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Managed Enrollment   Adult ESL programs have an open or closed entry and exit system for students. Open entry and exit programs allow students to enter and leave a program...  
Manipulative   A physical object that can be used to represent or model a problem situation or develop a mathematical concept. A manipulative could be blocks, sticks,...  
Manpower Development and Training Act of 1962 (MDTA)  The main purpose of the MDTA (P.L. 87-415) was to require the federal government to develop information and apply methods that would help in dealing with...  
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)  A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional...  
Mean   The mean is the quotient obtained by dividing the sum of a set of scores by the number of scores; also called the "average." Mathematicians call it "arithmetic...  
Median   The median is the middle score in a set of ranked scores. Equal numbers of ranked scores lie above and below the median. It corresponds to the 50th percentile...  
Metacognition   The process of thinking about and regulating one's own learning. Metacognitive activities include recalling or reviewing what you already know about a...  
Metaphor   Metaphors suggest comparison between two different things, e.g., Bill Gates has a heart of gold . . . His mind is a sharp razor....  
Minimal Pair   A minimal pair of words consists of two words that differ in only one sound. Examples include: lip / rip, lap / map, tight / fight, and fist / list...  
Mission   A formal, short, written statement of the purpose and goals of an organization. A mission statement explains what the organization does, for whom, and...  
Modal   A modal is a kind of auxiliary. It comes before a main verb. Four common modal auxiliaries are can, should, would, and must....  
Mode   The mode is the score or value that occurs most frequently in a distribution....  
Modeling   Showing a student how to do a task, with the expectation that the student will copy the model. Modeling often involves talking about how to work through...  
Moodle   "Moodle is a free software e-learning platform (also known as a Course Management System (CMS), or Learning Management Systems (LMS), or Virtual Learning...  
Morphology   The study of the use of prefixes, suffixes, and compounding to form words....  
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