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

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Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants - 2002

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
- No Targets And Performance Data -
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).

Frequency: Annually.
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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