proficiency test


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proficiency test

1. A formal assessment of the quality of work. Proficiency tests for health care personnel are commonly performed in the clinical laboratory to ensure that standard procedures are followed and that laboratory results are reliable.
2. The validation of a laboratory's accuracy by examination of unknown specimens submitted to the laboratory by an independent agency. In the U.S., all laboratories that examine human specimens must undergo external validation of their accuracy several times a year.
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It might be a long time since I did my cycling proficiency test and I may have got out of the cycling habit in the meantime.
We do hope that the Aceh electoral commission will be fair by requiring all candidates from both local and national parties to perform the Koran proficiency test.
The minister launched the national work permit project and a model proficiency test center in Riyadh on Saturday.
Officers do not take the National Cycling Proficiency Test - it is a specifically tailored training course to ensure that they can handle their bikes at varying speeds and under extreme conditions.
And because one person has been knocked off and killed they withdrew them and they all have to go on cycling proficiency tests which is totally unbelievable.
To what extend do teachers' assessment of the implementation of school reform and efficacy predict school passage rates on the math and reading subtests of the Fourth-Grade Ohio Proficiency Test in 1998 (initial status) and improvement from 1998 to 2004 (growth rate)?
The name change will not affect the method and content of the test, nor will it have any affect on the validity of official test results (and certificates) issued for past administrations of the (formerly named) JETRO Business Japanese Proficiency Test.
Kenneth was practising for his cycling proficiency test and nipped inside his house for a drink.
The cycling proficiency tests are not compulsory, but the Jet survey showed that 90% of parents felt they should be.
British Cycling claims fewer children are taking to their bikes these days because cycling proficiency tests have increasingly become a thing of the past.
The Standards Council is the official accreditation body for proficiency test provides in Canada.
The investigation also found other international students had submitted falsified English proficiency test scores when enrolling at TCC's Northeast campus.