In 2019, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) released the updated certification agreement for teachers seeking national certification. This agreement outlines the requirements and expectations for teachers seeking National Board Certification, a prestigious accolade that recognizes excellence in teaching.

One of the key changes in the agreement is the implementation of revised standards for teachers seeking certification. The NBPTS has revised the standards to align with current research on effective teaching and to reflect the rapidly changing landscape of education. This means that teachers seeking certification must demonstrate their ability to apply these updated standards in their teaching practice.

Another significant change in the 2019 certification agreement is the increased emphasis on student outcomes. Teachers seeking certification must now provide evidence of their impact on student learning, as measured by student achievement data. This means that teachers must not only be effective in the classroom, but they must also be able to demonstrate the positive impact they have on their students` academic progress.

The agreement also includes a requirement for ongoing professional development. Teachers seeking certification must demonstrate their commitment to continued growth and learning by participating in regular professional development activities and staying up-to-date on the latest research and best practices in their field.

Overall, the 2019 certification agreement reinforces the NBPTS`s commitment to promoting excellence in teaching and improving student outcomes. It sets high standards for teachers seeking national certification, emphasizing the importance of ongoing professional development and a focus on student learning. As the education landscape continues to evolve, it is crucial that teachers stay up-to-date with the latest research and best practices in order to provide the best possible education for their students.