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Old 08-31-2018, 11:40 AM
 
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I'm just really starting on my National Boards process, and I was wondering if someone could share a list and meanings of acronyms that are used in these threads. That might be really silly to ask, so I apologize in advance if it is!


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It might be easier to just ask when something pops up that you don't recognize.


A few that come to mind:

WC: Written Commentary
SN: Student Need (C4)
PLN: Professional Learning Need (C4)
SSA: Student Self Assessment (C4)


Yeah, mostly C4!
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I don't know which acronyms you mean, but:

NBCT = National Board Certified Teacher

People use acronyms a lot for the certification area, typically the age range. It is good to include your certification area because sometimes the components are different depending on the certification, so it helps people give feedback or advice. So for example my certification is:
EMC Literacy = Early-Middle Childhood Literacy - Language Arts

Examples of others:
EC Gen = Early Childhood Generalist
MC Gen = Middle Childhood Generalist
EA Math = Early Adolescent Math
AYA Math = Adolescent & Young Adult Math

We also usually shorten the component names:

C1 = component 1 = the content area test component
C2 = component 2 = differentiation in instruction component
C3 = component 3 = teaching practice components (AKA: the one with videos)
C4 = component 4 = effective & reflective practitioner (AKA: everything and the kitchen sink, basically)

Are there others that you are wondering about?
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And just to piggy back on all those explanations...whenever YOU use an acronym in your NB writing, EXPLAIN it, no matter how common you think it might be. Explain it the first time you use it. Don't take any chances that the assessors won't know what it stands for.

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Yes, good point! I even defined IEP and SpEd, which I do think is fairly universal. Take no chances!


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Thank you!
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