THOSE PESKY LITTLE TESTS...
actually four tests. And they're given after the portfolio (six assignments)
is completed. From the information I have, they're a pretty serious challenge.
Not only do you have a time limit, they cover material over a range of age
specific curriculum matters.
The philosophy here is that a teacher must know where the student is coming from and where
the student is going. The only way a teacher can know all of that is to be well
versed in the entire curriculum scope and sequence for his or her specific area.
Makes sense to me. The tests are given on site, at a location chosen by
the National Board. They provide text books and instructional materials. You
actually have to formulate a lesson over the problem or unit they assign. I
understand that good writers definitely have an advantage here. These are not true
and false, short answer exams.
"You never know what you're going to need to know...might as well learn it
all." Bruce Williams