You may be interested to know about how your members can help shape the future of National Board Certification. As you may be aware, the process for achieving certification isbeing revised. These changes will retain the rigor while making certification accessible to more teachers and incorporating the latest research on best practices in teaching.
To help validate the proposed changes, we must recruit thousands of teachers in most subject and developmental areas across PreK-12 to participate in the field tests. The Content Knowledge field tests have started on April 20 and run throughAugust 1. We would greatly appreciate your help in ensuring we recruit the required number of teachers for this component in particular. Click here for more information and the link to sign up.
The field tests offer a rare chance for teachers across the country who may be considering certification to experience the revised assessment, which are more flexible, affordable and efficient. In addition, the National Board is pleased to be able to offer three incentives for participation in the Content Knowledge field test:
- Participants who complete any portion of the Content Knowledge Phase II field test will be entered into a drawing for a $3,000 award! For a complete list of sweepstakes rules click here.
- The choice of receiving a $25 Gift Card to either Amazon.com or Powell’s Books upon successful completion of each online testing appointment.
- Additionally, participants may be eligible to receive up to two Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
- Finally, all participants will receive a letter of commendation from the National Board.
Thank you in advance for your support. As always, we are always interested in hearing of ways to support your work.
Andrea Hajek, NBCT | Director of Educator Engagement
1525 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700 | Arlington, VA 22209