• Self-Help

The Test Book

Author: Mikael Krogerus,Roman Tschäppeler
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393247058
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
View: 3961
An essential library of tests for self-knowledge and success, from the strategic thinking experts behind the international bestseller The Decision Book. Are you clever? Can you self-motivate? Are you creative? How do you handle money? Can you lead others well? With their trademark style and wit, best-selling authors Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler present sixty-four tests spanning intelligence and personality type; creativity and leadership skills; fitness and lifestyle; and knowledge and belief. From what you see in a Rorschach test to comparing your workout against a Navy SEAL’s, from EQ to IQ and Myers-Briggs in between, The Test Book offers a panoply of ways to assess yourself and decide what you need to succeed. As Krogerus and Tschäppeler highlight, you can only know whether you have the right skills, the right job, or the right partner when you know where you stand right now. Small enough to fit in your pocket but packed with insight and good humor, The Test Book delivers a quick, fun way to evaluate your life and happiness.

    • African American teenagers

The Test

Author: Peggy Kern
Publisher: Townsend Press
ISBN: 1591942349
Category: African American teenagers
Page: 139
View: 642
After ignoring the changes in her body over the last few weeks, Bluford High student Liselle Mason realizes she can't forget her brief relationship with Oscar Price and struggles to cope with her increasing panic after her brother notices her growing belly.

    • Young Adult Fiction

The Testing

Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544035690
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 336
View: 4911
It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about—hope for—is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing post-war civilization. When Cia is chosen, her father finally tells her about his own nightmarish half-memories of The Testing. Armed with his dire warnings (“Cia, trust no one”), she bravely heads off to Tosu City, far away from friends and family, perhaps forever. Danger, romance—and sheer terror—await.

    • Business & Economics

The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking (Fully Revised Edition)

Author: Mikael Krogerus,Roman Tschäppeler
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393652467
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
View: 1487
An updated edition of the international bestseller that distills into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models. Every day, we face the same questions: How do I make the right decision? How can I work more efficiently? And, on a more personal level, what do I want? This updated edition of the international bestseller distills into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models used in MBA courses, and elsewhere, that will help you tackle these important questions. In minutes you can become conversant with: The Long Tail • The Maslow Pyramids • SWOT Analysis • The Rubber Band Model • The Prisoner's Dilemma • Cognitive Dissonance • The Eisenhower Matrix • Conflict Resolution • Flow • The Personal Potential Trap • and many more. Stylish and compact, this little book is a powerful asset. Whether you need to plan a presentation, assess someone's business idea, or get to know yourself better, this unique guide—bursting with useful visual tools—will help you simplify any problem and make the best decision.

    • Education

The Test

Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing But You Don't Have to Be
Author: Anya Kamenetz
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610394429
Category: Education
Page: 272
View: 8258
No sooner is a child walking and talking than the ABCs and 1-2-3s give way to the full-on alphabet soup: the ERBs, the OLSAT, the IQ, the NCLB for AYP, the IEP for ELLs, the CHAT and PDDST for ASD or LD and G&T or ADD and ADHD, the PSATs, then the ACTs and SATs—all designed to assess and monitor a child's readiness for education. In many public schools, students are spending up to 28% of instructional time on testing and test prep. Starting this year, the introduction of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 45 states will bring an unprecedented level of new, more difficult, and longer mandatory tests to nearly every classroom in the nation up to five times a year—forcing our national testing obsession to a crisis point. Taxpayers are spending extravagant money on these tests—up to 1.4 billion per year—and excessive tests are stunting children's spirits, adding stress to family life, and slowly killing our country's future competitiveness. Yet even so, we still want our kids to score off the charts on every test they take, in elementary school and beyond. And there will be a lot of them. How do we preserve space for self-directed learning and development, while also asking our children to make the score and make a mark? This book is an exploration of that dilemma, and a strategy for how to solve it. The Test explores all sides of this problem—where these tests came from, why they're here to stay, and ultimately what you as a parent or teacher can do. It introduces a set of strategies borrowed from fields as diverse as games, neuroscience, social psychology, and ancient philosophy to help children do as well as they can on tests, and, just as important, how to use the experience of test-taking to do better in life. Like Paul Tough's bestseller How Children Succeed, it illuminates the emerging science of grit, curiosity and motivation, but takes a step further to explore innovations in education—emerging solutions to the over-testing crisis—that are not widely known but that you can adapt today, at home and at school. And it presents the stories of families of all kinds who are maneuvering within and beyond the existing educational system, playing and winning the testing game. You'll learn, for example, what Bill Gates, a strong public proponent of testing, does to stoke self-directed curiosity in his children, and how Mackenzie Bezos, wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and mother of three, creates individualized learning experiences for each of her children. All parents want their children to be successful, and their schools to deliver true opportunities. Yet these goals are often as likely to result in stress and arguments as actual progress. The Test is a book to help us think about these problems, and ultimately, move our own children towards the future we want for them, from elementary to high school and beyond.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Bad Kitty Takes the Test

