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  • n  a body of students who are taught together
  • n  a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    lumber of the highest grade
  • n  the gradient of a slope or road or other surface
    the road had a steep grade
  • n  one-hundredth of a right angle
  • n  a degree of ablaut
  • n  a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade A milk
  • n  the height of the ground on which something stands
    the base of the tower was below grade
  • n  a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    a moderate grade of intelligence
  • n  a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed
  • v  assign a rank or rating to
  • v  level to the right gradient
  • v  assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
    grade tests
  • v  determine the grade of or assign a grade to

  • Think hours of slogging are helping your child make the grade? Think again.
  • Instead of demanding lockstep, grade-level achievement, schools in some states could meet the NCLB goals by demonstrating adequate student growth.
  • Fourth-grade reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) rose sharply from 1999 to 2004, but most of the gains occurred before the law took effect.
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    The doctor who operated on Kennedy said at the time that surgery is reserved for those with more than 70 per cent blockage, and Kennedy had "a very high-grade blockage."
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    I just keep thinking back to like when you're in second grade and you sing at your talent show for the first time. People joke around and they say, 'Oh maybe we'll see you at the Grammys someday.' But that seems like an impossible dream,...
  • Arlen Specter in USA Today
    They are enormous role models for everybody,Specter said. "If you can cheat in the NFL, you can cheat in college, you can cheat in high school, you can cheat on your grade-school math test. There's no limit as to what you can do. I think...

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