysteries for Grades 3-6: Standards-Based Inquiry Investigations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In "Hands-On Science Mysteries for Grades 3-6," the authors connect science to real-world situations by investigating actual mysteries and phenomena, such as the strange heads on Easter Island, the ghost ship "Mary Celeste," and the "Dancing Stones" of Death Valley. The labs are designed to encourage the development of science inquiry, in which…

Taris, James Robert; Taris, Louis James

2006-01-01

333

A Guide to the Standard Course of Study for Limited English Proficient Students, Grades K-5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide is designed to help both English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and regular classroom teachers improve instruction for limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in the elementary grades in the areas of math, science, social studies, and English language arts. This K-5 guide provides models for teachers who need to modify…

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

334

SCOPE (Standardized Curriculum-Oriented Pupil Evaluation) Mathematics. Test Book Grade Five.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The SCOPE Mathematics Achievement Test booklet for grade 5 presents 11 mathematical concepts with instructions for students to take the test with little or no teacher direction. Testing items include: writing number words; reading and writing numerals in sequence from 0.001 to 100,000; adding and subtracting whole numbers; multiplying up to four…

Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife. Programs and Evaluation Branch.

335

Math Process Standards Series, Grades PreK-2 [with CD-ROMs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)'s Process Standards support teaching that helps children develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every primary teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. With language and examples that don't require…

O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

2007-01-01

336

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education  

E-print Network

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education Section 1 Assurance Agency for Higher Education 2004 ISBN 1 84482 168 4 All the Agency's publications are available of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education: Postgraduate research

Painter, Kevin

337

AN APPROACH FOR EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS OZONE AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR PROTECTING TREES  

EPA Science Inventory

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 pub...

338

40 CFR 50.18 - National primary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...18 National primary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5 . (a) The national primary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5...concentration measured in the ambient air as PM2.5 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter...

2013-07-01

339

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2011-01-01

340

40 CFR 50.4 - National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.4 Section 50.4 Protection...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). (a) The level of the annual...measured in the ambient air as sulfur dioxide by the reference method described...

2012-07-01

341

40 CFR 50.5 - National secondary ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.5 Section 50.5 Protection...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). (a) The level of the 3-hour...measured in the ambient air as sulfur dioxide by the reference method described...

2013-07-01

342

40 CFR 50.17 - National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.17 Section 50.17 Protection...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). (a) The level of the national...measured in the ambient air as sulfur dioxide (SO2 ). (b) The 1-hour...

2011-07-01

343

40 CFR 50.4 - National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.4 Section 50.4 Protection...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). Link to an amendment published...measured in the ambient air as sulfur dioxide by the reference method described...

2010-07-01

344

40 CFR 50.5 - National secondary ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.5 Section 50.5 Protection...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). (a) The level of the 3-hour...measured in the ambient air as sulfur dioxide by the reference method described...

2010-07-01

345

40 CFR 50.5 - National secondary ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.5 Section 50.5 Protection...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). (a) The level of the 3-hour...measured in the ambient air as sulfur dioxide by the reference method described...

2011-07-01

346

40 CFR 50.4 - National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.4 Section 50.4 Protection...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). (a) The level of the annual...measured in the ambient air as sulfur dioxide by the reference method described...

2013-07-01

347

40 CFR 50.5 - National secondary ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.5 Section 50.5 Protection...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). (a) The level of the 3-hour...measured in the ambient air as sulfur dioxide by the reference method described...

2012-07-01

348

40 CFR 50.4 - National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.4 Section 50.4 Protection...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). (a) The level of the annual...measured in the ambient air as sulfur dioxide by the reference method described...

2011-07-01

349

78 FR 54517 - Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...amendment to the Clean Water Act makes clear that...antidegradation policy...Additionally, the policy must provide for...and protection of water quality in ONRWs...policy is whether the policy is consistent with the CWA and the water quality...

2013-09-04

350

An Information Model for Software Quality Measurement with ISO Standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the ISO's mandate to upgrade its set of technical reports on the measurement of the quality of software products (ISO 9126), the ISO working group associated with it has come up with a proposed new structure, with some interesting contributions. This paper investigates the maturity of two new concepts proposed (measurement primitives and quality measures), highlights some of their

Alain ABRAN; Rafa E. AL-QUTAISH; Jean-Marc DESHARNAIS; Naji HABRA

2005-01-01

351

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

2005-01-01

352

Voluntary Online-Teaching Standards Come Amid Concerns over Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As learning over the Internet grows in both popularity and controversy, experts are hoping that a new set of national standards for online teaching may help bring clarity and credibility to an industry that some analysts say sorely needs both. The voluntary standards, released February 21 by the North American Council for Online Learning, or…

Trotter, Andrew

2008-01-01

353

Beef Customer Satisfaction: Role of Cut, USDA Quality Grade, and City on In-Home Consumer Ratings1  

Microsoft Academic Search

An in-home beef study evaluated consumer ratings from moderate-to-heavy beef users as influenced by cut (top loin, top sirloin, and top round steaks), USDA quality grade (Top Choice, Low Choice, High Select, and Low Select), and city (Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco). Consumers (n = 2,212) evaluated each steak for overall like (OLIKE), tenderness (TEND), juiciness (JUIC), flavor desirability

T. R. Neely; C. L. Lorenzen; R. K. Miller; J. D. Tatum; J. W. Wise; J. F. Taylor; M. J. Buyck; J. O. Reagan; J. W. Savell

2010-01-01

354

24 CFR 983.101 - Housing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2011-04-01...983.101 Housing and Urban Development OFFICE OF...DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT-BASED...requirements for quality, architecture, or design of PBV...

2011-04-01

355

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Clark, Don

1999-01-01

356

Effects of dry, vacuum, and special bag aging; USDA quality grade; and end-point temperature on yields and eating quality of beef Longissimus lumborum steaks.  

PubMed

This study evaluated the effects of three aging methods: (dry (D), wet (W), and special bag (SB)); two quality grades [USDA Choice((?Small(50) marbling) and Select); and two cooked end-point temperatures (62.8 °C and 71.1 °C) on physico-chemical traits of instrumental tenderness, color, and sensory properties of Longissimus lumborum beef muscle. Dry-aged loins had higher (P<0.0001) weight loss than W or SB aged loins. However, D and SB aged loins had similar (P>0.05) combined losses. W aged loins had higher (P<0.01) L* values than D or SB aged loins. Warner-Bratzler shear force of steaks was not affected (P>0.05) by aging method or quality grade but increased (P<0.0001) as end-point temperature increased. Sensory panel evaluation also showed no effect (P>0.05) of aging method or quality grade on myofibrillar tenderness, juiciness, connective tissue amount, overall tenderness or off flavor intensity. Steaks cooked to 62.8 °C were juicier (P<0.05) than those cooked to 71.1 °C. Neither D nor SB aging had advantages over W aging. PMID:23501255

Dikeman, Michael E; Obuz, Ersel; Gök, Veli; Akkaya, Levent; Stroda, Sally

2013-06-01

357

Instructional Implications of the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards, Grades K-4  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this new era of curriculum reform in school mathematics as marked by the publication of cur- riculum and evaluation standards by the Commission on Standards for School Mathematics of the NCTM, educators and researchers are rethinking how stu- dents' mathematical learning can be improved. Re- sults of various studies on students' performance in mathematics have convinced many educators that

Catherine P. Vistro

358

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Dalton, Stephanie Stoll

2007-01-01

359

75 FR 2938 - National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...for the secondary standard, the statistic for a monitoring site which would...ambient data based on 8-hour average statistics would also indicate whether the resulting...monitoring seasons (based on 8-hour statistics), then further revisions to the...

2010-01-19

360

Setting the Standards: Quality Control in the Secretory Pathway  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Lars Ellgaard (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH);Institute of Biochemistry); Maurizio Molinari (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH);Institute of Biochemistry); Ari Helenius (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH);Institute of Biochemistry)

1999-12-03

361

75 FR 43141 - United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Vegetables  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...update a number of references to licensed supplier addresses and incorporate updated terminology...remove specific addresses for licensed suppliers of color standards and inspection aids...Contact information for current licensed suppliers is available on the Internet on the...

