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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Agricultural Production

The provision of plant and animal commodities. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Agronomy

Branch of agriculture that deals with field crop production and soil management. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Alaska Natives

Peoples indigenous to Alaska (Alaska's American Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos). Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Alcohol Abuse

Excessive or otherwise inappropriate ingestion of alcoholic beverages, often causing risk or injury to health and impaired social functioning. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Alcoholism

Psychogenic or physiological dependence on alcohol. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Alienation

Estrangement from others, especially those from whom a relationship was expected, or from the prevalent values, goals, or trends of society. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Alignment (Education)

Coordinating elements of teaching and learning (e.g., assessment, standards, curriculum, teaching methods, materials, scheduling, policies, school facilities and organization, educator training) to achieve consistency, conformity, and agreement among the components and to reflect and reinforce program goals. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Allied Health Occupations

Professional, technical, and supportive occupations in patient services, administration, teaching, and research that support, complement, or supplement the functions of physicians, dentists, and registered nurses or other independent practitioners -- also includes environmental health occupations. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Allied Health Occupations Education

Formal preparation for occupations in allied health at all levels. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Alternative Assessment

Appraising knowledge or skills by means other than traditionally employed, objective tests, especially standardized multiple-choice tests. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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