To be recognised as an Advanced Classroom Expertise Teacher (ACET), a teacher must demonstrate that they meet each of the following professional criteria:
1. Practice is demonstrably higher than the Experienced Teacher Professional Standards. Evidence is required of practice that demonstrates creativity and innovation with ongoing development built on an evidential base from both research and academic theory, and sound analysis of children’s learning.
2. Explicitly demonstrating positive outcomes for all learners with specific information about meeting the needs of students identified as ‘priority learners’ in government policy. Evidence is needed of positive student learning outcomes related to the New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa or other relevant official curriculum documents through taking account of, and planning for the learning needs of all children.
3. Together with each of the following:
The ACET professional criteria has been designed to demonstrate the student centred ethos of the New Zealand Curriculum/Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the Experienced Teacher Professional Standards, and key findings of the Best Evidence Synthesis.