ERIC Number: ED468738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Accomplished Teaching.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.
This report describes Partners in Accomplished Teaching, a project of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) designed to help increase the number of teachers achieving National Board Certification. It focuses on efforts in St. Paul, Minnesota; Mississippi; North Carolina; and San Antonio, Texas. The St. Paul program is a continual loop of support involving encouragement during pre-candidacy, encouragement during the NBPTS certification process, and commitment by new NBPTS certified teachers (NBCTs) to mentor future candidates. It involves Southwest State University and local public schools. The Mississippi effort provides teachers with a $6,000 annual salary boost for achieving NBPTS certification, reimbursement for the assessment fee, year-round support from NBPTS and other colleagues, and pre-candidacy and mentoring support. The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching provides programming to help NBPTS certification candidates prepare their portfolios. The state also supports candidates financially. The Accomplished Teaching Initiative in San Antonio, Texas, pays candidates' assessment fees, provides release days, and awards a stipend for achieving certification. The effort covers pre-candidacy, candidacy, score banking, and infusion of the Five Core Propositions of NBPTS certification into the school district. Profiles of accomplished teachers are included. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Saint Paul); Mississippi; North Carolina; Texas (San Antonio)