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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Baby Boomers

Those born at a time when the population's birth rate is sharply increasing -- used most frequently for the post World War II generation, especially those born between 1946 and 1965. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Bachelors Degrees

Academic degrees awarded by a college or university in recognition of the successful completion of undergraduate studies. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Back to Basics

Educational movement stressing basic skills, achievement, and accountability -- begun in the early 1970s as a protest against school permissiveness and declining student performance. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Background

Sum of the regular and persistent influences (experiences, conditions, circumstances, events, etc.) contributing to the present development or characteristics of an individual, group, or organization. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Barriers

Tangible or intangible obstructions that block, hinder, delay, deter, or interfere with action, movement, progress, or development. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Basal Reading

Instruction that develops reading skills through the use of a series of reading materials which are designed in sequential steps for successive levels of achievement. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Basic Business Education

Instruction or study in personal business affairs -- areas of concentration include legal knowledge, recordkeeping, buying, and money management. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences

Basic Skills

Fundamental skills that are the basis of later learning and achievement. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Basic Vocabulary

Fundamental vocabulary considered essential to effective comprehension and expression (common to all fields and subjects). Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences

Basic Writing

Developmental written composition or remedial writing instruction concerned with fundamental writing skills, including grammar, punctuation, organization, spelling, vocabulary, theme formulation, and revision -- also, basic writing for second-language students. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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