|CFDA Number:||84.336 - Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants|
|Goal 8: To improve the quality of teacher education and initial certification standards, and to improve the knowledge and skills of all teachers, particularly new teachers and teachers who work in high-need areas.|
|Objective 8.1 of 1: Improve the skills and knowledge of new teachers by funding the development of state policies that strengthen initial licensing standards and the development of state or local policies/programs that reduce the number of uncertified teachers.|
|Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Certification rate. State, recruitment, and partnership grantees: The percentages of new and current teachers who meet their state?s teacher certification requirements, including passing content knowledge and competency tests, will increase each year.|
|Targets and Performance Data||Assessment of Progress||Sources and Data Quality|
Status: Unable to judge
Explanation: This is a new program, so performance data are not yet available.
Additional Source Information: Secretary's Report on the Quality of Teacher Preparation (Sec. 207).
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: April 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Limitations: Secretary's Report will contain self-reported data from states.
Improvements: Definitions of data elements are being refined assure consistency with definitions contained in the No Child Left Behind legislation.
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