This test is divided into two forms, LAS I for grades K through 5, and LAS II for grades 6 through 12. They also assess both English and Spanish proficiency. The test is based on five subtests: oral production, phoneme discrimination and production, vocabulary, and oral comprehension. The combined subtests yield a composite score which is used to classify a children into one of five categories: Fluent, Near Fluent, Limited, Partially Deficient, or non-English.
Laboratory Animal Sciences - Component of National Institutes of Health, and buried in the area of Comparative Medicine, LAS oversees and supports improvement of the health of animals in labs, and awards grants for research intended to improve the lives of animals which will be given human diseases, as well as efforts to "improve animal models of human disease."
Link Active Scheduler. A Link Active Scheduler (LAS) is a deterministic, centralized bus scheduler that maintains a list of transmission times for all data buffers in all devices that need to be cyclically transmitted. Only one Link Master (LM) device on an H1 fieldbus Link can be functioning as that link's LAS.
An appointment which provides cover for the service element of a placement for up to 3 months. It is implicit that because of the short-term, service-based nature of a LAS placement, there is little structured training or training benefit to be derived from such appointments which are therefore not approved for training purposes.