U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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ESEA: Advanced Credentialing - FY 2006

CFDA Number: 84.925 - Advanced Certification or Advanced Credentialing

Program Goal: Support teachers seeking advanced certification through high-quality professional teacher enhancement programs designed to improve teaching and learning.

Objective 1 of 1: To increase the number of National Board-certified teachers.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: The number of teachers awarded National Board certification will increase annually.
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The cumulative number of teachers certified.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets

Source: Data on the number of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) is provided initially in a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) press release announcing those teachers who have received National Board certification. This information is also provided on the NPBTS Web site and in the annual performance report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: December 2006
Upon release of the number of NBCTs, the name of each individual and his/her certification area are available on the NBPTS Web site.
Explanation: The target has been set at an increase of 5,000 National Board Certified Teachers each year. The National Board continues to focus its efforts on recruitment, including its Targeted High Needs Initiative that works to recruit teachers in districts that have had little or no participation in NBC. With these efforts, along with the Candidate Subsidy Program that supports up to one half of the candidate fee, the expectation is that the target will continue to be met.

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Last Modified: 12/28/2005