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ERIC Number: ED507605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Highly Qualified Teachers Equity Plan Update
Horne, Tom
Arizona Department of Education
Ensuring that all Arizona children receive the high-quality education they deserve requires an effective teacher in every classroom along with school and district leadership that is focused on raising student achievement. Arizona's educators, from the classroom teacher to the district superintendent, are the most important component of the state's strategy for educational success. In keeping with this policy, Arizona is committed to the goal that poor and minority children must not be taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified, and/or out-of-field teachers. Arizona further recognizes that teacher quality has a major impact on student achievement. It remains committed to the goal of ensuring that every child in Arizona is taught by a highly qualified teacher who is equipped to teach in a way that enables every student to experience academic success. Arizona identified "Five (5) Next Steps" in the "Arizona Revised Teachers Equity Plan (2006)". These steps were: Step 1-Dissemination of Information; Step 2-Data Collection and Analysis; Step 3-Communication with Identified Local Education Agencies (LEAs); Step 4-Modifying LEA Plans and Step 5-Monitoring Equitable Distribution Teachers. Responses to all Five Steps identified in the Arizona Revised Equity Plan submitted to the USDE are provided in the "Arizona Highly Qualified Equity Plan Update". The response format includes: Identification of each Step, Update on each Step, and identification of Next Steps.
Arizona Department of Education. 1535 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Tel: 800-352-4558; Tel: 602-542-5393; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Arizona