Author: Nick Bruel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1626725896
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
View: 2264
Because of a recent string of embarrassing behavior, Kitty's cat license has been revoked and she must take a test to get it back so she can still be a cat.

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

The Test

Incredible Proof of the Afterlife
Author: Stéphane Allix
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510729372
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
View: 6856
A man places five objects in his father’s coffin and tells no one. Can a medium tell him what they are? Can we communicate with the dead? Some people hope it’s possible, and some are sure of it. Thousands of people consult mediums, but many wonder if their abilities are real. To find out for himself, author Stéphane Allix interviews six mediums. Without telling them that they are being tested, Allix sees if they can name the five objects he secretly placed in his father’s coffin before it was buried. The results are astounding and confirm what scientific research on the subject has revealed: that life after death is indeed a rational hypothesis. Beyond his own test, Allix explores the stories of each psychic and what they’ve learned from their experiences: How does one become a medium? Is it a gift or a curse? How do the deceased describe the transition between life and death? Where do we go when we die? The Test addresses all of these questions and more, leading us to discover a reality that is both simple and amazing: it is possible to communicate with our loved ones beyond the grave. Allix invites readers to discover what months of investigation and interviews have brought him to understand about the end of life, death, the afterlife, and communication with the other side. In the last chapter, renowned French psychiatrist Christophe Fauré, who specializes in end-of-life care and coming to terms with death, speaks about the unique journey of grief and offers some friendly advice about death and mediumship.

    • Young Adult Fiction


Author: William Sleator
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613120028
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
View: 4839
Now in paperback! Pass, and have it made. Fail, and suffer the consequences. A master of teen thrillers tests readers’ courage in an edge-of-your-seat novel that echoes the fears of exam-takers everywhere. Ann, a teenage girl living in the security-obsessed, elitist United States of the very near future, is threatened on her way home from school by a mysterious man on a black motorcycle. Soon she and a new friend are caught up in a vast conspiracy of greed involving the mega-wealthy owner of a school testing company. Students who pass his test have it made; those who don’t, disappear . . . or worse. Will Ann be next? For all those who suspect standardized tests are an evil conspiracy, here’s a thriller that really satisfies! Praise for Test “Fast-paced with short chapters that end in cliff-hangers . . . good read for moderately reluctant readers. Teens will be able to draw comparisons to contemporary society’s shift toward standardized testing and ecological concerns, and are sure to appreciate the spoofs on NCLB.†? —School Library Journal “Part mystery, part action thriller, part romance . . . environmental and political overtones . . . fast pace and unique blend of genres holds attraction for younger teen readers.†? —Booklist

    • Juvenile Fiction

This Is Just a Test

Author: Madelyn Rosenberg,Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338037749
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 9087
David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot on his plate. Preparing for his upcoming bar mitzvah would be enough work even if it didn't involve trying to please his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers, who argue about everything. But David just wants everyone to be happy. That includes his friend Scott, who is determined to win their upcoming trivia tournament but doesn't like their teammate -- and David's best friend -- Hector. Scott and David begin digging a fallout shelter just in case this Cold War stuff with the Soviets turns south... but David's not so convinced he wants to spend forever in an underground bunker with Scott. Maybe it would be better if Hector and Kelli Ann came with them. But that would mean David has to figure out how to stand up for Hector and talk to Kelli Ann. Some days, surviving nuclear war feels like the least of David's problems.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Paddington Takes the Test

Author: Michael Bond
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062312413
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
View: 8823
Only a bear like Paddington could find himself taking a driving test by mistake, becoming a model at an art school, or being sawed in half at a magic show. No matter what adventures await, Paddington always comes through with flying colors. First published in 1979, Paddington Takes the Test is the seventh novel by Michael Bond chronicling the adventures of this classic character. Paddington has warmed the hearts of generations of readers with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This edition of the classic novel contains the original text by Michael Bond and illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.

