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School Improvement Conference School Improvement Conference Casper, WY – Sept. 24-25, 2007 Carol Illian, Title II & V Program Manager, WDE & Dr. Connie.

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1 School Improvement Conference School Improvement Conference Casper, WY – Sept , 2007 Carol Illian, Title II & V Program Manager, WDE & Dr. Connie J. Pollard, Director Professional Teaching Standards Board

2 HQ Areas Art Art Drama Drama Economics – Middle and Secondary Economics – Middle and Secondary Elementary Elementary English (Secondary) - Language Arts (MS) English (Secondary) - Language Arts (MS) Speech Speech Drama Drama Exceptional Children, K-12 Exceptional Children, K-12 Foreign Language Foreign Language Geography - Middle and Secondary Geography - Middle and Secondary History - Middle and Secondary History - Middle and Secondary Math – Middle and Secondary Math – Middle and Secondary Music Music Political Science/Civics/Govt - Middle and Secondary Political Science/Civics/Govt - Middle and Secondary Reading Reading Science - Middle and Secondary Science - Middle and Secondary All science endorsements; Biology, Physics, etc. All science endorsements; Biology, Physics, etc. Special Education Special Education Speech Speech

3 HQ Definition - NCLB Bachelor’s degree Bachelor’s degreeAND State certified – in area assigned to teach State certified – in area assigned to teachAND Demonstrate competency in each HQ area to which one is assigned Demonstrate competency in each HQ area to which one is assigned

4 Historical Timeline of HQ in WY December 2001: NCLB signed into law – NCLB identified the following areas as HQ: Science, Geography, Political Science, History, Economics, Reading, Math, Foreign Language, English/Language Arts

5 Feb 2002: Discussion of NCLB and HQ at PTSB board mtg Memos from WDE & PTSB: WY determined ELED teachers to be HQ if: 1) active teaching certificate and 2) assignment matched certification. Secondary content majors HQ based on their major. WDE & PTSB directed its focus of HQ on middle and junior high level teachers.

6 May 22, 2003: Rubric for middle level teachers were being completed by PTSB. A HQ letter was sent to those who did not meet the required 100 points. These individuals were asked to review their transcripts to see if they could meet the 100 requirement.

7 December 2003 memo: Another letter was sent to districts re: junior high and middle level teachers and the need to complete the HOUSSE content rubric. Another letter was sent to districts re: junior high and middle level teachers and the need to complete the HOUSSE content rubric.

8 September 2004: September 2004: PTSB began requiring all applicants to take a PRAXIS to become HQ. All applicants were issued a one year authorization (PRAXIS exams: 0011, 0523, 0524 – No Minimal Score was set at this time) PTSB began requiring all applicants to take a PRAXIS to become HQ. All applicants were issued a one year authorization (PRAXIS exams: 0011, 0523, 0524 – No Minimal Score was set at this time)

9 April 2005: US DOE audited WY Title II re: progress toward HQ; results: the way WY issued HQ to ELED teachers did not meet the HQ criteria - HOUSSE rubric required Social Studies must be broken into 4 separate areas

10 September 2005: Passing scores for the 3 PRAXIS exams were adopted. Passing scores for the 3 PRAXIS exams were adopted. (Elem Ed: 0011, All applicants: 0523, 0524) (Elem Ed: 0011, All applicants: 0523, 0524) 0011 = pedagogy and content 0011 = pedagogy and content 0523 & 0524 = pedagogy 0523 & 0524 = pedagogy

11 November 2005 memo from PTSB & WDE: Result of April 2005 USDOE audit: A HOUSSE rubric was developed for ELED teachers PTSB begins reviewing files of current ELED teachers and SSC teachers (‘04-’05)– completed rubrics “in-house” for currently assigned ELED/SSC teachers. It may have occurred that UW grads were automatically granted HQ based on the fact that UW program in content met the 100 points on the rubric (I have no documentation of this - only comments from two school district personnel)

12 December 2005 memo: PTSB completed review of currently assigned SSC teachers (based on assignment data) those who did not meet the 100 points were notified via their superintendents and as individuals. PTSB completed review of currently assigned SSC teachers (based on assignment data) those who did not meet the 100 points were notified via their superintendents and as individuals.

