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34 CFR 300 Code of Federal Regulations. The Federal rules and regulations
5YCEP Five-Year Comprehensive Education Plan
A/R Authorized Representative at a School District
AAAE American Association for Agricultural Education
AACTE American Association of College of Teachers Education
AAFCS American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
AAHPERD American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
AARA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
AASA American Association of School Administrators
ABATE American Bikers Aiming Toward Education
ABC Advisory Bid Commodity Committee
ABE Adult Basic Education
ABLE Adult Basic and Literacy Education
ACCESS for ELLs Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners
ACT American College Testing
ACTE Association for Career and Technical Education
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADAAG American with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
ADC Annual Data Collection
ADE Advanced Driver Education
ADEP Advanced Driver Education Program
ADTSEA American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association
AES Alternative Educational Setting. An appropriate placement outside the public school meeting the educational needs of a special education student subsequent to disciplinary action.
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AFS American Field Service
AGATE Association of Gifted and Talented Educators
AIDS Acquired Immune Defficeincy Syndrome
AIHEC American Indian Higher Education Consortium
AIM Achievement in Montana
AIMA American Indian Minority Achievement
AISE American Intercultural Student Exchange
AISES American Indians in Science and Engineering Society
AMO Annual Measurable Objectives
AMS Ag in Montana Schools (agricultural literacy program for elementary students)
AMTE Association for Math Teacher Educators
ANB Average Number Belonging
AP Advanced Placement
APR Annual Performance Report
ARM Administrative Rules of Montana. The rules and regulations governing Montana's statutes.
ASAP All School Accountability Process
ASCA American School Counselor Association
ASCD Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASN After School Network
ASPC Area of Specialized Permissive Competency
ASSE American-Scandinavian Student Exchange
ASSIST Alliance of States Serving Indians in Science and Technology
ASSSDE Association of State Supervisors of Safety and Driver Education
ASTS Association of Skilled & Technical Sciences
ATA Alpha Tau Alpha (Professional Honorary Agricultural Education Fraternity)
ATMAE Association of Technology Management & Applied Engineering
ATODA Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Abuse
AWM Association for Women in Math
AWS American Welding Society
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
AYUSA Academic Year in the USA
B. A. Bachelor's of Arts
B. S. Bachelor's of Science
BASE The minimum budget that all public school districts must adopt in Montana
BATE Borderless Access to Training and Education
BEST Better Elementary Science Teaching
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIEA Bureau of Indian Education Affairs
BLAST Off Building Leaders and Strong Teams of Officers (conducted in state for State Officers by National staff)
BOE Board of Education (Board of Public Education&Board of Regents)
BOI Board of Investments
BOR Board of Regents
BPAMA Business Professionals of America, Montana Association
BPE Board of Public Education
CAEP Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
CAP Corrective Action Plan. The strategy through which a state proposes to resolve the deficiencies identified as a result of a monitoring review.
CAPT The Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
CASE Council of Administrators of Special Education
CAT California Achievement Test
CBO Community Based Organization
CCD Common Core of Data
CCR Central Contractor Registration
CCR (2) College and Career Ready Students
CCSS Common Core State Standards
CCSSO Council of Chief State School Officers
CD Cognitively Delayed
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDE Career Development Events (competitive activities)
CDTP Cooperative Driver Testing Program
CEC Columbia Education Center
CEDS Common Education Data Standards
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHIP Child Health Education Plan
CIAA Clean Indoor Air Act
CIP Classification of Instructional Programs
CMAST Consortium of Mathematics and Science Teaching
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CNAS Center for Native American Studies
CNCS Corporation for National and Community Service
CPAM Council of Presidential Awardees in Mathematics
CPTYL Citizen Preparedness Through Youth Leadership
CREDE Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence
CRT Criterion-Referenced Test
CSAP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSCT Comprehensive School and Community Treatment
CSI Content Standards and Instruction Division
CSIP Continuous School Improvement Plan
CSPAC Certification Standards and Practices Advisory Council
CSPD Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
CSR Comprehensive School Reform
CSRDP Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Project
CSRS Child Safety Restraint Systems
CST Child Study Team. The multidisciplinary evaluation process which determines the presence of a disability and identifies special education and the related services needs.
