Teacher Quality & Professional Development

Highly Qualified and Effective Teaching (ESEA/NCLB Title II A)

ESEA/NCLB Title II, Part A provides funds to all NYS local education agencies (LEAs) for the purposes of meeting NCLB highly qualified teaching requirements, by:

  • providing high quality professional development  to ensure that teachers become, and remain, highly effective in helping all students to learn and achieve high performance standards;
  • meeting ‘highly qualified teacher’ requirements for core course teaching through effective teacher recruitment, retention and professional development practices; and
  • ensuring strong instructional leadership through effective principal recruitment, retention and professional development practices.

The bulk of ESEA/NCLB Title II A funds (95%) are provided as formula allocations to LEAs.  ESEA/NCBL Title IIA is the second largest NCLB source of formula funding allocations (Title I is the largest) to LEAs.

District application for ESEA/NCLB Title II A funds

NCLB and IDEA formula allocations

Advisory allocation amounts for non-public school services

Consolidated application/DCEP   - Districts that did not meet the 100% HQT benchmark for 2008-09 must complete the local Teacher Quality Plan, Section A of the application.  Districts that also did not make student performance AYP for the past three years (06-07, 07-08, and 08-09) must also complete Section B of the Teacher Quality Plan.

Highly qualified teacher data

Monitoring for Highly Qualified and Effective Teaching (NCLB Title II A)

School Report Cards  (HQT data for districts and school is on page 4 of each Accountability and Overview Report)

Equitable distribution of highly qualified teaching

NYS Plan to Enhance Teacher Quality external link(September 2006)

NCLB Field Memos

  • #03-2008 is the most recent update, and includes HOUSSE checklists and rubrics
  • #04-2008 is the most recent update related to BEDS reporting on teacher quality
Last Updated: March 31, 2011