Acronyms

This chart will help you understand career and technical education's many related acronyms.

Acronym

Translation

 Descriptor

ACF

American Culinary Federation

Industry-related standard

ACMA

American Composites Manufacturers Association

Industry-related standard

ACTE

Association for Career and Technical Education

Professional Association

AFNR

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Industry-Related Standard

ASE

Automotive Service Excellence

Industry-Related Standard

AWS

American Welding Society

Industry-Related Standard

AYES, ASE

Automotive Youth Educational Systems, Automotive Service Excellence

Industry-Related Standard

CAR

Consolidated Annual Report (Perkins)

US Dept. of Education

CCSS

Common Core of State Standards

General Education-related

CCSSO

Council of Chief State School Officers

Professional Association

CCTC

Common Career Technical Core

CTE-related

CDS

Child Development Services

State of Maine

CECA

Certified Early Childhood Assistant

Industry-Related Credential

CIP

Classification of Instructional Program

US Dept. of Education

Cisco CENTA

Certified Entry Networking Technician

Industry-Related Standard

CLP

Certified Logging Program

Industry-Related Standard

CompTIA

Computer Technology Industry Association

Industry-Related Standard

CSR

Comprehensive School Review

CTE-related

CTECS

Career and Technical Education Consortium of States

CTE assessment organization

CTSO

Career and Technical Student Organizations

CTE-related

DACUM

Developing a Curriculum

CTE-related

EDGAR

Education Department General Administrative Regulations

US Dept. of Education

EETC

Equipment & Engine Training Council

Industry-Related Standard

EMCC

Eastern Maine Community College

Postsecondary-related

EPIC

Educational Policy Improvement Center (Oregon)

General Education-related

EPS

Essential Programs and Services as relates to Maine

US Dept. of Education

ESEA

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

US Dept. of Education

ESL

English as Second Language

US Dept. of Education

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

US Dept. of Education

FAUPL

Final Agreed Upon Performance Levels (Perkins)

US Dept. of Education

GAERF

Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation

Industry-Related Organization

GST

General Service Technician

Industry-Related Credential

HVAC

Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning

Industry-Related Standard

IC

Infinite Campus

Maine Dept. of Education

I-CAR

Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair

Industry-Related Organization

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

US Dept. of Education

IEP

Individualized Education Program

US Dept. of Education

IRC

Industry Recognized Credentials

CTE-related

KVCC

Kennebec Valley Community College

Postsecondary-related

MACTE

Maine Administrators of Career and Technical Education

Professional Association

MCCS

Maine Community College System

Postsecondary-related

MHOEA

Maine Health Occupations Educator Association

Professional Association

MLR

Maine Learning Results

Maine Dept. of Education

MOA

Methods of Administration

US Dept. of Education

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

Documented written agreement

NACTEI

National Association of Career and Technical Education Information

Professional Association

NAEP

National Assessment of Education Progress

US Dept. of Education

NAEYC

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Industry-Related Standard

NAHB

National Association of Home Builders

Industry-Related Standard

NASDCTEc

National Association of State Directors of CTE Consortium

Professional Association

NATEF

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

Industry-Related Standard

NCAE

National Council for Agricultural Education

Industry-Related Standard

NCCER

National Center for Construction Education and Research

Industry-Related Standard

NCLB

No Child Left Behind

US Dept. of Education

NECAP

New England Common Assessments Program

General education assessment association

NESSC

New England Secondary School Consortium

Professional association

NIMS

National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc.

Industry-related standard

NMCC

Northern Maine Community College

Postsecondary-related

NOCTI

National Occupational Competency Testing Institute

Industry-related assessment organization

NRAEF

National Restaurants Association Education Foundation

Industry-related standard

NRCCTE

National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

Industry-related standard

NTHS

National Technical Honor Society

CTE-related

OSEP

Office of Special Education Programs

US Dept. of Education

OSHA

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

US Dept. of Labor

OVAE

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

US Dept. of Education

PAC

Program Advisory Council

CTE-related

PARCC

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

General Education-related

PCRN

Perkins Collaborative Resource Network

US Dept. of Education

RISC

Reinventing Schools Coalition

General Education-related

SBAC

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

General Education-related

SBE

Standards Based Education

General Education-related

SBE

State Board of Education

State of Maine

SIS

Student Information System

Maine Dept. of Education

SISME

Student Information System for Maine

Maine Dept. of Education

SLDS

Statewide Longitudinal Data System

Maine Dept. of Education

SMCC

Southern Maine Community College

Postsecondary-related

STEM

Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics

US Dept. of Education

TIME

Trade and Industry Manufacturing Educators Association for Maine CTE teachers

Professional Association

WCCC

Washington County Community College

Postsecondary-related

WRS

Workplace Readiness Skills

Industry-Related Standard

YCCC

York County Community College

Postsecondary-related