CTAA Community Transportation Association of America
CTBS Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills
CTSO Career and Technical Student Organizations
D4A Data for Achievement
DART Data Access Resource Taskforce; DIRT - subcommittee formed to resolve issues of the DART
DASH Division of Adolescent and School Health
DE Driver Education
DECAMA Distributive Education Clubs of America, Montana Association
DEQ Department of Environmental Quality
DETA Driver Education and Training Administrators
DGAs Dietary Guidelines for Americans
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DIBELS Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills
DIRT DART Issues Resolution Taskforce - DIRT is a subcommittee of the Data Access Resolution Taskforce
DLR Desired Learner Results
DLS District Leadership School (conducted in the fall by state officers in all 8 Montana FFA districts)
DOE Department of Energy
DPHHS Department of Public Health and Human Services
DPHHS/DDP Montana’s Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services/Developmental Disabilities Division, now, after the 1995 reorganization, reorganization called the Department of Public Health and Human Services/Developmental Disabilities Program
DR.I.V.E. Montana Driver In - Vehicle Education
DSA Direct State Aid
DSE Division of Special Education within Montana's Office of Public Instruction
DUNS Data Universal Numbering System
E-GRANTS Electronic System for Applying for State/Federal Grants
E-RATE Federal funding to support technology enhancement
ED "Emotionally Disturbed." A label referring to students with disabilities having emotional disturbance
ED FORUM An informal coalition of the leadership of key educational entities in the state
EDEN Education Data Exchange Network entities in the state
EDGAR Education Department General Administration Regulations. Federal rules and regulations governing expenditure of education funds.
EDGE Experiencing Discovery, Growth and Excellence (personal development for middle school students)
EF Educational Foundation
EFFS Educational Foundation for Foreign Study
EHA Education for All Handicapped Children Act, later shortened to Education of the Handicapped Act, the name enabling special education legislation.
EI Early Intervention. The spectrum of family- and child-focused services provided to infants and toddlers with disabilities.
EIL Experiment in International Living
ELL English Language Learners
EMME Elementary Montana Mathematics Education
EOE Educational Opportunity & Equity
EPP Executive Planning Process
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act On January 8, 2002, President George Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). This act reauthorized and amended federal education programs established under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. The major focus of No Child Left Behind 2001 (also known as ESEA) is to provide all children with a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. The U.S. Department of Education is emphasizing four pillars within the bill: Accountability: to ensure those students who are disadvantaged, achieve academic proficiency. Flexibility: Allows school districts flexibility in how they use federal education funds to improve student achievement. Research-based education: Emphasizes educational programs and practices that have been proven effective through scientific research. Parent options: Increases the choices available to the parents of students attending Title I schools. NCLB emphasizes the implementation of educational programs and practices that have been demonstrated to be effective. In essence, it is a national extension of the standards-based education reform efforts undertaken in our state since 1993.
ESL English as a Second Language
ETS Educational Talent Search
EYH Expanding Your Horizons
FAIM Families Achieving Independence in Montana
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education. The provision of a special education and related services to a handicapped child, at no cost to the parent and with full procedural safeguards.
FCCLA Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
FCR Final Closing Report
FCS Family and Consumer Sciences
FDPIR Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
FEFE Family Economics & Financial Education
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FFA National FFA Organization (Future Farmers of America)
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act
FMLA Family Medical Leave Act
FMVSS Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
FTE Full-time Equivalent
FYI For Your Information
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GDL Graduated Driver License Law
GEAR UP Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
GED General Education Development
GEMS Growth and Enhancement of Montana Students - Montana's Statewide Longitudinal Data System
GEPA General Education Provisions Act
GIS Geographic Information System
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act
GPS Global Positioning System
GRASPS GOAL Provide a statement of the task. Establish the goal, problem, challenge, or obstacle in the task. ROLE Define the role of the students in the task. State the job of the students for the task. AUDIENCE Identify the target audience within the context of the scenario. Example audiences might include a client or committee. SITUATION Set the context of the scenario. Explain the situation. PRODUCT Clarify what the students will create and why they will create it. STANDARDS Provide students with a clear picture of success. Identify specific standards for success. Issue rubrics to the students or develop them with the students.
