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Affinity   Affinity is brainstorming approach that encourages less verbal members of a group to participate. First, all members of the group write responses to the...  
Affixes   Affixes are word parts that are "fixed to" either the beginnings of words (prefixes) or the ending of words (suffixes). The word disrespectful has two...  
Affricates   Consonantal, non-continuant, or stop sounds characterized by slow fricative release; the sounds of English ch and j or dg (and sometimes g) are exampl...  
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)  Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) which was commonly known as welfare, was replaced in July 1997, by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families...  
All Aspects of Industry   As defined by the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, the term "all aspects" of an industry refers to "all aspects of the industry or industry sector a...  
Alliteration   Alliteration can give a pleasing sound to a sentence. It is the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables...  
Alphabetics   Alphabetics is the use of letters in an alphabet to represent spoken words. Because spoken words are made up of smaller, more basic sounds (phonemes),...  
Alternative Assessment   Alternative assessment is any type of assessment in which students create a response to a question or task.

Alternative assessments can include...  
Alternative Certification   Most teachers are required to have both a college degree in education and a state certification before they can enter the classroom. No Child Left Behind...  
Alternative Schools   Alternative schools serve students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. They provide nontraditional education...  
American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)  The goal of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding...  
American Council on Education (ACE)  The American Council on Education (ACE), founded in 1918, is the nation's coordinating higher education association. ACE is dedicated to the belief that...  
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...  
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