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A Nation at Risk   A Nation at Risk is a report published by the U.S. Department of Education in 1983 highlighting deficiencies in knowledge of the Nation’s students and...  
A-B-C Summarize   A-B-C Summarize is a form of review in which each student in a class is assigned a different letter of the alphabet and they must select a word starting...  
Ability Grouping   Division of learners into separate groups on the basis of ability...  
Abstract Reasoning   Process using symbols or generalizations rather than concrete factual information to reach conclusion....  
Abstracting   A thinking skill that involves summarizing and converting real-world events or ideas into models....  
Academic and Career Education Transition Centers (ACET)  A proposed new structure for California adult education found in the draft Strategic Plan (October 2010). ACET Centerw will be designed to efficiently...  
Accelerated Reading   Accelerated Reading is a commercially produced reading program that includes quizzes administered via computer and student selection of books....  
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)  An Acceptable Use Policy is a written agreement signed by students and teachers that outlines the terms and conditions of Internet use in schools. The...  
Access to Learning through Online Education (ALOE)  An OTAN project to fund ten agencies in 2012-13 to increase the quantity, quality, and effectiveness of online instruction for adult learners....  
Accommodations   Techniques and materials that allow individuals with LD to complete school or work tasks with greater ease and effectiveness. Examples include spellcheckers,...  
Accountability   Policies that hold districts, schools, or students responsible for their performance. School and district accountability often means rating schools or...  
Accountability System   Each state sets academic standards for what every child should know and learn. Student academic achievement is measured for every child, every year. The...  
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