February 23, 2007 Henry L.

Johnson, Assistant Secretary United States Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-6200 Dear Assistant Secretary Johnson: Your staff’s October 19, 2006 review of Vermont’s revised state plan for meeting the Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) goal resulted in a request that the Vermont Department of Education submit additional revisions to its state plan that explain in more detail the actions the state is taking to support schools in need of improvement to meet HQT goals. • • • Corrective actions the State Education Agency (SEA) will take when LEAs fail to meet AMOs, How the state will eliminate use of the HOUSSE, The SEA’s Equity Plan to ensure that poor and minority students are not disproportio nately taught by non-HQT or inexperienced teachers.

This letter is submitted in response to your request. The elements of Vermont’s plan include: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SEA staff from the Educator Quality Team (EQT) do HQT revie ws of all educator endorsements at the time of issue and issue HQT certificates to the educator. Individual educators who do not meet HQT requirements for newly issued endorsements are informed of what they need to do to become HQT for their endorsements. In addition, their HQT status is shared with their administrators upon request. EQT staff provides technical assistance to LEA administrators in meeting teacher and paraprofessional HQT and HQP requirements through on-site visits, phone and email conferencing and communication, and printed information posted on the VT Department of Education’s website and provided via US mail. (As examples of technical assistance, please see the chart entitled NCLBA Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) and

Paraprofessional Accountability Requirements at http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/licensing/hqt.html and the attached sample LEAlevel HQT data report.) In addition, the EQT staff regularly makes presentations regarding HQT and HQP requirements at statewide conferences relevant to administrators and educators. EQT staff share HQT data related to schools that are not meeting AYP with members of the state’s Assessment and Accountability (AA) Team. The AA Team determines and oversees Schools in Need of Improvement, including providing technical assistance to these schools through the work of the School Support coordinators. These coordinators are department employees with responsibility for particular schools identified as Schools in Need of Improvement. The y assist their schools in developing effective data-based improvement plans and broker professional development services for these schools, including services provided by the SEA’s Content Specialists and through the regional Education Service Agencies (ESAs) and Professional Development Networks (see below). The School Support Coordinators are funded through state general funds and State Assessments and Related Activities (SARA) monies. Members of the EQT team share HQT data with the SEA’s Independent and Federal Programs (IFP) and Student Support Teams (SST). The IFP Team monitors all LEAs/schools receiving federal monies under the various titles of the NCLB, while the SST Team monitors LEAs/schools for compliance with laws and regulations related to special education. When the percentage of classes being taught by educators who are not HQT for their assignments is at issue in a particular school, the School Support Coordinator assigned to that school and the various monitoring teams are alerted to this concern. All of the activities of the EQT staff described above are funded with Title II Part A state activities and technical assistance funds. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The SEA routinely collaborates with providers of professional development (including the Higher Education Collaborative, the Regiona l Education Services Agencies, The Vermont Institutes, and the Institutions of Higher Education) to identify areas of need for professional development in order for individuals to meet HQT requirements and to preapprove course offerings for HQT purposes. In addition, the SEA has implemented a number of specific programs and services to assist teachers and LEAs in meeting their professional development and staffing needs, including their need to successfully meet HQT goals. These include: Regional Education Service Agencies (ESAs) – These are regional service agencies that collaborate with their affiliate districts to identify their professional development needs, including needs related to HQT, and to develop or broker professional development opportunities that will meet these needs. (Please see the enclosed brochure or visit http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/prodev/resources.html#esa for further

information.) EQT staff regularly collaborate with ESA directors to determine HQT needs in a particular region and to preapprove courses and workshops for HQT content credit. Throughout this process, the needs of schools not making AYP in a particular region are given priority. The ESAs are funded through Title II Part A SAHE funds as well as state general funds and local funds, including local Title I and Title II A funds. Content Specialists – The SEA employs a number of specialists with expertise in specific content areas. They provide professional development in their content area to specific schools and school districts as requested (or required – see below) and coordinate the state-wide Professional Development Networks (see below). The content specialists are funded through SARA, Title V, and Title II D funds. Professional Development Networks – The SEA facilitates math, literacy, and science networks and is developing several social studies networks around the state as well. These networks focus on standards and grade expectations, aligned curriculum, instruction and state (if applicable) and local assessment. These networks are funded by state general funds and SARA monies. Professional Development Requirements for Identified Schools – Professional development is a key component of both the Commissioner's Required Actions for identified schools, as well as the grants from Title I pass-through funds and Gear-Up Partnership funds made to identified schools to specifically address the content areas and student groups for which they did not make AYP. In addition, teachers from identified schools have been required to attend the Vermont Professional Development Network meetings in Literacy and/or mathematics as applicable to the areas in which the school has not made AYP. The Department initiated a pilot project in formative assessment targeted at teachers in identified schools and schools not making AYP for the first time. The SEA’s intent is to continue to scale up this work with identified schools as a priority. PHASE-OUT OF HOUSSE Vermont has discontinued the use of its HOUSSE, effective July 1, 2006. All new endorsements issued on or after July 1, 2006 are subject to “New Teacher” HQT content knowledge requirements. (Please see the charts of HQT licensure and content knowledge requirements on the state’s website at http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/licensing/hqt.html.) Upgraded licensure requirements implemented in 2003 include a major in each secondary teaching area as well as art, music, and foreign languages. In addition, Praxis II testing is required in all core content areas. Therefore, all new licensees in core content areas automatically meet HQT requirements for new teachers as well. There are only two instances where we allow educators to continue to use the HOUSSE to document HQT status. These are: 1) educators coming from out-of-state with three or more years of teaching experience in the area for which they are seeking Vermont licensure and are, therefore, exempt from educator testing requirements under our Interstate Reciprocity Agreement, and 2) experienced Vermont educators who were out of the classroom during the past several years and therefore, were unable to take

advantage of the HOUSSE. An example of the latter is an educator who taught elementary education for seven years prior to 2001, left the classroom to raise children, and is now reinstating his/her lapsed elementary license. Since she was licensed prior to 2001 and has more than three years of experience, he/she is exempt from the Praxis testing requirements of Vermont’s licensure regulations. He/she could use the experienced teacher criteria (which require a particular number of credits in each content area) to document HQT status, rather than having to meet the new teacher HQT criteria, which, in the case of elementary education, requires Praxis II testing. ACCOUNTABILITY AND PUBLIC REPORTING REQUIREMENTS The SEA requires LEAs to sign assurances on the Consolidated Federal Programs application stating the following: “The LEA assures that all teachers of core academic subjects (as defined by NCLB) are highly qualified (HQT) for their assignments, or that individual plans are in place to ensure that each teacher who is not HQT for his/her assignment will become so, and that records are available to support this assurance. “The LEA assures that HQT parental “right to know” and non-HQT parental notification letters are being sent in a timely manner, when required, as stipulated under NCLB and that records are available to support this assurance.” “The LEA assures that all instructional paraprofessionals supported with Title I funds meet NCLB paraprofessional requirements and that records are available to support this assurance.” “The LEA assures that whenever its percentage of classes taught by Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) is below 100%, it is setting Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) to ensure that it meets this goal, is monitoring its progress toward this goal, and that records are available to support this assurance.” The SEA requires LEAs to set Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) to meet the NCLB requirement that 100 percent of their core subject teachers are HQT for their assignments. In addition, until an LEA has met the requirement that 100 percent of its core area classes are taught by teachers who are highly qualified for their assignments, it is required to maintain individual plans describing its efforts to support each educator who is not HQT for his/her assignment to attain HQT status. These efforts may include: • • • Providing financial assistance to the educator to acquire additional content coursework/professional development/testing in his/her endorsement area, Providing financial or other assistance to the educator to acquire the coursework/professional development/testing to qualify fo r an additional endorsement, or Restructuring the assignment to match the educator’s qualifications.

