NBPTS tapped to develop professional exam for teachers

12/2/2012 | Washington Post, The

The American Federation of Teachers would like the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to develop a professional exam for teachers, expected to be proposed today. Supporters say a new "bar exam" for educators -- which could be ready within five years -- would help raise the standards of the teaching profession. "State standards are all across the map," said Ron Thorpe, president and chief executive of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. "It really is a crazy quilt."

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