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1 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 High Quality Teacher Requirements Equitable Distribution of High Quality and Experienced Teachers

2 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction One Year Extension June 2007 May 2006 –US Department of Education notified CDE California had been granted one year extension for HQT goal Must submit plan to address key areas –All Teachers HQ by June 2007 –Equitable Distribution of experienced and highly qualified teachers –AYP disparities in terms of HQT-ED

3 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction LEA Effective Index State Identification The “LEA Effective Index” (LEI) is calculated for all low-poverty schools within the LEA (schools with 40 percent or less students eligible for free and reduced price meals program) –Percentage of NCLB Core Academic Classes for all low poverty school, and –The percentage of those classes taught by teachers with 5 or more years of teaching experience.

4 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Example LEA Effective Index Percent of NCLB Core Academic Classes taught by Highly Qualified Teacher 97% HQT Percent of those classes taught by teachers with at least 5 years of experience 76% Add the two together 97%+76% =173 Divide by / 2= 86.5

5 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction School Effective Index State Identification An “effective index” is calculated for each high-poverty school within the LEA (schools with 40 percent or higher students eligible for free and reduced price meals program) –Each “School Effective Index” (SEI) is compared to the LEA’s effective index”

6 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Example Comparing LEA and School Index LEA Index (all low poverty schools –86.5 LEI High Poverty School A –87.3 SIE High Poverty School B –67.1 SIE The LEA has an inequitable distribution of highly qualified- experienced teachers –School B’s SEI is lower than the LEI

7 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Inequitable Distribution of Highly Qualified and Experienced Teachers –If the “school effective index” is lower than the “LEA effective index” the LEA has an inequitable distribution of highly qualified and experienced teachers. 2006/07 –State Wide – Elementary »1,314 schools in 195 districts –State Wide – Secondary »495 schools in 209 districts

8 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Local Educational Agency (LEA) are responsible for meeting their annual measurable objective regarding teacher quality –LEAs are required to work with teachers to explain the requirements for being NCLB compliant –LEAs are required to develop and support a plan for the teacher to reach HQT status –LEAs are required to report accurate data to the CDE annually –LEAs are required, on an ongoing basis, to maintain acceptable levels of NCLB HQT compliance LEA Requirements for Teacher Quality

9 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Funding Options to Improve Teacher Quality Title I Part A –requires that LEAs use at least 5 % of their Title I funds for professional development to ensure that teachers who are not currently highly qualified meet the requirement. Title II, Part A –Requires schools and districts to improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Title I, Part B, Reading First Title II, Part B, Mathematics and Science Partnerships Title II Part C, Troops-to- Teachers and Transition to Teaching Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology Title III, Part A, English language acquisition and language enhancement Title V, Part A Title VII, Part A, Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native Education

10 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 High Quality Teacher Requirements

11 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction NCLB Teacher Classification “ New” to the Profession –Holds a Credential (preliminary or professional clear) or CCTC approved Intern Certificate issued on or after July 1, “ Not New” to the Profession –Holds a credential (preliminary or professional clear) or CCTC approved Intern Certificate issued before July 1, Entry Into The Profession - received a credential from another state prior to July 1, 2002, even if that credential was allowed to lapse.

12 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Demonstrating Subject Matter Competency for “New” Elementary Teachers “ New” elementary teachers must: –Pass a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) approved subject matter examination – currently, the California Subjects Examination for Teachers (CSET) Multiple Subject Previous exams included MSAT, NTE, General Knowledge, NTE Commons Examination “Not new” elementary teachers have two options to demonstrate subject matter competency: –Exam Option: Passing any prior or current CCTC-approved subject matter exam –HOUSSE Option: Completing the California High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE)

13 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Demonstrating Subject Matter Competency for “New” Middle/high School Teachers 1.Exam Option: Passing a CCTC-approved subject matter examination in the core area 2.Course Work Option: a)CCTC-approved subject matter program in the core area, or b)Major in the core area, or c)Major equivalent in the core area (32 non remedial units), or d)Graduate degree in the core area “New” middle/high school teachers have two options to demonstrate subject matter competency:

