Can Teacher Quality Be Effectively Assessed ?

  title={Can Teacher Quality Be Effectively Assessed ?},
  author={Dan D. Goldhaber and E. Richard Anthony},
In this paper, we describe the results of the first large-scale study, based on a unique data set from North Carolina, assessing the relationship between the certification of teachers by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and elementarylevel student achievement. Our findings indicate that NBPTS is successfully identifying the more effective teachers among applicants, and that NBPTS-certified teachers, prior to becoming certified, were more effective than their non… CONTINUE READING

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