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By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Center for Education, Board on Testing and Assessment, Committee on Evaluation of Teacher Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Stuart

The venture of the nationwide Board for pro educating criteria (NBPTS) is to set up 'high and rigorous criteria for what lecturers may still comprehend and be capable to do, to certify academics who meet these criteria, and to boost different schooling reforms for the aim of enhancing pupil studying in American schools.' in line with a request from the U.S. Congress, the nationwide examine Council constructed a framework for comparing courses that award advanced-level instructor certification and utilized that framework in an assessment of the affects of the NBPTS. in particular, this publication addresses the affects on scholars, academics, and the tutorial method during this country."Assessing entire instructing" reveals that lecturers who earn board certification are more advantageous at bettering their scholars' success than different academics, yet institution structures differ drastically within the quantity to which they realize and utilize board-certified academics. a few of the questions about the assessment framework couldn't be replied as the facts haven't been amassed, and the record makes options for the types of study which are had to absolutely assessment the affects of board certification via the NBPTS.

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The members of the task force regarded the plan they proposed as radical, describing its elements as “sweeping changes in education policy,” which were intended to work together to create “a profession of welleducated teachers prepared to assume new powers and responsibilities to redesign schools for the future” (Carnegie Task Force on Teaching as a Profession, 1986). The full set of recommendations follows (p. 3): THE EVALUATION FRAMEWORK AND COLLECTION OF DATA • • • • • • • • 41 Create a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, organized with a regional and state membership structure, to establish high standards for what teachers need to know and be able to do, and to certify teachers who meet that standard.

Conducting PROGRAM EVALUATIONs The committee’s charge was to conduct an evaluation of the NBPTS program. Program evaluation is a formalized approach to studying the 20 THE EVALUATION FRAMEWORK AND COLLECTION OF DATA 21 goals, processes, and impacts of projects, policies, and programs. Such “systematic investigations of the worth or merits” of a program (Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, 1994) often pose questions like these (Rossi, Lipsey, and Freeman, 2004): What is the nature and scope of the problem?

As of June 2007, the NBPTS bibliography contained 161 articles. ” The technical reports and the grant-funded studies deserve additional explanation. NBPTS Technical Reports NBPTS’ bibliography of 161 articles includes 128 that are technical reports, 6 prepared by the current contractor (the Educational Testing Service [ETS]) and 122 in a group of articles referred to as the Technical 28 ASSESSING ACCOMPLISHED TEACHING BOX 2-2 The Committee’s Evaluation Framework Question 1: To what extent does the certification program for accomplished teachers clearly and accurately specify advanced teaching practices and the characteristics of teachers (the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and judgments) that enable them to carry out advanced practice?

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