AAR Academic Achievement Record
504 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
AA African American
ABLE Academic and Behavior Learning Environment
ACCESS Alternative Curriculum Centered for Exceptional Student Success
ACE Accelerated Curriculum Education
ACES Adult and Community Education System
ACET Association of Compensatory Educators for Texas
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
ADA Average Daily Attendance
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AEA Alternative Education Accountability
AEC Alternative Education Campus
AEFLA Adult Education and Family Literacy Act
AEIS Academic Excellence Indicator System
AEP Alternative Education Program
AI Auditory Impairment
AMAOs Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives
AODA Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
AP Advanced Placement
AP Assistant Principal
APR Annual Performance Report
AR At-Risk
ARD Admission, Review, and Dismissal
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus) 
ASCD Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASEP Accountability System for Educator Preparation
askTED Texas Education Directory
ASL American Sign Language 
AT Assistive Technology
ATCP Alterantive Teacher Certification Program
ATS Adult Transition Services
AU Autism
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
BE Bilingual Education
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
BSS Behavior Support Services 
BTIM Beginning Teacher Induction and Mentoring
CAFR Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
CAN Comprehensive Needs Assessment
CARS Center for Academic & Reading Skills
CATE Career and Technology Education
CBM Curriculum Based Measurement
CCSRI Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
CCSSO Council of Chief State School Officers
CD Cognitive Disability
CEHI Compensatory Education Home Instruction
CF Child Find
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFT Communities Foundation of Texas
CI Comparable Improvement
CIMP Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process
CIP Campus Improvement Plan
CIP Continuous Improvement Plan
CIRCLE Center for Improving the Readiness of Children for Reading and Education
CIS Communities In Schools
CIT Campus Intervention Team
CJD The Governor’s Criminal Justice Division
CLC Collaborative Learning Center
CLEP College-Level Examination Program
COE Certificate of Eligibility
CRCG Community Resource Coordination Groups
CRI College Readiness Indicator
CSPD Comprehensive System for Personnel Development
CSR Confidential Student Report
CTE Career and Technical Education
CTED Career and Technical Education for the Disabled
DADAP Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Program
DAEP Disciplinary Alternative Education Program
DAP Distinguished Achievement Program
DARS Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services
DAS Data Analysis System
DATE District Awards for Teacher Excellence
DB DeafBlind
DIP District Improvement Plan
DOE Department of Education 
DOJ Department of Justice
DPH Due Process Hearing
DSHS Texas Department of State Health Services
DVM Data Validation Monitoring
EBD Emotional Behavioral Disability (formerly ED)
ECI Early Childhood Intervention
ECO Early Childhood Outcomes
ED Economically Disadvantaged
ED Emotionally Disturbed
EDGAR Education Department General Administrative Regulations
EE Early Education
EEO Equal Educational Opportunity
EIA Emergency Impact Aid
EIS Early Intervention Services
ELA English Language Acquisition
ELAR English Language Arts and Reading
ELL English Language Learner
EMAT Educational Materials Online
EMO Educational Management Organization
ENAR CIT Needs Assessment and Evaluation