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Glossary of Acronyms

Below is a list of commonly used acronyms within Riverside School District 96.

ACCESS Test - Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADLT - All District Leadership Team

AES - Ames Elementary School

AESOP - Automated Educational Substitute Operator

AFR - Annual Financial Report

ASBO - Association of School Business Officials

AT - Assistive Technology

AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress



BIP - Behavior Intervention Plan

BLT - Building Leadership Team and Blythe Park Leadership Team

BOE - Board of Education

BPES - Blythe Park Elementary School



CASE - Cooperative Association for Special Education 

CBA - Collective Bargaining Agreement

CCDPH - Cook County Department of Public Health

CCSS - Common Core State Standards

CES - Central Elementary School

CHAMPS - Conversations, Help, Activity, Movement, Participation, Success (Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management)

CogAT - Cognitive Abilities Test

COW - Committee of the Whole 



DD - Developmental Delay

DI - Differentiated Instruction

DLM - Dynamic Learning Maps

DLT - District Leadership Team

DO - District Office


EAV - Equalized Assessed Valuation

EC Program - Early Childhood Program

ELA - English Language Arts 

EL – English Learner 

ELT - Elementary Leadership Team 

ESL - English as a Second Language

ESY - Extended School Year 

ESSA - Every Student Succeeds Act

ESSERS - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund


F & R - Free and Reduced Lunch

F & P - Fountas and Pinnell

FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education

FAQ - Frequently Asked Question

FBA - Functional Behavioral Assessment

FDK - Full Day Kindergarten

FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FOIA - Freedom of Information Act

FSA - Flexible Spending Account

FY - Fiscal Year


G / H

GATA - Grant Accountability and Transparency Act 

HES: Hollywood Elementary School

HJH: Hauser Junior High School

HLS - Home Language Survey

HWT - Handwriting Without Tears 



IAA - Illinois Alternate Assessment

IAR - Illinois Assessment of Readiness

IASA - Illinois Association of School Administrators

IASB - Illinois Association of School Boards

IASBO - Illinois Association of School Business Officials

IC - Instructional Coaches

ID - Intellectual Disability

IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IDPH - Illinois Department of Public Health

IEA - Illinois Education Association

IEP - Individualized Education Plan

IESA - Illinois Elementary School Association

IIRC - Illinois Interactive Report Card

IMRF - Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

IPA - Illinois Principals Association

IRC - Illinois Resource Center

ISA - Illinois Science Assessment

ISBE - Illinois State Board of Education

ISC - Intermediate Service Center

ISIC - Illinois School Insurance Cooperative 

IWAS - ISBE Web Application Security System


J / K / L

KITE - Kindergarteners Improving Towards Excellence 

LADSE - LaGrange Area Department of Special Education 

LEA - Local Educational Agency (local school district)

LEP - Limited English Proficiency

LIST - Literacy Support Team

LS - Levels of Services

LRE - Least Restrictive Environment


MAP Testing - Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA)

ML - Multilingual

MOU - Memo of Understanding

MTSS - Multi Tier System of Support

MVA - McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance



NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress

NAGC - National Association of Gifted Children

NABE - National Association of Bilingual Educators

NASBE - National Association of School Boards of Education

NCLB - No Child Left Behind 

NEA - National Education Association

NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards

NNAT - Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test

NSLP - National School Lunch Program

NWEA - Northwest Evaluation Association


O / P

OCR - Office of Civil Rights

ODE - Outdoor Education

OHI - Other Health Impairment

OT - Occupational Therapy

PAT - PERA Action Team

PE - Physical Education

PBIS - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 

PD/PL - Professional Development/Professional Learning

PERA - Performance Evaluation Reform Act

PLC - Professional Learning Community

PLT - Parent Leadership Team

PLOEP – Present Level of Educational Performance

PLPT - Professional Learning Planning Team

PO - Purchase Orders

PT – Physical Therapy

PTAB - Property Tax Appeal Board

PTELL - Property Tax Extension Limitation Law

PTA/PTO - Parent Teacher Association / Parent Teacher Organization


Q / R

QUEST - Questioning, Understanding, Enriching, Synthesizing, and Thinking.  A term formerly used to describe the advanced learning program in District 96. Term is no longer used. \

REC - Riverside Education Council

RFP - Request for Proposal

RJ – Restorative Justice (SB 100)

RiT - Rasch Unit

RtI - Response to Intervention



SB – Senate Bill

SBG - Standards Based Grading

SD - School District

SEL - Social Emotional Learning

SES - Supplemental Educational Services

SHIELD - University of Chicago Saliva Testing Program

SIP - School Improvement Plan

SIS - Student Information System (PowerSchool)

SLD - Specific Learning Disability 

SLO – Student Learning Outcome 

SLP - Speech-Language Pathologist

SMART Goals - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely

SPED - Special Education 

SPELT - Special Education Leadership Team

SW – Social Worker



TBE - Transitional Bilingual Education

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury

TIF - Tax Increment Financing

TPI - Transitional Program of Instruction

TRS - Teachers’ Retirement System


U - Z
WIDA - World Class Instructional Design Assessment