Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Toolkit

The Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Toolkit is currently being revised for the 2016-17 school year and will be released by July 1st. 

However, Ohio will continue to require highly-qualified teachers in core academic subjects in the 2016-2017 transition year as dictated by current state legislation, report card requirements, and the state equity plan.  Moving forward through this transition year, the Department will work with stakeholders to redefine teacher qualifications in Ohio.

Existing 2015-16 materials will serve as a guide for Ohio’s school administrators to assist in reporting highly qualified teachers and qualified instructional paraprofessionals.

Starting in 2016-2017, intervention specialists of students eligible for the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities in Grades 7-12 will need to comply with new requirements to meet highly qualified teacher status. For more information click here

Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Toolkit Documents


Last Modified: 6/9/2016 3:24:30 PM