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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...the uniformity of treadwear grades, Appendix A of 49 CFR 575...reliability of the treadwear grades and will not impose or relax...reliability of the treadwear grades, and will not result in any...million annually (adjusted for inflation with base year of...

2013-11-06

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

E-print Network

. Savell (Chair of Committee) Ji y T. K ton ember) er C. Jenkins (Member) Rhonda K. Miller (Member) H. Russell Cross (Head of Department) December 1991 ABSTRACT Potential Methods of Revising USDA Quality and Yield Grade Standards for Mature Cow..., closely trimmed retail cuts. Future grades for cow carcasses should include fat color to predict palatability and overall muscling grade, rather than ribeye area, to predict composition. DEDICATION This thesis is dedicated to my parents, Robert H...

Hodgson, Rodney Robert

1991-01-01

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[Procedure of seed quality testing and seed grading standard of Prunus humilis].  

PubMed

So far there exists no corresponding quality test procedures and grading standards for the seed of Prunus humilis, which is one of the important source of base of semen pruni. Therefor we set up test procedures that are adapt to characteristics of the P. humilis seed through the study of the test of sampling, seed purity, thousand-grain weight, seed moisture, seed viability and germination percentage. 50 cases of seed specimens of P. humilis tested. The related data were analyzed by cluster analysis. Through this research, the seed quality test procedure was developed, and the seed quality grading standard was formulated. The seed quality of each grade should meet the following requirements: for first grade seeds, germination percentage ? 68%, thousand-grain weight 383 g, purity ? 93%, seed moisture ? 5%; for second grade seeds, germination percentage ? 26%, thousand-grain weight ? 266 g, purity ? 73%, seed moisture ?9%; for third grade seeds, germination percentage ? 10%, purity ? 50%, thousand-grain weight ? 08 g, seed moisture ? 13%. PMID:25775792

Wen, Hao; Ren, Guang-Xi; Gao, Ya; Luo, Jun; Liu, Chun-Sheng; Li, Wei-Dong

2014-11-01

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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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Arizona Academic Standards: Grade 7  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arizona Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

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Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 7  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arizona Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

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Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arizona Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

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Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arizona Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

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Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arizona Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

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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 Standard 2006--Grade 3; (2) Comprehensive Health Education/Physical Activity Standards 1997--Foundations (Grades 1-3); (3) Foreign and Native Language Standards 1997--Foundations (Grades 1-3); (4)…

Arizona Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

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Arizona Academic Standards: Grade 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arizona Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

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Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arizona Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

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Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arizona Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

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Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arizona Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Candis, Matthew Reese

2013-01-01

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Accountability in grading student work: securing academic standards in a twenty-first century quality assurance context  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sue Bloxham; Pete Boyd

2011-01-01

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Standard Syllabi and Grading Policy  

E-print Network

Standard Syllabi and Grading Policy Professor and Executive Vice Dean Phil Phan The Johns Hopkins Is a Syllabus #12;· All the current Carey standard syllabi are listed online http://carey.jhu.edu/standard_syllabi · Carey standard syllabus templates are available online http

von der Heydt, Rüdiger

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bloxham, Sue; Boyd, Pete

2012-01-01

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Meat standards and grading: a world view.  

PubMed

This paper addresses the principles relating to meat standards and grading of beef and advances the concept that potential exists to achieve significant desirable change from adopting more consumer focused systems within accurate value-based payment frameworks. The paper uses the definitions that classification is a set of descriptive terms describing features of the carcass that are useful to those involved in the trading of carcasses, whereas grading is the placing of different values on carcasses for pricing purposes, depending on the market and requirements of traders. A third definition is consumer grading, which refers to grading systems that seek to define or predict consumer satisfaction with a cooked meal. The development of carcass classification and grading schemes evolved from a necessity to describe the carcass using standard terms to facilitate trading. The growth in world trade of meat and meat products and the transition from trading carcasses to marketing individual meal portions raises the need for an international language that can service contemporary needs. This has in part been addressed by the United Nations promoting standard languages on carcasses, cuts, trim levels and cutting lines. Currently no standards exist for describing consumer satisfaction. Recent Meat Standards Australia (MSA) research in Australia, Korea, Ireland, USA, Japan and South Africa showed that consumers across diverse cultures and nationalities have a remarkably similar view of beef eating quality, which could be used to underpin an international language on palatability. Consumer research on the willingness to pay for eating quality shows that consumers will pay higher prices for better eating quality grades and generally this was not affected by demographic or meat preference traits of the consumer. In Australia the MSA eating quality grading system has generated substantial premiums to retailers, wholesalers and to the producer. Future grading schemes which measure both carcass yield and eating quality have the potential to underpin the development and implementation of transparent value-based payment systems which will encourage improved production efficiency throughout the supply chain. PMID:20541325

Polkinghorne, R J; Thompson, J M

2010-09-01

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Grade Inflation and Education Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider a game in which schools compete to place graduates in two distinct ways: by investing in the quality of education, and by strategically designing grading policies. In equilib- rium, schools issue grades that do not perfectly reveal graduate abilities. This leads evaluators to have less-accurate information. However, compared to fully-revealing assessments, strategic grading motivates greater investment in educating

Raphael Boleslavsky; Christopher Cotton

2012-01-01

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1st Grade Content Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

The Shell Centre

2012-01-01

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3rd Grade Content Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

The Shell Centre

2012-01-01

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5th Grade Content Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

The Shell Centre

2012-01-01

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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.

The Shell Centre

2012-01-01

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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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Clothing Quality Standards  

E-print Network

chosen should be compatible with the garment style, the fabric, the sewing equipment available, and the individual?s skill. Changing trends in sewing equipment and fabrics can influence the techniques that are appropriate for creating garments. Time...-saving construction methods are in tune with busy lifestyles and, when used appropriately, can result in high-quality garments. Even though fabrics and sewing techniques may change, quality standards do not. Garments worn often should be of higher quality than...

2006-05-01

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7 CFR 29.6155 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Standards Summary of Standard Grades § 29.6155 Summary of standard grades. Three grades of binder Three grades of stripper B1 C1 B2 C2 B3 C3 Three grades of straight stripped Three grades of farm filler X1 Y1 X2 Y2 X3...

2011-01-01

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7 CFR 29.6155 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Standards Summary of Standard Grades § 29.6155 Summary of standard grades. Three grades of binder Three grades of stripper B1 C1 B2 C2 B3 C3 Three grades of straight stripped Three grades of farm filler X1 Y1 X2 Y2 X3...

2010-01-01

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Quality Regulations and Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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78 FR 63158 - United States Standards for Grades of Okra  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...United States Standards for Grades of Okra AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service...voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Okra by removing the ``Unclassified'' category...revised United States Standards for Grades of Okra are available on the Specialty Crops...

2013-10-23

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78 FR 25416 - United States Standards for Grades of Okra  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...United States Standards for Grades of Okra AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service...voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Okra by removing the ``Unclassified'' section...The United States Standards for Grades of Okra are available through the Specialty...

2013-05-01

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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

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; Sensebé, Luc; Tarte, Karin; Krampera, Mauro

2013-06-15

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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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Social Studies: Standards, End of Grade Cluster Benchmarks, Performance Indicators. Grades 9-12. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Delaware state content standards booklet for teaching grades 9-12 social studies in Delaware begins with a one page chart outlining information for the disciplines of civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history. The booklet addresses standards for civics, lists end of cluster expectations for the end of grade 11, and cites grade-by-grade

Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.

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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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7 CFR 36.2 - Initiating action on grade standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...false Initiating action on grade standards. 36.2 Section 36.2 Agriculture...AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COMMODITY STANDARDS AND STANDARD CONTAINER...

2014-01-01

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Indiana Academic Standards 2000 for Visual Art, Grades K-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic standards listed in this guide are based upon national standards as well as a discipline-based art education approach. They are presented and articulated for each grade level from kindergarten through grade 8. They are presented by course or art medium in grades 9-12 to represent the organization of most high school art courses. The guide…

Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

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Surface Water Quality Standards  

E-print Network

revise the standards. For contact recreation use, Davenport said TCEQ is reviewing the range of applicable recreational cate- gories, the way in which these uses are assigned, and the numerical criteria that are appropriate to effec- tively protect... 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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Setting and Maintaining GCSE and GCE Grading Standards: The Case for Contextualised Cohort-Referencing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and General Certificate of Education (GCE) grading standards are determined by Awarding Bodies using procedures that adhere to the Code of Practice published by the regulator, Ofqual. Grade boundary marks (cut scores) are set using subject experts' (senior examiners) judgement of the quality of…

Stringer, Neil Simon

2012-01-01

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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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Clinical quality standards for radiotherapy  

PubMed Central

Aim of the study The technological progress that is currently being witnessed in the areas of diagnostic imaging, treatment planning systems and therapeutic equipment has caused radiotherapy to become a high-tech and interdisciplinary domain involving staff of various backgrounds. This allows steady improvement in therapy results, but at the same time makes the diagnostic, imaging and therapeutic processes more complex and complicated, requiring every stage of those processes to be planned, organized, controlled and improved so as to assure high quality of services provided. The aim of this paper is to present clinical quality standards for radiotherapy as developed by the author. Material and methods In order to develop the quality standards, a comparative analysis was performed between European and Polish legal acts adopted in the period of 1980-2006 and the universal industrial ISO 9001:2008 standard, defining requirements for quality management systems, and relevant articles published in 1984-2009 were reviewed, including applicable guidelines and recommendations of American, international, European and Polish bodies, such as the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) on quality assurance and management in radiotherapy. Results As a result, 352 quality standards for radiotherapy were developed and categorized into the following three groups: 1 – organizational standards; 2 – physico-technical standards and 3 – clinical standards. Conclusion Proposed clinical quality standards for radiotherapy can be used by any institution using ionizing radiation for medical purposes. However, standards are of value only if they are implemented, reviewed, audited and improved, and if there is a clear mechanism in place to monitor and address failure to meet agreed standards. PMID:23788854

2012-01-01

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5th Grade Common Core State Standards Flip Book  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-01-01

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4th Grade Common Core State Standards Flip Book  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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3rd Grade Common Core State Standards Flip Book  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Lumber Grades FNR-130 Quality Control in Lumber Purchasing  

E-print Network

Resources #12;2 Lumber Grades · FNR-130 minimum size for lower grades is narrower and shorter. The nextLumber Grades · FNR-130 Quality Control in Lumber Purchasing: Hardwood Lumber Grades By Daniel L. Cassens, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources Most of the hardwood lumber purchased in North America

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Moving to Standards-Based Grading: Lessons from Omaha  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Getting a large, urban school district to use standards-based education and standards-based grading is challenging. Doing so in one year is monumental. During the 2009-10 school year, Omaha (NE) Public Schools began to study the feasibility of making changes to its traditional grading system. The more closely district personnel investigated the…

Proulx, Chris; Spencer-May, Karen; Westerberg, Tim

2012-01-01

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Grade Inflation: Academic Standards in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hunt, Lester H., Ed.

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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Social Studies: Standards, End of Grade Cluster Benchmarks, Performance Indicators. Grades 6-8. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Delaware state content standards booklet for teaching grades 6-8 social studies in Delaware public schools begins with a one page chart outlining information for the disciplines of civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history. The booklet addresses standards for civics, lists end of cluster expectations for the end of grade eight, and cites…

Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.

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Social Studies: Standards, End of Grade Cluster Benchmarks, Performance Indicators. Grades K-5. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Delaware state content standards booklet for teaching grades K-5 social studies in Delaware public schools begins with a one page chart outlining information for the disciplines of civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history. The booklet addresses standards for civics, lists end of cluster expectations for the end of grade three and the…

Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.

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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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Test-Based Grade Retention: Does It Stand Up to Professional Standards for Fair and Appropriate Test Use?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing body of research showing that grade retention serves as an educationally low-quality placement has raised increasing concerns about whether the use of standardized tests in making decisions concerning grade retention conforms to current standards for appropriate and nondiscriminatory test use. This article examines the extent to which…

Penfield, Randall D.

2010-01-01

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Beginning Eleventh Grade Student Profile, Mathematics Standards, Citrus County, Florida.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of booklets deals with minumum standards in mathematics for beginning eleventh grade students. There is a statement of the standards with related skills, a test to assess competency with accompanying answer sheet and answer key, and eight booklets presenting problems covered by six of the standards. The booklets cover: percentages;…

Citrus County Board of Public Instruction, Inverness, FL.

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Okra AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA...the United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Okra. The grade standards for frozen okra have been changed from a ``variables score...

