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Adult Numeracy Network (ANN)  The Adult Numeracy Network (ANN), formerly the Adult Numeracy Practitioners Network, was formed by adult education practitioners at the first national...  
Adult Secondary Education (ASE)  The primary goal of adult secondary education in California is to provide a curriculum that enables adults to attain a high school equivalency or a high...  
Adults with Disabilities (AWD)  According to the California Department of Education Fact Book 2009, Adults with Disabilities are individuals with cognitive, physical, sensory, or medical...  
Adverb   An adverb describes a verb, adjectives, and other adverbs. Example: Steve often skips breakfast. (The adverb often describes when Steve skips breakfast...  
Adverb Clauses   Adverb clauses ususally modify verbs, in which case they may appear nearly anywhere in a sentence. Like other adverbial word groups, they tell when, where,...  
Advisory Board   A group of volunteers made up primarily of industry, education, and, where appropriate, parent, student, and other community representatives that meets...  
Affective Filter   The Affective Filter is a psychological barrier through which language is filtered. If anxiety is high, less language is understood. If anxiety is low,...  
Affective Learning   Affective learning includes the emotional experiences such as feelings, concerns, and passions of the learner....  
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...  
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...  
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