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.