Chapter 1 Applicability
Chapter 2 Definitions
Chapter 3 Adoption of Academic Standards
Chapter 4.1 Performance Based Accreditation
Chapter 5 Strategic and Continuous School Improvement and Achievement Plan
Chapter 6 Cultural Competency in Educational Environments
Chapter 7 Student Educational Achievement Grants
Chapter 8 Assessing Improvement
Chapter 9 Consequences
Chapter 9.5 Turnaround Academies
Chapter 10 Rules
Chapter 11 Performance Based Awards
Chapter 12 School Recognition Programs

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 20 > Article 31 - Accountability for Performance and Improvement

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • fund: refers to the Indiana economic development partnership fund established by section 3 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 4-12-10-2
  • fund: refers to the student educational achievement fund established by section 4 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 20-31-7-2
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • grant: refers to a student educational achievement grant from the fund. See Indiana Code 20-31-7-3
  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • legal standards: means Indiana statutes and rules adopted by the state board that apply to each school for accreditation. See Indiana Code 20-31-4.1-1
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Population: has the meaning set forth in IC 1-1-3. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • recognition program: refers to a system by which a school is recognized for the school's performance, including programs established by statute, rule, or department policy. See Indiana Code 20-31-12-1
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5