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Common Terms and Acronyms

The field of education is famous for creating a multitude of acronyms for just about everything. Below is a list of current terms and acronyms that you may come across in district presentations or online.

  • CAASPP - California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
  • CCSS - Common Core State Standards
  • CELDT - California English Language Development Test
  • DTAC - District Technology Advisory Committee
  • ELPAC - English Language Proficiency Assessments for California
  • LCAP - Local Control Accountability Plan
  • LCFF - Local Control Funding Formula
  • NCSC AA-AAS - National Center and State Collaborative Alternative Assessments based on Alternate Achievement Standards
  • NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards
  • PLC - Professional Learning Community
  • SBAC - Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
  • TOSA - Teacher on Special Assignment