Acronyms - Common Education Wide General

Educational Acronyms General

Acronyum Meaning

ABA

Achievement Based Assessment

ACE

Adult and Community Education

AE

Alternative Education

AO

Advisory Officer (PPTA)

AP

Associate Principal

BES

Best Evidence Synthesis Programme

BOT

Board of Trustees

BTA

Beginning Teacher Allowance

CA

Collective Agreement

CD

Civil Defence

CEA

Collective Employment Agreement

CEC

Collective Employment Contract

DP

Deputy Principal

EARU

Education Assessment Research Unit

e-asTTle

Electronic Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning (Assessment Tool)

EBS

Now EBS Healthcare

ECE

Early Childhood Education

EEdO

Equal Educational Opportunity

EEO

Equal Employment Opportunities

EFTS

Equivalent Full Time Student

EHSAS

Extending High Standards Across Schools

ELL

English Language Learners

EOTC

Education Outside the Classroom

ERO

Education Review Office

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

FT

Fixed Term

FTTE

Full time teacher equivalent(s) (a unit of staffing entitlement)

FTU

Fixed Term Unit

GMFS

Guaranteed Minimum Formula Staffing

GPA

Grade Point Averages

GSE

Group Special Education - Ministry of Education Special Needs Support Group

ICAS

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools

ICCS

International Civic and Citizenship Education Study

ICT

Information and Communications Technology

IEA

Individual Employment Agreement

IEC

Individual Employment Contract

IEP

Individual Education Plan

LAT

Limited Authority to Teach

LOTC

Learning Outside the Classroom

LTSA

Land Transport Safety Authority

MMAs

Middle Management Allowances

MNA

Managing National Assessment

MOE

Ministry of Education

MP

Member of Parliament

NAGs

National Administration Guidelines

NASDAP

National Association of Secondary Deputy and Assistant Principals

NCEA

National Certificate of Educational Achievement

NCW

National Council of Women

NEGs

National Education Guidelines

NEMP

National Education Monitoring Project

NQF

National Qualifications Framework

NSI

National Student Index

NSN

National Student Number

NZCER

New Zealand Council for Educational Research

NZCF

New Zealand Curriculum Framework

NZCTE

New Zealand Council for Teacher Education

NZCTU

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZEI

New Zealand Educational Institute

NZQA

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

NZQF

New Zealand Qualification Framework

NZSTA

New Zealand School Trustees Association

NZTC

New Zealand Teachers Council

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Ops Grant

Operations Grant (school operational funding bulk grant)

ORRS

Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Scheme (replaces ORS - special education)

ORS

Ongoing Resourced Students

OSH

Occupational Safety and Health Service

OTJ

Overall Teacher Judgement

PAT

Progress and Achievement Tests

PD

Professional Development

PEP

Pasifika Education Plan

PG

Personal Grievance

PHN

Public Health Nurse

PISA

Programme for International Student Assessment

PMS

Performance Management System

PPTA

Post Primary Teachers' Association

PR(s)

Position(s) of Responsibility

PRT

Provisionally Registered Teacher

PSA

Publish Service Association

PTA

Parent Teacher Association

PUM(s)

Paid Union Meeting(s)

RO

Regional Officer (PPTA)

ROA

Record of Achievement

ROL

Record of Learning

RT Lit

Resource Teacher - Literacy

RTLB

Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour

Scale A

Basic Scale Teacher

SEG

Special Education Grant

SES

Socio-Economic Status

SLS

Supplementary Learning Support

SMAs

Senior Management Allowances

SMS

Student Management System

SOI

Statement of Intent

SPANZ

Secondary Principals' Association of New Zealand

SRT

Student Record Transfer

SSC

State Services Commission

STA (NZSTA)

School Trustees' Association

STAR

Supplementary Tests of Achievement in Reading (Assessment Tool)

STCEA

Secondary Teachers' Collective Employment Agreement

TC

Teachers Council (previously TRB)

TCS

The Correspondence School

TKI

Te Kete Ipurangi (on line resources for schools)

TRB

Teacher Registration Board

TRD

Teacher Relief Day

TSS

Teacher Support Services

UE

University Entrance