discrete skill

dis·crete skill

(dis-krēt' skil)
A task or motor pattern that has a well-defined beginning and end (e.g., moving from sitting to standing, catching a ball).
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They felt guilty for reverting to the use of paper-and-pencil tests to assess their children's discrete skill knowledge.
Information relating to the available supply of talent and the competitive demand for each discrete skill is provided along with candidate profiles that precisely match their needs.
The 1:10 clinical ratio, use of simple to complex as the core curricular framework, and presenting content as disconnected units so that students experience the progression of nursing courses as discrete skill sets are examples of curricular approaches that have not altered significantly.
The text carries two strongly interwoven refutations: language learning is not about acquiring a set of discrete skills that are pieced together 'down the track', and language teaching is not about delivering discrete skills in predetermined age or stage sequences.
These differences highlight the significance of examining discrete skills when profiling the language competences of bilingual children.
Teachers can create tests to measure a small number of discrete skills for formative use.
These tests provide a snapshot of what skills the state now values in reading, writing and mathematics and represent a change from the past emphasis on short answers, discrete skills, computation and the search for the one right or wrong answer.
All content from the data set is searched on the basis of concepts such as themes and strands as well as discrete skills, and searches are not limited to simple word matches.
She had discrete skills and interests--fashion, for one, as well as graphic arts and music--which she was eager to apply in her schoolwork.
Administered periodic formative and summative assessments to test student acquisition of discrete skills based on CCSS standards.
Effective teaching avoids a narrow image of early literacy as the acquisition of a set of discrete skills.
Winning the Rugby World Cup requires performance across the team, both in discrete skills and in the way all the skills work together to produce something greater.
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