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Banking   Banking is the act of gaining knowledge rather than creating it....  
Basal Readers   Elementary school books using simple or controlled vocabulary and exercises to progressively reinforce developing skills....  
Base Form (Verb)   The base form of a verb is the form you find in a dictionary. It has no endings....  
Basic English Skills Test (BEST)  The BEST is designed to test listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills of limited English proficient adults. For more information...  
Basic Literacy Skills   Those skills relating to the general categories of reading, writing, computation, problem solving, and interpersonal skills that enable adults to read,...  
Basic Skills   Basic skills include the academic foundation skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and English as a Second Language, as well as learning skills and...  
Battery   A test battery is a set of several tests designed to be administered as a unit. Individual subject-area tests measure different areas of content and may...  
Before, During, and After   A metacognitive approach to reading that guides students to explore text Before reading to activate prior knowledge, monitor comprehension During reading,...  
Behavior modification   The application of conditioning techniques to reduce or eliminate maladaptive or problematic behavior, or teach people new responses....  
Behavioral Objective   A behavioral objective defines an intended outcome of instruction. It describes what a successful learner is able to do at the end of the lesson or course,...  
Behaviorism   A theory suggesting that learning occurs when an environmental stimulus triggers a response or behavior. Based on classical conditioning theory, behaviorism...  
Behaviorist Models   Behaviorist models are based on the philosophy that learning is a change in behavior. Student behaviors which are rewarded will be repeated. Behaviors...  
Benchmark   Statement that provides a description of student knowledge expected at specific grades, ages, or developmental levels. Benchmarks often are used in conjunction...  
Bias   Bias is a situation that occurs in testing when items systematically measure differently for different ethnic, gender, or age groups. Test developers...  
Bilingual Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD)  In California, the BCLAD (Bilingual Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development) is the certificate required to teach in a classroom where the native...  
Blended Learning   Courses delivered via blended learning, also called hybrid learning, provide a combination of online delivery and supervised face-to-face sessions at...  
Blending   In phonemic awareness instruction, putting individual sounds together to form a word or a part of a word. In phonics instruction, putting together individual...  
Blends   In phonics instruction, describes common sounds consisting of more than one phoneme or basic sound. Examples of blends are str (three basic sounds blended...  
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