Glossary D Words


Differentiation / Differentiated Instruction (DI) – terms heard frequently within the education system whether a student has identified special needs or not. In simple terms, teaching students within one classroom at different levels according to their abilities.

Diploma (OSSD) – secondary school diploma granted by the Minister of Education, on the recommendation of the principal of the school last attended, to a student who has earned a minimum of 30 credits, subject to requirements for compulsory and elective credit courses.

Director of Education (DOE) – Reports, is accountable to, and advises the board of trustees on all matters pertaining to education within their school board.