Directorate for Education and Skills

Acronyms

 

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A

  • AASA (American Association of School Administrators)
  • ABE (Adult Basic Education) 
  • ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research)
  • ACL (Adult and Community Learning - UK)
  • ACT (American College Test/ing)
  • ADA (American Disability Act)
  • ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • AEC (Attestation d'études collégiales)
  • AERA (American Educational Research Association)
  • AEP (Alternative Education Placement - US)
  • AFT (American Federation of Teachers)
  • AHSD (Adult High School Diploma - US)
  • AICTEC (Australian Information and Communications Technology in Education Committee)
  • AIDS (Acquired immune Deficiency Virus)
  • AIP (Academic Improvement Plan)
  • ALA (American Library Association)
  • ALL (Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (Survey)
  • ALMP (Active Labour Market Policies)
  • ALO (Alternative Learning Options)
  • AM (Applied Mathematics I & II - US)
  • APL (Assessment of Prior Learning)
  • APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning)
  • APPE (Average Pupil Per Expenditure)
  • ASAP (After School Achievement Program)
  • ASP (Alternative School Programs - US)
  • ATCP (Alternative Teacher Certification Program - US)
  • AVA (American Vocational Association)
  • AVETRA (Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association)
  • AVTS (Australian Vocational Training System)
  • AYP (Annual Yearly Progress)

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B

  • BCC (Basic Core Curriculum - US)
  • BEd (Bachelor of Education)
  • BEI  (British Education Index) 
  • BECTA (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) 
  • BERA (British Educational Research Association) 
  • BIAC (Business and Industry Advisory Committe to OECD) 
  • BIL (Bilingual) 
  • BPC (Board of Participating Countries - PISA)
  • BPRS (Best Practice Research Scholarships) 
  • BSA (Basic Skills Agency - UK)
  • BST (Basic Skills Test - US)
  • BTEC (Business and Technician Education Council - UK)
  • BUS ED (Business Education - US)

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C

  • CAI (Computer-assisted instruction)
  • CAL (Computer-aided learning)
  • CAP (Computer Aided Publishing)
  • CAPI (Computer Aided Personal Interviewing)
  • CBA (Curriculum Based Assessment - US)
  • CBM (Curriculum Based Measurement)
  • CC (Child Care - US)
  • CC (Cross Categorical)
  • CCC (Cross-Curricular Competences)
  • CCF (Contrôle contenue en cours de formation par OPP - France)
  • CCL (Canadian Council on Learning)
  • CDL (Career Development Loans - UK)
  • CDS (Child Development Specialist - US)
  • CEC (Council for Exceptional Children - US)
  • CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training - Centre européen pour le développment de la formation professionelle)
  • CEEB (College Entrance Examination Board)
  • CEPES (European Centre for Higher Education/Centre européen pour l'enseignement supérieur)
  • CERUK (Current Educational Research in United Kingdom)
  • CES (Coalition of Essential Schools)
  • CES (Comprehensive Evaluation System - US)
  • CET (Continuing Education and Training)
  • CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
  • CITB (Construction Industry Training Board - UK)
  • CERI (Centre for Educational Research and Innovation)
  • CIPP (Context, Input, Process, Product)
  • CLS (Classroom Learning System)
  • CMEC (Council of Ministers of Education, Canada)
  • CNP (Conseil national des programmes France)
  • CoG (Consultative Group (OECD/INES)
  • COMETT (Porgramme communautaire d'éducation et de formation en matière technologique - EU)
  • CPRE (Consortium for Policy Research in Education)
  • CR (Classroom - US)
  • CR (Constructed Response - US)
  • CRDI (Curriculum Review, Development and Implementation)
  • CRE (Conférence des recteurs européens)
  • CREST (Center for Research Educational Standards and Testing CRH Comptabilisation des ressources humaines - France)
  • CTC City (Technology College - UK)
  • CTS (Critical Thinking Skills - US)
  • CU (Carnegie Units)
  • CUREE (Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education)
  • CVTS (Continuous Vocational Training Survey)

