List of Common Education Acronyms

Below are common acronyms for education.

504 - Section of IDEA that a student may qualify if they don't qualify for special education services
AASA - American Association of School Administrators
ACT - American College Test
AFT - American Federation of Teachers\
ADA - American with Disabilities Act
ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AP - Advanced Placement

BaP - Building a Presence for Science

CASBA - County Area School Board Association
CCSSM - Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
CCSSO - Council of Chief State School Officers
CEPI - Center for Educational Performance and Information
CTE - Career and Technical Education
CUBE - Council of Urban Boards of Education

DOE - Department of Education MDE-Michigan Department of Education
           USDOE- United States Department of Education
DCH - Department of Community Health
D-K - Developmental Kindergarten

EEOC - Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
ELL - English Language Learner
ESEA - Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESL - English as a Second Language

FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education
FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FLSA - Fair Labor Standards Act
FMLA - Family Medical Leave Act
FOIA - Freedom of Information Act
FRN - Federal Relations Network
FTE - Full Time Equivalent or Full Time Equated
FY - Fiscal Year

GED - General Education Diploma
GLCE - Grade Level Content Expectation

HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HSCE - High School Content Expectation
HS-MASS - High School - Math and Science Success

IB - International Baccalaureate
IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP - Individualized Education Plan
IEPT - Individualized Education Plan Team
ISD - Intermediate School District (some are known as RESD, RESA, ESA)

LD - Learning Disabled
LEA - Local Education Agency
LEP - Limited English Proficiency
LRN - Legislative Relations Network

M2C2 - Michigan Mathematics Consultants and Coordinators
MACUL - Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning
MAEDS - Michigan Association for Educational Data Systems
MAISA - Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators
MASA - Michigan Association of School Administrators
MASB - Michigan Association of School Boards
MASCD - Michigan Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
MASSP - Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals
MCF - Michigan Curriculum Framework
MCSA - Michigan Council of School Attorneys
MCTM - Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics
MDE - Michigan Department of Education
MEA - Michigan Education Association
MEAP - Michigan Educational Assessment Program
MEECS - Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support
MEMSPA - Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association
MERC - Michigan Employment Relations Commission
MESSA - Insurance "arm" of MEA
M-GLAnCE - Michigan Grade Level Assessment and Content Expectations
MHSAA - Michigan High School Athletic Association
MIEM - Michigan Institute of Educational Management
MILAF - Michigan School Districts Liquid Asset Fund
MLPP - Michigan Literacy Progress Profile
MLT - Mathematics Leadership Team (Statewide)
MMBA - Michigan Municipal Bond Authority
MMSCN - Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network
MMSTLC - Michigan Mathematics and Science Teacher Leadership Collaborative
MPSERS - Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System
MSBO - Michigan School Business Officials
MSP - Mathematics and Science Partnership Program
MSPRA - Michigan School Public Relations Association
MSTA - Michigan Science Teachers Association
MVU - Michigan Virtual University

NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress
NCLB - No Child Left Behind
NCREL - North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
NEA - National Education Association
NEOLA - Partner company to MASB to provide policy services for boards of education
NF - National Federation of High School Associations
NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards
NMSI - National Math and Science Initiative
NSBA - National School Board Association

OCR - Office of Civil Rights
OMA - Open Meetings Act
ORS - Office of Retirement Services

PA 191 of 2000 - State School Aid Act (funding for schools)
PERA - Public Employment Relations Act
PPRA - Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
PSAT - Preliminary SAT
PTA - Parent Teacher Association
PTO - Parent Teacher Organization

REMC - Regional Educational Media Centers
RESA - Regional Educational Service Agency
RFP - Request for Proposal

SaM3 - Science and Mathematics Misconceptions Management
SAMP I - Science and Mathematics Program Improvement
SAT - Scholastic Aptitude Test
SBE - State Board of Education
SLT - Science Leadership Team (Statewide)
SMI - Severely Mentally Impaired
SPMP - Skilled Professional Medical Personnel
SRO - State Review Officer
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Title IX - Federal Law Amendment (see glossary)

UFLP - Unfair Labor Practice