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1 National Board Certification ® Awareness Meeting June 2012

2 History of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Carnegie Foundation report (1986) A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century Task Force on teaching as a profession Establishment of voluntary, national certification process Better teaching  better learning  better schools

3 Mission Statement To advance the quality of teaching and learning by: maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards; and advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers.

4 Standards Established by Teachers Teachers form the majority of NBPTS Board of Directors. Teachers form the majority of NBPTS standards committees. Teachers work on the NBPTS staff. Teachers have staff positions with NBPTS contractors. Teachers score assessment exercises and set performance standards.

5 Five Core Propositions Teachers are committed to students and their learning. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience. Teachers are members of learning communities.

6 Growth of NBPTS ~ 8,142 NBCTs in SC (360 in 2011) 3 rd highest number of NBCTs in the nation

7 Student Achievement and NBPTS Anecdotal evidence linking NBPTS to student achievement: National Research Council Clotfelter, Ladd, and Vigdor Research already shows quality of teaching is number one factor for student learning National Board Certification improves teacher practice: Dagenhart Petty Ralph

8 Eligibility Prerequisites Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution Three years of successful teaching at one or more early childhood, elementary or secondary schools Proof of holding a valid state teaching license for each of those three years

9 Requirements of Process Teaching Portfolio (current school year) 1 – Student work entry 2 – Video-based entry 3 – Video-based entry 4 – Professional, Families and Community Documented Accomplishments entry Assessment Center (one day) 5 - prompt (30 minutes) 6 - prompt (30 minutes) 7 - prompt (30 minutes) 8 - prompt (30 minutes) 9 - prompt (30 minutes) 10- prompt (30 minutes)

10 Scoring Evidence-based scoring Each entry scored by different assessor(s) Assessors are teachers – same content and developmental level Score range for each entry:.75 – 4.25 Weighting: score multiplied by factor from 6.67 – 16 Uniform constant of 12 points added to each score Accomplished Teacher must earn at least 275 points and complete all 10 entries Read NB Scoring Handbook for more information

11 Banking & Retake Automatic banking of each entry score for a period of two years for any entry that meets the standard of 2.75 or above Online “retake score calculator” available to candidates (NB site) Retake any combination of any entries with a score below 2.75 Pay $350 fee for each entry retaken

12 South Carolina Incentives (pending annual legislation) Salary supplement of $5,000 for life of certificate (10 years) 900 applications accepted per fiscal year (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013) Recertification requirements waived for NBCTs for life of certificate Reciprocity for teacher certification granted for NBCTs moving into South Carolina

13 Local Incentives and Support School districts may offer one or more of the following: Additional salary increases Release time to complete portfolio requirements Use of technical equipment and resources Workshops and Seminars

14 Financial Assistance Federal Subsidy $1250 Requirements: SC Public School Teacher Apply by December 15, 2012 Limited funds – first come, first served Must have applied with NB and paid the $65 application processing charge and the $500 initial application fee Apply on the CERRA website

15 Assessment Calendar Federal Subsidy Money Available February 2012- December 15, 2012 NB Application January 1, 2012 –December 31, 2012 Assessment Center January 3, 2013–June 15, 2013 Portfolio Due March 31, 2013 Results no later than December 31, 2013

16 Withdrawal Read NB withdrawal information carefully NBPTS must be notified in writing by submission of a Withdrawal Form Withdrawal Form must be received by NB before submitting entries to NB, before going to the assessment center and before portfolio due date

17 NBPTS Standards Understanding Young Children Equity, Fairness & Diversity The Art of Teaching Families & Communities Knowledge of Students Instructional Decision Making Reflective Practice Multiple Paths to Knowledge Assessment Representative NB standards from ENS, ELA, Math & GEN Certificates Core Propositions

18 NBPTS Values Accomplished Teaching  Accomplished teaching is defined by the NBPTS Standards, not by NBCTs or by candidate support providers.  Student learning is at the heart of the certification process. Portfolio entries should demonstrate and reflect the candidate’s impact on student learning.

19 What Does Accomplished Teaching Look Like? What Teachers Do What Students Do What Students Learn

20 Candidates Must Demonstrate Clear Connections Between… Instructional Goals Assessment Student Learning Planned Activities

21 CERRA NB Toolkit National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

22 Read Before Applying Download (from NB site) and carefully read: Guide to National Board Certification NB Scoring Handbook NB Standards for your area NB portfolio instructions for your area Web pages: “Become a Candidate” and “For Candidates” sections on NB site at “NB Candidate” pages in the Teacher Leader section on CERRA’s site at

23 Questions Candidates Should Ask NBCTs How has NBC changed the way you approach your work with students? What resources supported your work as a candidate? What is the one thing you would NOT do if you were to go through this process again? What is the one thing you WOULD do if you were to go through this process again?

24 As a candidate… Stay in contact with your district’s NB liaison in order to learn about candidate support efforts. Meet all established deadlines for paperwork and submit pieces in a timely fashion in order to choose the best window of opportunity for yourself. Visit the NBPTS and CERRA Web sites regularly to stay updated on new developments and information regarding the process.

25 To Help Make the Decision… Analyze and reflect upon the time you have to give to this process. Determine resources you already have (and ones you need to acquire) to give this your best effort. Contact SC NBCTs in your certificate area. Contact your school district’s NB liaison. Determine what kind of support may be available to you in your school, district or region. SC NBCTs & district liaisons are listed on CERRA’s Web site at

26 More Information National Board for Professional Teaching 1-800-22-TEACH CERRA- Jenna Hallman Katie Gibson Virginia Bartels 1-800-476-2387

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