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Title: State-wide program information, scholarships and professional development for candidates seeking certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

National Board Certification Washington State
  • State-wide program information, scholarships and
    professional development for candidates seeking
    certification through the National Board for
    Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

NBPTS Mission
  • Maintain high and rigorous standards for what
    teachers should know and can do
  • Provide a national voluntary system to assess and
    certify teachers who meet those standards
  • Advocate related education reforms to integrate
    National Board Certification into American
    education and to capitalize on the expertise of
    National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)

  • Created in 1987
  • Non-partisan, independent, non-profit
  • 63 member board of directors, majority are
    classroom teachers
  • Washington has a history of NBPTS board members
  • Former Governor Gary Locke
  • Ivy Chan, Olympia School District
  • Joe Gotchy, Federal Way School District
  • Kevin Teeley, Lake Washington School District
  • Andy Coons, Tacoma School District Current Board

NBCT National Growth Since 1994
Washington State NBCT Growth
NBCTs Per Year In Washington
  • 1994 5
  • 1995 3
  • 1996 2
  • 1997 0
  • 1998 4
  • 1999 15
  • 2000 44
  • 2001 44
  • 2002 99
  • 2003 131
  • 2004 238
  • 2005 315
  • 2006 408
  • 2007 485
  • 2008 920
  • 2009 1248
  • 2010 1232

Washington State NBCT Cumulative Growth
Washington NBCTs
Art 101 Careers/Tech 128 English 779
Eng/New Lang 97 Exc. Needs 315 Generalists
1,277 Health 12 History 313
Library/Media 104 Literacy 628 Math
509 Music 115 PE 113 School Counseling
132 Science 514 WLOE 92
Based on Core Propositions What teachers
should know and be able to do
  • Teachers are committed to students and their
  • Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to
    teach those subjects to students.
  • Teachers are responsible for managing and
    monitoring student learning.
  • Teachers think systematically about their
    practice and learn from experience.
  • Teachers are members of learning communities.

Certificate Areas
Generalist Early Childhood Middle
Childhood Early Adolescence Art Early and
Middle Childhood Early Adolescence through Young
Adulthood Career and Technical Education Early
Adolescence through Young Adulthood English As A
New Language Early and Middle Childhood Early
Adolescence through Young Adulthood
English Language Arts Early Adolescence Adolescen
ce and Young Adulthood Exceptional Needs
Specialist Early Childhood through Young
Adulthood Health Education Early Adolescence
through Young Adulthood Library Media Early
Childhood through Young Adulthood Literacy
Reading Language Arts Early and Middle
Certificate Areas Continued
Mathematics Early Adolescence Adolescence and
Young Adulthood Music Early and Middle
Childhood Early Adolescence through Young
Adulthood Physical Education Early and Middle
Childhood Early Adolescence through Young
Adulthood School Counseling Early Childhood
through Young Adulthood
Science Early Adolescence Adolescence through
Young Adulthood Social Studies-History Early
Adolescence Adolescence through Young
Adulthood World Languages Other Than
English Early Adolescence through Young
The Process Why?
  • Provides extensive professional development
  • Measures and affirms accomplished teaching
  • Provides opportunity for reflection about
    excellent teaching practices
  • Provides both personal and collaborative
    opportunities to review teaching practices in
    relationship to high professional standards

The Process
  • The assessment process for National Board
    Certification consists of two components and can
    take the better part of a year to complete
  • A portfolio of classroom practice
  • An assessment of content knowledge administered
    at a computer-based testing center.

