• Abbreviations Guide for Assessment

    ACT - college readiness/entrance examination administered by ACT, Inc.

    AAPPL - ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages

    • ACTFL=American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

    ALD - achievement level descriptor

    AP - Advanced Placement (College Board)

    ASL - American Sign Language

    ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test

    BR - braille

    CAT - computer adaptive test

    CC - closed captioning

    CCR - college and career readiness

    CBE - credit by exam

    CCSS - Common Core State Standards

    COS - Central Office Services

    CRT - criterion-referenced test

    CTE - career and technical education

    DOK - depth of knowledge

    DRC - Data Recognition Corporation

    EL - English learner

    ELA - English language arts/literacy

    ELPA - English language proficiency assessment

    ES - elementary school (grades PK-5 or K-5; PK=pre-kindergarten, K=kindergarten)

    FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

    HS - high school (grades 9-12)

    IAB - Interim Assessment Blocks

    IB - International Baccalaureate

    IC - Infinite Campus (SIS=student information system)

    IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    IEP - individualized education plan

    KEA - kindergarten entry assessment

    LEA - local education agency

    LP - large-print

    MAP - Measures of Academic Progress

    MS - middle school (grades 6, 7, 8)

    NAA - Nevada Alternate Assessment

    NAC - Nevada Administrative Code

    NCRC - National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys NCRC)

    NDE - Nevada Department of Education

    NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards

    NVACS - Nevada Academic Content Standards

    NV-EOC - Nevada End of Course (course final assessment)

    NMSQT - National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (College Board)

    NRS - Nevada Revised Statute

    OWINN - Office of Workforce Innovation ("GOWINN" Governor's OWINN)

    PSAT - Preliminary SAT (College Board)

    PT - performance task

    SAML - Security Assertion Markup Language (allows for single-sign on to application)

    SAT - college readiness/entrance examination administered by the College Board

    SBA - Smarter Balanced Assessment

    • SBAC=Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

    SEM - standard error of measurement

    SSO - single-sign on

    STC - school test coordinator

    STT - speech to text

    TA - test administrator

    TAM - Test Administrator's Manual or Test Administration Manual

    TCM - Test Coordinator's Manual

    TTS - text-to-speech

    UAAG - Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guide

    VSL - video sign language

    WCSD - Washoe County School District

    WIDA - (a consortium originating with three states: Wisconsin, Deleware,and Arkansas)