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  • Australia Emc Standards
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    Purpose The purpose of this article is to discuss the EMC problem and to briefly illustrate its relevance in the development, manufacturing and sale of commercial escalator components in Australia. The intent audiences of this report are engineers and managers from WM, an escalator development company planning on entering the Australian market. The Problem Electromagnetic interference or EMI caused by radiation has been a known problem ever since the very earlier days of the electronic age. In s...
  • Standardized Test
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    Higher Standards: Problems with Standardized Testing " Where is the standardized test that can measure passion for learning, respect for others, and human empathy?" These are the words of Tom McKenna, a disgruntled high school teacher from Portland, Oregon. Like many other educators and students across the nation, Tom is tired of the system. The educational system today is composed of a series of standardized tests. Standardized tests are bad for many reasons. They cause teachers to limit their ...
  • Standardized Tests A Poor Scale Of Students
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    Standardized Testing Every year thousands upon thousands of children, ages seven and upwards sit down to take their scheduled standardized tests. This generation has been classified as the most tested in history. "Its progress through childhood and adolescence" has been "punctuated by targets, key stages, attainment levels, and qualifications" ("Stalin in School" 8). Each year the government devises a new standard and then finds a way to test how each student measures up to this standard. They h...
  • Gender Differences In College Admission Mathematics Test
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    The Fairness of Academic Evaluation American students used to pass from grade to grade with few complications. Getting into a college was effortless and acquiring degrees was a piece of cake. In 1983, A Nation at Risk was published and Americans realized how inferior their education systems really were. Due to the decline in test scores in American schools, education standards became much stricter and new intelligence exams were introduced. Presently, standardized testing, such as the Scholastic...
  • Standardized Test
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    Standardized testing is used practically worldwide for all sorts of various criterion. A standardized test could be used for getting into a top of the line college, or to see if you meet the requirements for a job. Such tests include the well known ACTs and SATs. There are many different ways that standardized tests can be graded. Norm-Referenced, and Criterion-Referenced forms of grading are just a couple of the types of tests. Tests can also be easily misused and are often protested. Often tim...
  • Low Income Students And Students
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    Standardized tests are very common throughout the United States. They are used to measure students' academic performances in school. These tests vary from state to state in all grade levels. However, these tests are believed to be biased towards those students who come from higher-class neighborhoods, simply because they have more educational resources. "The absence of standards virtually guarantees stratified resources and access to knowledge, based upon income, color of skin, and the community...
  • Their Standardized Tests
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    Standardized testing is a phrase that has come to strike fear into the hearts of many students. Students dread them, adults look back on them with remorse, and teachers fret over preparing their students for them. But what is their real purpose? Is it to test knowledge and intellect, to analyze the quality of the taker's education or is it something else? Standardized testing is not an effective way to test the skills and abilities of today's students. Standardized tests do not reveal what a stu...
  • Standardized Tests
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    Almost every person who has graduated from high school has taken the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), which is generally used for college admissions. We all remember the stress of taking a test that could affect our future educational plans. Now due to the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001, this kind of test is now being administered to children from the 3rd to 8th grades as a way to determine if the school or teachers are educating them properly. High-stakes standardized tests of this nature ...
  • Intelligence Test
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    Why IQ tests don't test intelligence The task of trying to quantify a person's intelligence has been a goal of psychologists since before the beginning of this century. The Binet-Simon scales were first proposed in 1905 in Paris, France and various sorts of tests have been evolving ever since. One of the important questions that always comes up regarding these tools is what are the tests really measuring Are they measuring a person's intelligence Their ability to perform well on standardized tes...
  • Student Test
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    Diane Ravitch, Senior Research Scholar at New York University, has written several books and hundreds of articles pertaining to the education system in the United States. In one of her articles printed by Education Week, she says that "most fourth-graders who live in U.S. cities can't read and understand a simple children's book, and most eighth-graders can't use arithmetic to solve a practical problem". This is a reason behind testing schools and its students on what they have learned. Those th...
  • Student's Performance On A Standardized Test
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    Standardized testing is a serious issue to all students in schools today. Standardized testing is taken more serious than ever. Standardized tests may affect what classes a child is placed in during grade school or whether someone gets into college. Standardized tests even affect a school in many ways. Albert Einstein once said, "Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts". Standardized testing has an effect on underprivileged kids, on schools, and on...
  • Students Test
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    Michele Coulon 7-16-03 Standardized Tests- should we have them? Standardized tests are exams designed to measure a student's scholastic performance. These tests are a controversial issue, because some people feel the test do not show the students' intelligence. I am one of these people. What the test may cover may not be what the students have learned in class. However, some critics feel "that standardized tests allow administrators, teachers, and parents the opportunity to view solid evidence o...
  • Students Test
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    Are Standardize Tests Sufficient? Essay, Research Paper "Anyone involved in education should be concerned about how overemphasis on the SAT is distorting educational priorities and practices, how the test is perceived by many as unfair, and how it can have a devastating impact on the self-esteem and aspirations of young students,' said University of California President Richard C. Atkinson in a speech he gives to the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C. I really didn't enjoy taking ...

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