Step 1: Disclaimer
This application provides
Kentucky educators assistance in defining "highly qualified" teachers under the
federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation as applied to the certification
regulations of the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). The
application interprets information supplied by the user to determine whether an
individual meets the requirements for being a "highly qualified" teacher.
Once "highly qualified" teacher status is determined, the
form should be printed and filed in the school district.
This application provides a service for the user; however, it does not
check information entered against EPSB's certification database. Therefore,
results are entirely dependent on the accuracy of the information supplied by
the user. Entering inaccurate information will result in false results.
Whether a teacher meets the requirements for being "highly qualified" as
defined in the NCLB is subject to federal audit. If this application
determines, based on the information submitted, that a teacher is "highly
qualified," the teacher or district should be prepared to document the accuracy
of the information supplied in making the determination.
Information submitted for individual teachers will not be stored in the
application. If a change occurs in a teacher's certification status, it
will be necessary to reenter information in the application.
Use of the HOUSSE process (Step 5 of the HOUSSE Calculator) to determine Highly Qualified Teacher status is
restricted to only those teachers who are not new to the profession.
Kentucky public school teachers who hold a "provisional internship certificate" or a "temporary provisional certificate"
and do not hold a base certificate in another teaching area are considered "new to the profession." All other teachers are
considered "not new to the profession."
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