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Curriculum is defined as the skills, performances, attitudes , and values pupils are expected to learn from schooling; includes statements of desired pupil outcomes, descriptions of materials , and the planned sequence that will be used to teach pupils. Curriculum includes the goals and objections of the program, the teacher’s role, the equipment and materials, the space arrangement, the kinds of activities and the way they are scheduled.

Curve of forgetting refers to a graph that shows the amount of memorized information remembered after varying lengths of time.

Curvilinear function refers to a function that departs from a straight line and contains components that can be fit by various mathematical formulas for curved lines.

Curvilinear relationship a term in a scatter plot or the data for a correlation , a pattern in which the data points tend to cluster in a curved line.

Cushing's syndrome is a syndrome named after Boston surgeon Harvey Cushing (1869–1939) that refers to a severe systemic illness most usually seen in female individuals, which includes neurologic symptoms and changes in bone structure, hypertension , and diabetes. The adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting tumor is the most serious condition encountered by any of the pituitary tumors and can result in a necessary complete removal of the tumor, including the pituitary gland.

Cut score refers to a predetermined score used to differentiate levels of pupil performance which is given usually in statewide assessment .

Cutaneous senses is defined as the ability to perceive sensations, such as touch and pain, that are based on the stimulation of receptors in the skin.

Cutoff points is a term used in the context of conformity-oriented definitions of abnormal behavior , that refer to the numerical values on a test or inventory that differentiate normal from abnormal performance.