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Forms and Resources for “Highly Qualified” Teachers and Paraprofessionals

The No Child Left Behind Act

The links below will give you access to many files and resources that explain the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and provide specific information about "Highly Qualified" Teacher Requirements in Maine. Downloadable versions of all of the forms that Maine teachers and paraprofessionals will need to establish their "Highly Qualified" status are available here. Please be sure to scroll down to view the complete list.


Other documents may be required in particular situations. Please consult the “Maine Model for Identifying Highly Qualified Teachers" for more information about the documents you will need. Complete them as required, and please be sure to have them signed by the school official.


MARCH 2014 "Highly Qualified Teacher" Data Survey

  • Instructions. How to complete the Highly Qualified Teacher Data Survey and submit it using the Maine Education Data Management System (MEDMS). This page also offers an archived webinar presentation that explains the process.
  • "HQT" Survey Worksheet (RTF, 191KB). Download this worksheet and use it to prepare your data before submitting it through MEDMS.

The Maine Plan for "Highly Qualified"

Teachers Presentation as PDF File 401 KB  

PowerPoint Presentation  Power Point File 165 KB

The Maine Model for Identifying "Highly Qualified" Teachers (Complete Document) in PDF

The Maine Model for Identifying “Highly Qualified” Teachers - Forms Only (Appendices) in PDF

Content Knowledge Rubrics and Worksheets word file 181 KB

 Guidance for Maine School Administrators word file 280 KB

Frequently Asked Questions about NCLB in Maine PDF File 306 KB

Conditional, Transitional, and Targeted Needs Certificates and NCLB "Highly Qualified" Teachers  PDF File 9 KB

NCLB Teachers Toolkit PDF File  412 KB Revised 2004

Maine Small Rural Schools List

Maine Title 1A Schools List  

NEW Sample Forms for Teacher Records Falmouth Samples in RTF Elementary and Secondary

NEW Sample "Highly Qualified" Teacher Data Tracking Form from Union 98 in RTF

NEW Sample "Highly Qualified" Teacher Tracking Forms from CSD 9 in RTF Sample 1 and Sample 2

Sample 1: Parent Notice That They May Request Information

 Microsoft Word File  22 KB | PDF File  9 KB | Text File 3 KB | Sample in rtf

Sample 2: Parent Notice of Child's Teacher Not "Highly Qualified"

Microsoft Word File 22 KB | PDF File 10 KB | Text File 3 KB 

Updated 10/05/12...dck