RPS Terminology


Acronym Meaning of the Acronym
ACES Alternative Center for Educational Success
ACT American College Testing
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC.§ 12101 et seq)
ADAPT Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ALJ Administrative Law Judge
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
BD Behavior Disorder
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
BMP Behavior Management Plan
CAPD Central Auditory Processing Delay
CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate
CDS Child Development Specialist
CER Comprehensive Evaluation Report
CRP Complaint Resolution Procedure (34 CFR §§ 300.660-300.662)
CSE Committee on Special Education
CSPD Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
DD Developmentally Delayed
DOJ US Department of Justice
DLC Developmental Learning Center
E/BD Emotional and/or Behavior Disorder
ECSE Early Childhood Special Education (kindergarten-3)
ED Emotional Disturbance
EDGAR Education Department General Administrative Regulations
EHA Education of the Handicapped Act of 1975 (20 USC § 1400 et seq)
EI Early Intervention (birth to 3)
EI/ECS Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education
ESA Educational Service Agency
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
ESY Extended School Year
ELL/ESL English Language Learner/English as a Second Language
ELO Extended Learning Opportunities
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (21 USC § 1232g)
FEOG Family Policy Compliance Office, US Department of Education
FTE Full-time Equivalent
GED General Educational Development
GEPA General Education Provisions Act
HCPA Handicapped Children’s Protection Act
HI Home Instruction
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 USC § 1400 et seq)
IAES Interim Alternative Educational Setting
IEE Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP Individual Education Program
IEU Intermediate Educational Unit
IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan
IHO Impartial Hearing Officer
Insight Insight School of Oregon
ISS In-School Suspension
LEA Local Educational Agency
LEP Limited-English Proficient
LOF Letter of Findings
LRC Learning Resource Center
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
MBD Minimal Brain Dysfunction
MD Manifestation Determination
MDT Multi-disciplinary Team
MTI Multi-tiered Instruction
NCLB No Child Left Behind
NORA Notice of Recommended Assignment
OAR Oregon Administrative Rules
OCR Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Education
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education
OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education
OJT On the Job Training
ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
ODE Oregon Department of Education
OHI Other Health Impairment
OJJDP Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, US Department of Education
ORS Oregon Revised Statutes
OT Occupational Therapy
PBIS Positive Behavior and Instructional Support
PDD Pervasive Development Disorder
PSAT Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test
PT Physical Therapy
RTI Response to Intervention
SAT Scholastic Assessment Test
SEA State Educational Agency
SECC Special Education Child Count
SED Serious Emotional Disturbance
SET School-wide Evaluation Tool (behavior)
SIP School-based Improvement Plan
SLD Specific Learning Disability
SLP Speech and Language Pathologist
SPR&I Systems Performance Review and Improvement
SRC Secondary Resource Center
SRO School Resource Officer
SST Student Success Team
SWIS School-wide Information System
TAG Talented and Gifted Education
TAP Turn Around Program
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TRO Temporary Restraining Order
VI Visually Impaired
VR Vocational Rehabilitation
YPP Young Parents Program