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A
 
ADA American with Disabilities Act of 1990
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AEIS Academic Excellence Indicator System - Texas State Accountability System
AI Auditory Impairment
AIMSweb
Progress monitoring system based on frequent student assessment
APE
Adapted Physical Education
ARD Admission, Review, and Dismissal
ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
AT
Assistive Technology
ATD Assistive Technology Devices
AU Autism
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress - Federal Accountability System
   
 
B
 
   
 
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
BMP Behavior Management Plan (General Education)
BSC
Behavior Support Center 
   
 
C
   
 
CATE Career and Technology Education
   
 
D
   
 
DB Deaf-Blind
DD Developmental Delayed (not a recognized eligibility in Texas)
DIAG Educational Diagnostician
DIBELS The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills
DNQ Does Not Qualify
   
 
E
   
 
ECI Early Childhood Intervention
ED Emotional Disturbance
EGL Enrolled Grade Level
ELL English Language Learners
ESL English as A Second Language
ESC Education Service Center
eSPED Computer-Based IEP in Copperas Cove ISD
ESY Extended School Year
   
 
F
   
 
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA Family Educational Right and Privacy Act
FIE Full and Individual Evaluation
   
 
G
   
 
 
H
   
 
HLS Home Language Survey
HQ Highly Qualified
   
 
I
   
 
IDEA Individuals w/ Disabilities Education Act
IEE Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP Individual Education Plan
INC Inclusion
IQ Intelligence Quotient
   
 
J
   
 
JJAEP Juvenile Justice Alternative Educational Program
   
 
K
   
   
 
L
   
 
LD Learning Disability (same as SLD)
LEP Limited English Proficiency
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
LSSP Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
   
 
M
   
 
MD Multiple Disabilities
MHMR   Texas Department for Mental Health - Mental Retardation
MODs Modifications to Instruction
MR Mental Retardation
   
 
N
   
 
NCEC Non-Categorical Early Childhood
NCLB No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
   
 
O
   
 
O&M Orientation and Mobility
OI Orthopedic Impairment
OHI Other Health Impairment
OT Occupational Therapy
   
 
P
   
 
PCMD Pre-School Program for Children with Disabilities
PCP Person Centered Planning
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (not an eligibility in Texas)
PEIMS Public Education Information System
PLAAFP Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance
PM Progress Monitoring
PPCD Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities
PT Physical Therapist
   
   
 
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R
   
 
RDSPD Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
RtI Response to Intervention
REED Review of Existing Evaluation Data
   
 
S
   
 
SBOE State Board of Education
SLP Speech Language Pathologist
SI Speech Impairment
SLD  Specific Learning Disability (Same as LD)
STAAR State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
STAAR-Accom    State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Accommodated
STAAR-Alt   State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness - Alternative Test 
SPED          Special Education or Special Education Department
   
 
T
   
 
TAKS Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
TAKS-Accom Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Accommodated
TAKS-ALT
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills - Alternative Test
(Alternative assessment for Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities)
TAKS-M
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills -Modified
(Alternative assessment for students with Persistent Academic Difficulties)
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TBSI Texas Behavior Support Initiative
TCB Texas Commission for the Blind
TEA Texas Education Agency
TEKS Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
TPRI
Texas Primary Reading Inventory
TSBVI
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
TSD Texas School for the Deaf
   
 
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V
   
 
VAC Vocational Adjustment Class
VI Visual Impairment
   
 
W
   
   
 
X
   
 
XBA Cross Battery Assessment
   
 
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Z