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Assessment Profile   A reading profile is obtained by measuring a student's ability in several aspects of the reading process: alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and/or comprehension...  
Assistive Technology   Any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve...  
Association for Career and Technical Education (formerly the American Vocational Association) (ACTE)  The Association for Career and Technical Education, formerly the American Vocational Association (AVA) is the largest national education association dedicated...  
Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)  ACSA is a membership organization who's mission it is to support California's educational leaders, ensure all students have the essential skills and knowledge...  
Asynchronous Learning   Asynchronous learning is any self-paced learning event that is delivered after the original live event. Also used to indicate a learning event where the...  
At Risk   A term applied to students who have not been adequately served by social service or educational systems and who are at risk of educational failure due...  
Ataxia   Poor sense of balance and body position and lack of coordination of the voluntary muscles; characteristic of one type of cerebral palsy....  
Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)  Children with ADD (difficulty with attention span) who are also hyperactive or impulsive are often labeled ADHD, for attention-deficit/hyperactivity d...  
Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD)  A condition characterized by the inability to concentrate. Between three and ten percent of U.S. school-age children are thought to have ADD. Many of...  
Audiolingual Approach   The audiolingual approach is a behavioristic approach to language learning, which stems from the belief that the ability to make a sound or use correct...  
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