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The Secretary's Third Annual Report on Teacher Quality is the result of the efforts of many dedicated individuals and organizations. First and foremost, it is important to recognize all those individuals in institutions of higher education, school districts and state departments of education and other state agencies who are primarily responsible for collecting the data mandated by the Higher Education Act (HEA) Title II. It is only through their contributions and ongoing support that information about the status of teacher quality in the United States could be assembled.
Within the Department of Education, Helen Soulé and Dottie Kingsley in the Office of Postsecondary Education directed the development of the report, in coordination with the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Deputy Secretary, the Office of the Under Secretary, the Office of Innovation and Improvement, the Institute of Education Sciences and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. While many Department staff contributed to this report, special thanks go to Joseph Conaty, René Islas, Lynn Mahaffie, Michael Petrilli, Gretchen Slease, Robert Stonehill and Elizabeth Warner for their valuable insights and information.
On behalf of the Department of Education, Westat, under the leadership of Allison Henderson, manages the HEA Title II data collection and reporting system and the production of the report. Other Westat staff who provide valuable services include Tamara Morse Azar, Darcy Pietryka and Elizabeth Buckland. In close collaboration with the Department and Westat, Douglas Levin of the American Institutes for Research and his colleagues, Steven Honegger and Teresa Garcia Duncan, drafted the report.