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
Gaap /Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
The standard framework of guidelines for financial accounting used in any given jurisdiction; generally known as accounting standards or standard accounting practice.
Characteristics, dispositions, affinities and skills of a person
A process that provides direction or authority for the well being of the school
Governing Body
The group that is empowered with a defined level of influence and/or authority to exercise oversight for policies pertaining to planning, financial health, academic excellence, and mission fidelity of the school.
Guidance Service
Advice and direction on vocational, educational or emotional issues or concerns given to students by a designated school counselor or through a designated school program.

Catholic School Standards Project

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