2010-07-23

362

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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)...

2010-10-01

363

[Analyze causes of adverse reactions induced by traditional Chinese medicine injections from its quality standards].  

PubMed

Reviewing the literatures about adverse reactions induced by traditional Chinese medicine injections (TCMI) reported on CNKI from 1983 to 2013. Analyzing the causes of adverse reactions induced by TCMI from its quality standards. Provide ideas for improving security of TCMI and completing its quality standards. This review indicates that TCMI-induced adverse reactions have little relationship with the number of compositions, but have tight connection with chemical ingredients and solvents. Adverse reactions can be decreased by perfecting the quality standards of TCMI. PMID:25204194

Cui, Hong-Yu; Liang, Ai-Hu

2014-03-01

364

QUALITY AND STANDARDS IN THE OPEN UNIVERSITY FACT SHEET 6  

E-print Network

and administrative services to students and for the recruitment, staff development and supervision of Associate which cover: · Student Recruitment and Financial Support · Assessment, Credits and Qualifications to all the sections in the QAA Code of Practice appear at http://intranet.open.ac.uk/strategy-unit/offices/quality/resources

Bandara, Arosha

365

Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing. 2012 Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2012

2012-01-01

366

NATO's Efforts to Set Indoor Air Quality Guidelines and Standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society conducted a multinational cooperative program involving about 200 experts from 15 countries during 1989–1993 to examine policy strategies in indoor air quality (IAQ) and propose a range of options that could be adopted by NATO nations. This international effort produced recommendations about a wide spectrum of issues

Marco Maroni; Robert Axelrad; Alessandro Bacaloni

1995-01-01

367

Elevating quality with manditory use of standard reporting guidelines.  

PubMed

The Editorial staff of The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (IJSPT) is dedicated to the review, critical appraisal, and publication of high quality scientific and clinical research, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and case reports. As IJSPT progresses through its' ninth year of providing high quality research evidence as well as relevant clinical commentary and suggestions for the international sports physical therapy community, we offer the following editorial. We, along with many other prestigious journals are committed to elevating the quality of published research related to disability and rehabilitation and agree to adherence to the following reporting guidelines, which will be required by IJSPT as of January 1, 2015. Many of these guidelines are all ready in place and have been implemented by IJSPT. This Editorial is a reprint of a previously published Editorial in The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is used with permission. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2013.12.010) FOR CITATION PURPOSES, PLEASE USE THE ORIGINAL PUBLICATION DETAILS: Chan L, Heinemann AW, and Roberts J, Elevating the Quality of Disability and Rehabilitation Research: Mandatory use of the Reporting Guidelines. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2014: 95: 414-417. PMID:25133069

L Voight, Michael; Hoogenboom, Barbara J

2014-08-01

368

Validity Of High-School Grades In Predicting Student Success Beyond The Freshman Year: High-School Record vs. Standardized Tests as Indicators of Four-Year College Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

High-school grades are often viewed as an unreliable criterion for college admissions, owing to differences in grading standards across high schools, while standardized tests are seen as methodologically rigorous, providing a more uniform and valid yardstick for assessing student ability and achievement. The present study challenges that conventional view. The study finds that high-school grade point average (HSGPA) is consistently

Saul Geiser; Maria Veronica Santelices

2007-01-01

369

Effect of Modified Atmosphere Packaging and Vacuum Packaging on Quality Characteristics of Low Grade Beef during Cold Storage  

PubMed Central

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

Hur, S. J.; Jin, S. K.; Park, J. H.; Jung, S. W.; Lyu, H. J.

2013-01-01

370

QUALITY AND STANDARDS IN THE OPEN UNIVERSITY FACT SHEET 8  

E-print Network

University meets its accountability obligations. For example, it publishes a Student Charter summarising Student Charter The University has published a summary of the standards that its students can expect when taking a taught module and the responsibilities it expects from its students in its Student Charter (http

Bandara, Arosha

371

Minimum Standards for Quality Education for Refugee Youth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a growing emphasis on the right to and the benefits of education for young people within refugee camps. The benefits include physical and cognitive protection as well as the promotion of a sense of normalcy and feelings of hope. Minimum standards for refugee youth have been developed, which the authors argue should be used by not only by…

Kirk, Jackie; Cassity, Elizabeth

2007-01-01

372

Aircraft Cabin Air Quality Trends Relative to Ground Level Standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

James E. Cone

373

Water Quality Standards Criteria Summaries: A Compilation of State/Federal Criteria: Acidity-Alkalinity (pH).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains excerpts from the individual State water quality standards establishing pollutant specific criteria for interstate surface waters. Acidity-Alkalinity (PH) in state water quality standards is the subject of the compilation.

1988-01-01

374

75 FR 44790 - Second Draft Document Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...Assessment for the Review of the Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards...This chapter is based on the Particulate Matter Urban-Focused Visibility...

2010-07-29

375

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards, contains...released for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee...the Agency's Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Web site at http...of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for...

2010-11-02

376

40 CFR 50.13 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5...national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for particulate...concentration measured in the ambient air as PM2.5 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter...

2013-07-01

377

40 CFR 50.7 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5...national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for particulate...concentration measured in the ambient air as PM2.5 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter...

2012-07-01

378

40 CFR 50.13 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5...national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for particulate...concentration measured in the ambient air as PM2.5 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter...

2012-07-01

379

40 CFR 50.7 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5...national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for particulate...concentration measured in the ambient air as PM2.5 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter...

2013-07-01

380

40 CFR 50.13 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2. 5...national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for particulate...concentration measured in the ambient air as PM2.5 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter...

2011-07-01

381

40 CFR 50.7 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2. 5...national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for particulate...concentration measured in the ambient air as PM2.5 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter...

2011-07-01

382

EPA'S Updated Air Quality Standards For Smog (Ozone) and Particulate Matter  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On July 16, 1997, the US Environmental Protection Agency released "final air quality standards for particulate matter and ozone (otherwise known as soot and smog)." The EPA Office of Air & Radiation has made the standards, which appear in the July 18, 1997 Federal Register, available (in Adobe Acrobate [.pdf] format). The FR final rules are: "Final Particulate Matter NAAQS," (National Ambient Air Quality Standards,102p.); "Final Ozone NAAQS" (37p.); "Particulate Matter Monitoring Requirements" (86p.); and "Supplemental Information and Request for Comments" (2p.). In addition, there is a 16 page memorandum from President Clinton to the EPA Administrator concerning implementation of the standards, and there are also several fact sheets about the standards. Note that the new standards contain two significant changes from the EPA's November 1996 proposal (discussed in the December 6, 1996 Scout Report). Users can see the Updated Clean Air Standards fact sheet for these changes.

Radiation., United S.

1997-01-01

383

Hemiparesis after Operation of Astrocytoma Grade II in Adults: Effects of Acupuncture on Sensory-Motor Behavior and Quality of Life  

PubMed Central

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

Yu, Haibo; Schroder, Sven; Li, Zhifeng; Yang, Ying; Chen, Yu; Huang, Xingxian

2013-01-01

384

Exemplary Science in Grades 9-12: Standards-Based Success Stories  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2005-01-01

385

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2009-05-18

386

7 CFR 36.3 - Public notification of grade standards action.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...standards. AMS will simultaneously issue a news release about these actions. AMS will...local government agencies, and on the Internet. For other than minor editorial or technical...available in printed form and electronic media. (3) If the Agency determines...

