Acronyms - S through Z

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An acronym is a word that is formed from the first letters of multiple words.  The use of acronyms is common in many fields, including special education.  Acronyms change often and families should feel comfortable asking for explanation of terms they are not familiar with. 

SAAH – Student Attendance and Accounting Handbook

SBEC – State Board for Educator Certification

SBOE – State Board of Education

SDAA – State-Developed Alternative Assessment

SHARS – Student Health & Related Services

SI – Speech or Language Impairment

SLD – Specific Learning Disability

SPEARS – Special Education Ad Hoc Reporting System

SPEDTex  – Texas Special Education Information Center - 1-855-SPEDTEX (1-855-773-3839).

SPP – State Performance Plan

SSA – Shared Services Arrangement

STAAR - State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness

STAAR-Alt – State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness-Alternate

STAAR-EOC – End of Course State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness

TAC – Texas Administrative Code

TA&D Centers – Technical Assistance & Dissemination Centers

TAKS – Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills

TAKS-A – Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills-Accommodated

TAKS-Alt – Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills-Alternate (Obsolete)

TAKS-M – Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills-Modified

TASB – Texas Association of School Boards

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury

TBSI – Texas Behavior Supports Initiative

TCASE – Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education

TCIP – Texas Continuous Improvement Process

TCRLA – Vaughn Gross Texas Reading & Language Arts Center

TELPAS – TX English Language Proficiency Assessment System

TEC – Texas Education Code

TEA - Texas Education Agency

TEKS – Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

TETN – Texas Education Telecommunications Network

TMHP Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership

TSBVI – Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired

TSD – Texas School for the Deaf

TxCEDS – Texas Collaborative for Emotional Development in Schools

TYC – Texas Youth Commission

USDE – United States Department of Education

VI – Visual impairment

VR –Vocational rehabilitation

WSD – Windham School District

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