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Enacting Incentives for National Board Certification

  • Can Teacher Quality be Effectively Assessed?
    Can Teacher Quality Be Effectively Assessed? Author(s): Dan Goldhaber , Emily Anthony Publication Date: March 08, 2004 The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) created in 1987 a voluntary certification process whereby teachers who are considered highly effective can demonstrate, and gain recognition for, their knowledge and teaching skills. In this report, the authors describe the results of a study, based on a unique data set from North Carolina, assessing the relationship between NBPTS certification of teachers and elementary-level student achievement.
  • Guide to National Board Certification
    An introduction to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process. Certification is a rigorous standards and performance-based assessment process for K-12 teachers, designed around five core propositions for what teachers should know and be able to do.