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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...  
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...  
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...  
BEST  Basic English Skills Test (BEST)  The BEST is designed to test listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills of limited English proficient adults. For more information...  
CAAEA  California Association of Adult Education Administrators (CAAEA)  This California professional organization serving the needs of adult education administrators existed from 1932 to 1971, when it became one of the founding...  
CAAEP  CAAEP (CAAEP)  County Administered Adult Education Program...  
CAAL  Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)  The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) is incorporated as a national public charity with the broad mission of helping advance adult literacy...  
CAEAA  California Adult Education Administrators' Association (CAEAA)  This California professional organization for administrators of adult programs in public school districts began in 1990. It supports program excellence...  
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