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Highly Qualified Teacher   HIGHLY QUALIFIED.-The term 'highly qualified'- (A) when used with respect to any public elementary school or secondary school teacher teaching in a...  
Holistic Scoring   Holistic scoring is a scoring procedure yielding a single score based on overall student performance rather than on an accumulation of points. Holistic...  
Human Resource Development System   The myriad public and private programs that are linked by their focus on building the skills and knowledge of youth and adults, including: adult and family...  
Inferential Reading Comprehension   Inferential comprehension is the ability to draw valid inferences from the ideas or information presented in a text. It is constructive in the sense that...  
Inferential Statistics   One use of statistics is to be able to make inferences or judgments about a larger population based on the data collected from a small sample drawn from...  
Informal Assessment   The use of non-standardized assessment techniques to evaluate student achievement. Examples are analysis of work samples, observation, and special projects...  
Institutional Self-Assessment Measure (ISAM)  A self-evaluation instrument designed and used in the 1980s to yield a profile of CBAE implementation and to assist agencies with planning. Succeeded...  
Intelligence Test   An intelligence test is a test that measures the higher intellectual capacities of a person, such as the ability to perceive and understand relationships...  
Item Response Theory   Item response theory is the basis of various statistical models for analyzing item and test data. In TABE, the three-parameter model was used in the selection...  
Key Activity   Key activities 1) show how knowledge, skills and abilities come together in actual practice; 2) can be demonstrated, observed, and assessed; and 3) can...  
Learning Objectives   Learning objectives summarize the knowledge, skills, and abilities that students will be expected to achieve. A learning objective answers the question,...  
Local Norms   Local norms are norms that have been obtained from data collected in a limited locale, such as a school system, county, or state. They may be used instead...  
Mean   The mean is the quotient obtained by dividing the sum of a set of scores by the number of scores; also called the "average." Mathematicians call it "arithmetic...  
Median   The median is the middle score in a set of ranked scores. Equal numbers of ranked scores lie above and below the median. It corresponds to the 50th percentile...  
Mode   The mode is the score or value that occurs most frequently in a distribution....  
National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS)  In September 1989, Educational Testing Service (ETS) was awarded a four-year contract by the National Center for Education Statistics to develop and conduct...  
National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)  In 2003, more than 19,000 adults participated in national and state-level assessments, the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL). A nationally...  
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)  NAEP, known as "the nation's report card," is a national testing program administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S...  
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...  
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