Without seeing the entire question its hard to say.
In general if y(x)= displacement then y'(x)= velocity and y''(x)= accelaration
Supposing we have y as a function of time, the usual definitions give y(t) as a displacement, y'(t) as a velocity, and y"(t) as an acceleration. This will not be the case for a function y(x) where x is a distance.
As others have said, you cannot just pick out a function and ask if it is velocity. What a function represents depends upon the application.
Now, if y(t) is a position function, that is, if y(t) is interpreted as the position of some object at time t, the y'(t) is its velocity and y''(t) is its acceleration. The "speed" is just |y'(t)| the absolute value (or magnitude) of the velocity.