ERIC Number: ED468746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of National Board Certification[R] on Teachers: A Survey of National Board Certified Teachers and Assessors. An NBPTS Research Report.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.
In order to assess the impact of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification process, the NBPTS commissioned two surveys in 2001. The first survey examined the impact of the assessment process on teachers who had achieved NBPTS certification. Researchers sent surveys to 600 National Board certified teachers (NBTCs) who had achieved certification from 1994-99, and 235 responded. The second survey examined the effect of the scoring process on the teachers who served as assessors. Surveys were sent to 600 teachers who served as assessors for the NBPTS in summer 2000, and 256 responded. Results indicated that participants considered the National Board certification process an excellent professional development experience. NBCTs and assessors believed that the certification process had a strong effect on their teaching and made them more reflective and more willing to incorporate innovative approaches. The certification process had a positive effect on students, and this led to positive interactions with teachers, administrators, and communities. Nearly 70 percent of NBCTs reported positive changes in their students' engagement, achievement, and motivation. (SM)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, National Standards, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, 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 - Research
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.