Acronyms in Education


Terms used frequently at school

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   Common Acronyms (short list)

ABE  Adult Basic Education
ACT  American College Test
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AIP  Academic Improvement Plan
ASAP After School Achievement Program
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress - part of term used in NCLB
BOSI Bureau of School Improvement
CLS  Classroom Learning System
CP  Cerebral Palsy 
CRISS  Creating Independence through Student owned Strategies
CTB Competency Testing Battery
Dashboards  Various Data Statistics for a School
DOE Department of Education
DPS  Division of Public Schools


EH  Emotionally Handicapped
EETF Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (lottery)
EPA  Environmental Protection Agency
EMG  Education Management Group (Distance Learning)
EMH  Educable Mentally Handicapped
ESE Exceptional Student Education
ESOL  English Speakers of Other Languages
    Economically Disadvantaged -  - Eligible for free or reduced price lunch
FAPE Florida Partners in Education (coordination of volunteers + business partners for public schools in Florida
FAPE  Free and Appropriate Public Education
FCAT  Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test
FDLRS  Florida Diagnostic Learning Resources System
FEFP  Florida Education Finance Program 
FIRN  Florida Information Resource Network
FSBA  Florida School Board Association
FTE  Full Time Equivalent
FTP  Florida Teachers Profession


HI  Hearing Impaired
HSCT  High School Competency Test
IEP  Individual Education Plan (ESE)
IMB  Instructional Material Budget
LEP Limited English Proficiency


MSAP Model School Achievement Program
N NCLB No Child Left Behind


OSI Office of School Improvement
PDSA Plan-Do-Study-Act


SAC School Advisory Council
SAM Student Assisted Model
SAT Stanford Achievement Test
SED Severely Emotionally Disturbed
SAI  Supplemental Academic Instruction
SIB School Improvement Budget
SIP School Improvement Program
SIT School Improvement Team
SPAR School Public Accountability Report
SITE Site Based Management Team
SIRC School Improvement Resource Center
SLD Specific Learning Disability
SLI Speech & Language Impaired
STW School to Work
SWD Students with Disabilities


TMH Trainable Mentally Handicapped
VI Visually Impaired
WIC Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants & Children

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