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§ 15-1502-I. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 30, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XV-I. E-Chievement Program
Effective: December 30, 2019
24 P.S. § 15-1502-I
§ 15-1502-I. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this article shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Department.” The Department of Education of the Commonwealth.
“Hybrid learning.” An instructional strategy that blends digital resources with classroom teaching. The term shall not include instruction through a distance education program.
“Nonpublic school.” A nonprofit school in which a resident of this Commonwealth may legally fulfill the compulsory school attendance requirements of this act and which meets the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public Law 88-352, 78 Stat. 241).1 The term shall not include a public school located within this Commonwealth.
“Program.” The E-chievement Program established under this article.
“School entity.” Any of the following:
(1) A school district.
(2) An intermediate unit.
(3) An area career and technical school.
(4) A charter school or regional charter school, as defined in section 1703-A.2
“State assessment.” Any of the following:
(1) The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment.
(2) The Keystone Exams.
(3) A test, except a test listed under paragraph (1) or (2), established or approved by the State Board of Education or General Assembly to meet the requirements of section 2603-B(d)(10)(i),3 and required under the Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114-95, 129 Stat. 1802)4 or its successor statute.
(4) A test required to achieve other standards established by the Department of Education for a public school or school district under 22 Pa. Code § 403.3 (relating to single accountability system).


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XV-I, § 1502-I, added 2016, July 13, P.L. 716, No. 86, § 7, imd. effective. Amended 2019, Oct. 30, P.L. 460, No. 76, § 32, effective in 60 days [Dec. 30, 2019].


42 U.S.C.A. § 2000d et seq.
24 P.S. § 17-1703-A.
24 P.S. § 26-2603-B.
See 20 U.S.C.A. § 6361 et seq.
24 P.S. § 15-1502-I, PA ST 24 P.S. § 15-1502-I
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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