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 qualified.”

    General Information

    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, including English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages (languages other than English), civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography.

    Highly qualified teachers must:

    • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree;
    • Be fully certified to teach in Texas; and
    • Demonstrate competency in their core academic subject area

    Guidance for Implementation of NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements (PDF, 1068KB) Updated February 20, 2013.  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.

    Reports

    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. 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

    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)

    Additional Resources 

    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 Teacher Continuous Improvement Plan (HQTCIP) Process
    LEAs not meeting HQT requirements must analyze local data to identify the causes of and possible solutions to non-compliance.

      


    For additional information, contact:

    Division of Educator Standards
    1701 North Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78701
    512/936-9831

    espi@tea.state.tx.us  

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