• 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