Glossary

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504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The purpose of Section 504 is to ensure that individuals with disabilities are given the same opportunity to participate in programs and activities as are their nondisabled peers.

A

ABM

Attendance Boundary Modification

ADA

Average Daily Attendance: See TEA's Texas Public School Finance Overview for detail on calculation.

B

BHIP

Bullying and Harassment Investigation Portal

Blueprint Master Course

Blueprint is the Adjective for Master Course. This is a course that is linked to your Live Course. Whatever you build in this course will sync automatically to your Live Course. Good for teams that plan together. Note: This is not the best option for every team.

C

Canvas

online Learning Management System (LMS)

Course Navigation

This navigation bar controls locations within your course. If you want to go to your homepage in the course navigation click HOME.

CTE

Career and Technical Education

D

Dashboard

This button in your Course Navigation Bar brings you back to your global home screen with tiles for each course you have favorited.

DSF

Digital Store Front: a system for submitting Hardcopy or Digital files for printing or copying services.

E

Eco Dis

Economically Disadvantaged

ELL

English Language Learners

EOC

End of Course

EOY

End of Year

ESC

Education Support Complex

eSchool Plus 4.1

Student Information System

ESL

English as a Second Language

eStar

SPED/504/RTI/LPAC Data Entry and Reporting System

External Tool

LTI

LTI = Learning Tool Interoperability. This is for all the tools we use that are not native to canvas like Google, Nearpod, Flipgrid, etc. They have each built “apps” for Canvas so it’s easier to keep all of your online learning in one place: Canvas!

G

Global Navigation

This navigation bar controls ALL of Canvas. This will bring you to places outside of your course.

GT

Gifted and Talented

I

IE

Internet Explorer

K

Katy ISD user credentials

Staff/Students: Katy ID (located at bottom of ID badge) and District password. Parents/Guardians: Home Access Center ID and District password

KRONOS

Timecard system used by Payroll

L

LEP

Limited English Proficiency

Live Course

Canvas Course attached to TAC rosters. Updates nightly. Will have the semester listed underneath the course name on the Canvas Dashboard.

LMS

Learning Management System

LUZ

Land Use Zone: Small boundaries that geographically define neighborhood areas, or sections of a subdivision

M

Master Course

Your “teacher binder”. Where you keep the clean copies of all of your work. Build content in here and import it into your Live Course as you go. Can be used with a team or PLC.

MUNIS

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system that manages all core functions, including financials, procurement, HR, payroll, and revenues.

O

OOL

Office of Other Languages

P

PEIMS

The Public Education Information Management System encompasses all data requested and received by TEA about public education, including student demographic and academic performance, personnel, financial, and organizational information.

PIE

Partners In Education: brings the community into Katy ISD classrooms through a menu of opportunities. Giving everyone a chance to volunteer.

PII

Personally Identifiable Information: considered highly sensitive and must be protected at all times.

Playground Course

This is your course where you try things out. Not serious business. The place where it’s even more okay to make mistakes than normal.

PMP

Performance Management Portal: District repository for data dashboards.

Q

Quick Ticket

Pre-populated, template based requests that can assist with submitting TSC Help Desk tickets quickly and efficiently.

R

RFIT

Request for Interpretation Translation

Rich Content Editor

This is the “text box” on all of the content creation pages. We go into detail on the specifics later in the course.

RTI

Response to Intervention

S

SARA

School Assignment by Residential Address

SBP

School Business Partnerships: mutually beneficial, long-term relationships that provide value to both the campus and the company.

SPED

Special Education Students

T

TAC

Teacher Access Center

TMAX

the Telephone Movement and Transfer Request System used primarily by the Campus Secretary.

TRIP

Stands for Travel Reimbursement Input and Planning. It is an application used by employees planning overnight travel on behalf of the District.

TSC

Technology Support Center

W

WADA

Wealth per average daily attendance: See TEA's Texas Public School Finance Overview for detail on calculation.