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Title II-A: Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals

Implementation of NCLB's Highly Qualified Teacher and Paraprofessional Requirements in Massachusetts*

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This document will be updated as new information is available. The amended information will be denoted with the date the information was revised, or added.

Throughout this document, the abbreviation "HQ" signifies "Highly Qualified", and "HQT", "Highly Qualified teacher".

This document is partitioned into the following subtopics - HQ subjects, Reporting & Classifying HQT, Subject Matter Competency, HQT and Licensure, HOUSSE, Special Education (SPED), and English as a Second Language (ESL).

*Note: federal NCLB legislation defines Highly Qualified with respect to a teacher being competent in subject matter competency, and does not address the consideration that a teacher is "highly effective".

Last Updated: February 23, 2011
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