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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Accountability

Being held responsible and answerable for specified results or outcomes of an activity (over which one has authority). Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Acculturation

Absorption into any group of certain features of the culture. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Accuracy

he extent to which something is correct or the level of agreement between a measurement and the value of the quantity measured. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Achievement

Level of attainment or proficiency in relation to a standard measure of performance, or, of success in bringing about a desired end. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Achievement Gains

Progress towards attaining a specified level of proficiency or bringing about a desired end. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Achievement Gap

 
Academic performance disparity (as measured by educational indicators such as grades, graduation rates, standardized test scores, college admission, course selection) between or among student groups. The groups may be defined by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, English language proficiency, gender, geographic location, etc. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Achievement Need

Forces that drive an individual to improve, succeed, or excel in things considered both difficult and important. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Achievement Rating

Judging individuals' or groups' levels of attainment or accomplishment and assigning quantitative or qualitative values to them according to specified standards or procedures. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Achievement Tests

ests used to measure knowledge, abilities, understanding, or skills acquired from academic work. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Acoustics

Science of sound -- includes the study of the transmission of sound through various media or in various enclosures. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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