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National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Works: 25,541 works in 37,034 publications in 2 languages and 541,684 library holdings
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Classifications: QE39, 551
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Making sense of test-based accountability in education by Brian M Stecher( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Test-based accountability systems that attach high stakes to standardized test results in the form of rewards and sanctions have raised a number of issues for those responsible for educational assessment and accountability. Do these high-stakes tests measure student achievement accurately? How can policymakers and educators attach the right consequences to the results of these tests? What kinds of educational tradeoffs do these testing policies introduce? This book was written in response to school policymaking's growing emphasis on high-stakes testing. It addresses several key areas, including how the tests are used within these systems, how to evaluate the technical quality and trustworthiness of the tests, how test-based accountability affects the practices of teachers and schools, and what effect political considerations have on the policy debate. The authors also provide some recommendations for developing more-effective test-based accountability systems
Hazards watch reducing the impacts of disasters through improved earth observations : summary of a workshop, October 22, 2003, Washington, DC : a summary to the Disasters Roundtable by Richard Terry Sylves( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Academic research enterprise within the industrialized nations : comparative perspectives : report of a symposium by Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable( )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report identifies major global trends in scientific research, describes the changes occurring within six industrialized countries in response to these trends, and discusses the challenges facing these countries in the future. At the symposium, historians of science and higher education traced developments and described current conditions of research systems in "new world" countries, represented by Japan, Russia, and the United States, and in the "old world," represented by Germany, France, and Great Britain. ISBN 0-309-04249-6: $15.00
Summary report 1996 : doctorate recipients from United States universities by Peter H Henderson( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report 1996 -- Highlights -- Copyright -- PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- TRENDS IN DOCTORATE RECIPIENTS -- CONTINUED BUT SLOWING INCREASE IN RESEARCH DOCTORATE AWARDS -- Rate of Growth -- Trends in Baccalaureate, Master�s, and Doctorate Degrees -- Doctorates per Institution -- FIELD OF DOCTORATE -- Science and Engineering Fields -- Humanities, Education, and Professional Fields -- GENDER -- Gender by Field -- RACE/ETHNICITY -- Race by Field -- CITIZENSHIP -- Country of Citizenship -- Institutions
International assessment of research and development in simulation-based engineering and science by Sharon C Glotzer( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simulation-Based Engineering and Science (SBE & S) cuts across disciplines, showing tremendous promise in areas from storm prediction and climate modeling to understanding the brain and the behavior of numerous other complex systems. In this groundbreaking volume, nine distinguished leaders assess the latest research trends, as a result of 52 site visits in Europe and Asia and hundreds of hours of expert interviews, and discuss the implications of their findings for the US government. The authors conclude that while the US remains the quantitative leader in SBE & S research and development, it is very much in danger of losing that edge to Europe and Asia. WETC panel report commissioned by the National Science Foundation
Science and technology centers : principles and guidelines : a report by National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outlook for science and technology, 1985 by Engineering, and Public Policy (U.S.) Committee on Science( )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The national challenge in computer science and technology by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a national research network by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward Excellence in K-8 Mathematics by Mathematical Sciences Education Board( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical foundations of high-performance computing and communications by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1993 review of the World Data Center-A for Meteorology and the National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program by Ocean Drilling Program( )

in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A series of peer-reviewed papers that describe the results of shore-based studies related to a leg. Publication of the volume contents begins after the first paper is accepted and is completed four years postcruise"--ODP Publication Services website
Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program by Ocean Drilling Program( )

in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensitive skin by Vladimir Lumelsky( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book covers the principles, methodology, and prototypes of sensing skin-like devices and related intelligence and software. Sensitive Skins are large-area and flexible arrays of sensors integrated onto the entire surface of machines. Sensitive Skin will endow these machines with the senses of proximity, touch, pressure, temperature, and chemical/biological agents, thus making possible the use of unsupervised machines in unstructured and unpredictable surroundings. Sensitive Skin will make machines "cautious" and thus friendly to their environment. It will revolutionize service industries, make important contributions to human prosthetics, and augment human sensing when fashioned into clothing. Being transducers producing massive data flow, Sensitive Skin devices will constitute yet another advance in the information revolution
Underground engineering for sustainable urban development by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

