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ERIC Number: ED475841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
NBPTS Certification: Who Applies and What Factors Are Associated with Success?
Goldhaber, Dan; Perry, David; Anthony, Emily
National Board Certification represents one of the most significant reform efforts in the area of teacher quality in the last two decades. Since the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certified its first round of teachers in 1995, approximately 24,000 teachers have become certified at a cost to the country of well over $200 million, yet no large scale quantitative research exists on the candidates of the program and their effectiveness in educating children. Since 1995, there has been significant growth in NBPTS application and certification rates. In this paper, researchers describe the results of a study of teachers in North Carolina, assessing the factors associated with the decision to apply to NBPTS and the factors associated with successful certification. Results find that with all else equal, those teachers who are African-American and/or female, score higher on standardized tests, or are younger are more likely to apply for certification. With respect to NBPTS certification, results find that African-American and male teachers are less likely to be certified. Finally, they find that teachers who score higher on standardized tests are more likely to be certified. Variable definitions and teacher test correlations are appended. (Contains 11 figures and 21 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina