Acronyms and Abbreviations

Generally, spell out the full name of an organization or program on first reference.

Remember, AISD serves students whose families speak more than 90 languages. It is always helpful to provide the full name on first reference—and to avoid acronyms that may be unfamiliar, remove or confuse meaning, or equate students with programs or services (e.g. ELLs or SPEDs).

Commonly known abbreviations such as CNN or SAT can be used on all references in communications to audiences familiar with the acronyms.


ACCAustin Community College

ACTAmerican College Testing placement exam

AEISAcademic Excellence Indicator System

AISDAustin Independent School District

APAdvanced Placement

APIEAustin Partners in Education

AVIDAdvancement Via Individual Determination

CACCampus Advisory Council

CTECareer and Technical Education

CIPCampus Improvement Plan

CISCommunities in Schools

CLICreative Learning Initiative

CSCommunity Schools or Computer Science

DACDistrict Advisory Council

DIPDistrict Improvement Plan

E3E3 Alliance (Education Equals Economics)

ELLEnglish Language Learner

ESLEnglish as a Second Language

FAFSAFree Application for Federal Student Aid

GenTXGeneration Texas

GPAGrade point average

HBHouse Bill in legislation

LEPLimited English Proficiency

NCLBNo Child Left Behind

PEIMSPublic Education Information Management System

PSATPreliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

SATScholastic Aptitude Test

SBSenate Bill in legislation

SELSocial and Emotional Learning

STAARState of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

STEMScience, Technology, Engineering and Math

STEAMScience, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math

TAKSTexas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills

TAPRTexas Academic Performance Reports

TEATexas Education Agency

TEAMSTotal Education Administrative Management Solution

TEKSTexas Essential Knowledge and Skills

TITLE IFirst title of No Child Left Behind, relating to Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged.

UILUniversity Interscholastic League