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									                                        No Child Left Behind
                                            Act of 2001
                                                http://www.ed.gov/nclb/

                                                Title II Part A:
                  Recruitment, Induction, and Retention of High
                         Quality Teachers and Principals




                                 Georgia Professional Standards Commission
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Consolidated Application Web site, Title II-A
 Title II-A Focus

Overall Focus:
 Recruit, train, and retain highly qualified
   teachers and principals
 High quality professional development




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    Teacher Quality Goal
    Georgia Implementation Guidelines Section 13.0

   NCLB places a major emphasis upon teacher quality as a
    factor in improving student achievement. (Title I Section 1119)

   2002-2003 - All teachers hired after the first day of the
    2002-03 school year and teaching in a program
    supported by Title I funds must be “highly qualified.”

   2005-2006 – All other teachers teaching core academic
    subjects must be “highly qualified” by the end of the
    2005-06 academic year.


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“Highly Qualified” Teachers
   All teachers must be “highly qualified.”
   Applies to all public K-12 teachers who teach
    core subjects:
      •   English, Reading or Language Arts
      •   Mathematics
      •   Broad Field Science (such as Physics,
          Biology, or Chemistry)
      •   Broad Field Social Studies (such as Civics
          and Government, Economics, History,or
          Geography)
      •   Foreign Languages
      •   Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Band, and Chorus)
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         “Highly Qualified” Teachers
                            Certified by the PSC
                                    plus
     Major/ Concentration in Subject/ Content Area(s)



         New Teachers                           Veteran Teachers
    Content Test (Praxis II or               Content Test (Praxis II or
  Other State Certification Test)    or    Other State Certification Test)
                                                        Or
                                               HOUSSE to Establish
                                                 Content Expertise
                                    plus
Teachers must be assigned to teach in appropriate subject/content area(s)
    Title II, Part A
    “Highly Qualified” Veteran Teachers
   Bachelor’s Degree
   Professional Teaching Certificate
   Major/Concentration in Subject/Content Area(s)
   Passing Test Score in Subject/Content Area(s), or
    HOUSSE (100 points)
                                  and
Teachers must be assigned to teach in appropriate subject/content area(s)


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    Title II, Part A
    “Highly Qualified” New Teachers

   Bachelor’s Degree
   PSC Teaching Certificate

   Major/Concentration in Subject/Content Area(s)

   Passing Praxis II Test Score
                               and
Teachers must be assigned to teach in appropriate subject/content area(s)


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Title II, Part A
                       HOUSSE
      High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation


   HOUSSE is designed to assess and document
    competency of veteran teachers only

   Requires 100 points (points in at least 3
    categories)

(Veteran teachers have completed a total of 3 or more full years of
successful teaching.)
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 Title II, Part A
                  HOUSSE – cont.
The GA Content Rubric has been developed to
evaluate veteran teachers:
    • Years of Teaching Experience
    • College Course/SDUs/PLUs
    • School/System Activities/Service
    • Regional/State/National Activities/Service
    • Scholarship
    • Teacher Effectiveness (added March 15, 2004)   9
         HiQ Compliance Timeline
      Georgia Implementation Guideline Section 13.0


   Core teachers hired and placed in school-wide or
    targeted assisted Title I programs after the first day of
    school 2002-2003 must be “highly qualified” upon
    employment.

   If hired before the first day of school 2002-2003, core
    teachers must meet the “highly qualified” requirement
    by the end of 2005-2006 school year, both in Title
    and Non-Title programs.



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       HiQ Compliance Timeline
    Georgia Implementation Guideline Section 13.02



   Core teachers hired after the first day of school 2002-
    2003 not working in Title I programs must be “highly
    qualified” by the end of school year 2005-2006.




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Title II, Part A
Paraprofessional Requirements


 Two years of college, or
 Associate degree, or
 Formal state or local assessment




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 Title II, Part A
Paraprofessional Requirements
Requirements apply to:
   – Paraprofessionals hired after January 8, 2002 and employed
     in a Title I School to work with instruction, regardless of
     funding source
   – Paraprofessionals hired after January 8, 2002 with Title I
     funds and employed in a Targeted Assisted Program to work
     with instruction
   – Paraprofessionals hired prior to January 8, 2002 in the
     above-defined schools have until 2006 to meet the new
     federal requirements



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Title II, Part A
Paraprofessional Requirements
Requirements do not apply to:
   –Paraprofessionals whose major duties are to serve as a translator
   –Paraprofessionals whose duties consist solely of conducting
    parental involvement activities




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 NCLB Accountability


Adequate Yearly Progress for Title I Requires:

  – All student subgroups must be proficient within 12 years
    (2013-14)

  – All teachers in core academic subjects must be “highly
    qualified” by the end of the 2005-06 school year




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 Title II-A Performance Indicators

Percentage of classes taught by “highly qualified”
 teachers (in aggregate and “high poverty” schools)
 and paraprofessionals

Percentage of teachers receiving high quality
 “professional development”

Percentage of teachers qualified to use technology
 for instruction
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Accountability

LEA Plans
 Based on Annual Needs Assessment (surveys, minutes, etc.
  including participants’ names and positions, summary with
  needs prioritized)
 Copy of baseline/annual benchmarks for “highly qualified”
  teachers and paraprofessionals (from HiQ system data)
 Copy of Plan with actions aligned to needs and state
  curriculum/standardized tests
 Professional development for teachers including literature citing
  research or evidence of program success



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Accountability - Plan

              See Guidance at
   http://www.gapsc.com/nclb/home.html
for details on what must be included in the
               Title II-A Plan




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 Accountability - Priorities

School system must target funds to schools that:
  – Have the lowest percent of highly qualified
    teachers
  – Have the largest class sizes
  – Are identified for school improvement under Sec.
    1116(b) of Title I-A [Sec. 2122 (b)(3)]



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Accountability - Use of Funds

Title II-A funds may be used to:
  – Recruit and retain highly qualified teachers, principals,
    and specialists in core academic areas.
  – Develop strategies to recruit, hire, retain academic staff
    such as financial incentives, recruiting teachers to teach
    special needs students (NOT pull-out models), paying
    for Praxis II in needed fields, and recruiting
    paraprofessionals and teachers from populations
    underrepresented in the teaching profession.


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Accountability - Use of Funds                        (Cont.)


Provide professional development activities that:
  – Improve knowledge of content and classroom practices
  – Address academic needs of students with special needs and
    learning styles
  – Improve classroom behavior
  – Provide early and appropriate interventions
  – Provide training on use of data and assessments to improve
    classroom practice and student learning.



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Accountability - Use of Funds              (Cont.)



 Develop  and implement initiatives to promote
 retention of highly qualified teachers and
 principals including mentoring, induction
 activities, and support for new staff.

 Develop innovative programs and activities to
 improve the quality of the teaching force,
 principals, and superintendents.
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Accountability - Use of Funds                     (Cont.)


   Hire highly qualified teachers, including those
    who become highly qualified through alternative
    routes, and special education teachers in order to
    reduce class size, particularly in early grades.

   Carry out teacher advancement initiatives that
    promote professional growth and emphasize
    multiple career paths and pay differentiation.



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Accountability - Annual Goals

   LEA’s must meet annual goals. Failure to meet goals for two
    consecutive years will result in the development of a
    comprehensive improvement plan.

   GAPSC is required to provide LEA’s with technical
    assistance.

   If after three consecutive years LEA’s cannot increase the
    percentage of highly qualified teachers and meet Adequate
    Yearly Performance (AYP), the state must enter into an
    agreement on the use of Title II-A funds.
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Accountability to Parents

Parent Notification (regarding “highly qualified” teachers)

    • LEA notifies parents upon request of teachers’
      qualifications:
        – Licensing for grade level and subject
        – Emergency or provisional status
        – College major and graduate degrees
        – Paraprofessional qualifications

    • LEA notifies parents if students are taught 4 consecutive
      weeks by a core teacher not “highly qualified” in a Title
      program.

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Parents’ “Right To Know”
Paraprofessionals
 Is the paraprofessional certified?
 Is the paraprofessional “highly qualified?”
 How many years experience does the
  paraprofessional have in education and related
  fields?
Section 1111 (h)(6)

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 Accountability - Highly Qualified Teachers

 For specific details on
                        highly qualified teacher
  requirements see the Georgia Implementation
  Guidelines - Revised July 2004.
 This document may be accessed at
  http://www.gapsc.com/nclb/home. html.



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Accountability - Summary

LEA’s must have:
  – Needs Assessment - prioritized needs
  – Plan based on priorities
  – Budget in CFA for activities to implement plan
  – Expenditure summaries to document spending of
    budget
  – Documentation of II-A requirements – Highly
    qualified teacher and paraprofessional records,
    letters/notices to parents, HOUSSE
    documentation, private school notices and
    inclusion, if applicable
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                    PSC Title II-A Team
                                 Dr. Fran Watkins
                            Director of Educator Preparation
                                fran.watkins@gapsc.com


Dr. Angelia Davis                     Gerri Heard                 Linda Holloman
 Title II-A Consultant             Title II-A Consultant          Title II-A Consultant
angiebdavis@aol.com              gerri.heard@gapsc.com          hollomag@bellsouth.net
   Middle GA RESA                      METRO RESA                  Northeast GA RESA
  Heart of GA RESA
                                                                      CSRA RESA
     Oconee RESA

                              Dr. Jennie Rakestraw                Skipper Stewart
 Dr. Leslie Morrison
                                  Title II-A Consultant           Title II-A Consultant
   Title II-A Consultant
                              jrakestraw@georgiasouthern.edu    fstewart@bellsouth.net
morrisondrl@bellsouth.net
                                   First District RESA          Chattahoochee Flint RESA
   Coastal Plains RESA
                                   Okefenokee RESA             West GA RESA, Griffin RESA,
   Southwest GA RESA                                               Pioneer RESA, North GA
                                                                 RESA, Northwest GA RESA
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Title II-A Staff Facilitation Roles
   Provide information about requirements
   Gather data on teacher quality and facilitate activities
   Identify and assist with the development of resources
    (including preparation programs)
   Provide technical assistance on needs assessments,
    system plans for use of funds, and professional
    development
   Coordinate state activities




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   Title II-A Resources

    Sample Links for Administrators
   Georgia        HOUSSE        Sample Title II-   Use of Title II-A   Sample Letters
Implementation   Rubric and        A Needs              Funds            to Parents
  Guidelines     Instructions    Assessments/
                                    Plans
  Title II-A      Educator       Certification/        List of             Non-
Guidance for       Testing       Curriculum          Frequently         Regulatory
FY’05 Review                      Assignment           Asked           Guidance from
                                Policies (CAPS)      Questions/         the USDOE
                                                      Answers


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