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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Daily Living Skills

Personal management and social skills that are necessary for adequate functioning on an independent basis. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Dance Education

Any learning activities involving dance -- may be integral to physical education or offered as a separate program of study. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Data

Information, often numerical and especially in a form suitable for processing by a computer or for other analysis. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences

Data Analysis

Preparation of factual information items for dissemination or further treatment (includes compiling, verifying, ordering, classifying, and interpreting). Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Data Collection

Generating or bringing together information that has been systematically observed, recorded, organized, categorized, or defined in such a way that logical processing and inferences may occur. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Data Interpretation

Explanation of the meaning, implications, or limitations of factual information. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Data Processing

Systematic handling, manipulation, and computation of information by machines. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Data Use

The use of data in assessment, research, program improvement, decision making, or other processes. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Database Design

The process of planning and organizing the content and structure of a database -- also, the specifications that result from this process. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences


Database Management Systems

Software used to create, organize, secure, access, and update databases. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences



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