List of Acronyms and Initialisms

This table lists common acronyms and initialisms that are used in the CAASPP System manuals.

TermMeaning
AESAdvanced Encryption Standard
AIRAmerican Institutes for Research
ALDachievement level descriptor
ARTAdministration and Registration Tools
ASLAmerican Sign Language
BRFbraille-ready format
CAAsCalifornia Alternate Assessments
CAASPPCalifornia Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
CALPADSCalifornia Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System
CalTACCalifornia Technical Assistance Center
CASTsCalifornia Science Tests
CATcomputer adaptive test
CCLEA CAASPP coordinator
CCCCalifornia Community Colleges
CCRCalifornia Code of Regulations
CCSSCommon Core State Standards
CDECalifornia Department of Education
CDS codecounty/district/school code
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CRLCertificate Revocation List
CSACalifornia Spanish Assessment
CSUCalifornia State University
CSVcomma separated value
DBTDuxbury Braille Translator
DFADirections for Administration
DNSdomain name system
EAPEarly Assessment Program
ECEducation Code
ELEnglish learner
ELAEnglish language arts/literacy
ETextended time
ETSEducational Testing Service
FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FQDNsfully qualified domain names
IABInterim Assessment Block
IAHSSInterim Assessment Hand Scoring System
IARSInterim Assessment Reporting System
ICAInterim Comprehensive Assessment
IDEAIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEPindividualized education program
IPInternet protocol
ISAAPIndividual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile
JAWSJob Access with Speech®
LANlocal area network
LEAlocal educational agency
Mbpsmegabits per second
NCSCNational Center and State Collaborative
non-PTNon-performance task
NPSnonpublic, nonsectarian school
ORSOnline Reporting System
PDApersonal digital assistant
PIIpersonally identifiable information
PPTpaper-pencil testing
Pre-IDpre-identification
PRNprinter output file
PTperformance task
QOSQuality of Service
RBDrefreshable braille display
RLAreading/language arts
SAREXTRACTSStudent Assessment Results (SAR) Extracts
SBEState Board of Education
SCCAASPP test site coordinator
SEMstandard error of measurement
SGIDSchool and Grade Identification sheet
SoXSound eXchange
SRCStudent Response Check
SSscale score
SSCSurvey of Student Characteristics
SSIDStatewide Student Identifier
SSOsingle-sign on
STAIRSSecurity and Test Administration Incident Reporting System
STSStandards-based Tests in Spanish
TAtest administrator
TAMOnline Test Administration Manual
TCPtransmission control protocol
TDStest delivery system
TEtest examiner
TIDETest Information Distribution Engine
TOMSTest Operations Management System
TTStext-to-speech
UAAGSmarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
UDAsuniversal tools, designated supports, and accommodations
UIuser interface
XMLExtensible Markup Language
WAPwireless access points
WPA2Wi-Fi Protected Access II