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Merit Pay Study: Teacher Bonuses Don't Raise Student Test Scores

Offering middle school math teachers bonuses up to $15,000 did not produce gains in student test scores, Vanderbilt University researchers reported Tuesday. The report's authors, of the National Center on Performance Incentives (NCPI) at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education, stress that theirs is just one approach, says USA Today.   Some 296 middle-school math teachers -- two-thirds of the district's middle school math teachers -- volunteered to participate in the experiment. Half were placed randomly in a control group, while the rest were eligible for bonuses of $5,000, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-27 12:41:57

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Salmonella got two Clearview students, what of the - The Chronicle ...

“We have two people for which lab tests have confirmed salmonella,” Lorain County Health District Commissioner Ken Pearce said Tuesday, not­ing that officials still are hoping additional tests can pinpoint what made everyone sick. The Ohio Department of Health analyzed six to eight stool sam­ples sent to its lab for testing. The affected students were struck with flu-like symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. All have since recovered and returned to class. Initially, it was thought that the students may have been sickened from improperly prepared food served during the weekly football [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 10:13:20

Pot smoothies?: Investigation prompted by teacher after student ...

An initial test of Reder's system didn't show the presence of marijuana or any other drug, and according to the report, she skipped a second urinalysis that might have either confirmed or refuted the students' assertion that the only extra ingredient they added to the beverage was sugar. Instead, a second blood test was conducted. No word on those results or any potential disciplinary action against the students. In the meantime, Reder has reportedly returned to work at the school -- where she's no doubt watching her young chefs very carefully. Page down to read the police report. The names [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 17:27:38

Good Grades and Good Test Scores . . . Isn't that Enough for ...

Whereas it is true that most college admissions committees (ADCOMs) view secondary school (high school) academic performance and standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT, ACT) as the two most important attributes in a college application profile, there has been a growing emphasis on other parts of the application. College counselors will tell you, gone are the days where grades and tests are all that matter to a colleges admission officers. With more and more information available, students know which schools they can be competitive at. Be it Yale or the University of Alabama, the students [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 11:57:56

The Impact of the Committee System on University Management in ...

The four hypotheses formulated for this study were tested at 0.05 level of significance using student t-test for each. Where the calculated value is greater than the table value of t at 0.05 level of significance, the null was not [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 19:27:12

Student DNA Testing Scaled Back at University of California, Berkeley

California Department of Public Health cites federal, state statutes in ruling that voluntary student DNA test. ... "Wow, talk about "tagging the cattle." The anti-government conspiracy nuts must be having a field day". Ryan Haight Act will Require Tighter Restrictions on Internet Pharmacies. "great! lets make a law for every stupid thing every stupid person does. so we don't have to take res". About · Contact · Sitemap · RSS · Privacy; Twitter Follow us on Twitter [more...]

Date: 2010-08-13 07:00:00

In the Crosshairs of Providence: Catching Up

Wisely, they weren't satisfied with the balm I offered and asked to see the actual test. When I showed them their daughter's entrance test answer sheets they replied that the writing was not their daughter's. And then I noticed the number on the test: 195. There was a glitch somewhere along the line, and we had ended up with two 195's. I'd solved the problem by adding an "A" to the number to distinguish the two. The problem was that in the space provided on the answer sheets, candidate 195A wrote not the examination number issued by us for this examination but the national examination number. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 14:11:00

Augusta Military Divorce Attorney - Who's the father?

That's because occasionally a child's DNA will have novel mutations that differ from both biological parents. In those cases, a lab would need a knowledgeable geneticist to help interpret the results and thus avoid a false negative. The problem with drugstore testing is that there's no proof that the DNA samples came from the people claimed to have sent them. Therefore, such results wouldn't hold up legally. The customers for DNA tests tend to be equally divided between men and women, said Kristine Ashcraft, a molecular biologist at Genelex Corp., a company that also offers such tests over [more...]

Date: 2008-03-27 15:20:00

GRE Test Preparation Can't Happen Without Troubleshooting Your GRE ...

Educational Teaching degrees are in varieties of category. Read all the information and decide which degree you aim. Many students don’t account for their own lack of confidence (or in some cases, even overconfidence) when studying for their GRE test. This is a notoriously difficult exam, with it’s own quirks and idiosyncrasies. Are you suffering from GRE study weak spots? Related Posts:Teacher Professional Development for Teaching Reading StrategiesAfrica’s Hidden HistoryPersonal Development MP3: LearningPhonics Learning, What Should Be Taught at Each Stage?Seluwa Of The Fulani People [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 07:44:19

Bats Left/Throws Right: That's Edu-tainment!

