Educational Acronyms


A+ Commission - State of Washington Academic Achievement and Accountability Commission


AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress


CURE - Citizens United for Responsible Education


EALR - Essential Academic Learning Requirements


ELL - English Language Learners


ESD - Educational Service District


ESEA - Elementary and Secondary Education Act


FAPE - Free and Appropriate Public Education


FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act


GLE - Grade Level Expectations


IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


IEP - Individual Education Plan


ITBS - Iowa Test of Basic Skills


ITED - Iowa Test of Education Development


LAP - Learning Assistance Program


LD - Learning Disability


MAW - Mothers Against WASL


NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress


NCLB - No Child Left Behind


NEA - National Education Association


OSPI - Office of Superintendent of Public Education


PEN - Parent Empowerment Network


WAAS - Washington Alternate Assessment System


WASL - Washington Assessment of Student Learning


WEA - Washington Education Association