Education Alphabet Soup Glossary

504 – Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
APS – Approved Private School
ARD – Admission, Review, Dismissal
ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder
AT – Assistive Technology
BASC – Behavior Assessment System for Children
BIP/PSP/PBSP – Behavior Improvement Plan/Positive Support Plan
CAS – Childhood Apraxia of Speech
CBA – Curriculum-based Assessment
DI – Direct Intervention
DIBELS – Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills
DOE – US Department of Education
ED Emotional Disturbance
EI – Early Intervention
ELL or ESL – English Language Learner or English as a Second Language
ER – Evaluation Report
ESY – Extended School Year
FAPE – Free and Appropriate Public Education
FBA – Functional Behavior Assessment
FERPA – Federal Educational Records Privacy Act
HH – Hard of Hearing
ID – Intellectual Disability
IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Act
IEE Individual Educational Evaluation
IEP – Individualized Education Plan
IFSP – Individual Family Service Plan
ISP – Individual Service Plan
IU – Intermediate Unit
LEA – Local Education Agency
LRE – Least Restrictive Environment
MA – Medical Assistance or Medicaid
MAG – Measurable Annual Goals
MTSS – Multi-tiered Systems of Support
NOREP – Notice of Recommended Educational Placement
OCR – Office of Civil Rights
ODR – Office of Dispute Resolution
OHI – Other Health Impairment
OT – Occupational Therapy/Therapist
PBSP – Positive Behavior Support Plan
PBIS – Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
PLAFP – Present Levels of Academic and Functional Performance
PLOP – Present Levels of Performance
PT – Physical Therapy/Therapist
PTE – Permission to Evaluate
PTR – Permission to Re-evaluate
PWN – Prior Written Notice
RTI – Response to Intervention
REED – Review of Existing Evaluation Data
RR Re-evaluation Report
SDI – Specially Designed Instruction
SLD – Specific Learning Disability
SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
ST – Speech Therapy/Therapist
TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury