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 9.5 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • fund: refers to the student educational achievement fund established by section 4 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 20-31-7-2
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Population: has the meaning set forth in IC 1-1-3. 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • 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