Arizona Education Association

Spring 2017

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What is being said about… NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION IN ARIZONA THE RESEARCH IS CLEAR: Teaching is the most important school-related factor that determines student success. More than a decade of research confi rms students taught by National Board Certifi ed Teachers (NBCTs) learn more than students taught by other teachers. That's why NBCT leaders across the country are advocating for new ways to bring accomplished teaching – and by extension, improved student learning – to scale using National Board Certifi cation as a foundation for job-embedded, relevant and engaging professional learning. NBCT Support The AEA Teacher Development Fund offers scholarships to teaching professionals who pursue National Board Certifi cation. Apply online at Additionally, the Arizona K12 Center provides candidate support and resources through all stages of the National Board process. For podcasts, meetings and workshops, National Board information and other resources to support your candidacy visit Statistics for Arizona *Source: Data refl ects teachers' place of employment as self-reported in the National Board database as of December 8, 2016. Total New NBCTS In 2015-16 Total Renewed NBCTs in 2015-16 Total Number Certifi ed Number Currently Pursuing National Board Certifi cation** AZ 10 27 1,219 710 Total 533 3,384 112,814 19,364 Teachers Achieving and Pursuing National Board Certifi cation* Top Five School Districts By total number certifi ed Scottsdale Unifi ed #48 (102) Gilbert Unifi ed #41 (97) Tucson Unifi ed (95) Paradise Valley Unifi ed #69 (78) Washington Elementary #6 (65) Top Five School Districts By current candidates** Bureau of Indian Education (73) Phoenix Union High #210 (57) Maricopa Unifi ed #20 (48) Cartwright #83 (45) Scottsdale Unifi ed #48 (32) ** Candidate total refl ects all fi rst-time and returning candidates in progress and all fi rst-time applicants who have paid the $75 annual registration fee in the current assessment cycle as of December 8, 2016.

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