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Frequently Used Acronyms in the New York State Education Department

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QA Quality Assurance
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RA Registered Architect
RA Regional Associate
RAC Records/Regional Advisory Committee
RAO Regional Advisory Officer (State Archives)
RASP Recruitment and Selection Process
RCCI Residential Child Care Institution
RCM Reimbursement Cost Manual
RCOLS Regents Commission on Library Services
RCT Regents Competency Test
RDA Record Disposition Authorization
REA Reading Excellence Act
RF Reading First
RFP Request for Proposals
RIC Regional Information Center
RMO Records Management Officer
RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration (U.S. Department of Education)
RSCS Office of Regional School and Community Services (NYS Education Department)
RSS Really Simple Syndication
RSSC Regional School Support Center
RtI Response to Intervention
RTTT Race to the Top
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S/CDN  Staff/Curriculum Development Network
SAANYS School Administrators Association of New York State
SAE Scholarship for Academic Excellence
SAG State Attorney General (New York State)
SARA Society of American Registered Architects
SAS Supplementary Aids and Services
SASS System of Accountability for Student Success
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
SAT-9 Stanford Achievement Test - 9th Edition
SAVE Safe Schools Against Violence in Education
SBP School Breakfast Program
SBR Scientifically-based research
SBST School Based Support Team
SCA School in Corrective Action
SCDN Staff and Curriculum Development Network
SDFSCA Safe & Drug-Free Schools & Communities Act
SEA State Education Agency
SEC Supported Employment Consortia
SED State Education Department (New York State)
SEDCAR Strategic Evaluation Data Collection Analysis and Reporting
SEDDAS State Education Department Delegated Account System
SEDREF State Education Department Reference File
SEQA Special Education Quality Assurance
SERI Special Education Resources on the Internet
SETRC Special Education Training and Resource Center
SFA School Food Authority
SFSP Summer Food Service Program
SHIFT Statewide School Health Infrastructure Team
SHRAB State Historical Records Advisory Board
SIFEPP States' Impact on Federal Education Policy Project
SIG State Improvement Grant
SINI School in Need of Improvement
SLP Speech Language Pathologist
SMI School Meals Initiative
SQRI School Quality Review Initiative
SRC State Records Center
SRC State Rehabilitation Council
SRO State Review Officer
SSA Social Security Administration
SSDI Social Security Disability Income
SSI Supplemental Security Income
ST-3 School District Annual Financial Report
STAC System for Tracking and Accounting for Children
STAR School Tax Relief
STEP Science and Technology Entry Program
STW School-to-Work
SUNY State University of New York
SURR Schools Under Registration Review
SWIB State Workforce Investment Board
SWP Schoolwide Program
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TAB Technical Assistance Briefs
TABE Test of Adult Basic Education
TADA Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
TANF Temporary Assistance to Needy Familities
TAPU Total Aidable Pupil Unit
TAS Targeted Assistance
TBBL Talking Book and Braille Library
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TEACH TEACH Online Services System (Office of Teaching Initiatives)
TIFF Tagged Image File Format
TIMSS Third International Mathematics and Science Study
TLCF Technology Literacy Challenge Fund
TLQP Teacher/Leader Quality Partnerships
TMCU Teacher Moral Character Unit
TOC Teacher Opportunity Corp
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
TOEIC Test of English for International Communication
TONYSS Tests of New York State Standards
TOT Teachers of Tomorrow
TRAID Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities
TRE Technology Resources for Education Center
TRS Teachers' Retirement System
TVI Teacher of the Visually Impaired
TWPU Total Weighted Pupil Unit
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UCP-NYS United Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
UFSD Union Free School District
UFT United Federation of Teachers
UPCSTEP Upstate Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program
UPK Universal Prekindergarten
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USDOE United States Department of Education
USNY University of the State of New York
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VATEA Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technical Education Act
VESID Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (NYS Education Department)
VR Vocational Rehabilitation
VRC Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
VTEA Vocational and Technical Education Act
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WAN Wide Area Network
WEP Work Experience Program
WETC Workers with Disabilities Employment Tax Credit Program
WIA Workforce Investment Act
WOTC Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program
WPCE Office of Workforce Preparation and Continuing Education (NYS Education Department)
WTO Work Try Out
WTW Welfare to Work
WWW World Wide Web
W-2-W Welfare to Work
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YRBS Youth Risk Behavior Survey
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ZEA Zone Equivalent Area
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504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-112, Section 504)
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Last Updated: May 10, 2011