|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 number 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|
Explanation: The target has been set at an increase of 5,000 National Board-certified teachers 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
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: December 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
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