Highly Qualified Teacher Update

 

The 2001 federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) requires that all public school teachers of "core academic subjects" (English/Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, Foreign/World Languages, Art, Music, and Elementary/Early Childhood Education) meet the Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) requirements of the Act.


Under NCLBA, educators must be properly licensed, endorsed, and have the required content knowledge for the subjects and instructional levels they teach. The Vermont Agency of Education determines the HQT status of educators for their core assignments both statewide and school-by-school. The Act also requires schools and school districts to report out data on the number/percentage of core classes taught by teachers who are not HQT for their assignment and data on the number/percentage of teachers who are teaching under emergency licenses.


There are a number of reasons why a class might be taught by an educator who is not HQT for his/her assignment. For example, a teacher may have moved in from another state and be in the process of transferring his/her license from the other state to Vermont; or a teacher may be in the process of completing the required course work for his/her endorsement area to meet HQT status. In any event, a plan must be in place for any teacher who is not HQT for his/her core area assignment to become so as soon as possible.


As per the Agency of Education data for the 2012-2013 school year for Spaulding High School, we had only 3 of 249 total classes taught by Non-HQT teachers. These 3 classes represent 1.20% of our total classes for the 2012-2013 year.


In addition, we had 2.74% of our teachers teaching with emergency credentials, and of our 73 Spaulding High School teachers, 49 of them have their Master's Degree.


Tom Sedore
Principal


 

Data on Highly Qualified Teachers 

 

Spaulding High School and the Barre Technical Center 
2011 - 2012 School Year Update

 

Highly Qualified Teacher Update

 

       The 2001 federal  No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) requires that all public school teachers of “core academic subjects” (English/Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, Foreign/World Languages, Art, Music, and Elementary/Early Childhood Education) meet the Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) requirements of the Act.

 

       Under NCLBA, educators must be properly licensed, endorsed, and have the required content knowledge for the subjects and instructional levels they teach.  The Vermont Agency of Education determines the HQT status of educators for their core assignments both statewide and school-by-school.  The Act also requires schools and school districts to report out data on the number/percentage of core classes taught by teachers who are not HQT for their assignment and data on the number/percentage of teachers who are teaching under emergency licenses.

 

         There are a number of reasons why a class might be taught by an educator who is not HQT for his/her assignment.  For example, a teacher may have moved in from another state and be in the process of transferring his/her license from the other state to Vermont; or a teacher may be in the process of completing the required course work for his/her endorsement area to meet HQT status.  In any event, a plan must be in place for any teacher who is not HQT for his/her core area assignment to become so as soon as possible.

 

         As per the Agency of Education data for the 2011-2012 school year for Spaulding High School, we had only 3 of 283 total classes taught by Non-HQT teachers.  These 3 classes represent 1.07% of our total classes for the 2011-2012 year.

 

          In addition, we had 0% of our teachers teaching with emergency credentials, and of our 69 Spaulding High School teachers, 50 of them have their Master’s Degree.

 

                                                                                     Tom Sedore

 

                                                                                     Principal

Click here to view a PDF version of this information.

Return to top

 

Data on Highly Qualified Teachers 

Spaulding High School and the Barre Technical Center 
2009 - 2010 School Year Update

The 2001 federal No child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) requires that all public school teachers of “core academic subjects” (English/Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, Foreign/World Languages, Art, Music, and Elementary/Early childhood Education) meet the highly qualified teacher (HQT) requirements of  the Act.

Under NCLBA educators must be properly licensed, endorsed, and have the required content knowledge, for the subjects and instructional levels they teach.   The Vermont Department of Education determines the HQT status of educators for their core assignments both statewide and school-by-school.   The Act also requires schools and school districts to report out data on the number/ percentage of core classes taught by teachers who are not HQT for their assignments and data on the number/percentage of teachers who are teaching under emergency licenses.

There are a number of reasons why a class might be taught by an educator who is not HQT for his/her assignment. For example, a teacher may have moved in from another state and be in the process of transferring his/her license from the other state to Vermont; or a teacher may be in the process of completing the required course work for his/her endorsement area to meet HQT status.  In any event, a plan must be in place for any teacher who is not HQT for his/her core area assignment to become so as soon as possible.  


The following data represents the number and percentage of teachers within Spaulding High School and the Barre Technical Center who were not HQT for their core area assignments and who taught under emergency licenses for the 2009-2010 school year:

 

Spaulding High School

 Number of Core Classes Taught by Non-HQT Teachers: 0

 Total Number of Core Classes: 261

  Percentage of Non-HQT Teachers Teaching Core Classes:  0%

 

  Number of Teachers Teaching Under Emergency Licenses: 1

  Total Number of Teachers: 74

   Percentage of Teachers Teaching Under Emergency Licenses: 1.35%

 

 

Barre/Regional Voc-Tech Center:

  Number of Core Classes Taught by Non-HQT Teachers: 1

  Number of Core Classes:  2

   Percentage of Non-HQT Teachers Teaching Core Classes: 50%

 

  Number of Teachers Teaching Under Emergency Licenses: 0

  Total Number of Teachers: 17

  Percentage of Teachers Teaching Under Emergency Licenses: 0%

 

Barre Supervisory Union

Number of Core Classes Taught by Non-HQT Teachers:  6

Total Number of Core Classes:  523

 Percentage of Non-HQT Teachers Teaching Core Classes: 1.15%  

 

Number of Teachers Teaching Under Emergency Licenses:  1

Total Number of Teachers:  247

Percentage of Teachers Teaching Under Emergency Licenses:  0.1%

 

The following data represents the number and percentage of teachers/professionals (SY 2009-2010) within the Barre Supervisory Union who hold Bachelor Degrees as compared to the number and percentage of teachers who hold Masters’ Degrees. 

Schools:

Number of Teachers/Professionals

Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s Degree

Spaulding High School and the Barre Technical Center

 

99

 

49 (49.5%)

 

50 (50.1%)

Barre City Elementary/Middle School

 

94

 

46 (49%)

 

48 (51%)

Barre Town Middle/Elementary School

 

79

 

36 (46%)

 

43 (54%)

Barre Supervisory Union

 

272

 

 

131 (48%)

 

141 (52%)

 

Click here to download a PDF version of this information.

Return to top