National Board Certification and Teacher Effectiveness : Evidence from Washington

  title={National Board Certification and Teacher Effectiveness : Evidence from Washington},
  author={James Cowan and Dan D. Goldhaber},
We study the effectiveness of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in Washington State, which has one of the largest populations of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in the nation. Based on value-added models in math and reading, we find that NBPTS certified teachers are about 0.01-0.05 student standard deviations more effective than non-NBCTS with similar levels of experience. Certification effects vary by subject, grade level, and… CONTINUE READING

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