13 Feb 2006 memo: HQ letters sent to districts to distribute to their SPED teachers (based on assignments). Appears to have been a review of SPED teachers’ files at PTSB to determine HQ status. HQ letters sent to districts to distribute to their SPED teachers (based on assignments). Appears to have been a review of SPED teachers’ files at PTSB to determine HQ status.

14 March 2006: WDE determines HQ areas and adds to federal list: Drama, Speech, Early Childhood, Special Education (this appears to have been in effect prior to this date – but this is the only record I have) WDE determines HQ areas and adds to federal list: Drama, Speech, Early Childhood, Special Education (this appears to have been in effect prior to this date – but this is the only record I have)

15 August 2006: August 2006: The HOUSSE rubric is discontinued – other than for Exceptions (rural & SPED) The HOUSSE rubric is discontinued – other than for Exceptions (rural & SPED)

16 June 2007: applicants for 5 year certification – PTSB imbedded HQ requirements into teacher certification INITIAL applicants for 5 year certification – PTSB imbedded HQ requirements into teacher certification Content majors = HQ > issued 5 year standard Content majors = HQ > issued 5 year standard ELED required to pass PRAXIS 0011 or equivalent test > 1 yr Letter of Authorization IF this requirement is not met ELED required to pass PRAXIS 0011 or equivalent test > 1 yr Letter of Authorization IF this requirement is not met Social Studies Composite required to pass the PRAXIS 0081 or equivalent test > 1 yr Letter of Authorization IF this requirement is not met Social Studies Composite required to pass the PRAXIS 0081 or equivalent test > 1 yr Letter of Authorization IF this requirement is not met

17 Pathways to HQ PRIOR to June 2007 – 3 Routes 1. Submit the required passing score to PTSB on an approved PRAXIS exam that matches your area(s) of endorsement. Elementary majors are required to submit a passing score on the PRAXIS Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Elementary majors are required to submit a passing score on the PRAXIS Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment IF you passed an exam in another state that was required in order for you to obtain a teaching certificate in that state, this may be accepted as equivalent to the PTSB approved PRAXIS exam(s). IF you passed an exam in another state that was required in order for you to obtain a teaching certificate in that state, this may be accepted as equivalent to the PTSB approved PRAXIS exam(s).OR

18 Pathways to HQ PRIOR to June IF you moved from out-of-state to Wyoming between 2002 and June 2007and had taught three out of the last six years in an accredited school while holding an active, fully certified, teaching certificate in the area(s) you were endorsed, you should have received HQ status in that endorsement area. If you did not receive credit for this. Please contact PTSB.OR

19 Pathways to HQ PRIOR to June You MAY be eligible to use the HOUSSE rubric, please see Who is eligible to use the HOUSSE rubric? Under Highly Qualified on the PTSB web site. Who is eligible to use the HOUSSE rubric?Who is eligible to use the HOUSSE rubric?

20 Pathways to HQ AFTER June 2007 Applicants who are issued their 1st five (5) year Wyoming Standard Teaching Certificate on or after June 1, 2007 are "highly qualified" in the area(s) they are endorsed IF their teaching assignment matches their area(s) of endorsement. For these individuals, their standard certificate will serve as evidence of being highly qualified.

21 Pathways to HQ AFTER June 2007 – 4 Routes 1. Elementary and Social Studies majors must demonstrate competency in content to obtain a five year standard teaching certificate. Elementary majors are required to submit a passing score to PTSB on the PRAXIS Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Elementary majors are required to submit a passing score to PTSB on the PRAXIS Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Social Studies Composite majors are required to submit a passing score to PTSB on the PRAXIS Social Studies: Content Knowledge Social Studies Composite majors are required to submit a passing score to PTSB on the PRAXIS Social Studies: Content Knowledge

22 Pathways to HQ AFTER June 2007 – 4 Routes 2. In all other areas other than Elementary Education and Social Studies a teaching degree in a content area from an accredited university is considered a “demonstration of competency”. Applicants with a teaching degree in a content area are HQ based on their major, and will be issued a five year standard teaching certificate without additional requirements (no test required).

23 Pathways to HQ AFTER June 2007 – 4 Routes 3. Applicants from out-of-state who have taught three out of the last six years in an accredited school while holding an active, fully certified, teaching certificate in the area(s) they are seeking endorsement are HQ in that endorsement area and will be issued a five year standard teaching certificate.

