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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.

International Harvester Co.

Once the largest manufacturer of farm machinery in the United States and a pioneer in company-operated educational programs for its employees.

Newbery Medal

An award presented annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished contribution by an American author to American literature for children, published in the United States during the preceding year.

Cooperating administrator

A school principal, superintendent or director who serves as a mentor/teacher and provides field experience and training to an administrative intern.

Phonetics

The study and systematic classification of the sounds of spoken languages and the application thereof to language study.

Experience-based (experiential) learning

Knowledge acquired by direct observation or participation in an event.

Neurological impress method

One of many multisensory techniques of remedial reading instruction.

Crime on campus

The number of felonies and arrests on American college campuses, as reported to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION under the terms of the CLERY CAMPUS SECURITY ACT.

“Research” companies

Commercial firms that sell students essays and term papers.

Vermont

The 14th state to join the Union, in 1791, after 14 years as an independent republic.

Gender Analysis

Gender analysis is a useful tool which adult educators can use in their struggles for social justice. It is a complex activity which basically represents an optimistic attempt to end disparities and disadvantages among different genders.

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