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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

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Arizona Academic Standards, Grade 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 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 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 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, 2007

2007-01-01

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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 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 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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Research of data quality control based on quality grading  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To solve the problem of data quality in data warehouse, the process of data stream in data warehouse and the factors influencing data quality were analyzed; a method for controlling data quality based on quality grading was proposed and the frame of data quality grading system was established. In each process of ETL, the data quality grading system would execute script to calculate values, such as total, component and standard measures in accordance with the definition of Unit Measure, so as to get representation indexes; and then the quality report would be generated according to the indexes and the quality would be graded. The method is applicable to various data warehouse systems.

Liu, Shuang Hong; Yu, Jian Guo; Yu, Yong Ling

2011-12-01

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Research of data quality control based on quality grading  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To solve the problem of data quality in data warehouse, the process of data stream in data warehouse and the factors influencing data quality were analyzed; a method for controlling data quality based on quality grading was proposed and the frame of data quality grading system was established. In each process of ETL, the data quality grading system would execute script to calculate values, such as total, component and standard measures in accordance with the definition of Unit Measure, so as to get representation indexes; and then the quality report would be generated according to the indexes and the quality would be graded. The method is applicable to various data warehouse systems.

Liu, Shuang Hong; Yu, Jian Guo; Yu, Yong Ling

2012-01-01

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Nebraska Science Standards: Grades K-12  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nebraska Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

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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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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.

Centre, The S.

2012-01-01

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2nd Grade Content Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Centre, The S.

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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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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Data Standards ? Data Quality  

PubMed Central

The relationship between data quality and data standards has not been clearly articulated. While some directly state that data standards increase data quality, others claim the opposite. Depending on the type of data standard and the aspects of data quality considered, both arguments may in fact be correct. We deconstruct a typology of data standards and apply a dimensional definition of data quality to clearly articulate the relationship between the two, providing a framework for data quality planning. PMID:23920982

Nahm, Meredith; Hammond, W. Ed

2015-01-01

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Rigorous Grading Does Not Raise Standards: It Only Lowers Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses "grade inflation," and the pressure on instructors to "play grade roll politics to save their own professional hides." Argues that the grade deflation movement works at cross purposes with its goal of elevating academic standards, and that it is at odds with composition theory and its process pedagogy. Suggests portfolio assessment as…

Agnew, Eleanor

1995-01-01

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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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Using measurements of muscle color, pH, and electrical impedance to augment the current USDA beef quality grading standards and improve the accuracy and precision of sorting carcasses into palatability groups1  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research was conducted to deter- mine whether objective measures of muscle color, mus- cle pH, and(or) electrical impedance are useful in segre- gating palatable beef from unpalatable beef, and to de- termine whether the current USDA quality grading standards for beef carcasses could be revised to improve their effectiveness at distinguishing palatable from un- palatable beef. One hundred beef

D. M. Wulf

2009-01-01

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Grades 9-12 Physics Content Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2004-12-15

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78 FR 63158 - United States Standards for Grades of Okra  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

...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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Clothing Quality Standards  

E-print Network

. The following quality standards apply to the general appearance and construction of home-sewn garments. Appearance Standards Fabric, trim and construction techniques must work to- gether to create a professional-looking garment. The fabric should have... the facing should show from the outside of the finished garment (unless it is designed to be stitched to the outside as a decorative, function- al piece). ? Be the same shape and grain as the edge to be faced (usually 2 1 ?2 to 3 inches wide and even...

2006-05-01

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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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Standards for Quality Online Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication examines what qualifications are needed to be a quality online teacher and outlines specific standards for academic preparation, content knowledge, online skills and delivery, and more. The standards for quality online teaching in this report were developed by knowledgeable, experienced resource persons from K-12 and postsecondary…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006

2006-01-01

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Standards for Quality Online Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) publication "Standards for Quality Online Teaching" (ED494117) outlines 11 standards states can use to guide academic preparation, content knowledge, online skills and delivery, and other elements of quality online teaching. As a companion report, this publication examines the essential components of…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006

2006-01-01

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Surface Water Quality Standards  

E-print Network

and tubing all year long is unnecessary and too costly for the state and local stakeholders. Dr. Allan Jones, TWRI?s director, said the standards issue needs to be resolved. ?If not, we may be shoot- ing at targets almost impossible to meet.? For more...

Wythe, Kathy

2007-01-01

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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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1st Grade Common Core State Standards Flip Book  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 46-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 1 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 and 2-5.

2012-06-01

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2nd Grade Common Core State Standards Flip Book  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 51-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 2 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-1 and 3-5.

2012-06-01

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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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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.

2012-06-01

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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.

2012-06-01

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7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... X4L X4F X5L X5F 8 Grades of Primings P2L P2F P3L P3F P4L P4F... X4LL C5LL 2 Grades of Cutters (Primings Side) C5LP C5FP 13 Grades of...sand” may be applied to any grade in the Primings group, including first quality...

2011-01-01

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7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... X4L X4F X5L X5F 8 Grades of Primings P2L P2F P3L P3F P4L P4F... X4LL C5LL 2 Grades of Cutters (Primings Side) C5LP C5FP 13 Grades of...sand” may be applied to any grade in the Primings group, including first quality...

2010-01-01

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Business Education Crosswalking Standards: Grades Eight and Twelve.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.

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77 FR 6774 - United States Standards for Grades of Eggplant  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...United States Standards for Grades of Eggplant AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service...United States Standards for Grades of Eggplant. AMS is reviewing the fresh fruit and...allow mixed colors and/or types of eggplant when designated as a mixed or...

2012-02-09

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78 FR 283 - United States Standards for Grades of Eggplant  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...United States Standards for Grades of Eggplant AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service...United States Standards for Grades of Eggplant. AMS has reviewed the fresh fruit and...allow mixed colors and/or types of eggplant when designated as a mixed or...

2013-01-03

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25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-04-01

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25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

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

2014-04-01

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25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Standard X-Grading requirements. 36.30 Section 36.30 Indians...SITUATIONS Student Instructional Evaluation § 36.30 Standard X—Grading requirements. (a) Each school shall...

2010-04-01

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25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-04-01

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25 CFR 36.30 - Standard X-Grading requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-04-01

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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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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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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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Math Process Standards Series, Grades 3-5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

2008-01-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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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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: 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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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: 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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?Differential Grading Standards among High Schools. ACT Research Report Series, 2004-02  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary purpose of this study was to investigate differential grading standards among public high schools. This study focused on documenting differential grading standards between 1998 and 2002. Five years were studied to verify that the observed differences in grading standards were not transient. Differences in grading standards among high…

Woodruff, David J.; Ziomek, Robert L.

2004-01-01

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GRADE guidelines: 3. Rating the quality of evidence.  

PubMed

This article introduces the approach of GRADE to rating quality of evidence. GRADE specifies four categories-high, moderate, low, and very low-that are applied to a body of evidence, not to individual studies. In the context of a systematic review, quality reflects our confidence that the estimates of the effect are correct. In the context of recommendations, quality reflects our confidence that the effect estimates are adequate to support a particular recommendation. Randomized trials begin as high-quality evidence, observational studies as low quality. "Quality" as used in GRADE means more than risk of bias and so may also be compromised by imprecision, inconsistency, indirectness of study results, and publication bias. In addition, several factors can increase our confidence in an estimate of effect. GRADE provides a systematic approach for considering and reporting each of these factors. GRADE separates the process of assessing quality of evidence from the process of making recommendations. Judgments about the strength of a recommendation depend on more than just the quality of evidence. PMID:21208779

Balshem, Howard; Helfand, Mark; Schünemann, Holger J; Oxman, Andrew D; Kunz, Regina; Brozek, Jan; Vist, Gunn E; Falck-Ytter, Yngve; Meerpohl, Joerg; Norris, Susan; Guyatt, Gordon H

2011-04-01

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Job Grading Standard for Blocker and Bracer WG-4602.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Standards-Based Grading in Introductory University Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Standards-based grading (SBG) is an approach to assessment and reporting in which scores are attached to the specific learning objectives of a course, rather than to assignments or tests. Each score represents a student's mastery of that learning objective, and may change over time in response to evidence that her level of understanding has…

Beatty, Ian D.

2013-01-01

64

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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THE STUDY OF FACTORS INFLUENCING COLLEGE GRADING STANDARDS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

GLADNEY, MARILYN B.; HILLS, JOHN R.

67

Standardization and the costs of assessing quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses the impact of standardization on the welfare of consumers who rely on signals as indicators of product quality. A variance reduction approach is developed in order to analyse the optimal use of signals in the evaluation of product quality. It is argued that standardization reduces the costs of uncertainty associated with assessing product quality. Cost savings are

Philip Jones; John Hudson

1996-01-01

68

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

2010-01-01

69

42 CFR 493.1249 - Standard: Preanalytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Standard: Preanalytic systems quality assessment. ...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION...REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived... § 493.1249 Standard: Preanalytic systems quality...

2010-10-01

70

24 CFR 242.79 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Environmental quality determinations and standards. 242.79 ...Environmental quality determinations and standards. Requirements...of Environmental Quality,” 24 CFR part...Environmental Criteria and Standards,” and 24...

2011-04-01

71

42 CFR 493.1299 - Standard: Postanalytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Standard: Postanalytic systems quality assessment. ...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION...REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived... § 493.1299 Standard: Postanalytic systems quality...

2011-10-01

72

42 CFR 493.1249 - Standard: Preanalytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Standard: Preanalytic systems quality assessment. ...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION...REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived... § 493.1249 Standard: Preanalytic systems quality...

2011-10-01

73

42 CFR 493.1299 - Standard: Postanalytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Standard: Postanalytic systems quality assessment. ...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION...REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived... § 493.1299 Standard: Postanalytic systems quality...

2010-10-01

74

24 CFR 242.79 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Environmental quality determinations and standards. 242.79 ...Environmental quality determinations and standards. Requirements...of Environmental Quality,” 24 CFR part...Environmental Criteria and Standards,” and 24...

2010-04-01

75

CARCASSES AND MEAT QUALITY Pig carcass grading according to muscling type  

E-print Network

11. - CARCASSES AND MEAT QUALITY Pig carcass grading according to muscling type and minimum backfat standard with a residual error RSD = 0.73 p. 100 of lean meat. #12;- The FOM estimation obtained error RSD - 1.76 p. 100 lean meat. Reduced progranimings on only 2 very representative sites, involving

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

76

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

77

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...

78

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...States Standards for Grades of Creole Onions AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service...States Standards for Grades of Creole Onions, which were issued under the Agricultural...characteristic requirement to allow mixed colors of onions when designated as a mixed or...

2013-08-22

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

80

Target fuel quality standards performance  

SciTech Connect

Concerned by a large number of in-service incident due to insufficient quality of market fuels that happened in the 1980s in France and Europe, the two major French car manufacturers-PSA Peugeot Citroen and Renault-decided to define new technical requirements for these fuels. By publishing the fuel charter in July 1989, a whole fuel quality monitoring system was established. Forthcoming fuel refiners and distributors were invited to produce and sell fuels of higher quality. Major French distributors joined the charter, and soon, an improvement on French market fuels was observed. Undoubtedly, the two oil crises, in 1973 and 1979, have boosted technological progress of combustion engines, improving specific power, operating noise, exhaust emissions and fuel consumption. That technological progress was achieved by defining and carrying out research that contributed to a better understanding of combustion engines. Continuous and gradual evolution in the design of engines was achieved in areas such as: combustion, internal air motion, multi-valve technology, fuel injection, engine management systems, friction reduction and after-treatment devices. As long as national fuel specifications define fuel characteristics in a rough and insufficient way, there will be the need for quality fuel certification. Different countries, bearing different cultures, will probably produce slightly different variations, but will continue to exist and increase in number. Fuel quality is a key issue for the future to guarantee trouble-free and comfortable vehicle operation and also to maintain its original emissions characteristics.

Hublin, M.; Renault, S.A.

1996-05-01

81

[Influence of seedling grade on plant growth, yield and quality of Anoectochilus roxburghii].  

