# Flashcards - Literacy Assessments

Flashcards - Literacy Assessments
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standard deviation
In statistics, the standard deviation is a measure that is used to quantify the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of data values
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normal distribution
In probability theory, the normal distribution is a very common continuous probability distribution
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mean
In mathematics, mean has several different definitions depending on the context
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decoding
In coding theory, decoding is the process of translating received messages into codewords of a given code
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vocabulary
A person's vocabulary is the set of words within a language that are familiar to that person
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themes
In contemporary literary studies, a theme is the central topic a text treats
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Reading comprehension is the ability to read text, process it, and understand its meaning
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assessment
A test or examination is an assessment intended to measure a test-taker's knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics
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assessment
A test or examination is an assessment intended to measure a test-taker's knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics
Reading comprehension is the ability to read text, process it, and understand its meaning
themes
In contemporary literary studies, a theme is the central topic a text treats
vocabulary
A person's vocabulary is the set of words within a language that are familiar to that person
decoding
In coding theory, decoding is the process of translating received messages into codewords of a given code
mean
In mathematics, mean has several different definitions depending on the context
normal distribution
In probability theory, the normal distribution is a very common continuous probability distribution
standard deviation
In statistics, the standard deviation is a measure that is used to quantify the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of data values
Standardized assessments
A standardized test is a test that is administered and scored in a consistent, or "standard", manner
oral language skills
Back-chaining is a technique used in teaching oral language skills, especially with polysyllabic or difficult words
phonological skills
Phonological awareness refers to an individual's awareness of the phonological structure, or sound structure, of words
percentile
A percentile is a measure used in statistics indicating the value below which a given percentage of observations in a group of observations fall
standard score
In statistics, the standard score is the signed number of standard deviations by which an observation or datum is above the mean
Computerized adaptive testing is a form of computer-based test that adapts to the examinee's ability level
High-stakes testing
A high-stakes test is a test with important consequences for the test taker
ecological assessment
Ecological assessment implies the monitoring of ecological resources, to discover the current and changing conditions

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