Title II is the section of Public Law 107-110, referred to as the No Child Left Behind Act, which addresses teacher quality. The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Office of Policy Planning and Innovation provides the following information in their publication, Meeting the Highly Qualified Teachers Challenge: The Secretary’s Annual Report on Teacher Quality, Washington, D.C., 2002, (p. vii, 45).
Under the 1998 reauthorization of Title II of the Higher Education Act, the secretary of education is required to issue annual reports to Congress on the state of teacher quality nationwide. The 1998 reauthorization also established a reporting system for states and institutions of higher education to collect information on the quality of their teacher training programs including information on state teacher certification requirements, the performance of prospective teachers on state licensure tests and the number of teachers hired on temporary or emergency certificates.
Section 207 of Title II of the Higher Education Act, as amended in 1998, requires the United States Department of Education to set up an accountability reporting system for institutions of higher education with teacher preparation programs. Three annual reports on the quality of teacher preparation are required: institutions of higher education must report to their states; states must report to the secretary of education; and the secretary of education must report to Congress and the public. The first institutional reports were submitted April 9, 2001, and the first state reports were submitted October 9, 2001.
The College of Education files annual Title II Institutional Reports on Teacher Preparation. The reports are available below.