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Acronyms Commonly Used By NCATE

*Denotes NCATE membership

ACE American Council on Education

ACR Alliance for Curriculum Reform

AAAS/Project 2061 American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAHE* American Association for Health Education (under AAHPERD)

AAHPERD/NASPE/AAHE* American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance/National Association for Sport & Physical Education/American Association for Health Education

AACTE* American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

AASA American Association of School Administrators

AASCU American Association of State Colleges and Universities

AASL/ALA* American Association of School Librarians/American Library Association

ACTFL* American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Inc.

AERA American Educational Research Association

AFT* American Federation of Teachers

AILACTE Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education

AIMS Accreditation Information Management System

ALA* American Library Association (under AASL)

AMLE* Association for Middle Level Education (formerly NMSA* National Middle School Association)

ACEI* Association for Childhood Education International

AdvancED The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Board of Directors of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) have voted to bring together NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and the National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE) into one strong unified organization called AdvancED.

AECT* Association for Educational Communications and Technology

ASCD* Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

ARPA Annual Report and Preconditions Audit Committee

ASHA The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASPA The Association of Specialized Professional Accreditors

ATE* Association of Teacher Educators

AAUP American Association of University Professors

BOE Board of Examiners

BRP Blue Ribbon Panel (NCATE Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning)

CACREP Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

CADREI Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions

CAEP Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

CBE Council for Basic Education

CCSSO* Council of Chief State School Officers

CEC* Council for Exceptional Children

CHEA Council for Higher Education Accreditation

CIC Council of Independent Colleges

COPPE* Coalition of Organizations for the Professional Preparation of Educators

CQAIE The Center for Quality Assurance in International Education

CSFE Council for Social Foundations of Education

DOE Department of Education

ELCC Educational Leadership Constituent Council

ETS Educational Testing Service

ECS Education Commission of the States

HBCU Historically Black Colleges and Universities

HBCUTSN Historically Black Colleges and Universities Technical Support Network

HEA Higher Education Act

IES Institute of Education Sciences

INTASC Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium

IRA* International Reading Association

ISLLC Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium

ISTE* International Society for Technology in Education

ITEEA/CTTE* International Technology and Engineering Educators Association/Council on Technology Teacher Education

LFA Learning First Alliance

NAAEE* North American Association for Environmental Education

NABSE* National Alliance of Black School Educators

NACIQI National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (U.S. Department of Education)

NAEP/NAGB National Assessment of Educational Progress (overseen by the National Assessment Governing Board)

NAE National Academy of Education

NAEYC* National Association for the Education of Young Children

NAESP* National Association of Elementary School Principals

NAFEO National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

NAGC* National Association for Gifted Children

NAME National Association for Multicultural Education

NASDTEC National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification

NASM National Association of Schools of Music

NASP* National Association of School Psychologists

NASPE* National Association for Sport & Physical Education (under AAHPERD)

NASSP* National Association of Secondary School Principals

NASBE* National Association of State Boards of Education

NBPTS* National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

NCA CASI North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. See also AdvancED.

NCATE National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

NCSS* National Council for the Social Studies

NCTAF National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future

NCTE* National Council of Teachers of English

NCTM* National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NEA* National Education Association

NNER National Network for Educational Renewal

NPBEA National Policy Board for Educational Administration

NPEAT National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching

NPT New Professional Teacher

NSBA National School Boards Association

NSSE National Study of School Evaluation. See also AdvancED.

NSTA* National Science Teachers Association

PDS Professional Development School

PEDS Professional Education Data System (formerly known as the AACTE/NCATE Joint Data Collection System)

PETE/2004 Partnerships for Excellence in Teacher Education/Project 2004 (AACTE technical assistance projects)

RFTEN Reading First Teacher Education Network

PRS Program Review System

QEM Quality Education for Minorities

SACS CASI Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. See also AdvancED.

SASB Specialty Areas Studies Board

SPA Specialized Professional Association

STEP Standards-based Teacher Education Project (joint effort of AACTE and CBE)

SPB State Partnership Board

TEAC Teacher Education Accreditation Council

TECSCU Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities

TESOL* Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

UAB Unit Accreditation Board

UNCF United Negro College Fund


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