ERIC Number: ED495845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
55,000 Reasons to Believe: The Impact of National Board Certification on Teacher Quality in America
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Since its inception in 1987, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards[R] (NBPTS) has met its goals of creating standards for what teachers should know and be able to do and established a national voluntary certification system for accomplished teachers. To help commemorate its 20th anniversary, the NBPTS has published this report to take stock of its accomplishments and lay out its vision for moving forward. Spotlighting the current number of National Board Certified Teachers, this report describes the growing impact they are having in classrooms in every state and the powerful role NBPTS Standards and certification have in education reform efforts. [This publication was prepared by CommunicationWorks, L.L.C. for submission under a contract with NBPTS.]
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, National Standards, National Competency Tests, Teacher Qualifications, Knowledge Base for Teaching
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 1525 Wilson Boulevard Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 800-228-3224; Tel: 703-465-2700; Fax: 703-465-2715; Web site: http://www.nbpts.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.