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Acronyms and Initialisms

Common acronyms and initialisms used by the California Department of Education (CDE).

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A

Acronym

Description

AB Assembly Bill
ACE American Council on Education (Outside Source)
ACIA Academic and Career Integral Assessments in Career Education
ACR Assembly Concurrent Resolution
ACSA Association of California School Administrators (Outside Source)
ACT American College Testing (Outside Source)
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act (Outside Source)
ADA average daily attendance
ADAD Assessment Development and Administration Division
AID Audits and Investigations Division
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AIECE American Indian Early Childhood Education
AMAOs Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives
AMARD Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division
AP Advanced Placement
API Academic Performance Index
APR Accountability Progress Reporting
ASAM Alternative Schools Accountability Model
ASD After School Division
ASES After School Education and Safety Program
ASRA Administrative Support and Regulations Adoption
AVID Advancement Via Individual Determination
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
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B

Acronym

Description

BPPVE Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (Outside Source)
BTSA Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (Outside Source)
BTTP Bilingual Teacher Training Program
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C

Acronym

Description

C.A.S.H. Coalition for Adequate School Housing (Outside Source)
CAASFEP California Association of Administrators of State and Federal Education Programs (Outside Source)
CABE California Association of Bilingual Education (Outside Source)
CACE California Association for Compensatory Education (Outside Source)
CACFP Child and Adult Care Food Program
CADS Consolidated Application Data System
CAHSEE California High School Exit Examination
Cal-SAFE California School Age Families Education
CALPADS California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System
CalSTRS California State Teachers' Retirement System (Outside Source)
CALTIDES California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data Education System
CalWORKS California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids
CaMSP California Mathematics and Science Partnership
CAPA California Alternate Performance Assessment
CASBO California Association of School Business Officials (Outside Source)
CASEMIS California Special Education Management Information System
CAT/6 California Achievement Tests, Sixth Edition
CBE competency-based education
CBEDS California Basic Educational Data System
CBEST California Basic Educational Skills Test (Outside Source)
CBET community-based English tutoring
CBR California Business Roundtable (Outside Source)
CCAE California Council for Adult Education
CCC California Community Colleges (Outside Source)
CCDA California Career Development Association
CCDAA California Child Development Administrators Association
CCDBG Child Care and Development Block Grant
CCDF Child Care and Development Fund
CCEI California Counsel of Electronics Instructors
CCFRF Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund
CCIS California Consortium for Independent Study
CCLDHN California Conference of Local Health Department Nutritionists (Outside Source)
CCR coordinated compliance review
CCR California Code of Regulations
CCSESA California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (Outside Source)
CCSS Common Core State Standards
CCSSO Council of Chief State School Officers (Outside Source)
CCTD Career and College Transition Division
CD Communications Division
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Outside Source)
CDD Child Development Division
CDE California Department of Education
CDFS Child Development Fiscal Services
CDHS California Department of Health Services (Outside Source)
CDPAC Child Development Policy Advisory Committee
CDS Community Day Schools
CDS county/district/school code
CDSMC Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission
CDTC California Drafting Technology Consortium
CEEB College Entrance Examination Board (Outside Source)
CELDT California English Language Development Test
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFT California Federation of Teachers (Outside Source)
CHADD Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Outside Source)
CHDP Children's Health and Disability Prevention
Children Now Children Now (Outside Source)
CHKRC California Healthy Kids Resource Center (Outside Source)
CHKS California Healthy Kids Survey
CHSA California Head Start Association
CHSPE California High School Proficiency Examination
CHSSCO California Head Start-State Collaboration Office
CIF California Interscholastic Federation (Outside Source)
CITEA California Industrial and Technology Education Association
CLAD Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (Outside Source)
CLHS California League of High Schools (Outside Source)
CLLS California Library Literacy Services (Outside Source)
CLMS California League of Middle Schools
CLRN California Learning Resource Network
CMA California Modified Assessment
CMAS California Multiple Award Schedule
CMD Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents
CMR contract monitoring review
CNAC Child Nutrition Advisory Council
CNIPS Child Nutrition Information Payment System
COABE Commission on Adult Basic Education (Outside Source)
COCCC Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges
COE county office of education
COICC California Occupational Information Coordinating Committee
CPA California Partnership Academies
CPCM Categorical Programs Complaints Management
CPDI California Professional Development Institutes (Governor's Institutes)
CPEC California Postsecondary Education Commission (Outside Source)
CPPP College Preparation Partnership Program
CPS Child Protection Services
CRESST Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing
CRL California Reading List
CRLP California Reading and Literacy Project
CRP Content Review Panel
CSAM California School Accounting Manual
CSB California School for the Blind
CSBA California School Boards Association (Outside Source)
CSD California School for the Deaf
CSD Charter Schools Division
CSEA California School Employees Association (Outside Source)
CSEA California State Employees Association (Outside Source)
CSECC California State Employees Charitable Campaign (Outside Source)
CSEY Classified School Employee of the Year
CSFP Commodity Supplemental Food Program
CSFSA California Schools Food Service Association
CSIS California School Information Services
CSLA California School Library Association
CSMP California Subject Matter Projects
CSMT Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations
CSNO California School Nurses Organization (Outside Source)
CSPD Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
CSR Comprehensive School Reform
CSRP California School Recognition Program
CSS Comprehensive Student Support
CSSA California Safe Schools Assessment
CSSAED Coordinated Student Support and Adult Education Division
CST California Standards Tests
CSU California State University (Outside Source)
CTA California Teachers Association (Outside Source)
CTAP California Technology Assistance Project
CTC California Transportation Commission (Outside Source)
CTC Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Outside Source)
CTE career technical education
CTEI Comprehensive Teacher Education Institute
CYA California Youth Authority (Outside Source)
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D

