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November 25th, 2008
San Marcos CISD hits 100 percent in ‘highly qualified teacher’ standards

From the San Marcos school district

The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires U.S. school districts to monitor and to publicize the percentage of highly qualified teachers in the district’s classrooms. For the 2008-2009 school year, San Marcos CISD achieved a ‘highly qualified teacher’ rate of 100 percent.

No Child Left Behind requires that teachers of core academic subjects (English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history and geography) in the classroom be highly qualified. This is determined by three criteria:

  • attaining a Bachelor’s Degree or better in the subject taught,
  • obtaining full state teacher certification and
  • demonstrating knowledge in the subjects taught.

“Teacher quality is essential to student success,” said assistant superintendent Dr. Lolly Guerra. “San Marcos CISD is proud that we have the best teachers in the workforce here in our district classrooms. We are very fortunate.”

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