Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 25.02 - Definitions

Current through November 29, 2021

In this chapter:

(1) "Adjudicated delinquent" means delinquent as defined under s. 938.02(3m), Stats.
(2) "Alternative education program" means those programs as defined under s. 115.28(7) (e) 1, Stats.
(3) "Basic skills," for purposes of determining whether a pupil is a child at risk of not graduating from high school, means achievement in reading or mathematics or both.
(4) "Board" means the school board in charge of the public schools in the district.
(5) "Ceased to attend" means that a pupil has been absent without acceptable excuse under ss. 118.15(1) (b) to (d) or (3), and 118.16(4), Stats., for 20 consecutive school days and has not formally withdrawn from school.
(6) "Children at risk" or "at risk" means pupils in grades 5 to 12 who are at risk of not graduating from high school because they are dropouts, or are two or more of the following:
(a) One or more years behind their age group in the number of high school credits attained.
(b) Two or more years behind their age group in basic skill levels.
(c) Habitual truants as defined in s. 118.16(1) (a), Stats.
(d) Parents.
(e) Adjudicated delinquents.
(f) Eighth grade pupils whose score in each subject area on the examination administered under s. 118.30(1m) (am) 1, Stats., was below the basic level, eighth grade pupils who failed the examination under s. 118.30(1m) (am) 2, Stats., and eighth grade pupils who failed to be promoted to the ninth grade.
(7) "Contract" means a written agreement between a board and a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian agency for the purpose of providing services to children at risk.
(8) "Department" means the Wisconsin department of public instruction.
(9) "Dropout," for purposes of determining whether a pupil is a child at risk of not graduating from high school, means a pupil who:
(a) Has ceased to attend school; and
(b) Does not attend a public, private, or technical college system district school or home-based private educational program under s. 118.15(4), Stats., on a full-time basis; and
(c) Has not graduated from high school, and does not have an acceptable excuse under ss. 118.15(1) (b) to (d) or (3), and 118.16(4), Stats.
(10) "Parent" means mother, father, or legal guardian.
(11) "Private program" means a program operated by a nonsectarian, nonprofit private school or agency.
(12) "Private school" has the meaning described in s. 118.165, Stats.
(13) "Program" means an organized and structured activity or set of activities which constitute one or more components of a comprehensive curriculum plan for the school year including the pupil services normally provided by a school.
(14) "Pupil attendance rate" means the rate obtained by dividing the aggregate number of full-time equivalent days of actual pupil attendance, by the aggregate number of full-time equivalent days on which the individual pupil was enrolled.
(15) "School-age parents" has the meaning given in s. 115.91, Stats.
(16) "Standardized achievement test" means a published, nationally normed test which provides a valid and reliable measure of a pupil's present achievement level in comparison with age or grade level cohorts.
(17) "State superintendent" means the state superintendent of public instruction.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 25.02
Cr. Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94; correction in (9) (b) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 6, Stats., Register, March, 1996, No. 483; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats., Register October 2001 No. 550; CR 01-119: am. (1), (2), (3), and (9) (intro.) and r. and recr. (6) Register May 2002 No. 557, eff. 6-1-02; CR 03-103: am. (6) Register March 2004 No. 579, eff. 4-1-04.

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