24 Pathways to HQ AFTER June 2007 – 4 Routes 4. You MAY be eligible to use the HOUSSE rubric, please see Who is eligible to use the HOUSSE rubric? Under Highly Qualified on the PTSB web site. Who is eligible to use the HOUSSE rubric?Who is eligible to use the HOUSSE rubric?

25 Myths about HQ Myths about HQ A Masters’ degree does NOT equal HQ A Masters’ degree does NOT equal HQ Experience alone does NOT equal HQ Experience alone does NOT equal HQ HQ does NOT equal an endorsement HQ does NOT equal an endorsement Teacher pay is NOT tied to HQ (with the exception of Tit le 1 teachers) – see Dr. McBride’s memo dated 8/24/07 Memo. No : Highly Qualified Teachers Follow-up Information Teacher pay is NOT tied to HQ (with the exception of Tit le 1 teachers) – see Dr. McBride’s memo dated 8/24/07 Memo. No : Highly Qualified Teachers Follow-up InformationMemo. No : Highly Qualified Teachers Follow-up InformationMemo. No : Highly Qualified Teachers Follow-up Information

26 PTSB Website qualified.cfm

27 Wyoming HQT Data Certification and Highly Qualified Subject Area Data from PTSB AND 602 Staffing Report – October 1, 2006

28 HQT Status Report State rate – 94.49% classes taught by highly qualified teachers 5 districts – 100% classes taught by highly qualified teachers 189 schools – 100% classes taught by highly qualified teachers

29 Collaborative Efforts to Attain 100% HQT WDE: Report to districts and schools the teachers who appear not highly qualified. Report to districts and schools the teachers who appear not highly qualified. Provide templates for district HQT plans and Individual Teacher Plans for becoming Highly Qualified. Provide templates for district HQT plans and Individual Teacher Plans for becoming Highly Qualified. Technical assistance with plans and paths to highly qualified. Technical assistance with plans and paths to highly qualified. Monitor and approve district HQT plans. Monitor and approve district HQT plans. Monitor districts’ HQT rate and progress toward 100% HQT. Monitor districts’ HQT rate and progress toward 100% HQT.

30 Collaborative Efforts to Attain 100% HQT Teacher:  Complete, with the guidance and support of the school principal, an “Individual Professional Development Plan for Achieving Highly Qualified Status”  Complete the activities outlined in the plan and present verifying documentation to the district, PTSB, and WDE.

31 Individual Professional Development Plan for Achieving Highly Qualified Status Individual Professional Development Plan for Achieving Highly Qualified Status Teacher Name:__________________________ Teacher’s Assignment:__________________________ Teacher Name:__________________________ Teacher’s Assignment:__________________________ License:________________________________ Valid Period:__________________________________ License:________________________________ Valid Period:__________________________________ Copy Information from the teacher’s certificate Copy Information from the teacher’s certificate _______________________________ is properly licensed for the teaching assignment indicated above. _______________________________ is properly licensed for the teaching assignment indicated above. (Teacher Name) (Teacher Name) As of the date of this Agreement, ______________________has not demonstrated core academic subject As of the date of this Agreement, ______________________has not demonstrated core academic subject (Teacher Name) (Teacher Name) knowledge and teaching skills through an approved state option. During the school year, knowledge and teaching skills through an approved state option. During the school year, ____________________________will use the following option to achieve highly qualified teacher status. ____________________________will use the following option to achieve highly qualified teacher status. (Teacher Name) (Teacher Name) Place a check mark in front of the option that will be implemented: Place a check mark in front of the option that will be implemented: _____ Elementary Praxis II Test. Elem, Educ.: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (code 0011) _____ Elementary Praxis II Test. Elem, Educ.: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (code 0011) _____ Subject-specific, state-approved Praxis II test for middle or secondary grades (code _____) _____ Subject-specific, state-approved Praxis II test for middle or secondary grades (code _____) _____ Other (describe)__________________________________________________________________ _____ Other (describe)__________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________ will complete the following actions to accomplish the option ___________________________________ will complete the following actions to accomplish the option (Teacher Name) (Teacher Name) Name and describe action(s) and provide a timeline for completion: Name and describe action(s) and provide a timeline for completion: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________, through the leadership of ___________________________ will provide the _______________________, through the leadership of ___________________________ will provide the (District Name) (Name of District Administrator) (District Name) (Name of District Administrator) following support to facilitate accomplishment of the option indicated: following support to facilitate accomplishment of the option indicated: Name and describe action, provide funding source(s) and amount(s), and provide completion date. Name and describe action, provide funding source(s) and amount(s), and provide completion date. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________understands that WDE will provide oversight and monitoring for _________________________________understands that WDE will provide oversight and monitoring for (District Name) (District Name) implementation of district and teacher plan(s) for ensuring that all core academic subject teachers are highly qualified. implementation of district and teacher plan(s) for ensuring that all core academic subject teachers are highly qualified. _____________________________________ ______________________________________ (Principal Signature) (Date) (Teacher Signature) (Date) (Principal Signature) (Date) (Teacher Signature) (Date) __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ (District Authorized Signature) (Date) (District Authorized Signature) (Date)