We'd like to see her do it with independent observers there to make sure she isn't teaching to the test, and others making sure that Joel Klein isn't dumbing down the test itself. We wanna see her live on the income, make herself available 24/7 for student and parent calls, and have her pay cut at the whim of her boss, then be fired because she's accrued seniority. We still wouldn't believe her; that much is already settled. We just think it would be a good first step, like giving Eric Erickson and Jonah Goldberg fifteen-month hitches as forward artillery spotters, or putting a banker in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 17:12:00

Genetic Testing Part II

When I started reading your comments in response to my genetic testing dilemma, I initially thought that I needed to go through with the test. There were so many compelling arguments about how I needed to honor my internal planning self and find out as much information as possible in order to prepare for whatever might be in store for us. I was especially compelled by Sharpiegirl's question: "If you have a student that is going to be in your class next year that is special needs, wouldn't you want some advanced notice so you could help that child be all it can be right from the beginning?" [more...]

Date: 2010-08-06 10:07:00


Date: 2008-05-27 18:25:25

Kazakhs Striving to Prove Genghis Khan Descent -- Signs of the ...

Arman Ahmuhanov, a 39-year-old horse trader from Almaty, recently sent a sample to FamilytreeDNA, a company in Houston, after being encouraged to do so by Chingizids' author Gizat Tabuldin. "He said 'If you want to be respected, and you want to know that you are really chingizid , then you have to have real proof,'" said Mr Amerkulov. Genghis Khan's conquest of a vast swathe of Eurasia has made his name synonymous with destruction and brutality in Europe and the Middle East, but in Kazakhstan and Mongolia he is a hero. Since Kazakhstan's independence in 1991, the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 17:39:11

The Correlation Between Income and SAT Scores » Sociological Images

The take-it-many-times hypothesis is more likely, as there is a fairly wide variance in the test scores on retesting, and the score reporting uses max of scores. One old report (College Board Report 81-9) gives the mean difference on retesting after a year as ..... Yes, some don't seem to be all that bright (though with my limited exposure to them I don't really know), but that's inevitable in a large sample of high schoolers and doesn't describe most of these students. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 15:59:05

FT: E-books, Classroom

E-books fail the classroom test By Paul Taylor Published: September 5 2010 18:59 | Last updated: September 6 2010 10:19 Business school students give Kindle the cold shoulder Business schools pride themselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to management theory and innovation. But their record is considerably less impressive when it comes to the implementation of cutting-edge technology such as e-book readers, Apple’s iPad and social networking, where students continue to outpace their tutors. So expectations were high a year ago when seven US colleges, including two business [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 16:33:00

Prof who hacked DC elections test site testifies | Washington Examiner

During the test, which began last week, not only was Halderman's group able to get the site to play the fight song, they also changed cast votes to "evil science fiction robots" and gained access to video cameras monitoring a board of elections data center.Halderman's hack prompted election officials to take down the system for several days, but it went back up on Tuesday. Halderman said that on Thursday his group changed the password to part of the system to "InternetVotingIsDangerous!" and locked officials out. The test of the system was supposed to end Friday.Halderman praised the D.C. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 21:55:10

Student Artist, Molly Bair: Cedar Crest women?

I said, that I am going to take a test to work for the state. The civil engineer student looked up and said, "great an art major with the ambtion to be a secretary... why don't you go to a middle school somewhere and teach kids to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 05:44:00

Medieval News: I am a Viking! DNA test reveals shock result for ...

▼  2010 (487) ►  October (26) Bangor University commemorates medieval historian ... 22nd International Congress on Byzantine Studies t... Saxonhouse offers visitors the chance to see 7th c... Work begins on Mary Rose Museum Earthwork 'could have been part of Unesco heritage... New visitor centre for the Battle of Bannockburn 'I'm glad I chose history' Sealing the Fate of the Newport Ship 13th century ‘travel lodge’ found by Time Team Display for medieval brooch found in fire Medievalist creates new typography to honour 1000t... Hidden medieval village discovered by students 6th [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 16:58:00

The Neighborhood Retail Alliance: Massive Testing Fraud

The process involved direct warnings from experts that went unheeded by the state, and a city administration that trumpeted gains in student performance despite its own reservations about how reliably the test gauged future student success." (Wonder why? Emphasis added) But we have been all over this for some time-here, here, here and here-relying on the expertise of Diane Ravitch, Sol Stern and Andy Wolf. But Medina does a nice job bringing all of the disparate pieces together; and what she reveals is a conspiracy of the highest order coming right out of Mike Bloomberg's camp: "New York [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 09:38:00

Prescott College Student Counselor Blogspot: Who have I become?

I am sure that as a perspective student, or one who has already been admitted, many questions come about, and in many ways, even I still don’t have the answers to some of the ones I came here with, this is after three years of attendance at this amazingly effective institution. Alternatively, some of these big questions that arise can be answered very simply with yes; you will find affordable housing, you will make friends that will probably last a lifetime, and you will take classes that can be found at no other college, which will challenge your current ways of thinking, but you will grow [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 19:41:00

How Jets' Cromartie fathered nine kids with eight women over six ...

Cromartie acknowledged paternity only after a DNA test confirmed it, Pierre said. Gardner offered to pay for an abortion, saying, "We just had one done for him" with another girl. Pierre refused. He didn't visit Pierre and his first child in the hospital, but Gardner came with Cromartie's "sister," a woman who was actually his girlfriend. Pierre, then 18, bought baby supplies herself, she said. Cromartie agreed to contribute $50 a week, records show. While Pierre worked two jobs, Gardner watched the baby. "Everyone was more concerned about his football career. His mom did everything for [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 15:03:10

Diversity In Education | Article Drop

While most people in education circles concur that NCLB ushered in a new era of accountability for schools, critics of the law have argued that it relies far too heavily on standardized testing, often referred to as “teaching to the test.” During his election campaign, President Barack Obama supported NCLB’s broad goals of closing the achievement gap and holding schools accountable, but he criticized the amounts and types of testing the law required. Currently, Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are working to overhaul the No Child Left Behind law. To that end, the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 15:57:29

Harlem Children Zone Schools Under the Microscope « Larry Miller's ...

Just 15 percent passed the 2010 state English test, a number that Mr. Canada said was “unacceptably low” but not out of line with the school’s experience in lifting student performance over time. Several teachers have been fired as a result of the low scores, and others were reassigned, he said. Giving administrators the ability to fire teachers for poor performance is one of the central suggestions of “Waiting for ‘Superman.’ ” Over all, 38 percent of Promise Academy I’s students in third through sixth grade passed the 2010 English test under the state’s new guidelines, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 17:17:21

To cover or uncover? | Connected Principals

Nothing irks me more than hearing teachers describe how they’re expected to teach lesson 2.3 on Monday, 2.4 on Tuesday, 2.5 on Wednesday, and following a day of brief review, test and move on. And as the content becomes more specialized, who’s to say that every child should learn each and every standard? Are we keeping the focus on individual student needs? Karl Fisch adds his commentary on this topic in his recent post, What should students know and be able to do? My bias, however, is that too often in schools we err too much on the side of content. I once heard Cris Tovani, a wonderful [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 18:05:56

Student job fair in Jamestown Nov. 16 | Green Eco Path

“It appeals to a lot of kids who don’t want to go to a four-year school.” Although businesses and educational institutions are still signing on, at this point, more than 40 careers will be presented at this year’s fair. Lake Region College, North Dakota State College of Science and Bismarck State College are presenting many of them. Businesses such as Butler Machinery, Goodrich Cargo Systems, Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative and Cavendish Farms have also signed on with hands-on activities or demonstrations. Members of the planning committee said they are interested in seeing more [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 18:15:19

The College Puzzle » Blog Archive » Community College ...

Another student reported: “The woman at the test center said, ‘It doesn’t matter how you place. It’s just to see where you are.’ Looking back, that’s not true. It’s really important.” Students who did not perform well on these assessments described being disappointed and frustrated when they learned they had to take remedial courses that did not count toward a certificate or degree. Community colleges have processes in place for orientation, counseling, assessment, and course placement. But students, by and large, viewed the practices as a “one-shot deal.” At their [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 23:56:27

Investigators gingerly peeled back the brittle lining of the small ...

Belle Gunness was raising all three on her farm. Andrea Simmons, the researcher leading the team, said they want to do DNA testing to determine if the children were Gunness' biological offspring. "I think it gives more insight into who she was if any one of them were her biological children," said Simmons, an attorney-turned-forensic anthropologist, who has spent years delving into the murky past of a woman known as "Lady Bluebeard." The children's bones might offer yet another clue, Simmons said. By reconstructing the skulls, the researchers should be able to learn if they were bludgeoned [more...]

