ERIC Number: ED422308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. What? Why? How?
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
This booklet describes the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, an organization that allows the teaching profession to set high and rigorous standards for itself, create meaningful performance assessments based on the standards, and identify experienced teachers who meet the standards. National Board Certification focuses on knowledge, performance, and professional judgment. This completely voluntary process takes 1 year and provides opportunities for collaboration and reflection as teachers refine and strengthen their skills on the basis of standards written and reviewed by their peers. This booklet examines what National Board Certification is; what the framework of National Board certificates is; who is eligible for National Board Certification; how National Board Certification works; how to apply for National Board Certification; how to afford National Board Certification; reasons to consider National Board Certification; readiness for National Board Certification; and where to get more information. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, National Standards, National Teacher Certification, Preservice Teacher Education, Standards, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Evaluation, Teachers, Teaching (Occupation)
American Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001-2079 (Item No. 179).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.