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Teaching Quality--Certification and Licensure--Assignment


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State Status/Date Level Summary
FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Assignment of New Hire to Low-Performing School
H.B. 433 - Assignment of New Hire to Low-Performing School
Section 2: Authorizes a district to assign a newly hired teacher to a school that has earned failing grades if the individual has either (1) received an "effective" or "highly effective" rating in the prior school year; (2) has successfully completed or is enr...

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WASigned into law 03/2014P-12Teacher Assignment and Reassignment Data
H.B. 2575
Requires that, no later than the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, school districts must report the dates of teacher assignment and reassignment in the statewide student data system.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passe...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Secondary Certification Okay for Grades 5, 6
S.B. 170
Allows a teacher who is certified at the secondary level to teach fifth and sixth grade in the same subject area in which the teacher holds certification.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf/2013-14%20int/hb/HB1881%20int.doc ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2012P-12Core Academic Standard Implementation
S.B. 293
Requires that the county board include in its goals to improve student academic achievement a description of how it plans to ensure and measure academic proficiency of students in core academic subjects at various points during the elementary and secondary edu...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Probationary Contract for Persons Changing Assignments
H.B. 2380
Permits a person who voluntarily accepts an assignment that requires a different class of certificate than the one held in the person's previous professional capacity to be employed under a probationary contract. Provides this provision does not apply to a per...

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AZAdopted 05/2010P-12Reading Endorsements
R7-2-615
Strengthens the requirements for a reading endorsement and further defines the levels of reading allowing for greater specialization. www.azsos.gov/aar/2010/2/recodifictn.pdf ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Student Promotion
H.B. 3 - Section 28 and 29
Section 28: Provides that in determining student promotion, a district must consider the student's teacher's recommendation, the student 's grade in each course, the student's score on state assessments, and any other academic information deemed necessary by t...

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LAAdopted 11/2007P-12Out-of-Field Authorization to Teach
LAC 28:CXXXI.325
Amends a section of Bulletin 746, Standards for State Certification of School Personnel, concerning out-of-field authorization to teach (OFAT). This change in policy will allow an individual to renew an Out-of-Field Authority to Teach (OFAT) by attempting the...

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ILAdopted 09/2006P-12Highly Qualified Teachers, P.E. and Denial of Enrollment
23 IAC 1.77, .242, .420, .430, .720
New section (p 243 of 405 http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume30_issue41.pdf) institutes a requirement that districts electronically report information used in determining whether teachers can be considered "highly quali...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Accountability Report Card: Requirements
A.B. 2596
Deletes the requirement, under the Classroom Instructional Improvement and Accountability Act, that the School Accountability Report Card include information on the degree to which pupils are prepared to enter the workforce and whether the school qualifies for...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Teachers
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 1: Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction on the financial condition of a school district if the county superintendent determines a school district may be unable to meet its financi...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Teacher Misassignment and ESL Teacher Qualifications
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to annually monitor and review school district certificated employee assignment practices according to certain priorities with first priority going to schools and school districts that are likely to ha...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Technical Assistance Areas
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Existing law requires the State Department of Education to establish a statewide system of school support that provides intensive and sustained support and technical assistance for school districts, county offices of education, and schools in need of improveme...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Review of Audit Exceptions
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 13: Requires the county superintendent of schools to include in the review of audit exceptions those audit exceptions related to use of instructional materials program funds, teacher misassignments, and information reported on the school accountability re...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12District Uniform Complaint Process
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 12: Requires a school district to use its uniform complaint process to help identify and resolve any deficiencies related to
instructional materials, conditions of facilities that are not maintained in a clean and safe manner or in good repair, and teache...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12District Compliance Audits
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 2: Requires a district compliance audit to include verification of the reporting requirements for the sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials, teacher misassignments, and the accuracy of information reported on the school accountability repor...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12School Accountability Report Cards
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 10: Requires the school accountability report card to include information regarding the availability of sufficient textbooks and other instructional materials for each pupil, any needed maintenance of school facilities to ensure good repair, the misassign...

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TXAdopted 01/2003P-12Assignment of Public School Personnel
19 TAC 230.601
Amends rules relating to the assignment of public school personnel certified by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). Ensures the continued alignment of assignment rules with the state public school curriculum, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Sk...

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Omnibus Bill--Teacher Qualifications
S.B. 308
Section 42 states that effective with the 2002-2003 school year parents must be notified if their student is being taught by a non-licensed teacher for longer than 30 days....

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