Highly Qualified and Effective Teaching (ESEA/NCLB Title II A)
ESEA/NCLB Title II, Part A provides funds to all NYS local education agencies (LEAs) for the purposes of meeting NCLB highly qualified teaching requirements, by:
- providing high quality professional development to ensure that teachers become, and remain, highly effective in helping all students to learn and achieve high performance standards;
- meeting ‘highly qualified teacher’ requirements for core course teaching through effective teacher recruitment, retention and professional development practices; and
- ensuring strong instructional leadership through effective principal recruitment, retention and professional development practices.
The bulk of ESEA/NCLB Title II A funds (95%) are provided as formula allocations to LEAs. ESEA/NCBL Title IIA is the second largest NCLB source of formula funding allocations (Title I is the largest) to LEAs.
Consolidated application/DCEP - Districts that did not meet the 100% HQT benchmark for 2008-09 must complete the local Teacher Quality Plan, Section A of the application. Districts that also did not make student performance AYP for the past three years (06-07, 07-08, and 08-09) must also complete Section B of the Teacher Quality Plan.
School Report Cards (HQT data for districts and school is on page 4 of each Accountability and Overview Report)
NYS Plan to Enhance Teacher Quality (September 2006)