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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F

Full Time Equivalency

Part-time status (as of students, personnel, etc.) expressed as a percentage of corresponding full-time status. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences

Full Time Students

Students carrying a full credit load as defined by the institution. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Functional Behavioral Assessment

Procedure for identifying the purpose of inappropriate, problem behavior of individuals by determining the cause, or function, of the behavior --In this type of assessment, evaluators look "beyond the behavior" and provide information to support interventions that directly address motivation rather than advocate discipline or punishment. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Functional Literacy

Ability to read and write at the level necessary to participate effectively in society. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Functional Reading

Ability to read nonacademic, nonfiction materials such as bus schedules, tax forms, recipes, street signs, insurance forms, and job-related items. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Fund Raising

Identifying, soliciting, acquiring, and cultivating financial resources. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Fundamental Concepts

Elementary or essential ideas and constructs. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Funding Formulas

Established mechanisms by which public monies are divided and distributed for school use by a central agency, such as a state, based on estimated future costs. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Fused Curriculum

Curriculum that combines two or more subjects and studies their interrelationship (e.g., a high school course that combines the study of literature and history). Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


G

Game Based Learning

Learning and teaching situations in which students gain and apply knowledge through game play. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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