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Commonly Used Acronyms in Education

Every business has acronyms for terms related to their work.  Please use this page as a resource to understand what commonly used education acronyms mean.

Acronym

Description

ACLD

Association for Children with Learning Disabilities

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AIS

Academic Intervention Service

AP

Advanced Placement

ASL

American Sign Language

AYP

Adequate Yearly Progress

BIP

Behavioral Intervention Plan

BOE

Board of Education

CAP

Corrective Action Plan

CRCT

Criterion Referenced Competency Test

CSR

Comprehensive School Reform

CTAE

Career, Technical and Agricultural Education

D/B

Deaf/Blind

DD

Developmentally Delayed

D/HH

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

DO

District Office

DNM

Did Not Meet

ED

Emotional Disturbance

EH

Emotionally Handicapped

ELA

English Language Arts

ELL

English Language Learners

EOCT

End of Course Test

ESL

English as a Second Language

ESOL

English to Speakers of Other Languages

ETTC

Educational Technology Training Center

FAY

Full Academic Year

FTE

Full Time Equivalency

GAA

Georgia Alternative Assessment

GaDOE

Georgia Department of Education

GAPASS

Georgia Assessment of Performance on School Standards Analysis

GED

General Equivalency Diploma

GHP

Governor’s Honors Program

GHSGT

Georgia High School Graduation Test

GHSWT

Georgia High School Writing Test

GKIDS

Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills

GLC

Georgia Learning Connection

GLISI

Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement

GLRS

Georgia Learning Resource Center

GPS

Georgia Performance Standards

GSS

Georgia School Standards

GT

Gifted and Talented

HI

Hearing Impaired

HI-Q

Highly Qualified

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP

Individualized Education Plan

ITS

Information Technology Services

IQ

Intelligence Quotient

LD

Learning Disabled

LEA

Local Education Agency

LEP

Limited English Proficient

LF

Leadership Facilitator

LFS

Learning Focused School

NAEP

National Assessment of Educational Progress

NI

Needs Improvement

NSDC

National Staff Development Council

OI

Orthopedically Impaired

OSA

Office of Student Achievement

PAC

Parent Advisory Council

PLC

Professional Learning Community

PLU

Professional Learning Unit

PSAT

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

PSC

Professional Standards Commission

PTA

Parent Teacher Association

PTO

Parent Teacher Organization

PTP

Parent to Parent

PTSA

Parent-Teacher-Student Association

QBE

Quality Basic Education

RESA

Regional Educational Service Agency

RST

Regional Support Team

SAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test

SDFSC

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities

SEA

State Education Agency

SES

Supplemental Education Services

SIA

Standards, Instruction and Assessment

SIP

School Improvement Plan

SP Ed.

Special Education

SREB

Southern Regional Education Board

SSAS

Single Statewide Accountability Act

SWD

Students with Disabilities

TAADRA

Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act

UBD

Understanding by Design

USED

United States Education Department

VI

Visually Impaired

WWIS

What Works in Schools

 Resource: Georgia Department of Education

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