This requirement continues to be effective whenever the percentage of the LEA’s core area teachers who are HQT for their assignments is less than 100 percent in any given year. (Please see the chart entitled NCLBA Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) and Paraprofessional Accountability Requirements at http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/licensing/hqt.html.) The SEA provides data from the previous school year to each LEA on the percentage of its core subject classes taught by teachers who are not highly qualified for their assignments. These data are provided for the LEA as a whole, and for each school within the LEA, as well as a comparison of the high and low poverty schools within the LEA, if applicable. In addition, the SEA provides to each LEA data on the number and percentage of emergency licensed teachers in the LEA and in each school within the LEA. These data are provided to the LEAs in January of each school year. (Please see sample LEA- level HQT data report attached.) The SEA reports on its Web site data (from the previous school year) on the percentage of core area classes taught by “highly qualified” teachers statewide. These data are broken out by high and low poverty elementary and secondary schools. The SEA also reports the statewide emergency licensure data on its website. The SEA requires that LEAs report to all parents and broadly within the school community the data on the percentage of classes that are taught by teachers who are NOT “highly qualified” for their assignments and the percentage of emergency licensed teachers,. These data must be reported by school and for the LEA as a whole (both aggregate and high vs. low poverty, if applicable). The SEA also requires that LEAs report the professional qualifications of their teachers. The required data elements should be included in annual school reports or other similar publications where student assessment data is presented. In addition, if the LEA maintains a Web site, this information should be published there as well. As part of its Consolidated Federal Programs (CFP) monitoring process (Titles I – V), the SEA ascertains that: • The LEA has set Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) to meet the NCLB requirement that 100 percent of its core subject teachers are HQT for their assignments, • Data are being collected regarding the annual progress made by the LEA toward this goal, • The LEA is maintaining the individual educator plans described above, • The LEA is complying with the parental notification and paraprofessional requirements, and • The LEA is reporting required HQT data annually to the community. (Please see Title I monitoring document attached.)

CORRECTIVE ACTIONS SEA policy regarding corrective actions for schools failing to make progress toward meeting AMOs is aligned fully with Section 2141 of NCLB. Specifically, the SEA will provide technical assistance to any LEA failing to make progress toward meeting AMOs for two consecutive years. And if any LEA fails to make progress toward its AMOs for a third year, the SEA will restrict the use of its Title I A funds through "Commissioner's Required Actions." PARAPROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS The SEA collects data annually on the percentage of Title I funded instructional paraprofessionals who meet the NCLB paraprofessional requirements. The SEA requires that in Title I schools, LEAs may only employ new instructional paraprofessionals who meet the HQP requirements. LEAs have also been repeatedly notified that beyond June 2006 they may not continue to employ in Title I funded positions any instructional paraprofessional who is not HQP. Compliance with this requirement is monitored as noted above in the Accountability and Public Reporting section. ANALYSIS OF HQT DATA Using its 2004-2005 data, the SEA has determined which core areas have the lowest percentage of classes being taught by teachers who do not meet HQT requirements for their assignments. This analysis indicates that in only five content areas is the percentage of classes taught by HQ teachers below 80 percent – general social studies, economics (only 33 classes), reading, Latin, and general science. In the social studies and science situations, the issue is not primarily one of lack of content knowledge but rather of how a course is entered in the Educator Census (the SEA’s electronic tool for collecting statewide teacher assignment data). Many courses entered as “general social studies” or “general science” courses are really history or biology or chemistry courses. Many individuals who do not meet the breadth of our content knowledge requirements across the four social studies or science areas for general social studies or general science assignments have extensive expertise in a particular discipline (usually history and biology or chemistry respectively). These individuals are granted HQT status for the disciplines in which they meet content knowledge requirements but not necessarily for the “general” (i.e., all disciplines) social studies or science endorsement. The SEA continues to provide technical assistance to LEAs in how to correctly enter assignment information into the Census. Meanwhile, the SEA advises educators regarding the additional coursework or testing that is necessary to enable them to meet HQT content knowledge requirements for all the science or social studies areas. Please note that this is NOT an issue with new licensees in these areas since they must pass broad Praxis II tests in order to attain licensure in social studies or science. In the area of reading, the problem is accounted for primarily by individuals who are teaching reading with endorsements that do not cover either the content area or grade levels of their assignments. The SEA is working with LEA and school- level administrators to ensure that each teacher of reading carries one of the endorsements considered “appropriate” for this assignment, and that his/her endorsement matches the grade level(s) he/she is teaching.

While, overall, a very small number of educators still need to take additional coursework, testing, or professional development to meet HQT content knowledge requirements for their licensing endorsement areas, the primary cause of an educator being not-HQT for his/her assignment is an out of subject area or grade level (i.e. “out of field”) assignment. In 2004-2005, over 75 percent of non-HQT classes were taught by teachers who were not properly endorsed for that assignment. The primary way in which the state will increase its percentage of classes taught by HQ teachers is by assisting administrators to understand the key role of appropriate licensure in being HQ for an assignment. The SEA is working with the LEAs to identify and rectify each instance of a mismatch between educator endorsement status and assignment. In many cases, this is as simple as the educator requesting an expansion of his or her endorsement from a 7-12 to K-12 instructional level or an administrator restructuring an educator’s assignment to match the grade levels of his or her endorsement. (Please see sample LEA- level HQT data report attached.) The SEA compared the percentage of HQ teachers in high poverty versus low poverty schools, high minority versus low minority schools, and schools not meeting AYP goals versus schools meeting AYP goals. Based upon these results, the SEA determined that: • In 2004-2005, there was no “unreasonable” (i.e., 5 percent or greater) discrepancy in the distribution of HQ teachers with regards to these three measures in regular education classrooms in Vermont. (Please see attached Addendum.) In Vermont, in 2004-2005, in situations where special educators were providing “primary instruction” in a core content area (i.e., special education “classes”), there was an “unreasonable” (i.e., 5 percent or greater) discrepancy in the distribution of HQ teachers with regards to these three measures. However, the discrepancy was IN FAVOR OF poor students in both elementary and secondary schools. (Please see the attached Addendum.)

The SEA will continue to analyze the data elements identified above to determine whether any other discrepancies arise. In addition, the SEA is in the process of developing a system for tracking educator experience. We are considering a number of options including: • • • Using Level I versus Level II licensure status as a proxy for experience Developing a separate data collection to gather this data Using teacher retirement system data to determine years of experience

A data gathering system will be selected in the spring of 2007 and data on educator experience within individual schools will be matched against the data on school poverty status and school minority status to determine if discrepancies exist in this area. The SEA will complete its analysis of the experience data and make its determination regarding the need for an equity plan by September 30, 2007.

