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Hawaii Department of Education Hawaiis NCLB – Title IIA Highly Qualified Teacher and Equity Plans Leadership Update - Outreach September/October 2007.

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1 Hawaii Department of Education Hawaiis NCLB – Title IIA Highly Qualified Teacher and Equity Plans Leadership Update - Outreach September/October 2007

2 Hawaii Department of Education2 USDE Title II HQT Goals 1. To assure all teachers in the core academic content areas earn the federal designation of highly qualified English/Language ArtsMathematics EconomicsScience GeographyArt CivicsForeign Languages History ElementarySpecial Education* *SPED teachers must be HQ in SPED & every CA taught

3 Hawaii Department of Education3 USDE Title II HQT Goals 2. To assure that poor and minority students are not taught disproportionately by non-highly qualified, inexperienced, or out-of-field teachers In Hawaii, teachers with two or more full years of experience are considered experienced for federal purposes

4 Hawaii Department of Education4 HQ Teachers Have A bachelors degree, and Full state licensure, and Either: Demonstrated content competency through: a major or the equivalent (30 hours), passing scores on the PRAXIS II in each core academic subject area taught, be National Board certified, OR: For those teachers with two or more years of teaching experience meet the requirements of the new 2007 HOUSSE

5 Hawaii Department of Education5 Hawaiis 2007 High Objective State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) Earn 100 points Experience in content area - maximum 45 points College coursework, PDE 3, in-service, workshops in the content area Professional activities in core content area Awards, presentations, publications – maximum 30 points

6 Hawaii Department of Education6 Summer Records Review Individually reviewed DOE records for the initially identified 2461 NHQ Teachers for College course transcripts Entered all courses that could count toward HQ Degree status Licensure records PRAXIS II test results

7 Hawaii Department of Education7 Results of the Summer Review Field tested the fall outreach Refined data collection and reporting process Successfully reduced the number of classes taught by NHQTs Identified the following: 92 HQ's - Course credits – middle/secondary 20 HQ's - Course credits - elementary 309 HQ's - Major in content area 4 HQ's - National Board certification 303 HQ's - Praxis II

8 Hawaii Department of Education8 Next Steps – Fall Outreach Leadership briefings Principal outreach – documentation requirements Communication to NHQ teachers Training of mentor and resource teachers In partnership with HSTA, one-on-one meetings with all NHQ teachers in September and October Review individual HQT Status Reports Work on HOUSSE and HQ Professional Development Plans Collect and Publicize professional development opportunities

9 Hawaii Department of Education9 HQT Materials Letter to CASs and principals Sample letter to teachers Schedule of teacher outreach meetings Principals Report on Status of Non- HQ teachers (due to DOE by 10/15) HQT Guidelines HQT Flowcharts

10 Hawaii Department of Education10 HQT Materials Continued HQT Toolkit HQ Documentation Form 2007 HOUSSE Form HQ Course Identification Form HQ Professional Development Plan Transcript Review Reference Guide HQ Guide to Eligible PRAXIS Exams How to Read HQT Status Report Sample letters to parents

11 Hawaii Department of Education11 Teachers Responsibilities Review HQ Status Report Collect additional data such as license information, PRAXIS II Score Report forms, transcripts, and HOUSSE documents Submit documentation to principal for approval If not HQ, complete HQ PDP with principal or designated school leader Access resources to complete HQ PDP Complete HQ PDP within timelines, submit final documentation to principal

12 Hawaii Department of Education12 Principals Responsibilities: Increase the number of classes taught by highly qualified teachers at your school Take HQ status into account in hiring and assignment Hire and place only HQTs in Title I schoolwide schools and positions paid for with Title I Funds Provide (or designate) assistance in completing HOUSSE and developing HQ PDPs Review, verify and approve all submitted documentation for HQ designation Approve HQ professional development plans

13 Hawaii Department of Education13 Principals Responsibilities Support NHQTs in becoming HQ – time and funding assistance Advise teachers in obtaining necessary information to complete HQ evidence and documentation Store all documentation, including HQ PDP, in teachers yellow jacket file at the school site Submit all documentation required to determine HQ status to DOE Forward records to the receiving school for any teacher who transfers within the Hawaii public school system

14 Hawaii Department of Education14 Complex Area Superintendent Responsibilities Increase the number of classes taught by highly qualified teachers in your CA Support NHQTs in through time and funding support to earn the HQ designation Support the hiring and assignment of HQTs Ensure only HQTs in Title I schoolwide schools and positions supported by Title I funds

15 Hawaii Department of Education15 DOEs Responsibilities Increase the number of classes taught by highly qualified teachers statewide Receive and verify higher education course credit and DOE PD credits Enter the credits into the DOE HQ teacher database Provide HQT data to principals Assist principals in determining how to evaluate and document activities Review teacher HQ forms and attached documents

16 Hawaii Department of Education16 DOEs Responsibilities Make final determination of HQ status Enter HQ status into teachers permanent files Provide a central listing of all HQ teachers Ensure only HQTs are placed in Title I schoolwide schools and positions paid for with Title I Funds Audit school records to ensure HQT compliance Beginning in 2008, issue HQ Certificate by level and subject to teachers

17 Hawaii Department of Education17 Assisting with the HQ Process 1. Determine if the teacher is currently assigned in the same core area (fax school list to DOE ASAP) 2. Review the teachers HQT Status Report 3. Walk through the appropriate flowchart 4. Determine if the teacher either: Currently meets HQ requirements; or Needs to complete and implement HQ PDD 5. By October 15, 2007, submit to DOE Principals Report on Status of NHQTs HQ Evidence or HQ PDP for each NHQT

18 Hawaii Department of Education18 More Information For Updated HQT Information For Questions?


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