• ELD Terms/Acronyms
    ACCESS for ELLSAssessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners
    AMAOs - Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives
    BICS - Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills 
    CALP - Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency
    CCSSCommon Core State Standard  
    EL - English Learner (This term is used to describe the student) 
    ELD -   English Language Development (term used to describe the program) 
    ELL - English Language Learner (term previously used to describe student) 
    ELP Standards - English Language Proficiency Standards
    ESL - English as a Second Language (term previously used to describe the program) 
    ESSAEvery Student Succeeds Act (Replaced the NCLB Act- No Child Left Behind) 
    FEL - Former English Learner 
    IPT - Idea Proficiency Test 
    LEP - Limited English Proficiency
    L1 First Language
    L2Second Language 
    NEP - Non-English Proficient
    PHLOTE - Primary or Home Language Other Than English
     PSSA-  Pennyslyvania System of School Assessment 
    TESOLTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  
    W-APT - WIDA - ACCESS Placement Test
    WIDA - World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium
    WIDA ACCESS -  Annual State Test required for ELLs to determine English Language Proficiency