2010-01-01

387

Computer/Technology Skills Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies 6-12  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Computer/Technology Skills Standard Course of Study describes the progressive development of knowledge and skills in six strands: (1) Societal and Ethical Issues; (2) Database; (3) Spreadsheet Keyboard; (4) Utilization/Word Processing/Desktop Publishing; (5) Multimedia/Presentation, and (6) Telecommunications/Internet. The revision process…

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004

2004-01-01

388

Computer/Technology Skills Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies K-2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 2004 revision represents a refinement of the competencies to reflect current technologies and to incorporate future technological developments. The three Competency Goals are unchanged from those adopted for the 1992 Standard Course of Study. They are: (1) The learner will understand important issues of a technology-based society and will…

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004

2004-01-01

389

Differences by Race and Grade Level in Motivation for Taking Standardized Achievement Tests.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students' attitudes and preparation practices regarding standardized tests were studied with students from one elementary school and two middle schools in Atlanta (Georgia). There were 111 fifth graders (35 African American and 76 European American) and 274 eighth graders (204 African American and 70 European American). Students completed a survey…

Urdan, Tim; Davis, Heather

390

Patterns and Functions. Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics Addenda Series, Grades 5-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics" (1989) 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. The document not only addresses what mathematics students should learn but also…

Phillips, Elizabeth; And Others

391

Science Standards: Making Them Work for You. Grades 3 and 4. Facilitor's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Famellette, Judy

392

STARS for ESL. Strategies, Techniques and Resources: Meeting Higher Standards in Grades 6-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is designed to provide teachers with instructional strategies and techniques to enhance the content area and language achievement of intermediate and advanced bilingual/English-as-a- Second-Language (ESL) learners in New York City (New York) public schools. Its content is geared to recently-developed city standards for curriculum design…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.

393

RECOMMENDED STANDARDS AND PRACTICES FOR RADON RESISTANT PASSIVE CONSTRUCTION IN SLAB-ON-GRADE HOUSES  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper gives results of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the features of a draft standard (developed by the State of Florida) for controlling radon entry in new houses built over relatively high radon potential soils. pecial attention was given to foundation preparatio...

394

Assessment of weld quality of aerospace grade metals by using ultrasonic matrix phased array technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Na, Jeong K.; Gleeson, Sean T.

2014-03-01

395

A 10-year review of quality improvement monitoring in pain management: Recommendations for standardized outcome measures  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Debra B. Gordon; Teresa A. Pellino; Christine Miaskowski; Jeanette Adams McNeill; Judith A. Paice; Daniel Laferriere; Marilyn Bookbinder

2002-01-01

396

Consumerism and Quality Standards for Subvented Social Services: A Case Study of Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article looks at the link and relationship of two popular concepts in the public arena: consumerism and quality services. It then examines how and why they are integrated into a generic set of service quality standards (SQS) which forms the crux of a service performance monitoring system (SPMS). They in turn form the basis of acceptable measures and feasible

H. K. Wong

2007-01-01

397

Global quality criteria, standards, and indicators for doctoral programs in nursing; literature review and guideline development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Nursing profession has intensified education and training of nurse researchers who could enhance the health of people through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge. This resulted in rapid increase in the number of doctoral programs in nursing in many countries in recent decades, but the guidelines for quality programs are lacking.Objectives: To develop guidelines for quality criteria, standards, and

M. J. Kim; Hugh P. McKenna; S. Ketefian

2006-01-01

398

Social Responsibility in the ISO 9000 Group of Standards for Quality Management Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of ISO 9000 standards. We focus on the following aspects: (1) general applicability in higher education, (2) stakeholders and communication, (3) quality culture, innovation and improvement, (4) neglected quality dimensions or factors, and (5) resources expenditure.

Karmen Rodman; Uroš Godnov

399

Standard test method for determination of impurities in nuclear grade uranium compounds by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry  

E-print Network

1.1 This test method covers the determination of 67 elements in uranium dioxide samples and nuclear grade uranium compounds and solutions without matrix separation by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The elements are listed in Table 1. These elements can also be determined in uranyl nitrate hexahydrate (UNH), uranium hexafluoride (UF6), triuranium octoxide (U3O8) and uranium trioxide (UO3) if these compounds are treated and converted to the same uranium concentration solution. 1.2 The elements boron, sodium, silicon, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and iron can be determined using different techniques. The analyst's instrumentation will determine which procedure is chosen for the analysis. 1.3 The test method for technetium-99 is given in Annex A1. 1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. 1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish ...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2010-01-01

400

40 CFR Appendix R to Part 50 - Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead R Appendix R to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead 1. General. (a) This appendix...ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb) specified in § 50.16 are...

2010-07-01

401

40 CFR Appendix R to Part 50 - Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead R Appendix R to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead 1. General. (a) This appendix...ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb) specified in § 50.16 are...

2011-07-01

402

40 CFR Appendix R to Part 50 - Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead R Appendix R to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead 1. General. (a) This appendix...ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb) specified in § 50.16 are...

2013-07-01

403

40 CFR Appendix R to Part 50 - Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead R Appendix R to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead 1. General. (a) This appendix...ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb) specified in § 50.16 are...

2012-07-01

404

76 FR 20347 - Release of Draft Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead AGENCY: Environmental Protection...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead (draft IRP). This document...quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb). The Pb NAAQS provide...protection of public health and the environment from Pb in ambient air....

2011-04-12

405

76 FR 76972 - Release of Final Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead AGENCY: Environmental Protection...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead. This document contains the...quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb). The Pb NAAQS provide...protection of public health and the environment from Pb emitted to ambient...

2011-12-09

406

40 CFR 50.9 - National 1-hour primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.9 Section 50.9 Protection...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level of the national 1-hour...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone measured by a reference method...

2011-07-01

407

40 CFR 50.9 - National 1-hour primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.9 Section 50.9 Protection...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level of the national 1-hour...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone measured by a reference method...

2010-07-01

408

40 CFR 50.10 - National 8-hour primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.10 Section 50.10 Protection...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level of the national 8-hour...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone, measured by a reference method...

2011-07-01

409

40 CFR 50.10 - National 8-hour primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.10 Section 50.10 Protection...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level of the national 8-hour...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone, measured by a reference method...

2010-07-01

410

76 FR 59599 - Extension of Comment Period for Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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...

2011-09-27

411

Practical quality control standards for digital display monitors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present two-tiered QC standards for grayscale monitors. Materials: SMPTE test pattern, line-pair object, radio- opaque ruler, photometer, and magnifier with scale. Results: The following standards are based on our institutional experience in association with a PACS vendor and the literature. Radiologists monitor: small artifacts, disregard = 0.35 mm; no groupings of artifacts; no visible distortion in the 'usable' area; background luminance 0.1 Fl; 'bright' >= 90 Fl, no fine-detail 'blooming'; brightness uniformity = 0.50 mm; luminance 50 Fl; uniformity +/- 20 percent at only 2 points, these locations can be tested to +/- 20 percent within the local sector; 1 linepair/mm visible; else same. Conclusions: We believe this approach is reasonably achievable.

Copeland, John F.; Melhus, Christopher S.; Horton, Roxann C.; Venkatakrishnan, Vaidehi; Zamenhof, Robert G.; Mendel, Jeffrey B.

2000-04-01

412

OZONE AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARD HAS BENEFICIAL EFFECT ON PONDEROSA PINE IN CALIFORNIA  

EPA Science Inventory

Ambient air quality standards and control strategies are implemented to protect humans and vegetation from adverse effects. However, to date there has not been a simple and objective method to determine if the standards and resultant control strategies have reduced O3 impacts on ...

413

Nutrients, Water Temperature, and Dissolved Oxygen: Are Water Quality Standards Achievable for Forest Streams?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Water quality standards provide a performance measure for watershed managers. Three of the most important standards for rivers and streams are the key nutrients, nitrogen and phosphorus; water temperature; and dissolved oxygen. The concentration of nitrogen and phosphorus in waterbodies affects primary production and productivity. Too little nutrients and streams are sterile and unproductive. Too much and they are eutrophic.

G. G. Ice

2002-01-01

414

Do internal standards of quality of life change in lung cancer patients?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Measurement of health-related quality of life (QOL) over time often yields results that may be difficult to understand. Patients may change their internal standards of QOL as a result of adaptation to deteriorating health, a phenomenon referred to as response shift. Objectives: To examine changes in internal standards of fatigue, global health\\/QOL, and physical function in patients with inoperable

Eva Broberger; Mirjam Sprangers; Carol Tishelman

2006-01-01

415

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...

