The Testing Trap

📒The Testing Trap ✍ George Hillocks

✏Book Title : The Testing Trap
✏Author : George Hillocks
✏Publisher : Teachers College Press
✏Release Date : 2002-01
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 9780807742297
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Testing Trap Book Summary : Do statewide assessments really do what they are supposed to do? Through interviews with over three hundred teachers and administrators, Hillocks examines whether state writing tests in Illinois, Kentucky, Oregon, New York, and Texas actually improve students' ability to express their thinking in writing. Ultimately, Hillocks argues that the majority of existing tests actually have a harmful effect on the way students are taught to write. In addition to providing analyses of assessments that do not encourage good writing, The Testing Trap contrasts them to those that do. Concluding with practical procedures for examining and evaluating writing assessments, this book is a provocative and essential read for administrators, teachers, policymakers, parents, and all who care about the education of our children.

📒The Testing Trap ✍ Andrew J. Strenio

✏Book Title : The Testing Trap
✏Author : Andrew J. Strenio
✏Publisher : Rawson Assoc
✏Release Date : 1981-01-01
✏Pages : 328
✏ISBN : MINN:31951000559203P
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Testing Trap Book Summary : Provides critical information on the nature and accuracy of compulsory standardized tests and on their limiting impact on the lives of individual Americans and offers advice on countering their adverse consequences

✏Book Title : Steam Trap Performance Assessment Advanced Technologies for Evaluating the Performance of Steam Traps
✏Author :
✏Publisher : DIANE Publishing
✏Release Date :
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781428918801
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Steam Trap Performance Assessment Advanced Technologies for Evaluating the Performance of Steam Traps Book Summary :

📒Psychological Testing ✍ George Domino

✏Book Title : Psychological Testing
✏Author : George Domino
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2006-04-24
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781139455145
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Psychological Testing Book Summary : This book is an introductory text to the field of psychological testing primarily suitable for undergraduate students in psychology, education, business, and related fields. This book will also be of interest to graduate students who have not had a prior exposure to psychological testing and to professionals such as lawyers who need to consult a useful source. Psychological Testing is clearly written, well-organized, comprehensive, and replete with illustrative materials. In addition to the basic topics, the text covers in detail topics that are often neglected by other texts such as cross-cultural testing, the issue of faking tests, the impact of computers and the use of tests to assess positive behaviors such as creativity.

📒The Decision Trap ✍ Silja Samerski

✏Book Title : The Decision Trap
✏Author : Silja Samerski
✏Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
✏Release Date : 2015-06-15
✏Pages : 191
✏ISBN : 9781845408312
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Decision Trap Book Summary : The Decision Trap questions a dogma of our time: the assumption that genetic education empowers citizens and increases their autonomy. It argues that professional instructions about genes, genetic risks, and genetic test options convey a genetic worldview which destroys self-confidence and makes clients dependent on genetic experts and technologies. Part one of the book introduces the reader to the idea of genetic education. It clarifies the notion of the "gene" as it is commonly understood, and shows that, scientifically, the concept of genes as definable, causal agents is outdated. Part two of the book investigates the hidden curriculum of genetic education, using genetic counselling as a prime example. Genetic counselling is a professional service that aims to enable clients to make autonomous decisions about genetic test options and cope with the results.

✏Book Title : Model Based Testing for Embedded Systems
✏Author : Justyna Zander
✏Publisher : CRC Press
✏Release Date : 2011-09-15
✏Pages : 688
✏ISBN : 9781439818459
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Model Based Testing for Embedded Systems Book Summary : What the experts have to say about Model-Based Testing for Embedded Systems: "This book is exactly what is needed at the exact right time in this fast-growing area. From its beginnings over 10 years ago of deriving tests from UML statecharts, model-based testing has matured into a topic with both breadth and depth. Testing embedded systems is a natural application of MBT, and this book hits the nail exactly on the head. Numerous topics are presented clearly, thoroughly, and concisely in this cutting-edge book. The authors are world-class leading experts in this area and teach us well-used and validated techniques, along with new ideas for solving hard problems. "It is rare that a book can take recent research advances and present them in a form ready for practical use, but this book accomplishes that and more. I am anxious to recommend this in my consulting and to teach a new class to my students." —Dr. Jeff Offutt, professor of software engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA "This handbook is the best resource I am aware of on the automated testing of embedded systems. It is thorough, comprehensive, and authoritative. It covers all important technical and scientific aspects but also provides highly interesting insights into the state of practice of model-based testing for embedded systems." —Dr. Lionel C. Briand, IEEE Fellow, Simula Research Laboratory, Lysaker, Norway, and professor at the University of Oslo, Norway "As model-based testing is entering the mainstream, such a comprehensive and intelligible book is a must-read for anyone looking for more information about improved testing methods for embedded systems. Illustrated with numerous aspects of these techniques from many contributors, it gives a clear picture of what the state of the art is today." —Dr. Bruno Legeard, CTO of Smartesting, professor of Software Engineering at the University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France, and co-author of Practical Model-Based Testing

