CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (3/9/13) – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed March 7, 2013 as National Board Certified Teacher Day in honor of 268 Kentucky Teachers who received their National Board Certification in December 2012. Among the assembled group were three teachers from the Calloway County District. Kimberly Barrett and Robin Simmons from Calloway County Middle School and Erica Gray from CCHS had their photo taken with the Governor.
This brings the total of National Board Certified teachers in the Calloway County School district to eleven.
National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that complements, but does not replace, a state’s teacher license. National Board Certification is achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards based on what teachers should know and be able to do.
As part of the certification process, candidates complete 10 assessments that are reviewed by trained teachers in their certificate areas. The assessments include four portfolio entries that feature teaching practice and six constructed response exercises that assess content knowledge
National Board Certification is a voluntary process calling for nearly 400 hours of study to complete the requirements. Only fifty percent of teachers seeking certification are successful in their first attempt.
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