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What is a good SAT score?

SAT or Scholastic Aptitude Test is an exam typically given to graduating high school students for the purpose of college admissions. Some high school students as early as their sophomore years may take the SAT. For a student to be accepted at a reputable school, he/she must have a good SAT score. Most colleges and […]

What is inquiry-based learning?

Inquiry-based learning is a learning or teaching technique wherein a question or a problem is given at the start to stimulate the learning process. Instead of providing the students or learners with facts at the beginning, they are given a problem to solve or question to answer. Once the problem is presented, the learners will […]

What is FAFSA?

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid which is what the US Department of Education or US ED uses as a form in determining the EFC or Expected Family Contribution. The EFC is determined by the “need analysis” which takes in consideration the various financial data such as assets, income and other household […]

What is exercise science?

Exercise Science is a bachelor’s degree program in college that is focused on health and exercise. This program is good for people who wish to study the health effects of exercise on the body. Earning a degree in exercise science can lead to careers related to wellness promotion, athletics supervision, exercise therapy, and personal training […]

What is HCI?

HCI stands for human-computer interaction which is a study that focuses on the interaction between people and computers. HCI also tries to measure the success of the development as well as non-development of some computers and computer programs. There are quite a number of big firms and schools that embark on HCI. There was a […]

What is EOP?

EOP is the acronym for Educational Opportunity Program. EOP was designed for purposes of improving retention and access of students who are disadvantaged educationally and have a low-income history. Students enrolled under this program are those with demonstrated potential and are motivated to perform well but they are unable to exploit their potential due to […]

What is Guided Reading?

Guided reading refers to the process where a child reads out loud to a proficient reader who is an adult and receives feedback. The main aim of guided reading is to develop reading skills by guiding the student. The process of having a student read out loud with instructions and correction is an important criterion […]

What is Egress?

The term Egress is an alternative word for exit. It is generally used to build a code that refers to the way a person can leave a building. For instance, a fire exit may be defined as a means or a way of egress since this reflects how a person can leave the building in […]

What is computer science?

Computer science is a field of study that involves that covers everything that happens behind computers and mathematical computations. Being a science, computer science involves precise and accurate studies regarding the procedures, expressions, and algorithms used in computations or data processing. Access to electronic information for example actually takes computer science to run in the […]

What is PBIS?

PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports that establishes the needed behavioral support needed by students to be successful. PBIS provides for the creation and sustainability of programs in schools, classroom and individual support systems for the students. The goal of PBIS is to strengthen the support system of a student so that he […]

What is MBA?

MBA stands for Masters degree in Business Administration and is considered as one of the most sought after post-graduate courses. Top universities from different parts of the world offer this post-graduate course. Students enrolled in an MBA program learn about the theories of business and management as well as the practical application of these theories. […]

What is higher education?

Higher education typically refers to the education for tertiary level. Tertiary level of education has two categories according to the international definition of what tertiary level is. These two categories are higher education and further education. Higher education refers to the college or university courses that are typically completed within three or four years. Those […]

What is lre in special education?

LRE stands for least restrictive environment and LRE in special education is a law that school children who are disabled must still get an education along with the nondisabled students as much as possible. This means that those with learning disabilities should not be taken out of regular classes. Disabled students can only be removed […]

What is Efficacy in Education?

Efficacy is the ability to generate an effect. In education, the term implies the personal belief among school administrators and teachers that their activities have a direct impact on the performance of students. With numerous strategies, programs, administrative responsibilities and teaching approaches competing for teacher’s attention, educators always have to balance their efforts against the […]

What is criminology?

Criminology pertains to the study of criminals and their behavior as well as the response of the society to criminality. Criminology deals with the various theories of crimes, the law enforcement aspect in response to the commitment of a crime and the society’s attitude towards criminal activities, among others. Criminology is also offered as a […]

What is Haiku?

The traditional type of Japanese haiku refers to a poem with three lines, which consists of a total of seventeen syllables. The lines are written in a 5/7/5 syllable count, and the theme of this type of poem is usually about nature. The Japanese haiku puts emphasis on intensity, simplicity and the straightforwardness of expression. […]

What is iambic pentameter?

Iambic pentameter refers to a poetry line that includes a rhythmic flow of words through the alternate stressing and un-stressing of syllables. In poetry, syllables are often referred to as “feet”. “Iamb” is considered a type of “foot” and when five of these are used in one line, they are referred to as being in […]

What is Financial Aid?

Introduction: The term “financial aid” is used in many contexts these days. Educational institutes use this term for helping out the needy students in their finances so that they can pursue their studies without any financial problem. Countries use this term for giving some finance to the poor countries. But in the long run, this […]

What is GED?

