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American Institutes for Research (AIR)  American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a not-for-profit corporation. AIR's staff performs basic and applied research, provides technical support, and...  
American Library Association (ALA)  The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with members in academic, public, school, government, and...  
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)  The federal Recovery Act is meant to boost our economy and create jobs by modernizing our nation's infrastructure, enhancing energy independence, expanding...  
American Sign Language (ASL)  A method of communicating by using hand signs. Each sign represents one word or a concept that is typically expressed with several spoken words. For words...  
American Society for Training Development (ASTD)  ASTD is a professional association and leading resource on workplace learning and performance issues. ASTD provides information, research, analysis and...  
American Vocational Association (now the Association for Career and Technical Education) (AVA)  The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), formerly known as the American Vocational Association (AVA) is the largest national education...  
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (P.L. 101-336,1990)was signed into law under President George H W Bush in 1990. It applies to all private and...  
Analytic Scoring   Analytic scoring is a scoring procedure in which a student's work is evaluated for selected traits or dimensions, with each dimension receiving a separate...  
Analytical Trait Scoring   A method for assigning a summary score to a product, performance, or work sample based on a prior analysis that defined the key traits, dimensions, or...  
Andragogy   The art and science of teaching adults as compared to pedagogy, the art and science of teaching children. Andragogy is based on four assumptions about...  
Anecdotal Records   An anecdotal record is a detailed report created with writings based upon the feelings and understandings of the writer....  
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