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Acronyms


Commonly Used Acronyms

Acronym

Translation

AYP

Annual Yearly Progress – accountability for schools based on NCLB

CCSU

Clayton College and State University

ESOL/ESL

English Second to other languages – students who speak other languages receive extra assistance by a ESOL certified teacher

GLISI

Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement

GLRS

Georgia Learning Resource System - a network of 17 centers throughout Georgia that provide training and resources to educators and parents of students with disabilities
 GMAS  Georgia Milestones Assessment System – assessment given to students in Georgia based on state standards

IPASS

Computerized program to assist students with math instruction

ISS

In School Suspension – program to keep students at school after certain discipline infractions

LLPC

Leadership Preparation Performance Coaching

MMGW

Making Middle Grades Work – Part of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) – contracted agency

MRESA

Metro Regional Educational Service Agency

NCLB

No Child Left Behind Act

OAS

Online Assessment System – state supported web-based program students can access for GMAS assistance

OSS

Out of School Suspension

PIE

Partners In Education

PLU

Professional Learning Unit – credits teachers earn for taking professional learning classes

PTSA

Parent Teacher Student Association

READ 180

Tiered reading program

RUC - RUCC

Are you a committed comet – incentive program for students

SAT

Strategic Action Team – central office assistance for schools

SES

Supplemental Education Services – federal money for tutoring for needs improvement schools

SIP

School Improvement Plan

SREB

Southern Regional Education Board – agency contracted to give assistance

SRO

School Resource Officer

SST

Student Support Team

SWIS

Data program we use for discipline as well as procedures and routines

TBD

To be determined

TestTrax

Web-based information system where we can look up testing data


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