2009 Rocky Mountain Teacher Fair

Acronyms

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504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973—a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability

ACT

American College Test

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act—federal law governing access to public buildings

AERA

American Education Research Association

BOCES

Board of Cooperative Educational Services (Small schools and small districts that have pooled their resources together. A BOCES can include 15-25 school districts. The important question to ask is what BOCES does a district belong to and for what projects. Some districts may be in a BOCES only for Title I funds.)

BOD

Board of Directors

BOE

Board of Education

CASB

Colorado Association of School Boards (membership organization of the state’s school district Boards of Education

CASE

Colorado Association of School Executives (professional organization for administrators)

CCSP

Colorado Charter School Program

CDE

Colorado Department of Education

CEA

Colorado Education Association—the state teachers union

CECFA

Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority—issues bonds for charter schools

CK

Core Knowledge

CLCS

Colorado League of Charter Schools (The League)

CREA

Colorado Reading Excellence Act

CRS

Colorado Revised Statutes

CSR

Class Size Reduction

CSRC

Colorado School Resource Center

CSSI

Charter School Support Initiative- A part of the CSP grant

CSSEAC

Charter Schools Special Education Advisory Committee

DI

Direct Instruction

DPF

District Performance Framework

ECS

Education Commission of the States

EDGAR

Education Department General Administrative Regulations

ELA

English Language Acquisition

ELL

English Language Learner

ESEA

Elementary and Secondary Education Act—federal education law replaced with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

ESL

English as a Secondary Language

FAPE

Free Appropriate Public Education

FERPA

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act—federal law governing privacy

FPP

Financial Policies & Procedures

FTE

Full Time Equivalent—one full-time salary

FY

Fiscal Year

GED

General Education Diploma

GT

Gifted & Talented

HB

House Bill in the Colorado Legislature

IASA

Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 ( Federal Law)

ICAP

Individual Career and Academic Plan

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act—federal law regarding educating students with disabilities

IDEA-B

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act—Part B

IEP

Individual Education Plan—an official plan for students with disabilities that qualify for Special Education services

ITBS

Iowa Test of Basic Skills

LEA

Local Education Agency or official school district

LEP

Limited English Proficiency

LRE

Least Restrictive Environment—educating disabled students with non-disabled students

NACSA

National Association of Charter School Authorizers

NAEP

National Assessment of Educational Progress

OCR

Office of Civil Rights—federal law pertaining to Section 504 and disability regulations

OSEP

Office of Special Education Programs

PCD

Perceptual Communicative Disorder

PD

Professional Development

PL

Public Law (Federal Law)

PPR

Per Pupil Revenue

PSAT

Pre-Stanford Achievement Test

R2A

Read to Achieve

READ Act

Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act

RFP

Request for Proposal

RtI

Response to Intervion

SAT

Stanford Achievement Test

SB

Senate Bill in the Colorado Legislature

SBE

State Board of Education

SEA

State Education Agency—Colorado Department of Education

SIP

School Improvement Plan

SLIC

Significant Limited Intellectual Capacity

SPF

School Performance Framework

UIP

Unified Improvement Plan

USDOE

United States Department of Education

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