Download E-books Assessment of Corporate Sector Value and Vulnerability: Links to Exchange Rate and Financial Crises (World Bank Technical Papers) PDF

'Once fairness has fallen less than a definite threshold for an important time period, it triggers a suspension of debt funds and distorts incentives for fairness holds and executives. yet what's an important time period? You or i may pay a $10 million annual personal loan cost for an afternoon or yet no longer or 3 months. equally, vendors and executives can stand up to brief classes of illiquidity or destructive fairness yet now not longer ones. sooner or later in time, the lack to fulfill tasks and notion of persisted problems creates a system-wide breakdown in debt payments.'

The courting among the company area and a country's macroeconomy is receiving elevated consciousness from policymakers and traders, specially these suffering from the Asian quandary. fresh crises have mentioned the significance of bettering our realizing of the hyperlinks among the company zone, the monetary zone, and the macroeconomy in a global of risky capital flows. Assessing the vulnerability of the company zone and its hyperlinks to monetary and trade expense main issue is critical for either more suitable surveillance and within the layout of guidelines in obstacle nations. notwithstanding, the analytical and operational instruments to be had to policymakers and traders to investigate this challenge were constrained. This Technical Paper used to be ready as a part of an initiative to advance new frameworks that could combine state-of-the paintings company finance rules, macroeconomic, and monetary zone research. An leading edge but functional framework is supplied which has a variety of functions for assessing company quarter vulnerability, layout of company restructuring techniques, in addition to monetary zone and macroeconomic rules. will probably be of curiosity to bankers, monetary policymakers, company finance experts, and macroeconomists.

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Download E-books Computer-Based Testing: Building the Foundation for Future Assessments PDF

Even if computer-based exams (CBT) were administered for a few years, advancements within the velocity and gear of pcs coupled with savings of their price have made large-scale laptop supply of checks more and more possible. CBT is now a standard type of try supply for licensure, certification, and admissions checks. Many large-scale, high-stakes checking out courses have brought CBT both as an alternative or because the sole technique of attempt supply. even supposing this stream to CBT has, to a superb quantity, been profitable, it has now not been without difficulty. Advances in psychometrics are required to make sure that those that depend upon try effects could have at the very least an analogous self assurance in CBTs as they've got in conventional different types of evaluate.

This quantity stems from an ETS-sponsored colloquium during which greater than 2 hundred dimension execs from 8 international locations and 29 states convened to evaluate the present and destiny prestige of CBT. The formal schedule for the colloquium was once divided into 3 significant segments: try out versions, try out management, and try research and Scoring. each one phase consisted of a number of shows via reviews from famous psychometricians and a break-out consultation within which presenters and discussants pointed out very important concerns and demonstrated priorities for a CBT learn schedule. This quantity includes the papers provided on the colloquium, the discussant feedback in keeping with these papers, and the study time table that used to be generated from the break-out periods.

Computer-Based checking out: construction the basis for destiny Assessments is needs to studying for pros, students, and complex scholars operating within the trying out box, in addition to humans within the info expertise box who've an curiosity in testing.

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Download E-books Remote Assessment of Ocean Color for Interpretation of Satellite Visible Imagery PDF

By Howard R. Gordon, Andre Y. Morel(auth.)

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Published by means of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine experiences Series.

This paintings is a contribution to the learn inspired by way of the IAPSO operating team on Optical Oceanography, specifically its 3rd time period of reference ('Examination of ocean optical houses with their software to different features of oceanography, together with actual oceanography, ocean dynamics, warmth absorption and climatology, marine biology, and sedimentology.'). end result of the vital quantity of oceanographic information utilized in this examine which were obtained over an extended interval, the entire aid got can't be said. by way of proscribing ourselves to the most recent, we want to recognize the Centre nationwide de l. a. Recherche Scientifique (under contracts period 278 and GRECO 034), the Centre nationwide d'Etudes Spatiales (under contracts 80-81/250), the Centre nationwide d'Exploitation des Oceans (under contracts 79/2084, 79/2010, and 81/203), the nationwide Aeronautics and house management (under agreement NAS 5-22963 and provide NAGW-273), and the nationwide Atmospheric and Oceanic management (under agreement NA-7 9-SAC-00741).

Chapter 1 entrance topic (pages i–v):
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–2): Howard R. Gordon and Andre Y. Morel
Chapter 2 Physics of Ocean colour distant Sensing (pages 3–23): Howard R. Gordon and Andre Y. Morel
Chapter three IN ? WATER ALGORITHMS (pages 24–67): Howard R. Gordon and Andre Y. Morel
Chapter four Atmospheric Correction (pages 68–71): Howard R. Gordon and Andre Y. Morel
Chapter five software of The Algorithms to CZCS Imagery (pages 72–79): Howard R. Gordon and Andre Y. Morel
Chapter 6 precis and Conclusions (pages 80–83): Howard R. Gordon and Andre Y. Morel

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Download E-books Education Reform and the Limits of Policy: Lessons from Michigan PDF

