Sec. 13a.03.04.02. Definitions  


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  • A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

    B. Terms Defined.

    (1) "Department" means the State Department of Education.

    (2) "Individual" means a student, teacher, administrator, or other school system or Department employee.

    (3) Local School System.

    (a) "Local school system" means a public school system.

    (b) “Local school system” includes special schools and institutions and nonpublic schools approved under COMAR 13A.09.10 that use tests administered on behalf of the State Board of Education.

    (4) "Maryland School Performance Program (MSPP)" means a performance-based education accountability program that focuses on accountability through school improvement in the public schools.

    (5) "Test administration" means the range of activities from procurement of secure assessment materials through the return of secure assessment materials to the Department or its agents.