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Helpful School Acronyms

Schools are full of acronyms!
Here are some that are the most used at VG!
AAYF: Art At Your Fingertips
BeGLAD: Guided Language Acquisition Design
CAASSP: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
CCSS: Common Core State Standards
CELDT: California English Language Development Test
CDE: California Department of Education
DELAC: District English Learners Advisory Committee
ELA: English Language Arts
ELAC: English Learners Advisory Committee
ELD: English Language Development
ELL: English Language Learner
ELM: English Language Mainstream
ELPAC: English Language Proficiency Assessments of California
ESL: English as a Second Language
GATE: Gifted and Talented Education
IEP: Individualized Education Plan
LCAP: Local Control Accountability Plan
PEF: Peninsula Education Foundation
PTA: Parent Teacher Association
SBAC: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
SDAIE: Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English
Sp. Ed.: Special Education
SST: Student Study Team
STEAM: Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics
STEM: Science Technology Engineering Mathematics
TK: Transitional Kindergarten