Monday, March 24, 2008

ACRONYMS 101 - or - EPC

Eduspeak for the Parentally Challenged

You've been there don't have a clue what they're talking about. How can you be sure they know what they're talking about if you don't even know what language they're speaking in?

Courtesy Taking Center Stage - Act II | Ca Dept of Education

Acronym Description
AB 430 (Formerly Assembly Bill 75) Training for administrators in state-adopted ELA/math curriculum
AB 472 (Formerly Assembly Bill 466) Training for teachers in state-adopted ELA/Math instruction
ACSA Association of California School Administrators
AIR American Institutes for Research
AMAO annual measurable achievement objective
API Academic Performance Index
Aprenda 3 Aprenda, La prueba de logros en español, Tercera edición (part of the California Assessment System)
APS Academic Program Survey
ASCD Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASL American Sign Language
AUP Acceptable use policy
AVID Advancement Via Individual Determination
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress (required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)
BICS Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills
BTSA Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment
CAC Comprehensive Assistance Center (California Comprehensive Center at WestEd)
CAHSEE California High School Exit Examination
CAL The Center for Applied Linguistics
CALP Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency
CalSTAT California Services for Technical Assistance and Training
CAPA California Alternate Performance Assessment
CASBO California Association of School Business Officials
CASC California Association of School Counselors
CASEMIS California Special Education Management Information System
CAST Center for Advanced Spatial Technology
CAT/6 Survey California Achievement Tests, Sixth Edition Survey
CBM Curriculum-based measurement
CCSESA California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
CCTC California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
CDE California Department of Education
CDE acronyms California Department of Education page on acronyms
CELDT California English Language Development Test
CEPTA California Educational Technology Professionals Association
CHKS California Healthy Kids Survey
CIF California Interscholastic Federation
CIPA Children’s Internet Protection Act
CISC Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee
CLMS California League of Middle Schools
CLRN California Learning Resource Network
CMA California Modified Assessment
CMGA California Middle Grades Alliance
CMGPN California Middle Grades Partnership Network
COE County Office of Education
COMET California Online Mathematics Education Times
CPM Categorical Program Monitoring
CPS Child Protective Services
CRL California Reading List
CSBA California School Boards Association
CSPV Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
CSR Comprehensive School Reform
CSRQ Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center
CST California Standards Test
CSU California State University
CTA California Teachers Association
CTAP California Technology Assistance Project
CTE Career Technical Education
CTEL California Teachers of English Learners Examination
DAIT District Assistance and Intervention Team
DAS District Assistance Survey
DASH Division of Adolescent School Health
DPLT Designated Primary Language Test (currently the Aprenda 3)
DSLT District and School Leadership Team
EAP Early Assessment Program
EAST Environmental and Spatial Technology
EBS Effective Behavior Support
EL English learner
ELA English language arts
ELAC English Language Advisory Committee
ELAP English Language Acquisition Program
ELD English Language Development
ELL English Language Learners
ELM Entry Level Mathematics (CSU placement test)
ELSSA English Learner Subgroup Self Assessment
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPCs Essential Program Components
EPT English Placement Test (CSU placement test)
FAPE Free and Appropriate Public Education
FMTA Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance
GATE Gifted and Talented Education
GEAR UP Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
GEODE Geographic Data in Education
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GPS Global Positioning System
HPSG High Priority Schools Grant
HQT Highly qualified teacher
IAQ Indoor Air Quality
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Education Program
II/USP Immediate Intervention for Underperforming Schools
IRA International Reading Association
ISTE International Society for Technology in Education
KPIs key performance indicators
LEA Local Educational Agency
LEAP Local Educational Agency Plan
LRE least restrictive environment
LRS Library Research Services
NABE National Association for Bilingual Education
NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress
NAGC National Association of Gifted Children
NBPTS National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
NCES National Center for Education Statistics
NCLB No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
NCLR National Council of La Raza
NCREL North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
NCSS National Council for the Social Studies
NCTE National Council of Teachers of English
NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NMSA National Middle School Association
NSTA National Science Teachers Association
NTAC National Threat Assessment Center
NTC New Teacher Center
OPSETS On-Going Program Self-Assessment Tools
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs
PAL Peer Assistance and Leadership
PALMS Postsecondary Access for Latino Middle-Grades Students
PDF Portable Document Format
PFT Physical Fitness Testing
PI Program Improvement
PLC Professional Learning Community
PSAA Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999
PSRS Procedural Safeguards Referral Service
PTSA Parent Teacher Student Association
QAP Quality Assurance Process
RSDSS Regional System of District and School Support
RSP resource specialist program
RtI Response to Intervention
S4 Statewide System of School Support
SAIT School Assistance and Intervention Team
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
SARB School Attendance Review Board
SARC School Accountability Report Card
SBE California State Board of Education
SDAIE Specially designed academic instruction in English
SED Special Education Division
SES Supplemental Educational Services
SIG State Improvement Grant
SLC Small Learning Communities
SPARC Support Personnel Accountability Report Card
SPSA Single Plan for Student Achievement
SSC School Site Council
SST Student Success Teams
STAR Program Standardized Testing and Reporting Program
STS Standards-based Tests in Spanish
STW-TCS Schools to Watch™—Taking Center Stage
TA technical assistance
TICAL Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
URL Uniform Resource Locator
WISER Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders

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