The Improving Teacher Quality State Grants program increases student achievement by elevating teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies. The program uses scientific based professional development interventions and holds districts and schools accountable for improvements in academic performance. This program was created because research shows that teacher quality is correlated with student academic achievement (Sanders and Rivers, 1996). Because each community may face a variety of challenges with respect to teacher quality, this program allows funds to be used for a wide array of interventions.
This is achieved through the recruitment, retention and retraining of highly qualified teachers, the enhancement of parental involvement and the facilitation of high quality professional development.
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