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Education Acronym Reference Guide

  • Acronym Reference Guide
     
    A  
    AAPID African American Parent Involvement Day
    AASA American Association of School Administrators
    ABE Adult Basic Education
    ACT American College Test
    ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
    ADD Attention-Deficit Disorder
    ADHD Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    ADP Adult Diploma Program
    AFSCME American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
    AGAPE Adolescent Girls And Parenting Education
    AHERA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
    AIP Academic Improvement Plan
    ALC Area Learning Center
    AOF Academy of Finance
    AP Advanced Placement
    APE Adapted Physical Education
    APQC American Productivity and Quality Center
    AR Accelerated Reader
    ASAP Association of Supervisory and Administrative Personnel
    ASCD Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
    ASL American Sign Language
    ATSP Alternative to Suspension Program
    AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
     
    B  
    BBP Blood borne Pathogens
    BD Behavior Disorders
    BEST Behaviorally Effective Skills Training
    BESTT Building Esteem and Success Today and Tomorrow
    BICS Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills
    BFAC Budget Finance Advisory Committee
     
    BOE Board of Education
    BOT Board of Teaching
    BST Basic Skills Test
    BTT Boys Totem Town
     
    C  
    CAD Computer Aided Drafting
    CADD Computer Aided Drafting and Design
    CAI Computer-Assisted Instruction
    CAREI Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
    Computer Curriculum Corporation
    CE Community Education
    CENL Communication Evaluation of Native Language
    CET Center for Employment and Training
    CGCS Council of the Great City Schools
    CIF Census Information Form
    CIMP Continuous Improvement and Monitoring Process
    CKC Core Knowledge Curriculum
    CLEAR Community Leisure Education and Recreation

    CBFAC (now BFAC as of 11-09)

    CLRSPAC

    Citizens Long Range Space Planning Advisory Committee
    CLUES Chicanos Latinos Unidos En Servicio
    CMP Connected Mathematics Project
    COB Committee of the Board
    COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
    CPR Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation
    CPTED Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
    CSRD Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration
    CUE Collaborative Urban Educator
     
    D  
    D.A.R.E. Drug Abuse Resistance Education
    D/HH Deaf/Hard of Hearing
    DAPE Developmental Adapted Physical Education
    DCD Developmental Cognitive Disability
    DCFL Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning
    (now known as Minnesota Department of Education)
    DECA Delta Epsilon Chi Association
    DOB Date of Birth
    DOE Department of Education
    DPT Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus
     
    E  
    E/BD Emotional/Behavior Disorders
    EA Educational Assistant
    ECFE Early Childhood Family Education
    ECS Education Commission of the States
    ECSE Early Childhood Special Education
    ECSU Educational Cooperative Service Unit
    EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    EIR Early Intervention Reading
    ELC English Learning Center
    ELL English Language Learners
    EMID East Metro Integration District
    EPA Environmental Protection Agency
    ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    ESL English as a Second Language
    ETS Educational Talent Search
     
    F  
    Family TIES Families Together In Educating Students
    FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
    FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
    FCI Family and Community Involvement
    FEP Fluent English Proficient
    FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
    FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act
    FIP Full Inclusion Program
    FLAG Foreign Language Assistance Grant
    FTE Full-Time Equivalent
    FTIP Family Truancy Intervention Program
    FY Fiscal Year
     
    G  
    GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
    GAP Guadeloupe Alternative Programs
    GED General Educational Development
    GLBT Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender
    GT Gifted and Talented
     
    H  
    H.O.W. Hands-On Work
    HESO Higher Education Services Offices
    HI Hearing Impaired
    HIPPA Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
    HLQ Home Language Questionnaire
    HOSTS Helping One Student to Succeed volunteer program
    HR Human Resources
    HS High School
    http Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
     
    I  
    IA Infectious Agents
    IB International Baccalaureate
    IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    IEP Individualized Education Program
    IPFI Individual Protective Factors Index
    ITP Intensive Truancy Program
     
    J  
    JCC Jewish Community Center
    JDC Juvenile Detention Center
    JROTC Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
     
    K  
    K-12 Kindergarten through Grade Twelve
    KEEY Kids, Education, the Environment and You
    KLDM Kindergarten Language Development Model
     
    L  
    LA Language Academy
    LAS Language Assessment Scale Test
    LCD Latino Consent Decree
    LCTS Local Collaborative Time Study
    LD Learning Disability
    LEAD
    (Project LEAD)
    Leadership, Environment, Academics and Determination
    LEAP Limited English Achievement Program
    LEEP Library Equity and Excellence Program
    LEP Limited English Proficiency
    LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
    LRI Grant Local Reading Improvement Grant
     