The Process
  • Four Portfolio Entries
  • Large and small group videos of classroom
  • Student work samples
  • Documented collaboration
  • Six Assessment Center Exercises
  • Timed, open-response prompts

The Process Portfolio
  • For these students, at this time, in this setting
  • Shows evidence of meeting National Board
    standards through classroom work
  • Includes student work samples, videotapes of
    classroom interactions
  • Written description, analysis and reflection
    provides a window into candidates actions, how
    they plan and reflect

The Process Portfolio Entries
  • Written work, videos and student work samples
  • Most portfolios require something similar to
  • 1. Student Growth Analysis
  • 2. Small Group Video Analysis
  • 3. Whole Class Video Analysis
  • 4. Documented Accomplishments

The Process Assessment Center
  • Six questions, 30 min. each
  • Subject specific (content)
  • Test age-appropriate, content appropriate

Scoring How and Who?
  • At least two, and in some cases, three
    individuals score every section of a candidates
    assessment. This means that as many as 12 scorers
    evaluate a candidates portfolio materials. This
    assures that scoring is completed with the
    highest level of objective and unbiased scrutiny.
  • All scorers are classroom educators, with
    expertise in the candidates teaching field and
    specially trained by the National Board to
    evaluate National Board Certification entries.

Take One!
Take One!
  • One video entry completed and scored
  • Score can be banked and applied to candidacy
  • No eligibility requirements
  • Cost is 395

What is Take One!?
National Board Assessment
Take One!
Four Portfolio Exercises
Six Assessment Center Exercises
Take One! Key Dates
  • Order and purchase
  • Submit portfolio entry
  • Access score online
  • December 31, 2011
  • April 15, 2012
  • On or before December 31, 2012

Applying Score Towards NB Certification
  • Example Participant receives Take One! score in
  • 2012-2013 deadline for applying for full
    certification is 12/31/12
  • 2013-2014 deadline is 12/31/13

Why National Board?
Why Should I Apply?
  • An opportunity to measure your practice against
    national standards
  • An opportunity to analyze and reflect upon your
  • Time to develop your practice and collaborate
    with like-minded colleagues

Why Apply? Incentives
  • Financial reward 5,000 annual bonus, good for
    life of National Board Certificate increases
    annually with inflation (subject to 2009-11
    biennial budget) factors into retirement
  • Additional 5,000 bonus for NBCTs who work in
    high-needs schools with 70 (elementary), 60
    (middle school), and 50 (high school) or higher
    free/reduced lunch count not subject to
    inflation, but factors into retirement
  • Clock Hours requirement waived to renew
    continuing or professional certificate

Why Apply? Incentives (cont.)
  • 45 clock hours upon NBPTS verification of all 10
    completed entries, and another 45 upon
  • If certification is achieved, Professional
    Certification granted for Residency Certificate
  • Certificate transferable to most states
    (currently 42 out of 50 states)
  • Can possibly add new endorsementhttp//www.k12.wa

Why Apply? Leadership
  • Many opportunities for National Board Certified
  • Facilitation for NB candidate support groups
  • Building/district curriculum/instructional
  • Association leadership (NEA, WEA, local)
  • Statewide teaching advocacy
  • Appointments to state and national policy boards
    and committees

Why Apply? Research
  • More than 150 studies have examined National
    Board Certification
  • Over 75 found a significant, measurable,
    positive impact on student learning and teacher
  • View the studies on the NBPTS
  • website at
  • http//
  • National Research Council (NRC) June, 2008
  • http//
  • Advanced certification through the National
    Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
    is an effective way to identify highly skilled
    teachers, says a new congressionally mandated
    report from the National Research Council.
    Students taught by NBPTS-certified teachers make
    greater gains on achievement tests than students
    taught by teachers who are not board-certified,
    says the report.

Teaching Certificates
  • Residency Certificate based on initial standards
    for new educators
  • Professional Certificate based on more advanced
    standards and promotes career-long growth goals
  • National Board Certificate focused on the
    highest, voluntary standards for accomplished
    teaching by showing excellence in the classroom
    and in professional life

ProTeach and NB Certification
  • Residency Certificate
  • Teaching certificates issued after September 2000
  • Residency holders must complete a ProTeach
    Portfolio program within five years of completing
    provisional status.
  • By earning National Board certification,
    residency holders will be granted the
    Professional Certificate.

