Terminology A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Accreditation A "quality assurance" process conducted by an external team of peers based on an internal study submitted by the school. This process determines the degree a school adheres to standards set by an accrediting agency who then grants "accreditation" status for meeting or exceeding said standards. Alternate student assessment Combines traditional grading with a student's portfolio to show learning outcomes. C Centers Students move from station to station specific activities related to the lesson. Classroom Workshops Students have designated time to accomplish class requirements. M Manipulatives Children use cubes, pattern blocks and concrete items to learn math. S Split Classes Two different grade levels are taught together. W Whole Language Lessons create links to other subjects (e.g. reading coursewrok involves social studies and math).