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Common Acronyms

ABLLS Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills
ABU Adaptive Behavior Unit
ACP Alternative Certification Program
ADA American with Disabilities Act of 1990
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
AEIS Academic Excellence Indicator Systems
AEP Alternative Education Program
AI Auditory Impairment
AIP Accelerated Instruction Plan
APE Adapted Physical Education
ARD Admission, Review and Dismissal Committee
ASL American Sign Language
AT Assistive Technology
AU Autism
AYP Annual Yearly Progress
BAC Behavior Adjustment Class
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
CAP Comprehensive Analysis Process
CEC Council for Exceptional Children
CEU Continuing Education Unit
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
CMC Content Mastery Center
CPE Continuing Professional Education
CPI Crisis Prevention Intervention
CPS Child Protective Services
CRISS Creating Independence thru Student Owned Strategies
CSR Confidential Student Report 
CTE Career and Technology Education
DAEP District Alternative Education Program
DADS Department of Disability and Aging Services
DARS Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
DB Deaf/Blind
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-4th Ed.
EC Early Childhood-see PPCD
ECI Early Childhood Intervention
ED Emotional Disturbance
EE Early Education
ELPOP English Language Proficiency Observation Protocols
ESC Education Service Center
ESL English Second Language
ESOL English Speakers of Other Language
ESY Extented School Year
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavior Assessment
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FIE Full Individual Evaluation
FIIE Full Individual Initial Evaluation
FVE Functional Vision Evaluation
GAI General Ability Index (WISC IV)
GED General Education Diploma
GIA General Intellectual Ability (WJIII Cog)
GPC Grade Placement Committee
HB Homebound Program
HLS Home Language Survey
HOUSE High Objective Uniform Standard of Evaluation
ICF-MR Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded
ID Intellectual Disability
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
IEE Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP Individualized Education Program
IFSP Individual Family Service Plan
IQ Intelligence Quotient
ISS In-School Suspension
JJAEP Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program
LAS Language Assessment Scales
LAT Linguistically Accommodated Testing
LD Learning Disability
LEA Local Education Agency
LEP Limited English Proficient
LMA Learning Media Assessment
LPAC Language Proficiency Assessment Committee
LRE Least Restrict Environment
LSSP Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
MD Multiple Disabilities
MDR Manifest Determination Review
MOE Maintenance of Effort
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NCEC Non-Categorical Early Childhood
NCLB No Child Left Behind
OCR Office of Civil Rights
OHI Other Health Impaired
OI Orthopedically Impaired
O&M Orientation & Mobility
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs
OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Service
OT Occupational Therapy
PBS Postive Behavioral Supports
PDAS Professional Development and Appraisal System
PEIMS Public Education Information Management System
PDD-NOS Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified
PHLOTE Primary Home Language Other Than English
PLAAFP Present Level of Acadmic Achievement and Functional Performance
PPCD Public Preschool for Children with Disabilities
PT Phyiscal Therapy
REED Review of Existing Evaluation Data
RDSPD Regional Day School for the Deaf
RPTE Reading Proficiency Test in English
RTI Response to Intervention
SASI Schools Administrative Student Information
SBOE State Board of Education
SEA State Education Agency
SEAS Special Education Automation System
SEMS Special Education Management System
SI Speech Impairment
SP Service Plan
SSI Student Success Initiative
TAC Texas Administrative Code
TAKS Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
TAKS-A Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Accommodated Texas
TAKS-Alts Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Alternative
TAKS-M Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Modified Texas
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TBSI Behavior Support Initiative Texas
TDD Telecommunication Device for the Deaf
TDMHMR Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation
TDPRS Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Service
TEA Texas Education Agency
TEASE TEA Secure Environment
TEC Texas Education Code
TEKS Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
TELPAS Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment Summary
TETN Texas Education Telecommunications Network
TOT Training of Trainers
TPRI Texas Primary Reading Inventory
TSBVI Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
TSD Texas School for the Deaf
TWC Texas Work Force Commission
TYC Texas Youth Commission
VAC Vocational Adjustment Coordinator/Class
VI Visual Impairment

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