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1 Are you HQ? No Child Left Behind

2 NCLB Highly Qualified applies to anyone teaching History Geography Government & Civics Economics Arts (music, theater, visual arts, dance) and...

3 Mathematics Science English Reading & Language Arts Foreign Language

4 Veteran Teacher Hired on or before July 1, 2005 Must be HQ at the end of school year.

5 Veteran Teacher Route to HQ Status Must... Have full state certification Have minimum of bachelors degree Demonstrate subject area competency

6 Veteran Teacher Subject Area Competency There are three ways to demonstrate subject area competency...

7 Veteran Teacher Subject Area Competency At least a college major or equivalent in content area (National Boards count here) ETS Praxis II Content Test Subject specific endorsement plus 200 HOUSSE points

8 Veteran Teacher Subject Area Competency College major or equivalent A college major demonstrates subject area competency. 30 semester hours is the equivalent of a major and demonstrates competency. Taking and passing National Boards demonstrates competency.

9 Veteran Teacher Subject Area Competency ETS Praxis II test If a teacher passes the ETS Praxis II content test, he or she has demonstrated competency.

10 Veteran Teacher Subject Area Competency ETS Praxis II test The state has not yet established acceptable passing scores. We are using the National Median Score, temporarily.

11 Veteran Teacher Subject Area Competency Endorsement & HOUSSE Teachers with a minor in a subject they are teaching can use HOUSSE points to show competency.

12 Veteran Teacher Subject Area Competency Endorsement & HOUSSE Teachers with an endorsement in a subject they are teaching can use HOUSSE points to show competency.

13 Veteran Teacher Subject Area Competency Endorsement & HOUSSE Teachers with an exemption or a waiver CANNOT use HOUSSE points to show competency.

14 Veteran Teacher Subject Area Competency HOUSSE is the High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation.

15 Veteran Teacher Subject Area Competency HOUSSE is a licensing option provided to states under Section 9101 of No Child Left Behind.

16 HOUSSE Up to 100 points for successful teaching experience. 35 points for each year of successful teaching in the subject-- documented by an evaluation for each year.

17 HOUSSE 100 or more points in professional development or university courses directly related to the subject for which the teacher seeks highly qualified status documented by transcript or CACTUS record.

18 HOUSSE One semester hour of credit equals 18 renewal/HOUSSE points. A three semester- hour course equals 54 renewal/HOUSSE points. Teachers may use HOUSSE points for license renewal as well as using renewal points earned through appropriate professional development/university courses for HOUSSE points.

19 HOUSSE HOUSSE forms are available on the districts NCLB website. nclb/compliance/

20 Veteran Teacher Subject Area Competency At this time, Special Education teachers follow the same guidelines as content area teachers. Law Conference (LRP) May 2-5 may give new guidelines. Ellen Stantus & Michelle Beus will be attending.

21 Newly-Hired Teacher Hired after July 1, 2005 Many are already HQ. From this point, all will be HQ before graduation.

22 Newly-Hired Teacher If not currently HQ, a newly- hired teacher can attain HQ status in one of three ways.

23 Newly-Hired Teacher 1. Major in field 2. Major equivalent in field 3. Praxis II content test

24 Newly-Hired Teacher A newly-hired teacher is considered HQ if he or she has a major in the field.

25 Newly-Hired Teacher A newly-hired teacher is considered HQ if he or she has a major-equivalent in the field. (30 or more related semester hours)

26 Newly-Hired Teacher A newly-hired teacher is considered HQ if he or she passes the ETS Praxis II content test.

27 Are you HQ? For questions or more info, contact: Bonnie Flint Davis District NCLB Coordinator (801)


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