20 U.S. Code § 5802 - Definitions
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(a) Subchapters I, II, III, and X
As used in subchapters I, II, III, and X of this chapter—
(1) the terms “all students” and “all children” mean students or children from a broad range of backgrounds and circumstances, including disadvantaged students and children, students or children with diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, students or children with disabilities, students or children with limited-English proficiency, school-aged students or children who have dropped out of school, migratory students or children, and academically talented students and children;
(3) the terms “community”, “public”, and “advocacy group” include representatives of organizations advocating for the education of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children and Indian tribes;
(4) the term “content standards” means broad descriptions of the knowledge and skills students should acquire in a particular subject area;
(6) the terms “local educational agency” and “State educational agency” have the meaning given such terms in section 8801 of this title; 
(7) the term “outlying areas” means Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau (until the effective date of the Compact of Free Association with the Government of Palau), the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia;
(8) the term “performance standards” means concrete examples and explicit definitions of what students have to know and be able to do to demonstrate that such students are proficient in the skills and knowledge framed by content standards;
(9) the term “related services” has the same meaning given such term under section 1401 of this title;
(10) the term “State assessment” means measures of student performance which include at least 1 instrument of evaluation, and may include other measures of student performance, for a specific purpose and use which are intended to evaluate the progress of all students in the State toward learning the material in State content standards in 1 or more subject areas;
(11) the term “school” means a public school that is under the authority of the State educational agency or a local educational agency or, for the purpose of carrying out section 5895 (b)  of this title, a school that is operated or funded by the Bureau;
(b) Subchapters IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, and IX
For the purpose of subchapters IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, and IX of this chapter—
(1) except as provided in paragraph (3) and unless otherwise provided, the terms used in such subchapters have the same meanings given such terms in section 8801 of this title; 
 See References in Text note below.
Source(Pub. L. 103–227, § 3,Mar. 31, 1994, 108 Stat. 129; Pub. L. 103–382, title III, § 394(f)(1),Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 4027; Pub. L. 104–134, title I, § 101(d) [title VII, § 703(a)(3)], Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321–211, 1321–252; renumbered title I, Pub. L. 104–140, § 1(a),May 2, 1996, 110 Stat. 1327; Pub. L. 108–446, title III, § 305(e),Dec. 3, 2004, 118 Stat. 2805.)
References in Text
Subchapters I to X, referred to in text, were in the original references to titles I to X of Pub. L. 103–227, Mar. 31, 1994, 108 Stat. 131–265. Titles I, V, VI, and VIII are classified generally to subchapters I (§ 5811 et seq.), V (§ 5931 et seq.), VI (§ 5951), and VIII (§ 5981 et seq.), respectively, of this chapter. Title II enacted subchapter II (§ 5821 et seq.) of this chapter and section 3425 of this title, amended section 5093 of this title and section 5315 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, and enacted provisions set out as a note under section 5093 of this title. Title VII enacted subchapter VII (§ 5961 et seq.) of this chapter and amended section 1221e–1 of this title. Titles III and IV were classified generally to subchapters III (§ 5881 et seq.) and IV (§ 5911 et seq.), respectively, of this chapter and were repealed by Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(4) [title III, § 310(i)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1535, 1501A–265. Section 5895 (b) of this title was repealed by Pub. L. 106–113. Title IX enacted subchapter IX (§ 6001 et seq.) of this chapter, amended sections 2422, 3155, 3412, 3419, 3462, and 4085b of this title, repealed section 1221e of this title, and enacted provisions set out as notes under sections 1221e and 3155 of this title. Title X enacted subchapter X (§ 6061 et seq.) of this chapter and section 3351 of this title, amended sections 1107, 1232h, 2421, 3381 to 3384, and 3386 of this title, sections 1632, 1633, and 1635 of Title 29, Labor, and section 11903a of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, and enacted provisions set out as notes under section 6301 of this title and section 11901 of Title 42. For complete classification of titles I to X to the Code, see Tables.
Section 8801 of this title, referred to in subsecs. (a)(6) and (b)(1), was repealed by Pub. L. 107–110, title X, § 1011(5)(C),Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1986.
For Oct. 1, 1994, as the date the Compact of Free Association with the Government of Palau takes effect, referred to in subsec. (a)(7), see Proc. No. 6726, Sept. 27, 1994, 59 F.R. 49777, set out as a note under section 1931 of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.
1996—Subsec. (a)(7) to (14). Pub. L. 104–134redesignated pars. (8) to (14) as (7) to (13), respectively, and struck out former par. (7) which read as follows: “the term ‘opportunity-to-learn standards’ means the criteria for, and the basis of, assessing the sufficiency or quality of the resources, practices, and conditions necessary at each level of the education system (schools, local educational agencies, and States) to provide all students with an opportunity to learn the material in voluntary national content standards or State content standards;”.
1994—Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 103–382, § 394(f)(1)(A)(i), substituted “section 8801” for “section 2891”.
Subsec. (a)(10). Pub. L. 103–382, § 394(f)(1)(A)(ii), substituted “section 1401 (a)(17)” for “section 1401”.