2011-10-17

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

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Safe To Be Smart. Building a Culture for Standards-Based Reform in the Middle Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Viewing standards from the perspective of classroom teachers, this book discusses the need to alter middle school culture to facilitate meaningful improvements in the teaching-learning environment. It emphasizes efforts by middle grades educators to make schools and classrooms places where more students work harder to do work of higher quality

Wheelock, Anne

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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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Evaluating the Quality of Transfer versus Nontransfer Accounting Principles Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using 1989-92 student records from three colleges accepting large numbers of transfers from junior schools into accounting, regression analyses compared grades of transfer and nontransfer students. Quality of accounting principle grades of transfer students was not equivalent to that of nontransfer students. (SK)

Colley, J. R.; And Others

1996-01-01

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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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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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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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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 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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Identification of inferior quality peanuts without shelling during peanut grading  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

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

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Quality Grade-Testing of Peanut Based on Image Processing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The quality of peanut kernels is referred to the every aspect of the profit of supply and marketing. A BP neural network model of quality grade testing and identification is built which is based on 52 appearance features such as the form, texture, and color and so on with technology of computer image processing. The testing aiming at 1400 grains

Han Zhong-zhi; Li Yan-zhao; Liu Jing; Zhao You-gang

2010-01-01

71

50 CFR 270.15 - Quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... FISH AND SEAFOOD PROMOTION SPECIES-SPECIFIC SEAFOOD MARKETING COUNCILS § 270.15 Quality standards. (a...the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, or under other international standards deemed acceptable by NMFS. (j) The...

2010-10-01

72

Standards for Implementing Quality Prekindergarten Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These standards are provided to promote the achievement of excellence in Maryland's public school prekindergarten programs. To that end, this document delineates standards of quality and provides a list of indicators that concretely describe what a program will look like if the standards are being met. The standards and indicators address seven…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Instruction.

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Quality and Standards in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality and standards in higher education is a tricky topic, but one that will not go away. Everyone has a view, but it is rarely informed by fact. The subject is particularly difficult for several reasons. Perhaps the most important of these is the lack of any generally agreed definition of what quality and standards are. In this article, the…

Williams, Peter

2010-01-01

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On the Validity of Performance Grades: The Relationship between Teacher-Assigned Grades and Standard Measures of Subject Matter Acquisition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The validity of grades given by secondary school teachers was studied. Two teacher-originated measures of performance and one independent standardized measure of achievement were examined. The teacher-originated grades were final examination grades (FINALs) and end of the semester marks (MARKs) for over 40 courses at all secondary levels. The…

Olson, George H.

75

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 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...

2013-01-01

77

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 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...

2011-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-01-01 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...

2014-01-01

79

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 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...

2012-01-01

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76 FR 31575 - United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Onions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...States Standards for Grades of Frozen Onions AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service...States Standards for Grades of Frozen Onions. USDA has received additional industry...measuring value in the marketing of frozen onions, and provide guidance in the...

2011-06-01

81

Industrial Quality Standards and Total Quality Management in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines practical applications for the suitability of two different approaches to quality management within engineering education. One utilizes quality systems standards as typified by a specific industrial process that ensures an effective production system. The other applies the notion of total quality management emphasizing a process of…

Tannock, James D. T.

1991-01-01

82

National Beef Quality Audit-2011: Survey of instrument grading assessments of beef carcass characteristics  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The instrument grading assessments for the 2011 National Beef Quality Audit evaluated seasonal trends of beef carcass quality and yield attributes over the course of the year. One week of instrument grading data, HCW, gender, USDA quality grade (QG), and yield grade (YG) factors, were collected ever...

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2010-08-24

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The relationship between measures of vocabulary and narrative writing quality in second- and fourth-grade students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between measures of written vocabulary and writing quality. Participants\\u000a included 92 second-grade students and 101 fourth-grade students. Students completed two writing samples: one an experimenter-developed\\u000a writing task and the other, a standardized assessment of writing quality. Research questions examined whether four vocabulary\\u000a measures (vocabulary diversity, less frequent vocabulary, mean syllable

Natalie G. Olinghouse; Jacqueline T. Leaird

2009-01-01

85

[Study on seed quality test and quality standard of Pesudostellaria heterophylla].  

PubMed

Referring to the rules for agricultural seed testing (GB /T 3543-1995) issued by China, the test of sampling, seed purity, weight per 1 000 seeds, seed moisture, seed viability and germination rate had been studied for screening seed quality test methods of Pesudostellaria heterophylla. The seed quality from different collection areas was measured. The results showed that at least 6.5 g seeds should be sampled and passed through 10-mesh sieve for purity analysis. The weight of 1 000 seeds was determined by using the 500-seed method. The phenotypic observation and size measurement were used for authenticity testing. The seed moisture was determined under the higher temperature (130 ± 2) degrees C for 5 hours. The seeds were dipped into 0.2% TTC sustaining 1 hour at 40 degrees C, then the viability could be determined. The break dormancy seeds were cultured on sand at 10 degrees C. K cluster analysis was applied for the data analysis, the seed quality from different collection areas grading of P. Heterophylla was described as three grades. The seed quality of each grade should reach following requirements: for first grade seeds, germination rate ? 86%, 1 000-grain weight ? 2.59 g, purity ? 87%, moisture ? 13.1%; for second grade seeds, germination rate ? 70%, 1 000-grain weight ? 2.40 g, purity ? 77%, moisture ? 14.3%; for third grade seeds, germination rate ? 41%, 1 000-grain weight ? 2.29 g, purity ? 76%, moisture ? 15.8%. The seed testing methods for quality items of P. heterophylla had been initially established, as well as the primary P. heterophylla seed quality classification standard. PMID:25509284

Xiao, Cheng-Hong; Zhou, Tao; Jiang, Wei-Ke; Chen, Min; Xiong, Hou-Xi; Liao, Ming-Wu

2014-08-01

86

Making the Grade: How Boards Can Ensure Academic Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ewell, Peter

2006-01-01

87

Quality grading of painted slates using texture analysis Ovidiu Ghita*  

E-print Network

Quality grading of painted slates using texture analysis Ovidiu Ghita* , Paul F. Whelan, Tim Carew for identification of paint and substrate defects on painted slates. The developed vision system consists of two visually as they emerge via a conveyor from the paint process line. The human inspection is dull

Whelan, Paul F.

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50 CFR 270.15 - Quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FISH AND SEAFOOD PROMOTION SPECIES-SPECIFIC SEAFOOD MARKETING COUNCILS § 270.15 Quality standards...the U.S. Department of Commerce voluntary seafood inspection program. (h) The intent of...

2013-10-01

89

50 CFR 270.15 - Quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FISH AND SEAFOOD PROMOTION SPECIES-SPECIFIC SEAFOOD MARKETING COUNCILS § 270.15 Quality standards...the U.S. Department of Commerce voluntary seafood inspection program. (h) The intent of...

2014-10-01

90

FDA's Standards for High Quality Foods  

MedlinePLUS

... containers of deceiving size. These so-called "standards of identity, quality, and fill of container for food" have ... waved the requirement of hearings on certain types of food issues. The other difficulty was the very rigor for ...

91

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

92

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

93

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

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[Hereditary quality standards for laboratory fish].  

PubMed

Although laboratory fish are increasingly used in genetics and other life science research fields, standard quality control and supervision are needed. In China, laboratory animals are all put into a strict licensing and quality management system by the government. The standardization of genetic quality control is crucial to a laboratory fish quality control management system. The goal of Laboratory Animal Regulation is to control genetic quality, avoid hereditary degeneration and genetic drift, and circumvent experimental errors. To achieve this goal, Laboratory Animal Regulations are being developed by consulting experimental data and research findings throughout the world, combining the best known practices in laboratory fish production, and consulting specialists. A new set of laboratory fish genetic quality standards focusing on zebrafish and swordtail fish has been established as a reference for scientific researchers. The new standards define inbred and outbred zebrafish and swordtail fish hereditary classifications, naming principles, breeding methods, and hereditary quality surveying. The new standards provide a frame of reference for laboratory fish users and managers. PMID:23017462

Sun, De-Ming; Wang, Tian-Qi; Zhu, Xiao-Hong; Yin, Kun-Lun; Yue, Bing-Fei; Cui, Zong-Bin; Sun, Rong-Ze; Zhang, Bo

2012-09-01

95

Quality and Standards: Clarity, Comparability and Responsibility  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses three central issues relating to quality and standards: clarity, comparability and responsibility. The issue of clarity is that we have reached a point of disjunction between the questions being asked by the public and the answers being provided by quality assurance professionals. The issue of comparability comes in two forms:…

Brink, Chris

2010-01-01

96

Grade Expectations for Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities, Spring 2004 (Mathematics, Reading and Writing)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, "Grade Expectations for Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities" (hereafter "Vermont's Grade Expectations"), is an important companion to "Vermont's Framework." These Grade Expectations (GEs) serve the same purposes as "Vermont's Framework," but articulate learning expectations by grade levels in mathematics,…

Vermont Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

97

Proposal for a kava quality standardization code.  

PubMed

Rare cases of hepatotoxicity emerged with the use of kava drugs and dietary supplements prepared from rhizomes and roots of the South Pacific plant kava (Piper methysticum). Their psychoactive, anxiolytic, relaxing, and recreational ingredients are the kavalactones kavain, dihydrokavain, methysticin, dihydromethysticin, yangonin, and desmethoxyyangonin, but there is little evidence that these kavalactones or the non-kavalactones pipermethystine and flavokavain B are the culprits of the adverse hepatic reactions. It rather appears that poor quality of the kava material was responsible for the liver toxicity. Analysis of existing kava quality standardizations with focus on chemical, agricultural, manufacturing, nutritional, regulatory, and legislation backgrounds showed major shortcomings that could easily explain quality problems. We therefore suggest a uniform, internationally accepted device for kava quality standardizations that are in the interest of the consumers because of safety reasons and will meet the expectations of kava farmers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, regulators of agencies, and legislators. The initial step resides in the establishment of Pan-Pacific kava quality legislation as an important part of the proposed Kava Quality Standardization Code. In conclusion, a sophisticated approach to establish kava quality standardizations is needed for safe human use of kava as relaxing traditional beverages, the anxiolytic drugs, and recreational dietary supplements. PMID:21756963

Teschke, Rolf; Lebot, Vincent

2011-10-01

98

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing...United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell. These standards are issued...1150. The United States Standards for Almonds in the Shell are available through...

2013-03-08

99

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...percent by volume, and ``Grade B''--12 percent...U.S. Standards for Grades of Grapefruit Juice do...pulp'' values from the grade standards would allow...technologies used in the early 1940's were considerably...noted that sinking pulp levels could be correlated...

2012-02-09

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...percent by volume, and ``Grade B''--12 percent...U.S. Standards for Grades of Grapefruit Juice do...pulp'' values from the grade standards would allow...technologies used in the early 1940s were considerably...noted that sinking pulp levels could be correlated...

2012-08-27

101

Grade Inflation for Education Majors and Low Standards for Teachers: When Everyone Makes the Grade. Education Outlook. No. 7  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students who take education classes at universities receive significantly higher grades than students who take classes in every other academic discipline. The higher grades cannot be explained by observable differences in student quality between education majors and other students, nor can they be explained by the fact that education classes are…

Koedel, Cory

2011-01-01

102

7 CFR 996.30 - Incoming quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...OF AGRICULTURE MINIMUM QUALITY AND HANDLING STANDARDS FOR...MARKETED IN THE UNITED STATES Quality and Handling Standards § 996.30 Incoming quality standards. (a) All...Virginia-type peanuts used for seed shall be dried to 18...

2010-01-01

103

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

104

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

105

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

106

Deriving Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Standards  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Achieving and maintaining the water quality conditions necessary to protect the aquatic living resources of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries has required a foundation of quantifiable water quality criteria. Quantitative criteria serve as a critical basis for assessing the attainment of designated uses and measuring progress toward meeting water quality goals of the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership. In 1987, the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership committed to defining the water quality conditions necessary to protect aquatic living resources. Under section 303(c) of the Clean Water Act, States and authorized tribes have the primary responsibility for adopting water quality standards into law or regulation. The Chesapeake Bay Program partnership worked with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop and publish a guidance framework of ambient water quality criteria with designated uses and assessment procedures for dissolved oxygen, water clarity, and chlorophyll a for Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries in 2003. This article reviews the derivation of the water quality criteria, criteria assessment protocols, designated use boundaries, and their refinements published in six addendum documents since 2003 and successfully adopted into each jurisdiction's water quality standards used in developing the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.

Tango, Peter J.; Batiuk, Richard A.

2013-01-01

107

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing...United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell. AMS received written requests...The current United States Standards for Almonds in the Shell, along with the...

2012-07-16

108

25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...academic attainment for reporting student grades on report cards. (b) The information derived from student instructional evaluations shall...documenting the communication of student grades on report cards to parents....

2010-04-01

109

25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...academic attainment for reporting student grades on report cards. (b) The information derived from student instructional evaluations shall...documenting the communication of student grades on report cards to parents....

