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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Advanced Placement

Permitting students with academic credit or test scores beyond minimum requirements to bypass coursework. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Advanced Placement Programs

Programs adopted in U.S. in 1956 under which high school students can take College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) tests, receive college credit for acceptable scores, and be placed into sophomore-level college classes. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Advanced Students

Students studying a particular subject at an advanced level. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Advantaged

Individuals or groups who have high status in a particular society for reasons of race, sex, ethnicity, economics, language, geographic location, environment, education, etc. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Adventitious Impairments

Conditions resulting from illness or injury during the developmental or adult years. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Adventure Education

Type of outdoor education that attempts to teach environmental awareness and build self-confidence through activities that involve risk or stress, such as rock climbing, survival training, etc. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Advertising

Persuasive presentation or promotion of ideas, goods, or services by means of mass communication. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Advocacy

Full and active support for and representation of an individual, group, cause, or idea. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Aesthetics

Branch of philosophy dealing with beauty, artistic expression, and psychological responses to beauty and art. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Affective Behavior

Behavior that involves or expresses emotions, feelings, or sentiments. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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