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TermMeaning
AES Advanced Encryption Standard
AIR American Institutes for Research
API Academic Performance Index
ASL American Sign Language
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
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
CAPA California Alternate Performance Assessment
CAT computer adaptive test
CCC California Community Colleges
CCR California Code of Regulations
CCSS Common Core State Standards
CDE California Department of Education
CDS county/district/school
CMA California Modified Assessment
CRL Certificate Revocation List
CSTs California Standards Tests
CSU California State University
DBT Duxbury Braille Translator
DC LEA CAASPP coordinator
DFA Directions for Administration
DNS domain name system
EAP Early Assessment Program
EC Education Code
EL English learner
ELA English language arts/literacy
ELs English learners
ET extended time
ETS Educational Testing Service
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FQDNs fully qualified domain names
IAB Interim Assessment Block
ICA Interim Comprehensive Assessment
IEP individualized education program
Term Meaning
IHSS Interim Assessment Hand Scoring System
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
non-PT non–performance task
NPS nonpublic, nonsectarian school
ORS Online Reporting System
PDA personal digital assistant
PPT paper-pencil testing
Pre-ID pre-identification
PRN printer output file
PT performance task
RBD Refreshable Braille Display
RLA reading/language arts
SBE State Board of Education
SC CAASPP test site coordinator
SEM standard error of measurement
SGID School and Grade Identification sheet
SoX Sound eXchange
SS scale score
SSID Statewide Student Identifier
SSO Single-Sign On
STAR Standardized Testing and Reporting
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
TOMS Test Operations Management System
TSM Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing
TTS text-to-speech
UAAG Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
UI user interface

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