Our timeline for collection of teacher experience data is the following: March 27-28, 2007 – Attend Title II A State Director's Meeting to discuss how other states are collecting this information. April-May, 2007 – Discuss various options for collecting experience data and determine which method Vermont will use. June 30, 2007 – Collect and analyze experience data in relation to school poverty and minority status. This process will be completed by September 30, 2007. If analysis of experience data yields inequities, then we will address these inequities through actions outlined in a revised Equity Plan. EQUITY PLAN Vermont does not currently have a situation where poor or minority students or students in schools not meeting AYP are disproportionally taught by educators who are not HQT for their assignments. However, as part of its support to schools in need of improvement, the SEA is targeting special assistance to these schools to ensure that they have the highest quality educators. These schools are provided with the intensive support of School Support coordinators. These individuals are familiar with the HQT status of their schools and make connections with professional development providers and coordinate technical assistance to the administrators of these schools regarding appropriate assignments, etc., as needed. In addition, although there is no discrepancy in special educators’ HQT status, overall the HQT status of our special education workforce needs to be addressed. The Higher Education Collaborative (HEC), a collaboration between the SEA, the state colleges and universities, and school districts, provides coursework to educators across the state to enable them to acquire the knowledge and skills to become special educators. SEA Title II staff are working closely with the coordinators of the HEC to ensure that their candidates for licensure have sufficient content knowledge to meet HQT requirements, including reviewing program and course requirements, syllabi, etc. If any further information or clarification is required, please contact Marta Cambra, Director of the Educator Quality Team, at (802) 828-6543 or at marta.cambra@state.vt.us. Sincerely,

Richard H. Cate Commissioner of Education

Attachments Sample LEA- level non-HQT Report Addendum Table 1 The percentage of classes taught by highly qualified teachers by high poverty elementary schools versus low poverty elementary schools, high poverty secondary schools versus low poverty secondary schools, high minority schools versus low minority schools, schools identified for improvement versus schools not identified for improvement (both at the school and district levels).
Percentage of “core area” regular education classes being taught by a teacher who is HQT for that assignment by School level/ poverty, minority, and AYP (school and district) High poverty elementary schools Low poverty elementary schools High poverty secondary schools Low poverty secondary schools High minority schools Low minority schools Identified schools in need of improvement Schools not identified in need of improvement Identified districts in need of improvement Districts not identified in need of improvement 87.83% 87.05% 87.51% 91.74% 90.26% 85.90% 90.63% 88.15% 89.51% 88.22%

Percentage of “core area” special education assignments being taught by a teacher who is HQT for that assignment by School level/ poverty, minority, and AYP (school and district) High poverty elementary schools Low poverty elementary schools High poverty secondary schools Low poverty secondary schools High minority schools Low minority schools Identified schools in need of improvement Schools not identified in need of improvement Identified districts in need of improvement Districts not identified in need of improvement 83.96% 73.83% 75.18% 40.81% 67.28% 67.85% 73.01% 65.97% 74.67% 65.37%

Poverty measure: Free/ Reduced meals were used a measure for poverty. High/low poverty defined by upper and lower quartiles. Minority measure: Percentage of students reported as being white was used as a measure for minority. High/low minority defined by upper and lower quartiles.

Table 2 The percentage of regular education classes taught by highly qualified teachers by district and their AYP status.

District Name Addison Albany Alburg Arlington Athens/Grafton Contract Joint District Bakersfield Barnard Barnet Barre City Barre Town Barstow Joint Contract Barton ID Bellows Falls UHSD #27 Bennington ID Benson Berkshire Berlin Bethel Black River USD #39 Blue Mountain USD #21 Bolton Bradford ID Braintree Brandon Brattleboro Brattleboro UHSD #6 Bridgewater Bridport Brighton Bristol Brookfield Brookline Brownington Burke Burlington Cabot Calais Cambridge Canaan Castleton-Hubbardton USD #42 Cavendish

Total Number of Classes 16 32 62 117 10 49 7 44 176 153 64 47 153 87 49 42 17 99 89 91 8 20 14 24 77 456 15 8 33 34 11 3 15 17 658 137 10 25 70 75 25

Classes Taught by HQT 16 27.5 59 98 9 46 7 41 164 128 53 33 134.5 81 37 42 17 89 89 83 8 19 14 24 76 393 13 8 30 33 11 3 15 17 631.5 89.5 10 23 64 66 25

Percentage of Classes Taught by HQT 100.00% 85.94% 95.16% 83.76% 90.00% 93.88% 100.00% 93.18% 93.18% 83.66% 82.81% 70.21% 87.91% 93.10% 75.51% 100.00% 100.00% 89.90% 100.00% 91.21% 100.00% 95.00% 100.00% 100.00% 98.70% 86.18% 86.67% 100.00% 90.91% 97.06% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 95.97% 65.33% 100.00% 92.00% 91.43% 88.00% 100.00%

AYP Status

Not Meeting

Not Meeting

Champlain Valley UHSD #15 Charleston Charlotte Chelsea Chester-Andover USD #29 Clarendon Colchester Concord Cornwall Coventry Craftsbury Currier Memorial USD #23 Danville Derby Dorset Dover Dummerston Duxbury/Waterbury Union #45 East Haven East Montpelier Eden Elmore Enosburg Falls ID Essex Comm. Ed. Ctr. UHSD #46 Essex Junction ID Essex Town Fair Haven Fair Haven UHSD #16 Fairfax Fairfield Fairlee Fayston Ferrisburgh Fletcher Flood Brook USD #20 Franklin Georgia Glover Granby Grand Isle Granville/Hancock Joint District Green Mountain UHSD #35 Guildhall Guilford Halifax Hardwick Hartford Hartland Harwood UHSD #19 Hazen UHSD #26

421 33 76 70 21 20 379 62 7 42 70 10 167 31 47 7 52 76 6 21 14 1 170 566 183 165 75 190 200 53 14 10 20 9 77 10 104 40 3 55 17 125 3 41 10 28 422 72 280 158

399 24 67 65 20 20 363 54.5 6 26 58 9 125 31 29 6 42.75 70 5.75 21 13 1 153 549 172 139 74 155 192 46 14 8 17 9 65 10 83 31 3 51 17 114 3 37 4.5 28 397 71 272.5 145

94.77% 72.73% 88.16% 92.86% 95.24% 100.00% 95.78% 87.90% 85.71% 61.90% 82.86% 90.00% 74.85% 100.00% 61.70% 85.71% 82.21% 92.11% 95.83% 100.00% 92.86% 100.00% 90.00% 97.00% 93.99% 84.24% 98.67% 81.58% 96.00% 86.79% 100.00% 80.00% 85.00% 100.00% 84.42% 100.00% 79.81% 77.50% 100.00% 92.73% 100.00% 91.20% 100.00% 90.24% 45.00% 100.00% 94.08% 98.61% 97.32% 91.77%

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Highgate Hinesburg Holland Huntington Hyde Park Irasburg Isle La Motte Jamaica Jay/Westfield Joint Contract Jericho Johnson Killington Lake Region UHSD #24 Lakeview USD #43 Lamoille UHSD #18 Leicester Leland & Gray UHSD #34 Lincoln Lowell Ludlow Lunenburg Lyndon Manchester Marlboro Mettawee Community Sch UESD 47 Middlebury ID #4 Middlebury UHSD #3 Middlesex Middletown Springs Mill River USD #40 Millers Run USD #37 Milton ID Missisquoi Valley UHSD #7 Monkton Montgomery Montpelier Moretown Morgan Morristown Mount Abraham UHSD #28 Mt. Anthony UHSD #14 Mt. Holly Mt. Mansfield USD #17 New Haven Newark Newbury Newfane Newport City Newport Town North Bennington ID

23 87 10 14 21 33 5 7 9 21 18 10 133 9 300 8 148 15 35 16 44 65 71 24 18 30 299 15 9 255 24 311 297 15 32 297 12 9 198 646 479 10 477 15 12 17 12 28 45 15