PubMed

The morphological index of the seedlings including the plants height, the ground diameter, the leaf amounts, the fresh weight of the whole plant and the ratio of height to diameter was measured and the principal components were analyzed so as to determine the grading index, and stepwise cluster analysis was applied for clustering analysis. Pot experiments were used to measure the indicators of plant growth and development, the yield and the quality. The results showed that the height and ground diameter were determined as the quality indicators of the seedlings grading and the standard quality grading of seedlings of Anoectochilus roxburghii was initially set up, different seeding plants influenced the plants growth and the yield. The ground diameter of the class I was larger than that of the class II and III, so as the yield. The seedling grading had no obvious effect on the internal quality of medicinal materials. The results of the study provide the basis for standard cultivation of A. roxburghii. PMID:25204165

Shao, Qing-Song; Zhou, Ai-Cun; Hu, Run-Huai; Zhang, Yu-Yun; Liu, Tang-Mei; Li, Ming-Yan

2014-03-01

82

Judging the quality of evidence in reviews of prognostic factor research: adapting the GRADE framework  

PubMed Central

Background Prognosis research aims to identify factors associated with the course of health conditions. It is often challenging to judge the overall quality of research evidence in systematic reviews about prognosis due to the nature of the primary studies. Standards aimed at improving the quality of primary studies on the prognosis of health conditions have been created, but these standards are often not adequately followed causing confusion about how to judge the evidence. Methods This article presents a proposed adaptation of Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE), which was developed to rate the quality of evidence in intervention research, to judge the quality of prognostic evidence. Results We propose modifications to the GRADE framework for use in prognosis research along with illustrative examples from an ongoing systematic review in the pediatric pain literature. We propose six factors that can decrease the quality of evidence (phase of investigation, study limitations, inconsistency, indirectness, imprecision, publication bias) and two factors that can increase it (moderate or large effect size, exposure-response gradient). Conclusions We describe criteria for evaluating the potential impact of each of these factors on the quality of evidence when conducting a review including a narrative synthesis or a meta-analysis. These recommendations require further investigation and testing. PMID:24007720

2013-01-01

83

[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

84

7 CFR 996.30 - Incoming quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Incoming quality standards. 996.30 Section 996...OF AGRICULTURE MINIMUM QUALITY AND HANDLING STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED...Standards § 996.30 Incoming quality standards. (a) All...

2011-01-01

85

24 CFR 982.605 - SRO: Housing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false SRO: Housing quality standards. 982.605 Section 982... § 982.605 SRO: Housing quality standards. (a) HQS standards for...house children, the housing quality standards in § 982.401(j),...

2011-04-01

86

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

87

50 CFR 270.15 - Quality standards.  

...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...

2014-10-01

88

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

89

50 CFR 270.15 - Quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-10-01

90

Being Fair: Teachers’ Interpretations of Principles for Standards-Based Grading  

Microsoft Academic Search

Knowing that grades can have long-term consequences for students, teachers voice concern about being fair in the grading process. However, their interpretations of fairness are varied and sometimes contradictory. This study looked at how teachers in one standards-based educational system determined secondary students’ grades, focusing specifically on the extent to which they followed a specific set of principles for grading.

Robin D. Tierney; Marielle Simon; Julie Charland

2011-01-01

91

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

92

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

93

National Standards for Quality Online Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pape, Liz; Wicks, Matthew

2009-01-01

94

ACADEMIC POLICY 3: Academic Quality and Standards  

E-print Network

a statement outlining the University's approach to safeguarding of academic standards and the assurance and procedures including the Education Strategy and supports the University goals as set out in Led by Learning, the University's Strategic plan. The Academic Quality and Standards Handbook, Academic Research Students

Jones, Graeme A.

95

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

96

40 CFR 52.14 - State ambient air quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false State ambient air quality standards. 52.14 Section 52.14 Protection...Provisions § 52.14 State ambient air quality standards. Any ambient air quality standard submitted with a plan which is less...

2010-07-01

97

40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Revised water quality standards. 35.2111 Section 35... § 35.2111 Revised water quality standards. After December 29...29, 1981, had their water quality standards reviewed and revised or...

2011-07-01

98

24 CFR 983.101 - Housing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Housing quality standards. 983.101 Section 983...Units § 983.101 Housing quality standards. (a) HQS applicability...24 CFR 982.401 (housing quality standards) applies to the PBV...

2011-04-01

99

42 CFR 493.1289 - Standard: Analytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Standard: Analytic systems quality assessment. 493...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION...LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived... § 493.1289 Standard: Analytic systems quality...

2010-10-01

100

42 CFR 493.1289 - Standard: Analytic systems quality assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Standard: Analytic systems quality assessment. 493...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION...LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived... § 493.1289 Standard: Analytic systems quality...

2011-10-01

101

7 CFR 953.43 - Minimum standards of quality.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Minimum standards of quality. 953.43 Section 953...Regulations § 953.43 Minimum standards of quality. (a) Recommendation...establish and maintain minimum standards of quality governing the shipment...

2011-01-01

102

24 CFR 200.75 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Environmental quality determinations and standards. 200.75 ...Environmental quality determinations and standards. Requirements...of Environmental Quality, 24 CFR part 51...Environmental Criteria and Standards, 24 CFR part...

2011-04-01

103

7 CFR 953.43 - Minimum standards of quality.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Minimum standards of quality. 953.43 Section 953...Regulations § 953.43 Minimum standards of quality. (a) Recommendation...establish and maintain minimum standards of quality governing the shipment...

2010-01-01

104

24 CFR 200.75 - Environmental quality determinations and standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Environmental quality determinations and standards. 200.75 ...Environmental quality determinations and standards. Requirements...of Environmental Quality, 24 CFR part 51...Environmental Criteria and Standards, 24 CFR part...

2010-04-01

105

40 CFR 52.14 - State ambient air quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false State ambient air quality standards. 52.14 Section 52.14 Protection...Provisions § 52.14 State ambient air quality standards. Any ambient air quality standard submitted with a plan which is less...

2011-07-01

106

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

107

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

108

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

...2014-01-01 false Application of color and leaf grade standards. 28.521 Section... § 28.521 Application of color and leaf grade standards. American Pima cotton...to the color standard irrespective of the leaf content. American Pima cotton which...

2014-01-01

109

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 Section... § 28.521 Application of color and leaf grade standards. American Pima cotton...to the color standard irrespective of the leaf content. American Pima cotton which...

2011-01-01

110

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 Section... § 28.521 Application of color and leaf grade standards. American Pima cotton...to the color standard irrespective of the leaf content. American Pima cotton which...

2012-01-01

111

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 Section... § 28.521 Application of color and leaf grade standards. American Pima cotton...to the color standard irrespective of the leaf content. American Pima cotton which...

2013-01-01

112

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

113

7 CFR 29.1181 - Summary of standard grades.  

...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

114

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

115

Grading and Reporting Student Progress in an Age of Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

116

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

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

Toward clinically relevant standardization of image quality.  

PubMed

In recent years, notable progress has been made on standardization of medical image presentations in the definition and implementation of the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Grayscale Standard Display Function (GSDF). In parallel, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Task Group 18 has provided much needed guidelines and tools for visual and quantitative assessment of medical display quality. In spite of these advances, however, there are still notable gaps in the effectiveness of DICOM GSDF to assure consistent and high-quality display of medical images. In additions the degree of correlation between display technical data and diagnostic usability and performance of displays remains unclear. This article proposes three specific steps that DICOM, AAPM, and ACR may collectively take to bridge the gap between technical performance and clinical use: (1) DICOM does not provide means and acceptance criteria to evaluate the conformance of a display device to GSDF or to address other image quality characteristics. DICOM can expand beyond luminance response, extending the measurable, quantifiable elements of TG18 such as reflection and resolution. (2) In a large picture archiving and communication system (PACS) installation, it is critical to continually track the appropriate use and performance of multiple display devices. DICOM may help with this task by adding a Device Service Class to the standard to provide for communication and control of image quality parameters between applications and devices, (3) The question of clinical significance of image quality metrics has rarely been addressed by prior efforts. In cooperation with AAPM, the American College of Radiology (ACR), and the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR), DICOM may help to initiate research that will determine the clinical consequence of variations in image quality metrics (eg, GSDF conformance) and to define what constitutes image quality from a diagnostic perspective. Implementation of these three initiatives may further the reach and impact of DICOM toward quality medicine. PMID:15551103

Samei, Ehsan; Rowberg, Alan; Avraham, Ellie; Cornelius, Craig

2004-12-01

119

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

120

National Standards for Quality Online Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North American Council for Online Learning, 2010

2010-01-01

121

National Standards of Quality for Online Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North American Council for Online Learning, 2007

2007-01-01

122

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

123

Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-02-04

124

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.

125

Wind Power Quality Test for Comparison of Power Quality Standards  

SciTech Connect

Power quality testing is important to wind power applications for several reasons. The nature of wind turbine generation is different from conventional power plants. Although windfarms are growing in capacity and diversifying in nature in the U.S. and throughout the globe, there is no standard that addresses the power quality of wind turbines or wind farms. The International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) has convened Working Group 10 (WG10) to address testing and assessment of power quality characteristics of wind turbines. A IEEE task force has been appointed to reconsider flicker measurement procedures in the U.S. Lastly, power quality tests are now required as part of the certification process for wind turbines. NREL began this work both in response to industry request and in support of the IEC working group. (Mr. Gregory is a member of the IEC working group) This paper presents the NREL Certification Testing Team's effort in developing procedures and equipment for power quality testing for wind turbine certification. Summaries of several power quality standards that are applicable to this process are also presented in this paper.

Jacobson, R.; Gregory, B. (National Wind Technology Center)

1999-09-09

126

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

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hynes, Michael C., Ed.

128

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.

129

77 FR 6772 - United States Standards for Grades of Cauliflower  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Cauliflower AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice...SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), of the Department...grading purple, orange or green cauliflower. The proposed...Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S....

2012-02-09

130

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

131

Examination of Relationships between Participation in School Music Programs of Differing Quality and Standardized Test Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this investigation was to examine the relationship between participation in contrasting school music programs and standardized test scores. Relationships between elementary (third- or fourth-grade) students' academic achievement at comparable schools, but with contrasting music programs as to instructional quality, were…

Johnson, Christopher M.; Memmott, Jenny E.

2006-01-01

132

Standardization as a key to quality.  

PubMed

The increasing attention to healthcare-associated infections is essential and long overdue. The authors of the lead article point out that standardization is a key dimension of quality. We, as healthcare providers, must leave behind the historical approach of "accommodating" broad clinical variation in practice, tolerance of low compliance in applying clear evidence that enhances outcome, and accommodating intransigent, colleagues who reject infection control practices. We know from the behavioural literature that unless an issue affects "me," buy-in is significantly limited; clearly, we must help each person in the chain of care feel an impact. There is much we can do, and each of us must demand change. PMID:19593078

Smith, Kevin

2009-01-01

133

7 CFR 996.31 - Outgoing quality standards.  

...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

134

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

135

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

136

24 CFR 982.621 - Manufactured home: Housing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Manufactured home: Housing quality standards. 982.621 Section 982.621 Housing and Urban...Home § 982.621 Manufactured home: Housing quality standards. A manufactured home must meet all the HQS...

2010-04-01

137

24 CFR 982.621 - Manufactured home: Housing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Manufactured home: Housing quality standards. 982.621 Section 982.621 Housing and Urban...Home § 982.621 Manufactured home: Housing quality standards. A manufactured home must meet all the HQS...

2011-04-01

138

76 FR 31787 - United States Standards for Grades of Potatoes  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...percent for permanent internal defects; and (C) Not...detracts from the edible or marketing quality, or the internal or external appearance...detracts from the edible or marketing quality, or the internal or external...

2011-06-02

139

75 FR 22707 - United States Standards for Grades of Potatoes  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...percent for permanent internal defects; and (C) Not...detracts from the edible or marketing quality, or the internal or external appearance...detracts from the edible or marketing quality, or the internal or external...

2010-04-30

140

Rapid Color Grading for Fruit Quality Evaluation Using Direct Color Mapping  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

141

7 CFR 996.31 - Outgoing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Outgoing quality standards. 996.31 Section 996...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MINIMUM QUALITY AND HANDLING STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND...PEANUTS MARKETED IN THE UNITED STATES Quality and Handling Standards § 996.31...

