List of Acronyms and Initialisms

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

Term Meaning
AES Advanced Encryption Standard
AIR American Institutes for Research
ALD achievement level descriptor
ART Administration and Registration Tools
ASL American Sign Language
BRF braille-ready format
CAAs California Alternate Assessments
CAASPP California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
CALPADS California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System
CalTAC California Technical Assistance Center
CASTs California Science Tests
CAT computer adaptive test
CC LEA CAASPP coordinator
CCC California Community Colleges
CCR California Code of Regulations
CCSS Common Core State Standards
CDE California Department of Education
CDS code county/district/school code
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CRL Certificate Revocation List
CSA California Spanish Assessment
CSU California State University
CSV comma separated value
DBT Duxbury Braille Translator
DFA Directions for Administration
DNS domain name system
EAP Early Assessment Program
EC Education Code
EL English learner
ELA English language arts/literacy
ET extended time
ETS Educational Testing Service
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FQDNs fully qualified domain names
IAB Interim Assessment Block
IAHSS Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System
IARS Interim Assessment Reporting System
ICA Interim Comprehensive Assessment
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP individualized education program
IP Internet protocol
ISAAP Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile
JAWS Job Access with Speech®
LAN local area network
LEA local educational agency
Mbps megabits per second
NCSC National Center and State Collaborative
non-PT Non-performance task
NPS nonpublic, nonsectarian school
ORS Online Reporting System
PDA personal digital assistant
PII personally identifiable information
PPT paper-pencil testing
Pre-ID pre-identification
PRN printer output file
PT performance task
QOS Quality of Service
RBD refreshable braille display
RLA reading/language arts
SAREXTRACTS Student Assessment Results (SAR) Extracts
SBE State Board of Education
SC CAASPP test site coordinator
SEM standard error of measurement
SGID School and Grade Identification sheet
SoX Sound eXchange
SRC Student Response Check
SS scale score
SSC Survey of Student Characteristics
SSID Statewide Student Identifier
SSO single-sign on
SSR Student Score Report
STAIRS Security and Test Administration Incident Reporting System
STS Standards-based Tests in Spanish
TA test administrator
TAM Online Test Administration Manual
TCP transmission control protocol
TDS test delivery system
TE test examiner
TIDE Test Information Distribution Engine
TOMS Test Operations Management System
TTS text-to-speech
UAAG Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
UDAs universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations
UI user interface
XML Extensible Markup Language
WAP wireless access points
WPA2 Wi-Fi Protected Access II

Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 26, 2020