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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Behavior Patterns

Complex acts made up of distinguishable lesser acts. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Behavior Problems

Transient or mild problems in conduct. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Behavior Rating Scales

Devices used to observe and record the occurrence of specific behaviors. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Behavioral Objectives

Aims of instruction or any learning activity stated as actual performance criteria or as observable descriptions of measurable behavior. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Behavioral Science Research

Basic, applied, and developmental research conducted to advance knowledge in the behavioral sciences. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Behaviorism

School of psychological thought, founded by J.B. Watson in 1913, concerned with the observable, tangible, objective facts of behavior, rather than with subjective phenomena such as thoughts, emotions, or impulses -- contemporary behaviorism also emphasizes the study of mental states such as feelings and fantasies to the extent that they can be directly observed and measured. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Beliefs

Ideas, doctrines, tenets, etc. that are accepted as true on grounds which are not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences

Benchmarking

Systematically measuring and comparing the operations and outcomes of organizations, systems, processes, etc., against agreed upon "best-in-class" frames of reference. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Best Practices

Techniques or methodologies which are recognized as producing the best performance. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Bias

An inclination, or a lack of balance. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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