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DOE Acronyms

Revised February 2014




Frequently Used Acronyms




A+ After-School Plus Program
ACE Administrator Certification for Excellence
AC/FIN or ACFN or AFP Academic and Financial Plan
ACT 51 Reinventing Education Act of 2004
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AGT Academically Gifted and Talented
ARCH Accountability Resource Center - Hawaii
ART Academic Review Team
AUP Acceptable Use Policy
AV Audio-Visual
BOE Board of Education (Hawaii State)
BSP Behavioral Support Plan
CAS Complex Area Superintendent
CAST Complex Area Support Team
CCSS Common Core State Standards
CCR College and Career Readiness
CIP Capital Improvement Program or Capital Improvement Project
CMP Connected Math Program
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CSSS Comprehensive Student Support System
CSSSS Comprehensive Student Support Services Section (OCISS)
CWS Child Welfare Services
DARE Drug Abuse Resistance Education
DEAR Drop Everything and Read
DI Direct Instruction
DIBELS Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills


Department of Education (Hawaii State)
DOH Department of Health (Hawaii State)
DOK Depth of Knowledge


EA Educational Assistant
EAP Emergency Action Plan
EES Educator Effectiveness System
ELA English Language Arts
ELL English Language Learner
ELP English Language Proficiency
email Electronic Mail
eSIS Electronic Student Information System
ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FFVP Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
FMS Financial Management System
FRL Free and Reduced Lunch
FSC Fully self–contained
FYI For Your Information
GE Geographic Exception
GLC Grade Level Chairperson

General Learner Outcomes

GT or G/T Gifted and Talented
H1N1 Novel Influenza
HAP Hawaii Assessment Program

Hawaiian Aligned Portfolio Assessment

HCPS III Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III
HGEA Hawaii Government Employees Association
HIDOE Hawaii Department of Education
HLIP Hawaiian Language Immersion Program
HQT Highly Qualified Teacher
HRS Hawaii Revised Statutes
HSA Hawaii State Assessment
HSPLS Hawaii State Public Library System
HSTA Hawaii State Teachers Association
HTSB Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Education Program
IP Intellectual Property
IP Internet Protocol
JPO Junior Police Officer
KEEP Kamehameha Early Education Program
LAN Local Area Network
LN Lotus Notes (email system)
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
NCLB No Child Left Behind Act
ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act (federal)
P-20 Pre-School through 20 (grades); the P-20 Initiative
PC or P/C Days Planning/Collaboration Days
PACT Parents and Children Together
PBS Positive Behavioral Support
PBS Public Broadcasting System
PCNC Parent-Community Networking Center
PD Professional Development
PDCA Plan-Do-Check-Act
PDF or .pdf Portable Document Format
PE Performance Expectations
PE Physical Education
PEP Peer Education Program
PEP-T Professional Evaluation Program for Teachers
PLC Professional Learning Community
PO Purchase Order
POPS Power of Positive Students
PRAXIS Series of Professional Assessments for Teachers


PSAP Primary School Adjustment Project
PTA Parent Teacher Association
PTT Part-Time Temporary Teacher


REACH Reinventing Education Act for the Children of Hawaii (2004), also known as Act 51
R & M Repair and Maintenance
RTI Response to Intervention
RTTT Race to the Top
SASA School Administrative Services Assistant
SBA Smarter Balanced Assessment
SBE Standards-Based Education
SBRC Standards-Based Report Card
SCC School Community Council
SDO School Documents Online
SFSM School Food Services Manager
SGP Student Growth Percentile
SI School Improvement
SID Standards Implementation Design
SIP Strategic Implementation Plan
SLO Student Learning Objective
SPED Special Education
SPIN Special Parent Information Network
SQS School Quality Survey
SSC Student Services Coordinator
SSIR School Status and Improvement Report
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
STWO School to Work Opportunities
SUPT Superintendent
SY School Year
TRO Temporary Restraining Order
TSEAS Teacher Substitute Employee Automated System
UHM University of Hawaii at Manoa
USDOE United States Department of Agriculture
USSR Uninterrupted Sustained Silent Reading
VP Vice Principal
WAN Wide Area Network (for computers)
WD Waiver Day
WCC Windward Community College
WDO Windward District Office
WSF Weighted Student Formula or Weighted Student Funding
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