Date: 2008-05-14 18:34:38

New Device Will Slash Time for DNA Analysis | UANews.org

"Our DNA analysis platform is a fully automated system that doesn't require any human intervention," Zenhausern said. "You load the specimen in a cartridge that can contain all the necessary reagents for processing a sample and place it in the instrument, close the instrument and push a button on the computer, which will control all processing and analysis steps for generating data that can then be loaded in a DNA expert software system for identifying a human profile and matching an offender. That's it." The center developed the technology for the device and designed it for use by law [more...]

Date: 2010-08-17 07:00:00

Student Perspectives: North Carolina to Take DNA from Arrestees

Law enforcement practitioners developed several novel techniques to take advantage of the opportunities provided by DNA profiling such as DNA Dragnets, Familial Searching, or Phenotype DNA profiling.  Arguably, these practices cause privacy concerns; however these practices have also helped police solve serious crimes. The courts agree that the taking of DNA from a person, by either a buccal swab or blood sample, constitutes a search, and must be reasonable to be authorized under the Fourth Amendment.  Furthermore, the Court determined in Skinner v. Railway Labor Executives’ [more...]

Date: 2010-08-05 13:22:45

Researchers hope exhumation of infamous murderer's remains will ...

(WSBT) It's been 100 years since Belle Gunness of LaPorte killed dozens of people, but the case still inspires fascination. Now, researchers are trying to solve another mystery. Did Gunness really die in a fire at her LaPorte farm house in 1908, or did she fake her death and go on to kill again? Remains of Gunness Exhumed Last week, a team of graduate students from the University of Indianapolis traveled to Forest Park, Ill. Ted Hartzell, Metro Editor for the Herald-Palladium was the only journalist to go along on the trip. He wrote in the LaPorte County Herald-Argus that researchers worked [more...]

Date: 2007-11-16 00:13:37

Snowblog - Higher education reform – protests live on air

What an experience! I haven’t been “live” in a student union since I was thrown out of university myself. Here we were at Leeds University last night reviewing the state of higher education with a couple of hundred students, academics, and parents when a bunch of revolting students burst in. I suddenly found myself broadcasting whilst confronted by the very people of whom once I was – a revolting student. What a gulf of time divides us. How spoilt I feel. A huge student grant from the North Riding of Yorkshire and I go and blow it on a student protest against my own university’s [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 08:06:55

How The Environment Plays A Role In Learning | World News Today

For instance, certain individuals may be brought up in the same culture, come from the same income bracket, they may like the same leisure activities and score the same results in an IQ test but one may still be more knowledgeable than the other. This is because every individual has their own uniqueness and they respond differently to different environments. (Wood, 1998) Some environments may enhance learning experiences in comparison to others. For instance, environments in which there are many knowledgeable people normally encourage others to want to learn more about them. Therefore, such [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 16:42:05

ACP Internist: Genomics making warfarin easier to manage

Finally, in the specific case of warfarin, we are expecting the approval of two if not three new oral anticoagulants that will not require any INR testing at all. Warfarin genetic testing is solving a clinical problem that may not exist in a few years. I would prefer we devote our precious health research resources to creating tests that actually benefit doctors and patients, not just ones that enrich the testing companies. InteractMD.com August 22, 2008 12:02 PM   Post a Comment Subscribe to Post Comments << Home Blog log American Journal of Medicine Also known as the Green [more...]

Date: 2008-08-14 13:14:00

The Question for Activists is Always How to Use Available Tools ...

The Question for Activists is Always How to Use Available Tools Effectively October 12, 2010 in Students The whole Malcolm Gladwell networked activism brouhaha has pretty much petered out, but I’ve just had reason to go back and re-read one of my favorite responses to his piece, and I liked it even better this time. Here’s a big old quote. Go read the whole thing. It’s good. The question for activists is always how to use available tools effectively. So blogs are for sharing longer ideas, Facebook is for spreading basic information and links, and Twitter is for sending small amounts [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 14:54:32

'How I Met Your Mother' Season 6, Episode 4 Recap (VIDEO)

He's faster than one of his guests running out of the studio after he fails a paternity test. Let's wrap up with Barney and Robin. It does seem like we're moving towards a reconciliation between the two of them, aren't we? As a-hole-tastic as Barn was at MacLaren's (in the morning?) when Robin tried to open up to him, he was equally sensitive in letting her win the race, or at least in the way Ted remembers it. Could the wedding we saw Marshall and Ted at in the season premiere be their wedding? You never know. More fun stuff: -- Think Microsoft's bing.com had a product placement deal with [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 05:30:00

WakeEd - Student assignment muddled and proposed changes for ...