2010-01-01

142

7 CFR 996.31 - Outgoing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Outgoing quality standards. 996.31 Section 996...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MINIMUM QUALITY AND HANDLING STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND...PEANUTS MARKETED IN THE UNITED STATES Quality and Handling Standards § 996.31...

2011-01-01

143

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

144

76 FR 38592 - Phosphorus Water Quality Standards for Florida Everglades  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

145

77 FR 46298 - Phosphorus Water Quality Standards for Florida Everglades  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

146

Social Studies Core Curriculum Standards: Grades 7-12. Revised 1991.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The social studies core curriculum presented in this guide represents those standards of learning that are essential for all grade 7-12 students in the state of Utah. For each secondary social studies course, core standards are established, as well as the objectives that should be used to meet the standards. The following courses are covered for…

Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.

147

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-01-01

148

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

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

2014-01-01

149

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-01-01

150

7 CFR 989.702 - Minimum grade standards for packed raisins.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-01-01

151

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), of the Department of Agriculture (USDA...Standards for Grades of Cultivated Ginseng. AMS received a request from the Ginseng Board...Products Division Web site at http://www.ams.usda.gov/freshinspection....

2012-04-05

152

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

153

Optimizing standard cell design for quality  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To date, majority of the papers presented in the conference focused on how to print smaller transistors that run faster. In a different market such as safety-focused automotive market, "smaller and faster" are replaced by "tougher and living longer". In such a market, a chip has to endure a wide range of operating temperature from -40C to 150C, and is required to have an extremely low field failure rate over 10+ years. There is a wide range of design techniques that can be deployed to improve the quality of a chip. In this paper, we present some of these design techniques that are related to the physical aspects of standard cells.

Yuan, Chimin; Tipple, Dave; Warner, Jeff

2014-03-01

154

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.

155

Standard specification for nuclear-grade hafnium oxide powder  

E-print Network

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

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2008-01-01

156

Collision Repair Technology Skill Standards Grades 9-14  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

157

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to determine if classroom science grades could be used to forecast standardized testing readiness for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Participants for this study consisted of 647 eighth grade students assigned to a public middle school in Florida. Using annual classroom science grades and the corresponding year's FCAT Science scale scores for each student, scatter plot graphs and Pearson product-moment correlations were used to determine their relationships. Correlation strengths were determined for several segmented student populations. First, the grade and FCAT score relationship for the entire middle school population was calculated and, then, the relationship between grades and FCAT scores for students grouped by their individual assigned science teacher was determined. Next, a second look at students grouped as above was conducted, this time focusing only on students with unacceptable FCAT scores (levels 1 and 2). The correlation between grades and FCAT scores for the entire middle school was moderate and ranged from high to weak for students assigned to individual science teachers. The relationship of grades and FCAT scores for middle school students that scored at levels 1 and 2 was weakly correlated and ranged from moderate to weak for students as they were assigned to their science teachers. Generally, classroom grades were found to be inefficient predictors for standardized testing readiness for students assigned to this middle school.

Hubbard, Gary L.

2007-12-01

158

Lumber Grades FNR-130 Quality Control in Lumber Purchasing  

E-print Network

for definition). The FIF grade is similar to the select grade, but it must be 6 inches wide. Special wane. Cassens, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources Most of the hardwood lumber purchased in North America One Face (FIF), Selects, No. 1 Common, No. 2A Common, No. 2B Common, No. 3A Common, and No. 3B Common

159

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

160

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...

161

Grading  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many criticisms have been launched against grades in general because of their perceived failure to portray student achievement accurately. In many instances, these criticisms are just. But, if student grades are reflections of measurable instructional obj

Christmann, Edwin P.; Badgett, John L.

2008-11-01

162

Recapturing the History Standards: Historical Inquiry in the Middle Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article illustrates how the transformation of a classroom into an interactive museum devoted to historical inquiry, not only satisfies the need to meet history standards, but more importantly, results in rich and rewarding learning opportunities for students. Here, the authors present three purposes of writing this article, and these are: (1)…

O'Brien, Joseph E.; White, Steven H.

2006-01-01

163

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

164

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

165

40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.  

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

2014-07-01

166

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

167

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

168

24 CFR 983.101 - Housing quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 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...

2013-04-01

169

24 CFR 983.101 - Housing quality standards.  

...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...

2014-04-01

170

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

171

40 CFR 130.3 - Water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

172

National Beef Quality Audit - 2011: Survey of Instrument Grading Assessments of Beef Carcass Characteristics  

E-print Network

The instrument grading assessments for the NBQA-2011 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 QG, and YG factors—were collected every...

Gray, Gatlan 1989-

2012-11-16

173

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

174

49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...running perpendicular to the tread circumference. If a label bearing a tire size designation...running perpendicular to the tread circumference, the text of Figure 2 shall read in...the rim flange at any point on the circumference on either side of the tire at...

2012-10-01

175

49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.  

...running perpendicular to the tread circumference. If a label bearing a tire size designation...running perpendicular to the tread circumference, the text of Figure 2 shall read in...the rim flange at any point on the circumference on either side of the tire at...

2014-10-01

176

49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...running perpendicular to the tread circumference. If a label bearing a tire size designation...running perpendicular to the tread circumference, the text of Figure 2 shall read in...the rim flange at any point on the circumference on either side of the tire at...

2013-10-01

177

49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...running perpendicular to the tread circumference. If a label bearing a tire size designation...running perpendicular to the tread circumference, the text of Figure 2 shall read in...the rim flange at any point on the circumference on either side of the tire at...

2011-10-01

178

49 CFR 575.104 - Uniform tire quality grading standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...running perpendicular to the tread circumference. If a label bearing a tire size designation...running perpendicular to the tread circumference, the text of Figure 2 shall read in...the rim flange at any point on the circumference on either side of the tire at...

2010-10-01

179

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...traction, and temperature resistance of passenger car tires...of the course. This change will not compromise...Treadwear Test Course II. Change to the Treadwear Test...traction, and temperature resistance. This information aids...inches of water. II. Change to the Treadwear...

2013-11-06

180

Organizational, technical, physical and clinical quality standards for radiotherapy  

PubMed Central

Background Indisputably, radiotherapy has become an entirely interdisciplinary specialty. This situation requires efficient planning, verification, monitoring, quality control and constant improvement of all aspects of service delivery, referring both to patients’ (including diagnosis, prescription and method of treatment, its justification, realization and follow up) and organizational, technical and physics matters. Aim The aim of this work was to develop technical, physics and clinical quality standards for radiotherapy. This paper presents chosen standards for each of the aforementioned category. Materials and methods For the development of quality standards the comparison analysis of EU and Polish acts of law passed between 1980 and 2010 was conducted, the universal industrial ISO norm 9001:2008 referring to quality management system was reviewed. Recommendations of this norm were completed with detailed quality standards based on the author's 11 year work experience and the review of articles on quality assurance and quality control standards for radiotherapy published between 1984 and 2009 and the review of current recommendations and guidelines of American, International, European and National bodies (associations, societies, agencies such as AAPM, ESTRO, IAEA, and OECI) for quality assurance and quality 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) physics and technical standards and (3) clinical standards. Conclusions Proposed quality standards for radiotherapy, can be used by any institution using ionizing radiation for medical procedures. Nevertheless standards are only of value 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:24377023

Bogusz-Czerniewicz, Marta; Ka?mierczak, Daniel

2012-01-01

181

[GRADE guidelines: 3. Rating the quality of evidence (confidence in the estimates of effect)].  

PubMed

This article introduces the GRADE approach to rating the quality of evidence. GRADE specifies four categories (high, moderate, low, and very low) that are applied to a body of evidence, not to individual studies. In the context of a systematic review, quality reflects our confidence that the estimates of the effect are correct. In the context of recommendations, quality reflects our confidence that the effect estimates are adequate to support a particular recommendation. Randomised trials begin as high quality evidence, observational studies as low quality. "Quality" as used in GRADE means more than risk of bias and so may also be compromised by imprecision, inconsistency, indirectness of study results, and publication bias. In addition, several factors can increase our confidence in an estimate of effect. GRADE provides a systematic approach for considering and reporting each of these factors. GRADE separates the process of assessing quality of evidence from the process of making recommendations. Judgments about the strength of a recommendation depend on more than just the quality of evidence. PMID:22857733

Meerpohl, Joerg J; Langer, Gero; Perleth, Matthias; Gartlehner, Gerald; Kaminski-Hartenthaler, Angela; Schünemann, Holger

2012-01-01

182

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brookshire, Cathy A.

183

Blueprints for the 2003 California History-Social Science Standards Tests for Grades 8, 10, and 11.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Beginning in 2003, there will be no standardized or norm-referenced test in history-social science for California students. That test is being replaced by assessments at grades 8, 10, and 11 based on California History-Social Science (H-SS) Content Standards. The H-SS standards tests at grades 10 and 11 count for 20% of the Academic Performance…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

184

Evaluating Hospital Compliance with the JCAH Quality Assurance Standards  

PubMed Central

This paper reviews the history of the quality assurance standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, reviews some of the technical problems associated with creation of a very large automated file of standards' compliance data from surveyed hospitals, and summarizes quality assurance findings from among 1,156 hospitals surveyed in 1982.

Downey, James E.; Walczak, Regina M.; Hohri, William M.

1983-01-01

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Academics' Perceptions of Private University Establishment Standards and Teaching Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Standard” is defined as a level of quality and is often applied with the concept of “criterion”. Although it is associated with the concept of “quality”, the term needs to be considered independently since it has been given much attention in the last decade. Standards might have been described in today’s rhetoric as high, maybe even as world class, but

Aysen Bakioglu; Ozge Hacifazlioglu

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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

187

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

188

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

189

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Vermont Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

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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

191

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

192

Observed Classroom Quality in First Grade: Associations with Teacher, Classroom, and School Characteristics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The observation and assessment of quality of teacher--child interactions in elementary school settings are increasingly recognized as important; however, research is still very limited in European countries. In this study, we examined the quality of the interactions between teacher and children in first-grade classrooms in Portugal and the extent…

Cadima, Joana; Peixoto, Carla; Leal, Teresa

2014-01-01

193

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schackow, Joy Bronston; O'Connell, Susan

2008-01-01

196

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...and compliance with applicable water quality standards. 125.61 Section 125.61 Protection...and compliance with applicable water quality standards. (a) There must exist a water quality standard or standards applicable to the...

2011-07-01

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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

199

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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Quality standards and requirements for solid recovered fuels: a review.  

PubMed

The utilization of solid recovered fuels (SRF) for energy recovery has been increasing steadily in recent years, and this development is set to continue. In order to use SRF efficiently, it is necessary to define quality standards and introduce targeted quality assurance measures. SRF can be used both in mono-incineration and in co-incineration systems, for instance in power generation and cement plants; but as quality requirements differ, it is necessary to unambiguously define the term 'solid recovered fuel'. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the origin, development and the current status of quality assurance for SRF. The basic principles of quality assurance for SRF are explained with reference to the development of the German RAL Quality Assurance System and in addition specifications that have emerged from European standardization work of CEN/TC 343 are analysed. PMID:22446971

Flamme, Sabine; Geiping, Julia

2012-04-01

201

National Standards for Quality Online Courses: Version 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2011

2011-01-01

202

High quality audio for multimedia: key technologies and MPEG standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

With today's speech and audio compression techniques an excellent coding quality can be obtained with bit rates in the range of 0.5 to 2 bits per sample and channel. We cover key technologies, in particular auditory masking and perceptual coding, and dynamic bit allocation. We then focus on the MPEG standardization work, which has provided international standards for a wide

P. Noll

1999-01-01

203

40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

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40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.  

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

2014-07-01

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40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-07-01

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40 CFR 35.2111 - Revised water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

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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...

208

7 CFR 996.30 - Incoming quality standards.  

...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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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, 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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Visual grading characteristics (VGC) analysis: a non-parametric rank-invariant statistical method for image quality evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Visual grading of the reproduction of important anatomical structures is often used to determine clinical image quality in radiography. However, many visual grading methods incorrectly use statistical methods that require data belonging to an interval scale. The rating data from the observers in a visual grading study with multiple ratings is ordinal, meaning that non-parametric rank-invariant statistical methods are required.

MB ATH; LGM ANSSON

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

215

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

216

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

217

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

218

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

E-print Network

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

Dupont, Stéphane

219

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ewell, Peter

2012-01-01

220

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 ...AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY STANDARDS ACT MAMMOGRAPHY Quality Standards and Certification § 900.18...

2011-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission. 131.6...CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions § 131.6 Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission. The...

2011-07-01

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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. 131.6...CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS General Provisions § 131.6 Minimum requirements for water quality standards submission. The...

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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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, 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...

2011-07-01

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

...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, 2010 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...

2010-07-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area...nonattainment areas for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS...0.075 PPM 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. January...

2012-02-14

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Standard: General laboratory systems quality assessment...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION...REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...493.1239 Standard: General laboratory systems quality...

2011-10-01

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40 CFR 121.25 - Adoption of new water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Adoption of new water quality standards. 121.25 Section 121...25 Adoption of new water quality standards. (a) In any case where...absence of applicable water quality standards; and (2) Water...

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM10. 50.6 Section...PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS § 50.6 National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM10. (a) The...

2010-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive... § 17.155 Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive...and establish minimum standards of safety and quality for adaptive...

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM10. 50.6 Section...PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS § 50.6 National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM10. (a) The...

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

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40 CFR 121.25 - Adoption of new water quality standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Adoption of new water quality standards. 121.25 Section 121...25 Adoption of new water quality standards. (a) In any case where...absence of applicable water quality standards; and (2) Water...

2010-07-01

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24 CFR 1005.111 - What safety and quality standards apply?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false What safety and quality standards apply? 1005.111 Section...1005.111 What safety and quality standards apply? (a) Loans guaranteed...units which meet the safety and quality standards set forth in section...

2011-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...National secondary ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide...PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS § 50.5 National secondary ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur...

2010-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Standard: General laboratory systems quality assessment...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION...REQUIREMENTS Quality System for Nonwaived...493.1239 Standard: General laboratory systems quality...

2010-10-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National secondary ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide...PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS § 50.5 National secondary ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur...

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide...PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS § 50.17 National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur...

2011-07-01

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24 CFR 1005.111 - What safety and quality standards apply?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false What safety and quality standards apply? 1005.111 Section...1005.111 What safety and quality standards apply? (a) Loans guaranteed...units which meet the safety and quality standards set forth in section...

2010-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment. 17.155 Section 17...standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment. (a) The Under Secretary...minimum standards of safety and quality for adaptive equipment provided under 38...

2010-07-01

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

...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...

2014-07-01

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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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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

248

Making GRADE accessible: a proposal for graphic display of evidence quality assessments.  

PubMed

When generating guidelines, quality of evidence is frequently reported in tabulated form capturing several domains, for example, study design, risk of bias and heterogeneity. Increasingly, this is done using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation approach. As assimilating large amount of tabulated data across several comparisons and outcomes spread over many pages (sometimes hundreds) is not easy, there is a need to present evidence summaries in a more effective way. A graphic display plotting the several domains used in evidence grading on equiangular spokes starting from the same point, the data length of each spoke proportional to the magnitude of the quality, succinctly captures tabulated information. These plots allow easy identification of deficiencies, outliers and similarities in evidence quality for individual and multiple comparisons and outcomes, paving the way for their routine use alongside tabulated information. PMID:21593102

Khan, Khalid S; Borowiack, Ewa; Roos, Carolien; Kowalska, Monika; Zapalska, Anna; Mol, Ben W; Mignini, Luciano; Meads, Catherine; Walczak, Jacek

2011-06-01

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GRADE guidelines: 8. Rating the quality of evidence--indirectness.  

PubMed

Direct evidence comes from research that directly compares the interventions in which we are interested when applied to the populations in which we are interested and measures outcomes important to patients. Evidence can be indirect in one of four ways. First, patients may differ from those of interest (the term applicability is often used for this form of indirectness). Secondly, the intervention tested may differ from the intervention of interest. Decisions regarding indirectness of patients and interventions depend on an understanding of whether biological or social factors are sufficiently different that one might expect substantial differences in the magnitude of effect. Thirdly, outcomes may differ from those of primary interest-for instance, surrogate outcomes that are not themselves important, but measured in the presumption that changes in the surrogate reflect changes in an outcome important to patients. A fourth type of indirectness, conceptually different from the first three, occurs when clinicians must choose between interventions that have not been tested in head-to-head comparisons. Making comparisons between treatments under these circumstances requires specific statistical methods and will be rated down in quality one or two levels depending on the extent of differences between the patient populations, co-interventions, measurements of the outcome, and the methods of the trials of the candidate interventions. PMID:21802903

Guyatt, Gordon H; Oxman, Andrew D; Kunz, Regina; Woodcock, James; Brozek, Jan; Helfand, Mark; Alonso-Coello, Pablo; Falck-Ytter, Yngve; Jaeschke, Roman; Vist, Gunn; Akl, Elie A; Post, Piet N; Norris, Susan; Meerpohl, Joerg; Shukla, Vijay K; Nasser, Mona; Schünemann, Holger J

2011-12-01

250

[GRADE guidelines: 8. Rating the quality of evidence - indirectness].  

PubMed

Direct evidence comes from research that directly compares the interventions in which we are interested when applied to the populations in which we are interested and measures outcomes important to patients. Evidence can be indirect in one of four ways. First, patients may differ from those of interest (the term applicability is often used for this form of indirectness). Second, the intervention tested may differ from the intervention of interest. Decisions regarding indirectness of patients and interventions depend on an understanding of whether biological or social factors are sufficiently different that one might expect substantial differences in the magnitude of effect. Third, outcomes may differ from those of primary interest - for instance, surrogate outcomes that are not themselves important, but measured in the presumption that changes in the surrogate reflect changes in an outcome important to patients. A fourth type of indirectness, which is conceptually different from the first three, occurs when clinicians must choose between interventions that have not been tested in head to head comparisons. Making comparisons between treatments under these circumstances requires specific statistical methods and will be rated down in quality by one or two levels depending on the extent of differences between the patient populations, co-interventions, measurements of the outcome, and the methods of the trials of the candidate interventions against some other comparator. PMID:23217728

Rasch, Andrej; Perleth, Matthias; Langer, Gero; Meerpohl, Joerg J; Gartlehner, Gerald; Kaminski-Hartenthaler, Angela; Schünemann, Holger J

2012-01-01

251

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

E-print Network

Construction Standards and Costs UC Irvine new construction pursues performance goals and applies-sustainability and efficiency of the building as an overall system. Overall Goals and Quality Standards UC Irvine, in order, scope, and schedule. UC Irvine's goals for sustainable materials and energy performance were adopted

Rose, Michael R.

252

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

253

Nutrient database improvement project: the influence of U.S.D.A. Quality and Yield Grade on the separable components and proximate composition of raw and cooked retail cuts from the beef rib and plate.  

PubMed

Beef nutrition is important to the worldwide beef industry. The objective of this study was to analyze proximate composition of eight beef rib and plate cuts to update the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR). Furthermore, this study aimed to determine the influence of USDA Quality Grade on the separable components and proximate composition of the examined retail cuts. Carcasses (n=72) representing a composite of Yield Grade, Quality Grade, gender and genetic type were identified from six regions across the U.S. Beef plates and ribs (IMPS #109 and 121C and D) were collected from the selected carcasses and shipped to three university meat laboratories for storage, retail fabrication, cooking, and dissection and analysis of proximate composition. These data provide updated information regarding the nutrient content of beef and emphasize the influence of common classification systems (Yield Grade and Quality Grade) on the separable components, cooking yield, and proximate composition of retail beef cuts. PMID:23793084

Martin, J N; Brooks, J C; Thompson, L D; Savell, J W; Harris, K B; May, L L; Haneklaus, A N; Schutz, J L; Belk, K E; Engle, T; Woerner, D R; Legako, J F; Luna, A M; Douglass, L W; Douglass, S E; Howe, J; Duvall, M; Patterson, K Y; Leheska, J L

2013-11-01

254

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

255

Grade pending: Lessons for hospital quality reporting from the New York City restaurant sanitation inspection program.  

PubMed

Public quality reporting programs have been widely implemented in hospitals in an effort to improve quality and safety. One such program is Hospital Compare, Medicare's national quality reporting program for US hospitals. The New York City sanitary grade inspection program is a parallel effort for restaurants. The aims of Hospital Compare and the New York City sanitary inspection program are fundamentally similar: to address a common market failure resulting from consumers' lack of information on quality and safety. However, by displaying easily understandable information at the point of service, the New York City sanitary inspection program is better designed to encourage informed consumer decision making. We argue that this program holds important lessons for public quality reporting of US hospitals. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2015;10:116-119. © 2014 Society of Hospital Medicine. PMID:25425498

Ryan, Andrew M; Detsky, Allan S

2015-02-01

256

Quality and Standards in UK Universities: A Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

UK universities are widely regarded as being among the best in the world. Maintaining the highest academic quality and standards is crucial to that reputation. This leaflet explains how universities ensure that students can have confidence that the time and money they invest in their education are well spent. This leaflet summarises the detailed…

Universities UK, 2008

2008-01-01

257

QUALITY AND STANDARDS IN THE OPEN UNIVERSITY FACT SHEET 6  

E-print Network

postgraduate students is managed and undertaken by the Student Registration and Enquiry Service (the SRS) which. Staff in the SRS and in regional and national centres provide students and enquirers with informationQUALITY AND STANDARDS IN THE OPEN UNIVERSITY FACT SHEET 6 STUDENT SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE 6

Bandara, Arosha

258

A Comparison of Standard and Nonstandard Measures of Malt Quality  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

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

259

Standards, Guidance and Practices for Improved Data Quality  

SciTech Connect

Since the mid 1980s, the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been involved with numerous projects to collect operational reactor data, develop data tools, and trend and analyze that data for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Because the data are used in subsequent risk analyses, the NRC must have confidence in the quality of the data delivered. The NRC tasked the INL to establish a comprehensive data quality assurance program. A key element of that effort was to establish a set of requirements based on industry and government standards, guidance and good practices. This paper discusses where these were found, the process of extracting the requirements and recommendations from the source materials, and the consolidation of them into a concise set of 22 standards, guidance and practices for technical data quality. While this set was created specifically for the data programs within the NRC’s Office of Research, they have broad application to many high-technology industries.

Martin B. Sattison

2010-06-01

260

Visual grading of motion induced image degradation in high resolution peripheral computed tomography: impact of image quality on measures of bone density and micro-architecture.  

PubMed

Motion artifacts are a common finding during high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) image acquisitions. To date it is not clear (i) when to repeat an acquisition, (ii) when to exclude a motion-degraded dataset post hoc, and (iii) how motion induced artifacts impact measures of trabecular and cortical parameters. In this study we present inter- and intra-observer reproducibility of a qualitative image quality grading score and report the prevalence of repeat acquisitions in our population. Finally the errors in bone density and micro-architectural parameters estimated from repeat acquisitions with and without motion degradation are presented. The relationship between these errors and the image quality grade is evaluated for each parameter. Repeat acquisitions performed due to operator-observed motion in the reconstructed image occurred for 22.7% of the exams (29.7% radius, 15.7% tibia). Of this subset, 88 exams with repeat acquisitions had at least one acquisition graded 1 (best quality). In this subset, the percent differences in bone density and micro-architecture measures tended to increase as the relative image quality decreased. Micro-architectural parameters were more sensitive to motion compared to geometric and densitometric parameters. These results provide estimates of the error in bone quality measures due to motion artifacts and provide an initial framework for developing standardized quality control criteria for cross-sectional and longitudinal HR-pQCT studies. PMID:22019605

Pialat, J B; Burghardt, A J; Sode, M; Link, T M; Majumdar, S

2012-01-01

261

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2006-01-01

262

Exemplary Science in Grades 5-8: Standards-Based Success Stories (e-book)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-05-18

263

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Prejean-Harris, Rose M.

264

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

265

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area...nonattainment areas for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS...is based on three full ozone seasons of air quality data; thus in...

