|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 OR 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: Teacher certification/licensure: Percentage of teachers participating in the Partnership Program who meet their state's initial licensure or certification requirements.|
|Targets and Performance Data||Assessment of Progress||Sources and Data Quality|
Explanation: FY 2003 data will determine the baseline for the percentage of teachers meeting the standard. (The code for setting a baseline is 999.) The program will set a target of the baseline + 1% for FY 2004.
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 to assure consistency with definitions contained in the No Child Left Behind legislation.
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