20 U.S. Code § 9202 - Definitions
In this subchapter:
(1) Adult education
The term “adult education” means services or instruction below the postsecondary level for individuals—
(i) lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills to enable the individuals to function effectively in society;
(ii) do not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and have not achieved an equivalent level of education; or
(2) Adult education and literacy activities
(3) Educational service agency
The term “educational service agency” means a regional public multiservice agency authorized by State statute to develop and manage a service or program, and to provide the service or program to a local educational agency.
(4) Eligible agency
The term “eligible agency” means the sole entity or agency in a State or an outlying area responsible for administering or supervising policy for adult education and literacy in the State or outlying area, respectively, consistent with the law of the State or outlying area, respectively.
(5) Eligible provider
The term “eligible provider” means—
(H) a nonprofit institution that is not described in any of subparagraphs (A) through (G) and has the ability to provide literacy services to adults and families; and
(6) English literacy program
The term “English literacy program” means a program of instruction designed to help individuals of limited English proficiency achieve competence in the English language.
(7) Family literacy services
The term “family literacy services” means services that are of sufficient intensity in terms of hours, and of sufficient duration, to make sustainable changes in a family, and that integrate all of the following activities:
(B) Training for parents regarding how to be the primary teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children.
(9) Individual with a disability
(A) In general
(10) Individual of limited English proficiency
The term “individual of limited English proficiency” means an adult or out-of-school youth who has limited ability in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language, and—
(11) Institution of higher education
The term “institution of higher education” has the meaning given the term in section 1001 of this title.
The term “literacy” means an individual’s ability to read, write, and speak in English, compute, and solve problems, at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family of the individual, and in society.
(13) Local educational agency
The term “local educational agency” has the meaning given the term in section 7801 of this title.
(14) Outlying area
(15) Postsecondary educational institution
The term “postsecondary educational institution” means—
(A) an institution of higher education that provides not less than a 2-year program of instruction that is acceptable for credit toward a bachelor’s degree;
The term “State” means each of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Source(Pub. L. 105–220, title II, § 203,Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1060; Pub. L. 105–244, title I, § 102(d)(2),Oct. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1622; Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 404(a)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–416; Pub. L. 107–110, title X, § 1076(s),Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 2092.)
1998—Pub. L. 105–277made technical amendment to reference in original act which appears in text as reference to this subchapter.
Effective Date of 2002 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 107–110effective Jan. 8, 2002, except with respect to certain noncompetitive programs and competitive programs, see section 5 ofPub. L. 107–110, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6301 of this title.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment