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

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ESEA: Advanced Credentialing - 2004

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 8.1 of 1: To increase the numbers of National Board Certified Teachers.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: The number of teachers awarded National Board Certification will increase annually.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Cumulative number of teachers certified.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets

Progress: The actual number of National Board Certified Teachers is currently available for 2003. Data for each year normally will be available by early December. The target has been set at an increase of 5,000 NBCTs each year. Currently, 49 states and approximately 490 localities offer some kind of incentive for teachers to apply for National Board Certification; these incentives have helped to increase the number of applicants for National Board Certification. (These incentives include fee support, salary supplements, and license portability.) However, budget shortfalls in the states are having an impact on the incentives offered and thus the number of candidates.

Additional Source Information: Board reports.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: December 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.


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