Open Classrooms, Endless Possibilities

Open Classrooms, Endless Possibilities

Beattie Glossary


There are acronyms, abbreviations and different names you will hear and see at Beattie. To reduce confusion, here are the more common terms used at our school.

Grade Level Names:

Tiny Town Preschool
Bear Lake Kindergarten
Evergreen 1st Grade
Castle Rock 2nd Grade
Silverton 3rd Grade
Mesa Verde 4th Grade
Longs Peak 5th Grade

School Terms

BLT Beattie Leadership Team - Leadership Team, meets monthly
CMAS Colorado Measures of Academic Success - Annual State Test
CogAT Cognitive Abilities Test - Screening Test, given to all 2nd Graders
DIBELS Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills - Reading Test 
ML Multi-lingual Learners - Students learning language in addition to academic content
IEP Individual Education Plans - written for students with Special Education and Relates Services Needs
MAP Measure of Academic Progress - Tests to measure growth in reading and math, given to 2nd-5th grade students in the fall, winter and spring
MTSS Multi-Tier System of Support - data-driven, responsive framework for improving student learning outcomes
OM Odyssey of the Mind - extracurricular program designed for creative thinking
PBiS Positive Behavior Intervention Support - school wide program, helps promote and recognize positive behavior and to teach our behavioral expectations
PLC Professional Learning Community - a collaborative meeting of educators 
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 - series of steps staff and parents collaboratively take to ensure students receive academic and/or behavioral interventions to enhance student success
SST Student Success Team - work together with families to brainstorm ways to support a student who is struggling with learning or behavior

Community Terms:

BAT Parent Teacher Organization(PTO), open to all families
DAB District Advisory Board - group of parents and community members who offer input to the Board of Education. A SAC member serves as a representative for Beattie.
PSD Poudre School District
SAC School Advisory Committee - group of parents, staff, and community members, and the principal, work to support our school improvement efforts
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