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ERIC Number: ED508168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 1-8785-2007-5
Voices of Influence: "Advancing High-Quality Teaching through National Board Certification"[R]. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards[R]
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
The National Board Certification movement is growing in size and influence, while helping to improve the performance of more students, teachers, and schools. These are not simply words, but conclusions that can be drawn from the steady growth of National Board Certification, according to discussions by prominent policymakers and scholars at a Wingspread conference in October 2007; a report by the National Research Council of the National Academies; and a study by the Center for Teaching Quality in collaboration with a team of National Board Certified Teachers. The National Board Standards, assessments, and student-centered strategies are reshaping how teachers are redefining the ongoing professional development they receive. This work received important validation in June 2008, when the National Research Council's long-awaited report concluded that NBCTs are identified for their ability to raise student achievement. It also affirmed research findings that National Board Certification helps retain teachers and is a positive professional development experience. To have an even greater impact, the movement should build on its legacy of success to seek more systemic ways for NBCTs to become leaders in schools, reach more high-need schools, and forge closer relationships with administrators, thus strengthening their role as agents of positive change. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and NBCTs also must expand efforts to share their expertise and to be a part of debates about teaching, teacher quality, and measuring student learning. This report reflects presentations, discussions, and follow-up interviews involving participants in the conference, "20/20: Clarifying a Vision for Quality Teaching", held October 22-24, 2007, at the Johnson Foundation Wingspread Conference Center in Racine, Wisconsin. Also included in this report are references to the Congressionally-mandated report, "Assessing Accomplished Teaching: Advanced-Level Certification Programs", by the National Research Council of the National Academies, and "Measuring What Matters: The Effects of National Board Certification on Advancing 21st Century Teaching and Learning", by the "TeacherSolutions" NBCT Team, Center for Teaching Quality.
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:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED); National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin