Commonly Used Acronyms - What it All Means!

  • Acronyms
    What it all means!!

    Commonly Used Acronyms



    ARD                – Admission, Review and Dismissal

    BIP                  – Behavioral Improvement Plan

    ESL                 – English as a Second Language

    ESY                 – Extended School Year

    FBA                 – Functional Behavioral Assessment

    FERPA            – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

    FIE                  – Full and Individual Evaluation

    IEP                  – Individualized Education Program

    LEP                 – Limited English Proficient

    LRE                 – Least Restrictive Environment

    LSSP               – Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

    OT                   – Occupational Therapist

    PLAAFP          – Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance

    PT                    – Physical Therapist

    REED              – Review of Existing Evaluation Data

    SLP                 – Speech and Language Pathologist

    SSI                  – Student Success Initiative

    STAAR            – State of  Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

    STAAR-M       – State of  Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (Modified)

    TAKS-Alt        – State of  Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (Alternative)

    TEKS             – Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills




    AI                    – Auditory Impairment

    AU                   – Autism

    ED                   – Emotional Disturbance

    DB                   – Deaf-Blind

    ID                    – Intellectual Disability

    LD                   – Learning Disability

    NCEC             – Non-Categorical Early Childhood

    OHI                 – Other Health Impairment       

    OI                    – Orthopedic Impairment

    SI                     – Speech Impairment

    TBI                  – Traumatic Brain Injury

    VI                    – Visual Impairment


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