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stan der dahyz

  • v  cause to conform to standard or norm
    The weights and measures were standardized
  • v  evaluate by comparing with a standard

  • One way of determining the rigor of state exams is to compare them to standardized tests given nationally.
  • Success on standardized tests is, of course, only one measure of learning--and only one purported goal of homework.
  • A Frenchman, the psychologist Alfred Binet, published the first standardized test of human intelligence in 1905.
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  • Faculty aim to standardize program reviews
    By: Hailey Colwell Students at the University of Minnesota have majored in forest resources for the past 100 years, but they will be able to major in food systems for the first time next year. Though these two programs are very different in age, faculty members are looking for new ways to assess and compare both of them.  In an effort to review programs in a more standardized way, a small team ...
    June 19, 2013 - The Minnesota Daily
  • Mendon-Upton district looks to install curriculum tool
    The Mendon-Upton Regional School District will be looking to start digitizing its curriculum over the summer in an effort to standardize instruction and provide more information to parents.  
    June 19, 2013 - The Milford Daily News
  • Readers write, June 18
    SCHOOL GOALS Tea party should seek to improve education Because great numbers of Americans — especially military and corporate employees — are required to be mobile, it is absolutely necessary to standardize educational goals from state to state.
    June 17, 2013 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Stephen Harper in Maisonnueve
    Is the sovereignty of Canada going to fall apart if we standardize the jelly beans? Maybe [Liberal leader Stephane] Dion thinks so,Harper said. "But I don't think so."

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