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a.d.a.  Average Daily Attendance (a.d.a.)  Average daily attendance (a.d.a.) is the total number of days of student attendance divided by the total number of days in the regular school year. A...  
A22   California Course Approval System (A22 )  A22 is California's online method of submitting courses for approval, viewing sample course outlines, and downloading the list of Approved Courses for...  
AAACE  American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)  The goal of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding...  
ABLE  Adult Basic Learning Examination (ABLE)  The Adult Basic Learning Examination can be used to determine the educational level of a student enrolling in an ABE program. The test is produced by...  
ACE  American Council on Education (ACE)  The American Council on Education (ACE), founded in 1918, is the nation's coordinating higher education association. ACE is dedicated to the belief that...  
ACET  Academic and Career Education Transition Centers (ACET)  A proposed new structure for California adult education found in the draft Strategic Plan (October 2010). ACET Centerw will be designed to efficiently...  
ACSA  Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)  ACSA is a membership organization who's mission it is to support California's educational leaders, ensure all students have the essential skills and knowledge...  
ACTE  Association for Career and Technical Education (formerly the American Vocational Association) (ACTE)  The Association for Career and Technical Education, formerly the American Vocational Association (AVA) is the largest national education association dedicated...  
ADA  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (P.L. 101-336,1990)was signed into law under President George H W Bush in 1990. It applies to all private and...  
ADD  Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD)  A condition characterized by the inability to concentrate. Between three and ten percent of U.S. school-age children are thought to have ADD. Many of...  
ADHD  Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)  Children with ADD (difficulty with attention span) who are also hyperactive or impulsive are often labeled ADHD, for attention-deficit/hyperactivity d...  
AEA  Adult Education Act (AEA)  The Adult Education Act was enacted in 1966 as a part of the Great Society programs of President Lyndon Johnson. Established to create adult education...  
AEBG  Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) 

The 2015-2016 State Budget appropriated $500 million to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the California Department...  

AEBG TAP  Adult Education Block Grant Technical Assistance Project (AEBG TAP)  This project provides Technical Assistance, Professional Development, and Capacity Building to adult education agencies throughout California. While the...  
AEFLA  Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA)  The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) was signed into law on August 7, 1998. It marked the first major job training reform in over 15 years. Title II of...  
AELS  Adult Education and Literacy System (AELS)  AELS is a term for the U.S. system for educating adults coined by Thomas Sticht in 1998 and used by Sticht and others unofficially afterwards. "I started...  
AEO  Adult Education Office, California Department of Education (AEO)  The California Department of Education's services to adult education providers and the oversight of the adult education federal program are provided through...  
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...  
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