Do You Know the Latest Classroom Lingo?

What's all the talk about ed reform? Take our quiz and find out how much you really know!

Quiz

1. Looping is:

  • procrastination by doodling;
  • an informal term for assigning students to the same teacher for more than one school year.
  • running around an unpopular student;

2. Block scheduling is:

  • when all the block-heads get the same lunch period;
  • a reduction in the number of classes students attend each day, and an extension of each period;
  • closing off certain classes to underachieving students.

3. Tracking is:

  • a vigilant effort on the part of administrators akin to stalking;
  • lots of vigorous activity during gym class;
  • The practice of grouping kids according to their talents and abilities.

4. Vouchers are:

  • kids who deflect suspicion from their friends by providing alibis during mysterious hijinks;
  • usually issued by the state; they can be used by parents to pay tuition at an out-of-district public school, a private school, or religous school;
  • coupons that allow a student to go home early.

5. Charters are:

  • boats that have been donated to schools for maritime study;
  • lessons written on large writing tablets.
  • schools run independently of the traditional public school system, which receive public funding;

1. Looping is:
an informal term for assigning students to the same teacher for more than one school year.

2. Block scheduling is:
a reduction in the number of classes students attend each day, and an extension of each period;

3. Tracking is:
The practice of grouping kids according to their talents and abilities.

4. Vouchers are:
usually issued by the state; they can be used by parents to pay tuition at an out-of-district public school, a private school, or religous school;

5. Charters are:
schools run independently of the traditional public school system, which receive public funding;

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