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California Test of Mental Maturity (CTMM)

A wide-ranging group of intelligence tests that measure academic skills essential for school, such as learning, problem-solving and responding to new situations. Designed as a contrast to I.Q. tests that measure genetically predetermined intelligence, CTMM measures five academic skills: logical reasoning, spatial relationships, numerical reasoning, verbal concepts and memory. CTMM tests yield a score for each skill, an overall score for nonlanguage skills, a second overall score for language skills and a total score for the entire test. Separate tests are given for each of six school-grade ranges, from kindergarten through senior year of college. A short version of the test—the California Short-Form Test of Mental Maturity—is also available.

Alumni / alumnae affairs

A vital element of school and college administration to promote financial contributions by graduates.

College savings plan

A financial vehicle that permits accumulation of tax-deferred savings for eventual payment of college costs.

Jane Addams (1860–1935)

Founder of Chicago’s Hull-House, which was one of America’s first settlement houses and a major educational center for social workers, social reformers and working women.

Seaman A. Knapp (1833–1911)

American educator and agriculturist who originated the farm demonstration method that helped teach farmers new agricultural discoveries and techniques.

Abecedarian

An obsolete term for a child learning the rudiments of the alphabet;

School directories

Any of a wide variety of bound compilations of information about educational institutions.

Recreation

In education, any structured or unstructured period of nonacademic activities organized for the relaxation and amusement of students.

Taxonomy

A system of orderly scientific classification, with items classified from the simplest to the most complex or from lower-order to higher-order species.

Yale-New Haven Teachers

A pioneer collaborative venture between Yale University and the public school system of the city of New Haven.

Education Index

A publication that has continuously indexed authors and subjects in selected English-language educational periodicals since 1929.

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