Guide to Education Acronyms

504:  Specialized plan that provides accommodations for students with a substantial limit in life
AA:  Administrative Assistant
AP:  Advanced Placement or Assistant Principal
AVID:  Advancement Via Individual Determination
BACE: Bethel Association of Certified Employees
CCSS:  Common Core State Standards
CFA:  Common Formative Assessment
DIBELS: Early literacy assessment tool
DLI:  Dual Language Immersion
DO:  District Office
EA:  Educational Assistant
ELL:  English Language Learners
ELD:  English Language Development
ELPA21:  English Language Proficiency Assessment
ESD:  Education Service District
ESL:  English as a Second Language
FERPA:  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FMLA:  Family and Medical Leave Act
HAC: Student Access Center for PowerSchool Student Information System
HIPAA:  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HR:  Human Resources
HQ:  Highly Qualified (appropriate licensing for all teachers in core subjects)
IEP:  Individual Education Plan
IV:  Infinite Visions (District Office Payroll and HR System)
LRC:  Learning Resource Center
ESSA:  Every Student Succeeds Act
OAKS:  Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (State test)
ODE:  Oregon Department of Education
OEA:  Oregon Education Association (Statewide Association)
OFLA:  Oregon Family Leave Act
PBIS:  Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support
PDU:  Professional Development Unit
PLC:  Professional Learning Community
PTO/PTA:  Parent Teacher Organization/Parent Teacher Association
RTI:  Response to Intervention
SAC: Student Access Center for PowerSchool Student Information System
SBA:  Smarter Balanced Assessment (summative state reading, language arts/math assessment)
SBAC:  Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (multi-state entity responsible for SBA)
SIOP:  Sheltered Instructional Observation Protocol
SIP:  School Improvement Plan
SLGG:  Student Learning and Growth Goals
SPED:  Special Education
SSA: Student Success Act
STC:  School Testing Coordinator
SST:  School Support Team meetings
STAR:  K-12 Reading and math assessment program
SWIS:  School-wide Information System (behavior referral management)
TAG:  Talented and Gifted
TalentEd:  Online evaluation system (Perform and Recruit and Hiring also)
TIENET:  Special Education case management program
TITLE I:  Supplemental funds for higher poverty schools
TSPC:  Teacher Standards and Practices Commission


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