Chapter 6. Certified Personnel Subchapter 7. No Child Left Behind Teacher Requirements Article 2. Elementary Level Teachers. High Objective Uniform State Standard Evaluation (HOUSSE)
(a) The high objective uniform state standard evaluation shall consist of HOUSSE Part 1 and HOUSSE Part 2.
(1) HOUSSE Part 1 shall be a summation of:
(A) years of experience teaching in the grade span or subject. In no event shall years of experience account for more than half of the total points necessary to demonstrate subject matter competency.
(B) core academic coursework in assigned grade span or subject,
(C) in-depth standards aligned professional development, and
(D) service to the profession including but not limited to presenter or consultant of core content area standards-based professional development; core subject-matter mentor; academic curriculum coach; university supervising master teacher; instructor at a regionally accredited college/university in content area/content methodology; Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment support provider in the core content area; published author on core curriculum area; national/state recognition as "Outstanding Educator" in content area/grade span; leadership role in the core content area on a high school accreditation team; facilitator or leader of a local instructional materials adoption committee in the core subject taught.
(2) HOUSSE Part 2 shall consist of direct observation and portfolio assessment in the grade span or subject taught. HOUSSE Part 2 will only be conducted if HOUSSE Part 1 does not identify sufficient experience, coursework, professional development or service to demonstrate subject matter competence.
(b) The high objective uniform state standard evaluation observation and portfolio section (HOUSSE Part 2) may be conducted at the time and by the means utilized to satisfy Education Code section 44662, except that (1) subject matter shall be defined as the State Academic Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to Education Code section 60605 for the grades and subjects taught, and (2) competency shall be demonstrated by satisfactorily meeting standards 3 and 5.1 of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession adopted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing pursuant to Education Code section 44225(a). The demonstration of subject matter competence shall include one or more of the following:
(1) Classroom observation,
(2) Demonstration of knowledge of the appropriate grade-level and subject State Academic Content Standards, and
(3) Portfolio review of lesson plans and student work for one academic period as defined by the teacher setting.
(c) Local educational agencies shall conduct the California High Objective Uniform State Standard Evaluation (HOUSSE) by completing Form 1 - NCLB Teacher Requirements: Certificate of Compliance (revised December 2007), Form 2 - California High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation, CALIFORNIA HOUSSE, Part 1 - Assessment of Qualifications and Experience (revised December 2007), and Form 3 - California High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation, CALIFORNIA HOUSSE, Part 2 - Assessment of Current Qualifications through Classroom Observation and/or Portfolio Development (revised December 2007), as appropriate. Forms 1, 2, and 3 are hereby incorporated by reference into this section. Local education agencies may attach completed forms containing the same information as Forms 1, 2 and/or 3 to those forms rather than transcribing that information onto the applicable Form 1, 2, and 3.
(d) A teacher's supervising administrator shall be responsible for overseeing the high objective uniform state standard evaluation, and shall consult, if necessary, with a person or persons knowledgeable in the State Academic Content Standards for the grade span or subject for which the teacher is demonstrating subject matter competency. A teacher must demonstrate subject matter competency only once for each grade span or subject taught.
(e) If the teacher does not satisfactorily meet standards 3 and 5.1 of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession as part of the NCLB evaluation, then subject matter competency shall be demonstrated through completion of the Peer Assistance and Review Program for Teachers or other individualized professional development plan, pursuant to Education Code section 44664, aimed at assisting the teacher to meet standards 3 and 5.1 of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.
Education Code 12001
20 USC 7801(23)
20 USC 6319(a)
Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Title II, Part A Non-Regulatory Draft Guidance December 19, 2002
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 Federal Register of August 14, 2006.
(Amended By Register 2008, No. 21.)