Examples of proficiency in a Sentence
surprised by his proficiency at the game after only the briefest explanation of the rules
acquired proficiency at golf through long hours of practice
Recent Examples of proficiency from the Web
A score of 4 means the test-taker meets state standards for proficiency in math or reading; a 5 means the test-taker has exceeded standards.
In math, 54 percent of Montgomery’s third graders hit the proficiency mark.
Immigrants from Latin America, who have significantly lower levels of education and English proficiency, would be disadvantaged, as would refugees.
Trying to see how this 235 moves around now, as opposed to 250.’’ Despit their proficiency, Quarterman and McCloud are looking ahead – and behind their backs.
Even in the mostly rich countries of the OECD about 30% of teenagers fail to reach proficiency in at least one of these subjects.
The percentage of black students reaching proficiency on standardized tests in public schools is between 20 and 30 percentage points below the levels of white students.
Students with limited English proficiency had an 8 percent success rate.
State testing on kindergarten readiness has found disparities across economic status and English proficiency.
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First Known Use of proficiency
SynonymsIQ, mastership, mastery, command
Related Wordsvirtuosity; facility, hang; fluency, literacy; experience, expertise, know-how, practice (also practise), skill (s); acquaintance, familiarity, intimacy
Near Antonymsincompetence, incompetency; ignorance, illiteracy, unfamiliarity
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