Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program​

The purpose of the Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) grant program, authorized by Title II, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, is to support the academic achievement of students by ensuring that all students are taught by qualified teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals.

ITQ achieves this goal by providing grant funds to support sustained and intensive quality professional development to teachers, highly qualified paraprofessionals, and principals in high-need schools and districts. ITQ grants support programs that provide content-rich professional development for teachers, principals, and highly qualified paraprofessionals in the Common Core State Standards (mathematics and language arts) and core academic areas (arts, civics and government, economics, foreign language, geography, history, reading, and science), or in the use of data and technology to help teachers improve their instruction.

Eligible partnerships for this competitive grant must include these three partners:

(1) A Maryland public or independent four-year institution of higher education (IHE) and its school of arts and sciences;

(2) A Maryland public or independent two- or four-year institution of higher education (IHE) and its pision of a higher education institution that prepares teachers and principals; and

(3) At least one Maryland high-need local education agency (LEA), as defined by federal law.

Phase 15 FY 2017​

ITQ FY 2017 Request for Proposals ITQ FY 2017 Request for Proposals
ITQ FY2017 Appendices ITQ FY2017 Appendices​
ITQ FY2017 Abstracts ITQ FY2017 Abstracts​

Phase 14 FY 2016​

ITQ FY 2016 Phase 14 Request for Proposals ITQ FY 2016 Phase 14 Request for Proposals​
ITQ FY2016 Interim Report Form​ ITQ FY2016 Interim Report Form​
ITQ FY 2016 Abstracts​ ​ITQ FY 2016 Abstracts

Phase 13 FY 2015​​

ITQ FY​ 2015 Final Report forms ITQ FY 2015 Final Report Directions
ITQ FY 2015 Phase 13 Request for Proposals ITQ FY 2015 Phase 13 Request for Proposals​

FY 2015 Appendices

Appendix A. MD High Need LEA Appendix A. MD High Need LEA
Appendix B. MD and Common Core Standards Appendix B. MD and Common Core Standards​
Appendix C. National Standards ​Appendix C. National Standards
​Appendix D. Definitions ​Appendix D. Definitions​
Appendix E. Proposal Forms Appendix E. Proposal Forms​
Appendix F. Guidance on Section 427 of GEPA Appendix F. Guidance on Section 427 of GEPA​
Appendix G. Report Forms and Tables Appendix G. Report Forms and Tables
​​Appendix H. FFATA Reporting Forms ​Appendix H. FFATA Reporting Forms
FY 2014 & 2015 PROJECT ABSTRACTS ​ ​
ITQ FY 14 Project Abstracts ITQ FY 14 Project Abstracts
​ITQ FY 15 Project Abstracts ​​ITQ FY 15 Project Abstracts


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