    • Sports & Recreation

Saving The Test

Author: Mike Jakeman
Publisher: Ockley Books Ltd
ISBN: 1783012447
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 204
View: 1686
As it approaches its 140th birthday, Test cricket remains the most rich, complex and beguiling sport of all. However, it is under pressure like never before. Eclipsed by the heady glamour of Twenty20, compromised by poor administration and struggling to escape a decade of corruption scandals, five-day cricket faces an uncertain future.

    • Psychological tests

What Do You Know?

(the Test Book with a Purpose)
Author: Arthur Frank Payne
Publisher: N.A
Category: Psychological tests
Page: 143
View: 3497

    • Juvenile Fiction

This Is Not a Test

Author: Courtney Summers
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312656742
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 326
View: 1308
Barricaded in Cortege High with five other teens while zombies try to get in, Sloane Price observes her fellow captives become more unpredictable and violent as time passes although they each have much more reason to live than she has.

    • Construction industry

Health, Safety and Environment Test

For Operatives and Specialists
Author: Construction Industry Training Board (2013- )
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781857514773
Category: Construction industry
Page: 254
View: 5065

    • Fiction

The Test

Author: Tawna Fenske
Publisher: Entangled: Scorched
ISBN: 1640634746
Category: Fiction
Page: 209
View: 4815
"The hottest, sexiest, most hilariously fun opposites attract story I’ve ever read!" - USA Today bestselling author Samanthe Beck This is a test. A test of every life decision Lisa Michaels has ever made. Lisa thought she’d gotten everything right: The nicest condo, the right career, the best hair, and a perfectly adequate sex life with her stockbroker fiancé. But when the fiancé ditches her at the altar, Lisa’s left questioning every decision she’s ever made. What if her instincts have been steering her wrong all along? And what if she tested that theory by spending one month doing the exact opposite of what she’d normally do? A crazy-hot fling with a tattooed steelworker from the wrong side of the tracks seems like a good starting point... Each book in the The List series is STANDALONE: * The List * The Test

    • Humor

F for Effort

More of the Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers
Author: Richard Benson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452138583
Category: Humor
Page: 128
View: 6110
From the author of the national bestseller F in Exams comes a brand new compendium of hilarious and inventive wrong test answers and homework hiccups. Featuring gems from elementary school ("two halves make a whale"), middle grades (Q: What does "germinate" mean? A: To become a German citizen), and high school (Q: Fossil fuels are usually associated with which major type of rock? A: Classic rock), these 250 examples of creative invention are sure to charm anyone who has had to bluff or blunder their way through a test.

    • Fiction

The Test

Book One of the Greg Dorn Series
Author: B. A. Sherman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781513600628
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
View: 5738
In the small town of Parsons, Kansas, 17-year old Greg is devastated when he loses his mother and sister in a horrific car accident caused by an escaped mental patient. To put behind him the desolation and loss he feels-and also to get rid of road rage drivers from the streets-Greg becomes a cop. He is good at it. During this time, life begins to turn around for him: he falls in love and marries his high school sweetheart and finds a renewed passion for life.The family moves to Denver and Greg takes a job as a police officer there. As Greg works the mean streets of Denver, a dark feeling inside of him begins to bubble up. This unexplainable thing, which he tries to keep buried, erupts with full force and with some deep dark strength, it now controls him. Greg becomes obsessively driven by this inner voice telling him to go out and kill. First it is road-rage drivers-then anyone whose looks he doesn't like. Unable to control the voice and the urges, he cannot help alienating his wife and daughter, who eventually leave him and move back to Kansas. Greg begins screwing up at work on the force and increasingly getting into arguments. One black night out on a "job," he ends up cornered by his own officers and is shot. Evil has been conquered...or has it all just been a test?

    • Juvenile Fiction

Independent Study

Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547959206
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 310
View: 9108
Now a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas, Cia Vale attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government's grueling and deadly Testing put her and her loved ones in great danger.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Put Levers to the Test

Author: Roseann Feldmann,Sally M. Walker
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0761380078
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 2857
What do hammers, wheelbarrows, and brooms have in common? All of themuse levers!