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crowning achievement

The most important, significant, or greatest accomplishment or moment of one's career or life. The author's oeuvre spans five novels, four plays, and six books of poetry, but this, her final novel, is by far her crowning achievement. I may have had success in business and led a somewhat romantic life, but my crowning achievement was by far the day I became a father.
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uk THE categories you can nominate a young person for are: GCSE Achievement, A-level Achievement, NVQ Achievement, Apprenticeship Achievement, Undergraduate Achievement, Sports Achievement, Arts Achievement, Technology Achievement, Business and Enterprise Achievement, Community Achievement and Special Achievement.
Achievement of long-term academic goals may depend on the students' ability to use sell-regulatory learning strategies and activate their motivation for learning (Zimmerman & Kitsantas, 2005).
Under Vallas' leadership, Spellings noted, student achievement has risen by 11 points in reading and 17 points in math.
While acknowledging weaknesses in serving certain subgroups, LAUSD officials pointed to the total growth in achievement over six years.
a single test providing proof of achievement or lack thereof.
By way of review, the reader may recall that the relationship between two variables such as achievement (end-of-grade scores, or EOG) and sense of belonging (feeling attached to school or a sense of community or relatedness in school) is frequently described by a correlation coefficient.
The schools were thirty-second and thirty-third out of thirty-three in the city on standardized achievement tests.
Farmer suggests library media teachers use these findings "when planning, implementing, accessing and promoting their programs in the context of the school's efforts to improve student achievement.
Additional replications of studies like these in other states would buttress this pattern to make an even more compelling case for the overall contributions of library media centers to the outcome measures we label "student achievement.
The NEETF report follows the seminal 1998 State Education and Environment Roundtable report Closing the Achievement Gap: Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Education, which examined 40 schools in 12 states and detailed the success of environment-based programs in motivating student interest and improving academic achievement.
For the past half-century, we've tried to promote equal opportunity, tap into the potential of all American children, and thereby raise the overall level of achievement, by pursuing a twin strategy of racial integration and compensatory educational spending.
happily announced a surprise Lifetime Achievement Award, "The Nixon," given to former President Ronald Reagan and accepted by Oliver North.
Low achievement, low SES; High achievement, high SES; Low achievement, high SES; and Moderately high achievement, low SES.
Researchers compared changes in achievement test scores between the spring semesters of 1986 and 1987 for 1,023 third- to sixth-graders in six of those schools.