US Educational Terms Glossary (Garland Green)

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critical thinking

Logical thinking that draws conclusions from facts and evidence.

Cross-Cultural Language and Development (CLAD)

A test that teachers must pass to gain credentials that qualify them to teach English to English learners. The BCLAD is a CLAD for bilingual teachers.

Curriculum (plural curricula)

A plan of instruction that details what students are to know how they are to learn it what the teacher s role is and the context in which learning and teaching will take place.


data-driven decision making

A process of making decisions about curriculum and instruction based on the analysis of classroom data and standardized test data. Data-driven decision making uses data on function quantity and quality of inputs and how students learn to suggest educational solutions. It is based on the assumption that scientific methods used to solve complex problems in industry can effectively evaluate educational policy programs and methods.

Differentiated Instruction

This is also referred to as "individualized" or "customized" instruction. The curriculum offers several different learning experiences within one lesson to meet students' varied needs or learning styles. For example, different teaching methods for students with learning disabilities.

Disaggregated Data

The presentation of data broken into segments of the student population instead of the entire enrollment. Typical segments include students who are economically disadvantaged, from racial or ethnic minority groups, have disabilities, or have limited English fluency. Disaggregated data allows parents and teachers to see how each student group is performing in a school. (Ed Source)

Distance Learning

Using technology such as two-way interactive television teacher and student(s) in different locations may communicate with one another as in a regular classroom setting.



Education Commission of the States

Emergency Permit

Normally a one-year permit issued to people entering the teaching profession who have not completed some of the legal requirements for a credential. Generally the intent is that the person will enroll in and complete an approved teacher preparation program. (Ed Source)


Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

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