23 85 9 12 19 27 5 7 9 20 17 8 123 9 294 7 129 12 24 15 38 61 47 15 17 30 270 13 9 203 15 300 274.5 15 32 236 12 9 181 556.3 428.5 10 437 15 7 17 9 28 28 15

100.00% 97.70% 90.00% 85.71% 90.48% 81.82% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 95.24% 94.44% 80.00% 92.48% 100.00% 98.00% 87.50% 87.16% 80.00% 68.57% 93.75% 86.36% 93.85% 66.20% 62.50% 94.44% 100.00% 90.30% 86.67% 100.00% 79.61% 62.50% 96.46% 92.42% 100.00% 100.00% 79.46% 100.00% 100.00% 91.41% 86.11% 89.46% 100.00% 91.61% 100.00% 58.33% 100.00% 75.00% 100.00% 62.22% 100.00%

Not Meeting

Not Meeting

North Country Jr UHSD #22 North Country Sr UHSD #22 North Hero Northfield Norton Norwich Orange Orleans ID Orwell Otter Valley UHSD #8 Oxbow UHSD #30 Peacham Pittsford Plymouth Pomfret Poultney Pownal Proctor Putney Randolph Randolph UHSD #2 Reading Readsboro Richford Richmond Ripton Rivendell Interstate District Rochester Rockingham Roxbury Royalton Rutland City Rutland Town Salisbury Shaftsbury Sharon Shelburne Sheldon Shoreham Shrewsbury South Burlington South Hero Spaulding HSUD #41 Springfield St. Albans City St. Albans Town St. Johnsbury Stamford Starksboro Stockbridge

114 265 25 171 1 28 35 33 39 156 187 10 20 4 9 87 24 95 80 25 218 6 17 109 18 4 38 74 151 4 103 569 74 12 16 12 144 41 8 10 500 50 336 355 170 177 94 14 26 8

99 232 21 158 1 25 24 32 38 145 160 7 19 3 8 77.5 23 94 52 25 182.5 5 16 98 18 4 31 69 125 4 98.25 472 60 11 16 10 85.5 36 7 9 427 50 287 261 140 145 74 14 25 7

86.84% 87.55% 84.00% 92.40% 100.00% 89.29% 68.57% 96.97% 97.44% 92.95% 85.56% 70.00% 95.00% 75.00% 88.89% 89.08% 95.83% 98.95% 65.00% 100.00% 83.72% 83.33% 94.12% 89.91% 100.00% 100.00% 81.58% 93.24% 82.78% 100.00% 95.39% 82.95% 81.08% 91.67% 100.00% 83.33% 59.38% 87.80% 87.50% 90.00% 85.40% 100.00% 85.42% 73.52% 82.35% 81.92% 78.72% 100.00% 96.15% 87.50%

Not Meeting Not Meeting

Not Meeting

Not Meeting

Stowe Strafford Sudbury Sunderland Sutton Swanton Thetford Tinmouth Townshend Troy Tunbridge Twinfield USD #33 U-32 High School (UHSD #32) Underhill ID Underhill Town Vergennes UESD #44 Vergennes UHSD #5 Vernon Waits River Valley USD #36 Waitsfield Walden Wallingford Wardsboro Warren Washington Waterford Waterville Weathersfield Wells West Fairlee West Rutland West Windsor Westford Westminster Weybridge Whiting Whitingham/Wilmington Joint Contract Williamstown Williston Windham Windsor Winooski ID Wolcott Woodbury Woodford Woodside Juvenile Rehab. Ctr. Woodstock Woodstock UHSD #4 Worcester

177 50 8 11 14 39 16 8 8 38 34 205 374 11 11 24 228 19 68 14 22 14 8 12 17 37 11 50 10 11 123 9 51 24 5 7 135 82 178 4 161 197 16 11 6 29 18 207 9

169 47 8 9 13 38 16 8 8 30 32 165 363 11 11 19 217 19 57 13 21 14 8 11 14 37 10 44 8 11 115 9 49 22 4 7 103 68 132 4 132 150 16 10 5 2 17 183 9

95.48% 94.00% 100.00% 81.82% 92.86% 97.44% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 78.95% 94.12% 80.49% 97.06% 100.00% 100.00% 79.17% 95.18% 100.00% 83.82% 92.86% 95.45% 100.00% 100.00% 91.67% 82.35% 100.00% 90.91% 88.00% 80.00% 100.00% 93.50% 100.00% 96.08% 91.67% 80.00% 100.00% 76.30% 82.93% 74.16% 100.00% 81.99% 76.14% 100.00% 90.91% 83.33% 6.90% 94.44% 88.41% 100.00%

Table 3 The percentage of special education classes taught by highly qualified teachers by district and their AYP status.
Total Number of Classes 5 19 45 75 4 19 1 83 54 15 40 68 147 14 3 27 1 10 19 4 23 57 153 254 14 6 21 287 38 1 24 23 42 2 924 6 24 18 32 230 28 6 Classes Taught by HQT 5 19 27 42 0 19 1 53 18 15 28 22 115 14 3 15 1 6 14 0 18 57 145 71 14 6 21 219 29 1 24 11 42 1 232 0 13 18 32 111 10 6 Percentage of Classes Taught by HQT 100.00% 100.00% 60.00% 56.00% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 63.86% 33.33% 100.00% 70.00% 32.35% 78.23% 100.00% 100.00% 55.56% 100.00% 60.00% 73.68% 0.00% 78.26% 100.00% 94.77% 27.95% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 76.31% 76.32% 100.00% 100.00% 47.83% 100.00% 50.00% 25.11% 0.00% 54.17% 100.00% 100.00% 48.26% 35.71% 100.00%

District Name Addison Albany Alburg Arlington Athens/Grafton Contract Joint District Bakersfield Barnet Barre City Barre Town Barstow Joint Contract Barton ID Bellows Falls UHSD #27 Bennington ID Benson Berkshire Berlin Bethel Black River USD #39 Blue Mountain USD #21 Bradford ID Braintree Brandon Brattleboro Brattleboro UHSD #6 Brighton Bristol Burke Burlington Cabot Calais Cambridge Canaan Castleton-Hubbardton USD #42 Cavendish Champlain Valley UHSD #15 Charleston Charlotte Chester-Andover USD #29 Clarendon Colchester Concord Cornwall

AYP Status

Not Meeting

Not Meeting

Not Meeting

Coventry Craftsbury Currier Memorial USD #23 Danville Derby Dorset Duxbury/Waterbury Union #45 East Montpelier Eden Enosburg Falls ID Essex Comm. Ed. Ctr. UHSD #46 Essex Junction ID Essex Town Fair Haven Fair Haven UHSD #16 Fairfax Fairfield Ferrisburgh Flood Brook USD #20 Georgia Glover Grand Isle Green Mountain UHSD #35 Guilford Halifax Hardwick Hartford Hartland Harwood UHSD #19 Hazen UHSD #26 Hinesburg Hyde Park Irasburg Isle La Motte Jay/Westfield Joint Contract Johnson Lake Region UHSD #24 Lakeview USD #43 Lamoille UHSD #18 Leicester Leland & Gray UHSD #34 Lincoln Lowell Lunenburg Lyndon Manchester Marlboro Mettawee Community Sch UESD 47 Middlebury ID #4 Middlebury UHSD #3

