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a means by which individuals are compared and judged

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a measure or standard used for comparison

a ruler or tape that is three feet long

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Still another way of thinking about the accuracy of the NCLB yardstick is to calculate the probability that AYP identifies correctly the higher-performing of any two schools being compared.
A health ministry panel on Friday proposed the use of a new gauge to measure the risks faced by atomic-bomb victims of developing cancer and other illness, following criticism from victims that there have been no clear-cut yardsticks.
Axia ignores traditional executive remuneration yardsticks such as share price and earnings per share.
in Batavia, Ohio, says his group has used the quality standard yardstick for about a year on its rebuilt injection and blow molding machines.
As for the mayor's request for a radiation yardstick on the shipment of building materials, Edano said the government needs to consider the matter further.
In addition to the above stats, the 2007 Second Quarter edition of the Yardstick reported software sales by category, average selling price of smartphone content and much more.
The article suggests that the Third International Mathematics and Science Study is the yardstick by which we should measure ourselves against other nations' science and math education.
The FSA's "standard yield" -- the yardstick by which insurers set guaranteed yields for new policies -- will be lowered from the current 2.
But if by marriage you mean a piece of paper signed in a fluorescent-lit city hall, that remnant of medieval property law that held that a woman is the chattel of her husband, that codified yardstick used as a moral bludgeon by bully preachers, that restrictive moral interpretation that perversely asserts marriage is marriage only if there is sexual monogamy, a line on a Federal 1040 form, and the intrusion of the state into those aspects of my life that are most sacred, mystical, and holy--if this is the kind of nonsense you mean by marriage, I am against it with all my heart.
You will need clean watermelon seeds and a measuring tape or yardstick to measure the distances.
4 cardboard toilet paper tubes, cut in half 1 package of rug yarn, any color 8 ribbons, 1/4" wide, 12" long Glue Scissors Yardstick
If the company's plans are working, operating margins should begin to show signs of improvement, even without price increases in boxes and linerboard, and will be the yardstick for success of the company's plans and the precursor of further rating actions.
HURST, Texas, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Handango, the world's leading provider of smartphone content, today released the 2007 First Quarter edition of the Handango Yardstick, a quarterly report on the state of the mobile content industry.
With that yardstick, while we are one of the most affluent countries in the world, many would reasonably question our morality given how we treat our children.
From that altitude, the craft discerned details smaller than a yardstick across.