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12 Renton educators achieve National Board Certification

2019 National Board Teachers January 8, 2019―Twelve additional Renton School District teachers recently met the rigorous requirements to achieve National Board Certification for teachers. The district now has nearly 170 National Board Certified teachers.


Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. The painstaking process can take hundreds of hours of professional and personal time to attain the certification that many consider the gold standard of teacher credentials.


The process to become a National Board Certified Teacher

The application process includes submitting four components, including video analysis, student work analysis and documentation of work outside the classroom, as well as one testing component made up of a mix of multiple choice and written answer questions that cover both content and pedagogy. Teachers must also document their work outside of the classroom with colleagues, families, and the community, and detail how those efforts influence student learning. Finally, a dozen trained evaluators in the same field appraise a candidate's portfolio submissions against National Board standards. See a list of all Renton School District Board Certified Teachers at the National website.