2012-05-21

266

An Air Quality Data Analysis System for Interrelating Effects, Standards and Needed Source Reductions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Makes recommendations for a single air quality data system (using average time) for interrelating air pollution effects, air quality standards, air quality monitoring, diffusion calculations, source-reduction calculations, and emission standards. (JR)

Larsen, Ralph I.

1973-01-01

267

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

268

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

269

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

270

42 CFR 440.260 - Methods and standards to assure quality of services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Methods and standards to assure quality of services. 440...260 Methods and standards to assure quality of services. ...description of methods and standards used to assure that services are of high...

2011-10-01

271

42 CFR 440.260 - Methods and standards to assure quality of services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Methods and standards to assure quality of services. 440...260 Methods and standards to assure quality of services. ...description of methods and standards used to assure that services are of high...

2010-10-01

272

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

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

2014-07-01

273

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent limitations. 817...STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND MINING ACTIVITIES § 817.42 Hydrologic balance: Water quality standards and effluent...

2011-07-01

274

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-07-01

276

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

277

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

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

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

2014-07-01

279

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

280

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

281

7 CFR 52.772 - Grades.  

...United States Standards for Grades of Canned Red Tart Pitted Cherries 1 Identity and Grades...S. Fancy”) is the quality of canned red tart pitted cherries that have at least...system outlined in this subpart. Canned red tart pitted cherries of this grade...

2014-01-01

282

7 CFR 52.772 - Grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-01-01

283

7 CFR 52.772 - Grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-01-01

284

7 CFR 52.772 - Grades.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-01-01

285

Quality assurance grading guidelines for research and development at DOE facilities  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1993-01-01

286

"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

287

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.5 Section...ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). (a) The...shall be rounded up). (b) Sulfur oxides shall be measured in the ambient...

2012-07-01

288

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). 50.5 Section...ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide). (a) The...shall be rounded up). (b) Sulfur oxides shall be measured in the ambient...

2013-07-01

289

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

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

2014-07-01

290

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-07-01

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40 CFR 131.20 - 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 131.8 - Requirements for Indian Tribes to administer a water quality standards program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

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40 CFR 131.21 - 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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-07-01

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40 CFR 131.20 - 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

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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

298

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.  

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

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

2014-07-01

301

30 CFR 206.453 - Quality and quantity measurement standards for reporting and paying royalties.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Quality and quantity measurement standards for reporting and paying royalties...VALUATION Indian Coal § 206.453 Quality and quantity measurement standards for reporting and paying...

2010-07-01

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30 CFR 206.254 - Quality and quantity measurement standards for reporting and paying royalties.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Quality and quantity measurement standards for reporting and paying royalties...VALUATION Federal Coal § 206.254 Quality and quantity measurement standards for reporting and paying...

2010-07-01

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30 CFR 1206.254 - Quality and quantity measurement standards for reporting and paying royalties.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Quality and quantity measurement standards for reporting and paying royalties...VALUATION Federal Coal § 1206.254 Quality and quantity measurement standards for reporting and paying...

2011-07-01

304

30 CFR 1206.453 - Quality and quantity measurement standards for reporting and paying royalties.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Quality and quantity measurement standards for reporting and paying royalties...VALUATION Indian Coal § 1206.453 Quality and quantity measurement standards for reporting and paying...

2011-07-01

305

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2011-10-19

306

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

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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

309

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

310

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

311

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

E-print Network

and Water Conservation Board is using RUAAs for some of its projects. During RUAAs, Davenport said, agency staff, university researchers, or private con- worthit?s the Work Proposed water quality standards move Texas closer to cleaner waters tx H2O... standards, along with the RUAAs, will provide a better starting point for developing TMDLs, TMDL I-Plans, and WPPs, paving the way for improved water quality in Texas. Water Quality Standards Water quality standards are the foundation for managing...

Wythe, Kathy

2010-01-01

312

High quality broadband spatial reflections of slow Rayleigh surface acoustic waves modulated by a graded grooved surface  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report high quality broadband spatial reflections of Rayleigh surface acoustic waves (SAWs) through a graded grooved surface. High quality means that no wave is allowed to transmit and the incident wave is nearly all reflected to the input side. The graded grooved surface is structured by drilling one dimensional array of graded grooves with increased depths on a flat surface. We investigate SAW dispersion relations, wave field distribution at several typical SAW wavelengths, and time evolution of a Gaussian pulse through the graded grooved surface. Results show that the input broadband Rayleigh SAWs can be slowed, spatially enhanced and stopped, and finally reflected to the input side. The study suggests that engraving the flat surface can be used as an efficient and economical way to manipulate Rayleigh SAWs, which has potential application in novel SAW devices such as filters, reflectors, sensors, energy harvesters, and diodes.

Xu, Yanlong; Peng, Pai

2015-01-01

313

Tissue-based environmental quality benchmarks and standards.  

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

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A reference standard-based quality assurance program for radiology.  

PubMed

The authors have developed a comprehensive radiology quality assurance (QA) program that evaluates radiology interpretations and procedures by comparing them with reference standards. Performance metrics are calculated and then compared with benchmarks or goals on the basis of published multicenter data and meta-analyses. Additional workload for physicians is kept to a minimum by having trained allied health staff members perform the comparisons of radiology reports with the reference standards. The performance metrics tracked by the QA program include the accuracy of CT colonography for detecting polyps, the false-negative rate for mammographic detection of breast cancer, the accuracy of CT angiography detection of coronary artery stenosis, the accuracy of meniscal tear detection on MRI, the accuracy of carotid artery stenosis detection on MR angiography, the accuracy of parathyroid adenoma detection by parathyroid scintigraphy, the success rate for obtaining cortical tissue on ultrasound-guided core biopsies of pelvic renal transplants, and the technical success rate for peripheral arterial angioplasty procedures. In contrast with peer-review programs, this reference standard-based QA program minimizes the possibilities of reviewer bias and erroneous second reviewer interpretations. The more objective assessment of performance afforded by the QA program will provide data that can easily be used for education and management conferences, research projects, and multicenter evaluations. Additionally, such performance data could be used by radiology departments to demonstrate their value over nonradiology competitors to referring clinicians, hospitals, patients, and third-party payers. PMID:20129274

Liu, Patrick T; Johnson, C Daniel; Miranda, Rafael; Patel, Maitray D; Phillips, Carrie J

2010-01-01

315

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

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7 CFR 810.1404 - Grades and grade requirements for sorghum.  

...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

317

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

318

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

319

7 CFR 810.1404 - Grades and grade requirements for sorghum.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-01-01

320

The effect of egg grading on quality and returns to the producer in selected areas of south central Texas  

E-print Network

in relation to those at central markets. Several factors make 1t difficult to explain the changing grade-pr1ce relation- ships on a month to month basisp Firstg changes in compstlt1on and demand conditions compel the graded-egg buyer to ad)ust his buying... ~ ~ ~ ~ t ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ o ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 14 THE EFFECT OF EGG GRADING ON QUALITY AND RETURNS TO THE PRODUCER ZN SELECTED AREAS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS A Thesis By Alvin Nick Deok Approved as to style and oontent by& C of Committee Head of Department...

Deck, Alvin Nick

1955-01-01

321

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Omotunde, Mojisola Bolanle

322

7 CFR 52.782 - Allowances for quality factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Allowances for quality factors. 52.782...AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing...AGRICULTURE REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL...PRODUCTS 1 United States Standards for Grades of Canned...Cherries 1 Allowances for Quality Factors §...

2011-01-01

323

7 CFR 52.782 - Allowances for quality factors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Allowances for quality factors. 52.782...AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing...AGRICULTURE REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL...PRODUCTS 1 United States Standards for Grades of Canned...Cherries 1 Allowances for Quality Factors §...

2010-01-01

324

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

325

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards: External Review Draft. DATES: Comments...Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards: External Review Draft, please contact Dr...Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards: External Review Draft. The...

2010-03-05

326

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FRL-9769-6] Release of Draft Document Related...National Ambient Air Quality Standards...National Ambient Air Quality Standards, External Review Draft (PA). This document...National Ambient Air Quality Standards.\\1\\ The draft PA document...

2013-01-11

327

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

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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

329

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

330

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

331

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 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...

2010-07-01

332

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

333

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

334

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

...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

335

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

336

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

...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...

2010-07-01

337

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

338

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

...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

339

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

...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

340

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

341

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

342

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 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...

2010-07-01

343

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

344

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

345

75 FR 57220 - Rule To Implement the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard: New Source Review...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard: New Source Review Anti-Backsliding...8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard: New Source Review Anti-Backsliding...8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The EPA has...

2010-09-20

346

75 FR 22213 - Minimum Quality and Handling Standards for Domestic and Imported Peanuts Marketed in the United...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FV10-996-610 Review] Minimum Quality and Handling Standards for Domestic and Imported...CFR part 996, Minimum Quality and Handling Standards for Domestic and Imported...INFORMATION: The Minimum Quality and Handling Standards for Domestic and...

2010-04-28

347

Surgical strategies in low-grade gliomas and implications for long-term quality of life.  

PubMed

Reports on long-term health related quality of life (HRQL) after surgery for World Health Organization grade II diffuse low-grade gliomas (LGG) are rare. We aimed to compare long-term HRQL in two hospital cohorts with different surgical strategies. Biopsy and watchful waiting was favored in one hospital, while early resections guided with three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound was favored in the other. With a population-based approach 153 patients with histologically verified LGG treated from 1998-2009 were included. Patients still alive were contacted for HRQL assessment (n=91) using generic (EQ-5D; EuroQol Group, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and disease specific (EORTC QLQ-C30 and BN20; EORTC Quality of Life Department, Brussels, Belgium) questionnaires. Results on HRQL were available in 79 patients (87%), 25 from the hospital that favored biopsy and 54 from the hospital that favored early resection. Among living patients there was no difference in EQ-5D index scores (p=0.426). When imputing scores defined as death (zero) in patients dead at follow-up, a clinically relevant difference in EQ-5D score was observed in favor of early resections (p=0.022, mean difference 0.16, 95% confidence interval 0.02-0.29). In EORTC questionnaires pain, depression and concern about disruption in family life were more common with a strategy of initial biopsy only (p=0.043, p=0.032 and p=0.045 respectively). In long-term survivors an aggressive surgical approach using intraoperative 3D ultrasound image guidance in LGG does not lower HRQL compared to a more conservative surgical approach. This finding further weakens a possible role for watchful waiting in LGG. PMID:24798909

Jakola, Asgeir S; Unsgård, Geirmund; Myrmel, Kristin S; Kloster, Roar; Torp, Sverre H; Sagberg, Lisa M; Lindal, Sigurd; Solheim, Ole

2014-08-01

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

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2008-01-01

350

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

351

Implementing the Standards. Teaching Discrete Mathematics in Grades 7-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discrete mathematics are defined briefly. A course in discrete mathematics for high school students and teaching discrete mathematics in grades 7 and 8 including finite differences, recursion, and graph theory are discussed. (CW)

Hart, Eric W.; And Others

1990-01-01

352

National BTS bronchiectasis audit 2012: is the quality standard being adhered to in adult secondary care?  

PubMed

A significant step towards improving care of patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis was the creation of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) national guidelines and the quality standard. A BTS bronchiectasis audit was conducted between 1 October and 30 November 2012, in adult patients with bronchiectasis attending secondary care, against the BTS quality standard. Ninety-eight institutions took part, submitting a total of 3147 patient records. The audit highlighted the variable adoption of the quality standard. It will allow the host institutions to benchmark against UK figures and drive quality improvement programmes to promote the quality standard and improve patient care. PMID:23878159

Hill, Adam T; Routh, Chris; Welham, Sally

2014-03-01

353

A Study of a Standardized Assessment of Noise Concepts of Middle and High-Grade Elementary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to compile 2 noise concept standardized assessment tables for middle- and high-grade elementary school students to serve as bases of learning diagnosis, accomplishment evaluation, and teaching. First, the important concepts of noise were extracted from an analysis of domestic and overseas literature and curricula. Second, an expert concept map was used to compile semi-open-ended

MIN-RAY LIN; CHING-CHIEH LIN; DAR-YUH CHIOU

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

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

357

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.

358

Effects of USDA beef quality grade and cooking on fatty acid composition of neutral and polar lipid fractions.  

