If you have already submitted an application to be
considered for pilot testing Component 4, be assured that you
are in the pool of possible participants.
Only selected educators are being contacted
directly to complete
the pilot test.
This portfolio entry provides you with the
opportunity to highlight your abilities as an
effective and reflective practitioner in
developing and applying your knowledge of your
students. You will gather information from a
variety of sources about a group of students; use
assessments to effectively plan for and positively
impact your students’ learning; and provide evidence of your collaboration with families and caregivers, the community, and colleagues and of your contributions to learning communities to advance students’ learning and growth. The types of information you submit, the sources of that information, and how you use it will be specific to your subject area and the unique characteristics of your students, school, district, and community. This portfolio entry and the rubric used to assess your submission are aligned with the Five Core Propositions and the certificate area Standards. Remember to refer to the Standards for a complete understanding of the characteristics and expectations of accomplished teaching in your certificate area.
The 11 disciplines listed below will have pilot
test instructions for Component 4 posted; the
other disciplines are not being pilot tested. The
rationale for pilot testing these areas and not
others is available here.
- Career and Technical Education
- English as a New Language
- English Language Arts (the "base" model, representing core subject areas)
- Exceptional Needs Specialist
- Generalist ( Early Childhood to ensure teachers of young children/lower grades are represented)
- Library Media Specialist
- Physical Education
- School Counseling
Resources for Component 4
- Portfolio Instructions and Scoring Rubrics –
This NBPTS Pilot Test document is valid from
February to September 2016. Content in the final
operational version of the Component 4 Portfolio
Instructions and Scoring Rubric to be published
in November 2016 will fully supersede all instructions, statements, and positions contained in this Component 4 Pilot Test document.
Participants for the Component 4: Effective and
Reflective Practitioner pilot test must fill out
the release forms below and keep the release forms
in their possession.
Adult Release Forms
Student Release Forms