GSD Gamma Sigma Delta (The Honor Society of Agriculture)
GSEG General Supervision Enhancement Grant
GTB Guaranteed Tax Base
GTCC Golden Triangle Curriculum Cooperative
GVWR Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
HEMPT Health Enhancement Master Teacher
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV Human Immune Deficiency Virus
HMHB Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies
HOSA Health Occupation Students of America
HOST Hands Overseas Together
HOUSSE High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation
HQT Highly Qualified Teacher
IASA Improving America's Schools Act
ICC Interagency Coordinating Council for Prevention
ICCW Interdepartmental Coordinating Committee for Women
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDEA'97 Individuals with Disabilities Act Amendments of 1997
IEA Indian Education Association
IEF International Education Forum
IEFA Indian Education for All
IEP Individualized Education Program. The document which specifies the special education and related services a child needs and defines the placement in which those services will be provided.
IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan. Early intervention service plan for infants and toddlers.
IISM Indian Impact Schools of Montana/Lynda Brannon/MASBO
ILSSO International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (study trip to Europe)
InTASC Interstate Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium
IPA Implementation Plan Agreement, the plan for fulfilling the requirements of IDEA'97, similar to a CAP
IRA International Reading Association
IRIS Internet Reporting and Information Service
ISEP International Student Exchange Service
ISLLC Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards
ITBS Iowa Test of Basic Skills
ITED Iowa Tests of Educational Development
ITIT Information Technology Industrial Training
JUMP Join Us for Measuring Progress
LAAP Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnership
LAWS Legislative Automated Workflow System
LEA Local Education Agency. The public school district in which the child, or in some cases, the child's parent lives.
LEP Limited English Proficiency
LRE Least Restrictive Environment. The placement option in which the child, "to the maximum extent appropriate" (as defined in the IEP) is educated with children who are not handicapped.
LSD Legislative Services Divsion
M.A. Master's of Arts
M.S. Master of Science
M.U.S.T. Montana Unified School Trust
M2SC Montana Mathematics and Science Coalition
MAA Mathematics Association of America
MAACE Montana Association of Adult and Community Education
MAAE Montana Alliance for Arts Education
MAAS Montana Alternative Assessment School
MABE Montana Association of Bilingual Education
MABLE Montana Adult Basic and Literacy Education
MAC Montana Arts Council
MACIE Montana Advisory Council on Indian Education
MACSS Montana Association of County Superintendents of Schools
MACTE Montana Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
MAEA Montana Art Education Association
MAEFAIRS Montana Automated Education Finance and Information Reporting System
MAEMSP Montana Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals
MAFCS Montana Association of Family and Consumer Science
MAFHA Montana Association of Future Homemakers of America
MAGIE Montana Agriculture Implement Exposition
MAGTE Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education
MAHPER Montana Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
MAHPERD Montana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
MALT Montana Association of Language Teachers
MAP Montana Advocacy Program
MAPA Montana Association of Presidential Awardees
MAPS Media Arts in the Public Schools
MAPT Montana Association for Pupil Transportation
MAR Montana Administrative Register
MARS Mathematics Assessment Resource Service
MARS (iAnalyze) Montana Analysis and Reporting System (iAnalyze)
MASBO Montana Association of School Business Officials
MASC Montana Association of Student Councils
MASCD Montana Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
MASP Montana Association of School Psychologists
MASS Montana Association of School Superintendents
MASSP Montana Association of Secondary School Principals
MAT Metropolitan Achievement Test
MATE Montana Agra-Trade Exposition (held in Billings in Feb.)
