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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) establishes standards for accomplished teachers and awards professional certification to teachers who can demonstrate that their teaching practices meet those standards. Educators and experts in child development and related fields established the organization, and these experts work to develop and refine the standards for accomplished teaching based on the knowledge and skills that effective teachers demonstrate. The standards reflect five core propositions: (1) effective teachers are committed to students and their learning, (2) effective teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students, (3) effective teachers manage and monitor student learning, (4) effective teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience, and (5) effective teachers are members of learning communities. Those seeking certification from the NBPTS must complete a computer-based assessment and three portfolio entries. The certification process can take 1 to 5 years.

Reviewed Research

February 2018
Studies meeting standards Grades
Students Improvement
English language arts achievement No discernible effects 4 studies meet standards 3-8 1,242,454 --
Cowan, J., & Goldhaber, D. (2016) 3-8 1,234,924 --
Fisher, S., & Dickenson, T. (2005) 4-8 3,938 --
Gardner, D. J. (2010) 3-5 3,592 --
Silver, K. T. (2007) 3-5 -- --
General Mathematics Achievement Mixed effects 3 studies meet standards 3-8 1,316,146 --
Cowan, J., & Goldhaber, D. (2016) 3-8 1,312,657
Fisher, S., & Dickenson, T. (2005) 4-8 3,336 --
Stephens, A. D. (2003) 4-5 153 --

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