Liberty Acronyms and Other Terms: So What Do They Mean?
These are some terms you may hear in relation to your child's education.
Immediate Intensive Intervention
Modifications or adjustments made by classroom teachers to enable students to benefit from their educational program.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Accelerated Reader – Commercial program that combines books with computer tests for measuring and improving reading comprehension.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
A way of collecting information about a student’s special learning needs, strengths, and interests.
Adequate Yearly Progress – No Child Left Behind legislation requires each school to show improvement each year in various subgroups based on FCAT.
Behavioral Intervention Plan
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Charlotte County Public Schools
A commercial computer program that assesses a student’s level and then provides instruction at that level.
Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies - a teaching approach whereby students use metacognitive and organizing strategies to learn how to learn.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Diagnostic Assessment of Reading - reading assessment used at the intermediate level of elementary schools to determine a child's reading strengths and weaknesses.
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills - reading assessment used at the primary level in elementary schools to determine a child's reading strengths and weaknesses.
Department of Education
Developmental Reading Assessment - a kindergarten through 3rd grade reading assessment used to determine a child's reading strengths and weaknesses.
Emotional Behavioral Disorder
English Language Learners
Educable Mentally Handicapped
Exceptional Student Education- Students with physical or mental disabilities, and gifted students.
English as a Second Language
English Language Learners
Extended School Year
Functional Behavioral Assessment. This is done when a student is not responding to teacher interventions in the classroom to help remediate behavioral problems. It is data gathered by trained personnel to determine environmental factors that are triggering and maintaining problem behaviors. This data is used when developing a Behavior Intervention Plan.
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test – A statewide standardized test. This is used by the state to assign schools individual letter grades.
A state-wide mandated writing test used in grades 4, 8 and 10 to evaluate students’ writing capability. It is used as part of the state accountability program.
Florida Diagnostic Learning Resources System
FDOE or FLDOE
Florida Department of Education
Free, Reduced Lunch
Full-Time Equivalent- student count, used by state officials to determine how much money is allocated to school districts from the legislature.
Grade Level Expectations – expectations that are expected in the Sunshine State Standards.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (formerly Education of Handicapped Act (EHA) 94-142.
Individual Education Plan- a required school plan for all children receiving special education or ESE services.
A meeting held at least once each school year to make decisions about changes in the IEP and review the student’s placement.
Program where children with special needs are placed in regular classroom and receive assistance from a regular ed. and ESE teacher.
Liberty Elementary Afterschool Program
Liberty Elementary School
Least Restrictive Environment – part of the federal law and the state law that deals with determining the placement of children with disabilities.
National Board Certified Teachers- Liberty has 6 board certified teachers.
No Child Let Behind – designed to improve student achievement and close the gap between majority and minority students.
Other Health Impaired
Positive Behavior Support
Progress Monitoring Plan (formerly AIP- Academic Improvement Plan) – students working below grade level are given interventions.
Physical Therapy – geared towards gross motor skills that impact a student's academic success and / or daily living skills.
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
Response to Intervention or way(s) in which classroom strategies either help or do not help a child with an academic skill deficiency. Progress monitoring by teacher-chosen classroom assessments determine the effectiveness of an intervention.
School Advisory Council
A civil rights law ensuring equal access to educational services.
Student Success Plan- a plan that includes strategies for improving student performance, how and when improvements will be implemented, etc.
Specific Learning Disabilities
School Resource Officer
Sunshine State Standards – standards set by state that are the criteria for FCAT.
A federally-funded program designed to improve achievement at schools with a high percentage of students eligible for free and reduced priced lunches.
Teacher Support Team- helps the teacher look at a student's assessment data to see if interventions have been effective.