MATELA Montana Association of Teachers of Language Arts
MATF Montana Association of Teachers of French
MATFCS Montana Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Science
MATG Montana Association of Teachers of German
MAVICA Montana Association of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America
MBCC Montana Board of Crime Control
MBEA Montana Business Education Association
MBI Montana Behavioral Initiative
MCA Montana Communities in Action
MCA (Legal) Montana Code Annotated. The Montana statutes, i.e., Montana law.
MCA (Psyc) Montana Counseling Association
MCASE Montana Council of Administrators of Special Education
MCCSM Montana Common Core Standards for Mathematics
MCEC Montana Council of Exceptional Children
MCEL Montana Conference of Educational Leadership
MCP Montana Community Partners
MCS Montana Content Standards (this encompasses all Montana content strndards, not just the English Language Arts and Math that are based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiative)
MCSSW Montana Council of School Social Workers
MCTM Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics
MCTSS Montana Council of Teachers for the Social Studies
MDC Montana Developmental Center
MEA-MFT Montana Education Association-Montana Federation of Teachers
MEEA Montana Environmental Education Association
METNET Montana's Educational Telecommunications Network
MFE Made For Excellence (conducted in state by a National Staff)
MFEA Montana Forensics Educators Association
MGA Montana Geographic Alliance
MGGA Montana Grain Growers Association
MHESAC Montana Higher Education Student Assistance Corporation
MHSA Montana High School Association
MIEA Montana Indian Education Association
MISTA Montana Improving Schools Through Accreditation
MITEA Montana Industrial Technology Education Association
MLA Montana Library Association
MMASS Montana Mathematics and Science Society
MMSAC Montana Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee
MMSEP Montana Motorcycle Safety Education Program
MNA Montana Nurses Association
MNCESR Montana North Central Educational Service Region
MNETC Montana Nutrition Education and Training Coordinator
MontCAS Montana Comprehensive Assessment System
MontSASE Montana State Accountability System for Education
MPEA Montana Public Employee Association
MPRRC Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center
MPTA Montana Parent Teacher Association
MPTF Montana Parent Teacher Foundation
MQEC Montana Quality Education Coalition
MREA Montana Rural Education Association
MSAC Montana Science Advisory Council
MSASE Montana State Accountability System for Education
MSBA Montana School Boards Association
MSBCA Montana School Bus Contractors Association
MSBDA Montana School Bus Drivers Association
MSCA Montana School Counselors Association
MSCA-CD Montana School to Civilian Authorities-Counterdrug Operations
MSDB Montana School for the Deaf and Blind at Great Falls
MSEAC Montana Special Education Advisory Council
MSELC Montana Schools eLearning Consortium
MSERM Montana Special Education Reference Manual (1994). The abbreviation contains state and federal statutes and regulations related to special education.
MSF Motorcycle Safety Foundation
MSFA Montana Science Fair Association
MSFSA Montana School Food Service Association
MSG Montana Stockgrowers Association
MSI Montana Science Institute
MSLC Montana State Library Commission
MSLHA Montana Speech, Language & Hearing Association
MSO Montana Special Olympics
MSP Math and Science Partnership
MSRC Montana State Reading Council
MSSA Montana Small Schools Alliance
MSSF Montana School Services Foundation
MST Montana Spanish Teachers
MSTA Montana Science Teachers Association
Mt. L&R Montana Laws and Rules. Replaced by MSERM in 1994, this document contains older, outdated regulations and policy.
