Special Education

Commonly Used Terms


ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AEP - Alternative Education Program

AI - Auditory Impairment

APE - Adapted Physical Education

ARD - Admission, Review & Dismissal

ASL - American Sign Language

AT - Assistive Technology

AU - Autism

AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress

BIP - Behavior Intervention Plan

CBA - Curriculum Based Assessment

CFR - Code of Federal Regulations

Co-T - Co-Teach

CPI - Crisis Prevention Institute

CRCG - Community Resource Coordination Group

CTE - Career and Technology Education

DARS - Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services

DB - Deaf-Blind

ECI - Early Childhood Intervention

ED - Emotional Disturbance

ESC - Education Service Center

ELL - English Language Learner

ESL - English as a Second Language

ESY - Extended School Year

FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA - Functional Behavior Assessment

FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FIE - Full and Individual Evaluation

ID - Intellectual Disability

IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEE - Independent Educational Evaluation

IEP - Individual Education Plan

IFSP - Individual Family Service Plan

ISS - In-School Suspension

ITP - Individual Transition Plan

JJAEP - Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program

LD - Learning Disability

LEA - Local Education Agency

LEP - Limited English Proficiency

LPAC - Language Proficiency Assessment Committee

LRE - Least Restrictive Environment

LSSP - Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

MD - Multiple Disabilities

MDR - Manifestation Determination Review

MOU - Memorandum of Understanding

NCEC - Non-Categorical Early Childhood

O&M - Orientation and Mobility

OCR - Office of Civil Rights

OHI - Other Health Impairment

OI - Orthopedic Impairment

OJT - On-Job Training

OSEP - Office of Special Education Programs

OT - Occupational Therapist

PAC - Parent Advisory Committee

PEIMS - Public Education Information Management System

PLAAFP - Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance

PPCD - Pre-school Programs for Children with Disabilities

PDD - Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PT - Physical Therapist

RDSPD - Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

REACH - Research and Education for Autism in Children

RPTE - Reading Proficiency Test in English

RTI - Response to Intervention

SBOE - State Board of Education

SEA - State Education Agency

SF - Support Facilitation

SI - Speech Impairment

SLP - Speech Language Pathologist

SSI - Student Services Initiative

STAAR - State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness

STAAR-A - State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness-Accommodated

STAAR-M - State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness-Modified

STAAR-Alt - State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness-Alternate

TAC - Texas Administrative Code

TAKS - Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills

TAKS-ACC - Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills-Accommodated

TAKS-M - Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills-Modified

TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury

TCB - Texas Commission for the Blind

TEA - Texas Education Agency

TEKS - Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

VI -Visual Impairment