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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.
Again we see the MCAS proficiencies rising from 4th to 10th grade while the estimated NAEP proficiencies were falling.
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.
Integrate diversity elements throughout all proficiencies.
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.
Workers with the `richest' literacy proficiencies were far more likely than their less literate peers to enrich their human capital through personal and employer investments both on and off the job," writes Sum.
Existing workers and future workers need to be made more aware of both their current proficiencies and those needed to gain entry into higher-skilled and higher-wage occupations," says co-author Irwin Kirsch of ETS's Global Assessment area.
The program is intended to help teachers reach the highest level of competency in the Instructional Technology portion of the Teacher Computer-Based Technology Proficiencies, as developed by the California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) Proficiency Committee.
It benefits employees by providing training on demand when and where needed and helps companies by measuring and certifying proficiencies in critical and potentially costly areas such as compliance and product knowledge.