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Grade

(1) A designated ground level. (2) To change the contours of land.

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Since 1986, the company has authenticated and graded over 7 million collectible coins and sportscards.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: our company's limited operating history, acceptance by the collectible stamp market for graded stamps, submission rates for grading of stamps, realized average grading fees, development of a sight-unseen market for the sale of graded stamps, competition, the possible decline in the popularity of some high-end collectibles, the limited availability of high-end collectibles and the risk that Internet based e-commerce providers could make exclusive arrangements with our competitors or other service providers.
Thousands of people visited the town's new graded schools in the 1880s and carried their observations back to their homes throughout the South.
John McDonald and her daughter Mary, both teachers at the Raleigh Graded School, each taught a model class of elementary students, and there were also a number of lecturers who each spoke for an evening or two.
Recently, Professional Stamp Experts (PSE), a subsidiary of Collectors Universe (Nasdaq: CLCT), began issuing numerically graded on a scale of 1 to 100 certificates of authenticity for United States stamps.
The new PSE grading and cash guarantee attracted a plethora of new aggressive buyers, led by both astute coin collectors and dealers who have long recognized the value of the highest quality numerically graded coins and, for the first time, numerically graded stamps.
Their study involved the mailing of two English papers to two hundred high schools to be graded according to the practices and standards of that school and its English instructor.
His only other instruction was that this composition was submitted by a candidate for the India Civil Service, that the work was to be graded as if the reader were the appointed examiner, and that a grade of 100 was the maximum possible.
Realizing that for assessment to be formative, it must be timely, I graded and returned each submission with comments and tried to incorporate a consideration of common mistakes into a Socratic session.
When the graded assignment is returned from the instructor, the opportunity to think about the assignment is once again an option but so, too, is the option to stash the assignment in a backpack or portfolio.
To back up the claims, a "Certificate of Authenticity" accompanies each Relic Graded Series 1.