Common Stonegate and MCPS Acronyms

 

504 Plan

Accommodations Plan for qualifying general education students

ADA

American with Disabilities Act

AMO

Annual Measurable Objective—Yearly goal determined by the No Child Left Behind act for proficiency

AP

Assistant Principal OR Advanced Placement.  AP courses are rigorous college level courses that follow a curriculum mandated by the College Board.

APR

All Purpose Room

AYP

Adequate Yearly Progress; measured goal as determined by the No Child Left Behind legislation

BCR

Brief Constructed Response; a succinct paragraph

BIP

Behavioral Intervention Plan

BOE

Board of Education

BTSN

Back to School Night

CIP

Capital Improvement Program

Core Values

4 values emphasized at Stonegate; respect, responsibility, collaboration, and commitment

ECR

Extended Constructed Response; a writing exercise with multiple paragraphs

EMT

Educational Management Team; a team of in-house experts who help to identify student strengths and weaknesses and work to problem solve solutions for success

ES

Elementary School; SES=Stonegate Elementary School

ESL

English as a Second Language, also known as ELL (English Language Learners)

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESY

Extended School Year

FARMS

Free and Reduced-price Meals System

FBA

Functional Behavior Assessment

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

G/R

Grading and Reporting

GT

Gifted and Talented

H1N1

Swine Flu

ICB

Interagency Coordinating Board; where programs call to reserve school space

IDA

Instructional Data Assistant

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Act

IEP

Individualized Education Plan; plan of goals, services, and accommodations for students identified with special needs

LD

Learning Disabled/Disability

LD/GT

Learning Disabled & Gifted and Talented

LEP

Limited English Proficiency

LRE

Least Restrictive Environment

MAP-R

Measures of Academic Progress; a computerized reading test taken in grades 3-5 three times during the year

MCCPTA

Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations

MCPS

Montgomery County Public Schools

MS

Middle School

MSA

The Maryland School Assessment--It provides national norm-referenced and Maryland criterion-referenced data.  The norm-referenced items provide national percentile ranks to describe how well a student performed in reading and mathematics compared to his/her peers nationally.  The criterion-referenced items provide proficiency scores, expressed as Basic, Proficient, or Advanced, to describe how well a student has mastered the reading and mathematics content specified in the Maryland Content Standards.

MSDE

Maryland State Department of Education

NAACP

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

NCLB

No Child Left Behind

OSA

Office of Shared Accountability

OSP

Office of School Performance

PE

Physical Education

PCR

Parent-Child Reunification

Peace Day Program

School wide incentive program to promote positive behavior and the 4 core values

PPW

Pupil Personnel Worker

PTA

Parent-Teacher Association

SDT

Staff Development Teacher

SGA

Student Government Association

Silver Spork

Lunchroom incentive program at Stonegate to promote positive cafeteria behavior

SIP

School Improvement Plan

SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

SNAP

School Nutritional Accountability Program; PIN number used to purchase lunch

SPED

Special Education

TN2

TerraNova, Second Edition—Standardized test given to all second grade students in MCPS

USDE

United States Department of Education

VSC

Voluntary State Curriculum

 

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