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PDFWAC 392-185-310


The following definitions shall apply to terms used in this chapter:
(1) "Education center" shall mean a private educational institution certified by the superintendent of public instruction which employs a clinical, client-centered approach and is devoted to (a) teaching the basic academic skills including specific attention to improvement of student motivation for achieving and (b) employment orientation: Provided, That no education center certified by the superintendent of public instruction pursuant to this section shall be deemed a common school under RCW 28A.150.020 or a private school for the purposes of RCW 28A.195.010 through 28A.195.050.
(2) "Basic academic skills" shall mean the study of mathematics, speech, language, reading and composition, science, history, literature and political science or civics; it shall not include courses of a vocational training nature and courses deemed nonessential to the accrediting or the approval of private schools under RCW 28A.305.130.
(3) "A clinical, client-centered basis" shall mean an approach to education which includes the individual diagnosis of the person's educational abilities, determining and setting of individual goals, prescribing and providing individual programs of instruction, and evaluating the individual student's progress in his or her educational program.
(4) "Individual diagnostic procedure" shall mean the individual assessment by a certified teacher, or when deemed necessary, by a psychometrist, psychologist, and/or another professional who is appropriately certificated or licensed to conduct specific diagnostic evaluations and to prescribe an individual educational and instructional program in conjunction with the teacher, student, parents, and others as necessary.
(5) "General educational development (GED) tests" shall mean that battery of tests designed and published by the GED testing service of the American council on education to measure the major outcomes and concepts generally associated with four years of high school education. Each GED testing center must have a current contract with the American council on education and be authorized by the state board for community and technical colleges.
(6) "Educational gain" shall mean (a) measurable increases in the student's achievement, (b) increased motivation for achieving, and/or (c) increased knowledge and skills relevant to employment orientation as defined in (8) below: Provided, That consideration is given to the student's background in determining the extent of such gain.
(7) "Eligible common school dropout" shall be defined as set forth in WAC 392-185-010(2).
(8) "Employment orientation" shall normally include, but not be restricted to instruction and practical experience in the following areas: Job applications, interview techniques, expectations for attendance and production, learning to translate skills and abilities in terms of job needs, examination by the student of job descriptions and exploration of the student's ability to fulfill the job needs.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.205 RCW. WSR 07-06-064, § 392-185-310, filed 3/5/07, effective 4/5/07. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 263. WSR 06-14-009, recodified as § 392-185-310, filed 6/22/06, effective 6/22/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. WSR 94-03-103 (Order 4-94), § 180-95-010, filed 1/19/94, effective 2/19/94. Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. WSR 90-17-009, § 180-95-010, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120. WSR 78-03-014 (Order 2-78), § 180-95-010, filed 2/8/78.]
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