GED is an abbreviation for General Education Development. It refers to a process of gaining a high school diploma equivalence commonly referred to as a GED credential or certificate. A GED credential is issued to persons who take and pass a GED test. GED tests are offered by the GED testing service. Essentially, GED is […]

What is ESL?

The acronym ESL is commonly used in educational circles to refer to English as a Second Language. It basically means tutoring English to someone whose first language is not English. In the US, laws relating to education oblige schools to teach ESL in the classroom to any enrolled student who does not speak English as […]

What is Avid?

Avid is the elective class which is offered to high school students in the preparation for a four-year college course. Students, who want to work hard for college eligibility, have good attendance, and satisfactory citizenship and GPA of at least 2.0 can take this elective class. Avid elective class meets for five hours a week […]

What is BLS certification?

BLS stands for Basic Life Support and it refers to the initial medical support given to a person in an emergency in the absence of medical personnel or help. A person who wishes to become a medical first-responder or an emergency medical technician for example will have to get BLS certification in order to provide […]

What is GRE?

GRE stands for Graduate Record Examination and it refers to a test administered by ETS or Educational Testing Service. People who wish to go into graduate school may take GRE as part of entry requirements by post-graduate schools in the US and in some other countries. Students who have just graduated with a bachelor’s degree […]

what is alliteration?

Writing poems can be a bit boring when you only concern yourself with how the ends of your sentences rhyme. But rhyme isn’t the only thing that can make or break a good poem. Most of us are even aware that some great literary works doesn’t even rhyme. It’s not really necessary and even poets […]

What is Otolaryngology?

Introduction: With the advancement of medical science, there has been formed many specialized fields for every disease. Doctors can now study each and every body part in detail, having specialized trainers with latest and advanced research. Otolaryngology is also a specialized field of medical sciences that deals with the study of ear, nose, throat, face, […]

What is Exponential Notation?

Introduction: In the field math that actually matters we rarely deal with numbers in the range of 1-100. Science likes to deal with number that are often too big for the human mind to comprehend. In the field of Chemistry a mole is the standard for the substance. A mole of apples would be 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 […]

What is Job Corps?

Job Corps is a career training program for students who age 16- 24 years old. It is a program sponsored by the United States’ Department of Labor that gives training and technical skills development courses to 60,000 economically challenged youth every year. Job Corps was established in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson as part […]

what is didactic?

What is Didactic or Didactic Method? It is a teaching method or pedagogy of instruction that focuses in engaging the student’s mind. The didactic method of instruction can be of authority and telling, and of giving right or wrong answers. Didactics is mainly a theory of teaching, and in a much wider perspective, it is […]

What is arithmetic?

Arithmetic is considered the simplest and most basic branch of mathematics. This particular branch provides concepts on the basic manipulation of numbers through the so-called mathematical operations namely addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Arithmetic may be the most basic off all mathematical categories or branches but it is considered the most important and fundamental for […]

What is IELTS?

IELTS is an acronym for the International English Language Testing System, a standardized English language test that assesses an individual’s reading, writing, and verbal skills. The IELTS is an English language exam that allows non-native speakers to demonstrate their proficiency in the language. Available in approximately 130 countries the world over, the IELTS is used […]

What is a vector?

Vector in the field of mathematics refer to a quantity that contains both magnitude value and the corresponding direction.  As opposed to scalar quantities which only have magnitude, vectors contain details of an object’s magnitude and direction. When applied to everyday settings, vector quantities may be useful in giving people directions about a friend’s house […]

What is attachment parenting?

Attachment parenting is type of parenting philosophy or mentality developed by known pediatrician Dr. William Sears.  The basic concept of this parenting philosophy is that children who grow up being more “physically attached” to their parents or caregivers will create an emotional bond with them which is said to be helpful in terms of their […]

What is absolute zero?

Absolute zero refers to a state wherein the molecules of a given object are at an absolute standstill and do not create energy that will become heat.  When measured with a temperature scale, the state of absolute zero will register 0 degrees Kelvin. This particular state of matter is considered theoretical because it actually does […]

What is absolute value?

Absolute value refers to the actual value or magnitude of a particular number regardless of its sign.  A number’s absolute value will always be a positive number as it represents the actual value of a given number.  A number that is given a negative sign for example will have a positive absolute value.  In the […]

What is Quanza?

Quanza refers to a celebration among black people in the US in other parts of the Americas.  More popularly known as Kwanzaa, “Quanza” was first celebrated back in 1966 as a way of honoring the African roots of all black people across the US and in other countries.  The celebration is held around Christmas time […]

What is Martial Law?

Martial law refers to a situation wherein governments or leaders of a country are forced to take over a certain territory or an entire nation by means of military power or rule. The imposition or implementation of martial law is typically done during an emergency situation which could be temporary or may even be long-term. […]

What is MTSU known for?

