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Special Education Acronyms


 Special Education Acronyms



AB Assembly Bill (state legislation); Adaptive Behavior

ABA Applied Behavior Analysis

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder; Auditory Discrimination in Depth Program

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADE Average Daily Enrollment

ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution

APE Adapted Physical Education

BD Behavior Disorder

BICM Behavior Intervention Case Manager

BIP Behavior Intervention Plan

CA Chronological Age

CAC Community Advisory Committee; California Administrative Code

CAHSEE California High School Exit Exam

CAPA California Alternate Performance Assessment

CAT6 California Achievement Test 6

CBA Curriculum-Based Instruction

CBE Children with Behavioral and Emotional Difficulty

CBI Community-Based Instruction

CBM Curriculum-Based Measurement

CCR California Code of Regulations

CCS California Children’s Services

CDE California Department of Education

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

CH Communicatively/Communication

CI Cochlear Implant

CMA California Modified Assessment

CSB California School for the Blind

CSD California School for the Deaf

CST California Standards Tests

COE County Office of Education

 DB Deaf/Blind

DC Development Center

DHH Deaf and Hard of Hearing

DIS Designated Instruction and Services

DO District Office

DRDPDesired Results Developmental Profile

DT Discrete Trials

EC Education Code

ED Emotional Disturbance

EHA Education of the Handicapped Act (PL 94-142)

ELL English Language Learner

ESL English as a Second Language

ESY Extended School Year

FAA Functional Analysis Assessment

FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA Functional Behavior Analysis

FEP Fluent English Proficient

FES Fluent English Speaker

FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FTE Full-Time Equivalent

FY Fiscal Year

HI Hearing Impaired

HOH Hard of Hearing

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEE Independent Educational Evaluation

IEP Individualized Education Program

IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan

ITP Individualized Transition Plan

IRC Inland Regional Center

LEA Local Education Agency

LRE Least Restrictive (educational) environment

MS Multiple Sclerosis

MTU Medical Therapy Unit

NCLB No Child Left Behind

NEP Non-English Proficient

NPA Nonpublic Agency

NPS Nonpublic School

OAH Office of Administrative Hearings

OCR Office of Civil Rights

OH Orthopedically Handicapped

OHI Other Health Impaired

OI Orthopedically Impaired

OMH Other Multihandicapped

OSEP Office of Special Education Programs (U.S.)

OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (U.S. Department of Education)

OT/PT Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy

PE Physical Education

PH Physically Handicapped

PKY Phenylketonuria

PL Public Law

PLOP Present Levels of Performance

PWN Prior Written Notice

PSRS Procedural Safeguards and Referral Service

PT Physical Therapy / Precision Teaching

PTA Parent Teacher Association

RCOE Riverside County Office of Education

ROC Regional Occupational Center

ROP Regional Occupational Program

RS Resource Specialist; Related Services

RSP Resource Specialist Program

RT Recreational Therapist; Recreational Therapy

RtI Response to Interventions

SB Senate Bill (state legislation)

SBE State Board of Education

SD Standard Deviation

SDC Special Day Class

SDE State Department of Education

SDL Severe Disorder of Language

SE Standard Error

SEA State Education Agency

SEACO Special Education Administrators of County Offices

SED Seriously Emotionally Disturbed; Special Education Division (CDE)

SEHO Special Education Hearing Office

SELPA Special Education Local Plan Area

SEPAC Special Education Parent Advisory (Awareness) Committee

SLP Speech and Language Pathologist

SS Standardized Score; Scaled Score

SST Student Study Team

STAR California’s Standard Testing and Reporting

USD Unified School District