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September 4, 2015

AACTE – American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

AASA – American Association of School Administrators

AAVIM – American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials

AB – Assembly Bill

ABE – Adult Basic Education

ACDS – Apprenticeship Child Development Specialist

ACT – American College Testing (pronounced: “act”)

ACTE – Association of Career and Technical Education

AD – Activities Director

ADA – Americans With Disabilities Act; also Average Daily Attendance

ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADM – Average Daily Membership

ADP – Average Daily Participation

AEL – Appalachian Educational Laboratory

AFT – American Federation of Teachers

AHI – Adolescent Health Initiative

ALC – Alternative Learning Center

AMAO – Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives

AODA – Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

AP – Advanced Placement

APE – Adapted Physical Education (pronounced: “ape”)

API – Academic Performance Index

APR – Annual Performance Report

ARSI – Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative

ASB – Associated Student Body

ASBO – Association of School Business Officials

ASCD – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

ASES – After School Education and Safety Program

ASFSA – American School Food Service Association

ASTHO – Association of State and Territorial Health Officers

AT – Assistive Technology

ATE – Association of Teacher Educators

AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination (pronounced: “avid”)

AYP – Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP – Adequate Yearly Progress

BASCC – Before and After School Child Care (pronounced: basic)

BD – Behavioral Disorders

BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan (pronounced: “bip”)

BOE – Board of Education

BPH – Bureau for Public Health

BS/CE – Basic Skills Computer Education

BTSA – Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (pronounced: bitsa)

CAC – Citizens Advisory Committee; also Community Advisory Committee; also Contract Administration Committee; also California Administrative Code

CAC SE – Citizens Advisory Committee for Special Education

CAD – Computer-Aided Drafting (pronounced “cad”)

CAHSEE – California High School Exit Examination

CAHSEE – California High School Exit Examination (pronounced: K C)

CAPA – California Alternative Performance Assessment

CASS – Council of Administrators of Special Services, Formerly CAPS & CASE; A professional organization for Special Education and Pupil Services Personnel

CATS – Coordinated and Thematic Science

CBEDS – California Basic Educational Data System

CBEST – California Basic Educational Skills Test

CBET – Community Based English Tutoring

CCACC – Community/Citizens Advisory Committee/Council

CCDEB – County Children with Disabilities Education Board, Formerly known as CHCEB-County Handicapped Children’s Education Board

CCR – Coordinated Compliance Review; also California Code of Regulations

CCSSO – Council of Chief State School Officers

CCTC – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

CD – Cognitive Disability

CDC – Centers for Disease Control

CDE – California Department of Education

CDS – County/District/School Code; also Community Day School

CEA – Correctional Education Association

CEC – Council for Exceptional Children

CEFP – Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan

CELDT – California English Language Development Test

CESA – Cooperative Educational Service Agency

CFR – Code of Federal Regulations

CHEN – Comprehensive Health Education Network

CHSPE – California High School Proficiency Exam

CIF – California Interscholastic Federation

CIFMS – Continuous Improvement and Focused Monitoring System

CNA – Child Nutrition Act

CNP – Child Nutrition Program

COE – County Office of Education

CORD – Center for Occupational Research and Development (pronounced: “cord”)

CPD – Center for Professional Development

CPIE – Center for Parent Involvement and Education

CPS – Child Protective Services

CRE – Coordinated Review Effort

CSBA – California School Boards Association

CSBO – Chief School Business Official

CSEA – California School Employees Association

CSF – California Scholarship Federation

CSHCN – Children with Special Health Care Needs, DHFS

CSHP – Coordinated School Health Program

CSPD – Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

CSR – California Standards Tests; also Comprehensive School Reform; also Class Size Reduction

CSRD – Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration

CTA – California Teachers Association

CTE – Career Technical Education

CTRC – Curriculum Technology Resource Center

CTSO – Career and Technical Student Organizations

CUE – Computer Using Educators (pronounced: “Q”)

D/HH – Deaf/ Hard of Hearing

DAC – District Advisory Council for Compensatory Education (Title 1 Programs); also District Advisory Committee

DARE – Drug Abuse Resistance Education (pronounced: “dare”)

DASH – Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC) (pronounced “dash”)

DCFL – Department of Children.Families, and Learning

DCS – Division of Community Services, DHFS

DCTF – Division of Care and Treatment Facilities, DHFS

DCYF – Department of Children, Youth and Families

DD Council – Developmental Disabilities Council

DECA – Distributive Education Clubs of America

DELAC – District English Learner Advisory Committee

DHFS – Department of Health and Family Services. Formerly the Department of Health and Social Services.

DHH – Deaf and Hard of Hearing

DIBELS – Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy (pronounced: “dibells”)

DIS – Designated Instruction and Services

DL – Distance Learning

DLCC – Distance Learning Coordinating Council

DLSEA – Division for Learning Support: Equity and Advocacy

DOC – Department of Corrections

DOE – Department of Education

DOF – Department of Finance

DPI – Department of Public Instruction

DTAES – Division of Technical and Adult Education Services

DVR – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in the Department of Workforce Development

DWA – District Wide Applications

EBA – Educational Broadcasting Authority

EBD – Emotional Behavioral Disability (formerly ED)

EC – Education Code; also Early Childhood

ECE – Early Childhood Education

ECFE – Early Childhood Family Education

ECS – Education Commission of the States

ECSE – Early Childhood Special Education

EDGAR – Education Department General Administrative Regulations (pronounced: “Edgar”)

EETT – Enhancing Education through Technology

EIA – Economic Impact Aid

EIS – Early Intervention Services

EL – English Learner

ELA – English-language Arts

ELAC – English Learner Advisory Committee

ELAP – English Language Acquisition Program

ELD – English

ELL – English Language Learner

EOCA – Early and Ongoing Collaboration and Assistance

EOS – Economy of Scale

EPPAC – Educational Personnel Preparation Advisory Committee

ERIC – Educational Resources Information Center (pronounced: “Eric”)

ESEA – Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

ESL – English as a Second Language

ESLP – Educational Speech-Language Pathologist

ESLR – Expected School wide Learning Result (pronounced: eslers)

ESOL – English as a Second/Other Language (pronounced: “E-sol”)

ESP – (ACUESP) Advisory Committee on Utilization of Excess School Property

ESY – Extended School Year

ETS – Educational Telecommunications System

FACETS – Family Assistance Center for Education, Training and Support (Pronounced: “fassets”)

FACS – Family and Consumer Sciences (pronounced: “facts”)

FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education (pronounced: “fape”)

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions (pronounced: “facs”)

FBA – Functional Behavioral Assessment

FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America

FCCLA – Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

FEP – Fluent-English Proficient

FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (pronounced: “furpa”)

FRL – Free and Reduced Price Lunch

FTE – Full-time Equivalent

FY – Fiscal Year

GAO – U. S. General Accounting Office

GASB – Government Accounting Standards Board (pronounced: gaz-bee)

GATE – Gifted And Talented Education (pronounced: “gate”)

GED – General Education Diploma; also General Educational Development Test

GHA – Governor’s Honors Academy

GLE – Grade Level Equivalent

GPA – Grade Point Average; also Governors Performance Award

GPFS – General Purpose Financial Statements

GPR – General Program Revenue

GSA – Governor’s School for the Arts

GSE – Golden State Examination

HI – Hearing Impaired

HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America

HOST – Health Occupations Science Technology (pronounced; “host”)

HSDP – High School Diploma Program

HSTW – High Schools That Work

HTML – Hypertext Markup Language

HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning

IASA – Improving America’s Schools Act

IB – International Baccalaureate

ICOC – Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee

IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (pronounced; “idea”)

IEP – Individualized Education Plan

IFSP – Individual Family Service Plan

IGOs – Instructional Goals and Objectives

IPT – IDEA Proficiency Test

IQ – Intelligence Quotient

IS – Independent Study

ISBN – International Standard Book Number

ISD – Independent School District

ISDN – Integrated Servise Digital Network

ISF – Initial Sounds Fluency

ISS – In-School Suspension

IST – Instructional Support Team

ISTE – International Society for Technology in Education

IT – Information Technology

ITBS – Iowa Tests of Basic Skills

ITV – Instructional Television

JROTC – Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps

JTPA – Job Training Partnership Act

LAN – Local Area Network (pronounced: “lan”)

LAP – Licensure Appeal Panel (pronounced: “lap”)

LD – Learning Disablitity

LEA – Local Educational Agency

LEP – Limited English Proficient

LOCEA – Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability

LPP – Local Performance Plan

LRE – Least Restrictive Environment

LSIC – Local School Improvement Council

LST – Life Skills Training

LTD – Long Term Disability

MCVC – Multi-County Vocational Center

MDT – Multi-Disciplinary Team

MECHA – Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (Chicano Student Movement of Mexico)

MERIT – Mathematics Education Reform Initiative for Teachers (pronounced: “merit”)

MIS – Management Information System

MMGM – Making Middle Grades Matter

MOE – Maintenance of Effort

MOU – Memorandum of Understanding

MSW – Making Schools Work

NAEP – National Assessment of Educational Progress (pronounced: “nape”)

NAESP – National Association of Elementary School Principals

NAPT – National Association of Pupil Transportation

NASBE – National Association of State Boards of Education (pronounced: “nasbee”)

NASDSE – National Association of State Directors of Special Education

NASDTEC – National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (pronounced: “nasdtec”)

NASSP – National Association of Secondary School Principals

NASTA – National Association of State Textbook Administrators

NBEA – National Business Education Association

NBPTS – National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

NCA – North Central Association

NCATE – National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

NCES – National Center for Education Statistics

NCLB – No Child Left Behind Act (pronounced: “nickel-B”)

NCRRC – North Central Regional Resource Center

NCRVE – National Center for Research in Vocational Education

NCS – National Computer Systems

NEA – National Education Association

NEA-ESP – National Education Association-Educational Support Personnel

NEP – Non-English Proficient

NETS – National Educational Technology Standards (pronounced: “nets”)

NGA – National Governors’ Association

NMSQT – National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

NOAPPP – National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Prevention

NPR – National Percentile Rank

NRT – Norm-referenced Test

NSBA – National School Boards Association

NSDC – National Staff Development Council

NSF – National Science Foundation

NSLP – National School Lunch Program

NSTA – National Science Teachers Association; also National School Transportation Association

NWF – Nonsense Word Fluency

OCILE – Off-Campus Integrated Learning Experience

OCR – Office for Civil Rights, A part of the U. S. Department of Education responsible for enforcement of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

OEPA – Office of Education Performance Audits

OERI – Office of Educational Research and Improvement

OHI – Other Health Impairment

OI – Orthopedic Impairment

OLT – Out-of-Level Testing/ Off-level Testing

OMB – U.S. Office of Management and Budget

OMCFH – Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health

ORF – Oral Reading Fluency

OSEP – Office of Special Education Programs, U. S. Department of Education

OSERS – Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OT – Occupational Therapy

OTIS – Office of Technology and Information Systems

PAC – Parent Advisory Council/Committee; also Principal’s Advisory Council

PAL – Parent Academic Liaison

PALS – Phonemic Awareness Literacy Screening

PAR – Peer Assistance and Review Program for Teachers

PBIS – Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems

PBL – Phi Beta Lambda

PBS – Positive Behavior Support

PDK – Phi Delta Kappa

PEP – Personalized Education Plan

PERC – Parent-Educator Resource Center (pronounced: “perk”)

PERS – Public Employees Retirement System (pronounced: purrs)

PFDA – Pupil Fair Dismissal Act

PL – Public Law

PL 94-142 – Public Law 94-142

PLOEP – Present Level of Educational Performance

PLP – Personal Literacy Plan

PO – Purchase Order

POHI – Physical or Other Health Impaired

PPFT – President’s Physical Fitness Test

PPP – Personal Progress Plan

PPST – Pre-Professional Skills Tests (Praxis I)

PRB – Program Review Board

PSAT – Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

PSD – Pawtucket School Department

PSF – Phonemic Segmentation Fluency

PT – Physical Therapy

PT3 – Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology

PTA – Parent Teacher Association

PTO – Parent Teacher Organization

PTSA – Parent Teacher Student Association

PU – Pupil Unit

RCC – Residential Care Center (formerly known as CCI)

RCCI – Residential Child Care Institution

REA – Reading Excellence Act

REACh – Responsive Education for All Children initiative (pronounced: “reach”)

READS – Reading Evaluation and Demonstration of Success initiative (pronounced: “reads”)

ReCAPP – Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting (pronounced: “reecap”)

RESA – Regional Education Services Agencies

RFA – Request for Applications

RFP – Request for Proposals

RIDOE – Rhode Island Department of Education (pronounced: “rye doe”)

RMCPU – Resident Marginal Cost Pupil Units

ROP – Regional Occupational Program

ROTC – Reserve Officers Training Corps

RSN – Regional Service Network

RSP – Resource Specialist Program; also Responsible Students Program

RTI – Response to Intervention

SABE/2 – Spanish Assessment of Basic Education, Second Edition

SAC – School Advisory Committee/Council

SAP – Student Assistance Program; also School Age Parents

SARB – School Attendance Review Board (pronounced: sarb)

SARC – School Accountability Report Card (pronounced: sark)

SAS – Student Assistance Services; also Student Accountability Standards

SASBO – Southeastern Association of School Business Officials

SASI – School Administrative Student Information

SAT – Scholastic Aptitude Test; also Scholastic Achievement Test; also Student Assistance Team

SAT 9 – Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition

SB – Senate Bill

SB 300 – Senate Bill 300

SBA – School Building Authority

SBAT – School Based Assistance Team

SBE – State Board of Education

SBEA – Southern Business Education Association

SBP – School Breakfast Program

SBS – School Based Services

SCASS – State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards

SCE – State Compensatory Education

SDC – Special Day Class

SDCOE – San Diego County Office of Education

SDCS – San Diego City Schools

SDD – Significant Developmental Delay

SDEA – San Diego Education Association

SDF – Safe and Drug Free

SDRT – Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test

SDSCPA – San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts

SDSU – San Diego State University

SDUSD – San Diego Unified School District

SE – Special Education

SEA – State Educational Agency

SED – Severely Emotionally Disturbed

SEEC – Special Education Early Childhood

SELPA – Special Education Local Plan Area

SEP – Special Education Plan

SERC – Satellite Educational Resources Consortium (pronounced: “serck”)

SERVE – Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (pronounced: “serve”)

SESPTC – Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference

SFSP – Summer Food Service Program

SGT – Site Governance Team

SHEC – State Health Education Council

SHEP – School Health Education Profile

SHPPS – School Health Policy and Programs Study

SIMS – School Information Management Systems (pronounced: “sims”)

SIP – School Improvement Program; also Site Initiated Placement (pronounced: “sip”)

SIS – Student Information Services/System (pronounced: “sis”)

SIT – School Improvement Team (pronounced:”sit”)

SLD – Specific Learning Disability (formerly just LD)

SLP – Speech-Language Pathologist

SMI – School Meals Initiative

SPP – State Performance Plan

SREB – Southern Regional Education Board

SSC – School Site Council

STAR – Standardized Testing and Reporting (pronounced: star)

STRS – State Teachers Retirement System (pronounced: stirs)

STW – School To Work

SUCCESS – Student Utilization of Computers in Curriculum for the Enhancement of Scholastic Skills (pronounced: “success”)

T&E – Training and Experience

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury

TEAC – Teacher Education Advisory Committee

TIES – Technology and Information Educational Services (pronounced: “ties”)

TIMSS – Third International Math and Science Study

TLCF – Technology Literacy Challenge Fund

TPAD – Tech Prep/Associate Degree

TSA – Technology Student Association

UCIP – Unified County Improvement Plan

UCSD/USD – University of California, San Diego/University of San Diego

USDA – United States Department of Education

USDOE – United States Department of Education

USI – Urban Systemic Initiative

USIP – Unified School Improvement Plan

USOE – United States Office of Education

USSEA – United School Service Employees Association of West Virginia

VAPA – Visual and Performing Arts (pronounced: vappa)

VEEC – Vocational Education Equity Council

VEEP – Voluntary Ethnic Enrollment Program

VI – Visually Impaired

WADM – Weighted Average Daily Membership

WAN – Wide Area Network (pronounced: “wan”)

WASC – Western Association of Schools and Colleges (pronounced: wask)

WESTEST – WV Education Standards Test (pronounced: “west test”)

WIA – Workforce Investment Act

WTW – Welfare to Work

WWW – World Wide Web

YRBS – Youth Risk Behavior Survey

YRS – Year-Round School/Schedule

YTS – Youth Tobacco Survey

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