6 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For thousands of years, the underground has provided humans refuge, useful resources, physical support for surface structures, and a place for spiritual or artistic expression. More recently, many urban services have been placed underground. Over this time, humans have rarely considered how underground space can contribute to or be engineered to maximize its contribution to the sustainability of society. As human activities begin to change the planet and population struggle to maintain satisfactory standards of living, placing new infrastructure and related facilities underground may be the most successful way to encourage or support the redirection of urban development into sustainable patterns. Well maintained, resilient, and adequately performing underground infrastructure, therefore, becomes an essential part of sustainability, but much remains to be learned about improving the sustainability of underground infrastructure itself. At the request of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Research Council (NRC) conducted a study to consider sustainable underground development in the urban environment, to identify research needed to maximize opportunities for using underground space, and to enhance understanding among the public and technical communities of the role of underground engineering in urban sustainability. Underground Engineering for Sustainable Urban Development explains the findings of researchers and practitioners with expertise in geotechnical engineering, underground design and construction, trenchless technologies, risk assessment, visualization techniques for geotechnical applications, sustainable infrastructure development, life cycle assessment, infrastructure policy and planning, and fire prevention, safety and ventilation in the underground. This report is intended to inform a future research track and will be of interest to a broad audience including those in the private and public sectors engaged in urban and facility planning and design, underground construction, and safety and security."--Publisher's description
Optimizing the U.S. ground-based optical and infrared astronomy system by National Research Council (États-Unis)( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New astronomical facilities, such as the under-construction Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and planned 30-meter-class telescopes, and new instrumentation on existing optical and infrared (OIR) telescopes, hold the promise of groundbreaking research and discovery. How can we extract the best science from these and other astronomical facilities in an era of potentially flat federal budgets for both the facilities and the research grants? Optimizing the U.S. Ground-Based Optical and Infrared Astronomy System provides guidance for these new programs that align with the scientific priorities and the conclusions and recommendations of two National Research Council (NRC) decadal surveys, New Worlds, New Horizons for Astronomy and Astrophysics and Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences in the Decade 2013-2022, as well as other NRC reports. This report describes a vision for a U.S. OIR System that includes a telescope time exchange designed to enhance science return by broadening access to capabilities for a diverse community, an ongoing planning process to identify and construct next generation capabilities to realize decadal science priorities, and near-term critical coordination, planning, and instrumentation needed to usher in the era of LSST and giant telescopes"--
Cognitive development and the acquisition of language by Timothy E Moore( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive Development and Acquisition of Language
Federal support to universities, colleges, and nonprofit institutions by National Science Foundation (U.S.)( )

in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National patterns of r & d resources( )

in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Making sense of test-based accountability in education
The Academic research enterprise within the industrialized nations : comparative perspectives : report of a symposiumInternational assessment of research and development in simulation-based engineering and scienceSensitive skinUnderground engineering for sustainable urban developmentOptimizing the U.S. ground-based optical and infrared astronomy systemShaping biology : the National Science Foundation and American biological research, 1945-1975Using the American community survey for the National Science Foundation's science and engineering workforce statistics programs
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controlled identityUnited States. Office of Science and Technology

American national science foundation


Estados Unidos National Science Foundation

États-Unis. National Science Foundation

États-Unis. Office of Science and Technology

Fondation nationale pour la science agence indépendante du gouvernement des États-Unis, pour soutenir financièrement la recherche scientifique fondamentale.

Fundação Nacional da Ciência


Nacia Scienca Fondaĵo Usona registara organizaĵo

Nacionalna znanstvena fundacija

Národní vědecká nadace americká nezávislá vládní agentura

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation agencia independiente del gobierno de Estados Unidos

National Science Foundation agenție guvernamentală americană

National Science Foundation amerikansk føderal enhed

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

National Science Foundation Unabhängige Behörde der Vereinigten Staaten

National Science Foundation (USA)

National science foundation (Washington, D.C.)

National Scince Foundation, U.S.A.


NSF (National Science Foundation : U.S.)

NSF (National Science Foundation, USA)

Quỹ Khoa học Quốc gia

Science Foundation United States

Sefydliad Cenedlaethol Gwyddoniaeth

Spojené státy americké National Science Foundation

Stany Zjednoczone. National Science Foundation

U.S. National Science Foundation

Ulusal Bilim Vakfı

United States ‏National Science Foundation

Yayasan Sains Kebangsaan

Yhdysvaltain kansallinen tiedesäätiö yhdysvaltalainen tutkimusta ja koulutusta tukeva julkinen säätiö

Zientzia Fundazio Nazionala Estatu Batuetako gobernuaren agentzia independentea

Национална научна задолжбина

Национална фондация за наука

Национальный научный фонд независимое агентство при правительстве США, отвечающее за развитие науки и технологий

Національний науковий фонд

Шинжлэх Ухааны Үндэсний Сан

Ազգային գիտական հիմնադրամ ԱՄՆ կառավարական գործակալություն

הקרן הלאומית למדע סוכנות של ממשל ארצות הברית לתמיכה במחקר והוראת המדע

بنیاد ملی علوم سازمان دولتی آمریکایی

مؤسسة العلوم الوطنية

ন্যাশনাল সায়েন্স ফাউন্ডেশন মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের একটি সরকারী সংস্থা যার কাজ হল বিজ্ঞান ও প্রকৌশলের সকল ক্ষেত্রে মৌলিক গবেষণা ও শিক্ষাকে উৎসাহিত করা এবং তার পৃষ্ঠপোষকতা করা।


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