1. academic achievement that falls beneath the level of performance expected. Expectations are generally determined based either on the individual's prior performance ratings, or based upon standardized testing guidelines. 2. a lack of academic achievement- the absence of a desire to do better academically.

ACADEMIC UNDERACHIEVEMENT1: "The teacher was surprised at the number of students listed in the academic underachievement column during the second semester."
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