Acronyms and Terms used at Monroe One

Acronym or Term Description
504 Plan Children who have disabilities, but whose disabilities do not interfere with their ability to progress in general education and are not eligible for special education services, may be entitled to a 504 Accommodation; due to a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
ACCESS-VR Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS-VR): through NYSED, ACCESS offers access to a full range of services for persons with disabilities after high school is completed. ACCESS works with students, families and school districts to coordinate appropriate services for students with disabilities who are leaving secondary education and entering adult vocational rehabilitation and related services (Transition). In addition, they can assist with independent li
ASL American Sign Language (ASL): ASL is the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and English-speaking parts of Canada.
Annual Review Meeting required to be held at least once a year to make decisions about any necessary changes to a student’s program.
APPR Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR): annual evaluation of the performance of probationary and tenured teachers providing instructional and pupil personnel services.
BIP Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP): a plan that is based on the results of a functional behavioral assessment and includes a description of a problem behavior, hypotheses as to why the behavior occurs, and intervention strategies to address the behavior.
BOCES Board of Cooperative Educational Services
CPSE Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE): responsible for children with disabilities ages 3-5.
CSE Committee on Special Education (CSE): responsible for children with disabilities ages 5-21; members are a multidisciplinary team, including the parents or guardian of the disabled child, who work to develop the child's IEP and needs in accordance with special education laws.
CCLS, CCS, or CCSS Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS, CCS, or CCSS): these are the national standards written for the core subject areas to prepare all students to be college and career ready.
Component School Districts Monroe One's component school districts are Brighton, East Irondequoit, East Rochester, Fairport, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Penfield, Pittsford, Rush-Henrietta, Webster, and West Irondequoit
Creekside School Located within the Foreman Center, Creekside School serves students with multiple disabilities ages 5-21 in 12:1:4 classrooms with an emphasis on academic, communication and daily living skills, social interaction and vocational training.
DDI Data Driven Instruction and Inquiry (DDI) is a precise and systematic approach to improving student learning throughout the year. The inquiry cycle of data-driven instruction includes assessment, analysis, and action and is a key framework for school-wide support of all student success.
DASA Dignity for All Students Act (DASA): New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. The Dignity Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1, 2012.
DB District-Based (DB): program with classrooms located within component school district buildings. District-Based offers special education classes at the elementary, middle school and high school levels with students working toward achieving either a Regents or an IEP diploma.
EI Early Intervention (EI): services for children ages birth through two years who are at risk for or have a suspected disability.
EMCC Eastern Monroe Career Center (EMCC): offers 19 programs in human and public services, medical careers, technology, business, trade and industrial fields to high school students during their junior and/or senior year.
ENL English as a New Language (Grades K–12)
ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages (Adults)
ESY Extended School Year (ESY): CSE determines whether a student requires special education services during the summer months in order to prevent substantial regression.
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): law to outline the protection and privacy of parents and students under section 444 of the General Education Provisions Act, as amended.
FLECS Family Life Education and Counseling Service (FLECS): confidential family counseling as well as consultation/training to professionals in public and private agencies serving students birth to 21 years
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE): an educational right of students with disabilities that is guaranteed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA): involves the process of determining why a student engages in behaviors that impede learning and how the student’s behavior relates to the environment.
HEDI Highly Effective/Effective/Developing/Ineffective (HEDI): These refer to the standards for rating a teacher using the Rubric for teachers of record.
HIPPA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA): protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information.