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Data-Driven Decision Making   A process of making decisions about curriculum and instruction based on the analysis of classroom data and standardized test data. Data-driven decision...  
Department of Labor (DOL)  The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working...  
Diagnostic Test   A diagnostic test is intended to locate learning difficulties or patterns of error. Such tests yield measures of specific knowledge, skills, or abilities...  
Dialect   Special varieties within a language distinguished by differences in vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar but not sufficiently different to be regarded...  
Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT)  The Dictionary of Occupational Titles was created by the Employment and Training Administration of the United States Department of Labor. It has been...  
Differential Sample Attrition   Sample attrition refers to when members of the sample drop out during the course of a study. This becomes a problem if students representing a particular...  
Differentiated Instruction   An instructional approach in which the teacher adapts the content, process, and product of lessons to match each student's readiness, learning style,...  
Digital Leadership Academy (DLAC)  The Digital Leadership Academy will assist agencies in meeting their technology integration, or online or blended teaching goals. The program is designed...  
Digital Literacy (DL)  "The skills associated with using technology to enable users to find, evaluate, organize, create, and communicate information." (As defined by WIOA and...  
Digraph   A diagraph is a group of two letters that express one sound. An example is sh....  
Direct-Interactive Teaching Model   A direct teaching approach that typically follows a cycle that includes: checking previous work, presenting new material, student practice with new material,...  
Disadvantaged Adults   The term “disadvantaged” encompasses many definitions. For the State Plan, the term “educationally disadvantaged adult” means an adult who (1) demonstrates...  
Disaggregated Data   "Disaggregate" means to separate a whole into its parts. In education, this term means that test results are sorted into groups of students who are economically...  
Discretionary Grants   These competitive grants are applied for directly to the Federal Government....  
Discussion Teaching Method   Using discussion as a teaching method has benefits for achieving particular cognitive and affective ends and encouraging active, participatory learning...  
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