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Acronyms

Acronym Meaning
AP Advanced Placement
ASD Achievement School District, the state-run school district to turn around schools in the bottom 5 percent in the state.
AWS American Welding Society
AYES Automotive Youth Education System
AYP Annual Yearly Progress
BAT Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
BPA Business Professionals of America
CCSS Common Core State Standards
CIW Certified Internet Webmaster
CompTIA Computer Technology Industry Association
Contren Learning Series NCCER Textbooks and Materials
CORD Center for Occupational Research and Development
CORE Centers for Regional Excellence, eight regional department offices that work with districts on their student achievement goals. CORE offices replaced the regional Field Service Centers.
CRA Constructed Response Assessment
CRT Criterion Referenced Test, a test that is based on the curriculum's criteria.
CTE Career and Technical Education
DECA A career and technical student organization for marketing students
ELC Electronic Learning Center
EOC End of Course Test, a series of high school tests that includes subtest in the following areas: Math, English with the addition of several new tests over the next few testing cycles. These test are course-dependant and used as part of the course grade.
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act, often referred to as "No Child Left Behind"
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBLA Future Business Leaders of America
FCCLA Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
FERPA Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
FFA Future Farmers of America, a student organization for agriculture students
FRPL Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
HOSA Health Occupations Students of America
HSTW High Schools That Work
IB International Baccalaureate
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEE Independent Education Evaluation
IEP Individualized Education Program, individualized plans and sets of educational objectives for students with disabilities.
IETA International Technology Education Association
JAG Jobs for America's Graduates
JTG Jobs for Tennessee Graduates
LEA Local Education Agency
MAAS Modified Academic Achievement Standards Assessment
MIS Management Information System
NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress, a nationally administered test given periodically in grades 4, 8 and 12
NASP National Association of School Psychologist
NATEF National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
NCCER National Center for Construction Education and Research
NCLB No Child Left Behind, a nickname for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Tennessee secured a waiver from certain portions of NCLB in 2012.
NRT Norm Referenced Test, a test that is based on the standards at a national or normed level.
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PARCC Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
SBE State Board of Education
SCANS Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills
SCORE State Collaborative on Reforming Education
SkillsUSA A career and technical student organization for trade and industrial education students
SREB Southern Regional Education Board
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
TCA Tennessee Code Annotated
TCAP Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, statewide tests including the Achievement Tests for grades 3-8 and End of Course exams for high school subjects.
TCIDS TN Career Information Delivery System
TEIS Tennessee Early Intervention Program
TETC Tennessee Educational Technology Conference
THEC Tennessee Higher Education Commission
THA Tennessee Hospital Association
TIGER Timely, Information, Gathering, Examination, and Reporting
TIPS Tennessee Infant Parent Services
TSA Technology Student Association
TVAAS Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System
VTE Vocational-Technical Education
WWW World Wide Web