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School Days Educational Terms Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

School Days Educational Terms Study Guide

Activity 1: PICK-A-WORD

Choose a word from the box that best fits in each blank.

  • assessment
  • discrepancy
  • proficiency
  • tenure
  • bilingual
  • enrichment
  • rubric
  • tracking
  • curriculum
  • manipulatives
  1. Many classrooms offer _____ education because of the large influx of students from other countries in recent years.
  2. Many students demonstrate their _____ by acing their exams.
  3. Learning math, especially fractions, is much easier for some students if they're able to use _____.
  4. When my teacher checked my test scores, she found that there was a _____ in the score.
  5. A number of extended essay questions are graded through a _____ that assigns points depending on how complete the answer is.
  6. _____ classes are often offered for students who want to expand their college portfolios.
  7. Teachers are eager to get _____ because it means job security.
  8. The teachers have written an entirely new _____ this year and we can't wait to see the new textbooks.
  9. For some students, timed examinations aren't fair _____ tools, as they don't do well in this type of situation.
  10. _____ helps students at the same skill levels work together as teams.

Activity 2: TRUE OF FALSE?

Read each statement. Write T if it's true or F if it's false.

  1. Immersion helps children learn how to speak a second language by surrounding them with people who speak, read, and write that language.
  2. The programs that schools have for kids who are behind is called inclusion.
  3. When a student repeats the same grade, it is referred to as retention.
  4. Another word for mainstreaming is alignment.
  5. Moving students from school to a career or college is known as transition.

Activity 3: GET CREATIVE

On the lines below, write a story using at least five of the vocabulary words in this lesson. Make sure you use the correct form of each word.

Activity 4: WHAT AM I?

  1. I'm the changes in the way examinations are designed to meet students' special needs. What am I?
  2. I'm the exact levels that students are supposed to meet at each grade level. What am I?
  3. I'm the mastery of a grade level. What am I?
  4. I'm what students study each year in school. What am I?
  5. I'm the difference between two separate measurements. What am I?

Answers

Activity 1: PICK-A-WORD

  1. bilingual
  2. proficiency
  3. manipulatives
  4. discrepancy
  5. rubric
  6. Enrichment
  7. tenure
  8. curriculum
  9. assessment
  10. Tracking

Activity 2: TRUE OR FALSE?

  1. True
  2. False
  3. True
  4. False
  5. True

Activity 3: GET CREATIVE

There are no right or wrong answers for this activity. However, you may wish to have a family member, friend, or teacher review your response and give feedback.

Activity 4: WHAT AM I?

  1. accommodations
  2. benchmarks
  3. proficiency
  4. curriculum
  5. discrepancy
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