OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS TO REQUEST REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXAM FEES FOR PASSING SUBJECT AREA EXAM USED TO MEET NCLB REQUIREMENTS

NOTE: Reimbursement is dependent on the availability of funds for any given year. Funds have not been confirmed for the 17-18 school year.

Teachers at a Non-Title 1 School

Teachers at a Title 1 School

 

 

  No Child Left Behind - Teachers


Public Record 107-110, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), further modified through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), creates requirements designed to ensure that all public elementary, middle, and secondary "teachers of record" meet the federal definition of a highly qualified teacher.

A "teacher of record" is defined as a teacher who provides primary instruction and gives the grades for the assigned core subjects.

Holding appropriate certification to teach in a Florida public school is required to meet the federal definition of a highly qualified teacher.

Effective 7/1/06 use of the High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE)  option for meeting the federal definition of a "highly qualified" teacher is restricted to teachers in the following situations:

  • New middle/secondary ESE content teachers if highly qualified in language arts, mathematics or science at the time of hire will have two extra years to document Highly Qualified (HQ) status in additional content subjects.
  • Veteran teachers newly hired from another state who earned their HQ status in another state may transfer in their HQ status by submitting a verification form when relocating to Florida.
  • Veteran foreign language teachers of Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and teachers of American Sign Language.
  • Newly hired international exchange teachers.

Teachers who must pass a Florida subject area exam to meet eligibility to add a required certification, please go to www.fl.nesinc.com for test information, dates, and registration.









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