Acronym

Description

DAC District Advisory Committee
DAIT District Assistance and Intervention Team
DEAM Department of Education Administrative Manual
DGS Department of General Services (Outside Source)
DOF Department of Finance (Outside Source)
DOL U.S. Department of Labor (Outside Source)
DPA Department of Personnel Administration (Outside Source)
DSIB District, School, and Innovation Support Branch
DSS Department of Social Services (Outside Source)
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E

Acronym

Description

EAP Early Assessment Program
EC Education Code (Outside Source)
ED U.S. Department of Education (Outside Source)
EDGAR Education Department General Administrative Regulations (Outside Source)
EDMD Educational Data Management Division
EETT Enhancing Education Through Technology
EIA Economic Impact Aid
EL English learner
ELA English-language arts
ELAP English Language Acquisition Program
ELD English-language development
ELSD English Learner Support Division
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Outside Source)
ETS Educational Testing Service (Outside Source)
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F

Acronym

Description

FAQ frequently asked question
FASD Fiscal and Administrative Services Division
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Outside Source)
FFA Future Farmers of America (Outside Source)
FPD Fiscal Policy Division
FTE full-time equivalent
FY fiscal year
FYS Foster Youth Services
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G

Acronym

Description

GAD Government Affairs Division
GATE Gifted and Talented Education
GED General Educational Development Test
GPA grade point average
GSE Golden State Examination
GSSMD Golden State Seal Merit Diploma
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H

Acronym

Description

HCE Health Careers Education
HECT Home Economics Careers and Technology
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HOUSSE High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (Outside Source)
HPSGP High Priority Schools Grant Program
HTML hypertext markup language
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I

Acronym

Description

IAD Improvement and Accountability Division
IASA Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (Outside Source)
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Outside Source)
IEP individualized education program
IFSP individualized family service plan
II/USP Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program
ILSB Instruction and Learning Support Branch
IS independent study
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J

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K

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L

Acronym

Description

LAC Legal, Audits, and Compliance Branch
LC Language Census
LD Legal Division
LEA local educational agency
LEP limited English-proficient
LPCs Local Child Care and Development Planning Councils
LRDC Learning Resources Display Centers
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M

Acronym

Description

MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MTYRE multitrack year-round education
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N

Acronym

Description

NABE National Association for Bilingual Education
NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress
NASBE National Association of State Boards of Education (Outside Source)
NASSP National Association of Secondary School Principals (Outside Source)
NASTA National Association of State Textbook Administrators
NASW National Association of School Social Workers (Outside Source)
NBCT National Board Certified Teacher
NBPTS National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
NCBE National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education
NCDA National Career Development Association
NCEE National Center on Education and the Economy (Outside Source)
NCES National Center for Education Statistics (Outside Source)
NCHSTE National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education
NCLB No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
NCSL National Conference of State Legislatures
NCTE National Council of Teachers of English
NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NEA National Education Association (Outside Source)
NET Nutrition Education and Training
NGSS Next Generation Science Standards (Outside Source)
NGSS Next Generation Science Standards (Outside Source)
NPR national percentile rank
NSBA National School Boards Association (Outside Source)
NSD Nutrition Services Division
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O

Acronym

Description

OCR Office for Civil Rights (Outside Source)
OEO Office of Equal Opportunity
OSE Office of the Secretary of Education (Outside Source)
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Outside Source)
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P

