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1 Information by Assessment Prepared by Pearson for submission under contract with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards CTRC_elec_01

2 Contents This document is a reference guide for candidates seeking National Board Certification to use when deciding which of the 25 certificate areas, listed below, to apply for. Art Early and Middle Childhood... 1 Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood... 2 Career and Technical Education Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood... 3 English as a New Language Early and Middle Childhood... 4 Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood... 6 English Language Arts Early Adolescence... 8 Adolescence and Young Adulthood... 9 Exceptional Needs Specialist Early Childhood through Young Adulthood Generalist Early Childhood Middle Childhood Health Education Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood Library Media Early Childhood through Young Adulthood Literacy: Reading Language Arts Early and Middle Childhood Mathematics Early Adolescence Adolescence and Young Adulthood... 18

3 Contents (continued) Music Early and Middle Childhood Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood Physical Education Early and Middle Childhood Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood School Counseling Early Childhood through Young Adulthood Science Early Adolescence Adolescence and Young Adulthood Social Studies History Early Adolescence Adolescence and Young Adulthood World Languages Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood... 30

4 Early and Middle Childhood/Art Early and Middle Childhood/Art The Early and Middle Childhood/Art certificate is appropriate for teachers who know the making and content of the visual arts and who teach visual arts to students ages Read this section to learn the content and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. demonstrate that your teaching practice meets the Early Childhood and Middle Childhood/Art Standards? have access to a class of at least six students, in which 51% of the students are ages 3 12? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the opening of the submission window. submit student work samples and video recordings in English and/or Spanish, showing your interactions with your students? demonstrate your ability to articulate one overarching art education goal, plan and develop sequenced instruction over time to help students achieve this goal, and show how your design and implementation of an instructional sequence over time work to further students' understanding of the overarching art education goal? show how you use your knowledge of art content, developmental needs of students, and teaching strategies to facilitate students' understanding of how and why art is made? show how you use your knowledge of art content and teaching strategies to facilitate students' learning to study, interpret, and evaluate art? demonstrate how you assess student work and student learning? art-making processes? studying and interpreting art? the functions of art? the nature and value of art? the evolution of Western art? forming processes? 1

5 Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Art Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Art The Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Art certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach visual arts to students ages and who know the making and content of the visual arts. Read this section to learn the content and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. demonstrate that your teaching practice meets the Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Art Standards? have access to a class of at least 6 students, in which 51% of the students are ages ? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the opening of the submission window. submit student work samples and video recordings in English and/or Spanish showing your interactions with your students? demonstrate your ability to articulate one overarching art education goal, plan and develop sequenced instruction over time to help students achieve this goal, and show how your design and implementation of an instructional sequence over time work to further students understanding of the overarching art education goal? show how you use your knowledge of art content, developmental needs of students, and teaching strategies to facilitate students understanding of how and why art is made? show how you use your knowledge of art content and teaching strategies to facilitate students learning to study, interpret, and evaluate art? demonstrate how you assess student work and student learning? present evidence of how you impact student learning through your work with students families art-making processes? studying and interpreting art? the functions of art? the nature and value of art? the evolution of Western art? forming processes? 2

6 Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Career and Technical Education Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Career and Technical Education The National Board Certification process offers experienced teachers the professional development opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and practices against high and rigorous standards. Candidates pursue certification by completing four components: one assessment of content knowledge administered at a computer-based testing center and three portfolios that candidates submit, which provide evidence of The Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Career and Technical Education certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach career and technical information subjects and who know industryspecific subject matter. The Career and Technical Education Standards are currently being revised. Refer to the National Board website (www.nbpts.org/standards-revision) for more information. 3

