Title II-A Guidance

Important Highly Qualified Updates for 2016-2017 (Letter of May 26, 2016)

Teacher Input Application Guidance

Highly Qualified Attestations and Information

Comparable Out-of-State Exams for Highly Qualified Educators

The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), reauthorized in 2001, requires that all teachers be highly qualifiedin the core academic content area(s) they teach. NCLB places major emphasis upon teacher quality as a factor in improving achievement for all students. This emphasis grows out of the research showing that teachers’ mastery of the academic content they teach is critical to engaging students and is a significant factor in raising levels of student achievement.

Contact Information

Tel: (602) 364-1842 Fax: (602) 542-5010 Director of Effective Teachers and Leaders (formerly Title II-A): Steve

Larson Deputy Associate Superintendent of Educator Excellence Section: Mark McCall Highly

Effective Teachers and Leaders Arizona Department of Education, Bin 45 1535 West Jefferson Street Phoenix, Arizona 85007