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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (P.L. 101-336,1990)was signed into law under President George H W Bush in 1990. It applies to all private and...  
Analytic Scoring   Analytic scoring is a scoring procedure in which a student's work is evaluated for selected traits or dimensions, with each dimension receiving a separate...  
Analytical Trait Scoring   A method for assigning a summary score to a product, performance, or work sample based on a prior analysis that defined the key traits, dimensions, or...  
Andragogy   The art and science of teaching adults as compared to pedagogy, the art and science of teaching children. Andragogy is based on four assumptions about...  
Anecdotal Records   An anecdotal record is a detailed report created with writings based upon the feelings and understandings of the writer....  
Anecdotes   Anecdotes are motivational techniques to encourage creativity or empathy students. Anecdotes can be about the teacher's life or excerpted from biographies...  
Anoxia   A lack of oxygen severe enough to cause tissue damage; can cause brain damage and mental retardation....  
Antecedent   An antecedent is the noun that a pronoun represents. Example: Sarah studied five hours for her geology test....  
Aphasia   Loss of speech functions...  
App Flow  

An App Flow is an interactive framework tool that enables teachers to seamlessly flow apps, Web sites, and games throughout lessons. Starting...  

App Smashing   App smashing is the process of using - or "smashing" - different apps together to complete tasks and create rich student projects. App smashing can help...  
Application Teaching   Application Teaching is a constructivist approach centered on activities which involve learning which proceeds from more basic ideas to more complex...  
Apprenticeship (Registered)   Registered apprenticeship describes those programs that meet specific federally approved standards designed to safeguard the welfare of apprentices. The...  
Apprenticeship Program   Apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job experience with short periods of formal, technical instruction in designated trades....  
Aptitude Test   An Aptitude Test is a test consisting of items selected and standardized so that the test predicts a person's future performance on tasks not obviously...  
Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)  The Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery is a series of tests developed by the Department of Defense in the 1960s. The battery consists of 10 individual...  
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