MTATA Montana Athletic Trainers' Association
MTDA Montana Digital Academy
MTEA Montana Traffic Education Association
MTF Montana Tobacco-Free Coalition
MTFSEI Montana Tobacco Free School of Excellence Initiative
MTSBA Montana School Board Association
MTY Montana Teacher of the Year
MUS Montana University System
MVA Montana Vocational Association
MVATA Montana Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association
MVD (Montana) Motor Vehicle Division (Department of Justice)
MWIEA Montana Wyoming Indian Education Association
NAAE National Association of Agricultural Educators
NABT National Association of Biology Teachers
NACCP National Association of Child Care Professionals
NACTA National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress
NAESP National Association of Elementary School Principals
NAGB National Assessment of Governing Board
NAGC National Association for Gifted Children
NAIS National Association of Independent Schools
NAITTE National Association of Industrial & Technical Teacher Educators
NAPT National Association for Pupil Transportation
NASAE National Association Supervisors of Agricultural Education
NASBE National Association of State Boards of Education
NASC The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
NASDPTS National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services
NASDSE National Association of State Directors of Special Education
NASDTEC National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
NASDVTEC National Association of State Directors of Vocational Technical Education Consortium
NASSP National Association of Secondary School Principals
NATEF National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
NBEA National Business Education Association
NCATE National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
NCCA National Child Care Association
NCCER National Center for Construction Education and Research
NCE Normal Curve Equivalent
NCES National Center for Education Statistics
NCHSE National Consortium for Health Science Education
NCHSTE National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education
NCLB No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
NCSEE National Coalition for Sex Equity in Education
NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NEA National Education Association
NETC Northwest Educational Technology Consortium
NHSA National Head Start Association
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIASE National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
NICHD National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
NIH National Institutes of Health
NILE Northern International Livestock Exposition (held in Billings in October)
NIMS The National Institute for Metalworking Skills
NKBA National Kitchen & Bath Association
NLCSO National Leadership Conference for State Officers (conducted in Wyoming for MT, WY and ND by national officers)
NPO Nonprofit Organizations
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
NRL National Robotics League
NRT Norm-Reference Test
NSBA National School Boards Association
NSELA National Science Education Leadership Association
NSF National Science Foundation
NSSP National Science Scholars Program
NSTA National Science Teachers Association
NSTEP National Science & Technology Education Partnership
NWRCC Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center
NWREL Northwest Regional Educational Lab
NYSCHP National Youth Science Camp Honors Program
OCHE Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
OCLC Online Computer Library Center
OERI (federal) Office of Education Research and Information
ONDCP Office of National Drug Control Policy
OPI The Montana Office of Public Instruction
OPI or MOPI Montana Office of Public Instruction, although OSEP refers to us more formally, as MOPI
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs within the OSERS
OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services of the Department of Education
OTO One-Time-Only (OTO) Payment
OTT Omicron Tau Theta (National Honorary Professional Graduate Society in Vocational Education)
OVAE Office of Vocational and Adult Education
PAESMT (PAW) Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching
PALS Partners in Active Learning Support (local members working with elementary students)
PAMSA Presidential Awards for Math and Science Association
Part B Part B of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act or Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. The federal rules, regulation, and mechanisms for providing special education.
Part C In addition to re-authorizing programs for school-age children, PL-99-457 created this program for younger children
Part H now Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities.
PASS Paraprofessionals Achieving Standards Successfully
PBCS Performance-Based Compensation System
PBDMI Performance-Based Data Management Initiative
PDK Phi Delta Kappa (Professional Fraternity in Education)
PEBC Public Education and Business Coalition
PEPPS Professional Educator Preparation Program Standards
PERD Public Employee's Retirement Division
PERS Public Employee Retirement System
PESA Prairie Education Service Area
PIEE Program of International Educational Exchange
PIR Pupil-Instruction Related
PL 101-476 The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
PL 105-17 The Individuals With Disabilities Amendments of 1997 (IDEA '97)
PL 94-142 Respectively, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 and the (see below)
PL 99-457 1986 Amendments to that Act. These laws form the bedrock of special education, as we know it.
PLUK Parents Let's Unite for Kids
PME Psychology of Mathematics Education
POA Program of Activities
PPRA Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
PSATT Partnerships for Student Achievement Through Technology
PTA Parent Teacher Association
QEC Quality Educator Component
QED Quality Education Data
QLC Quality Life Concepts
QSCB Quality Schools Construction Bonds
QZAB Quality Zone Academy Bonds
RAEC Rural Adult Education Collaborative
RESA Regional Education Service Area
RLIS Rural and Low-Income School Program
ROTARY Rotary International Exchange Program
RSA Regional Service Area
RTI Response to Intervention
SAE Supervised Agricultural Experience
SAF Student Assistance Foundation
SAG Student Achievement Gap Component
SAM School Administrators of Montana
SAT Stanford Achievement Test
SBAC Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium
SBRR Scientifically Based Reading Research
SCED School Codes for the Exchange of Data (developed by the National Center for Education Statistics)
SCEE State Consortium on Educator Effectiveness
SCHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program
SCLI School Counseling Leadership Initiative
SDFSC Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities
SEA State Education Agency, In Montana MOPI is the SEA.
