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Curriculum & Instruction Glossary

504
Section 504 is a civil rights law designed to prevent any form of discrimination based on disabilities

ABA
Applied Behavior Analysis

ALICE
Alert, Lock-down, Inform, Counter, Evacuate - Safety Protocol

BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analysis

CAB
Curriculum Advisory Board

CCSS
Common Core State Standards

DDM
District Determined Measures - District built assessments to measure student growth

DESE
Mass Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

DIBELS
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills 

ELL
English Language Learners - Students who have a native language other than English

Executive Functioning
Organization Management

IA
Instructional Assistant

IEP
Individualized Education Program

MCAS
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System - Current state testing system

MCU
Model Curriculum Unit

NGSS
Next Generation Science Standards

PDC
Professional Development Council

PLC
Professional Learning Community

Responsive Classroom
School Culture & Character Classroom Education Program

SEI
Structured English Immersion - Practices for English Language Learners in the classroom

SPED
Special Education

SRSD
Self-Regulated Strategy Development - Instructional writing strategies

STEM
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Spell Link
Phonics Early Elementary / Work Study Program

UBD
Understanding By Design - Structure for unit developments focused on transfer learning

WIDA
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment - Student testing for English Language Learners