Acronyms in Special Education

    • ADA – American with Disabilities Act; Average Daily Attendance
    • ADR  – Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • APE – Adapted Physical Education
    • AU – Administrative Unit
    • BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan
    • CAA – California Alternative Assessment
    • CAASP – California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
    • CalSTAT – California Services for Technical Assistance and Training
    • CASEMIS – California Special Education Management Information System
    • CBEDS – California Basic Educational Data System
    • CCR – California Code of Regulations; Coordinated Compliance Review
    • CCS – California Children Services
    • CDE – California Department of Education
    • CFR – Code of Federal Regulations
    • COE – County Office of Education
    • EC – Education Code
    • ECE – Early Childhood Education
    • ESY – Extended School Year
    • FBA – Functional Behavioral Assessment
    • FAPE – Free and Appropriate Public Education
    • FEP – Fluent English Proficient
    • FERPA – Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
    • FFH – Foster Family Home
    • FM – Focused Monitoring
    • FMTA – Focused Monitoring Technical Assistance
    • FRC – Family Resource Center
    • FTE – Full-Time Equivalent
    • GGRC – Golden Gate Regional Center
    • IA – Instructional Assistant
    • IDEA – Individualized with Disabilities Education Act
    • KPI – Key Performance Indicators
    • HI – Hearing Impairment
    • ID – Intellectual Disability
    • IEE – Independent Educational Evaluation
    • IEP – Individualized Educational Program
    • ISP – Individualized Services Plan
    • IFSP – Individualized Family Service Plan
    • ITP – Individualized Transition Plan
    • LCI – Licensed Children’s Institution
    • LEA – Local Educational Agency
    • LEP – Limited English Proficient
    • LRE – Least Restrictive Environment
    • MIS – Management Information System
    • MTU – Medical Therapy Unit
    • NPS/NPA – Non-Public School/Non-Public Agency
    • OAH – Office of Administrative Hearings
    • OCR – Office of Civil Rights
    • OHI – Other Health Impairment
    • OI – Orthopedic Impairment
    • O&M – Orientation and Mobility
    • OSEP – Office of Special Education Programs
    • OT – Occupational Therapy
    • PT – Physical Therapy
    • QAP – Quality Assurance Process
    • RLA – Responsible Local Agency
    • RSP – Resource Specialist Program
    • SEA – State Educational Agency
    • SDC – Special Day Class
    • SOP – State Operated Programs
    • SLD – Specific Learning Disability
    • SST – Student Study Team
    • SLI – Speech/Language Impairment
    • TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury
    • ED – Emotional Disturbance
    • SELPA – Special Education Local Plan Area
    • VI – Visual Impairment
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