2011-04-01

110

7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-01-01

111

7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-01-01

112

7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-01-01

113

7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-01-01

114

7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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

2014-01-01

115

Grading Standards, Student Ability and Errors in College Admission  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moen, Jarle; Tjelta, Martin

2010-01-01

116

Quality standards for internships 1. Contract  

E-print Network

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

Potsdam, Universität

117

Grading standards in Thinking, Teaching, & Learning The following below defines the outlines of standards for the "grades" of A, B, C, D, and  

E-print Network

of intellectual performance. Grades & Critical Thinking adapted from www.criticalthinking.org #12;The Grade of CGrading standards in Thinking, Teaching, & Learning The following below defines the outlines of A implies excellence in thinking and performance within the subject and course, along with the development

Hood, Craig

118

Image processing of standard grading scales for objective assessment of contact lens wear complications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ocular complications in contact lens wearers are usually graded by specialists using visual inspection and comparing with established standards. The standard grading scales consist of either a set of illustrations or photographs ordered from a normal situation to a severe complication. In this work, an objective assessment of contact lens wear complications is intended by applying different image processing techniques to two standard grading scales (Efron and CCLRU grading scales). In particular, conjunctival hyperemia and papillary conjunctivitis are considered. Given a set of standard illustrations or pictures for each considered ocular disorder, image preprocessing is needed to compare equivalent areas. Histogram analysis allows segmenting vessel and background pixel populations, which are used to determine the most relevant features in the measurement of contact lens effects. Features such as color, total area of vessels and vessel length are used to evaluate bulbar and lid redness. The procedure to obtain an automatic grading method by digital image analysis of standard grading scales is described.

Perez-Cabre, Elisabet; Millan, Maria S.; Abril, Hector C.; Otxoa, E.

2004-10-01

119

Colorado Air Quality Control Regulations and Ambient Air Quality Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Regulations and standards relative to air quality control in Colorado are defined in this publication. Presented first are definitions of terms, a statement of intent, and general provisions applicable to all emission control regulations adopted by the Colorado Air Pollution Control Commission. Following this, three regulations are enumerated: (1)…

Colorado State Dept. of Health, Denver. Div. of Air Pollution Control.

120

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McMahon, Mary

2004-01-01

121

77 FR 30087 - Air Quality Designations for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...81 Air Quality Designations for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications Approach...Attainment Deadlines and Revocation of the 1997 Ozone Standards for Transportation...

2012-05-21

122

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.

123

The Effect Of Information On Product Quality: Evidence From Restaurant Hygiene Grade Cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the effect of an increase in product quality information to consumers on firms' choices of product quality. In 1998 Los Angeles County introduced hygiene quality grade cards to be displayed in restaurant windows. We show that the grade cards cause (i) restaurant health inspection scores to increase, (ii) consumer demand to become sensitive to changes in restaurants'

Ginger Zhe Jin; Phillip Leslie

2003-01-01

124

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

125

7 CFR 996.31 - Outgoing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED PEANUTS MARKETED IN THE UNITED STATES Quality...quality standards. (a) Shelled peanuts: No handler or importer shall ship or otherwise dispose of shelled peanuts for human consumption unless...

2011-01-01

126

7 CFR 996.31 - Outgoing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED PEANUTS MARKETED IN THE UNITED STATES Quality...quality standards. (a) Shelled peanuts: No handler or importer shall ship or otherwise dispose of shelled peanuts for human consumption unless...

2010-01-01

127

7 CFR 996.31 - Outgoing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED PEANUTS MARKETED IN THE UNITED STATES Quality...quality standards. (a) Shelled peanuts: No handler or importer shall ship or otherwise dispose of shelled peanuts for human consumption unless...

2012-01-01

128

7 CFR 996.31 - Outgoing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED PEANUTS MARKETED IN THE UNITED STATES Quality...quality standards. (a) Shelled peanuts: No handler or importer shall ship or otherwise dispose of shelled peanuts for human consumption unless...

2014-01-01

129

7 CFR 996.31 - Outgoing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED PEANUTS MARKETED IN THE UNITED STATES Quality...quality standards. (a) Shelled peanuts: No handler or importer shall ship or otherwise dispose of shelled peanuts for human consumption unless...

2013-01-01

130

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the standards children between 9 and 12 years of age use to evaluate the quality of four types of children's programs: news, educational, dramatic, and cartoons. The quality standards children considered most important were comprehensibility and aesthetic quality. Additional standards were entertainment, involvement,…

Nikken, Peter; Voort, Tom H. A. van der

1997-01-01

131

76 FR 38592 - Phosphorus Water Quality Standards for Florida Everglades  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2011-07-01

132

78 FR 54517 - Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2013-09-04

133

77 FR 46298 - Phosphorus Water Quality Standards for Florida Everglades  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2012-08-03

134

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

135

40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT § 130.3 Water quality standards...and, as appropriate, update their Water Quality Management (WQM) plans to reflect such revisions....

2010-07-01

136

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...documented quality policy and quality objectives that align with the...the performance of the training management system. (d) Documentation...under a national or international Quality Management System Standard as...

2014-10-01

137

[Study on quality standard for Humulus scandens].  

PubMed

To control the quality of Humulus scandens, the quality standard was established in this study. According to the method recorded in the Appendix of Chinese Pharmacopoeia (2010 Edition) , the water and ash inspections were carried out. The component luteoloside and cosmosiin in Humulus scandens were identified and assayed by TLC and HPLC. The results showed a strong characteristics microscopic of Humulus scandens, and trichoromethane-methanol-formic acid (10: 3: 0. 3) as the mobile phase of TLC, the spots at 365 nm with a UV lamp was clear. The 16 batches of samples were analyzed by HPLC with a gradient elution of acetonitrile and phosphate solution (0.2%) at a flow rate of 1.0 mL · min(-1) and detected at 350 nm. The content of luteoloside was 0.015%- 0.651% (average 0.148%); the content of cosmosiin was 0.003%-0.118% (average 0.036%). The linear calibration curve of luteoloside and cosmosiin was acquired in the ranges of 0.011-0.364 g · L(-1) (r = 1.000 0) and 0.003-0.096 g · L(-1) (r = 1.000 0), respectively. The average recovery was 100.5% and 98.5%, respectively. The methods are convenient and reliable, which can be ap- plied for quality assessment of Humulus scandens. PMID:25751951

Xie, Fan; Wu, Ying-Chun; Li, Yi-Ming; Xu, Hong; Wang, Rui; Wang, Zheng-Tao

2014-10-01

138

77 FR 6772 - United States Standards for Grades of Cauliflower  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...cauliflower. The proposed revision will amend the color requirement for curds to allow all colors of cauliflower to be certified to a U.S. grade. In addition, AMS proposes to permit mixed color packs, heads less than 4 inches in...

2012-02-09

139

77 FR 6774 - United States Standards for Grades of Eggplant  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Fancy and No. 1 grades to allow mixed colors and/or types of eggplant when designated...updating. AMS has observed that mixing colors and/or types of eggplant in a specialty...packed with eggplant of similar type, color and character of growth; there are...

2012-02-09

140

78 FR 283 - United States Standards for Grades of Eggplant  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...requirement in the U.S. Fancy and No. 1 grades to allow mixed colors and/or types of eggplant when designated as a mixed or specialty...the information gathered, AMS believes that permitting mixed colors and/or type packs will facilitate the marketing of...

2013-01-03

141

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Perez, Barbara

2013-01-01

142

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Knaack, Susan; Kreuz, Allie; Zawlocki, Erin

2012-01-01

143

Rational establishment of air quality standards.  

PubMed Central

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

1983-01-01

144

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

145

Hospitality and Tourism Education Skill Standards: Grade 12  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

146

Teaching standard grade French through integrated communicative projects (I.C.P's)   

E-print Network

to develop their four skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading. A current development for the Standard Grade Course is that of Languages for All, demanding a far greater need for differentiation. Despite the three levels of assessment I perceived...

Chittleburgh, Véronique

147

7 CFR 36.3 - Public notification of grade standards action.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Federal, State, or local government agencies, and on the Internet. For other than minor editorial or technical changes, the... (1) Based on the comments received, the Agency's knowledge of standards, grading, marketing, and other...

2010-01-01

148

75 FR 22707 - United States Standards for Grades of Potatoes  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...characteristic requirement to allow mixed colors and/or types of potatoes when designated...language into the standard to allow mixed colors and/or types of potatoes when designated...the proposed standard to allow for mixed colors and/or types of potatoes when...

2010-04-30

149

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.

150

School Based Accountability and the Distribution of Teacher Quality among Grades in Elementary Schools. Working Paper 75  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We use North Carolina data to explore the extent to which teachers in the lower grades (K-2) of elementary school are lower quality than in the upper grades (3-5) and to examine the hypothesis that accountability contributes to a shortfall in teacher quality in the lower grades. Our concern with early elementary grades arises from recent studies…

Fuller, Sarah C.; Ladd, Helen F.

2012-01-01

151

How Consistent Are Course Grades? An Examination of Differential Grading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rauschenberg, Samuel

2014-01-01

152

BASIS FOR PRIMARY AIR QUALITY CRITERIA AND STANDARDS  

EPA Science Inventory

The Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office and the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards are charged with responsibility for reviewing and assessing air quality criteria and air quality standards, respectively. Since adoption of the 1977 Clean Air Act Amendments, the...

153

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...

154

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

155

25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...MINIMUM ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR THE BASIC EDUCATION OF INDIAN CHILDREN AND NATIONAL CRITERIA FOR DORMITORY SITUATIONS Student Instructional...used to give teachers and students direction for subsequent learning activities. (c) Parent/teacher and...

2014-04-01

156

25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...MINIMUM ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR THE BASIC EDUCATION OF INDIAN CHILDREN AND NATIONAL CRITERIA FOR DORMITORY SITUATIONS Student Instructional...used to give teachers and students direction for subsequent learning activities. (c) Parent/teacher and...

2013-04-01

157

25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...MINIMUM ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR THE BASIC EDUCATION OF INDIAN CHILDREN AND NATIONAL CRITERIA FOR DORMITORY SITUATIONS Student Instructional...used to give teachers and students direction for subsequent learning activities. (c) Parent/teacher and...

2012-04-01

158

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

159

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide lists four model content standards for civics education in Colorado elementary schools. Standards cited in the guide are: (1) students understand the purposes of government, and the basic constitutional principles of the U.S. republican form of government; (2) students know the structure and function of local, state, and national…

Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.

160

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data from the High School and Beyond survey, estimates the effects of grading standards on student achievement, educational attainment, and entry-level earnings. Finds that higher standards raise test scores throughout the distribution of achievement, but have no positive effect on educational attainment--in fact have negative effects on…

Betts, Julian R.; Grogger, Jeff

2003-01-01

161

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

162

24 CFR 983.101 - Housing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 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...

2012-04-01

163

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

164

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

165

40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...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

166

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

167

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

168

The NICE process for developing quality standards and indicators.  

PubMed

This paper describes the core principles and processes used by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to develop quality standards and quality indicators from evidence based guidelines. PMID:25523846

Bennett, Brian; Coventry, Emilene; Greenway, Nicola; Minchin, Mark

2014-01-01

169

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.

170

Job Grading Standard for Telephone Mechanic, WG-2502.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

171

Implications of tighter PM10 air quality standards  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The EPA is proposing to adopt a new PM10 Air Quality Standard. The proposed PM10 Standard requires the daily PM10 concentration to be no greater than 65 or 85 µg m-3, which is lower than the current Standard (daily PM10 concentration no greater than 150 µg m-3). The proposed PM10 Standard does allow...

172

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.

173

49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...to Veribest Cotton Gin, a distance of 1.8 miles beyond the...northeast-southwest runway at a distance of 100 ft. The curves have...calculated by the following formula: EC01AU91.194 The...calculated by the following formula: EC01AU91.195...

2012-10-01

174

49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...to Veribest Cotton Gin, a distance of 1.8 miles beyond the...northeast-southwest runway at a distance of 100 ft. The curves have...calculated by the following formula: EC01AU91.194 The...calculated by the following formula: EC01AU91.195...

2013-10-01

175

49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...to Veribest Cotton Gin, a distance of 1.8 miles beyond the...northeast-southwest runway at a distance of 100 ft. The curves have...calculated by the following formula: EC01AU91.194 The...calculated by the following formula: EC01AU91.195...

2014-10-01

176

49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to...NHTSA, (b) a pro rata allocation of salaries and general facility costs associated...and (c) a pro rata allocation of salaries and general facility costs...

2010-10-01

177

Teacher student relationship quality type in elementary grades: Effects on trajectories for achievement and engagement  

PubMed Central

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 reports of others: Congruent positive, Congruent Negative, Incongruent Child Negative and Incongruent Child Positive. The cluster solution evidenced good internal consistency and construct validity. Cluster membership predicted growth trajectories for teacher-rated engagement and standardized achievement scores over the following three years, above prior performance. The predictive associations between child reports of teacher support and conflict and outcomes depended on whether child reports were consistent or inconsistent with reports of others. Study findings have implications for theory development, assessment of teacher-student relationships, and teacher professional development. PMID:20728688

Wu, Jiun-yu; Hughes, Jan N.; Kwok, Oi-man

2010-01-01

178

Quality assurance standards for purchasing and inventory control.  