MTSU stands for Middle Tennessee State University, a public university founded back in 1911. This school is based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and for more than a century now, MTSU is among many schools that have become famous for some of its college programs. When people talk about courses and degrees offered by MTSU, many people […]

What is qualitative research?

Qualitative research is a type of research that basically tries to determine the inner parts of human behavior and attitude. Through qualitative research, people will be able to answer why and how questions regarding the activities of human beings. While other types of research aims to answer what or where type of questions, qualitative research […]

What is MLA format?

MLA format refers to the writing style guide or format designed by the Modern Language Association of America. The MLA format is adopted by various organizations in the US, Canada, and many other countries particularly in the fields of research, literature, culture, and theology among others. The same writing style and format is also adopted […]

What are ESY services?

ESY or Extended School Year services are services offered to students who are disabled or differently-abled. As provided under IDEA or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the rights of disabled students in terms of academic maintenance are protected. The main goal of ESY services is to help disabled students maintain a certain skill rather […]

What is JrNYLC?

JrNYLC stands for Junior National Youth Leaders Conference and it refers to a leadership program developed by Envision for middle school students across the US with high scholastic standing and with great leadership potential. The conference runs for six days and it is held at Washington DC in the US. Schools across the US typically […]

What are Ethnic studies?

Ethnic studies refer to studies of so-called racialized people in a particular country or region. It involves an interdisciplinary approach in terms of studying the history and culture of various colored people or various races in a particular region. In the case of the US, Ethnic studies involve courses that relate to the actual stories […]

What is Elf on the Shelf?

Elf on The Shelf is a picture book released in the US back in 2005.   The story was written by the mother and daughter tandem of Carol Bell and Chanda Bell.  The main plot of the book revolves around a Christmas elf that reports to Santa Claus regarding the behavior of kids during day time. […]

What is Common Core?

Common Core is short for The Common Core State Standards Initiative which is an effort by US educational sector that ensures some kind of standardization of learning for K-12 students across each state.  This initiative basically aims to attain standardization in the various subjects that are taught from kindergarten up to the 12 years of […]

What is Enquiry-based learning?

Enquiry-based learning is a way of learning and/or teaching that is based on a person’s own questions, ideas, and research. Unlike the standard approach of providing students with reading materials and letting them study specific items, Enquiry-based learning focuses on the students’ point of view and inquiries in terms of their background and social experience. […]

What is MJI?

MJI refers to the Michigan Jewish Institute, a Jewish-sponsored school located in the Metropolitan Detroit area of Michigan.  This institute offers Jewish-based teachings for its tertiary and/or bachelors degree programs.  Founded in 1994 by the Metropolitan Detroit Jewish community, the MJI offers college courses that are specifically designed for those who wish to have bachelor’s […]

What is educational research?

Education research refers to various studies that aim to get details on how to improve student learning and the overall education process as a whole. Through educational research, various learning and school-related activities and processes are studied, evaluated, and analyzed in order to know the problems and concerns associated with them and to know which […]

What is balanced literacy?

Balanced literacy refers to a method of teaching wherein phonics is combined with whole language learning to help students acquire proficiency in reading and understanding concepts. Through balanced literacy, students will be guided in various study components that typically starts with read-aloud sessions to reading independently. The basic concept of balanced learning is to give […]

What is CNPR training?

What is CNPR training? CNPR training refers to a training program for people who wish to become a Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative. This training program is typically offered in many colleges across the US and Canada and its intention is to provide a skills and training certification for students who wish to become part of […]

What is AQF?

The AQF or the Australian Qualifications Framework is Australia’s national policy in terms of educational attainment and qualifications.  Through the AQF, various educational qualifications in Australia are divided into 10 different levels with each level pertaining to one’s educational attainment, level of experience, intelligence and training.  The Australian Qualifications Framework is being handled by the […]

What is EAL Teaching?

The full form of EAL teaching is English as an Additional Language. This is a course often taken up by students who want to learn English as a second or third language. It can be guessed that the mother tongue of these students is not English, yet they have a curiosity to learn and understand […]

What is CACREP?

CACREP or the Council for Accreditation of Counseling an Related Educational Programs is an organization that provides accreditation to various types of counseling programs offered by different US-based institutions and those that have international presence.  Whether an institution is involved with counseling for drug addicts or mental illness for example, they can gain accreditation through […]

What is INA certification?

‘INA certification’ refers to certification issued by the International Nanny Association.  For nannies in the U.S. and in other parts of the world, they may seek INA certification in order to help prove their knowledge, competency, and skills to their prospective employers.  Although getting a certification from INA is not required or mandatory, having it […]

What is FLKRS?

