Public Education Acronyms

Here is a list of common public education acronyms you can use to follow the discussion at the 2014 Legislative Session.
The list was provided at the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Public Education: List of Common Acronyms
2014 General Session
ADA – Average Daily Attendance
ADM – Average Daily Membership
AFR – Annual Financial Report
APR – Annual Program Report
ARL – Alternative Route to Licensure
AT – Assistive Technology
ATE – Applied Technology Education
AYP – Annual Yearly Progress
BTS – Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program
CACTUS – Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for
Teachers in Utah Schools
CAFR – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
CAT – Computer Adaptive Test
CCD – Common Core of Data
CCGP – Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance
CDC – Common Data Committee
CFDA – Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CNP – Child Nutrition Program
COBI – Compendium of Budget Information
CRT – Criterion Referenced Test
CS – Charter School
CSLR – Charter School Local Replacement
CTE – Career and Technical Education
CY – Calendar Year
DWA – Direct Writing Assessment
DIBLES – Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning Skills
EAC – Executive Appropriations Committee
EF – Education Fund
EFR – Education Fund Restricted
EHS – Electronic High School
ELL – English Language Learner
ESEA – Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESL – English as a Second Language
ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages
EYP – Extended‐Year Program
FAPE – Free and Appropriate Public Education
FE – Fall Enrollment
FRPL – Free and Reduced Price Lunch
FTE – Full Time Equivalent
FY – Fiscal Year
GAAP – Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GASB – Governmental Accounting Standards Board
GED – General Educational Development
GF – General Fund
GFR – General Fund Restricted
GOPB – Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget
HIS – Highly Impacted Schools
HQT – Highly Qualified Teacher
ICP – Indirect Cost Pool
IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP – Individual Education Program
iSEE – Informal Science Education Enhancement
JMS – Jean Massieu Charter School
LAG – Legislative Auditor General
LEA – Local Education Agency
LFA – Legislative Fiscal Analyst
LRE – Least Restrictive Environment
MSP – Minimum School Program
NAEP – National Assessment of Educational Progress
NCES – National Center for Education Statistics
NCLB – No Child Left Behind
NESS – Necessarily Existent Small Schools
NSLP – National School Lunch Program
NWEA – Northwest Education Association
O&M – Operations and Maintenance
OEK – Optional Extended‐day Kindergarten
OLRGC – Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
OPEB – Other Post‐Employment Benefits
PEJEP – Public Education Job Enhancement
PIP – Parent Infant Program
POPS – Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools
PPE – Per Pupil Expenditures
PTA – Parent‐Teacher Association
PTO – Parent‐Teacher Organization
PTR – Pupil Teacher Ratio
SEOP – Student Education Occupation Plan
STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math
STR – Student Teacher Ratio
SY – School Year
TY – Tax Year
UAA – Utah Alternative Assessment
UALPA – Utah Academic Language Proficiency Assessment
UAPCS – Utah Association of Public Charter Schools
UASBO – Utah Association of School Business Officials
UB SCT – Utah Basic Skills Competency Test
UCAT – Utah College of Applied Technology
UCN – Utah Charter Network
UEA – Utah Education Association
UEN – Utah Education Network
U‐PASS – Utah Performance Assessment System for
Students
UPPAC – Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission
USBA – Utah School Boards Association
USBE – Utah State Board of Education
USDA – U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDB – Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
USDE – U.S. Department of Education
USF – Uniform School Fund
USFR – Uniform School Fund Restricted
USHE – Utah System of Higher Education
USIMAC – Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center
USOE – Utah State Office of Education
USSA – Utah School Superintendents Association
USTAR – Utah Science Technology and Research
WPU – Weighted Pupil Unit
YIC – Youth‐In‐Custody

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