US Educational Terms Glossary (Garland Green)


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NAEP

National Assessment of Educational Progress

NAEYC

National Association for the Education of Young Children

NASBE

National Association for State Boards of Education

NASDC

New American Schools Development Corporation

National Blue Ribbon Award

This award honors public and private K–12 schools that are academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.

NCADI

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

NCAL

National Center on Adult Literacy

NCATE

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

NCES

National Center for Educational Statistics

NCLB (No Child Left Behind)

Signed into law by President Bush in 2002, No Child Left Behind sets performance guidelines for all schools and also stipulates what must be included in accountability reports to parents. It mandates annual student testing, includes guidelines for underperforming schools, and requires states to train all teachers and assistants to be "highly qualified".

NCMSC

North Center Mathematics and Science Consortium

NCREL

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory

NCRTEC

North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium

NCTE

National Council of Teachers of English

NCTM

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NEA

National Education Association

New Math

The teaching of highly abstract and conceptual math which was popular during the early 1960s.

NGA

National Governors Association

Norm-referenced Assessment

  • An assessment designed to discover how an individual student s performance or test result compares to that of an appropriate peer group. (Compare to criterion-referenced assessment.)

  • An assessment in which an individual or group's performance is compared with a larger group. Usually the larger group is representative of a cross-section of all US students. (Ed Source)

NSDC

National Staff Development Council

NSTA

National Science Teachers Association

NWREL

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory


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