Glossary of Most Used Abbreviations and Acronyms

AAACE American Association for Adult and Continuing Education

ABE Adult Basic Education

ABLE Adult Basic and Literacy Education

ACP Adult Career Pathways

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AEFLA Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

AHSC Adult High School Continuation

APR Annual Performance Report

ASE Adult Secondary Education

AWE Adult Workforce Education

BEST Basic English Skills Test

CAELA Center for Adult English Language Acquisition

CAI Computer-assisted Instruction

CAL Center for Applied Linguistics

CASAS Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System

CBO Community-based Organization

CCIP Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan

CETE formerly The Ohio State University Center on Education and Training for Employment

CEU Continuing Education Unit

CIP Core Indicator of Performance

COABE Commission on Adult Basic Education

CoP Community of Practice

CTAE Career Technical and Adult Education

DAEL Division of Adult Education and Literacy (U.S. Department of Education)

DD Developmental Disabilities

DOE Department of Education (U.S.)

DOL Department of Labor (U.S.)

EBRI Evidence-based Reading Instruction

EDGAR Education Department General Administrative Regulations

EDR Economic Development Region

EFF Equipped for the Future

EFL Educational Functioning Level

EL/Civics English Literacy and Civics Education

ELL English Language Learner

EMSI Economic Modeling Specialist, Inc.

ERIC Education Resources Information Center

ESC Education Service Center

ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act

ESL English as a Second Language

ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

FER Final Expenditure Report

FERPA Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

FTE Full-time Equivalent

FY Fiscal Year

GED® General Educational Development

HEI Higher Education Information system

HiSET High School Equivalency Test

HSE High School Equivalency

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IDEAL Improving Distance Education for Adult Learners

IEP Individual Education Plan

ILP Individual Learning Plan

IPQ Indicators of Program Quality

JOR Jobs Ohio Regions

K-12 kindergarten through high school

LD Learning Disability

LEA Local Education Agency

LEP Limited English Proficiency

LINCS Literacy Information and Communication System

LMI Labor Market Information

MOE Maintenance of Effort

MOU Memorandum of Understanding

MPL Minimum Performance Level

NAASLN National Association for Adults with Special Learning Needs

NALS National Adult Literacy Study

NCAL National Center on Adult Literacy

NCLB No Child Left Behind

NCSALL National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NRS National Reporting System

OAACE Ohio Association for Adult and Continuing Education

OBR Ohio Board of Regents

OCTAE Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (U.S.)

ODE Ohio Department of Education

ODHE Ohio Department of Higher Education

ODJFS Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

ODRC Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

OEDS Ohio Education Directory System

OLRC Ohio Literacy Resource Center

OPAS Ohio Performance Accountability System

ORSC Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission

OTC Ohio Technical Centers

OTESOL Ohio Teachers of English To Speakers of Other Languages

OWT Office of Workforce Transformation

PACT Parent and Child Together

PCR Project Cash Request

PD Professional Development

PDN Professional Development Network

PEP Parenting Education Profile

PICP Program Improvement Consultation Plan

REDD Regional Economic Development Director

RFP Request for Proposal

RIF Release of Information

ROI Return on Investment

R-RIF Revocation of Release of Information

SAFE Security Application for Enterprise

SBE Standards-based Education

SCOTI Sharing Career Opportunities and Training Information

SEM Student Experience Model

SMART specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound

SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SPL Student Performance Level (for ESL)

STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

STEMI science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and innovation

TABE Test of Adult Basic Education

TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion

TESOL Teachers of English To Speakers of Other Languages

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language

USCIS United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

USDOE United States Department of Education

USO University System of Ohio

VESL Vocational English as a Second Language

WIA Workforce Investment Act of 1998

WIB Workforce Investment Board

WIOA Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014