Arizona Educational Acronyms

Courtesy of the Yavapai County Education Service Agency (YCESA) 

A

  • A – Autistic 
  • AAC- Arizona Administrative Code
  • AACO – Arizona Association of Counties
  • AACSS – Arizona Association of County School Superintendents
  • AASBO – Arizona Association of School Business Officials
  • ABEC – Arizona Business Education Coalition
  • ABIL – Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
  • ACDHH – Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • ACFE – Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives
  • ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
  • ADA – Average Daily Attendance
  • ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADE – Arizona Department of Education
  • ADE/ESS – ADE Exceptional Student Services
  • ADE/PINS – ADE Parent Information Network Specialists
  • ADEQ – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
  • ADHD – Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • ADHS – Arizona Department of Health Services
  • ADL – Activities of Daily Living
  • ADM- Average Daily Membership
  • AEA – Arizona Education Association
  • AESA – Association of Education Service Agencies
  • AFHE – Arizona Families for Home Education
  • AFR – Annual Financial Report
  • AG – Auditor General or Attorney General
  • AGO – Attorney General Opinion
  • ALEC – American Legislative Exchange Council 
  • ALICE – Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed
  • Alt. AAG – Alternative (Education), Accountability Advisory Group
  • AOC – Administrative Office of the Courts (of the Arizona Supreme Court)
  • AOI – Arizona Online Instruction (formerly TAPBI)
  • APE – Adaptive Physical Education
  • APOR – Apportionment Report
  • ARP – American Rescue Plan
  • ARS – Arizona Revised Statutes
  • ARSA – Arizona Rural Schools Association
  • ASA – Arizona School Administrators
  • ASBA – Arizona School Boards Association
  • ASDB – Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind
  • ASU – Arizona State University
  • AT – Assistive Technology
  • ATRA – Arizona Tax Research Association
  • AV – Assessed Value
  • AZELLA – Arizona English Language Learner Assessment
  • AZ-TAP – Arizona Technology Access Program
  • AZTEA – Arizona Technology in Education Association

B

  • BBCF – Budget Balance Carry Forward 
  • BHS – Behavioral Health Services
  • BIE – Bureau of Indian Education (formerly BIA, Bureau of Indian Affairs)
  • BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan
  • BSL – Base Support Level 

C

  • CAA – Charter Additional Assistance
  • CAC – Certification Advisory Committee
  • CAFR – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 
  • CARES ACT – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security
  • CBO – Congressional Budget Office
  • CCSSO – Council of Chief State School Officers
  • CEC – Council for Exceptional Children
  • CEP – Collaborative Education Partners
  • CFPB – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • CIPA – Child Internet Protection Act
  • CORL – Capital Outlay Protection Act 
  • COVID-19 – CoronaVirus
  • CPI – Consumer Price Index 
  • CSO – Chief Science Officers
  • CRSSA – Corona Virus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation 
  • CRT – Critical Race Theory
  • CSPD – Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
  • CSS – County School Superintendent OR Catholic Social Service
  • CTE – Career and Technical Education
  • CTSA – Computer Science Teachers Association

D

  • DAA – District Additional Assistance
  • DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Dreamers)
  • DD – Developmental Delayed
  • DDD – Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • DDS – Defensive Driving School
  • DEMA – Department of Emergency and Military Affairs
  • DERA – Diesel Emissions Reduction Act
  • DRP – Drop Out Recovery
  • DSI – Dual Sensory Impairments
  • DSL – District Support Level 

E

  • ECF – Emergency Connectivity Fund
  • ED – Emotional Disability
  • EDGAR – Education Department General Administrative Regulations
  • ELA – English Language Arts
  • ELL – English Language Learner
  • EMO – Educational Management Organization
  • ERAU – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • ESEYC – Educational Scholarship Endowment of Yavapai County
  • ESA – Education Service Agency OR Empowerment Scholarship Account
  • ESD – Elementary School District
  • ESF – Education Stabilization Fund 
  • ESS – Exceptional Student Services
  • ESSA – Every Student Succeeds Act
  • ESSER – Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund
  • ESY – Extended School Year

F

  • FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education
  • FBA – Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • FCDL – Funding Commitment Decision Letter
  • FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • FFMA – Forest Fee Management Association
  • FLOTUS – First Lady of the United States
  • FTE – Full Time Equivalent
  • FTTP – Fiber to the Premises (Broadband)

G

  • GCU – Grand Canyon University
  • GEER – Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund
  • GLBT – Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender
  • GDP – Gross Domestic Product

H

  • HI – Hearing Impaired
  • HBCU- Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

