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Beattie Glossary


There are many acronyms and abbreviations you'll hear and see at Beattie, and we recognize that it can get confusing. With that in mind, we offer this list of some of the more common terms used at our school.

  • BAT -  Beattie's Action Team is our parent teacher organization. BAT is chaired by parents and works to support our school in many ways. Any parent or guardian can be a part of BAT
  • Bear Lake - BL is our kindergarten unit. We have half-day and full day kindergarten programs
  • Beacon - The Gifted and Talented program for identified academically and creatively gifted students
  • BLT - Beattie Leadership Team. Representatives from each grade level and other positions within our school meet monthly to guide the work of our building
  • Castle Rock - CR is our 2nd grade unit
  • Colorado Measures of Academic Success - state assessment system replacing the TCAP and CSAP tests
  • CogAT - The cognitive abilities test given to 2nd graders
  • DAB - The District Advisory Board is a group of parents and community members who offer input to the Board of Education. A BAT member serves on this committee as a representative for Beattie
  • DIBELS - The reading skills assessment used in K-3 grades
  • ELL -  English Language Learners
  • ENCORE -  Classes in Art, Music, PE, and Health are referred to as Encore classes
  • Evergreen -  EV is our 1st grade unit
  • IEP -  Individual Education Plans are written for students with special education needs
  • Longs Peak -  LP is our 5th grade unit
  • MAP - Measure of Academic Progress tests in our district to measure growth in the curriculum areas of reading and math. They are given to 2nd-5th grade students in the fall, winter and spring to track academic growth
  • Mesa Verde - MV is our 4th grade unit
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support - a whole-school, data-driven, prevention-based framework for improving student learning outcomes.  This was formally known as Response to Intervention (RtI).
  • OM - Odyssey of the Mind is an extracurricular program designed for creative thinking
  • PBiS - Positive Behavior Intervention Support is a school wide program to help us promote and recognize positive behavior and to teach our behavioral expectations
  • PLC - Professional Learning Community is a collaboration of educators 
  • PSD - Poudre School District
  • RAMS - Respect All, Act Responsibly, Motivated to Learn, Safety – an acronym to promote our PBIS efforts
  • READ Plan - Written for students with a specific reading deficiency or challenges
  • RtI - Response to Intervention is the name of a series of steps that entail staff and parents collaboratively working to ensure students receive academic and/or behavioral interventions to enhance student success
  • SAC - The School Advisory Committee is a group of parents, staff, and community members, and the principal that work together to support our school improvement efforts
  • Silverton - SV is our 3rd grade unit
  • SST - Members of the Student Success Team work together with families to brainstorm ways to support a student who is struggling with learning or behavior