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Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD)  A condition characterized by the inability to concentrate. Between three and ten percent of U.S. school-age children are thought to have ADD. Many of...  
Audiolingual Approach   The audiolingual approach is a behavioristic approach to language learning, which stems from the belief that the ability to make a sound or use correct...  
Authentic Assessment   An assessment presenting tasks that reflect the kind of mastery demonstrated by experts. Authentic assessment of a student's ability to solve problems,...  
Authentic Questions   Authentic questions are questions generated by learners in response to natural curiosity about the content. Questions spontaneously asked by learners...  
Authentic Task   School assignment that has a real-world application. Such tasks bear a strong resemblance to tasks performed in nonschool settings (such as the home,...  
Autism   A neurological disorder that usually appears during the first three years of life. People with autism have problems with verbal and non-verbal communication...  
Automaticity   Automaticity in reading is the ability to read fluently without having to spend a lot of effort on or attention to recognizing words. This saved effort...  
Auxiliary (Helping) Verb   An auxiliary verb occurs with and "helps" a main verb. Example: Tim is fixing his car. (The auxillary verb occurs with and "helps" the main verb, fix...  
Average Daily Attendance (a.d.a.)  Average daily attendance (a.d.a.) is the total number of days of student attendance divided by the total number of days in the regular school year. A...  
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