Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Toolkit
HQT/Properly Certified or Licensed Update
HQT requirements are no longer in effect. Effective November 2018, the state transitioned to properly certified or licensed requirements as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Ohio Revised Code 3319.074. Properly certified or licensed requires teachers and instructional paraprofessionals of core content areas to hold the appropriate license for their teaching assignment based on grade level, core academic subject, and student population. The previous HQT Forms are no longer required. Districts may use the ESSA State Licensure Assurance report (EMIS) to verify properly certified or licensed requirements and/or identify conflicts relating to the requirements. Additional guidance around properly certified or licensed requirements will be forthcoming.
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