Highly Qualified Teachers
The deadline for
submitting PR1100 Highly Qualified Teacher amendments for the end-of-year
snapshot in eGrants is Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
TEA is in the process of
reviewing the Focused Data Analysis. Until that review is complete,
districts are not required to complete the Focused Data Analysis. Upon
completion of the review, TEA will notify those districts that need to complete
the Focused Data Analysis or an amended version of the analysis and will
indicate a new deadline for completion.
Section 1119 of The No
Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) focuses on improving teacher quality at the local
level. To achieve this goal, the act requires all teachers teaching core
subject academic areas to meet specific competency and educational
requirements. Teachers who meet these requirements are considered “highly
Teachers are required to
be highly qualified if they are the Teacher of Record providing direct
instruction to students in any core academic subject area. These subjects include:
- reading or language arts
- foreign languages
(languages other than English)
- civics and government
economics arts history
- Hold at least a bachelor’s
- Be fully certified to teach in
- Demonstrate competency in their
core academic subject area
Implementation of NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements (PDF, 1068KB) Updated February 20, 2013. This
report contains additional information about which teachers must meet the
highly qualified requirements and how the state is implementing the program.
Title I – Improving the
Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Full text in HTML format of Title I, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Section 1119 addresses Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) requirements.
Highly Qualified Teacher
Reports by state, region, district, or campus
Beginning and end-of-year reports on state, regional and local progress toward
highly qualified teacher compliance. This report includes information about
high-poverty and low-poverty districts.
State plan for meeting
the highly qualified teacher goal (PDF, 165KB)
The revised plan for achieving compliance to NCLB highly qualified teacher
requirements and additional reports:
Attachment 1: Texas Strategic Plan
to Address the Teacher Shortage (PDF, 507KB)
Attachment 2: Sample
Campus HQT Compliance Report (PDF, 349KB)
Attachment 3: District HQ Percent (PDF, 509KB)
Attachment 4: Campus HQ (PDF, 3,646KB)
Attachment 5: NCLB Monitoring Description (PDF, 1,451KB)
Attachment 6: Equity Plan (PDF, 224KB) (Updated February 2, 2012)
USDE Approval Letter (PDF, 14KB)
USDE Review Sheet and Comments (PDF, 45KB)
Highly Qualified Teacher Determination forms
Forms to determine whether or not a teacher meets HQT requirements.
Sample Forms for use by
Local Education Agencies (LEAs)
NCLB compliance and parental notification sample forms in English and Spanish.
Highly Qualified TeacherContinuous Improvement Plan (HQTCIP) Process
LEAs not meeting HQT requirements must analyze local data to identify the
causes of and possible solutions to non-compliance.
Division of Educator
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Austin, TX 78701
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