7 Early and Middle Childhood/English as a New Language Early and Middle Childhood/English as a New Language The Early and Middle Childhood/English as a New Language certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach linguistically and culturally diverse learners ages 3 12 and who know the range of the early and middle childhood curriculum. Read this section to learn the content and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. The Early and Middle Childhood/English as a New Language certificate area offers the following paths: Path 1 is an assessment of the English as a New Language Standards and is designed for bilingual teachers (the term "bilingual" is used here in a nonspecific sense to identify the teacher who uses both English and another language in instruction) who would like to achieve certification within the English as a New Language framework while also demonstrating their accomplishment as Early Childhood or Middle Childhood Generalists. All candidates must show in their portfolio entries that they are fostering English language development within their bilingual context. At the assessment center, they will complete exercises in their respective generalist areas. Path 2 is also an assessment of the English as a New Language Standards and is designed for teachers who identify themselves as English Language Development Specialists (ELDS) (ELDS is used here to identify the teacher who is an English language development specialist and who may or may not use the students' first language in instruction). All candidates must show in their portfolio entries that they are fostering English language development. At the assessment center, they will complete exercises focusing on their knowledge of English language development. support group, or a local-level administrator who is directing a National Board program. demonstrate that your teaching practice meets the English as a New Language Standards? have access to a class of at least 3 students, in which 51% of the students are ages 3 12? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the opening of the submission window. submit student work samples and video recordings showing your interactions with your students? demonstrate how you use assessment to build profiles of students as language learners, set goals, develop and implement a unit of instruction for linguistically and culturally diverse learners, and reassess learners' progress? 4

8 Early and Middle Childhood/English as a New Language show how you use teaching strategies to scaffold (that is, make accessible) new information for linguistically and culturally diverse learners, and how you create an optimal learning environment? demonstrate how you facilitate and interact with small groups of linguistically and culturally diverse learners who are working collaboratively? For the assessment center for bilingual content teachers (Early Childhood Generalist or Middle Childhood Generalist), will you be able to: demonstrate a command of subject matter knowledge of your content area? (Refer to language specific to your content area for Early Childhood or Middle Childhood Generalist.) For the assessment center for English Language Development Specialists, will you be able to demonstrate content knowledge in: domains of English language development? linguistic structure of English? second-language acquisition? academic language across the content areas? linking content to English-language development? technical/theoretical vocabulary? 5

9 Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/English as a New Language Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/English as a New Language The Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/English as a New Language certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach linguistically and culturally diverse learners ages and who know the range of the early adolescence through young adulthood curriculum. Read this section to learn the content and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. The Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/English as a New Language certificate area offers the following paths: Path 1 is an assessment of the English as a New Language Standards and is designed for bilingual teachers (the term "bilingual" is used here in a nonspecific sense to identify the teacher who uses both English and another language in instruction) who would like to achieve certification within the English as a New Language framework while also demonstrating their accomplishment as Early Adolescence (EA) or Adolescence and Young Adulthood (AYA) content specialists in Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies History. All candidates must show in their portfolio entries that they are fostering English language development within their bilingual context. At the assessment center, they will complete exercises in their respective content areas. Path 2 is also an assessment of the English as a New Language Standards and is designed for teachers who identify themselves as English Language Development Specialists (ELDS) (ELDS is used here to identify the teacher who is an English language development specialist and who may or may not use the students' first language in instruction). All candidates must show in their portfolio entries that they are fostering English language development. At the assessment center, they will complete exercises focusing on their knowledge of English language development. 6

10 Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/English as a New Language demonstrate that your teaching practice meets the English as a New Language Standards? have access to a class of at least 3 students, in which 51% of the students are ages ? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the opening of the submission window. submit student work samples and video recordings in English and/or Spanish showing your interactions with your students? demonstrate how you use assessment to build profiles of students as language learners, set goals, develop and implement a unit plan of instruction for linguistically and culturally diverse learners, and reassess learners' progress? show how you use teaching strategies to scaffold (that is, make accessible) new information for linguistically and culturally diverse learners, and how you create an optimal learning environment? demonstrate how you facilitate and interact with small groups of linguistically and culturally diverse learners who are working collaboratively? For the assessment center for bilingual content teachers (EA or AYA, Mathematics, Social Studies History, or Science), will you be able to: demonstrate a command of the subject matter knowledge for your content area? (Refer to language specific to your content area.) For the assessment center for English Language Development Specialists, will you be able to demonstrate content knowledge in: domains of English language development? linguistic structure of English? second-language acquisition? academic language across the content areas? linking content to English-language development? technical/theoretical vocabulary? 7