PubMed

A process is described for quality assurance in pharmaceutical purchasing and inventory control. A quality assurance program should ensure that quality drugs are purchased at the lowest price, drug products are available when needed, the system is managed efficiently, internal controls are provided, drug products are stored under appropriate conditions, and laws, regulations, accreditation standards, and procedures are followed. To meet these objectives, product quality, vendor performance, the department's system of internal controls, purchasing data, and storage conditions should be monitored. A checklist for evaluating purchasing and inventory practices and a sample audit form listing quality assurance criteria, standards, procedures, and recommended actions are provided. A quality assurance program for pharmaceutical purchasing and inventory control should define institution-specific criteria and standards and use these standards for continual evaluation of all aspects of the purchasing and inventory control system. Documentation of quality assurance activities should be provided for use by the purchasing department, hospital administration, and regulatory bodies. PMID:3985026

Soares, D P

1985-03-01

179

ISO 9001:2000--setting the standard for quality management.  

PubMed

How will you approach the next quality management initiative? This article offers an introduction to the ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards that can be applied to the HIM industry and how these standards can improve your department's policies and procedures. PMID:12793276

Edelstein, M E

2001-04-01

180

Haugh Unit: Gold Standard of Egg Quality  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Rapidly determining shell egg quality in an objective manner is not an easy task. Candling is most often utilized as a quick method for assessing egg quality in a non-destructive manner, but it is a highly subjective method. As you have experienced this week, when candling, it is almost impossibl...

181

Setting the Standards for Sessional Staff: Quality Learning and Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harvey, Marina

2013-01-01

182

Standards of Quality: Accreditation Guidelines Redesigned  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

183

62 FR 60614 - Quality Mammography Standards; Correction  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...interpretation of mammograms and education in basic breast anatomy, pathology, physiology, technical aspects of mammography...but not necessarily be limited to: (A) Training in breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, quality...

1997-11-10

184

A Correlational Study of the Relationship between Cloze Procedures and Standardized Reading Tests for Intermediate Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to determine if a teacher-constructed cloze procedure correlated significantly with two standardized tests of reading achievement, thereby testing G.D. Spache's claim that most teachers are unable to design valid and reliable assessment materials. Subjects were 60 fourth and sixth grade students who were administered the…

Layton, Kent

185

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.

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Copeland, Brenda S.; Messner, Patricia A.

2006-01-01

187

Implementation of Standards-Based Grading at the Middle School Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to learn about the experiences of teachers as they transition from traditional grading practices to standards-based reporting (SBR). In order to achieve this overall objective, the following research questions framed this qualitative study: (1) What understandings related to practices do middle school teachers have as…

Urich, Laura Jill

2012-01-01

188

The Effects of Personalized Practice Software on Learning Math Standards in the Third through Fifth Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of "MathFacts in a Flash" software in helping students learn math standards. In each of their classes, the third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students in a small private Roman Catholic school from the Pacific Northwest were randomly assigned either to a control group that used…

Gomez, Angela Nicole

2012-01-01

189

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

190

DNA Extraction 5th Grade Physical Science Standard 1.1  

E-print Network

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

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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

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Grading Standards and Student Performance in Community College and University Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research was undertaken to determine whether comparable grading standards are used in evaluating student performance at two-year community colleges and four-year universities. Examination of academic records of 417 students who took college level math at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in fall 2009 compared the performance of those who…

Friedl, John; Pittenger, David J.; Sherman, Michael

2012-01-01

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Setting ambient air quality standards for particulate matter  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ambient air particulate matter (PM), unspecified as to chemical composition, is of concern because of its health effects. Air quality standards for PM have been established in many countries. The earliest standards were based on threshold models and use of a margin of safety. Initially, standards were based on the mass of total suspended material. In the 1980s a shift

Roger O McClellan

2002-01-01

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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.

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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.

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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...

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Water Quality Standards for Coral Reef Protection  

EPA Science Inventory

The U.S. Clean Water Act provides a legal framework to protect coastal biological resources such as coral reefs, mangrove forests, and seagrass meadows from the damaging effects of human activities. Even though many resources are protected under this authority, water quality stan...

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78 FR 30770 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Air Quality Standards...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Air Quality Standards Revision AGENCY...EPA is approving a revision to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP) to...and particulate matter NAAQS into the Illinois SIP. EPA is also approving...

2013-05-23

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2013-05-23

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Teacher Quality and Educational Equality: Do Teachers with Higher Standards-Based Evaluation Ratings Close Student Achievement Gaps?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using standards-based evaluation ratings for nearly 400 teachers, and achievement results for over 7,000 students from grades 4-6, this study investigated the distribution and achievement effects of teacher quality in Washoe County, a mid-sized school district serving Reno and Sparks, Nevada. Classrooms with higher concentrations of minority,…

Borman, Geoffrey D.; Kimball, Steven M.

2005-01-01

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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

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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 ......................................................................................................................... 1 1.1.1. The changing food safety environment#12;For further information, please contact: Food Quality and Standards Service Nutrition

Utrecht, Universiteit

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Application of imaging and ultrasound to the quality grading of beef  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1980-01-01

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ISO 20462: a psychophysical image quality measurement standard  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

ISO 20462, a three-part standard entitled "Psychophysical experimental methods to estimate image quality," is being developed by WG18 (Electronic Still Picture Imaging) of TC42 (Photography). As of late 2003, all three parts were in the Draft International Standard (DIS) ballot stage, with publication likely during 2004. This standard describes two novel perceptual methods, the triplet comparison technique and the quality ruler, that yield results calibrated in just noticeable differences (JNDs). Part 1, "Overview of psychophysical elements," discusses specifications regarding observers, test stimuli, instructions, viewing conditions, data analysis, and reporting of results. Part 2, "Triplet comparison method," describes a technique involving simultaneous five-point scaling of sets of three stimuli at a time, arranged so that all possible pairs of stimuli are compared exactly once. Part 3, "Quality ruler method," describes a real-time technique optimized for obtaining assessments over a wider range of image quality. A single ruler is a series of ordered reference stimuli depicting a common scene but differing in a single perceptual attribute. Methods for generating quality ruler stimuli of known JND separation through modulation transfer function (MTF) variation are provided. Part 3 also defines a unique absolute Standard Quality Scale (SQS) of quality with one unit equal to one JND. Standard Reference Stimuli (SRS) prints calibrated against this new scale will be made available through the International Imaging Industry Association.

Keelan, Brian W.; Urabe, Hitoshi

2003-12-01

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ASHRAE STANDARD 62: VENTILATION FOR ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper highlights some of the key features of the design procedures in ASHRAE Standard 62 (Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality) and summarizes the status of the related review process. he Standard contains design procedures and guidelines for ventilation rates in "al...

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7 CFR 996.30 - Incoming quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...HANDLING STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED PEANUTS MARKETED IN THE UNITED STATES Quality...standards. (a) All farmers stock peanuts received or acquired by a handler shall...b) Moisture. Domestic and imported peanuts shall be dried to 18 percent or...

2012-01-01

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7 CFR 996.30 - Incoming quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...HANDLING STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED PEANUTS MARKETED IN THE UNITED STATES Quality...standards. (a) All farmers stock peanuts received or acquired by a handler shall...b) Moisture. Domestic and imported peanuts shall be dried to 18 percent or...

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7 CFR 996.30 - Incoming quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...HANDLING STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED PEANUTS MARKETED IN THE UNITED STATES Quality...standards. (a) All farmers stock peanuts received or acquired by a handler shall...b) Moisture. Domestic and imported peanuts shall be dried to 18 percent or...

2013-01-01

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7 CFR 996.30 - Incoming quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...HANDLING STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED PEANUTS MARKETED IN THE UNITED STATES Quality...standards. (a) All farmers stock peanuts received or acquired by a handler shall...b) Moisture. Domestic and imported peanuts shall be dried to 18 percent or...

2014-01-01

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Asbestos: Rationale Behind a Proposed Air Quality Standard  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bruckman, Leonard; Rubino, Robert A.

1975-01-01

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Parabolic pulse generation at 1550 nm via Raman amplification in standard telecommunications grade dispersion shifted fiber  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, numerical simulations demonstrate that parabolic pulse generation can also be observed in Raman amplifiers using standard telecommunications-grade dispersion shifted fibre (DSF) and, in particular, that this can be achieved using input pulses from inexpensive gain-switched semiconductor laser sources. The semiconductor laser based Raman parabolic pulse amplifiers finds wide application in the development of compact and environmentally-stable ultrafast

C. Billet; J. M. Dudley; C. Finot; G. Millot

2003-01-01

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Standard specification for nuclear-grade gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) powder  

E-print Network

1.1 This specification provides the chemical and physical requirements for nuclear-grade gadolinium oxide powder intended for subsequent processing and use in nuclear fuel applications, for example, as an addition to uranium dioxide. 1.2 This specification does not include requirements for health and safety. Observance of this specification does not relieve the user of the obligation to be aware of and comply with all federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to possessing, shipping, processing, or using this material. 1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2003-01-01

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A standard for measuring metadata quality in spectral libraries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A standard for measuring metadata quality in spectral libraries Barbara Rasaiah, Simon Jones, Chris Bellman RMIT University Melbourne, Australia barbara.rasaiah@rmit.edu.au, simon.jones@rmit.edu.au, chris.bellman@rmit.edu.au ABSTRACT There is an urgent need within the international remote sensing community to establish a metadata standard for field spectroscopy that ensures high quality, interoperable metadata sets that can be archived and shared efficiently within Earth observation data sharing systems. Metadata are an important component in the cataloguing and analysis of in situ spectroscopy datasets because of their central role in identifying and quantifying the quality and reliability of spectral data and the products derived from them. This paper presents approaches to measuring metadata completeness and quality in spectral libraries to determine reliability, interoperability, and re-useability of a dataset. Explored are quality parameters that meet the unique requirements of in situ spectroscopy datasets, across many campaigns. Examined are the challenges presented by ensuring that data creators, owners, and data users ensure a high level of data integrity throughout the lifecycle of a dataset. Issues such as field measurement methods, instrument calibration, and data representativeness are investigated. The proposed metadata standard incorporates expert recommendations that include metadata protocols critical to all campaigns, and those that are restricted to campaigns for specific target measurements. The implication of semantics and syntax for a robust and flexible metadata standard are also considered. Approaches towards an operational and logistically viable implementation of a quality standard are discussed. This paper also proposes a way forward for adapting and enhancing current geospatial metadata standards to the unique requirements of field spectroscopy metadata quality. [0430] BIOGEOSCIENCES / Computational methods and data processing [0480] BIOGEOSCIENCES / Remote sensing [1904] INFORMATICS / Community standards [1912] INFORMATICS / Data management, preservation, rescue [1926] INFORMATICS / Geospatial [1930] INFORMATICS / Data and information governance [1946] INFORMATICS / Metadata [1952] INFORMATICS / Modeling [1976] INFORMATICS / Software tools and services [9810] GENERAL OR MISCELLANEOUS / New fields

Rasaiah, B.; Jones, S. D.; Bellman, C.

2013-12-01

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Quality-of-care standards for early arthritis clinics.  

PubMed

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

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

2013-10-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2013-04-04

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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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Alternative requirements for § 900.12 quality standards. 900.18 Section 900.18 Food and...SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification § 900.18...

2014-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Alternative requirements for § 900.12 quality standards. 900.18 Section 900.18 Food and...SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification § 900.18...

2012-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Alternative requirements for § 900.12 quality standards. 900.18 Section 900.18 Food and...SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification § 900.18...

2011-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Alternative requirements for § 900.12 quality standards. 900.18 Section 900.18 Food and...SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification § 900.18...

2013-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead. 50.12...NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS § 50.12 National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead. (a)...

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead. 50.12...NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS § 50.12 National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead. (a)...

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead. 50.12...NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS § 50.12 National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for lead. (a)...

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Entity Compliance Guide: Bottled Water: Quality Standard: Establishing an Allowable...industry entitled ``Bottled Water: Quality Standard: Establishing an Allowable...rule that amended its bottled water standard of quality regulations by...

2012-05-01

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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)...

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...quality standards for biochemical oxygen 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...

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...quality standards for biochemical oxygen 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...

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...quality standards for biochemical oxygen 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...

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

...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.15 Section...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone (O3 ) is...

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.15 Section...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone (O3 ) is...

2012-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.15 Section...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone (O3 ) is...

2014-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.15 Section...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone (O3 ) is...

2013-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Alternative requirements for § 900.12 quality standards. 900.18 Section 900.18 ...AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification § 900.18...

2010-04-01

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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

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Feedlot practices which may affect quality grade in Brahman cross cattle  

E-print Network

carcasses) which would increase the total variation. The most probable feedlot practices which affected quality grade in the test cattle were days on feed and total energy intake, both of which favored Feedyard A. Some other possible factors which could have...

Farr, Zachary Joel

1996-01-01

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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

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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

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Stable aesthetic standards delusion: changing 'artistic quality' by elaboration.  

PubMed

The present study challenges the notion that judgments of artistic quality are based on stable aesthetic standards. We propose that such standards are a delusion and that judgments of artistic quality are the combined result of exposure, elaboration, and discourse. We ran two experiments using elaboration tasks based on the repeated evaluation technique in which different versions of the Mona Lisa had to be elaborated deeply. During the initial task either the version known from the Louvre or an alternative version owned by the Prado was elaborated; during the second task both versions were elaborated in a comparative fashion. After both tasks multiple blends of the two versions had to be evaluated concerning several aesthetic key variables. Judgments of artistic quality of the blends were significantly different depending on the initially elaborated version of the Mona Lisa, indicating experience-based aesthetic processing, which contradicts the notion of stable aesthetic standards. PMID:25420339

Carbon, Claus-Christian; Hesslinger, Vera M

2014-01-01

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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

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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

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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Effects of the DICOM grayscale standard display function on the accuracy of medical-grade grayscale and consumer-grade color displays for telemammography screening  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the consumer-grade and medical-grade monitors —with very different costs— in breast cancer detection, when using with and without Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) standard calibration. This was a retrospective study with factorial design and repeated measures, using 70 digital mammograms (40 benign or normal cases and 30 malignant cases), four radiologists, and three displays, with and without display calibration. Film mammograms were also included. Readings were classified according to the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System. One medical-grade grayscale display and two consumer-grade displays were compared. Receiver operating characteristics curves were plotted for nodules, micro calcifications and the degree of malignancy. The diagnostic accuracy for each device was calculated as the area under these curves and accuracies were compared using analysis of variance.

Salazar, Antonio J.; Romero, Javier; Bernal, Oscar; Moreno, Angela; Velasco, Sofía.; Díaz, Xavier

2013-11-01

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

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and behaviors. We approach our work in a professional manner: · I will model integrity by being honest will strive to be helpful in every situation. · I will demonstrate and encourage positive behaviors. We alwaysOU Medicine Standards of Excellence PROFESSIONALISM - CARING - COMMUNICATION - QUALITY - INNOVATION

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Russian Higher Education and European Standards of Quality Assurance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article considers the relevance and implementation of European approaches to quality assurance in the context of the Russian educational system. It covers the issues of transformation of the higher education system during the post-Soviet period, specific features of the state accreditation system, the impact of the European Standards and…

Motova, Galina; Pykko, Ritta

2012-01-01

252

DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR AIR QUALITY MONITORING AND CONTROL  

EPA Science Inventory

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

253

Langley Wind Tunnel Data Quality Assurance-Check Standard Results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2000-01-01

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A Preliminary Investigation into the Effect of Standards-Based Grading on the Academic Performance of African-American Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the implementation of No Child Left Behind came a wave of educational reform intended for those working with student populations whose academic performance seemed to indicate an alienation from the educational process. Central to these reforms was the implementation of standards-based instruction and their accompanying standardized assessments; however, in one area reform seemed nonexistent---the teacher's gradebook. (Erickson, 2010, Marzano, 2006; Scriffiny, 2008). Given the link between the grading process and achievement motivation, Ames (1992) suggested the use of practices that promote mastery goal orientation. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of standards-based grading system as a factor contributing to mastery goal orientation on the academic performance of urban African American students. To determine the degree of impact, this study first compared the course content averages and End-of-Course-Test (EOCT) scores for science classes using a traditional grading system to those using a standards-based grading system by employing an Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). While there was an increase in all grading areas, two showed a significant difference---the Physical Science course content average (p = 0.024) and ix the Biology EOCT scores (p = 0.0876). These gains suggest that standards-based grading can have a positive impact on the academic performance of African American students. Secondly, this study examined the correlation between the course content averages and the EOCT scores for both the traditional and standards-based grading system; for both Physical Science and Biology, there was a stronger correlation between these two scores for the standards-based grading system.

Bradbury-Bailey, Mary

255

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-10-01

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Standard Practice for Quality Management Systems for Nondestructive Testing Agencies  

E-print Network

1.1 This practice covers general requirements for the establishment and maintenance of a quality management system for agencies engaged in nondestructive testing (NDT). 1.2 This practice utilizes criteria contained in Practice E 543. 1.3 This practice utilizes criteria contained in American National Standard ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001–2000, Quality management systems—Requirements. 1.4 This practice recognizes the importance of establishing minimum safety criteria. 1.5 The use of SI or inch-pound units, or combinations thereof, will be the responsibility of the technical committee whose standards are referred to in this standard. 1.6 This practice 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 practice to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2009-01-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Quality Management System Audit Standard and Evaluation...developing a voluntary, audit- based compliance...Quality Management System Program (BQMS Program...quality management system (BQMS) to improve...organisms. The BQMS audit standard...

2010-10-05

258

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

259

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

260

75 FR 35519 - Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide; Final Rule Federal Register...National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide AGENCY: Environmental Protection...the air quality criteria for oxides of sulfur and the primary national ambient air...

2010-06-22

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78 FR 34177 - Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements...proposing a rule for implementing the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality...

2013-06-06

262

Ambient Assisted Living Healthcare Frameworks, Platforms, Standards, and Quality Attributes  

PubMed Central

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

263

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...17.155 Minimum standards of safety and quality...develop and establish minimum standards of safety and quality...39. (b) In the performance of this function...will apply: (1) Minimum standards of safety and...

2010-07-01

264

New air quality: Standards are tighter but compliance is distant  

SciTech Connect

The nation`s latest air quality standards will tighten pollution emissions rules. But they also contain careful compromises, postponing compliance. And the margin of health safety to be ensured remains as hazy as ever, thanks to a flaw in the Clean Air Act that remains uncorrected. This article covers the following topics in discussion; new standards; long lead time on PM 2.5; Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) option on Ozone; type of control: command and control or flexibility to work out their own ways of meeting goals; problems of mandated risks and health effects.

Anderson, J.W.

1997-12-31

265

7 CFR 51.1177 - U.S. Grade A Juice.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...States Standards for Grades of Florida Oranges and Tangelos Standards for Internal Quality of Common Sweet Oranges (citrus Sinensis (l) Osbeck) ...U.S. Grade A Juice. Any lot of oranges, the juice content of which meets...

2010-01-01

266

Health-related quality of life aspects in patients with low-grade glioma  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Standard therapeutic options for brain tumors include surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Unfortunately, these same therapies\\u000a pose risks of neurotoxicity, the most common long-term complications being radiation necrosis, chemotherapy-associated leukoencephalopathy,\\u000a and cognitive deficits. Currently, there is no consensus on the treatment strategy for these tumors. Because of the relatively\\u000a slow growth rate of low-grade gliomas, patients have a relatively long expected

M. Klein

267

Professional Standards Review Organizations. Another quality assurance program.  

PubMed

A brief history oa quality assurance efforts preceding the Professional Standards Review Organization law is presented. The goals of the legislation and its requirements and procedures are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the PSRO requirements for short-stay hospital review which is the area where PSRO efforts will initially concentrate. The possibilities of non-physician involvement in the review process are briefly discussed. PMID:1239020

Sadin, R R

1975-12-01

268

The Bohr Model and the Fifth Grade: A New Standards-Based Hands-On Physics Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

A semester-long, standards-based, hands-on physics curriculum appropriate for the fifth grade was developed. Previously available curricula were successful in using hands-on activities to teach basic fifth-grade physics skills and concepts, but did not attempt to foster understanding of the fundamental underlying physics. We expanded the role of inquiry-based instruction to expose students to the fundamental physics behind electricity, forces, energy,

Jeff Brock; Russell Springer; Bennett Goldberg

2004-01-01

269

"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

270

Coordinating standards and applications for optical water quality sensor networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Bergamaschi, Brian; Pellerin, Brian

2011-07-01

271

Coordinating standards and applications for optical water quality sensor networks  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Bergamaschi, B.; Pellerin, B.

2011-01-01

272

Bathing waters: new directive, new standards, new quality approach.  

PubMed

Bathing water quality is an important public health issue, mainly because of fecal contamination. In 2006, the European Commission (EC) adopted a new directive with respect to recreational bathing waters that calls for stricter standards and reduces the number of laboratory tests done in routine beach monitoring from nineteen to two bacterial indicators, namely, Escherichia coli and intestinal enterococci, replacing policies of the EC Bathing Water Directive that have existed since 1976. Our practice in Portugal is in line with this international development, and this study demonstrates the equivalency of the new bacteriological parameters with the old. The water quality of 25 coastal beaches was surveyed using both new and old microbiological indicators of fecal contamination. Statistical analysis demonstrated equivalency of the results obtained for fecal coliforms with Escherichia coli and for fecal streptococci with intestinal enterococci. PMID:19732913

Mansilha, Catarina R; Coelho, Carla A; Heitor, Ana M; Amado, João; Martins, Joaquim P; Gameiro, Paula

2009-10-01

273

25 CFR 273.38 - Equal quality and standard of education.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Equal quality and standard of education. 273.38 Section...ASSISTANCE ACT PROGRAM EDUCATION CONTRACTS UNDER JOHNSON-O'MALLEY...Provisions § 273.38 Equal quality and standard of education. Contracts with...

2010-04-01

274

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...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). ...rounded up). (c) Sulfur oxides shall be measured in the...arithmetic mean and the second-highest 24-hour averages...

2013-07-01

275

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). Link...rounded up). (c) Sulfur oxides shall be measured in the...arithmetic mean and the second-highest 24-hour averages must...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide)....

2010-07-01

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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...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide...rounded up). (b) Sulfur oxides shall be measured in the...demonstrate attainment, the second-highest 3-hour average...

2012-07-01

277

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...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). ...rounded up). (c) Sulfur oxides shall be measured in the...arithmetic mean and the second-highest 24-hour averages...

2012-07-01

278

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...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide...rounded up). (b) Sulfur oxides shall be measured in the...demonstrate attainment, the second-highest 3-hour average...

2011-07-01

279

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). ...rounded up). (c) Sulfur oxides shall be measured in the...arithmetic mean and the second-highest 24-hour averages...

2014-07-01

280

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...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide...rounded up). (b) Sulfur oxides shall be measured in the...demonstrate attainment, the second-highest 3-hour average...

2010-07-01

281

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...quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). ...rounded up). (c) Sulfur oxides shall be measured in the...arithmetic mean and the second-highest 24-hour averages...

2011-07-01

282

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide...rounded up). (b) Sulfur oxides shall be measured in the...demonstrate attainment, the second-highest 3-hour average...

2014-07-01

283

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...quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide...rounded up). (b) Sulfur oxides shall be measured in the...demonstrate attainment, the second-highest 3-hour average...

2013-07-01

284

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

285

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

286

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 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 §...

2010-07-01

287

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

290

77 FR 8197 - Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications Approach...Attainment Deadlines and Revocation of the 1997 Ozone Standards for Transportation Conformity...classifying nonattainment areas for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality...

2012-02-14

291

77 FR 30160 - Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications Approach...Attainment Deadlines and Revocation of the 1997 Ozone Standards for Transportation Conformity...to all nonattainment areas for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality...

2012-05-21

292

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

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, 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 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

295

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

296

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... 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

297

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

298

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...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

299

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...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

300

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-07-01

301

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

302

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 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...

2010-07-01

303

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 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...

2011-07-01

304

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

305

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 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...

2014-07-01

306

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

307

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

E-print Network

. Coefficients for the effect of anabolic growth stimulants were included in the model. Anabolic regulators effectively reduced the amount of fat present in the carcass and as a percentage of gain. Steers continuously implanted with Synovex were approximately... in kilograms (lnCF), yield grade (YG) and banality grade (QG) were estimated as follows: lnCF=3. 26685-. 1174(frame)+. 0053(carcass weight, kg)+. 156 (hDG, kg), coefficients for anabolic regulators are Single Ralgro ? . 0484, Continuous Halgro ? . 1108...

Perry, Richard Jay

1985-01-01

308

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Solomon, Pearl Gold

2007-01-01

309

A Comparison of Performance on Cloze Tests, Group Reading Inventories and Standardized Reading Achievement in Grades Seven, Eight and Nine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A random sample of 300 seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students participated in a comparative study of performance on social studies cloze tests, social studies group reading inventories (GRI), and a popular standardized test (Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests, Survey E). It was found that cloze tests and GRIs constructed from social studies content…

Rakes, Thomas A.; McWilliams, Lana J.

310

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Keir, Wendi; Rickett, Elizabeth; Porter, Priscilla

311

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

312

7 CFR 29.3539 - Quality.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-01-01

313

7 CFR 29.3539 - Quality.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-01-01

314

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...primary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5. 50.18 Section 50.18 Protection...primary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5 . (a) The national primary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5 are 12.0 micrograms per cubic...

2013-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...primary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5. 50.18 Section 50.18 Protection...primary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5 . (a) The national primary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5 are 12.0 micrograms per cubic...

2014-07-01

316

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

317

A Study on Students' Satisfaction Based on Quality Standards of Accreditation in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality standards are evaluated by the Higher Educational Institutions by self evaluation at different levels and are also assessed by external agencies. Application of quality standards in administrative practices have been associated with the quality of higher education. To improve the quality of administrative practices, evaluation scales are…

Neelaveni, C.; Manimaran S.

2015-01-01

318

[The GRADE system: a change in the way of assessing the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations].  

