US Educational Terms Glossary (Garland Green)
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English as a Second Language
Classes or support programs for students whose native language is not English.
A student who is not proficient enough in the English language to succeed in the school's regular instructional programs and who qualifies for extra help. (Formerly referred to as Limited English Proficient/LEP.) (Ed Source/Ed-data)
Additional courses outside those required for graduation
Educational Testing Service exhibition of mastery A type of assessment in which students display their grasp of knowledge and skills using methods such as skits video presentations posters oral presentations or portfolios.
A role for classroom teachers that allows students to take a more active role in learning. Teachers assist students in making connections between classroom instruction and students own knowledge and experiences by encouraging students to create new solutions by challenging their assumptions and by asking probing questions.
Fluent English Proficient (FEP)
A designation that means that a student is no longer considered as part of the school's English learner population. It refers to students who have learned English. (Ed Source)
Any form of assessment used by an educator to evaluate students' knowledge and understanding of particular content and then to adjust instructional practices accordingly toward improving student achievement in that area. (Ed Source)
Accounting term used by the state and school districts to differentiate general revenues and expenditures from funds for specific uses, such as a Cafeteria Fund. (Ed-data)