Over the past two decades, the us has skilled extra makes an attempt at schooling reform than at the other time in its background. Efforts to reform financing, the review of pupil functionality, responsibility and fairness, and college selection have all been carried out with various degrees of luck. Michael F. Addonizio and C. Philip Kearney use Michigan as a laboratory to envision a collection of in general carried out reforms in an try and resolution 3 key questions: 1) what's the nature of those reforms? 2) What do they desire to complete? and three) How profitable have they been? The authors start by means of analyzing probably the most contentious concerns dealing with schooling funds and colleges. Does more cash make colleges larger? They evaluate latest facts at the hyperlink among cash and faculties after which study financing reforms caused by the passage in 1994 of Michigan s notion A. subsequent, they learn responsibility platforms for Michigan s colleges and whether or not they meet the federal directives of No baby Left at the back of. concerning the difficulty of responsibility are the most important review courses i.e., the Michigan academic evaluation software (MEAP) and the nationwide review of academic development (NAEP) which are used to degree educational fulfillment and the way Michigan scholars functionality ranks in comparison to scholars in different states. Addonizio and Kearney additionally tackle the becoming pattern of college selection, when it comes to the choices mom and dad need to choose constitution faculties for his or her young children to wait or to ship them out-of-district through a college of selection application. Charters are a fast-growing move that, because the authors indicate, current a bit combined hopes for the longer term. additionally they establish the advantages and capability pitfalls of the college of selection application. eventually, potentially no different institution district within the nation has suffered the decline that the Detroit Public faculties have. The authors speak about the various purposes for the district s difficulties, efforts together with country oversight to correct the send, and the place they see the district headed because it adapts to the splintering of town s neighborhoods and the lack of inhabitants to the suburbs. The publication concludes with a dialogue of what has been gleaned from the successes and screw ups of assorted reform efforts and, in line with the authors observations and research, their techniques and concepts for the way forward for schooling reform.

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Download E-books Risk Assessment of Prenatally-Induced Adverse Health Effects PDF

Because the thalidomide (Contergan) tragedy approximately 30 years in the past the induction of prenatally-induced morphological or practical defects has been a space of in depth study. chance evaluation of prenatally-induced adversarial overall healthiness results continues to be a tricky activity from either experimental facts in addition asfrom observations in people. within the contributions to this booklet 3 significant facets are handled: - Quantitative extrapolations of experimental info to the scenario potentially correct for guy. - the importance for a probability evaluate with appreciate to guy of teenage or infrequent structural abnormalities saw in experimental reports - the long run have to verify congenital dysfunctions (e.g. of the hormone or the immune method) beside the current evaulation of structural defects. obstacles as good as gaps of the current wisdom during this region of easy and utilized study are mentioned. because the result of prenatally-induced lesions might appear themselves not just pre- yet frequently no longer earlier than overdue postnatally, various facets of structural and sensible abnormaldevelopment needs to be studied in experimental and scientific investigations.

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Download E-books Accreditation and Evaluation in the European Higher Education Area (Higher Education Dynamics) PDF

This quantity provides a wealthy account of the advance of accreditation and review in 20 eu international locations. It indicates how accreditation is turning into a primary mechanism within the steerage of upper schooling throughout Europe. The e-book is exclusive in its research of forces riding in the direction of the unfold of other types of accreditation within the rising eu greater schooling area.

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Download E-books The ABCs of Curriculum-Based Evaluation: A Practical Guide to Effective Decision Making (Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools) PDF

This e-book presents a pragmatic advisor to curriculum-based evaluate (CBE), which is helping educators resolve studying difficulties via making data-based judgements approximately what and the way to coach. CBE deals transparent systems for interpreting PreK-12 scholars' educational talents, deciding on the place guide must concentration, and comparing development. Written in an enticing, step by step kind, the booklet good points examples all through that illustrate the problem-solving technique. using curriculum-based size (CBM) as a knowledge assortment approach is mentioned. Reproducible making plans and implementation instruments are integrated; the large-size layout and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying. dealers additionally get entry to an internet web page the place they could obtain and print the reproducible materials.

This publication is within the Guilford useful Intervention within the faculties Series.

See additionally The ABCs of CBM: a realistic advisor to Curriculum-Based size, by way of Michelle okay. Hosp, John L. Hosp, and Kenneth W. Howell, which gives hands-on directions for enforcing a center method utilized in CBE.

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Download E-books Literacy Goes to School: The Parents' Role in Young Children's Literacy Learning PDF

`Very obtainable - no longer too technical or jargon-ridden. the sensible feedback have been invaluable too - if execs suppose encouraged to advertise switch of their perform and coverage it's beneficial to have feedback on the place to begin and what to do' - Management in Education

Few fundamental academics have an opportunity to determine intimately what childrens have already learnt, and keep learning, approximately literacy at domestic with their mom and dad. This ebook supplies a transparent demonstration of literacy studying that happens at domestic, and the way it differs from, in addition to pertains to, literacy in class. it is going to aid lecturers to extend their figuring out of this method and to construct on their courting with mom and dad. Such realizing, the ebook indicates, can without delay improve kid's literacy functionality in school.

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Download E-books A Big Apple for Educators: New York City's Experiment with Schoolwide Performance Bonuses: Final Evaluation Report PDF

By Matthew G. Springer, Kun Yuan

For 3 college years, from 2007 to 2010, approximately two hundred high-needs ny urban public colleges participated within the Schoolwide functionality Bonus application, whose wide goal was once to enhance scholar functionality via school-based monetary incentives. An self reliant research of try out ratings, surveys, and interviews stumbled on that this system didn't increase scholar success, possibly since it didn't inspire swap in educator behavior.

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