Parent Resources

Jacket Jargon

Navigating the confusing world of Educational acronyms and definitions can be very complicated. The Sprayberry Student, Family and Community Committee has compiled a list of frequently used terms and provided resources to better understand them. 

ACT (American College Testing Program) – College entrance test with max score of 36 (can be taken as many times as needed)

AP (Advanced Placement) – Rigorous course that prepare students for college course work & students may receive college credit.

AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) – Federal measurement to determine how a school is doing based on results of standardized tests & attendance.

EOCT (End of Course Test) – Includes Biology, US History, Economics, Math I, Math II, 9th Lit., and American. Lit. State mandated test that counts for 15% of final course grade.

GHSGT (Georgia High School Graduation Test) – Core subject tests taken by juniors to graduate and help the school meet AYP (a student can take as many times as needed)

IEP (Individualized Education Plan) – Individualized education plan for a student w/ identified disabilities

RTI (Response to Intervention) – The process for providing interventions for students w/ academic or behavioral difficulties.

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) – College entrance exam w/ maximum score of 2400 (a student may take as many times as want and can combine best scores)

If you have other jargon you have questions about please email us with your question and we will add it to the list.

Click here for the Spanish Version of Jacket Jargon