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NCLB/Teaching Quality: Online Database

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Quick Facts

Three states have outlined HOUSSE option reciprocity for and with other states:

  • Florida
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Ten states have policies in place that require paraprofessionals with instructional duties to be certified:

  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • West Virginia

Other Resources

Assistance Revising State Plans to Meet the HQT Goal of NCLB
The HQT tool assists states in the revision process by streamlining access to the nine accepted state plans and providing reviewer comments. The plans can be accessed in two ways:

  • By state. This option reports the entire state plan and reviewer comments for each state selected.
  • By requirement. This option reports on each requirement allowing the user compare text and reviewer comments on specified requirements across selected states.
In addition, peer review decisions for all states have been gathered and are available in multiple report formats.

NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher and Paraprofessional Database

This database contains research on state Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) definitions; High, Objective, Uniform State Standards of Evaluation (HOUSSE) options; Title I paraprofessional requirements and much more.

Over the last few months states have been, and are currently, revising plans to have highly qualified teachers in every classroom. Many changes have been made to states' HQT and HOUSSE definitions and policies as a consequence of these revisions.

ECS is tracking these changes as information is made available by states in an attempt to keep this database as current as possible. Please contact ECS with any new information for your state.

State Profiles


State Comparisons


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.


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