Glossary of Most Used Abbreviations and Acronyms

ABE

Adult Basic Education

ACP

Adult Career Pathways

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADP

Adult Diploma Program

AEFLA

Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

APR

Annual Performance Report

ASE

Adult Secondary Education

BEST

Basic English Skills Test

CAI

Computer-assisted Instruction

CAL

Center for Applied Linguistics

CASAS

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System

CBO

Community-based Organization

CCIP

Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan

CCRs

College and Career Readiness Standards

CETE

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

CEU

Continuing Education Unit

CIP

Core Indicator of Performance

COABE

Coalition on Adult Basic Education

CoP

Community of Practice

CTE

Career Technical Education

DAEL

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

DD

Developmental Disabilities

DE

Distance Education

DM

Data Monitoring

DOE

Department of Education (U.S.)

DOL

Department of Labor (U.S.)

EBI

Evidence-based Instruction

EDGAR

Education Department General Administrative Regulations

EDR

Economic Development Region

EFL

Educational Functioning Level

ELA

English Language Acquisition

ELL

English Language Learner

ESC

Education Service Center

ESL

English as a Second Language

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESSA

Every Student Succeeds Act

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

IELCE

Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education

IEP

Individual Education Plan

IET

Integrated Education and Training

ILP

Individual Learning Plan

IPQ

Indicators of Program Quality

JOR

JobsOhio Regions

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

MSG

Measurable Skill Gain

NRS

National Reporting System

OAACE

Ohio Association for Adult and Continuing Education

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

OMJ

OhioMeansJobs

OOD

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

OTC

Ohio Technical Centers

OTESOL

Ohio Teachers of English Speakers of Other Languages

OWT

Office of Workforce Transformation

PCR

Project Cash Request

PCS

Personal Confidential Statement

PD

Professional Development

PDN

Professional Development Network

PICP

Program Improvement Consultation Plan

PM

Aspire Program Manager

PO

Purchase Order

POP

Period of Participation

PSET

Postsecondary Education and Training

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

SEM

Student Experience Model

SMART

Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time bound

SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

STAR

Student Achievement in Reading

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

VR

Vocational Rehabilitation

WDB

Workforce Development Board

WIOA

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014