List of Education Acronyms
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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. A 504 plan is an individual education plan for a special-needs student.
American Association of School Administrators
Adult Basic Education
Prior to 1996, known as the American College Testing Program. ACT offers a college level assessment test.
American with Disabilities Act
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
American Federation of Teachers
Academic Improvement Plan
Accelerated Reader™. Created by Renaissance Learning
Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies
Child Study Team
Competency Testing Battery
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Educable Mentally Handicapped
Education Resources Information Center. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education
“to provide access to education literature and resources.”
Exceptional Student Education. (In some areas of the country known as EEN: Exceptional Educational Needs.)
English as a Second Language. Student’s native language is not English.
English Speakers of Other Languages
Evaluation Team Report
Educational Testing Service
Free Appropriate Public Education
Functional Behavioral Assessment
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Future Farmers of America
Full-time Equivalency Student. Student enrollment.
General Education Development Test. (A GED Diploma may be granted if the individual passes the GED Test.)
Graduate Record Examination
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (This is a PDF file. You will need
Acrobat Reader to view it. If you do not have the Reader, you may download
Individualized Education Plan. A legal document required for ESE students.
Individualized Family Service Plan
International Reading Association
Learning Disabilities Association
Limited English Proficiency. Of late, the term "English learner" is being used in parts of the country.
Language Learning Disabilities
The National Association for Music Education
National Art Education Association
National Association of Elementary School Principals
No Child Left Behind. Individual state
National Council for the Social Studies
National Council of Teachers of English
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Education Association
National Science Foundation
National Science Teachers Association
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Profoundly Mentally Handicapped
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
Parent Teacher Student Association
Parent Teacher Student Organization
Parent Teacher Association
School Advisory Council
Scholastic Aptitude Test. Administered by the College Board
Stanford 9 Achievement Test
The Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills
Severely Emotionally Disabled
School Improvement Plan
Speech and Language Impaired
School Resource Officer
Student Services Team
Trainable Mentally Handicapped. Also: Traumatic Brain Injury.
Trainable Mentally Handicapped
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