• Alphabet Soup... What Do These Letters Mean?


    ABLLS Assessment of Basic Language & Learning Skills
    ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
    ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
    ADHD Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    AEIS Academic Excellence Indicator Systems
    AI Auditory Impairment
    AIP Accelerated Instruction Plan
    APE Adapted Physical Education
    ARD Admissions, Review & Dismissal
    ASL American Sign Language
    ASSIST Adopting Successful Supports & Interventions for Students & Parents
    AT Assistive Technology
    AU Autism
    AYP Annual Yearly Progress
    BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
    CAP Comprehensive Analysis Process
    CATE Career and Technology Education
    CFR Code of Federal Regulations
    CLASS Comprehensive Learner Adapted Scope & Sequence
    CMC Content Mastery & Co-Funded Learning Center
    COP Change of Placement Monitor
    CPI Crisis Prevention Intervention
    CPS Child Protective Services
    CR Commissioner's Rules
    CR Consultation Request
    CSR Confidential Student Report
    DAEP District Alternative Educational Program
    DB Deaf/Blind
    DEC District Effectiveness & Compliance
    DER Disability Eligibility Report
    DSM-IV Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - 4th Ed.
    EC Early Childhood- See PPCD
    ECI Early Childhood Intervention
    ED Emotional Disturbance
    EE Early Education
    EEP Extended Educational Programming
    EHA Education for the Handicapped Act (P.L. 94-142)
    ELPOP English Language Proficiency Observation Protocols
    ER Evaluation Requests
    ESC Education Service Center
    ESL English as a Second Language
    ESY Extended School Year
    FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
    FBA Functional Behavior Assessment
    FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
    FIE Full Individual Evaluation
    FVE Functional Vision Evaluation
    GAI General Ability Index
    GIA General Intellectual Ability
    GPC Grade Placement Committee
    HB Homebound Program
    HI Hearing Impaired
    HLS Home Language Survey
    ICF-MR Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded
    IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    IEE Independent Educational Evaluation
    IEP Individualized Education Program
    IFSP Individual Family Service Plan
    ITP Individual Transition Plan
    IQ Intelligence Quotient
    LAS Language Assessment Scales
    LD Learning Disability
    LDAA Locally Determined Alternate Assessment
    LEA Local Education Agency
    LEP Limited Proficiency Assessment Committee
    LMA Learning Media Assessment
    LPAC Language Proficiency Assessment Committee
    LRE Least Restrictive Environment
    LSSP Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
    MD Multiple Disabilities
    MDR Manifest Determination Review
    MOU Memorandum of Understanding
    MR Mental Retardation
    NCEC Non-Categorical Early Childhood
    NCLB No Child Left Behind
    OCR Office of Civil Rights
    OHI Other Health Impaired
    OI Orthopedically Impaired
    O&M Orientation & Mobility
    OSEP Office of Special Education Programs
    OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
    OT Occupational Therapy
    PBS Positive Behavioral Supports
    PEIMS Public Education Information Management System
    PDD-NOS Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified
    PHLOTE Primary Home Language Other Than English
    PLOP Present Level of Performance
    PPCD Public Preschool for Children with Disabilities
    PT Physical Therapy
    REED Review of Existing Evaluation Data
    RDSPD Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
    RPTE Reading Proficiency Test in English
    SAC Social Adjustment Class
    SAPP School Age Parenting Program
    SBOE State Board of Education
    SDAA State Developed Alternative Assessment
    SEA State Education Agency
    SEMS Special Education Management System
    SERS Special Education Resource System
    SETS Special Education Tracking System
    SHARS School Health and Related Services
    SI Speech Impairment
    SITP Student Intervention Team Plan
    SMSCD Student with the Most Significant Cognitive Deficits
    SP Service Plan
    SSI Student Success Initative
    STAT Student Teacher Assistance Team
    TAAS Texas Assessment of Academic Skills
    TAC Texas Administrative Code
    TAKS Texas Asessment of Knowledge and Skills
    (Formerly TAAS)
    TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
    TBSI Texas Behavior Support Initative
    TDMHMR Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation
    TDPRS Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Service
    TEA Texas Education Agency
    TEC Texas Education Code
    TEKS Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
    TELPAS Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment Summary
    TPRI Texas Primary Reading Inventory
    TRC Texas Rehabilitation Commission
    TSBVI Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
    TSD Texas School for the Deaf
    TU Transportation Unit
    TWC Texas Workforce Commission
    TYC Texas Youth Commission
    VAC Vocational Adjustment Class
    VEH Vocational Education for the Handicapped
    VI Visual Impairment