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Adult Education Acronyms

 

AAACE

American Association for Adult and Continuing Education

ABE

Adult Basic Education

ABE-IG

Adult Basic Education Innovation Grants

ABLE

Adult Basic Learning Examination

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AEL

Adult Education and Literacy

AEFLA

Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

APL

Adult Performance Level

ARCS

Adult Reading Components Study

ASE

Adult Secondary Education

ASVAB

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

BEST Literacy

Basic English Skills Test for Literacy

BEST PLUS

Basic English Skills Test Plus

CAAL

Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy

CAEL

Council for Adult & Experiential Learning

CAELA

Center for Adult English Language Acquisition

CAI

Computer Assisted Instruction

CAL

Center for Applied Linguistics

CALL

Computer Assisted Learning Lab

CASAS

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System

CBO

Community Based Organization

CCRS

College and Career Readiness Standards

CEU

Continuing Education Unit

CHIP

Children's Health Insurance Program

CIP Continuous Improvement Plan

CISD

Consolidated Independent School District

CMPI

Certified Manager of Program Improvement

CMS

Course Management Systems

COABE

Commission on Adult Basic Education

CSPR

Consolidated State Performance Report

DAEL

Division of Adult Education and Literacy

DE

Distance Education

DHS

Department of Human Services

DL

Distance Learning

DLA

Distance Learning Academy

DOE

Department of Education

DOL

Department of Labor

DOS

Domain of Significance

DSO

Data Sign Off

ECE

Early Childhood Education

ECI

Early Childhood Intervention

ECIPQ

Early Childhood Indicators of Program Quality

EDGAR

Education Department General Administrative Regulations

EFA

English for All

EFF

Equipped for the Future

EFL

Educational Functioning Level

EL Civics

English Literacy and Civics Education

ELL

English Language Learner

ELA English Language Acquisition

ESC

Education Service Center

ESEA

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

ESL

English as a Second Language

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESP

English for Specific Purposes

ETS

Educational Testing Service

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FBO

Faith-Based Organization

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FIP

Financial Improvement Plan

FPCO

Family Policy Compliance Office

FSR

Financial Status Report

FTE

Full-time Employee

FY

Fiscal Year

GAAP

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

GAIN

General Assessment of Instructional Needs

GE

Grade Equivalent

GED®

General Educational Development, a high school equivalency test published by GED® Testing Service; Beginning in 2016-17, one of 3 options to earn a TX-CHSE® - Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency

GIST

Generating Interactions between Schemata and Text

HBCU Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HiSET® A high school equivalency test published by Educational Testing Service; Beginning in 2016-17, one of 3 options to earn a TX-CHSE® - Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency
HSI Hispanic Serving Institutions

I-BEST

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training

ICA

Integrating Career Awareness (into the ABE and ESOL Classroom)

ICRP-AES

Intensive College Readiness Programs for Adult Education Students (variation IP-AES)

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP

Individual Educational Plan

IET

Integrated Education and Training

IHE Institution of Higher Education

ILA

Interactive Literacy Activities

IPAEC

Intensive Program for Adult Education Consortium

IP-AES

Intensive College Readiness Programs for Adult Education Students (variation ICRP-AES)

IPQ

Indicator of Program Quality

IRA

International Reading Association

ISD

Independent School District

ITTS

Instruction Targeted for TABE Success

ITV

Interactive Television

JFF

Jobs for the Future

JTPA

Job Training Partnership Act

K-12

Kindergarten through High School

K-W-L

What I Know, What I Want to Know, What I Learned

LASSI

Learning and Study Strategies Inventory

LD

Learning Disability

LEA

Local Educational Agency

LEA

Leadership Excellence Academies

LEAP

Learn, Engage, Aspire, and Prosper

LEP

Limited English Proficient

LINCS

Literacy Information and Communication System

LMI

Labor Market Information

LMCI Labor Market and Career Information

LMS

Learning Management System

LTA

Language Task Analysis

LVA

Literacy Volunteers of America

LWDB

Local Workforce Development Board

MICAT

Master ICA Trainer (ICA = Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE and ESOL Classroom)

MELD

Minnesota Early Learning Design

MOE

Maintenance of Effort

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MSI Minority Serving Institutions