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D

  • DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education - US)
  • DCYS (Department of Children and Youth Services)
  • DE (US Department of Education)
  • DEC (Diplôme d'études collégiales)
  • DEd (Doctor of Education)
  • DEEWR (Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations - Australia)
  • DfEE  (Department for Education and Employment - UK)
  • DeSeCo (Definition and Selection of Competencies)
  • DfES  (Department of Education and Skills - UK)
  • DHR  (Department of Human Resources)
  • DIPF (German Institute for International Education Research)
  • DOE (Department of Education)
  • DP (Date Processing/Desktop publishing)
  • DTAE (Department of Technical and Adult Education)
  • DVC (Deputy Vice-Chancellor)
  • DWP (Department for Work and Pensions - UK)
  • DYCS (Department of Children and Youth Services - US)

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E

  • EAG (Education at a Glance (OECD)
  • EAG1, EAG2 or EAGI, EAGII 1st, 2nd - (Education at a Glance)
  • EARN (European Academic and Research Network)
  • EBD (Emotional and Behavioral Disorder)
  • EC (Early Childhood/Exceptional Children)
  • EC (European Commission ECC Early Childhood Consultant - US)
  • ECITB (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board - UK)
  • ECP (Early Childhood Programs - US)
  • ECE (Early Childhood Education)
  • ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education)
  • ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
  • EdNA (Education Network Australia)
  • EEN (Exceptional Education Needs)
  • EI (Early Intervention)
  • EIAO (Enseignement intelligemment assisté par ordinateur)
  • EIEP (Immigrant Education Program - US)
  • ELAP (European Learning Account Partnership Network)
  • ELFS (European Labour Force Survey)
  • ELL (English Language Learner)
  • ENIS (European Network of Innovative Schools)
  • ENSI (Environment and Schools Initiatives)
  • EPA (Education Policy Analysis (OECD)
  • ERA (Education Reform Act (UK)
  • ERASMUS (European Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students)
  • ERC (Education Resource Center)
  • ERDF (European Regional Development Fund)
  • ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
  • ESE (Exceptional Student Education)
  • ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act - US)
  • ESEU (Examen spécial d'accès aux études universitaires - France)
  • ESF (European Social Fund)
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
  • ESY (Extended School Year)
  • ETP (Effective Teaching Practices)
  • ETS (Educational Testing Service)
  • ETV (Educational Television)
  • EU (European Union)
  • EUROSTAT (Statistical Office of the European Commission)

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F

  • FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education - US)
  • FAST (Functional Academic Skills Test)
  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
  • F E (Further Education)
  • FEFC (Further Education Funding Council - UK)
  • FETA (Further Education and Training)
  • FHS (Folk High School)
  • FLAG (Flexible Learning Group - Australia)
  • FTE (Full Time Equivalent)
  • FY (Fiscal Year)

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G

  • G E (Grade Equivalent)
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
  • GMS (Grant Maintained School)
  • GNVQ (General National Vocational Qualification - UK)
  • GPA (Grade Point Average)
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)
  • GT (Gifted and Talented)

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H

  • HCI (Human Capital Investment)
  • H E (Home Economics)
  • HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England)
  • HEM (Higher Education Management (OECD)
  • HND (Higher National Diploma)
  • HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills)
  • HS (High School)
  • HSC (High School Completion)
  • HSCT (High School Competency Test)
  • HSGT (High School Graduation Test - US)

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I

  • IA (Industrial Arts Education - US)
  • IALS (International Adult Literacy Survey)
  • IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance)
  • IASA (Improving America's Schools Act)
  • ICL (Income Contingent Loans)
  • ICDP (Individual Career Development Plans)
  • ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
  • IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - US)
  • IEA (International Education Association)
  • IEAP (International Assessment of Educational Progress)
  • IEE (Independent Education Evaluation)
  • IELTS (International English Testing Service)
  • IEP (Individual/ized Education Program)
  • IFP (International Futures Programme - OECD)
  • IHE (Institution of Higher Education)
  • IiP (Investors in People - UK)
  • ILA (Individual Learning Accounts)
  • ILO (International Labour Organisation)
  • ILSS (International Life Skills Survey)
  • IMF (International Monetary Fund)
  • IMHE (Institutional Management in Higher Education - OECD)
  • INES (Indicators of National Education Systems - OECD)
  • INIS (International Network of Innovative Schools)
  • INSET (In-service training)
  • INRP (Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique - Paris, France)
  • IQEA (Improving the Quality of Education for All - UK)
  • ISCED (International Standard Classification for Education)
  • ISCO (International Standard Classification of Occupations)
  • ISEP (Innovative Special Education Project)
  • ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation)
  • IT (Information Technology (see also ICT)
  • ITO (Industry Training Organisation)
  • ITV (Instructional Television)
  • IUP (Institut universitaire professionalisé - France)
  • IUT (Institut universitaire technologie - France)

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J

  • JANET (The Joint Academic Network which serves the UK Higher Education Sector)
  • JOBS  (Job Opportunities and Basic Skills)
  • JTPA (Job Training Partnership Act - US)
  • JRA (Job Requirements Approach (PIAAC)

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K

  • K (Kindergarten)
  • K-5 (Kindergarten through 5th grade)
  • K-12 (Kindergarten through 12th grade)

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L

  • LD (Learning Disability)
  • LEA (Local Education Authorities - UK)
  • LEP (Limited English Proficient)
  • LFS (Labour Force Survey)
  • LLL (Lifelong Learning)
  • LM (Language Minority)
  • LMS (Local Management of Schools)
  • LOBE (Local Board of Education - US)
  • LOLSO (Leadership, Organisational Learning and Student Outcomes)
  • L O V E project (Let Older Volunteers Educate)
  • LRDC (Learning Research and Development Centre)
  • LSAT (Law School Assessment Test)
  • LSC (Learning and Skills Council - UK)
  • LSS (Local School System)
  • LSSP (Licensed Specialist in School Psychology)

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M

  • MA (Master of Arts, Masters of Arts)
  • MA (Mental Age)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • MCAT (Medical College Admission Test - US)
  • MCEETYA (Ministerial Council on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs - Australia)
  • ME (Marketing Education)
  • MEd (Master of Education)
  • MEG (Mathematics Expert Group)
  • MI (Multiple Intelligences)
  • MID (Mild Intellectual Disability)
  • MIS (Management Information System)
  • MR (Mentally Retarded)

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N

  • NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress - US)
  • NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children - US)
  • NASDC (New American School Development Corporation)
  • NASP (National Association of School Psychologists - US)
  • NCE (Normal Curve Equivalent)
  • NCES (National Center for Educational Statistics)
  • NCLB; NCLBA (No Child Left Behind Act)
  • NCS (National Computer Systems)
  • NCVER (National Centre for Vocational Education Research - Australia)
  • NCVQ (National Council for Vocational Qualifications - UK)
  • NFER (National Foundation for Educational Research)
  • NGO (Non Governmental Organisation)
  • NGfL (National Grid for Learning (UK)
  • NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education - UK)
  • NICT (New Information and Communication Technology)
  • NPMs (National Project Managers (PISA)
  • NPTA (National Congress of Parent and Teacher's Association - US)
  • NRC (National Research Council)
  • NRT (Norm-referenced Test)
  • NSBA (National School Boards Association)
  • NSC (National Safety Council)
  • NSF (National Science Foundation - US)
  • NTE (National Teacher's Examination - US)
  • NTE (Nouvelles techniques éducatives : nouvelles techniques de l'éducation à distance)
  • NTO (National Training Organisation - UK)
  • NVQ (National Vocational Qualification - UK)

