Glossary of Key Terms
The Glossary of Terms gives school review teams easy access to definitions of key terms and concepts in the standards, benchmarks, and rubrics. The Glossary helps ensure that all stakeholders are sharing a common understanding to keep interpretations, discussions, and action plans clear.
|Accommodations remove barriers to student learning. Curriculum and grading are the same, but tools, resources, materials, visual aids, space, environment, or other elements in the learning environment may be different to provide access to learning.
|(Institutional) Advancement includes programs and activities dedicated to the long-term viability and vitality of a school or institution. In a Catholic school, institutional advancement activities include various types of fundraising, communications, and marketing for enrollment and for resources.
|Advisory Board is a body that participates in the policymaking/decision-making process by formulating, adapting, and recommending policy to the person(s) with authority to enact it. The authority is not bound by the board’s advice.
|Aesthetic has to do with beauty and the arts.
|Aggregated means joined or combined into a single group.
|Analysis is the detailed examination of the elements or structure of something, typically as a basis for discussion or interpretation. For example, the elements and patterns related to enrollment and retention.
|Ancillary Programs furnish support or assistance outside of academic courses (such as guidance, wellness programs, etc.).
|Appropriate and Legitimate Authorities
|Appropriate and Legitimate Authorities are the person or group that has the right to establish structures of governance and norms for the existence and continued mission of the institution.
|Authentic Integration is the student-centered use of digital tools and content knowledge in a real-world application.
|Authentic Performance are tasks that reflect the use of knowledge and skills in real-world applied situations.
|Authoritative Board or Decision-Making Board
|Authoritative Board or Decision-Making Board is a body that participates in the policy-making process by formulating, adopting, and enacting policy. The board has been delegated final authority regarding certain areas of institutional operation, although its jurisdiction is limited to those areas that have been delegated to it by the constitution and/or bylaws and approved by the delegating Church authority. A.K.A. Board of Limited or Specified Jurisdiction; Board of Trustees; Board of Directors.