11 Early Adolescence/English Language Arts Early Adolescence/English Language Arts The Early Adolescence/English Language Arts certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach students ages and who know the full range of the school language arts curriculum, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Read this section to learn the content and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. demonstrate that your teaching practice meets the English Language Arts Standards, Third Edition? have access to a class of at least 6 students, in which 51% of the students are ages 11 15? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the deadline for portfolio submission. submit student work samples and video recordings in English showing your interactions with your students? demonstrate how you help students grow as readers and writers? show the teaching strategies you use for whole-class discussion? show the teaching strategies you use for small-group instruction? literary analysis? universal themes? teaching reading? language study? analysis of writing? teaching writing? 8

12 Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts The National Board Certification process offers experienced teachers opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and practices against high and rigorous standards. Candidates pursue certification by completing four components: one assessment of content knowledge administered at a computerbased testing center and three portfolios that candidates submit, which provide evidence of The Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach students ages and who know the full range of the school language arts curriculum, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Read this section to learn the content and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. demonstrate that your teaching meets the English Language Arts Standards, Third Edition? have access to a class of at least 6 students, in which 51% of the students are ages ? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the deadline for portfolio submission. submit student work samples and video recordings in English showing your interactions with your students? demonstrate how you help students grow as readers and writers? show the teaching strategies you use for whole-class discussion? show the teaching strategies you use for small-group instruction? literary analysis? universal themes? teaching reading? language study? analysis of writing? teaching writing? 9

13 Early Childhood through Young Adulthood/Exceptional Needs Specialist Early Childhood through Young Adulthood/Exceptional Needs Specialist The Early Childhood through Young Adulthood/Exceptional Needs Specialist certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach students ages birth through 21+ years * with exceptional needs, and who know the philosophical, historical, and legal foundations of exceptional needs education. Read this section to learn the content and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. Candidates applying for certification in the Exceptional Needs Specialist certificate area must select a specialty area when applying. The following path descriptions may help you determine the specialty area that best fits your teaching situation: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (birth to 21+ years). Teachers in this path work with students from birth to 21+ years of age with any degree of hearing loss, from mild unilateral to profound bilateral loss, in self-contained to home or generic education environments, and via multiple languages and communication modes. Early Childhood (birth to 8 years). Teachers in this path work with students from birth to 8 years of age with special needs. These teachers may serve families with children who have special needs in a family-centered approach to early intervention, children who are at risk for special needs, and children with a wide range of special needs. Gifted and Talented (3 to 18+ years). Teachers in this path work with students with gifts and talents from 3 to 18+ years of age. Mild/Moderate Disabilities (5 to 21+ years). Teachers in this path work with students from 5 to 21+ years of age with mild to moderate cognitive disabilities. The students served by these teachers may have learning disabilities, mild to moderate mental retardation, attention deficit disorders, developmental delays, autism, emotional disturbance, behavioral disorders, or health impairments. Severe and Multiple Disabilities (5 to 21+ years). Teachers in this path work with students from 5 to 21+ years of age with a range of cognitive abilities, often accompanied by sensory, physical, emotional, and/or health impairments. The students served by these teachers may have severe or profound mental retardation, traumatic brain injury, uncontrolled seizure disorders, dual sensory impairments, autism, neurological impairments, physical impairments, and/or health impairments. Visual Impairments (birth to 21+ years). Teachers in this path work with students from birth to 21+ years of age with visual impairment. The students served by these teachers may have low vision or severe to total visual impairment. Refer to the Exceptional Needs Specialist Standards for a complete description of each specialty-area practice. * Students need not be seen in the context of a classroom group. Teachers, working one-on-one with IEPd or IFSPd students under federal or state mandated special education laws are eligible to pursue this certificate. In most states the students included under these mandates would be ages birth to 21. In states where the mandate extends special education beyond age 21, teachers should contact National Board prior to applying to determine whether their teaching context meets the eligibility requirements for candidacy. 10