Acronym

Description

PAR Peer Assistance and Review program for teachers
PASR Principal Apportionment System Rewrite
PBDMI Performance Based Data Management Initiative
PCA Program Cost Account
PD P-16 Division
PDF Portable Document Format
PERS Public Employees Retirement System
PFT Physical Fitness Testing
PI Program Improvement
PL Public Law
PLSD Professional Learning Support Division
PMP Pregnant Minors Program
PPIB P-16 Policy and Information Branch
PPR Pupil Promotion and Retention
PQR program quality review
PSAA Public Schools Accountability Act
PSAT Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test (Outside Source)
PSD Personnel Services Division
PTA Parent Teacher Association (State) (Outside Source)
PTA Parent Teacher Association (National) (Outside Source)
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Q

Acronym

Description

QAP quality assurance process
QEIA Quality Education Investment Act of 2006
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R

Acronym

Description

RDA Recommended Daily Allowance
RFA Request for Applications
RFEP reclassified to fluent English proficient
RFP Request for Proposals
RLA Reading/Language Arts
ROCP Regional Occupational Centers and Programs
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S

Acronym

Description

S4 Statewide System of School Support
SACS standardized account code structure
SAFTIB Services for Administration, Finance, Technology, and Infrastructure Branch
SAP Student Assistance Program
SAPID School Age Parenting and Infant Development
SARB School Attendance Review Board
SARC School Accountability Report Card
SAT Scholastic Achievement Test
SAT-9 Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition (Stanford 9)
SB Senate Bill
SBCP School-Based Coordinated Program
SBE State Board of Education
SBP School Breakfast Program
SCANS Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills
SCASS Southern California Association of Science Supervisors
SCASS State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards-Health Education Assessment Project (Outside Source)
SCCAC Southern California Comprehensive Assistance Center
SCE State Compensatory Education
SCFIRD Standards, Curriculum Frameworks, and Instructional Resources Division
SCO State Controller's Office
SCOE Sacramento County Office of Education
SCORE Schools of California Online Resources for Education
SCR Senate Concurrent Resolution
SCS Superintendent's Correspondence System
SDAIE specially designed academic instruction in English
SDC special day class
SDFSC Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities
SEA state educational agency
SED severely emotionally disturbed
SED Special Education Division
SED socioeconomically disadvantaged
SED Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
SEECAP Special Education Early Childhood Administrators Project
SEEDS Supporting Early Education Delivery Systems
SEIDs Statewide Educator Identifiers
SELPA special education local plan area
SES Supplemental Educational Services (Outside Source)
SETA Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (Outside Source)
SETS Statewide Education Technology Services
SFSD School Fiscal Services Division
SFSP Summer Food Service Program
SFTSD School Facilities and Transportation Services Division
SHAPE Shaping Health As Partners in Education
SHC School Health Connections
SIG School Improvement Grant
SIO Superintendent's Initiatives Office
SkillsUSA SkillsUSA
SNA School Nutrition Association (Outside Source)
SNE Society for Nutrition Education (Outside Source)
SNOR Student National Origin Report
SNP School Nutrition Program
SPAC State Parent Advisory Council
SPB State Personnel Board (Outside Source)
SSID Statewide Student Indentifer
SSPI State Superintendent of Public Instruction
SSSSB Student Support and Special Services Branch
STAR Standardized Testing and Reporting Program
STDs Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Outside Source)
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
STS Standards-based tests in Spanish
SWP Schoolwide programs
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T

Acronym

Description

T5 Title 5, California Code of Regulations
TEROC Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee (Outside Source)
TICAL Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
TSD Technology Services Division
TUPE Tobacco-Use Prevention Education
TWBI Two-Way Bilingual Immersion
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U

Acronym

Description

UC University of California (Outside Source)
UCOP University of California Office of the President (Outside Source)
UCP Uniform Complaint Procedures
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture (Outside Source)
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V

Acronym

Description

VAPA Visual and Performing Arts
VE Visiting Educator
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W

Acronym

Description

WASC Western Association of Schools and Colleges (Outside Source)
WEE Work Experience Education
WestEd WestEd (Outside Source)
WIC Women, Infants, and Children (Outside Source)
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X, Y, Z

Acronym Description
YOA Year of Appropriation (Outside Source)
YOB Year of Budget (Outside Source)
YOC Year of Completion (Outside Source)
YRBS Youth Risk Behavior Survey (Outside Source)
YRBSS Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Outside Source)
YRE year-round education
Questions: Katina Oliphant | koliphant@cde.ca.gov