achievement achievement  /ə ˈtʃiv mənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the action of accomplishing something

Usage(s):

  1. Instead of demanding lockstep, grade-level achievement, schools in some states could meet the NCLB goals by demonstrating adequate student growth.
  2. By contrast, achievement tests measure the amount of material students have committed to memory in any particular field.
  3. The achievement gap appears to be narrowing in some spots--fourth- and eighth-grade math scores for minorities, for instance--but not others.

News

  1. Crow Wing County receives National Achievement Award

    Crow Wing County receives National Achievement Award The National Association of Counties (NACo) selected Crow Wing County for a National Achievement Award.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Brainerd Dispatch

  2. Jimmy Trujillo receives Masters Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Spanish Colonial Arts Society

    The Spanish Colonial Arts Society’s Masters Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient for 2013, Jimmy E. Trujillo, checks out his award after he was presented with it at the San Francisco Street Bar & Grill on Thursday.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

  3. Xbox One achievement system detailed

    While Microsoft’s achievement system for the Xbox 360 has worked out well for the company these past few years, they’re changing things up for the Xbox One. The new console is getting an all-new achievement system of sorts, and it’ll be broken down into two categories, which are regular achievements and then special challenges. However, Read The Full Story
    on June 13, 2013     Source: SlashGear

Quotes

  1. "In my lifetime, the United Nations has moved from being a high-minded aspiration to being a real force for common good. That of itself has been a signal achievement," Elizabeth said. "The challenge now is to continue to show this clear and...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Elizabeth II Source: UPI.com

  2. "I move over and offer my best wishes to Barry and his family on this historical achievement," Aaron said. "My hope today, as it was on that April evening in 1974, is that the achievement of this record will inspire others to chase their own...
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: Hank Aaron Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It is a remarkable technological achievement for the country," said S. Satish, a spokesman for the Indian Space Research Organization, which plans to launch the 3,080-pound satellite from the Sriharikota space center in southern India.
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Satish Dhawan Source: San Jose Mercury News

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