416

ACADEMIC SENATE POLICY #S06-238 INDICATORS AND STANDARDS OF GRADUATE PROGRAM QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY  

E-print Network

AND SUSTAINABILITY An explicit goal of the University's 2005-2010 strategic plan is that the institution "offers high program quality and sustainability"2 and for the integration of those standards into a "revised process to demonstrate whether University-wide and program-specific indicators and standards of program sustainability

417

The effect of certification with the ISO 9000 Quality Management Standard: A signaling approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Theory suggests that certification with a management standard may reduce information asymmetries in supply chains and thereby generate a competitive advantage for certified firms. This article uses an 11-year panel of U.S. manufacturing facilities to test whether certification with the ISO 9000 Quality Management Standard generates a competitive advantage. Results suggest that certified facilities grow faster after certification and that

Ann Terlaak; Andrew A. King

2006-01-01

418

An empirical study of the ISO 9000 standards’ contribution towards total quality management  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Katerina D. Gotzamani; George D. Tsiotras

2001-01-01

419

Perceptions about the ISO 9000 (2000) quality system standard revision and its value: the Dutch experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To assess the relative value of the 2000 version of the ISO 9000 series of quality management system standards in comparison with the 1994 version. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A total of 773 organisations in The Netherlands which have all been certified to the ISO 9000 standard were surveyed (a response rate of 21.4 per cent) and of these only

Ton van der Wiele; Jos van Iwaarden; Roger Williams; Barrie Dale

2005-01-01

420

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

...Existence of and compliance with applicable water quality standards. 125.61 Section...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR...Requirements Under Section 301(h) of the Clean Water Act § 125.61 Existence of and...

2014-07-01

421

Ride quality criteria and the design process. [standards for ride comfort  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Conceptual designs for advanced ground transportation systems often hinge on obtaining acceptable vehicle ride quality while attempting to keep the total guideway cost (initial and subsequent maintenance) as low as possible. Two ride quality standards used extensively in work sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are the DOT-Urban Tracked Air Cushion Vehicle (UTACV) standard and the International Standards Organization (ISO) reduced ride comfort criteria. These standards are reviewed and some of the deficiencies, which become apparent when trying to apply them in practice, are noted. Through the use of a digital simulation, the impact of each of these standards on an example design process is examined. It is shown that meeting the ISO specification for the particular vehicle/guideway case investigated is easier than meeting the UTACV standard.

Ravera, R. J.

1975-01-01

422

High-quality germanium photodiodes integrated on silicon substrates using optimized relaxed graded buffers  

E-print Network

buffers S. B. Samavedam, M. T. Currie,a) T. A. Langdo, and E. A. Fitzgerald Department of Materials Ge photodiodes on a graded optimized relaxed SiGe buffer on Si. The dark current in the Ge mesa and photodiode performance is derived from an optimized relaxed buffer process that includes a chemical

423

Harmonization of monographic standards is needed to ensure the quality of Chinese medicinal materials  

PubMed Central

This article provides an overview on the regulations of Chinese medicinal materials (CMMs) in various countries and regions. Harmonization of CMM monographs would provide standards for the quality control of CMM products and play an important role in the modernization and globalization of Chinese medicine. A harmonized regulatory system would improve the quality of CMMs thereby ensuring the safety of the products and assisting Chinese medicine practitioners in their practice. The fast growing demand worldwide for traditional medicines calls for harmonized monographic standards to safeguard the safety and quality of CMM products. PMID:19772606

Chan, Kelvin; Leung, Kelvin Sze-Yin; Zhao, Sandy Shuo

2009-01-01

424

The impact of the new quality management system standards on the CE-marking process.  

PubMed

In December 2000, the new ISO 9000 quality management system series of standards was published. This represents a significant development for manufacturers marketing medical devices in Europe, who use these standards to demonstrate conformity to the European medical device Directives. This article discusses some issues related to the introduction of these standards in Europe and their use in the CE-marking process. PMID:11317864

Donawa, M

2001-01-01

425

Assessing Quality of Data Standards: Framework and Illustration Using XBRL GAAP Taxonomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The primary purpose of data standards or metadata schemas is to improve the interoperability of data created by multiple standard users. Given the high cost of developing data standards, it is desirable to assess the quality of data standards. We develop a set of metrics and a framework for assessing data standard quality. The metrics include completeness and relevancy. Standard quality can also be indirectly measured by assessing interoperability of data instances. We evaluate the framework using data from the financial sector: the XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) taxonomy and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings produced using the taxonomy by approximately 500 companies. The results show that the framework is useful and effective. Our analysis also reveals quality issues of the GAAP taxonomy and provides useful feedback to taxonomy users. The SEC has mandated that all publicly listed companies must submit their filings using XBRL. Our findings are timely and have practical implications that will ultimately help improve the quality of financial data.

Zhu, Hongwei; Wu, Harris

426

Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (PM) at high altitude cities.  

PubMed

The Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (PM) at high altitude urban areas in different countries, must consider the pressure and temperature due to the effect that these parameters have on the breath volume. This paper shows the importance to correct Air Quality Standards for PM considering pressure and temperature at different altitudes. Specific factors were suggested to convert the information concerning PM, from local to standard conditions, and adjust the Air Quality Standards for different high altitudes cities. The correction factors ranged from: 1.03 for Santiago de Chile to 1.47 for El Alto Bolivia. Other cities in this study include: Mexico City, México; La Paz, Bolivia; Bogota, Cali and Medellin, Colombia; Quito, Ecuador and Cuzco, Peru. If these corrections are not considered, the atmospheric concentrations will be underestimated. PMID:23202983

Bravo Alvarez, H; Sosa Echeverria, R; Sanchez Alvarez, P; Krupa, S

2013-02-01

427

The transition to a revised quality assurance standard: The Los Alamos experience  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

428

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

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…

Pawlowski, Jan M.

2007-01-01

429

[Quality and quantity in hepatopathology. Diagnostic and clinically relevant grading for non-tumourous liver diseases].  

PubMed

This article describes the grading and staging systems used in the clinical context for non-neoplastic liver diseases (chronic and autoimmune hepatitis, fatty liver and steatohepatitis, medicinal toxic liver damage, iron storage disease and gall duct diseases). Fibrotic parenchymal alterations can also be assessed as well as livers planned for transplantation, with respect to possible rejection reactions. The basis for the histopathological diagnostic procedure is the liver biopsy. The consistent and correct use of the histological scores is obligatory in the diagnostic assessment of non-neoplastic liver diseases. Different scores are available for the various liver diseases. These are qualitative and quantitative scores based on empiricism and the practical relevance has been effectively proven. Grading describes the inflammatory activity and staging the extent of fibrosis or structural disorders up to liver cirrhosis. In many instances staging is the histopathological criteria for the prognosis assessment and is, therefore, decisive for therapy indications and therapy initiation. PMID:18210114

Longerich, T; Flechtenmacher, C; Schirmacher, P

2008-02-01

430

40 CFR Appendix H to Part 50 - Interpretation of the 1-Hour Primary and Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone H Appendix H to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 1. General This appendix explains...the “Guideline for Interpretation of Ozone Air Quality Standards.” For purposes...

2011-07-01

431

40 CFR Appendix H to Part 50 - Interpretation of the 1-Hour Primary and Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone H Appendix H to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 1. General This appendix explains...the “Guideline for Interpretation of Ozone Air Quality Standards.” For purposes...

2010-07-01

432

Spatial Price Equilibrium with Information Asymmetry in Quality Minimum Quality Standards  

E-print Network

to the quality of certain products, especially those that are considered to be, more or less, homogeneous the adulteration of milk and infant formula in China (See Yang et al. (2009)) to the heparin adulteration, also

Nagurney, Anna

433

7 CFR 52.804 - Ascertaining the grade of a sample unit.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Ascertaining the grade of a sample unit. 52.804 Section...PRODUCTS 1 United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Red Tart Pitted Cherries Factors...Quality § 52.804 Ascertaining the grade of a sample unit. (a) The...