14 Early Childhood through Young Adulthood/Exceptional Needs Specialist demonstrate that your teaching practice meets the Exceptional Needs Standards? have access to at least 3 students * with exceptional needs? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the deadline for portfolio submission. submit instructional materials and video recordings in English and/or Spanish showing your interactions with your students? demonstrate your ability to engage your student(s) in a Communication/Literacy lesson? demonstrate your ability to engage your student(s) in a Social/Emotional Development lesson? show how you use assessment to inform your instruction? present evidence of how you impact student learning through your work with students families social development and behavior? numeracy? literacy? transitions and career development? assessment? collaboration? * Students need not be seen in the context of a classroom group. Teachers, working one-on-one with IEPd or IFSPd students under federal or state mandated special education laws are eligible to pursue this certificate. In most states the students included under these mandates would be ages birth to 21. In states where the mandate extends special education beyond age 21, teachers should contact National Board prior to applying to determine whether their teaching context meets the eligibility requirements for candidacy. 11

15 Early Childhood/Generalist Early Childhood/Generalist computer-based testing center and three portfolios that candidates submit, which provide evidence of The Early Childhood/Generalist certificate is appropriate for teachers of students ages 3 8 who engage their students in all subject areas addressed in the Early Childhood/Generalist Standards. Some Generalists are assigned to teach a single subject while others are assigned multiple subjects, for example, humanities teachers or mathematics/science teachers. Some focus in their teaching on interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary lessons while others may use such curricular approaches only occasionally. However, all Generalists, without regard to their assignment, practice in a manner designed to advance student learning in two or more subjects. Read this section to learn thecontent and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. demonstrate that your teaching practice meets the Early Childhood/Generalist Standards? have access to a class of at least 6 students, in which 51% of the students are ages 3 8? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the deadline for portfolio submission. submit student work samples and video recordings showing your interactions with your students? discuss how you foster children's literacy development? demonstrate your ability to deepen students' understanding of an important topic/concept/theme in social studies through the integration of the arts? demonstrate your ability to sustain a classroom environment that supports students' growth, learning, social and emotional development, and understanding of a social skill/concept? show how you help children acquire scientific and mathematical knowledge in understanding unifying concepts and processes in science by integrating these two disciplinary areas? literacy? mathematics? science? social studies? children's play? health education and physical education? 12

16 Middle Childhood/Generalist Middle Childhood/Generalist The Middle Childhood/Generalist certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach students ages 7 12 and who know the range of the middle grades curriculum: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and history, the arts, and health. Some Generalists are assigned to teach a single subject while others are assigned multiple subjects, for example, humanities teachers or mathematics/science teachers. Some focus in their teaching on interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary lessons while others may use such curricular approaches only occasionally. However, all Generalists, without regard to their assignment, practice in a manner designed to advance student learning in two or more subjects. Read this section to learn the content and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. demonstrate that your teaching practice meets the Middle Childhood/Generalist Standards? have access to a class of at least 6 students, in which 51% of the students are ages 7 12? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the opening of the submission window. submit student work samples and video recordings showing your interactions with your students? explain how you use a topic in writing to develop students' thinking and writing skills for different audiences through the use of narrative and expository student work samples? show how you create a climate that supports students' emerging abilities to understand and consider perspectives other than their own and to assume responsibility for their own actions through a social studies topic? discuss how you help students better understand unifying concepts and processes in science using relevant science and mathematics knowledge, and engage students in work that helps to enrich their understanding of the interdisciplinary areas? reading skills? mathematics? science? social studies? health and wellness? the arts? 13

17 Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Health Education Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Health Education The Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Health Education certificate is appropriate for teachers of students ages The Health Education Standards describe an important facet of accomplished teaching; they often occur concurrently because of the seamless quality of teaching. Read this section to learn the content and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. demonstrate that your teaching practice meets the Health Education Standards? have access to a class of at least 6 students, in which 51% of the students are ages ? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the opening of the submission window. submit student work samples and video recordings in English and/or Spanish showing your interactions with your students? show how you bring about positive health habits linked to an appropriate health curriculum and/or student standards applicable to real life situations and encompass the social, spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional components of health? show how you demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of health curriculum and education through appropriate instruction and assessment strategies that foster growth in health literacy for students? show how you establish a nurturing/supportive classroom setting and environment through a variety of intellectual challenges in which students explore health literacy? present evidence of how you impact student learning through your work outside of the classroom as you interact with students families, your colleagues, and other professionals? dynamics of nutrition, its importance and influences on one s health and wellness? the impact of risky behaviors (for example, but not limited to, diet, lifestyles, injuries) on personal health and wellness? the stages of human growth and development throughout the life cycle and the management of healthy and unhealthy relationships? analysis and evaluation of health-related information as it relates to critical thinking and decision making about products and services? applying the principles and procedures related to mental and emotional health? diseases and ability to assess information and services that impact a healthy lifestyle? 14

