Department of Defense Education Activity

Acronyms Used in DoDEA

AAP Advanced Acquisition Plan
AASA American Association of School Administrators
AD Active Duty
AERA American Education Research Association
AESA Association of Educational Service Agencies
AFT American Federation of Teachers
ALE Alternative Learning Experience
AP Advanced Placement
APB All Points Bulletin
ARR Administrative Reemployment Rights
ARS At Risk Students
ASC Area Service Center
ASL Academic Salary Lane
AVID Advancement Via Individual Determination
AWS Alternative Work Schedule
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
ATMS Correspondence and Task Management System
CBA Centrally Billed Account
CCR College and Career Readiness
CCRSL College and Career Ready Standards for Literacy
CCRSM College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics
CCRSP College and Career Ready Standards for Preschool
CCSSO Council of State School Officers
CEPA Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHRA Civilian Human Resources Agency
CIL Center for Instructional Leadership
CNA Comprehensive Needs Assessment
CO Commanding Officer
CONUS Continental United States
CPR Consolidated Program Review
CPS Child Protective Services
CR Continuing Resolution
CSC Case Study Committee
CSI Continuous School Improvement
CSP Community Strategic Plan
CSR Comprehensive School Reform
CSRS Civil Service Retirement System
CSRS Core Student Record System
CTE Career and Technical Education
CWSD Children with Severe Disabilities
CY Calendar Year
DAI Defense Agencies Initiative
DAPS DoDEA Allowance Processing System
DCAS DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System
DCPAS Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Services
DCPDS Defense Civilian Personnel Data System
DDESS Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools
DFAS Defense Finance and Accounting System
DODDS Department of Defense Dependent Schools
DoDi Department of Defense Instruction
DOE Department of Education
DOH Department of Health
DoS Department of State
DPMAP Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program
DSHS Department of Social and Health Services
DSLO Defense State Liaison Office
DSO District Superintendents Office
DSSR Department of State Standardized Regulations
DTS Defense Travel System
DVHS DoDEA Virtual High School
EC Early Childhood
ECEP Early Childhood Education Program
ED US Department of Education
EDIS Educational and Developmental Intervention Services
EFMP Exceptional Family Member Program
EIS Early Intervention Services
ELA English Language Arts
ELWOP Educational Leave without Pay
EOPF Electronic Personnel File
EPD Electronic Personnel Database
ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages
ESL English as a Second Language
ESY Extended School Year
ET Education Technology
FEA Federal Education Association
FBO Financial and Business Operations
FEGLI Federal Employees Group Life Insurance
FEHB Federal Employees Health Benefit
FERPA Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act
FERS Federal Employees Retirement System
FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act
FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act
FMS Foreign Military Sales
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FRS Faculty Representative Spokesperson
FTA Foreign Transfer Allowance
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FTR Federal Travel Regulation
FY Fiscal Year (October-September)
GAO Government Accountability Office
GC General Counsel
GLE Grade Level Expectations
GPA Grade Point Average
GPC Government Purchase Card
GS General Schedule
GTCC Government Travel Charge Card
HASC House Armed Services Committee
HB House Bill
HHG Household Goods
HQ Highly Qualified or Headquarters
HS Headstart
IB International Baccalaureate
IBA Individually Billed Account
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDEIA Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
IEP Individual Education Program
iNACOL International Association for K-12 Online Learning
ISS Instructional Systems Specialist
ISTE International Society for Technology in Education
JROTC Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
JTR Joint Travel Regulation
KSA Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
LD Learning Disability
LEA Local Education Agency
LES Leave and Earning Statement
LMS Learning Management System
LQA Living Quarters Allowance
MC & FP Military Community and Family Policy
MCEC Military Child Education Coalition
MEA Miscellaneous Expense Allowance
MIC3 Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission
MISA Military Impacted School Association
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MSI Military Student Identifier
NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress
NAESP National Association of Elementary School Principals
NAEYC National Association for the Education of Young Children
NASSP National Association of Secondary School Principals
NCATE National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
NCLB No Child Left Behind
NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NDSP Non-DoD Schools Program
NGA National Governors Association
NGSS Next Generation Science Standards
NMFA National Military Family Association
NMSI National Math and Science Initiative
NTS Non-temporary Storage
OCONUS Outside Continental United States
ODL Objectives for Development and Learning
OESE Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
OFT Overseas Federation of Teachers
OPF Official Personnel File
OMK Operation Military Kids
OWCP Office of Workers' Compensation Program
PA Post Allowance
PARCC Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
PCS Permanent Change of Station
PD Post Differential
PIA Privacy Impact Assessment
PII Personal Identifiable Information
PL Public Law
POQ Personally Owned Quarters
POV Privately Owned Vehicle
PPR Performance Progress Report
PTA Parents and Teachers Association
PTO Parent Teacher Organization
R & FM Readiness and Force Management
RAT Renewal Agreement Travel
RDO Regular Day Off
RFI Request for Information
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Quote
RIF Reduction in Force
RSA Restructuring for Student Achievement
SAAB Sabbatical Leave
SAC School Advisory Committee
SAO Security Assistance Program
SAR Standards Assessment Report
SASC Senate Armed Services Committee
SB Senate Bill
SD School District
SFLEP Strategic Foreign Languages Expansion Program
SIP School Improvement Plan
SIRS School Information and Research Service
SIS Student Information System
SL School Liaison
SLP School Lunch Program
SMA Separate Maintenance Allowance
SOFA Status of Forces Agreement
SOR Student Online Registration
SPED Special Education
SSID State Student Identifier
SSS Student Support Services
SST Student Support Team
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
STOMP Specialized Training of Military Parents
SY School Year
TCC Temporary Continuation of Coverage
TDY Temporary Duty
TMO Transportation Management Office
TOPS Travel Order Processing System
TP Teaching Position
TQSA Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance
TQSE Temporary Quarters Subsistence Expense
TSP Thrift Savings Plan
USC United States Code
USIC Unique Student Identified Code
USOE United States Office of Education
UTAP Utility Tax Avoidance Program
VL Virtual Learning
WG Wage Grade