Abbreviations and Acronyms updated May 2012

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Missouri School Boards’ Association 1 Common Educational Abbreviations and Acronyms Educators often use abbreviations and acronyms that can be confusing. Compiled by MSBA, this non- comprehensive list deciphers some of the jargon you may encounter in your board service. ACT a national college entrance exam designed to measure both achievement and ability in English, reading, math and science; created and administered by the American College Testing Program. ABA Applied Behavior Analysis ―the science of analyzing behavior within the environment in which it occurs to bring about positive change; an intervention for child with autism spectrum disorders and other behavior concerns. ADA Average Daily Attendance ―total number o f hours pupils attend classes in a school district during a reporting period, divided by the number of hours school is actually in session during that period; used in calculating state aid. ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ―Federal law that proh ibits discrimination in employment and other situations against individuals with disabilities. AFT Missouri ―Missouri affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers. AP Advanced Placement refers to advanced level high school courses sponsored by the College Board that provides an opportunity for students who pass the College Board exam to earn college credit prior to graduation. APR Annual Performance Report annual report generated by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that indicates the district’s performance on the standards used to determine district accreditation. ASBR Annual Secretary of the Board Report AV Assessed Valuation AVTS Area Vocational Technical School AYP Annual Yearly Progress ―the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 requires all schools, districts and states to show that students are making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Missouri’s AYP targets were established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) based on a formula from the NCLB Act and an analysis of Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) data, attendance rate data and graduation rate data from prior years. BOD Board of Directors BSE Board Self-Evaluation a tool available for MSBA member boards to assess their own effectiveness in demonstrating board behaviors and attitudes correlated by research to high student achievement. CBM Certified Board Member ―the term MSBA uses for board members who have
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Missouri School Boards’ Association 2 completed the 16 hours of state-mandated board training. CCSS Common Core State Standards academic standards developed as part of national education reform for the purpose of bringing diverse state curricula into alignment with each other. Forty-five states, including Missouri have adopted the standards which will replace the Show-Me Standards and Grade/Course Level Expectations.
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