ERIC Number: ED484149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Using Maryland's HOUSSE (High, Objective, Uniform State Standard of Evaluation). Achieving "Highly Qualified" Status Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). A Guide for Maryland Teachers.
Maryland State Department of Education
To assist teachers in achieving "highly qualified" status, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has created a single document that will give teachers the information they need to interpret the requirements of HOUSSE; assess their credentials, course work, experience, and professional activities; complete the HOUSSE rubric to achieve "highly qualified" status; and submit their completed rubrics to human resources officials in local school systems. Teachers are encouraged to review this document and determine their status, using HOUSSE and submitting a Competency Rubric if appropriate. For teachers who achieve "highly qualified" status as a result of holding a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) in the core academic subjects they are teaching, no further action is necessary. Individual questions should be addressed to human resources/personnel staff in teachers' individual school systems.
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, State Standards, Federal Legislation, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Evaluation Methods, Scoring Rubrics
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Certification and Accreditation, 200 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-767-0412.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.