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proficiency

(prō-fĭsh′ĕn-sē) [L. proficere, to move forward, to accomplish]
Expertise; skill.
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But the NAEP shows proficiencies falling: going down from about 50 percent in 4th grade to roughly 44 percent in 10th grade.
To look at this at the community level, we developed a method that allows us to estimate district level NAEP proficiencies. We applied it to a number of Massachusetts school districts.
According to our estimates of NAEP proficiencies, 25 percent of Worcester's 4th grade students were proficient, while at the 10th grade only 19 percent were.
In affluent Wellesley, the estimated NAEP proficiencies declined from 76 percent in 4th grade to 65 percent in 10th grade.
The proficiencies that have resulted form the basis for the development of "a comprehensive and coherent professional development system that links all aspects of the education profession" (Texas Education Agency 1994).
Based on recommendations from several nationwide groups, the Texas Professors of Educational Administration and the Texas Consortium of State Organizations for Teacher Education drafted 12 proficiencies for teachers and 11 for administrators, including detailed descriptors of knowledge, skills, and attitudes.(1) Next, they presented the draft to the Commission on Standards for the Teaching Profession, the group charged with overseeing the process.
* Integrate diversity elements throughout all proficiencies.
In response to this concern, the commission directed Texas Education Agency staff to summarize the proficiencies, using a narrative form, into more global and holistic statements.
The important point here is that proficiencies are the components around which performance assessment, curriculum, and instruction are organized.
Usually two to five proficiencies within each content area are identified within the knowledgeable person outcome.
Proficiencies from the field of geography might include:
Schools and districts commonly identify between 30 and 80 proficiencies within the knowledgeable person outcome.