Assessing Teachers for Professional Certification: The First Decade of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

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Emerald Group Publishing, 2008 - Education - 610 pages
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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in the USA is the most ambitious and successful attempt by any country to establish a certification system for recognizing and rewarding teachers who reach high professional standards. This book focuses on The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

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Chapter 1 Introduction
Developing Standards and Performance Assessments for Professional Certification
Assessing Teacher Performance
Validity Issues Related to NBPTS Certification
Effects of NBPTS Certification
The Nbpts and the Future
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Dr. John Hattie has been Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, since March 2011. He was previously Professor of Education at the University of Auckland. His research interests are based on applying measurement models to education problems. He is president of the International Test Commission, served as advisor to various Ministers, chaired the NZ performance based research fund, and in the last Queens Birthday awards was made Order of Merit for New Zealand for services to education. He is a cricket umpire and coach, enjoys being a Dad to his young men, besotted with his dogs, and moved with his wife as she attained a promotion to Melbourne. Learn more about his research at

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