Section 504 That portion of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability
Section 619 The section of the IDEA statute authorizing nationwide special education for pre-school age children with disabilities.
SEEK Support Education Agency. In Montana MOPI is the SEA.
SEGBAC State Employee Group Benefits Advisory Council
SEID School Employee Identifier
SES Supplemental Educational Services
SFA School Food Authority
SFSF State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
SHEP School Health Education Profile
SIC School Improvement Consultant
SIG School Improvement Grant
SIG-RME Special Interest Group-Research in Mathematics Education
SIMMS Systemic Initiative in Montana Mathematics and Science
SIP School Improvement Plan
Skills USA VICA
SLDS Statewide Longitudinal Data System
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
SOP State Operated Program. Any facility operated by a state agency that provides special education.
SPC State Presidents Conference (conducted in Washington, DC by National Officers for state pres. and state first vice president)
SpEd Special Education
SPP State Performance Plan
SRS/DDD Montana's Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services/now Development Disabilites Division, now, after 1995 reorganization called the Department of Health and Human Services/Developmental Disabilities Program
SRSA Small, Rural School Achievement Program
SRT Scholastic Review Team
SSAP Small Schools Accountability Process
SSDHPER Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
SSOS Statewide Systems of Support
SSP Small Schools Process
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
STEP Systemic Teacher Excellence Program
STW School to Work
SUSAVICA Skills USA Vocational Industrial Clubs of America
TAGLIT Taking a Good Look at Instructional Technology
TALES Technology and Learning in Every School
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TAP Test of Achievement an Proficiency
TASA Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Inc.
TASK Test of Academic Skills
TDD Telephone Devise for Deaf
TE Traffic Education
TEAC Teacher Education Accreditation Council
TEAM Technology Education Association of Montana
TEAMS Reports Terms of Employment, Accreditation and Master Schedule
TECHF State Technology - School finance term
TESA Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement
TFS Trustees annual Financial Summary
TIF Teacher Incentive Fund
TIMSS Third International Mathematics and Science Study
TOE Terms of Employment (TOE) data
TP Tech Prep
TPD Teacher's Placement Division
TRANPP Transportation Prepayment - School Finance term
TRB Transportation Research Board
TRS Teacher Retirement System
TRT Technology Readiness Tool Visit http://opi.mt.gov/groups/trt for more information.
TSA Technology Student Association
TUIGF Tuition - School Finance term
UFAS Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards
UI Unemployment Insurance
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDE U.S. Department of Education
USDOL United States Department of Labor
VICA Vocational Industrial Clubs of America
VISTA Volunteers in Service to America
VSAM Very Special Arts Montana
W-APT (WIDA Access Placement Test) Name of the English language profiency "screener" test given to incoming students who may be designated as Limited English Proficient (LEP). WIDA (World Instructional Design and Assessment)
W.E. World Experience
WAC Writing Across the Curriculum
WEA World Experience in Agriculture
WIA Workforce Investment Act
WIDA World Instructional Design and Assessment
WIFE Women Involved in Farm Economics
WLC Washington Leadership Conference (open to all members, conducted in Washington, DC by national staff)
WMPER Western Montana Partnership for Educational Resources
YA Yellowstone Academy Education Center. Formerly known as the Yellowstone Education Center and the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch. The YA is a private residential facility for children with emotional disabilities located near Billings.
YFU Youth for Understanding
YMCA Young Men's Christian Association
YRBS Youth Risk Behavior Survey
YWCA Young Women's Christian Association