Technological Literacy Standards

Glossary

  • 1. Allowing for changes to be made. 2. Adjustment in the testing environment and/or testing format.

  • The quality of being held answerable or responsible for, which may make one liable to being called to account.

  • A system designed to attest to the act of accrediting or the state of being accredited. An accreditation system would involve the approval of an institution of learning as meeting a prescribed standard or standards through a review board.

  • A management strategy that includes program mission statements, goals, short- and long-range strategic planning, organization, evaluation, and responsibilities.

  • Inquiry-based research conducted by teachers that follows a process of examining existing practices, implementing new practices, and evaluating the results, leading to an improvement cycle that benefits both students and teachers.

  • A process, function, or task that occurs over a period of time and has recognizable results.

  • Sufficient to satisfy a requirement or meet a need as identified in a standard.

  •  The raising of crops and animals for food, feed, fiber, fuel, or other useful products.

  • Land management for the simultaneous production of food, crops, and trees or the intentional designing of land through a system of planting trees, shrubs, crops, or forage in order to improve habitat values, access by humans and wildlife, and woody plant products.

  • Any sources or resources of energy that are renewable through natural processes, can be renewed artificially, or that are regarded as practically inexhaustible. These include solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and wood resources. Also referred to as renewable energy.

  • Human-made environment or system that functions as a replication of or to produce the equivalent of the natural environment.

  • 1. See student assessment. 2. See evaluation. Note: STL, AETL, and the addenda documents differentiate between assessment and evaluation, taking the position that students are assessed and programs are evaluated.

  • The expectations of student learning that are used for collecting information on student learning. They define what a student should know, understand, and be able to do and can be measured and/or observed.