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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Bayesian Statistics

Procedures that combine data from new observations with prior observations or estimates to derive new and more precise estimates. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Beginning Principals

Certified administrators entering their initial career position as executive or administrative officer of a school. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Beginning Reading

Initial activities, processes, or behaviors involved in learning to read. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences

Beginning Teacher Induction

Structured processes or programs designed to facilitate the initial inservice teaching experience, usually involving mentoring or peer support. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Beginning Teachers

Certified teachers entering their first teaching position. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Beginning Writing

Initial activities, processes, or behaviors involved in learning to write -- usually applies to young children. Note: Do not confuse with "Basic Writing," which consists of instruction in fundamental skills, or "Freshman Composition," which is the instruction of first-year college students. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Behavior

The aggregate of observable responses of an organism to internal and external stimuli. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Behavior Change

Complete or partial alteration in the observable activities or responses of an organism. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Behavior Disorders

Chronic or severe disorders of conduct, i.e., generally aberrant and unacceptable behaviors with or without serious underlying psychopathology. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Behavior Modification

Alteration of behavior by the use of conditioning techniques. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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