The International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Teachers (ISTE-T) were developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). 48 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted, referenced or aligned with the Teacher Standards in their state technology plans, certification, licensure, curriculum plans or assessment plans. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) views the Teacher Standards as an important component of the Conceptual Framework.
Developed and accredited by James Madison University, the ISTE-T Certification is a 12 month professional development and portfolio-based assessment program for K-12 teachers, technology resource teachers, coordinators, technology coaches, and librarians. Since 2003, ISTE-T certified teachers have obtained a competitive advantage for hiring and promotion by mastering 21st century instruction and learning in the classroom. Developed by teachers for teachers, ISTE-T is rigorous but flexible and affordable. Schools can use it with any existing professional development program. In 2015 ISTE awarded the ISTE-T the Mastery Seal of Alignment to James Madison University. ISTE found the JMU system to be a well-designed and robust assessment system that provides strong evidence for teachers’ achievement of the ISTE Standards for Teachers.