Pre-ETS Glossary


This is the primary glossary for the site. It contains more than 1100 terms related to learning, secondary education, post-secondary education, employment, disability, and various aspects of pre-employment transition.

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Academic Ability

The degree of actual competence to perform in scholastic or educational activities. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)

Modifications of services, programs, and facilities to help persons with disabilities access the general education curriculum and validly demonstrate learning. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Academic Advising

A decision-making process in which a student and academic adviser use the resources of a postsecondary education institution to analyze and coordinate learning experiences consistent with the student's needs, abilities, interests, values, and goals. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Academic Aptitude

An individual's potential ability to perform in scholastic or educational activities. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Academic Aspiration

Desire to reach a level of academic achievement. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Academic Degrees

Academic titles conferred upon students by a college, university, or professional school on completion of a program of study. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Academic Education

Relating to college preparatory studies or liberal and classical studies in higher education, as contrasted with technical or vocational studies. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Academic Freedom

Right of teacher or student to be free from external or institutional coercion, censorship, or other forms of restrictive interference in academic matters. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Academic Language

Language used in academic environments. Includes language used by teachers and students to communicate within a school setting as well as language employed in scholarly works. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Academic Libraries

Libraries forming part of, or associated with, institutions of higher education. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


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