The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
"Benchmark" means specific knowledge or skill that a student must master to complete part of an academic standard by the end of the grade level or grade band.
"Credit" means the determination by the local school district that a student has successfully completed an academic year of study or mastered the applicable subject matter.
"Elective standard" means a locally adopted expectation for student learning in career and technical education and world languages.
"Required standard" means (1) a statewide adopted expectation for student learning in the content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, and the arts, or (2) a locally adopted expectation for student learning in health or the arts.