The WakeEd blog is devoted to discussing and answering questions about the major issues facing the Wake County school system as it undergoes historic changes. How will the new community-based school assignment system work now that the socioeconomic diversity policy has been eliminated? Who will be hired to become the new superintendent? How will the board respond to  growth and the school construction program? WakeEd is maintained by The News & Observer's Wake schools reporter, T. Keung Hui. While Keung posts information and analysis on the issues, keep us posted on your suggestions, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 19:36:24

Bill Seeks to Prevent DNA Collection by CSU Schools - The Daily ...

The bill claims that the collection of students' DNA poses "unique challenges to protecting individual privacy." UC Berkeley professors have voiced similar concerns. Kimberly TallBear, assistant professor of science, technology and environmental policy, said she is against the program because she said it inadequately informs students about the ethics and consent involved in DNA sampling. She said many of her colleagues share her concern and even held a meeting with the program's directors. Though she does not support the bill because she is worried that it may set a dangerous precedent if the [more...]

Date: 2010-07-22 06:27:11

New device aids in disease detection - The Daily Collegian Online

He added that a lot of research is conducted every year to find simpler and easier forms of testing. "If you think about it, it's common to look at certain genetic markers for diseases, so it's not surprising that you can try something similar by analyzing someone's breath," Handte said. "I don't think the technology is going to have a big impact for a while, but eventually, it will."Michael Thorpe, one of the main researchers on the project, said only two diseases have been FDA-approved for discovery through the laser. Asthma has been linked to breathing out nitric oxide, and septic ulcers [more...]

Date: 2008-03-03 05:53:09

QList custom data format

Hi, I want to use like structure array for 100s of custom data in QList. each custom data has name,age. I created a class for custom data. and use that class fr QList container. I am using the following code, I am able to store it & retrive it. But i how do i search the QList if it is custom data? thanks suresh class studentt { public: QString name; int class1; }s; void initclass() { for(int i =0;i<100;i++) s.class1=(i+2)*9; s.name="test"; } int main(int argc,char *argv) { initclass(); QList aa; for(int i =0;i<100;i++) [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 11:47:15

Ohio – At Least We're Not Michigan Funny State Motto Kids T Shirt ...

List Price: $ 17.99 Price: $ 9.99 Scholarship Merit Badge Type F, Khaki Rolled Edge US $4.50 End Date: Thursday Oct-14-2010 8:16:16 PDT Buy It Now for only: US $4.50 Buy it now | Add to watch [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 07:12:01

Parents of NY Teens: Taking the Specialized High School Admissions ...

2010 SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS TEST DATES All current 8th grade students  Saturday, October 23, 2010 or Sunday, October 24, 2010 All current 9th grade students; 8th and 9th grades students with special needs and approved 504 Accommodations  --  Saturday, October 30, 2010 9th grade Sabbath observers; Sabbath observers with special needs and approved 504 Accommodations; make-up test with permission only  --  Sunday, November 14, 2010 Some  faqs from the list-serve on taking the test at TECH:  - How much before the test should I arrive?  lots of people arrive very early, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:58:00

Computational Organic Chemistry » Assigning a computed NMR ...

Determine the probability of this error using the Student’s t test (with mean, standard deviation, and degrees of freedom as found using their database of over 1700 13C and over 1700 1H chemical shifts). Lastly, the DP4 probability is computed as the product of these probabilities divided by the sum of the product of the probabilities over all possible diastereomers. This process is not particularly difficult and Goodman provides a Java applet to perform the DP4 computation for you! In the paper Smith and Goodman demonstrate that in identifying structures for a broad range of natural [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 14:36:20

The Mermaid's Tale: BIG shoes to fill!

They have launched a search for the mythical Himalayan Yeti, often known as BigFoot in the US because the Wild West mountains have also been rumoured to be inhabited by the same, or at least some, large ape-like non-human primate.  Chinese researchers have been searching since the 1970s. There have been more than 400 reported sightings of the half-man, half-ape in the Shennongjia area. In the past, explorers have found inconclusive evidence that researchers claimed to be proof of Bigfoot's existence, including hair, footprints, excrement and a sleeping nest, Xinhua reported.Is there no [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 09:00:00

UC Berkeley Modifies Freshmen DNA Testing Project

August 13, 2010 "Bring Your Genes to Cal", a genetic testing project by the University of California Berkeley, was meant to be an educational tool for incoming freshmen on personalized medicine, but has turned into education for the university on the politics and policy of medical testing, reported SF Gate. The project is part of an annual exercise in which the university involves new students in a common educational experience. This year's theme was personalized medicine. The Chronicle of Higher Education added that Mark Schlissel, dean of biological sciences, said he hoped the [more...]

Date: 2010-08-13 00:00:01

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