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PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 108 STAT. 3653 "(4) ELIGIBLE CONSORTIUM. —For the purpose of this subsection, the term 'eligible consortium' means a consortium— "(A) that shall include— "(i) a State or local educational agency; and "(ii) a business, industry, or telecommunications entity; and "(B) that may include— "(i) a public or private nonprofit organization; or "(ii) a postsecondary institution. "(5) PRIORITIES.— In awarding assistance under this section, the Secretary shall give priority to applications describing programs or systems that— "(A) promote the acquisition of higher-order thinking skills and promise to raise the achievement levels of all students, particularly disadvantaged students who are not realizing their potentigd; "(B) are aligned with challenging State content standards and State and local curriculum frameworks; "(C) may be adapted and applied nationally at a reasonable cost over a broad technology platform; "(D) convert technology resources developed with support from the Department of Defense and other Federal agencies for effective use in the classroom; "(E) show promise of reducing the costs of providing high-quality instruction; "(F) show promise of expanding access to high-quality instruction in content areas which would otherwise not be available to students in rural and urban communities or who are served by other educational agencies with limited financial resources; "(G) are developed in consultation with classroom teachers; "(H) are developed through consultation and collaboration with appropriate education entities in designing the product to ensure relevance to the voluntary national content standards, the voluntary national student performance standards and State curriculum frameworks; and "(I) are developed so that the product can be adapted for use by adults in need of literacy services, including English as a second language and preparation for a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent. " (6) REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE.—Each eligible consortium desiring Federal assistance under this section shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time and in such manner as the Secretary may prescribe. Each application shall include— "(A) a description of how the product will improve the achievement levels of students; "(B) a description of how the activities assisted under this section will promote professional development of teachers and administrators in the uses and applications of the product, including the development of training materials; "(C) a description of design, development, field testing, r evaluation, and distribution of products, where appropriate;