The assessment process requires candidates to complete two major components: a portfolio of classroom practice including samples of student work and video recordings of instruction and a content knowledge assessment administered at a computer-based testing center.
The portfolio consists of four entries each requiring direct evidence of teaching or school counseling as well as a commentary describing, analyzing, and reflecting on this evidence. Familiarize yourself with the requirements for creating your portfolio submission by downloading the portfolio instructions. The portfolio includes:
Beginning in 2013, all candidates will need to use the Pearson ePortfolio system to upload your submission for scoring. Please review ePortfolio: Electronic Submission for specific information and helpful resources.
The assessment center portion of the certification process requires candidates to demonstrate content knowledge in response to six exercises that were developed by practicing professionals in each certificate area. Candidates are expected to demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate content necessary to teach across the full age range and ability level of the certificate area in which they applied. Assessments are administered at over 300 computer-based testing centers across the United States.
For more information about the assessment, review the following resources and information:
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