Title IIA 2014-15 - Kansas State Department of Education

Title IIa Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
2014-2015 Fact Sheet
Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services Team
What is the purpose of Title IIA?
This program is designed to improve student
achievement by providing funds to schools and
districts for the training, recruitment, and retention
of teachers and principals.
Sec. 2141 of Title IIA Technical Assistance and
Accountability--A Tiered Approach
Tier 1:100% HQT or Non HQT in the current
year but 100% HQT in the previous year. No
General Information
No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Title II, Part A
ensures that all students have teachers with subject
matter knowledge and teaching skills necessary to
help all students achieve high academic standards
regardless of their individual learning styles or
needs. These regulations apply to all schools, not
just Title I schools.
Tier 2: Non HQT for two consecutive years or
HQT for three or more years but have met AYP
currently or within the past two years. District will
complete an improvement plan as part of the Local
Consolidated Plan. Technical assistance by KSDE
will be offered.
All public elementary or secondary teachers
employed to teach core academic subjects should
be designated “highly qualified.” Highly qualified is
defined as:
1. Having a minimum of a bachelor’s degree And
2. Having a valid license to teach in Kansas. The
license must have appropriate content and level
endorsement for the teaching assignment and the
requirements may not be waived on an
emergency, temporary, or provisional basis And
3. Have demonstrated subject-matter competency
in each of the core academic subjects the
teacher teaches.
Subject-matter competency may be
demonstrated by either passing a rigorous State
approved academic subject test (Praxis) or by
meeting the State approved High Objective Uniform
State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE).
Core Subjects Defined
Core subjects include: mathematics, science,
language arts, history, government, geography,
economics, fine arts and foreign language.
Title I Schools
Parents of children in Title 1 schools must be
notified if their child has been assigned to a
teacher, or has been taught for four or more
consecutive weeks by a teacher, who is not highly
All “new hires” in a Title 1 school must be highly
qualified prior to the first day of employment.
Tier 3: Non HQT for three consecutive years
and have not met AYP for three consecutive years.
A two-year Title IIA Tier 3 Action Plan, based on a
Title IIA Needs Assessment, will be written and
implemented. KSDE will direct use of all IIA funds.
The ability to use IIA funds for new class-size
reduction will not be an option. In addition, Title I
funds may not be used to hire paraprofessionals.
Equitable Distribution
Section 1112(c)(1)(L) of the ESEA states:
Each LEA plan must include an assurance that
the LEA will “ensure through incentives for
voluntary transfers, the provision of professional
development, recruitment programs, or other
effective strategies, that low-income students and
minority students are not taught at higher rates than
other students by inexperienced, unqualified, or out
of state teachers.”
In districts having more than one school serving
the same grade band, evidence that the district has
at least begun to address the equitable distribution
of teachers is necessary.
The district will collect data beyond Highly
Qualified status. Districts shall study placement of
teachers new to the profession and non highly
qualified teachers in relationship to their placement
in high and low minority schools and high and low
poverty schools.
For information regarding how to use Title IIA funds,
see “Title IIA Funds Fact Sheet”
Questions? Please contact:
Sandy Guidry
[email protected]
revised 7/16/14