PubMed

Individual clinicians and organizations making health care decisions should not only consider the magnitude of the benefits and harms of different courses of action (interventions), but also the confidence we can have in those estimates. The Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach offers a systematic and transparent way to summarize the evidence, to rate the confidence we can have in the effects of the interventions and to move from evidence to recommendations. The GRADE approach has been adopted by several organizations worldwide, including the World Health Organization and the Cochrane Collaboration. In Chile, this approach has already been used by guidelines produced by the Chilean Ministry of Health. In this paper we describe the core concepts of the GRADE approach to rate the quality of the evidence and to grade the strength of recommendations. As clinicians, being familiar with such concepts may be helpful to make decisions informed by the best available evidence. PMID:25427021

Neumann, Ignacio; Pantoja, Tomás; Peñaloza, Blanca; Cifuentes, Lorena; Rada, Gabriel

2014-05-01

319

Weight Status, Quality of Life, and Self-concept in African American, Hispanic, and White Fifth-grade Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the association between weight status and quality of life (QOL) in fifth-grade African American, Hispanic, and white children and the potential mediation of this relationship by self-concept. A sample was recruited from fifth-grade public school students in three sites, of whom 599 were African American (40%), Hispanic (34%), or white (26%). During a home interview, physical and

Jan L. Wallander; Wendell C. Taylor; Jo Anne Grunbaum; Frank A. Franklin; Gail G. Harrison; Steven H. Kelder; Mark A. Schuster

2009-01-01

320

The influence of variety and data of planting on the relative cooking quality of potatoes graded according to specific gravity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a 1. \\u000a \\u000a Tests were conducted to obtain the relative cooking qualities of (a) tubers of one variety graded into three specific gravity\\u000a classes, (b) tubers of one variety but from three plantings graded into one specific gravity class, and (c) tubers of three\\u000a varieties graded into one specific gravity class.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a 2. \\u000a \\u000a Limited consumer cooking tests were conducted with tubers from

R. E. Nylund; A. J. Poivan

1953-01-01

321

7 CFR 810.1404 - Grades and grade requirements for sorghum.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 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....

2011-01-01

322

7 CFR 810.1404 - Grades and grade requirements for sorghum.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 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....

2014-01-01

323

7 CFR 810.1404 - Grades and grade requirements for sorghum.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 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....

2013-01-01

324

7 CFR 810.1404 - Grades and grade requirements for sorghum.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 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....

2012-01-01

325

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.9 Section...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone measured by a...

2012-07-01

326

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.9 Section...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone measured by a...

2011-07-01

327

75 FR 51960 - Proposed Rule To Implement the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard: New...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Implement the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard: New Source...for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS...Implement the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard-Phase...

2010-08-24

328

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone P Appendix P to Part...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 1. General ...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone (O3 ) specified...

2011-07-01

329

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone P Appendix P to Part...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 1. General ...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone (O3 ) specified...

2013-07-01

330

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.9 Section...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone measured by a...

2013-07-01

331

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.10 Section...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level of...primary and secondary ozone ambient air quality standards are met at...

2011-07-01

332

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.10 Section...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level of...primary and secondary ozone ambient air quality standards are met at...

2013-07-01

333

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone P Appendix P to Part...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 1. General ...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone (O3 ) specified...

2012-07-01

334

77 FR 42495 - Release of Draft Documents Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone AGENCY: Environmental...for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards, First External...for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards: First...

2012-07-19

335

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.10 Section...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level of...primary and secondary ozone ambient air quality standards are met at...

2014-07-01

336

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.9 Section...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone measured by a...

2014-07-01

337

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. 50.10 Section...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone. (a) The level of...primary and secondary ozone ambient air quality standards are met at...

2012-07-01

338

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone P Appendix P to Part...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 1. General ...and secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone (O3 ) specified...

2014-07-01

339

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Attainment of the 1-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards in the Sacramento...the revoked 1-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (1-hour...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone. \\b\\ Data shown...

2012-10-18

340

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen...NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS § 50.11 National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for oxides of...

2010-07-01

341

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...grade B Maximum (percent by weight) Sugared 5 10 Discolored...slightly affected. Grit, sand, or silt None of any consequence...grade B Maximum (percent by weight) Sugared 5 10 Discolored...slightly affected. Grit, sand, or silt None of any...

2012-01-01

342

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...grade B Maximum (percent by weight) Sugared 5 10 Discolored...slightly affected. Grit, sand, or silt None of any consequence...grade B Maximum (percent by weight) Sugared 5 10 Discolored...slightly affected. Grit, sand, or silt None of any...

2011-01-01

343

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...grade B Maximum (percent by weight) Sugared 5 10 Discolored...slightly affected. Grit, sand, or silt None of any consequence...grade B Maximum (percent by weight) Sugared 5 10 Discolored...slightly affected. Grit, sand, or silt None of any...

2014-01-01

344

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...grade B Maximum (percent by weight) Sugared 5 10 Discolored...slightly affected. Grit, sand, or silt None of any consequence...grade B Maximum (percent by weight) Sugared 5 10 Discolored...slightly affected. Grit, sand, or silt None of any...

2013-01-01

345

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...grade B Maximum (percent by weight) Sugared 5 10 Discolored...slightly affected. Grit, sand, or silt None of any consequence...grade B Maximum (percent by weight) Sugared 5 10 Discolored...slightly affected. Grit, sand, or silt None of any...

2010-01-01

346

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

347

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McMahon, Mary

2004-01-01

348

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

349

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2000-03-01

350

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

E-print Network

has very little impact on percentage fatty acids and fails to influence fatty acid profiles. Neither a positive or negative slope between 0. 0 cm and 0. 64 cm trimmed steaks could be established for any of the quality grades, and thus fails...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...

Harberson, Tish Joan

1988-01-01

351

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-10-01

352

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

353

Evaluation of air quality in Chengdu, Sichuan Basin, China: are China's air quality standards sufficient yet?  

PubMed

Air quality evaluation is important in order to inform the public about the risk level of air pollution to human health. To better assess air quality, China released its new national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS-2012) and the new method to classify air quality level (AQL) in 2012. In this study, we examined the performance of China's NAAQS-2012 and AQL classification method through applying them, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, and the US AQL classification method to evaluate air quality in Chengdu, the largest city in southwestern China. The results show that annual mean concentrations of PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2, and O3 at the seven urban sites were in the ranges of 138-161, 87-98, 18-32, 54-70, and 42-57 ?g/m(3), respectively, and the annual mean concentrations of CO were in the range of 1.09-1.28 mg/m(3). Chengdu is located in one of the four largest regions affected by haze in China, and PM10 and PM2.5 were the top air pollutants, with annual concentrations over 2 times of their standards in NAAQS-2012 and over 7 times of the WHO guidelines. Annual mean concentrations of the pollutants were much lower at the background site (LYS) than at the urban sites, but the annual mean concentrations of PM10 and PM2.5 at LYS were 3.5 and 5.7 times of the WHO guidelines, respectively. These suggest that severe air pollution in Chengdu was largely associated with local emissions but also related to regional air pollution. The compliance rates of PM10, PM2.5, SO2, and O3 met China's NAAQS-2012 standards four times more frequently than they met the WHO guidelines, as NAAQS-2012 uses the loosest interim target (IT) standards of WHO for these four pollutants. Air pollution in Chengdu was estimated and stated to be less severe using China's classification than using the US classification, as China uses weaker concentration breakpoints and benign descriptions of AQL. Furthermore, China's AQL classification method does not capture the cumulative effects of multiple pollutants, and the risk assessment is mainly based on the exposure-response relationship between air pollutant and human health quantified in the North America and West Europe; these can bring some uncertainties into evaluating the risk to human health in China. In summary, although China greatly improved its NAAQS and AQL classification method in 2012, further improvements are still needed. PMID:25877648

Qiao, Xue; Jaffe, Daniel; Tang, Ya; Bresnahan, Meaghan; Song, Jie

2015-05-01

354

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 of surface ozone are responsible for most violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Stan- dards (NAAQS

Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

355

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

356

The Bohr Model and the Fifth Grade: A New Standards-Based Hands-On Physics Curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A semester-long, standards-based, hands-on physics curriculum appropriate for the fifth grade was developed. Previously available curricula were successful in using hands-on activities to teach basic fifth-grade physics skills and concepts, but did not attempt to foster understanding of the fundamental underlying physics. We expanded the role of inquiry-based instruction to expose students to the fundamental physics behind electricity, forces, energy, light and sound. Central to the course, the Bohr model of the atom was used as a key tool both to motivate exploration of these topics as well as to develop basic conceptual understanding of fundamental ideas in quantum and electromagnetic physics. The curriculum was designed to be compatible with both district and state-mandated standards in a high-stakes test environment. This work was supported by NSF grant DGE-0231909.

Brock, Jeff; Springer, Russell; Goldberg, Bennett

2004-03-01

357

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

358

77 FR 38760 - National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter; Correction  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM). This action corrects...Quality Standards for Particulate Matter'' proposed rule should be...Quality Standards for Particulate Matter,'' with the same RIN as...SAB-recommended 20-year segmented lag structure. Not all possible...

2012-06-29

359

Acidic precipitation: considerations for an air-quality standard  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1980-01-01

360

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

PubMed Central

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

Baietto, Manuela; Wilson, Alphus D.

2015-01-01

361

Electronic-nose applications for fruit identification, ripeness and quality grading.  

PubMed

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

Baietto, Manuela; Wilson, Alphus D

2015-01-01

362

Writing fluency and quality in kindergarten and first grade: The role of attention, reading, transcription, and oral language.  

PubMed

In the present study, we examined the influence of kindergarten component skills on writing outcomes, both concurrently and longitudinally to first grade. Using data from 265 students, we investigated a model of writing development including attention regulation along with students' reading, spelling, handwriting fluency, and oral language component skills. Results from structural equation modeling demonstrated that a model including attention was better fitting than a model with only language and literacy factors. Attention, a higher-order literacy factor related to reading and spelling proficiency, and automaticity in letter-writing were uniquely and positively related to compositional fluency in kindergarten. Attention and higher-order literacy factor were predictive of both composition quality and fluency in first grade, while oral language showed unique relations with first grade writing quality. Implications for writing development and instruction are discussed. PMID:25132722

Kent, Shawn; Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Kim, Young-Suk

2014-08-01

363

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

364

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

365

Quality grading of painted slates using texture analysis Ovidiu Ghita *, Paul F. Whelan, Tim Carew, Padmapriya Nammalwar  

E-print Network

Quality grading of painted slates using texture analysis Ovidiu Ghita *, Paul F. Whelan, Tim Carew of an automated vision-based solution for identification of paint and substrate defects on painted slates as they emerge via a conveyor from the paint process line. The human inspection is dull and monotonous work

Whelan, Paul F.

366

Standards and Quality in Higher Education. Higher Education Policy Series 37.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The papers in this book reflect current debates on academic standards and quality assurance, and speak from the perspective of institutional leaders and national quality bodies and higher education researchers. Included are reports on the progress of several international quality initiatives and studies on the impact of external quality assurance…

Brennan, John, Ed.; de Vries, Peter, Ed.; Williams, Ruth, Ed.

367

Design and quality standards for custom hybrid microcircuits  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Allen, R. V.

1977-01-01

368

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters; Proposed Rule Federal...Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters AGENCY: Environmental...quality criteria to protect aquatic life in lakes and flowing waters, including...

2010-01-26

369

A Longitudinal Study of the Pennsylvania Grade 5 Educational Quality Assessment Package.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A general history of the Grade 5 Educational Assessment Package of Pennsylvania is given followed by the guidelines for analysis of the data. The statistical procedures used are described, as are the sample and the sample selection process. Correlations between grade 5 and grade 7 scores are given and show the greatest stability in cognitive…

Kohr, Richard L.

370

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-08-01

371

Gluten as a Standard of Wheat Flour Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The quantity and quality of gluten are considered the most important quality parame- ters of wheat flour. Gluten Index Method (GIM) is a rather new method for determining gluten quantity and quality in wheat semolina and flour. This study reports on values for flours obtained from the most important Croatian wheat cultivars. The gluten index value in the tested

Damir Karlovi; Biserka Petrovi

372

75 FR 22363 - United States Standards for Grades of Olive Oil and Olive-Pomace Oil  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...fruit results in a poor quality olive oil that would...virgin category (highest quality) but could meet the...for the detection of seed oils and verifies authenticity...varnish, paint, or seed-like odors. Fusty...is not related to oil quality so what is the...

2010-04-28

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

374

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

375

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following instructions provided in the teacher's manual, the SCOPE Mathematics Achievement Test booklet for grades K-1 presents 11 mathematical concepts. Testing items include: building appropriate sets; matching equivalent sets; reproducing a given pattern; selecting and/or making an object that is bigger than or smaller than a given object;…

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

376

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The SCOPE Mathematics Achievement Test booklet for grade 4 presents 11 mathematical concepts with instructions for students to take the test with little or no teacher direction. Testing items are: writing number words to 100; giving the place value of any digit and using this to write in expanded form; finding a numeral between two given numerals…

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

377

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.

