Glossary of Key Terms

The Glossary of Terms gives school review teams easy access to definitions of key terms and concepts in the standards, benchmarks, and rubrics.  The Glossary helps ensure that all stakeholders are sharing a common understanding to keep interpretations, discussions, and action plans clear.

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Term Main definition
Backward Designed Curriculum
Curriculum that is developed by (1) starting with the end in mind (desired learning outcomes), (2) creating valid ways for students to demonstrate the desired learning (assessments), and (3) designing instruction to coach students to perform well on the assessments (learning experiences and instructional strategies).
Behavior Management Program
A systematic, agreed upon approach that the entire school uses to support positive and constructive student participation and engagement in the learning environment and school community.
Bishop's Legitimate Authority

The bishop's right to establish structures of governance and norms that guide his involvement with regard to schools. A diocesan bishop exercises his authority in accord with Canon Law and in accord with all applicable Civil Laws at the Federal, state, and local levels.

An abbreviation of the term web log. A series of online postings focusing on a single subject and open to multiple users. Usually a blog proceeds in reverse chronological order with the most recent posting immediately visible.
Budget X
A budget (Catholic school) is a quantitative expression of a mission focused plan for a defined period of time. It represents incoming and outgoing funds. It includes all sources of income and expenses, enrollment and revenues, resources, costs, expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows. Also it includes planned tuition assistance. Often it may express strategic plan activities or events.

Catholic School Standards Project

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