15 8 4 14 5 15 64 7 10 80 146 34 87 42 25 3 62 25 37 7 19 27 91 14 1 14 254 4 5 40 138 23 7 14 14 6 54 5 38 6 14 8 18 20 98 114 4 58 58 92

14 5 4 14 1 2 37 7 10 73 83 32 56 42 25 2 62 25 28 7 6 13 89 14 1 8 228 2 5 18 127 23 7 14 14 4 54 5 13 6 6 0 9 9 98 82 4 14 57 36

93.33% 62.50% 100.00% 100.00% 20.00% 13.33% 57.81% 100.00% 100.00% 91.25% 56.85% 94.12% 64.37% 100.00% 100.00% 66.67% 100.00% 100.00% 75.68% 100.00% 31.58% 48.15% 97.80% 100.00% 100.00% 57.14% 89.76% 50.00% 100.00% 45.00% 92.03% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 66.67% 100.00% 100.00% 34.21% 100.00% 42.86% 0.00% 50.00% 45.00% 100.00% 71.93% 100.00% 24.14% 98.28% 39.13%

Middlesex Middletown Springs Mill River USD #40 Millers Run USD #37 Milton ID Monkton Montgomery Montpelier Moretown Mount Abraham UHSD #28 Mt. Anthony UHSD #14 Mt. Holly Mt. Mansfield USD #17 Newbury Newport City Newport Town North Bennington ID North Country Jr UHSD #22 North Country Sr UHSD #22 North Hero Northfield Orange Orleans ID Otter Valley UHSD #8 Oxbow UHSD #30 Pittsford Poultney Pownal Proctor Putney Randolph Randolph UHSD #2 Richford Richmond Rochester Rockingham Royalton Rutland City Rutland Town Shaftsbury Shelburne Shoreham Shrewsbury South Burlington South Hero Spaulding HSUD #41 Springfield St. Albans City St. Albans Town St. Johnsbury

6 9 52 9 15 30 11 231 15 74 393 6 75 9 65 3 11 35 131 18 106 2 18 153 31 18 24 31 7 6 56 268 18 27 14 21 1 698 5 21 11 29 1 117 54 33 208 181 71 145

2 9 34 9 10 27 7 189 15 45 309 1 26 9 65 3 11 18 65 9 93 0 18 97 31 18 10 31 7 6 56 108 14 27 10 19 1 595 5 21 11 29 1 67 27 33 159 144 59 145

33.33% 100.00% 65.38% 100.00% 66.67% 90.00% 63.64% 81.82% 100.00% 60.81% 78.63% 16.67% 34.67% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 51.43% 49.62% 50.00% 87.74% 0.00% 100.00% 63.40% 100.00% 100.00% 41.67% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 40.30% 77.78% 100.00% 71.43% 90.48% 100.00% 85.24% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 57.26% 50.00% 100.00% 76.44% 79.56% 83.10% 100.00%

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Stamford Starksboro Sudbury Swanton Thetford Tinmouth Twinfield USD #33 U-32 High School (UHSD #32) Vergennes UESD #44 Vergennes UHSD #5 Vernon Waits River Valley USD #36 Waitsfield Walden Wallingford Warren Washington Waterford Waterville Weathersfield Wells West Rutland Westford Westminster Weybridge Williamstown Williston Windsor Winooski ID Wolcott Woodside Juvenile Rehab. Ctr. Woodstock

4 58 8 7 21 24 10 50 25 72 27 21 6 18 24 12 1 22 14 47 24 36 60 32 9 7 91 8 75 2 36 4

4 21 8 7 6 24 5 28 19 11 27 8 5 7 17 8 0 22 0 40 24 36 60 19 6 1 49 7 26 2 18 0

100.00% 36.21% 100.00% 100.00% 28.57% 100.00% 50.00% 56.00% 76.00% 15.28% 100.00% 38.10% 83.33% 38.89% 70.83% 66.67% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 85.11% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 59.38% 66.67% 14.29% 53.85% 87.50% 34.67% 100.00% 50.00% 0.00%

Table 4 The percentage of regular education classes taught by highly qualified teachers by school and their poverty, minority and AYP status.
Total Number of Classes 16 32 9 130 62 108 49 7 44 176 153 64 47 15 113 153 22 49 42 17 13 96 104 7 89 91 20 14 117 35 338 14 15 8 33 34 Classes Taught by HQT 16 27.5 9 119 59 90 46 7 41 164 128 53 33 15 88 134.5 20 37 42 17 13 94 98 6 89 83 19 14 100 35 293 12 13 8 30 33 Percentage of Classes Taught by HQT 100.00% 85.94% 100.00% 91.54% 95.16% 83.33% 93.88% 100.00% 93.18% 93.18% 83.66% 82.81% 70.21% 100.00% 77.88% 87.91% 90.91% 75.51% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 97.92% 94.23% 85.71% 100.00% 91.21% 95.00% 100.00% 85.47% 100.00% 86.69% 85.71% 86.67% 100.00% 90.91% 97.06%

School Name Addison Central School Albany Community School Albert Bridge Sch (W Wind.) Albert D. Lawton School Alburg Community Ed Center Arlington Memorial Bakersfield School Barnard Central School Barnet Elementary School Barre City Elem/Middle School Barre Town Elementary School Barstow Memorial School Barton Graded School Beeman Elementary School Bellows Falls Middle School Bellows Falls UHSD #27 Bennington Elem. School Benson Village School Berkshire Elementary School Berlin Elementary School Bethel Elementary School BFA Elementary/Middle School-Fairfax BFA High School-Fairfax Bingham Memorial School Black River USD #39 Blue Mountain USD #21 Bradford Elementary School Braintree School Bratt. Area Middle Sch UHSD #6 Brattleboro Academy Brattleboro Sr. UHSD #6 Brewster Pierce School Bridgewater Village School Bridport Central School Brighton Elementary School Bristol Elementary School

School Type Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem

Poverty Status HighElem

Minority Status HighWhite

AYP Status

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Brookfield School Brookline Elementary School Brownington Central School Browns River Middle USD #17 Burke Town School Burlington Senior High Sch C. P. Smith School Cabot School Calais Elementary School Cambridge Elementary School Camels Hump Middle USD #17 Canaan Schools Canal St/Oak Grove Schools Castleton-Hubbardton USD#42 Catamount Elementary School Cavendish Town Elem. School Chamberlin School Champlain School Champlain Valley UHSD #15 Charleston Elem. School Charlotte Central School Chelsea Elem. High School Cherry Hill Elem. School Chester-Andover USD #29 Clarendon Elementary School Colchester High School Colchester Middle School Concord Schools Coventry Village School Craftsbury Schools Crossett Brook Middle USD #45 Currier Memorial USD #23 Danville School Deerfield Valley Elem. Sch Derby Elementary School Dorset School Dothan Brook School Doty Memorial School Dover Elementary School Dummerston Schools E. Taylor Hatton School East Haven River School

11 3 15 121 17 317 17 137 10 25 84 70 19 75 27 25 23 17 421 33 76 70 8 21 20 215 106 62 42 70 54 10 167 14 31 47 25 9 7 52 9 6

11 3 15 109 17 305.5 17 89.5 10 23 77 64 19 66 25 25 22 17 399 24 67 65 8 20 20 203 102 54.5 26 58 48 9 125 14 31 29 24 9 6 42.75 9 5.75