2010-01-01

434

7 CFR 52.776 - Ascertaining the grade of a sample unit.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Ascertaining the grade of a sample unit. 52.776 Section...PRODUCTS 1 United States Standards for Grades of Canned Red Tart Pitted Cherries 1 ...Quality § 52.776 Ascertaining the grade of a sample unit. (a) General....

2010-01-01

435

Correlation pattern recognition: optimal parameters for quality standards control of chocolate marshmallow candy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Flores, Jorge L.; García-Torales, G.; Ponce Ávila, Cristina

2006-08-01

436

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

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…

Jitendra, Asha K.; Dupuis, Danielle N.; Zaslofsky, Anne F.

2014-01-01

437

Medieval Japan. Grade 7 Model Lesson for Standard 7.5. World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times. California History-Social Science Course Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California State Standard 7.5 is delineated in the following manner: "Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of medieval Japan." Seventh-grade students describe the significance of Japan's proximity to China and Korea and the influence of these countries on Japan; discuss the reign of Japan's Prince…

Zachlod, Michelle, Ed.

438

Chinese Philosophy. Grade 7 Model Lesson for Standard 7.3. World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times. California History-Social Science Course Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California State Standard 7.3 is delineated in the following manner: "Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structure of the civilizations of China in the middle ages." Seventh-grade students focus on the reunification of China under the Tang Dynasty and reasons for the spread of Buddhism; agricultural,…

Zachlod, Michelle, Ed.

439

Ghana and Mali. Grade 7 Model Lesson for Standard 7.4. World History and Geography: Medieval Sub-Saharan Africa. California History-Social Science Course Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California State Standard 7.4 is delineated in the following manner: "Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana and Mali in Medieval Africa. Seventh-grade students focus on the Niger River and the growth of the Mali and Ghana empires; analyze the importance of…

Zachlod, Michelle, Ed.

440

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 Central

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

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

2013-01-01

441

Perceptual video quality assessment in H.264 video coding standard using objective modeling.  

PubMed

Since usage of digital video is wide spread nowadays, quality considerations have become essential, and industry demand for video quality measurement is rising. This proposal provides a method of perceptual quality assessment in H.264 standard encoder using objective modeling. For this purpose, quality impairments are calculated and a model is developed to compute the perceptual video quality metric based on no reference method. Because of the shuttle difference between the original video and the encoded video the quality of the encoded picture gets degraded, this quality difference is introduced by the encoding process like Intra and Inter prediction. The proposed model takes into account of the artifacts introduced by these spatial and temporal activities in the hybrid block based coding methods and an objective modeling of these artifacts into subjective quality estimation is proposed. The proposed model calculates the objective quality metric using subjective impairments; blockiness, blur and jerkiness compared to the existing bitrate only calculation defined in the ITU G 1070 model. The accuracy of the proposed perceptual video quality metrics is compared against popular full reference objective methods as defined by VQEG. PMID:24790819

Karthikeyan, Ramasamy; Sainarayanan, Gopalakrishnan; Deepa, Subramaniam Nachimuthu

2014-01-01

442

It's worth the work: Proposed water quality standards move Texas closer to cleaner waters  

E-print Network

tx H2O | pg. 14 Story by Kathy Wythe As Texas concentrates on cleaning up its water through Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), TMDL Implementation Plans (I-Plans), and watershed protection plans (WPPs), many water quality experts in Texas... specialist for the monitoring and assessment section at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), said a standard that is too ambi- tious ?becomes problematic? as the list of impaired waters grows. ?It becomes important to tailor our...

Wythe, Kathy

2010-01-01

443

Developing environmental quality standards for various pesticides and priority pollutants for French freshwaters.  

PubMed

The French Ministry of the Environment and Water Agencies have derived environmental quality standards following the existing French framework called SEQ-Eau, for 28 pesticides and seven priority substances listed in the Water Framework Directive. Like other existing frameworks, SEQ-Eau relies upon the use of standard toxicity test results and assessment factors. This approach made it possible to derive the desired quality standards, but due to the lack of chronic toxicity data many of the standards are only provisional. In addition, emerging issues such as endocrine disruption should be taken into account in this framework. Depending on the available data, more flexible derivation approaches, such as the statistical distribution of NOECs, are recommended for future versions of SEQ-Eau. A comparison is made using SEQ-Eau and the methodology currently being discussed in Europe to develop environmental quality standards, showing that the European approach is more conservative. Conversely, the proposed approach under the Water Framework Directive does not cover the entire range of required quality classes. PMID:14550656

Babut, Marc; Corinne, Bonnet; Marc, Bray; Patrick, Flammarion; Jeanne, Garric; Geneviève, Golaszewski

2003-10-01

444

Safety implications of standardized continuous quality improvement programs in community pharmacy.  

PubMed

Standardized continuous quality improvement (CQI) programs combine Web-based technologies and standardized improvement processes, tools, and expectations to enable quality-related events (QREs) occurring in individual pharmacies to be shared with pharmacies in other jurisdictions. Because standardized CQI programs are still new to community pharmacy, little is known about how they impact medication safety. This research identifies key aspects of medication safety that change as a result of implementing a standardized CQI program. Fifty-three community pharmacies in Nova Scotia, Canada, adopted the SafetyNET-Rx standardized CQI program in April 2010. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Canada's Medication Safety Self-Assessment (MSSA) survey was administered to these pharmacies before and 1 year into their use of the SafetyNET-Rx program. The nonparametric Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to explore where changes in patient safety occurred as a result of SafetyNETRx use. Significant improvements occurred with quality processes and risk management, staff competence, and education, and communication of drug orders and other information. Patient education, environmental factors, and the use of devices did not show statistically significant changes. As CQI programs are designed to share learning from QREs, it is reassuring to see that the largest improvements are related to quality processes, risk management, staff competence, and education. PMID:22842505

Boyle, Todd A; Ho, Certina; Mackinnon, Neil J; Mahaffey, Thomas; Taylor, Jeffrey M

2013-06-01

445

A Direct sensitivity approach to predict hourly ozone resulting from compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standard  

EPA Science Inventory

In setting primary ambient air quality standards, the EPA?s responsibility under the law is to establish standards that protect public health. As part of the current review of the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), the US EPA evaluated the health exposure and ...

446

Establishment of quality, reliability and design standards for low, medium, and high power microwave hybrid microcircuits  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Quality, reliability, and design standards for microwave hybrid microcircuits were established. The MSFC Standard 85M03926 for hybrid microcircuits was reviewed and modifications were generated for use with microwave hybrid microcircuits. The results for reliability tests of microwave thin film capacitors, transistors, and microwave circuits are presented. Twenty-two microwave receivers were tested for 13,500 unit hours. The result of 111,121 module burn-in and operating hours for an integrated solid state transceiver module is reported.

Robinson, E. A.

1973-01-01

447

[Present situation and prospect of quality standardization of Chinese patent medicines].  

