No Child Left Behind

Field Memo #02-2008

Date: June 13, 2008

Charter School Administrators
Deans, Directors and Chairs of Teacher Education
District Superintendents
New York State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching Nonpublic School Administrators
Regional Certification Officers
SETRC Professional Development Specialists
Superintendents of Public Schools
Superintendents of State-Operated Schools

Johanna Duncan-Poitier
Senior Deputy Commissioner
Office of P-16 Education

Rebecca H. Cort
Deputy Commissioner
Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Subject: Teacher Quality Data Releases from School Year 2006-2007

We wish to inform you about recent releases of data from school year 2006-2007 that are part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to enhance teacher quality for all students. This spring we presented two reports to the Board of Regents that are now available at

  1. Progress Report on Highly Qualified Teachers
  2. Progress Report on Teacher Supply and Demand

In addition, district-level data on highly qualified teachers from school years 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 is available at

These data releases are designed to support your work in teacher preparation, recruitment, retention and professional development.