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Educational Acronyms

The Education field has many programs, positions, exams and other aspects which are frequently referred to by their acronym. The glossary below is designed to be a tool for parents, community members and those who work in education to familiarize them with the many acronyms used on a daily basis.
  • ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
  • AI – Auditory Impairment
  • ARD – Admission, Review and Dismissal committee
  • EYS – Extended Year Services (EYS)
  • APE – Adapted Physical Education
  • AT – Assistive/Adaptive Technology
  • ATD – Assistive Technology Device
  • ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • AU – Autism
  • CP – Cerebral Palsy
  • CA – Chronological Age
  • CBI – Community-Based Instruction
  • DB – Deaf – Blind
  • ED – Emotional Disturbance
  • ESL – English as a Second Language
  • ESY – Extended School Year
  • FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education
  • IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • IEP – Individualized Education Program
  • IQ – Intelligence Quotient
  • ITP – The Individual Transition Plan
  • LEA – Local Educational Agency
  • LRE – Least Restrictive Environment
  • LD – Learning Disabled
  • ID – Intellectual Disability
  • OHI – Other Health Impairments
  • O&M – Orientation and Mobility
  • ODD – Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • OI – Orthopedic Impairment
  • OT – Occupational Therapy
  • PDD – Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • PT – Physical Therapy
  • SI – Speech Impairment
  • SSI – Supplemental Security Income
  • TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury
  • VI – Visual Impairment
  • CTE – Career and Technical Education
  • POS – Program of Study
  • CTSO – Career and Technical Student Organization
  • PLTW – Project Lead the Way
  • BIM – Business Information Management I
  • DIM – Digital Media
  • PIT – Principles of Information Technology
  • CS – Computer Science
  • AV – Audio/Visual
  • STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • BDST – Beyond District Student Travel
  • HOSA – Health Occupations Student Organization
  • TAFE – Texas Association of Future Educators
  • BPA – Business Professionals of America
  • FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America
  • TWC – Texas Workforce Commission
  • CATEMA – Career and Technology Education Management Application
  • PRRIDE – Problem Resolution and Rapid Improvement Designs for Education
  • PAC – Performing Arts Centers
  • KRAC – Kelly Reeves Athletic Center
  • PIEF – Partners in Education Foundation
  • AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination
  • AP – Advanced Placement
  • ARRC – Aligned Round Rock Curriculum
  • ASL – American Sign Language
  • AAPPL – Assessment Performance toward Proficiency in Languages
  • BYOD – Bring Your Own Device
  • ESCE – Early Childhood Special Education Services
  • EEIP – Educator Excellence Innovation Program
  • ELT – Executive Leadership Team
  • FiT – Families in Transition
  • HAC – Home Access Center
  • IB – International Baccalaureate
  • LOTE – Languages other than English
  • RtI – Response to Intervention
  • SHAC – School Health Advisory Council
  • SEPAC – Special Education Parent Advisory Council
  • STAAR – State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
  • SAB – Student Advisory Board
  • SSI – Student Success Initiative
  • TAG – Talented and Gifted
  • TAPR – Texas Academic Performance Report
  • TELPAS – Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System
  • ALTA – Academic Language Therapy Association
  • BLS – Basic Language Skills
  • BOY – Beginning of Year
  • CALP – Certified Academic Language Practitioner
  • CALT – Certified Academic Language Therapist
  • CTOPP – Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing
  • FIE – Full Individual Evaluation
  • FLAI – Fundamental Literacy Ability Index
  • GORT – Gray Oral Reading Tests
  • HB – House Bill
  • IDA – International Dyslexia Association
  • PEIMS – Public Education Information Management Systems
  • SBOE – State Board of Education
  • SST – Student Support Team
  • TEC – Texas Education Code
  • TOWRE – 2 – Test of Word Reading Efficiency 2nd Ed.
  • WADE – Wison Assessment of Decoding and Encoding
  • WIST – Word Identification and Spelling Test
  • WRS – Wilson Reading System
  • ITS – Instructional Technology Specialist
  • WRS – Texas Association of School Board
  • FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • TASFA – Texas Application for State Financial Aid
  • DC – Dual Credit
  • OR – UT OnRamps
  • GT – Gifted and Talented
  • EFA – Examination for Acceleration
  • CBE – Credit by Examination
  • PYP – Primary Years Programme (IB)
  • MYP – Middle Years Programme (IB)
  • DP – Diploma Programme (IB)
  • ISP – Independent Study Project
  • PLC – Professional Learning Community
  • PSAT – Preliminary SAT
  • SAT – (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test)
  • ACT – (formerly American College Testing)
  • TSI – Texas Success Initiative
  • TSIA – Texas Success Initiative Assessment
  • TPR – The Princeton Review
  • CC in HS – College Credit in High School
  • UTPB – University of Texas Permian Basin
  • ACC – Austin Community College
  • ECHS – Early College High School
  • TPSP – Texas Performance Standards Projects
  • DI – Destination Imagination
  • MP – Math Pentathlon
  • BSD – Beyond the School Day programming
  • CogAT – Cognitive Abilities Test
  • KOI – Kingore Observation Inventory
  • SEL – Social & Emotional Learnin
  • DBRC – Kingore Observation Inventory
  • TBRI – Trust-Based Relational Intervention
  • CKH – Capturing Kids’ Hearts
  • TLIM – The Leader In Me
  • DL – Dual Language
  • EL – English Learner
  • ELPS – English Proficient Standards
  • LEP – Limited English Proficient
  • LPAC – Language Proficiency Assessment Committee
  • PLD – Proficiency Level Descriptors
  • DCA – District Common Assessment
  • AYP – Adequate Yearly Progress
  • BRC – Building Referral Committee
  • DAC – District Advisory Committee
  • DAEP – District Alternative Education Program
  • ELL – English Language Learners
  • ESC 13 – Education Service Center (Region 13)
  • ESSA – Every Student Succeeds Act
  • HLS – Home Language Survey
  • NCLB – No Child Left Behind
  • MIS – Management and Information Services
  • OLPT – Oral Language Profiency Test
  • PGP – Personal Graduation Plan
  • PRO Center – Parent Resource and Opportunity Center
  • PL – Parent Liason
  • RROC – Round Rock Opportunity Center
  • SFS – Student and Family Services
  • SRO – School Resource Officer
  • TAKS – Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
  • TEA – Texas Education Agency
  • TEKS – Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
  • WMLS – Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey
  • BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan
  • BCBA – Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • ECSE – Early Childhood Special Education (formerly known as PPCD – Preschool Program for Students with Disabilities)
  • FBA – Functional Behavorial Assessment
  • LID – Low Incidence Disability
  • LSSP – Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
  • MDR – Manifestation Determination Review
  • SLD – Specific Learning Disability
  • SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
  • TSDS – Texas Student Data System
  • CCMR – College, Career, and Military Readiness
  • PEG – Public Education Grant
  • ELA – English Language Arts
  • ETS – Educational Testing Service
  • CTC – Campus Testing Coordinator
  • RDA – Results Driven Accountability
  • TWC – Together We Can