Status of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements(2014)

Word Version

August 13, 2014

 

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

SUBJECT:  Status of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements

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 (TEA 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 toward this NCLB requirement.

Campus Reporting of Highly Qualified Teacher Compliance Report as of September 16, 2014
(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 http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=25769817480

The agency will continue to provide updated information on highly qualified requirements through the NCLB Update listserv that is disseminated to school districts.  To subscribe to the NCLB Update, go to https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXTEA/subscriber/new, add your email address, click submit, then select "No Child Left Behind" found in the learning and support menu and click on submit once more. 

If you have questions regarding this highly qualified information, please contact the Highly Qualified Teacher Unit in the Division of Educator Leadership and Quality at highlyqualified@tea.texas.gov.

 

Sincerely,

 

Tim Regal

Policy Advisor

Division of Educator Leadership and Quality