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For Administrators

Local Control Accountability Plan

Administrators: Are you looking for how to develop and retain your teachers? The National Board Certification process and Body of Knowledge has been proven through research to make a significant difference in teacher effectiveness and retention and in increasing student achievement. We offer district or region-specific cohorts for teachers persuing certification, as well as Professional Learning Facilitator trainings to support your existing teacher leaders. Contact Alissa Fong at to inquire about our programming or visit

Look over the School Leaders Handbook to get you started.

New Research and Policy Implications


California Funding Structures and Accountability enable districts to use funds for National Board Certification.


Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAPs)



Many California districts leveredge National Board certification as a way to address several areas of need. These are a couple of  districts and their LCAPs. These plans illustrate how investing in teachers and using the National Board Certification process to strengthen teachers’ ability to address areas of greatest need is a research-proven approach.


Using National Board to Address ESSA Plans- Districts use National Board to support teachers in high needs settings.

California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP)

California’s teaching standards align with the standards and components of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. When teachers use the National Board resources, they are directly addressing California STPs.

That is why schools and districts are creating Professional Learning Schools using the Body of Knowledge from NBPTS.


Teacher Continuum

Smart districts invest in their teachers long term resulting in better retention, increased student performance, and sustainable teacher leadership.

Policy Priority: Building the Pipeline