Am I Ready?
  • Check eligibility
  • 3 Years of K-12 teaching experience
  • Access to at least 6 students in the area in
    which you are attempting certification
  • License to teach in the state
  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited
  • Pay fee 2,500 (plus 65 application fee)
  • The fee covers the costs of developing the
    standards and assessments and assuring a scoring
    system that is objective, fair, and unbiased.

Where do I start?
  • Visit the National Board Website
  • Click For Candidates
  • Guide to National Board Certification
  • http//
  • You can download your certificate area standards
    document (70-90 pages), portfolio instructions
    (250-300 pages), and scoring guide (80-100 pages)

What Support Options Do I Have?
  • OSPI Conditional Loan Program pays for the 2000
    candidate fee (minus the initial 565)
  • WEA 4-day Jump Start
  • Universities/Districts Support groups
    facilitated by NBCTs
  • Districts Many districts offer fee support and
    other resources to candidates
  • NBPTS online/phone support- 1-800-22-TEACH

University and District Support
  • UW, WSU, WWU, PLU, CWU, Gonzaga University, City
    University, Antioch University and Heritage
    University have developed programs to support
  • Summer orientation activities
  • Cohort groups with NBCT facilitators
  • Certificate study days
  • Over 45 districts and 3 ESDs serve in this role

National Board Timeline
  • Apply after Jan. 1
  • 65 due when you apply, full payment due Dec. 31
  • The Box arrives after you pay at least 500
  • Candidacy year
  • Portfolio Complete between April 1 and March 31
  • Assessment Center Complete before June 15 of
    candidacy year
  • Find out scores before end of December

National Board Process Calendar
Washington State Timeline 2010 - 11
  • OSPI Conditional Loan Applications
  • First round Feb. 7th April 11th (closes at
  • Second round June 1st July 1st (closes at
  • Notification
  • First round May 13, 2011
  • Second round July 29, 2011
  • Spring/Summer 2011 University District
    Kickoffs, optional WEA Jump Start Seminar
  • Summer 2011 Recipients send fee to support
    provider according to the providers timeline.
  • Spring 2012 Submit portfolio to NBPTS
    Assessment Center activity for most (though
    candidates can take the AC any time at many
    points during the timeline)

Washington State Conditional Loan Program for
National Board Certification
  • Competitive state conditional loan process
  • 3 essay questions letter of support from school
  • Scored by NBCTs using a common scoring guide
  • Conditional loans awarded and paid directly to

WEA Jump Start 2011
  • June 21-24, 2011 (Spokane)
  • August 1-4, 2011 (Edmonds)

OSPI Resources
  • National Board Coordinator
  • Michaela Miller, NBCT
  • email
  • 360-725-6119
  • web http//
  • Carrie Dubuque
  • email
  • 360-725-6119
  • Regional Coordinators
  • Sarah Applegate
  • email
  • ESD 114 (OESD) and 189 (NWESD)
  • Kareen Borders
  • email
  • ESD 121 (PSESD)
  • Christina Carlson
  • email
  • ESD 101 (NEWESD) and 171 (NCESD)
  • Heather Dorsey
  • email
  • ESD 112 and 113
  • Cindy Rockholt
  • email
  • ESD 105 and 123

NBPTS and WEA Resources
  • National Board
  • 1-800-22TEACH
  • WEA
  • Jim Meadows, Ph.D.
  • 253-765-7102
  • web http//
  • Sheila

Standard Analysis
  • In groups of 2 or 3 read the Knowledge of
    Students standard. It is generally the first
    standard for each certificate area.
  • Identify areas in your own teaching where you
    meet parts of the standards.
  • Start creating a list of things you do that
    meet the standards.

District and Building Support Possibilities
  • Communicate
  • Spread the word
  • Feature NBPTS activities
  • Recruit a candidate
  • Support
  • Host pre-candidacy workshops
  • Fund support groups
  • Offer video services
  • Pay candidate fees
  • Offer release days to work on process
  • Celebrate
  • Party or celebration event at completion of the
  • Host event for new NBCTs
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