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SBE Acronyms and Initialisms

Common acronyms and initialisms used by the California State Board of Education.
Acronym Description

AB

Assembly Bill

ACCS

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools

ACSA

Association of California School Administrators

ACSE

Advisory Commission on Special Education             

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA

average daily attendance

AFT

American Federation of Teachers

a-g

A pattern of coursework for high school students that is validated by the UC/CSU systems as meeting expectations for entry to undergraduate university programs

AMAO

Annual Measurable Achievement Objective

AP

Advanced Placement

API

Academic Performance Index

APR

Accountability Progress Reporting

ARRA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

ASAM

Alternative Schools Accountability Model

AYP

Adequate Yearly Progress

BTSA

Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment

CACC

California Comprehensive Center at WestEd

CAHSEE

California High School Exit Examination

CALPADS

California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System

CAPA

California Alternate Performance Assessment

CASBO

California Association of School Business Officials

CASEMIS

California Special Education Management Information System

CASH

Coalition for Adequate School Housing

CCC

California Community Colleges

CCR

California Code of Regulations

CCSA

California Charter Schools Association

CCSESA

California County Superintendents Educational Services Association

CCSS

Common Core State Standards

CCSSO

Council of Chief State School Officers

CDE

California Department of Education

CDS

county/district/school (code)

CELDT

California English Language Development Test

CFCC

Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CFT

California Federation of Teachers

CHSPE

California High School Proficiency Examination

CMA

California Modified Assessment

CNAC

Child Nutrition Advisory Council

COE

County Office of Education

ConAPP

Consolidated Application

COP

Title I Committee of Practitioners

CORE

California Office to Reform Education

CRP

Content Review Panel

CSBA

California School Boards Association

CSDC

Charter Schools Development Center

CSIS

California School Information System

CST

California Standards Test

CTA

California Teachers Association

CTC

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

CTE

career technical education

DAIT

District Assistance and Intervention Team

EAP

Early Assessment Program

EC

California Education Code

ED

United States Department of Education

EL

English learner

ELA

English-language arts

ELD

English language development

EOC

end-of-course (examination)

ESEA

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

ESL

English as a Second Language

FAPE

free and appropriate public education

FEP

fluent English proficient

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

GATE

Gifted and Talented Education

GED

General Education Development Test

HOUSSE

High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation

HQT

highly qualified teacher (as defined by ESEA)

HumRRO

Human Resources Research Organization

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004

IEP

individualized education program

IMAP

Instructional Materials Advisory Panel

IMFRP

Instructional Materials Fund Realignment Program

IQC

Instructional Quality Commission

LEA

local educational agency

LEP

limited English proficient

NAEP

National Assessment of Educational Progress

NCLB

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

NEA

National Education Association

NGA

National Governors Association

NGSS

Next Generation Science Standards

NPS/NPA

Non Public Schools/Non Public Agencies

OSE

Office of the Secretary for Education

OSEP

Office of Special Education Programs (United States Department of Education)

PAR

Peer Assistance and Review Program for Teachers

PARCC

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

PFT

Physical Fitness Testing

PI

Program Improvement

PLD

performance (or proficiency) level descriptor

PSAA

Public School Accountability Act

QEIA

Quality Education Investment Act of 2006

RFA

Request for Applications

RFP Request for Proposals

RLA/ELD

reading-language arts/English language development

ROCP

Regional Occupational Centers and Programs

RTTT

Race to the Top

SAIT

School Assistance and Intervention Team

SARB

School Attendance Review Board

SARC

School Accountability Report Card

SB

Senate Bill

SBAC

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

SBCP

School-Based Coordination Program

SBE

State Board of Education

SDAIE

specially designed academic instruction in English

SEA

state educational agency

SELPA

Special Education Local Plan Area

SES

Supplemental Education Services

SIG

School Improvement Grant

SSPI

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

STAR

Standardized Testing and Reporting Program  

STEM

science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

STS

Standards-based Tests in Spanish

TAG

Technical Advisory Group

TDG

Technical Design Group (PSAA Advisory Committee)

UC/CSU

University of California/California State University

UCP

Uniform Complaint Procedure

USD

Unified School District

UTLA

United Teachers-Los Angeles

WASC

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

WIA

Workforce Investment Act

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