The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
: Assessing Accomplished Teaching: Advanced-Level Certification Programs
Tue, Jun 10, 2008   2358 Rayburn House Office Building

National Research Council
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Center for Education
Board on Testing and Assessment
Committee on Evaluation of Teacher Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards


Congressional Briefing
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 – 9:30 a.m.
2358 Rayburn House Office Building


Assessing Accomplished Teaching:  Advanced-Level Certification Programs

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) establishes standards for exemplary teaching and offers certification to educators who can demonstrate that they meet them. This congressionally mandated report, requested in P.L. 108-199, evaluates whether NBPTS certification is an effective way to improve teacher quality and boost student achievement.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on June 11, 2008 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.