ABCs of School Acronyms
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AcronymTitleDescription
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ACTAmerican College TestingA national test administered to high school students and commonly used for college/university admissions.
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AEPAlternative Education ProgramServes students outside of the traditional education program
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ACCESS for ELLsAccessing comprehension and communication in English state-to-stateA standardized test provided to English Language Learners.
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BCRBrief Constructed Response
Instead of a multiple choice response,
this is a student written answer.
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BIPBehavior Intervention PlanA plan written for a student to address behavior improvement.
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BSCBalanced ScorecardA locally developed metrics instrument that monitors system identified measures.
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CCRPICollege and Career Ready Performance IndexA comprehensive school improvement, accountability, and communication platform for all educational stakeholders that will promote college and career readiness for all Georgia public school students.
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CIPContinuous Improvement PlanA tool for planning, implementation, sustainment and evaluation of system and/or school identified goals, priorities, and objectives.
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CTAECareer, Technical, and Agricultural EducationInstruction focusing on career development through the use various pathways.
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DEDual Enrollment Program for students to attend a postsecondary institution full-time during their junior and/or senior year of high school and receive high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending college classes on the college campus, full-time.
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EIPEarly Intervention ProgramDesigned to serve students who are at risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level
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EOCEnd of Course TestServes as a student's final exam in the associated course. Test results comprise some metrics used for CCRPI.
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EOGEnd of Grade TestPart of the Georgia Milestones testing program for students in grades 3-8.
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ELLEnglish for Speakers of Other LanguagesA standards-based curriculum emphasizing academic and social language development
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ESSAEvery Student Succeeds ActThe federal education law that supports public schools.
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FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy ActA Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
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FLPFlexible Learning ProgramA program for special education or 504 students providing services in an online environment with teacher and paraprofessional onsite support.
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GACGeorgia Accrediting CommissionA nonprofit organization that evaluates schools and school systems in Georgia.
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GSAPSGeorgia School Assessment on Performance StandardsA site-based review process that provides a detailed analysis of a school’s progress.
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GSEGeorgia Standards of ExcellenceThe standards provided by the Georgia Department of Education to schools.
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GKIDS
Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills
A yearlong evaluation of kindergarten student skills.
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GLISIGeorgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement
Georgia Leadership Institute is nonprofit organization
that supports school systems in leadership
development and strategic planning.
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HESSamuel E. Hubbard Elementary SchoolCampus for grades Pre K thru 5.
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HIPPAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability ActA privacy rule that protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information
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IEPIndividualized Education ProgramA legally binding individualized education plan that supports the education of the student.
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JROTCU. S. Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training CourseCongressionally mandated program offered in select secondary and post-secondary institutions. Focus is on leadership, teamwork, character education, and service to the nation.
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KBSKatherine B. Sutton Elementary SchoolCampus for grades Pre K thru 5.
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LEALocal Educational AgencyLocal school system pursuant to local board of education control and management.
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LKESLeader Keys Effectiveness SystemAn evaluation system that supports continuous growth and development of each leader
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LUALocal Unit of AdministrationGoverning board of the school system.
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MCACMonroe County Achievement CenterCampus serving students through alternative education.
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MCMSMonroe County Middle SchoolCampus serving grades 6 through 8.
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MCSMonroe County SchoolsThe school system of Monroe County.
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MCSECMonroe County Schools Education CenterA location housing Central Georgia Technical College, the Monroe County Achievement Center, the Flexible Learning Program, and the JROTC Program of Mary Persons High School.
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MPFCMary Persons Freshman CampusAdjacent to Central Office, housing ninth graders.
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MPHSMary Persons High SchoolCampus serving grades 9 through 12.
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PBISPositive Behavioral Interventions & SupportsAn evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes.
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PILOTPromoting Innovative Learning, Originality, and TalentA talent identification program that begins in the early grades.
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PLCProfessional Learning CommunityA primary vehicle for professional learning that focuses on collaboration in job-embedded learning and continuous improvement.
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PLGProfessional Learning GoalsProfessional learning goal for an educator built around improvement using evaluation data.
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REPRemedial Education ProgramThe Remedial Education Program is an instructional program designed for students in grades 6-12 who have identified deficiencies in reading, writing, and math.
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RESARegional Educational Service AgencyEstablished for the purpose of sharing services designed to improve the effectiveness of the educational programs of member school systems
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RTIResponse to InterventionA multi-tiered approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs.
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SACS-CASISouthern Association of Colleges and SchoolsAn accrediting agency now commonly called AdvancED.
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SATScholastic Aptitude TestA national test administered to high school students and commonly used for college/university admissions.
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SBOEState Board of EducationConstitutional authority which defines education policy for public K-12 education agencies in Georgia.
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SDFSolution Development FormIdentify target behaviors and reinforcers for student desired behaviors.
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SDISpecially Designed InstructionWay to differentiate instruction for special needs students.
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SGPStudent Growth PercentileStudent’s growth relative to other students statewide with similar prior achievement (students who have the same score history).
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SSTStudent Support TeamsThe Student Support Team (SST) is a problem-solving process in every Georgia school. Its purpose is to find ways around roadblocks to success for any student referred to it.
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STEMScience, Technology, Engineering and Math EducationScience, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education
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TGST. G. Scott Elementary SchoolCampus for grades Pre K thru 5.
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TKESTeacher Keys Effectiveness SystemAn evaluation system that supports continuous growth and development of each teacher
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TOTYTeacher of the YearAn annual tradition that spotlights the teaching profession and recognizes outstanding public school teachers at the local and state levels.
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WHCWilliam Hubbard CampusThe 6th grade campus of Monroe County Middle School
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WSOWork Sampling OnlineOnline PreK database that houses PK student performance data.
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