Value for Students

Value for Students

Michael de la Torre, NBCT on National Board Certification, Value for Students

Teachers know the most important part of their job is having a daily impact on students. The standards encompass skills that are effective in all teaching environments, including the most challenging.

Research shows that NBCTs have a greater impact on student learning and achievement than non-certified teachers, with their students outperforming their peers in other classrooms.  Students of Board-certified teachers regularly engage in purposeful learning experiences tied to their unique needs and interests.  As a result, students and their parents increasingly seek out educators who have met the profession’s highest standards.

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.