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Nine states have plans considered acceptable by peer reviewers:

  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota

Four states submitted plans that did not meet sufficiently  any criteria:

  • Hawaii
  • Missouri
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

Tool to Help States Revise Plans to Have Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom

The original deadline for all teachers to be considered highly qualified has passed. Although states are making progress towards meeting this goal, it was not met by the 2005-06 deadline. The U.S. Department of Education required that states submit revised plans addressing how they intend to meet this goal by the end of the 2006-07 school year. Revised plans were due July 7, 2006 and peer review results for these plans were released on August 16, 2006. Six criteria were considered by the peer reviewers when determining the status of state plans. Nine state plans were accepted by reviewers, 39 state plans met some criteria and four state plans did not sufficiently address any of the requirements.

The 39 states that partially met the requirements must review plan components that were not met, or only partially met, and submit revised plans to the U.S. Department of Education on or before September 29, 2006. ECS has streamlined the accepted state plans and reviewer's comments in this database to assist states in the plan revision process.

New Jersey Maryland South Carolina Ohio Louisiana Kansas New Mexico South Dakota Nevada

View All Nine Accepted State Plans

Need help revising your state plan? ECS has collected the results of the peer reviews. These reports allow users to view accepted state plans broken down by requirements and sub-requirements.

View State Results Across All States and Indicators

Create a customized report by following the link below and selecting states and indicators.

Work on this database is supported through the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (NCCTQ), a collaborative effort of the Education Commission of the States, ETS, Learning Point Associates and Vanderbilt University and funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

ECS Staff Contact: Angela Baber, ababer@ecs.org

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