PubMed

The effects of USDA beef quality grade (QG; Prime, Low Choice, and Standard; n=8) and cooking (RC) on fatty acid (FA) concentrations (mg/g dry matter) and percentages of neutral and polar lipid fractions (NL and PL, respectively) from strip steaks were explored. An increase in QG led to an accumulation of most FA, especially in the NL fraction (P<0.001). Common effects on FA percentages were two-way interactions of either QG or RC with LF (P?0.019). Fatty acids were affected differently by QG and RC depending on their originating LF. Monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) percentages of the PL were dependent on QG (P?0.014). Cooking and QG had minimal impact on FA percentages of the NL, however, greatly influenced PL MUFA and PUFA percentages (P<0.001). There was evidence indicating that dry heat cookery affected not only PUFA, as generally thought, but also the MUFA of PL fraction. PMID:25460133

Legako, J F; Dinh, T T N; Miller, M F; Brooks, J C

2014-10-22

359

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

360

Guidelines for Professional Development of Online Teachers: Based on the SREB "Standards for Quality Online Teaching"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Working with member states, SREB developed the nation's first Standards for "Quality Online Teaching," which define the qualifications of a quality online teacher and the standards needed for academic preparation, content knowledge, online skills and delivery. Building on those standards, this report presents extensive guidelines that can assist…

Glowa, Elizabeth

2009-01-01

361

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

362

24 CFR 982.401 - Housing quality standards (HQS).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Fire Protection Association Standard (NFPA) 74 (or its successor standards...hearing-impaired persons as specified in NFPA 74 (or successor standards). ...any additional requirements mandated by NFPA 74 (i.e., the owner would not...

2011-04-01

363

24 CFR 982.401 - Housing quality standards (HQS).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Fire Protection Association Standard (NFPA) 74 (or its successor standards...hearing-impaired persons as specified in NFPA 74 (or successor standards). ...any additional requirements mandated by NFPA 74 (i.e., the owner would not...

2010-04-01

364

Slaughter Plant Location, USDA Quality Grade, External Fat Thickness, and Aging Time Effects on Sensory Characteristics of Beef Loin Strip Steak1  

Microsoft Academic Search

A boneless beef strip loin (IMPS #180) was fabricated from each of 320 carcasses to study the effects of slaughter plant location, quality grade, fat thickness, and aging time on beef tender- ness and palatability. Carcasses were selected for fat thickness (< .5 cm or ? .5 cm fat thickness) and USDA quality grade (Select or Low Choice) from two

M. F. Miller; C. R. Kerth; J. W. Wise; J. L. Lansdell; J. E. Stowell; C. B. Ramsey

2010-01-01

365

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.

366

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

367

Framework for Restoring Polluted Waters Adopt Water Quality Standards  

E-print Network

Western Interstate Region and National Conference Meetings “Tools Tools for Protecting and Improving Water Quality ” Workshop County ounty issue brief with TMDL case studies NACo wins EPA grant for water quality capacity-building capacity building project

Sarah Furtak; Menchu Martinez; Stormwater Stormwater; Urban Runoff Webinar

2009-01-01

368

A Critique of "Alternatives to National Standards for Environmental Education: Process-Based Quality Assessment."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents thoughts, contemplative disagreements, and hearty concurrences regarding the article "Alternatives To National Standards for Environmental Education: Process-Based Quality Assessment." Contains 14 references. (JRH)

Roth, Robert E.

1997-01-01

369

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.

370

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.

371

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.

372

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

373

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

374

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

375

21 CFR 130.14 - General statements of substandard quality and substandard fill of container.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...The term general statement of substandard quality means the statement “Below Standard in Quality Good Food—Not High Grade” printed in...bold condensed caps. The words “Below Standard in Quality” constitute the first...

2010-04-01

376

21 CFR 130.14 - General statements of substandard quality and substandard fill of container.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...The term general statement of substandard quality means the statement “Below Standard in Quality Good Food—Not High Grade” printed in...bold condensed caps. The words “Below Standard in Quality” constitute the first...

2011-04-01

377

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-04-01

378

76 FR 7096 - Minimum Quality and Handling Standards for Domestic and Imported Peanuts Marketed in the United...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Standards. The Standards establish minimum incoming and outgoing quality...inefficiencies and unnecessary costs to shellers, and that the goal of ensuring peanuts meet minimum quality requirements can be...AMS has determined that the Minimum Quality and Handling...

2011-02-09

379

77 FR 28423 - Final Rule To Implement the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Implement the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Classification...Implement the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Classification...requirements. Once the ozone air quality in these areas meets...

2012-05-14

380

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

381

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

382

Colorado Model Content Standards for History. Suggested Grade Level Expectations. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Colorado state standards guide lists six model content standards for history education in Colorado elementary schools. Standards cited in the guide are: (1) students understand the chronological organization of history and know how to organize events and people into major eras to identify and explain historical relationships; (2) students…

Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.

383

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

384

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following instructions provided in the teacher's manual, the SCOPE Mathematics Achievement Test booklet for grade 3 presents 11 mathematical concepts. Testing items include: skip counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's to 100, 3's to 30, and 4's to 40; writing number words to 20; identifying and naming 100's, 10's, and 1's in three-digit numerals; reading…

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

385

78 FR 3085 - National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Based on its review of the air quality criteria and the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM), the EPA is making revisions to the suite of standards for PM to provide requisite protection of public health and welfare and to make corresponding revisions to the data handling conventions for PM and to the ambient air monitoring, reporting, and network design......

2013-01-15

386

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...

387

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

388

26 CFR 1.23-4 - Performance and quality standards. [Reserved  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 2009-04-01 true Performance and quality standards. [Reserved] 1.23-4 Section 1.23-4...During A Taxable Year § 1.23-4 Performance and quality standards. [Reserved] [T.D. 7717, 45 FR 57721,...

2011-04-01

389

25 CFR 273.38 - Equal quality and standard of education.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Equal quality and standard of education. 273.38 Section 273.38 ...JOHNSON-O'MALLEY ACT Funding Provisions § 273.38 Equal quality and standard of education. Contracts with State...

2011-04-01

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

25 CFR 273.38 - Equal quality and standard of education.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Equal quality and standard of education. 273.38 Section 273.38 ...JOHNSON-O'MALLEY ACT Funding Provisions § 273.38 Equal quality and standard of education. Contracts with State...

2010-04-01

392

26 CFR 1.23-4 - Performance and quality standards. [Reserved  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Performance and quality standards. [Reserved] 1.23-4 Section 1.23-4...During A Taxable Year § 1.23-4 Performance and quality standards. [Reserved] [T.D. 7717, 45 FR 57721,...

2010-04-01

393

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

394

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

395

Comparison of USDA Quality Grade with Tendertec for the Assessment of Beef Palatability1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Carcasses (n = 265) selected to differ in USDA yield grade were evaluated by expert graders and assessed for tenderness with the Tendertec Mark III Beef Grading Instrument. Tendertec measure- ments were collected on longissimus lumborum mus- cles in both sides of each carcass. During fabrication of each left carcass side, a rib section (later converted into three steaks) was

M. H. George; J. D. Tatum; H. G. Dolezal; J. B. Morgan; J. W. Wise; C. R. Calkins; T. Gordon; J. O. Reagan; G. C. Smith

2010-01-01

396

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

397

FOREST ESTABLISHMENT AND WATER QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS AS INFLUENCED BY SPOIL TYPE ON A LOOSE GRADED SURFACE MINE IN EASTERN KENTUCKY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Six research plots were established on a surface mine for the purpose of evaluating the forest productivity potential and hydrological and water quality characteristics of three different loose-graded spoil types. The three spoil types were: (1) predominately brown, weathered sandstone (BROWN); (2) predominately gray, un-weathered sandstone (GRAY); and (3) mixed weathered and un-weathered sandstones and shale material (MIXED). The average

Patrick N. Angel; Christopher D. Barton; Richard C. Warner; Carmen Agouridis; Tim Taylor; Sarah L. Hall

398

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dalton, Stephanie Stoll

2007-01-01

399

75 FR 43142 - United States Standards for Grades of Refried Beans  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AMS-FV-09-0049; FV-09-329] United States Standards for...establishment of voluntary United States Standards for...Products Branch (PPB), Fruit and Vegetable Programs...for refried beans. One company still expressed interest...additional input from the company was not...

2010-07-23

400

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

401

42 CFR 410.144 - Quality standards for deemed entities.  

...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

402

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

403

42 CFR 410.144 - Quality standards for deemed entities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 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...

2011-10-01

404

79 FR 75233 - National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1989). Following publication of the 1986 Air Quality Criteria Document (AQCD), a number of scientific abstracts and articles were published that appeared to be of sufficient importance concerning potential health and welfare effects of O 3...

2014-12-17

405

Grading More Accurately  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Grades matter. College grading systems, however, are often ad hoc and prone to mistakes. This essay focuses on one factor that contributes to high-quality grading systems: grading accuracy (or "efficiency"). I proceed in several steps. First, I discuss the elements of "efficient" (i.e., accurate) grading. Next, I present analytical results…

Rom, Mark Carl

2011-01-01

406

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

407

7 CFR 735.202 - Standards of grades for other agricultural products.  

...such standards do not exist for such an agricultural product, the following will be used: ...any, adopted by the local board of trade, chamber of commerce, or by the agricultural product trade generally in the locality in which...

2014-01-01

408

7 CFR 735.202 - Standards of grades for other agricultural products.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...such standards do not exist for such an agricultural product, the following will be used: ...any, adopted by the local board of trade, chamber of commerce, or by the agricultural product trade generally in the locality in which...

2012-01-01

409

7 CFR 735.202 - Standards of grades for other agricultural products.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...such standards do not exist for such an agricultural product, the following will be used: ...any, adopted by the local board of trade, chamber of commerce, or by the agricultural product trade generally in the locality in which...

2013-01-01

410

7 CFR 735.202 - Standards of grades for other agricultural products.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...such standards do not exist for such an agricultural product, the following will be used: ...any, adopted by the local board of trade, chamber of commerce, or by the agricultural product trade generally in the locality in which...

2011-01-01

411

7 CFR 735.202 - Standards of grades for other agricultural products.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...such standards do not exist for such an agricultural product, the following will be used: ...any, adopted by the local board of trade, chamber of commerce, or by the agricultural product trade generally in the locality in which...

2010-01-01

412

The Economic Feasibility of Assuring U.S. Grade A Quality of  

E-print Network

- ers would buy the product at the expected higher prices. To find the answers, a study was conducted demonstrated. Private enterprise has adopted the Kuaranteed U. S. Grade A procedures dn'eloped h.l' the j

413

Standard guide for making quality nondestructive assay measurements  

E-print Network

1.1 This guide is a compendium of Quality Measurement Practices for performing measurements of radioactive material using nondestructive assay (NDA) instruments. The primary purpose of the guide is to assist users in arriving at quality NDA results, that is, results that satisfy the end user’s needs. This is accomplished by providing an acceptable and uniform basis for the collection, analysis, comparison, and application of data. The recommendations are not compulsory or prerequisites to achieving quality NDA measurements, but are considered contributory in most areas. 1.2 This guide applies to the use of NDA instrumentation for the measurement of nuclear materials by the observation of spontaneous or stimulated nuclear radiations, including photons, neutrons, or the flow of heat. Recommended calibration, operating, and assurance methods represent guiding principles based on current NDA technology. The diversity of industry-wide nuclear materials measurement applications and instrumentation precludes disc...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2009-01-01

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

1999-12-03

415

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Martinez, Edwin E.

2012-01-01

416

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

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  

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

418

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Ginseng provide an introduction to what mold, rust and decay. The origin of that grows...defects, would be based solely on quality mold, and decay. The color and and percentage...clipped or red discoloration, insect, mold, red discoloration, insect, mold,...

