2010-2011 School Year Reporting for “Highly Qualified Teacher” Data

ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER: 33
POLICY CODE: CM/DDA

TO: Superintendents of Schools, Principals, and “Highly Qualified Teacher” Officials
FROM: Stephen Bowen, Commissioner
DATE: March 28, 2011
SUBJECT: 2010-2011 School Year Reporting for “Highly Qualified Teacher” Data

It is time for the annual Highly Qualified teacher data collection. Below you will find information on the following topics:

  • Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Survey
  • Reporting Deadline: April 22, 2011
  • Contact Information

Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Survey:

Data for the 2010-2011 “Highly Qualified Teacher” (“HQT”) Survey will again be web-enabled through MEDMS. In order to facilitate the Department’s reporting to the U.S. Department of Education, I’m asking that the data for all units be submitted via MEDMS no later than April 22, 2011. The “HQT form” in MEDMS will be available on March 31, 2011.

Directions for completing the “Highly Qualified Teacher” Data Survey, and a worksheet copy of the “HQT” Survey, are available on line at http://www.maine.gov/education/hqtp/forms.htm#worksheet

The worksheet copy of the Survey is made available for your in-unit convenience as a data collection tool.

Once each school’s data are collected, the data will need to be entered by an authorized central office designee. The user’s MEDMS account requires that the “HQT” role be assigned. The local MEDMS administrator with the “SAU Admin” role already has this permission and can assign it to other users. The survey is accessed in MEDMS from the Application menu option, “Forms.”  From the Action menu, select: “HQT form”. 

NOTE: this survey is for 2010-2011 school year data only.

Additional information related to “Highly Qualified Teacher” requirements can be found at:
http://www.maine.gov/education/hqtp