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High Stakes

By Iris Johansen
  • Book ID : 1538713098
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 400
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 848
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All bets are off as #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen introduces gambler Logan Tanner, a man with a secret past that’s about to come back to haunt him. Logan Tanner lives the exhilarating life of a professional gambler, taking risks with nerves of steel. From casinos in Macau to Monte Carlo to Milan, he’s racked up a fortune and become a living legend. But all the glitz and glamor hide a dark and violent past as an extractor—a world that comes rushing back to him when the beautiful and innocent Lara Balkon enters his life. Soon Logan is drawn into the conflict between two Russian mafia bosses over Lara, whose life now hangs in the balance. Logan has been offered something more valuable to him than money—information he desperately needs—in exchange for getting Lara out of Russia and to safety. Once together, Tanner discovers that Lara is a force to be reckoned with in her own right. Tanner’s search for the truth leads them to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Where the person who was hunting Lara now lies in wait for them. With the stakes climbing with each deadly confrontation, Logan and Lara are soon catapulted into a game against pure evil. The odds are stacked against them, but it’s a game they know they must play…even if it may cost them their lives.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Isbn : 0822391309
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  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Isbn : N.a
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351930796
  • Pages : 218
  • Category : Political Science
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  • Isbn : 1301552232
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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  • Isbn : 1466824352
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  • Pages : 224
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  • Pages : 192
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  • Publisher : Springer
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  • Pages : 422
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  • Publisher : IAP
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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Pages : 144
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High-stakes educational testing is a global phenomenon which is increasing in both scale and importance. Assessments are high-stakes when there are serious consequences for one or more stakeholders. Historically, tests have largely been used for selection or for providing a ‘licence to practise’, making them high-stakes for the test takers. Testing is now also used for the purposes of improving standards of teaching and learning and of holding schools accountable for their students’ results. These tests then become high-stakes for teachers and schools, especially when they have to meet externally imposed targets. More recent has been the emergence of international comparative testing, which has become high-stakes for governments and policy makers as their education systems are judged in relation to the performances of other countries. In this book we draw on research which examines each of these uses of high-stakes testing. The articles evaluate the impact of such assessments and explore the issues of value and fairness which they raise. To underline the international appeal of high-stakes testing the studies are drawn from Australia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, former Soviet republics and North America. Collectively they illustrate the power of high-stakes assessment in shaping, for better or for worse, policy making and schooling. This book was originally published as a special issue of Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice.

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By Dick Francis
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141929251
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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By Nicolas Chevassus-au-Louis
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 0674242130
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 704
  • File Pdf: fraud-in-the-lab.pdf

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From manipulated results and fake data to retouched illustrations and plagiarism, cases of scientific fraud have skyrocketed in the past two decades. In a damning exposé, Nicolas Chevassus-au-Louis details the circumstances enabling the decline in scientific standards and highlights efforts to curtail future misconduct.

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By Chwee Beng Lee,José Hanham,Jimmie Leppink
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9811328080
  • Pages : 172
  • Category : Education
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  • File Pdf: instructional-design-principles-for-high-stakes-problem-solving-environments.pdf

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This book examines the types of problems and constraints faced by specialists in the areas of security, medicine, mental health, aviation and engineering. Every day we rely on highly trained specialists to solve complex problems in high-stakes environments, that is, environments involving direct threats to the preservation of human life. While previous work has tended to focus on problem solving in a single domain, this book covers multiple, related domains. It is divided into three parts, the first of which addresses the theoretical foundations, with coverage of theories of instructional design and expertise. Part two covers the five high-stakes domains and offers directions for training in these domains. In turn, part three provides practical guidelines for instructional design in high-stakes professions, including learner analysis, task analysis, assessment and evaluation. The book is intended for a broad readership, including those who operate in high-stress, time-pressure occupations. Trainers at professional organisations can utilise the theoretical frameworks and training strategies discussed in this book when preparing their clients for complex, real-world problem solving. Further, the book offers a valuable resource for academics and graduate students, as well as anyone with an interest in problem solving.

High Stakes

By Erin McCarthy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101220503
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 593
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Unlike other politicians, Ethan Carrick is a nice guy-and a hot, casino-owning vampire. And with elections coming up, he'd like to find his First Lady-if his opponent's hit men don't find him first.

High-Stakes Holiday Reunion

By Christy Barritt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 036970438X
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 333
  • File Pdf: high-stakes-holiday-reunion.pdf

Book Summary:

A child’s life is at stake in this intriguing story from USA TODAY bestselling author Christy Barritt, part of The Security Experts series. When Christopher Jordan sees the fear in Ashley Wilson’s eyes, he knows he can’t let her request for help go unanswered. Despite their tumultuous history, he’s the only person his ex-fiancée can trust to find her kidnapped nephew. But how can Christopher trust her when he finds out that Ashley’s “nephew” is actually his son, the one she never told him about? With a terrorist cell convinced Ashley holds the key to accessing top-secret government files, time is running out. And Christopher will stop at nothing to bring their little boy home in time for Christmas. Experience more action-packed mystery and suspense in the rest of The Security Experts series by Christy Barritt: Key Witness Lifeline High-Stakes Holiday Reunion From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Unequal By Design

By Wayne Au
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135853738
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 795
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Unequal By Design critically examines high-stakes standardized testing in order to illuminate what is really at stake for students, teachers, and communities negatively affected by such testing. This thoughtful analysis traces standardized testing’s origins in the Eugenics and Social Efficiency movements of the late 19th and early 20th century through its current use as the central tool for national educational reform via No Child Left Behind. By exploring historical, social, economic, and educational aspects of testing, author Wayne Au demonstrates that these tests are not only premised on the creation of inequality, but that their structures are inextricably intertwined with social inequalities that exist outside of schools.

