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Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

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ACT - is a national college admission examination that consists of subject area tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. On the web: The ACT Test.

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NCLB - See No Child Left Behind.

No Child Left Behind - is federal legislation that has specific mandates for states and their public school districts. Those mandates are or are related to (1) stronger accountability for results; (2) more freedom for states and communities; (3) proven education methods; and (4) more choices for parents. On the web:U.S. Department of Education.

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SAT is a national college admission examination that consists of subject area tests in writing, math, and critical reading. On the web: The SAT Test.

Six Traits of Writing - A learning model 
that helps students understand what is working well and what needs to be improved in their writing. The traits give teachers a focus for their writing instruction. The traits give all a common language for talking about and celebrating writing. The Six Trait model breaks down writing performance into a manageable group of teachable and assessable skills. On the web: NW Regional Education LaboratoryThe six traits of writing are

Content / Ideas - the heart of the paper - what the writer has to say.
Organization the road map which directs the reader through the paper.
Voice 
the personality of the writer coming through on the page.
Word Choice - 
what gives an exactness to details and helps the writer paint memorable pictures in the reader¹s mind.
Sentence Fluency - 
In any piece of writing, there are many possible ways to write any sentence correctly, but usually, of those correct versions, one or two will sound better than others. A writer who can pick out those versions and can use them frequently will have a strong sense of sentence fluency.
Conventions 
the rules of a language. 

Related Links

The Act Test

A student website for ACT test takers.

http://www.actstudent.org


 

No Child Left Behind

Get full details of the "No Child Left Behind" federal legislation at the U.S. Deparment of Education's website.

https://www2.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml


 

The SAT Test

A website for SAT test takers, students, parents, and educators.

http://www.sat.org


 

Six Traits of Writing

Official site of the Six Traits of Writing learning model.

http://www.nwrel.org/assessment/about.php?odelay=1&d=1


 

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