What is your philosophy of grading? Or, maybe better, what are the purpose of grades?

Suppose you were asked to participate in an interview about grading practices for the next special edition of Educational Leadership (a publication worth reading). This edition would focus on teacher’s perspectives on the purpose and place of grades in education. Since several teacher’s perspectives were being solicited, all participants were sent the interview questions. You open your email, and these are the questions or statements awaiting your response.
Thank you for your willingness to participate in this interview. Let’s get started.
1. What is your philosophy of grading? Or, maybe better, what are the purpose of grades?
2. How similar or dissimilar is your grading practice compared to your experience when you were in high school?
3. If your administrators began an initiative to get rid of traditional grades (numerical or letter) and move towards content-based grading or standards-based grading (narrative or feedback grading), would you be supportive or opposed? Explain.
4. Some teachers say that because grades should reflect what a student knows (or does not know), any grading system that includes extra credit, reassessments, and participation have little academic value, and tell the parents (and student) little about what the students know. Do you agree or disagree?
5. There is a movement growing in some educational circles calling for the end of the “0” Links to an external a grading practice. Those in this camp say the “0” is too significant of an academic punishment because “0” are often given for missing work, not evidence the student “knows nothing.” What is your opinion on getting rid of the “0”?
6. Finally, what advice would you give to a new teacher about grading practices? What have you learned in your years in the classroom?


What is your position on the new fda rules?

Read the article and respond to the prompt by writing a one-page reflection, minimum, in MLA format. Your response should make a claim, providing evidence and/or experience to support it.
Your response should be written with appropriate grammar, composition, spelling, and creative title in order to receive full credit. If you choose to use additional sources, use in-text citations to avoid plagiarism.
Be sure that your submission follows MLA format, including the following set-up:
– One page minimum requirement
– Proper Header and Page Number
– Proper Heading (Military style date)
– Creative title (capitalized)
– Times New Roman size 12 font
– Indentation required
Avoid the following:
– Poor writing, meaning, grammar, punctuation and spelling errors.
– Starting sentences with, “I believe,” “In my opinion” “My thoughts are”
– Wall of text–break rour responses into paragraphs.
See attached example for a well-written response.
Prompt: Healthy foods are those that provide key nutrients human beings need to sustain the body’s well-being and retain energy. Recently, The Food and Drug Administration announced new rules for nutrition labels that can go on the front of food packages to indicate that they are “healthy.” What is your position on the new FDA rules? Will the new labels and limits help consumers make better, healthier chooices at the grocery store?


What internal organizational changes does your analysis suggest?

This section identifies and describes the recommendations that address “the problem” and should directly draw from the Alternatives section. You should describe and explain the implementation plan for putting the recommendation into practice, including metrics (such as Business Score Card metrics) for measuring impact on organization performance if appropriate.
Other questions include:
What internal organizational changes does your analysis suggest?
How would you prioritize your recommendations in terms of short-/medium-/long-term?
What is required to implement your recommendations?
What processes would be involved? What financial commitments would be required? Et cetera.
This section draws from materials and work in Week 4.
This assignment is a draft of a section of your final document.
Formatting & Presentation (1 points)
Grammar & Mechanics (5 points)
Wordcount & Depth (4 points)
500 + Words
Content & Ideas (20 points)
Flow & Structure (5 points)
Research & Citations (5 points)
3 + Sources
Points docked if outside of source range


Analyze the three presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter.

Answer the following 4 separate questions and provide a source link for wherever you may have found your answers. Create an open ended question related to the first question.
1. Analyze the three presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter. Did these leaders create their own problems or did they face external circumstances?
-Related information: Use chapter 27 to help you answer the question
2. In what ways did the administrations of the 1970s fail to properly resolve issues they faced that would continue to haunt succeeding presidents?
-Related Information: The 1970s were undoubtedly a difficult time for U.S. presidents. Between the tense foreign and domestic issues there were a lot of problems the Presidents had to face. These issues, however, weren’t only faced by one president, because no president fully resolved certain issues, they continued to exist into following presidencies. In what ways did the failures of the Nixon administration cause problems for the Ford administration, and for their failures to cause problems for the Carter administration?
3. In your opinion, which president Nixon, Ford, or Carter was most responsible for their bad reputation?
-Related Information: It is clear that Nixon, Ford, and Carter all faced many problems and a lot of backlash during their time as President. This was due to many reasons such as economic problems, illegal actions, secret missions, private decisions, and much more. However, not all issues that arose could be controlled by the Presidents and therefore they were forced to take the wrath for the countries complications. So, the question is, who caused themselves the most amount of harm and did the most damage to their reputations based on their own wrongdoings?
4. In what was did the Vietnam War change the U.S.?
-Related Information: Under the Presidency of Eisenhower, the U.S. would get involved in the Vietnam War. It wouldn’t be until President Nixon started bringing U.S. soldiers back home, as he felt that this was a battle they will not win. However, entering the war already had an effect on the U.S. as it divided the nations people. It also had the ability to undermine America’s power to other countries, making the U.S. appear weak. Citizens that were against the war, specifically sending U.S. troops, saw it as unnecessary and that it was sending men to their deaths. They wanted to promote peace and eventually evolved the way society viewed things. How else did the Vietnam War affect the nation afterwards? What is the Vietnam Syndrome? Did it affect the U.S. socially, politically, and economically?
Book used – Title : Of the People
Authors : Michael E. McGerr, Camilla Townsend, Karen M. Dunak, Mark Summers, Jan Lewis
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA, Sep-2021
Publish Date : Sep-2021
ISBN 10 : 0197586155
ISBN 13 : 9780197586150

Criminal Justice

Describe the current issues facing the correctional institution rehabilitation programs in your jurisdiction.

Prompt: In this second milestone, you will classify which programs in your chosen jurisdiction are successful at reducing recidivism, and which ones are not. You
will then look at another jurisdiction that has successful programs and extract the best practices used in that jurisdiction that make its programs effective. You
will then compare the successful programs and best practices with the programs you identified in your chosen jurisdiction to determine how they differ in
structure and function.
Finally, you will identify the current issues facing rehabilitation programs in your chosen jurisdiction, and explain how these current issues are limiting the
effectiveness of those programs.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Jurisdiction Evaluation: In this section, you will focus on evaluating the effectiveness of the correctional institution rehabilitation programs offered in
the jurisdiction you selected, as compared to others.
A. Identify which programs available in your jurisdiction appear to be successful at reducing recidivism, and which are not. Be sure to provide
evidence to support your response.
B. Describe specific best practices of successful programs that are offered in a jurisdiction other than the one you chose.
C. Compare the successful programs of the other jurisdiction to the programs that exist in your own jurisdiction to identify differences in structure
or function. For example, are there similar programs in your jurisdiction that are structured differently? Is there a successful program in the
other jurisdiction that your jurisdiction does not currently offer at all?
D. Describe the current issues facing the correctional institution rehabilitation programs in your jurisdiction.
E. Explain how these current issues limit the effectiveness of the programs in your jurisdiction.


How could you use Excel in the future?

6. Write a typed, double-spaced reflection paper (minimum one page). Remember that we are looking for
responses that are backed by values that support your statements. The explanations should be clear to a broad
audience. Do NOT use cell references in your paper. The paper must include the following information:
 Your name, course name and project name.
 An introductory paragraph explaining the purpose of this project.
 For the first paragraph of the main body, write an explanation of how the final grade is calculated and
how Excel is used in this process. Analyze and reflect on the results for the student data provided. What
is the final course score you determined based on the initial data provided? What letter grade is this?
 For the second paragraph of the main body, reflect on the second scenario of the spreadsheet.
Could the student receive the next higher letter grade by improving any individual score from any
category? If it is possible, what was the minimum new score that would achieve an increase of a letter
grade for her course grade? If that is not possible, explain why.
 For the third paragraph of the main body, reflect on the third and fourth scenarios. What
happened to the student’s final course scores? If the student did not turn in the last two homework
assignments and the last project? If the student received perfect scores on all of the quizzes?
 For the fourth paragraph of the main body, reflect on the last scenario. How would the student’s
grade be impacted by weighing tests more heavily? Quantify your answer. Would this be a
good change to make?
 For the conclusion, reflect on the results of your project. What have you learned from doing this
project? How will Excel help to determine YOUR grade? How could you use Excel in the future?
Math 123 Quantitative Reasoning Project 1 Fall, 2022
Before you turn in your project, your project should check to make sure that you:
 Contain a paper that is well organized and in paragraph form (not just bulleted answers!), with an introduction,
main body, and conclusion.
 Contain a paper that is clear to someone who is not familiar with the project. Do not assume that you are writing
this to your instructor, make sure everyone can understand your statements.
 Give specific values; quantify statements.
 Provide support for your statements; explain how values were found and justify statements.
 Provide a workbook with at least five spreadsheets using the original grade values given below.
 Use appropriate representations (tables, color, formatting) that will help the reader understand the project.
 Project should make use of Excel functions.
 Project should be your original work. Copying someone else’s work is cheating. Sharing your work with
someone else is cheating.
These instructions cover the MINIMUM expectations of this project. Students are encouraged to be creative.
When you are done check for the final list, submit both an Excel and Word file
in the Project 1 assignment.