✏Book Title : OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals Section 3 Test No 314 Simulation Tests to Assess the Biodegradability of Chemicals Discharged in Wastewater
✏Author : OECD
✏Publisher : OECD Publishing
✏Release Date : 2008-10-16
✏Pages : 51
✏ISBN : 9789264067493
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals Section 3 Test No 314 Simulation Tests to Assess the Biodegradability of Chemicals Discharged in Wastewater Book Summary : This Test Guideline describes a method to assess the extent and kinetics of primary and ultimate biodegradation of organic chemicals whose route of entry into the environment begins with their discharge to wastewater. It consists of five simulation ...

✏Book Title : Operation and Maintenance
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1990
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UVA:X004815014
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : Magnetite Biomineralization and Magnetoreception in Organisms
✏Author : Joseph L. Kirschvink
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2013-04-17
✏Pages : 704
✏ISBN : 9781461303138
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Magnetite Biomineralization and Magnetoreception in Organisms Book Summary : The mystery of how migrating animals find their way over unfamiliar terrain has intrigued people for centuries, and has been the focus of productive research in the biological sci ences for several decades. Whether or not the earth's magnetic field had anything to do with their navigational abilities has sufaced and been dismissed several times, beginning at least in the mid to late 1800s. This topic generally remained out of the mainstream of scientific research for two reasons: (1) The apparent irreproducibility of many of the be havioral experiments which were supposed to demonstrate the existence of the magnetic sense; and (2) Perceived theoretical difficulties which were encountered when biophysi cists tried to understand how such a sensory system might operate. However, during the mid to late 1960s as the science of ethology (animal behavior) grew, it became clear from studies on bees and birds that the geomagnetic field is used under a variety of conditions. As more and more organisms were found to have similar abilities, the problem shifted back to the question as to the basis of this perception. Of the various schemes for trans ducing the geomagnetic field to the nervous system which have been proposed, the hy pothesis of magnetite-based magnetoreception discussed at length in this volume has per haps the best potential for explaining a wide range of these effects, even though this link is as yet clear only in the case of magnetotactic bacteria.

📒The Synergy Trap ✍ Mark L. Sirower

✏Book Title : The Synergy Trap
✏Author : Mark L. Sirower
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2010-05-11
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 1439137706
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Synergy Trap Book Summary : With acquisition activity running into the trillions of dollars, the acquisition alternative continues to be the favorite corporate growth strategy of this generation's executives. Unfortunately, creating shareholder value remains the most elusive outcome of these corporate strategies. After decades of research and billions of dollars paid in advisory fees, why do these major decisions continue to destroy value? Building on his groundbreaking research first cited in Business Week, Mark L. Sirower explains how companies often pay too much -- and predictably never realize the promises of increased performance and competitiveness -- in their quest to acquire other companies. Armed with extensive evidence, Sirower destroys the popular notion that the acquisition premium represents potential value. He provides the first formal and functional definition for synergy -- the specific increases in performance beyond those already expected for companies to achieve independently. Sirower's refreshing nuts-and-bolts analysis of the fundamentals behind acquisition performance cuts sharply through the existing folklore surrounding failed acquisitions, such as lack of "strategic fit" or corporate culture problems, and gives managers the tools to avoid predictable losses in acquisition decisions. Using several detailed examples of recent major acquisitions and through his masterful integration and extension of techniques from finance and business strategy, Sirower reveals: The unique business gamble that acquisitions represent The managerial challenges already embedded in current stock prices The competitive conditions that must be met and the organizational cornerstones that must be in place for any possibility of synergy The precise Required Performance Improvements (RPIs) implicitly embedded in acquisition premiums and the reasons why these RPIs normally dwarf realistic performance gains The seductiveness and danger of sophisticated valuation models so often used by advisers The Synergy Trap is the first exposé of its kind to prove that the tendency of managers to succumb to the "up the ante" philosophy in acquisitions often leads to disastrous ends for their shareholders. Sirower shows that companies must meticulously plan -- and account for huge uncertainties -- before deciding to enter the acquisition game. To date, Sirower's work is the most comprehensive and rigorous, yet practical, analysis of the drivers of acquisition performance. This definitive book will become required reading for managers, corporate directors, consultants, investors, bankers, and academics involved in the mergers and acquisitions arena.