Perkins Glossary

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504 Plan
See also: Individualized Educational Program (IEP) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (34 C.F.R. Part 104) assures individuals will not be discriminated against based on disabilities. 504 Plans are formal plans schools develop to provide children with disabilities the support they need to be successful in school.


Academic Program
A cohesive arrangement of college-level credit courses and experiences designed to accomplish predetermined objectives leading to the awarding of a degree, diploma, or certificate. Undergraduate degree programs shall include a general education component. The purpose of an academic program is to increase students’ knowledge and understanding in a field of study or discipline, qualify students for employment in an occupation or range of occupations, and/or prepare students for advanced study.[Minnesota State Policy 3.36]

Academic Program Inventory
An official list of postsecondary academic programs offered by Minnesota State. The inventory identifies Perkins-eligible and nontraditional programs.

Academically Disadvantaged
See also: Disadvantaged Individuals; Economically Disadvantaged. An individual who scores at or below the 25th percentile on a standardized achievement or aptitude test, whose secondary school grades are below 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (on which the grade “A” equals 4.0), or who fails to attain minimum academic competencies. This definition does not include individuals with learning disabilities. [34 CFR 400.4]

Access to Career Technical Education for Students with Disabilities (ACTE-SPED)
Program designed for students who require curriculum modifications and special equipment to participate in state-approved CTE work-based learning programs.

ACCUPLACER
See also: Placement Tests A series of course placement assessment provided by College Board and used by some colleges, including most Minnesota State schools, to assess reading, writing, and math skills. Results are used to place students in appropriate level of college courses.

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Basic Grant
See also: Perkins Local Application. The amount of Perkins funding each consortium is awarded each fiscal year after submitting their Local Application. Calculations for the Basic Grant are based on specific attributes of the secondary and postsecondary constituents. Consortia may receive additional funding through reallocated funds or leadership funds.

Brokering of Services
Also known as: Continuum of Services for Learners. See also: Continuum of Service Provision (CSP). This is described as the act of a consortium collaborating with other consortia, as needed, to assist learners in locating Programs of Study that meet their career interests and aspirations. Also, actions taken to assist learners in locating appropriate preparatory courses or learning activities not available locally to prepare for a Program of Study

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Career and College Readiness
For purposes of statewide accountability, career and college readiness means a high school graduate has the knowledge, skills, and competencies to successfully pursue a career pathway, including postsecondary credit leading to a degree, diploma, certificate, or industry-recognized credential and employment. Students who are career and college ready are able to successfully complete credit-bearing coursework at a two- or four-year college or university or other credit- bearing postsecondary program without need for remediation. [Minnesota Statute 120B.30, subdivision 1(p)].

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Work-Based Learning
See also: Experiential Learning. Sustained interactions with industry or community professionals in real workplace settings, to the extent practicable, or simulated environments at an educational institution that foster in-depth, firsthand engagement with the tasks required in a given career field, that are aligned to curriculum and instruction. [Perkins V]

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