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  • Ability Achievement Discrepancy
  • A substantial difference between a student’s anticipated achievement, as indicated by intellectual ability, and actual achievement.

  • Above Target
  • The Progress Monitor progress summary used for an individual student assessment schedule when the student has a rate of improvement greater than or equal to .5 corrects of the required rate of improvement necessary to attain the Progress Monitor goal.
  • Account
  • A short term for “user account” describing the unique login and view of a user.
  • Achievement Test
  • An assessment that measures the extent to which a student has achieved or learned something, acquired certain knowledge, or mastered certain skills.
  • Active Schedule
  • The state of a current Progress Monitor assessment schedule when displayed and maintained from the Progress Monitor Caseload homepage.
  • Adaptive Test
  • A test, typically computer based, that automatically tailors itself to the achievement level of the test taker. The test poses a set of baseline questions and, depending on the answers given, guides the test taker to easier or more difficult questions
  • Age-based Norms
  • Normative data grouped by students ages rather than grade. For example, age-based norms allow the comparison of a 10-year-old test takers strengths and weaknesses to a reference population of 10-year-olds taking the same test. See also norms and grade-based norms.
  • Aggregated Scores
  • The combined results for a group of students, such as all fourth-graders, taking the same or equivalent assessments administered in a standardized way; often expressed as an average.
  • AIMSweb Benchmark
  • A system used to manage, evaluate, report, and chart the results of three times per year Benchmark assessments for grades K-8.
  • AIMSweb Manager
  • An AIMSweb Customer User-type; the AIMSweb Manager can edit and view data for every district and school within the AIMSweb account.  This is the highest level of Management.
  • AIMSweb Progress Monitor
  • A system which allows teachers to monitor students at risk or those students with more severe educational needs more frequently to evaluate the effects of interventions and document appropriate instruction changes.
  • AIMSweb RTI
  • A data-driven standard process protocol used to organize, evaluate, and document the Response to Intervention for determining a students’ special services eligibility.
  • AIMSweb Strategic Monitor
  • A system which allows teachers to assess at-risk students monthly and monitor the effectiveness of instructional change.
  • Alpha-bar
  • A graphic used in the AIMSweb software displaying the alphabet letters A-Z as individual buttons.
  • Anomaly Reporting
  • The documentation of any discrepancies, irregularities, or incidents that occur during the administration of a test. Examples include interruptions, distractions, examinee illness, and equipment failure.
  • Aptitude
  • An individual's inclination or tendency to learn or to develop certain skills if appropriate education is provided.
  • Aptitude Test
  • A test that predicts a person's future performance or capacity for learning.
  • Assessment
  • A systematic collection of information, usually through the administration of tests, used to measure user performance or aptitude.
  • Average
  • A value that indicates the most typical score of a group of scores, often referring to the sum of a set of scores divided by the number of scores in the set. Averages are helpful when describing general patterns or trends in test scores.