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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)  The mission of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is to provide the vision and leadership necessary to ensure a mathematics education of...  
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)  NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide...  
National Institute For Literacy (NIFL)  The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) was a federal organization that shared information about literacy and supported the development of high-quality...  
National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS)  The National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) is an outcome-based reporting system for the state-administered, Federally-funded adult education...  
National Skills Standards Board (NSSB)  The National Skills Standards Board was created under the National Skills Standards Act of 1994 (Title V of Goals 2000) as a group of business, labor,...  
Natural Approach   Developed by linguist Stephen Krashen and teacher Tracy Terrell (1983), the Natural Approach is a methodology for fostering second language acquisition...  
New Concurrent Approach (NCA)  NCA, developed by Rodolfo Jacobson, is an approach to bilingual instruction that suggests using a structured form of code-switching for delivery of content...  
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)  On January, 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The Act is the most sweeping reform of the Elementary and Secondary...  
Non-count Nouns   Non-count nouns are usually things which cannot be counted, such as rice or water. Non-count nouns have a singular form, but when they are indefinite,...  
Nontraditional Occupational and Employment   As defined in the Women Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act, the term nontraditional occupations refers to occupations and jobs in which...  
Normal Distribution Curve   The normal distribution curve is a bell-shaped curve representing a theoretical distribution of measurements that is often approximated by a wide variety...  
Norm-Referenced Test   A norm-referenced test is a standardized assessment, in which all students perform under the same conditions. This type of test compares a student or...  
Norms   Norms are the average or typical scores on a test for members of a specified group. They are usually presented in tabular form for a series of different...  
NorthStar   NorthStar is a free national adult learner digital literacy assessment tool. The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform...  
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