14 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Demonstrating Subject Matter Competency for “Not New” Middle/high School Teachers 1.Passing any prior or current CCTC-approved subject matter exam in the core area, or 2.Completing course work in the core area, or 3.Obtaining advanced certification in the core area, or 4.California HOUSSE in the core area “Not new” middle/high school teachers have four options to demonstrate subject matter competency:

15 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction NCLB Compliance Requirements For Teachers of NCLB Core Academic Subjects NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Bachelor’s Degree APPROPRIATE California Credential Currently enrolled in CCTC approved intern program Subject Matter Competency

16 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction NCLB Core Academic Subjects English Reading/Language Arts Mathematics Science History Economics Civics/Government Geography Foreign Languages Arts English/Language Arts/Reading –Includes reading intervention and CAHSEE-English classes Mathematics –Includes math intervention and CAHSEE-Math classes Biological Sciences Chemistry Geosciences Physics Social Science –history, government, economics, geography Foreign Languages (specific) Drama/Theater (English Credential) Visual Arts Music Dance (Physical Education Credential) How That Looks in California

17 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction CLAD Authorization CLAD is not required by NCLB CLAD is required by California Education Code –You can be HQT (appropriately authorized to teach a subject) and misassigned (not authorized to teach EL students) if you teach ELL students and do not have a CLAD authorization!

18 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction NCLB Teacher Requirements Title I Teachers Title I School Wide Programs –must be HQ when hired After the first day of 2002/03 school year. –If any current staff is not HQ the LEA must send PARENT NOTIFICATION LETTER to all parents of students in that class notifying them their child is in a class with a teacher who is not highly qualified under NCLB. not pay for that teachers’ salary using Title I funds.

19 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction NCLB Teacher Requirements Title I Teachers Title I Targeted Assistant Programs –must be HQ when hired After the first day of 2002/03 school year. –Non-HQ teacher cannot be placed in a targeted assistance classroom or programs until they have met all of the HQT requirements.

20 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction NCLB Teacher Requirements All California Teachers ALL California teachers have until the end of the school year to obtain HQT status After June 2007 LEAs must maintain 100% compliance at all schools and programs (95% or higher) –Even if your district/school does not receive Title I or other federal funds –Any teacher who has not verified NCLB HQT status must be reported as non-compliant annually until they reach HQT status No grace period on reporting including secondary special education an rural flexibility schools

21 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Compliance Monitoring, Interventions and Sanctions CMIS

22 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Make a plan for June 2007 All non-HQ teachers have been identified and notified of status in writing The non-HQ teacher and appropriate district staff create a plan to ensure teacher will be HQ by June 2007 Individual plan on file with district and the site administrator and teacher have a copy of agreed upon plan Funding sources have been identified

23 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Make a plan for June 2007 All Title II, Part A Class Size Reduction teachers are HQ –If not, they must be moved from the Title II, Part A Class Size Reduction classroom –Class size reduction is not a primary or appropriate use of Title II funds if HQT compliance is less than 95% at any site or program. District has utilized all appropriate funds to ensure compliance –Think test prep materials or classes, exam fees, content specific professional development, release time for course work…..

24 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction District has utilized all appropriate funds to ensure compliance –Think test prep materials or classes, exam fees, content specific professional development, release time for course work….. Title I School Wide teachers are HQ –If not, appropriate parent notification of instruction by non-HQ teacher will be done by 20 th day of instruction All Title I Targeted Assistance teachers are HQ –If not, they should be moved to a non- targeted assistance classroom Make a plan for June 2007 Continued

25 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Invest in Long Term Solutions Re-evaluate staff assignments in cases where compliance has been problematic –Someone who can’t pass a necessary CSET –Assignments that often require teachers to be placed on Local Teaching Option Redesign master schedules to maximize HQT staff –Singletons –Special assignments or projects

26 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Invest in Long Term Solutions Be proactive in hiring of staff - think like a Fortune 500 company, they don’t wait for good people to come to them, they go get the best people –Hire early –Retain, retain, retain! Address the issues of retention specific to your district –Develop exit interview strategies, implement a self study of district retention patterns and create plan for improvement…..

27 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Contact Lynda Nichols, Lead Consultant, NCLB Teacher Quality and CMIS * Kim Eaton, Analyst, NCLB Teacher Quality and CMIS * Cyndi Olsen, Office Technician * Jill Rice, Consultant *


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