Highly Qualified Teacher Continuous Improvement Plan 2007-2008 by kko17523

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									  ESC Region #: XIII                                                                                            Contact Name: Chuck Holt
      LEA Name: Lexington ISD                                                                                       Telephone: 979-773-2254
County-District #: 144-902                                                                                               Email: holtc@lexingtonisd.net

                                                             Highly Qualified Teacher
                                                      Continuous Improvement Plan 2007-2008
       Definitions
       Strategies/Activities - Strategies and activities to be implemented to meet the goal and objectives listed.
       Objective Met – Select the objective(s) from the list that the strategy/activity addresses.
       Person(s) Responsible - Personnel by position needed to implement activity.
       Target Completion Date - Date that strategy/activity will be complete.
       Measurable Evidence of Improvement - Qualitative and/or quantitative measures of improvement.
       Goal: To meet the 100% highly qualified teacher requirements by the end of 2007-2008.
       All objectives must be addressed in the plan.
       Objective 1 - Increase the percentage of highly qualified core academic subject area teachers on each campus to 100%.
       Objective 2 - Increase the percentage of core academic subject area classes taught by highly qualified teachers on each campus to 100%.
       Objective 3 - Increase or maintain the percentage of teachers receiving high-quality professional development on each campus to meet 100%.
       Objective 4 - Ensure low-income students and minority students are not taught at higher rates than other student groups by inexperienced, out-of-
                      field, or non-highly qualified teachers.
       Objective 5 – Increase the percentage of core academic subject area classes taught by highly qualified teachers on high poverty campuses to100%.
       Objective 6 - Attract and retain highly qualified teachers.
       Objective 7 - Assist teachers not currently highly qualified to meet the highly qualified requirements in a timely manner.
              Strategies/Activities                Objective(s) Met        Person(s) Responsible                  Measurable Evidence        Target Completion Date
                                                  (Multiple boxes may                                                of Improvement
                                                     be checked.)
       Recruit highly qualified staff.              Objective 1          Chuck Holt, Rebecca             Attendance at Regional Job Fairs.   May 2008
                                                    Objective 2          French
                                                    Objective 3
                                                    Objective 4
                                                    Objective 5
                                                    Objective 6
                                                    Objective 7



       Division of NCLB Program Coordination                                                                                                    1
       Texas Education Agency
       Strategies/Activities            Objective(s) Met    Person(s) Responsible            Measurable Evidence             Target Completion Date
                                                                                               of Improvement
The District will offer incentives to    Objective 1       Chuck Holt, Board of     The District offers stipends for         Stipends paid in
retain highly qualified teachers.        Objective 2       Trustees                 teachers in fields that have been        December 2007 and
                                         Objective 3                                identified by the commissioner of        February 2008.
                                         Objective 4                                education as critical shortage areas.
                                         Objective 5
                                         Objective 6
                                         Objective 7
Increase the amount of funds             Objective 1       Chuck Holt               The district has expanded training and   May 2008
available to apply towards               Objective 2                                professional development funds to
additional certifications for staff.     Objective 3                                assist teachers in reaching Highly
                                         Objective 4                                Qualified Status. District also now
                                         Objective 5                                assuming costs for additional subject
                                         Objective 6                                area testing.
                                         Objective 7
Central Office to verify and cross       Objective 1       Chuck Holt               Economically Disadvantaged and           Fall 2007 during
check student schedules with             Objective 2                                minority students not over represented   scheduling review.
Highly Qualified Teacher status.         Objective 3                                in Non-HQ teacher classrooms.
                                         Objective 4
                                         Objective 5
                                         Objective 6
                                         Objective 7
N/A                                      Objective 1       Chuck Holt               Single Attendance Zone campuses.         Complete
                                         Objective 2                                Highest poverty campus (Lexington
                                         Objective 3                                Elementary) is 100% HQ.
                                         Objective 4
                                         Objective 5
                                         Objective 6
                                         Objective 7




Division of NCLB Program Coordination                                                                                            2
Texas Education Agency
       Strategies/Activities          Objective(s) Met    Person(s) Responsible            Measurable Evidence               Target Completion Date
                                                                                             of Improvement
Increase pool of professional          Objective 1       Chuck Holt               Advertise professional vacancies on        Through May 2008
applicants.                            Objective 2                                both our local web site and the web
                                       Objective 3                                sites of professional organizations in
                                       Objective 4                                order to attract a larger applicant pool
                                       Objective 5                                from which to choose.
                                       Objective 6
                                       Objective 7
Increase salary and benefits to        Objective 1       Chuck Holt, Board of     District has added to benefit package      Complete 9-9-07
attract and retain highly qualified    Objective 2       Trustees                 and increased salaries an average of
teachers.                              Objective 3                                2.5 percent this year.
                                       Objective 4
                                       Objective 5
                                       Objective 6
                                       Objective 7
District personnel will act as a       Objective 1       Chuck Holt, Rebecca      Counseling with individuals and refer   Thoughout year
resource to those in need to           Objective 2       French                   each individual to the most appropriate
achieve HQ status.                     Objective 3                                sources for assistance. Sources may
                                       Objective 4                                include, but are not limited to, the
                                       Objective 5                                education service centers, state board
                                       Objective 6                                for educator certification, and
                                       Objective 7                                appropriate alternative certification
                                                                                  programs.
                                       Objective 1
                                       Objective 2
                                       Objective 3
                                       Objective 4
                                       Objective 5
                                       Objective 6
                                       Objective 7



       Strategies/Activities          Objective(s) Met    Person(s) Responsible            Measurable Evidence               Target Completion Date
                                                                                             of Improvement
                                      Objective 1
                                      Objective 2
                                      Objective 3
                                      Objective 4
Division of NCLB Program Coordination Objective 5                                                                                3
Texas Education Agency                Objective 6
                                      Objective 7
Did the LEA address all seven objectives in this plan?     Yes            No


The Highly Qualified Continuous Improvement Plan submission is due to the Division of NCLB Program Coordination by December 15, 2007.
If you have any questions, contact Heather Christie at (512) 463-9374 or heather.christie@tea.state.tx.us.




Division of NCLB Program Coordination                                                                                               4
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