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No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 High Quality Teacher Requirements. Equitable Distribution of High Quality and Experienced Teachers. One Year Extension June 2007. May 2006 US Department of Education notified CDE California had been granted one year extension for HQT goal
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Equitable Distribution of High Quality and Experienced Teachers
requires that LEAs use at least 5 % of their Title I funds for professional development to ensure that teachers who are not currently highly qualified meet the requirement.
Title II, Part A
Requires schools and districts to improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified.
Title I, Part B, Reading First
Title II, Part B, Mathematics and Science Partnerships
Title II Part C, Troops-to-Teachers and Transition to Teaching
Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology
Title III, Part A, English language acquisition and language enhancement
Title V, Part A
Title VII, Part A, Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native EducationFunding Options to Improve Teacher Quality
High Quality Teacher Requirements
“New” to the Profession
“Not New” to the Profession
“New” elementary teachers must:
“Not new” elementary teachers have two options to demonstrate subject matter competency:
“New” middle/high school teachers have two options to demonstrate subject matter competency:
“Not new” middle/high school teachers have four options to demonstrate subject matter competency:
Includes reading intervention and CAHSEE-English classes
Includes math intervention and CAHSEE-Math classes
history, government, economics, geography
Foreign Languages (specific)
Drama/Theater (English Credential)
Dance (Physical Education Credential)NCLB Core Academic Subjects
How That Looks in California
The non-HQ teacher and appropriate district staff create a plan to ensure teacher will be HQ by June 2007
Individual plan on file with district and the site administrator and teacher have a copy of agreed upon plan
Funding sources have been identifiedMake a plan for June 2007
If not, they must be moved from the Title II, Part A Class Size Reduction classroom
Class size reduction is not a primary or appropriate use of Title II funds if HQT compliance is less than 95% at any site or program.
District has utilized all appropriate funds to ensure compliance
Think test prep materials or classes, exam fees, content specific professional development, release time for course work…..Make a plan for June 2007
Think test prep materials or classes, exam fees, content specific professional development, release time for course work…..
Title I School Wide teachers are HQ
If not, appropriate parent notification of instruction by non-HQ teacher will be done by 20th day of instruction
All Title I Targeted Assistance teachers are HQ
If not, they should be moved to a non-targeted assistance classroomMake a plan for June 2007 Continued
Someone who can’t pass a necessary CSET
Assignments that often require teachers to be placed on Local Teaching Option
Redesign master schedules to maximize HQT staff
Special assignments or projectsInvest in Long Term Solutions
Retain, retain, retain!
Address the issues of retention specific to your district
Develop exit interview strategies, implement a self study of district retention patterns and create plan for improvement…..Invest in Long Term Solutions