Glossary of terms used on this siteThere are 31 entries in this glossary.
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.
Association Christian Schools International. Dalat International School has been a member since 2001.
American College Test. The ACT is a standardized achievement examination for college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. It was first administered in Fall 1959 by Everett Franklin Lindquist as a competitor to the College Board's Scholastic Aptitude Test, now the SAT
The Advanced Merit Diploma (AMD) is a course of study with three major requirements that are consistent with Dalat’s mission and educational goals as outlined in the Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLR's). Look under the Dalat High School Menu for more information.
Dalat holds an annual fundraiser to raise money for school improvements that are not included in the school operating budget. These school improvements include items that will enhance and improve our student’s ability to participate, learn, and prepare for their future.
The Advanced Placement Program is a program that offers college level courses at high schools across the United States, Canada, and other nations. Many high schools in the United States offer AP courses, though the College Board allows any student to take the examination without participating in the course.
The Carnegie Unit is 120 hours of class or contact time with an instructor over the course of a year at the secondary (American high school) level. Strictly speaking, this breaks down into a single one-hour meeting, on each of 5 days per week for a total of 24 weeks per year. However, knowing that classes usually meet for 50 minutes, yields a value of 30 weeks per year. A semester (one-half of a full year) earns 1/2 a Carnegie Unit.
College Level Examination Program - A plan that enables students to earn college credit for introductory-level courses by achieving satisfactory scores on subject-specific tests. CLEP offers 33 examinations in subjects including English literature, Spanish language, American government, macroeconomics, biology, calculus, financial accounting and more.
Dalat International School is sometimes abbreviated to DIS in our publications and on this website.
DOL or Daily Oral Language is a teaching strategy for building student success in learning grammar, punctuation and spelling skills.
Dalat abreviates the three schools on campus as: ES: Elementary School, MS: Middle School, and HS: High School.
ESL (English as a second language), ESOL (English for speakers of other languages), and EFL (English as a foreign language) all refer to the use or study of English by speakers with a different native language.
Expected School Wide Learning Results. Simply put, they are outcomes. What do we want our students to know and be able to do? They are expected to address the identified critical academic needs of the students.
General Educational Development (or GED) tests are a battery of five tests which, when passed, certifies that the taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. To pass the GED Tests and earn a GED credential, test takers must score higher than 40 percent of graduating high school seniors nationwide.
In education, a grade (or mark) is a teacher's standardized evaluation of a student's work. In some countries, evaluations can be expressed quantifiably, and calculated into a numeric grade point average (GPA). A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is the mean GPA from all semesters, whereas GPA may only refer to a single semester. The concept of grading students' work quantitatively was developed by a tutor named William Farish, and first implemented by the University of Cambridge in 1792.