100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 90.08% 100.00% 96.37% 100.00% 65.33% 100.00% 92.00% 91.67% 91.43% 100.00% 88.00% 92.59% 100.00% 95.65% 100.00% 94.77% 72.73% 88.16% 92.86% 100.00% 95.24% 100.00% 94.42% 96.23% 87.90% 61.90% 82.86% 88.89% 90.00% 74.85% 100.00% 100.00% 61.70% 96.00% 100.00% 85.71% 82.21% 100.00% 95.83%

Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Ele m Elem Elem Elem Elem Ele m Elem Elem LowSec HighElem LowElem HighElem HighElem LowElem HighElem HighWhite LowWhite HighWhite HighElem LowElem LowWhite LowWhite HighWhite Not Meeting

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East Montpelier Elem. Sch Eden Central School Edmunds Elementary School Edmunds Middle School Elm Hill School Enosburg Falls Elem. School Enosburg Falls Jr/Sr High Sch Essex Comm. Ed. Ctr. UHSD #46 Essex Elementary School Essex Jct Regional Tech Ctr Essex Middle School Fair Haven Grade School Fair Haven UHSD #16 Fairfield Center School Fayston Elementary School Ferrisburgh Central School Fisher School Fletcher Elementary School Flood Brook USD #20 Folsom Ed. & Community Ctr Founders Memorial School Franklin Central School Frederick H. Tuttle Middle Sch Georgia Elementary School Glover Village School Grafton Elementary School Granby Central School Grand Isle Elem. School Green Mountain UHSD #35 Green Street School Guildhall Elementary School Guilford Central School Halifax West School Hardwick Elementary School Hartford Career & Tech. Ctr. Hartford High School Hartford Mem. Middle School Hartland Elementary School Harwood UHSD #19 Harwood Union Middle UHSD #19 Hazen UHSD #26

21 14 20 103 9 24 146 530 27 36 114 75 190 53 10 20 9 9 77 50 24 10 151 104 40 10 3 55 125 23 3 41 10 28 12 237 112 72 219 61 158

21 13 20 98 8 23 130 521 27 28 88 74 155 46 8 17 8 9 65 50 24 10 105 83 31 9 3 51 114 22 3 37 4.5 28 0 231 107 71 214.5 58 145

100.00% 92.86% 100.00% 95.15% 88.89% 95.83% 89.04% 98.30% 100.00% 77.78% 77.19% 98.67% 81.58% 86.79% 80.00% 85.00% 88.89% 100.00% 84.42% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 69.54% 79.81% 77.50% 90.00% 100.00% 92.73% 91.20% 95.65% 100.00% 90.24% 45.00% 100.00% 0.00% 97.47% 95.54% 98.61% 97.95% 95.08% 91.77%

Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Sec Sec Elem Sec Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Ele m Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Sec Sec Elem Sec Sec Sec

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Hiawatha School Highgate Schools Hinesburg Elementary School Holland Elementary School Hyde Park Elementary School Irasburg Village School Isle La Motte Elem. School J. F. Kennedy Elem. School J. J. Flynn School Jamaica Village School Jay/Westfield Joint Elementary Jericho Elementary School Johnson Elementary School Lake Elmore School Lake Region UHSD #24 Lakeview USD #43 Lamoille AVC Lamoille UHSD #18 Lamoille Union Middle School #18 Lawrence Barnes School Leicester Central School Leland & Gray UHSD #34 Lincoln Community School Lothrop School Lowell Village School Ludlow Elementary School Lunenburg Schools Lyman C. Hunt Middle School Lyndon Town School Main Street School Malletts Bay School Manchester Elem/Middle School Marion W. Cross School Marlboro Elementary School Mettawee Community Sch USD #47 Middlebury ID #4 School Middlebury Sr. UHSD #3 Middlebury Union Middle Sch #3 Middletown Springs Elem School Mill River USD #40 Millers Run USD #37 Milton Elementary School

16 23 87 10 21 33 5 30 20 7 9 21 18 1 133 9 12 163 125 15 8 148 15 20 35 16 44 134 65 110 28 71 28 24 18 30 185 81 9 255 24 57

16 23 85 9 19 27 5 30 20 7 9 20 17 1 123 9 12 160 122 15 7 129 12 19 24 15 38 124 61 87 28 47 25 15 17 30 169 81 9 203 15 56

100.00% 100.00% 97.70% 90.00% 90.48% 81.82% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 95.24% 94.44% 100.00% 92.48% 100.00% 100.00% 98.16% 97.60% 100.00% 87.50% 87.16% 80.00% 95.00% 68.57% 93.75% 86.36% 92.54% 93.85% 79.09% 100.00% 66.20% 89.29% 62.50% 94.44% 100.00% 91.35% 100.00% 100.00% 79.61% 62.50% 98.25%

Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Sec Sec Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem

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Milton Jr High School Milton Sr High School Missisquoi Valley UHSD #7 Molly Stark School Monkton Central School Montgomery Center School Montpelier High School Monument School Moretown Elementary School Morristown Elem. Schools Mount Abraham UHSD #28 Mt. Anthony Sr. UHSD #14 Mt. Anthony Union Middle Sch Mt. Holly School Mt. Mansfield USD #17 Neshobe School Newark School Newbury Elementary School Newfane Elementary School Newport City Elem Schools Newport Town School Newton Elementary School No. Bennington Graded School North Country Career Ctr. North Country Jr UHSD #22 North Country Sr UHSD #22 North Hero Elem. School Northfield Elementary School Northfield Middle/High School Norton Village School Orange Center School Orchard School Orleans Elementary School Orwell Village School Ottauquechee School Otter Valley UHSD #8 Oxbow UHSD #30 Park Street School Patricia Hannaford Career Ctr Peacham Elementary School Peoples Academy Peoples Academy Middle School Plymouth Elementary

71 183 297 27 15 32 158 11 12 22 646 304 164 10 272 24 12 17 12 28 45 50 15 7 107 265 25 20 151 1 35 23 33 39 16 156 184 32 33 10 119 57 4

64 180 274.5 26 15 32 122 10 12 22 556.3 274.5 149 10 251 24 7 17 9 28 28 47 15 2 97 232 21 20 138 1 24 23 32 38 16 145 157 32 20 7 117 42 3

90.14% 98.36% 92.42% 96.30% 100.00% 100.00% 77.22% 90.91% 100.00% 100.00% 86.11% 90.30% 90.85% 100.00% 92.28% 100.00% 58.33% 100.00% 75.00% 100.00% 62.22% 94.00% 100.00% 28.57% 90.65% 87.55% 84.00% 100.00% 91.39% 100.00% 68.57% 100.00% 96.97% 97.44% 100.00% 92.95% 85.33% 100.00% 60.61% 70.00% 98.32% 73.68% 75.00%

Sec Sec Sec Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Sec Sec Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Sec Sec Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Sec Elem Sec Elem Sec Sec Elem

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School Pomfret School Porters Point School Poultney Elementary School Poultney High School Pownal Ele mentary School Proctor Elementary School Proctor Jr/Sr High School Putney Central School Randolph AVC Randolph Schools Randolph UHSD #2 Reading Elementary School Readsboro Elementary School Richford Elementary School Richford Jr/Sr High School Richmond Elementary School Ripton Elementary School Rivendell Academy River Bend Career & Tech Ctr Riverside School Robinson School Rochester Elem/High School Rockingham Central Elementary Roxbury Village School Rumney School (Middlesex) Rutland Intermediate School Rutland Middle School Rutland Northeast Primary Sch Rutland Northwest School Rutland Senior High School Rutland Town Elem School Salisbury Community School Samuel Morey Elementary Saxtons River Elem. School Shaftsbury Elem. School Sharon Elementary School Shelburne Community School Sheldon Elementary School Sherburne Elementary School Shoreham Elementary School Shrewsbury Mountain

