Great Plains Center for
National Teacher Certification
What is involved in the NBPTS Assessment Process?
A new process is being phased in over a three-year period beginning the fall of 2014.
The new process will consist of four (4) components. The first two (2) will be rolled out in 2014-15, the third in 2015-16, and the last one in 2016-17.
This component is Content Knowledge. This component will consist of four (4) parts. The first part will be a selected response assessment designed to measure breadth of knowledge. The other three (3) parts will be constructed response assessments designed to measure depth of knowledge.
This component is Differentiation in Instruction. This component will require candidates to submit lessons and units they are currently teaching. Evidence required for the process allows for individual goals, needs and challenges unique to each classroom setting and is presented through narratives, student work samples that demonstrate significant and sustained student learning, and instructional artifacts that support student learning.
This component is Teaching Practice and Classroom Environment. The final details for this component have not yet been completely developed, but are expected to be similar to the requirements for Component Two (2) except this one will require a video of the classroom rather than samples of student work.
This component is Effective and Reflective Practitioner. Again, the final details for this component are not yet completely developed. In general, it will focus on demonstrating the candidates’ impact on student learning and professional development activities.