Value for Schools

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Schools with many National Board Certified Teachers have strong professional communities, focused on leadership, learning, and collaboration. The culture of the school benefits from the common language of the National Board Standards, which centers discussions on professional practice and student learning. These schools are characterized by higher rates of teacher morale and retention and increased community involvement.

The presence of NBCTs also demonstrates the school’s commitment to excellence to students, parents, school boards, school districts and others. With increasing evidence about the positive impact of National Board Certification on student achievement, schools benefit by having NBCTs in their classrooms.

Complete Components

  • National Board will send instructions and other important information regarding your components to the preferred email address in your account. Please keep your preferred email address current in your account and add National Board to your safe senders list.
     
  • Teachers must attempt each of the four components within the first three years of their candidacy.
     
  • Assessment
    • Component 1: Content Knowledge
    • The assessment is administered at computer-based testing centers across the United States during the Component 1: Content Knowledge testing window. You will receive an email with instructions for scheduling your appointment.
  • Portfolio Entries
    • Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction
    • Component 3: Teaching Practice and Learning Environment
    • Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner
       
  • The three portfolio entries will be submitted electronically using the online ePortfolio submission system. You will receive information about using the system. Refer to the Guide to National Board Certification for submission window dates and deadlines.

Receive Scores

  •  Scoring of components occurs each summer and scores are released by the end of that year.
     
  • Your score reflects the clear, consistent, and convincing evidence that you have met the National Board Standards specific to your certificate field. Review the Scoring Guide for important information about scoring, including rubrics, weights, retake options, and more.