9 16 17 70 24 16 79 80 15 25 203 6 17 31 78 18 4 38 3 92 26 74 19 4 15 40 126 16 18 347 74 12 14 11 16 12 144 41 10 8 10

8 16 17 60.5 23 15 79 52 2 25 180.5 5 16 31 67 18 4 31 3 55 25 69 19 4 13 40 116 14 18 270 60 11 14 10 16 10 85.5 36 8 7 9

88.89% 100.00% 100.00% 86.43% 95.83% 93.75% 100.00% 65.00% 13.33% 100.00% 88.92% 83.33% 94.12% 100.00% 85.90% 100.00% 100.00% 81.58% 100.00% 59.78% 96.15% 93.24% 100.00% 100.00% 86.67% 100.00% 92.06% 87.50% 100.00% 77.81% 81.08% 91.67% 100.00% 90.91% 100.00% 83.33% 59.38% 87.80% 80.00% 87.50% 90.00%

Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Sec Sec Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem

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School Smilie Memorial School(Bolton) So. Burlington Central School So. Burlington High School So. Royalton Elem/High School Southeastern VT Career Ed Ctr Spaulding HSUD #41 Springfield High School St Albans City School St. Albans Town Educ. Center St. Johnsbury Schools Stafford Technical Center Stamford Elementary School Stockbridge Central School Stowe Elementary School Stowe Middle/High School Sudbury Country School Summit Street School Sunderland Elem. School Sutton Village School SW VT Career Development Ctr Swanton Schools Thatcher Brook Primary USD #45 Thetford Elementary School Thomas Fleming School Tinmouth Elementary School Townshend Village School Troy School Tunbridge Central School Twin Valley High School Twin Valley Middle School Twinfield USD #33 U-32 High School (UHSD #32) Underhill Central School Underhill Graded School Union Elementary School Union Memorial School Union School Vergennes UESD #44 Vergennes UHSD #5 Vernon Elementary School Village School, The

8 29 274 103 1 336 209 170 177 94 22 14 8 19 158 8 17 11 14 11 39 22 16 20 8 8 38 34 77 38 205 374 11 11 29 14 13 24 228 19 17

8 28 249 98.25 0 287 153 140 145 74 14 14 7 19 150 8 17 9 13 5 38 22 16 20 8 8 30 32 48 36 165 363 11 11 27 14 13 19 217 19 17

100.00% 96.55% 90.88% 95.39% 0.00% 85.42% 73.21% 82.35% 81.92% 78.72% 63.64% 100.00% 87.50% 100.00% 94.94% 100.00% 100.00% 81.82% 92.86% 45.45% 97.44% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 78.95% 94.12% 62.34% 94.74% 80.49% 97.06% 100.00% 100.00% 93.10% 100.00% 100.00% 79.17% 95.18% 100.00% 100.00%

Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Sec Sec Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem LowElem LowSec LowWhite LowWhite

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LowElem LowElem LowSec

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Waits River Valley USD #36 Waitsfield Elem. School Walden School Wallingford Village School Wardsboro Central School Warren Elementary School Washington Village School Waterford Elementary School Waterville Elementary School Weathersfield Elem. School Weathersfield Middle School Wells Village School West Rutland School Westford Elementary School Westminster Schools Westshire School Weybridge Elementary School Wheeler School Whitcomb Jr/Sr High School White River School Whiting Village School Whitingham School Williamstown Elem. School Williamstown Middle/High Sch Williston Schools Windham Elementary School Windsor High School Windsor State Street School Winooski High School Winooski Middle School Wolcott Elementary School Woodbury Elementary School Woodford Hollow School Woodside Juvenile Rehab. Ctr. Woodstock Elementary School Woodstock Sr. UHSD #4 Woodstock Union Middle School

68 14 22 14 8 12 17 37 11 10 40 10 123 51 24 11 5 15 86 20 7 6 16 66 178 4 140 21 100 67 16 11 6 29 18 142 65

57 13 21 14 8 11 14 37 10 9 35 8 115 49 22 11 4 15 76 19 7 5 15 53 132 4 112 20 96 24 16 10 5 2 17 124 59

83.82% 92.86% 95.45% 100.00% 100.00% 91.67% 82.35% 100.00% 90.91% 90.00% 87.50% 80.00% 93.50% 96.08% 91.67% 100.00% 80.00% 100.00% 88.37% 95.00% 100.00% 83.33% 93.75% 80.30% 74.16% 100.00% 80.00% 95.24% 96.00% 35.82% 100.00% 90.91% 83.33% 6.90% 94.44% 87.32% 90.77%

Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Ele m Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Sec

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Poverty measure: Free/ Reduced meals were used a measure for poverty. High/low poverty defined by upper and lower quartiles. Minority measure: Percentage of students reported as being white was used as a measure for minority. High/low minority defined by upper and lower quartiles.

Table 5 The percentage of special education classes taught by highly qualified teachers by school and their poverty, minority and AYP status.
Total Number of Classes 5 19 30 45 75 19 1 83 54 15 40 68 25 14 3 27 3 6 10 19 4 23 73 46 181 14 6 13 21 114 7 38 1 24 28 Classes Taught by HQT 5 19 28 27 42 19 1 53 18 15 28 22 25 14 3 15 2 6 6 14 0 18 22 38 49 14 6 2 21 78 7 29 1 24 15 Percentage of Classes Taught by HQT 100.00% 100.00% 93.33% 60.00% 56.00% 100.00% 100.00% 63.86% 33.33% 100.00% 70.00% 32.35% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 55.56% 66.67% 100.00% 60.00% 73.68% 0.00% 78.26% 30.14% 82.61% 27.07% 100.00% 100.00% 15.38% 100.00% 68.42% 100.00% 76.32% 100.00% 100.00% 53.57%

School Name Addison Central School Albany Community School Albert D. Lawton School Alburg Community Ed Center Arlington Memorial Bakersfield School Barnet Elementary School Barre City Elem/Middle School Barre Town Elementary School Barstow Memorial School Barton Graded School Bellows Falls UHSD #27 Bennington Elem. School Benson Village School Berkshire Elementary School Berlin Elementary School BFA Elementary/Middle School-Fairfax Bingham Memorial School Black River USD #39 Blue Mountain USD #21 Bradford Elementary School Braintree School Bratt. Area Middle Sch UHSD #6 Brattleboro Academy Brattleboro Sr. UHSD #6 Brighton Elementary School Bristol Elementary School Browns River Middle USD #17 Burke Town School Burlington Senior High Sch C. P. Smith School Cabot School Calais Elementary School Cambridge Elementary School Camels Hump Middle USD #17

School Type Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem

Poverty Status HighElem LowSec HighElem

Minority Status HighWhite LowWhite

AYP Status

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Canaan Schools Canal St/Oak Grove Schools Castleton-Hubbardton USD#42 Catamount Elementary School Cavendish Town Elem. School Chamberlin School Champlain Valley UHSD #15 Charleston Elem. School Charlotte Central School Cherry Hill Elem. School Chester-Andover USD #29 Clarendon Elementary School Colchester High School Colchester Middle School Concord Schools Coventry Village School Craftsbury Schools Crossett Brook Middle USD #45 Currier Memorial USD #23 Danville School Derby Elementary School Dorset School Dothan Brook School East Montpelier Elem. Sch Eden Central School Edmunds Middle School Enosburg Falls Elem. School Enosburg Falls Jr/Sr High Sch Essex Comm. Ed. Ctr. UHSD #46 Essex Middle School Fair Haven Grade School Fair Haven UHSD #16 Fairfield Center School Ferrisburgh Central School Flood Brook USD #20 Folsom Ed. & Community Ctr Frederick H. Tuttle Middle Sch Georgia Elementary School Glover Village School Grafton Elementary School Grand Isle Elem. School

