Teacher Qualifications:The No Child Left Behind Act requires that this notification be made available to parents at the beginning of the school year. Parents have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher(s).Parents are entitled, upon written request, to the following information regarding their child’s teacher:v Whether a teacher has met State qualifications for licensure in the grade level(s) and subject area(s) in which they teach.
v The level of state certification – Emergency. Instructional I, Instructional II or Bridge level certification.
v The college degree(s), certification(s) and content area(s) of the degree(s) and certification(s) of their child’s teacher(s).A parent may also make written request for the qualifications of the paraprofessional (teacher’s aid) that works with their child. These requests should be made to the building principal where that student attends.PSSA Tools:The Pennsylvania Department of Education is providing an on-line service for parents and families for understanding and improving the math and reading achievement for all children. This on-line service is directed toward better understanding and better results with the PSSA Assessment that occur each spring.The parent website is www.PAgrow.com and is available through home and public library computers. It is updated as assessment information is modified. This website contains materials and strategies for elementary, middle and high school level students. It also contains information regarding the development of the assessments and practice materials. PAgrow.com also provides links to other educational resources for improvement of student achievement.Cambria Heights School District is encouraging all families to use this website to provide awareness and an additional advantage for students in the PSSA Assessment process.