Computer Science

Explain the need to defend nuclear related Command and Control

Attached is the outline for the paper.
The Paper should consist of 3 sections
1. Briefly present the current state of nuclear power and weapons in the world
2. Explain the need to defend nuclear related Command and Control (C2).
3. Explore the various methods used to defend nuclear C2 networks.
The questions sections are things that the paper aims to answer but it’s not super necessary if the paper doesn’t answer them all.
There are also sources in the attached document that could be used in the paper, but others can also be used.

Health Care

To what extent do you feel the organization’s internal and external communications systems comply with current health information privacy and security standards and regulations?

Overview: In this first milestone, you will analyze the problem you chose in the Module One journal activity. This analysis will inform your potential solution in
Milestone Two.
Prompt: In this milestone, you will submit the Problem Statement and Analysis section of the final project (Section I). Consider and address the following
questions in your response:
I. Problem Statement and Analysis: Craft a problem statement that analyzes the technology problem the healthcare organization is facing.
A. What is the problem and its scope? In other words, what is its significance to the organization? Is it organization-wide, or limited to one or more
specific departments?
B. What health information privacy and security standards and regulations have been impacted by this problem? In other words, describe
breaches or violations that have occurred as a result.
C. Similarly, which privacy and security standards and regulations must be considered in order to resolve this problem?
D. To what extent do you feel the organization’s internal and external communications systems comply with current health information privacy
and security standards and regulations? Be sure to substantiate your claims.
E. Assess the organization’s communications systems and protocols in terms of how effectively you feel they ensure a secure and seamless
exchange of health information. Be sure to support your response with evidence.
F. To what extent do you feel the organization’s risk management policies and procedures ensure integrity of sensitive health information? Be sure
to substantiate your claims.
G. What risk management policies and procedures does the organization already have in place to attempt to address this problem? Provide
specific examples to support your response.
Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be at least 3 pages long with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least two
sources cited in APA format.


What health concerns do you have for your patient?

Objective Profile for client Jeremy Smith, male
Height: 70 inches Weight: 210 lbs Lab results from recent physical: Total serum cholesterol: 377 mg/dL Triglyceride level: 230 mg/dL
HDL level: 29 mg/dL
LDL level: 163 mg/dL
Blood pressure: 175/96
Personal health history: The client has had physicals every 3-4 years. The client was identified with having high blood pressure at his last physical a year ago, but did not want to start a prescriiption medication and wanted to try to reduce sodium intake per his physician’s recommendations. The client is a local construction worker and works 5 days a week, 8 to 10 hours a day.
Family history: The client’s father smoked for 30+ years and passed away from a heart attack at age 58. The client’s mother was diagnosed with diabetes at age 45 and is still living. The client’s brother has high blood pressure and hypercholesterolemia and controls with diet and medication modifications.
24 hour Diet Recall for Client:
Breakfast: Cooked at home: 2 fried eggs or scrambled eggs, 2 slices of buttered toast, 2 pieces of turkey bacon, 1 cup coffee
Lunch: Fast food Double Cheeseburger, medium French fries, 44 ounce cola soda
Dinner: Cooked at home: 8oz ribeye steak, 6 fried shrimp, 1 medium loaded baked potato with butter, cheese, bacon, ½ cup cooked broccoli, 20oz sweet tea
Bedtime Snack: 8oz whole milk and 4 Chocolate Chip Cookies
Respond to the following questions:
1. What health concerns do you have for your patient?
2. What thoughts do you have for your patient concerning his food preparation methods? Are there any recommendations you could suggest?
3. Thinking about this study of meats and eggs, what are your thoughts on your patient’s food selections? Do you have any recommendations for healthier options?


How can you better advocate for minority groups who have poorer health outcomes?

1- Robert is a 16-year-old who woke up with left-sided facial droop. He has no paralysis on his left arm or leg and is otherwise well.
a)What does the evidence suggest about the etiology of his condition?
b)How should you manage this condition?
c)What type of anticipatory guidance should you share with Robert and his parents?
2- Nurse Practitioners should not only recognize but also make it part of their practice to develop strategies to reduce or eliminate health disparities. Review information from Health People 2030 and the Center for Disease Control Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities websites. What health disparities can you find that are relevant to your community? How can you better advocate for minority groups who have poorer health outcomes? What specific objectives in Health People 2030 can help this effort?