Educational Jargon

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

AD – Attachment Disorder

ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD – Attention Deficient Hyperactive Disorder

AFT – American Federation of Teachers

AGP/TAG – Academically Gifted Program

ATOMIC – Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Connecticut

AV – Audio-Visual

BOC – Behavior of Concern

BOE – Board of Education

CABE – Connecticut Association of Boards of Education

CAS - Connecticut Association of Schools

CCI – Connecticut Competency Instrument

CCL – Connecticut’s Common Core of Learning

CEA – Connecticut Education Association

CEU – Continuing Education Unit

CMT – Connecticut mastery Test

COA – Children of Alcoholics

CTC – Connecticut Teaching Competency

DARE – Drug Abuse Resistance Education

DCF – Department of Children and Families

DMR – Department of Mental Retardation

DOE – Department of Education

DOL – Daily Oral Language

DTLA – Detroit Test for Educational Achievement

EERA – Educational Evaluation and Remedial Assistance

ED – Emotional Disturbed

ELL – English Language Learners

EMR – Educable Mentally Retarded

ERG – Educational Reference Group

ESL – English as a Second Language

FAPE – Free and Appropriate Public Education

FERPA – Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

FRL – Free and Reduced Priced Lunch

HI – Hearing Impaired

IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP – Individualized Education Program

ISS – In-School Suspension (see also: OSS)

ISP – Individual Transition Plan (Over 15 Years Old)

KTEA – Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement

LEP – Limited English Proficiency

LD – Learning Disability

MR – Mental Retardation

MAR – Motivational Assistance Room

MI – Multiple Intelligence

MAT 7 – Metropolitan Achievement Test

NELMS -  New England League of Middle Schools

NI – Neurological Impaired

NCTM – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NEA – National Education Association

NASSP – National Association of Secondary School Principals

OHI – Other Health Impaired

OT – Occupational Therapy

OSS – Out of School Suspension

PDF – A file format recognized by Acrobat Reader Software

PTA – Parent Teacher Association

PT - Physical Therapy

PPT – Planning Placement Team

SAC – School Advisory Committee

SAL – Subject Area Leader

Stamford/Binet – Another Intelligence Test

SEM – Socially Emotionally Maladjusted

SPED – Special Education

SPMR – Severe and Profound Mentally Retarded

SAI – School Ability Index

SED – Seriously Emotionally Disturbed

SP/L Speech and Language

SGP – School Growth Plan

SIP – School Improvement Plan

TMR – Trainable Mentally Retarded

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury 

TOWL – Test of Written Language

VI – Visually Impaired

VIP – Violence is Preventable

WISC IIIR – Weschler Intelligence Scale –Third Edition