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Table 1.  Core academic classes taught by non-HQ in high and low poverty schools

School Type

Number of Core Academic Classes Taught by all Teachers

Number of Core Academic Classes Taught by Non-Highly Qualified Teachers

Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Non-Highly Qualified Teachers

Increase in percentage of classes taught by Non-HQT 2003-04 to 2004-05

2003-04

2004-05

2003-04

2004-05

2003-04

2004-05

All Schools

103,430

123,727

 3,998

6,358

3.9

5.1

    +1.2

Elementary

High-Poverty

 14,056

   571

4.1

Low-Poverty

 10,965

   149

1.4

All Elementary Schools

43,578

 47,244

    672

1,189

1.5

2.5

    +1.0

Secondary

High-Poverty

  7,562

   713

9.4

Low-Poverty

  9,124

   605

6.6

All Secondary Schools

59,852

76,483

 3,326

5,169

5.6

6.8

    +1.2

Note:  For the 2003-04 school year, data was submitted for all schools, high poverty, and low poverty schools, but was not broken out by elementary and secondary schools, and thus is not displayed in the table.  For 2004-05, data was submitted for all schools, high poverty, low poverty and by elementary and secondary schools.  

ADE’s plan to increase the specificity, timeliness, scope and accuracy of data

To assure that the new data collection resulted in the high quality and complete data collection envisioned by ADE, a four step process was designed to assure the accuracy of the collected data.  A timeline was developed which would have led to the capture of this data aligning with the timeline for the Revised HQT Plans.  Unfortunately as a result of the State of Arizona, Office of Auditor General’s Information Technology audit this summer, ADE was required to make improvements in all Information Technology (IT) areas. The most critical need was to better manage the security of its IT systems and applications. In anticipation of these findings, ADE recognized the need to focus on security risks and instituted a moratorium on IT design and development. The agency set aside all other IT agency priorities to focus upon securing the agency’s technical assets.  The timing of the moratorium (from 05-01-06 to 06-30-06) temporarily adversely impacted ADE’s ability to collect the 2005-2006 HQT data as planned.  

The modernization of ADE’s IT division has resulted in a stronger emphasis on service delivery to LEAs and will enhance the 2006-2007 and subsequent HQT data collection processes. The necessary upgrades are now complete and the four phase data collection, verification, analysis and reporting process with revised timelines is back on track and described in the following section.

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