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AB - Assembly Bill
ACCS - Advisory Commission on Charter Schools
ACSA - Association of California School Administrators
ACSE - Advisory Commission on Special Education
ADA - Average Daily Attendance
ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
ADAD - Assessment Development and Administration Division – CA Dept of Ed
a-g - UC/CSU Coursework Requirements
ALD - Achievement Level Descriptors
AMAO - Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives
AMARD - Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division – CA Dept of Ed
AMO - Annual Measureable Objectives
AP - Advanced Placement
API - Academic Performance Index
APR - Academic Program Reporting
ASAM - Alternative Schools Accountability Model
AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress
BEAL - Building Educator Assessment Literacy
CAASPP - California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
CA CC - California Comprehensive Center
CAHSEE - California High School Exit Examination
CALPADS - California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System
CASBO - California Association of School Business Officials
CASEMIS - CA Special Education Management Information System
CAT - Computer Adaptive Testing
CBEDS - California Basic Educational Data System
CBEST - California Basic Educational Skills Test
CCC - CA Community Colleges
CCEE - CA Collaborative for Educational Excellence
CCR - CA Code of Regulations
CCR - College & Career Readiness
CCSA - CA 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
CHKS - California Healthy Kids Survey
CHSPE - California High School Proficiency Exam
CISC - Curriculum and Instruction Steering
CMA - California Modified Assessment
CNAC - Child Nutrition Advisory Council
COE - County Office of Education
ConAPP - Consolidated Application
COP - Committee of Practitioners (Title I)
CORE - CA Office to Reform Education
CMIS - Compliance Monitoring, Intervention and Sanctions
CRESST - Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing
CSAM - California School Accounting Manual
CSBA - California School Boards Association
CSD - Charter Schools Division – CA Dept of Ed
CSIS - California School Information Services
CSR - Class Size Reduction
CSU - California State University
CTA - California Teachers Association
CTC - Commission on Teacher Credentialing
CTE - Career Technical Education
DAAN - District Assessment & Accountability Network
DAIT - District Assistance and Intervention Team
DL - Digital Library
DOK - Depth of Knowledge
DSIB - District, School & Innovation Branch – CA
EAP - Early Assessment Program
EC - Education Code
ED - United States Department of Education
EDGAR - U. S. Department of Education General Administrative Regulations
EDMD - Educational Data Management Division –
EDS - Educational Data Systems (CELDT contractor)
EL - English Learner
ELA - English Language Arts
ELD - English Language Development
ELAC - English Learner Advisory Committee
ELAP - English Language Acquisition Program
ELPAC - EL Proficiency Assessment for CA
EO - English-Only (Monolingual English)
EOY - End-of-Year (CALPADS Reports)
ESEA - Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESLRs - Expected Schoolwide Learning Results
ETS - Educational Testing Service (Test Contractor)
FAPE - Free and Appropriate Public Education
FCMAT - Fiscal Crisis & Management Team
FEP - Fluent-English-Proficient
FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FOL - Focus on Learning
FPM - Federal Program Monitoring
FRPM - Free or Reduced Price Meal
FTE - Full-Time-Equivalent
FYS - Foster Youth Services
GATE - Gifted and Talented Education
GED - General Educational Development
HQT - Highly Qualified Teacher
HumRRO - Human Resources Research Organization
IAB - Interim Assessment Blocks
ICA - Interim Comprehensive Assessment
IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP - Immigrant Education Program (NCLB, Title III)
IEP - Individualized Education Program
IMAP - Instructional Materials Advisory Panel
IQC - Instructional Quality Commission
ISAAP - Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile
ISR - Individual Student Report
LCAP - Local Control Accountability Plan
LCFF - Local Control Funding Formula
LEA - Local Educational Agency
LEP - Limited English Proficient
LTEL - Long-term English Learner
MTSS - Multi-tiered System of Supports
NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress
NCLB - No Child Left Behind
NCRESST - National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards & Student Testing –aka CRESST
NCSC - National Center & State Collaborative
NGA - National Governors Association
NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards
NPS/NPA - Non Public Schools/Non Public Agencies
NSBA - National School Boards Association
OCR - Office for Civil Rights
ORS - Online Reporting System (Smarter Balanced)
OSE - Office of the Secretary for Education
PAR - Peer Assistance and Review Program for
PARCC - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
PFT - Physical Fitness Test
PI - Program Improvement
PSAA - Public Schools Accountability Act
PT - Performance Task
PTA - Parent Teacher Association
QEIA - Quality Education Investment Act
RAN - Regional Assessment Network
R-FEP - Reclassified to Fluent-English-Proficient
RLA/ELD - Reading/Language Arts/English Language
ROC/P - Regional Occupational Centers and Programs
RTI - Response to Instruction & Intervention
RTTT - Race to the Top
S4 - Statewide System of School Support
SARB - School Attendance and Review Board
SARC - School Accountability Report Card
SB - Senate Bill
SBAC - Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
SBCP - School-Based Coordinated Programs
SBE - State Board of Education
SCALE - Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity
SEA - State Education Agency
SELPA - Special Education Local Plan Area
SES - Supplemental Educational Services
SIG - School Improvement Grant
SQS - School Quality Snapshot
SSCAL - School Services of California
SSID - Statewide Student Identifier
SSPI - State Superintendent of Public Instruction
SSSS (S4) - Statewide System of School Support
STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
STS - Standards-based Tests in Spanish
SWD - Students With Disabilities
TOMS - Test Operations Management System
TK - Transitional Kindergarten
TRT - Technology Readiness Tool
UC - University of California
UCP - Uniform Complaint Procedures
UDL - Universal Design for Learning
UDP - Unduplicated Pupil Groups
WASC - Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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