32 Collaborative Efforts to Attain 100% HQT Principal: Oversee the development and implementation of each non-HQT’s Individual Professional Development Plan. Oversee the development and implementation of each non-HQT’s Individual Professional Development Plan. Aggregate the highly qualified teacher information from her school into Section I of the District HQT Plan Aggregate the highly qualified teacher information from her school into Section I of the District HQT Plan Notify parents as applicable under the law Notify parents as applicable under the law Develop, maintain, and submit a data profile that includes assignment, experience, and HQ status for each teacher in the school. Develop, maintain, and submit a data profile that includes assignment, experience, and HQ status for each teacher in the school.

33 Collaborative Efforts to Attain 100% HQT District: Complete and submit to WDE the District Highly Qualified Teacher Plan. Complete and submit to WDE the District Highly Qualified Teacher Plan. Set aside 2% of the district’s Title II-A funds to assist teachers with becoming highly qualified. Set aside 2% of the district’s Title II-A funds to assist teachers with becoming highly qualified. Provide documentation of the district’s HQT process during on-site monitoring. Provide documentation of the district’s HQT process during on-site monitoring.

34 District Highly Qualified Teacher Plan Assurance Page Assurance Page Section I – completed by each school and submitted to district administration Section I – completed by each school and submitted to district administration Section II – completed by district administration Section II – completed by district administration Section III – Equitable distribution – ensuring that poor and minority students are not taught at a higher rate by inexperienced, not highly qualified, or out-of-field teachers than other students Section III – Equitable distribution – ensuring that poor and minority students are not taught at a higher rate by inexperienced, not highly qualified, or out-of-field teachers than other students Section IV – Recruiting Section IV – Recruiting Section V -- Retention Section V -- Retention

35 Additional Assistance Schools that did not make AYP in : WDE will reimburse the Praxis examination fee for teachers who take this test in any content area to which they are currently assigned and for which they are not currently highly qualified. WDE will reimburse the Praxis examination fee for teachers who take this test in any content area to which they are currently assigned and for which they are not currently highly qualified. Schools submit documentation of the teacher’s current assignment and a passing score to WDE by December 31, Schools submit documentation of the teacher’s current assignment and a passing score to WDE by December 31, 2007.

36 Additional Assistance Title I Schools that did not make AYP in : WDE will reimburse the Praxis fee as previously described. WDE will reimburse the Praxis fee as previously described. AND AND  School teams (which must include an administrator) registering for the Fall 2007 School Improvement Conference will receive a $50 reduction in the registration fee.

37 What’s next? Complete clarification of the HQT data Complete clarification of the HQT data Send updated HQT information to those districts and schools for which the HQT rate has changed. Send updated HQT information to those districts and schools for which the HQT rate has changed. Provide the districts with HQT Data by December 31, Provide the districts with HQT Data by December 31, 2007.

38 For your information: Beginning with the October 1, staffing report, the experience data will be used to analyze equitable teacher distribution. Beginning with the October 1, staffing report, the experience data will be used to analyze equitable teacher distribution. Highly Qualified Workforce Equity Plan is written and approved by the U.S. Dept. of Ed. Highly Qualified Workforce Equity Plan is written and approved by the U.S. Dept. of Ed. Will be posted on the website. Will be posted on the website. Will be rolling it out in the not-too-distant future. Will be rolling it out in the not-too-distant future. U.S. Dept. of Ed. Title II-A office -- monitoring Wyoming March 31 – April 2, 2008 U.S. Dept. of Ed. Title II-A office -- monitoring Wyoming March 31 – April 2, 2008

39 Resource Sites: guidance.pdf guidance.pdf guidance.pdf guidance.pdf


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