‘FLKRS’ stands for ‘Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener,’ and it refers to a form of screening tests for incoming kindergarten students for all public schools in the state of Florida.  FLKRS is a requirement for all new kindergarten students in Florida as directed by Florida’s Department of Education.  This particular screening test is administered at every […]

What is an AWS certification?

‘AWS certification’ refers to a certification for welders issued by the AWS or American Welding Society.  The best thing about an AWS certification is that it is not only recognized in the U.S. but also internationally.  When a person gets AWS-certified, for example, he/she can practice almost anywhere in the world with the assurance that […]

What is a Key Club in high school?

Key Club is a service organization among high school students.  Its main objective is to teach student leadership skills by means of involvement in service-based projects in the community.  Key Clubs in various high schools across the world are considered one of the oldest service organizations involving high school students.  Key Club is also part […]

What is CCC certification?

The CCC, or China Compulsory Certificate, refers to a required safety certification on various products that are either imported to China or local goods that are being sold inside China.  For manufacturers that wish to do business and sell their products in China, their products must secure the so-called CCC certification.  This particular product safety […]

What is FAYM?

What is FAYM? FAYM refers to the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians, a non-profit organization formed in 2007 to help young musicians who may have great talent and skills but don’t have the necessary means for development and training. The basic programs of FAYM are geared towards helping poor kids get the support they need […]

What is HSK certificate?

What is HSK certificate? HSK or Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi certificates refer to Chinese proficiency test certificates provided by HSK Center Beijing Language and Culture University.  The certificates are issued to successful examinees of the HSK test which are given to non-native Chinese speakers. HSK certificates are awarded for three different proficiency levels namely HSK Basic, […]

What is FAAD?

What is FAAD? ‘FAAD’ refers to a “Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.”  In the field of medicine, a medical student/graduate becomes a fellow once he/she has completed his/her residency program.  In the case of dermatologists, the medical graduate or doctor will become part of the FAAD. A fellowship in medicine usually takes about […]

What is JTO?

What is JTO? ‘JTO’ stands for ‘Junior Telecom Officer,’ a job position being offered by one of India’s biggest companies in the telecommunications and electronics industry, BSNL, or Barath Sanchar Nigam Limited.  Many graduates in India aim for the JTO position to be part of the huge call center and service operations of BSNL.  This […]

What is an FNP nurse?

What is an FNP nurse? An FNP nurse, or Family Nurse Practitioner, is a person that is licensed or certified to practice as a nurse practitioner in the special field of Family Medicine.  FNP nurses may also specialize in common areas like pediatrics or geriatrics depending on their preferences and qualifications.  In most states in […]

What is DIBELS?

What is DIBELS? ‘DIBELS’ stands for ‘Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills,’ and it refers to a testing program to assess the literacy of young children from the time they are at kindergarten level up to the elementary sixth grade level.  This particular testing program was developed by Dr. Roland Good and Dr. Ruth […]

What is HNC equivalent to?

What is HNC equivalent to? ‘HNC’ refers to the ‘Higher National Certificate,’ a type of certification for people who may want to get a degree or higher education in the U.K.  Having a Higher National Certificate is equivalent to a Level 4 course or the first year of a standard bachelor’s degree.  When one has […]

What is a BSEE degree?

‘BSEE’ refers to an undergraduate degree called Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering.  As the term suggests, electrical engineering is a field of engineering that deals with electronics and electricity.  All other areas and disciplines that involve computer electronics, power generation, and control systems are major topics under the B.S. in electrical engineering degree. Students […]

What is a JD Degree?

What is a JD Degree? JD stands for “Juris Doctor” and a JD degree is a professional graduate degree in law education. This degree is required from allindividuals who want to practice law. In almost all states in the US, getting this degree would mean admission to the American Bar Association and eventually get a license to […]

What is Literary Analysis?

What is Literary Analysis? Literary Analysis is a form of review or criticism to a particular written material. It is an opinion expressed by a particular writer regarding another writer’s work and this opinion could include facts and details of the literary work reviewed, reactions to some details of the work, corrections to ideas that […]

What is LSDAS?

What is LSDAS? LSDAS stands for Law School Data Assembly Service and this pertains to the service offered by the Law School Admission Council to collate all data from incoming students of various law schools. The LSDAS serves as a centralized database of all relevant information on pre-law students that seek entry to different law […]

What is a CFI?

What is a CFI? A CFI refers to a “certified” flight instructor. It is the title given to flight instructors who passed standard qualification and certification requirements that are specific to a country or jurisdiction. In simple terms, those that get to be CFIs are allowed by law to teach and give trainings that relate […]

What is Direct Instruction?

What is Direct Instruction? Direct instruction is a method of teaching that involves clear and definite instructions and/or demonstrations given to students to improve the learning process. With direct instruction, each single step of a particular topic or concern is explained to the students. Rather than letting the students experiment things on their own or […]