Title II

Teacher and Principal Quality

Title II, Part A - Introduction

The purpose of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, Title II, Part A is to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as:

  • Improving teacher and principal quality;
  • Increasing the number of highly qualified teachers (HQT) in the classroom;
  • Increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in the classroom; and
  • Holding school districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.

Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Quality, is authorized through the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, a restructuring of the former Eisenhower Professional Development Program combined with the federal Class Size Reduction funds. Although Title II, Part A is an individual program, it must be viewed in context of the whole Act, particularly Title I, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged and Title IX-General Provisions.

Title II, Part A is funded through federal grants to state educational agencies, local educational agencies, state agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships.

Title IIA Resources
PDF Icon Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Non Regulatory Guidance
This 80 page document contains the necessary guidance under Title II-A.
Word Icon Title IIA Allowable Activities
This one-page snapshot lists Title II-A Allowable Activities under NCLB Sec. 2123 (a)(2)-(10).
Word Icon Non-HQT Sample Letter
This is a sample letter that districts may use to notify parents that their child is being taught for four or more weeks by a teacher in a Title I school or program who does not meet the definition of "Highly Qualified."
Word Icon Professional Development Plan Template
This template may be used by districts for their Professional Development Plan.
Word Icon Individual Teacher Plan for HQT
This plan must be in a teacher?s personnel file if he/she is currently on a plan to achieve highly qualifies status.
PDF Icon Idaho Plan for Equitable Distribution of Highly Qualified Teachers
This is Idaho's 2009 plan for Equitable Distribution of Highly Qualified Teachers.
PDF Icon Report on Equitable Distribution of Highly Qualified Teachers 2009-2010
This report shows Idaho's Equitable Distribution of Highly Qualified Teachers for 2009-2010
Excel Icon Compiled Equitable Distribution Worksheet - supporting data
This report shows Idaho's Equitable Distribution of Highly Qualified Teachers for 2009-2010
Powerpoint Icon Title II-A Needs Assessment PowerPoint
This power point provides detailed instructions on the needs assessment process required for Title II-A funding.
Powerpoint Icon Title II-A Professional Development PowerPoint
This power point provides detailed instructions on the professional development planning and implantation required for Title II-A funding.
Archived Webinars
Powerpoint Icon CFSGA Title IIA Webinar 5-29-12
This PowerPoint and webinar provide guidance for districts on completing the Consolidated Federal and State Grant Application (CFSGA) for Title II-A funding.
2012-06-01 08.42 Title II-A Consolidated Federal and State Grant Application Video
This PowerPoint provide guidance for districts on completing the Consolidated Federal and State Grant Application (CFSGA) for Title II-A funding.