Public Education: List of Common Acronyms


ADA – Average Daily Attendance                                            GAAP – Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

ADM – Average Daily Membership                                         GASB – Governmental Accounting Standards Board

AFR – Annual Financial Report                                                 GED – General Educational Development

APR – Annual Program Report                                                  GF – General Fund

ARL – Alternative Route to Licensor                                        GFR – General Fund Restricted

AT – Assistive Technology                                                         GOPB – Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget

ATE – Applied Technology Education                                     HIS – Highly Impacted Schools

AYP – Annual Yearly Progress                                                   HQT – Highly Qualified Teacher

BTS – Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program        ICP – Indirect Cost Pool

CACTUS – Comprehensive Administration of                       IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools                                 IEP – Individual Education Program

CAFR – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report                 ISEE – Informal Science Education Enhancement

CAT – Computer Adaptive Test                                                JLC – Joint Legislative Committee

CCGP – Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance              JMS – Jean Massieu Charter School

CDC – Common Data Committee                                              LAG – Legislative Auditor General

CFDA – Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance                    LEA – Local Education Agency

CNP – Child Nutrition Program                                                 LFA – Legislative Fiscal Analyst

CRT – Criterion Referenced Test                                                MSP – Minimum School Program

CS – Charter School                                                                       NAEP – National Assessment of Educational Progress

CSLR – Charter School Local Replacement                               NCES – National Center for Education Statistics

CTE – Career and Technical Education                                      NCLB – No Child Left Behind

CY – Calendar Year                                                                        NESS – Necessarily Existent Small Schools

DWA – Direct Writing Assessment                                              NSLP – National School Lunch Program

DIBLES – Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning            NWEA – Northwest Education Association

Skills                                                                                                  O & M – Operations and Maintenance

EAC – Executive Appropriations Committee                             OEK – Optional Extended-day Kindergarten

EF – Education Fund                                                                       OLRGC – Office of Legislative Research and

EFR – Education Fund Restricted                                                 General Counsel

EHS – Electronic High School                                                        PEJEP – Public Education Job Enhancement

ELL – English Language Learner                                                  PIP – Parent Infant Program

ESEA – Elementary and Secondary Education Act                    POPS – Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools

ESL – English as a Second Language                                            PPE – Per Pupil Expenditures

ESSA – Every Student Succeeds Act                                             PTR – Pupil Teacher Ratio

EYP – Extended-Year Program                                                      SEOP – Student Education Occupation Plan

FE – Fall Enrollment                                                                        STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math

FML – Federal Mineral Lease                                                        STR – Student Teacher Ratio

FMLA – Family Medical Leave Act                                              SY – School Year

FRPL – Free and Reduced Price Lunch                                       TY – Tax Year

FTE – Full Time Equivalent                                                           USBA – Utah School Board Association

FY – Fiscal Year                                                                                USBE – Utah State Board of Education

UAA – Utah Alternative Assessment                                            USDA Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

UALPA – Utah Academic Language Proficiency                        USF – Uniform School Fund

Assessment                                                                                        USFR – Uniform School Fund Restricted

UAPCS - Utah Association of Public Charter Schools                USHE – Utah System of Higher Education

UASBO – Utah Association of School Business Officials           USIMAC – Utah State Instructional Materials Access

UBSCT – Utah Basic Skills Competency Test                               USOE –   Utah State Office of Education

UCAT – Utah College of Applied Technology                             USSA – Utah School Superintendents Association

UCN – Utah Charter Network                                                          USTAR –  Utah Science Technology and Research

UEA – Utah Education Association                                                 WPU – Weighted Pupil Unit

UEN – Utah Education Network

U-Pass – Utah Performance Assessment System for


UPPAC – Utah Professional Practices Advisory