378

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following instructions provided in the teacher's manual, the SCOPE Mathematics Achievement Test booklet for grade 2 presents 10 mathematical concepts. Testing items are: counting number of objects in a set to 100; using ordinals to the 31st; forming numerals correctly; writing number words to 10; identifying and naming the number of 10's and 1's…

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

379

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

380

Attitudes and Stages of Concern of Elementary Teachers toward Agriculture as a Context for Teaching across Grade Level Content Area Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to describe elementary teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward agriculture and its use as a context for teaching across the grade level content area standards. Further, this study sought to probe more deeply the stages of concern possessed by kindergarten through eighth grade teachers with respect to their use of…

Bellah, Kimberly A.; Dyer, James E.

2009-01-01

381

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

382

Grades that Mean Something: Kentucky Develops Standards-Based Report Cards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nearly all states have standards for student learning and they have assessment programs to measure students' proficiency on those standards. But schools within each state nonetheless are left to develop their own standards-based student report cards as the primary means of communicating information about students' performance. To address the…

Guskey, Thomas R.; Swan, Gerry M.; Jung, Lee Ann

2011-01-01

383

A qualitative study of selected fourth-grade teachers' perceptions of the Sunshine State Standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite a history of grappling with educational standards, never before has the federal government attempted to establish explicit national standards for what American children should learn in school. Recently, U.S. educators have developed voluntary national content standards, or explicit expectations of what students should know and be able to do. Not surprisingly, this major curriculum reform has provoked considerable debate.

Annette Yvonne Fernandez

2004-01-01

384

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

385

Implications of changing PM10 Air Quality Standards on Pacific Northwest communities affected by windblown dust  

Microsoft Academic Search

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently reviewing the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter. EPA is considering the recommendation to change both the form and level of the PM10 (particulate matter ?10 ?m in diameter) Standard. The implication of the recommended NAAQS for PM10 on air quality is explored in this study. Daily observations of PM10

B. S. Sharratt; R. Edgar

2011-01-01

386

Ensuring Success and Quality through the Use of Standards in Team Projects: Students' Perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a study analyzing the factors that contribute to the success and quality of software development projects in an educational environment. Software development standards were reviewed to identify key project success factors, as well as measures of success and quality. Interviews with students then investigated the degree to which students implemented software development standards in their projects,

Elsje Scott; Robert Brown; Jeffrey Pearce; Peter Weimann

2009-01-01

387

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...

388

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2010-07-30

389

Standards to Assure Quality in Tertiary Education: The Case of Tanzania  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide information on development of standards in Tanzania which may be of help to training providers in other countries as they seek to improve the quality and standards of their provision. Design/methodology/approach: The need to provide quality assured tertiary qualifications in Tanzania to win both…

Manyaga, Timothy

2008-01-01

390

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

391

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

392

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

PubMed

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

Johnson, G L

2000-01-01

393

Using Collaborative Course Development to Achieve Online Course Quality Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The issue of quality is becoming front and centre as online distance education moves into the mainstream of higher education. Many believe collaborative course development is the best way to design quality online courses. This research uses a case study approach to probe into the collaborative course development process and the implementation of…

Chao, Ining Tracy; Saj, Tami; Hamilton, Doug

2010-01-01

394

Canada-wide standards and innovative transboundary air quality initiatives.  

PubMed

Canada's approach to air quality management is one that has brought with it opportunities for the development of unique approaches to risk management. Even with Canada's relatively low levels of pollution, science has demonstrated clearly that air quality and ecosystem improvements are worthwhile. To achieve change and address air quality in Canada, Canadian governments work together since, under the constitution, they share responsibility for the environment. At the same time, because air pollution knows no boundaries, working with the governments of other nations is essential to get results. International cooperation at all levels provides opportunities with potential for real change. Cooperation within transboundary airsheds is proving a fruitful source of innovative opportunities to reduce cross-border barriers to air quality improvements. In relation to the NERAM Colloquium objective to establish principles for air quality management based on the identification of international best practice in air quality policy development and implementation, Canada has developed, both at home and with the United States, interesting air management strategies and initiatives from which certain lessons may be taken that could be useful in other countries with similar situations. In particular, the Canada-wide strategies for smog and acid rain were developed by Canadian governments, strategies that improve and protect air quality at home, while Canada-U.S. transboundary airshed projects provide examples of international initiatives to improve air quality. PMID:18080897

Barton, Jane

2008-01-01

395

7 CFR 989.701 - Minimum grade and condition standards for natural condition raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...including other raisins with seeds) shall not exceed 14...including other raisins with seeds); (4) the raisins shall be of such quality and condition as can...including other raisins with seeds), in addition to the above...larger size; of such quality and condition that...

2010-01-01

396

Comparison of complications associated with standard and totally tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy according to modified Clavien grading: a multicenter retrospective study.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to compare the complications of standard and totally tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) based on the modified Clavien complication grading system. We retrospectively evaluated the complications of 290 consecutive patients who had undergone standard or totally tubeless PCNL at four institutes between January 2010 and August 2012 based on the modified Clavien scale. The totally tubeless cases were classified as Group 1 and the cases to which a Malecot re-entry catheter was applied were classified as Group 2. The postoperative complications were recorded according to the modified Clavien complication grading system. Statistically significant differences were observed only in the first-degree injury class between the two groups based on the modified Clavien classification. The requirement for blood transfusion and prolonged percutaneous access site leakage were more frequent in Group 2, but these differences were not statistically significant. We also performed a pain evaluation by monitoring postoperative analgesia demands. In Group 1, the analgesic demand rates in the 1(st) and 6(th) postoperative hours were 64.6% and 31.5%, respectively. In Group 2, the analgesic demand rates were 87.5% and 58.75% in the 1(st) and 6(th) postoperative hours, respectively. The mean ± standard deviation of analgesic doses in the first 6 hours was 0.96 ± 0.7 and 1.46 ± 0.6 in Groups 1 and 2, respectively. These differences were statistically significant. Based on our results, we can conclude that the tubeless technique has fewer complications, improved postoperative patient comfort, shorter hospitalization times, and a reduced need for analgesics, suggesting that tubeless PCNL should be the standard approach. For suitable cases, this technique may be used safely as the standard PCNL approach. PMID:25476099

Karakoyunlu, Nihat; Ekici, Musa; Yesil, Suleyman; Zengin, Kursad; Goktug, Goksel; Ozok, Ugur

2014-12-01

397

Adaptation of organizational change models to the implementation of quality standard requirements  

Microsoft Academic Search

Companies pursuing certification to quality standards must apply change methodologies to institutionalize the requirements into the business. Existing change models, such as Burke-Litwin, can serve as the foundation for identifying underlying, predictive variables impacting response variables of a quality management system including quality and delivery performance. The models were selected based on their applicability and similarity in integration of organizational

Dana M. Johnson

2004-01-01

398

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

399

The Relationship between Reading Level and Sixth Grade Students' Acquisition of Mathematics Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current research shows that, despite standards-based mathematics reform, American students lag behind in mathematics achievement when compared to their counterparts in other countries. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine if reading level, as measured by the Scholastic Reading Inventory, is related to standards-based mathematics…

Caruthers, Tarchell Peeples

2013-01-01

400

Teachers' Use of New Standards, Frameworks, and Assessments: Local Cases of NYS Elementary Grade Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates how primary teachers in four upstate New York districts used the state standards in a summer cross-district curriculum development institute. Interprets teachers' perceptions of the standards and describes the teachers' curriculum projects in light of the four district contexts in which the teachers worked. Illustrates the influence…

Ward, Naomi; Goatley, Virginia; Machado, Vanessa

2002-01-01

401

Key Concepts in Mathematics: Strengthening Standards Practice in Grades 6-12. Second Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Helping teachers envision how math standards can be integrated into the secondary classroom, this book presents engaging activities and ready-to-use lessons aligned with NCTM content and process standards. This user-friendly book by mathematics educator Timothy J. McNamara is filled with a generous collection of lessons for each of the ten NCTM…

McNamara, Timothy J.

2006-01-01

402

Sephadex and sephadex ion-exchange filtration improves the quality and freezability of low-grade buffalo semen ejaculates  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of sephadex and sephadex ion-exchange filtration on the improvement in quality and freezability of low-grade buffalo semen ejaculates was assessed. Two types of filtration columns were used: one containing only sephadex G-10 (FS) and the other sephadex G-10 along with ion-exchangers (diethyl amino ethane-52 (DEAE-52) cellulose and carboxy methyl-52 (CM-52) cellulose; FS+IE). Unfiltered samples served as controls. Semen

Z Ahmad; M Anzar; M Shahab; N Ahmad; S. M. H Andrabi

2003-01-01

403

42 CFR 410.144 - Quality standards for deemed entities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-10-01

404

42 CFR 410.144 - Quality standards for deemed entities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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

2014-10-01

405

42 CFR 410.144 - Quality standards for deemed entities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-10-01

406

7 CFR 953.43 - Minimum standards of quality.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN SOUTHEASTERN STATES ...quality governing the shipment of potatoes, it shall recommend to...that to prohibit the shipment of potatoes below certain specified...

2012-01-01

407

7 CFR 953.43 - Minimum standards of quality.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN SOUTHEASTERN STATES ...quality governing the shipment of potatoes, it shall recommend to...that to prohibit the shipment of potatoes below certain specified...

2013-01-01

408

7 CFR 953.43 - Minimum standards of quality.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN SOUTHEASTERN STATES ...quality governing the shipment of potatoes, it shall recommend to...that to prohibit the shipment of potatoes below certain specified...

2010-01-01

409

7 CFR 953.43 - Minimum standards of quality.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN SOUTHEASTERN STATES ...quality governing the shipment of potatoes, it shall recommend to...that to prohibit the shipment of potatoes below certain specified...

2011-01-01

410

7 CFR 953.43 - Minimum standards of quality.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN SOUTHEASTERN STATES ...quality governing the shipment of potatoes, it shall recommend to...that to prohibit the shipment of potatoes below certain specified...

2014-01-01

411

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

412

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

413

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-12-01

414

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)

1999-12-03

415

Idaho Region IV Fourth-Grade Teachers' Perceptions about the Educational Influence of Idaho State Achievement Standards and the Idaho State Achievement Tests  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore Idaho Region IV fourth-grade teachers' perceptions regarding the educational influence of Idaho State Achievement Standards and the Idaho Standards Achievement Tests (ISAT) in language usage, reading, and math. Differences between subgroups based on teacher/school demographics, specifically, teachers'…

Wiggins, Annette Marie

2010-01-01

416

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

417

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

418

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sugra, Jennifer L.

2013-01-01

419

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

420

ELEVATING QUALITY WITH MANDITORY USE OF STANDARD REPORTING GUIDELINES  

PubMed Central

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

2014-01-01

421

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

E-print Network

recreation use standards appropriately,? he said. ?For a water body that doesn?t have full primary contact recreation such as swimming, it is important to set our standards to meet its actual use.? With that in mind, TCEQ?s Surface Water Quality Standards... attacking water quality problems, we have to make sure we target effectively,? he said. ?Our goal is to make sure we have reasonable standards so when we do a TMDL, we have an appropriate target to go for.? At its January 2010 meeting the commission...

Wythe, Kathy

2010-01-01

422

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

423

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boyd, Maureen P.; Smyntek-Gworek, Sylvia

2012-01-01

424

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Reys, Barbara J.; And Others

425

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

426

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Yager, Robert E., Ed

2005-01-01

427

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

428

Mission Mathematics: Linking Aerospace and the NCTM Standards. Grades 5-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a collaborative project between the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). It has two complementary goals: to provide classroom-tested lessons that effectively model the vision of the NCTM Standards and to focus on the exciting problems that arise out of NASA's…

O'Connor, Vincent F., Ed.; Hynes, Michael C., Ed.

429

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

430

Quality standards, conventions and the governance of global value chains  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Stefano Ponte; Peter Gibbon

2005-01-01

431

Subcellular distribution of cholesterol within muscle and adipose tissues of beef longissimus steaks as influenced by cooking, quality grade and fat trim level  

E-print Network

SUBCELLULAR DISTRIBUTION OF CHOLESTEROL WITHIN MUSCLE AND ADIPOSE TISSUES OF BEEF LONGISSIMUS STEAKS AS INFLUENCED BY COOKING, QUALITY GRADE AND FAT TRIM LEVEL A Thesis by LISA MARIE HOELSCHER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM..., 1987 ABSTRACT Subcellular Distribution of Cholesterol within Muscle and Adipose Tissues of Beef Longissimus Steaks as Influenced by Cooking, Quality Grade and Fat Trim Level. (August, 1987) Lisa Marie Hoelscher, B. S, , Texas A&N University...

Hoelscher, Lisa Marie

1987-01-01

432

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-07-01

433

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-07-01

434

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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

2014-07-01

435

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-07-01

436

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

437

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-07-01

438

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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

2014-07-01

439

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

440

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

441

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2010-03-10

442

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2012-05-17

443

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2011-12-22

444

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2012-07-06

445

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2012-03-07

446

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training Devices E Appendix...TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN FLIGHT SIMULATION TRAINING DEVICE INITIAL AND...Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training Devices Begin...

2012-01-01

447

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training Devices E Appendix...TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN FLIGHT SIMULATION TRAINING DEVICE INITIAL AND...Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training Devices Begin...