Studying and Learning in a High-Stakes World

By Rona F. Flippo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1475812493
  • Pages : 174
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 423
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Book Summary:

Designed to help middle and high school teachers, as well as students new to the rigor of college, Studying and Learning in a High Stakes World incorporates test preparation into classrooms without asking teachers to “teach to the test.”

High-Stakes Investigation

By Dana Mentink,Liz Shoaf
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488053448
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 765
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Keeping one step ahead of a killer… Flood Zone Mia Sandoval’s friend is murdered—and the single mother is a suspect. Her only ally is search-and-rescue worker Dallas Black. With no choice but to work with secretive Dallas, Mia discovers he’s as complicated as the murder they’re forced to investigate. Yet as a flood ravages their small Colorado town, a killer is determined that Mia, Dallas and their evidence get swept away to a watery grave. Betrayed Birthright Abigail Mayfield is certain her stalker couldn’t have followed her to Texas—until someone breaks into her new home. The music teacher has no idea why someone is after her, but she can’t uncover the truth alone. Sheriff Noah Galloway makes Abigail’s safety his personal mission. He doesn’t want to risk leaving his son an orphan, but Abigail needs him. Because somewhere buried in her past lies a secret worth killing for.

High-Stakes Mountain Rescue

By Cassie Miles,Leona Karr
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 0369717449
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 686
  • File Pdf: high-stakes-mountain-rescue.pdf

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To protect the innocent Mountain Midwife by Cassie Miles Midwife Rachel Devon is kidnapped and driven to a desolate Rocky Mountain lodge to attend a birth. But now the mother is dead and Rachel must get the child to safety. To her surprise, one of the kidnappers is actually undercover FBI agent Cole McClure. Now, with a blizzard bearing down on them and killers on their trail, they must team up to find this innocent baby a home… Shadow Mountain by Leona Karr After tragedy strikes, Caroline Fairchild moves her young son to the remote Colorado lodge she’s been hired to redecorate. Texas millionaire Wes Wainwright thought he’d gotten past his pain, but meeting Caroline and her boy reminds him of his missing child. As old dangers emerge, the two are bound by an instant attraction and a frantic race to save two children’s lives. But will history repeat itself? USA TODAY Bestselling Author Cassie Miles Previously published as Mountain Midwife and Shadow Mountain

High Stakes

By Steven Henry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Clickworks Press
  • Isbn : 1943383731
  • Pages : 133
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 646
  • File Pdf: high-stakes.pdf

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Trust can be an unaffordable luxury Detective Erin O'Reilly's world is in chaos. After a deadly ambush leaves her boyfriend fighting for his life, she finds herself distrusted by gangsters and fellow police officers alike. She's walking a fine line between cops and criminals, making her way into a dangerous undercover assignment. But no sooner has she started than a mobster is murdered. All the evidence points to one of Erin's few allies as the killer. Is he innocent? And if he is, can she prove it? The personal stakes have never been higher for Erin. With her K-9 partner Rolf the only one she can truly count on, she must find a path through a maze of half-truths and lies. In the underworld, perception is more important than reality in a lethal game where the prize is survival. Can Erin's wits and Rolf's instincts find the truth, or will they lose themselves in the labyrinth?

Microaggressions Across the Great Divide: High-Stakes Written Assessments, the Threat of Stereotype and Hidden Curriculum

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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Isbn : 1434945499
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 114
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Book Summary:

Read and download full book Microaggressions Across the Great Divide: High-Stakes Written Assessments, the Threat of Stereotype and Hidden Curriculum

High Stakes

By Bonnie Bryant
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1497654114
  • Pages : 268
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 926
  • File Pdf: high-stakes.pdf

Book Summary:

Nothing’s riskier than love Now that Lisa and Alex have put their relationship on hold, Lisa knows she should try to see other people. After all, Alex is dating other girls. For some reason, Stevie is pushing hard for her to take Callie’s brother, Scott, to the Country Animal Rescue League fundraising dance. Just when Carole thinks she knows where things stand with Ben, an old boyfriend reappears and sweeps her off her feet. Suddenly everything seems perfect. But is it too good to be true? Meanwhile, Callie Forester is focused on riding and has set her sights on winning; romance can wait until after she gets a blue. Between love and competition, there is a lot at stake for the Pine Hollow girls.

Teacher Involvement in High-Stakes Language Testing

By Daniel Xerri,Patricia Vella Briffa
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319771779
  • Pages : 345
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 173
  • File Pdf: teacher-involvement-in-high-stakes-language-testing.pdf

Book Summary:

This book advocates that teachers should play an active role in high-stakes language testing and that more weight should be given to teacher judgement. This is likely to increase the formative potential of high-stakes tests and provide teachers with a sense of ownership. The implication is that the knowledge and skills they develop by being involved in these tests will feed into their own classroom practices. The book also considers the arguments against teacher involvement, e.g. the contention that teacher involvement might entrench the practice of teaching to the test, or that teachers should not be actively involved in high-stakes language testing because their judgement is insufficiently reliable. Using contributions from a wide range of international educational contexts, the book proposes that a lack of reliability in teacher judgement is best addressed by means of training and not by barring educators from participating in high-stakes language testing. It also argues that their involvement in testing helps teachers to bolster confidence in their own judgement and develop their assessment literacy. Moreover, teacher involvement empowers them to play a role in reforming high-stakes language testing so that it is more equitable and more likely to enhance classroom practices. High-stakes language tests that adopt such an inclusive approach facilitate more effective learning on the part of teachers, which ultimately benefits all their students.