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Colorado HOUSSE Provisions

HOUSSE stands for High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation. NCLB requires teachers to be Highly Qualified by possessing a teaching license and demonstrating subject matter competency in the core academic areas in which he or she teaches. States have been allowed to create High Objective Uniform State Standards of Evaluation (HOUSSE) as an alternative way to demonstrate subject matter competency for certain categories of teachers. Currently, Colorado has created (1) an Elementary HOUSSE for Veteran Teachers, (2) a Secondary HOUSSE for Multi- Subject Special Education Teachers, and (3) a Secondary HOUSSE for Multi-Subject Rural Teachers.

Elementary HOUSSE Rubric for Veteran Teachers (September 2007) - pdf

Secondary HOUSSE Rubric for Multi-Subject Special Education Teachers (September 2008) - pdf
Q & A for Special Education HOUSSE (September 2008) - pdf

Secondary HOUSSE Rubric for Multi-Subject Teachers in Rural Schools (September 2007) - pdf
Q & A for Rural HOUSSE (October 2008) - pdf


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