2011-08-30

419

RNA Integrity Number (RIN) Standardization of RNA Quality Control  

E-print Network

. Profiles generated on the Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer yield information on concentration, allow a visual visual assessment of the quality of an RNA sample. However, meth- ods that rely on human visual and rat), all with varying levels of integrity. Categorization of the RNA samples was done manually

Richardson, David

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

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

422

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

423

Solid standards for quality control in radiochemical analysis  

SciTech Connect

The accuracy of radiochemical analyses is frequently determined by intercomparison of results obtained by several participating laboratories on a given set of samples. From the large variability in the results generally obtained, it is evident that at least some of the results are inaccurate. When large numbers of laboratories are involved, with little if any discernible improvement from one intercomparison to another, the seriousness of the matter becomes obvious. Examples from the literature are discussed. Easy availability of standard samples containing known quantities of any radionuclide of interest would permit each individual laboratory to assess its own internal performance at any frequency desired without assistance from others. The advantages of preparing the standards by addition of known activities of the radionuclides to natural matrices rather than using standards with the nuclide of interest already in place by natural means are discussed.

Sill, C.W.; Sill, D.S. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1995-12-31

424

DOE standard: Filter test facility quality program plan  

SciTech Connect

This standard was developed primarily for application in US Department of Energy programs. It contains specific direction for HEPA filter testing performed at a DOE-accepted HEPA Filter Test Facility (FTF). Beneficial comments (recommendations, additions, deletions) and any pertinent data that may improve this document should be sent to the Office of Nuclear Safety Policy and Standards (EH-31), US Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585, by letter or by using the self-addressed Document Improvement Proposal form (DOE F 1300.3) appearing at the end of this document.

NONE

1999-02-01

425

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Famellette, Judy

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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2) Product forms, which describe the types, styles and market forms covered by the standard (e.g., skin-off, tail-on...reference a defect table (e.g., bruises, blood spots, bones, black spots, coating defects, 1-inch squares, percent by...

2012-10-01

428

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2) Product forms, which describe the types, styles and market forms covered by the standard (e.g., skin-off, tail-on...reference a defect table (e.g., bruises, blood spots, bones, black spots, coating defects, 1-inch squares, percent by...

2013-10-01

429

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2) Product forms, which describe the types, styles and market forms covered by the standard (e.g., skin-off, tail-on...reference a defect table (e.g., bruises, blood spots, bones, black spots, coating defects, 1-inch squares, percent by...

2011-10-01

430

Second Language Studies Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies, K-12. Revised  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Carolina Second Language Standard Course of Study establishes competency goals and objectives directing the teaching and learning of foreign language, heritage language, and classical language in North Carolina. This document sets high expectations for all students, it supports extended sequence of language learning and it takes into…

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004

2004-01-01

431

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

432

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

433

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

434

Quality of haemophilia care in the Netherlands: new standards for optimal care  

PubMed Central

Background In the Netherlands, the first formal haemophilia comprehensive care centre was established in 1964, and Dutch haemophilia doctors have been organised since 1972. Although several steps were taken to centralise haemophilia care and maintain quality of care, treatment was still delivered in many hospitals, and formal criteria for haemophilia treatment centres as well as a national haemophilia registry were lacking. Material and methods In collaboration with patients and other stakeholders, Dutch haemophilia doctors have undertaken a formal process to draft new quality standards for the haemophilia treatment centres. First a project group including doctors, nurses, patients and the institute for harmonisation of quality standards undertook a literature study on quality standards and performed explorative visits to several haemophilia treatment centres in the Netherlands. Afterwards concept standards were defined and validated in two treatment centres. Next, the concept standards were evaluated by haemophilia doctors, patients, health insurance representatives and regulators. Finally, the final version of the standards of care was approved by Central body of Experts on quality standards in clinical care and the Dutch Ministry of Health. Results A team of expert auditors have been trained and, together with an independent auditor, will perform audits in haemophilia centres applying for formal certification. Concomitantly, a national registry for haemophilia and allied disorders is being set up. Discussion It is expected that these processes will lead to further concentration and improved quality of haemophilia care in the Netherlands. PMID:24922288

Leebeek, Frank W.G.; Fischer, Kathelijn

2014-01-01

435

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

PubMed

To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on hemiparesis and quality of life for adults with brain astrocytoma grade II, we conducted a randomized, observer-blinded clinical trial. Fifty-eight patients were randomized to standard rehabilitation (SR) therapy without acupuncture (n = 20), SR plus standard acupuncture (SA) (n = 19), and SR plus individualized acupuncture (IA) (n = 19). SA points were PC6, SP6, HT1, LU5, BL40, and ST36, while a special concept called "connecting and regulation Ren and Du" and "Jin-3-needling" served as IA. This treatment was individualized according to the clinical syndrome. The outcome was measured by the Barthel Index (BI), the Fugl-Meyer scale (FM), and the EORTC Core Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) with the Brain Cancer Module (BCM20). IA + SR reached significantly higher BI scores than SA + SR, which reached significantly higher BI scores than SR. IA + SR was significantly superior to SA + SR and to SR at the 8th week for the scores of FM motor and sensory assessments and most QLQ-C30-BCM20 items. In conclusion, the individualized acupuncture concept of "connecting and regulating Ren and Du" combined with "Jin-3-needling" offers a promising possibility for the treatment of hemiparesis due to astrocytoma, but further evaluation is mandatory. PMID:23864900

Yu, Haibo; Schröder, Sven; Liu, Yongfeng; Li, Zhifeng; Yang, Ying; Chen, Yu; Huang, Xingxian

2013-01-01

436

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

PubMed Central

To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on hemiparesis and quality of life for adults with brain astrocytoma grade II, we conducted a randomized, observer-blinded clinical trial. Fifty-eight patients were randomized to standard rehabilitation (SR) therapy without acupuncture (n = 20), SR plus standard acupuncture (SA) (n = 19), and SR plus individualized acupuncture (IA) (n = 19). SA points were PC6, SP6, HT1, LU5, BL40, and ST36, while a special concept called “connecting and regulation Ren and Du” and “Jin-3-needling” served as IA. This treatment was individualized according to the clinical syndrome. The outcome was measured by the Barthel Index (BI), the Fugl-Meyer scale (FM), and the EORTC Core Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) with the Brain Cancer Module (BCM20). IA + SR reached significantly higher BI scores than SA + SR, which reached significantly higher BI scores than SR. IA + SR was significantly superior to SA + SR and to SR at the 8th week for the scores of FM motor and sensory assessments and most QLQ-C30-BCM20 items. In conclusion, the individualized acupuncture concept of “connecting and regulating Ren and Du” combined with “Jin-3-needling” offers a promising possibility for the treatment of hemiparesis due to astrocytoma, but further evaluation is mandatory. PMID:23864900

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

2013-01-01

437

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-07-29

438

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

...Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...Assessment for the Review of the Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards...is reviewing the NAAQS for particulate matter (PM).\\1\\ The document...

2011-04-22

439

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FRL-9292-8] Release of Draft Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for...for public review the draft Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead (draft IRP). This...

2011-04-12

440

Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs California Commission on Teacher Credentialing September 6, 2001  

E-print Network

Commission on Teacher Credentialing September 6, 2001 APPENDIX A Teaching Performance Expectations #12Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs California;Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs California Commission

de Lijser, Peter

441

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

...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

442

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

...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

443

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

...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

444

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

...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

445

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

...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

446

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

...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

447

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

448

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

449

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

450

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

451

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

452

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

453

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...

454

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-11-27

455

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Radiation., United S.

1997-01-01

456

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

457

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

458

Standardization - a means for improving nuclear power station equipment quality  

SciTech Connect

During the 11th and 12th Five-Year Plans, the development of nuclear energy is and will be based on nuclear power stations equipped with VVER-1000, RBMK-1000 and RBMK-1500 reactors. The rate of nuclear power station equipment production depends on: equipment quality improvements and observing technological discipline during production, installation, and operation. These factors are closely interrelated. This link is determined by how closely the new parts conform to: the optimum developed technological process; tested and certified tooling; the established links in cooperative and materialtechnical supply; practical operating instructions; and the experience of operating personnel.

Maslenok, B.A.

1984-01-01

459

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

2014-03-20

460

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

461

77 FR 38889 - National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Based on its review of the air quality criteria and the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM), the EPA proposes to make revisions to the primary and secondary NAAQS for PM to provide requisite protection of public health and welfare, respectively, and to make corresponding revisions to the data handling conventions for PM and ambient air monitoring, reporting,......

2012-06-29

462

Quality and Standards in UK Universities: A Guide to How the System Works  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

UK universities are widely regarded as being among the best in the world. Maintaining the highest academic quality and standards is crucial to that reputation. This paper explains how universities ensure that students can have confidence that the time and money that they invest in their education are well spent. The UK model for assuring quality

Universities UK, 2008

2008-01-01

463

Employers, Quality and Standards in Higher Education: Shared Values and Vocabularies or Elitism and Inequalities?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is based on a research project funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England which investigated employers' needs for information on higher education quality and standards. A key issue was identifying the type of knowledge that employers utilise in graduate recruitment. A finding of the study was that information on quality

Morley, Louise; Aynsley, Sarah

2007-01-01

464

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

H. K. Wong

2007-01-01

465

Understanding and managing the off-road vehicle experience: standards of quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

A companion paper in a previous issue of Managing Leisure suggested that crowding, litter, and waiting time to get a use permit were among the variables important in defining a high-quality off-road vehicle (ORV) experience at Cape Cod National Seashore (Cape Cod). Potential standards of quality – the minimum acceptable condition for these indicator variables – are addressed in this

Jeffrey C. Hallo; Robert E. Manning

2009-01-01

466

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

2009-11-27

467

[Measurement of CO diffusion capacity (II): Standardization and quality criteria.  

PubMed

The diffusion capacity is the technique that measures the ability of the respiratory system for gas exchange, thus allowing a diagnosis of the malfunction of the alveolar-capillary unit. The most important parameter to assess is the CO diffusion capacity (DLCO). New methods are currently being used to measure the diffusion using nitric oxide (NO). There are other methods for measuring diffusion, although in this article the single breath technique is mainly referred to, as it is the most widely used and best standardized. Its complexity, its reference equations, differences in equipment, inter-patient variability and conditions in which the DLCO is performed, lead to a wide inter-laboratory variability, although its standardization makes this a more reliable and reproductive method. The practical aspects of the technique are analyzed, by specifying the recommendations to carry out a suitable procedure, the calibration routine, calculations and adjustments. Clinical applications are also discussed. An increase in the transfer of CO occurs in diseases in which there is an increased volume of blood in the pulmonary capillaries, such as in the polycythemia and pulmonary hemorrhage. There is a decrease in DLCO in patients with alveolar volume reduction or diffusion defects, either by altered alveolar-capillary membrane (interstitial diseases) or decreased volume of blood in the pulmonary capillaries (pulmonary embolism or primary pulmonary hypertension). Other causes of decreased or increased DLCO are also highlighted. PMID:25488028

Salcedo Posadas, A; Villa Asensi, J R; de Mir Messa, I; Sardón Prado, O; Larramona, H

2014-12-01

468

A standardized representation of spinal quality of motion.  

PubMed

The experimentally determined torque-rotation curve of the lumbar spine is mathematically described with a proposed dual-inflection point Boltzmann equation. The result is a method for describing functional spinal unit motion data. The benefit of the model is that each of the coefficients has a specific meaning in relation to the torque-rotation curve: the points [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] identify the respective minimum and maximum rotations of the functional spinal unit, [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] indicate the inflection points of the curve where the stiffness changes markedly, and [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] are associated with the rates of change of the curve at [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text], respectively. The dual-inflection point Boltzmann captures the full quality of motion of the spinal segment and can also be used to derive relevant parameters such as range of motion, midrange stiffness, and hysteresis. PMID:25500861

Zirbel, Shannon A; Stolworthy, Dean K; Howell, Larry L; Bowden, Anton E

2014-11-01

469

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

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

2014-07-01

470

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 ...

471

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

E-print Network

BY MATURITY Total n =400 C maturity n =239 E maturity n= 161 Trait Mean S D Mean S D Mean S D Dependent Tendernessa Juicinessa Connective tissues Flavors Shear force (kg)b 4. 68 1. 28 5. 15 5. 28, 55 5. 23 5, 43 1, 03 5. 93 4. 74 1. 01 5. 17...