18 Early Childhood through Young Adulthood/Library Media Early Childhood through Young Adulthood/Library Media The Early Childhood through Young Adulthood/Library Media certificate is appropriate for Library Media specialists who teach students ages and who know the range of information literacy, instructional collaboration, and the integration of technology. Read this section to learn the content and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. demonstrate that your teaching practice meets the Library Media Standards? have access to a class in which 51% of the students are ages 3 18+? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the opening of the submission window. submit instructional materials and video recordings showing your interactions with your students? demonstrate your ability to collaborate with others in your instructional community to create, plan, and implement learning experiences and assess student learning, using a variety of resources? demonstrate your ability to foster an appreciation of literature in your students and demonstrate your ability to create an inviting and supportive library media center environment that provides equal access to all learners? demonstrate effective selection and integration of technologies into the instructional program and foster learners' understanding of the ethical or legal use of information? ethical and legal tenets? collection development? technologies? organizational management? information literacy? knowledge of literature? 15

19 Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading Language Arts Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading Language Arts The Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading Language Arts certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach students ages 3 12 and who know the range of the Literacy: Reading Language Arts curriculum: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing. Some Literacy: Reading Language Arts teachers are assigned to teach a single student at a time while others are assigned small groups or whole classes of students. Some focus their teaching on a prescribed approach to teaching literacy while others may teach a broader, more open curriculum. However, all Literacy: Reading Language Arts teachers, without regard to their assignment, practice in a manner designed to advance student learning in Literacy: Reading Language Arts. Read this section to learn the content and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. demonstrate that your teaching practice meets the Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading Language Arts Standards? have access to a class of at least 1 student, in which the student(s) are ages 3 12? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the opening of the submission window. submit student work samples and video recordings showing your interactions with your students? describe how you promote literacy development through writing and guide a student in constructing meaning through print, over an instructional period that ranges from three weeks to three months, by analyzing samples of a student's work? demonstrate how you use your knowledge of the reading process to support diverse learners in their growth as readers? present evidence of how you plan and facilitate interdisciplinary learning experiences using technology to foster effective listening, speaking, and viewing skills for a specific purpose and audience? present evidence of how you impact student learning through your work outside of the classroom as you interact with students' families, your colleagues, and other professionals? reading comprehension? oral language acquisition skills for learners of English as a new language? emergent literacy? analyzing student reading? interpreting visual text? writing development? 16

20 Early Adolescence/Mathematics Early Adolescence/Mathematics The Early Adolescence/Mathematics certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach students ages and who know the full range of the school mathematics curriculum: numbers and operations; algebra and functions; geometry; discrete mathematics; trigonometry; data analysis and statistics; and calculus as described in the Mathematics Standards. Read this section to learn the content and pedagogical knowledge you will be required to demonstrate for this certificate area and to measure your readiness to pursue National Board Certification. demonstrate that your teaching practice meets the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence/Mathematics Standards? have access to a class of at least 6 students, in which 51% of the students are ages 11 15? All evidence of your work with students must be gathered during the 12 months prior to the opening of the submission window. submit student work samples and video recordings in English and/or Spanish showing your interaction with your students? demonstrate how you use assessment to target mathematical understanding and make sense of student performance as you help students build important conceptual connections in mathematics? show how you and your students engage in mathematical discourse as the whole class explores a concept, principle, technique, and/or reasoning method of mathematics? show how you engage students in learning collaboratively and in mathematical discourse as they explore a mathematics concept in small groups as you use technology or manipulative materials to help students? algebra and functions? geometry? number and operation sense? data analysis? right triangle trigonometry? various mathematical thinking processes? connections among mathematical ideas and applications across mathematical domains? 17

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