• Important Acronyms


    L1 - First Language


    L2 - Second Language


    ELL - English Language Learner


    NEP - Non-English Proficient


    LEP - Limited English Proficient


    FES - Fluent English Speaker


    ESL - English as a Second Language


    LM - Language Minority


    WIDA - World Class Instructional Design and Assessment


    W-APT - WIDA ACCESS Placement Test


    ACCESS - Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State


    BICS - Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills


    CALPS - Cognitive-Academic Language Proficiency Skills


    AMAO - Annual Measurable Achievement Objective


    OCR - Office of Civil Rights


    ELD - English Language Development