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Course SummaryReview the engaging lessons in this course to study for the National Board Certification ELA/Adolescence and Young Adult exam. You can quickly boost your knowledge of ELA teaching concepts and strategies by exploring the course's video lessons and practice quizzes.
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About This Course
This course is designed to help you study for the National Board Certification ELA/Adolescence and Young Adult exam. Chapters are divided into short video and text lessons you can review to get reacquainted with ELA concepts like media analysis, the writing process, writing mechanics, research writing and sentence structure. Also, refresh your knowledge of strategies for instruction, how to interact with parents, forms of assessment, ways to create a learning environment and more. Each lesson is accompanied by a short quiz you can use to test your knowledge of these concepts. Topics covered in this course include the following:
- Physical, sexual and psychosocial development in adolescence and the history and usage of language development
- How to know your students, teach special populations and promote fairness, equity and diversity in the classroom
- Creating a classroom learning environment and designing and implementing your English curriculum
- Ways to assess reading resources, teach reading, encourage reading comprehension and instruct on literary genres and structures
- Literature analysis, how to teach vocabulary, forms of writing and ways to revise essays
- Parts of speech, essential sentence structure, writing mechanics, technology tools and research writing
- How to teach inquiry, speaking and listening in the classroom and understand standardized test preparation
- Teacher reflection and growth, family engagement, professional learning communities and student advocacy
About the Exam
The National Board Certification ELA/Adolescence and Young Adult exam is a part of a nationally recognized certification program available to teachers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Earning Board certification helps teachers prove their ability to teach according to rigorous and performance-based standards and can be tied to state and district salary incentives. This test is divided into three components. Component 1 consists of 45 selected-response questions and three constructed-response exercises and is typically taken between April and June by appointment at testing centers around the country. Component 2 asks teachers to submit a portfolio based on four student work samples, and Component 3 requires the submission of two 15-minute video portfolios. Teachers must earn a minimum unweighted average score of 1.75 for each component. Scores are released on or before the last day of the calendar year the test is taken.
Preparing & Registering for the National Board Certification ELA/Adolescence and Young Adult Exam
Feel confident that you're prepared for the exam by exploring the lessons in a manner that works for you. Review them in any sequence and as often as you'd like from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Use the quizzes to gauge your comprehension of each lesson, then test your knowledge of entire chapters with practice chapter exams. A course exam is also available to test your overall knowledge of the lessons. If you have questions about any topics covered, feel free to submit them to our experts. In no time, you can rest assured that you know the English language arts concepts and teaching strategies needed to succeed on the exam.
Registering for the National Board Certification ELA/Adolescence and Young Adult exam requires first determining eligibility. Teachers must hold a bachelor's degree, have completed three full years of teaching and possess a valid state teaching license. After confirming eligibility, you can register by creating an online and ePortfolio account. During this process, you can also select the test components you want to take. The deadlines for registration, a change of certificate and withdrawal are all January 31 in the year you plan to take the exam.
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