• Common Terms and Acronyms

    • AMAO (Academic Measurable Achievement Objective) An additional type of Adequate Yearly Progress for ELLs that is measured in two ways: Progress and Proficiency
    • BICS (Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills or Social Conversation)
    • CALP (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency or Academic, Content Vocabulary)
    • EFL (English as a Foreign Language)
    • ELDA (English Language Development Assessment)
    • ENL (English as a New Language)
    • ELL (English Language Learner)
    • ESL (English as a Second Language)
    • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) This acronym reflects that English may be the third or fourth language students may be learning.
    • HLS (Home Language Survey) Federal Mandate: All students enrolled must fill out a home language survey.
    • LEP (Limited English Proficient)
    • NES/NEP (Non-English Speaker, Non-English Proficient, i.e. beginner, early production level)
    • WIDA (World Class Instructional Design and Assessment)