The National Board, in collaboration with its research partner Southern Regional Education Board, is conducting two cohorts of field testing for this certification program. Principals who participated in the first cohort of testing in 2010 have now completed the assessment process and are awaiting results and feedback.
Over 120 principal submissions for each entry in the certification program were collected from field test participants in the first cohort. Content experts and psychometricians are using these submissions to test and refine the scoring rubric and to inform the development of the scoring protocols.
The National Board began piloting of the scoring processes for field test participants in December 2012. The second cohort of field test principals began in 2011 and submitted their final entries in December 2012. Scoring is scheduled for the summer of 2013.