Acronym Glossary

Education acronyms can be quite confusing. This list may prove helpful in navigating the alphabet soup commonly used in education jargon. This list is ongoing. If you encounter an acronym that is not listed, please let us know.

ACT: American College Testing

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act

AP: Advanced Placement

APR: Annual Performance Report

AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination

AYP: Annual Yearly Progress

BOY: Beginning of Year

CBE: Competency-Based Education

CCLS: College and Career Readiness Standards

CCLS: Common Core Learning Standards

CSR: Comprehensive School Reform

CTE: Career and Technical Education

ELA: English Language Arts

ELL: English Language Learner

EOC: End-of-Course

EOY: End of Year

ESEA: Elementary and Secondary Education Act

ESOL: English Speakers of Other Languages

ESS: Essential Skills and Strategies

ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act

ESSER: Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief

FAC: Fiscal Advisory Committee

FAPE: Free Appropriate Public Education

FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

GATE: Gifted and Talented Education

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP: Individualized Education Program

LEA: Local Education Agency

LRE: Least Restrictive Environment

MAP: Measures of Academic Progress

MTSS: Multi-Tiered System of Supports

NCLB: No Child Left Behind

NGSS: Next Generation Science Standards

NHDOE: New Hampshire Department of Education

PACE: Program of Accelerated Curriculum Enhancements

PARCC: Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

PBIS: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

PBL: Project-Based Learning

PD: Professional Development

PLC: Professional Learning Community

RTI: Response to Intervention

SAT: Scholastic Assessment Test

SEA: State Education Agency

SEL: Social and Emotional Learning

SES: Socioeconomic Status

SLO: Student Learning Objective

SPED: Special Education

SST: Student Support Team

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

UDL: Universal Design for Learning