ERIC Number: ED468736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Raising the Standard: 2001 Annual Report.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.
This annual report describes the work of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), noting that in 2001, it launched five new certificate fields and introduced the Next Generation of National Board Certification assessments. It also worked with local, state, and federal policy makers who provide incentives for candidates and NBPTS certified teachers (NBCTs). The report focuses on: raising the bar (a record-setting year for NBCTs and new candidates); raising aspirations (Next Generation certification arrives); raising support (state and local incentives to support National Board initiatives, corporate and foundation partners in accomplished teaching, the opening of the first regional service centers, and state and regional networks of NBCTs and friends); raising NBPTS sights (NBPTS collaborates with colleges and universities); and raising inspiration (NBCTs achieve top honors and national awards, and studies measuring the impact of NBPTS certification have positive results). Four sidebars describe NBPTS partners, examine how digital technology creates virtual mentoring, explain that NBCTs take the lead in advocacy for accomplished teaching, and note that NBPTS Directors supply diverse talents and perspectives. (SM)
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, National Standards, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Skills
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 1525 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 800-228-3224 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.nbpts.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.