Frequently Used K-12 Acronyms

A list of the acronyms and their meanings.

2ETwice Exceptional
504Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (FCPS webpage or U.S, Govt. webpage)
504 SBC504 School Based Coordinator
AAPAdvanced Academic Programs
ABAApplied Behavioral Analysis
ACSDAdvisory Committee for Students with Disabilities
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act
APAssistant Principal OR Advanced Placement
AVIDAdvancement Via Individual Determination
AYPAdequate Yearly Progress
BCDBasis for Committee Decision
BIPBehavior Intervention Plan
CTCollaborative Team
CSTChild Study Team OR Child Specific Team
CTECareer and Technical Education
DPEDue Process and Eligibility
ECIDSEarly Childhood Identification and Services
ELEnglish Learner
ELLEnglish Language Learner
ELPEnglish Language Proficiency
EOCEnd of Course
ESOLEnglish for Speakers of Other Languages
ESYExtended School Year
ETREmployment & Transition Representative
FAPEFree Appropriate Public Education
FBAFunctional Behavior Assessment
FCPSFairfax County Public Schools
FECEPFamily and Early Childhood Education
FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FOIAFreedom of Information Act
FRCFamily Resource Center
HCPHealth Care Plan
IAInstructional Assistant
IAESInterim Alternative Education Setting
IBInternational Baccalaureate
IDEAIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEEIndependent Educational Evaluation
IEPIndividualized Education Program
ISPIndividualized Service Plan
ITCInfant and Toddler Connection
LEALocal Education Agency
LEPLimited English Proficiency
LRELeast Restrictive Environment
LSCLocal Screening Committee
MDRManifestation Determination Review
MTSSMulti-Tiered Systems of Support
OCROffice for Civil Rights
OTOccupational Therapy OR Occupational Therapist
PACPreschool Autism Class

Positive Behavior Approach OR

Performance Based Assessment

PBISPositive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
PHNPublic Health Nurse
PHTAPublic Health Training Assistant
PLCProfessional Learning Community
POCPoint of Contact
PSLProcedural Support Liaison
PTPhysical Therapy OR Physical Therapist
PTA/PTOParent Teacher Association/Organization
PWNPrior Written Notice
RTIResponse to Intervention
SHASchool Health Aide
SLPSpeech-Language Pathologist
SOLStandards of Learning
SP/L; S/LSpeech/Language
SPEDSpecial Education
SR&RStudent Rights and Responsibilities
SWSocial Worker
SWDStudents with Disabilities
T/TACTraining/Technical Assistance Center
USDOEUnited States Department of Education
VAAPVirginia Alternate Assessment Program
VDOEVirginia Department of Education
VGAVirginia Growth Assessments