I

  • IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • IEE – Independent Educational Evaluation
  • IEP – Individualized Education Program
  • IFSP – Individualized Family Service Plan
  • IGA – Intergovernmental Agreement
  • IHE – Institution of Higher Education
  • IL – Independent Living
  • ILC – Independent Living Center
  • IPP – Individualized Program Plan
  • ITM – Instructional Time Model
  • IVEP – Individualized Vocational Education Plan

J

  • JLBC – Joint Legislative Budget Committee
  • JTED – Joint Technical Education District

K

  • K – Kindergarten 
  • K-3 – Kindergarten through Third Grade
  • K-8 – Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
  • K-12 – Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade 

L

  • LD – Learning Disability
  • LEA – Local Education Agency
  • LGIP – Local Government Investment Pool (Arizona State Treasurer’s Office)
  • LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender
  • LRE – Least Restrictive (Educational) Environment
  • LT- Leadership Team
  • LOA – Letter of Agency, used for eRate

M

  • M&O – Maintenance and Operation
  • MD – Multiple Disabilities
  • MCESA – Maricopa County Education Service Agency
  • MET – Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team
  • MID – Mild Intellectual Disability
  • MOID – Moderate Intellectual Disability
  • MOU – Memorandum of Understanding
  • MTBF – Meant Time Between Failure (Broadband)

N

  • NAEP – National Assessment of Educational Progress
  • NACO – National Association of Counties
  • NASBE – National Association of State Boards of Education
  • NAU – Northern Arizona University
  • NCLB – No Child Left Behind
  • NLCS – National Conference of State Legislators 
  • NEA – National Education Association

O

  • OCR – Office of Civil Rights (of US Department of Education)
  • OELAS – Office of English Language Acquisition Services
  • OHI – Other Health Impaired
  • OI – Orthopedic Impairments
  • OJT – On-the-Job Training
  • OSEP – Office of Special Education Programs
  • OSERS – Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
  • OT – Occupational Therapy/Therapist

P

  • PCP – Person Centered Plan
  • PE – Physical Education
  • PFP – Pay for Performance
  • PIA – Program Integrity Assurance
  • PII – Personally Identifiable Information
  • PPAC – Professional Practices Advisory Committee
  • PT – Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • PFC – Proper for Consideration
  • PQA Payment Quality Assurance 
  • PSD – Pre-school with Disabilities 

Q

  • QTL – Qualifying Tax Levy
  • QTR – Qualifying Tax Rate

R

  • R – Resource 
  • RAL – Receipt Acknowledgment Letter
  • RCL – Revenue Control Limit
  • RFI – Request for Information
  • RFP – Request for Proposals
  • RFCDL – Revised Funding Commitment Decision Letter
  • RFQ – Request for Quotes
  • RGA – Request for Grant Application 
  • RSA – Rehabilitation Services Administration
  • RTI – Response to Intervention

S

  • SAIS – Student Accountability Information System 
  • SAREC – Southern Arizona Regional Education Center
  • SBE – State Board of Education
  • SC – Self Contained 
  • SCOTUS – Supreme Court of the United States
  • SDER – School District Employee Report
  • SEA – State Education Agency
  • SEI – Structured English Immersion
  • SES – Socioeconomic Status
  • SGT – Student Growth to Target
  • SID – Sever Intellectual Disability
  • SIX – State Innovation Exchange
  • SLD – Specific Learning Disability
  • SLI – Specific Language Impairment
  • SLP – Speech-Language Pathologist
  • SOP – Summary of Performance OR Standard Operating Procedure
  • SPED – Special Education
  • SPI – Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • SPIN – Service Provider Identification Letter 
  • SSA – Social Security Administration
  • SSDI – Social Security Disability Insurance
  • SSI – Supplemental Security Income
  • STW – School to Work
  • Students FIRST – Fair and Immediate Resources For Students Today

T

  • TAC – Technical Advisory Committee
  • TAN – Tax Anticipation Notes
  • TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury
  • TEI – Teacher Experience Index
  • TRCL – Transportation Revenue Control Limit
  • TSL – Transportation Support Level 

U

  • UA – University of Arizona
  • USD – Unified School District
  • USDOE – United States Department of Education
  • USFR – Uniform System of Financial Records
  • USAC – Univeral Service Administration Corporation
  • UOP – University of Phoenix

V

  • VACTE – Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education (JTED)
  • VI – Visual Impairment
  • VR – Vocational Rehabilitation

W

  • WCRSC – West Central Regional Service Center

X

No acronyms

Y

  • YCESA – Yavapai County Education Service Agency
  • YCEF – Yavapai County Education Foundation
  • YCETC – Yavapai County Education Technology Consortium
  • YTP – Youth Transition Project

Z

No acronyms