    M  
    MACALD Minnesota Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities
    MACS Minnesota Association of Charter Schools
    MAESP Minnesota Association of Elementary School Principals
    MARSS Minnesota Automated Reported Student System
    MASA Minnesota Association of School Administrators
    MASE Minnesota Administrators of Special Education
    MASSP Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals
    MAT7 Metropolitan Achievement Test, Seventh Edition
    MBT Minnesota Board of Teaching
    MCA Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments
    MCEA Minnesota Community Education Association
    MCTM Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    MDA Muscular Dystrophy Association
    MDE Minnesota Department of Education
    MEA Minnesota Education Association
    (now known as Education Minnesota)
    MEP Multicultural Excellence Program
    MESPA Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association
    MFIP Minnesota Family Investment Program
    MFT Minnesota Federation of Teachers
    (now known as Education Minnesota)
    MinnSPRA Minnesota School Public Relations Association
    MLA Metropolitan Learning Alliance
    MMR Measles, Mumps and Rubella
    MnSCU Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
    MPCC Minnesota Private College Council
    MRC Multicultural Resource Center
    MSEA Minnesota School Employees Association
     
    N  
    NAAPID National African American Parent Involvement Day
    NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress
    NAESP National Association of Elementary School Principals
    NAGC National Association of Gifted Children
    NASDC New American Schools Development Corporation
    NASSP National Association of Secondary School Principals
    NBPTS National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
    NCE Normal Curve Equivalent
    NCES National Center for Education Statistics
    NCLB No Child Left Behind
    NCPIE National Coalition of Partners In Education
    NCREL North Central Region Educational Laboratory
    NCS National Computer Systems
    NEA National Education Association
    NEAT Network of Education Action Teams
    NNAT Naglieri Non-verbal Ability Test
    NSPRA National School Public Relations Association
    NSSEA National School Supply and Equipment Association
     
    O  
    OBE Outcome-Based Education
    OCR Office for Civil Rights
    OJT On-the-Job-Training
    OPV Oral Polio Vaccine
    OSBI Office of Site-Based Improvement
    OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    OT Occupational Therapy
     
    P  
    P.R.E.P Pride, Respect, Excellence, Peace
    PACER Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
    PAS Programs for Achieving Success
    PC Personal Computer
    PDD-NOS Pervasive Developmental DisorderNot Otherwise Specified
    PDP Professional Development Plan
    PE Physical Education
    PEA Professional Employees Association
    PEARS Personal Effort And Responsibility
    PECI Program Evaluation and Continuous Improvement Plan
    PELRA Public Employment Labor Relations Act
    PEP Parent Education Professionals
    PERA Public Employees Retirement Association
    PIF Parent Information Fair
    PSD Program for Social Development
    PSEO Post-Secondary Education Options
    PTA Parent Teacher Association
    PTO Parent Teacher Organization
    PTSA Parents, Teachers, Students Association
    PYP Primary Years Program
     
    R  
    REA Reading Excellence Act
    REA Research, Evaluation and Assessment
    RFP Requisition For Payment
    RIF Reading is Fundamental
    RSVP Rpondez S'il Vous Plat
     
    S  
    SART Student Attendance Review Team
    SASI School Administrative Student Information
    SAT Scholastic Achievement Test
    SAT10 Stanford Achievement Test, 10th Edition
    SBSDM Site Based Shared Decision Making
    SCIP School Continuous Improvement Plan
    SE Special Education
    SEAC Special Education Advisory Committee
    SEED Supportive Experiential Education
    SEH Short, Elliot and Hendrickson (business partners)
    SEM School-wide Enrichment Model
    SES Socio-Economic Status
    SFA Success For All
    SIS Student Information Systems
    SLC Small Learning Communities
    SNK-1 Special Needs Kindergarten-First Grade
    SOAR Student Opportunity for Academic Renewal
    SPFT Saint Paul Federation of Teachers
    SPPA Saint Paul Principals Association
    SPPS Saint Paul Public Schools
    SPSO Saint Paul Supervisors Organization
    SSN Social Security Number
    STAR Staff Automated Reporting
    STAR Grant Sales Tax Revitalization Grant
    STELLAR Saint Paul English Language Learners Academic Reform
    STEM Success through Exploring Mathematics
    STEP Science Training Encouragement Program (3M Program)
    STEPS Specialized Transition and Employment Planning Services
    STW School To Work
    SUMIT Program Skills Uniquely Marketable In Technology Program
    SWAT Team Students With an Aptitude for Tutoring Team
     
    T  
    TA Teaching Assistant
    TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
    Td Tetanus diphtheria
    TDD Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf
    TEAE Tests of Emerging Academic English
    TESOL Teaching English to speakers of Other Languages
    TIES Technology and Information Educational Services
    TIP Truancy Intervention Program
    TOPS Training Opportunity for Practicing Secondary Specialists
    TPT Twin Cities Public Television
    TQM Total Quality Management
    TRA Teacher Retirement Association
    TTD/TTY Teletypewritng Device/ Teletypewriter
    TTI Transition To Independence
     
    U  
    UEC Urban Education Collaborative
    UFARS Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting System
    USDA United States Department of Agriculture
    UTEP Urban Teacher Education Partnership
     
    W  
    WFRC Working Family Resource Center
    WIC Program for Women, Infants and Children
    www World Wide Web
     
    Y  
    YTEP Youth Training and Employment Program
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