PubMed

This article reviews rectification and protection of Chinese patent medicines, establishment and improvement of the new drug approval, and historical evolution of the pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China. The article analyzes the present situation and the challenges of quality standardization of Chinese patent medicines in the new era. The article also points out strategies and guidelines to be taken to promote the globalization of Chinese patent medicines and compliance with the international standards. PMID:17639993

Gao, Xue-Min; Zhang, Jian-Jun; Zhang, De-Qin; Wang, Jing-Xia; Ou, Li-Na; Chen, Shao-Hong

2007-05-01

448

Plus and Minus Grading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current official policy of the California community colleges on grading prohibits the use of plus and minus symbols to modify a standard letter grade. Plus and minus grades may influence a student's grade point average (GPA) either through statistical effects or psychological effects on teachers and students. At its fall 1985 session, and…

Farland, Ronnald; Cepeda, Rita

449

A comparison of recent Standard Seawater and Quality Evaluation of the Standard Seawater supplied in a bottle  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The results of IAPSO Standard Seawater (SSW) comparisons are presented for batches P 132 to P 140. We try to match up our data with the previous result of comparison experiment to make the newest "offset table". According to the newest "offset table" proposed in this study, the standard deviation of the batch to batch differences among batches P 132 to P 140 is calculated to be 0.3 × 10-3 in salinity. This value is smaller than the value reported in the previous studies. The quality of SSW, from the point of view of batch to batch differences, has improved recently. The SSW batch P 138 and P 140 were stored in bottles made from borosilicate glass and closed with chemically resistant plastic stoppers, while batches P 133 to P 137 and P 139 were stored in glass ampoules. We measured 30 bottles of P 138 and P 140 along with several ampoules of other batches in order to check the quality, those are, within-batch difference and batch-to-batch difference. The standard deviations (1?) of 30 repeat measurements on P 138 and P 140 were both 0.3 × 10-3 in salinity. The difference between label-delived and measured salinity of P 138 referred to batch P 137 was -0.1 × 10-3 and that of P 140 reffered to batch P 139 was -0.5 × 10-3 in salinity. These values are comparable with other batches stored in a traditional glass ampoules. This result shows that SSW in a shot-bottle is, at least as for P 138 and P 140 at this moment, almost equivalent to SSW in a glass ampoule in quality.

Kawano, Takeshi; Takatsuki, Yasushi; Imai, Jun; Aoyama, Michio

450

Design Document for 12th Grade NAEP Preparedness Research Judgmental Standard Setting Studies: Setting Standards on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Reading and Mathematics for 12th Grade Preparedness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Assessment Governing Board adopted a Program of Preparedness Research in March 2009. Several categories of research studies were recommended to produce results for reporting 12th grade preparedness for the 2009 grade 12 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading and mathematics. The categories included content…

National Assessment Governing Board, 2010

2010-01-01

451

The hazardous priority substances in Italy: National rules and environmental quality standard in marine environment  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

452

A Situative Metaphor for Teacher Learning: The Case of University Tutors Learning to Grade Student Coursework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the continuing concern about academic standards in the higher education sector a great deal of emphasis has been placed on quality assurance procedures rather than on considering how university tutors learn to grade the quality of work produced by students. As part of a larger research project focused on how tutors grade student coursework,…

Boyd, Pete; Bloxham, Sue

2014-01-01

453

Parent Involvement as a Predictor of Teacher-Child Relationship Quality in Third Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research Findings: Research on teacher-child relationships is important, as the quality of this relationship is linked to numerous child outcomes in the areas of academic and social functioning. In addition, parent involvement has been identified as a significant factor in the successful development of a child. This study attempted to join these…

Wyrick, Amanda J.; Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz

2009-01-01

454

Water Quality and Pollution. Environmental Studies. 4 Color Transparencies, Reproducibles & Teaching Guide. Grade 3, 4, 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The world is faced with a variety of environmental problems. No country has escaped pollution and resource depletion. Basic ecological principles are often ignored and sometimes this contributes to ecological disasters. This volume is designed to provide basic information about the quality of the earth's water resources. The visual aids,…

Ortleb, Edward P.; And Others

455

Air Quality and Pollution. Environmental Studies. 4 Color Transparencies, Reproducibles & Teaching Guide. Grade 3, 4, 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The world is faced with a variety of environmental problems. No country has escaped pollution and resource depletion. Basic ecological principles are often ignored and sometimes this contributes to ecological disasters. This volume is designed to provide basic information about the quality of the earth's atmosphere. The visual aids, worksheets,…

Ortleb, Edward P.; And Others

456

Sifting through the ISO 9000 maze. [Quality assurance standards in the oil, gas, and services industry  

SciTech Connect

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.

Abraham, K.S.

1993-12-01

457

75 FR 32178 - Release of Final Document Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...consultation with the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee...Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Scope...the Agency's Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Web site at http...Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and...

2010-06-07

458

78 FR 2394 - Release of Draft Document Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...performed by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee...EPA is reviewing the air quality criteria and NAAQS...the Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards.\\1...the agency's Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Web site at...

2013-01-11

459

DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONAL CONSENSUS STANDARD FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

Decisions on where and how to clean-up Federally-owned facilities contaminated by mixtures of hazardous chemical and radioactive wastes requires that quality environmental data be obtained. he Federal Government currently using several different standards or sets of requirements ...

460

Raising the Bar on Faculty Productivity: Realigning Performance Standards to Enhance Quality Trajectories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many universities have observed needs and shared goals that include increasing faculty members' research productivity (in quantity or quality). Strategies for raising faculty performance include revising standards and supporting valued outcomes with rewards and incentives. One college at a research-extensive university received institutional…

Hardré, Patricia L.

2014-01-01

461

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education  

E-print Network

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education Section 8 for Higher Education 2010 First published 2001 Second edition 2010 ISBN 978 1 84979 065 9 All QAA for career education, information, advice and guidance in United Kingdom (UK) higher education institutions

Burton, Geoffrey R.

462

Alternatives to National Standards for Environmental Education: Process-Based Quality Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses different world views on the roles of both science and education in society, questions some of the arguments put forward by proponents of national standards for environmental education in the United States, and argues for an alternative form of quality assessment in environmental education which is process-based instead of product- or…

Wals, Arjen E. J.; van der Leij, Tore

1997-01-01

463

78 FR 44485 - Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period on the Proposed Rule Regarding ``Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements'' (June 6, 2013). The EPA is extending the comment period that originally was scheduled to end on August 5, 2013. The extended comment period will close on September 4, 2013. The EPA is......

2013-07-24

464

Assuring Quality and Standard Evaluation in the Basic Course: Training and Supervising Graduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In outline agenda form, this guide addresses the issue of training and supervising graduate students teaching the basic undergraduate speech course in university speech departments. The sections are as follows: (1) Introduction of staff and participants; (2) Rationale for assuring quality and standardization in the basic course by systematically…

Comeaux, Patricia; Aitken, Joan E.

465

Developing an Efficient Surveillance Scheme for Assessing Compliance with Air Quality Standards  

E-print Network

of pollution along certain tra c routes due to changes in land usage e.g., new industrial area, new shopping compliance with air quality standards. Since many countries maintain online surveillance of air pollution. This work proposes a three-step procedure for implementing the SR scheme to air pollution data. The rst step

Washington at Seattle, University of

466

Importance of the Primary Radioactivity Standard Laboratory and Implementation of its Quality Management  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

467

When Does the ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Standard Lead to Performance Improvement? Assimilation and Going Beyond  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Eitan Naveh; Alfred A. Marcus

2004-01-01

468

An international comparison of the perceptions about the revised ISO 9000 quality system standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the research reported in this paper is to assess national differences between the Netherlands, Germany and Australia on the relative value of the 2000 version of the ISO 9000 series of quality management system standards in comparison to the 1994 version. A total number of 5606 organisations (the Netherlands, 3606; Germany, 1000; Australia, 1000), which have all

Ton van der Wiele; Jos van Iwaarden; Alan Brown; Ulrich Steimle; Klaus J. Zink

2009-01-01

469

HIC 2001 Realising Quality Health Care * Paper reviewed according to DETYA standard 1999  

E-print Network

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

Fitzpatrick, Geraldine

470

New Study Finds Strong Carbon Pollution Standards Improve Air Quality, Environment, and Health  

E-print Network

-by-state changes in harmful air pollution, it is the first study to quantify and map the co-benefits of power plant Exchange (moderator) WHY: Curbing carbon pollution from power plants in the U.S. will not only help addressNew Study Finds Strong Carbon Pollution Standards Improve Air Quality, Environment, and Health

Mohan, Chilukuri K.

471

7 CFR 810.304 - Grades and grade requirements for canola.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2010-01-01

472

7 CFR 810.1004 - Grades and grade requirements for oats.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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...

2013-01-01

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7 CFR 810.1004 - Grades and grade requirements for oats.  

