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Image Link to eHR for HQ Data Web SiteTeacher quality is one of the most important factors in improving student achievement. As a result, federal and state law, as well as Board of Education and Department of Education strategic plans, set the important goal that all students be taught by a "highly qualified teacher" (HQT). A teacher who holds at least a bachelor's degree, has obtained full State certification, and has demonstrated knowledge in the core academic subjects he or she teaches is designated HQT.

The links on the left provide important background information on the Department of Education plan to ensure the following:
  • Every core academic class taught by a highly qualified teacher and
  • Poor and minority children are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified, or out-of-field teachers.

Note that many of our forms are fillable PDF files. You will need an internet browser that can open and fill PDFs (like Google Chrome) or you will have to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete the forms electronically.

If you have questions, we will be pleased to respond. Just email us at hqt@notes.k12.hi.us

HQT Training for Public Charter Schools 09-02-2016 09/02/2016,Fri
Powerpoint slides in PDF file format from WebEx training on September 2, 2016

HQT Training for Principals and Designees 08-11-2016 08/11/2016,Thur
Powerpoint slides from training at the McKinley CSA on August 11, 2016

HQT Presentation at BKM New Teacher Orientation 2016-07-22 07/21/2016,Thur

Private School Equitable Participation SY 2015-2016 11/25/2015,Wed
Documents for the Private School Equitable Participation Program

Retrieving the Individual Progress Report from a Prior School Year 08/04/2015,Tues
How to print a list of non-highly qualified teachers from a prior school year.

Highly Qualified Teacher Certificate Printing Instructions 04/14/2015,Tues
Use the eHQ system to print out your HQT certificate.

Substitute Teacher HQT Designation 05/03/2010,Mon
Substitutes teachers are encouraged to submit documents to become highly qualified under NCLB, Title IIA

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