MAF master address file

MARD mean absolute relative difference

MELA-O Massachusetts English Language Assessment-Oral

MEPA-R/W Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment-Reading and Writing

MI-ELPA Michigan English Language Proficiency Assessment

MN-SOLOM Minnesota Modified Student Oral Language Observation Matrix

MontCAS Montana Comprehensive Assessment System

MWAC Mountain West Assessment Consortium

NCELA National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition

NCES National Center for Education Statistics

NCLB No Child Left Behind Act

NCME National Council on Measurement in Education

NGA Center National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices

NRC National Research Council

NV-ELPA Nevada State English Language Proficiency Assessment

NYSED New York State Education Department

NYSESLAT New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test

OCR Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

OELA Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education

OR-ELPA Oregon English Language Proficiency Assessment

OTELA Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition

PEP Population Estimates Program

PUMA public-use microdata area

PUMS public-use microdata samples

RFEP reclassified as fluent English proficient

RMSE root mean square residual error

RPTE Reading Proficiency Tests in English

SAIPE Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Program

SEA state education agency

SELP Stanford English Language Proficiency Test

TEA Texas Education Agency

TEAE Test of Emerging Academic English

TELPA Tennessee English Language Placement Assessment

TELPAS Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment Systems

TESOL Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

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