Wilson’s Andrea Driver recognized for helping set national teaching standards
Wilson’s Andrea Driver recognized for helping set national teaching standards
Posted on 09/15/2017
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Andrea Driver
Andrea Driver

Wilson Middle School teacher Andrea Driver recently helped set national performance standards in her certificate area, an honor just 271 educators from across the United States assisted in setting.

Mrs. Driver, an English language arts teacher, took part in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ certificate collaboration event in Chicago, where her input helped set standards in the language arts certification area. More than 112,000 teachers across the nation have achieved board certification standards, demonstrating their ability to teach at the highest levels.

Standard setting allows participants to establish researched-based performance thresholds that indicate accomplished teaching. At the standard-setting meeting, the 271 certified teachers helped set standards across 25 certificate areas.

Mrs. Driver, a National Board certified teacher, said the event helps elevate the teaching profession “by recognizing accomplished teachers through a rigorous certification process.”

“Collaborating with other NBCTs from across the country in setting the performance standards for early adolescent ELA was not only a great opportunity to further understand the mark of accomplished teaching, but also an opportunity to meet other NBCTs,” she said. “[This program is] focused on advancing the teaching profession by sharing the common belief that higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.”

For more information about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, visit www.nbpts.org.