Throughout this process, NBPCB continues to obtain input from leading braille educators, personnel of university professional preparation programs, HumRRO, and users of braille.
It is a task that NBPCB is well prepared to handle.
The mission of NBPCB is to use this test to promote high professional standards and to endorse a workforce of highly qualified teachers and instructors of individuals who are visually impaired.
The NBPCB must hold informational meetings and presentations and administer NCLB at regional, state, and national venues where teachers of braille congregate.
The NBPCB must establish closer ties with professional preparation programs across the country to make NCLB affordable and accessible to students in preservice training programs.
The NBPCB must continue to enter into a professional dialogue with interested stakeholders to explain various policies, practices, and changes in the administration of NCLB to increase understanding and generate a common ground where compromise can be reached.
University preparation programs and NBPCB need to enter into a dialogue to determine whether NBPCB is the best entity to help institute additional credentialing processes to address the myriad job duties for which teachers and instructors of individuals with visual impairments must be responsible beyond the teaching of braille.