Acronyms in Special Education

  • ADA – American with Disabilities Act; Average Daily Attendance
  • ADR  – Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • APE – Adapted Physical Education
  • AU – Administrative Unit
  • BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan
  • CAA – California Alternative Assessment
  • CAASP – California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
  • CalSTAT – California Services for Technical Assistance and Training
  • CASEMIS – California Special Education Management Information System
  • CBEDS – California Basic Educational Data System
  • CCR – California Code of Regulations; Coordinated Compliance Review
  • CCS – California Children Services
  • CDE – California Department of Education
  • CFR – Code of Federal Regulations
  • COE – County Office of Education
  • EC – Education Code
  • ECE – Early Childhood Education
  • ESY – Extended School Year
  • FBA – Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • FAPE – Free and Appropriate Public Education
  • FEP – Fluent English Proficient
  • FERPA – Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
  • FFH – Foster Family Home
  • FM – Focused Monitoring
  • FMTA – Focused Monitoring Technical Assistance
  • FRC – Family Resource Center
  • FTE – Full-Time Equivalent
  • GGRC – Golden Gate Regional Center
  • IA – Instructional Assistant
  • IDEA – Individualized with Disabilities Education Act
  • KPI – Key Performance Indicators
  • HI – Hearing Impairment
  • ID – Intellectual Disability
  • IEE – Independent Educational Evaluation
  • IEP – Individualized Educational Program
  • ISP – Individualized Services Plan
  • IFSP – Individualized Family Service Plan
  • ITP – Individualized Transition Plan
  • LCI – Licensed Children’s Institution
  • LEA – Local Educational Agency
  • LEP – Limited English Proficient
  • LRE – Least Restrictive Environment
  • MIS – Management Information System
  • MTU – Medical Therapy Unit
  • NPS/NPA – Non-Public School/Non-Public Agency
  • OAH – Office of Administrative Hearings
  • OCR – Office of Civil Rights
  • OHI – Other Health Impairment
  • OI – Orthopedic Impairment
  • O&M – Orientation and Mobility
  • OSEP – Office of Special Education Programs
  • OT – Occupational Therapy
  • PT – Physical Therapy
  • QAP – Quality Assurance Process
  • RLA – Responsible Local Agency
  • RSP – Resource Specialist Program
  • SEA – State Educational Agency
  • SDC – Special Day Class
  • SOP – State Operated Programs
  • SLD – Specific Learning Disability
  • SST – Student Study Team
  • SLI – Speech/Language Impairment
  • TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury
  • ED – Emotional Disturbance
  • SELPA – Special Education Local Plan Area
  • VI – Visual Impairment