Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-23.1 - Definitions
For purposes of this chapter, the indicated terms are defined as follows:
"Adult education and literacy program" means adult basic education, adult education leading to a high school equivalency diploma under Iowa Code chapter 259A, English as a second language instruction, workplace and family literacy instruction, integrated basic education and technical skills instruction, and other activities specified in the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, 20 U.S.C. Ch. 73 and subsequent federal workforce training and adult education legislation.
"Career pathways " means a combination of rigorous and high-quality education, training, and other services that:
1. Aligns with the skill needs of industries in the state or regional economy;
2. Prepares an individual to be successful in any of a full range of secondary or postsecondary education options, including apprenticeships;
3. Includes counseling to support an individual in achieving the individual's education and career goals;
4. Includes, as appropriate, education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster;
5. Organizes education, training, and other services to meet the particular needs of an individual in a manner that accelerates the educational and career advancement of the individual to the extent practicable; and
6. Helps an individual enter or advance within a specific occupation or occupational cluster.
"Coordinator" means the person(s) responsible for making decisions for the adult education and literacy program at the local level.
"Department" means the Iowa department of education.
"English as a second language " means a structured language acquisition program designed to teach English to students whose native language is other than English.
"Intake " means admittance and enrollment in an adult education and literacy program operated by an eligible provider.
"Professional staff" means all staff that are engaged in providing services, including instruction and data entry, for individuals who are eligible for adult education and literacy programs.
"State assessment policy" means a federally approved policy which stipulates the use of a standardized assessment, scoring and reporting protocols, certification requirements for test administrators, and the protocol for tracking test and attendance data.
"Volunteer staff" means all non-paid persons who perform services, including individualized instruction and data entry, for individuals who are eligible for adult education and literacy programs.
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