Hodgson, Rodney Robert

2012-06-07

472

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

473

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

SciTech Connect

On January 6, 1993 the Los Alamos Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) office received a directive to implement DOE/RW-0333P, Quality Assurance Requirements and Description. This document is a revised quality assurance standard containing the quality assurance requirements for the YMP. Forty-two Los Alamos quality assurance documents were affected by this directive. Our goal was to transition to the revised standard with minimal impact on research activities yet maintain maximum flexibility and efficiency. The process of transitioning to a revised quality assurance standard, in essence replacing an existing quality assurance program with a new program, was a unique learning experience. Although some problems were anticipated, the magnitude and complexity of problems was, at times, almost overwhelming. The problems encountered include the review process being more complex than anticipated; inconsistencies of much larger magnitude than originally believed; difficulties with electronic data base connections; quality processes being more complex than originally perceived, and administrative bottlenecks. The transition was very stressful and this was in part caused by the magnitude of the change. However, the transition process was enhanced by both a flexible schedule (provided by the customer) and flexibility in being able to revise procedures and modify processes. This allowed for minimal disruption to research activities. The new quality assurance program is better documented, therefore should be better understood by YMP personnel, is tracked electronically, and should provide a better product for the customer.

Bolivar, S.L.; Clevenger, M.J. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Gillespie, P.F.; Day, J.L. [Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc., NM (United States)

1994-04-01

474

TENDERNESS VARIATIONS AMONG BEEF STEAKS FROM CARCASSES OF THE SAME USDA QUALITY GRADE 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary A total of 80 beef loin steaks were selected on the basis of tenderness differences from a population of 1,005 steaks from carcasses of known USDA grade (US Choice-A maturity, n=20; US Choice-B maturity, n=10; US Good--A maturity, n=20; US Good-B maturity, n=10; US Commercial-C maturity, n=20). Among steaks from US Choice--A maturity carcasses, the most tender steaks had

G. W. Davis; G. C. Smith; Z. L. Carl; T. R. Dutson

2010-01-01

475

E-learning Quality Standards for Consumer Protection and Consumer Confidence: A Canadian Case Study in E-learning Quality Assurance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Emerging concerns about quality of e-learning products and services animated a project in Canada to create quality standards that derived primarily from the needs of consumer, that could be used to guide the development and choice of e-learning at all levels of education and training, and that could be implemented in a simple manner. A set of quality standards were

Kathryn Chang Barker

2007-01-01

476

Quality management and safety culture in medicine – Do standard quality reports provide insights into the human factor of patient safety?  

PubMed Central

In 1999 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published the landmark report “To err is human: building a safer healthcare system” highlighting critical deficiencies within the area of patient safety. As a consequence, safety culture evolved as a core component of quality management in medicine. Purpose of the investigation at hand was to find out to what extent this is reflected in standard quality reports issued by German hospitals providing maximum medical care. Reports issued for the year 2006 were analysed with respect to the appearance of indicators for the presence of a safety culture. Results suggest that despite the huge awareness for patient safety caused by the IOM report, the topic of safety culture does not get the anticipated attention within the quality reports. This may indicate that the current requirements for the quality reports do not facilitate transparency when it comes to the human factor of patient safety. PMID:20049068

Wischet, Werner; Schusterschitz, Claudia

2009-01-01

477

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

478

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

479

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

...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...

2010-07-01

480

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

481

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

...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

482

Adherence and Delivery: Implementation Quality and Program Outcomes for the Seventh-Grade keepin' it REAL Program.  

PubMed

Poor implementation quality (IQ) is known to reduce program effects making it important to consider IQ for evaluation and dissemination of prevention programs. However, less is known about the ways specific implementation variables relate to outcomes. In this study, two versions of keepin' it REAL, a seventh-grade drug prevention intervention, were implemented in 78 classrooms in 25 schools in rural districts in Pennsylvania and Ohio. IQ was measured through observational coding of 276 videos. IQ variables included adherence to the curriculum, teacher engagement (attentiveness, enthusiasm, seriousness, clarity, positivity), student engagement (attention, participation), and a global rating of teacher delivery quality. Factor analysis showed that teacher engagement, student engagement, and delivery quality formed one factor, which was labeled delivery. A second factor was adherence to the curriculum. Self-report student surveys measured substance use, norms (beliefs about prevalence and acceptability of use), and efficacy (beliefs about one's ability to refuse substance offers) at two waves (pretest, immediate posttest). Mixed model regression analysis which accounted for missing data and controlled for pretest levels examined implementation quality's effects on individual level outcomes, statistically controlling for cluster level effects. Results show that when implemented well, students show positive outcomes compared to students receiving a poorly implemented program. Delivery significantly influenced substance use and norms, but not efficacy. Adherence marginally significantly predicted use and significantly predicted norms, but not efficacy. Findings underscore the importance of comprehensively measuring and accounting for IQ, particularly delivery, when evaluating prevention interventions. PMID:24442403

Pettigrew, Jonathan; Graham, John W; Miller-Day, Michelle; Hecht, Michael L; Krieger, Janice L; Shin, Young Ju

2015-01-01

483

The Concurrent Validity of the Third Grade New York State Pupil Evaluation Program in Reading with Standardized Tests of Reading, Intelligence, and Cloze.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concurrent validity of the third grade, New York State Pupil Evaluation Reading Program (PEP) reading test was examined with the following standardized tests: the Durrell Silent Reading Test, the Gilmore Oral Reading Test, the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT), the Verbal IQ of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), and the…

Warshavsky, Belle

484

Medieval Europe. Grade 7 Model Lesson for Standard 7.6. World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times. California History-Social Science Course Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California State Standard 7.6 is delineated in the following manner: "Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe." Seventh-grade students study the geography of Europe and the Eurasian land mass; describe the spread of Christianity north of the Alps and the roles…

Zachlod, Michelle, Ed.

485

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zachlod, Michelle, Ed.

486

Common Core State Standards in the Middle Grades: What's New in the Geometry Domain and How Can Teachers Support Student Learning?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) is a primary focus of attention for many stakeholders' (e.g., teachers, district mathematics leaders, and curriculum developers) intent on improving mathematics education. This article reports on specific content shifts related to the geometry domain in the middle grades (6-8)…

Teuscher, Dawn; Tran, Dung; Reys, Barbara J.

2015-01-01

487

Impacts of deer herbivory and visual grading on the early performance of high-quality oak planting stock in Tennessee, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growth of outplanted high-quality 1-0 northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) seedlings, growth differences between two categories of visually graded seedlings and herbivory by white-tail deer (Odocoileus virginianus (Boddaert)) were examined after two growing seasons. Seedlings were planted in plots receiving three overstory treatments (high grade, commercial clearcut, and two age) and an uncut control on productive sites of

Christopher M. Oswalt; Wayne K. Clatterbuck; Allan E. Houston

2006-01-01

488

Accuracy of standard measures of family planning service quality: findings from the simulated client method.  

PubMed

In the field of international family planning, quality of care as a reproductive right is widely endorsed, yet we lack validated data-collection instruments that can accurately assess quality in terms of its public health importance. This study, conducted within 19 public and private facilities in Kisumu, Kenya, used the simulated client method to test the validity of three standard data-collection instruments used in large-scale facility surveys: provider interviews, client interviews, and observation of client-provider interactions. Results found low specificity and low positive predictive values in each of the three instruments for a number of quality indicators, suggesting that the quality of care provided may be overestimated by traditional methods of measurement. Revised approaches to measuring family planning service quality may be needed to ensure accurate assessment of programs and to better inform quality-improvement interventions. PMID:25469929

Tumlinson, Katherine; Speizer, Ilene S; Curtis, Siân L; Pence, Brian W

2014-12-01

489

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes an in situ image recognition system designed to inspect the quality standards of the chocolate pops during their production. The essence of the recognition system is the localization of the events (i.e., defects) in the input images that affect the quality standards of pops. To this end, processing modules, based on correlation filter, and segmentation of images are employed with the objective of measuring the quality standards. Therefore, we designed the correlation filter and defined a set of features from the correlation plane. The desired values for these parameters are obtained by exploiting information about objects to be rejected in order to find the optimal discrimination capability of the system. Regarding this set of features, the pop can be correctly classified. The efficacy of the system has been tested thoroughly under laboratory conditions using at least 50 images, containing 3 different types of possible defects.

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

2006-08-01

490

Face Image Quality Evaluation for ISO\\/IEC Standards 19794-5 and 29794-5  

Microsoft Academic Search

Face recognition performance can be significantly influenced by face image quality. The approved ISO\\/IEC standard 19794-5\\u000a has specified recommendations for face photo taking for E-passport and related applications. Standardization of face image\\u000a quality, ISO\\/IEC 29794-5, is in progress. Bad illumination, facial pose and out-of-focus are among main reasons that disqualify\\u000a a face image sample. This paper presents several algorithms for

Jitao Sang; Zhen Lei; Stan Z. Li

2009-01-01

491

Utilization of data from human population studies for setting air quality standards: evaluation of important issues.  

PubMed Central

Epidemiological studies of community populations are highly relevant to the process of setting national ambient air quality primary standards, as criteria for those standards are the protection of human populations against adverse effects on health. Nevertheless, because of the difficulties of performing adequate community population studies of a quality commensurate with the needs of standard setting, the use of data derived from studies is problematic. This paper addresses the important issues of appropriate exposure assessment and health assessment, and discusses the problems of multiplex variables and colinearity as they are critical in assessments of exposure-effect relationships. It is concluded that a major problem in the use of data from such studies for standard setting is not necessarily one of scientific reliability or validity, but arises from the attempt of translating adequate science into policy decisions. PMID:6653523

Lebowitz, M D

1983-01-01

492

Standards--the common element in providing the safety, quality and performance of the medical practice.  

PubMed

Knowing and applying standards is an opportunity of the years 2007-2008 in any kind of field where a successful activity is intended and this assures a certain way towards competence and quality. The most recent German studies highlighted, to the surprise of the specialists, that standardization holds the second place, after the material means, in the row of the elements considered to be decisive for the success of a business. The existence of standards and the concern for their implementation in the activity provides a high technical and quality level of the products/services offered to the clients and the increase in the level of competence of the personnel, who will be able to cope with all the challenges. This need comes from the process of Romania's accession to the European Union. There are a lot of reasons why standards represent a fundamental part of our daily life. Practically, we are surrounded by standards. Everything is "working" well and it is efficient if the standards used as a base for manufacturing "things" have been correctly developed and applied. Standards open communication channels and commercial channels, promote the understanding of technical products, the compatibility of products and services, facilitate mass production and, most importantly, they are the necessary base for the achievement of the objectives in the fields of health and safety and a better quality of life. The transition towards the global market needs an instrument for the removal of the barriers to the application of the latest discoveries in the field of medical instruments, materials and manual labor. Each medical device, equipment and material used in the Dental and General Medicine is standardized, in fact that leads to their better knowing and provides controllable treatment for manual labor with predictable and repeatable results. This presentation intends to make a survey of some general aspects on standardization as well as a review of the standards in the medical area. PMID:20112477

Greabu, Maria

2009-01-01

493

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

494

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Robinson, E. A.

1973-01-01

495

7 CFR 810.404 - Grades and grade requirements for corn.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Grades and grade requirements for corn. 810.404 Section 810.404 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Corn Principles Governing the Application...404 Grades and grade requirements for corn. Grade Minimum test weight per...

2012-01-01

496

7 CFR 810.404 - Grades and grade requirements for corn.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-01-01

497

7 CFR 810.404 - Grades and grade requirements for corn.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Grades and grade requirements for corn. 810.404 Section 810.404 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Corn Principles Governing the Application...404 Grades and grade requirements for corn. Grade Minimum test weight per...

2011-01-01

498

7 CFR 810.404 - Grades and grade requirements for corn.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Grades and grade requirements for corn. 810.404 Section 810.404 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Corn Principles Governing the Application...404 Grades and grade requirements for corn. Grade Minimum test weight per...

2010-01-01

499

7 CFR 810.404 - Grades and grade requirements for corn.  

...false Grades and grade requirements for corn. 810.404 Section 810.404 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Corn Principles Governing the Application...404 Grades and grade requirements for corn. Grade Minimum test weight per...

2014-01-01

500

7 CFR 810.1204 - Grades and grade requirements for rye.  

...false Grades and grade requirements for rye. 810.1204 Section 810.1204 Agriculture...FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Rye Principles Governing the Application of...1204 Grades and grade requirements for rye. Grade Minimum test weight per...

2014-01-01