23 75 42 48 2 17 924 6 24 4 18 32 104 73 28 15 8 58 4 14 5 15 10 7 10 9 23 57 146 87 42 25 62 25 37 54 61 7 19 4 27

11 75 42 48 1 17 232 0 13 4 18 32 26 35 10 14 5 31 4 14 1 2 7 7 10 9 19 54 83 56 42 25 62 25 28 27 21 7 6 0 13

47.83% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 50.00% 100.00% 25.11% 0.00% 54.17% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 25.00% 47.95% 35.71% 93.33% 62.50% 53.45% 100.00% 100.00% 20.00% 13.33% 70.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 82.61% 94.74% 56.85% 64.37% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 75.68% 50.00% 34.43% 100.00% 31.58% 0.00% 48.15%

Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Sec Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem

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Green Mountain UHSD #35 Green Street School Guilford Central School Halifax West School Hardwick Elementary School Hartford High School Hartford Mem. Middle School Hartland Elementary School Harwood UHSD #19 Hazen UHSD #26 Hinesburg Elementary School Hyde Park Elementary School Irasburg Village School Isle La Motte Elem. School Jay/Westfield Joint Elementary Johnson Elementary School Lake Region UHSD #24 Lakeview USD #43 Lamoille UHSD #18 Lamoille Union Middle School #18 Leicester Central School Leland & Gray UHSD #34 Lincoln Community School Lothrop School Lowell Village School Lunenburg Schools Lyman C. Hunt Middle School Lyndon Town School Main Street School Malletts Bay School Manchester Elem/Middle School Marlboro Elementary School Mettawee Community Sch USD #47 Middlebury ID #4 School Middlebury Sr. UHSD #3 Middlebury Union Middle Sch #3 Middletown Springs Elem School Mill River USD #40 Millers Run USD #37 Milton Jr High School Milton Sr High School

91 32 14 1 14 146 67 4 5 40 138 23 7 14 14 6 54 5 14 24 6 14 8 18 18 20 17 98 25 38 114 4 58 58 24 68 9 52 9 10 5

89 32 14 1 8 124 67 2 5 18 127 23 7 14 14 4 54 5 0 13 6 6 0 18 9 9 15 98 25 35 82 4 14 57 3 33 9 34 9 10 0

97.80% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 57.14% 84.93% 100.00% 50.00% 100.00% 45.00% 92.03% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 66.67% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00% 54.17% 100.00% 42.86% 0.00% 100.00% 50.00% 45.00% 88.24% 100.00% 100.00% 92.11% 71.93% 100.00% 24.14% 98.28% 12.50% 48.53% 100.00% 65.38% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00%

Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Sec Elem Sec Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Elem Sec Elem Elem Elem Elem Elem Sec Sec Elem Sec Elem Sec Sec

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Molly Stark School Monkton Central School Montgomery Center School Montpelier High School Moretown Elementary School Mount Abraham UHSD #28 Mt. Anthony Sr. UHSD #14 Mt. Anthony Union Middle Sch Mt. Holly School Mt. Mansfield USD #17 Neshobe School Newbury Elementary School Newport City Elem Schools Newport Town School No. Bennington Graded School North Country Jr UHSD #22 North Country Sr UHSD #22 North Hero Elem. School Northfield Elementary School Northfield Middle/High School Ontop Orange Center School Orchard School Orleans Elementary School Ottauquechee School Otter Valley UHSD #8 Oxbow UHSD #30 Park Street School Porters Point School Poultney High School Pownal Elementary School Proctor Elementary School Putney Central School Randolph AVC Randolph Schools Randolph UHSD #2 Richford Elementary School Richmond Elementary School Riverside School Robinson School Rochester Elem/High School Rockingham Central Elementary

74 30 11 59 15 74 144 249 6 34 57 9 65 3 11 35 131 18 69 37 90 2 2 18 14 153 31 57 13 24 31 7 6 240 56 28 18 27 60 58 14 16

42 27 7 47 15 45 90 219 1 9 57 9 65 3 11 18 65 9 58 35 60 0 2 18 14 97 31 57 13 10 31 7 6 100 56 8 14 27 56 21 10 14

56.76% 90.00% 63.64% 79.66% 100.00% 60.81% 62.50% 87.95% 16.67% 26.47% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 51.43% 49.62% 50.00% 84.06% 94.59% 66.67% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 63.40% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 41.67% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 41.67% 100.00% 28.57% 77.78% 100.00% 93.33% 36.21% 71.43% 87.50%

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Rumney School (Middlesex) Rutland Intermediate School Rutland Middle School Rutland Northeast Primary Sch Rutland Northwest School Rutland Senior High School Rutland Town Elem School Saxtons River Elem. School Shaftsbury Elem. School Shelburne Community School Shoreham Elementary School Shrewsbury Mountain School So. Burlington Central School So. Burlington High School So. Royalton Elem/High School Spaulding HSUD #41 Springfield High School St Albans City School St. Albans Town Educ. Center St. Johnsbury Schools Stamford Elementary School Sudbury Country School Summit Street School Swanton Schools Thatcher Brook Primary USD #45 Thetford Elementary School Thomas Fleming School Tinmouth Elementary School Twinfield USD #33 U-32 High School (UHSD #32) Union Elementary School Union Memorial School Union School Vergennes UESD #44 Vergennes UHSD #5 Vernon Elementary School Waits River Valley USD #36 Waitsfield Elem. School Walden School Wallingford Village School Warren Elementary School

6 280 58 91 128 141 5 1 21 11 29 1 8 29 1 33 50 181 71 145 4 8 1 7 6 21 3 24 10 50 147 2 41 25 72 27 21 6 18 24 12

2 259 43 73 98 122 5 1 21 11 29 1 8 19 1 33 5 144 59 145 4 8 1 7 6 6 3 24 5 28 117 2 41 19 11 27 8 5 7 17 8

33.33% 92.50% 74.14% 80.22% 76.56% 86.52% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 65.52% 100.00% 100.00% 10.00% 79.56% 83.10% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 28.57% 100.00% 100.00% 50.00% 56.00% 79.59% 100.00% 100.00% 76.00% 15.28% 100.00% 38.10% 83.33% 38.89% 70.83% 66.67%

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Washington Village School Waterford Elementary School Waterville Elementary School Weathersfield Elem. School Weathersfield Middle School Wells Village School West Rutland School Westford Elementary School Westminster Schools Weybridge Elementary School Wheeler School Whitcomb Jr/Sr High School White River School Williamstown Middle/High Sch Williston Schools Windsor High School Winooski High School Winooski Middle School Wolcott Elementary School Woodside Juvenile Rehab. Ctr. Woodstock Elementary School

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Poverty measure: Free/ Reduced meals were used as measure for poverty. High/low poverty defined by upper and lower quartiles. Minority measure: Percentage of students reported as being white was used as a measure for minority. High/low minority defined by upper and lower quartiles.