|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.|
Source: NBPTS Web site, grantee annual performance report.
Next Data Available: December 2007
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 (NBCTS) each year. Currently, legislative and policy action creating incentives and recognition for National Board certification has been enacted in all 50 states and in approximately 544 local school districts, including the District of Columbia. These incentives have helped increase the number of applicants for National Board Certification (NBC). These incentives include fee support, salary supplements, and license portability. 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 previous 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. 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.
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