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List of Education Acronyms
 
 
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504: 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.
   
AASA: American Association of School Administrators
   
ABE: Adult Basic Education
   
ACT: Prior to 1996, known as the American College Testing Program. ACT offers a college level assessment test.
   
ADA: American with Disabilities Act
   
ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
   
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
   
AFDC: Aid to Families with Dependent Children
   
AFT: American Federation of Teachers
   
AIP: Academic Improvement Plan
 
AP: Advanced Placement
   
AR: Accelerated Reader™. Created by Renaissance Learning
   
CBE: Community-based education
   
CP: Cerebral Palsy
   
CRISS: Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies
   
CST: Child Study Team
   
CTB: Competency Testing Battery
   
DD: Developmentally Delayed
   
D/HH: Deaf/Hard of Hearing
   
ED: Emotional Disturbance
 
EH: Emotionally Handicapped
   
EMH: Educable Mentally Handicapped
   
ERIC: Education Resources Information Center. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education
“to provide access to education literature and resources.”
   
ESE: Exceptional Student Education. (In some areas of the country known as EEN: Exceptional Educational Needs.)
   
ESL: English as a Second Language. Student’s native language is not English.
   
ESOL: English Speakers of Other Languages
   
ETR: Evaluation Team Report
   
ETS: Educational Testing Service
   
FAPE: Free Appropriate Public Education
   
FBA: Functional Behavioral Assessment
 
FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
   
FFA: Future Farmers of America
   
FTE: Full-time Equivalency Student. Student enrollment.
   
GED: General Education Development Test. (A GED Diploma may be granted if the individual passes the GED Test.)
   
GRE: Graduate Record Examination
   
GT: Gifted
   
HI: Hearing Impared
   
IDEA: 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
it here for free.)
   
IEP: Individualized Education Plan. A legal document required for ESE students.
   
IFSP: Individualized Family Service Plan
 
IRA: International Reading Association
   
LD: Learning Disabled
   
LDA: Learning Disabilities Association
   
LEP: Limited English Proficiency. Of late, the term "English learner" is being used in parts of the country.
   
LLD: Language Learning Disabilities
   
LRE: Least-Restrictive Environment
   
MD: Multiple Disabilities
   
MENC: The National Association for Music Education
   
MS: Multiple Sclerosis
   
NAEA: National Art Education Association
 
NAESP: National Association of Elementary School Principals
   
NCLB: No Child Left Behind. Individual state contracts.
   
NCSS: National Council for the Social Studies
   
NCTE: National Council of Teachers of English
   
NCTM: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
   
NEA: National Education Association
   
NSF: National Science Foundation
   
NSTA: National Science Teachers Association
   
OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
   
OI: Orthopedically Impaired
 
PI: Physically Impaired
   
PMH: Profoundly Mentally Handicapped
   
PSAT: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
   
PTSA Parent Teacher Student Association
   
PTSO Parent Teacher Student Organization
   
PTA: Parent Teacher Association
   
SAC: School Advisory Council
   
SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test. Administered by the College Board
   
SAT-9: Stanford 9 Achievement Test
   
SCANS: The Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills
 
SED: Severely Emotionally Disabled
   
SIP: School Improvement Plan
   
SLI: Speech and Language Impaired
   
SRO: School Resource Officer
   
SST: Student Services Team
   
TBI: Trainable Mentally Handicapped. Also: Traumatic Brain Injury.
   
TMH: Trainable Mentally Handicapped
   
VE: Varying Exceptionalities
   
VI: Visually Impaired
 
   
   
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