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O

  • OERI (Office of Educational Research and Improvement)
  • OEI (OECD Education Indicators - INES)
  • OFS (Office fédéral de la statistique- Federal Office for Statistics - Switzerland)
  • OHI (Other Health Impairment)
  • OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education, United Kingdom)
  • OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs - US)
  • OT (Occupational Therapy/ist OTL Opportunity to Learn)

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P

  • PA (Performance Assessment)
  • PAC (Parent Advisory Council)
  • PALS (Peer-Assisted Learning System)
  • PCC (Pacific Circle Consortium)
  • PDAS(Professional Development and Appraisal System )
  • PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act )
  • PEB (Programme on Educational Building )
  • PEP (Parents Educating Parents)
  • PEP (Personal Enrichment Program)
  • PES (Public Employment Service)
  • PET (Pupil Evaluation Team)
  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
  • PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies)
  • PIQ (Performance IQ)
  • PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment)
  • PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition)
  • PLC (Post Leaving Certificate - Ireland)
  • POW (Programme of Work)
  • PPP (Purchase Power Parity)
  • PR (Percentile Rank)
  • PR (Purchase Requisition)
  • PRAG (Policy Review and Advisory Group)
  • Pre-K (Pre-Kindgergarten - US)
  • PS (Performance Standard)
  • PTA (Parent Teacher Association)
  • PTS (Personal Transferable Skills)
  • PVC (Pro Vice-Chancellor)

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Q

  • QBE (Quality Basic Education)
  • QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority - UK)

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R

  • R&D (Research and Development)
  • R&T (Research and Training)
  • REG (Reading Expert Group)
  • REP (Remedial Education Program)
  • RVI (Related Vocational Instruction)


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S

  • SAT (Scholastic Assessment/Aptitude Test)
  • SBS (Small Business Service - UK)
  • SDC (Special Day Class)
  • SE (Special Education)
  • SEED (School Development Through Environment Education)
  • SEG (Science Expert Group - PISA)
  • SES (Socio-Economic Status)
  • SFT (Schooling for Tomorrow - OECD)
  • SIALS (Second International Adult Literacy Survey)
  • SMB (School based management - US)
  • SMTE (Science, Mathematics and Technology Education)
  • SOE (Schools of Excellence (US) SPED Special Education)
  • SRHE (Society for Research and Higher Education)
  • SSC (Sector Skills Council)
  • SST (Specific Skills Training Programme - Ireland)
  • STAR (Schools That Are Restructuring - US)
  • S-T-W/STW (School to Work)
  • SY (School Year)

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T

  • TAFE (Technical and Further Education -  Australia)
  • TAG (Talented and Gifted)
  • TAG (Technical Advisory Group - PISA and PIAAC)
  • TE (Tertiary Education)
  • TEC (Training & Enterprise Councils - UK)
  • TECH ED (Technology Education)
  • TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • TIMSS (Third International Mathematics and Science Study)
  • TIQ (Total Involvement in Quality)
  • TIP (Teacher Improvement Process)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
  • TRAL (Thematic Review on Adult Learning)
  • TRS (Teachers Retirement System)
  • TTA (Teacher Training Agency)
  • TUAC (Trade Union Advisory Committee to OECD)
  • TVEI (Technical and Vocational  Education Initiative)
  • TWE (Test of Written English Two + Two Two Years Secondary Plus Two Years Postsecondary Education)

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U

  • UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admission Service - UK)
  • UCET (Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers)
  • UCE (University Centers for Excellence UGC University Grants Committee)
  • UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation)
  • UNS (Unified National System (AU) UOE UNESCO/OECD/EUROSTAT)

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V

  • VET (Vocational Education and Training)
  • VI (Visual Impairment)
  • VDU (Visual Display Unit)
  • VOC ED (Vocational Education)
  • VOTEC (Vocational and Technical Educational and Training)
  • VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme)

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Y

  • YC (Youth Credit - UK)
  • YEPP (Youth Empowerment Partnership Programme)
  • YOP (Youth Opportunity Programme - UK)
  • YTS (Youth Training Scheme - UK)

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Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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