ABCTE

AcronymDefinition
ABCTEAmerican Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence
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The push to produce teachers who are, according to NCLB, "highly qualified" has resulted in more and more requirements and restrictions for teacher preparation programs at the same time that alternative certification programs like ABCTE and Teach for America are receiving more and more autonomy and flexibility, as well as federal funding.
William Schimmel, Vice President of Business Administration for ABCTE adds, "ABCTE is excited to partner with McCann to offer our candidates this option for both assessing and improving their writing skills.
ABCTE offers the Passport to Teaching program--an innovative alternative route to teacher certification for highly knowledgeable individuals who want to change careers by becoming teachers.
This last, along with the joint resistance to the ABCTE initiative, are exemplary of our simultaneous focus on the Strategic Plan's area of Alliance Building.
Within the certification community, organizations such as the ABCTE (American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence) and the ICDL (International Computer Drivers License) rely on Vantage's assessment technology.
One remarkable feature of the creation of the ABCTE is that it has used the same tools of professionalism: Using a rational, consensus-building process, the ABCTE involved developing standards; reviewing existing state, local, and professional organization standards; reading educational research; and using the standards to create a set of assessments and a certification process (i.
Within the certification community, organizations such as the ABCTE (American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence) and the ICDL-US (International Computer Driving License) rely on Vantage's assessment technology.
The ELC (2001) stated that it wants "certification to mean quality" and that "teachers certified by ABCTE will demonstrate academic excellence and help their students achieve" (p.
The mission of ABCTE is to develop a new, low-cost, and transportable teaching credential based on paper-and-pencil tests of subject matter and professional knowledge, which can be used across states to indicate which teachers are "highly qualified" in keeping with the presumed conclusion that subject matter knowledge and verbal ability are the only empirically certified attributes of highly effective teachers (Paige, 2002; Whitehurst, 2002).