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Hillsborough County School District ranks #3 with the most cumulative NBCTs in the state
What is the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards?
This board was created in 1987 to develop professional standards for early childhood, elementary  and secondary school teaching.  The process of achieving National Board Certification is rigorous and demanding.  The process includes performance based assessments, written reflections, analysis of student work, computerized assessment exercises and videotaped lessons which demonstrate standards of accomplished teaching.  National Board Certification is the highest symbol of teaching excellence.
What Is National Board Certification?
National Board Certification is a voluntary assessment program designed to identify great teachers and make them better. While state licensing systems set basic requirements to teach in each state, National Board Certified Teachers have successfully demonstrated advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices.  In the most comprehensive study to date of National Board Certification, the National Research Council’s extensive, multi-year report formally affirmed the National Board’s positive impact on student achievement, teacher retention and professional development.

The 1998 Florida Legislature, recognizing the essential role that teachers play in preparing Florida’s students for high academic achievement, life-long professions and vocations, and for successful, productive citizenry, passed the Excellent Teaching Program Act. The program was renamed the Dale Hickam Excellent Teaching Program in 2002. The 2008 Florida Legislature adopted substantial changes to the program.The purpose of this program is to provide bonuses to teachers who attain certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and who mentor non-NBPTS teachers.

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Call National Board at

Danni Resnick

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Last Modified: Aug 15, 2013
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