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National Board Teachers Are More Effective, But Are They in the Classrooms Where They're Needed the Most?


  • Dan Goldhaber

    () (Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington)


This brief summarizes findings from several research articles that focus on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). This work focuses on three key questions: Who applies for and becomes National Board certified? Where do National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) teach? Are they more effective than other teachers? The findings suggest that: (1) teachers are less likely to become certified if teaching disadvantaged students; (2) NBCTs are more effective than noncertified NBPTS-applicants and nonapplicants; and (3) the mobility patterns of NBCTs decrease the chances that low-performing students will be taught by a teacher with this credential. © 2006 American Education Finance Association

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  • Dan Goldhaber, 2006. "National Board Teachers Are More Effective, But Are They in the Classrooms Where They're Needed the Most?," Education Finance and Policy, MIT Press, vol. 1(3), pages 372-382, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:edfpol:v:1:y:2006:i:3:p:372-382

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    National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; National Board Certified Teachers; teacher certification; teacher mobility;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid


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