Acronyms, Abbreviations & Terms
Acronyms are used in the world of education and throughout Waller ISD. Acronyms should be spelled out on first reference, especially in letters and publications. The full name should be written on first reference and can be followed by the acronym in parenthesis. Subsequent references after the first reference can use the acronym.
For example: The University Interscholastic League (UIL) first reference exists to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests. The UIL subsequent reference was created by The University of Texas at Austin in 1910 and has grown into the largest inter-school organization of its kind in the world.
Exceptions to the rule include well-known acronyms such as U.S., SAT, and ACT.
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AAASA – American Association of School AdministratorsACT – American College Testing ProgramActual (or Nominal) Tax Rate – The tax rate levied by school districts and used to calculate tax bills.ACE – 21st Century Afterschool ProgramADA – Average Daily Attendance. A method of counting students for the purpose of determining state aid to school districts.Admin - AdministrationAEIS – Academic Excellence Indicator System. Adopted in 1991, it is a performance indicator system that measures the quality of learning on public school campuses.Aesop – Aesop is an automated substitute placement service. Unlike traditional sub-calling programs, Aesop completely automates the process of substitute placement and absence management.AP – Advanced PlacementARD – Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee. A committee that plans the educational program of each student eligible for special education. Members include the student’s parents, an administrator, a teacher, diagnostic personnel, and the student (when appropriate).ATPE – Association of Texas Professional EducatorsASF – Available School Fund
BBTR – Budget Transfer Request
CCATE – Career and Technology EducationCBA – Curriculum Based AssessmentCBAC – Citizens’ Bond Advisory CommitteeCIP - Campus Improvement PlanCIS – Communities In Schools (note the capital ‘I’)CIT – Campus Instructional TechnologistCOM – Campus Operations Meeting
DDSBDMC – District Site-Based Decision Making CommitteeDN – Digital Notebook
EEC – Early ChildhoodELL – English Language LearnersEOC – End-of-Course (exams)ESC – Education Service Center (also called Regional Education Service Centers)ESL – English as a Second LanguageESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages
FFERPA – Family Education Rights and Privacy ActFIRST – Financial Integrity Rating System of TexasFSE – Fields Store Elementary SchoolFTE – Full Time Employee
GGED – General Educational Development
HHR – Human Resources
IIDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education ActIEP – Individual Education Program (Special Education)IF – Instructional FacilitatorI&S – Interest and SinkingISD – Independent School District
JJES – H.T. Jones Elementary SchoolJV – Junior varsity
LLEP – Limited English ProficiencyLSSP – Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
MM&O – Maintenance and Operations
NNCLB – No Child Left BehindNSBA – National School Boards Association
PPARA – Paraprofessional educatorP/D – Principals and DirectorsPEIMS – Public Education Information Management SystemPDAS – Professional Development and Appraisal SystemPGP – Personal Graduation PlanPPCD – Preschool Program for Children with DisabilitiesPR – Public RelationsPreK – PrekindergartenPSF – Permanent School Fund. This fund was established as a trust fund to forever guarantee a portion of the cost of public education.PTA – Parent-Teacher AssociationPTO – Parent-Teacher Organization
QQR Code – Quick Response Code
RRRE – Roberts Road Elementary SchoolRSS Feed - Really Simple Syndication
SSBEC – State Board for Educator CertificationSHAC – School Health Advisory CouncilSJH – Wayne C. Schultz Junior High SchoolSLP – Speech Language Pathologist or Speech Language ProgramSr. - SeniorSupt. - SuperintendentSTAAR – State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
TTAAS – Texas Assessment of Academic SkillsTABE – Texas Association for Bilingual EducationTABS – Texas Assessment of Basic SkillsTAGT – Texas Association for the Gifted & TalentedTAKS – Texas Assessment of Knowledge and SkillsTAHPERD – Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and DanceTAMS – Texas Association of Middle SchoolsTASA – Texas Association of School AdministratorsTASB – Texas Association of School BoardsTASBO – Texas Association of School Business OfficialsTASL – Texas Association of School LibrariansTASSP – Texas Association of Secondary School PrincipalsTASRO – Texas Association of School Resource OfficersTASSP – Texas Association of Secondary School PrincipalsTCASE – Texas Council of Administrators of Special EducationTCDA – Texas Choral Directors AssociationTCEA – Texas Community Education AssociationTCSS – Texas Council for the Social StudiesTCTELA – Texas Council of Teachers of English Language ArtsTCTM – Texas Council of Teachers of MathematicsTEA – Texas Education AgencyTEAMS – Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum SkillsTEKS – Texas Essential Knowledge and SkillsTELPAS – Texas English Learning Proficiency Assessment SystemTEPSA – Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors AssociationTES – Evelyn Turlington Elementary SchoolTHSADA – Texas High School Athletics Directors AssociationTech – TechnologyTMEA – Texas Music Educators AssociationTREx – Texas Records ExchangeTRS – Teacher Retirement System of TexasTSCA – Texas School Counselor AssociationTSPRA – Texas School Public Relations AssociationTSTA – Texas State Teachers AssociationUUIL – University Interscholastic League
WWADA – Weighted Average Daily AttendanceWJH – Waller Junior High SchoolWHS – Waller High SchoolWISD – Waller Independent School District