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Author: Rodney F. Hobbs
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: fiscal, years, assessments, abatement, administration, irs, tax
Number of Pages: 86
Published: 1999-10
ISBN-10: 0756706149
ISBN-13: 9780756706142

Each year, the IRS abates tens of billions of dollars in tax, penalty, & interest assessments. That is, the IRS reduces these interest assessments on taxpayers' accounts. Because IRS has not developed info. on the number & amount of various types of past abatements, this report provides such info. The objectives of the report were to determine for individual & business tax returns: the number & amount of various types of tax, penalty, & interest past abatements made during FY 1995-1998; & selected characteristics of the past abatements, such as the tax years of abated interest assessments, tax

Author: Cornelia M. Ashby
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improve, state, academic, assessments, could, process, enhancements, department, education, review, child
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437922961
ISBN-13: 9781437922967

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLBA) requires states to develop high-quality academic assessments aligned with state academic standards. The Dept. of Education (DoE) has provided states with about $400 million for NCLBA assessment implementation every year since 2002. This report examined: (1) changes in reported state expenditures on assessments, and how states have spent funds; (2) factors states have considered in making decisions about question (item) type and assessment content; (3) challenges states have faced in ensuring that their assessments are valid and reliable; and (4) the

Author: John B. Stephenson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: assessments, epas, toxic, chemicals, testimony, congressional, timeliness, credibility, new, science, assessment, process, limits, further, epa
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2009-03
ISBN-10: 1437909922
ISBN-13: 9781437909920

The EPAżs Integrated Risk Info. System (IRIS) contains EPAżs scientific position on the potential human health effects of exposure to more than 540 chemicals. Toxicity assessments in the IRIS database constitute the first two critical steps of the risk assessment process. Thus, IRIS is a critical component of EPAżs capacity to support scientifically sound environmental decisions, policies, and regulations. This testimony discusses: (1) highlights of a report, żChemical Assessments: Low Productivity and New Interagency Review Process Limit the Usefulness and Credibility of EPAżs IRIS:ż; (

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: assessments, sustainability, conducting
Number of Pages: 135
Published: 2008-07
ISBN-10: 9264047255
ISBN-13: 9789264047259

This volume reviews the state of the art in conducting sustainability assessments, including the range of methodologies and tools available. It describes current practice in OECD countries, as well as the continuing debate on quantifying and comparing diverse types of short- and long-term policy impacts. --Publisher's description.

Author: Erin D. Caffrey
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: primer, education, secondary, elementary, assessment
Number of Pages: 43
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437920063
ISBN-13: 9781437920062

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. In recent years, fed. educ. legislation has placed an increased emphasis on assessment in schools. This report provides a framework for understanding various types of assessments that are administered in elementary and secondary schools. It broadly discusses various purposes of educ. assessment and describes comprehensive assessment systems. Common assessment measures currently used in educ. are described, incl. state assessments, NAEP, and state exit exams. The report also provides a description and analysis of technical conside

Author: Loren Yager
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: concerns, exchange, rates, continue, manipulation, currency, trade, treasury, assessments, found, international
Number of Pages: 88
Published: 2005-09-01
ISBN-10: 1422300625
ISBN-13: 9781422300626

The Dept. of the Treasury is required to annually assess whether countries manipulate their currencies for trade advantage & to report on specific aspects of exchange rate policy. Some have been concerned that China & Japan may have maintained undervalued currencies, with adverse U.S. impacts. Congress mandated that Treasury provide additional info. about currency manipulation assessments. This report examines: Treasury's process for conducting its assessments & recent results, part'y. for China & Japan; the extent to which Treasury has met legislative reporting requirements; experts' views on

Author: Vincent Greaney
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: education, levels, achievement, national, assessing
Number of Pages: 178
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 0821372580
ISBN-13: 9780821372586

As knowledge increasingly replaces raw materials and labor as a key resource in economic development, the availability of human knowledge and skills is critical in determining a country's rate of economic development and its competitiveness in international markets. The growing use of national assessment capacity has enabled ministries of education across the world to describe national levels of learning achievement in key subject areas; compare achievement levels of key subgroups, such as boys and girls, ethnic groups, urban and rural students, and public and private school students; and prov
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