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Glossary of Terms

The following terms are noted for being used in this report.

ACT 1

Academic Competency Test (standardized test for college admissions)

ACT 2

American College Testing Assessment

AKS

Academic Knowledge & Skills

AP

Advanced Placement

AYP

Adequate Yearly Progress (based on No Child Left Behind)

CIO

Chief Information Officer

CIPA 1

Children’s Internet Protection Act

CIPA 2

Compliant Internet Safety Policy

Cognos™

Proprietary instruction manuals for computer programs used in applications development for student assignments reporting

CQI

Continuous Quality Improvement Initiative

CRCT

Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (standardized test for grade progression in Georgia; reported to the State)

CSC

Customer Support Center

CSS

Customer Service & Support

database

Always one word

disk

Magnetic disk, e.g., floppy or hard disk

diskette

Floppy disk

DOE

Department of Education

e-

electronic (i.e., e-business, e-card, e-mail)

EBD

Educational Behavior Disorder

EID

Employee ID

ELL

English Language Learners

email

Instead, use “e-mail”

e-mail

electronic mail (always hyphenated)

EOCT

End of Course Test

E-Rate

Federal subsidy for network and telecommunications infrastructure

ES

Elementary School

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

ETTC

Educational Technology Training Center

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

fiber optics

(when referring to the technology)

fiber-optic

(cable, technology, etc.)

FTE

Full-Time Equivalent

Gateway testing

Gwinnett County Public Schools’ developed assessment used for grade promotion

GCPS

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GCPS-TV

Gwinnett County Public Schools TV

G DOE

In all first references, say Georgia Department of Education. For second and all later references, say Georgia DOE or Ga. DOE.

GEMS

Gwinnett Educational Management System

GHSGT

Georgia High School Graduation Test

GPS

Georgia Performance Standards (replacing QCC)

Help Desk

Instead, use “CSC” ( Customer Support Center)

HS

High School

HSGT

High School Graduation Test

IMD

Information Management Division
(of Gwinnett County Public Schools).

Internet

When referring to “the” Internet, always capitalize the “I.”
Use lower-case “I” only when referring to “an internet” in general (i.e., a large network made of smaller networks)

LAN

Local Area Network

LEA

Local Education Agency(ies)

LEP

Limited/Low English Proficiency

log in

(v.) to a program, e.g., “First, log in to the program, then click…”

log off

(v.) of a network, e.g., “When finished, be sure to log off.”

log on

(v.) to a network, e.g., “First, log on to the network…”

log out

(v.) of a program, e.g., “Be sure to log out before the next user takes over.”

login

(adj.) e.g., “Begin the login procedure.”

logon

(adj.) e.g., “Your network logon identification is unique.”

logon traffic

Users generate logon traffic as they attach and authenticate to the network through a domain controller.

Lotus Notes™

IBM’s proprietary software for messaging (e-mail), calendar- and schedule-management, and To-Do list

Lotus™

IBM’s proprietary software line

LSPI

Local School Plan for Improvement

LSTC

Local School Technology Coordinator

Microsoft ®

Initial cap. Never capitalize the “s”

MID

Mildly Intellectually Disabled

MS 1

Microsoft

MS 2

Middle School

NAEP

National Assessment of Education Progress (aka “the nation’s report card”)

Notes

Instead, use “Lotus Notes”

OAS

Online Assessment System

offline

Disconnected from a computer or network

off-line

Instead, use “offline”

OMP

Operational Management Plan

online

Connected to a computer or network

on-line

Instead, use “online”

PeopleSoft™

Gwinnett County Public Schools’ financial and human resources application

PHLOTE

Primary or Home Language Other Than English

QBE

Quality Basic Education, part of a Georgia Initiative

QCC

Quality Core Curriculum – now replaced by Georgia Performance Standards, or GPS

RBES

Results-Based Evaluation System

Riverdeep

Academic tutorial software for students

SASI xp

School Administrative Student Information cross platform

SAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test

SID

Student ID

SIS

Student Information System

SLD

Severe Learning Disability

SMART

Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology

SPED

Special Education

SPLOST

Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax

STAR

Reading assessments and Accelerated Reader

StART

St udent Assessment Reporting Tool

State DOE

Instead, say Georgia DOE or Ga. DOE. In all first references, say Georgia Department of Education. For second and all later references, say Georgia DOE or Ga. DOE

STP

System Technology Plan ( not State Technology Plan)

Testgate

 

Testgate allows teachers the ability to test students in either an offline or online environment and assess the progress of students through its progressive reporting features.

Title I

"Title One" of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 is a set of programs set up by the United States Department of Education to distribute funding to schools and school districts with a high percentage of students from low-income families.

To qualify as a Title I school, a school typically has around 40% or more of its students that come from families that qualify under the United States Census's definitions as low income.

Once a school receives Title I funding it is regulated by an entire set of federal legislation such as the No Child Left Behind Act.

Title I reaches about 12.5 million students enrolled in both public and private schools. Title I funds may be used for children from preschool age to high school, but most of the students served (65 percent) are in grades 1 through 6; another 12 percent are in preschool and kindergarten programs.

Retrieved from " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_I"

 

Title II

The purpose of Title II, Part A is to help increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and school districts ensure that all teachers are highly qualified to teach. Through the program, State educational agencies (SEAs) and Local educational agencies (LEAs) receive funds on a formula basis, as does the State agency for higher education (SAHE). The SAHE provides competitive grants to partnerships comprised, at a minimum, of schools of education and arts and sciences along with one or more high-need LEAs.

In exchange, agencies that receive funds are held accountable to the public for improvements in academic achievement. Title II, Part A provides these agencies the flexibility to use these funds creatively to address challenges to teacher quality, whether they concern teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, teacher retention, or the need for more capable principals and assistant principals to serve as effective school leaders.

TST

Technical Support Technician

WAN

Wide Area Network

Web site

Always two words with capitalized “W”

website

Instead, use “Web site”

World Wide Web

Always capitalize all three “Ws”

www.

URL prefix for connecting to the World Wide Web

 

 


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