Useful Acronyms

Term

Definition

CCCCO

California Community College Chancellor's Office

CDE

California Department of Education

3CSN

California Community College Success Network

A-22

California Adult Education Course Approval System

AAACE

American Association for Adult and Continuing Education

ABE

Adult Basic Education

ABLE

Adult Basic Learning Examination

ACCCA

Association of California Community College Administrators

ACE

American Council on Education

ACCE

Association of Continuing & Community Education

ACSA

Association of California School Administrators

a.d.a

average daily attendance

ADA

American with Disabilities Act

AD/HD

attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

AEFLA

Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

AEO

Adult Education Office

ASCCC

Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges

ASE

Adult Secondary Education

ASL

American Sign Language

ASVAB

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

BASE

Basic Adult Spanish Education

BEST

Basic English Skills Test

BOG

Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges

CAEAA

California Adult Education Administrators Association

CAHSEE

California High School Exit Exam

CAL

Center for Applied Lingustics

CalCRN

California Career Resources Network

CALPRO

California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project

CALROC/P

California Association of Regional Occupational Centers/Programs

CASAS

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System

CAT

Computer-Adaptive Tests

CATESOL

California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

CAVA

California Association of Vocational Administrators

CBE

competency-based education

CBEDS

California Basic Education Data System

CBEST

California Basic Educational Skills Test

CBET

community-based English Tutoring

CBOs

Community-based Organizations

CBT

Computer-Based Testing

CCAE

California Council for Adult Education

CCCAOE

California Community College Association for Occupational Education

CCCCO

California Community College Chancellor's Office

CCDs

Community College Districts

CCEA

California Continuing Education Association

CCIS

Caliornia Consortium for Independent Study

CCR

California Code of Regulations

CDE

California Department of Education

CDLP

California Distance Learning Project

CEA

Correctional Education Association

CFT

California Federation of Teachers

CLLS

California Library Literacy Services

COABE

Commission on Adult Basic Education

COE

County Office of Education

CSBA

California School Boards Association

CSCAE

Caifornia State Consortium for Adult Education

CSEA

California School Employees Association

CTA

California Teachers Association

CTE

Career Technical Education

DOL

United States Department of Labor

DQSC

Data Quality Standards Checklist

DVD

Digital Versatile Disc

ED

United States Department of Education

EDD

The California Employment Development Department

EFF

Equipped for the Future initiative

EL

English Learner

EL Civics

English Literacy and Civics Education

ERIC

Educational Resources Information Center

ESL

English as a Second Language

ESL-Cit

ESL-Citizenship

FACCC

Faculty Association of the California Community Colleges

FTES

Full Time Equivalent Students

GED

General Education Development

HACLA

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

IDEA

Individual with Disabilities Education Act

K-12

Kindergarten through Grade Twelve

LD

learning disability

LEP

limited-English proficient

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

NALS

National Adult Literacy Survey

NCLB

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

NCSALL

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

NIFL

National Institute for Literacy

NRS

National Reporting System

OTAN

Outreach and Technical Assistance Network

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

PD

Professional Development

SDCCD

San Diego Community College District

SODS

Student Outcome Data Set

SSSP

Student Success and Support Program

TIMAC

Technology Integration Mentor Academy

TOPSpro™

Tracking of Programs and Students

USCIS

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

USDE

United States Department of Education

VHS

Video Home System

VTEA

Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act

WIA Title II

Workforce Investment Act Title II

WIB

Workforce Investment Board

Partnering for a Strong California Workforce
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