Most every profession has its own unique phrases and words, including education. Here are some common education terms that you will likely hear throughout the school year:
At Risk – Definition for a student who, by virtue of their circumstances, is statistically more likely to fail in school.
Cluster – Placing small groups of students together for instruction.
Dibels – (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) A series of short tests that asses early childhood literacy (i.e., phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, accuracy and fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension).
ESL – (English as a Second Language) Classes or support programs for students whose native language is not English.
ELL – English Language Learner
Go Math! – The adopted math program for all Granite District elementary schools.
PTA – (Parent-Teachers Association) A formal organization composed of parents, teachers, and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in schools. All PTAs and PTSAs (Parent-Teacher-Student Association) in Granite School District are under the direction of the Region 5 PTA.
Smart Board – An interactive whiteboard that uses touch detection.
SNAP – (Safe Neighborhood Access Plan) Resource to assist in the planning, education and encouragement of students to safely walk or bike to school.
Title 1 – A designation that allocates government grants to schools with students in high poverty areas.
Universal Screening – Process used in a given grade, school or district to identify and predict students who may be at risk academically and/or behaviorally.