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Sample   The sample is the group of people you select to be in your study. The sample should be representative of a larger population to whom you want to generalize...  
Scaffolding   Temporary support for learning including systematic prompts in content, materials, activities, and teacher and peer assistance. This support is provided...  
Scale   A scale is an organized set of measurements, all of which measure one property or characteristic. Different types of test-score scales use different units,...  
Scale Scores   Scale scores are on a single scale with intervals of equal size. The scale can be applied to all groups taking a given test, regardless of group characteristics...  
School to Work Opportunities Act (STWOA)  In July 1994, Congress passed the School to Work Opportunities Act (STWOA). STWOA allocated funds to establish statewide partnerships designed to enable...  
School-to-Work (STW)  School-to-Work is an umbrella term for many activities, experiences and opportunities that prepare students for the world of work. Some noted examples...  
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)  Comparatively few students in the U.S. pursue expertise in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The United States has articulated...  
Second Conditional   The second conditional (also called conditional type 2) is a structure used for talking about unreal situations in the present or in the future. Like...  
Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS)  In 1991, the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), U.S. Department of Labor, issued its report on the competencies, skills, and...  
Selected-Response Item   Selected-response items are questions or incomplete statements that are followed by answer choices, one of which is the correct or best answer. Also referred...  
Semivowels   Semivowels are sounds articulated like vowels but used as consonants....  
Service Learning   Service learning is an instructional method that combines community service with a structured school-based opportunity for reflection about that service,...  
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)  The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model* is a research-based and validated instructional model that has proven effective in addressing...  
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