ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-10-011

Date Created : 09/18/2009


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Co-Op Cordinators

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: No
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
Highly Qualified Teacher Rules changes

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Frank Servedio

Phone Number:


On Monday September 14, 2009, the Arkansas State Board of Education approved revisions to the Rules Governing Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT). One of the primary changes in the Rules is the production of a Multi-Subject AR-HOUSSE (MS-HOUSSE) document which is to be used by teachers in Special Education and A.L.E. environments at the Secondary level. The previous MS-HOUSSE form is only appropriate for Middle Childhood grades. Any current teacher who used the previous MS-HOUSSE form, and is teaching more than one subject in Secondary grades in a Special Education or A.L.E environment must re-establish personal HQT designation, using the new “Secondary” MS-HOUSSE form. The designations are to be taken into account and reported as such in the October 2009 Cycle 2 report. The Rules, and the “old” form (now Middle Childhood only) and the “new” form (Secondary only) are attached here.

Questions may be addressed to Frank Servedio at 501-682-4589.


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