NAASLN

National Association for Adults with Special Learning Needs

NAEPDC

National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium

NAEYC

National Association for the Education of Young Children

NAAL National Assessment of Adult Literacy

NALS

National Adult Literacy Survey

NC

Number Correct

NCFL

National Center for Family Literacy

NCHEMS

National Center for Higher Education Management System

NCFL

National Center for Families Learning

NCLB

No Child Left Behind

NCLE

National Center for ESL Literacy Education

NCSALL

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

NCSDAE

National Council of State Directors of Adult Education

NCTM

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NCTE

National Council of Teachers of English

NETS-T

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers

NOGA

Notice of Grant Award

NRS

National Reporting System

OCTAE

Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (unit of US Department of Education - formerly OVAE)

OER Open Educational Resource

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

O*NET

Occupational Information Network

OPT

Official Practice Test

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OVAE

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (former name of unit at US Department of Education, now called OCTAE)

P-16

Preschool through Postsecondary

PACCT

Personal, Academic, College, and Career Transitions

PD

Professional Development

PEIMS

Public Education Information Management System

PIAAC Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies
PIRL Participant Individual Record Layout

Project IDEAL

Project Improving Distance Education for Adult Learners

PY

Program Year

Q1, Q2…

First Quarter, Second Quarter, …

QUILT

Questioning and Understanding to Improve Learning and Thinking

RFA

Request for Application

ROI

Return on Investment

RFP

Request for Proposal

SABES

System for Adult Basic Education Support

SAS

Standard Application System

SASA

Student Achievement and School Accountability

SBE

Standards-based Education

SBOE

State Board of Education

SCANS

Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills

SEA

State Educational Agency

SES

Social Economic Status

SIA

Standards-in-Action

SLN

Special Learning Needs

SMART

Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely

SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka Food Stamps)

SPL

Student Performance Levels (for English as a Second Language)

SQ4R

Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review, Reflect

SQC

Statistical Quality Control

SSA

Shared Services Arrangement

SSDI

Social Security Disability Benefits

SSI

Supplemental Security Income

SSS

Student Support Services

STAR

Student Achievement in Reading

STAAR

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

TABE

Tests of Adult Basic Education

TABE CLAS-E

Test of Adult Basic Education Complete Language Assessment System

TAC

Texas Administrative Code

TAECSB

Texas Adult Education Content Standards and Benchmarks

TAESP

Texas Adult Education Standards Project

TAEYC

Texas Association for the Education of Young Children

TAKS

Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills

TALAE

Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TAPE

Texas Association of Parent Educators

TASC® Test Assessing Secondary Completion, a high school equivalency test published by Data Recognition Corporation; Beginning in 2016-17, one of 3 options to earn a TX-CHSE® - Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency

TCABE

Texas Council for Adult Basic Education (advocacy group dissolved in 2014)

TCADA

Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

TCALL

Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning

TCEA

Texas Computer Education Association

TEA

Texas Education Agency

TEAL

Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy

TEAMS

Texas Educating Adults Management System

TEC

Texas Education Code

TEKS

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

TESOL

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

TETN

Texas Education Telecommunications Network

THEA

Texas Higher Education Assessment

THECB

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

TIF

Technology Infrastructure Fund

TISESL

Texas Industry Specific English as a Second Language

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language

TOT Training of Trainers

TRACS

Teaching, Research and Collaboration System

TRAIN PD

Texas Research-based Adult Instruction Network Professional Development

TROLL

Teacher Rating of Oral Language and Literacy

TSI

Texas Success Initiative

TSIP

Texas State Incentive Program

TWC

Texas Workforce Commission

TWDS

Texas Workforce Development System

TX-CHSE Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency; Beginning 2016-17, obtainable with a passing score on any of three tests: GED®, HiSET® or TASC®

USDOE

United States Department of Education

VABE

Vocational Adult Basic Education

VESL

Vocational English as a Second Language

VESOL

Vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages

VLE

Virtual Learning Environments

WD

Workforce Development

WIA

Workforce Investment Act

WIOA Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (federal legislation passed in 2014 to govern Adult Education and Literacy)

 

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