Certificates, Instructions, and Scoring Guides for Retake Candidates

Retake candidates are those who began the certification process prior to the 2014-15 candidate cycle.

General Information for Retake Candidates:

ePortfolio

During the portfolio submission window, you will submit your material online at nbpts.nesinc.com/Home.aspx. Note: You registered and created an account in the ePortfolio system in a prior year, you must use your existing login credentials to sign in. Your ePortfolio account is separate from your National Board account.

2016-17 Submission Window: April 1 – May 17, 2017
*All submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. Central time.

ePortfolio Resources
The Guide to Electronic Submission will help guide you in preparing your material for electronic submission and in using the ePortfolio system. For additional resources such as FAQ’s, technical guides, tips, and videos, visit the ePortfolio page of our website.

Assessment Center Testing

During the testing window, you can schedule a testing appointment online at pearsonvue.com/NBPTS  or by phone at 1-888-288-3028, Monday - Friday from 7am - 7pm, CST. Note: Candidates with approved testing accommodations must call the Accommodations Program Coordinator at 1-888-288-3028 to schedule an appointment.

2016-17 Testing Window: March 1 – June 15, 2017

Assessment Center Resources
The Assessment Center Policy and Guidelines will help guide you in preparing your material for electronic submission and in using the ePortfolio system. For additional resources such as FAQ’s and tutorials, visit the Assessment Center Testing page of our website. 

Certificates, Standards, Guides and Instructions

The table below provides certificate-specific instructions, standards and resources for retake candidates. Please carefully select your certificate and specialty area as applicable.
NOTICE: If you started the process in 2013-14 or earlier, prior to the revisions to the certification process, the standards below are accurate for your candidacy.

Certificate Areas

Portfolio Instructions
Part 2

Scoring Guides
Part 2

Evaluation of Evidence Guides

Applicable Standards

Discipline

Developmental Level

Art

Early and Middle Childhood
(ages 3-12)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Early Childhood and Middle Childhood/Art

Art

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
(ages 11-18+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Art

Career and Technical Education

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
(ages 11-18+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Career and Technical Education

Only for Candidates who applied in 2013-14 or earlier, prior to the revisions to the certification process.

English as a New Language

Early and Middle Childhood
(ages 3-12)

Link to Instructions

Select Your Specialty:

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

English as a New Language, 2nd Edition

English as a New Language

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
(ages 11-18+)

Link to Instructions

Select Your Specialty:

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

English as a New Language, 2nd Edition

English Language Arts

Early Adolescence
(ages 11-15)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

English Language Arts, 2nd Edition
 
Only for Candidates who applied in 2013-14 or earlier, prior to the revisions to the certification process.

English Language Arts

Adolescence and Young Adulthood
(ages 14-18+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

English Language Arts, 2nd Edition
 
Only for Candidates who applied in 2013-14 or earlier, prior to the revisions to the certification process.

Exceptional Needs Specialist

Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
(ages birth-21+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Exceptional Needs, 2nd Edition

Generalist

Early Childhood
(ages 3-8)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Early Childhood Generalist, 3rd Edition

Generalist

Middle Childhood
(ages 7-12)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Middle Childhood Generalist, 3rd Edition

Health Education

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
(ages 11-18+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Health Education

Library Media

Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
(ages 3-18+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Library Media, 2nd Edition

Literacy: Reading-Language Arts

Early and Middle Childhood
(ages 3-12)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Literacy: Reading-Language Arts, 2nd Edition

Mathematics

Early Adolescence
(ages 11-15)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Mathematics

Mathematics

Adolescence and Young Adulthood
(ages 14-18+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Mathematics

Music

Early and Middle Childhood
(ages 3-12)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Music

Music

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
(ages 11-18+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Music

Physical Education

Early and Middle Childhood
(ages 3-12)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Physical Education, 1st Edition

Only for Candidates who applied in 2013-14 or earlier, prior to the revisions to the certification process.

Physical Education

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
(ages 11-18+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Physical Education, 1st Edition

Only for Candidates who applied in 2013-14 or earlier, prior to the revisions to the certification process.

School Counseling

Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
(ages 3-18+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

School Counseling

Science

Early Adolescence
(ages 11-15)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Science, 2nd Edition

Only for Candidates who applied in 2013-14 or earlier, prior to the revisions to the certification process.

Science

Adolescence and Young Adulthood
(ages 14-18+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Science, 2nd Edition

Only for Candidates who applied in 2013-14 or earlier, prior to the revisions to the certification process.

Social Studies-History

Early Adolescence
(ages 11-15)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Social Studies-History, 2nd Edition

Social Studies-History

Adolescence and Young Adulthood
(ages 14-18+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

Social Studies-History, 2nd Edition

World Languages

Early Adolescence though Young Adulthood
(ages 11-18+)

Link to Instructions

Link to Guide

Link to Evaluation of Evidence

World Languages, 2nd Edition