Glossary of Terms



ARD is an acronym for Admission, Review and Dismissal. An ARD meeting is a meeting of a group of people who help to determine whether or not a student is eligible for special education and develops the Individual Education Program (IEP) for eligible students.


AVID is an acronym for Advancement Via Individual Determination, a schoolwide college and career readiness system. AVID is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school.



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Career Technical Education (CTE)

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.

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District Improvement Plan (DIP)

District Improvement Plan (DIP): The purpose of the district improvement plan is to guide district and campus staff on the improvement of student performance for all student groups, in order to attain state standards with respect to academic excellence indicators.


English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL): A program of techniques, methodology and special curriculum designed to teach ELL students English language skills, which may include listening, speaking, reading, writing, study skills, content vocabulary, and cultural orientation.

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Response to Intervention (RTI)

Response to Intervention (RTI) is the practice of meeting the academic and behavioral needs of all students through a variety of services containing the following key elements: High-quality instruction and scientific research-based tiered interventions aligned with individual student need. Frequent monitoring of student progress to make results-based academic and/or behavioral decisions. Application of student response data to important educational decisions (such as those regarding placement, intervention, curriculum, and instructional goals and methodologies).