Sunday, 26 September 2021, 8:58 AM
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Course: Activity Examples (Activity Examples)
Glossary: US Educational Terms Glossary (Garland Green)
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A federal program that provides food for students from low-income families. (Ed-data)

A federal program that provides food for students from low-income families. (Ed-data)

AAAS

American Association for the Advancement of Science

AACTE

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

AASA

American Association of School Administrators

Academic Performance Index (API)

A statewide ranking of schools based on student test scores from the CAT/6, CST, and high school exit exam; it ranges from 200 to 1000. Most schools have an API, a state ranking (by elementary, middle, or high school), a ranking in comparison to 100 similar schools, and growth targets for the following year. (Ed-data)

Accommodations

Changes in the way tests are designed or administered to respond to the special needs of students with disabilities and English learners (EL).

Accountability

The notion that people (e.g., students or teachers) or an organization (e.g., a school, school district, or state department of education) should be held responsible for improving student achievement and should be rewarded or sanctioned for their success or lack of success in doing so. (Ed Source)

Achievement Test

A test to measure a student's knowledge and skills. (Ed Source

ACT

A set of college admissions tests. Most colleges now accept either the SAT or the ACT for admissions purposes. (Ed Source)

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

An individual state's measure of yearly progress toward achieving state academic standards. Adequate yearly progress is the minimum level of improvement that states, school districts, and schools must achieve each year, according to federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. This progress is determined by a collection of performance measures that a state, its school districts, and subpopulations of students within its schools are supposed to meet if the state receives Title I federal funding. (Ed Source)