Title 16

Chapter 96
The College and Career Success for All Students Act [See Title 16 Chapter 97 — The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-96-3

§ 16-96-3. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(1) “Advanced Placement course” means a course sponsored by the college board and offered for college credit at the high school level.

(2) “Advanced Placement teacher” means a teacher of an advanced placement course.

(3) “Pre-Advanced Placement” means set professional development resources and services that equip all middle and high school teachers with the strategies and tools they need to engage their students in active, high-level learning, thereby ensuring that every middle and high school student develops the skills, habits of mind, and concepts they need to succeed in advanced placement courses.

(4) “Board of regents” means the board of regents for elementary and secondary education.

(5) “FAFSA” means the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form that allows eligible students the opportunity to obtain federal financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education to assist with the cost of postsecondary education.

(6) “Rhode Island alternative financial aid application” means the form that allows eligible students who are not permitted to fill out the FAFSA an opportunity to apply for state financial aid, regardless of their immigration status, to assist with the cost of postsecondary education.

(7) “Vertical team” means a group of teachers and educators from different grade levels in a given discipline who work cooperatively to develop and implement a vertically aligned program aimed at helping students from diverse backgrounds acquire the academic skills necessary for success in advanced placement courses and other challenging courses.

History of Section.
P.L. 2012, ch. 320, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 350, § 1; P.L. 2022, ch. 297, § 1, effective June 29, 2022; P.L. 2022, ch. 298, § 1, effective June 29, 2022.