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Pair-Taping   Using pair-taping, the class, working in pairs or groups of three, hold original conversations and tape them. Learners make a lot of mistakes while having...  
Parent and Child Together (PACT)  Parent and Child Together (PACT)is one of the four components of a model family literacy program. PACT time includes interactive activities between parents...  
Passive Voice   A sentence in the passive voice, the subject receives the action. In the passive voice, the subject often disappears from the sentence. Examples: The...  
Past Participles   Past participles are verbals....  
Percentile   A percentile is one of the 99 point scores that divide a ranked distribution into groups, each of which contains 1/100 of the scores. The 73rd percentile...  
Percentile Rank   A test score that is used to convert raw scores (number of correct answers) into something more meaningful. Percentile rank is the percentage of test...  
Performance Assessment   A performance assessment is an activity that requires students to construct a response, create a product, or perform a demonstration. Usually there are...  
Performance Measures   Performance measures describe how attainment of the learning objectives will be measured or assessed. Performance measures typically rely on standardized...  
Performance Standard   A performance standard is the level of performance on a test, established by education experts, as a goal of student attainment....  
Performance-Based Assessment   Evaluation of achievement, learning, etc., that requires direct demonstration of knowledge and skills via the construction of responses, and for which...  
Phoneme   A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in a language. The spoken word CAT, for example, has three phonemes (the sounds represented by the letters C,...  
Phoneme Awareness   An awareness that spoken language is made up of discrete units, the smallest of which is a phoneme. Refers to the ability to focus on and manipulate phonemes...  
Phoneme Classification   Usually the ability, as in an assessment of phoneme awareness, to classify two sounds (phonemes) as the same or different. For example, the beginning...  
Phoneme Deletion   Phoneme deletion is deleting a sound from a word or nonsense word. For example, deleting the first consonant sound from the word BAT leaves the word A...  
Phoneme Reversal   The ability, in an assessment of phoneme awareness, to reverse phonemes. A 3-phoneme word or nonword is heard, for example, and the student repeats it...  
Phoneme Segmentation   The ability, in an assessment of phoneme awareness, to indicate the number of individual phonemes or sounds in a word. One method, for example, asks readers...  
Phonics   Phonics is the use of sound-symbol relationships to decode words....  
Phonogram   A letter-sound combination that includes more than one grapheme or phoneme. Examples of common phonograms are ole (in hole, mole, role) and ake (as in...  
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