Standards Glossary

The purpose of this glossary is to help the user better understand the terminology used in the Colorado Academic Standards. It is intended to assist educational practitioners and pre-service educators in understanding the standards. It is not intended as a study guide for students nor does it represent a comprehensive list of all academic terms.

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Use the alphabetical list to view glossary terms by first letter.

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uneven-beat locomotor skill

Movement in an uneven rhythmic pattern: galloping, sliding, skipping, and leaping.

Content Area: Comprehensive Health and Physical Education

uniform probability model

A probability model which assigns equal probability to all outcomes. See also: probability model.

Content Area: Mathematics

unintentional injuries

Physical, mental, emotional harm that results from motor vehicle crashes, drownings, poisonings, fires, falls, sports- and recreation-related events, and accidental firearm-related events.

Content Area: Comprehensive Health and Physical Education

unit fraction

A fraction with a numerator of 1 such as 1/4 or 1/7.

Content Area: Mathematics

unit rate

A ratio that describes how many units of the first quantity correspond to a single unit of the second quantity: miles per hour or cost per unit.

Content Area: Mathematics


An undivided or unbroken completeness; oneness of belief or thought.

Content Area: Social Studies

universal theme(s)

Artworks from a variety of cultures that share a commonality based in human experiences and that show the relationships of individuals to each other and within social groups.

Content Area: Visual Arts

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