Acronyms

 

ABA: Applied Behavioral Analysis
ACF: Administration for Children and Families
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AE: Age Equivalent
APE: Adaptive Physical Education
APR: Annual Performance Report
ARRA: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASL: American Sign Language
AT: Assistive Technology
AYP: Adequate Yearly Progress
BD: Behavioral Disorder
BIA: Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIE: Bureau of Indian Education
BIP: Behavior Intervention Plan
CAP: Corrective Action Plan
CAPTA: Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
CC: Closed Captioning
CCDBG: Child Care Development Block Grant
CCDF: Child Care Development Fund
CEC: Council for Exceptional Children
CEDS: Common Educational Data Standards
CEIS: Comprehensive Coordinated Early Intervening Services
CIFR: The Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting 
CIID: The Center for the Integration of IDEA Data 
CFR: Code of Federal Regulations
CSPR: Consolidated State Performance Report 
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactive Disorders
CHIP: Children's Health Insurance Program
CIFMS: Continuous Improvement Focused Monitoring System
CP: Cerebral Palsy
CPRC: Community Parent Resource Center
CPSE: Committee on Preschool Special Education
CSPD: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
CSSO: Chief State School Officer
CWD: Child/Children with a Disability
DAC: Data Accountability Center
DaSy: The Center for Early Childhood Data Systems 
DB: Deaf-Blind
DD: Developmental Disabilities; Developmental Delay
D/HH: Deaf/Hard of Hearing
DMS: Differentiated Monitoring and Support
DOH: Department of Health
DOJ: Department of Justice
EBP: Evidence-Based Practice(s)
EC: Early Childhood
ECSE: Early Childhood Special Education
ECTA: The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
ED: Department of Education
ED: Emotional Disturbance
EDEN: Education Data Exchange Network
EDFacts: EDFacts centralizes performance data supplied by K-12 State education agencies.
EDGAR: Education Department General Administrative Regulations
EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunities Commission
EHDI: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
EHS: Early Head Start
EI: Early Intervention
EIS: Early Intervening Services
EL: English Learner
ELC: Early Learning Challenge
EL: Early Learning
ELL: English Language Learner
ELP: Early Language Proficiency
EMAPS: EDFacts Metadata and Process System  
EPSDT: Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center
ESA: Educational Service Agency
ESEA: Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESL: English as a Second Language
ESS: EDFacts Submission System  
ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act
ESY: Extended School Year
FAPE: Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA: Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FFY: Federal Fiscal Year
FICC: Federal Interagency Coordinating Council
FOIA: Freedom of Information Act
FR: Federal Register
FRC: Federal Resource Center
FSM: Federated States of Micronesia
FVPSA: Family Violence Prevention and Services Act
GAPS: Grants Administration Payment System
GAO: Government Accountability Office
GEPA: General Education Provisions Act
GPEA: Government Paper Elimination Act
GPRA: Government Performance and Results Act
GRADS360: A technical assistance resource and the system that states use to submit the SPP/APR
GSA: General Services Administration
GSEG: General Supervision Enhancement Grants
HHS: Health and Human Services
HIPPA: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HS: Head Start
HQ: Headquarters
IAES: Interim Alternative Educational Setting
IC: Information Collection
ICC: Interagency Coordinating Council
ICO: Informed Clinical Opinion
ID: Intellectual Disability
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEE: Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP: Individualized Education Program
IEU: Intermediate Educational Unit
IFSP: Individualized Family Services Plan
IG: Inspector General
IHE: Institution of Higher Education
ILC: Independent Living Center
IQ: Intellectual Quotient
ISP: Individualized Service Plan
JJ: Juvenile Justice
KEA: Kindergarten Entry Assessment
LA: Lead Agency
LD: Learning Disability
LEA: Local Educational Agency
LEP: Limited English Proficiency
LICC: Local Interagency Coordinating Council
LOF: Letter of Finding
LRE: Least Restrictive Environment
MCH: Maternal and Child Health
MCHB: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
MFS: Maintenance of State Financial Support
MIECHV: Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program
MOA: Memorandum of Agreement
MOE: Maintenance of Effort
MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
MSIP: Monitoring and State Improvement Planning Division
MTSS: Multi-Tiered System of Support
NAEP: National Assessment of Educational Progress
NASDSE: National Association of State Directors of Special Education
NCES: National Center for Education Statistics
NCLB: No Child Left Behind
NE: Natural Environment
NIA: Notice Inviting Applications
NIMAS: National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard
NPRM: Notice of Proposed Rule Making
OAS: Office of the Assistant Secretary
OCC: Office of Child Care
OCR: Office for Civil Rights
OCTAE: Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education
OD: Office of the Director
ODS: Office of the Deputy Secretary
OEL: Office of Early Learning
OELA: Office of English Language Acquisition
OESE: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
OGC: Office of the General Counsel
OHI: Other Health Impairment
OHS: Office of Head Start
OIAA: Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs
OIG: Office of Inspector General
OII: Office of Innovation and Improvement
OLCA: Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs
OMB: Office of Management and Budget
OPE: Office of Postsecondary Education
OPM: Office of Personnel Management
OS: Office of the Secretary
OSS: Office of State Support
OSEP: Office of Special Education Programs
OSERS: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
OT: Occupational Therapy
P & A: Protection and Advocacy
Part B: IDEA Part B Program for children age three through 21
Part C: IDEA Part C Early Intervention Program for children birth through age 2
PBIS: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
PCC: Parent-Child Center
PD: Personnel Development
PDD: NOS Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
PDG: Preschool Development Grants
PII: Personally Identifiable Information
PSC: Partner Support Center 
PT: Physical Therapy
PTI: Parent Training Information Center
PWN: Prior Written Notice
QRIS: Quality Rating and Improvement System
RBI: Routines-Based Intervention
RDA: Results Driven Accountability
RMI: Republic of the Marshall Islands
RSA: Rehabilitation Services Administration
RTI: Response to Intervention
RTP: Research to Practice Division (OSEP)
SAP: State Advisory Panel
SEA: State Educational Agency
SEL: Social Emotional Learning
SEPPE: Special Education Program for Pacific Entities
SICC: State Interagency Coordinating Council
SIG: State Improvement Grants
SIMR: State Identified Measurable Result
SISEP: State Implementation & Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices Center
SLD: Specific Learning Disability
SLDS: State Longitudinal Data System
SLP: Speech-language pathologist (Note: Do not use SLP for speech-language pathology)
SPDG: State Personnel Development Grant
SPOE: System Point of Entry
SPP: State Performance Plan
SSI: Supplemental Security Income
SSIP: State Systemic Improvement Plan
SWD: Student with a Disability
TA: Technical Assistance
TACC: Technical Assistance Coordination Center
TA&D: Technical Assistance and Dissemination
TDD: Telecommunication Device for the Deaf
TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury
UDL: Universal Design for Learning
UFSD: Unified School District
USC: United States Code
USD: Unified School District
VI: Visual Impairment
VR: Vocational Rehabilitation
WIOA: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act