2013-01-01

448

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training Devices E Appendix...TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN FLIGHT SIMULATION TRAINING DEVICE INITIAL AND...Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training Devices Begin...

2011-01-01

449

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training Devices E Appendix...TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN FLIGHT SIMULATION TRAINING DEVICE INITIAL AND...Standards for Quality Management Systems for Flight Simulation Training Devices Begin...

2014-01-01

450

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter K Appendix K to Part 50 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL...SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS Pt. 50, App. K Appendix K to Part 50—Interpretation of the...

2012-07-01

451

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter K Appendix K to Part 50 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL...SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS Pt. 50, App. K Appendix K to Part 50—Interpretation of the...

2014-07-01

452

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter K Appendix K to Part 50 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL...SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS Pt. 50, App. K Appendix K to Part 50—Interpretation of the...

2013-07-01

453

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.

United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air and Radiation.

1997-01-01

454

PREDICTING THE IMPACT OF TROPOSPHERIC OZONE ON ECOLOGICAL RESOURCES FOR SETTING NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS  

EPA Science Inventory

The Clean Air Act provides for establishing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to protect public welfare (including crops, forests, ecosystems, and soils) from adverrse effects of air pollutants, including tropospheric ozone. The formulation of policies is science-bas...

455

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...compounds are 0.15 micrograms per cubic meter, arithmetic mean concentration over a 3-month period, measured...quality standards for Pb are met when the maximum arithmetic 3-month mean concentration for a 3-year period, as...

2012-07-01

456

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...compounds are 0.15 micrograms per cubic meter, arithmetic mean concentration over a 3-month period, measured...quality standards for Pb are met when the maximum arithmetic 3-month mean concentration for a 3-year period, as...

2010-07-01

457

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...compounds are 0.15 micrograms per cubic meter, arithmetic mean concentration over a 3-month period, measured...quality standards for Pb are met when the maximum arithmetic 3-month mean concentration for a 3-year period, as...

2014-07-01

458

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...compounds are 0.15 micrograms per cubic meter, arithmetic mean concentration over a 3-month period, measured...quality standards for Pb are met when the maximum arithmetic 3-month mean concentration for a 3-year period, as...

2013-07-01

459

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...compounds are 0.15 micrograms per cubic meter, arithmetic mean concentration over a 3-month period, measured...quality standards for Pb are met when the maximum arithmetic 3-month mean concentration for a 3-year period, as...

2011-07-01

460

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...compliance with applicable water quality standards. 125...PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS CRITERIA AND...for Modifying the Secondary Treatment Requirements Under Section 301(h) of the Clean Water Act § 125.61...

2013-07-01

461

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...compliance with applicable water quality standards. 125...PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS CRITERIA AND...for Modifying the Secondary Treatment Requirements Under Section 301(h) of the Clean Water Act § 125.61...

2012-07-01

462

7 CFR 51.1176 - U.S. Grade AA Juice (Double A).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...States Standards for Grades of Florida Oranges and Tangelos Standards for Internal Quality of Common Sweet Oranges (citrus Sinensis (l) Osbeck) ...AA Juice (Double A). Any lot of oranges, the juice content of which meets...

2010-01-01

463

7 CFR 810.2204 - Grades and grade requirements for wheat.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-01-01

464

7 CFR 810.2204 - Grades and grade requirements for wheat.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-01-01

465

7 CFR 810.2204 - Grades and grade requirements for wheat.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-01-01

466

Current objectives in 4-kb\\/s wireline-quality speech coding standardization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The standardization of high-quality speech coding has intensified. In parallel, a number of novel applications are placing new demands on transmission efficiency and quality. In response to such challenges, standardization bodies have begun the definition of requirements for the next generation of very low-rate speech coding. Taking a lead in these activities, ANSI committee T1A1 and the ITU-T initiated the

S. Dimolitsas; C. Ravishankar; G. Schroder

1994-01-01

467

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

468

Survey using incognito standardized patients shows poor quality care in China's rural clinics.  

PubMed

Over the past decade, China has implemented reforms designed to expand access to health care in rural areas. Little objective evidence exists, however, on the quality of that care. This study reports results from a standardized patient study designed to assess the quality of care delivered by village clinicians in rural China. To measure quality, we recruited individuals from the local community to serve as undercover patients and trained them to present consistent symptoms of two common illnesses (dysentery and angina). Based on 82 covert interactions between the standardized patients and local clinicians, we find that the quality of care is low as measured by adherence to clinical checklists and the rates of correct diagnoses and treatments. Further analysis suggests that quality is most strongly correlated with provider qualifications. Our results highlight the need for policy action to address the low quality of care delivered by grassroots providers. PMID:24653216

Sylvia, Sean; Shi, Yaojiang; Xue, Hao; Tian, Xin; Wang, Huan; Liu, Qingmei; Medina, Alexis; Rozelle, Scott

2015-04-01

469

An examination of mathematics achievement as measured by standardized test scores and grade distribution among urban high schools to determine the relationship between student outcomes in key courses and standardized tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study examined the relationship between mathematics achievement as measured by standardized test scores and grade distribution among high schools in a large urban school district to determine if MEAP and MAT 7 scores reflect student outcomes in key courses. Statistical analysis was used to determine the relationship between student outcomes in key courses and standardized tests. ^ An ex

Irene Gail Norde

2003-01-01

470

76 FR 48073 - Public Hearing for Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur AGENCY: Environmental Protection...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur'' which was published in...Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur'' proposed rule should...

2011-08-08

471

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

472

40 CFR Appendix N to Part 50 - Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 N Appendix N to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 1. General (a) This appendix...air quality standards (NAAQS) for PM2.5 specified in § 50.7 and §...

2011-07-01

473

40 CFR Appendix N to Part 50 - Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 N Appendix N to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 1.0General (a) This appendix...air quality standards (NAAQS) for PM2.5 are met, specifically the...

2013-07-01

474

40 CFR Appendix N to Part 50 - Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 N Appendix N to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 1.0General (a) This appendix...air quality standards (NAAQS) for PM2.5 are met, specifically the...

2014-07-01

475

40 CFR Appendix N to Part 50 - Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 N Appendix N to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 1. General (a) This appendix...air quality standards (NAAQS) for PM2.5 specified in § 50.7 and §...

2012-07-01

476

40 CFR Appendix N to Part 50 - Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 N Appendix N to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 1. General (a) This appendix...air quality standards (NAAQS) for PM2.5 specified in § 50.7 and §...

2010-07-01

477

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone P Appendix P to Part 50 Protection...National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 1. General (a) This appendix...secondary ambient air quality standards for ozone (O3 ) specified in § 50.15 are...

2010-07-01

478

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

479

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

480

76 FR 22665 - Release of Final Document Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS...Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (Mail...elements of the NAAQS: indicator, averaging time, form...and Particulate Matter Urban-Focused Visibility...Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards....

2011-04-22

481

Quality Matters: New Roles for Librarians Using Standards for Online Course Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality Matters™ (QM) is a nationally recognized organization that certifies online courses for effective design, using an evidenced-based set of standards and a structured peer review process. In this paper, the authors demonstrate how academic librarians involved with online courses can adopt Quality Matters to build capacity for designing…

Newby, Jill; Eagleson, Laurie; Pfander, Jeanne

2014-01-01

482

Quality of breast and thigh meats when broilers are fed rations containing graded levels of sugar syrup.  

PubMed

The dietary energy for broiler chicken is provided through the inclusion of cereal grains and vegetable oil in the ration. The cost of corn is increasing exponentially, whereas sugar syrup (SS) is available with reasonable cost. Sugar syrup can be used as a substitute for starch/grains and vegetable oil. No research has been reported on the effect of SS on broiler meat quality. In this study, Hubbard commercial broiler chicks were fed a control basal diet (corn-soy basal diet on an ad libitum basis) alone or with graded levels of SS. A completely randomized design with 3 replications (n = 3, treatments = 4 with 4 subsamples per treatment) were used to investigate the effect of replacing part of the corn and oil in broiler chicken rations with graded levels of SS (5, 10, and 15%) on breast and thigh meat quality (proximate analysis, cooking loss, instrumental color, and texture and sensory properties). Rations containing up to 15% SS had a slight effect on proximate composition of raw and cooked broiler breast and thigh meats. Cooking loss of thigh meat decreased significantly with increasing SS but increased significantly for breast meats. No significant differences were detected (P > 0.05) among breast or thigh meats fed rations with a different level of SS on all sensory properties, except that cooked thigh meat had a slightly harder texture. Overall, results suggest that feeding broilers with SS rations (up to 15%) produced high-quality breast and thigh meats with minimal differences. PMID:23873569

Hashim, I B; Hussein, A S; Afifi, H S

2013-08-01

483

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

484

Implications of changing PM10 air quality standards on Pacific Northwest commmunities affected by windblown dust  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently reviewing the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter. EPA is considering the recommendation to change both the form and level of the PM10 (particulate matter =10 µm in diameter) Standard. The implication of the ...

485

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 ...

486

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

487

Standardizing the care of detox patients to achieve quality outcomes.  

PubMed

Providing appropriate treatment for detoxification patients is both challenging and difficult because alcohol abuse and dependence are largely underestimated in the acute hospital setting. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is treated not only by addictionologists on chemical dependency units, but also by primary care physicians in acute inpatient settings. The need for consistent inpatient treatment through the use of identified protocols can help provide safe and effective care. The need for consistent, inpatient medical-surgical detoxification treatment in our organization became apparent with the staff's identification of patient care concerns. Using an organizational approach, a multidisciplinary team was created to standardize the care of detoxification patients, beginning with patient admission and ending with discharge and referral for outpatient management. Standardization would ensure consistent assessment and intervention, and improve communication among the clinical team members. A protocol was developed for both the emergency department and the inpatient units. The goals of the team were to decrease the adverse events related to detoxification, such as seizures and aggression, and provide a consistent method of treatment for staff to follow. PMID:16583874

Becker, Kathy; Semrow, Sue

2006-03-01

488

California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards - Grades 7-12  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Manufacturing and Product Development sector provides a foundation in manufacturing processes and systems, including machine tool, welding, graphic communications, and graphic design, for secondary students in California. Students engage in an instructional program that integrates academic and technical preparation and focuses on career awareness, career exploration, and skill preparation in four pathways. The pathways emphasize real-world, occupationally relevant experiences of significant scope and depth in manufacturing and in graphic communication. The knowledge and skills are acquired within a sequential, standards-based pathway program that integrates hands-on, project-based, and work-based instruction as well as internship, community classroom, work experience, apprenticeship, and cooperative career technical education. Standards included in the Manufacturing and Product Development sector are designed to prepare students for technical training, postsecondary education, and entry to a career. This resource is based on the Advanced Manufacturing Competency Model. A detailed description of the model is located at: http://www.careeronestop.org/CompetencyModel/pyramid.aspx?hg=Y

489

Water Quality-8th Grade Earth Science, or "Lets Get Relevant."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes some experiences in a science/technology/society (STS) program for an eighth grade science course at a small rural school in Iowa. The background information about the school and the general goal of the STS program are outlined. The curriculum structure of the program related to water as a reusable resource is presented.…

Rezabek, Edward

490

Improved modified pressure imaging and software for egg micro-crack detection and egg quality grading  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Cracks in the egg shell increase a food safety risk. Especially, eggs with very fine, hairline cracks (micro-cracks) are often undetected during the grading process because they are almost impossible to detect visually. A modified pressure imaging system was developed to detect eggs with micro-crack...

491

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

492

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

493

MUSQA: a CS method to build a multi-standard quality management system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CS Communication & Systèmes, through its long quality management experience, has been able to build and evolve its Quality Management System according to clients requirements, norms, standards and models (ISO, DO178, ECSS, CMM, ...), evolving norms (transition from ISO 9001:1994 to ISO 9001:2000) and the TQM approach, being currently deployed. The aim of this paper is to show how, from this enriching and instructive experience, CS has defined and formalised its method: MuSQA (Multi-Standard Quality Approach). This method allows to built a new Quality Management System or simplify and unify an existing one. MuSQA objective is to provide any organisation with an open Quality Management System, which is able to evolve easily and turns to be a useful instrument for everyone, operational as well as non-operational staff.

Cros, Elizabeth; Sneed, Isabelle

2002-07-01

494

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

495

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

496

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, 2012 CFR

...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone H Appendix H to Part...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 1. General This...Guideline for Interpretation of Ozone Air Quality Standards.” For...

2012-07-01

497

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, 2014 CFR

...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone H Appendix H to Part...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 1. General This...Guideline for Interpretation of Ozone Air Quality Standards.” For...

2014-07-01

498

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, 2013 CFR

...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone H Appendix H to Part...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 1. General This...Guideline for Interpretation of Ozone Air Quality Standards.” For...

2013-07-01

499

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

...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone H Appendix H to Part...Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 1. General This...Guideline for Interpretation of Ozone Air Quality Standards.” For...

2011-07-01

500

40 CFR Appendix T to Part 50 - Interpretation of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Sulfur (Sulfur...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Sulfur...NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS Pt. 50, App. T...of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of...

2010-07-01