US Educational Terms Glossary (Garland Green)
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Grouping together students of varying abilities interests or ages.
High Priority Schools Grant Program (HPSGP)
A program created to provide funds for schools in the lower half of the state rankings (Deciles 1-5) based on the API. It focuses on schools with APIs that fall in the bottom ten percent of all schools and replaces the II/USP. Schools volunteer to be in this program. (Ed Source)
Questions that require thinking and reflection rather than single-solution responses.
higher-order thinking skills
Understanding complex concepts and applying sometimes conflicting information to solve a problem which may have more than one correct answer.
Highly Qualified Teacher
According to NCLB, a teacher who has obtained full state teacher certification or has passed the state teacher licensing examination and holds a license to teach in the state; holds a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; and has demonstrated subject area competence in each of the academic subjects in which the teacher teaches. (Ed Source)
Using a scoring guide or anchor papers to assign a single overall score to a performance. (See scoring guide.)