High Stakes

High Stakes Author Committee on Appropriate Test Use
ISBN-10 9780309062800
Release 1998-12-16
Pages 352
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Everyone is in favor of "high education standards" and "fair testing" of student achievement, but there is little agreement as to what these terms actually mean. High Stakes looks at how testing affects critical decisions for American students. As more and more tests are introduced into the country's schools, it becomes increasingly important to know how those tests are used--and misused--in assessing children's performance and achievements. High Stakes focuses on how testing is used in schools to make decisions about tracking and placement, promotion and retention, and awarding or withholding high school diplomas. This book sorts out the controversies that emerge when a test score can open or close gates on a student's educational pathway. The expert panel: Proposes how to judge the appropriateness of a test. Explores how to make tests reliable, valid, and fair. Puts forward strategies and practices to promote proper test use. Recommends how decisionmakers in education should--and should not--use test results. The book discusses common misuses of testing, their political and social context, what happens when test issues are taken to court, special student populations, social promotion, and more. High Stakes will be of interest to anyone concerned about the long-term implications for individual students of picking up that Number 2 pencil: policymakers, education administrators, test designers, teachers, and parents.



Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Author
ISBN-10
Release 1998-09
Pages 72
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.



Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Author
ISBN-10
Release 1970-06
Pages 116
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.



The Praxis Series Special Education Core Knowledge Study Guide ebook

The Praxis Series Special Education Core Knowledge Study Guide  ebook Author Educational Testing Service
ISBN-10 9780071621991
Release 2009-02-20
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Authentic test preparation materials from the people who make the Special Education: Core Knowledge test.



Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Author
ISBN-10
Release 1969-02
Pages 88
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.



Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Author
ISBN-10
Release 1983-06
Pages 72
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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists book for free.



Psychology of Intelligence Analysis

Psychology of Intelligence Analysis Author Richards J. Heuer
ISBN-10 9780160590351
Release 1999
Pages 184
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Psychology of Intelligence Analysis has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Psychology of Intelligence Analysis also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Psychology of Intelligence Analysis book for free.



Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Author
ISBN-10
Release 1996-03
Pages 64
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.



Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Author
ISBN-10
Release 1970-12
Pages 104
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.



Launching Your Career in Nutrition and Dietetics

Launching Your Career in Nutrition and Dietetics Author Kyle W. Shadix
ISBN-10 0880919922
Release 2016
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Overcoming Dyslexia

Overcoming Dyslexia Author Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
ISBN-10 0307558894
Release 2008-12-24
Pages 432
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FOR EVERYONE WHO STRUGGLES TO READ! Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful results One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step. --What dyslexia is and why some intelligent, gifted people read slowly and painfully --How to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults --How to find the best school and how to work productively with your child’s teacher --Exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading --A 20-minute nightly home program to enhance reading --The 150 most common problem words–a list that can give your child a head start --Ways to raise and preserve a child’s self-esteem aqnd reveal his strengths --Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic From the Trade Paperback edition.



Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309142397
Release 2009-07-29
Pages 348
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Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.



Basic Epidemiology

Basic Epidemiology Author R. Bonita
ISBN-10 9789241547079
Release 2006
Pages 213
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Basic epidemiology provides an introduction to the core principles and methods of epidemiology, with a special emphasis on public health applications in developing countries. This edition includes chapters on the nature and uses of epidemiology; the epidemiological approach to defining and measuring the occurrence of health-related states in populations; the strengths and limitations of epidemiological study designs; and the role of epidemiology in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health care. The book has a particular emphasis on modifiable environmental factors and encourages the application of epidemiology to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including environmental and occupational health.



Linking Training to Performance

Linking Training to Performance Author William J. Rothwell
ISBN-10 9780871173614
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 232
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In the coming years, escalating retirement and turnover rates among community college administrators and faculty will decidedly create a void for professionals in the workforce development field. Using this book as your field guide, you can expand your range of knowledge and skills, enhancing local institutional and program experience to better respond to local workforce needs.



Transforming Microfinance Institutions

Transforming Microfinance Institutions Author Joanna Ledgerwood
ISBN-10 0821366165
Release 2006-08-30
Pages 566
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In response to a clear need by low-income people to gain access to the full range of financial services including savings, a growing number of microfinance NGOs are seeking guidelines to transform from credit-focused microfinance organizations to regulated deposit-taking financial intermediaries. In response to this trend, this book presents a practical 'how-to' manual for MFIs to develop the capacity to become licensed and regulated to mobilize deposits from the public. 'Transforming Microfinance Institutions' provides guidelines for regulators to license and regulate microfinance providers, and for transforming MFIs to meet the demands of two major new stakeholders regulators and shareholders. As such, it focuses on developing the capacity of NGO MFIs to mobilize and intermediate voluntary savings. Drawing from worldwide experience, it outlines how to manage the transformation process and address major strategic and operational issues inherent in transformation including competitive positioning, business planning, accessing capital and shareholders, and how to 'transform' the MFI's human resources, financial management, MIS, internal controls, and branch operations. Case studies then provide examples of developing a new regulatory tier for microfinance, and how a Ugandan NGO transformed to become a licensed financial intermediary. This book will be invaluable to regulators and microfinance NGOs contemplating institutional transformation and will be of tremendous use to donors and technical support agencies supporting MFIs in their transformation.



Launching Your Dietetics Career

Launching Your Dietetics Career Author Kyle W. Shadix
ISBN-10 0983725519
Release 2011
Pages 232
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Providing valuable education and career advice, this guide serves as a roadmap through the growing field of dietetics to becoming a registered dietician. Whether thinking about a career in nutrition or already in a program or internship, these lessons succinctly, effectively, and inexpensively explain what comes next. Topics range from types of dietetics programs available and tips for landing internships to advice for career changers and how to keep current professional development portfolios. Also included are inspiring profiles of the movers and shakers in the field of nutrition.



Pacific Currents

Pacific Currents Author Evan S. Medeiros
ISBN-10 9780833044648
Release 2008
Pages 279
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China1s importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China1s rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.