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Frequently Used Acronyms in the New York State Education Department

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AADA Adjusted Average Daily Attendance
ABI Acquired Brain Injury
ACCES Adult Career and Continuing Education Services
ACCESS Adult Centers for Comprehensive Education and Support Services
ACE American Council on Education
ACT American College Testing
ACTE Association of Career and Technical Education
ACTFL  American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA Average Daily Attendance
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADDA National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
ADHD Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL Activities of Daily Living
ADP Average Daily Participation
AEA Adult Education Act
AED Automated External Defibrillators
AFAE Adult, Family, and Alternative Education Team
AFT American Federation of Teachers
AHSEPP Alternative High School Equivalency Preparation Program
AI/DP Attendance Improvement/Dropout Prevention
AIA American Institute of Architects
AIC American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
AIS Academic Intervention Services
ALE Adult Literacy Program
ALG Administrative Leadership Group (NYS Education Department)
AMTNYS Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State
AP Advanced Placement
APE Adaptive Physical Education
API Alternate Performance Indicators
APSE Association of Persons in Supported Employment
APT Archives Partnership Trust (New York State Archives)
ASBO Association of School Business Officials
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASFSA American School Food Service Association
ASID American Society of Interior Designers
AT Assistive Technology
ATMNYC Association of the Teachers of Mathematics of New York City
AVE Adolescent Vocational Exploration
AVL Automated Verification Listing
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
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BAN Bond Anticipation Notes
BEDS Basic Educational Data System
BESARS Bilingual/ESL Staff Academy for Raising Standards
BETAC Bilingual/ESL Technical Assistance Center
BIG 5 Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers
BOCES Board of Cooperative Educational Services
BOE Board of Education
BOE Board of Examiners
BTOP Broadband Technology Opportunity Program
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CAMS Case Management System
CAP Commissioner's Advisory Panel (NYS Education Department)
CAP Client Assistance Program
CAR Comprehensive Assessment Report
CBVH Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
CCF Council on Children and Families
CCLC 21st Century Community Learning Center
CCSI Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative
CCSSO Council of Chief State School Officers
CDC Centers for Disease Control (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
CDEP Comprehensive District Education Plan
CDOS Career Development and Occupational Studies
CDRC Community Dispute Resolution Center
CD-ROM Compact Disc – Read Only Memory
CEC Cultural Education Center (NYS Education Department)
CFR Codes of Federal Regulations
CFR Consolidated Fiscal Report
CHADD Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
CHAPS Comprehensive Health and Pupil Services (NYS Education Department)
CIA Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (NYS Education Department)
CI&IT Curriculum, Instruction, and Instructional Technology (NYS Education Department)
CIMS Comprehensive Instructional Management System
CLARB Council of Landscape Architectural Boards
CNP Child Nutrition Program (NYS Education Department)
COIL Coalition for Independent Living
CPRC Community Parent Resource Centers
CPSE Committee on Preschool Education
CQC Commission on Quality Care (for the Mentally Retarded)
CRE Coordinated Review Effort
CREATE Computer Recycling for Education and Technology Enhancement
CRP Community Rehabilitation Provider
CSD Central, Common or City School District
CSE Committee on Special Education
CSEA Civil Service Employees Association
CSHN Coordinated School Health Network
CSI Charter Schools Institute (State University of New York)
CSPD Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
CSRD Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration
CSS Customer Support System
CSSS Council of State Science Supervisors
CSTEP Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program
CTB CTB/McGraw-Hill
CTE Career and Technical Education
CTEPP CTE Program Plan
CUNY City University of New York
CWR Combined Wealth Ratio
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DANTES Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
DAR Daughters of the American Revolution
DARE Drug Abuse Resistance Education
DASH Division of Adolescent and School Health (Centers for Disease Control)
DBQ Document-Based Question
DD Developmental Disabilities
DDPC Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
DDSO Developmental Disabilities Service Office (local office of OMRDD)
DECA Distributive Education Clubs of America
DHP Documentary Heritage Program (New York State Archives)
DLD Division of Library Development
DO District Office
DOCS Department of Correctional Services
DOH Department of Health (NewYork State)
DOL Department of Labor (NewYork State)
DOM District Office Manager
DS District Superintendent
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EB Education Building, Albany (NYS Education Department)
EBA Education Building Annex, Albany (NYS Education Department)
ECDC Early Childhood Direction Centers
ED Emotional Disturbance
EDGE Education for Gainful Employment
EDZ Economic Development Zone
EFA Educational Framework for Interscholastic Athletics
EIEP Emergency Immigrant Education Program
ELA English Language Arts
ELL English Language Learner
EMSC Office of Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education (NYS Education Department)
EOP Education Opportunity Programs
EPE Employment Preparation Education
E-RATE E-Rate Universal Discount Program
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center (U.S. Department of Education)
ERS Employees' Retirement System
ERSS Educationally Related Support Services
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESFLP Even Start Family Literacy Partnership
ESL English as a Second Language
ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages
ESPIRS Even Start Family Literacy Partnership
ESY Extended School Year
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FACS Family and Consumer Sciences
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
FDA Food and Drug Administration (U.S.)
FERPA Federal Educational Rights Privacy Act
FICC Federal Information Coordination Council
FMIS Office of Facilities, Management and Information Services (NYS Education Department)
FOC Federal Occupational Category
FOIL Freedom of Information Law
FS-10 Budget Form
FY Fiscal Year
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GAO General Accounting Office (U.S.)
GASB Governmental Accounting Standards Board
GED General Educational Development
GILS Government Information Locator Service
GIS Geographic Information System
GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test
GRE Graduate Record Examinations General Test
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HACU Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
HCBS Home and Community-Based Services
HDI Historical Document Inventory
HEDS Higher Education Data System
HEOP Higher Education Opportunity Program
HPEFCS Health, Physical Education and Family & Consumer Sciences
HQT Highly Qualified Teachers
HSEPP High School Equivalency Preparation Program
HTML HyperText Mark-up Language
HVAC Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
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Last Updated: January 23, 2014