Glossary R

Raw score

The number of correct answers a student has on a test or exam, before any adjustments or scaling are applied.

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Reading comprehension

The ability to understand and interpret written material.

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Reading comprehension strategies

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Real-time interaction

Communication that occurs in real time, such as through video conferencing or instant messaging.

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Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA)

A section of the GED test that assesses a student’s ability to read and comprehend written material, as well as their ability to write effectively.

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Reciprocity agreements

Agreements between colleges and universities that allow students to take courses at other institutions and have those credits count toward their degree.

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Recorded lectures and materials

Audio or video recordings of lectures and other course materials that can be accessed by students at any time.

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Reduced course load

A decrease in the number of courses or credits a student is required to take in order to complete a degree program.

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Reduced human error

Strategies to minimize mistakes made by people in educational settings, often through the use of technology and automated processes.

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Reduced paper waste

Efforts to minimize the amount of paper used in educational settings, often through the use of digital materials and online resources.

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Reduction in child support payments

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Referral

A recommendation made by one person to another, often in the context of seeking assistance or advice.

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Referral programs

Programs that incentivize current students or alumni to refer potential students to the school or program.

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Refund check

A check issued to a student who is eligible for a refund of tuition or fees paid to a college or university.

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Refund policies

Guidelines outlining the conditions under which a student may receive a refund of tuition or fees paid to a college or university.

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Regional accreditation

A process by which a college or university is evaluated to ensure it meets certain standards and is recognized as a legitimate institution of higher education.

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Regional exchange programs

Programs that allow students to study at partner institutions in different regions or countries.

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Registrar’s office

The administrative office responsible for maintaining student records and managing enrollment.

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Registration process

The process of enrolling in courses or programs.

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Rejection letter

A letter informing a student that they have not been accepted into a program or course.

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Relevant experience

The experience or skills that are directly related to a particular program or course.

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Renewal requirements

The criteria or qualifications needed to renew financial aid or scholarships.

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Repeated Courses Policy

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Repeat policies

The policies governing the ability to repeat a course or retake an exam.

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Replacement fees

The fees charged for replacing lost or damaged materials, such as textbooks or student IDs.

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Required courses

The specific courses that must be completed to fulfill degree requirements.

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Required proficiencies

The specific skills or knowledge required to enroll in a program or course.

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Requirements

The specific criteria or qualifications needed to enroll in a program or course.

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Research background

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Research-based

A program or course that is based on research and evidence-based practices.

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Research design

The plan or blueprint for conducting research.

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Research methodology

The overall approach and framework used to conduct research.

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Research Methods

The techniques and tools used to conduct research.

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Research skills

The ability to conduct research, analyze data, and draw conclusions.

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Residency/Citizenship Status

The requirement for students to be legal residents or citizens of a particular country or state to be eligible for enrollment.

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Residency requirement

The minimum amount of time a student must live in a particular state or region to be eligible for in-state tuition rates.

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Resource allocation

The process of distributing resources, such as financial aid or scholarships, to students.

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Resource center

A place where students can access resources such as textbooks, computers, and academic support services.

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Resources

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  26. Step 1: Transferable Credits
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Resources and facilities

The tools, equipment, and physical spaces available to students for learning and research purposes.

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Respectful communication

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Resume building

The process of creating a resume that highlights a person’s skills, experience, and qualifications.

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Resume building experience

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Retake policy

Rules and procedures for retaking a course or exam.

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Retention rates

The percentage of students who continue their studies at a particular institution from one year to the next.

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Revenue streams

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Reverse transfer options

The ability to transfer credits back to a community college or other institution.

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Review process

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Rigor

The level of difficulty or challenge associated with a particular academic program or course.

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Risk assessment

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Rolling admissions

A process in which applications are reviewed and accepted on an ongoing basis rather than at a specific deadline.

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Room and board expenses

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RSVP deadline

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Rubric

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Rubric assessment

The process of using rubrics to evaluate the quality of student work.

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