tional agency, information regarding the qualification of the student’s classroom teacher with regard to the subject matter in which the teacher provides instruction. The local educational agency shall inform parents that the parents are entitled to receive the information upon request.

SEC. 206. ACCOUNTABILITY AND EVALUATION. ≪NOTE: 20 USC 1026.≫

(a) State Grant Accountability Report.—An eligible State that receives a grant under section 202 shall submit an annual accountability report to the Secretary, the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate, and the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives. Such report shall include a description of the degree to which the eligible State, in using funds provided under such section, has made substantial progress in meeting the following goals:

(1) Student achievement.—Increasing student achievement for all students as defined by the eligible State.

(2) Raising standards.—Raising the State academic standards required to enter the teaching profession, including, where appropriate, through the use of incentives to incorporate the requirement of an academic major in the subject, or related discipline, in which the teacher plans to teach.

(3) Initial certification or licensure.—Increasing success in the pass rate for initial State teacher certification or licensure, or increasing the numbers of highly qualified individuals being certified or licensed as teachers through alternative programs.

(4) Core academic subjects.—

(A) Secondary school classes.—Increasing the percentage of secondary school classes taught in core academic subject areas by teachers—

(i) with academic majors in those areas or in a related field;

(ii) who can demonstrate a high level of competence through rigorous academic subject area tests; or

(iii) who can demonstrate competence through a high level of performance in relevant content areas.

(B) Elementary school classes.—Increasing the percentage of elementary school classes taught by teachers—

(i) with academic majors in the arts and sciences; or

(ii) who can demonstrate competence through a high level of performance in core academic subjects.

(5) Decreasing teacher shortages.—Decreasing shortages of qualified teachers in poor urban and rural areas.

(6) Increasing opportunities for professional development.—Increasing opportunities for enhanced and ongoing professional development that improves the academic content knowledge of teachers in the subject areas in



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