No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Highly Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals
Qualified Bilingual Teachers, Special Education Teachers
and Teachers in Small Rural Schools
Districts with teachers granted a period of time to become highly qualified by filing ISBE form 77-36 "Request to Report Status of Bilingual Teacher, Special Education, and Rural School Teacher as Highly Qualified for NCLB Purposes" received an ISBE letter sent to the district approving the teachers for the assignment.
NCLB District Reports
Qualified Interactive Worksheet
Would you like to see if you are "No Child Left Behind" Highly Qualified? Download the Windows or Mac version of the Highly Qualified worksheets. Go through the worksheet and determine your status. This information is not sent to ISBE or any other party. It is only for your use in making a determination.
Improving Teacher Quality Non-Regulatory Guidance (USDE) (2006)
Professional Development: The term "professional development" (as defined by USDE)
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 stated that paraprofessionals must show competency (e. g., be qualified) no later than four years after the law was enacted, by January 8, 2006. The deadline for teachers to become highly qualified in their core academic area was June 30, 2006. The U. S. Department of Education is extending the deadline for paraprofessionals, believing that the qualified paraprofessional and highly qualified teacher provisions should be consistent. USDE will align its monitoring and enforcement efforts of states for both the highly qualified teacher and paraprofessional provisions of the law. This will ensure a more efficient, effective and coordinated method of monitoring state efforts in these areas while ensuring that all children are provided with the resources the law provides them.