Teacher 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.
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