NB Candidate Support Workshops
National Board Information
The NB certification process is currently under revision. According to NBPTS, the revised process consists of four components as described below.
Component One, Content Knowledge, is a computer-based assessment designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate content specific knowledge as well as pedagogical practices. This component contains three constructed-response exercises (each 30 minutes in length) and 45 selected response items.
Component Two, Differentiated Instruction, requires the completion of a classroom-based portfolio comprised of examples of student work and an accompanying written commentary. The included student work samples should demonstrate students’ growth over time. The written commentary should demonstrate the teacher’s ability to analyze his/her own instructional practices.
Component Three, Teaching Practice and Learning Environment, is focused on instructional planning, classroom teaching, the development and use of instructional materials, and reflection. Candidates must submit two videos demonstrating their teaching with students who fall in the age band for the candidate's certificate. Candidates will be assessed on their practice and analysis of practice as it relates instruction, student engagement, and the learning environment.
Component Four, Effective and Reflective Practitioner, is currently under development.
Candidates are encouraged to read the 2016 Guide to National Board Certification.
For more information visit the National Board Certification website.