...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...

2014-01-01

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Validity of High-School Grades in Predicting Student Success beyond the Freshman Year: High-School Record vs. Standardized Tests as Indicators of Four-Year College Outcomes. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.6.07  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High-school grades are often viewed as an unreliable criterion for college admissions, owing to differences in grading standards across high schools, while standardized tests are seen as methodologically rigorous, providing a more uniform and valid yardstick for assessing student ability and achievement. The present study challenges that…

Geiser, Saul; Santelices, Maria Veronica

2007-01-01

475

Radiotherapy of high-grade gliomas: current standards and new concepts, innovations in imaging and radiotherapy, and new therapeutic approaches  

PubMed Central

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

Dhermain, Frederic

2014-01-01

476

Statistical assessment of geographic areas of compliance with air quality standards  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A statistical method is developed to classify geographical regions according to the air quality standards for criteria pollutants. A geographic location is designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an area of nonattainment when it does not meet the air quality standard for one of the criteria pollutants. A statistical model for air pollution is presented. This model is used to interpolate ground measurements of pollution levels at locations where there are no air quality monitors with the objective of determining the geographic areas of nonattainment. The approach presented here for interpolation takes into account that spatial patterns of air pollutants change with location. Estimates of probabilities of nonattainment are also provided, and they are used to classify the nonattainment areas by degree of severity. The approach is applied using available data from 513 sites throughout the eastern USA where ground-level ozone is measured hourly.

Fuentes, Montserrat

2003-12-01

477

Review of Special Standards in Quality Management Systems Audits in Automotive Production  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quality management systems (QMS) in automotive industry generally have several differences in comparison with other industrial branches. Different customers have their own specific requirements, including requirements for quality audits. Audits are one of the coretools of quality management to make the PDCA (Plan - Do - Check - Act) cycle work. As a matter of fact, compliance with ISO/TS 16949:2009 requirements is a condition for supplying the automotive industry. However, there are some standards which co-exist together with the ISO 9001 based management systems and technical specification for QMS in automotive ISO/TS16949. Which are those specific standards in automotive industry and what standard to use and why - those are the questions to be answered in this paper. The aim of the paper is to review what standards are used for audits implementation in automotive industry in the Slovak Republic, and why the organizations keep following those "extra" standards even if certification for ISO/TS 16949 is required by all the car makers. The paper is structured as follows: after short introduction to the topic and related terms, presented is our methodology. . In the third section, the achieved results are discussed. And finally, the principal findings of the paper, limitations and conclusions are presented.

Šurinová, Yulia

2013-12-01

478

Paediatric Rehabilitation Treatment Standards: A Method for Quality Assurance in Germany  

PubMed Central

Over the last few years, the German Pension Insurance has implemented a new method of quality assurance for inpatient rehabilitation of children and adolescents diagnosed with bronchial asthma, obesity, or atopic dermatitis: the so-called rehabilitation treatment standards (RTS). They aim at promoting a comprehensive and evidence-based care in rehabilitation. Furthermore, they are intended to make the therapeutic processes in medical rehabilitation as well as potential deficits more transparent. The development of RTS was composed of five phases during which current scientific evidence, expert knowledge, and patient expectations were included. Their core element is the specification of evidence-based treatment modules that describe a good rehabilitation standard for children diagnosed with bronchial asthma, obesity, or atopic dermatitis. Opportunities and limitations of the RTS as a tool for quality assurance are discussed. Significance for public health The German pension insurance’s rehabilitation treatment standards (RTS) for inpatient rehabilitation of children and adolescents aim at contributing to a comprehensive and evidence-based care in paediatric rehabilitation. As a core element, they comprise evidence-based treatment modules that describe a good rehabilitation standard for children diagnosed with bronchial asthma, obesity, or atopic dermatitis. Although the RTS have been developed for the specific context of the German health care system, they may be referred to as a more general starting point regarding the development of health care and quality assurance standards in child/adolescent medical rehabilitative care. PMID:25343137

Ahnert, Jutta; Loffler, Stefan; Muller, Jochen; Lukasczik, Matthias; Bruggemann, Silke; Vogel, Heiner

2014-01-01

479

The Relationship between Prosodic Oral Reading Assessments and Standards-Based Reading Assessment in a 2nd Grade Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between prosodic oral reading and overall reading comprehension of second grade students. The sample consisted of ten students who were randomly selected from a second grade classroom. The students read aloud from the book "Bedtime for Frances" by Lillian and Russell Hoban for a total of…

Kariuki, Patrick; Baxter, Andrew

2011-01-01

480

7 CFR 810.1005 - Special grades and special grade requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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...

2013-01-01

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7 CFR 810.1005 - Special grades and special grade requirements.  

...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...

2014-01-01

482

Developing a quality plan within an R&D organization using a graded approach  

SciTech Connect

Rocky Flats is a Department of Energy facility that is managed by EG&G, Inc. The facility, located in Golden, Colorado, employs approximately 7,500 employees. Rocky Flats began operation in 1953 producing components for nuclear weapons, but in 1992, due to changing world conditions, the facility`s mission was changed. The new mission is to decontaminate and decommission the plant and make it ready for economic development for possible new business opportunities. The facility`s mission today is geared toward environmental cleanup from the wastes that were generated during the past 40 years. With these changes came a change in management philosophy that has encouraged more open communications, employee involvement, additional training for employees, and an emphasis on providing quality products and services applying Total Quality Management principles. The changing mission of the plant along with the change in management philosophy required a great deal of adjustment by employees. During this time, the Department of Energy and EG&G management was striving to incorporate these changes as quickly as possible. As part of this change, the Department of Energy required a quality program be implemented in Technology Development, which is the organization responsible for researching and developing new technologies for the environmental cleanup of the plant.

Younger, A.F.; Ellis, E.W.

1994-04-01

483

Concept of Draft International Standard for a Unified Approach to Space Program Quality Assurance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For want of the unified approach to guaranteed space project and product quality assurance, implementation of many international space programs has become a challenge. Globalization of aerospace industry and participation of various international ventures with diverse quality assurance requirements in big international space programs requires for urgent generation of unified international standards related to this field. To ensure successful fulfillment of space missions, aerospace companies should design and process reliable and safe products with properties complying or bettering User's (or Customer's) requirements. Quality of the products designed or processed by subcontractors (or other suppliers) should also be in compliance with the main user (customer)'s requirements. Implementation of this involved set of unified requirements will be made possible by creating and approving a system (series) of international standards under a generic title Space Product Quality Assurance based on a system consensus principle. Conceptual features of the baseline standard in this system (series) should comprise: - Procedures for ISO 9000, CEN and ECSS requirements adaptation and introduction into space product creation, design, manufacture, testing and operation; - Procedures for quality assurance at initial (design) phases of space programs, with a decision on the end product made based on the principle of independence; - Procedures to arrange incoming inspection of products delivered by subcontractors (including testing, audit of supplier's procedures, review of supplier's documentation), and space product certification; - Procedures to identify materials and primary products applied; - Procedures for quality system audit at the component part, primary product and materials supplier facilities; - Unified procedures to form a list of basic performances to be under configuration management; - Unified procedures to form a list of critical space product components, and unified procedures to define risks related to the specific component application and evaluate safety for the entire program implementation. In the eyes of the authors, those features together with a number of other conceptual proposals should constitute a unified standard-technical basis for implementing international space programs.

Stryzhak, Y.; Vasilina, V.; Kurbatov, V.

2002-01-01

484

A Study on Financial Reporting Standards and Accounting Quality- Evidence from China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

According to institutional theorists, the forms and business models of corporation are mainly shaped by factors such as politics, regulations, social norms and cultures. This paper examines how the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and institutional environment influence the accounting quality, in response to the threat of political extraction in China. We took mainland China as an example instead in our study, following the accounting quality definition of Barth et al. [2], we found that the developments of Chinese government performance audit are conspicuously different by region; to reflect such differences, we elaborated our research by dividing mainland China into 31 categories (provinces or cities). We set 2003-2010 as the time horizon for this study. After testing the Regression model, our empirical research achieved two conclusions: 1) IFRS adoption in China should significantly improve the accounting quality, and 2) IFRS and institutional environment should synthetically influence the quality of accounting as well.

Liou, Cheng-Hwai

2013-02-01

485

Code Quality Evaluation Methodology Using The ISO/IEC 9126 Standard  

E-print Network

This work proposes a methodology for source code quality and static behaviour evaluation of a software system, based on the standard ISO/IEC-9126. It uses elements automatically derived from source code enhanced with expert knowledge in the form of quality characteristic rankings, allowing software engineers to assign weights to source code attributes. It is flexible in terms of the set of metrics and source code attributes employed, even in terms of the ISO/IEC-9126 characteristics to be assessed. We applied the methodology to two case studies, involving five open source and one proprietary system. Results demonstrated that the methodology can capture software quality trends and express expert perceptions concerning system quality in a quantitative and systematic manner.

Kanellopoulos, Yiannis; Antoniou, Dimitris; Makris, Christos; Theodoridis, Evangelos; Tjortjis, Christos; Tsirakis, Nikos; 10.5121/ijsea.2010.1302

2010-01-01

486

7 CFR 999.500 - Safeguard procedures for walnuts and certain dates exempt from grade, size, quality, and maturity...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Safeguard procedures for walnuts and certain dates exempt from grade...999.500 Safeguard procedures for walnuts and certain dates exempt from grade...Americans on reservations; or (2) Walnuts which are: green walnuts (so...

2010-01-01

487

Health-related quality of life in high-grade glioma patients  

PubMed Central

Gliomas are malignant primary brain tumors and yet incurable. Palliation and the maintenance or improvement of the patient's quality of life is therefore of main importance. For that reason, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has become an important outcome measure in clinical trials, next to traditional outcome measures such as overall and progression-free survivals, and radiological response to treatment. HRQoL is a multidimensional concept covering physical, psychological, and social domains, as well as symptoms induced by the disease and its treatment. HRQoL is assessed by using self-reported, validated questionnaires. Various generic HRQoL questionnaires, which can be supplemented with a brain tumor- specific module, are available. Both the tumor and its treatment can have a negative effect on HRQoL. However, treatment with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and supportive treatment may also improve patients' HRQoL, in addition to extending survival. It is expected that the impact of HRQoL measurements in both clinical trials and clinical practice will increase. Hence, it is important that HRQoL data are collected, analyzed, and interpreted correctly. Methodological issues such as selection bias and missing data may hamper the interpretation of HRQoL data and should therefore be accounted. In clinical trials, HRQoL can be used to assess the benefits of a new treatment strategy, which should be weighed carefully against the adverse effects of that treatment. In daily clinical practice, HRQoL assessments of an individual patient can be used to inform physicians about the impact of a specific treatment strategy, and it may facilitate the communication between the physicians and the patients. PMID:24384239

Dirven, Linda; Aaronson, Neil K.; Heimans, Jan J.; Taphoorn, Martin J.B.

2014-01-01

488

Factors determining milk quality and implications for production structure under somatic cell count standard modification.  

PubMed

Consumer and processor demand for high-quality milk has placed increasing pressure on US milk producers to achieve higher product standards. International standards for somatic cell count (SCC) are becoming more stringent, but in May 2011, the United States National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments chose to retain the 750,000 cells/mL standard. Using ordinary least squares and quantile regressions on US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Resource Management Survey Dairy Costs and Returns Report data for 2005, we model producer and farm-level characteristics associated with SCC. Quantile regression analysis allows for a more parsed inquiry into statistical associations. Dairy Costs and Returns Report data provide cross-sectional information on the physical structure, input expenses, demographics, and outputs for farms in selected states. Location outside the Southeast, lower herd age, full-time farming status, use of biosecurity guidelines, good milking facilities and operations management, and application of related quality tests are all associated with lower SCC levels. Size of operation had little effect on SCC levels after controlling for other factors. Many of the operations that did not attain a more demanding SCC standard of 400,000 cells/mL had older operators, operators who expressed intention to exit within 10 yr, smaller size, and location in the Southeast when compared with those meeting the tighter standard. The results suggest that the stricter scheme favors larger farms that are more committed to production and are less likely to be sole or family proprietorships. PMID:22981577

Dong, F; Hennessy, D A; Jensen, H H

2012-11-01

489

77 FR 64036 - Determination of Attainment of the 1-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards in the...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FRL-9741-8] Determination of Attainment of the 1-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality...is determining that the Sacramento Metro 1-hour ozone nonattainment area (Sacramento...revoked National Ambient Air Quality Standard (1-hour ozone NAAQS or standard), and...

2012-10-18

490

Linking Quality of Life and Standard of Living Priorities with Rates of Return in Education: Implications for Ontario's Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study begins to develop a way to measure the returns and benefits of education using a standard of living and quality of life approach. It sought identification of school priorities among senior level managers at postsecondary institutions in Ontario, Canada, and found that these administrators prioritized standard of living over quality of…

Menna, Agostino

2012-01-01

491

Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Final Revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Based on its review of the air quality criteria and the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making revisions to the primary standards for PM to provide requisite pro...

2012-01-01

492

Bacteria and Surface Water Quality Standards Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires that each state set  

E-print Network

physi- cal characteristics limit the potential for aquatic recreation and/or if the water body is neverBacteria and Surface Water Quality Standards Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires that each state set water quality standards to ensure all uses of a water body have the ap- propriate water

493

40 CFR Appendix K to Part 50 - Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter K Appendix K to Part 50 Protection...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter 1.0General (a) This appendix...computations necessary for analyzing particulate matter data to determine attainment of...

2012-07-01

494

European Standards for Quality Assurance and Institutional Practices of Student Assessment in the UK, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyses the student assessment procedures of 12 universities in the UK, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic with respect to their alignment with the European standards and guidelines on the quality of assessing higher education students (European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance [ESG] 1.3). Based on qualitative…

Kohoutek, Jan

2014-01-01

495

75 FR 11877 - Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur AGENCY: Environmental...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First External...welfare-based) NAAQS for oxides of nitrogen (NO X ) and oxides of sulfur...

2010-03-12

496

75 FR 70258 - Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur AGENCY: Environmental...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: Second External...summary of options for elements of the nitrogen oxides (NO X ) and sulfur...

2010-11-17

497

75 FR 57463 - Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur AGENCY: Environmental...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: Second External...welfare-based) NAAQS for oxides of nitrogen (NO X ) and oxides of sulfur...

2010-09-21

498

75 FR 61486 - Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur AGENCY: Environmental...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: Second External...summary of options for elements of the nitrogen oxides (NO X ) and sulfur...

2010-10-05

499

75 FR 20595 - Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur AGENCY: Environmental...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First External...to issuing a proposal addressing the nitrogen oxides (NO X ) and sulfur...

2010-04-20

500

Assessing the sound quality of a grand piano for different tuning standards  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Grand pianos are tuned to a standard frequency of 440 Hz for a4. Eighty years ago, the tuning standard was lower, around 432 Hz. In Germany, a group of music lovers insists that the sound quality of a grand piano when tuned to 432 Hz is much superior to that of the same instrument when tuned to 440 Hz. Therefore, well-controlled psychoacoustic experiments were performed to check the validity of that argument. Using a Welte-Steinway reproduction grand piano of the Deutsches Museum Muenchen, with the exception of the tuning, all other features of the pieces of music used as stimuli could be kept the same. The advantage of using the Welte-Steinway lies in the fact that reproductions of the music of famous (deceased) artists are available, who at their time performed at a lower tuning standard. Recordings of the music played at 432 vs 440 Hz were made on DAT and presented to the subjects via headphones for sound quality evaluation. Psychophysical procedures like semantic differential or preference scaling by ``random access'' that have proven successful for the assessment of sound quality in the context of car interior sounds were used in the experiments.

Fastl, Hugo

2003-10-01