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Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)  The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model* is a research-based and validated instructional model that has proven effective in addressing...  
Sight Words   Sight words are those words that the learner recognizes instantly without having to stop to sound them out....  
Silent Period   Reception of the language precedes language production; it is common for newcomers to a classroom or social setting may be silent for weeks or months...  
Simile   Similes show a similarity between two things, using "like." Bill Prowell has a mind like a razor . . . After six hours at the computer, her eyelids felt...  
Simple Present Tense   The simple present tense expresses habits or usual activities. Example: I sit in class every day. The tense uses do and does as helping verbs in questions...  
Skill Standards   Skill standards are the standards that specify the level of knowledge and competence required to successfully perform work-related functions within a...  
Slosson Oral Reading Test (SORT)  The Slosson Oral Reading Test is designed to be a quick estimate of word recognition levels for children and adults. The test takes about 5 minutes to...  
Social Bookmarking   "Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata. In...  
Socratic Method   The Socratic method is the pedagogical technique of asking leading quetions to stimulate rational thinking and illuminate idea....  
Speaking Vocabulary   The speaking vocabulary of an individual are those words they understand or know the meanings of and use as they speak....  
Staff Development Institute (SDI)  During the 1990's the Staff Development Institue provided professional development for California's adult educators....  
Standard Deviation   The standard deviation is a statistic used to express the extent of the divergence of a set of scores from the average of all the scores in the group...  
Standard Error of Measurement   The atandard error of measurement is the amount of error to be expected in a score from a particular test. The smaller the standard error of measurement,...  
Standardization Sample   The standardization sample is that part of the population that is used in the norming of a test, i.e., the reference population. The sample should represent...  
Standardized Test   A standardized test is a test constructed of items that are appropriate in level of difficulty and discriminating power for the intended examinees, and...  
Stanine   A stanine is a unit of a standard score scale that divides the norm population into nine groups with the mean at stanine 5. The word stanine draws its...  
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