Acronyms and abbreviations

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A

A: Autism
AASA: American Association of School Administrators
ABE: Adult Basic Education
ACT: American College Testing Program (college entrance exam)

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA: Average Daily Attendance
ADE: Arizona Department of Education
ADM: Average Daily Membership
AEA: Arizona Education Association
AIMS: Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (state-required test)

ALC: Alternative Learning Classroom
AP: Advanced Placement
APE: Adapted Physical Education

AR: Accelerated Reader
ASA: Alternative School Assignment
ASA: Arizona School Administrators (association)
ASBA: Arizona School Boards Association
ASC: Administrative Services Center (63 E. Main St., Mesa)
ASCD: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASRS: Arizona State Retirement System
AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination


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C

CCAP: Community Curriculum Advisory Panel
CCBG: Comprehensive Competency-Based Guidance
C&I: Curriculum and Instruction
CPS: Child Protective Services (state of Arizona)
CRT: Criterion Referenced Test
CSC: Curriculum Services Center (549 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa)
CTE: Career and Technical Education

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D

D/HH: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
DIBELS: Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills (reading fluency assessment)
DCS: Department of Child Safety (formerly CPS)

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E

EAP: Employee Assistance Program
ECA: Extracurricular Activity Tax Credit (state tax credit for education)
ECAP: Educational and Career Action Plan (MPS uses Kuder)
ED: Emotionally Disabled
EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
ELAD: English Language Acquisition Department (includes migrant programs)
ELD: English Language Development
ELL: English Language Learner
ELP: Extended Learning Program (gifted)
ESEA: Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESY: Extended School Year
EVA: East Valley Academy (focus school)
EVIT: East Valley Institute of Technology (regional high school)

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F

FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America
FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FLSA: Fair Labor Standards Act
FMLA: Family and Medical Leave Act
FTE: Full-Time Equivalent

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G

GED: General Education Development
GUS: Growing Up Successfully (for students with behavioral issues)

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H

HBD: Homebound
HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HR: Human Resources Department
HSA: Health Savings Account (health care)

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I

IB: International Baccalaureate Programme (at Mesa Academy, Summit Academy and Westwood High)
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDEIA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
IEP: Individualized Education Program
IS: Information Systems Department

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L

LEA: Local Education Agency
LLD: Language/Learning Disability
LRE: Least Restrictive Environment
LVPO: Limited Value Purchase Order

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M

MAC: Mesa Arts Center
MACS: Mesa Association of Classified Supervisors
MAPP: Mesa/ASU Professional Partnership
MARC: Nonprofit organization that helps children and adults with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and behavioral health challenges
MASA: Mesa Association of School Administrators
MCC: Mesa Community College
MD: Multiple Disabilities or Muscular Dystrophy
MDC: Materiel Distribution Center (warehouse)
MDLP: Mesa Distance Learning Program (online)
MDSSI: Multiple Disabilities/Severe Sensory Impairment
MEA: Mesa Education Association
MELP: Mesa Early Learning Preschool
MESPA: Mesa Education Support Personnel Association
MET: Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team
MFAC: Mesa Family Advocacy Center
MIID: Mild Intellectual Disability
MIPS: Medicaid in Public Schools
MPD: Mesa Police Department
MPE: Mesa Professional Educators (association for certified staff)
MOID: Moderate Intellectual Disability
MPAQS: Mesa Parent Advocates for Quality Schools
MPS: Mesa Public Schools (informal district name)
MSGT: Mesa Supporters of the Gifted and Talented (parent group)
MUSD: Mesa Unified School District No. 4 (the district's official name)
MyMPS: Parent portal for grades and attendance

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N

NCLB: No Child Left Behind
NAESP: National Association of Elementary School Principals
NAL: National Academic League (for junior high students)
NCA: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
NEA: National Education Association
NHS
: National Honor Society
NJHS
: National Junior Honor Society
NSBA: National School Boards Association
NSDC: National Staff Development Council

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O

OBARS: Organizational Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting System
OCR: Office for Civil Rights
OHI: Other Health Impairment
OI: Orthopedic Impairment
OSEP: Office of Special Education Programs (U.S. Department of Education)
OSERS: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (U.S. Department of Education)
OJT: On-the-Job Training
OT: Occupational Therapy

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P

PABDAC: Planning and Boundary Design Advisory Committee
PARF: Personnel Action Request Form
PDK: Phi Delta Kappa
PEP: Pre-Employment Preparation
PMD: Preschool Moderate Delay
PPO: Preferred Provider Organization (health care)
Project MESA: Mesa Education in Sexual Awareness (sex ed curriculum)
PSD: Preschool Severe Delay
PSL: Preschool Speech/Language Delay
PT: Physical Therapy

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R

R&E: Research and Evaluation Department
RFP: Request for Proposal

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S

SASI: School Administrative Student Information
SAT: Scholastic Assessment Test (college entrance exam)
SBOE: State Board of Education
SEA: Sate Education Agency (state department of education)
SEMS: Substitute Employee Management System
SHARP: School-Home Adjustment and Reinforcement Program
SIAC: School Improvement Advisory Council
SIM: Space Integration Module (simulated space missions for elementary students)
SIP: School Improvement Plan
SLD: Specific Learning Disability
SLD-R: Specific Learning Disability - Resource
SLD-X: Specific Learning Disability - Extended
SLI: Speech/Language Impairment
SID: Severe Intellectual Disability
SOAR: Success Oriented Active Reader
SRO: School Resource Officer (police officers who work at schools)
SSA: Social Security Administration
SSC: Student Services Center (1025 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa)
SSRC: Science and Social Sciences Resource Center (549 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa)
StRUT: Students Recycling Used Technology
STUCO: Student Council
Synergy: General Education Data Management System
SynergySE: Special Education Data Management System

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T

TAT: Teacher Assistance Team
TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury
TNM: Teachers New to Mesa
TNT: Teachers New to Teaching

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U

USDOE: U.S. Department of Education

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V

VEP: Vocational Exploration Program
VI: Visually Impaired
VICA: Vocational Industrial Clubs of America
VSP: Vision Service Plan (health care)

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