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122A.06 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purpose of sections 122A.05 to 122A.09, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them, unless another meaning is clearly indicated.

Subd. 2. Teacher. "Teacher" means a classroom teacher or other similar professional employee required to hold a license from the board of teaching.

Subd. 3. Board. "Board" means the board of teaching.

Subd. 4. Comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction. "Comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction" includes instruction and practice in phonemic awareness, phonics and other word-recognition skills, and guided oral reading for beginning readers, as well as extensive silent reading, vocabulary instruction, instruction in comprehension, and instruction that fosters understanding and higher-order thinking for readers of all ages and proficiency levels.

HIST: Ex1967 c 25 s 2; 1973 c 749 s 8; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1976 c 222 s 20,21,27,208; 1980 c 345 s 8; 1980 c 609 art 6 s 26; 1Sp1985 c 12 art 8 s 20; 1998 c 397 art 8 s 101; art 11 s 3; 1Sp2001 c 13 s 2