Highly Qualified: Secondary Certificate Grade Level Change

Effective December 8, 2014, the grade range of the Secondary teaching certificate has been changed from grades 7-12 to grades 6-12. The rule change benefits districts who hire middle school teachers because it increases the pool of qualified candidates certified to teach in a single subject, 6th-8th grade classrooms.

For further information on the Secondary certificate grade level change click the link below:

Highly Qualified FAQs: Secondary Certificate Grade Level Change [PDF]

Teacher/Principal Evaluation

On April 25, 2011, the State Board of Education (SBE) unanimously passed the proposed Arizona Framework for Measuring Educator Effectiveness. This action resulted from the passage of SB 1040 that directed the SBE to adopt and maintain a model framework for teacher and principal evaluation that includes quantitative data on student academic progress. ADE will continue to update this page in order to provide the most current information and resources to assist all Local Education Agencies (LEA) with the successful implementation of the framework in the 2012-2013 school year.

For more information click here.