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norm

noun average, general performance, habit, median, midpoint, model, mold, ordinary run, pattern, point of comparison, regular performance, rule, standard, typical performance
See also: code, criterion, cross section, example, guide, law, paradigm, pattern, rule, standard

norm

something that ought to happen. Associated primarily in modern times with KELSINIAN JURISPRUDENCE, the dictum ‘law is the primary norm that stipulates the sanction’ indicates what is meant by a norm. Kelsen's theory of concretization describes the process of tracing the norm, which makes an official apply the sanction to the ultimate justification for it, the grundnorm.
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Once the authors of the scenarios went through the norming process and agreed on the specific behaviors required for a positive score, our statistics indicated that raters were able to use that guidance and achieve good intra-and interrater reliability.
Social norming programs have been used with some success to provide students with accurate information regarding their peers' alcohol use (Perkins, Haines, & Rice, 2005); there is the possibility that similar campaigns could be used to address faculty and staff misunderstandings.
Ideally, at the time of the norming phase, the team is working well together, has organized a way of communicating, and has a consensus focused behavior and a conflict resolution strategy, all of which influence a team's effectiveness.
Sol Mercado, who came into the game norming 16 points and 13.
They further note that relationships between the interview and child outcomes are relatively small in size, and that the overall performance of children in this sample, at both the beginning and end of the school year, are significantly lower than that of the national norming population.
As the project and knowledge manager during this time I estimated that we were between norming and performing phases.
We can prevent victimization through a number of models of prevention, including the ecological model, social norming, bystander intervention, and anti-oppression work.
Norm-reference approaches use percentile ranks or standard scores to indicate the percentage of persons in a norming sample who had scores the same as or lower than an individual's score.
We match the questions in our instrument to the content categories found in the TUCE-4 examiner's manual (Walstad, Watts, and Rebeck, 2006) and find that the average macroeconomics and microeconomics scores of the teachers in our sample are higher than those of college students participating in the 2005 norming of the instrument.
AND (you see, I'm on a roll here), we now have a new line of Spanish-language achievement exams with norming data.
Assessment/Accountability: The arts have blazed the trail regarding assessment of artistic product through intense efforts in common national standards and in reliable, valid assessments mainly through rubric creation and norming.