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Testing Teacher Candidates: The Role of Licensure Tests in Improving Teacher Quality
(1) shall be ineligible for any funding for professional development activities awarded by the Department of Education; and
(2) shall not be permitted to accept or enroll any student that receives aid under title IV of this Act in the institution’s teacher preparation program.
(c) Negotiated Rulemaking.—If the Secretary develops any regulations implementing subsection (b)(2), the Secretary shall submit such proposed regulations to a negotiated rulemaking process, which shall include representatives of States, institutions of higher education, and educational and student organizations.
SEC. 209. GENERAL PROVISIONS. ≪NOTE: 20 USC 1029.≫
(a) Methods.—In complying with sections 207 and 208, the Secretary shall ensure that States and institutions of higher education use fair and equitable methods in reporting and that the reporting methods protect the privacy of individuals.
(b) Special Rule.—For each State in which there are no State certification or licensure assessments, or for States that do not set minimum performance levels on those assessments—
(1) the Secretary shall, to the extent practicable, collect data comparable to the data required under this title from States, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, or other entities that administer such assessments to teachers or prospective teachers; and
(2) notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the Secretary shall use such data to carry out requirements of this title related to assessments or pass rates.
(1) Federal control prohibited.—Nothing in this title shall be construed to permit, allow, encourage, or authorize any Federal control over any aspect of any private, religious, or home school, whether or not a home school is treated as a private school or home school under State law. This section shall not be construed to prohibit private, religious, or home schools from participation in programs or services under this title.
(2) No change in state control encouraged or required.—Nothing in this title shall be construed to encourage or require any change in a State’s treatment of any private, religious, or home school, whether or not a home school is treated as a private school or home school under State law.
(3) National system of teacher certification prohibited.—Nothing in this title shall be construed to permit, allow, encourage, or authorize the Secretary to establish or support any national system of teacher certification.