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DLD Online Course Providers – August 2014 Julia Fallon, Debbie Parriott, Pat Smithson, Hisami Yoshida Program Supervisors, Title IIA Office of Superintendent.

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1 DLD Online Course Providers – August 2014 Julia Fallon, Debbie Parriott, Pat Smithson, Hisami Yoshida Program Supervisors, Title IIA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

2  Definition of a Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT)  HQT Core Academic Subjects  HQT requirements for Secondary Teachers  OSPI online provider approval assurances  HQT requirements for Special Education, CTE, Online and ALE teachers  HQT process  Impact of the Limitations of the HOUSSE form  Financial Implications for Districts  Roles and Responsibilities for all parties  Questions

3 A HQ Teacher must:  Have at least a bachelor’s degree, and  Hold full state certification, and  Demonstrate subject matter knowledge and teaching skill in each core academic subject(s) in which the teacher is assigned to teach (endorsement or state test).

4 HQT requirements apply to all teachers who provide instruction in the core academic subjects.  English/Language Arts, Reading  Mathematics, Science  Foreign Languages (World Languages)  Civics/Government, Economics, History, Geography  Arts – Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre  Elementary Curriculum Exemptions: CTE, Health and Fitness, Technology courses

5 Secondary Level - Grades 6-12  Pass a state test – WEST-E / NES or  Washington Subject Area Endorsement*, or  Academic major, or  Graduate degree in core academic subjects, or  National Board Certification in the subject taught and age level aligned (excludes elementary generalist and social studies NBCT) * * The Praxis II Series tests taken after September 1, 2010 are no longer accepted to meet HQT requirements.

6  All OSPI approved online course providers doing business in the State of Washington have signed assurances which include the following requirements : o To uphold all pertinent state and federal laws o Acknowledgement that OSPI approval covers only courses delivered by Washington state certificated teachers who meet the "Highly Qualified" definition under the No Child Left Behind ActHighly Qualified

7  DLD students are identified by their registrars as SPED in the DLD registration process and in the registration files transmitted by the DLD to each provider.  For Districts to fulfill their SPED requirements, DLD providers must ensure that teachers assigned to SPED enrollments meet the general IDEA HQT requirements just like any other special education teacher. They must: * Hold at least a bachelor’s degree, and *Obtain full state special education certification/licensure - Special Education Endorsement or - Pre-87 (Unendorsed) Certificate  Demonstrate content knowledge in core academic subjects A special education teacher cannot be considered HQ if the teacher holds an Emergency or Conditional certificate, or is on a special education waiver.

8  All special education teachers are required to meet the ESEA HQT requirements. The two exceptions are:  Special education teachers who serve in a “consultative role.”  Special education teachers who work with students who are assessed on the WAAS portfolio (1-2% of the district’s population).  Teachers who do not have students assessed on the WAAS Portfolio must meet the requirements at the age appropriate level of the student, not the student’s performance level --- the same as a general education teacher.  The MSP Basic is not considered an alternative assessment for ESEA HQT purposes. The exception is for WAAS Portfolio students only.

9 AssignmentsRequirements Teach core academic subjects exclusively to students who are assessed against WAAS portfolio (most severely cognitively disabled) Teach one, two or more core academic subjects Only consultative services Meet general IDEA HQT requirements, and ESEA HQT requirements at the elementary level. Meet general IDEA requirements, and ESEA HQT requirements for grade level of teaching assignment. Meet general IDEA HQT requirements but do not need to meet ESEA requirements

10  ESEA requirements exempted CTE teachers from meeting the HQT requirements. If a class is funded by CTE $$, the teacher is not required to meet the federal requirement.  However, if the CTE teacher is assigned to teach a general education class not funded by CTE $$, then the teacher must meet the HQT requirements using one of the HQT pathways.  We do not follow the student’s credit, but rather the funding source for the class.  Teachers must still hold the appropriate CTE endorsements to be assigned to CTE courses. ALE enrollments will not have enhanced CTE funding.

11 Online teachers must meet the HQT requirements like any other basic ed teacher. In addition to a (1) BA, and (2) full state certification, a teacher demonstrates and a district documents content knowledge via:  State test – WEST E/ NES, or  Washington Subject Area Endorsement, or  Academic major, or  Graduate degree in core academic subjects, or  National Board Certification in the subject taught, or  Coursework equivalent to an academic major (45 quarter credits or 30 semester credits)

12  Washington State has a number of alternative learning experience (ALE) funded programs. The HQT requirements apply to ALE program teachers just like any other teacher.  HQT requirements apply to teachers assigned to teach core subjects and who are:  involved in the development of the WSLP for the course  responsible for student learning (e.g. direct instruction, determining grades)  “Teacher of Record” designation is no longer valid.

13  Verify the teacher: 1) has a BA 2)holds a valid WA State teaching certificate * Pre -’87 (Unendorsed Certificate K-12), or * Post – ’87 (Endorsed Certificate), or * Middle Level, High School Endorsements (5-12), or * Elementary Education Endorsement (K-8), or 3) can demonstrate content knowledge  Consider the teaching assignment (course and grade level). See page 52 of the January 2014 Highly Qualified Teacher Resource Manual (HQTRM) – ID Forms.



16  WEST-E tests will no longer be accepted in the following content areas after August 31, 2014: Early Childhood Education  Elementary Education  Reading  Secondary Math  Secondary English/Language Arts  Beginning September 1, 2014, teachers who need to meet the HQT requirements through testing in one of the subject areas above will need to take the NES test….. aligned with Common Core.  The WEST-E will be required for all other subject areas.

17  If the teacher is not highly qualified on the ID Form, then the teacher must successfully complete the subject matter test(s) prior to placement with the district.  The Points -Based HOUSSE form is available ONLY for special education teachers.  Vendors cannot use the HOUSSE form to highly qualify any teacher other than those placed in a special education assignment teaching core content.  HOUSSE forms completed prior to the end of last school year will be honored.

18  For more information on how to complete a HOUSSE form for special education teachers, please see the Washington Points-Based HOUSSE Content Knowledge Matrix:  A total of 100 points is required on the Washington Points Based HOUSSE Content Knowledge Matrix to meet ESEA highly qualified teacher requirements.  HOUSSE Forms:

19  Teachers who have passed the Middle Level Humanities WEST-E Subtest 1: English/Language Arts (ELA) are automatically highly qualified in ELA and Reading. Note: Teachers who have passed the Praxis II English/Language Arts tests prior to September 1, 2010 are HQ only in English/Language Arts. These teachers need to demonstrate content knowledge in Reading through one of the allowable pathways.

20  If the teacher does not (a) meet the HQT requirements, or does not have (b) the appropriate Washington State endorsement, they cannot be placed in the teaching assignment.

21  The financial implication is on the local school district receiving Title I and Title IIA funding. Districts risk:  losing Title I and Title IIA funds,  a state auditor’s finding and loss of funds for salaries the district paid to teachers who failed to meet the HQT requirements at the time of placement  Some ALE programs accept Title I funds.

22  Accurately uploads teacher data to DLD registration to confirm each course registration upon enrollment.  Teacher data includes:  Certificate Number  Legal Last, First, Middle Name  Birthdate  Teacher Contact Information  Responds to Title IIA requests for more teacher information.

23  The DLD  Sends a spreadsheet of new teacher data to Title IIA in early October, and an updated list in January and March  Facilitates resolution with the provider in instances of provider teachers who lack HQ status  The School District  Retrieves teacher data from DLD registration system  Reports teachers through CEDARS

24  The Title IIA office  Monitors district reporting of DLD teachers within CEDARS.  Monitors HQ status of teacher and requests additional information from providers if needed.  Informs the DLD of non-HQ status of teachers.

25 The OSPI website has the following information:  HQT Requirements, manual and HOUSSE forms  Certification  Professional Educators Standards Board  WEST-E /NES tests /  Endorsement Related Table



28 ESEA Highly Qualified:(360) 725-6340 Julia Debbie Pat Hisami Certification:(360) 725-6400 Special Education (360) 725-6075 and Title I Requirements:(360) 725-6100

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