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2011-03-15 00:00:29

National Massage Therapy Institute Provides Students With New Test-Prep Software For National Exam Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 14, 2011 "“ National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) will now provide its students with the premier test-prep course for the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork through North Star Learning as part of its core curriculum. North Star is a computer based on-line program that provides students with an opportunity to practice...

2008-09-29 12:00:33

By Miranda C.R. White REDLANDS - Members of the Redlands school board discussed two major issues at their meeting Tuesday - standardized test results and the 2008-2009 budget. Scott Bohlender, assistant superintendent of educational services, gave a presentation on the district's 2008 STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) test results. "We have good news to present to you this evening," Bohlender said. He showed the Redlands Unified School District Continual School Improvement...

2008-09-26 15:00:17

By Lisa Vernon-Sparks Officials take a look at procedures after lower-than-expected scores on standardized state exams. Three school districts -- East Greenwich, Exeter-West Greenwich and Coventry -- typically are among the sharper performers on standardized state tests. But the scores emerging from the first state science assessment exam has some administrators in those districts scratching their heads -- because they're used to better. The science test, administered last spring to...

2008-09-25 15:00:20

By Lisa Vernon-Sparks East Greenwich, Exeter-West Greenwich and Coventry are used to the higher achievements they've logged on the state's math, writing and reading exams. Three West Bay school districts -- East Greenwich, Exeter-West Greenwich and Coventry -- typically are among the sharper performers on standardized state tests. But the scores emerging from the first state science assessment exam has some administrators in those districts scratching their heads -- because they're...

2008-09-06 00:00:23

By Jerry Berrios; George B. Sanchez Its students made modest gains in math and English this year, but the Los Angeles Unified School District still lags behind the state average and remains on a watch list for falling short of federal goals, according to state exam results released Thursday. LAUSD's score on the Academic Performance Index -- the state's academic benchmark -- rose by 21 points to 683 for the 2007-08 school year. The statewide average was 742, up from 728 in 2006-07. "We...

2008-08-27 21:00:35

Illinois students in grades 3-8 recently completed their annual weeklong series of standardized tests - the Illinois Standard Achievement Tests. The tests are supposed to be a gauge of how well - or how poorly - our schools are teaching students in core subjects like math and English, science and social studies. It also is a gauge of how well students are prepared to move on to the next level - especially whether eighth-graders are prepared for high school. As Daily Herald staff writer...

2008-08-20 09:01:16

By Wendy Leung The unveiling of state testing results Thursday showed area students maintained or improved their academic proficiencies, allowing many schools to begin the semester on a positive note. Results of the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program - which measured almost 5million California students on grades 2 through 11 in English language arts, math, science and social science - also showed statewide gains. "It's a clear signal, by any definition, that public education in...

2008-08-19 00:00:27

By George B. Sanchez Despite ongoing efforts to boost test scores and achievement, Los Angeles Unified students showed only slight gains in state results released Thursday and continued to lag below statewide averages. And more than two-thirds of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Latino and African-American students fell even further short in math and English standards, triggering renewed calls to end the "achievement gap" facing minority students. The LAUSD's Latinos and...

2008-07-25 12:01:05

By Larry Gierer, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. Jul. 25--The scores for Muscogee County students having to retake the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests are in, and the percentage of those passing improved at every level. "These results indicate that our summer program was effective, especially for fifth- and eight-grade math," said Peggy Connell, chief academic officer for the Muscogee County School District. "We appreciate the teachers, parents and students for working together to...

2008-07-22 12:00:58

By Ana Ribeiro, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 20--The state expects local school systems to release their math scores, high school reading scores and adequate yearly progress stats for the end-of-year tests on Monday, says a state schools' spokeswoman. Reading tests results for students in grades 3 through 8 won't be released until November, said N.C. Department of Public Instruction spokeswoman Linda Fuller. In October, the state school board is expected to set a new passing, or...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.