California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II


AAHEAmerican Association for Health Education
AAHPERDAmerican Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
AB 430(Formerly Assembly Bill 75) Training for administrators in state-adopted ELA/math curriculum
ACESAccess, Culture and Climate, Expectations, Strategies
ACSAAssociation of California School Administrators
ACTEAssociation for Career and Technical Education
ACTFLAmerican Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
AIRAmerican Institutes for Research
AMAOannual measurable achievement objective
API Academic Performance Index
APSAcademic Program Survey for the Middle Grades
ARRAAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ASCDAssociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASLAmerican Sign Language
AUPAcceptable use policy
AVIDAdvancement Via Individual Determination
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress (required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)
BICSBasic Interpersonal Communicative Skills
BTSABeginning Teacher Support and Assessment
CABECalifornia Association for Bilingual Education
CACComprehensive Assistance Center (California Comprehensive Center at WestEd)
CACTECalifornia Association for Career and Technical Education
CAHPERDCalifornia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
CAHSEE California High School Exit Examination
CALThe Center for Applied Linguistics
CALPCognitive Academic Language Proficiency
CALPADSCalifornia Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System
CalSTATCalifornia Services for Technical Assistance and Training
CALTIDESCalifornia Longitudinal Data System for Education Data
CAPA California Alternate Performance Assessment
CAPPCalifornia Academic Partnership Program
CASBOCalifornia Association of School Business Officials
CASCCalifornia Association of School Counselors
CASEMISCalifornia Special Education Management Information System
CASTCenter for Advanced Spatial Technology
CATECalifornia Association of Teachers of English
CBMCurriculum-based measurement
CCHECalifornia Council for History Education
CCSESACalifornia County Superintendents Educational Services Association
CCSSCalifornia Council for the Social Studies
CCTCCalifornia Commission on Teacher Credentialing
CDE California Department of Education
CDE acronymsCalifornia Department of Education page on acronyms
CEACareer Education Association
CELDTCalifornia English Language Development Test
CETPACalifornia Educational Technology Professionals Association
CFTLCenter for the Future of Teaching and Learning
CHKSCalifornia Healthy Kids Survey
CIFCalifornia Interscholastic Federation
CIPAChildren’s Internet Protection Act
CISCCurriculum and Instruction Steering Committee
CLMSCalifornia League of Middle Schools
CLRNCalifornia Learning Resource Network
CLTACalifornia Language Teachers Association
CMA California Modified Assessment
CMDClearinghouse for Multilingual Documents
CMGACalifornia Middle Grades Alliance
CMGPNCalifornia Middle Grades Partnership Network
COECounty Office of Education
COMETCalifornia Online Mathematics Education Times
CPMCategorical Program Monitoring
CPSChild Protective Services
CRL California Reading List
CSBACalifornia School Boards Association
CSISCalifornia School Information Services
CSPVCenter for the Study and Prevention of Violence
CSR Comprehensive School Reform
CSRQComprehensive School Reform Quality Center
CST California Standards Test
CSTACalifornia Science Teachers Association
CSU California State University
CTACalifornia Teachers Association
CTAPCalifornia Technology Assistance Project
CTECareer Technical Education
CTELCalifornia Teachers of English Learners Examination
DAITDistrict Assistance and Intervention Team
DAS District Assistance Survey
DASHDivision of Adolescent School Health
DPLT Designated Primary Language Test (currently the Aprenda 3)
DSLT District and School Leadership Team
DWWDoing What Works Clearinghouse
EAP Early Assessment Program
EASTEnvironmental and Spatial Technology
EBSEffective Behavior Support
ELEnglish learner
ELAEnglish language arts
ELAC English Language Advisory Committee
ELAPEnglish Language Acquisition Program
ELDEnglish Language Development
ELLEnglish Language Learners
ELM Entry Level Mathematics (CSU placement test)
ELSSAEnglish Learner Subgroup Self Assessment
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
EPCs Essential Program Components
EPT English Placement Test (CSU placement test)
FAPEFree and Appropriate Public Education
FMTAFocused Monitoring and Technical Assistance
GATEGifted and Talented Education
GEAR UPGaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
GEODEGeographic Data in Education
GISGeographic Information Systems
GPSGlobal Positioning System
HQTHighly qualified teacher
IAQIndoor Air Quality
ICCIntersegmental Coordinating Committee of the California Education Round Table
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Education Program
IRAInternational Reading Association
ISTEInternational Society for Technology in Education
KPIskey performance indicators
LEALocal Educational Agency
LEAPLocal Educational Agency Plan
LREleast restrictive environment
LRSLibrary Research Services
NABENational Association for Bilingual Education
NAEANational Art Educators Association
NAEPNational Assessment of Educational Progress
NAGCNational Association of Gifted Children
NBPTSNational Board for Professional Teaching Standards
NCESNational Center for Education Statistics
NCLB No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
NCLRNational Council of La Raza
NCRELNorth Central Regional Educational Laboratory
NCSSNational Council for the Social Studies
NCTENational Council of Teachers of English
NCTMNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NMSANational Middle School Association
NSTANational Science Teachers Association
NTACNational Threat Assessment Center
NTCNew Teacher Center
OSEPOffice of Special Education Programs
PALPeer Assistance and Leadership
PALMSPostsecondary Access for Latino Middle-Grades Students
PDF Portable Document Format
PFTPhysical Fitness Testing
PI Program Improvement
PLCProfessional Learning Community
PSAA Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999
PSRSProcedural Safeguards Referral Service
PTSAParent Teacher Student Association
QAPQuality Assurance Process
QEIAQuality Education Investment Act
RSDSS Regional System of District and School Support
RSPresource specialist program
RtIResponse to Intervention
RTI2Response to Instruction and Intervention
S4Statewide System of School Support
SAIT School Assistance and Intervention Team
SAMHSASubstance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
SARBSchool Attendance Review Board
SARCSchool Accountability Report Card
SB 472Mathematics and Reading Professional Development
SBE California State Board of Education
SDAIESpecially designed academic instruction in English
SEDSpecial Education Division
SEIDStatewide Educator Identifier
SES Supplemental Educational Services
SETSStatewide Education Technology Services
SIGState Improvement Grant
SIOPSheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
SLCSmall Learning Communities
SPARCSupport Personnel Accountability Report Card
SPSA Single Plan for Student Achievement
SSCSchool Site Council
SSTStudent Success Teams
STAR Program Standardized Testing and Reporting Program
STS Standards-based Tests in Spanish
STW-TCSSchools to Watch™—Taking Center Stage
TAtechnical assistance
TechSETSTechnical Support for Education Technology in Schools
TICALTechnology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
URL Uniform Resource Locator
WISERWireless Information System for Emergency Responders