U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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HEA: Teacher Quality Enhancement - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.336 - Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants


Program Goal: 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
Percentage of new teachers in districts with Partnership Programs who meet their state's certification requirements.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
 
999
2004
 
999


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. FY 2003 and FY 2004 data will be collected on a new performance report that has not yet been finalized but which is expected to be in place before the end of 2005.  
Additional Source Information: Secretary's Report on the Quality of Teacher Preparation (Sec. 207).

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: December 2005
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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