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 Persistence

Continuance of a student in school or college enrollment. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Academic Probation

Trial period in which the student must improve academic achievement to avoid being dismissed. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Academic Standards

Criteria established by an educational institution to determine levels of student achievement. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Academic Support Services

Remedial, supplementary, or preventive assistance provided by educational institutions to help their students successfully complete course assignments and instructional program requirements, such as high stakes educational tests. Services may include: individual tutoring; homework help; and small group instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, test-taking strategies, study skills, etc. These services, which generally take place outside of normal class time, may be scheduled at fixed times or offered on a walk-in basis. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Acceleration (Education)

The process of progressing through an educational program at a rate faster than that of the average student. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Access to Computers

Availability of one or more computers for individual use. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Access to Education

Accessibility of an education to a student, including access to appropriate educational institutions, materials, and personnel. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Access to Health Care

The ability or means of individuals to obtain health care, including geographic, transportational, and financial factors. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Access to Information

Means, processes, or rights related to obtaining or providing information -- also, the degree of information availability. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Accessibility (for Disabled)

Characteristics of facilities, programs, and services that allow them to be entered or used by individuals despite visual, hearing, mobility, or other impairments. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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