1. PEP: Personalized Education Plan. This is written for all children who are functioning more than a year behind grade level or who have been retained and are still not on grade level. It outlines the interventions and plan for how we will try to get them on grade level.
Written with the help of the
2. PLT: Professional Learning Teams: The name for the grade level meetings we have to specifically discuss students who are struggling in the classroom. The team outlines interventions to put into the PEPs. It also compares data and shares successful methods for instruction.
Which sometimes leads to the need for
3. RtI: Response to Intervention: This is the process and team that meets when the student does not meet his/her PEP goals. The RtI team determines whether the PEP needs to be changed and can refer the student for academic testing.
Not to be confused with
4. SST: Student Support Team. This is the former name for RtI. Not everything as changed over. It gets confusing!
Both of which sometimes leads to the identification of an
5. LD: Learning Disability. This is one of the classifications under which a student would have an IEP. It means that in one or more area (ie Reading, Math, Writing) the student's achievement is well below his/her ability.
At which point the student needs an
6. IEP: Individualized Education Plan. For students who qualify for Special Education Services. This outlines their goals specific to their needs.
In the meantime, we are all preparing for the
7. EOGs: End of Grade Exams. No further explanation needed.
And I also need a yearly
8. PDP: Professional Development Plan. In which I outline at least two goals I have for improving myself as an educator each school year.
Which is sometimes called a
9. PGP: Professional Growth Plan. This is the same things a the PDP. I'm not entirely sure which is correct.
All of which helps me make contributions to the
10. SIP: School Improvement Plan. Which outlines the plan for how we will ensure our school meets the state and federal regulations to that NCLB (No Child is Left Behind)
That's eleven. You got a bonus!
You are welcome!
You'll notice that no where in there have I addressed Lesson Planning or Curriculum Content. There seem to be all sorts of parameters for what to do when myself or a student falls short of the mark, but not a whole heck of a lot built in to allow me to review the curriculum ~which is totally new this year~ and plan for how best to teach it. Sometimes it feels like we are all being set up to fail.
That is all!
*Jumps off soapbox*