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AFDC  Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)  Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) which was commonly known as welfare, was replaced in July 1997, by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families...  
AIR  American Institutes for Research (AIR)  American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a not-for-profit corporation. AIR's staff performs basic and applied research, provides technical support, and...  
ALA  American Library Association (ALA)  The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with members in academic, public, school, government, and...  
ALMA  Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA)  ALMA's mission is to help adults gain the basic reading, writing, and math skills they need to achieve their goals. They create innovative, educationally...  
ALOE  Access to Learning through Online Education (ALOE)  An OTAN project to fund ten agencies in 2012-13 to increase the quantity, quality, and effectiveness of online instruction for adult learners....  
ALTN  Adult Literacy & Technology Network (ALTN)  The Adult Literacy & Technology Network is a national effort dedicated to finding solutions for using technology to enhance adult literacy. They want...  
ANN  Adult Numeracy Network (ANN)  The Adult Numeracy Network (ANN), formerly the Adult Numeracy Practitioners Network, was formed by adult education practitioners at the first national...  
APOD  Administrators Planning for Online/Blended Delivery (APOD)  An OTAN project beginning in August 2012 to provide technical assistance to adult education administrators in planning for online delivery of instruction,...  
ARC  The Arc (ARC)  The Arc is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families. It is devoted...  
ARRA  American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)  The federal Recovery Act is meant to boost our economy and create jobs by modernizing our nation's infrastructure, enhancing energy independence, expanding...  
ASE  Adult Secondary Education (ASE)  The primary goal of adult secondary education in California is to provide a curriculum that enables adults to attain a high school equivalency or a high...  
ASL  American Sign Language (ASL)  A method of communicating by using hand signs. Each sign represents one word or a concept that is typically expressed with several spoken words. For words...  
ASTD  American Society for Training Development (ASTD)  ASTD is a professional association and leading resource on workplace learning and performance issues. ASTD provides information, research, analysis and...  
ASVAB  Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)  The Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery is a series of tests developed by the Department of Defense in the 1960s. The battery consists of 10 individual...  
AUP  Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)  An Acceptable Use Policy is a written agreement signed by students and teachers that outlines the terms and conditions of Internet use in schools. The...  
AVA  American Vocational Association (now the Association for Career and Technical Education) (AVA)  The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), formerly known as the American Vocational Association (AVA) is the largest national education...  
AWD  Adults with Disabilities (AWD)  According to the California Department of Education Fact Book 2009, Adults with Disabilities are individuals with cognitive, physical, sensory, or medical...  
AYP  Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)  An individual state's measure of yearly progress toward achieving state academic standards. "Adequate Yearly Progress" is the minimum level of improvement...  
BAR  Broad Area of Responsibility (BAR)  The critical functions that an adult performs within the role to achieve the role's key purpose. They represent large segments of role performance and...  
BCLAD  Bilingual Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD)  In California, the BCLAD (Bilingual Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development) is the certificate required to teach in a classroom where the native...  
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