No Child Left Behind Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements (2014)

To the Administrator Addressed:  Status of No Child Left Behind Highly Qualifed Teacher Requirements dated August 13, 2014
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769815391

Section 1119 of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires that all core academic subject area teachers should have met the highly qualified (HQ) teacher requirements by the end of the 2006-2007 school year.  Based on the Texas Education Agency’s 9TEA or agency) review of the 2013-2014 local education agency (LEA) highly qualified teacher data, the state is close to meeting this goal, but it has not been met statewide.

The dates listed below are provided to update you on the status of the highly qualified teacher requirements and the agency’s plans for continued implementation and improvement towards this NCLB requirement.

(2014-2015 Highly Qualified Teacher Data)—Due Date November 17, 2014
LEA Public Reporting of Progress in Meeting Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements

(2014-2015 Highly Qualified Teacher Data)—Due Date December 15, 2014
Principal’s Attestation of Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements

(2014-2015 Highly Qualified Teacher Data)—Due Date December 15, 2014

To view documents and guidelines applicable to highly qualified requirements, please visit:

TEA Guidance:  Status of NCLB HQ Teacher Requirement 2014
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769815391

Documents and Guidance for the Implementation of NCLB Highly Qualifed Teacher Requirements
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=4650

To subscribe the to the agency NCLB Updates, go to :
https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXTEA/subscriber/new

Title I – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg2.html


Reports

HQ Teacher Reports by state, region, district, or campus including a TEA report tool, instructions on using this tool and a videoed instruction:
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=4662&menu_id=798

State Plan for Meeting the HQ Teacher Goal
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=4650


Additional Resources:

Highly Qualifed Teacher Determination Forms
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=2147485438&menu_id=798

Sample Forms for use by Local Education Agencies (LEAs)
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=4749&menu_id=798

Highly Qualifed Teacher Continuous Improvement Plan (HQTCIP) Process
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=2147485439&menu_id=798