ADE               Arkansas Department of Education

ELD               English Language Development

ELDA             English Language Development Assessment

EL                  English Learner

ELO                Extended Learning Opportunity

ELPA 21        English Language Proficiency Assessment

ESOL             English to Speakers of Other Languages

GT                  Gifted and Talented

HLS               Home Language Survey

LAS               Language Assessment Scales

LEA               Local Education Agency

LEP               Limited English Proficiency

LMS              Language Minority Student 

LPAC             Language Placement Assessment Committee

MEC              Minimum Exit Criteria

NES              Non-English Speaker

SEI                Structured English Immersion

SPED            Special Education Department

TELPA          Tennessee English Language Proficiency Assessment

TESOL          Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

EL Acronyms