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Glossary of Terms

AP Advanced Placement
Rigorous high school curriculum that allows for the opportunity for college credit through testing
DRA Developmental Reading Assessment.
Reading level; determined by literacy staff testing
G/T Gifted and talented
HA High ability

IAS


Iowa Acceleration Scale
Tool used to make objective decision on whole grade acceleration

IDOE

Indiana Department of Education

ISTEP

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress
Standardized test taken by allIndianastudents in grades 3-8

NWEA

Northwest Evaluation Association

A computerized standardized test


PEAK

Providing an Enriching Accent on Knowledge

RIT

Raush Unit
Standard unit of measure used in NWEA testing

Rt I


Response to Intervention
First step in child study process