Parent's Right to Know


Title I, Part A of ESEA (The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)
 
Parent’s Right To Know – (Section 1111(h) (6) (A-C)

Requirements: A school that Receives Title I funds must provide to each individual parent:

  • Information on the level of achievement the child has made on all state assessments
  • Timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned or taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

Qualifications: At the beginning of each school year, a LEA that receives Title I funds must notify parents of each student attending any Title I school that the parents may request, and that agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner) information regarding the professional qualification of the student’s classroom teachers, including at minimum the following:

  • Whether the teacher has met State qualifications for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other professional status that the State has  waived
  • The degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher and the field of discipline of the certification or degree
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so their qualifications.

Format: The notice and information provided to parents under this paragraph shall be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand.