Faculty and Staff Highly Qualified Claims Data Collection Training


The Division of Data, Accountability, and Research collect data to satisfy federal and District of Columbia reporting requirements on LEAs’ 2015-16 school year Highly Qualified Claims for teachers, paraprofessionals, and special education service providers. This list of highly qualified faculty and staff will become the basis for other reports during this school year.

A local education agency must determine the Highly Qualified status for teachers, paraprofessionals, and special education support staff within their schools; including teachers of adult students and pre-K. Although teachers of adult students are not federally reported, they are reported within the District of Columbia.

This data collection combines several federal and local reporting requirements. Below are some of the reports that OSSE prepares with the data:

  • Teacher Quality in Elementary and Secondary
  • Classes taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
  • Highly Qualified Teacher Ratios
  • Special Education Staff: Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Special Education Support Staff
  • Teacher and Principal Preparation Program
  • District and School Report Card

The recorded webinar, PowerPoint presentation, and guide provide instruction on submitting data to OSSE for the faculty and staff highly qualified claims data collection.


Faculty and Staff Highly Qualified Claims Data Collection Guide

HQ Collection Guide


Faculty and Staff Highly Qualified Claims Data Collection Presentation

HQ Collection Presentation


Faculty and Staff Highly Qualified Claims Data Collection Webinar




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